Building Fun into Training Habits

As many athletes transition from their regular season and into off-season training, they’ll likely come face to face with one of the biggest mental barriers to high-performance: learning how to live with delayed gratification. Difficult tasks (like high performance athletic training) usually require a tough trade-off of having to do the work now, for aContinue reading “Building Fun into Training Habits”

Don’t Confuse Calmness with Complacency

Led by their world-class goaltender, Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens just completed a 4-game series sweep of the Winnipeg Jets in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Price and his calm demeanor have been the subject of much discussion in the hockey world. Over the team’s last 7 wins, including 2 series clinching performances, Price has lookedContinue reading “Don’t Confuse Calmness with Complacency”

The Mental Game of Major Championship Golf

This past weekend we watched in awe as 50 year old Phil Mickelson captured his 6th Major Championship, and first in almost 8 years. Throughout the weekend Phil spoke to the media about his need to stay “present” and not allow his mind to wonder. In his words, his game was there (and always hasContinue reading “The Mental Game of Major Championship Golf”

Book Review: The Culture Code

Book: The Culture CodeAuthor: Daniel Coyle (2018)Who is it For: Coaches / Leaders of High-Performance Teams Summary:The Culture Code explores in detail some of the world’s most cohesive and successful teams including US Navy Seals, the hugely successful online retailer Zappos, and the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. The author provides a three-step framework for buildingContinue reading “Book Review: The Culture Code”

For Roger Federer, the Rest is History

In 2013, Roger Federer was struggling with chronic back pain, leading to the first tennis season in 15 years where he wasn’t featured in a Grand Slam Final. By 2016 Federer was sidelined with a knee injury that required surgery and that’s when the questions around the sporting world began: would Federer ever win anotherContinue reading “For Roger Federer, the Rest is History”

It All Starts with Control

To do extraordinary things, you will encounter and need to manage stress – this is an inescapable reality of high-performance. One of (if not the best way) to help manage stress, is to understand what is inside and outside of our control. To me, there are 4 things that are always inside of our control:Continue reading “It All Starts with Control”