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3 Strategies For Forging Unshakeable Focus

During the 2018-2019 college football playoffs, as Nick Saban and Dabo Sweeney attributed much of their success at powerhouse football programs Alabama and Clemson to the ability to help their team focus, the emails started rolling in. A month later, Bill Belichick of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots spoke about the importance of… Read More

BC161 – From high school baseball coach to highly sought after MPM Coach: Ethan Miller

Ethan Miller is one of the first coaches to complete our MPM Certification Course and one of the most active MPM Certified coaches at spreading his influence and impact while making an income from mental performance coaching. His full-time job is as the Athletic Director, Health and Physical Education Teacher and Varsity Baseball Coach at… Read More

Mental Performance Coaching Case Study: Georges St-Pierre, 13-time MMA World Champion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve posted articles that outline simple, practical ways you can begin implementing mental performance coaching. Today, I want to take things a step further and share a case study from someone I’ve worked with over the years to illustrate the kind of impact a well-designed, strategic mental performance coaching plan… Read More

Build the ‘awareness muscle’ to stay calm under pressure, fight through adversity, and make better decisions (even when it’s hard)

In the 1973 figure skating world championships, Irina Rodnina and Alexander Zaitsev were midway through their routine when the music unexpectedly stopped. Even if you’ve never watched the sport, you can probably imagine the importance of music in a figure skating routine. From providing cues and synchronizing movements to the rise and fall of the… Read More

3 Strategies for more Motivation, Focus, and Commitment

If there are three words every coach would like to use to describe their athletes, motivated, focused, and committed would be near the top. The problem is that it’s hard to get people to actually display these characteristics. It’s an area of performance that most coaches simply don’t know how to address. Despite popular belief,… Read More

How to build your athletes’ motivation, commitment, and focus

I don’t know about you, but for me, the responsibility of helping other people achieve their goals can feel overwhelming at times. Particularly challenging is that, as coaches and trainers, we face an interesting dilemma: our job is to help people reach their full potential, yet a lot of what happens is outside our control…. Read More

How to Build a Championship Culture (Plus the top 3 mistakes even smart, hard-working coaches make)

At some point, every coach realizes that working hard isn’t enough to get to the top. The truth is that all coaches works long hours trying to do whatever it takes to win. But there’s one thing I’ve learned after many years being around some of the best coaches in the world: success is about… Read More

The foundation of effective leadership that most coaches get dead wrong and how you can get it right

Get this right and things tend to fall into place; get it wrong and things tend to fall apart. Sometimes, helping our clients and athletes requires the process of unlearning things they “know.” Whether it’s limiting beliefs or habits they think are helping but are actually hurting, unlocking their potential and guiding them to success… Read More

The truth about peak performance, sport psychology and mental conditioning that nobody is shooting you straight

(it requires more than a perfect fitness program or hard work) How is that two people can respond to the same situation in very different ways? When the game is on the line, one athlete folds under the pressure and retreats; the other embraces the challenge, rising to the occasion. When “life” gets in the… Read More

The KR70: 70 Lessons From My Mentor Ken Ravizza

One day can change your life. One book can change your life. One person can change your life. That day was July 4, 2000, in a Barnes & Noble store at 660 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215. The book was Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time. The person was the author… Read More

26.2 Miles + 26.2 Thoughts

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, I will be running with the Pat Tillman Foundation in the New York City Marathon.  In this Peak Performance Report, I wanted to share with you 26.2 thoughts as I prepare for the 26.2 mile race, thoughts that I think will help you to win your race… the race to… Read More

PODCAST: Andrew Franks – NFL Kicker – From D3 To The NFL

Brian sits down with current Kicker for the Miami Dolphins Andrew Franks to discuss his journey from playing Division 3 Football at RPI to kicking in the NFL.  Andrew’s drive and determination to be great make him one of the top peak performers ever interviewed on the podcast.   You will learn… Why Andrew chose to attend a D3 school…. Read More