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The truth about elite performance: Why physical conditioning, skill, and talent are only a piece of the puzzle

There’s an interesting phenomenon I’ve noticed throughout my career as a mental performance coach. When I first start working with coaches, teams, or athletes, most initially agree that training for competition is 90% physical and 10% mental. But as we begin working together, and as I introduce them to the idea of “mental conditioning” with… Read More

The Missing Link in Motivation (Tapping into the Power of WHY)

Years ago, as a new high school athletic director, I found myself in a challenging situation. Weighing in around 240 pounds, I was out of shape—and I had completely neglected my personal health. All of my focus was zeroed in on my job. Everything else was an afterthought. And while this may have helped in… Read More

MPM Strategy: Building the Right Culture by Connecting Past and Present

A HUGE part of being an effective leader is mastering the skill of being able to intentionally develop a culture that supports your team’s mission, principles, and core values.

This isn’t something done by accident—and this certainly isn’t one of those things you either “have or you don’t.” Learning how to cultivate the right culture is a skill you can learn.

The confidence confusion: How to build unshakeable confidence (and why traditional advice is wrong)

Confidence is the mark of a champion. It’s something you need to be an effective coach—and something absolutely crucial for those you coach to reach their goals and perform at a high level.

But there’s also a lot of confusion surrounding confidence…

Can you grow it? If so, how?

Are there specific things parents, athletes—even coaches—do to sabotage it?

I cover all this, and provide my go-to strategies for developing unshakeable confidence in this article.