STEPPING UP YOUR GAME: THE IMPORTANCE OF PROFILING

You should always prepare for a challenge before you face it. Whether it is a job interview, final exam, or a sports match, being prepared is vitally important to your success. You may think that you have the prowess to defeat your opponent, but getting to know them can come as an advantage. Analyzing your fellow athlete physically and mentally …

FINDING THE POSITIVE UNDER PRESSURE CREATING PEAK PERFORMANCE IN ANY SCENARIO

Athletes under pressure is an incredibly unique situation. Some athletes with promise and high expectations go into a competition and underperform in high pressure situations. What makes some athletes do so well in major competitions? Are the stakes so high that it becomes a positive influence? These athletes may have a mindset that turns pressure into a positive. Let’s explore …

THE ULTIMATE MIND GAME: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MENTAL TOUGHNESS

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. In other words, as a sports psychologist said, mental toughness is “the ability to consistently perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of competitive circumstances”. Whether you are rowing through a downpour or playing basketball on a newly waxed floor, mental toughness means maintaining your effort and …

YOU NEVER GET WHAT YOU NEVER ASK FOR: COMMUNICATING NEEDS

Communication is the center of all activity. It is the most important part of interacting with others whether you are on the field or in the board room. Communication is how we share information with each other. Without it, where would we be? And if we can’t use it successfully, how are we going to get as far as we …

YOU ARE WHO YOUNG HANG WITH: THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR INNER CIRCLE

The people that you spend time with influence you more than you know. Their traits and habits start to become your own just because of their proximity. Attitudes and moods can reflect from one person to another in close proximity. When one person is in a bad mood, it can bring the whole office down. Hiring people that are similar …

DOING WHAT THEY WON’T SO YOU CAN DO WHAT THEY CAN’T: THE EXTRA MILE

If you want to excel in business, go the extra mile. It’s that simple. Remember when you were in school and there was always an overachiever of the class? It may have been you, or it was that other kid that everyone rolled their eyes at. Well where is that person today? I guarantee you that they are successful. When …

THE EMOTIONAL PAYCHECK: WHAT TRUE SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

Work hard, play hard. We’ve all heard it, but have we really experienced it? Some of us just want to get to the fun part. Having a great career and successful business is all we want, but we have to remember that we can’t leap over the obstacles to get there. We have to go through the trenches with everyone …

PROBLEM SAYERS VS. PROBLEM SOLVERS: LEADING A TEAM

You can tell the good from the bad. Leadership does not come naturally to everyone. Many people will identify a problem within their company and that’s as far as they will go. They find the problem, report it, and then wait around for people to situate themselves and rely on these other people to come up with a plan. A …

THE WATER COOLER: HOW SMALL TALK TAKES YOU BIG PLACES

We are essentially talking about networking. Most of you may already know this, but networking can be difficult. It’s hard to get around the small talk and really get down to business. But knowing how to start can be just as much of a mystery. First, you must have a plan. Make sure you know who you may be meeting …