“Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.”
― James Cook


The Argument for Celebrating Success

We've got it all wrong in baseball! A pitcher makes a great pitch—a slider on the black for strike three and remains emotionally neutral. Later he makes a bad pitch and walks a guy or gives up a bomb. He storms around the mound cursing into his glove. Based on what we now know about neuroscience, human behavior, and motor learning that approach is completely backwards In Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code, a brilliant study of the sources of talent hotbeds around the world, the...

Nerve: Thoughts for Managing Performance Anxiety

Nerve: An Epiphany I just finished reading a superb book on managing performance anxiety. Having struggled with performance inhibiting nervousness during my own playing career, I have spent the past 20 years studying, reading, talking, and asking questions about this mysterious phenomenon. If you've ever played in a game that meant something to you, you know all the tell tale signs-- rapid heart rate, increased respiratory rate, feelings of weightlessness, loss of motor control, and...
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