sports

January 2019

1-min Read: Tenacity And Enthusiasm Against Competition Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:19:26+00:00January 10th, 2019|

Confidence and optimism are great for getting you moving when things get tough, but to keep moving forward despite constant pressure, you’ll also need tenacity. Tenacity comes into play when there is a goal for which you want to strive. Because when you’re working to achieve something you want, you’ll put up with challenges and [...]

1-min Read: Confidence And Optimism For Defeating Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:18:00+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

To do your best when it counts, it’s essential to develop attributes that help you thrive in pressure moments. Consider these qualities your “COTE” of armor: Confidence, Optimism, Tenacity, and Enthusiasm. Confidence is critical to keep you pressing ahead when the going gets tough. As your self-confidence increases, your anxiety reduces, and it becomes easier to [...]

December 2018

1-min Read: Pressure And Stress Can Hamper Your Sports Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:15:31+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Think about your upcoming competition. Are you afraid, eager? Do your palms sweat, or nerves twitch? The sensations you felt at that moment are typical of high-pressure situations. Unfortunately, pressure and stress can hamper your performance when it’s most essential that you succeed. Pressure moments can affect performance in sports, during practice, and in competition. [...]

Rafi Papazian: From Baker to Ironman Athlete

By |2018-12-12T08:06:36+00:00December 11th, 2018|

Ironman athletes are considered to be the strongest and most endurant human beings, always pushing the limits. But what does it really take to be an Ironman and what kind of mindset does one need to cultivate to perform in that level? My conversation this week is with Rafi Papazian, an Ironman athlete, a [...]

1-min Read: Explicit vs Implicit Brain

By |2018-11-12T12:53:51+00:00December 10th, 2018|

Imagine you’re at a party, holding a glass of red wine filled to the brim. To your horror, you realize that to greet the host you have to cross an extremely expensive white carpet. So what do you do? Probably, you’ll slow down and focus on each and every step. But why? It’s important to [...]

1-min Read: How Motivation By Association Works

By |2018-11-12T12:49:43+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

When it comes to the world of professional golf, for a long time South Korea was not really on the map. However, after South Korean golfer Se Ri Pak won the LPGA Championship in 1998, the number of South Koreans on the LPGA tour multiplied. This is not a coincidence. When people find a similarity [...]

November 2018

1-min Read: Intensive practice changes the way your brain works

By |2018-11-12T12:39:32+00:00November 26th, 2018|

One of the most impressive manifestations of the power of practice can be seen in table tennis player Desmond Douglas. For a long time, he was the top player in the UK, famous for his lightning-fast reactions. Yet, when scientists ran tests on the reaction speeds of all the English national team players, Douglas turned [...]

1-min Read: The Influence of Your Mindset On your Physical State

By |2018-11-28T12:11:13+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Right before a competition, top athletes go to great lengths to convince themselves that they will win. This is true even if the athlete in question has just suffered a string of defeats. To an external observer, this kind of conviction may seem irrational. But in fact, the point of this conviction is not its [...]

October 2018

Israel Llansola On The Benefits of Land-Based Surf-Training

By |2018-11-08T13:08:22+00:00October 29th, 2018|

Israel Llansola is the founder of Fetch, a surf training facility that offers an efficient and safe training program to improve surfing. During this conversation, Israel walks us through his passion for surfing and how it all began in his hometown in Spain. We talk about why land-based surf training is so important, learn [...]

Carly Wopat on How Your “Why” Can Change Your Game

By |2018-11-07T10:09:50+00:00October 27th, 2018|

Becoming a great volleyball athlete doesn’t happen overnight. Carly Wopat walks us through her journey of growing into a champion. During our conversation, we talk about the early beginnings with her parents who were a big inspiration, her early years in competition, and her training drills. Throughout this conversation, you will learn about the reason [...]