The One Thing: Change Your Words, Change Your Mindset

As you hit the ground running into 2021, you may be brainstorming about how you will make this year exponentially better than previous years. You may be asking yourself what is THE ONE THING that will help you perform your best this year. In my book, Heart of a Champion, I write about the power words have in our lives. The One Thing that immediately … Read More

Know Better, Do Better

Maya Angelou quotes are powerful and empowering. One of my favorites is, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” In my book, Heart of a Champion, the “know better, then do better” philosophy shows up in a story I’d like to share. For over four decades, I justified bullying myself with an extreme, … Read More

Yes, AND

Today’s Mental Performance Strategy is inspired by a two-word mantra I have embraced, implemented, and relied on heavily over the past six years. The Mantra is simply. . . “YES, AND.” Here are a couple of examples from my book, Heart of a Champion, that I want to share with you about how I used the “YES, AND” mantra.  Traveling down the road … Read More

Pink Polyester Queen Suit

Today’s Mental Performance Strategy is inspired by a story that did not make it to the final edit of my book, Heart of a Champion.  It concerns chasing down and achieving BOLD GOALS–which takes courage. So, where does courage come from? The Latin root of the word “courage” is “heart.” It takes a lot of heart to get what you are striving for, especially … Read More

My Vocabulary Lesson

Today’s mental performance strategy is inspired by Chester.  In 2014, Chester was experiencing some soreness throughout his body, so I took him to a veterinarian.  As she was examining Chester and developing a treatment plan, she said, “Your little horse sure has a lot of metal.”  I smiled and nodded, but I thought it was interesting she said Chester had “metal.” I figured she … Read More

TODAY’S MISSION, TARGET YOUR SELF-AWARENESS DURING COVID-19

Self-awareness, why is it so important?  Let’s talk about how taking a long honest look at yourself can transform everything. Experience self-discovery as you read through the target rings of “I CAN. I WILL. I AM.” listed on this free printable (email me and I will send it to you).   The first step in performance change is gaining self-awareness. Asking yourself … Read More

BE THE GOOD

Today’s Mental Performance Strategy is inspired by my town. “One of the best small towns ever, Glenrock, Wyoming.”  ~ Heart Of A Champion My little town is practicing social distancing but there is no shortage of Big Howdy Neighbor Waves, Genuine Smiles, and folks asking, “How’s your family doing?” The grocery stores shelves are not completely stocked but everyone is respectful … Read More

FOCUS IS POWER

By Donene Taylor, Author, Heart of a Champion Let me ask you ask you a few questions to help you gain awareness of your focus.  What are you thinking about during the day?  When tackling a task are you locked in, dialed in, only on the task in front of you?  Or, do you find your thoughts are scattered, quickly … Read More

IF YOU CHANGE NOTHING…NOTHING CHANGES.

Did you know that most people quit on their New Year’s Resolutions by January 12th? Learn how keeping your commitment to your Bold Goals is the key to achieving them!