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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


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


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


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


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!

Primary Questions

PRIMARY QUESTIONS So my husband, Stan, and I were sitting on the couch the other night. I asked him, “What are some of the questions you used to consistently ask yourself when you were a young man?” Stan looks at me and smiles. Now, Stan and I have been married 25 years. I know when he smiles one of those … Read More


Conviction. This word can have a couple different meanings. It can mean being found guilty of a crime, especially by a judge or jury. It can also mean having a rock-solid belief, an indestructible trust. This article revolves around the latter. Here are some synonyms of the word conviction: confidence, faith, creed, reliance. In 2016, I began working with Brian … Read More

3 Steps of Performance Change

I’m going to say it. I know You have one. I know you have a Big Hairy Audacious Dream. Now, you might not be talking about it…. I get it. Sometimes, probably most of the time, our Big Hairy Audacious Dreams get a lot of feedback from others instead feedforward. However, in your mind, heart and soul… you have one!! … Read More