Why You Need a Coach

A good coach gives you an edge in performing your best, when it matters the most. Since I was a young girl, in the 70s, I have looked forward to watching the Olympics. There are over 10,000 Olympians who compete, and for me, the best part is watching the opening ceremony. It is inspiring, intriguing, and I am locked-in to … Read More

Will You Pass the Test?

The goal is to keep passing the “test” that is handed to you by using mantras. Mantras are powerful statements used to direct focus and concentration. Growing up, I had many mantras I recited to myself. These mantras I believed with all my heart and would defend them vigorously to anyone who challenged me. Here are a few I relentlessly … Read More

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

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