Donene Taylor’s explanation of what champions are made of. Do you remember the old nursery rhyme that asked, “What are little girls made of?” The answer was, “Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of.” Here is my version for, “What are CHAMPIONS made of?” “Elbow Grease, Grit, Gratitude, and Grace. That’s what Champions are … Read More
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
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
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
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
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!