How to Overcome Embarrassment

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“I almost died of embarrassment.” “I was SO embarrassed by my parents.” As the mental toughness trainer, one of the core fears I assist people to clear is the fear of embarrassment.  You overcome it by mastering it instead of fearing it. Well then, let’s learn how to overcome embarrassment by first taking it apart Read More.

How to Be More Aggressive in Basketball


If your youth basketball coaching sessions have seen your coach imploring you to be more aggressive out there on the court, there are a great number of drills you can do to gain more  toughness and therefore more aggressive in your basketball. Let’s take a look at some of the drills you can be teaching to Read More.

What to do when you’re bored

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Boredom, the enemy? of the productive and the young. In my R.A.C.E. formula methodology, the E. stands for Emotional Mastery.  In short, this is about understanding, working with, and NOT being afraid of your difficult emotions. (Notice I don’t call them “negative emotions” like everyone else).  The path to not being afraid of your emotions Read More.

How To Teach Resilience & Determination By Allowing The Come Back

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I fear there is a dangerous trend in teaching and raising kids in the most recent generations and it shows up in sports participation. Far too often, parents go overboard with advocating for their kid for playing time and also shielding them from difficulty.  This is short-sighted as we all know that kids grow up Read More.

How To Relieve Extreme Stress

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Guest post by Stress Management Coach and certified Mental Toughness Trainer – Prentiss Rhodes. If you are a fan of science fiction (as I am), then you are no stranger to the Star Trek mythos. In Star Trek, the eager cadets, in preparation for their lives in space on a starship, had to take a graduation exam. Read More.

The very useful purpose of bad dreams

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  One of the key concepts I teach my student trainers in working with people is to keep asking: “WHY does _____ happen?” I think “WHY” is one of the most powerful words you can use in coaching. Recently, one of my coaching clients, a golf pro, whom I’m helping get over the yips,  was Read More.

How To Get Over Fear Of Failing In Sports

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2 simple steps to clear any fear I have often stated to my student trainers that whenever you are in doubt about working with someone and not sure where to go or what to do, you can always ask yourself or the other person:  “Where is the fear in this?” In my experience of working Read More.

Nobody is broken and nobody needs to be fixed

One of the blocks to improved performance for many people, kids and adults alike, is the idea they get in their head that “there’s something wrong with me.” Here’s an example to illustrate this problem that I hear of time and time again… Mike is a dad of a 15-year-old boy, Jake, who plays baseball. Read More.

Deconstructing negative thoughts and thinking

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So go with me here.  I will explain here in the video that “Negative thinking” is actually a good thing that we do to help us prevent bad things from happening in our life.   The problem is not that we do “Negative thinking”  but that we do it too much, right? …and it becomes self Read More.