11 Ways to Improve Your Focus — and Boost Your Performance

A recent study using mice found that when their attention improved, so did their cognitive performance. The same is true for humans. In any endeavor, whether it’s to beat a world record in sports or become the CEO of a company, when people learn how to sharpen their focus, they become smarter, more productive, and...More >

"Ten Mental Toughness Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs" by Marty Zwilling

In sports, mental toughness is defined as the ability to focus on and execute solutions, especially in the face of adversity. If anyone in business ever needed mental toughness, it’s an entrepreneur. Startup success is all about execution, all while facing determined competitors and overcoming customers’ resistance to change. .      Define the win for your...More >

Spring Training for the Business Mind: 5 Performance-Boosting Lessons from the Cardinals Bullpen

Springtime conjures up different images for all of us. For me, it’s a time when my thoughts stray to Jupiter. Jupiter, Florida, that is—where the St. Louis Cardinals right now are warming up their muscles and minds, and spring training is getting into full swing. When I was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals in...More >

Championship Teams Gaps and Overlaps:

I was recently asked to do a functionality assessment of a division of a highly successful insurance company and what I saw surprised me. Only 3 could correctly answer what the roles and rules of their position were (“correctness” was based on the executive team’s definition of roles and rules within the organization chart). Now...More >

"The Now Effect" by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D

You may have heard about the hot topic of bringing mindfulness into the workplace. Mindfulness is about intentionally paying attention the here and now while putting aside our programmed biases. Just last week the New York Times came out with a report citing the significant results of an evidenced based program I originally developed for...More >

Scripting Success: Say the Right Thing…Every Time

Jack Nicklaus, possibly the greatest golfer of all time said the following: “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in focus picture of it in my head. It’s like a color movie. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting...More >

The Mental Workout:100 Seconds for Game-Changing Performances

Everyone wants to be mentally tough, however very few spend any time working on it. Human beings are made up of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Our thoughts control the way we feel and behave. To dramatically increase health, happiness and success, all one needs to do is learn to control what goes on between the...More >

The Daily Habit of Performance Evaluation

Daily evaluation plays a vital role in daily success. One of the little-known secrets of successful individuals is that those who are most successful use performance evaluations daily. While many individuals conduct some form of consistent personal evaluation, it’s usually a perfectionist evaluation. Research suggests that highly successful people do two things extremely well; They...More >

IAS: Control What You Can Control

A major league player I work with was preparing for his first post-season game. He was overly excited, and rightfully so. He had been dreaming of leading his team to a World Series championship since he was a little boy, and now he would have that opportunity. The night before the game I could tell...More >

The Vision of Self-Image: From Chump to Champ…

Twenty years ago I was an under-achieving, excuse-making chump of a man. I would do the bare minimum to get by and then blame my inadequacies on someone…anyone else. It was either my boss who was asking too much, or my professors who were being unreasonable or my friends who were acting selfishly. My failures...More >