Grief.........

My friend Marina London has an award winning Blog. The topics vary, are relevant, creative, well written, humorous and extremely interesting. I recommend you check it out. If you want to be the current on tech topics for non-tekkies, this blog is for you. I am an early adopter type with technology, but Marina is ahead of the curve on bringing to light things you really ought to know about technology, the internet, and best sites for just about any purpose.
A recent blog on Grief was particularly intriguing because she brought together so may elements and resources to help understand and deal with grief. I advise you to check it out.
Web Secret #246: Whats Your Grief .www.iWebU.blogspot.com 

Sports Psychology: Unlock the Mind

Inner mental training for athletes is essential to enhance performance, manage anxiety, develop mental toughness and create a winning attitude. Three variables that capture some basic elements of sports psychology are as follows:
  1. Champions think like champions.
  2. Champions are made in practice.
  3. The body follows the mind.
The key to unlocking motivation, self-discipline, confidence, ability focus have a lot to do with a positive mental attitude. 

One of the keys is self-talk and building up self-esteem. A champion much have the thoughts of a champion in good times and bad. Champions believe in themselves knowing their effort, strategy, conditioning is solid. This mental attitude really shows up following a bad performance or injury. The ability to clear the "mental noise, fear, or  anxiety" helps regain calm and confidence. However, if the practice effort is lacking, thinking like a champion will not help. Champions do what is requited and then some. Each practice is really a rehearsal for the game, match or competition. Doing a little bit extra each practice helps strength, but also mental strength in difficult situations. Take a look at the athletes who excel in your sport or on your team and then seek to match or best their work ethic. 

Regarding the body following the mind, I want to relate this brief anecdote. On a run the other day I say a T-shirt that said, "My physical conditioning is 100% mental, my body only does what my mind tells it to do." If your mind says you are tired or out of energy, your body will act that way. If your mind says, "you have reserves in the tank, you have trained hard, you can do it, go for it," the body complies. A sport or competition is about your inner attitude, not your opponent, spectators, referees or external forces. It is about you pushing yourself to do and be your best that day. 

It is also essential to have fun and enjoy competing otherwise, you will work against yourself, get negative and not achieve your goals. Take an inward look at how you think, practice and what your mind tells your body to unlock your confidence and achievement in your sport. 

Leadership


Peter Drucker famously stated that "management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, vision that allows them to set their sights on the "things" that truly merit attention. Whether you are leading your family, work group, non-profit, or  sports team, successful leaders do things differently. They keep the vison and misson or their organization. They..........
  • communicate
  • build strong teams
  • put relationships first.
  • know that meaning matters.
  • use humor.
  • lead and live with their strengths.
  • are positive (and manage pessimistic thinking)
  • make their own luck
  • bring energy
  • have vision
  • are passionate
  • have integrity
  • inspire achievement
What steps can you start taking today to make your leadership style a success?
Joel Baker said it best: “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.”