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Turn Adversity Into Advantage

The village blacksmith pumped the bellows to prepare his furnace fire and placed a piece of iron into the intense heat until it reached an almost transparent state.  He then removed the now pliable

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The Best Way To Get Lucky Is To Prepare For It

You’re watching a professional golf tournament, and a player sinks a seemingly impossible shot. The announcer might attribute it to luck, but I beg to differ. That golfer has probably worked thousands

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Mental toughness is finding fuel on an empty tank

Phil Mickelson recently became the oldest golfer to win one of the four major professional golf championships by taking it one mental stroke at a time. Confidence and the physical part of golf has

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Knocking Down Imaginary Walls

In a research experiment, a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank.  The shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and

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Big Dance, Big Lessons

I love sports and all the business lessons we learn from competition, whether playing or watching.  It doesn’t matter what sport or what level, there are always multiple teaching moments. The

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No One Ever Drowned In Sweat

An old ranch owner named John had a small spread in Montana.  The state government claimed he was not paying proper wages to his workers, so it sent an agent to check things out. “I need a list

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Stir up a recipe for success

A sixth-grade girl was running for the post of secretary of her elementary school class.  A major part of her campaign was a speech to be given to her classmates, but she had no idea what to say.

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Success Is Within Your Reach

I’ve been mighty busy lately launching my new book, “You Haven’t Hit Your Peak Yet!”  So it was a real pleasure to finally get to the neglected stack of books in my office which I have been

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Fall 7 Times, Get Up 8

Derek Redmond was favored to medal in the 400-meter race for Great Britain at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.  But 150 meters into the semifinal race he felt a searing pain in

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