What Are Your Core Values?

Sep 07, 2020

Imagine you are in a job interview. The person across the desk says, “What values matter most to you?” If you’ve never thought about your core values before, this can be a really challenging question. Taking time to understand what matters to you and what your driving principles are can help you grow and move forward in many ways. 

You can better understand if a job...

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Are You Actually Good at Prioritization?

Aug 31, 2020

Someone asked me this once, and it forced me to stop and think hard about the answer. I always considered myself a great multi-tasker and someone who was able to manage a ton of things at the same time. I assumed that my awesome multi-tasking skills meant that I had also had awesome prioritization skills. But was I actually prioritizing or was I just spinning in circles trying to get everything...

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Navigating the Unknown: Turning Anxiety into Confidence

Aug 24, 2020

By: Michael Matucci, Transformational Mentor and Performance Coach, Encompass University

I stepped off the plane with a James Bond-like bravado, forged while living for six years in various cities in Europe, becoming fluent in several languages, and working in dozens of countries in Africa, central America, as well as the Old Continent. Even a sporadic sleep on the red-eye was a mere stretch or...

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Three Keys to Improve Your Relationship with Money

Aug 18, 2020

 By: Taryn Bushrod, Founder of Taryn's World

The study of the mind and money is fascinating but it can also be painful depending upon your experiences. Some people have a lot of trauma related to money which is a direct correlation to the way they interact with and relate to money. On the other hand, some people have money memories that are filled with positive and happy thoughts.

Everyone...

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The Power of Consistency

Aug 10, 2020

Imagine you are gearing up for a big game. In the week leading up to the game, what does your schedule look like? Chances are you have a consistent routine down. You go to bed at a decent hour, get up, eat a good breakfast and get to practice or your workout to get ready. Routine is key for athletes to perform at their physical best. This level of consistency is an important skill outside of...

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Be kind and be patient with yourself

Aug 03, 2020

The saying is true: we are our harshest critics. We will always be the most judgmental of ourselves and our own actions. That can be a great motivating factor. But it can also add a lot of pressure on ourselves that may push us to burn out. This can happen in athletics, academics and our professional lives as well. 

Imagine you are looking for a new job. You’ve applied to dozens of...

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What We Can Learn from Failure

Jul 27, 2020

Failure is not a word we like to embrace. Failure is negative. Failure is equated to losing, not achieving the goals you set out to achieve. But failure can be a positive thing when you change your mindset to learn from it instead of run from it. 

It’s not an easy task, but life is a lot more exciting and enjoyable when you are able to look at failure as a learning opportunity. But...

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The importance of making your goals SMART

Jul 20, 2020

Setting goals is something you do every day. It’s an important part of making a plan and growth. But how many times have you set goals for yourself that have seemed just impossible to accomplish or unrealistic? 

When you set goals, it’s important to be as specific as possible. The more general and lofty your goals are, the less likely you are to actually achieve them....

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Controlling What You Can Control

Jul 15, 2020

This year has been a test of patience and faith. We've lost so much control over our routines, how we work and spend time with family, where we can go and what we can do because of the pandemic. But we haven't lost control of everything. 

 

We still have control over our actions, our mindset and our temperament. We can control whether we choose to stay home or go out. We can choose...

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Translate Your Skill Sets Outside of Sports

Jul 06, 2020

As an athlete you have learned some really valuable skills from playing sports. You have regular experience in high pressure situations where you have to make quick decisions and perform. You can take constructive criticism and thrive on feedback from coaches to get better. You have to put in work outside of practice and outside of the game to constantly improve. You understand how to work as a...

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