How to Create Growth Mindset

Sep 21, 2020

 

Everyone has something they are good at without trying too hard. It might be athleticism, it might be math, it might be singing, or learning a new language. But many people make the mistaken assumption that those things are all they can be good at, that they will never be as good at anything else. 

Let’s use the athletic example. Say you play soccer in college. How many years...

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Pay Yourself First Isn’t Just Financial Advice

Sep 14, 2020

You’ve likely heard the saying “pay yourself first” before. It's one of the most important pieces of financial advice you can follow. But many of us don’t listen. We cover our expenses and then our savings are an afterthought. 

This also translates to other areas of life. How many times have we had projects due for others that we prioritize over the work we...

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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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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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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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The Seasons of an Athlete

Apr 29, 2020

Your life has many seasons. Athlete is just one of them. 


Sports revolve around seasons. In season, offseason, preseason, post season. It is a continuous cycle, not unlike a tree and its leaves changing with the weather. Athlete careers revolve around those seasons. But in a greater sense, an athlete's career is a season in itself.

THE PRESEASON:
The journey to become a high...

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Managing Productivity Guilt

Apr 15, 2020

Make time for free time during the sports hiatus. 

The pressure to be productive during this pandemic can be overwhelming. As important as it is to take advantage of this time and use it wisely, that doesn't mean you have to be doing so every second of every day.

There is a lot going on in the world, and a lot of emotions you might be going through, from anxiety and fear to cabin...
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