Mindset

The Thin Line Between Persistence and Stupidity

In my last post, I talked about the importance of mental toughness as a key to profiting from this recession. I guess I struck a cord as many of you emailed me your comments. Thanks Danielle, Brandy (Portland, OR), and Gustavo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), for your comments. Given the interest in this topic, I thought […]

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Mental Toughness = Recession Profits (Part 2)

Over the past few years, I’ve become a very reluctant historian. I’ve been drawn to stories of survival.   In particular one really good book that changed my thinking an awful lot is called “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why” by Laurence Gonzales.   It’s a book the chronicles truly incredible (such an […]

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Mental Toughness = Recession Profits (Part 1)

In my last post Dealing with Adversity: The Michael Phelps Way, I talked about how Michael Phelps got creamed in one of his best races last week… and then the next day, came back and shattered a world record. This is how the champions deal with adversity. They don’t lie down and play dead. They […]

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Dealing with Adversity – Defeated Michael Phelps Shatters World Record

In my book, winning is winning. The skills you use to win in one field are very much transportable to another field. It is with this in mind that I’ve been following the Michael Phelps story over the past 48 hours. Yesterday, Phelps got demolished in one of his olympic event races – losing by […]

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If At First You Don’t Succeed (Cute Video)

This video is really cute.  Remember, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again until you do. Not a bad thing to remember when times are challenging.

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