What is Mental Toughness?

What Is Mental Toughness

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

We’ve all heard this at some point in our lives. But aside from being a sports movie cliché, it also happens to get at the core of the rapidly growing field of sport psychology. Athletes succeed through thousands of hours of grueling physical training. But at the professional level, physical ability is not always what separates the professionals from the champions. In fact, many pros are increasingly attributing their success to mental toughness. …continue reading

Business Insider: The Art of War

Wall Street is like a battlefield. You have to have both mental sharpness and mental toughness to best your competitor and succeed.

In this video I discuss the Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” and apply its insights to the cutthroat world of Wall Street. I outline which of ‘the five dangerous faults’ are most applicable and emphasize the important balance between risks and recklessness.

How to Win By Giving Up

How to Win By Giving Up

Although it is critical to set goals and plan your actions, it is even more important to realize which goals may need to be adjusted or may need to go altogether. Periodically self-evaluating your progress can show some weak spots that you’ve been overlooking. The overachiever in you may never want to abandon a goal, but giving up may actually lead to greater success in the long run.
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Fox & Friends: Participation Trophies

The majority of Americans think only the kids who win should get trophies, according to one recent study. Should kids get trophies for participation or is awareness of a winner and loser more important?

In this video, I talk with Clayton Morris, Lyss Stern and Dr. Susan Lipkins on Fox & Friends about effort, enjoyment and what parents should be reinforcing to their kids in a competitive playing field.