The Return of the Performance Zone

October 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Last night saw the return of the weekly conference call, soon to be webinar, known as “the Performance Zone!” It’s been about five years since I hosted […]

MKMMA Week #16 – So What?

January 15, 2016 by · 3 Comments 

“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.” – Stephen Covey In this post I will introduce you to a secret will have a dramatic affect on your mindset and your performance. I use the secret everyday. “Man, the gas just went up by thirty […]

MKMMA Week #15 – A Little Zen for You

January 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.” – Leonardo da Vinci In my commitment to bring you the best in Performance Education, this post will see a bit of a change in format. Nothing major really. It’s just that since I was going through archives of old emails, I decided to go through some […]

MKMMA Week #14 – Have You Had Your Check Up?

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

“Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill Below is part of a story that I tell called, “The $2 Story.” It relates to several different times in my life when I found myself with literally $2 (or a bit less) in my pocket. It puts things into […]

MKMMA Week #12 – Hold on to Your Dream

December 18, 2015 by · 2 Comments 

“Ego gets you in trouble and your pride keeps you there.” – Unknown Create a crystal clear vision for your brain to focus on. You cannot go forward looking at the past. You must clearly define your vision or you will be living someone else’s. The example I’ll start with is my own with the martial […]

MKMMA Week #11 – Guiding the Images of Your Mind

December 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

“The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.” – Samuel Smiles Guided imagery is a way of using the imagination in a focused, directed way to help mind and body heal, stay strong, and perform as […]

MKMMA Week #10 – NLP, PCS…PNF – What Does It All Mean?

December 4, 2015 by · 3 Comments 

“Attachment to certain beliefs can create a false illusion of what we’re truly capable of. Detachment from these same beliefs will free you to explore your true capacity.” – David Martin As an athlete, I was introduced to a technique to increase flexibility called, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation or PNF or Isometric Stretching. The technique allows major […]

MKMMA Week #9 – Bumps in the Road

November 27, 2015 by · 4 Comments 

“He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick From time to time in pursuit of excellence, you will […]

MKMMA Week #13 – Bring It

November 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Let’s start with MERRY CHRISTMAS! “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – James Matthew Barrie, Author of Peter Pan (Keeping today short as it is a major holiday and celebration in our home) The concept of contribution popped into my head this morning. It’s one of the […]

MKMMA Week #8 – Maintaining Mental Hygiene

November 20, 2015 by · 3 Comments 

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar Zig is so right with comment. Not because he’s referring to personal hygiene, but it’s his recommendation of daily motivation that that is crucial. (by the way, the hygiene is recommended too!) Anyhow, average […]

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