Training

It Takes a Team to Tango (Part 1 of 3)

Many of us have heard the expression “it takes two to tango.” I had the pleasure of visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina, with my girlfriend, and it was one of our goals of our vacation. We wanted to immerse ourselves in the local culture by learning the basics of this romantic,…

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Tapping Into Your Functional Reserve–Part 1

We all have an absolute maximum level of performance that we can expect to achieve given our situation, experience, education, genetics and support. However, most people all leave a little bit behind in the proverbial achievement tank. The gap between your current level of performance and your maximum is known as…

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The Problem with Small Wins and Results

Small wins are a great way to get started learning a new skill. Whether you are learning how to play piano, swing a golf club or a new activity at your job, you have to start somewhere. Being focused on an end result of mastery can sometimes be too daunting…

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Episode 6: Deliberate Practice is the Key to Virtuosity

I’ve been playing the guitar for 30 years, and I’m not that great. I put in the time, but my method of getting better is the problem. I do the same things over and over again, so I will not be winning a musical competition anytime soon. If I did…

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NASA’s Chief Astronaut Talks Teams

Performers need training, coaching and leadership to succeed, and they need teams. Weaken any one part of that equation, and you get unacceptable results. That is why the elite in any domain don’t go it alone. They get better as a member of a TEAM. Preparing, planning, competing and performing…

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Episode 5: Team Centric Training

Name me a musician, athlete, doctor, lawyer or business guru that became an elite performer on their own without training as part of a team. Before you answer, think carefully. Maybe you were about to say an athlete in a individual performance sport like golf or tennis. But, where would…

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