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Jordan Spieth won the British Open because of this???

Jordan Spieth was in low gear until hole 13th on Sunday. He had just made 5 bogeys and had just lost the lead to Matt Kuchar. But then he turned it on and finished 5 under for the last 5 holes to win the Claret Jug for the first time. How did he do this? It is called...

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Be Like George Washington and Fail Forward

Back in our history, during the Seven Years’ War, long before our revolution, George Washington commanded a Virginia militia. His militia was in a fight with the French as this time. But instead of taking the offensive during this one particular moment in the battle,...

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Confidence is a choice!

Confidence is a  choice When Jason Dufner, the 2013 PGA Championship winner, was asked what contributed to his great play during the final round, he poignantly responded, “I decided I was going to be confident and put my best foot forward and play aggressive and...

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What we can learn from the New Masters Champion: Sergio Garcia

Acceptance–This was the key mental game ingredient that lifted the new Masters champion, Sergio Garcia, to victory. In his younger days, Sergio Garcia would get upset when the bounces and breaks did not go his way. But as he matured as a person, Sergio Garcia...

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Let it be is a great emotional toughness strategy

My first album was “Let it Be” by the Beatles. There are so many songs on the album that are pure magic, like Across the Universe, Long and winding Road, and of course, the theme song “Let it be”. I played that album until the grooves wore out. Then, by chance, I came...

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What is the best emotional state to have after a missed shot?

Should I show my emotions during a round or stay calm? This is a question that I typically get asked from top level golfers. To answer this key question, let’s examine the winners of the last two events on the PGA tour. Jordan Spieth, winner at the AT&T Pebble...

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The Force is your ATTITUDE

The new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, is astronomical in terms of its praise and financial success. The Star Wars saga appeals to us in so many ways. Some enjoy the sci-fi aspect and imagine how our lives will be in the future. Others enjoy the cutting-edge special...

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Let go of negative events with a post event routine

On many days, a salesperson or professional may have upwards of 5 meetings per day. Some of these can turn out sour. If we do not engage in any procedure following a bad event, we are doomed to let those events creep into our current situation. We need to evaluate...

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Find your flow

Charlie Nickell was asked to present his sales strategies at the next national Mona Vie convention. Mona Vie is a network marketing company that sells a fruit drink with 19 different fruits-one being the popular-acai berry. Charlie had entered the company 9 months ago...

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Get a Best Friend’s Journal

Billy Mills’ story rings true of the Olympic dream. A Native American who grew up on a reservation, he earned a track scholarship to attend the University of Kansas. However, Billy had many difficulties as a Native American at what was virtually an all-white school....

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Jimmy Walker breathes to his first major

Congrats to Jimmy Walker on winning your first major! JW won the 2016 PGA championships and he deserved it with his amazing ball striking and putting. You can imagine how nervous he may have felt coming down the stretch. JW did not admit it as he looked cool as a...

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Slumpbust like Rory Mcilroy

Not long ago, Rory Mcilroy was the number one player in the world. With four majors, amazing power and youth on his side, it seemed like Rory would dominate golf for years to come. Then he fell into an amazing putting slump. Rory recently mentioned that he lost his...

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Ryder Cup Mental Game by Phil Michelson

I hope you got the pleasure to see the Ryder Cup this past week. Amazing play by the Americans and congrats!!! The person who stuck out most to me during these matches is Phil Michelson. Why?  Because he seems to be able to raise his game in big matches and in big...

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