persistence and resilience

The Fine Line Between “Insanity” and Persistence

There is Japanese proverb which states “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” Indeed, persistence,…

Do Musicians Need Mental Toughness?

Do Musicians Need Mental Toughness?

Mental toughness is a popular buzzword not just among athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists,…

The Disproportionate Power of Baby Steps

The Disproportionate Power of Baby Steps

Did you know that if you eliminate one can of soda per day from your diet and change nothing else,…

How to Change the Way You Feel About Auditions

How to Change the Way You Feel About Auditions

Have you ever heard the phrase “perception is reality?” I read a book the other day in which the…

reverse engineer success

What are the Colonel’s 11 Secret Herbs and Spices?

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, ordered an entree you’ve never had before, and thought to…

What Do Sport Psychologists Really Mean When They Say

What Do Sport Psychologists Really Mean When They Say “Focus on the Now”?

Here’s something to try the next time you’re in a toy store and have access to an inquisitive…

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Perfectionist?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Perfectionist?

There are lots of books and articles out there about perfectionism, but they are all a little…

intonation secret

A Secret Trick That Will Improve Your Intonation by 212%

Want to improve your intonation by 212% in the next week? Use this simple, but little-known trick…

A Classic Test of Focus That Most Will Fail in the First 10 Seconds

One of the first things I typically do on an airplane is look for the SkyMall catalog. I've never…