An Email Hack That Could Increase the Likelihood of Getting a Reply (and Possibly Make the World a Slightly Better Place for Everyone Too)

An Email Hack That Could Increase the Likelihood of Getting a Reply (and Possibly Make the World a Slightly Better Place for Everyone Too)

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes What is the default phrase you use when ending an email? “Regards”? “Sincerely”? “Cheers”? “Thx”? “Snet fmor ym iPnohe, lulz”? (if you’re shopping around for a new sign-off, there’s a fun - and long - list here) Whatever closing you may be using at the moment, it turns out that the way you end an email could be more influential than you think. And not just in terms of how likely the recipient is to write back. Depending on the context, the way…


How to Talk to Yourself When You’re Having a Bad Practice Day (or Week)

How to Talk to Yourself When You’re Having a Bad Practice Day (or Week)

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes By now, you’ve surely noticed that toilet paper is a hot commodity. And you’ve probably noticed that stores aren’t quite as fully stocked with eggs as they once were. So I guess I wasn’t totally surprised when I read a little while back that some folks began stress-buying chickens (as in real live ones, to lay eggs - not chicken, rotisseried, nuggetted, or otherwise). Which reminded me of the handful of chickens my family had when I was…


Having Difficulty Believing in Yourself? Here’s a Confidence-Building Technique That Doesn’t Feel Like You're Lying to Yourself.

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours. -Richard Bach Like much of the rest of the quarantined world, I’ve enjoyed watching the ESPN documentary series The Last Dance over the last few weeks, and reliving memories of the Chicago Bulls’ six championships back in the 90’s. And sure, much of the fun is the nostalgia of remembering those big games and big shots, the shock of Jordan’s retirement, the excitement of Jordan’s…


A Mental Time Travel Technique That Could Reduce Anxiety and Enhance Performance

A Mental Time Travel Technique That Could Reduce Anxiety and Enhance Performance

Subscribe to the weekly “audio edition” via iTunes Every kid has probably had that moment on the playground, where they imagine hitting a home run to win the World Series, making a shot at the buzzer to win the NBA Finals, or throwing the game-winning touchdown in overtime to win the Super Bowl. These types of fantasies seem to be a pretty natural part of being a kid, but you’ve probably heard many athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists swear by this sort of thing too.  Of…


What Does Science Say About the Notion That We Don't Utilize Our Full Potential?

What Does Science Say About the Notion That We Don't Utilize Our Full Potential?

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes There’s a really sweet moment in Pooh’s Most Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, where Christopher Robin and Pooh are chatting in a tree, and Christopher Robin is gently preparing Pooh for the day when he might not be the constant presence that Pooh has become accustomed to. As Pooh drifts off to sleep, Christopher Robin says "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."…