A Simple Writing Exercise That Could Help You Perform More Confidently

Subscribe to the weekly “audio edition” via iTunes There are lots and lots of stories on the internet (and in books too, of course) about athletes’ use of visualization when preparing for competition. Where they imagine every detail of an upcoming race, or see themselves scoring goals, or overcoming adversity to win a gold medal. Typically, this visualization is all future-focused. Where they imagine performing well in upcoming events that haven’t yet happened. But I’ve also heard…


Want Your Students to Be More Engaged, Take More Risks, and Get Better Grades? Here’s Why Your Mindset Matters.

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes If you’ve read any articles online in the last few years about learning or resilience, you’ve probably come across some reference to the work of Carol Dweck, and idea of a growth vs. fixed mindset. This is where believing that intelligence is changeable and can be developed (i.e. a growth mindset) is associated with better learning, performance, and perseverance. Whereas believing that intelligence or talent is something innate that we either…


A Better Way to Present Ourselves on Social Media? A Simple Adjustment for Improved Mood and Greater Well-Being.

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes It’s hard to imagine a world without social media nowadays. I mean, how else would we find out what our friends, colleagues, exes, childhood frenemies, and friends-of-friends-of-friends, are up to? Like where they’re performing next. Or how yummy their post-rehearsal almond croissant and caramel frappe-mocha-chino was. Or where they found the amazing no-show socks they’re wearing, that manage to not only be truly no-show, but also stay up,…


Have a Tendency to Play “Too Safe” Under Pressure? Here’s a Daily Habit That Could Help You Play More Fearlessly on Stage.

Have a Tendency to Play “Too Safe” Under Pressure? Here’s a Daily Habit That Could Help You Play More Fearlessly on Stage.

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes I was going through some old home videos the other day, and came across some clips of my kids jumping off of the diving board at the pool for the first time. Well, not jumping, so much as cautiously inching their way to the edge of the board in a half-crouch position with legs shaking and eyes wide open, and going into a full crouch before tottering over the edge into the waiting arms of their swimming instructor. Of course, as they grew older…


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."…