How I went from competing to experiencing

I have always been highly competitive, especially in individual sports. Perhaps it is because I just love going fast, and nothing makes you feel as fast as when you come flying past your fellow competitors (the only thing that is comparable is racing downhill on my mountain bike). I...

Your mental game plan for the Argus Cycle Tour

As the time grows closer to the Argus Cycle Tour I see more and more cyclists on the road “miles in the legs” in preparation for the big day. As much as getting time in the saddle is important, consider spending some time preparing mentally for the race. Here...

Happiness – Do we have a choice?

The growth of neuroscience and genetics has seen an increasing number of articles stating that the part of the brain that does this or that, or the gene for this or that has been discovered. Happiness has not escaped these studies. Here is one such article I found in...

In the Pursuit of Happiness Contentment and Mindfulness Win

Ask anyone if they want to be happy and they'll surely say yes. The pursuit of happiness has spurned a multi-million dollar business. But the relentless pursuit of happiness is unrealistic. No one is happy all of the time and when people expect to be happy all of the...

Why you should Be mental about sports

You devote of hours and hours to training your body but how much to you spend training your mind? More and more, athletes and sports teams are turning to sports psychology and mental game coaching to give them the edge in training and competition. Sports psychology is a discipline...

How to perform better and have fun doing it

Whether in business or in sports, we all want to perform at our best and have fun doing it. For many of us however, optimal or peak experiences do not happen frequently enough. There are three things that impact on peak performance: our thoughts about the past, our thoughts...

Leonardo on taking action

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo Da Vinci...

How to train your brain for peak sports performance

Sport psychologist Dr. Dana Blackmer of The Extra Gear (The Extra Gear YouTube Channel) talks about what a peak mental state is and how you can determine yours. This video will help you find the "zone" that will help you perform your best in your sport....

Chasing that state called “flow”

In sport psychology the state of flow is often called "being in the zone". Flow is that internal state where time almost stops, where we meet the challenge with ease. Everything just clicks in to gear...

Points to ponder: success or meaning

"Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue...as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a course greater than oneself." Victor Frankl...