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How Mental Toughness Works

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A few years ago I got a call from TIME Magazine. The reporter said; “were doing a story on you, and I want to know how you make people mentally tough in your speeches and seminars?” I was shocked. After all, this was TIME magazine, and I expected a better question from such a credible source. I’ve shared my response to this reporter with audiences around the world in my live events, and today I decided to share it with you via video. If you’re a coach, parent or mentor of any kind, you’re going to want to watch this short video. (4 minutes) You have my permission to use the answer with your clients, kids and mentee’s.  I’ll look forward to your comments.


Making Mentally Tough Decisions

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How decisive are you? Do you make decisions quickly with confidence or do you have a hard time deciding what to have for dinner? Studies show a strong correlation between success and decisiveness, and this is skill as opposed to a talent. In other words, decisiveness can be developed. Watch this short video (3-minutes) I recorded in the Guitar Room at the Mansion, and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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Lighten Up, Francis!

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I’m in final rehearsals for upcoming 8-city Mental Toughness speech and media tour, and one of the questions I get the most is around reducing stress. On this tour, I’ll be closing all of my speeches with a story about a client we had years ago on Wall Street. Watch this short (3-minute) video I shot in the studio at Bona Allen Mansion earlier today, and look for me on morning TV shows in Cincinnati (March 19) Indianapolis (March 20) Springfield, Illinois (March 21) Chicago (March 22) St. Louis (March 23) West Palm Beach (April 5) Orlando (April 6) Tampa (April 7). I’ll be promoting by new best-selling book, Secrets Self-Made Millionaires Teach Their Kids (


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Are You a Mentally Tough Investor?

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Are you are mentally tough investor? According to U.S. statistics, most are not. We spend too much, save too little and invest almost nothing. Many people outlive their money and suffer the consequences of poverty in their twilight years even after a lifetime of work. Studies show this trend will continue, and the ramifications are monumental. The answer to not becoming a cautionary tale is to invest conservatively and grow your money without the risks of being a speculator. Watch this short video I taped in Jamaica for a world class resource you’ll want to tap into.


Wanted: $100K Mental Toughness Coaches

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If you’d like to build a private coaching practice around Mental Toughness Training, watch this short video. If you like what you see, get more information at 

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Ryan Lochte’s Olympic Scandal

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The Rio Olympic’s Swimmers Scandal has cast a dark cloud over what should have been a celebration. USA Swimmer Ryan Lochte, a 6-time gold medalist, and three younger swimmers decided to urinate on a gas station wall and vandalize the bathroom in Rio after a night of drunken debauchery. To add insult to injury, Lochte went on international television and claimed to have been robbed. Lochte made a cleverly concocted PR laced apology on the Today Show

in an effort to save his endorsement deals, but his sponsors wisely dumped him. Absent from the story: The US Olympic Committee, who says they will investigate. I’ve done 19 TV, radio and print interviews in the past few days regarding the story calling on USOC CEO Scott Blackmun to take action, but as I predicted, they have done nothing. Watch this short post on my mental toughness solution to this situation and I’ll look forward to your comments.

If you would enjoy teaching Mental Toughness for a living, Mental Toughness University is searching for faculty members. We speak, train and consult for many of the largest corporations in America, and we need help! Watch this short video I shot in Las Vegas after being interviewed on FOX 5 News, and visit if you’d like to apply. The DEADLINE to APPLY in Friday, January 30, 2015.

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What is Mental Toughness?

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The most common question I get is “What exactly IS mental toughness?” Watch this short video I taped in Salt Lake City after my interview on Good Morning Utah for the answer. I’ll look forward to your comments.
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I just did an interview on coaching mental toughness in basketball for an organization called It’s headed up by a coach named Brian Williams, and it’s a world class resource for anyone interested in coaching basketball and improving their performance. Check it out at

Thanks to everyone who commented on the Middle Class Demonization of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Fantastic feedback! (I learned a lot)

I’d like to encourage everyone in this community to pass on the mental toughness message by becoming a mentor or coach to someone. Kids, co-workers, spouses, family members, etc. Your coaching in this area may be the only exposure someone has to the world class philosophy. For assistance, download a copy of my ebook, Coaching 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class. This book has 1,062 critical thinking questions to ask the person/people you’re coaching. You can read the first 5 chapters at   Steve Siebold, CSP, CPCS (5:24)

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No other industry in America has been demonized more than the pharmaceutical industry. The middle class loves to criticize pharma companies for high prices and the commercialization of life saving and extending drugs and vaccines…UNTIL someone they LOVE gets sick. That’s when they rely on pharmaceutical companies to make them or their loved ones well. This is a classic example of middle class thinking and a severe lack of mental toughness. Pharmaceutical sales people are not only some of the finest professionals in selling, they are also some of the most caring I’ve ever worked with at Mental Toughness University. They are the most misunderstood and under appreciated sales people in business today. Listen to this post and I’ll look forward to your comments. Steve Siebold, CSP, CPCS  ( 6:20 )

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