The American news media is obsessed with every word President Donald Trump utters…no matter how crazy, untrue or outrageous. Politics aside, Trump is certainly a case study in psychology. He’s living proof of the theory that ego is insatiable. No amount of praise will ever be enough, which is why reminds the world daily how smart, rich and accomplished he is. How about Mental Toughness? Would you say that Trump is tough…or so weak that he must respond to every little criticism that’s thrown his way? Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to hearing your response.
In my 2004 book, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class, I wrote about the world-class philosophy of “Never Say Die.” People ask about this all the time at book signings. Watch this short video (5 min) that explains the concept and how to use it to get what you want.
There’s a little known formula for thinking that creates a psychological structure for high performance. World-class coaches like Nick Saban and Coach K are masters of it. The most strategic professional athletes use it to drive their performance. On the flip side, Tiger Woods got the formula confused during his personal crisis, and it cost him a decade in the prime of his career. The formula can work for or against you. Once you understand it, it will become as asset you can utilize for the rest of your life.
Most people can get excited about a new project, venture or goal for a short period of time–but very few possess the sustained concentration necessary to hang in long enough to enjoy world-class success. Developing sustained concentration is as much of a choice as it is a skill. Watch this short (4-minute video) I taped in my office at the Bona Allen Mansion in Atlanta, and I’ll look forward to your comments.
This is a question I get every day, and its valid. In the age of massive disruption, the opportunity to amass a fortune is greater than ever…as long as you build a business that’s moving toward the future instead of one thats mired in the past and present. Tomorrows self-made millionaires must be more calculated and strategic. Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to your comments.
What’s the secret to fearless performance? How do you overcome your fears to get what you want? I suppose there are many answers to this question, but I have a unique strategy that I used to build my dream life, many years ago. I’ll admit that it’s a little negative, and maybe even twisted, but it worked for me and many others far more successful than yours truly. Watch this short video (6 min) and see what you think. This one strategy changed my life, and who knows, it may be the one thing standing between you and world-class success.
When I read The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand, back in 1982, I was struck by the concept of living an unrestricted existence. One of the characters in the book spoke of this, and it became my ultimate goal. Imagine doing what you want, when you want, with whom you want, for as long as you want without ever having to answer to anyone ever again. Watch this short video I recorded in the studio at the Mansion, and I’ll look forward to your comments.
The most debilitating addiction is not booze, drugs or sex. It’s the addiction to the approval of other people. The reality is that few people care about what we do, whom we marry or which profession we pursue. They’re busy enough worrying about their own problems to invest any meaningful amount of time judging ours. Yet in 30+ years of building businesses, delivering speeches, writing books and coaching people in psychological performance, I’ve found the primary obstacle people face is an obscure obsession with being liked, loved and respected by others, some of whom they don’t know or even like. The
In my 30+ years in building/operating businesses in 10 countries around the world, I’ve discovered that the rarest of skills is emotional toughness. I’ve worked with SuperBowl Champions, World Series Winners and Olympic Gold Medalists, and only a tiny percentage of them were able to transfer their toughness beyond their sport. It turns out that tough guys (and gals) are hard to find. My new book, due for release in 2019, deals with this issue, and I’m searching for examples of people who have proven they are the real deal. Not big talkers; but big doers. If this is you, watch