World-Class Wealth Begins with World-Class Thinking

One of the most important aspects of success coaching is helping people understand the mindset of the self-made rich. An excess of money may not make you any happier, but being financially independent allows you to control your own life and live on your own terms. Sadly, only a small percentage of people ever experience the freedom of financial independence, even in the wealthiest countries in the world. It’s not taught in schools and only those who achieve it seem to understand it. In this video, I discuss chapter two of my book, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World-Class, and

Mental Toughness and Performing Under Pressure

Performing under pressure requires mental toughness, in other words, emotional control. This is one of the most misunderstood concepts in psychological performance training. Some people believe that mental toughness is something with which we are born. Not true. Mental toughness is something we learn. It requires a foundational understanding of what pressure is, and how to reduce or eliminate it. Once you know what you’re dealing with, you can adjust your thinking to instantly reduce the pressure you’re experiencing. In this episode of the Mental Toughness Podcast, I explore the gritty details of how to perform under pressure. #mentaltoughness #personaldevelopment

#1 Mental Toughness Coaching Strategy

After coaching mental toughness to professional athletes, olympic athletes, entrepreneurs and over 100,000 salespeople around the world over 30 years, one coaching strategy stands head and shoulders above the rest. It’s the primary difference between average coaches and the best in the world. This is why most coaches earn under $100K per year while the best earn millions. It requires some skill, tanacity and a boat-load of patience. That said, anyone who learns the techniques and practices can master this strategy. This video explains. For a deeper dive, visit #mentaltoughness #personaldevelopment #coaching #criticalthinking

How I Annihilated 300 Trial Lawyers with 1 Question

Mental Toughness is the ability to control your emotions, especially under pressure, so when I got booked to speak for one of the bar associations biggest chapters, I thought I was in the right place. After all, Trial Lawyers are known to be tough, logic-based critical thinkers. I knew I had to bring my A game to make an impact, but what I didn’t expect was to see them crumble under the weight of a single question. One innocent, carefully crafted question reduced them to rubble. The lesson I was trying to teach them was to employ logic-based critical thinking in

Are You an Approval Addict?

Studies show that 99.8% of the population is severly addicted (7-scale) to the approval of others. This is not surprising, since are ancestors relied heavily on tribe approval for survival for at least 100,000 years. It’s in our DNA, and it’s one of the most debilitating psychological diseases known to man. It’s also illogical, as we know that few people outside of our closest family and friends spend any meaningful amount of time thinking about us. Watch this short video to see where you stand, as well as some suggestions on how to overcome it. For a deeper dive into the

My Self-Made Millionaires Article on CNBC

My latest article on the mindset of self-made millionaires on CNBC’s Grow Acorn website. Most of the 1,300 millionaires and billionaires I’ve interviewed over the past 36 years were entrepreneurs that built empires. Later this week I’ll be launching our new coaching program for entrepreneurs and success coaches, the curriculum of which has been built primarily from what I’ve learned from these business giants. This article will give you a hint of some of the things I’ll be coaching.

The Magic Mental Toughness Formula

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.  

Mental Toughness and Money

In a perfect world, we would turn our money over to professional money managers and forget about it. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and if you don’t watch your money, you may not have any when you need it. Mental Toughness is about taking responsibility for your life, and that includes your money. If the great recession of 2008 taught us anything, it’s how fast your wealth can evaporate if you’re not careful—and even when you ARE careful! Watch this short video  (2 min) I recorded on this subject and I’ll look forward to your comments.