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Goals don’t work, unless . . .

Yes, you read me correctly: focusing on your goals doesn’t work, in fact goals don’t work unless you don’t focus on them.  Let me explain. To get the most out of your performance, it’s imperative that you maintain present-minded focus.  If you’re not focused completely on the present moment, your opportunity for performance declines correspondingly. … Continue reading Goals don’t work, unless . . .


By Kara Zakrzewski
February 1, 2017

Something to think about

I’m always amazed at the inspiration that comes from children’s movies. One of my favourites is Kung Fu Panda. In the movie, a food loving, out of shape panda named Po aspires to be a Kung Fu Master. After a funny series of events, he is accepted into the Kung Fu training program led by … Continue reading Something to think about


By Kara Zakrzewski
February 1, 2017

LET’S ZAP THOSE DISTRACTIONS

I am reminded right now, as I keep trying harder and harder to figure out what profound message I’ll write right now (with less ideas coming the harder I try to think of them), of what my national team coach Lorne Sawula used to say to me. Lorne would proclaim ‘You make the easy look … Continue reading LET’S ZAP THOSE DISTRACTIONS


By Kara Zakrzewski
February 1, 2017

Personal Bests and a Gold Medal are Rewards for Training Her Mental Toughness

I’m so excited to tell you about Erika. She is a young gymnast who has been working with Mental Toughness Inc. for eight months now. We have focused on coping with the stresses of high performance (lots of elements of risk) routines, and maintaining confidence as the competition-stakes get higher.


By Heather Cribbin
February 1, 2017

How to beat fear and anxiety

If you are looking for a way to overcome fear that is holding you back from a maxed outperformance, then there are a lot of resources out there that can help. Here are a few good articles. You will see some commonalties between them.


By Andy Walker
February 1, 2017

Why we designed a mental toughness training program

I spent two years researching and writing my Master’s thesis on: What has athletes perform or underperform at the biggest competition in the world, the Olympics? The research was unanimous: Those who performed at the Olympics were those who placed a priority on training their mind. That’s why we designed The Mental Toughness Training Program for Champion Athletes.


By Kara Zakrzewski
February 1, 2017

How to win 100 regular season games in a row

Few athletes or teams have accomplished this in their career. The Humber College Hawks Volleyball Team did just that as they completed their regular season by capturing the Ontario (Canada) provincial gold medal. Find in this column out how they managed to accomplish that success using – you guessed it – mental toughness training.


By Kara Zakrzewski
February 1, 2017

Hard work outlasts talent

Here’s what baseball great Derek Jeter says about hard work…an excerpt is from our e-book 47 Performance Hacks for Your Success: Learn the fear stomping secrets of the world’s top performers.


By Kara Zakrzewski
February 1, 2017

Tips for Intentionally Getting More From Your Day

You are an athlete, a high performer, and you don’t have time to waste, right?  And, I’ll bet that’s not all you do.  You likely balance family, education, work, daily chores, making meals (you’ve got to eat don’t you?), and recovery tasks like massage, physiotherapy, and more eating!  So, how can you make more time to focus on your passions?  The following 8 ideas will make you more productive.


By Heather Cribbin
February 1, 2017

Productivity

As an athlete or high performer you know all about being “busy”. However, it’s not just important to be productive in school or at work so that you can squeeze in your invaluable training time. You must also train with the principle of “PRODUCTIVE” at the core of each workout, so that you can get the most out of every training session.


By Heather Cribbin
February 1, 2017

Acceptance Matters

I’m really starting to understand the power of acceptance, like the acceptance of whatever happens – that’s not saying that I don’t ever want it to be a different way, or that I won’t train myself to do something different the next time if things don’t work, but rather accepting whatever happened because it already … Continue reading Acceptance Matters


By Kara Zakrzewski
February 1, 2017

The Power of Reflection

In sport, heck, in any kind of high performance pursuit, we talk a lot about goal setting and the mental toughness required to really put yourself out there and to maybe even fail (check out my blog on “Why Failure is Necessary” if you missed it). The path to our goals, especially our boldest and … Continue reading The Power of Reflection


By Heather Cribbin
February 1, 2017

How Mentally Tough Are You?

Our mental toughness test measures your toughnessness and gives you actionable steps to increase focus and reaction time, and give you the best mindset to succeed.

Test Your Toughness