This is the opening of my blog communication with coaches and athletes and other “visitors” from around the world. I intend to keep my “blogs” succinct and to the point; I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. As I sit here enjoying the adventure of writing blog #1, I am reminded of one of my favorite lines from the old TV show kung-fu-fighting star, David Carradine: often he would say, after having protected others and saved lives, “I am but a simple man.”

I too am a “simple man” looking to be “useful” to the world after 30 years of teaming with people as they change their lives. So please know that I will keep my website simple and straightforward, without complicated and dilemma-producing “buying opportunities.” I intend to provide directly in the content on the website the necessary information needed to use the quick, effective and practical methods that I have discovered over the past 30 years of screening ideas and methods. I only teach methods that I personally use and methods that work for personal change for those choosing high achievement and success over bad habits.

As I re-entered the sports world 3 years ago, after “living and breathing” sports as a young person, I discovered that there is still often a “gap” to be bridged in the world of coaches, sport psychologists and athletes. I intend to bridge the gap which I observe to be on-target advice without specific methods for those athletes who want to follow the advice. The common and timeless advice athletes, especially top athletes, are given sounds something like, “learn to manage your mental game OR stay positive, don’t let any negative thought stay in your mind OR learn to keep your emotions off of the field, ETC. On this website, you will find specific, quick, practical and effective methods that anyone can practice anytime. And I highlight “practice making mental and emotional changes just as diligently as you practice physical skills. Consider becoming a champion at mental and emotional self-management (MESM)!

Stay tuned and remember, ECITCARP MESM

In upcoming blogs I will write about…
—The story of my contribution, working with several key players, during the Oregon State University baseball team’s back-to-back College World Series Championships in 2006 and 2007, and what has happened since.

—Managing your mental game and mental toughness…
Did you know that managing your mental game isn’t only about thinking—that it is not about more thinking, thinking harder, stopping thinking, or controlling thinking? Rather, it is about…

Did you know that being “mentally tough” isn’t only about thinking you won’t let poor performances get to you; that you will just put “it” out of your mind? It is also about…

Thanks much to all those joining me on this adventure; early on please know that my website will be ever evolving.

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