Olympics

Some Perspective for Your Nerves

AdvisorBlast – Quick Tips to Accelerate Your Practice 2014 Olympic Special Edition #3 In this issue: Being nervous before your big event is a good thing. Remember the last time you tried to convert a prospect to a client and your office was filled with 40,000 screaming people watching your every move and dissecting each […]

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Let Everyone Else Worry

AdvisorBlast – Quick Tips to Accelerate Your Practice 2014 Olympic Special Edition #2 In this issue:  Don’t waste energy worrying about things you can’t control. Right on cue, the pre-Olympics drama began. For Sochi it was venue questions, political rumblings, and controversial social issues, each grabbing the headlines with more intensity as the event drew […]

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Control the Only Thing You Can

AdvisorBlast – Quick Tips to Accelerate Your Practice 2014 Olympic Special Edition #1 In this issue:  Focus on your own approach and process to earn the right to expect success. Recently I reconnected with an Olympic synchronized swimmer. She commented that she could never get over how much training Olympic swimmers did. My quick response […]

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So, What’s Next?

The past two and a half weeks have been a thrill, and now the summer Olympics are done for another four years. Everywhere you turn, reporters are asking athletes, “So, what’s next?” When so much of your time, energy and thinking has been focused on a particular objective, and suddenly the objective has been reached, […]

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Unexpected Distractions

There many ways we can avoid distractions in our daily activities. With some planning and discipline, we can: break down larger objectives into weekly or daily activities, time-block, including setting specific times for replying to emails and phone messages, get the rest we need so we can be mentally sharper during the day. But what […]

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It Takes a Team

We’ve seen many outstanding individual performances by Olympic athletes these past 10 days, from Michael Phelp’s earning his 18th gold medal to Gabby Douglas’ charming mastery of the gymnastics equipment to double amputee Oscar Pistorius’ historic 400m run. Even though their final results are determined by the performances of each individual athlete, every competitor at […]

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Get a Life!

All work and no play makes Jack (or Jill) a dull boy (or girl) – even if your work is a game you love. Olympic commentators have made much of beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh-Jennings’ being a mother of two preschoolers this week: they’ve wanted to know if her family is a distraction from her […]

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Past Performance is not an Indicator of Future Results

This phrase is so ubiquitous in our industry, we can tend to forget how true it is in all of life. Its truth was on vivid display at the Olympic pool over the weekend: the “world’s greatest swimmer” didn’t even medal in his 2012 Games debut event, despite everyone’s expectations (based on past performances). Michael […]

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After It’s Over

2008 Preparing for Excellence Series – Issue 16 The Beijing Olympics gave us some indelible images: Michael Phelps winning his eighth gold medal, Usain Bolt’s awesome 100m and 200m double on the track, and Nastia Liukin’s all-around gold medal performance are just a few that are vivid in my mind. Now, though, the Olympics are […]

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EXTRA! Special Olympic Edition #2 – You CAN Win Them All!

2008 Preparing for Excellence Series – Special Editon – Issue 15 The 2008 Olympics have closed, and the country can start getting to sleep before midnight this week! As a former competitive swimmer, the most memorable part of the event for me was watching Michael Phelps make history by winning 8 gold medals. He set […]

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