3 Keys To Elite: Preparation

Will To Win: This article examines the first key to becoming an elite purposeful performer: preparation. Stay tuned to learn about the next two keys: goal setting and embracing the now. Whether you compete in wrestling, grappling, bjj, judo, shooto, mma, or any other discipline, you a
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Performance Essentials: Moments before the delivery

We see them all the time, yet, we rarely absorb what is occurring. Moments, fleeting at times, and incredibly inspiring at other times. Moments can become legendary for both victorious and defeating reasons, but if you examine them close enough you may come to understand explicable re
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Digging Deep for Competitive Focus

Competitive focus is something athletes often believe is honed simply, through competing. What many are unaware of is that it’s a skill which can be developed and strengthened. As Crossfitters, you engage in a multi-disciplinary endeavor, involving a focused commitment of your p
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Parents Getting It Right: Forming a Team

Parents, you possess incredible influence in the lives of your children, and your children’s friends for that matter. Though not always apparent, your kids take mental notes of your actions, the words you use, and your interpersonal behaviors. In short, they model you. Thus, fos
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Habits for Winning: 48 Hour Performance Countdown

Competing involves a series of performance periods, and none are more important than the time leading up to a fight. This article details the extended pre-performance period, or what I refer to as the 48 Hour Performance Countdown. Heightening your focus and self-awareness within 48 h
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Leadership Learned: A 3-Point Approach for Aspiring Athletes

 After the Mavericks wrapped up a four game sweep of the two-time defending NBA champion LA Lakers, the former champs displayed unfortunate character. With two blatant and immature acts, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom were both ejected nearing the start of the fourth quarter, when, by al
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Athletes Defining Leadership

Professional athletes have been known to use their celebrity platform in support of a social cause. However, it is rare for athletes at any level to support gay rights; an area widely considered taboo in athletics. This is why Sean Avery’s efforts to support marriage equality in
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Deductive Reasoning: Interpreting Media Content for Self Purpose

 April 28, 2011 Over the next few days an unprecedented number of people are expected to watch the 2011 NFL Draft. According to Business Insider, 39 million people tuned in to watch the 2009 draft, a 65% increase from 2001. This year’s draft begins today, and while it’s un
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A Helpful Guideline for Modeling Behavior

March 31, 2011 Will To Win C.R.U.N.C.H. Modeling Skills Consistency As parents, coaches, and leaders we are often revered by those whom we seek to support. For those beneficiaries it is vital that we uphold our respective obligatory responsibilities. One simple task we must tend to is
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