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Mental Strength: Do you think fast?

 

In the 1930′s a Northwestern grad student in the psychology department, E.F. “Al” Wonderlic, invented the test that came to be known as the Wonderlic.

Each year, nearly 3 million job applicants in every line of work take the Wonderlic.

NFL combine athletes must take it as well.

The Wonderlic is a timed IQ test, consisting of 50 questions, ranging form easy, to hard, and must be completed in 12 minutes.

Each question equals one point.

What’s good?

Well, the average scores in some professions look like this:

Chemist: 31

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Five Traits of a World Class Competitor

… While I was at the first round of Davis Cup Tennis play in Carson, California, I was struck with inspiration.

I felt compelled to share with you my opinions on world-class athletes, how I think you can benefit, and where we plan to take the Mental Strength Training Center in the coming months.

As I watched Andre Agassi play Ivan Ljubicic and Andy Roddick battle Mario Ancic from Croatia on center court of the Home Depot Training Center, I thought to myself, “Boy, I can do that, I can hit that hard, can move like that and can probably even hit it harder in some cases.”

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REVIEW: The Home Depot Olympic Training Center

Name of location: The Home Depot Center
City/State/Country: Carson, CA, USA
Website:  http://www.homedepotcenter.com/

Reason for going: The Home Depot Center was home of the 2005 United States Davis Cup first round play vs. Croatia.  Where the United States tennis team including Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and the doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan hosted the Croatian team including Mario Ancic and Ivan Ljubicic.

About the Home Depot Center: The Home Depot Center is a 125-acre development in Carson, California, featuring stadiums and facilities for soccer, tennis, track & field, cycling, volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball and other sports. Designated as an “Official U.S. Olympic Training Site,” The Home Depot Center is the nation’s most complete training facility for Olympic, amateur and professional athletes.

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About MentalStrength.com

Mental Strength

We are in business for one reason – to use the latest, cutting edge strategies and resources to help you gain more control over your life; including your relationships, career, athletic performance and ultimately gain peace-of-mind.

People we serve are coaches, competitive athletes, business executives, entrepreneurs and business owners – proactive people that know that to get more out of life, one must set goals they are passionate about and aggressively go after them – while simultaneously balancing all parts of life: health, family, spiritual business, financial and most of all fun – we firmly believe that life must be fun!

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