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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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Being A Good Teammate

World Class Team Building expert and Sport Psychologist Karlene Sugarman revealed some interesting tactics in our most recent Teleseminar.

Karlene related team building strategies of Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots Head Coach, which she says has a lot to do with their massive success.

So I thought I’d pass it along to you.

Karlene said not only do successful teams have a clear mission which goes much deeper than simply saying:

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We Must Win All the Time
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But that each team member must know exactly what role they play as it relates to the team’s mission.

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Right now, or…?

I’ll never forget getting matched up against a taller, faster, more powerful tennis player in a third round match, many years ago.

He was better than I.

He knew it. And I knew it.

Although, somehow I won the first set 6-1 and was up in the second 4-1. Only needing two more games to get into the next round.

Looking back, I’m not quite sure how this happened.

I must have been intensely focused on what I was doing.

You see, at any given time, you can either be focusing on what you are doing right now, whole-heartedly…

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Mental Strength Tip: 4 Ways to Better Use Positive Energy

Everyone has heard that a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) is helpful to reach one’s goals.

But what does that mean, really?

If someone deliberately bangs your favorite tennis racquet into the concrete, are you supposed to smile and thank them in the name of PMA?

If the opposing linebacker blind-sides you after you get a pass off to the receiver, should you help them up because they fell over while spiking you?

Of course not.

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You may not be able to control the actions of others, but you do have total control over your own attitude.
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