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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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Soccer Players Learn to Use Their Head

The Mental Strength Training Center announced today the release of a Sport Psychology and mental skills training program for Soccer players and coaches.

To help soccer players, coaches and parents of soccer athletes become better teammates, leaders and athletes, the Mental Strength Training Center, working with world class Mental Skills coach and Indiana University Professor Dr. Gary Sailes, created the MENTAL STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SOCCER, a 2-phase training program contained on two CD’s.

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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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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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Mental Strength: If It Is To Be …

I turned on the radio yesterday, as I sometimes do in the car when I am out of CD and audio cassette programs.

A political talk show was on.

The guest was a psychologist. He was on because he was diagnosing 100,000 people suffering from ‘post traumatic wrongful-election distress syndrome.’

No Joke.

Now, whether you are part of the blue party, green party, or purple party, it’s unimportant for this purpose, really.

What is important is the attitude that is expressed:

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Helplessness, or that someoneis coming to the rescue.
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You Don’t Have to Believe in Mental Imagery. It Works Anyway.

I read an interesting report by Dr. Jonathan Parker titled Visualization and Mental Imagery.  It details three reasons why imagery works.

The full report is available for members, but below is the first one of the three reasons.

In my opinion this component is the most important of the three, but like anything else, for best results you should really get all the working parts.

Get my drift?

Anyway…  Imagery works because images are events to the body.

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Mental Strength: Great Quotes

Internalize these quotes, and enjoy the success that you achieve.  You may want to print this page, and post them in a place where you will read them often, such as your refrigerator door, or in your locker.

Print this page and post in a place where you’ll read it every day:

  • Progress always involves risk – you can’t steal second with your foot on first.
  • The mature mind seeks to follow through; the immature mind hops from one thing to another.
  • It is better being a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
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Mental Strength Tip: Keep it Simple

Today’s topic is simple.

So simple that most people miss it.

Last week, I was on the tennis court with a very successful woman. Our lesson topic: How to hit high percentage tennis shots in pressure situations.

We applied the Law of 21, which is the foundation for mastering new techniques through repetition. And after about 40 minutes she got the hang of her new skills quite nicely.

Now in order for new skills, or any skills for that matter, to become automatic you must have the mind uninvolved with the process.

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