The Dirty Secret of Chinese Water Torture

We’ve talked about the power of negative emotions, but this one’s a doozy. You see, many people have developed the habit of repeating negative self-talk, day in and day out….

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Time to Sharpen Your Axe?

“Give me 6 hours to cut down a tree, and I’ll spend 4 hours sharpening the axe.” – Abe Lincoln You’ve probably heard the story about the two woodcutters: Jim…

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Weightlifting Trumps Medicine?

Weightlifting Trumps Medicine?

Researchers at the University of Vermont (UV) recently discovered that after bouts of exercise and nutrition-education… 95% of patients reported: ‘Improved mood and self-esteem, with lower levels of anger, anxiety…

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Not Going your Way? Here's the Instant Fix

Not Going Your Way? Here’s the Instant Fix

“Every time I play, in my own mind I’m the favorite.” – Tiger Woods It’s amazing to talk to a person who is unhappy because of an event that occurred…

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How a Lobster Becomes ‘Top Dog’

If you bought the Mental Strength and Brain Chemistry program, you know Dr Brittany Rummel teaches about the four “feel-good” brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). And from this program you know ……

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How to Avoid a Personal Freakout

A freakout is a common term for losing control. It happens to everyone, at some point. But it does happen to some more than others. Everyone has witnessed a movie…

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5 Parts to the Athlete’s Core

Whether you are a competitive athlete, coach, competing at the boardroom or wanting to make more sales, this topic is crucial to your mental success. That’s because it’s about your…

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Try This Crazy Way to Improve Your Game

Your ability to concentrate could become: Your secret weapon After all, your inside world is a direct reflection of your outside world. Tighten up your concentration skills and your outside…

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How to Develop the Mind-Set of a Champion

Michael Phelps is the best Olympic swimmer of all time. He piled up 28 medals. 23 of them Gold. In a sport where milliseconds count, what made the difference in…

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Do This to Squash Fear, Doubt and Worry

“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.” – Robert Frost (1874-1963), winner of four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry and awarded the…

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2 Ways to Improve Your Focus and Concentration

Dictionary.com defines concentration as: The power of focusing one’s attention You probably know this already. Dictionary.com defines focus as: The quality of producing clear visual definition You are probably quite…

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How to ‘Get Too Busy’ Making Your Own News

Have you ever wondered what makes one person … Happy, positive and productive While another person under similar circumstances is … Negative and stuck, most of the time? Attitude really…

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Do this to Recover Faster, Improve Your Performance and Build Muscle

Today’s tip is another highly valuable topic. That’s because once you dial-in what works best for you, your mental strength and performance will get better and better. While today’s focus…

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Muscle is crucial for sports speed, power and … aging!?

As you know, we talk a lot about ‘mastery of the basics’. Topics such as self-talk, good sleep habits, eating a diet rich in omega 3’s, quality protein and training….

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Are you in the Top 14%

Are You in the Top 14%, Right Now?

1,500 firefighters were recently the subject of a fascinating study. (1) Researchers with Harvard Medical uncovered some startling, and rather humbling facts about the connection between serious health issues and…

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You Risk a 50% More-Likely Early Death Because of This?!

Have you ever wondered what makes some people perform at extremely high levels?   – While others easily ‘catch a cold’ when exposed to everyday germs? How can some adapt…

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Mental Strength and Brain Chemistry

What is Brain Chemistry Exactly … And Do You Have any Control?

You probably already know we have a wonderful library of the most awesome, cutting-edge programs with one focus: To help you be the best in your sport or career So,…

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How the Dalai Lama focuses on the Negative

We hit positive, proactive goal-setting hard. Almost as hard as he we hit self-talk. That’s because if you don’t set goals for yourself, someone else will set them for you….

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Does Food Change Your Mood?

Does food really affect your mood? You can certainly test this for yourself, if you haven’t already. Go eat a box of delicious macaroni-and-cheese and you might find yourself feeling…

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How to Gain the ‘Winner Effect’

Did you know the ‘winner effect’ may not be related to winning? Let me explain. First off, let’s define what the ‘winner effect’ is: Psychologists term the ‘winner effect’ as…

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A Surprisingly Easy Way to Elevate Your Game

At MentalStrength.com, our main goal is to … Help You Thrive That’s because as you elevate your game and do what the highest achievers do, you will find that the…

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Does green tea boost mental strength?

Does Green Tea Have Brain-Boosting Properties?

Green tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. (2) But is green tea the magical cure-all it’s cracked up to be? The Chinese…

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Exercise and mental strength

Exercise = Mental Strength?

Physical activity is your life-long secret weapon. That’s because it’s linked to mental health, functional muscles, disease fighters such as a reduction in free radicals, a healthy boost of antioxidants…

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Coffee and Mental Strength

Does Coffee Boost Mental Strength?

Could coffee offer the secret to better Mental Strength? Certainly Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts would love to think so. But, there may be more truth to this than once thought….

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Are You Annoyed with Teammates and Co-workers?

Everybody gets annoyed and frustrated. Especially when it comes to better performance, or lack of it: Double fault Dropped pass Strike-out Dropped call Someone is too loud in the background…

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You, Inc.

There is one specific skill you will probably spend the majority of your life developing. Its called: Your earning power. Let me explain. Let’s refer to your earning power as:…

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Keep it Simple Soldier (K.I.S.S.)

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…

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Seriously!? THIS is Stopping You?

As you know, we hit self-talk pretty hard. That’s because your self-talk carries a serious super power. Let me explain. A classic tactic to get in the head of your…

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Thrive With Mental Strength

We have been working on many amazing, positively life-changing programs. The purpose? – To ensure you are a cut above the competition. So you can perform better in virtually every…

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Five Life-Changing Mental Toughness Tips

Here’s a fun, life-changing tip. Well, five, actually. We regularly receive questions and comments from our awesome customers across the globe reporting that they are in shock because of the…

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Mental Strength and Brain Chemistry

Introducing the Mental Strength and Brain Chemistry Program

We recently finished an amazing, life-changing program with Dr. Brittany Rummel who has a Ph.D in cognition and a Masters and Bachelors in Biochemistry. The topic, as you probably guessed…

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Motivational Self Talk

Be Careful What You Say To Yourself… It Just Might Come True

One of our popular tweets (@4mentalstrength) is about self-talk. And that’s the topic for today. You see, what you tell yourself really does make a difference. Especially when it counts. In…

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Natural Brain Health

Your team at Mental Strength has been working very hard for you lately. You see, we regularly get questions from customers about all the brain-related supplements found at virtually every…

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The Man In the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt

The Man In The Arena by Theodore Roosevelt

Below is one of our favorite inspirational quotes. It’s hanging on our office wall. It serves as a reminder for us to focus forward – keeping our eye on the…

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Mental Strength Mastery Program

The Need for Mental Strength

“If you aren’t training for Mental Strength your performance will be limited before you even get started” Today, we would like to feature some Mental Strength testimonies. This is not…

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Mental Toughness and Why a Little Cockiness is a Good Thing

Mental Toughness and Why a Little Cockiness is a Good Thing

Mental Toughness is the ability to control one’s thoughts during competition.   More importantly, it is a way of thinking, a mental program, that delivers under the pressure of competition….

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Mental Strength Tip: Confidence Equals Concentration

Mental Strength Tip: Confidence Equals Concentration

I remember interviewing a world-renowned sport psychologist, Dr. Alan Goldberg. Dr. Goldberg worked with the UConn Huskies basketball team when they won the National Championship over Duke. Needless to say…

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Real-life fast-moving concentration

Ok, last week we built upon your concentration skills. Static concentration that is. Now, let’s move it. Literally. You developed your concentration skills while totally focused on every contour, color,…

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Mental Strength Handling Distractions

Handling Distractions, Part 2

You should now have a list of your responses to some of the common distractions affecting your play. Such as… Your violent outburst to the baby crying … or… You…

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If it is to be

If It Is To Be …

This message may offend some readers. It certainly isn’t intended to offend anyone. That is not our style. We only intend to uplift, never -ever to drag down. That’s because…

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Mental Strength Handling Distractions

Handling Distractions, Part 1

We always ‘get a kick’ out of golfers that can’t swing a club unless EVERYONE can hear a pin drop. While the ideal scenario is nice, is it the ‘real…

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Golf and Mental Imagery

You Don’t Have to Believe in Mental Imagery. It Works Anyway.

I recently read an interesting report by a leading sports psychologist. It details exactly why imagery works. … Imagery works because images are events to the body. To the body,…

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Visualize Success

Where NOT to Start

We get dozens of questions everyday. Since we can’t get to every question in our articles, let’s address the most frequently asked, which deals with gaining better performance through mental…

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Mental Strength Strategy: Breaking through a plateau

Mental Strength Strategy: 4 Steps to Breaking Through a Plateau

If you have been involved in business, working out, or in sports for any amount of time, you know what it feels like to reach a plateau.   You know,…

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Mental strength and self talk

Mental Toughness and How You Talk to Yourself

Today’s Valuable Topic: Mental Toughness and How You Talk to Yourself We get hundreds of emails from high performers, athletes and coaches asking us how to be more confident on…

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Crank up the dial

Your Mental Pictures

As you have been learning from our strategies on creating mental strength and toughness, your self-talk is largely responsible for your confidence level, self-doubt, and your performance in pretty much…

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Are you Lucky?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be “lucky”, while others just can’t get it together? There are real reasons you know. Luck doesn’t just happen. Those that…

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What is Your Definition of Mental Strength?

We are after your own, personal, deep down definition. It’s really the only definition that truly makes a difference in your life. Experts can give you input until we are…

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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…

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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…

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