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Writing Checks, You Cannot Cash

Sam Obitz / November 30th, 2023 / No Comments »

How do you feel when someone writes you a check that bounces? Does it make you trust the person who wrote the check more or less? If you are like most people, when this happens to you, it forces you

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How to Use Anger to Your Advantage

Sam Obitz / October 31st, 2023 / No Comments »

If you read my previous blog, ‘One of the Most Prevalent Misconceptions Among Athletes,’ you likely now realize that the belief that anger fuels improved performance is a misperception in your brain. The improved performance comes from the increased focus

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One of the Most Prevalent Misconceptions Among Athletes

Sam Obitz / September 29th, 2023 / No Comments »

Most people experience an uptick in their performance when they become angry. I’d be rich if I had a dollar for every athlete who has not just told me but exclaimed that they play better when angry. I will be

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The Simple Reason Why Most People Fail to Improve

Sam Obitz / August 29th, 2023 / No Comments »

It’s because they gravitate towards comfort! Most people will avoid discomfort with a passion reserved for very few other things in life. This is why you see people in your life put off changes they know they need to make

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What is More Important to You; Success or Your Ego?

Sam Obitz / July 29th, 2023 / No Comments »

Many misconceptions are floating around about both Success and Ego. The most common one is that they go together, as in you can’t have success without an ego, and you cannot have an ego if you are unsuccessful. Although we

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Time To Revisit Some Old Blogs

Sam Obitz / June 30th, 2023 / No Comments »

The first one originally appeared here in March of 2018. This blog was inspired by a question I get all of the time: WHY DO PEOPLE INVEST IN PEAK PERFORMANCE COACHES? The short answer that I give is, to get

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Good Parenting Requires/Involves Great Leadership – Part 5 (Soft Skills)

Sam Obitz / May 31st, 2023 / No Comments »

Some of the topics covered in my previous articles on parenting include the importance of modeling & teaching children self-control, the necessity for parents to challenge their children and allow them to fail, the importance of interacting with your children

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The “Performance Bonus Myth”

Sam Obitz / April 28th, 2023 / No Comments »

Contrary to popular belief, the awarding of performance bonuses does not generally improve team or business performance. Many will argue that before they had a bonus structure in place, their sales numbers or statistics were not as good as they

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The Sports Team’s Bubble (Echo Chamber)

Sam Obitz / March 31st, 2023 / No Comments »

In the sports world, it is easy for teams to get caught up in an echo chamber, or what I call living inside a bubble. An echo chamber is an environment where people are surrounded by information and opinions that

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Building an Effective Morning Routine

Sam Obitz / February 28th, 2023 / No Comments »

How you start your day sets the tone for the rest of it. A morning routine can help you stay organized, increase productivity, and reduce stress. I always say that a bad day usually starts with a bad morning. There

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