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Getting into “The Zone”

Sam Obitz / July 26th, 2018 / No Comments »

Being in “The Zone” implies increased focus and attention which allow for higher levels of performance. It often includes a feeling where you appear to be seeing things in slow motion. Others describe it as forgetting themselves and being completely

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Some Common Pre-Game Mistakes (Made by Friends, Family and even Coaches)

Sam Obitz / June 28th, 2018 / No Comments »

When I attend a sporting event, whether it’s a little league game or a professional contest (and all levels in between), I see many people undercutting their athlete’s preparation. I’m not talking about members of the opposing team, but rather

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Time to Review a Couple of Always Relevant Blog Entries

Sam Obitz / May 31st, 2018 / No Comments »

Summer’s fast approaching so I figured it would be a good time to look back and take time to review things. Here are two blogs (below) for you to read or re-read: A lot of people go into vacation mode

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Why Goodwill Is Vital to Success

Sam Obitz / April 26th, 2018 / No Comments »

When I originally got the idea for this blog entry, I was thinking in terms of success in business, as a result of three lackluster experiences I recently had with customer service at three different businesses. Then, when I sat

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Why People Invest in Peak Performance Coaches

Sam Obitz / March 29th, 2018 / No Comments »

Obviously, there are many different things that can spur someone to invest in a Peak Performance coach, but they all boil down to the same basic reason: to get better quicker. If you want to become more efficient, break through

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Being Referred to as ‘Talented’ is Demeaning (part 8)

Sam Obitz / February 22nd, 2018 / No Comments »

One of the sad hard truths of life is that people love to hire and be around people they perceive to be “naturals.” Naturals can easily be interchanged with talented or gifted. There are many problems with this and not

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How Do You View Your Mistakes or Failures?

Sam Obitz / January 25th, 2018 / No Comments »

Do you take them personally and conclude you are not as good as you thought you were? Do you beat yourself up and languish in pain and misery over them? Or even worse, do you use them as reasons to

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Even More Advice Regarding New Year’s Resolutions

Sam Obitz / December 21st, 2017 / No Comments »

For the past seven years I have written entries on why New Year’s resolutions fail and how to get better results. I highly suggest that you take a look at all of them before reading this article (or after if

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The Importance of Gratitude

Sam Obitz / November 23rd, 2017 / No Comments »

I don’t know many people who would argue against the value of giving thanks, so on the surface it would appear that I am simply preaching to the choir here. It’s easy to be thankful for all the blessings we

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Professional Sports and Ivy League Schools

Sam Obitz / October 26th, 2017 / No Comments »

Many high school athletes pick a university based on the likelihood that the one they choose will enhance their chance of having a professional career. Similarly, many high school students pick a school based on the likelihood of it helping

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