Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category


Sam Obitz / June 29th, 2024 / No Comments »

Procrastinating is so common in society that you have likely heard people joking about it. I often (jokingly) tell my clients who have a problem with procrastinating that they would benefit from attending a support group meeting for procrastinators, but

Read More


Sam Obitz / June 1st, 2024 / No Comments »

The two blogs I am bringing the spotlight back onto today are in honor of the great basketball player and wonderfully unique human being, Bill Walton, who passed last week. They are both from my series on how being called

Read More

Why “1% Better Every Day” is Not a Good Strategy

Sam Obitz / April 28th, 2024 / No Comments »

Like many things on the internet and social media, the mantra of getting 1% better every day sounds great. It is catchy, and even uses impressive math to assert the benefits you will receive. It’s an easy concept to grasp

Read More

Decision Making and Peak Performance – Part 2

Sam Obitz / March 28th, 2024 / No Comments »

In my previous blog on this subject, I focused on how athletes benefit from automating their thinking to prevent their thinking/decision-making from inhibiting their performance. In this entry, I will focus on decisions made off of the court or field,

Read More

Decision Making and Peak Performance – Part 1

Sam Obitz / February 27th, 2024 / No Comments »

One often overlooked aspect of peak performance is how you make decisions. Whenever you consciously make a decision that takes longer than an instant, you are NOT performing at your peak. In short, if you are thinking you are guaranteed

Read More

The Link Between Sleep and Mental Health: How to Improve Both

Sam Obitz / January 30th, 2024 / No Comments »

Sleep and mental health are two essential components of our overall well-being that are closely linked. The quality of our sleep can have a profound impact on our mental health and vice versa. In this blog, we will explore the

Read More


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

This year I am sharing the most simplified and effective way that I know, to achieve a goal or stick to a resolution. 1) Pick just ONE goal or resolution to achieve. 2) Make a step by step plan, so

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More
Page 1 of 2412345»1020...Last »