Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category

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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The Other Side of Fundamental Attribution Errors

Sam Obitz / September 28th, 2017 / No Comments »

I previously wrote about the problems of hiring people of high character and the danger of making the fundamental attribution error. In that article, I focused on how people of high character in one area are perceived as being of

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Signs of Trouble and Signs of Hope (in Teams)

Sam Obitz / August 31st, 2017 / No Comments »

I have worked with players and coaches of many teams that have undergone a regime change while I was working with them. As a result, I have been fortunate enough to have an inside view of many of the dynamics

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Answering a Coach’s Question about Excuses vs. Reasons

Sam Obitz / July 27th, 2017 / No Comments »

An assistant football coach who was mired in a difficult situation last fall, read my article entitled: The Choices You Make, Make You which was about the necessity of not falling into the trap of making excuses and learning to

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