Archive for the 'YouTube Videos' Category

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Exercise, ANY exercise is good…

I know this blog focuses primarily on elite athletic strategies and techniques, but the video below is a MUST WATCH to remind us all of the benefits of exercise.

If you have a family member or friend who is not exercising at all, make sure you send them a link to this blog post…

Thank you to Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours who forwarded this to me.

When you come across anything like this, “pay it forward” and send it to me so I can share it with others.

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Redefining sports – Take 2!

I previously blogged about redefining sports with an endzone touchdown flip that has to be seen to be believed… Today’s blog post is similar, this time involving an ice hockey player who headed a pass like a soccer/football player.

If the link doesn’t work, cut and paste this into your browser:

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/After-Daniel-Sedin-header-other-great-soccer-mo?urn=nhl-wp20539

What’s going on out there on the playing field?!?

Elite athletes are so gifted they are combining all kinds of skills and tricks maybe forgetting they have their cleats or skates on!

Fun stuff if you can do it!

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Redefining Sports

Every once in a while an athlete does something out of the ordinary that begs the question… Will this change the sport?

I always wondered why this tactic wasn’t used before to SCORE touchdowns when the celebration AFTERWARDS showed the ability to jump this high…

Time will tell if this will become “business as usual” on the gridiron and maybe even rugby field…

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Choking In Sport

Choking is one of those taboo words athletes shun at any cost.

There are a lot of theories and suppositions about the source or cause of choking.

I recently came across this video used by a US squash coach to explain to his team that choking is NOT in your genes – UNLESS you’re a goat.

What I liked about this is that it’s a visual cue you can use to prevent choking whenever you’re feeling stressed or under pressure – just remember… YOU’RE NOT A GOAT!

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Antimimeticisomorphism: A Golf Example

I know you always look forward to the antimimeticisomorphism series of blog posts, this one won’t disappoint.

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Now THIS Is Patience, Balance And Control

This YouTube video exemplifies what all athletes seek – master of one’s self with absolute patience, balance and self control.

This is a stage performance, but the lesson rings loud and clear for all those seeking peak performance in their chosen sport.

Provided, compliments of Karen Crawford.

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Never Give Up On Anyone

This video says it better than words can. Never, ever give up on anyone that has the heart and spirit of a TRUE CHAMPION.

Every day in my work as The Exponential Growth Strategist and a competitive squash player, I come across two types of people.

  • Champions – who constantly seek to improve to become the best they can be (winning is just the scorecard) and
  • “Non-champions” – wannabe, gonna-be-ers, people who aren’t willing to follow the 1 Percent Improvement Doctrine and yet still expect great results.

It’s simple: Success leaves clues. Coaches, Advisors and Mentors can help you achieve success faster and easier.

Get one that believes in you and don’t give up on yourself.

Because that’s the other lesson for today – there are people who believe in themselves NO MATTER WHAT and then there are others who give up at the first sign of struggle.

I see it every day with business people – sooo close to the “finish, touchdown” line and they give up – ON THEMSELVES.

That is the saddest day for me when I see that. Because that’s when it’s all over.

P.S.

A BIG “MERCI” to Andrew Powell in Montreal Canada for sending this to me!

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Roger Federer – Impossible Serve

Don’t get me wrong – Roger Federer is the all-time best tennis player, but this just can’t be for real. It’s just not possible to do it twice in a row… or is it?

Here’s a commercial – just for fun!

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Need a kick in the butt to get inspired?

Today’s post is an inspirational half-time speech by Al Pacino in the movie Any Given Sunday. It needs no introduction. The YouTube video says it all – life and sport (football in this case) is a game of inches – whoever is willing to fight for those inches will win the game of life.


Enjoy this courtesy of Andrew Powell of Montreal, Canada who forwarded this to me.

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Clear The Mechanism

This is a classic and says it all – “Clear The Mechanism” might not be catchy, but when you can do this, YOU are in TOTAL control, unstoppable, in the zone, the flow… At your ultimate very best. Learn to clear YOUR mechanism and watch what happens to your performance.

I recently competed at the 2009 World Masters Championships and ‘ALMOST’ had this mastered, but not quite – I know it’s one of my Next Best Steps to (excuse the pun) focus on. With bad refereeing (not biased, but just plain bad) this ability is paramount.

A friend who is a champion plays every point without distraction – like a ‘robot’ – totally in control. THAT is SELF MASTERY. That is the Mindset Of A Champion. This video is what I use to get into the ‘ZONE’.

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