In his wonderful new book, The Way Of The Champion, sports psychologist and colleague Jerry Lynch outlines and teaches the personal and behavioral characteristics that lead to winning, both in and outside of sports. The Tao or “way” of real champions is very basic and powerful, yet not that easy to implement for many athletes.
IN THIS ISSUE: For the past 6 years I have been working very closely with Dr. David Grand, a Long Island, NY clinician and trauma & performance expert. My work with David has completely revolutionized how I view and work with athletes’ repetitive performance problems like choking, slumps, “the yips,” incapacitating and seemingly inexplicable fears as well as the maddening problem of always performing better in practice than in competition. Dr.
IN THIS ISSUE: A few months ago I got a panicked call from the mother of a very talented 16 year old athlete. The woman was quite alarmed because, “all of a sudden, out of the clear blue” her son wanted to quit his sport. She explained to me, “here’s a kid who is ranked both nationally and internationally, and who’s one of the up and coming talents in his sport and he wants to quit? I just don’t get it.
IN THIS ISSUE: “The wonderfully, wild, way whacked-out world of WINNING and ALL THINGS COMPETITIVE.” To start, let’s take a quick tour through our sports cliché archives: It’s always best to be the best; If you can’t be “numero uno,” then you’re nothing; Winning is everything – Winning is the only thing; A winner never quits and a quitter never wins; If you don’t come in first you might as well come in last; To win is to succeed – to lose is to fail; You win or you lose – There is no in between; And my very favorite, (drum roll please) ..... “When you