The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure with Dr. Hank Weisinger, New York Times Bestselling Author and Psychologist

A world-renowned psychologist, Dr. Hank Weisinger is the Author of the New York Times Bestseller Performing Under Pressure and his most recent book that we focus on in this episode is The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure. Dr. Hank has also written several other books including Emotional Intelligence at Work, The Power of Positive Criticism, The Genius…

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What We Need to Know about Neuroscience with Dr. John Molidor, CSP, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University

Have you ever wondered how your brain really works, how it sometimes drifts away, or why you sometimes talk to yourself? In this podcast, we will translate some of the brain science into applicable, doable, and easily implemented steps for higher performance. Dr. John B. Molidor, CSP, works with individuals, leaders, and organizations to understand how their brains…

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Dominate the Controllables

As humans, our default is to focus on the uncontrollables. It is much easier to blame, complain, and make excuses than to take a close look in the mirror and examine ourselves and our actions.  In this episode, Cindra talks about the foundation of performance – focusing on what you can control and how to do…

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What Do You Need to Believe About Yourself?

In this episode, we talk about getting clear on your own vision and then deciding the beliefs you need to adopt about yourself to make that vision happen.   Power Phrase this Week: “I think “I am…” to help me reach my goals and dreams.”  Quote of the Week: “You have the power to change your thoughts and…

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Legends are Made with Grit

Grit has been described as the number #1 predictor of long-term success. We all need to develop our grit to be successful. To do so, you can consider what are you working towards long-term? What will take years and years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice to develop? And then, remember you will experience plenty…

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When to Take a Step Back

Today we talk about when we can be too gritty. We discuss Simone Biles, the USA gymnast, who withdrew from the Olympic All-American competition. As Simone said, our “physical health is mental health.” To ensure we are not pushing too hard, we can listen to our mind and body, care for ourselves, and engage in…

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Thriving on the Big Stage

On the podcast this week, we discuss how to thrive on “the big stage” in the moments that are important to us. It is natural to feel pressure in these moments. We feel pressure when the outcome is important to us and the outcome is uncertain. You can’t live a life without pressure. The key is…

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Train Your Mind Like an Olympian

Today in this episode, Dr. Cindra who works with several Olympians, talks about how we each need to train our mind like an Olympian. Training your mind like an Olympian includes believing in your potential, and believing anything is possible. Research also confirms that importance of preplanning our self-talk for moments we feel pressure. What…

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How Breathing Calms Your Brain

The present moment is the only place peak performance is possible. Breathing deliberately is important to your mindset because it allows you to remain in the present moment and reduces your stress, anxiety, and anger.  Breathing deliberately also improves memory and awareness. Dr. Cindra talks about how to count with your breathing because this helps you…

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