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Katy Perry-a Pop Star who has Failed Many Times

As she discussed on Sunday Morning on CBS, Katy Perry was a failure initially. Katy said that her stint as a Christian rock artist was a dismal failure. Then she got signed by a few other secular labels that also ended up as failures. Then Capital Records signed her and changed her name from Katy Hudson to Katy Perry and altered her sound and look and the rest is history-She is now one of the most famous people on the planet.

But Katy Perry’s story shows us that many people who  became succesful had many failures along the way.

If you are not as successful as you would like to be, remember that it takes time and patience and a little luck to make it big. But failure is part of the gig.

Dr.Gregg Steinberg is a sport psychologist to many professional athletes, motivational speaker, business keynote speaker and leadership trainer and sales trainer. To see more about mental toughness strategies and going Full throttle in your sales, business and life, go to www.drgreggsteinberg.com and see his new book, Full Throttle : 122 Strategies to supercharge your energy and performance at work on amazon.com. To see more about his coaching go to http://tinyurl.com/yemlfs8 and to see his products go to http://tinyurl.com/yjk5q6x

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Coach John Wooden and his legacy

As a keynote speaker, I have used so many of Coach John Wooden sayings and his stories. He was much more than just a basketball coach, he was an inspirational leader. One of my favorite sayings from John Wooden is “Failure is not failure unless it is failure to change”. One of my favorite stories is that his first lesson of every season was how to put on your socks correctly, because if you did not put onyour socks correctly-then you would get blisters and then you could not practice or play. John Wooden knew what was important and he will be missed!

Dr.Gregg Steinberg is a sport psychologist to many professional athletes, motivational speaker, business keynote speaker and leadership trainer and sales trainer. To see more about mental toughness strategies and going Full throttle in your sales, business and life, go to www.drgreggsteinberg.com and see his new book, Full Throttle on amazon.com. To see more about his coaching go to http://tinyurl.com/yemlfs8 and to see his products go to http://tinyurl.com/yjk5q6x

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Heroes and risk taking

As a sports psychologist and keynote speaker, I am looking for great stories and messages-Here is one. Memorial Day just passed and with it goes our memories to all the heroes in the military-The men and women who take risks everyday.

While their lives are usually not the same as risk taking in business, there are many parallels.Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks who made billions on taking risks with new enterprises. Cuban mentioned that his life takes on a different hue when he is engaged in risk taking endeavors.

We have all heard it before-We must take risks to succeed-but I would also add that we should have a plan for your risk taking strategies-While it is important to leap, make sure you have a plan when you land!

Dr.Gregg Steinberg is a sport psychologist to many professional athletes, motivational speaker, business keynote speaker and leadership trainer and sales trainer. To see more about mental toughness strategies and going Full throttle in your sales, business and life, go to www.drgreggsteinberg.com and see his new book, Full Throttle on amazon.com. To see more about his coaching go to http://tinyurl.com/yemlfs8 and to see his products go to http://tinyurl.com/yjk5q6x

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Steroids for the Mind?

As a keynote business speaker and sports psychologist, I look for stories that I can tell at my seminars and to my clients. Here is one: On the show 60 minutes, they did a story in which college students are using drugs for ADHD such as Adderall and Ritalin to focus better. These drugs are stimulants which can make some people focus better. But is it fair? This is like some athletes doing anabolic steroids while others are not. Colleges should begin to think about banning Adderall and Ritalin, and perhaps random drug testing of college students for such drugs. That would be very difficult, but if we do nothing at all. we may seem an epidemic of drug users who use Ritalin and Adderall. Do we really want this?

Dr.Gregg Steinberg is a sport psychologist to many professional athletes, motivational speaker, business keynote speaker and leadership trainer and sales trainer. To see more about mental toughness strategies and going Full throttle in your sales, business and life, go to www.drgreggsteinberg.com and see his new book, Full Throttle on amazon.com. To see more about his coaching go to http://tinyurl.com/yemlfs8 and to see his products go to http://tinyurl.com/yjk5q6x

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Apolo Ohno lets denial be his friend

As a business speaker and business keynote speaker, I am always looking for a great life lesson, Here is one:   Apolo Ohno was disqualified in the 500m race tonight at the Winter Olympics. Afterward, Apolo told Chris Collingsworth that that he should not have been DQ and more importantly, he said the judge (who was Canadian) was biased. Apolo’s DQ allowed the canadian skater, who fell in the race to win Bronze. Apolo had his hand on the Canadian’s hip and then he fell-causing his disqualification.

Why did Apolo blame the judge and not take responsibility? Are we not told to take responsibility for our actions?

In sport, as in life, denial can be our friend, at times. If we deny our responsibility for a failure, and blame others, as Apolo did-this mental strategy can keep our confidence. Apolo had the relay in just a few hours after the 500m race-he needed to keep his confidence-Denial says to us “it is not me-it is them” and this mental strategy helps to keep our confidence when needed.

People in sales can use this strategy to keep their confidence. When failure happens, as it does time and time again in sales, blaming others  can help maintain our confidence. Sometimes, there is no obvious reason why a sale fell through-some times it just happens. In this case, don’t take the blame.

But if you know your actions caused the failure, then take the responsibility and improve your shortcomings. However, if no exact answer is apparant, then do what Apolo did and use denial as your friend-it may help increase your speed to excellence!

To learn more about mastering our emotions, please see Full Throttle on amazon.com.

Dr. Gregg Steinberg is a sport psychologist to many professional athletes, motivational speaker, business keynote speaker and sales training speaker. To see more about mental toughness strategies and going Full throttle in your sales, business and life, go to www.drgreggsteinberg.com and see his new book, Full Throttle on amazon.com. To see more about his coaching go to http://tinyurl.com/yemlfs8 and to see his products go to http://tinyurl.com/yjk5q6x

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Joannie Rochette wins the bronze by mastering her emotions

As a business speaker and business keynote speaker,  I am always looking for a great examples that help us become more successful in our lives. Here is one:

Canada’s Joannie Rochette gave a brilliant performance in the long program and came away with a bronze medal. Although her mother had died just a few days before, she mastered her pain and emotions and performed brilliantly.

 In most cases those emotions would be overwelming and incapacitating-they were for Speed skater Dan Jansen who fell twice in the 1988 Olympic games-Dan had learned about his sister dying the day of one of his skating competition and he could not handle the emotions-as most of us could not.

But Joannie Rochette turned those feelings of grief into an emotional masterpiece on the ice. She had mastered her emotions and used them to her benefit-and I am sure her mother would have been very proud that she continued to skate in the program.

We can learn a lot from Joannie Rochette-in business and in life. When we master our emotions, we master our world. Our emotions drive the engine-we either control them or we become their slave. Joannie controlled her emotions in an extremely tough situation. In business, there are many tough situations, that we must control and master our emotions to be successful-such as remaining calm under pressure as well as finding joy in adversity. When we do that-we will be happier and much more successful.

Find your path, make the commitment, enjoy the journey-Dr. Gregg

To learn more about masterng our emotions, please see Full Throttle on amazon.com.

Dr. Gregg Steinberg is a sport psychologist to many professional athletes, motivational speaker, business keynote speaker and sales training speaker. To see more about mental toughness strategies and going Full throttle in your sales, business and life, go to www.drgreggsteinberg.com and see his new book, Full Throttle on amazon.com. To see more about his coaching go to http://tinyurl.com/yemlfs8 and to see his products go to http://tinyurl.com/yjk5q6x

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Ice Skater Joannie Rochette masters her emotions

Canada’s Joannie Rochette gave a brilliant performance in the short program last night in the Olympics, although her mother had died just a few days before. In most cases those emotions would be overwelming and incapacitating-they were for Speed skater Dan Jansen who fell twice in the 1988 Olympic games-Dan had learned about his sister dying the day of one of his skating competition and he could not handle the emotions-as most of us could not.

But Joannie Rochette turned those feelings of grief into an emotional masterpiece on the ice. She had mastered her emotions and used them to her benefit-and I am sure her mother would have been very proud that she continued to skate in the program.

We can learn a lot from Joannie Rochette-in business and in life. When we master our emotions, we master our world. Our emotions drive the engine-we either control them or we become their slave. Joannie controlled her emotions in an extremely tough situation. In business, there are many tough situations, that we must control and master our emotions to be successful-such as remaining calm under pressure as well as finding joy in adversity. When we do that-we will be happier and much more successful.

Find your path, make the commitment, enjoy the journey-Dr. Gregg

To learn more about masterng our emotions, please see Full Throttle on amazon.com.

Dr. Gregg Steinberg is a sport psychologist to many professional athletes, motivational speaker, business keynote speaker and sales training speaker. To see more about mental toughness strategies and going Full throttle in your sales, business and life, go to www.drgreggsteinberg.com and see his new book, Full Throttle on amazon.com.

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