A Deal With Demons

High performers face a deal with their demons. Specifically, the more they want something and strive towards, the more their demons will surface. The doubts, the worries, the anxiety, the rage. They’re the other side of the coin. There is, of course, a plethora of advice out there, detailing the use of mental skills asContinue reading “A Deal With Demons”

How Guinness Adverts Can Help You OWN Those “Choice Points” In Life

Love a Guiness advert, I do. But before that, a short story: An athlete once expressed a simple frustration: I should go to X and compete, but I’d rather do Y. We spent time unpicking why he thinks he should go to X (the event) and of course the usual reasons came up.  The main one:Continue reading “How Guinness Adverts Can Help You OWN Those “Choice Points” In Life”

A note on self esteem.

Overly positive self help books that promote positive thinking as a panacea for all human woes can be grating (think, “The Secret”). But the jotion of self esteem posited by Nahon and Lander (2005) is one that sticks. They suggest that self esteem is a global rating of the self and stems from having selfContinue reading “A note on self esteem.”