Ed Tseng interviews Paolo Colandrea, the “Mystery Man” from the final episode of The Sopranos at his restaurant in Penndel, Pennsylvania.


Enjoy my first video blog with the great Bob Ryland, Arthur Ashe’s hero, and the first black professional tennis player, at his home in New York City.


Don’t read this message unless you are about to do something important…

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“If it is to be it is up to me.”
-author unknown

“Opportunity’s favorite disguise is trouble.”

“Clear your mind of can’t”

“People are like teabags. You don’t see their true strength until they’re in hot water.”
-author unknown

“Winners do what losers don’t want to do, especially when they need to do it.”


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Tocoloshi Zim in the UK.

How do you see yourself?

Do you think you are capable of becoming a great athlete, son/daughter, employee, musician, husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?

Here’s a secret…

You can only get as high as your self-image.

If you think you are on the right track, and have the belief that you can do good things and attain greatness, you have the right mindset.

Let me explain it this way…

A new salesperson was given a one-hundred-square mile radius in which to sell tennis racquets. The first year, he generated $20,000 worth of business. The company was so pleased that they doubled the salesperson’s area the next year. But, the salesperson still only sold $20,000 worth of tennis racquets. The company was not happy, so they cut his area to half of its original size. That year the salesperson still sold $20,000 worth of racquets.

Why did this happen?

Because the salesperson had a $20,000-a-year self-concept, or self-image.

Sports, relationships, and school work the same way…

So you can only get as high as your self-image.

Remember, there are two types of people in the world. The two-percenters and the 98-percenters.

The two-percenters are all the successful people in the world.

The 98-percenters are everyone else.

The difference between the two is that the 98-percenters wait until they do something great, or win a tournament before they act like winners.

The two-percenters acted like winners before they ever won anything.

Act like the person you want to become and pretty soon you will become the person that you are acting like.

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great DeSean Fennell…congratulations on your recent tournament win!

“Give to the world the best you have
And the best will come back to you.”
-Catharine Wright

“There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

“Happiness is the only good,
The time to be happy is now.
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.”
-Bob Ingersoll

“It doesn’t do any harm to dream, providing you get up and hustle when the alarm goes off.”
-author unknown

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”
-Benjamin E. Mays

“Any goal is attainable if you believe it is, and you do a little bit every day to get closer to that goal.”
-Ed Tseng

Thanks for reading.

Be sure to checkout Ed Tseng and “Game. Set. Life.” in Sports Illustrated…


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Marcia Frost.

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”
-Stan Smith

“It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.”
-Lillian Hellman

“Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.”
-Christian Bovee

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
-Henry David Thoreau

Thanks for reading.