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PPP 018 TANYON STURTZE, FORMER NEW YORK YANKEES RELIEF PITCHER

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, Ed chats with Tanyon Sturtze, former setup man for Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees. In this exclusive interview, you will hear Ed and Tanyon talk about:
  • The mental game in baseball (and life)
  • The mind of Mariano Rivera
  • The character of Derek Jeter
  • What challenges Tanyon and other elite athletes face
  • And much more!

For more on Tanyon, follow him on Twitter @Sturtze56

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MESSAGE #1458 THE CAPTAIN

“It’s not that difficult to run; to give it 100 percent, it’s effort. You don’t have to have talent to give effort.”—Derek Jeter

MESSAGE #1445 DEREK SANDERSON JETER

Congrats to Derek Jeter, the 28th man to reach 3,000 hits and the first Yankee to do so. The following quote puts it best…

I’ve seen him since the Fall League when I think he was 19 years old. He’s still the same kid. A little different haircut, but always plays the game right. He always treats people right and he tries to beat your brains out. That’s a good way to go about things.
—Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

MESSAGE #1438 DEREK JETER GETS NERVOUS!

Today, Derek Jeter made a rehab start in Trenton with the Yankees’ Double A affiliate, Trenton Thunder.

Guess what?

Jeter couldn’t sleep last night—he was nervous!

What does this mean? It means if a future Hall of Fame baseball player gets nervous, it’s okay if you get nervous.

The secret?

You don’t have to ACT nervous.

Enjoy my photos of the day…








MESSAGE #1437 EVEN KEEL…

Well, it’s official, Derek Jeter is in Trenton, so it only makes sense to talk baseball.

I just finished reading Shawn Green’s new book, “The Way of Baseball” and enjoyed it thoroughly.

One of the things that stood out most was his after at-bat routine.

Whether Green hit a home run or made an out, when he took off his batting gloves, the at-bat was over.

He let it go.

Good or bad.

In other words, you shouldn’t get too high or too low.

Once that happens, the ego is involved and you are out of the present moment and cannot reach peak performance.

In competition, you either win or you learn, and regardless of the result, you need to let it go and get ready for the next round/at-bat/shot/point/stroke.

Simple—yes.

Easy—no.

MESSAGE #1436 HOW YOU CAN BE LIKE DEREK JETER


Derek Jeter, the Captain of the New York Yankees, is all the buzz here in Trenton, New Jersey, as he is scheduled to make two rehab appearances for the Double A Trenton Thunder this weekend. And whether you like him or not, you have to admit he is a class-act.

I like that.

You know what I like even more? Jeter’s attitude. Here’s a quote of his I recently came across on Twitter…

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

You don’t have to be closing in on 3,000 hits to have the same attitude as Jeter. And you can start right now.

Ed Tseng
Director of Mental Conditioning
Monroe Sports Center
609.558.1077
ed@edtseng.com

MESSAGE #1371 QUITTERS NEVER WIN

Michael Jordan got cut from his high school basketball team.

Thomas Edison failed over 10,000 times when trying to invent the lightbulb.

Derek Jeter started his professional baseball career so poorly that he called home nearly every night crying.

Did Michael Jordan give up?

No.

Did Thomas Edison give up?

No.

Did Derek Jeter give up?

No.

Did Elmer McAllister give up?

You don’t know who Elmer McAllister is?!?

That’s because he gave up.

MESSAGE #1327 KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL

In the image above, Derek Jeter is keeping his eye on the ball.

In your life, whether in sports, sales or school, you need to keep your eye on the ball. Stay focused on what you are doing, and do one thing at a time. When you are eating…eat. When you are practicing…practice. When you are studying…study.

Let me tell you a story…

A young boy traveled across Japan to the school of a famous martial arts master.

“What do you wish from me?” the master asked.

“I wish to be your student and become the finest karateka in the land,” the boy replied.

“How long must I study?”

“Ten years at least,” the master answered.

“Ten years is a long time,” said the boy.

“What if I studied twice as hard as all your other students?”

“Twenty years,” replied the master.

“Twenty years! What if I practice day and night with all my effort?”

“Thirty years,” was the master’s reply.

“How is it that each time I say I will work harder, you tell me that it will take longer?” the boy asked.

“The answer is clear. When one eye is fixed upon your destination, there is only one eye left with which to find the Way.”

MESSAGE #1182 THE BEST PITCHER DOESN’T WIN

So tonight I’m heading up to the Bronx for Game 3 of the ALCS, Yankees versus the Rangers.

Andy Pettitte versus Cliff Lee.

Cliff Lee is a great pitcher. He is 6-0 in postseason play. Everyone is expecting the Yankees to lose.

One thing that I know, is that NOTHING is a guarantee in sports (and life).

The best pitcher (or team for that matter) doesn’t win.

The pitcher (or team) that PLAYS best wins.

Records don’t matter. Reputations don’t matter.

As a matter of fact, Derek Jeter said, “Reputation doesn’t win games. You still have to go out there and pitch.”

It’s all about who performs better on that day.

It all starts at 8:07pm tonight.

MESSAGE #1166


In Derek Jeter’s professional debut in the minor leagues, he played a doubleheader and went 0 for 7 with five strikeouts.

He doubted himself.

But he didn’t show it. Nobody knew.

He continued to work hard and he persisted.

Challenges can make or break you.

In fact, William Arthur Ward once said, “Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.”

How do you react in challenging situations?