“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.”

As you know, yesterday I had a bit of drama as I had a book signing at the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference and no books. It worked out, but not without a lot of stress on my end. Someone from the USTA was nice enough to go to the US Open bookstore and pick up thirty books and bring them to the Grand Hyatt for my book signing at 1:30pm yesterday.

I was quite stressed before my talk at 11:15am, but did a little meditation to get in the zone. I was fine. I think my talk went well and sold quite a few books at the signing.

I did have to go back to Princeton last night to pick up more books, but it could have been worse. My positive mindset helped.

Today, I am going to listen to Allen Fox speak at 8:30am and then heading over to the Open to do a book signing at the US Open bookstore (near Court 10), just before Billie Jean King.

I will be sure to post an update and photos tomorrow…

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Pintu “Bean” Patel in Midland, Michigan. Happy Birthday to my favorite Indian British tennis pro.

Have you ever seen those people who work out at the gym all the time? They lift weights to try and get bigger and bigger? They think that what they really want is to have the best body. To have biceps bigger than my head.

But then they can’t bend over to tie their own shoes.

They are too tired at the end of the day to spend with their family.

Now don’t get me wrong, strength training is great and has its benefits, but there is something missing…


What we ultimately want is more energy.

How do we get more energy? Here’s how I do it…

1. Drink a lot of water – The slightest drop in water level affects your energy level. I drink reverse osmosis water from Whole Foods.

2. Eat real food – Eat mostly seasonal fruits and vegetables, cut back on red meat and consume whole wheat carbohydrates instead of white bread, white rice and potatoes. EAT AT HOME!

3. Do what you love – If you love your job, it won’t be work. If you incorporate things you enjoy into your schedule, you will be happier, and more energized.

4. Help others – The best way to motivate yourself is to motivate others. There are very few things that will give you more energy than the satisfaction that you made a difference in someone else’s life, and the world.

5. Have gratitude – When you stop focusing on material objects and all the things you want, and start appreciating all the amazing things you already have, like your health, family and friends, you instantly increase your energy.

Below are a few great quotes on energy.

“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”

“Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?”

“And what is a man without energy? Nothing – nothing at all.”

“If people around you aren’t going anywhere, if their dreams are no bigger than hanging out on the corner, or if they’re dragging you down, get rid of them. Negative people can sap your energy so fast, and they can take your dreams from you, too.”

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to Bernie in the UK…safe trip to Zimbabwe.

A young woman successfully achieved a considerable weight loss-here is what she did: She pictured explicitly the weight she wanted to reach by a certain age. Each time she was tempted, she estimated how long it would take her to eat the gooey desserts, chocolates, or other rich food. Then she thought how happy she would feel after those few minutes she had not eaten it. For the first time she began to experience the thrill of self-mastery. At bedtime, she ran over her temptations mentally and added up all the fattening things she had not eaten that day. Eagerly, she looked forward to topping her record the next day. She achieved her weight goal. And she held it, too.

From Have a Great Day by Norman Vincent Peale.

Do you think this only applies to weight loss?

Of course not. Apply this strategy to sports, sales or school and you will get closer to peak performance.

Listen to Ed Tseng on Heal Yourself Talk Radio with Rebbekah White and top sports psychologist, Dr. John F. Murray…


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…