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PPP 025 Spiritual Peak Performance

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, Ed sits down in New York City for an intimate conversation with Preethaji, co-founder of the One World Academy. Preethaji is a meditation master who has taught thousands of people how to improve their well-being and improve performance in all walks of life, including Anthony Robbins. In this exclusive interview, Ed and Preethaji discuss:

  • How meditation and understanding how the mind works can help with peak performance
  • The two states of mind from which people operate
  • The zone and how it is easier to access than most think
  • Why most of the world suffers and how we can overcome a lack of happiness and confidence, and do our best when it means the most

For more on One World Academy:

http://www.oneworldacademy.com

Instagram: @oneworldacademy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneWorldAcademy

Pre-Competition Mental Game Talk…

In this video, Ed chats with a tennis player before her high school match. In this behind-the-scenes look, Ed talks with Sydney about the mental game, what goes on in her mind before and during a match, and how the principles that Ed teaches are very different than traditional sport psychology and mental training approaches.

 

For information about how you can work with Ed, email: ed@edtseng.com or call 609.558.1077.

PPP 024 Triathlete Pedro Gomes

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, Ed interviews one of the top endurance athletes (COMPRESSPORT USA) in the world, Pedro Gomes. In this exclusive interview, Ed and Pedro discuss:

  • How Pedro went from a non-athlete for most of his life and playing Nintendo to one of the top athletes in the world
  • Do elite athletes like Pedro Gomes get insecure? If so, how do they deal with it?
  • How elite athletes overcome lack of motivation
  • Pedro’s favorite quote: “On easy days, go easy. On hard days, go hard.”

For more on Pedro:

www.pedro-gomes.com

Twitter: @krepster

Instagram: @krepster

Facebook: facebook.com/PedroGomesTriathlon

PPP 023 MATT NOKES

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, Ed has an exclusive interview with Matt Nokes, Major League baseball player, All-Star, and Silver Slugger.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What it takes to become a world-class athlete
  • The secret to Matt’s success
  • The best advice Matt Nokes ever received
  • The one thing that changed his whole career
  • How anyone can become world-class at whatever they do
  • And much more!

For more on Matt, visit: www.mattnokes.com

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PPP 021 CHANDLER PARR, PRO SURFER AND MODEL

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In this anxiously-awaited episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, Ed sits down with pro surfer and model, Chandler Parr for an intimate conversation about pro surfing, modeling, and living your best life.

What you’ll learn:

  • The life of a professional surfer
  • The life of a professional model
  • What separates the good from the great
  • Does pro surfer and model Chandler Parr get insecure or nervous?

All this and more in this exclusive interview.

For more on Chandler, follow her…

On Twitter: @channieparr

On Instagram: @channieparr

 

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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 #1656 HAPPY PI DAY!

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Well, it’s Pi Day again (3.14), March 14 here in Princeton, New Jersey. It is also the great Albert Einstein’s 134th birthday, a former Princetonian. All over town there are math contests, pi eating contests, tours and Einstein look-alikes.

I know what you’re thinking…what does this have to do with me?

EVERYTHING.

Most people would call Albert Einstein a genius.

Not Albert.

Here’s how he saw himself…

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

When things go wrong, do you get frustrated or fascinated? Do you get irritated or intrigued?

Small children are curious. Everything is full of wonder and excitement to them. And they tend to stay in the present moment.

My friend, Garret Kramer once told me on the phone, “A lot of people say, ‘Live today as if it were your last.’ I say, live today as if it were your FIRST.”

I really like that.

If you live today as if it were your first, you would see and experience things with fresh eyes. You are more in the moment, have more satisfaction, and perform at a higher level. Your mind is clear and you have access to your wisdom, instincts and intuition.

Many people live in the past, and look for the answers in the past. You won’t find them there.

Here’s another Einstein quote…

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

ST = SR (Same Thinking = Same Results)

NT = NR (New Thinking = New Results)

Don’t get me wrong, you don’t need to change your thinking…as a matter of fact, you couldn’t if you tried. New thinking happens on its own when your mind is clear.

When your thinking changes, your experience changes…this is the nature of life. When you truly realize this, you will operate more with a clear mind, and that is when you will experience more peak performances.

Happy Pi Day everyone!

MESSAGE #1644 THINK LIKE THE PROS

My friend used to coach the great Pete Sampras. One day he was training with Pistol Pete, getting him ready for his clay court season…his least favorite surface. Well, my friend proceeded to beat Sampras in three groundstroke games in a row, and as they were getting some water, he thought, “I just beat Pete Sampras three games in a row. He must feel terrible losing to his coach. What could I say to him to make him feel better?”

Before he could think of something to say, Sampras walked up to him and said, “That was GREAT! I really feel like I’m ready for the clay court season!”

Shocked, my friend thought, “What?!? How could he feel great after losing to a coach? That’s not normal.”

In a way, great athletes are not normal.

To me, what set Pete Sampras apart from everyone else was what was going on between his ears…his thoughts. He didn’t lose confidence when he lost. He gained confidence because he focused on the process and looked at his training as preparation, not a blow to his ego. Did he ever have negative thoughts? Of course he did.

We all have negative thoughts.

But Pete Sampras didn’t concern himself with his thoughts. He saw the game differently. Was the game actually different? No, only in his mind.

We all have the free will to look at any situation in any way that we choose. It’s not our situation or circumstances that affect our feelings, it’s our thoughts. 100 percent of the time.

The next time you find yourself in a “negative” situation, see if you can see it differently. See if you can see it like Pete Sampras.

Thanks for reading.

MESSAGE #1638 HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN HEAD…

Martina Navratilova is a former World No. 1 female tennis player. In fact, Billie Jean King said Navratilova is the “greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who’s ever lived.”

I played some doubles with Martina when she was getting ready to make her comeback back in 2000. I vividly remember the first time I hit with her. She and I were warming up and I quickly began thinking, “I’m hitting with a living legend…” I was nervous and my strokes and body were extremely tight.

Fortunately, I quickly thought, “She’s just another tennis player. Have fun.” And I did exactly that and played quite well.

Here’s what happened:

1. I was having nervous thoughts which created nervous feelings.
2. My nervous feelings created my tight strokes and behavior.
3. My thoughts changed and quickly my strokes and body became more loose.

Here’s what you should understand:

1. Feelings are not created by external events, e.g., line calls, spectators, comments or Martina Navratilova.
2. Feelings are created 100% by your own thoughts (often without you even realizing that you are thinking).
3. When you are experiencing negative feelings, you don’t have to “do” anything about them. All it takes is the UNDERSTANDING that your thoughts create your feelings (you are the thinker) and if you don’t take them so seriously, your mindset will naturally rise back up.
4. With this understanding, your mind will clear and you will increase your chances of having a peak performance.

Thoughts?

Leave your comments below.

For a free 10-minute phone, Skype or FaceTime consultation on the mental game in sports, academics, business, or life, email: ed@edtseng.com.

Thanks for reading.

MESSAGE #1637 MY NEWEST FACEBOOK FRIEND

One of the traits successful people share is their desire for constant learning. When you have a growth mindset like that, the sky is the limit and anything is possible.

Well, my newest Facebook friend is almost in the sky, she’s 6 foot 11.5 inches tall. Her name is Marvadene “Bubbles” Anderson. I first met Bubbles after her first high school basketball game back in 2009 when she was ONLY 6 foot 10.5 inches tall. A wonderful young lady who has a growth mindset. Enjoy the video of us below and take notice how her goals were to learn as much as she could.