The power of momentum in Feast vs MMA – IEM Kiev

During IEM Kiev there was a short match in round 1 of the Starcraft 2 playoffs between Millennium’s Feast and Slayers MMA.  After the game Mr. Bitter, a commentator at the event, interviewed Feast and we had a chance to hear about his qualification for the tournament, the games versus MMA, and his hopes for IEM Sao […]

A class of athletes lacking goals?

Today I was teaching a class of high school student athletes. They go to a top sports high-school and typically have four or more hours of practice a day. It’s quite a nice gig actually. After the first period, which is usually morning training, there is a breakfast served. It’s a delicious and healthy, whole […]

Improving self-talk part 2 – helpful self-talk

Read the first article in the series! – Introduction to self-talk Read the second article in the series! – Improving self-talk part 1 – awareness Focus and drive, the mental edge Now that you are convinced that your self-talk can give you an edge in training and competition it’s time to practice making the best […]

Improving self-talk part 1 – awareness

Read the first article in the series here! – Introduction to self-talk Knowledge is power, understanding your own self-talk Awareness is a great tool for success and learning. For example, most good singers listen to recordings of their own voice to be more aware of how they sound. Ballet dancers practice in front of mirrors […]

Introduction to self-talk

I think that self-talk, that is the things that we tell ourselves either out loud or internally, reflects a lot our beliefs about ourselves. When a Korean Starcraft player enters a North American tournament says to his teamates, “I’m going to go over there and kick some a$$,” it is because he is confident in […]