mental performance

Be the Author of your own (Great) Story

“All I need is a really great story” I remember exactly where I was when I uttered these words. It was 1999 and I was pursuing my Ph.D. in sport & exercise psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. I was with my colleague Pat and we were attending a speaking event associated with the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship, The Tournament of Hearts. The speaking event was held in the hockey arena, that at the time could seat about 4000 people, and it was a packed house. Daniel Eugene ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger, was the speaker we had come to hear.

Introductions

I believe that excellence is learned.  It is not a destination, but rather, a journey.  It is simply, a way of being.  I strive to be the best version of myself in my personal and professional lives through the practice of excellence. My goal in my postings is to provide you with inspiration and to empower you in your own journey of excellence.  It occurred to me, that I haven't really introduced myself to you.  So as we continue down this path together, here are 10 fun facts about me.

Making Peace with Adversity

I love watching the Olympics. Everything in my household stops when the games are on. The computer plays the live feed nearly 18 hours a day (from 6 am to midnight) – whether I am in the office or at home. I really can’t get enough of the drama and human stories. The 2016 Rio Games have been no different for me. This year a major Canadian sport retailer chain used the hashtag #WhatItTakes to describe the journey that our country men and women take for his or her opportunity to attend and perform in this celebrated contest of human capacity. This slogan resonated deeply for me. I thought, "Yes. That is what I love about the Olympic Games --- it is the story of #WhatItTakes!”.