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A Growth Mind-Set and Achievement

A Growth Mind-Set and Achievement by Sheryl Kline Cardiff www.MentalTrainingInc.com www.SherylKlineCardiff.com Errors and failure in the pursuit to a major goal are inevitable. Some of the most successful people, past and present have failed spectacularly. Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times, Steven Spielberg applied unsuccessfully to film school three times, and Henry Ford failed at [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

The Importance of Optimism in High Performance Training

The Importance of Optimism in High Performance Training by Sheryl Kline Cardiff, M.A. www.SherylKlineCardiff.com [email protected]      I read an interview recently in the New York Times between Kobe Bryant and Arianna Huffington. They seemed like an unusual pair to be having lunch together, discussing their past accomplishments and brainstorming out loud what the future [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Accountability Coaches in Individual and Team Athletics: Who’s Yours?

Accountability Coaches in Individual and Team Athletics Who’s Yours? By Sheryl Kline Cardiff, M.A. www.SherylKlineCardiff.com Even the most driven and self-motivated athletes can benefit from having an accountability coach. This role should be filled by a peer or mentor who the athlete has great respect for, and usually someone other than his or her actual [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Three Things you Can Do to Increase Team Performance

Three Things you Can Do to Increase Team Performance By Sheryl Kline Cardiff M.A. www.SherylKlineCardiff.com There are many dynamics that effect the actual productivity of a team. While talented players are important and certainly helpful, the best players do not necessarily predict the best team. Potential team productivity also does not guarantee actual team performance. [...]

2014-09-10T12:52:10+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Team Cohesion

Team Cohesion Working Together for Group Success in High School Athletics By Sheryl Kline Cardiff M.A. http://www.SherylKlineCardiff.com If you are part of a team, you have a responsibility to yourself and to your teammates who depend on you. How you perform and behave around your teammates can drive the effectiveness of a practice or the [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Emotions, Memory and Confidence

Emotions, Memory and Confidence How they are related and why your perception is so important By Sheryl Kline Cardiff, M.A. [email protected] www.SherylKlineCardiff.com Do you remember the last time something intensely emotional happened to you? I remember vividly where I was, what I was wearing and how I felt when I was disqualified for going off course in [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Positive Self Talk

Positive Self Talk Why It's Important and 3 Things You Can Do to Practice How we talk to ourselves can affect many aspects of our performance. Two main results of Self Talk are our emotional state and confidence, two factors that can have a profound impact on our ability to perform our best. So, if you want [...]

2014-08-19T16:53:24+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

High School Volleyball Tryouts: Preparing Mentally

High School Volleyball Tryouts: Preparing Mentally By Sheryl Kline Cardiff, [email protected] www.SherylKlineCardiff.com It can be devastating to practice and work so hard only to have past and/or future thoughts and worries disrupt what you are capable of. Tryouts, especially very competitive ones, can produce emotions that get in the way of allowing you to perform [...]

2014-08-13T18:35:10+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments