Sunday, August 14, 2016

1st to the FINISH LINE...

Welcome everyone...the IMPACT that you make is in direct proportion to your own self image. The who am I, what am I all about. "How do we reach and define that inner me?" Start by removing the self imposed obstacles. 1) Worry 2) you don't like change. 3) Indecision 4) Adversity 5) Fear...Robert Frost, "the people I am most afraid of are the people who are scared." The road to success will always be under construction. I...image, self image. M...maturity. P...purpose in life. A...attitude. C...courage. T...touch, the human touch, When you change the way you look at things, you change the way things look, the things you look at change. First to the Finish Line...where Winners and Survivors Always Meet.
Have a meaningful life every one...Jimmy O

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Welcome everyone...Cindy Thrasher, 19, has won gold in the air rifle event in Rio. She also won that event, NCAA, as a freshman in college. She believes in Visualization and gives credit to that practice. The elite athletes all possess about the same skill and talent. So, what separates the elite from winners and those who fail. Visualization, imagery, mind pictures. Your mind becomes your personal camera and takes a picture of every detail. Fall asleep using visualization. And when you are sleeping your mind is still actively working. Now, we have documentation that those who practice visualization increase performance by as much a 35 %. When you can visualize, feel your self begin to act and behave as though you were already there. Repetition, practice, is the key. The Olympics in Rio will provide us with the value of the mental game.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

9th Wonder of the World

Welcome everyone...I have asked this question for several years... "why is it that people with less, accomplish more than "normal" people?" What ever one accepts, that becomes their norm. Fate is what life gives you, destiny is what you do with it. Adding to my Hero Hall...the family of Hamuyam Kahn, Father Jacques, pastor
from France and Tai Sheppard, age 11, Brook Sheppard, age 8 and Rainn Shepard, age 10. Homeless. Just qualified for Junior Olympics. They have added to the meaning of life. There are times when words are not important or meaningful.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

To Get There...Start Here

Welcome everyone...most men and women have their own idea of a fitness/training starting point. There is a correct and incorrect starting point. Most people gloss over the warm up and cool down. The warm up is my starting point. The warm up...1) prepares the mind and body for what's to come. 2) Warm up motion drills should demonstrate the same motions as your event or fitness drills. 3) Helps prevent injuries. My warm up is for 40/45 min. Break a sweat. The proper warm up readies the body and the mind. You will feel and perform at a higher level with a great prep. Now the cool down. Work your body at a slower pace. Include deep breathing exercises and walk one mile. Now is the time for slow and deep stretching. least 30 min. Drink a glass of chocolate milk for a "snap back."
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Inside Game

Welcome everyone...a few weeks ago I drew your attention to the
"mental" aspect as we approach the Rio Olympics. Mental prep is
critical. Allowing stress to over take us, muscles lose up to 30% of your power and then muscle pulls, ie Bolt. You cannot improve the
physical without training the mental first. Sports psychologists are
a competitor's best friend. When competing, can you trust your self? Focus on your "inside game."
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, July 3, 2016


Welcome everyone...most of the obstacles that stand between you and winning are self imposed...whether its sports or the business world. The IMPACT that we make in life is in direct proportion to your own self image. The obstacles...fear, stress, tension, lack of focus, indifference, being distracted. Once you discover and define "who you are," Your whole life will change...for the better. "Play" your upcoming event or business meeting over and over again in your mind and start living and winning.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Welcome everyone...mental toughness is not a genetic trait. It's a skill developed by each one of us. You can develop mental toughness the same as an other skill. The degree of toughness is on you. MT is the one skill that helps you beat the odds. The Rio Olympics will produce talented and highly skilled athletes. Mental toughness will win out. That toughness propels you to "center stage, prime time." MT applies to the Corp. World and how we run our lives." Next week, A shock...motivation and feeling of being old.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O