You can do all the training in the world on bags, but this does not translate to being able to throw a punch when you need to, nor, more importantly, keep your cool when being rained down on with punches.
One sport has continually come and gone as one of my favourite pastimes throughout the last thirty years. I started judo at 14 years old, encouraged by my good friend Jon Wood. Joining was a no brainer for me.
Like all my sporting endeavours, bodybuilding taught many lessons. These lessons have application well beyond bodybuilding and have focussed my business life as a psychologist, coach, and business owner.
Meissner, F., Grigutsch, L.A., Koranyi, N., Müller, F., & Rothermund, K. (2019). Predicting behavior with implicit measures: Disillusioning findings, reasonable explanations, and sophisticated solutions. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 10, 2483, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02483 Abstract Two decades ago, the introduction of the Implicit Association Test (IAT) sparked enthusiastic reactions. With implicit
Golf teaches you very quickly that the competition is against yourself, not against others. You are your own worst enemy, be it the ego that picks a driver when an iron would do, or the ability to deal with anxiety making a clutch putt.
I already covered Lessons from England, so some poetic license is due. I have tilted this post in memory of my father and his favourite hockey player, Babu Singh. Hockey runs in my family. My father played for New Zealand from 1950 to 1955, only missing the Olympics due to
1982 All Whites football team. Source: nzhistory.govt.nz From the age of 7 to the age of 12, football (soccer) was my life. The time was the 1980’s in New Zealand, the glory period for New Zealand football. We had Wyton Rufer, we had Steve Woodin, and we qualified
Quirin, M., Robinson, M. D., Rauthmann, J. F., Kuhl, J., Read, S. J., Tops, M., & DeYoung, C. G. (2020). The dynamics of personality approach (DPA): 20 tenets for uncovering the causal mechanisms of personality. European Journal of Personality, 34(6), 947-968. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2295 Abstract Over the last few decades, most personality
Насила хубост не става. Translation: You can’t make something beautiful with force. 2020 was the year that we all learned about COVID-19. I must admit to being somewhat unscathed from a health perspective, but COVID’s disruption impacted my life like everyone on the planet. The most significant impact was my
I recently received a reply to an old blog that I had on the OPRA blog. My response covers some of the nuisances to Ipsative testing that may be of interest to some. While my reading is now less in areas of issues of measurement, I do keep abreast on