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REPOST: Why Miley Cyrus knows more about performance routines than you might think

In the song Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus tells the story of visiting a foreign, exotic land known as Los Angeles. For a girl from Nashville, Tennessee, she makes it clear from the first line of the song that this change induced a great deal of stress. She wonders immediately, “Am I gonna fit …

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How do I assess “FIT” in the college recruiting process and why is it SO important

How do I assess “FIT” in the college recruiting process and why is it SO important?

On my Freshman Foundation Podcast, Lindsey Hamilton, Head of Mental Conditioning for IMG Academy said, “A lot of people are really focused on going to the right school instead of finding the right fit (emphasis added) for them. You know, that’s one of the biggest challenges.” Ever since I spoke to Lindsey, I’ve thought a …

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Why is Effective Communication a Critical Skill for College Athletes?

Recently, the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology published an article making suggestions about how to coach “Generation Z” (those born after 1996) athletes. The authors Gould, Nalepa, and Mignano (2020) specifically identified communication skills as a challenge for many Generation Z athletes, particularly face-to-face communication. Generation Z athletes, not shockingly, communicate best by text messaging. …

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Second Act Stories Podcast Interview with Andy Levine

I recently recorded a podcast interview with Andy Levine, creator and host of “Second Act Stories,” a podcast that shares the stories of people who have made major career changes to pursue more rewarding lives in a second act. Andy and I have a long-standing relationship from my “first act” in the corporate location strategy …

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