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The Creation mindset - Prince was an extraordinary artist.  His edge was perpetual creation and development.  Prince could play an instrument, sing and dance (simultaneously) like few who've walked this earth. Prioritizing "creativity" is health of performance at its peak.   The moment you find yourself on top...

Whether you are peering out to get a read on the water, Gazing upon the evening light (above) giving contrast where denser and darker water distinguishes breeze; or waiting for breeze to fill in (below) where no ripples on the water, means no wind, One thing is for...

#17 started off the year right with a win in the (stand alone, first race of year 2017) “Past Commodore’s" race at Manhasset Bay YC’s 86th Annual Frostbite regatta.  In the overall, #17 was 1 point behind boat #31 after day 1 on Saturday Dec...

Conditions requiring preconditioning, and a specific expertise! The Sunfish Worlds in Cartagena began with the Youth Worlds in an extraordinary setting.  A beautiful backdrop of the city skyline speckled with the Colombia colored sails and Caribbean sunsets that would take your breath away.   The Youth Worlds commenced with 8-12 knots...

Cartagena, Colombia - With the Sunfish Worlds sliding now over the horizon, there were some noteworthy highlights and lessons learned.  Whether you were racing, coaching or administrating the sailing, the conditions on the water off Cartagena posed a number of challenges few would deny.    Without hesitation I would...

I wanted to share some very kind words a good friend and associate from my summer program wrote in an article for www.greatsouthbaymag.com.  Jimi Grover is a high school math teacher on Long Island, NY and is the Racing Director for the Point O’Woods Program as...

Well the "Space" I'm talking about isn't about Capt. Kirk's log.   It is the mental space that taking a vacation achieves or the pause in one's day (i.e. noticing your breathing) that lends a performer, "a peak execution."  It is AMAZING how effective, creative and...

In "the Gladiator," the Romans called him Maximus.  The others called him "the Spaniard."  Eduardo Cordero, also born in Spain was once coined "Ocho" after winning his 8th World Championship in 2004 (the last one he sailed).  This Gladiator put on a display of excellence...

Whether Coaching, Parenting, Teaching, Instructing, Mentoring, Leading a business or a group of friends on an adventure; "Words Matter" - choose wisely. The most effective language is positive (and based upon principles i.e. science ;-) whether to others or oneself. One can easily get lost in...