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Lessons From Coaching Aspiring Tennis Pro Players In 2022

How has been 2022 for you?  Have you been pursuing your dreams?  Have you improved in one way or another?  This article is here to help me being clear about what I’ve learned while coaching aspiring tennis pro players, and hopefully give you some inspiration for you, too. . Because the more each of us does […]

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Coach-Farmer and Becoming Antifragile

In October last year (2021), my wife Elena and I gave back the keys of our beautiful rented house near Annecy, France. 4 years after we came back from Hong Kong to land in France and it was time to move on…to a nomadic life style! Today I’m going to explain the current idea of

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Covid Heroes And Reconciliation

Click on the red button below if you’d like to download this article as a pdf. Why This Covid Heroes Article? One of the things that has hurt me the most during this Covid era has been to see the gap between what many people have been lead to believe, and what became my realizations

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Teenagers: Breathing Exercises for Anxiety and Performance | Portia Mead

Here is an interview with Portia, yoga teacher and breath coach. From a thyroid condition and doctors telling her she won’t be able to live normally anymore, Portia started a journey that lead her to heal through yoga. More recently, she used the challenge of her first marathon to dive this time into the power

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Life Coach vs Therapist: Going from Mental Struggle to a Liberated Mind

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” Brad Metzer Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant had the same one.  Michael Phelps had one. Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles made the news recently and they apparently need one.   And I certainly have used many of them! Who is this

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10 Fiction and Non Fiction Books To Start Becoming Mentally Strong

I’ve just finished an intense 3 week training period with Ronan, a 19 year old tennis player. At the end of it, we were discussing on how he could continue on his wave of improvements. This is when I remembered about the saying “you are the average person of the 5 people you spend the

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5 Breathing Exercises To Build Your Self-Confidence

I didn’t talk about breathing as a way to build self-confidence in my book The Confidence Journey. What follows will give you yet another tool to train this precious skill. One of the many ways to access confidence, to actually feel confident almost immediately, is to imagine being someone else. Pick your hero, imitate him,

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3 Short Videos For 3 Tennis Footwork Mistakes To Avoid

To me, if you wish to improve the most in your tennis, these are the places to focus your training: mental toughness relaxation endurance power footwork strategic intelligence Now, I don’t know for YOUR training, and what I’ve observed is that most people focus a lot on their techniques, which is certainly important, and definitely

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Hard to Swallow #2: How To Do YOUR Own Research (and access alternative views)

If you prefer visuals, you can skip to the 3rd part and watch an example on how to do your own research If we want to have a chance to change this world, I believe it’s important that each of us get (really) informed on what’s really going on.  To me, being street smart in

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Hard To Swallow #1: The Phrase “Conspiracy Theory” and The Truth Exploration

22 Nov 1963, president John. F. Kennedy died, shot in Dallas by a single man, Lee Harvey Oswald.  This is what you need to believe. Read Wikipedia or the New York Times, this is what they say so it must be true. The problem is, as this Gallup poll shows, for the last 50 years,

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