August 27, 2016

Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. Rob Lowe 

After working in the mental health and addiction system for over thirty years, always with the question of how to facilitate change, I have come to believe that the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program is one of...

June 17, 2016

I always respect my coaches and set out to learn from them. Cristiano Ronaldo

While no one is perfect, some coaches are better than others at helping you develop a positive attitude. It is sometimes difficult for youths and parents to find a good coach. And what works f...

June 12, 2016

A good coach insists that his or her athletes face their fears, shore up their shortcomings, and practice whatever parts of the game they like least, probably because they fail most often there.

-Michelle Akers

Michelle Akers was born on February 1, 1966, in Santa Clara,...

June 8, 2016


I just want people to see me as a hard-working footballer and someone who is passionate about the game.

-David Beckham


David Beckham was born in London, England on May 2, 1975. When he was around nine, he was determined to be a football player and believed it was possi...

June 4, 2016

A year and a half ago, I knew what I had to do and where my heart was leading me. I had come to a cross road in my life.  During that time I reflected on my future and decided to pursue a life-long dream of becoming an author. 


As long as I can remember I wrote bo...

May 26, 2016

Commitment is a promise you make to yourself to do something, like chasing a dream. Professional soccer players are committed to achieving their goals, and research suggests that their commitment is found to be greater than those who had a similar level of skill, oppor...

May 21, 2016


Dream big, because dreams do happen.  

-Alex Morgan


It’s not enough to have a dream of being a football player; talent and mental attitude are also equally important. Many people have dreams, but they don’t believe that they can achieve them. Professional soccer player...

May 18, 2016


Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten.

-Thomas Müller


Most of the football players discussed in the book Get Your Head in the Game: The Power of Positive Mental Attitude and One Day: A Story About Positive Attitude, stated that they were followi...

May 17, 2016

You always pass failure on the road to success.

-Wayne Rooney


Successful soccer players believe in themselves; they follow their dreams, many believing that God or a power greater than themselves has given them talent and it is their duty to do justice with it. They are...

February 26, 2016

I developed this video to summarize the key findings from my research about professional soccer players - Both children and adults can learn how to achieve their goals (any goals) from the success and wisdom of these football professionals. The research is summarized i...

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