5Change the Way You Think About It

Insider Secret #5: Tips and Techniques to Change Mindsets

I can remember one gorgeous summer day when I tried to get my friend Jim, a crewmember for the America’s Cup boat Defender, to play hooky from his daily workout and go to First Beach in Newport, Rhode Island, with other staff members from the health club. It was a perfect beach day. A light breeze was blowing and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Jim was slightly tempted. Did he want a long indoor training session with a bunch of guys or an afternoon on one of the most beautiful beaches in New England? Jim chose the workout. At the time, I couldn’t understand why. After all, he had been training all summer for these races. It was only one workout; why ...

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