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Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success by Dr. Stan Beecham

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Setting Expectations

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

—ALFRED ADLER

I met Barbara Parker and her husband, Sean, in 2007 while working with Pete Rea and the Zap Elite team in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

At the time, Barbara and Sean were two very good college runners who would later marry after graduating from Florida State University (FSU). Barbara is from England, and she had received a scholarship from FSU to run cross-country, the 1,500 meter, the 5,000 meter, and the steeplechase.

After a successful collegiate career, Barbara ran professionally with the goal of becoming an Olympian and representing the ...

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