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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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What’s Fun Got to Do with It?

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

—MICHAEL JORDAN

Throughout my career, some college coaches have allowed me to come in on a regular basis and meet with their players without the coaches’ being present. This is a big deal because collegiate coaches are typically very protective of their players, and they tightly control who has access to them.

I was given access to a baseball team that was into their second season and struggling to find success in their conference, which was a very competitive league. During one of our weekly meetings, I could see that the tension was very high in the room.

One of the athletes ...

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