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The power of focus

The Power of Focus provides the 21 best ways to eliminate clutter and begin creating the results you desire in your life and business. 

Play smart to win

"Play Smart to Win is a great addition to the libraries of tennis and is invaluable to both team coaches and teaching pros."

--Dick Gould, Stanford University John L. Hinds Director of Tennis

play smart to win in business

René Vidal, six-time NCAA championship tennis coach and Steve Finkelstein, the "Wizard of Consulting," take what you think you might know about readiness and business execution and bring these two principles to life in...Read more

 

Articles by René Vidal

 
 

5 Mental toughness tips to increase sales

The world of sales is akin to the Olympic Games. There are elite sales athletes who earn medals, and then there are all the rest.

Similar to high-level sports, to succeed in sales requires a certain kind of psychology. In today's marketplace, mere product knowledge, brand name recognition, and excellent service are simply not enough to create a sustainable business. You must be mentally tough to win and build trust that stands the test of time.

What exactly is mental toughness?... Read More 

 

Conversation with Brad Stine, ATP

Brad Stine, 42, currently coaches rising American star Mardy Fish, 19. Stine’s background includes guiding (along with José Higueras) Jim Courier to four Grand Slam championships and serving as U.S. Junior Davis Cup coach. Stine lives in Fresno, Calif., with his wife Lauri and their three children.

Q: How important is the tactical component in tennis?
A:
I believe tactics are a very important aspect of the game on all competitive levels: juniors, college and the pro ranks. The best coaches in the game develop each individual player based on his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Whereas it definitely helps to understand what your opponents’ strengths and weaknesses are, I want players to react to Mardy’s game, and not the other... Read More

 

How to Develop a Winning Mindset  

Most clients have highly fine-tuned senses. In other words, they can smell your motives a mile away.

In my work with top performers in business and in sports, I’ve never come across a great leader whose primary driver was financial gain. In fact, exceptional leaders are so focused on massive value creation and improving the client’s condition that they simply don’t have time for much else, save the vitals such as family and personal development.

The esteemed business philosopher Jim Rohn aptly stated, “You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” ... Read More