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Stay CURIOUS My Friends

Last year my wife and I joined a bowling league with a bunch of friends and now bowl once a month from September – May. It’s been a lot of fun learning what it takes to be more consistent, to … Continue reading

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Why changing proves difficult

Over the past 7 1/2 years of my time learning, and now teaching the Moe Norman Single Plane swing to golfers worldwide, one of the most common frustrations that arise is the difficulty of making a change in the mechanics … Continue reading

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The Secret to More Willpower, Resolve, Determination and.…Blah,Blah,Blah!

This winter my personal focus has been on intelligent golf training (thousands of repetitions, building myelin skill circuits and constant video feedback) and getting physically fit for next years season. By getting fit, I mean losing weight and hitting the gym regularly as I work on being more flexible and stronger.
Sounds great, but then the cold shower of reality hit. Part A of my objectives has been easy as I work on my swing. I like it, love to do it, get great enjoyment from it, happy to see the improvement. However, Part B has been more challenging because I don’t really feel like dieting and getting to the gym in the Canadian cold has its drawbacks. Man, that’s a bummer. I think I’d rather side with Mae West when she said. “I generally avoid temptation, unless I can’t resist it.”
Given this situation, it dawned on me with the blinding glimpse of the obvious. What I need to meet my goals is MORE WILLPOWER. Bundles, sacks and gallons of it would be good I thought. Continue reading

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The Essence Game

In a recent blog I wrote about the Essence Game and defined true simplicity as the process of crunching complexity to the point that we can take action without losing elegance or functionality. True simplicity allows us to capture the essence of a subject while giving us increased understanding.

It turned out this idea resonated with people and I’ve had several requests to write more about this self-revealing game. The game is designed to stimulate your thinking about what is MOST important about any subject, mostly yourself, and to be a vehicle for sharing or discussing this insight with others.
Why Is Insight Important? The presupposition inherent in playing this game is that self-knowledge or insight is a valuable tool in managing ourselves, especially our emotional selves, and optimizing our performance when it counts. Continue reading

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Moe & Socrates: Now That’s a Twosome!

What in common did Moe Norman have with Socrates, Plato and Aristotle? That comparison is a bit of a stretch you might say, yet with reflection I believe there is a lot of commonality in their perspectives and approaches to life. Further, I think we can all benefit by emulating those perspectives. Tell me more you say. Continue reading

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So, Ya Wanna Be a Golfing Genius?

The System With The Most Choices Wins!
Early in my professional career as a behavioral scientist I was exposed to the Law of Requisite Variety. The law of requisite variety (also known as the first law of cybernetics – cybernetics is the science of systems and controls in animals, including humans, and machines) states: “in any cybernetic system the element or person in the system with the widest range of behaviors or variability of choice will control the system”. In other words, the system with the most options wins! Continue reading

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Managing Frustration When Making Changes

Whenever we endeavor to make a change in our golf swing an immediate by-product for most people is frustration. As we begin to consciously focus on “what” we are doing performance suffers because we have to think our way through … Continue reading

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Moe Norman and Autism – Glad I Didn’t Know.

Last night I stumbled across a program while flipping through the television. The program featured two sisters who were truly amazing and of course very special. They were diagnosed as autistic. Similar to the sisters, Moe had an incredible ability … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

Have you tried to teach yourself? Have you tried to teach someone else golf – like your child, your wife, your husband? Have you ever taken a lesson from a professional? Have you ever attended a golf clinic/school/camp? Golf Teacher’s … Continue reading

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Breaking the Big Break – Lesson’s Learned to Help You

Hello Everyone, The past few days I have been in Orlando at the annual Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) show. This annual event highlights the golf industries new and most modern “tools of the trade”. Prior to the show, the PGA … Continue reading

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