Hello world!

I suppose a welcome of some sort is traditional in this space.  It has taken me a good deal of time to start a blog.  No known reason other than my own self made barriers.  You see it is very easy and natural for me to help others.  I do it virtually everyday of my life.  It seems to me that in some small way blogging is about self promotion and that my friends is something I am not very adept at doing.  This will surprise many people who have known me for years and find my confidence to be distracting.  I assure you my friends that the confidence is directed at helping others and not myself.

So this space will be used to talk about all things related to helping athletes and anyone else that cares to listen in.  I hope to do it regularly as I have finally been convinced that the only way to help others is to promote myself.  In fact I got hit by this revolutionary thunderbolt this afternoon when helping a friend get off his ass in order that he promote him self and the things he has to offer the world.  It did strike me as hypocritical that I wouldn’t do the same for myself.

So here I go.  If you will start by reading my profile you will learn a bit about who I am and a little about the work I have done.  Be so good as to check in at my website (a work in progress).  It will soon be WordPress as well.  Friend me on Facebook, Follow me on Twitter and I will of course return the favor.  After we have all become friends over the next few weeks I will start telling you about the work I do hopefully in entertaining stories.  Rather than lecture about topics in sport psychology, I thought I would tell you about athletes (not necessarily by name) that I have spent time with helping them pursue their goals.  Most of them are very different and each has a story to tell.  My hope is that by hearing their stories I can convey to you where sport psychology and mental training fit into this pursuit of athletic achievement.  Keep in mind it is not always about Gold Medals and reward, it is more often about finding what is hiding.  So that is the journey.  It would be a great pleasure for me, if you enjoyed the ride as we look for “The Athlete Within You”.


This is some text prior to the author information. You can change this text from the admin section of WP-Gravatar  Mike Margolies: Sport Psychology Consultants ; TheMental-Game.com Mike Margolies is a Sport Psychology Consultant, Certified Mental Trainer® (CMT), Author, and Professional Speaker. When you want to be the best that you can be and the one thing you might be missing is the right mental game - what can you do? Well, athletes from all over the country have been seeking out Mike Margolies for over three decades to help them reach their potential. His clients include professional, elite, colligate and youth athletes in every sport. They have sought his counsel and unique teaching style to learn about the game within the game, or what mental training can do to help them become the athlete they want to be. He has trained professional and elite athletes and helped guide many to world championships and even the Super Bowl. Mike has trained more than 2000+ athletes. He has taught at four Universities and completed research at the United States Olympic Training Center. His new book is called The Athlete within You- A Mental Approach to Sports and Business. He currently works with individual athletes, teams and businesses around the world, both in person and via SKYPE. Mike is based out of the Pacific Northwest. Let him encourage you to play the game within the game. The Athlete within You is waiting to come out play. Learn the rules to the mental game to help realize your potential. Read more from this author

1 Comment

  1. Mike,

    I relate very much to your first post. Being in service to others is easy! I too excel at it.

    Being in service to ourselves, we were not “trained” by our caregivers to do this from a young age were we? A healthy blend of taking care of one’s self first with helping others is what I am attempting to teach my young daughter, as I also re-train myself…(smile).

    Keeping a blog is a good thing! Being yourself as you do it is even better. Your “voice” is wonderfully humble and intelligent. Here is hoping you visit your blog to post “often.”

    Often being what works for you and I will be watching and waiting for new items to read.

    “I have finally been convinced that the only way to help others is to promote myself. ”

    This is absolutely true!

    Till paths cross again!

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