I want to introduce you to John F. Murray. You’ll be learning more about him and his book for the next several days. He has a great new book out Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game.
Tennis Europe Feature
Front Page of the Boca Raton
BioFile by Scoop Malinowski
Detroit Free Press Profile
Sports Illustrated Feature
Sports psychology is a great source of inspiration, and I love helping people
improve, whether in a clinical situation calling for psychotherapy, stress
management or better life adjustment, or a performance situation where the
goal is to compete better and win more in business or sports. As far as
sports, I was lucky to grow up in South Florida in the early 70s, and my passion
intensified listening to Don Shula’s wisdom as legendary coach of the Miami
Dolphins. My dream at age 10 was to bat 4th for the Yankees and quarterback
the Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl win. Dreams have become reality as I’ve
coached and played tennis worldwide, worked with many pro athletes and teams
as a sport performance psychologist, helped NFL quarterbacks overcome
slumps, coached tennis at major tournaments like the Australian Open, trained
athletes at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and developed a unique
system for including mental performance in the scoring of a football game – the
Mental Performance Index or MPI – that has almost perfectly estimated the
relative performance of teams in the past 6 Super Bowls. I’m absolutely
convinced that solid mental training is a necessary and huge key to success, and
an often-overlooked advantage. If you just want to cope better with life, a family
situation or a relationship, psychology can help too, and the performance
psychology focus is an extremely positive approach and quest for more success
that many enjoy.
Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game.
November 15, 2008 at 3:24 am
Glad to meet John. Good blog post, Dianne.
November 15, 2008 at 12:07 pm
Good post. Your guest sounds like a very interesting person.
November 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm
What an interesting writer. Looking forward to more this week.
November 15, 2008 at 11:49 pm
Nice presentation Dianne…off to a good start and good luck throughout the week.
November 16, 2008 at 1:22 am
This looks very interesting, sports psychology. I’m looking forward to learning more about Dr. Murray’s work.