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Attaining the Winning Edge

Roger Federer

In tennis, as well as in all aspects of life, it is imperative to gain that “edge” over your opponent. Whether it is on the courts of Wimbledon or behind your desk at work, it is crucial to find that advantage that puts you one step ahead of the pack. Finding that extra motivation is not easy, but we all have it, it just depends on how we use the cards that are dealt us.

So how do we gain that “winning edge?” What do the great ones do that others fail to do that puts them above the rest? First of all, it all begins with your mentality. Baseball legend Yogi Berra once said that “baseball is 90 percent mental.” This adage can be applied to all aspects of life as well. It is imperative to approach everything with the mindset that you are better than your opponent and while there is a fine line between arrogance and confidence we should always error on the former. Approaching a situation with the mindset that you are better gives you the expectation of success, and expecting success instead of “hoping” for success makes it much more difficult for us to accept defeat.

Also, in contrast to the previous statement, it is ok, even necessary to accept defeat. Nobody wins a tennis match without losing some sets and games within. Focus on the war, but also accept the fact that you are going to lose some battles within that war. You can think of the best competitors around and they’ve all had losses that they had to deal with in their paths to success, the key is being able to factor in your losses as a building block in your road to success. Roger Federer is an excellent example of such a predicament. It was Federer who reeled off five consecutive titles at Wimbledon between 2003 and 2007 but Federer was recently humbled in his defeat at Wimbledon this year at the hands of Novak Djokovic. Yet with his defeat, Federer showed why he has been on top so many times exclaiming afterwards: “I thought he played great. I didn’t play bad myself. That’s how it goes. I am still very hungry and motivated to keep playing.” Federer realizes that there are bumps in the road but that those bumps should only feed as further drive to future accomplishments.

Your edge is part of your mental preparation and pregame before a match. Don’t take yourself out of the game before it begins, go into attack mode and always know that wherever you go, whatever you do, you are the best out there.

You Are The New Sexy

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In today’s society, men  and women alike have been brought up looking at ads, social media, television, and magazines that give us the impression we have to act, dress, look, and be a certain way. As a young woman, I have felt the need to look a specific way and criticized myself for not being able to achieve that perfection.

I have always been a tall, strong girl and in sports that body type was a blessing. But… as a girl, I never felt as dainty and small as I thought I should be.IMG_6702

But why do we care? Why is that we find it so hard to be nice to ourselves and just appreciate who we are?

I believe it’s stemmed from a society that can’t help but pick favorites. For years, being skinny was sexy, now strong is the new sexy. Tomorrow purple hair will be the new sexy! It is really just so exhausting!

There is no way that sexy is defined by one type, one size, one eye color,  how much muscle you have, or what your sexual preference is. It’s time to stop the stigmas, and move on to a new generation that loves all and accepts all.

I have days where I feel fantastic, and days when I feel terrible. But, maybe if I start to accept myself, love myself, and be kind to myself, the terrible days will become less and less. And eventually, dissipate completely. Try to be kinder to yourself, because you are sexy, you are beautiful, and life is too short to not believe it.

I’m a beautiful girl with a big butt and strong legs. Yeah, I may have a few dimples here and there, but if I don’t love every single one, then who else can?

Stay Fabulous!

Men’s Fashion Can Be Just As Unique As Womens

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When one thinks about men’s sport, fashion is not usually a word that closely follows along. Team sports are confined to uniformity of the colors and designs of a team or franchise. For example, we can always associate the Lakers with purple and gold or the New York Yankees with its iconic blue pinstripes. However, in an individual sport such as tennis, clothing companies and athletes themselves can put together an ensemble that has no restrictions. Continue reading