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Steve Graef, PhD
Licensed Sport Psychologist / Creator of Mindurance / Devoted to helping athletes/ performers / professionals manage stress and enhance performance.
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Steve Graef, PhD Feb 16
Took an ATV tour to some cool little “off the beaten path” spots in Aruba today. Good thing I had the ATV because a regular automobile (and even walking) would not have been able to circumvent the terrain required.…
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Steve Graef, PhD Feb 15
We can’t expect others to stop what they’re doing for us. Some will. Some can. Some do. But when they don’t, you just gotta keep walking. Don’t expect them to stop.
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Steve Graef, PhD Feb 11
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Steve Graef, PhD Feb 9
When you’re up in the air it’s magical. So much open space, freedom, and opportunity. Yet, sometimes in our lives we hate it when things are “up in the air.” We feel unsettled. Without direction. Lost. Instead,…
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Steve Graef, PhD Feb 6
Water falls, but it doesn’t stop there. It provides nourishment to the surrounding nature, or it joins a river, or it collects into a body of water that has currents. Regardless, despite it falling it continues to…
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Steve Graef, PhD Feb 5
The other day I went to sit down in my typical working chair and I discovered that a bird had taken a shit on the cushions. Initially I was upset, “some nerve this bird has, taking a shit on MY chair!” But ya know…
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Steve Graef, PhD Feb 3
There’s a time for “go hard or go home.” However I think that phrase gets over emphasized. Honestly, I’ve found that I can get a lot of shit done and make tremendous progress, when I just take it…
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Steve Graef, PhD Feb 1
I’ve said it before. “Where” is important. We can sometimes overemphasis the what, why, and how in our lives that we forget about the when and the where. Start being a bit more deliberate about the environments in…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 31
Tonight I took a little stroll on the beach. At one point I stopped and just kinda soaked it all in. As I did so, this cool dog galloped up and sat right next time gazing out in the same direction I was. No looks…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 30
Some of the most incredible journeys come with risk. Much like an active volcano we never really know when life is going to blow up. Certainly, we could stay down at the bottom, avoid the hike, avoid the climb,…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 29
A little bit of individualized and personalized attention can help people feel like a million bucks, without it costing you that. In what ways can make things, a bit more personal?
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 28
Hibachi style is a way of cooking in which the chef masterfully prepares the meal right in front of you. As such, the chef has be both talented and effectively manage the performance anxiety associated with having…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 27
Variety is the spice of life. New is novel. And fun makes a joyous day. However those aren’t always the best for the daily trudging along that is required when setting, progressing toward, and achieving goals. Fans…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 26
The sudden passing of Kobe Bryant is a poignant reminder that regardless of fame, fortune, talent, health, or creed, no one makes it out of this world alive. Yet, we can take valuable lessons for the way in which KB…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 25
Is what you’re seeing reality or is it filtered through your lenses of life? Likely both. So it’s important to know which type of filters and lenses you view life from and to manage mindfully and appropriately. We’re…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 24
Starts are important. How we start often determines how we progress. And how we progress often determines how we finish. As such, we need to emphasize our starts. One major opportunity to start right, is with our…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 23
How can you create a customer experience that easily and effectively takes the customer from Point A to Point B with as little effort as possible. How can you create a process that as operational as a hot tub in a…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 22
Lap swimming isn’t really an easy thing to find in Cancun. However there are a lot of pools. As such, I have to take advantage of any pool I can find, create my own lane, and make the laps happen. So too in life.…
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 17
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Steve Graef, PhD Jan 16
Life doesn’t have an uber app. We don’t know how long it’s gonna be until we get that pick me up. We don’t always have the luxury of knowing how long it’s gonna take to reach our destination. As such, we just have…
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