Posts Tagged ‘Mastery’

Will Michael Phelps Change How YOU Swim?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 5th, 2012

Will the legacy of Michael Phelps change how you swim? Will you also strive to expand your mastery?

by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 28th, 2012

In regular posts over the next 10 days, I’ll share thoughts that help make the super-human performances of the world’s best swimmers relatable to the ‘average’ swimmers–including those who may be inspired this week to begin a swimming journey. Many of these posts will focus more on how Olympians think, than how they stroke. This can often be of far greater value.

While the mainstream media will handicap the races — breathlessly speculating whether Lochte or Phelps will win the 400 IM– or look for human interest stories, I’m less interested in outcomes or personalities, than in what we can learn from Olympic swimmers that can positively impact our own swimming. And we can often draw more valuable insights from how Olympic swimmers think than how they stroke.

Shinji’s Story: How he became the World’s Most Graceful Swimmer
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 15th, 2012

Shinji is both the #1 Most Graceful Swimmer in the world and the #1 Self-Coached Swimmer–the embodiment of Kaizen. How does Shinji describe himself? “Just a middle-aged average swimmer who tries to improve every day.”

Congratulations Shinji — #1 Swimmer on Youtube!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 12th, 2012

How did a mid-40s ‘average guy’ who only began swimming in his late 30s become the #1 Swimmer on Youtube?

Swim like Sun Yang ‘in your dreams.’ No, Really!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 19th, 2012

When you focus intently you tell your brain that what you’re doing is a ‘high value activity.’ The brain will then continue to encode a skill or solution while you sleep.

Guest Post: The Best Time to Start Swimming (TI) is Now
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 17th, 2012

At 27 Kyoko couldn’t swim at all. At 32 she learned TI. Five years later she is changing lives by teaching others to set and achieve goals.

Use TI Practice to prepare for any significant life challenge
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

How many non-swimming sports or fitness activities can develop broadly-beneficial behavioral and thinking patterns?

The Art of the Possible: Staying motivated as times slow with age.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 16th, 2012

How I find more purpose and motivation though my times get slower with age.

TI Practice: All the benefits of yoga. None of the risks.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 13th, 2012

TI Swimming has all the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga, is even better for you physically, and is risk-free. Combining TI with sound practice of yoga is the BEST way to age healthfully.

Five Principles for Continuous Improvement (for decades)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 11th, 2012

Improve your swimming year after year after year by adopting these five Practice Principles.