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Sep 27, 2017

This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 19

Dr. Stan Beecham is a sport psychologist and director and founding member of the Leadership Resource Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Since 1998, Dr. Beecham has been helping organizations maximize performance and realize the full potential of their human resources. Senior executives utilize Dr. Beecham's expertise to guide them through the process of selecting and developing high-performance teams.

In addition to his coaching and consulting engagements, he is a professional speaker and writer committed to advancing the science of leadership development.

Legendary Coach, Vince Dooley, gave Dr. Beecham his start as an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, allowing him to work with Kevin Butler, the great college and professional kicker for the Chicago Bears. Dooley later hired Dr. Beecham to start the sports psychology program for the athletic department.

He was instrumental in helping UGA win numerous individual and team championships during his tenure. Today his work with collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes has afforded him an insight into the minds of great competitors that only few have had the good fortune to gain.

And today we're going to dive into Dr. Beecham's book, Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success.

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Free yourself! Do you have that "all-or-nothing" mentality that includes going hard on yourself? Move past self-criticism and black-and-white thinking with these tips. [16:47]

Live in the now! Is your inner dialogue focused on the future? Find out how to truly stay in the present in order to banish anxiety and live in greater peace with yourself. [20:20]

Blood, sweat, tears…and victory! Trying to live up to your full potential? Learn how to embrace struggles and failures, celebrate them, and still come out on top. [28:20]

Find your spark! If you’re trying to live a more purposeful life, learn how to identify and develop your talents—then use them to improve the world. [33:50]

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.