Anti-habits and the curse of compounding

Albert Einstein called “Compounding” the world’s 8th wonder because over time an asset can grow exponentially. For example, say you invest $ 1,000 today and generate a return of 10%.  In one year, you will have accumulated $ 1,100. In year two, you will have...

5 Beneficial Side Effects of Kindness

"If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." --Bob Hope When we think of side effects, the first thing that springs to mind are the side effects of drugs. But who'd have thought that kindness could have side effects, too? Well,...

What Rats Teach Us About Getting Rid Of Poor Habits

If you were to put a single rat into a tiny little cage that had nothing but a cup filled with pure water and a second cup with a Morphium cocktail, what do you think the rat would choose? It turns out that this experiment has been made many times. And guess what...

The Connection between Friends and Success. – And Why They Matter?

"If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas." - Proverb If success is what you really want, then ask these questions to yourself: Who are the people you are surrounding yourself with? Are they helping you achieving your life goals? The reason why these...

Why we are addicted to our phones, and what we can do about it!

How often does it happen that you allow yourself to be distracted by your phone? If you are like most people, the answer is all the time. Whether you are browsing through Facebook pages, chatting with friends or playing games on your phone, most people I know are...

What do you think is possible?

Up until 1954, no person ever managed to run a mile under 4 minutes. This seemed beyond the human limit. Doctors and scientists believed man kind had reached a record that could not be broken. Until Roger Bannister came along. He claimed it was possible and trained as...

Why do top performers love pain?

Last month I visited Odessa which really is an awesome city. And to sweeten the trip, my parents in law booked my wife and me a daily 90 minute Thai massage. These daily treatments were a true highlight for us. But at the same time,  I noticed something very strange:...

Why is it so hard to be happy and successful?

Really I watched A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. I really loved this film! Let me share with you why: It was touching to see how the main character, Jackson Maine was this super successful pop star, famous, rich who had huge audiences and lived the...

The one step to experiencing unprecedented success!

“Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson If you could multiply your success in any area of your life, by taking one single step, would that sound like a fair bargain? Well, the good news is YOU CAN! And the single step is pretty straight...

Why our brain is like an Ice Cube

It is a common mistake to assume that gradual change will only engender incremental results. My experience has shown me that what may seem difficult at first, will at some point transform into massive results. This will be a key topic in my upcoming book ( more about...

How to go from being an amateur to becoming an unstoppable professional

I just got back from Wimbledon, probably the most known and traditional tennis event in the world. I had lots of meetings, watched some world class tennis and enjoyed to reconnect with the entire tennis industry. However, one thing I love doing during Grand Slam...

The biggest moment of my life

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results”.- Albert Einstein I can’t describe the feelings that raced through my body as I was walking towards my girlfriend. This would be the last time she would be my fiancée, as she was...

What are your goals for 2015?

This is the time of the year where most people set New Year Resolutions. It is a great time to think about what we really want in life, and then set up a strategy to achieve those specific goals. This is why I plan to write my next few blog posts on this topic. As a...

The importance of hard work

“The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.” —Miguel de Cervantes I want to share with you this story I found that really explains well how we often find our most valuable lessons when we had to...

Day 10: Thinking Time

All my life, I have lived my dream job: I represented some of the world’s best tennis players. I ran professional tournaments. And Iwas fortunate to travel to most of the major tournaments and watch world class tennis from the best seats. However, with the birth of my...

Day 11: Visualizing your future self

On a cold wet day, on May 6th, 1954, in Oxford, a young runner from a regular working class family, made the impossible possible. Roger Bannister broke the world record by running a mile in under 4 minutes (in 3:59.04  minutes). He wrote history. But that was just the...

The Mindful Traveller or how to enjoy your trips no matter how stressful they are

My wife and me have just arrived to New York, one of the busiest and hectic cities in the world. Although I think NY is a cool city, its crazy lifestyle excites me too much and this is why it is so important for me to slow down from time to time and simply relax....

Day 9: Do one act of kindness

I recently watched a Ted Talk with professor Stephen Post who reveals that doing acts of kindness help us live longer, healthier and happier.According to him, just the mere thought of doing something kind to others makes us feel good as it releases hormones like...

Introducing the habit of “Time Out’s”

A research in New Zealand tested the ability of self control amongst over one thousand young kids, and then followed them throughout their lives. The result was clear. The better their self control during their childhood years, the better they did in their 30’s in all...

The One Practice That Creates Real Champions

When we think of big success, we picture huge celebrations luxurious lifestyle and lots of pleasurable moments. You want to really know what someone like Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal do after they win a big tournament? They might take a short break. But then they hit...

The Power Of Daily Journaling: Why This One Practice Can Change Your Life

Some of the most gifted people I know make it a daily habit to journal. But does it really make a difference? Well, you may have heard that it does not really matter what you experience in life, but rather, how you interpret events. For example, optimists will give...

Day 11: Visualizing your future self

On a cold wet day, on May 6th, 1954, in Oxford, a young runner from a regular working class family, made the impossible possible. Roger Bannister broke the world record by running a mile in under 4 minutes (in 3:59.04  minutes). He wrote history. But that was just the...

Day 8: Reconnect with old friends

I have always had mixed feelings about people who neglect their close friends, once they enter a relationship or get married...  ...until I got married myself (and especially ever since I have kids). Suddenly, I realize that as our life changes, and as we take on more...

New Year Resolutions

If you are like me, you are probably planning your New Year resolutions as you read this. You may also know that most people struggle to follow through with their goals. Therefore I would like to share the key steps that have helped me define and follow through with...

The First Step To Finding Love

“Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue Finding true love is critical. This has been confirmed by multiple studies that have shown on that married people live a healthier life physically and...

What do you think is possible?

Up until 1954, no person ever managed to run a mile under 4 minutes. This seemed beyond the human limit. Doctors and scientists believed man kind had reached a record that could not be broken. Until Roger Bannister came along. He claimed it was possible and trained as...

Day 3: The Transitional Routine

I am sitting here at home, trying to write, while my youngest son keeps jumping on me and seeking my attention. One reason why staying home all day with the family, while trying to be productive, is so difficult for me is because it feels like I am always rushing from...

The 5 Things I Learned From Managing Some Of The World’s Best Tennis Players

As a kid, I always dreamt of becoming a tennis player. Little did I know that as an adult I would be sitting in the player’s boxes as part of the entourage for current world number one, Novak Djokovic, the flamboyant Marat Safin, and some of the other top players in...

Day 7: Strengthen your most important relationships

It’s remarkable how creative people get when locked up in their homes! During the last few days, I have received so many hilarious clips on my phone that made me almost die from laughter. From all of them, I hate to admit it, but this is my favorite.Don’t get me...

Day 14: Creating a lasting habit

I used to struggle going to the gym unless I worked with a private coach. Then I discovered kickboxing and boxing classes. Initially, I would keep finding excuses to miss one class after each other. This continued until I made a commitment: I would go to classes at...

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