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TEDx: Dr. Jonathan Fader: How to Win the Game of Life

First of all, if you haven’t seen the video yet then you should probably check it out. 

Jonathan Fader is a certified performance psychologist, who has been doing his job for the past 17 years now. He has served as the Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants (2 seasons), and also as the team psychologist for the New York Mets (9 seasons).

Through the TEDx talk on How to Win the Game of Life, Jonathan has shared some of the tips that athletes follow during the game, that you can apply to win or change the game of life!

Dr. Jonathan Fader

TEDx: Dr. Jonathan Fader: How to Win the Game of Life

Talking about this concept, Jonathan shares that ~

“I had many instances where people – my friends, family people or other acquaintances ask me about my job and what I actually do! They would be curious to know things from both the sides; from the doc’s side as well as from the athlete’s perspective.”

Paying attention to the moment

Be in the moment, don’t think about the past or what the future holds for you. Just be in the moment, feel the things, your friends, people, things and be into the work you are doing. As you pay attention to your work, you will slowly realize that you are performing better, and better focused than before.

Also, it’s not that easy as it sounds. Yet, a powerful tool you can make use out of.

Talk to yourself

Remember those days, mostly the childhood ones when we used to blabber things a lot. That was a smart move, did you know that? Talking to oneself is a sign of sanity, where the tone matters the most. If you are talking positive or in a relaxed way, you are probably gonna feel the same. So, keep talking to yourself.

Stress is useless

Stress simply takes out the productivity and energy out of you. In case you are feeling the stress, take a deep breath and relax. Try doing 5mins mental medication during the breaks, it will surely get you a different feel and mood for better work outputs.

In the end, just chill, relax, have fun in your life no matter how much ****** up it is! We can always take a break, be in the moment and face it together.

Have a good day, guys.

Why is Ping Pong popular in China | Know about your Sports

There is a famous joke in China, that says no one can say that they don’t know how to play Ping Pong game, and even there are chances that you have got a retired player from the Province team in your gang.

Even though it is a joke, it is true about the players in China. They are damn good, and excellent in lot many other sports. But Ping Pong remains a special one, and why not – almost 45 players who played Ping Pong at the Rio Olympics were all born in China.

What’s the reason behind the immense craze and support in China?

Why is Ping Pong popular in China | Know about your Sports

In the year 2016, China grabbed almost all the gold medals in the 4 championships played at the Summer Olympics. China greeted the game in the year 1950s which was the first experience for them, and then there was no looking back.

Later Chairman Mao declared the game as the National Sport during the 1950s itself, and people have since then loved it like nothing else.

Why is Ping Pong popular in China

Number one reason is the funding support providing by the government itself. It’s really excellent, and this has allowed many people to chase their dream and passion.

While one report submitted by the masatenisi blog mentioned that almost 10 million Chinese play the game on a daily basis. Though there are no other country numbers available as of now, it won’t ever match the count of China any time.

One of the main reason is the Fund Support provided by the government for the players.

The second main reason is the Intense Training that the players undergo during the preparation. You will notice that many of the top players of the Ping Pong are from China! A lot of hard work and practice has gone into the shaping and forming of the player, to that extent which you won’t ever dare to imagine.

Many of the techniques and playing way of the Chinese players are found to be different. Once the ITTF even tried to make a statement regarding the same, but the thing ended with the ITTF updating their rules. This only made the game more tough for the Chinese players. But it doesn’t matter since China has got the best players, best coaches, and the best techniques to win any game.

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The China players undergo the training for about 7 hours a day, and they practice in the most unique way compared to all other countries. Also, they are among the first to bring new gaming technique.

All these reasons make the game most liked and loved by the China people! There is nothing wrong in saying that China has a great number of skilled players, who are nowhere going to retire soon. All the learnings and techniques are simply been transferred from one generation to next.

Why do Good Players Quit or Leave | Athlete Issues that you may also face!

Are players quitting your football team lately? But you didn’t find any particular reason for it. So, what could be the possible reason which led to the player quit and leave the team? In this post, we will be checking on the same thing. What are the points that a coach or team owner consider to prevent losing quality players from the team? Let’s find them out.

Players Quit or Leave

Why do Good Players Quit or Leave?

All the sports players have a valid or sometimes the reasons could be silly too but something which may matter to them. If your son or daughter is asking for quitting a sport, know the reason. Mainly, understand their issue and take a sensible decision.

Now, if you have got a team and you find that players are quitting lately. There could be a number of reasons, and some of the possible ones have been listed below.

Bad coaches may be the reason

This is one of the obvious reasons. If the players find it difficult with liking their coach, then continuing the game may get tough for the players. Be a good coach, caring, strict, and above all friendly to all the teammates.

Under pressure on the PlayersHigh pressure on the players.

If the players are not getting time to enjoy the game, and more time is spent with the game pressure. Then, it’s obvious players will discontinue such team environment. Keep it cool, and let the players take their time to adjust initially.

Having personal issues, something which one won’t mind sharing.

We came across stories where the player had financial issues in the family and had to quit the game to help out paying the bills. There may be some other personal issues that players don’t want to share and just quit for the same reason.

Criticism should be dealt rightly.

You will come across this everywhere. Criticism. But it all depends on how you react to all the criticisms you face. Take them in a positive way, and if you find them constructive for your game then try working on them and improve your game.

Quit the game because of an injury.

It is important that you play the game with all the protection. With just one injury, you actually risk your whole gaming career. Also, it is important that you practice and perform exercises in the presence of a tutor. The right guidance is important, and it is crucial when you are dealing with your health and body.

Racism and Inappropriate CommentsRacism & People passing inappropriate comments.

This is something which has to be strictly avoided and handled by the authorities. We have got answers where the players mentioned about racism and hateful comments to be the reason for athletes quitting sports.

If you find someone passing such comments, then inform it to your master. Make sure no one quits playing for such a reason.

Just not having much fun, and feeling bored.

You may be very excited for a sport, but end up getting bored. This is natural, and it could have many reasons. Players have mostly reported that practice sessions are pretty boring. So, the coaches can try out different techniques and methods of making the sessions more interesting and fun.

Getting out of comfort zone.

Each one of us has a comfort zone, and most of us dare to get out of them. Well, this completely depends on an individual and their choices. But if you are not ready to get out of your comfort zone then you will find it difficult to concentrate and enjoy the game to the fullest.

Keep an attitude of trying out all new things, if you wish to enjoy the game in the best way. Did you find the information worth? Let us know your thoughts in the comment space below. Follow us for more updates and tips.

The Crazy, The Insane, The Dysfunctional: The United States of America

We are a country in crisis. Besides an economic crisis, an energy crisis, a health care crisis, and any other crisis du jour, there is an actual crisis that supersedes all the other crises.

The Crazy, Insane, Dysfunctional: The United States of America

The United States of America

It’s The Crazy, The Insane, and The Dysfunctional. It’s a crisis that isn’t economic or political. It isn’t a foreign nation. It’s a crisis brought upon ourselves. It’s a crisis that we created and have no intention of stopping. It’s a crisis of stupidity.


The crazy defines our media, TV, print, radio. Quick, what’s the biggest story out there, nationally? The Ground Zero Mosque, right? And in my mind, there is no debate. If people want to build a mosque a few blocks away from Ground Zero, build a mosque. It doesn’t affect me. Islam did not knock down the Twin Towers. It was Al-Qaeda, a radical, extremist form of Islam. Any indication to the contrary is wrong, insulting to the Muslim community and an affront to the so called religious freedom we have in the country. There is no debate. The only debate is whether they can comply with local ordinances and pass building inspections. And, in reality, that’s not a debate.

CrazyCrazyBut instead of applauding the people responsible for bringing a Mosque near Ground Zero, the debate focuses on the “wisdom” of putting a Mosque near Ground Zero. Ground Zero may be hollowed ground, but it doesn’t include the surrounding areas. You know what’s near Ground Zero? A gentleman’s club, an OTB, a McDonald’s, and a bunch of other crap. If we are to believe in the words we preach, believe that religious freedom and tolerance is not just words on paper, then we build the mosque, and we don’t look back. We build it, we celebrate it. And we move on. We, as a nation, say we can practice whatever we religion we want.

We say that we will be accepting. But, debating the merits of a Mosque near Ground Zero is not tolerant. It’s not practicing religious freedom. Who cares if there is a Mosque near Ground Zero? There is nothing wrong with the Muslim people or the Islam religion. Al-Qaeda is a horrible faction of Islam. But, it’s not Islam. It’s batshit crazy. It’s terrorism. We’re not building a Mosque that supports Al-Qaeda beliefs. We’re building a Mosque. And we should be proud of it.

But don’t worry. Whatever your opinion is, it will all be over in a few days. The thing with the news cycle is that it’s just that: A cycle. News circulates for awhile, and then it goes away. Anyone know what’s going on in Haiti? How about the Chile earthquakes? What about the Gulf of Mexico? They’ve recovered? Oh, okay. If that’s what you say, media.

We get our news from a few places. MSNBC, a liberal station. CNN, a centrist station, but it’s so terrible that it doesn’t make a difference. And Fox News, a right wing station. It would be nice if CNN would actually deliver news. But watch a few minutes of Rick’s List and try to keep it on. You can’t.

It used to be noble to be a journalist. Now, you’re smeared for everything you write. What’s the real big story in our country? It’s probably the near 10% unemployment. Or the fact that our dependence on oil is worse than ever, and we need to start developing alternative sources of energy. Or maybe it’s the fact that the Gulf of Mexico was devastated by the BP oil spill. Maybe it’s a war in Afghanistan we’re fighting. Maybe it should be the fact that states are going bankrupt. Or the fact we have a $13 trillion dollar deficit. Or the fact our infrastructure is crumbling and our education system is failing our children. But no way in hell should it be the Ground Zero Mosque. It shouldn’t be Michele Obama going to Spain for a fucking vacation. It shouldn’t be Obama going on The View.

There are serious, complex issues facing our nation. Issues that will define us as a generation. Issues that will either point us in the direction of long term stability and prosperity or in the direction of debt and despair. But, yeah, let’s focus on the Mosque that people will forget about in a few days. It’s not like our nation’s future is depending on it.


We have two countries. Red. And Blue. Red has a very different belief system than Blue. Which is fine. Having different beliefs is what makes a country go. But, there’s having different beliefs and respecting that fact and there’s having different beliefs and not giving a crap about the other. In fact, Red and Blue don’t communicate. They criticize. They ridicule. They mock. In Red’s mind, anything that Blue does is crazy and vice versa. In Blue’s mind, Red is never right and vice versa. Red is the enemy of Blue, Blue the enemy of Red. We are not a country that believes in United We Stand, Divided We Fall, but, rather, United We Fall, Divided We Stand. It’s better for one country to gain the upper hand, both in government and in population.

InsaneThat way, that country can can assert it’s dominance. We The People are not We anymore. We’re Them. We’re alone in our own world. A Blue Country resident who lives in Red is an outcast. Plop a red-stater in Blue, and they will stand out more than Lady Gaga. We are no longer defined by our nation, but rather, our political beliefs. I’m a Democrat. I’m Blue. Therefore, according to Red, I want to pull the plug on Grandma, raise taxes, increase spending, start spreading socialism and stop protecting our troops. In reality, I do want to raise taxes, but I want to decrease spending. I don’t want to spread socialism. I want to protect and help our troops as much as possible. But, since all Blues are made alike, my individual beliefs will never be heard.

Individualism. The ability to say and do what you want. To not feel beholden by a standard you didn’t create. That’s one of the cornerstones of this country. But, if I tell a Red I’m a Blue, my individualism is immediately corrupted. I’m no longer Me. I’m one of Them.

We used have to debate. We used to have a dialogue. Yeah, Red disagreed with Blue, but it was always with respect, and there was always a compromise to be made. But then you have this shit, and it’s impossible to compromise:

If that’s the level of discourse, then fuck it. Because what’s the point of standing and trying to have an honest discussion about the issues of our time when someone is focused on a fucking birth certificate? There is no point. That is our discourse. That is our discussion. There is no compromise there. There are no solutions to be found. There is only anger. There is only an argument. There is only a nation of yellers, not of thinkers.

We can sit and pretend we have some unity, but let’s face it, the only time there is unity in this country is during the Olympics and after a National tragedy. The Olympics are every two years. And National tragedies only last in our minds for a little bit. So no, we don’t have unity. We are not the United States of America. We are Red. And We are Blue. If you’re somewhere in the middle, you’re fucked.


Quick, name your two senators. Mine are Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Now, quick, name their positions on key issues. Well, since my Senators are both Democrats, their “position” is the Democratic position: More Stimulus, health care for all, etc, etc. The United States Senate and House of Representatives used to be one of the most respected institutions in the world. These were noble men and women.

But, now, instead of being beholden to the people, to their constituents, they are beholden to their party, to whoever gives them enough money. The US government has seemingly lost track of what’s important.

DysfunctionalThey’re more tied up in short term things, sound bites to help in their re-election campaigns. No one dare touches the issue of taxation and spending. All taxes have to be lowered, they say. The sad truth is, the more taxes are lowered, the more we’re in a shit hole. All spending must be cut, but the military must never be touched. And while spending needs to be cut, there are plenty of places in the Defense budget that can be cut. We can’t talk about increasing taxes a bit to pay for a clean energy economy–one that will, by the way, bring millions of millions of jobs and release us from the chokeholds of Middle Eastern countries–because it’s seen as a government takeover. My definition of government is this: Do for the people what they can’t do for themselves. The people haven’t been able to create a clean energy economy–the government must.

But because everything requires 60 votes in the Senate, and all bills passed in the majority rules House of Representatives must be passed in the Senate, and then reconciled between the two and voted on again, nothing gets done. Republicans will filibuster all bills. Democrats will do the same when Republicans are in power. So, while the issues of are time are real, the minority will never help the majority, God forbid they anger their base or be seen standing with the other party. I mean, for God’s sake, Florida Governor Charlie Crist was vilified for hugging the President of the United States. The Fucking President of the United States. The President wants to hug you, and you hug back. But Crist will probably lose his Senate bid because he was seen as siding with Obama. He gave the guy a fucking hug. If you can’t hug someone, for fear of losing your base, what kind of base is that?

But, that’s the game we have. Who gives a fuck about policy? Because policy, the things that will actually get us out of our shit hole, doesn’t satisfy the crazy. Having a real debate about real issues isn’t sexy. So, we yell and scream, and Senators lie and accuse each other of shit that doesn’t even matter. It’s not politics. It’s war.

We The People, The Crazy, The Insane, The Dysfunctional. We are in a spiral of despair. And unless the curlicue whimsy of fate is on our side, nothing will stop it. Unless, that is, we, the people, decide to say enough is enough and make a change. Rise up and demand accountability from our media. Rise up and demand real solutions from our government. Eliminate the R or D next to someone’s name. Forget about Blue and Red and realize our shared power is better than it is separated. We, The People, must understand that if we let this silly game we call our society continue, that we will look back on our lives as a failure. This is our generation’s greatest task. We must bring a country back from the dead.

And while I may be an optimist, I’m not stupid. Solving the issues of our time will requires a mass cultural change. A change in what we believe , in what we think, in how we think. A change in our actions. A change in our mindset. This cannot be the work of one person. Can’t be the work of a few hundred. Everyone must pitch in. Everyone must put on their hard hat and get to work. We are a country that is dying. And we’re worried about a Mosque. Sure, that’s the appropriate response. No. Fuck it. Let’s get to fucking work. Because we have no choice. We have no fucking choice.