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Building Better Habits of Thinking
Articles about how champions in every field use their beliefs to make themselves better at what they do.
Building Better Habits of Feeling
Articles about how champions in every field use their emotions to make themselves better at what they do.
Building Better Habits of Learning
Articles focused on helping you learn how to master any game of skill.
Mastering School Subjects
Learn a better approach to your more challenging classes.
Mastering the SAT and ACT
Learn a better approach to practicing for the SAT and ACT.
Overcoming Test Anxiety
Learn a better approach to pressure situations so you can always play your best game.
Parents, These Are For You
Steve and Tom offer advice on how to support your teenagers as they strive to improve themselves.
Student Case Studies
Lessons we've learned from working with certain students over the years.
Testimonials
A collection of thank-you notes from our students and parents that we've held onto over the years.
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The Key To Emotional Mastery: Don’t Make Things Worse!Much Smarter logo
Steve talks about our "secret" formula for making any bad situation better.
Peyton Manning and the Path to Emotional MasteryMuch Smarter logo
On the occasion of an all-time-great's retirement, Tom recalls a time when everyone thought Peyton Manning "couldn't win the big game"...and the day he proved everyone wrong.
A Team Of Champions Approaches AP Calculus Like A GameMuch Smarter logo
Steve talks about an AP Calculus class in Los Angeles whose teacher has them treating calculus like a game...with stunning (but, as far as we're concerned, not surprising!) results.
What If You Allowed Yourself Enough Time To Succeed? (Part Two)Much Smarter logo
Steve on the importance of giving yourself enough time to properly train yourself to be excellent at standardized tests (continued).
Your True PotentialMuch Smarter logo
"When you honor your potential, you recognize that your past performance in any area does not limit you."
What If You Allowed Yourself Enough Time to Succeed? (Part One)Much Smarter logo
Steve on the importance of giving yourself enough time to properly train yourself to be excellent at standardized tests.
How to Just Do Your Job in Big MomentsMuch Smarter logo
Tom engages in a little hero-worship of outgoing New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin, and talks about the one thing we can do to help us succeed when the stakes are at their highest.
When You Know How To Learn, You Can Learn AnythingMuch Smarter logo
Steve discusses lessons about learning that every student can benefit from in Josh Waitzkin's book The Art of Learning.
When Practice Isn’t Enough By ItselfMuch Smarter logo
Steve talks about how sometimes, simply practicing twice as hard isn't the answer. He knows from experience.
Thanksgiving: A Much Smarter Way to Think and FeelMuch Smarter logo
A star quarterback whose career was ended by a gruesome leg injury calls it a blessing. We try to figure out what the heck he means by that.
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