Members of 5th Special Forces shortly after 9/11 in Afghansitan with future president Hammad Karzai

Mental Skills and Player Development in Major League Baseball

Have you ever learned more in seven days than the past seven months combined? That sums up my first week of the 2021 Minor League Spring Training for the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, AZ. 12 months ago I was preparing to get on a plane and travel here to the…

I’ve been stumbling over the concept and application of mastery lately. One of my favorite podcasts on a regular rotation is Finding Mastery by my friend and colleague, Dr. Michael Gervais. Mike is a world-class High Performance Psychologist who through his interviews, explores how the best in the world master their craft.

Mastery has also unexpectedly found me lately. Some of the most fulfilling moments of my military career are occurring as it winds down. I am in a unique position of being able to positively influence an entire generation of Army leaders who will literally replace me. An example of this…

Andy Riise

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