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99% commitment is hard, 100% is easy: 4 steps to make a 100% commitment

By Enio Sacilotto Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles, famously wrote, “Successful people adhere to the ‘no exceptions rule’ when it comes to their daily disciplines. Once you make a 100-percent commitment to something, there are no exceptions.” A 99% commitment to something is very hard, a 100% commitment is easy. Here is why, when we are 99% committed to something we are faced with decisions, there is a grey area.  For example, you make a commitment to working out every day, and one of your friends calls you do something else, you tell yourself that you will miss this…

How the NHL draft works

If you’re new to hockey, you may not know how the NHL draft works – this a quick guide to understanding one of the most important times in the year for NHL hockey teams. Draft Order The 14 teams that missed the play-offs during the previous NHL season are awarded the first 14 picks of the best young hockey players between the ages of 17 and 20 from all over the world to play for their team. If a player gets picked in the draft, he has no choice but to play for the NHL team that has picked him…

DFO will contribute more than $1.5 million to youth sports in Ontario

March 2019 Dairy Farmers of Ontario has been a proud sponsor of amateur sports in Ontario for many years now. And fortunately, for those young athletes living in Canada’s second-largest province, DFO extended that commitment to funding last year when they inked a 3-year deal with the Ottawa Senators and MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Group). The partnership agreement – which will see DFO, Ottawa Senators and MLSE (Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Argonauts) combining forces to increase youth access to sports – will be funded by Dairy Farmers of Ontario at a cost of…

Senators coach says, “Milk is an essential drink for hockey players”

Chris Schwarz is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Ottawa Senators, and he likes to get to young athletes early. Why? Because he’s passionate about instilling ‘the fundamentals’ of sport, training, and the importance of play.  Whether we are destined to be an elite athlete or simply want to enjoy a full life, Chris teaches  that multi-sport learning is crucial not only to health and wellness, but to excellence in our sport of choice. He notes that the trend toward focused, single-sport training has had the side effect of diminishing young athletes’ potential.  He observes that society has shifted direction at…

Applying Your Focus To Life

Your Focus in 2019 TIME or ENERGY? January 22, 2019 | Ryan Walter 1986 Stanley Cup Champion Ryan Walter with his wife Jennifer The Big Leadership Decision in 2019!   TIME focus? Or ENERGY focus? The infamous and highly successful NBA basketball coach, Phil Jackson, was once asked about how he won championships. Phil replied with three short words: “I pay attention.” High performance is always activated and sustained by the attention of leadership.  Professional Car drivers have learned that the car goes where the eyes go. They explain that as you ‘round the corner and see an accident, if…

Does Success Come In CANS?

June 1, 2018 | Contributed by Ryan Walter I believe the most difficult championship to win in professional sport is the first one, because even professional players must first believe that they CAN achieve the championship, before they CAN actually accomplish this success. And this principle, in fact, applies to most of life. It has been said that life is the opposite of school, because most of the time life gives you the test first and the lesson later. I am a good example of this… I was an NHL Captain at 22 years old and earned my Masters Degree in Leadership/Business at the age…

3 Lessons Learned from playing with Guy Lafleur!

November 14 / 2018 – Contributed by Ryan Walter Amateur or Professional? Always our choice! We finally returned home! Jenn and I have been so busy training Companies and Organizations across North America these past years that we have not attended a Montreal Canadiens game for a long time. It was so much fun to finally get there with our friends Wayne and Aleesha. My old buddy and teammate, Réjean Houle, welcomed us to the Alumni Suite, Guy Lapointe shook hands with us, and another number 11 (just before me), Yvon Lambert, took a photo with us. It was already lots of fun and…

Tips for forwards

Golden tips for Forwards

These tips, especially for beginners and intermediate forwards, are the important skills to master as they rise up through the ranks to high school and college level hockey. While some of these tips may seem obvious, it can take many years of practice to perform most of these automatically in the pressure of a game. This automatic action, is what coaches teach and help players continuously work on in their training programmes. 1. Know your job It’s vital to know your position and what your role is in all three zones (defence, neutral and offensive) at all times. At a…

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