“It’s better to hit the wrong note confidently, than hit the right note unconfidently. Never be afraid to be wrong or to embarrass yourself; we are all students in this life, and there is always something more to learn.” – Lodewijk van Beethoven

Products by Dr. Brassington

Excellence is No Accident

Purchase Dr. Brassington’s Mental Training CD: Excellence is No Accident: Mental Training for Business Leaders, Athletes, and Performing Artists by sending a check for $19.99 ($14.99 + $5.00 shipping and handling) payable to Dr. Brassington. Address: 1000 Fremont Ave, No. 270, Los Altos, CA 94024

You will receive the CD within 5-7 business days. Please call (650 469-1220) or email, if you do not receive your CD in 5-7 business days.

Mental Strength’s Assessment

The Mental Strength’s assessment is an online measure that evaluates athletes on five essential mental abilities related to peak performance: (1) Drive, (2) Attitudes, (3) Focus, (4) Self-Regulation, (5) Mental Skills. The measure provides scores on 30 subscales related to these essential mental strengths. The measure has been taken by more than 5,000 athletes and has been used by many sport psychologist and coaches. Each athlete who takes the Mental Strength’s assessment is given a report that compares her/him to an elite sample of athletes (Division I, Full Scholarship, Uninjured College Athletes, Olympic Athletes, and Professional Athletes). Athletes and coaches can quickly see areas of strength and areas for improvements in their athletes and design better mental training programs to improve performance. Click here to see a full list of the scales.

iphone App

Dr. Brassington and two talented software engineers (Andreas Kipf & Alexander van Renen) are developing a mental skills training application for the iphone that will allow individuals to prepare mentally for important performance (e.g., examinations, sports competitions, board meetings, etc.). Look for the App to appear in the Apple App store this Summer.


Dr. Brassington is collaborating with best selling co-author Christopher Vaughan on a book about creating the optimal mental and physical state for performance. The will be a very practical book. It will contain stories about performers who know how to stay motivated, overcome setbacks, and achieve peak performances. Throughout the book readers will learn the mental skills and strategies to achieve peak performances in any areas of life. Look for the ebook to appear in the Fall.