So Mental practice or visualization techniques is simply using your imagination to practice your sport totally in your mind. You will want to do this because whatever you can create in your mind, you also create in reality. Don’t believe me? It is a studied fact, check out what one of the most famous scientists Read More.
Performance = Potential – Interference As I have mentioned countless times here on the site, in my trainings, and everywhere I speak, FEAR is the #1 interference to performing to your potential, especially in competition. Fear of failure Fear of success Fear of disappointing others Fear of emotions There is a sub fear of those Read More.
Need your daily dose of sports motivation? Here are your Top 30 mental toughness quotes.. 1. Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life. -Billie Jean King 2. When you’re riding, only the race Read More.
Why are we so hard on ourselves? One of the most common reasons parents have brought their sports kids to me, over the years, centers around this comment: “He/She is so hard on him/herself. ” But, this isn’t just limited to performance and kids now, isn’t it? Adults indulge in this just as much but Read More.
“I almost died of embarrassment.” “I was SO embarrassed by my parents.” As the mental toughness trainer, one of the core fears I assist people to clear is the fear of embarrassment. You overcome it by mastering it instead of fearing it. Well then, let’s learn how to overcome embarrassment by first taking it apart Read More.
If your youth basketball coaching sessions have seen your coach imploring you to be more aggressive out there on the court, there are a great number of drills you can do to gain more toughness and therefore more aggressive in your basketball. Let’s take a look at some of the drills you can be teaching to Read More.
Boredom, the enemy? of the productive and the young. In my R.A.C.E. formula methodology, the E. stands for Emotional Mastery. In short, this is about understanding, working with, and NOT being afraid of your difficult emotions. (Notice I don’t call them “negative emotions” like everyone else). The path to not being afraid of your emotions Read More.
I fear there is a dangerous trend in teaching and raising kids in the most recent generations and it shows up in sports participation. Far too often, parents go overboard with advocating for their kid for playing time and also shielding them from difficulty. This is short-sighted as we all know that kids grow up Read More.
Guest post by Stress Management Coach and certified Mental Toughness Trainer – Prentiss Rhodes. If you are a fan of science fiction (as I am), then you are no stranger to the Star Trek mythos. In Star Trek, the eager cadets, in preparation for their lives in space on a starship, had to take a graduation exam. Read More.
One of the key concepts I teach my student trainers in working with people is to keep asking: “WHY does _____ happen?” I think “WHY” is one of the most powerful words you can use in coaching. Recently, one of my coaching clients, a golf pro, whom I’m helping get over the yips, was Read More.