5 Habits That Will Improve Your Mental Toughness

Mental toughness should be practiced everyday, especially for those athletes wanting to take their sport to the next level. If that sounds like you, here are five weekly habits that will improve your mental toughness to help you achieve peak performance. 1. Practice relinquishing control. Every athlete, coach and parent worries. It’s natural and just part Read More.

You Need a Growth Mindset – Learn How From NBA Star Steph Curry

“Believing that your qualities are carved in stone – which is part of having a fixed mindset – discourages risk-taking and revision. People with a fixed mindset avoid challenging situations that might lead to failure because success depends upon protecting and promoting their set of fixed qualities and concealing their deficiencies.” We came across a Read More.

How To Overcome The Fear Of Disappointing Parents & Others

This is a clip from the Baseball/Softball Mental Toughness program just released spring 2018. It’s  part of module 7 where we work on becoming fearless by antidoting the fear of failure and rejection. [Video Script] We have to deal with and clear another related Fear here.   Fear of rejection. It’s  a big part of Read More.

Letting go of the need to control and trust your skills

Trust Your Skills

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.

Top 30 Sports Quotes to Live By

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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.

2 reasons why we overdo self criticism and beat ourselves up

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.

How to Overcome Embarrassment

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“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.

How to Be More Aggressive in Basketball

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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.

What to do when you’re bored

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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.