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.
2 simple steps to clear any fear I have often stated to my student trainers that whenever you are in doubt about working with someone and not sure where to go or what to do, you can always ask yourself or the other person: “Where is the fear in this?” In my experience of working Read More.
One of the blocks to improved performance for many people, kids and adults alike, is the idea they get in their head that “there’s something wrong with me.” Here’s an example to illustrate this problem that I hear of time and time again… Mike is a dad of a 15-year-old boy, Jake, who plays baseball. Read More.
So go with me here. You want to turn your negative thinking into positive thinking, right? Most coaches tell you to just force your mind to do it and create a habit of it…blah blah blah…that doesn’t work so well does it? What you really have to do is first reduce or eliminate the negative thinking Read More.
By far, the most requested outcome I receive from those I work with is “I want more confidence.” As with most mental toughness attributes like focus, courage, determination, etc. far too many people are completely unaware that building confidence can be a systematic process not much different than how a golf instructor teaches a beginner Read More.
Recently, I was on a coaching call with my mental toughness trainer group teaching them all of my methods and how to do what I do as a business. When we do these calls, I very much encourage the trainers to ask me questions as I do with clients I work with one-on-one. I believe Read More.
Hey how’s it going? I’m Craig Sigl, I’m what you call a Mental Toughness Trainer. Why should you care about watching this video? Well, if you play sports or are a performer or in some kind of competition, I can help you play and perform a LOT better than you are today. Does that interest Read More.
There is all sorts of controversy about kids sports these days. Should we give them all trophies? Should we push them hard so they learn about how the “real” world works? Parents and coaches are often confused by conflicting advice. The video below is part of a 3-part series to help you assist kids playing Read More.