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How can Birdwatching Strengthen Your Mind?

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2020

I have no time to get anything done these days but a lot of time for my mind.

I’m noticing my thoughts. Deeply.

Life is slower right now, which can have a significant effect on our mind.

It can make us more anxious. Time for thoughts means time to obsess over thoughts.
It can give us time to notice. Notice the things that bring you joy. Notice the things that make you curious.

What a gift that is: To learn forever. To stretch our mind. To want to figure out something we’ve never figured out. The WORLD. There is an infinite amount of things to learn.

You could obsess over Coleoptera beetles, or pinot noirs, Russian literature or book binding. You could get really into perfecting jokes or performing magic tricks, baking sourdough or growing dahlias.

It’s amazing. And it’s ALL good for us. That I know. The possibilities are all around us (and they're usually free!).

I’ve become enamored by a bird that lives in the forest behind our house. A Cooper’s...

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Where Are They Now? Catching up with Our MCA Graduates

Twice a year, we take a small group through our Mindset Coach Certification program. Today, we're checking in with four of our graduates to see what they've been up to and to share some of their free and paid resources with all of you.

If you want to be in the great company of these 4 and the many other coaches who graduated from our Mindset Coach Certification, if you are ready to step into being a mindset coach and impacting lives in a big, long-term way (including your own), look into our certification. It was designed for someone just like you!

(See details below) 

Breanne Smedley 

"Since becoming a certified mindset coach, I have launched my own business training and mentoring female athletes to find their confidence on and off the field/court. I work with individuals and teams within The Elite Competitor Program, my signature group coaching program, that gives girl athletes the skills, habits, and mindsets needed to take their game to the next level.

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How to Set Stretch Goals (By Letting Go of 'The How)

goal setting Aug 01, 2020

Let’s say you have a goal.

 

Your goal is to make more money, to change careers, to accomplish something great. You might ask yourself, yes I want to to do that .... but how?

 

Don’t do that, leave some space for magic.

 

Some call it manifestation, some call it God’s plan or serendipity. Some call it the subconscious mind and the reticular activating system. Essentially, it’s letting go and being okay with not knowing the how. You have to be open to it HAPPENING before you can figure out how it’s going to happen. 

 

You’ve already done this in your life. 

  • You meet someone at a birthday party (you almost skipped) that helps you get you your dream job.
  • See a flyer for the one class that leads you down a new hobby you didn’t even know you were looking for that changes your life.
  • Run into an old friend who knows someone who knows something about what you need. 

 

Is it fate? Who knows. But the point is...

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Coaches Facebook Live Q&A With Lindsey Wilson

With a Coaches Facebook group of over 1300 coaches (and growing every day), we wanted to get to know our coaches better and give back to our community by hosting our first ever Coaches Facebook Live Q&A. Coaches were encouraged to submit questions ahead of time using the hashtag #QAwithLindsey, and they were also encouraged to attend the Q&A live to ask any additional questions and join the live conversation. We had a number of coaches attend live to ask questions and provide links to resources for coaches, and others who tuned in after the broadcast concluded. Overall, it was an impactful way to connect with our national community of coaches, and to get a pulse on the real issues that our coaches are struggling with. The following is a brief overview of some of the topics we covered.

If you're a coach, we encourage you to watch the full video here. If you are not yet a member of our Coaches group, you will need to request membership to gain access to the...

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INTRODUCING: The Inner Game Podcast

the inner game podcast Jun 09, 2020
 

Click the video above for a sneak peek of The Inner Game, Season 1, Episode 12.


You should start a podcast! 

I’ve been hearing this for years. From others, from myself. It always seemed like a great idea. Except it didn’t quite feel right. 

I'll Start at the Beginning

I’m an intuitive entrepreneur (Did I make that up or see it on a meme?). What I mean by that is that things have to FEEL right for me. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t light incense and ask the universe to come up with my marketing plan, but my core has to feel aligned if I’m going to do something. 

I’ve done things when I wasn’t ‘feeling’ it, and for me, it just hasn’t worked; the results weren’t there, and I didn’t feel that inspired. It felt like WORK. 

So, I’ve learned to really listen to my inner wisdom and to TRUST. A podcast has sounded like a good idea for a long time, but it just hasn't felt...

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The Inner Work to Create The Change We Wish to See

athlete diversity Jun 08, 2020

Can I even focus right now, or write a blog, or send a newsletter, or post on social media?

The answer is no. I can't ignore what's happening. 

But I also can't take this space to give you any great insight on race relations, or make promises about how much better I’ll do or tell you I'm with you. Words only go so far.

What I will do is talk about what I know, and that is MINDSET.

Specifically, I want to talk about our collective thoughts in this situation; this entire situation - in our world, in our countries, in our communities.

The Science 

As human beings, when we feel stress, we often go outside ourselves. It’s our brain's effort to keep us safe. We want to make sense of it all. So, we consume, we connect with others, we seek out information. We do everything in our power to analyze the threat. We look for answers that may not ever be found. 

And that can be useful... to an extent. But by doing that we can also miss the enormous opportunity...

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5 Ways To Improve Your Game While In Quarantine

YOU have been affected by COVID-19.

Whether it’s school closures, season cancelations, challenges working from home, or threats to your own health and wellbeing, no one is spared, and our hearts go out to those that are hit the hardest. 

And while we can’t offer you childcare, checks, or the season end you hoped for, we will support you the best way we know how: With tips on how you can maintain your growth mindset and improve your game during this time of disruption.  

After all, if there’s one thing this crisis illustrates, it’s that we’re all in this together. Read on for our tips below. 

 

Visualization

Visualization is a powerful way to practice your sport without physically doing it. By visualizing success in your sport, you subconsciously increase your belief in your abilities. When you change how you see your abilities, your performance changes. 

The most elite athletes in the world know that visualization helps...

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What is Mental Training?

With our goal to reach 1 million athletes and coaches with mental training, an important step in reaching that goal is answering the rudimentary (yet VITAL) question: What is mental training? 

If you’re reading this blog you likely fit into one of these categories: 

  • An athlete who is researching various ways to improve your performance and break through mental barriers.  
  • A parent who is looking for ways to help your struggling athlete.
  • A coach (or aspiring coach) who is new to mental training and wants to explore how it can help your team. 
  • A coach who is practicing mental training and wants a resource to help you explain it to athletes, parents, coaches, and athletic departments.

Whatever your path, we’re stoked that you’re here and hope that we can help you find clarity about what mental training is and how it can make a massive impact. 

(For the sake of clarity, we’ll be speaking to coaches in this blog, but...

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COMMUNITY BLOG: How To Compete At Your Best (Regardless Of Your Opponent)

You’re midway through the season and you’re going up against a team with a far worse record. Last time you played this team, you OUTplayed them. Your team is going into the game confident (maybe even a little cocky) and all-but certain they’ll get that W. From every angle, this game should be a shut out. 

But as the game progresses, you notice:

  • Your athletes are making careless mistakes
  • You’re team is getting intercepted/rebounded/fouled out
  • Tempers are running high
  • Your team is inconsistent - timid one moment, overly aggressive the next

As the game continues, tensions rise high and frustration, disbelief, even a little panic bubbles to the surface. 

At the end of the game, you’ve lost… or maybe you’ve won. The score isn’t really the point. The point is that you played poorly.

You played down to your opponent. 

When we asked our Mental Training for Coaches Facebook group, “What do you do when your team...

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Athlete tips: 13 Steps to Being Coachable

  • Identify what makes an athlete coachable or uncoachable
  • TOP 5 benefits for being coachable.
  • Free download of 13 Steps to Being Coachable

Download 13 STEPS TO BEING COACHABLE

As you’ve probably noticed already, sometimes your athletes need to hear a different voice than yours. Share our coachability checklist with your team to help them hold one another accountable, and develop a growth mindset. 


Sports are filled with mental challenges, and many of these challenges are self-imposed. The coach-player dynamic can be one of the most difficult challenges to navigate.

Receiving criticism in any area of life is tough, whether it's coming from teachers, bosses, family, friends, or coaches. But being able to graciously receive advice and mentorship is a necessary part of growth. 

Before I dive into becoming a coachable athlete, allow me to define it.

Characteristics of a Coachable Athlete

Before I wrote this blog, I asked a number of...

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