"I’ve been visualizing ever since I was 12 or 13 when my amazing mother introduced me to it," Bianca Andreescu said. "I find it very helpful ... I believe we create our reality with our mind."
No big deal, she just won the U.S. Open at 19 years old, defeating 23 time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams.
YOU know visualization is a powerful mental training tool for athletes. You may already be implementing it with your team, maybe by utilizing our popular BRAVR™ Method.
But I want to take a moment and REALLY talk about visualization.
In my humble opinion, visualization is the single best tool for getting your subconscious brain aligned with what you are working toward. When you fail to do this, hard work doesn't mean as much as it should. You can easily work and work and work and self-sabotage every step of the way without even knowing it.
That’s why, when I work with athletes, I teach them to visualize. When I work with mindset coaches in the Mindset Coach Academy™, they learn to visualize on day 1. That’s why I’ve been visualizing since I was 16 years old.
Yeah yeah yeah, Lindsey, I get it. But I’m not the one that needs mental training. I’m driven, goal oriented, and hard working.
That’s not at all the point. My question is this; are you visualizing DAILY and with detail?
I personally do the BRAVR™ every work day to make sure my subconscious brain is READY and focused on the future I am working towards. I have my affirmations ready, I do my breathing, and then I visualize it happening in detail.
Andreescu said on Good Morning America that she not only pictured herself holding the trophy, but also wrote herself a winner's check from the U.S. Open. She visualized this for herself as far back as 2015.
Yup, the subconscious brain gets pumped up about details. It’s not enough to vaguely mention to your brain that you want a better job, or more money, or a life partner, or to be in better shape. We all vaguely want to improve, to work for a better life, to grow stronger than yesterday... But that’s not enough. To get your subconscious brain on board and working WITH you, you have to get specific.
When I visualize, I see the check I’m going to write myself, with the actual $ number. I see myself working on detailed projects, I feel the emotions of freedom and pride, I see myself feeling calm and fit.
This is the deal. Visualization is not a sometimes thing if you want it to work. It’s not a vague concept. It’s a practice, done daily and with detail.
Otherwise, all you're doing is daydreaming, which is NOT the same thing.
If you want to step up your mental game and your team's mental game, I highly recommend starting with the simple, highly effective practice called The BRAVR™ Method 2.0. This is the foundation of our mental training system and it flat out works. This is not just visualization, this is a SYSTEM that shows you step-by-step how to set up a visualization PRACTICE with your team and how to TEACH it.
Sure, you can throw visualization over the wall to your athletes, You can tell them to do it without doing it yourself. You can ‘try it out’ by half assed telling everyone to close their eyes and ‘see the championship’. But if you want to make visualization a part of your mental training, if you want to give your program a tool that will benefit them in sports and in life, and if you want to do it THE RIGHT WAY, The BRAVR™ is the visualization system that will show you how to do just that.
Thousands of coaches are using The BRAVR™ and raving about how this simple tool has transformed their program.
Here is what one coach said about The BRAVR™.
"I’m Steph Fuehrer. I coach high school boys’ and girls’ cross country and middle school cross country as well. I have used the BRAVR™ method to set-up expectations of athletes, coaches, and practices for about four years now. I love it and wouldn’t start my season without it. It sets the tone for everyone. Everyone is on the same page. We know our goals for the season, each practice, and for each other. We all use the same language. We set daily practice goals and try to rate our practice daily. It helps hold my team and the athletes accountable.
I’m so glad I found Positive Performance. I felt something was lacking in our team and our practices. Everyone was for themselves and lacking direction. Running is so all encompassing – the physical, mental, and emotional - that just to focus on the physical I felt was doing a disservice to my athletes.
I meet with my athletes formally, individually about three times a season. My upperclassmen really see the benefit of the mental training and have admitted using it in other areas of their lives. YES!!!
So there you have it. If you are ready for more focused practices, a team of athletes who are motivated to improve every day, and a SYSTEM to finally teach this widely powerful tool, get started today with our #1 best selling tool, The BRAVR™ Method. I can confidently say this is a STEAL of a deal (which we do on purpose) because we believe that every program should have access to a proven, simple, affordable visualization system.