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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Playing it Safe

 

One of the things we know about the human brain is that is VERY good at doing the task at hand IF it has the right system operating. But each system has BOTH limitations and attributes. Its strengths in one situation can present as weaknesses in another.

I like to think of it as trying to create a PowerPoint on Microsoft word. I mean, you can kind of do it but it will be messy and WAY harder than if you just switch systems. Why not use the system that was DESIGNED to create a presentation?

Fight or Flight

This is particularly relevant when we are talking about our sympathetic nervous system. This is the part of your body that's responsible for how you respond to danger and for firing the fight or flight response to help you survive.  This response system is highly evolved and is the reason why humans are alive today.

In historic times, the fight or flight response fired when anytime there was a real risk of physical danger present. Now, it fires...

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Why Successful People Pay for Mentorship

 

It’s easy to assume that because you HAVE support in your life that it’s the RIGHT support. Most of the time, I'd venture to say the support we have on an everyday basis is enough for doing what we are doing NOW. But if we are trying to get to another level, trying to break through to something bigger and bolder, the support structure around us is like the scaffolding needed to build a higher building. It has to rise for us to build higher.

Because here is the thing: There is the ‘I love you, I believe in you and your big goals’ type of support. And there is the “You can push yourself way more and I’ll support you every step of the way.” And it’s really hard for people to serve both types of support consistently. Yes, my husband can kick my butt at times (and definitely does) but EVERY time we sit down for a glass of wine, do I REALLY want him in that role? Does he want to be in that role all the time? Of course not.

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How to Know If You Are Hiding Your Gifts, And What To Do About It

 

Note: This video is about the Mindset Coach Certification. Applications for the Mindset Coach Certification are currently closed through spring of 2020. To be the first to know when applications open again, put your name on our waitlist.

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In my previous video blog, I talked about selling, and it resonated with a lot of you. The truth is, everybody is selling something, even if it's just selling yourself as an asset. Often, we hide what we really care about, our gifts, from the world. We justify this by telling ourselves our message isn't well thought out enough, or people won't be interested in it. Perhaps we think about how other people are already out there doing it 'better' than we are, or we know that even if our message connects to one person, there will be a lot of people that won't receive it. So, we hide our...

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Want to be a Mindset Coach? Learn to sell or you will always work for someone who can.

 

In order to become a successful mental training coach, you have to be able to do these 3 things:

  1. Have Mental Training skills
  2. Be able to TEACH mental training
  3. Be able to SELL mental training

Oftentimes, people are naturally good at one of these, maybe two if they're lucky. Rarely are people good at all three without having to really work at it. That said, you have to do all three in order to be able to make a big impact on your athletes and run a successful business. The good news is, it's not rocket science, EVERYONE can learn how to be good at all three, you just have to be willing to learn. 

In my experience, most people struggle with the selling part above all else; it doesn't come naturally to a lot of people (including me). Although you may prefer to have someone else sell your services for you, the reality is, that's not usually an option.

The reason I've been successful at being a mindset coach is because I learned how to sell. You HAVE to learn how to...

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Coaches: If There Was ONLY One Tool I Could Teach You, This Would Be It.

 

This video was originally streamed on Facebook Live. Watch the video, and/or read the brief synopsis below to learn about the most powerful mental training tool you should be teaching your athletes. 


I get some variation on this question from coaches a lot:

Lindsey, which mindset tool will help my coaching and my athletes the most? 

My answer? 

The greatest all-around tool that can truly benefit everyone on your team (including you) is visualization. 

If you follow this blog, you've likely heard me mention visualization before (most recently, here, and here). Today, I'm going to keep it simple and talk about how visualization can help you really get through to your athletes. 

What is Visualization?

Visualization is a method in which you imagine a storyline. This enables you to experience something on a deeply emotional level without posing any real risk.

Learn more about the scientific research behind visualization in our previous blog, The Top 5...

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Meredith Brick: How one Coach Redefined her Business and Raised her Prices 400%

 

Since we met Meredith nearly 4 months ago, she has transformed, personally and professionally. 

As an 8th Grade Science teacher, Head Coach of a High School Girl's Soccer team, and Assistant Coach of the Boy's Soccer Team, Meredith already had a lot on her plate when she heard about the Mindset Coach Certification; her resources were stretched thin.

Before she began the program, Meredith talked to us about her hesitation surrounding the financial investment. As a recent newlywed, she didn't know if she could afford it.

Ultimately, her passion for mindset coaching outweighed her fears, and she made the necessary sacrifices to invest in her future as a mindset coach and entrepreneur, even though it meant compromising the location of their honeymoon.

Meredith had the perfect combination of fear and hope that lit the fire under her to pursue becoming a Certified Mindset Coach and thrive as a student in the Mindset Coach Academy

Meredith is the proud owner of what...

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Want to be a Certified Mindset Coach? Did You Know You Get 2 Certifications in 1?

 

Note: This video is about the Mindset Coach Certification program. Applications for the Mindset Coach Certification are currently closed through fall of 2020. To be the first to know when applications open again, put your name on our waitlist.


Being able to deliver personalized, customized guide visualizations has been the #1 reason I've been able to impact my clients on a huge level, find satisfaction in my work, and cut down my hours (while increasing my income) as a mindset coach. 

With the addition of The Performance Visualization Specialist certification, our Mindset Coach Academy students graduate with 2 certifications! Watch the video to learn more about how being a Certified Mindset Coach AND a Certified Performance Visualization Specialist can help you maximize your impact and your income. 


Mindset Coach Academy - 2020

We are accepting applications for the Mindset Coach Certification this Fall, 2020. To be the first to know about this...

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Mark Ehlen: From Sitting on the Sidelines to Ready to Influence the World

 

I'm sure we can agree that nothing is quite as impactful as a good TRUE story of a life changed for the better. Today, I want to tell you about Mark Ehlen; he's one of the coaches in the Mindset Coach Academy who will be graduating with his Mindset Coach Certification (along with his class) in just a couple weeks. 

Mark's basketball resume is impressive, he is a heavily awarded, 30-year Division I college coach with a reputation for winning (to put it lightly). Due to his noteworthy coaching career, Mark was also inducted into the Hall of Fame; an honor well-deserved. Although he hung up his head coaching whistle a few years ago when he retired, coaching was never just a career for Mark; coaching is deeply engrained in him. 

With a lifetime of knowledge about the game of basketball and a deep respect for the mental game, a traditional retirement story arc never quite suited Mark. As he puts it: "I'm...

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Struggling with PreGame Nerves? Do These 2 Things

 

In my opinion there is nothing more important than pre-competition mindset work. After all, if you can't show what you can do when the lights come on, who really cares about anything else? Game time is show time. 

It's also where many athletes get hung up. In fact, I would say that dealing with pre-game nerves is one of the biggest differences between elite athletes and everyone else. 

Elite athletes believe that nerves are a PART of peak performance. Everyone else thinks that pre-game nerves are something to be avoided. 

So what to do if your athletes are struggling with pre-game nerves? Do these 2 things. 


If you want to make a BIG impact teaching athletes the mental game, THIS is the next step.

Join us for our FREE, 1-hour masterclass for coaches: Game Face: Inside The Minds of Great Competitors.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The mental component that separates good athletes from great athletes
  • How to help your athletes crush their self-imposed...
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The Top 5 Reasons to Visualize (w/ Scientific Proof)

Visualization helps program the subconscious brain to be successful. Here are the 5 reasons you should start practicing visualization today.

#1. Builds Confidence

Visualizing success in your training or racing and you can subconsciously improve your belief in your abilities. We all compete according to how we see ourselves. Change how you see yourself, and your performance changes. Just take a moment and think of 5 times you were at the top of your ‘game’. Write them down. Then take a deep breath, close your eyes and replay all seven of those instances in your mind.

I'll bet you feel more confident in your abilities and more sure of your enormous potential. It’s powerful stuff. Simple but brings out your BEST you.

#2. Controls Emotions

Controlling emotions is one of the most important aspects to mental training. Staying calm under pressure, reacting appropriately to adversity, getting hyped for competition, ignoring unhelpful emotions in the heat of the moment....

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