In college, we used to have a saying. Anytime something ‘bad’ happened we’d just say ‘stories’. If we went to the ‘wrong’ party and it totally sucked, if one of our beater cars broke down on the way to target and we had to hitch a ride, if we went on a really bad date. Our response was always ‘stories’.
In other words, when things didn’t go how we wanted them to go or how we thought they should go, at the end of the day, we’d at least get a really good story out of it.
I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently when it comes to decisions. How in our mind we vacillate on decisions, obsessed with making the ‘right’ choice.
But what if there are NO right or wrong decisions, just stories waiting to be created?
I don’t consider myself a very indecisive person on the whole but life…. Oh man the sheer number of decisions we have to make is unbelievable. Add in kids and a house and a...
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So many coaches have the passion for mental training and the intention to do it but they still haven't started doing it. Why? Well, here is what they tell us:
A lot of coaches that come to us have already some mental training knowledge; they learned a few tools sometime during their playing or coaching career, but not in any sort of organized way.
Oftentimes, this leads coaches to feeling paralyzed with indecision. They end up doing nothing because they don't know where to start.
If you are one of these coaches, here is my advice: Doing one thing is better than doing no things.
With the Complete Coaches Mental Training Toolbox, we include a highly detailed user success guide that shows you exactly where to start by doing...
I signed up for an 8 week Improv class last week. Not because I wanted to but because I DID NOT WANT TO.
In the Mindset Coach Academy we are Running Towards Failure this week. Which means we are doing something that scares the s*** out of us. Something we are not good at yet. Something where we will stumble and be uncomfortable and fail and grow.
And I DO what I teach. So, I’m right there with my students, running towards failure. I have to be…. No, I GET to be an example of what is possible. So, I went first. And I signed up for an Improv class.
Much like playing, I know speaking and communication often comes down to practice/preparation and then BEING in the moment, trusting yourself, being totally vulnerable and going for it.
I felt that so much on the court as a player and it was the BEST feeling. But it takes guts to really trust yourself and to really leave it all out on the court. And I feel that way about speaking and selling and just...
If I had a nickel for every coach that agrees with the statement 'sports are 90% mental’ and then spends 0% of their time training like it, I’d have a whole lotta nickels.
But 90% of these coaches WANT to do mental training. So what’s the holdup? Two things- one real and one false. Meaning some of the excuse is not having the right tools, strategy or implementation plan and some of it is MINDSET (meaning the coaches mindset... weird, right?)
So we are going to bust these excuses AND give you a free bundle of solutions in our The Mind/Body Exercises: 5 Ways to Implement Mental Training into your Existing Practices.
I don’t have enough time is the mantra most of us use in our lives. It’s on a loop in our heads and it’s our knee jerk reaction to almost ANYTHING new. We often think of time as this limited resource that is always slipping through our fingers instead of something we can creatively alter to meet our...
As a mental training coach (or mindset coach, as we call it), you cannot affect change in others unless you are willing to do the hard work of shifting your mindset first. It’s not just about achieving goals or pushing yourself, it’s about living what you teach. It's about truly believing and investing in the power of your own mindset enough to live in alignment with your values.
If you are a mindset coach, an influence to others, an agent of change, it is your job to be an example of what is possible.
So what exactly happens when you don't practice what you teach? Frankly, it's not a dramatic shift, it's a slow burn that turns your influence stale. Sometimes, it's even undetectable to anyone but yourself, yet it affects how you evolve and how you impact those around you.
Before addressing the simple, super impactful, actionable ways you build a life that helps you live what...
Note: We are accepting applications for the Mindset Coach Certification this Fall, 2020 for our next cohort. To be the first to know about this upcoming 4-month hands-on certification course, put your name on our waitlist. Those on our waitlist will be the first to know details.
With the launch of our Mindset Coach Certification, we've been giving you tons of information to help you decide if this certification is right for you.
You may sign up for our certification course primarily because you want to expand your understanding of the mind, and add our certification to your coaching resume. You want to learn more about the mental game and be able to offer extra value to your team. If you want to get certified for your own growth and credibility, this is an excellent way to do that. You'll be able to immediately take new concepts and strategies to your existing team, and will have the...
When I was in my mid 20s, I became really interested in doing mindset work. My ongoing research and conversations with friends and colleagues ultimately led me to meeting Dr. James Hollingsworth, a trained hypnotist, and the first person to ever introduce me to the immense impact of hypnotism and guided visualization. One thing Dr. Hollingsworth taught me is that the best way to learn about and understand hypnotism is by experiencing it firsthand.
I remember the first time I was hypnotized so clearly; it sticks out in my mind. I remember what the room looked like, the overwhelming feelings that surfaced, and the ultimate relief. Truthfully, the first time I was hypnotized, I started crying. I was so present. I remember being blown away by my own mind. I had years of mental training behind me, I was no stranger to the power of the mind, and yet I was still surprised. It was different. I couldn’t believe I was able to have such an extremely powerful experience just by tapping...
In my experience as a mindset coach and as an entrepreneur, there are two things that must be aligned in order for you to be successful. If you don’t take time to address these two things first, they will drag you down and inhibit you from achieving your goals.
Your mindset HAS to be right before you can teach others to take control of their own mindset. If you are not working on yourself, you will not be able to reach your clients; it just won’t work.
Think about it this way, would you respond to a health coach who ate poorly, never exercised, and had bad habits? NO! Likewise, your actions will directly impact the authority and respect that your athletes+ clients assign to you.
Furthermore, we all have a finite amount of focus and energy. When you hold beliefs about yourself or speak to yourself in a way that drags you down, (i.e. I’m just not good at motivating people. I’m not meant to be successful. Investing in myself is a waste), you...
It’s the dead of winter in Seattle and it's snowing here. It's snowing a LOT. School is canceled, and we haven’t driven our cars in a week. Our days have mostly revolved around sledding and sitting in front of a fireplace.
I LOVE sledding. It’s the perfect activity; allowing you to teeter on the edge of risk, some real, some imagined. I’ve been watching my daughter learn to love sledding over these past days and I've realized that how she approaches sledding is exactly how I approached starting my business.
Understanding how we (collectively as humans) approach risk, and then examining how we individually learn and grow from it, is a fascinating exploration. What can I say, I nerd out on this stuff.
On day 1 of Seattle's "Snowmageddon", we eagerly convened with all our friends at the base of the steepest hill in the neighborhood. It was beautiful. The hill was covered in perfect powdered snow, and a few rogue snowflakes...
Have you ever heard that you should just do what you love and the money will follow? Oh puh-lease! If that were true, every starving artist, musician or do-gooder would be rolling in it. I do think the core of that message is true- you should do something you love and that making money is easier if you are truly motivated by passion. THAT I believe.
Is mindset coaching the thing you love? Well listen up.
Because making money just because you love mindset coaching isn’t my experience. Can you make money as a mindset coach? Yes. But it doesn't just come. I started making money when I started investing in myself, when I started acting like a CEO, when I decided making money was a priority. In other words, it didn't just fall in my lap. And it didn’t come from hard work either (another cliché that isn’t true); it came from working smart and taking the RIGHT action.
If you are a mindset coach or aspiring mindset coach, in this video, I talk...