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MVP Process

Championship Teams have an MVP process, not an MVP player. Here’s how they do it.

The best teams are successful because they have a culture that dictates their behavior, not because they have the best player. Follow these five steps to intentionally create a championship culture with your team, clients, or organization.

Leaders Are Trained

Leaders are trained, not born. Here’s how to grow into a leader.

Leaders are trained. Leadership is a skill that can be trained intentionally, but do you know where to focus your efforts? Learn what the 6 Cs of Leadership are and how you can train them.

time management goals organization

Do You Have Big Goals? Here’s How To Get Them All Done.

Your daily energy is a finite resource. So, you need to know how to use the daily energy you have to do the things that matter. The more automated and organized your day is, the more self-discipline, energy and focus there is to direct towards the most important tasks.

Executing Consistently Good Habits Will Get You to Your Elite Goals. Here’s How to Get Started.

Consistently performing at a high level requires the ability to modify behavior and develop the structure needed to execute the game plan. High performing coaches know the power of routine. They know how to build and break habits in their athletes. And they teach the structure needed to guide their athletes day when they’re not around.

Athletes Can Only Compete in the Present Moment. Do Your Athletes Know How to Stay in the Present Moment?

The mental images you are exposed to, whether they be positive or negative, have a direct impact on your physical and mental performance. 

When you know how to coach mental imagery and meditation, you’ll see that your athletes know how to: stay calm under pressure, focus on the present moment task rather than getting caught up in the future or the past

Work the Process. But, Do You Have a Process?

It’s not always easy to find the energy needed to do the day to day tasks that are necessary to reach your lofty goals. 

Your daily energy is finite. Which is why you can’t waste your energy on things you can’t control. 

But if you know how to develop the process over outcome skillset in the athletes or clients you coach, they will know how to direct their energy to what they can control and this decision to let go of what you can’t control will save you tons of energy you can use elsewhere.

How to Unlock Your Potential

Elite performance requires hard work. There’s no way around that.
The pressures of competing are demanding mentally, physically, and emotionally.

When you train the skills of self control and discipline you’ll notice that you’re better able to focus and face the inevitable obstacles that will come your way – like a bad game or the nerves that come before a big game, negative comments, negative expectations of others, or when you just get off the rails of a training or nutrition program.

How to Get Your Athletes to Focus

Distractions, negative self-talk, and letting mistakes get to you are a sure way to derail your performance. Athletes who succeed don’t do so because they evade trials. They are successful because they know how to overcome the obstacles that arise. It takes a skillset to be able to overcome obstacles. As a coach, you can train those skills. You train the physical part of your sport with drills.

How to Get and Stay Motivated, Especially When You Don’t Feel Like Doing It.

“I don’t want to.”

How many times have you said this?

Guess what?

A lot of people don’t want to get up, or work out, or make the call, or write the proposal, or ask for the thing.

But the people who act differently than how they feel are the ones who achieve great things.

How to Train to Develop an Elite Mindset

Are you watching the Olympics? You don’t have to watch too many events before you hear a commentator talk about an athlete’s “strong mental game.” Olympians train their bodies. That’s obvious.What’s less obvious but equally true is that they also train their minds. So, how does one develop such an elite mindset?

PODCAST: Todd Cetnar – The 3 Pillars of Elite Results

Todd Cetnar, founder and CEO of Cetnar Consulting Group, has 25+ years leading strategic growth with prominent companies and sports teams across the globe. Today, Todd sits as a Vice President of Sales for a leading medical device company managing over $300M. Todd is a former professional basketball player and 3x Hall-of-Famer who played throughout Europe. Now, as a corporate executive, Todd combined the skillsets learned in both arenas to formulate the framework called the 3 Pillars of Elite Results.

How to Coach your Athletes to Use Fear as Fuel

There is a long list of outcomes that athletes fear. Fear of losing. Fear of getting cut. But we know that fearing outcomes will not help your athletes perform well today. As a coach, it’s your job to teach your athletes how to manage their fear. It starts with them knowing that fear grows out of feelings of what might happen in the future. Rule #1 about Fear: Fear feeds on feelings. If left unchecked, fear can kidnap the athlete’s mind and body. But you can coach the fear out of your athletes and teach them how to regulate their emotions.