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Athletes: Ideas for dealing with self isolation, social distancing, and not having access to weight rooms or athletic facilities.

No one has ever been through something like “this” before. Seasons just… over.  High school and college athletic careers… ending.  Not with a lost game or a championship, but with uncertainty with what the present and future will bring. And while I’d love to tell you “Here’s what you should do”… these are uncharted waters… Read More

Here’s how you MUST deal with Coronavirus

In this video, I’m going to share with you the exact conversations, suggestions and direction I’ve shared with the coaches and athletes looking to me for answers during this difficult time. And you might be surprised to find that what I share will help you to feel and perform better—immediately. Control what you can control… Read More

The untapped competitive advantage: 3 Ways you can use mental performance training to level up your coaching—immediately

Imagine the Google search by a coach who wants to help his or her athletes perform better…  For the sake of this example, let’s say we’re talking about a baseball coach.  So they might look for terms like: Baseball fundamental drills.  Weight training for baseball. Conditioning for baseball.  The result? Well… “Baseball fundamental drills” gave… Read More

7 ways successful strength and fitness coaches use mental performance mastery (and how you can, too)

What makes a successful health, fitness, or strength coach? It’s not just about writing great workout and conditioning programs or knowing a lot about nutrition. There’s something else at play here… something booming with possibility, yet something few coaches are tapping in to. Here are the “secrets” elite coaches use to get results.  You know… Read More

Defeat limiting beliefs and compete with confidence (3 smart strategies for athletes)

In 1954, Roger Bannister shocked the world when he ran the first ever 4-minute mile.   The world of track and field believed breaking the 4-minute mark was an insurmountable human barrier. An impassable obstacle that could not be breached—a physically impossible feat.  But Bannister persisted. And eventually, he broke the world-record and made the… Read More

Here’s what’s possible with the MPM Certification: 7 Coaches share their experiences…

I created the Mental Performance Mastery Certification with one goal: To give you the tools, knowledge, and resources you need to help your clients or athletes master the mental game so they can consistently perform their best, overcome any obstacle, and stay focused under pressure.

The 10 mental performance skills every athlete must master for peak performance

As a three-sport standout athlete and captain in high school, I thought I was prepared for success in collegiate athletics.  Man was I wrong.  I quickly realized the meaning of the phrase, “Big fish in a small pond.” Graduating high school with a class of just 89 students may have skewed my reality when it… Read More

Your top 3 questions about mental performance mastery coaching — answered

When I was first getting into the field of mental performance nearly 20 years ago, if someone would have told me I’d eventually become known as an expert in the industry and build a million-dollar business, I’d have thought they were crazy. And while the trend these days would be to talk all about how… Read More

The truth about elite performance: Why physical conditioning, skill, and talent are only a piece of the puzzle

There’s an interesting phenomenon I’ve noticed throughout my career as a mental performance coach. When I first start working with coaches, teams, or athletes, most initially agree that training for competition is 90% physical and 10% mental. But as we begin working together, and as I introduce them to the idea of “mental conditioning” with… Read More

The #1 way to take your performance to the next level

I get asked all the time, “Coach Cain, what’s the number one thing I can do to grow my business and take my performance (or the performance of those I coach) to the next level?” My answer has never been more clear than it is right now: Be more intentional about who you are, what… Read More

The confidence confusion: How to build unshakeable confidence (and why traditional advice is wrong)

Confidence is the mark of a champion. It’s something you need to be an effective coach—and something absolutely crucial for those you coach to reach their goals and perform at a high level.

But there’s also a lot of confusion surrounding confidence…

Can you grow it? If so, how?

Are there specific things parents, athletes—even coaches—do to sabotage it?

I cover all this, and provide my go-to strategies for developing unshakeable confidence in this article.

Mental Performance Coaching Case Study: Georges St-Pierre, 13-time MMA World Champion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve posted articles that outline simple, practical ways you can begin implementing mental performance coaching. Today, I want to take things a step further and share a case study from someone I’ve worked with over the years to illustrate the kind of impact a well-designed, strategic mental performance coaching plan… Read More