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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In episode #11, Brian Cain breaks down the importance of habit formation in your development as a golfer and shares multiple apps and strategies you can use to develop the habits that you and your game need to go low.
In episode #10, Cain joins St. Joseph High School Golf Coach Kevin Guzzo to talk about Mental Resilience in golf and the role that the pre-shot and post shot routine play in competing one shot at a time and how you can build resilience on the range.
In episode #9, Brian Cain discusses the history of the 2021 PGA Championship victory by Phil Mickelson in which he became the oldest player to ever win a major. They talk about Phil’s mindset, his use of visualization and more.
In episode #8, Brian Cain breaks down the process that led to Coach Carp’s University of Denver Men’s Golf Program winning The Summit League Conference Championship and his team’s performance at the Washington Regional where they were 2 strokes away from becoming the 1st 13-see to ever make it to the NCAA National Championships.
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.
In The Golf MPM Podcast Brian Cain, creator of the Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) Coaches Certification and 30 Days to MPM For Athletes Program sits down to discuss all things related to the golf swing, course and self management and getting the most out of your potential both on and off the course.
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.