Pillar #7 Routines and Habits of Excellence

PODCAST: From high school national player of the year to an every day fight to live: The role of mindset in choosing your response to success and adversity

Taylor Dockins one of the most inspiring people you will ever meet. As a high school athlete she was one of the most dominate softball players and high school athletes in the country, winning the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award.
Since high school, Taylor has been battling a rare form of cancer, and she regularly undergoes chemotherapy treatments while also balancing life as an elite student athlete.

PODCAST: From math teacher to MMA World Champion in one month: the power of mental performance training

Rich “Ace” Franklin went from being a high school math teacher to a UFC World Champion MMA Fighter in one month. In this episode, Rich discusses the impact our work together made in his career and the exact mental performance strategies he used to help him compete at his best inside the octagon.

Mental Performance Mastery Case Study: Rich Franklin, MMA World Champion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared practical strategies and methods athletes can use to break through the barriers that hold them back, and to develop the confidence and mental toughness needed to consistently perform at a higher level.  I’ve heard a ton of great feedback from the videos, articles, and social media posts covering… 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

Hacking the habit loop: Help your clients and athletes achieve goals faster with this proven 3-step formula

Your life is a sum of your habits. The habits you have shape how you spend your time and how successful you will become—in sports, in achieving your goals, in life.  Even the most disorganized person relies on countless daily habits. You may not be aware of them, but you already perform habits every single… Read More

Use Pre/Intra/Post workout routines to help clients and athletes dominate their training sessions with maximum focus

On July 4th in Boston, Massachusetts I walked into a Barnes & Noble and my life changed forever.  I had never read a book start-to-finish at this point in my life—despite being just one year from graduating college. And I definitely had NOT planned on buying one that day.  But I did love baseball. So… Read More

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

High-Performance Routines: Help athletes lock in focus and perform their best when it matters most

You can know all the right information, but if you do not put it into ACTION—what good does it do for you?  The purpose of any routine is to build more trust, consistency, and confidence in performance.  Think about those three things for a minute.  These are concepts of athletic performance often glossed over. But… Read More

Bookend your days with an A.M. and P.M. routine to combat stress and level-up performance

If you’re like most of the coaches, athletes, and professionals I work with, every day is a battle… A battle to get all you need to get done. A battle to balance work with finding time for other things important to you: family, friends, your health. A battle to find and sustain the motivation to… Read More

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