Pillar #5 Process Over Outcome

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

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

The goal-setting “secret” top-performing coaches use to make big goals feel achievable

The Mountain of Excellence is a symbolic concept often used in sports. The summit of the mountain represents your goal while the mountain represents the obstacle(s) one must conquer to reach it.  The most interesting part of this analogy is this: While we all dream of what life will be like when we reach the… 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

The ABC’s of elite performance: Stop focusing on the outcome—and start optimizing the process

“Becoming a champion is not an easy process… It is done by focusing on what it takes to get there and not on getting there” Nick Saban, Head Football Coach, The University of Alabama The society we live in is a results-driven society.  As a coach, your job is likely in jeopardy if you don’t… 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

Quality At-Bats Defined

I often get asked how to define a quality at-bat…   Cliff Godwin, former assistant coach at Ole Miss and current head coach at East Carolina University gave me the best definition I have ever heard. He said, “A Quality At-Bat is an at-bat that makes a positive contribution towards our team goals.” There are numerous ways… Read More

The Top 10 Things World Champions Know That You Don’t

1. Acting Changes Everything (ACE)The ACE card that they have up their sleeve is a key weapon in the world champion’s toolbox. What does ACE stand for? ACE stands for Acting Changes Everything. Those athletes understand that they’re not athletes, they’re actors. See number two. 2. Force Yourself To Act Different Than How You FeelIt… Read More