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

by Brian Cain, MPM

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.

You can’t be your athletes 24/7/365.

But they are with themselves 24/7/365.

So, they need the routines and habits of excellence necessary to be able to coach themselves into elite performance.

Anyone who lets their feelings dictate what they will or won’t do cannot reach their full potential.

Only elite routines and elite habits will get you to reach your elite goals.

Experts have a lot to say about habits. There are 3 books that I especially love:

  • The Power of Habit by Charles
  • DuhiggAtomic Habits by James Clear
  • Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

One of my favorite formulas from Tiny Habits is:

Behavior = Motivation + Ability + Prompt


You have to know why you are after something.


It has to be so easy to start that there’s no way you won’t start.


(or what Charles Duhigg calls the trigger)

What is the thing that starts the habit?

Tip #1 for developing Routines and Habits of Excellence: Prompts.

Take my AM Routine for example.

As soon as I wake up, I start. The alarm is the prompt, and I’ve trained myself to start immediately. No snooze, just go.

I sweat before screens. Which means I exercise before I step into my office to face my computer or phone.

This sweat before screens habit sets the tone for the rest of my ideal day.

How does this translate to sports?

Baseball for example:

When does your at-bat start?

Not in the batter’s box.

That’s way too late.

When does your golf swing start?

When you step up to the tee?

No. Too late.

The routines you implement that give you the best chance of success for your next play have to start long before the next play.

Find an early trigger that sets you up for excellence.

Tip #2 for developing Routines and Habits of Excellence: Use the app Habit Share

  • Download the free app Habit Share and create your success checklist of all the actions you need to take to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
  • Add your friends and accountability partners
  • Get the accountability, support, and clarity you need to develop great habits

Tip #3 for developing Routines and Habits of Excellence: Consistency with the help of a coach

You are only going to get from where you are to where you want to be if you stick with you game plan and act in a consistent manner.

I want to be your team’s mental performance coach who can develop the mental performance game plan and hold you accountable to it.

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For Athletes

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In this FREE MiniCourse, Brian Cain will teach you how to:

  • Unlock your potential and make adversity your advantage by developing an elite mindset.
  • Become a machine of consistency by establishing the right performance routines and habits of excellence.
  • Get clarity on WHO you are, WHAT you want—and discover the behaviors you must start and stop to get the results you’ve been lacking.

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In this FREE MiniCourse, Brian Cain will teach you how to:

  • Get your athletes to perform their best when it means the most by using a SYSTEM to create an elite mindset.
  • Compete at a higher level, more consistently—while managing distraction and adversity—by establishing the RIGHT routines. 
  • Create the championship culture you need in your program to develop elite athlete leaders and cultivate a clear vision that keeps your people motivated and juiced up.

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