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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

MPM Strategy: Building the Right Culture by Connecting Past and Present

A HUGE part of being an effective leader is mastering the skill of being able to intentionally develop a culture that supports your team’s mission, principles, and core values.

This isn’t something done by accident—and this certainly isn’t one of those things you either “have or you don’t.” Learning how to cultivate the right culture is a skill you can learn.

BC164 – Mental Performance Secrets of Professional Athletes with MPM Certified Coach Zach Sorensen

In this episode of the MPM Coach Spotlight Podcast, I have the pleasure of talking with MPM Certified Coach Zach Sorenson.

Zach is a former Major League Baseball player with the Cleveland Indians and The Los Angeles Angels. He also worked as the Texas Rangers’ minor league Mental Performance Coach in 2018. Zach’s experience both coaching professional athletes and competing as one gives him unique insight into what mental performance secrets the pros use to compete at the highest level.

In this episode, he’ll share what he’s learned and how you can use these same strategies with your athletes.

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.

BC163 – Generating Influence, Impact and Income with MPM Certified Coach Tyler Pazik

In this episode of the MPM Coach Spotlight Podcast, I had the pleasure of talking with MPM Certified Coach Tyler Pazik.

In a short time, Tyler has built a very impressive client list, including a Heisman Trophy winner, teams from Power 5 conferences including TCU, Notre Dame and Oklahoma, and Team USA Bowling (to name a few).

In this episode, we dive into the life-changing experience Tyler has had as an MPM Coach—personally and professionally. He also dishes on how his experience with the MPM Certification differed from his Master of Sport Psychology degree at TCU, and he gets real about advice for those weighing the options between joining the MPM Certification or starting a master’s program (his answer may surprise you).

If you’ve ever wondered how becoming a certified MPM Coach could impact your influence, success, and income, you don’t want to miss this episode.

3 Strategies For Forging Unshakeable Focus

During the 2018-2019 college football playoffs, as Nick Saban and Dabo Sweeney attributed much of their success at powerhouse football programs Alabama and Clemson to the ability to help their team focus, the emails started rolling in. A month later, Bill Belichick of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots spoke about the importance of… Read More

BC161 – From high school baseball coach to highly sought after MPM Coach: Ethan Miller

Ethan Miller is one of the first coaches to complete our MPM Certification Course and one of the most active MPM Certified coaches at spreading his influence and impact while making an income from mental performance coaching. His full-time job is as the Athletic Director, Health and Physical Education Teacher and Varsity Baseball Coach at… 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

Build the ‘awareness muscle’ to stay calm under pressure, fight through adversity, and make better decisions (even when it’s hard)

In the 1973 figure skating world championships, Irina Rodnina and Alexander Zaitsev were midway through their routine when the music unexpectedly stopped. Even if you’ve never watched the sport, you can probably imagine the importance of music in a figure skating routine. From providing cues and synchronizing movements to the rise and fall of the… Read More

3 Strategies for more Motivation, Focus, and Commitment

If there are three words every coach would like to use to describe their athletes, motivated, focused, and committed would be near the top. The problem is that it’s hard to get people to actually display these characteristics. It’s an area of performance that most coaches simply don’t know how to address. Despite popular belief,… Read More

How to build your athletes’ motivation, commitment, and focus

I don’t know about you, but for me, the responsibility of helping other people achieve their goals can feel overwhelming at times. Particularly challenging is that, as coaches and trainers, we face an interesting dilemma: our job is to help people reach their full potential, yet a lot of what happens is outside our control…. Read More

How to Build a Championship Culture (Plus the top 3 mistakes even smart, hard-working coaches make)

At some point, every coach realizes that working hard isn’t enough to get to the top. The truth is that all coaches works long hours trying to do whatever it takes to win. But there’s one thing I’ve learned after many years being around some of the best coaches in the world: success is about… Read More