HOW TO UNLOCK PERFORMANCE WITH TWO QUESTIONS
A great question can unlock a treasure chest of self-understanding. When I'm asked what I do professionally at Elite Mindset, I will often respond, "I'm a professional question-asker." Sports psychology and mental performance are about asking great questions.
There's nothing that unlocks a player's psyche and heart more than asking a great question. The conversation needs to be about them. And they need to figure out what their answer is and how they will eventually execute it.
There are two questions that I often ask athletes and high performers. They must be asked in the correct order. In fact, they are almost identical, but they are very different. The first one is quite playful. The second one is crucially important.
QUESTION 1: "What do you want?"
I don't know about you, but, my first response is to watch football games all weekend, eat pizza, hang out with friends, and smoke some meat on the smoker. Now, if...
The best recovery list on the internet begins right here, at Elite Mindset.
As a mental trainer and a frequent gym attender, I searched the internet for a simple but comprehensive list of the very best recovery techniques I could find. But, I'm a research nerd and I couldn't find one that I loved, so I decided to write the best recovery practices list on the internet (a big endeavor, I'll admit). The list is a combination of old school and new school research and practices. I'll include my own best recovery practices that I've learned over my years of coaching motivated people to be their very best. To be transparent, it's taken me a lot longer than I'd like to admit to learn many of these, but here's what I've learned the hard way!
INTENTIONAL RECOVERY IS YOUR SECRET WEAPON.
Recovery is your secret weapon. If you're an athlete, then resting and recovering better than your opponent gives you a significant competitive advantage. If you're a high achiever, the...