September 30, 2023

Finding More Flow

In an age when distraction is constant, and anxiety (both state & trait) seems to loom at every turn, flow just might be the antidote to it all. Sport offers a medium, through which to experience flow. Consciously, or subconsciously, we are attracted to sport for the experience of flow. Deep focus, absorption, & shift from a mind that is constantly fidgeting, to one that is lost in an activity, focused is deeply appealing. Yet, for some, the ability to access flow, however, remains a challenge.  Flow has the ability to create purpose, enjoyment, & resonance. Particularly when shared with […]
March 16, 2023

Why Routines Matter

Why Routines Matter. . . Routines get a bad rap. They can be boring, rote, & are hard to keep. However, when utilized properly, routines might be the secret sauce your game is missing. Let me explain: This winter, I began formally working with the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation & The PGA of America, on opening a new Golf Academy in Rabat, Morocco. The project includes working with & coaching their National Team Members. Recently, while in Rabat, I had the opportunity to attend the Trophy Hassan II Champions Tour Event along with the Ladies European Tour Event, played simultaneously […]
October 27, 2022

Fall into Focus

  A Mindset Tough Athlete has the uncanny ability, to find neutral with his or her mind. That is to say, when chaos strikes, the mentally tough athlete can stop & think, before proceeding. What this means, is that they have the ability to find space between their thoughts and reactions to those thoughts. Eastern Philosophy has for years pioneered this direction of human discovery. Western Science has recently undertaking exploring this avenue of being able to cultivate what many call, ‘mindfulness’. John Dewey, the great American Philosopher, strongly felt that freedom was only truly found in our ability to ‘stop […]
July 18, 2022

Motivation: It comes down to Values

Values, Goals & Motivation Motivation is a fundamental skill. Therefore, it can be learned, monitored, and adjusted. Motivation, has a lot to do with goals, and goals are reflections of our values. The root of motivation, or lack of, can be found in our values.  Values are simply things, beliefs & ideas that we prioritize, or feel is important to our engagement with an activity and in the world. Our self-image is a collection of our values into a general idea, or concept, about who we are that we carry around.  Most athletes that are on the edge of burnout, […]
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