13 Results for tag: personal development

Awareness. Mission. Compete.

Commentary Have you ever heard the phrase, ”Ignorance is bliss?” I believe ignorance is ignorance. I believe once you are aware of something drastic changes can happen. Be aware of how you feel, then remind yourself what you have control of right now and finally, in the end, give your best in the present moment. Today, tomorrow or right now, STOP and ... More

Doubt – Part III

Commentary We all experience doubt - wondering if you are good enough to experience success...if all the work you put in is enough. When doubt becomes dangerous is when we let it settle over us.  Conquer this with these three great questions from Collin Henderson’s “Self Talk” Video: When have you had past success? How have you earned the right ... More

E+R=O – Part II

Commentary Response is everything! No matter the event, no matter what happens in the future, we only have control of how we respond. I was by no means perfect in my career and I failed hundreds of times on how I responded. Ignorance is not bliss. Now that you know the truth, it’s time to take control of your response. Knowing it will always affect our ... More

Imagery

Commentary If I could go back in time and tell my past self about all these amazing tools! Painting the picture of success and having it as part of your daily routine creates successful outcomes. I remember vividly a time in my life where I spent five minutes a day for over a month visualizing my successful day. The results? Winning Minor League Player ... More

Courage

Commentary When we reach a certain age, where failure consistently knocks on the door, do we allow the past to shape our future? Ask a 5 year old what they fear...they usually can’t come up with anything -maybe spiders or falling or being away from mom or dad, but nothing about failing or people’s perception or that they aren’t enough. I will go ... More

Self-Image

Commentary These videos from Collin are solid gold! Self-image always stems from a person or situation that began the cycle of negative self-image. Great question to always ask yourself when you are underestimating yourself... "Who told you that?" Go back to the genesis of this image and reject it. In my career I was told hundreds of times that I ... More

Trusting the Process

Commentary Every lesson we ask our athlete’s one of three things: how’s your self talk, what’s been your plan at the plate, or what have you been focusing on in practice (aka your routine). When athletes struggle to come up with immediate answers to these questions, we know their in-game success will be limited. Every athlete has to always ... More

Being Present

Commentary When I had high level success on the field, I was obsessed over the things I had control of: my routine, what I ate, what pitch was I looking for. Even when I had a statically bad game...0-4 maybe...I reflected on these three things: did I stick to my game plan, did I visualize what I wanted to happen, did I give 100 percent effort. If I ... More

Body Language

Commentary Body language is a quick indicator of how a player is feeling and can easily indicate their attitude for that day. What athletes often neglect to connect is that their overall mentality can be influenced by how they carry themselves.Making a conscious effort to portray confident body language can help kickstart an individual in the right ... More

The Reset Button

Commentary Last week in my mental focus session I was talking with one of my athletes on whether she was present or not in her lesson. She reflected and believed that she WAS present in her lesson but at school that day she found herself unfocused. I asked her what she did, and she told me that she pulled her “squishy” (soft squishy ball) out of her ... More