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Emotions VS Feelings

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of being equipped with the mental models and psychological vernacular that help you to more  objectively discern what you are experiencing and why. Remember, “if you can name it, you can tame it”. Specifically, in my last post, I wrote about distinguishing the difference between stress and pressure,

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Stress and Pressure… What’s the difference?

As a Mental Performance coach, one of my foundational approaches is to equip others with the mental models and psychological vernacular that helps them to more objectively discern what and why they are experiencing what they are experiencing. Put simply, “if you can name it, you can tame it”. Incorrect labeling and attributing of our

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Performance Psychology 2.0 (Part 3): Self-Refection

Previously in this Performance Psychology 2.0 series, we explored the applied training of self-awareness (deeply understanding what your own default coaching tendencies happen to be, especially when triggered by pressure). Additionally, in Part 2, we explored the applied training of self-regulation (the ability to adapt your behavior due to context-specificity, intended outcomes, and the interplay between

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Performance Psychology 2.0 (Part 2): Self-Regulation

In last month’s post, we examined the need to start any elevation of your mental game with greater self-awareness. Once you’re more cognizant of your behavioral tendencies and how they either progress you toward or block you from achieving your goals, what’s next? Knowing how to better regulate yourself so you do more of the

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Intentional Sustainable Growth: Autonomy (Part 2)

This blog is part 2 of a larger post on the ingredients for cultivating and practicing intentional, sustainable growth:  Autonomy: Freedom to be who you are Purpose: Utilizing your autonomy in service of your WHY Context: Acknowledgement of needing to adjust your behaviors given environmental specificity  Mindset: Attitudinal willingness to adapt Adaptability: Ability to adapt

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Nutrition Principals

It’s easy to get lost in the weeds about this diet or that diet, macro nutrient, and/or calorie counting. Hence, I always appreciate big picture guidance that underscores principles, as opposed to methods. Here is a version of nutrition principles that is included as a part of Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais’ and Seattle Seahawks Coach

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Reflecting On 2018

There’s no denying that 2019 is upon us. Since we are still within the first two weeks of the new year, many of us are still riding the momentum of how we want this year to be different for the better. Nonetheless, before it is too late, I encourage you to take one more opportunity

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Habits: How To Make and Break Them

What is a habit? A habit is a choice that we deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about but continue doing often.  What are the ingredients of a habit loop?  1. Trigger (cue) 2. Routine (actual behavioral habit) 3. Reward (satisfaction from the routine, which drives the behavior) How to break a “bad”

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Injury/Pain Keeping You Down?

I am using today’s blog post to address and facilitate further ideation on the topic of injury/pain management.  Personally, I have had a long history with chronic pain/illness that manifests both physically and psychologically. In my experience, that which is chronic can become so debilitating primarily because what is causing the symptoms is multi-factorial/elusive and,

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