Getting your head in the game

Conversation leads to collaboration Last week there was a fantastic discussion in the comments after I posted my article on pre-performance. One of the topics that came up was simply, “Where do I start?” That’s a good question to ask, because on a site that is filled with new information it is hard to find […]

Improving self-talk part 2 – helpful self-talk

Read the first article in the series! – Introduction to self-talk Read the second article in the series! – Improving self-talk part 1 – awareness Focus and drive, the mental edge Now that you are convinced that your self-talk can give you an edge in training and competition it’s time to practice making the best […]

Improving self-talk part 1 – awareness

Read the first article in the series here! – Introduction to self-talk Knowledge is power, understanding your own self-talk Awareness is a great tool for success and learning. For example, most good singers listen to recordings of their own voice to be more aware of how they sound. Ballet dancers practice in front of mirrors […]

Introduction to self-talk

I think that self-talk, that is the things that we tell ourselves either out loud or internally, reflects a lot our beliefs about ourselves. When a Korean Starcraft player enters a North American tournament says to his teamates, “I’m going to go over there and kick some a$$,” it is because he is confident in […]