As I was updating, revising, and adding, and adding AND adding to the manual for my ‘Think Winning Thoughts’ workshop it occurred to me that the 3-ish hours I spend with each golfer could easily become a day or 6 given all the important points I wanted to share. There is just SO much I learn on an almost daily basis which could supplement the program and yet, given I can’t shadow my participants all day long (there are days you will count yourself as fortunate!), I sought out a way to … [Read more...] about Welcome!
One of the principles we discuss in the ‘Think Winning Thoughts’ program is the difference between a Growth and Fixed mindset as it allows the participant to decide how they’re going to proceed in life after the workshop. Because this is so vitally important I want to open this series of posts with it. This concept has actually been made famous by Carol S. Dweck and outlined in her book ‘Mindset’ The New Psychology of Success. At its most basic, one mindset is the view of a person’s … [Read more...] about Growth and Fixed Mindsets – Part 1
In Part 1 I outlined the concept of Growth and Fixed mindsets in very simple terms. When it comes to golf, nowhere is the fixed mindset of greater detriment than in the area of beliefs around excelling at the game! Fixed mindset golfers think that if they only had more “natural talent and ability” (i.e. if I was born a Golf God) they’d conquer the game – and I’d like to bust that one wide open. There are countless stories in the athletic world of now famous players with less than famous … [Read more...] about Growth and Fixed Mindsets – Part 2
While people have evolved as a civilization your brain is still operating at somewhat of a primitive level. Basically you are wired for ‘fight or flight’ in response to the dangers your ancient ancestors encountered, most of which were a threat to their survival and thus, very fear based. In our modern world, the only real fear we have is running out of wine ((joke)) and yet our initial reactions stem from a brain wiring that perceives danger most often where it’s not. HOW TO UNCROSS YOUR … [Read more...] about Brain Wiring
Your first thought may have been, “WTF does this have to do with golf?” so let’s get right to it – everything! Anyone who knows me knows that I am BIG on appreciation and gratitude (and that I swear like a truck driver – no disrespect to truck drivers). As you make your way through your days and golf games your subconscious mind is continually recording your responses. It begins to build “files” in your mind that train your brain for automatic responses. When you take a new route someplace … [Read more...] about The Importance of Gratitude
The core of the Think Winning Thoughts program is built on beliefs so most of what I’ll say in this short post will be full of very broad brush stroke statements. When you understand how powerful beliefs are and how many layers to them there really are (I encourage you to) begin to question everything you tell yourself! BELIEVE IT AND SEE IT A belief is a feeling of certainty about something; a thought you’ve repeated enough times until it becomes a “truth” for you. Information type beliefs … [Read more...] about How Your Beliefs Affect Your Game