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Remove Mental Blocks and Achieve Sports Excellence

You can achieve sports excellence. The number one thing that stops people from achieving their potential are mental blocks. This article shows you 3 ways to remove mental blocks so you become exceptional.

Client Story - The Big Swinger

Let me tell you about John, one of my clients. John loves playing golf with his friends. He has a big swing.

He was a baseball player at college and he transfered that swing to his golf game. He hits the ball far but not as accurately as he would like.

John worked with his golf coach to shorten his swing for two resons:

  1. So he could hit it more accurately
  2. Johns getting older and he wanted a shorter swing to reduce his chances to get injuried.

The Problem

John's new swing was perfect in practice swings but as soon as he went to do it in a game he reverted back to his old swing. No matter how hard John tried he could not break the habit.

John lives out west so I worked with him using video conferencing. This is the email I got from him.

"Hey Umar:

I finally got to go out and hit some balls yesterday. All of my wedges are solid with the new swing. Need to keep working on my long irons and woods.

I'll keep you posted.

Thanks!

John"


I used tools from NLP and Applied Neuroscience to help John take charge of his mindset.

I want you to know with certainty that there is a better you inside you.

The reason that version of you is not showing up in sports is that something is blocking you. Typically, the mental block could take any one of these three forms:

  • A limiting belief about your cabilities is sabotaging your efforts.
  • An inner conflict, where one part of your psyche knows that you can be great. But another part of your psyche is telling you. Who the hell do you think you are to even attempt this. This internal struggle sabotages your efforts.
  • There is a hardwired process that's stopping you from achieving your desired results. This is what was happening to John.

When he did a practice swing, he allowed himself to do it correctly. The thought of doing a real swing in a game was a trigger that started an internal mental process that sabotage his efforts. All of this was happening at an unconscious level.

Client Story - Enter Beast Mode

Ethan is a lacrosse player who came in to see me. His anxiety about getting hurt while playing was forcing him to hold himself back. His coach was angry because he was playing too timidly.

I did two sessions to help Ethan overcome his anxiety. And the results were extraordinary. The day after this video Ethan sent me this text.

"The other team played a lot of seniors becasue it was a big game. I played great defense and got a ground ball and my coach was really happy"

Ethan went from an average player to a BEAST of the field

If you want to become exceptional in your sport, I can help you break through any mental blocks that get in your way.