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It is quite possible for you to incorporate techniques used by Olympic athletes in order to improve your performance whether you are an athlete or a business person. 

If you’re like most people you overlook mental preparation as part of your overall scheme in improving your performance.  Well, if this is true for you, you may be interested to know that many Olympic athletes said that if they had begun their mental training earlier, they would have been far more successful.  Also, the best athletes worked with a coach to create a customized mental game plan. 

What about those athletes that did not fare well?  It seems that the problem they experienced were as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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Today I will continue with describing the second of the four elements associated with the Mental Preparation for Competitions that Olympic athletes use.  The second element is the Competition Focus Plan. 

Competition Focus Plan: 

  • Discover what kind of focus works best for you
  • Plan to draw upon this focus during the event 

The entire topic of focus deserves an entire book but for now let’s figure out what kind of focus might be of most benefit to you given who you are and what kind of activity you will be engaging in. Read the rest of this entry »

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In my last post, I wrote about Simulation Training. Olympic athletes use this technique with great success.  For the non-athlete, this can require a fairly elaborate set-up but the results make the time spent setting it up well worth it. 

Another way to simulate training is to use imagery or mental rehearsal. In this instance, you use your mind’s eye to “see” yourself  in your performance space.  If you do not know what your performance space is like, do you best to imagine what it will be like.  You can always imagine an audience, a lectern or table, slides, and so forth.

The first step  Read the rest of this entry »

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