Making mistakes can be frustrating, but it is even more frustrating when you mess something that you know you can do, have done before, but right at the moment when it’s most important to get right, you mess up.
Athletes deal with this problem all of the time. There are actions that they can do perfectly over and over again in practice, but are unable to perform to the best of their ability when they get into a game setting.
We may not be professional sportspeople, but the same can happen with any of the tasks we perform. It is easy to let the pressure of the moment get the better of us.
In this week’s podcast I have a conversation with performance coach Dr. Tom Hanson. Over the last three decades Tom has worked with countless professional athletes and top-level collegiate athletes.
Where performance is concerned it doesn’t matter if you are in a stadium in front of tens of thousands of people, or you are making a small presentation to your co-workers, if you are worried about the outcome, your nerves can be hard to conquer.
This also means that the tools and techniques that Tom uses with top level athletes will also help us when we need to perform at our best.
In this conversation we talk about how tapping can be used to:
- Remove the one part that is making it harder
- How to find the right focus
- How to let go of the wrong focus
- How to deal with extreme nerves – often called the yips in sports
No matter what level or what setting you need to perform in, Tom will show how you how to use simple tapping to get the most out of each opportunity.
Guest: Dr. Tom Hanson, PhD
About Tom: CEO of Heads-Up Performance, Inc., Tom is a certified professional coach with over 30 years of experience in coaching, speaking and training. He earned his doctorate in sport psychology from the University of Virginia and uses his expertise in human performance to evoke excellence in professional athletes, CEOs and other corporate performers.
Formerly a tenured professor and head baseball coach, Hanson co-authored the books Heads-Up Baseball and Heads-Up Baseball 2.0, which have sold over 200,000 copies and have been used by many Major League Baseball, top college and high school teams. Labeled the bible of mental toughness in baseball by Collegiate Baseball, the books have been translated into several languages. His book, PLAY BIG: Mental Toughness Secrets that Take Baseball Players to the Next Level is widely used by teams at all levels of play.
For the last 20 years he has helped executives and entrepreneurs bring their game to work each day and coached them on how to be successful on the many days they aren’t at their best. His clients are often surprised to learn that, like an effortless golf drive that rockets the ball long and straight, they can produce better results by learning to lead with effortless power.