We are near the end of the game changing week now…..if you missed any of the previous steps just go here for the previous post and follow back from there.
Before I go on, I just need to tell you that David (the player I told you about at the beginning of this whole story) who in a way inspired me to put out these posts, has been running with this sequence from the time of our chat at the tournament & is raving about the results….he says it’s really cleared things up for him and allowed him to focus & push his game on with big improvements already.
With that said let’s move onto the next 2 steps, which were actually 2 big ones for David & I’m sure they will be for you too.
—————————————-U – UTILIZE – DAY 5——————————————
One of the biggest things tennis players ignore & miss out on is the ability to UTILIZE the resources around them.
Sometimes the most potent forces to move forwards with are right under their noses and they miss them because they just aren’t looking for them.
For example, 2 players I know (mums) freed up some time to go and make team practise by sharing some child care duties.
They both had kids of about the same age but it was only after I suggested that they might want to share watching over the kids for the 2 hours of drills that they were able to make practise every other week.
To be honest, the kids got on great so it was an easy job…….they were happy & we ended up with 2 happy tennis playing mums who got in 2 hours extra which they didn’t have before.
Now, this is just one simple example that happened but I want you to think about situations where you could utilize a situation or relationship to move your game forwards.
I threw a few ideas around with David & he sorted out some regular treatment from a physio in exchange for some accounting (which is his line of work)…….Get the idea?
Think about it because there are always a few things that could enable you to move your game forwards that were not in play before.
—————————————C – CRITISIZE – DAY 6————————————–
Today can be an almost spiritual experience for many players and was for David
I want you to CRITISIZE and even vent anger about all of the major hurdles you face between where your game is right now and where you want it to be.
Now, while some folks will say “you should never be negative about stuff”, in my experience getting these things out in the open and talking about them has a powerful motivating effect. All you need to do is to start talking and the “magic” will begin to happen.
Whether you have a mentor (who can give you qualified advice about what to do next) or you just have a friend, it’s a powerful experience because some of the most determined people in the World get that determination from a situation they stand against.
Think about some of the most powerful movements in history & you will see what I mean.
By the way, if you are interested in mentorship and online performance strategy sessions, then I do have a few spaces left in my diary. The players I work with on this basis have been super pleased with the results they have had (even if at first they weren’t sure about the power of it).
It doesn’t matter if you have a “conventional” coach because this is in many ways different.
Just drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org tell me a bit about yourself & your tennis and we can organize a free 30 minute consultation session where we can decide whether we would be a good fit for each other.
Tomorrow, we will wrap things up and tie up all the loose ends so keep an eye out for that post.