Monday, July 22, 2013

Will Mickelson and Woods Ever Find Consistency with their Golf Mental Game?

What common thread do Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have in common? Consistency - Mickelson's never had it, Woods used to, but now it's gone. But because lack of consistency is a mental game issue, then changing or developing it is a learned skill. The question is, can Mickelson learn it and Woods get it back? If they do, that will be quite a rivalry and will be a lot of fun to watch.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Does Cincinnati Reds' baseball player Brandon Phillips need a reality check?

I believe he does. So Brandon Phillips is upset he only got a six-year, $72.5 million contract from the Cincinnati Reds vs the 10-year, $225 million the Reds gave fellow player Joey Votto.

See the Cincinnati Reds blog article for details about that: [photo from that article]

I think what's missing here is a sense of perspective that professional sports are a BUSINESS. If the Reds management believe that paying Phillips $72.5 over six years, will help the Reds profit much more that that, then that's a good business decision, regardless if the rest of us think it's ludicrous that someone would complain about "only" getting paid that much.

Regards the "slap in the face," and being "lied to," with the result he didn't get $200 million, well, that's business, and Phillips needs to understand it's not personal. And that's another part of the mental game - moving on.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fixing Rory McIlroy's Slump in the British Open

These tips can help McIlroy (and you) tap into past successes and triumphs and make them into a powerful mental game success mindset.
David Kenward - The Mental Coach

Monday, July 15, 2013

Is Lincecum's No Hitter a Career Fork in the Road?

Will Tim Lincecum's No-Hitter prove to be a high point or a low point in his career?
From a mental game perspective, the danger here is that Lincecum looks at his no-hitter as the pinnacle of his career, and expects a downturn from this point. What he needs is the perspective that this is a prediction of future success, that he can be effective - as long as he has consistency (which he showed in the no-hitter.
David Kenward - The Mental Coach