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3 Steps to Handle Nerves

No getting around it; nerves are part of sport.

No matter how hard you try, they rarely disappear.

I'm a 2x Olympian and Mental Toughness Coach and I teach my clients that nerves are normal.

Not only that, nerves have something to tell you.

Our body can't talk to us with words, so it uses feelings to get our attention.

Time to start listening.

Nerves tell us:

  • Something important is about to happen.

  • We care about it.

If you aren't listening, you miss the information.

Instead of avoiding your nerves, try taming them with this 3 step formula:

  1. NAME IT - Name the feeling: "I feel nervous about taking this penalty shot."

  2. SHIFT IT - Shift to a thought that makes you feel strong: "I've been working on this in practice and I will do the best I can."

  3. CHOOSE IT - Choose a strong action: Skate hard and aim for the top corner.

Want some help with that?

Mental Toughness Master Class starts November 12.

It's for athletes, parents and coaches.

$67 includes your immediate family.

What are you waiting for?



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