One of the worst things in the world is Pre-Game nerves! It is one of the single biggest ways for sabotaging performance. When you emotionally flinch so to does your game!
Finding a way that works for you to LET-GO of pre-game nerves is imperative for long term success when it comes to your career.
I think it is safe to say, we have all been there. The butterflies, weak knees, and for some of us maybe even the Bill Russell before the game (look it up!).
In order to find your center and come cool ASF to the Tip-Off - You must find ways to access the flow of the game before you get in the game.
There a ton of ways to calm pre-game nerves, let's start basic and use your breath.
The Breathe has been used for thousands of years to calm the body, sharpen the mind, and improve overall health + And other things way more important than consistently knocking down jump shots in the game.
Use breath, to bring your awareness into the moment before the game. Doing this will begin to...
To realize your highest career potential, it is imperative to gain clarity around your weakness(s), not only the ones in your on-court skill sets.
But also, and more importantly, the weaknesses residing in your blind-spot.
The blind spot = your unconscious mind, (or muscle memory), the auto-pilot mechanism, which either promotes or blocks your success.
Held in your blindspot, can be performance blocks such as: Thoughts, emotions, beliefs, or past experiences stored in the form of images, sounds and feelings which if left unresolved can sabotage your career.
All of us have pain points, or places within our lives that if directly touched upon by others, or through experience, will cause mild to extreme discomfort. As players, these unresolved subconscious patterns make it that much harder to perform To Full potential, especially WHEN IT COUNTS. It’s the trap doors of your mind, if not resolved, that will open up at the most inopportune time...