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Me Circle

The Me Circle is a great visual to help athletes stay focused on what they can control. Staying focused on the controllables has a strong correlation to increased confidence.  EXERCISE (Note: The directions below are for a team, but this exercise is still effective...

Ants Show Us How to Handle Adversity

After a rain, it seems as if my driveway and yard become ant farms. Ant hills pop up left and right overnight. Often I'll try to sweep away the ant hills only to find that they are rebuilt the next day. This shows me they know how to handle adversity effectively. So...

Preparation “Nursing School”

Nursing School “Preparation is the foundation of confidence.”- Tami Matheny I want to talk about Preparation, one of the four steps Tami teaches us in her book “The Confident Athlete”. This is my favorite one because I think it is the most important one. I know this...

Embrace the Pivot

Yesterday I was asked the question, "how did you pivot during Covid?" My answer- after a couple of months of pity parties, I was able to rise above what wasn't happening, what I didn't have and start focusing on what I could do. What I could do was reach people I had...

3 LESSONS I LEARNED FROM THE OLYMPICS

“Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.”- Steve Prefontaine   I hope you all enjoyed watching the Olympics as much as I have. I love it because every single one of them are stoic warriors pushing through all adversity, grinding day in...

LOVE DRIVES IT ALL

  Today may be the last day of the celebration of "THIS IS GOOD" first birthday, but for me, every day will be a celebration of it. It is such a simple philosophy yet so impactful. Although half of the time when I say it, I don't feel like THIS IS GOOD, it still...

ARE YOU EMOTIONALLY COMMITTED?

  Written by: Lindsey Hall I hope you all took something away from the last blog post about Tami’s book “THIS IS GOOD”. This week I took Tami’s concept about being emotionally committed and elaborated on it for you all. Enjoy! “Confidence and unity break down...

Who are you and what is your WHY?

Hello everyone my name is Lindsey Hall I hope you all are enjoying THIS IS GOODs 1st birthday celebration. In honor of it, I wanted to talk a little bit about a part of the book that I have found so important. “When you know WHO you are and WHY you are doing what you...

Tips for Coping with Fear of Failure

The fear of failing can be immobilizing – it can cause us to do nothing or even shut down. This prevents us from being able to move forward and being the athlete or team that we are capable of being. Below you will find several steps to help you shift your focus, so...

Battle of the Bench

Exerpt from “This is Good: A Journey On Overcoming Adversity “Unity is strength.” -African Proverb At the center of Belmont’s culture was winning the Battle of the Bench (BOB). The idea behind it is that the majority of time when teams are somewhat equal, the team...

Podcast Episodes

Jeff Heggie – The Confident Athlete Program

Training the Mental Game on the AD Podcast, Episode #17

 

The Confident Athlete on the Kathryn for Real Podcast

Check out my conversation on confidence and unbreakable mindsets with Kathryn Gordon.

Video

What Is Mental Toughness?

Everyone talks about being mentally tough… but what does that really mean? Watch this short video from The Confident Athlete Program where Coach Matheny talks about what it means to be Mentally Tough.

The Power of Storytelling

“What you have to do is get into the heart. And how do you get into the heart?
With stories.” -Jane Goodall
 

Listen to this short video on why stories are important along with several stories for you to use with your team or family.

Overcoming Pressure

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Good Game | Mastering the Mental Game: A Q&A with

Confidence Coach Tami Matheny 

Yes, confidence can and should be cultivated in young athletes. Mental coach Tami Matheny offers plenty of tools and advice started to help them get started. [Read More]

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