In my capacity as a Peak Performance Coach, I have had the great pleasure to work with some of the world’s top female athletes. Some of the athletes I coach are world champions, some are college scholarship athletes and some are high school phenoms-in-the-making. My mission is always the same: Assist the athlete in self-mastery so that she can move closer to her goals.
1. They Set Specific Goals – for Performance Improvement and Skill Development – for each practice, each week, each game, each month and each season.
2. They Follow A Training Plan Tailored To Their Development Needs
3. They Compete Against Themselves
These top performers want to fully use their potential and explore the vastness of their being as an athlete. Plus, they know this key truth: They have full control over just one thing. That one thing is themselves. They cannot control the weather or their competitors. They control their own effort, level of focus…
4. They Put Maximum Effort Into Every Practice & Drill
Every great & accomplished athlete knows that the actual games are where they get to show off what they worked so hard to develop at practices and in the off-season. You must put forth maximum effort in practice to maximize your development & improvement.
5. They Do What Others Are Too Lazy To Do
They train when others take days off. If you train when others slack off, you improve while they stagnate.
6. They Eat Right & Drink Right
Superior performers know that “stuff in equals stuff out.” When you don’t eat or drink the right things you are cheating yourself.
7. They Use Sleep As A Lever for Greater Success
Rest is one of the great keys to rejuvenation of spirit and body.
8. They Work With Both Sport and Peak Performance Coaches in Order to Maximize Their Development
Sport-specific coaches are team or personal coaches who help the athlete train for the sport or activity. Peak Performance coaches get the competitor to use mental tools and techniques to win the inner game that leads to winning the outer games. (I do not know of any top-level athletes who don’t use the services of Peak Performance and Sport specific coaches. In many ways Peak Performance Coaches are considered “secret weapons” — rarely talked about, but widely used by the best performers.)
9. It’s All Math To Them
These top performers seek to quantify everything they do and every goal they seek. Indeed, if they can’t measure it, they don’t do it. They go to each practice or into each sports contest trying to make one more shot, cut one more second from their time, improve by 1% here and 1% there. Over time, these small mathematical improvements add up to major success.
10. They Use Rituals to Attract Success
Top performers do not vary their pre-game preparation, in-game behavior or post-game process of recovery and self-analysis. By making rituals of these situations, they free their mind to focus 100% on creating successful outcomes