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Kara Zakrzewski

After sending out last week’s mental toughness tip, one of my former mental toughness coaching athletes sent me an email about how her team used visualization.  She said:

It is your mind that determines what’s possible.  You’re so much more powerful, more capable, and more resilient than you think.  Learn to trust your body.  There will always be pain when you’re pushing yourself to the next level.  It’s outside of your comfort zone, you’re entering into unchartered territory, you’re body doesn’t quite know …

Your mind quits first, but keep going. Read More »

You often don’t know how the competition is going to end I just got off the phone with one of my rockstar athletes.  If you don’t already know, I work with a lot of young gymnasts. Gymnastics is a sport of inches, and mental toughness can really make or break their performance. At the Canadian Provincial Championships …

If at first you don’t succeed. . . Read More »

Say hello to my athlete Maddie, in her first World race competing for Canada at the Junior World Snowboarding Championships in Italy just over one week ago. I started working with Maddie about 2 years ago now, and at that time she was extremely talented, yet she kept falling on her second run.  Through consistent mental …

Dreams can come true… Read More »

What is your WHY

Yes, you read me correctly: focusing on your goals doesn’t work, in fact goals don’t work unless you don’t focus on them.  Let me explain. To get the most out of your performance, it’s imperative that you maintain present-minded focus.  If you’re not focused completely on the present moment, your opportunity for performance declines correspondingly. …

Goals don’t work, unless . . . Read More »