How To Find Your Intrinsic Motivation

Besides the mental and physical challenges athletes are facing in the world today, there is one particular obstacle that has been difficult to overcome. How to go about game/event days, knowing the gym looks just like any other practice day? I’ll give you a hint, and it is called intrinsic motivation. When the purpose, challenge, and thought…

This Is How Others Set Your Goals

Having others set your goals also indicates fulfilling other people’s aspirations. Having your own goals help you stay in charge of your life, and work towards your dreams. So do yourself a favor, avoid falling into this trap where others set your goals.  Before we dive into this hot topic, I want to make it clear…

You Set Your Goals

I have talked about goals before, but not in particular who is setting those goals. This week is about who you should allow setting your goals. Despite that goal setting is something we do every day without even thinking about it, we sure end up pursuing goals others set for us and not the ones…

Who Do You Like To Play Pick and Roll With?

Every basketball player has their favorite person with whom they like to play pick n’ roll. The question is, does every basketball player have a person to play pick n’ roll with in life? In this week’s blog post, I am talking about how important it is to have a pick n’ roll buddy outside…

The Truth About Contact Sports

The truth is, no matter how dangerous or toxic a sport can be to the human body, the desire and love for the game are more compelling than anything else. However, would athletes still interact in sports if they knew the consequences they would have to deal with long after retirement? My goal is not…

Do Not Be Scared Of Setting Ambitious Goals

It can sometimes be intimidating to have goals that you aren’t sure you will ever in your life accomplish. Having a vision and setting a goal are two different things, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get there. If you are dialed in 100% and give your everything, anything is possible. It’s about how…

What Is Your Why?

My very first blog post was about finding your WHY, what it is, and how you can set up one for yourself. The purpose for bringing up this topic again is simple. Since my blog is based on my WHY, and it daily reminds me of my WHY. I believe it is time for a…

Set Goals Using The Ladder Technique

The constant influence that strikes us whenever we are on our social media can be overwhelming. Speakers and influencers continually telling us how we can do anything we set our mind to is a popular trend. However, the problem is not to find the motivation or be motivated by the speakers/influencers but to establish the…

You Gain More By Giving

A happy heart in a happy body leads to a healthy mind. Having the holidays right around the corner and being surrounded by nothing but uncertainty and chaos this year, we know that presents are not something that will make up for what and who we have lost. Instead, we wish for health and nothing…

What Diet Works Best For Athletes?

Scientists have been researching to find the best diet for athletes for many years. Their findings have shown positive and negative results on the same diet but with different athletes, yet the remaining question stands, “what diet works best for an athlete?” Athletes are not some a different race of some sort even though we…

This Is How Perfectionism Hurts Athletes

A perfectionist is easy to notice for one reason because when a perfectionist doesn’t start the game the right way/make a mistake at the beginning of the game, they lose confidence. After that initial mistake, it is hard for them to get back into the game. In this blog post, I talk about how this…

What Does Your Off Day Look Like?

An off-day means DAY OFF, and for some reason, athletes/coaches seem to struggle with that term. The well-known phrase, “more physical practice will get me to the top,” still rules in many people’s heads. However, mental training can help both the body and the brain make the off day as efficient as possible, which is…

A Gratitude Exercise That Works

In this blog post, I will be covering how one can work around the regular “practices” of gratitude. I am a fan of things that work; therefore, let’s take a look at how to quickly get better at being grateful. My goal is not to change my readers to do what I want them to…

Is Caffeine An Ergogenic Aid?

At this point, caffeine has become so well-established that it no longer is viewed as a performance-enhancing substance, or is it? This entirely legal substance has in many studies shown to enhance performance in athletes, which everyone from researchers to practitioners is well aware of. However, other studies show that caffeine can have a different…

This Is How You Stop A Negative Thought

We have all heard of CBT, mindfulness, challenging our thoughts, channeling our mindset into our desired direction, and these tools are professionally proven to help athletes. Yet, there are still some thoughts that manage to get past those barriers. In this blog post, I am talking about how you can get past these thoughts in…

This Is How You Get Over A Loss Quickly

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how players can go about a loss. Some manage to handle it better than others, depending on their aspirations and perhaps their goals within the sport. While some drag a loss around for a way too long time, others manage to stop thinking about it within only…

Be Smart About Your Effort

Give your best effort but do it smartly, don’t let your effort go to waste. The difference between fake and smart effort is obvious, so be honest with yourself.  Having ambitions and goals is great, but if you only expect one thing and don’t work hard towards that goal, there is no way you will…

My First Sport Psychology Seminar

The summer of 2020 did not turn out the way we thought. Besides the tragedy of deaths, many unanswered questions were left hanging in the air. However, I managed to check one thing off of my “to do” list for the summer, to hold my very own sport psychology seminar. Together with Giona Alari (sports…

How Do You Respond To A Loss?

Losing is never something anyone wishes for, yet it has to happen both in life and in sports. The challenge is not to get over it, but how to get over it. Dragging a loss along can cause more harm than good. Done is done; there is no going back, and what we can change…

How Do You Know What Amount Of Intensity You Need?

Too much tension and intensity can make the player unstable and uncontrollable. In some cases, it is hard for the coach to even connect with the player as the mind and body aren’t cooperating. Find what intensity works for you to operate at your top level. A scenario where the intensity builds up can look…