David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin – Final Part
By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court. Where he inspires individuals and teams to:
- Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively
- Maintain positive mental health
- Compete with confidence more often
- Manage your emotions better
- Improve your commitments levels
David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.
He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations.
If you are an athlete, do you struggle to transfer your skills from training or practice to competitive situations? Or if you’re a coach, does your team or athletes fail to express themselves fully when the pressure is on?
In this solo podcast episode, I address this hugely common challenge that athletes young and old, amateur and professional have, where I review recent podcast episodes and articles that I’ve created on the topic and go on to share 10 common reasons why this is the case. You’ll also find a range of practical tips and suggestions to challenge your thinking and help you overcome these challenges.
10 Common Reasons Why Athletes Fail to Transfer their Skills from Practice to Competitive Situations:
- Your practice or training isn’t designed to help you feel more confident under pressure.
- Your practice or training doesn’t challenge you enough.
- You don’t mentally prepare for difficulties.
- You don’t have a strategy to stay present.
- Your mindset towards your warm up sets you up to fail.
- You fail to learn from past mistakes.
- You don’t have consistent performance or pre-shot routines.
- Your core values are compromised and negatively influence your actions.
- You focus or your coaching team focus too much on results or the scoreboard.
- Your culture is psychologically unsafe, causing fear responses.
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