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How to get out of a slump or rut! 😩➡️🤩

Oct 18, 2019

Have you ever been in a slump before?? Or just can't seem to get out of a rut?

ME!!! X 100 it feels like.

Slumps and ruts are the WORST!!
They make you want to...
cry
crawl in a hole and never come out
give up

You'd do anything to get out of that slump and just make it stop! 
More practice
Fix your mechanics 
Try harder

Here's the secret...

Visualization + Positive Self Talk

You've heard me talk about this before, maybe a few times, it's because I'm dead serious!

Visualization and Positive Self Talk creates...
Confidence
Motivation
Mindset shift
SLUMP BUSTERS

In The Mental Game Mentorship, my girl athletes are visualizing and practicing positive self talk EVERY DAY! It's part of their accountability in the mentorship program. When you practice these mental game skills, your game will LEVEL UP and you will get out of these slumps and ruts!

Download the visualization and positive self talk practice I have available and get going! You've got this girl!

Love,
Paige

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Oct 12, 2019

Here it is!

DO NOT BE AFRAID TO...
ask for help
ask for advice
be curious
seek mentorship

Why?! ‍

This is how you LEARN!



What better way to learn than from other people's experiences? They've already done the ground work.

This is how it looked and looks for me (PROOF)!

Middle School / High School
I didn't do this nearly enough in middle school and high school. 
I did ask my mom for help (usually in a panic because something was due SOON).
You SHOULD ask all the questions about college! What is it like? What does it take? What are the challenges? What did you like? What major did you pursue? Did you like that major? Would you do anything differently? 
You SHOULD ask all the questions about being a student-athlete! How did you balance all of it? What did you do when you had to travel? What did you learn from your experience? 
You SHOULD ask about jobs and careers you are interested in! What do you love about this position? What do you not like? How did you get here? What...

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I promise your crazy sports mom or dad is on your side! 🙄

Oct 08, 2019

I get it.

Your mom or dad is...
always on you
wondering why you'd strike out
hard on you when you don't do well
hard on you when you did do well
nagging
yelling
insensitive

It drives you crazy. It drove ME crazy!
It makes you want to quit.
It causes way too many tears.
You wonder what life would be like if you weren't an athlete.

But...
I PROMISE you it is all out of love. I SWEAR they mean well, but they just don't always do a perfect job communicating it (no one's perfect, right?!).

So, here's the deal.

They love you so much, they just want to see you succeed (maybe sometimes more than you).
They see the potential in you that you might not even see in yourself.
They only want the best for you because you are the best!

‼Game Plan‼ (because they are still driving you nuts):
Be the bigger daughter and surprise them
Give them some grace, just like you'd want in return
Set boundaries and communicate effectively
Coach them up!
Hugs, lots of hugs

‼Results‼:
Better relationship
Enjoy your time...

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Habits of a Successful Student-Athlete

Oct 03, 2019

You want to know the secret to building confidence?
You want to know the secret to getting the RBI? 
You want to know the secret to being the leader or captain on your team? 
You want to know the secret to getting that scholarship to your dream school?

Habits.

There's the secret!

The best athletes and the most successful people in life have positive, consistent, healthy habits.

Here are some habits that lead to success...
Agenda/Planner
Time Blocking 
Journaling
Visualization
Positivity 
Healthy Eating
Exercise
Self Care

The one that I want to talk about today is the agenda/planner.

This is the biggest piece of advice I give to girls that are asking how to balance their sport and school, how to be prepared for the next level, and just be more successful in general.

Step 1: Get yourself a planner or agenda (usually the schools give them out for FREE)!
Step 2: Take a day in the beginning of your week to look ahead. My coach calls this grounding day! 
Step 3: Write it...

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How to be mentally prepared for your games ✊

Sep 24, 2019

We want to be confident, relaxed, focused, and instinctive when we are competing, but HOW?! ‍


There were so many times my coaches or parents were like, "Paige, just be confident out there!" And all I could think was... okay, that's great, I wish I felt like that, but I DON'T!

Don't you worry, girl. I'm going to give you some how to's!

It is all about your mental preparation.

Think about it like your practices, lessons, extra work all week. You are practicing your skills, building strength, and working on your conditioning.

Mental preparation is just mental conditioning. Working on your mindset!

This means you are going to have to take some action and start practicing to become mentally prepared for your games. Here comes the HOW!

It's all about your pre-game routines and habits. Here is a list of different routines and habits you can start doing and adding to your very own pre-game routine.

1. Visualization: see yourself succeeding
2. Positive Self Talk: mantras, affirmations,...

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Raising a Self Confident Daughter into a Self Confident Woman

Sep 24, 2019

My mission is to help girl athletes build self confidence so they can rock it when competing in their sport. So, I am so excited to share this podcast episode that I am a guest on with Amanda Walker, who is instilling confidence in women. 

On Amanda's podcast, Feel Amazing Naked, we talk about how to raise self confident daughters who grow up to be self confident women. We give 10 tips for growing your self confidence, so make sure you listen in (and I have them listed below)!

As a former athlete as well, Amanda helps women gain confidence through her lifestyle health coaching program, Feel Amazing Naked. She is on a mission to help women transform their body and minds. 

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST AND READ MORE HERE!

From Amanda Walker's Podcast...

10 TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE

If action is what’s necessary for growing our confidence, we need to know which actions will have the best results. I asked Paige to help brainstorm 10 tips...

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5 Mental Skills for Sports + Performance

Sep 18, 2019

If you want to be the best of the best, get out of your comfort zone, achieve your goals and dreams, gain confidence on and off the field, be a leader, and play to your full potential...

Here are the mental skills you HAVE to start practicing!

1. Visualization - see yourself succeed, see your most confident version of you, see yourself coming in CLUTCH!

2. Breathe - yep, simple as that. Take a big deep breath in, and let it go. Let the fears go. Let the worries go. Let it all out!

3. Be Mindful - this just means be present, be in the moment, get grounded, and focus on the task right in front of you.

4. Positive Self Talk - today we are talking mantras. Create a mantra, a saying you can tell yourself over and over again, write it on your glove, your jersey, wherever you need to see it and remind yourself. Example: "I am a confident, enthusiastic, powerhouse!"

5. Let go and mistakes are okay - I'm giving you permission to 100% believe that MISTAKES ARE OKAY! Don't be afraid to...

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Playing Afraid because You Don't Want to Let Down Your Coach, Team, or Parents?

Sep 06, 2019

Playing scared?
Playing afraid?
Afraid of falling short?
Scared to fail?
Afraid to lose?

This was totally me. I was afraid to make mistakes in PRACTICE!!!
Isn't practice where we were supposed to mess up, fail, make mistakes, so we could get better?! ‍

I was so afraid that if I wasn't perfect, I wouldn't make the lineup OR I would be judged OR I wasn't good enough.

THIS IS NOT TRUE!!!! ‍‍‍

All of you girls that are putting this pressure on yourself, we are STOPPING that crap!

We are going to start playing for ourselves. 
YOU are going to start playing for YOU! 
YOU are going to start playing the game because YOU love it!

When you play for YOU, leave it out on the field, play with confidence, forget the results and the statistics, YOU are going to be a rockstar, sister!

So, how?! Here it is.

VISUALIZE YOUR BEST SELF
You are going to close your eyes.
See the most confident, powerful, strong, beautiful, happy, version of you.
What does that look like? 
What do you...

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Frustrated with how you're playing? Rise to the Top with These New Thoughts!

Aug 31, 2019

Hey there {{first_name}}!

Have you ever failed?
Made a mistake?
Struck out? 
Missed the shot?

And then thought...

I suck. 
I'll never be great at this. 
Why do I even try? 
I'm worthless.

Well girlfriend, those thoughts and that thinking is changing TODAY!

Watch this or read below!! 

My coach shared this practice with me called the thought model and it is seriously a game changer!!

We have unintentional thoughts that we are going to get under control and make them into INTENTIONAL thoughts.

When something happens, we have...
Thoughts that lead to...

Feelings, that lead to...

Actions, that lead to...

RESULTS
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This is what it looks like when we are unintentional with our thoughts...
C (Circumstance) = Strike out
T (Thoughts) = "I suck and I'll never be a great hitter!"
F (Feelings) = Worry, sad, frustration 
A (Action) = Dwell on it, sulk, pissed off at everything
R (Result) = Strike out again, make an error 

We don't want those RESULTS! So,...

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What to do with negative coaching... 😡😭🤬😫

Aug 25, 2019

We all run into this as parents and athletes, right?! There are going to be coaches that just aren't clicking the way we want them to. There are going to be coaches that are, let's just be honest, NEGATIVE.

That doesn't mean you have to quit, complain, give up, or feel hopeless. I've got you!

I don't coach and mentor coaches, although I've had requests (lol). But, I do coach and mentor elite girl athletes on how to create self confidence from within THEM! I am helping them create a defense for negative coaching, negative people, challenges in life, self doubt, all the hard stuff!

So here it is! The tips and tricks on how to handle negative coaching so you can help your daughter play at her best, love the game again, and achieve those big dreams of playing on the big stage in the spotlight shining like they deserve to!

1Teach your daughter how to create their own self confidence
‍Empower them to be confident independently 
‍Affirmations
‍Opinions Exercise
‍Love...

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