When you feel good, you play good!

May 24, 2021

Warming up body:

Pre-game warm ups with your team = normal

Stretching = normal

 

Warming up mind:

Mindset warm up = not normal

Confidence warm up = not normal

Pre-game visualization = not normal

Journaling before game = not normal

You guys!

We have to start making warming up our mind NORMAL!

Having a pre-game routine, not just warming up with your team, is going to be a game-changer with your confidence.

AND -- it's EAASYYYYYY!

Here are some things you can do to add to your pre-game routine to feel confident, excited, motivated, and ready to freakin' GOOOOO!

Visualize what you want to happen in your game

Write down powerful affirmations

Breathe

Watch a highlight video or videos of you crushing it (save to album)

Dance

Listen to music

Write down what you are grateful for (good and challenges)

What is your favorite thing to do for pre-game routine? Reply here! 

Keep on keepin' on!

-Paige

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Why am I not feeling confident?

May 17, 2021

Reasons you aren't confident…

Your pre-game warm up with your team determines how confident you'll be in the game

The first 5-10 minutes of your game determines your confidence the rest of the day

The way you played or practiced this week determines how confident you play in your next game 

Results, results, results. 

You're constantly focused and zoned in on what the results are saying instead of…

CREATING YOUR CONFIDENCE!

Your confidence comes from within you. It isn't determined by your results.

This is the entire mission of The Confident Athlete program.

To take control of creating your confidence.

So many times we tell ourselves and hear from our coaches, "Just be confident."

Well... nobody is showing you HOW. That's where The Confident Athlete program comes in.

We are learning...

How to grow and work on the mental game

How to be more mindful of your thoughts and actions

How to use tools to tap into your confidence when you need it the most

If you're...

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When I finally decide to work on my mental game and write my affirmations...

May 10, 2021

We've all been there…

Maybe you finally downloaded one of my freebies and you're going to start working on your mental game.

Maybe you were going to write down some goals to work on the mental game.

Maybe you don't even know where to start…

And instead... you start scrolling the gram for hours (playing video games anything but being productive).

Then, just like this silly reel...

You don't feel confident.

Went 0-3 in your game (bad performance).

Lost your D1 scholarship.

Your parents are disappointed in you.

You're still not confident.

Everyone keeps telling you to work on your mental game, but do you know how to work on your mental game?

Replay with a for yes OR a  for no

Keep on keepin’ on,

Paige

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Just how powerful your words are....

May 02, 2021

I know I talk about thoughts and words and self talk a lot, but I’m SO serious!

Your words are so incredibly powerful.

They can be the difference in you being confident or stuck in the self-sabotage cycle for wayyyyy too long. 

I can C L E A R L Y remember in my first 3 years playing college softball for Northwestern, I was telling myself such crap (not the smiling emoji kind).

I remember going into my at-bats telling myself things like…

I can’t get a hit off this girl

If I don’t get a hit, I’ll get pulled out of the lineup

If I don’t get a hit, my batting average will drop

If I don’t get a hit, I’ll disappoint my parents

Literally setting myself up for failure. I was defeated before I even stepped in that box. I didn’t even give myself a real shot.

I can also C L E A R L Y remember when I started telling myself powerful words instead.

Things like…

Hitting is easy

I can hit anything this girl throws me

...

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When girl athletes own their confidence

Apr 25, 2021

Don’t you hate it when girls are too confident...

Ummmm NO!

We freakin’ love it!

Girllllll! Own your confidence unapologetically!

Show up big!

Do your thing!

Be YOU!

Shine bright!

It’s okay to be confident! It’s not rude. It’s not annoying. It’s not too much. Your confidence is what will allow others to be confident!

When you’re confident, GREAT THINGS HAPPEN!

Not sure where to start? Or how to create that confidence? ‍

I’ve got you covered

The Confident Athlete Program is opening up this summer! Get on the waitlist for ALL the details, bonuses, and more! 

Keep on keepin’ on,

Paige

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Want confidence? Celebrate the wins more!

Apr 18, 2021

If you are the girl who is…

Super hard on yourself

Your own worst enemy

Let the results determine your play

Always getting down on yourself

..then this one is for you girl! 

If you want to really believe in yourself and feel that true confidence, you HAVE to start celebrating the wins more.

This is all about balance. It can be a really simple shift of mindset!

As athletes our balance is usually tipped to one side. The side of being hard on ourselves, looking at what we need to improve on, what isn’t good enough, etc. etc., you get the point!

We rarely look at all the things we are doing well, like the consistency, the action we take, the little things!

I like to think of video in this situation. Athletes watch a lot of video, but usually we are looking at all the things that went wrong and what we need to improve -- which is a good thing because this is what makes us better….

But! I want you to start thinking about watching more of the video where you...

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When you focus on the things you can control...

Apr 11, 2021

It’s reel time, I mean go time!

Getting on this reel train via Instagram for real though (no pun intended there)! I mean, what better way to describe when you focus on the things you can control that the real magic happens (lol at me dancing)?!

When you start to feel your thoughts and expectations drifting towards things you can’t control like…

That bad call

Your coach getting mad at you

Your results

The mistake you just made

Your parents yelling random stuff from the stands

Losing

... start focusing on the things you can ACTUALLY control instead like…

Your effort

Your attitude

Your response

Your thoughts

Your trust

Your self talk

Your visualization

Your breath

SO MANY   THINGS!

When you do this… I promise you that you’ll play more relaxed, have more fun, and play with the freakin’ confidence you know you deserve!

That’s when the results fall right into place.

I’ve got you girl. We practice ALLLLL of those...

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Don't be afraid to ask for what you want

Apr 04, 2021

If you never ask, you might never get it.

I know it can be scary, uncomfortable, nerve wracking to talk to your coach and ask for what you want, but here’s the thing…

Your coach has all of your other teammates and things on their plate. Don’t take it personally, but you might not be top of mind all the time.

That’s why it’s so important to ask for what you want. Which usually is a conversation with your coach (or teacher or boss or etc.).

Think about the direction of your goals and dreams so you know what you want to ask for.

The other really important thing about asking for what you want is that you are speaking what you want into existence. Physically telling someone else. The reason this is important is because you’re not only thinking about it, but this is the first step of taking action towards what you want.

So, it’s time to get out of your comfort zone in order to really go for what you want.

I can clearly remember the times I had...

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Negative thoughts are okay....

Mar 29, 2021

Yepppp, I said it. You heard it correctly!

I’m not anti-negative thoughts.

The idea of never having negative thoughts just isn’t realistic.

Negative thoughts are going to happen and THAT IS OKAY!

You’re good! You’re not crazy. You’re not alone. Everyone has some shape and form of negative thoughts.

The reasons you have negative thoughts are one of these…

  1. You’re competitive
  2. You care A LOT
  3. You have high expectations of yourself

You’re an ATHLETE!

So, if negative thoughts are okay, then what?

We have to do something with them, right?!

You called it.

Here’s what we can do with these annoying negative thoughts that aren’t going away…

1 Shift your thoughts

Get aware of when they happen and start to figure out how you can start to shift them in a different way, which leads me to…

2 Think differently

Think differently about your failures (AKA use them to get better and learn). Think differently about your...

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How to earn a starting position

Mar 21, 2021

You want that starting spot or a different position so bad!

Here’s how!

1 Communicate with your coach

I know this can be a scary or uncomfortable conversation, but it’s the most important step! You have to know what the coach wants out of you and what the team needs in order to figure out what you can do to earn that starting position.

2 Set the goals

Once you know what you need to work on or improve on, you can set goals!

3 Set the action goals and take action

Now, it’s time to get to work. Figure out what you need to work on daily. Weekly. CONSISTENTLY in order to accomplish those goals that will get you that starting spot.

4 Learn from your mistakes

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Just because you make a mistake doesn’t mean you won’t get a starting spot. It’s what you do with the mistakes. The athlete that knows how to learn and get better from their mistakes will be the most successful!

5 Seek help!

Reach out to people who inspire...

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