Mrs. Sarah BellDear Lisa, Your work is outstanding. I would like to give you some behind the scenes information…
Your emails – as a family we often forward them to each other once one of us has read them – they strike so many cords and hence we love sharing them. I notice I often forward them onto my daughters or my husband – and likewise they are often forwarded onto me. Two of my daughters and I listened to Courage to Win® in the car yesterday as we were travelling for 2 – 3 hours to go for a weeks holiday – absolutely fabulous.
I learnt a lot although I have studied this subject for years – but there were some tremendous insights just put in another way from another angle and so deepening ones own learning and self improvement. Then I re-read one of your emails today and having listened to your courage to win I was able to appreciate it from a deeper level of understanding. So my point is – thank you your examples of day to day living and then your interpretation as to what to say and feel etc is fantastic. I will continue to enjoy and follow your work.
Ben LoebHi Lisa, …Golf was always frustrating for me because I spend too much time on the technical aspects of the game and over-analyzed my swing. You go me away from analyzing myself DURING my swing, and I never felt so enlightened on the golf course. You showed me the weaknesses in my mental game, allowing me to dramatically lower my score and enjoy golf at the same time. I am having a blast out there!… Thanks for all your great drills and ideas
Frank van Lerven, 3rd Ranked Dutch 60+ Tennis PlayerLisa,
I played a practise (1 ½ hr) match with a promising Swiss 14 yr old at our club. He hits the ball hard, wants to become a professional etc etc. I have played him a few times. The last time was a year ago. He beat me then. And, of course, he gets better every year.
I decided to put my pre-match routine in practise, even though it was not a real match. Just to have the experience.
I played inspired, energized from the start.
I also had adopted a “winning” attude. To meet him blow-to-blow on velocity and aggression, come to the net when I could etc etc. Not to wait till he would start to make mistakes or mentally break down.
It was terrific. I played well from the start. But it got to 0-3 15-40. I hang in, kept believing and the tide started to turn. By 4-4 he started to change tactics (as he could not keep up with me at the back of the court!!), throwing balls in the air and so forth. I had the upperhand. I made mistakes too but on the deciding point (a running volley) to get me to 6-6 I played the volley with confidence (visualised before). It was then time. He rather did not want to play the tie break..
I felt great and the champion was fully there. My coach saw a bit, and said, he saw a “different me” on the court. One he always had know was there!
To me it felt Easter Sunday came today!!
Lisa BrownLisa considered the world's leading expert on deep mental toughness for success in career, love, and sport. She has personally coached over 7,200 achievers to new heights and conducted over 1,300 live seminars on mental toughness across North America. Founder of the Courage to Win®