Hey, its a great day here in kobe and Im feeling good, trying to finish the year off strong and get the momentum rolling for next year. Hope you are doing the same, lets get into going for your shot more and accepting what happens, this goes back to the COMMIT post I wrote before. You can’t second guess yourself when you are playing, you have to GO FOR YOUR SHOT and live with the results, its self confidence at a high level and the only way to get there, is to put the work in then trust that it will always work out. We get what we expect, thats why Im always preaching to my students to see themselves making the shots in their mind! Try to get into a habit of always picturing yourself playing at your best, you have to see it, before you can do it! Here is where players make the mistake of having a negative image of themselves, when they are playing or focusing in on their mistakes. Believe me its a dead end, instead make it a habit from today to spend 30 minutes or more doing some MENTAL REHEARSING, go to a quiet place and do just that, really try to visualizes yourself playing PERFECT tennis. Look, of course you wont be able to do it all the time, but you will be able to do it more then you are doing now, thats the secret to this exercise. You have to change your IMAGE of your game, then your game will change! Get it!
Monthly Archives: November 2012
Hey guys its a rainy day here in Kobe, Im trying to get my ebook finish, so look out for it in the coming months. Lets get into the 10X rule, there is a book out by Grant Cardone and I would suggest that you go pick it up today, because it will change your life for sure. This book is about writing down your goals and coming up with a game plan, then using 10 time the effort that you would usually use to reach it. It works like a charm, the reason is most people wont put that can of effort in their goals. I know I wouldn’t at first, it makes sense too, why wouldn’t you try to multiply your effort to reach your goals, when you have all the NEGATIVE things and people trying to stop you. This is the main reason we don’t achieve our goals and dreams, because we let outside forces prevent us from hanging in there to the end! Okay, let get you on the right track, first do a audit on everyone in your life, and determine how are they helping you, or should I say EMPOWERING you, if not they have to go now, next write down your goals and give yourself a time limit to reach them, no excuses, set at date and keep it. One thing about this part, don’t give yourself a way out, burn those bridges behind you! And last ,take MASSIVE action everyday like a mad person, become obsess with your goals. Doesn’t matter what people say, you are on a mission, also don’t listen to people who try to discourage you, stay on your mission. The last one is the toughest because its usually family members who effect us the most in this area. So, be aware, and stay focus on your goals. Good luck. PS, if your don’t have any goals, you are really wasting your life away, don’t fool yourself.
Hey guys its been a while since I wrote my last blog, hope things are going well with you all. Its a raining day here in kobe,japan. Also I would like to ask everyone to pray for the victims of hurricane Sandy and lets hope that they can recover quickly. Todays topic is on learning the game the right way, I wrote about this in the free report on this site, so I will just add a few things about how to improve your FEEL for the game. First, stop worrying about how you look or making mistakes, its part of the game, and the sooner you can get over it, the better you will play. Next, learn to RELAX more on the court, I often find myself saying this over and over again on the court, being relax help you to feel the shot better and its where the power comes into play. The most important thing is it help you to deal with your NERVES, which can tend to make your game fall apart. Look at how the pros handle their emotions on court, its all because they are relax, and they get in this mood by BREATHING. Practice this by taking deep breath after and before a point, then exhale slowly, releasing the tension from your body. Also make sure to exhale when you make contact with the ball, points are short, only 3 to 5 shot in club play, so try to stay relax as you can during the point. Learning the game boils down to being able to transfer what you do on the practice court, to your match play. So start doing this in practice. Your goal is to get better at this over time, until you began to see your game improve in this area. Its all about improving your FEEL for the game! I always stress to my students to keep it simple, and stay in the moment, tennis is easy when you take this approach to the game.