Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 26-04-2009
“Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire!”
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
French Jesuit Priest and Philosopher
Have you noticed how the energy at tournaments or games is fearful and highly charged? If you are a player, coach or a parent coming into this energy it can affect you. Fear is contagious. Even if you arrived at the competition in good spirits you may find your mood and your energy shifting.
Be aware of the energy around you. Does it feel heavy? Does it feel scattered? Or does it feel light and flowing? When you are in the zone you feel weightless and timeless. It is a wonderful feeling. One worth learning how to achieve.
In my book, Yes, God Speaks to Women, Too! you can learn how to live and play from a place of love. Banish fear! Banish doubt! Banish frustration! Banish anger! Feel the joy! Feel the passion! Feel the love! Live the life you are meant to live!
Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 24-04-2009
"I'm visualizing with my eyes open!"
Have you noticed how much more grandparents are involved in the activities of their precious grandchildren? Thanks to his baseball playing grandfather, little Alex pictured above is introduced to a wonderful sport before he can even sit up! Grandparents (and parents) all over the world are enjoying sharing their expertise with their grandchildren. If you are one of them, be sure to teach them to use confidence from the beginning of their introduction to sports and other activities. Look for tips on how to do this in my new book, The Confidence Factor.
Todays Peak Performance Training Tip:
Just for today, keep your thougths focused on what you want to achieve. Cast aside any thoughts that are fearful or about what you don’t want! For instance, if you are a baseball player wanting to increase your batting average, think only about hitting the ball. Replay images of yourself up to bat, feel yourself hitting the ball, see the ball land where you want it to, and finish with seeing yourself running like the wind making it safely to base. Be sure to feel the smile of satisfaction on your face!
Remember: What you visualize, you can realize!
For more on using visualization to increase your performance go to our Products page for information on all our visualization CDs.
Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Peak Performance Training! | Posted on 20-04-2009
- Playing with Confidence!
The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team won its third consecutive ACC Tournament title and its fifth in the past six years by downing No. 20 Wake Forest 4-0 in Sunday’s final at the Cary Tennis Park. The Cavaliers won all three of its matches in the tournament by a 4-0 score, becoming the first team in ACC Tournament history to accomplish the feat.
“I am really proud of this championship,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “We lost three of the best players in the country last year in Somdev Devvarman, Treat Huey and Teddy Angelinos. It says a lot about the young men on this team that they were able to step up this season. We have won five of the last six ACC Tournaments, but this one is really special.”
“The team is playing with a lot of confidence right now,” said Boland. “We have played a tough schedule and they have overcome some adversity.”
The Cavaliers receive the ACC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the title. The field of 64 will be announced on April 28.
Congratulations to Coach Boland and the Virginia Cavaliers! We’re proud of you! You, too, can play with more Confidence! Go to our Products page to get your copy of The Confidence Factor today!
Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 18-04-2009
If you have already read my work on Energy Traps in my new book, The Confidence Factor you will have noticed that Roger Federer is caught in his Energy Traps. He is in Arrogance and Stubbornness.
This is a mighty duel. The Arrogance tells him he can do it alone. He doesn’t need any help. After all, he was at the top of the world for a long time. The Stubbornness tells him to keep doing what he is doing. It pushes him to make the same mistakes over and over again. Only now these mistakes get louder and louder, uglier and uglier.
This is exactly how Energy Traps block us from achieving our goals and dreams. Remember, we are most vulnerable as we get closer and closer to our goals.
The longer he is trapped the more he begins to doubt himself. He stops doing the things that got him to the top. He stops thinking the way he thought when he was at the top of his game. He stops using Confidence. Instead he uses doubt, impatience and frustration. Everyone else can see it. But, because he is stuck in his trap he can’t see it.
Have you noticed his eyes in his interviews. They hold doubt and confusion. They even hold a little bit of shame. That is what the Energy Traps do to us. As long as he is caught in his traps he will continue down this same path of destruction.
I do see some good in this. Since Roger is so well known, we can all learn from his experience. He is demonstrating for us in vivid style how destructive our Energy Traps are and how important it is to be aware of them and to know how to escape them.
Even though I like the idea of using him as an example, I’d much prefer seeing him escape his traps and achieve his dreams. He is too fine of a man to stay trapped and just miss out on achieving his dream because he didn’t know how to escape his traps.
Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Tips for Peak Performance | Posted on 18-04-2009
When you feel out of sync mentally and emotionally one of the bridges back to center is appreciation. Refocus your thoughts on what you have and what you appreciate in your life. Remind yourself of your mission. Then take a deep breath and tell yourself that you are stronger than ever.
Most people give up on their dreams. The people that make it do so because they never gave up. You are in charge of deciding the kind of person you are. When someone gives up they don’t just all of a sudden give up one day. They give up little by little until they no longer do what they need to do to achieve their dreams.
Read more about how to achieve your dreams in The Confidence Factor. Live the life you are meant to live!
Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Hypnotherapy | Posted on 17-04-2009
“I am a retired business man and now, musician and golfer. Unfortunately with aging comes the pounds. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it until my clothes began to shrink and at my annual physical I was shocked to find out that my weight was at it’s all time high. What to do? Take diet pills, live in the gym, count points. That is just too much for me. Then a friend of mine told me she lost twenty pounds through Hypnotherapy. That sounded interesting. I approached it with a little skepticism but why not give it a try. It worked for my friend. I made an appointment with Linda Leclaire and found it to be very informative and enjoyable. Linda is very professional and discussed a plan that could work for me. We talked about what I needed, and then I was hypnotized. Now after two weeks I have already lost eight pounds.
It’s called getting in touch with your Self Image. If you are looking for a way to enhance your life and deal with a nagging problem I suggest Linda be consulted. She put me on the right path to deal with more than just losing weight, and I am a happier man for it.”
Hilton Head Island SC
Hypnotherapy is great for weight loss, sports performance, reducing anxiety, and taking charge of your life. It is a gentle but powerful process. You are in control the whole time. You are not unconscious. Discover the power of hypnotherapy for yourself. Give us a call. We’d be happy to help you achieve your dreams!
Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in The Confidence Factor | Posted on 14-04-2009
- Play with Confidence!
We are honored to list Tennis Legend, Stan Smith in our endorsements of The Confidence Factor!
“Very interesting! The Confidence Factor has great application to sports and life. You’ll find practical examples of how parents, players and coaches can handle situations more positively.”
Former World # 1 Tennis Player, Wimbledon Champion, USA Davis Cup Star
Posted by Linda LeClaire | Posted in Peak Performance Training! | Posted on 07-04-2009
- It’s a Hole-In-One!
Congratulations to Michele Redman on her Hole-In-One! Michele’s Hole-In-One came on the 17th Hole at the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Sunday. Michele finished 12th in the tournament. We’re proud of you, Michele!