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Mike Margolies – Certified Mental Trainer® - Author -Speaker
Mental Training in Sports and Business:
When you want to be the best that you can be and the one thing you are missing is the right Mental Game what do you do? Well, athletes from over the country have been seeking out Certified Mental Trainer® and Sport Psychology Consultant Mike Margolies for close to thirty-five years for his expertise in helping them live up to their potential. He has worked with athletes; professional football to elite level figure skating and just about every sport in between. People have sought his counsel and unique coaching / consulting style to learn about the game within the game, or what sports psychology and mental training can do to help them become the athlete they want to be. He has programs for all athletes at every level. If you are in business, why not learn the secretes of great performers? Let’s talk about “What Mental Training is about”. He is the author of “The Athlete within You” Let him help you with your Peak Performance!
Mike and client DeAndre Yedlin when he was with Sounders U23′s. He plays for Seattle Sounders FC Today.
Sport Psychology Consultant for Cheyenne Stampede is Mike Margolies
I’d like you to consider this value proposition. How much time do you spend working on performance? How much money and energy does it take to increase your level of performance. Mental Training is the best value around based on time, energy and $$.
Working with an athlete- Relaxation Training
So have you called yet? First 30 minutes are on me. Find out why the mental game is the critical factor in your success or failure at any level. The mind – body connection will help you perform to your greatest ability.
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Why Mental Training
Athletes need mental training because, if as Baseball great Yogi Berra is quoted as saying, 90% of sports performance is mental and the other 50% physical, why do we spend almost 100% of our time training only our bodies. This is the big question you need to ask yourself or any athlete. What are you doing to train your mind for athletic success? Are you dealing with competitive stress productively? Sport Psychology Consultants and the Mental Game will help you reach the next level of peak performance. Most of our mental training programs are relatively short turn, the results will last a lifetime. If you want to play at the next level, it’s the mental game that will get you there.
Take this short quiz
1) Are you a confident athlete?
2) Do you understand how best to use imagery to help you to peak performance and to accelerate learning of new skills?
3) Do you face your fears or avoid them?
4) Do you know how to relax and can you turn the switch on when you need to?
5) Do you lose focus during competition?
6) Does the word choke hit close to home?
7) Do you use an effective pre- and post competition routine? How about for practice?
If you found that there were questions that you answered NO, let us help you make the answers YES. Gain the skills to effectively get results and take your game to the next level.
Come learn to play the Game within the Game.
The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could BE.
Mental Training is not a Luxury, It’s a Necessity!
Most people have so much more potential than where they are right now!
Success or Failure is dependent on one thing- YOU
Are you the player you want to become?
Come discover ”The Athlete within You” and find out what mental training is and why you need to learn about the game within the game!
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Who is the program for?
The Mental Game’s educational program is for healthy athletes and businesses! Athletes who are striving for excellence in their sport. Youth to elite athletes need to learn these mental skill sets. There is no magic answer- just sound mental training to optimize athletic performance. Mike Margolies works with Youth Athletes in Soccer, football, basketball, running, golf and virtually every sport around. He has programs in sport psychology for kids and adults. He has worked with Olympians and recreational athletes helping them become the athletes they want to be. Give us a call and let’s find The Athlete Within You. (425) 241-6539
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Our Mental Training Program
Our mental training program trains athletes for optimal performance. Our sport psychology programs are specifically designed for athletes. Our sport psychology programs are specifically designed for athletes. Working closely with athletes, coaches and parents, sport psychology programs are specifically designed for the athletes’ age, competitive level and personal needs. Mental Skills such as relaxation, concentration, coping behavior, hypnosis and imagery rehearsal can be taught, which is why The Mental Game takes an Educational Approach to working with athletes. We teach athlete’s to apply the needed psychological or mental skills necessary for success. This is why we are The Mental Game.
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The Athlete within You
After years of work, I am pleased to announce that my book The Athlete within You - A Mental Approach to Sports and Business has now been published. Please check it out. The link (click on the book) will take you directly to the bookstore for purchases.
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The Athlete within You
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MENTAL MINUTE #11
Here is Mental Minute #11: Controlling Anger: ’We’ve all seen the hotheads who yell and abuse their equipment after playing badly. Why do they do that?! Does it help them play better? Does it improve their reputation? Do they enjoy the game more? The answer to all these questions is of course, NO! They do it because they initially thought it would send the message to other players that they’re much better than they look. Unfortunately, what it really says is, “I’m mentally weak and deserve to be playing poorly!” So what’s the best way to control anger? It’s a combination of 3 things actually: 1) Be more “matter of fact” by describing play accurately, like a radio play-by-play announcer, Like – “That shot down the line was long by 3 inches and wide by 2 inches” 2) Use a between-time ritual (BTR) that involves leaving the past behind you and, Remember to focus on the NOW! 3) Take 3 deep breaths before you say anything.. Those 3 are a pretty good place to start.
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Welcome back to the Mental Game Radio Show where we talk all things Mental. Mental training and Sport Psychology that is. Today I talk with Bob Neff of MTI about the situation in Miami involving Richie Igcognito and John Martins. Is it bullying if it happens in an NFL locker room? What are the mental aspects. Let’s just get a conversation started because there are implications for all sports.
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Mental Game Radio Show X
This is the 10th Mental Game Radio Show and I am happy to have the privilege to interview Dr Brad Jurica from Mental Training Inc. He is a Certified Mental Trainer and Sport Psychology Consultant. He lives in the Dallas Texas area. He has worked with hundreds of athletes over the years in most sports. we are specifically talking to day about mental training in combative sports like MMA. The lessons certainly apply to all aggressive sports from hockey and football to LAX. Please welcome to today’s show Brad Jurica.
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Mental Minute X
This Mental Minute is about Finding Your Zone: This is what all athletes look to do each time they play. But do you know how to find your Zone?
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Mental Game Radio Show IX
Today’s Mental Game Radio Show takes us to Europe, more specifically to Germany to talk with American born, but European trained sport psychology consultant Peter Schneider. Peter and I both are associated with Mental Training Inc. Peter’s company is called POPS and I’ll let him explain that. We talk about athlete development and transition from a mental perspective.
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Mental Game Radio Show VIII
In today’s Mental Game Radio Show I talk with Bob Neff from Mental Training Inc about the important area of Psychological Rehabilitation of Injured Athletes. I’ve worked with athletes for 35 years helping them get back in the field of play after injury. This was a topic that a listener requested. The question is, how can mental training help injured athletes. Bob and I will talk about many of the things we can do to help athletes return to play with confidence.
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Mental Minute IX
In this Mental Minute IX I talk about overcoming nerves and one way to cope with stress.
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Mental Game Radio Show VII
On today’s Mental Game Radio Show I talk about what the first visit with an athlete is like, what kinds of things we talk about. It is a getting to know each other session with some assessment and base education thrown in.
After that I talk with a sports performance individual from the United Kingdom. I thought it would be cool to give people a taste of what is going on in sports psychology in other places around the world. His name is Richard Dean.
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This Mental Minute is about - Minimizing: I’ve found this little skill to be very popular with elite athletes. The way minimizing works is by reducing the significance or importance of an upcoming event.
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The Mental Game Radio Show
Today’s Mental Game Radio Show is a discussion with Dr. Bob Neff of Mental Training Inc. about sport psychology / mental training. Bob has developed a Mental App for smart phones. This allows the athlete to track their goals, keep on task with mental training. It gives the athlete access to lessons on mental training for review. Coaches and parents have access online to play role of accountability partner.
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The Mental Game Radio Show
Today’s Mental Game Radio Show is a discussion with Dr. Bob Neff of Mental Training Inc. about sport psychology / mental training analogies. I am constantly asked to explain mental training and sport psychology. I’ve simplified things a bit by saying I help people in sports and business not choke. I have been looking for better ways to do this and most often it is though an analogy. In this episode Bob and I discuss bandages to supplements as metaphors.
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Mental Minute VI
This Mental Minute is about Shadow Play. An important mental skill that will help you increase decision making, use of imagination and awareness too.
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Mental Minute VII
This Mental Minute is about Sensation Training. An important mental skill that will help you increase awareness.
Self Awareness is one of the real Keys to success.
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Mental Minute V
This Mental Minute V is about Gap Training. An important mental skill that will help you increase awareness.
It’s the beginning of mindfulness
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The Mental Game Radio Show
Today’s Mental Game Radio Show is a discussion with Bob Neff of Mental Training Inc. about goal setting. I did this interview last spring when the NBA’s Miami Heat were on a long winning streak. The question of the day was really how to stay focused on the present during a winning streak. The emphasis being how not to get caught up in too much future thinking while playing.
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Mental Minute IV
Mental Minute IV is about using visualization or mental imagery to help you with performance.
Can You Imagine? This is and can be a very powerful tool for everyone.
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Mental Minute III
Mental Minute III is about taking notes to help with your confidence.
Tip Extra: Imagine you are a Super Hero. Who would that be. Strike a Super hero pose and feel the power.
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Mental Game Radio Show III
The Mental Game Radio Show is a podcasted show on Junior Hockey dot com. Stories, exercises and conversations to help people understand that mental training is not a luxury, it is a necessity. On today’s show I again talk with Bob Neff of Mental Training Inc. Today’s show is about visualization, guided imagery, mental rehearsal.
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Mental Minute II
This is a new feature called the Mental Minute. It is a quick hitter. I’m giving tips to mentally improve your game. These use Ice Hockey as examples, but I assure you they apply to all sports.
Tip- Bench Ritual
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This is a new feature called the Mental Minute. It is a quick hitter. I’m giving tips to mentally improve your game. These use Ice Hockey as examples, but I assure you apply to all sports.
Tip- Get to SLEEP
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Mental Game Radio Show II
This is the Mental Game Radio Show. In this podcast I talk with Sport Psychology Consultant and Certified Mental Trainer Dr. Robert Neff of Mental Training Inc. Mental Training Inc. is based in Dallas Texas with CMT® / Certified Mental Trainers all over the world. I am pleased that I am one of them.
On today’s show I talk about an exercise I do with athlete’s on day 1. It’s called Remember the Coin. Then I talk with Bob about good analogies for mental training.
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Mental Game Radio Show
I am pleased to make available The Mental Game Radio Show. It is conversations about mental training. They are short shows at around 15 minutes. This is the first show of a new series recorded for Junior Hockey Dot Com. It is part of their weekly show and also available via iTunes. as soon as I have more information about that I will post it here.
In this first Show I tell a story and talk with my friend and associate Dr. Bob Neff of Mental Training Inc. on Mental Toughness.
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Offering a no cost initial consultation online via Skype. Let’s get to know each other. Mental training to be effective needs to work for everyone involved Let’s get to know one another.
So let’s have a short conversation and see if working together makes sense for all of us.
This is a 20 minute consult where we will talk about how mental training fits into your plans. What you have to do is call or email me for a time slot. We will connect using Skype and see if this is right for both you and me. Typically we will talk about any issues and directions you would like to go. Let’s talk about stress, concentration, relaxation and visualization and other skills.
For youth athletes this is a time when your parents can jump on as well to ask questions. It is a process that is working really well and this is the first time I am offering this service online. Call (425) 241-6539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org now for your appointment.
Mental training is affordable and the best sports dollars you will ever spend.
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