| YOU |
The core of AllWorld services is striving to improve client conditions in meaningful and lasting ways. How would you like to enhance your skill set and your entrepreneurial or executive pursuits? Here are just a few common responses:
|Connect with customers better, increase sales
Present better and with less anxiety
Improve relations with & between employees
Reduce my stress levels, sleep better, be happier
|Increase morale, confidence, focus
Stay mindful in pressure situations
Ease my departure from the business
Enhance my time, workspace, productivity
Becoming and remaining a successful entrepreneur or executive in the 21st century is different than in the past. You’re likely facing greater expectations, liabilities, and competition, as well as greater rewards, trying to achieve these goals than your predecessors. Fortunately, sport, or performance, psychology has proliferated from the world of elite and professional sport, where it has served the performance and well-being needs of athletes and coaches, and is increasingly serving the needs of business people.
| US |
Collaboration always begins with your specific short- and long-term goals, interests, and circumstances. In general, though, we can say performing well and enjoying business, whether creating, selling, leading, and so forth, in most cases, include three fundamental skills, which may affect achieving the aforementioned benefits and, ultimately, success:
Business doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Thoughts, emotions, tendencies, personal histories, relationships, and more affect our ability to perform well and to feel fulfilled (see the Reflect.Learn.Evolve Blog). By helping you be more mindful of what’s going on inside of you and in your environment, and by developing the skills to optimally respond to those conditions, your performance and well-being will likely improve* (see “recent client benefits” on the Examples | Partners page). Likewise, the skills and growth internalized in collaboration may continue to enrich your life well beyond the original objectives years after we’ve concluded. Such far-reaching factors and benefits make it easier to see why, for example, CNBC’s panel of experts on Millionaire Inside and a recent Fortune Magazine article about three top business coaches both feature “sport psychologists.”
|(1) awareness of what’s going on inside (e.g., emotions, skills, beliefs, body language),
(2) awareness of what’s happening in the environment (e.g., meetings, markets, life), and
(3) responding to those factors optimally.
| ACTION |
If you’d like to learn more about performance psychology collaboration, checkout a relevant article I wrote for Swim Bike Run St. Louis, Sport psychology: What it is, what it isn’t, and how it may help (includes embedded web links, bookmarks, and my own personal voice introduction). For convenient alerts and ongoing benefits (e.g., tips, research findings, surveys, event alerts, and more), be sure to join the AllWorld.Newsletter (email) and the AllWorld.ActionWire (text message). Further yet, you can skillfully use articles and books (see the Reading Lists page) to open dialogue with employees, bosses, family, and peers about interests and concerns: “So John, I was reading this article about ___ and it said ___. What do you think about that?” You get the idea.
You can also save time by contacting me directly to explore how we may specifically enhance your (or, for example, your sales team’s) performance and enjoyment – good collaboration planning doesn’t occur in isolation.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself, regardless if we have a good fit and work together:
|Is there a limited window for my (or my team’s) goals and opportunities?
What if I do nothing? How may I feel?
What may success, or my best effort, be worth to me? To my customers? To my family?
Is funding available now that will disappear if not used?
May there be a particular duration to the benefits in contrast to the initial costs?
Why not me?
* Andersen, M. B., & Mannion, J. (2011). If you meet the Buddha on the football field - tackle him! In D. Gilbourne & M. B. Andersen (Eds.), Critical essays in sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
* Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2004). A mindfulness-acceptance-commitment-based approach to athletic performance enhancement: Theoretical considerations. Behavior Therapy, 35, 707-723.
* Stanley, T. J. (2001). The millionaire mind. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel.