Carol Dweck’s bestselling book Mindset breaks down, among many other ideas, the two different mindsets that individuals may have regarding their talents and abilities. Individuals with a fixed mindset generally think that their talents and abilities are fixed. In sports, this is often illustrated by the supremely talented athlete who falters in big moments, doesn’t … Continued
Have you ever been so immersed in a task or a moment on the field that it felt like everything else just faded away around you? You were most likely experiencing what is called flow, otherwise known as complete engagement in a task that leads to a heightened state of awareness and consciousness. When we … Continued
Motivation is often considered one of the foundations to achieving our goals in sport and life. However, whether it be the COVID-19 pandemic or the stressors of daily life, performers in every arena struggle with how to stay motivated during long periods of training or difficult times. But what if we told you that rather … Continued
Your mind is your strongest muscle, but it can also be your worst enemy, so you have to train it well. PERMA is an acronym for a model of wellbeing put forth by a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, Martin Seligman. According to Seligman, PERMA defines five important building blocks of wellbeing and … Continued
On the Leadership under Fire podcast, Ben Oliva shares his journey in becoming a performance coach, some of the scientifically-proven mental skills he employs with athletes, firefighters, and executives, and his love for both Wedding Crashers & Good Will Hunting. The original podcast recording can be found here.
The PMA is a comprehensive assessment designed by our team at SportStrata to identify the strengths, weaknesses, and unique characteristics of your mental approach to performance. Mindset assessment and coaching have long been a part of elite military and professional sports organizations. The PMA program at SportStrata brings this precise method of mindset improvement to … Continued
Always be Learning Regardless of where you are in the journey towards performance excellence, you must approach every day with an emphasis on the process of learning and improvement, instead of outcomes and results. This is the foundation of consistently performing at your best. Mastery is a moving target and you must actively maintain your … Continued