My son’s basketball team is having a tough season. They’ve lost BIG a few times in a row.
It doesn’t matter which side of the court our team is on, even before the losses - you could see it in their faces and the way they move:
They’re carrying the weight of significance in their minds and in their bodies.
It’s in their being when they're on the court.
Regardless of their individual and team skill level, being down on themselves and each other doesn’t help.
(Don’t we adults do this too? We carry stress and worry. We carry concern. We carry a sense of lack and a fear of what-ifs. We carry judgment and we carry resignation.)
I went to the coaches and said, “Hey, rough season. What doesn’t help is how much additional mental weight the kids are carrying." Yes! they see it too - and all the other spectators do too.
Isn’t it so visible when kids are carrying that mental weight? (Somehow we become accustomed to it in ourselves and other adults.)
I told them, "Mind mastery coaching is my thing - are you interested in having me come in to guide a conversation with the team?”
One of the hooks I use when working with teens in mind mastery is this: "How many of you have adults in your life who are stressed out, anxious, and carrying unnecessary weight on their shoulders?"
Every kid raises their hand. (And every kid wants to avoid a similar fate.)
Why do so many of us develop these mental habits as adolescents and nearly never move beyond them? Because we never learned mind mastery!!
The conversation with the team last week was powerful. It wasn’t what any one of us said - it’s what we all got present to. It’s what we experienced.
An opening. A completion. An existential relaxation.
We live in a culture that values information and knowing, but information ≠ transformation.
There’s magic in the work I do with people, and its impacts are profound and lasting not because it's informational or motivational - its transformational.
My son's basketball team needs to work on their basketball skills, no doubt. How much more effective will their performance be, though, when their own minds are no longer working against them?
Our minds are too powerful, our lives move too quickly, and the world is too beautiful for us to spend more time suffering than we need to.
What might it be like for you to release some of your stress, your fear, your worry, your anxiousness? What might it be like for you to further master your mind and elevate your being in all areas?
Over the next couple months, I’ll be hosting in-person Mind Mastery Experiences near Baltimore:
for young adults, ages 17-21, on February 25th
for adults, ages 22+, on April 4.
Consider joining this most valuable of conversations. I’d love to have you, and I'm promise it'll be worth the time, attention, effort, and money it'll take for you to join me.
P.S. As a transformational coach - a life coach, a soul coach - I help teens, adults, and organizations move beyond their self-imposed limitations to be their best and feel their best. If you’re interested in finding out how I can support you or your organization, reach out and let’s talk. 💌