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Dean Hebert MGCP


A mindset is a collection of beliefs and attitudes that affect actions and behaviors. Until you know how your thinking is affecting your performance... your career... your relationships... you cannot do anything to improve them. The sports world is full of mental game challenges such as the weather, environment, opponent, performance history, statistics, expectations, peer pressure, beliefs and more. The work world has its challenges and you may be adding to them with your attitudes and beliefs.

One of Steven Covey’s 7-Habits of Highly Effective People is "Seek first to understand". When you go to a doctor you want a diagnosis before taking a prescription. Likewise, an assessment is the starting point in uncovering areas to target improvement and begin tailoring solutions to you.

Look through the list below. Do you see any that reflect your current behaviors or mindsets? Then it's time to commit to action. If you find these are creating barriers for you to perform at your best or to reaching your goals, and you want to do something about it - then drop me a line to see how I can help.

Here are some behavioral (actions, thoughts, statements) symptoms that indicate a need for mental game training:

  1. Loss of emotional control
  2. Outbursts under stress
  3. Difficulty in coping with disappointment
  4. Dwelling on the past
  5. Obsessing about the future
  6. Difficulty getting workouts done
  7. Emotional reactions to authority decisions (referees, coaches, bosses, corporate)
  8. Lose focus and need to back up and re-do task or portions of tasks
    Regularly told you are just not "focusing"
  9. Lack of motivation Feelings of loss, lack of direction
  10. Thoughts of being unfulfilled, that there is more to life
  11. Inability to commit to action
  12. Thoughts race through your head and distract you
  13. Easily distracted
  14. Make excessive errors
  15. Make silly errors
  16. Easily irritated
  17. Easily frustrated
  18. Do not accept compliments
  19. Feelings & thoughts of loss during times of injury or illness
  20. Athletes and business people lost facing retirement
  21. Mind always seems to be "somewhere else" - difficulty concentrating
  22. Outside distractions affecting performance and focus
  23. Many “hand-offs” dropped; business silos or compartmentalized thinking
  24. Pursuing too many goals or directives at the same time
  25. Resistance to delegation – poor delegation
  26. Processes and procedures poorly documented or not followed
  27. Feelings of overwhelming workloads or challenges


*Coach Dean uses proprietary sports and workplace assessments.