Having the right mindset is arguably one of the hardest parts of attaining success, regardless of the field you work in or the sport you play. Sports Psychologists like today’s guest, Tim Zeddies, PhD devote their careers to helping athletes of all ages and abilities reach their full potential. After spending 10 years as the team Psychologist at University of Texas athletics, Tim shifted to private practice and now works with anyone looking to improve their performance in sport and in life … from professional athletes to weekend warriors. We cover a ton of actionable strategies and techniques that can  improve your life and performance, even if you’re NOT an athlete!

In this episode, we chat about:

  • What brings athletes to seek his help and the common mental hurdles he helps them overcome
  • Similarities he sees in many athletes and how his customized services help them resolve (and even use) anxiety and fear
  • How he works with athletes to detoxify their beliefs to help them become the best they can be
  • How confronting unconscious fears allows athletes to become better at their sports or events
  • How visualization helps his athlete clients develop “muscle memory” in the brain to allow for better performance during the actual event
  • Why it’s important for athletes to visualize failure as well as success
  • Why athletes who balance inward and outward focus are often playing at a higher level than those who don’t balance their focus as well
  • How he helped a client learn to “think twice” to improve interactions with other people
  • Why he encourages clients to start small and with a lower bar
  • Digging into how people’s motivation can lead to over-training and injury
  • Aging gracefully as an athlete
  • Making exercise a social event to improve motivation and the sustainability of healthy habits

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