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Motivational Speaker, Coach, and Trainer, Coach Jim Johnson

How well do you handle pressure?

Do you thrive in the spotlight?

High pressure situations can either make or break us.  What happens when all the chips are down and your team needs you?  After watching the Women’s World Cup in France and a lot of the action at Wimbledon, it got me thinking about what it takes to perform well under pressure.  The #CJJblog this week takes a look at how you can prepare yourself for success when it matters most.  Enjoy.

  • Be prepared. Work your butt off to be prepared for pressure.  Do you deserve victory?  Are you mentally and physically prepared for crunch time?  Invest the necessary amount of time to feel comfortable in these situations.
  • Try and simulate these situations as much as possible.  Put yourself in tough spots and see how you react.  Get accustomed to having to execute perfectly.  Do you practice your craft?
  • Mental program. Are you on a mental imagery routine?  Do you envision yourself making the game-winning shot or delivering that killer sales pitch?  The psychological aspect of your performance is just as important as the physical.
  • Learn from mistakes. If you have failed in a pressure situation before, learn from what went wrong.  Don’t dwell on the past, allow it to make you stronger.
  • Belief mantra. Say to yourself I can do it.  Reinforcing these positive thoughts is crucial when you need to step up and deliver.  Do you believe in yourself?
  • Study the best. Implement the strategies of other successful people as much as you can.  What did they do right?  Why were they victorious?  You can even try to meet with and interview those who have been successful in your field.
  • Never give up mindset. Always strive to get better and never be satisfied.  Do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Do you give up easily?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be sharing his leadership presentation on August 7th to employees of the Walsh Group in Chicago, IL

Life Tip #77:  Six days of labor, one day of rest.  Remember, that’s what it takes to deserve victory.

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