ICEL Recap: Mindfulness: How to be Great in Every Aspect of Your Life
by Connie Johnson, CBF, Cabintery by Karman
The June ICEL meeting was presented by Riley Jensen, MS, Sport and Exercise Psychology. The first thing Riley wants you to know is he is a mental performance coach, not a motivational speaker. He presented tools for when things get overwhelming starting with 10 High Performance Habits.
- Win the Morning. Start with a great morning routine. Shower, coffee, praying, meditation, exercise, to name a few. Routines are important to reduce anxiety. “IF you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”
- Do Hard Things First. This builds confidence and could inspire others. “Swallow the Frog.”
- Embrace the Suck don’t stay in the suck. Embrace Feedback. Remember there is no difference between criticism vs constructive criticism. The only difference is how you receive it.
- Learn from Failure. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. Riley told us to add the word “yet” to the end of self-descriptions. For example, “I don’t handle criticism well yet.”
- E+R=O Event + Response = Outcome. Choose your attitude. In between E and R there is a moment where you get to choose your response.
- Do One More. Do 1% better every single day. Pick one thing (intention) to do better and reward yourself when you do. If you don’t pick something to be better at, you’re just going through the motions.
- Recommit Every Single Day.
- What’s Important Now. “WIN”
- Be patient with yourself.
- Fear Not. 70% of us feel imposter syndrome at some time or another. It can be debilitating if you let it. How to avoid it? Mentor someone or find a mentor for yourself.
9 Things the Great One’s Know . . .
- The Great One’s know how to control controllables.
- The Great One’s know how to stay positive.
- The Great One’s know the value of small gains.
- The Great One’s know that culture is more important than skill.
- The Great One’s know how to control their self-talk.
- The Great One’s know how to reframe their self-talk.
- The Great One’s know to have a plan.
- The Great One’s understand pressure. “Pressure is a privilege” – Billy Jean King
- The Great One’s are brave and courageous.