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Stuck in a rut?

How to get out of it faster

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STUCK IN A RUT?
HOW TO GET OUT OF IT FASTER

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Have you ever felt totally helpless in the moment? Your team was stuck in a rut you just couldn’t seem to get out of? No matter what you did, it just seemed to dig the wheels in further and further?

We’ve all been there. It’s a part of the game. There will always be muddy spots we have to get out of. Just like when your car gets stuck in the snow or mud though, you can’t just hit the gas. That’s how you get stuck for good and then you’ll need a tow.

To get out of that rut faster, you actually have to slow down. Take your foot off the gas just for a second. Then turn the wheel and ease yourself out. It’s the same when dealing with struggles on the field.

Today we discuss how to get out of the rut faster by…

  • Dealing with the snowball effect that quickly becomes an avalanche
  • Managing our expectations as coaches so we can stay on track
  • Making minor adjustments to take the momentum back
  • Never stopping coaching – regardless of how bad it feels
  • Simplifying and refocusing on the little things in stead of overanalyzing


COACHING CHALLENGE | Are you making it about yourself?

This is a tough topic. And it has to be said. Most, if not all coaches get into the gig to help others. That’s all we care about. We will do anything in our power to help our girls succeed.

When our efforts aren’t panning out though, we take it hard. We blame ourselves. Rack our brains to figure out where we went wrong. Take the stress home with us, sometimes even losing sleep over it. 

In that moment, when you are beating yourself up, you’re actually making it about you. You’re worried you’re not doing enough for your team, which reflects on your own self-worth. That’s when coaching starts to feel heavy. And the only person who can take that weight off your shoulders is YOU.

It’s not all on you though! Having a support system of coaches who get you can help you out of the rut even faster. They can give you the perspective you’re simply too close to see. Instead of spending your nights and days overthinking and stressing about what to do next, use the power of community to bounce back more quickly!

That’s what we offer in our Mastermind program! And that starts with learning the Dream Team Blueprint. To grab it for yourself and learn more about our programs, simply head to MentalSweetSpot.com!

That’s it for today! See you back here next week for another installment of Masterminding Our Way to Success!

Mel & Alicia


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by Rebekah Pratt on Mental Sweet Spot
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As a new coach that believes in the mental game being so important, the podcasts and group discussions online have been amazing. Thank you ladies so much! Just knowing that the day to day struggles and doubts are felt by so many others has been remarkably reassuring. Thank you for what you are giving to others in the sport.

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I love listening to your podcasts while out on a run or on my way to work. They are focused and give me one or two pieces of inspiration to focus on with my team for the week. I have implemented a few key words (like "supportive") and have gotten huge returns from it! Keep up the great work!!

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As a softball coach and a teacher, I appreciate all of the strategies and advice that Melanie shares each week! She is so inspiring, knowledgeable about the mental game, and willing to help in any way! One tip that really resonates with me is learning how to understand which things in life you are able to control, and what is out of your control. I teach these skills on the field and in the classroom! Thank you for all of the support and encouragement!

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I love being part of the Mental Sweet Spot because it helps me think outside of the box to help our team grow mentally. I’ve noticed with the techniques and advice from Melanie and others in her Facebook Group I’ve help my team not only grow mentally but athletically as well. Mental toughness will help your team on the field as well and Melanie’s advice has proven that time and time again.

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