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Ep. 061 - Coach's Corner: Dr. J, Lorenzo Pinili, and Grace Wang

Dr. J (Jason Novetsky) is a Sport and Performance Psychology Coach at Champion Mindset Group. Grace Wang is an incoming freshman to the University of Michigan Women’s Golf Team. Lorenzo Pinili is an incoming freshman to Michigan State University Men’s Golf Team. Lorenzo and Grace have been working with Dr. J for about 4 years and join us to tell us about their growth and Dr. J’s role.

Grace shares her experience of realizing the importance of goal setting during a session with Dr. J. She mentions that writing her goals on a whiteboard helped her understand the need to set benchmarks and reward herself when she accomplishes them. This realization has motivated her and kept her on track to fight for her goals.

Lorenzo also emphasizes the need to recover quickly from mistakes. He mentions the importance of noticing when emotions are getting the best of him and taking a step back to regroup. This shows that resilience is not just about bouncing back from setbacks, but also about recognizing and managing emotions in high-pressure situations. This skill is crucial for athletes to maintain focus and perform at their best.

Dr. J expands on this idea by discussing the importance of having a clear identity and intentions when stepping onto the course. Athletes need to have a sense of who they are and what they want to achieve, but they should also focus on the process and the things they can control, such as their attitude, effort, and response to situations. By staying focused on these aspects, athletes can alleviate some of the pressure and perform at their best.

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