Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mental Toughness for Pageantry - Great Success!




December 27 - 31, 2008 we had a wonderful time with 20 pageant competitors who attended Mental Toughness for Pageantry to help improve their mental skills for competition! It was a remarkable week and we enjoyed every moment! Below are some testimonials from some of the ladies who attended. Good Luck to all in your up coming competitions in 2009!

"As a current titleholder, I can honestly say that the key components of life and competition are self-image, positive self talk, marketing, communication skills and setting goals. Lanny and Heather have done such a great job developing and teaching techniques that will assist you in focusing on what is best for you. After working with them, not only do I feel so confident in who I am and excited about who I am becoming. Thank you for an incredible life changing experience!" Stephanie Murray Smith, Miss South Carolina USA 2009

"Mental Management for Pageantry has provided me with practical information on staying mentally focused and confident during competition. I feel more confident than ever about entering Miss USA!" Kaity Bettina Rodriguez, Miss New Jersey USA 2009


"Mental Management gave me the tools to control my attitude and mentality under pressure, so I can perform to my fullest potential." Kristen Dalton, Miss North Carolina USA 2009

"Lanny and Heather, thank you so much for giving me the tools to turn my greatest weakness into my greatest asset!" Jessica Nolin, Miss Alaska USA 2009

"My experience at Eagle U with Lanny Bassham and his Mental Management program completely changed the way I prepare for, and think, during competition. I recommend the Mental Management program to anyone who wants to succeed! Anastagia Pierre, Miss Florida USA 2009

"I am a goal oriented person. The goal getting skills I've learned in the Mental Management program are priceless! I know with persistance in following their simple steps I can attain any and all of my goals. Lacey Minchew, Miss Louisiana USA 2009

"Not only was this an amazing experience with amazing people, but I also learned great tips in the progress! I truly feel prepared and more confident." Allison Kusenberger Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2009

"Mental Management taught me how to wear the crown even if I didn't win." "Mental Management was the best thing my parents have ever done for me by sending me." Taylor Schettler "Miss Colorado Teen USA 2009

"This seminar is extremely helpful and opens your eyes to many useful skills. After completing the program I feel more confident in myself and my abilities." Kelli Harral Miss Texas Teen USA 2009


"The Mental Toughness for Pageantry Program enlightened me with such insightful ideas and stratgies that will not only help me with pageantry but through my daily life as well. It is certainly effective and powerful - I would recommend it to anyone!" Scarlett Howell, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2009

"Mental Management has given me the most amazing experience and information throughout the week. Lanny and Heather, I can't thank you enough for being a big part in my journey to Miss Teen USA 2009." Kasey Staniszewski, Miss Maryland Teen USA 2009

"This being my second time with Lanny and Heather I can honestly say it helps when in competition! I really think this program us a big reason for my success. It helps to stay focused in competition and truly believe you're the best." Brittany Guidry Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2009

"Mental Management has inspired me to "think outside the box" and to see different layers in everyone. The positive skills that I have learned here will be very beneficial to me in every aspect of my life! You Guys ROCK! Mary Helen Caver, Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2009


"Mental Management has been such an asset to my competition preparation. By using my personalized mental program, I will be able to go into my competition with a clear mind, do my best, and have the edge that I need to succeed." Kathryn Dunn Miss Frisco 2009

"The Mental Management System has been a real eye opener for me. I feel more prepared and confident for my future endeavours. This has been a great experience for me and I have learned a great deal of information to aid in my future. Thanks Mental Management! Kristen Girault, LA

"I feel so accomplised in the fact that I have overcome problems as far as my goals go and also in things that are new to me that make me feel accomplished although I haven't even competed for my state title with this new information yet. I really and strongly recommend this program to all girls that are involved in pageants. Barbie

"To often we know what we want but not how to get it. Through the Mental Toughness for Pageantry program, I learned life altering behavior changes that I will follow for the rest of my life. I believe through this process not only have I matured but I have become a better person." Zakia Mack, NJ

"Mental Management has definitely been a life changing experience for me. It has taught me so much! I now know how to balance my conscious mind, subconscious mind and self-image in any situation!" Amberly Messier, RI

Interested in attending the next program? Call 800-879-5079 to inquire about details or email info@mentalmanagement.com for more details on future sessions.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Congrats to Brittany Guidry the New Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2009!


Congratulations to Brittany Guidry for winning Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2009! Brittany attended the Eagle U Mental Toughness program this past summer. By using what she learned through this Mental Management Program, Brittany was able to set herself apart from the competition.

Way to go Brittany! We are so proud of you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mental Toughness Summer Session - June 23-28, 2009

Mental Toughness Course - June 23 - 28, 2009 to be held at TWU in Denton, TX REGISTER NOW through Eagle U for best pricing! 214-383-0577 (for ages 14 - 25)

Throughout our lives and our children's lives, we face defining moments that have a profound effect on our future. Some look back, and our children may look back, at those moments and wish they could do it over, or prepare differently, so that they, simply put, could have performed to their potential - the level they have reached many times in practice.

We have all witnessed the talented individual that did not reach their potential in sports, music, education, stage, screen, or countless other endeavors. They choked and became afraid to try again for fear of failure.

Eagle U offers a program designed to teach students a system to perform at their best on demand under pressure.

What gives Eagle U the expertise to provide this valuable system?

Teaching the Mental Toughness 5-day program is a member of the Eagle U faculty, Mr. Lanny Bassham. Lanny is a two time world champion, a 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist, author of With Winning in Mind, and the former mental preparation coach to nine countries' Olympic teams. Lanny has been training Olympians, corporations, and individuals wanting to improve their performance under pressure for over 30 years and is currently the mental preparation coach for 15 PGA Tour Players. Now the same proven system that makes the difference between excellence and average is available to your student through Eagle U.

It's about peak performance on demand when opportunity knocks.

Will your student move beyond fears and limiting beliefs, accomplish goals and reach their potential? By following a system that separates medal winners from the rest of the pack, your student will learn:

* The three mental processes that control an excellent performance
* How to turn deficiencies into strengths
* The most powerful mental tools used by Olympic winners
* Why 95% of all winning is accomplished by 5% of participants
* The secrets of performing under the pressure of big competitions
* Mastering the stress of life's defining moments

80% mental 20% technique

Growing up we all pursued our talents, practiced our sports, music, and hobbies, until we mentally gave up. Physically we had not even reached our peak. We were always coached how a particular activity is 80-90% mental and only 10-20% ability or technique, but we always spent 80-90% of our time practicing technique and trying to improve our ability. What about the mental preparation? The Mental Toughness seminar will provide the tools and a proven system to take your student to the next level, and teach them how to continually raise the bar with their own level of expectations in all their endeavors.

Eagle U is very proud to be able to make this program available to your student. Space will be limited to ensure personal attention. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-888-7 EAGLEU or 214-383-0577, or visit our website at www.eagleu.com

Mental Management clients receive a $200 discount on tuition - just mention Mental Management referred you when you call to register!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Two Articles on Trying Too Hard to WIN by Lanny Bassham

Article #1 - Are You Trying Too Hard To Win? By Lanny Bassham

When you give it your all, you may be trying too hard. Your level of mental effort exceeds the optimum and points are lost. Let's look at why this happens and what we can do about it.

When we begin any form of skill acquisition we are forced to do things consciously. An example would be looking at the keys when we begin to learn to type. I have to admit that I still have to look at the numbers when I type but the keys are touched automatically now that I've been typing for a good while. As my Conscious mind can only think about one thing at a time, I was slow as Christmas at typing in the beginning. As I began to practice interesting things happened. Very soon I found that I didn't have to think about the keys. They seem to type without conscious effort. When this happens we are typing with our Subconscious mind. What a difference! Our speed increases and so does our enjoyment of the skill of typing.

Skill acquisition occurs exactly the same way. At first, we have to think about the elements of our form. Through training we begin to do them automatically or Subconsciously. There is a huge advantage when the Subconscious controls the process. The Conscious mind can only think of one thing a time while the Subconscious can handle countless activities simultaneously. We perform best when the Conscious mind is quiet and the Subconscious is in control.

So if this is true, why would we ever want to perform Consciously? We shouldn't. But, we do this every time we try too hard in competition. It has been my observation that close to 90% of all performers are trying too hard in competition. Amazing isn't it? Here's why. When we get to an important competition we naturally want to perform well. The Conscious mind can over- ride the Subconscious at will. So, the Conscious mind, TO MAKE CERTAIN WE DO WELL, over-rides the Subconscious. The result is a drop in performance and an unhappy athlete. I will explain what to do when this happens and how to try just hard enough to win.


Article # 2 How to Keep From Trying Too Hard To Win by Lanny Bassham

The number one reason good performers do not win in competition is Over-trying. What is the right amount of mental effort? I asked this question to hundreds of elite performers and this is the best answer I've received. "The optimum level of mental effort and let's just have fun today are really close together."

That's right! There is a time to try really hard but it is not in the competition. The time to try is in preparation, not in execution. We must TRUST in execution. That's correct. TRUST! Trust your training. If you are not training efficiently and effectively you will have a difficult time in having anything to trust in competition. But, it you are well prepared TRUSTING is the ticket to a winning performance. Unfortunately, most of us try in execution and that is the problem. How hard would you have to try if you knew you would win? Think about it. You could really enjoy the experience if there was no fear of a bad outcome. That is exactly the feeling that you should have when competing. Relax and let it happen, don't try to make it happen. Making it happen is putting the Conscious mind on the field and over-trying results. Just let it happen. Trust your Subconscious. Let it do its job.

Quieting the Conscious mind while in the act of performing is not an easy task. Some champions find that they can do this well. Most however find that if they do not give the Conscious mind something to think about it will find things on its own. It may think about things that will hurt your performance. It has been my experience that if the Conscious mind is not occupied or quiet it almost always over-powers the Subconscious and trying too hard is the result. I recommend Running a Mental Program just before performing. It occupies the Conscious mind and allows the Subconscious to do the work. The Mental Program is a planned, practiced sequence of thoughts that you picture while executing the steps of your routine during execution.

Running a Mental Program is such an individual thing that I hesitate to suggest what you should think about in an article. However, I can say that if you run your program and have the attitude that you are really going to enjoy the competition will you can avoid the number one reason for not doing well in a big competition. Remember TRUST your training. LET IT HAPPEN. Run your Mental Program and try just hard enough to win and not 1% more.

These articles appeared in an issue of our MENTALCOACH Free Email Newsletter. To join the newsletter click here: http://www.mentalmanagement.com/newsletter.html

What is the First Step in learning more about Mental Management? Try the book "Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power" By Lanny Bassham

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Attend a Lanny Bassham Talk for only $20!

Are You in Prison or FREE?

Freedom Flight Message - Live
Olympic Gold Medalist Lanny Bassham shares this powerful message

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Legacy Church

Street: 4501 Legacy Drive

City/Town: Plano, TX

Order tickets to be held at will call desk here.

http://www.mentalmanagement.com/seminars.details.html


Description:

We have never done an event like this at this price and the last time Lanny shared this message where it was open for anyone to attend was 2 years ago! Please come if you can - we don't know when or if we will be able to do this again!

Join us for an emotional, motivational journey! Lanny Bassham's new book is based on this amazing story and he will be sharing this message with all who attend this event! This is a perfect introduction to Mental Management.

Along with this incredible talk by an Olympic Champion each ticket holder will also receive a FREE copy of the book "Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power" just for attending the event! (retail price of book is $21.95)

Cost to attend is ONLY $20 per person. (ages 12-18 may attend free of charge with paid adult - free admissions will not receive a book)
To order your tickets call 972-899-9640

This session is for competitors, athletes, stage performers, parents of competitive youth, business professionals and anyone who needs to have a strong mental game or wants to learn how to stay positive no matter their environment.

Below are comments from people who have experienced this talk live, read the book or listened to the Audio of "Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power":

"Freedom Flight inspired me to make changes in my life that I had been postponing because they were outside of my comfort zone. This outstanding story made me realize that I do have the power to make important changes in my life and gave me the courage to take charge once again. I recommend this powerful product to anyone looking for some encouragement, whether it be to improve your professional or personal life."
Stashia Rivera, Director of Media Relations, Denver, CO

"Freedom Flight is incredible! I heard it for the first time from Lanny in his own words. This story will grab you within the first few minutes. Freedom Flight and its' lessons of mental power can't help but impact everyone who listens. Enjoy this incredible story and learn that the mind can overcome things you cannot even imagine until you read Freedom Flight." Fred Funk, PGA Tour Player

“Freedom Flight inspired me mentally and spiritually to go to the next level in my competition. It also moved me to be a better person. Life is not just about winning and losing, it’s about learning and growing and Lanny showed me that God has a plan for me.” Shilah Phillips, Miss Texas 2006, 1st Runner Up to Miss America

"Lanny Bassham has been an inspiration to me during my competitive years of golf. His book continues to inspire me in business as well. Freedom Flight has changed my perspective in business helping me to keep my focus on the important and letting the unimportant things go." Jun Lee, Entrepreneur – Owner and Founder of Styles by Jun

"Freedom Flight is one of those stories that touches your heart and soul. It touches you so significantly that you are moved, moved to action. Freedom Flight reminds us that heroes still exist and that potential hides within each of us . . . if we just give it a chance." Craig Braun, DMD

"This story is so extremely powerful! It really makes you think and be grateful for the good things in your life. Every time this story is told, it touches my heart and I know that Lanny Bassham shares it for a purpose – to touch the lives of everyone who hears it in a positive way. Thank you for the inspiration, Lanny!" Richelle Braun, President, Eagle Solutions Corporation

I just finished listening to Freedom Flight and felt compelled to e-mail you. I’m hoping that this e-mail will make it to Mr. Bassham as I really want him to know that I was impacted by the CD. For years I have doubted, had regrets, and never looked at myself as having much potential. To some extent, I live in fear over circumstances both real and imagined. I’m 44, have a great job, a beautiful wife, two incredible small children, and a wonderful home. My response to circumstances has put me in bondage for the better part of my adult life, until now. Hopefully, things can change. FREEDOM, it seemed like such a big word. Thank you Mr. Bassham for being willing to share your story. I may not turn out to be a great athlete or a successful entrepreneur; my focus is more on my role as a husband and a father. Joe Huot

Lanny, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the CD “Freedom Flight”. What a powerful story and outstanding lesson to pass on to others. My wife and I both listened to it and found it both inspiring and humbling. Adam Sweetman

Received "Freedom Flight" CD - Have listened to it several times - Will listen several more times before giving it to others. Very well done - The delivery -- The story - The principles - The applications - The inherent encouragement to find and fulfill one's own life purpose - Jim - Denver CO

Of all the stories I have heard Lanny tell over the years to illustrate his principles - trust me there have been hundreds - this is by far the best story of attainment and imprinting I have ever heard. I've begged him time and time again to put this story on paper for everyone to enjoy and learn from. I'm so thankful he has finally produced a product to share so others can be touched by this incredible story of desire and becoming. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who needs a little push in a positive direction. Anyone who feels like the world is caving in around them will probably have a different perspective on life after hearing this amazing story. I did. - Heather - Grapevine TX

--"My fiancée blessed me with a copy of Freedom Flight. What a wonderful book with great insight! The lessons from the box were profound. Your book gave me some wonderful tools for improving my life. I currently reside in Minneapolis and you can be sure that I will be promoting your book! Anybody who wants to change their outlook on life needs to hear your message. I look forward to purchasing more of your products. Great job! May your book continue to be a blessing and may the "lessons from the box" continue to touch many other souls."

This is Glenn Walker from Australia. I wanted to contact you and express my feelings when I listened to Freedom Flight on CD. This is one of the most amazing and touching stories I have ever heard. It doesn't matter what sort of person you are, If you are not emotionally touched and welled in the eyes after hearing that story, your not human. I have heard nearly all of your material and it is all great, however this material alone has made me see and given me the inspiration to take my family life, business and sport of skeet shooting to an entirely new level. Congratulations on such a great production and above all thank you for giving me the opportunity to hear both yours and Jacks story, its truly amazing. Feel free to use these comments in any of your printed material, as I believe the more people that hear and absorb this material, the world can only be better for it. Thanks again. Glenn Walker


Please ask for Heather Sumlin
972-899-9640
1-800-879-5079
heather@mentalmanagement.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Success Story Email



Hello to Lanny and the gang down at Mental Management, feel free to add my picture to your website.

Since attending your seminar given up at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays, I believe in April of 2007, I've been preaching the importance of the mental game and how what I learned at that seminar has helped me. I recommend the Mental Management program to all my clients. I know if I don't have my mental game in check, my shooting is going to suffer. I run through my steps, my mental plan, they all work. I can NOT stress enough how much my mental game has improved and the direct effect it has had on my self confidence. Lanny and Troy are two of the nicest people you ever want to meet. The seminar was well worth the time and money.

Thanks Guys, God Bless and stay well.

Stephen P. Biello
Certified NSCA Level II Instructor

Friday, October 3, 2008

Mental Management Student Kathryn Dunn will be on CMT tomorrow!


You can watch Kathryn on the famed CMT series Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders - Making the Team. The show airs October 4th at 9:30 pm ET/PT. Watch Kathryn and the other DCC hopefuls as they begin an intense, grueling 4-month process to become one of America's Sweethearts. Kathryn will appear in the first 6 episodes of Making the Team.

Kathryn has attended Mental Management training with Heather Sumlin and is also an Eagle U Grad. Congrats Kathryn on making the show! We can't wait to watch.

News Update on Kathryn Dunn - Congratulations to Kathryn for winning Miss Frisco 2009 on Nov. 8th in Plano, TX! Kathryn will go on to compete for the title of Miss Texas America! www.mpfo.com for more details.

Handling Rejection

This is from our August MENTALCOACH Newsletter for 2008. The question was submitted by Acting Coach Mary Anna Dennard

Dear Mental Management Team,

College auditions are extremely stressful not just while you are auditioning but when the rejection and acceptance letters start to arrive. When you are rejected by the school you most want to attend, how do you keep that from affecting your self image? Do you have any advice I can pass onto my students to help them handle rejection?


Everyone has some rejection in life. It could be through a rejection letter like your students, could be not getting the job, being dumped by the love of your life or losing an important tournament. I think when faced with rejection we must first ask ourselves a very important question:

Is the reason I was rejected within my control?

Most of the time the decision is subjective; in the case of an audition for a role, job interview, etc. If that is the case then you were not rejected, they simply selected someone else that fit their needs. This does not mean you are not a worthy candidate for the position. I believe that everything we go through in life acts as preparation for the future. What is learned in that audition, whether through getting the job or not, should strengthen the candidate and the reason for auditioning in the first place was not only to land the job but also to lay the foundation for the future.

I also believe that how you handle rejection or loss is the true test of a champion!

Are you inspired to improve and move forward with drive and determination or do you allow the rejection to affect your self-image in a negative way? You do have control over the way you view life's challenges. You can view them as set backs or you can believe that everything has a purpose in life and something good is on the horizon.

Every time in my life, when I have really wanted something and it didn't happen, I've realized there was something better in my future that I just couldn't see. Sometimes the challenges I have gone through were very necessary to teach me something or change me in some way to make my next journey easier and doable. In my seminars I talk about my story in much more detail than I do in my book to show that I was presented with many challenges in my journey to the Olympic Gold but what changed inside me, because of these struggles, help me grow into the person I needed to be to succeed at the level I was striving for.

We learn more on the struggle up the mountain than we do standing on the summit. If life is not tough then your goals are set too darn low.

The only way you can deal with rejection and stay sane is to think, "What's best for me is just around the corner - not the door that just closed".

When life closes a door, look for the open window - you will find it!

Question answered by Lanny Bassham

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mental Toughness for Pageantry - 5 day workshop

Mental Management Systems® is partnering with Eagle U to bring you an awesome Mental Toughness for Pageant Performance Seminar!

December 27-31, 2008 ~ Dallas, Texas

Learn the mental training system developed by Olympic Champion Lanny Bassham from Lanny himself!!

Blast your competition with unparalleled self-confidence and stage performance

Unlock your potential for peak performance under pressure

Analyze your performance and have a system for improvement

Maximize your ability to maintain a positive self-image throughout competition

Practice and apply the Mental Management System in a mock pageant setting

Turn negative self-talk into positive energy

And much, much more!

Course include 5 days of in-depth Mental Management training and the following products:

"With Winning in Mind"
Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power - Book
"What Every Pageant Contestant Should Know First About the Mental Game" - Audio CD
Performance Analysis Journal
Crown Consulting Workbook

For more information, call 1-888-7-EAGLE-U (732-4538) or email success@eagleu.com.

Registration is limited, so call today to reserve your seat!


We have been working with pageant contestants for the past several years in both the USA and America systems as well as others. Our goal with this seminar is to aid as many young women as we can who are preparing for local, state or national competitions. Call Eagle U for details.

What are other pageant contestants saying about the Mental Toughness Course we offered in July:

Ashleigh, Rockville, MD

"Mental Toughness has changed my life. I did not expect to walk away with this much useful information that I will incorporate into my life. Lanny Bassham is an inspiration to anyone competing. He truly cares about helping young individuals achieve their goals no matter what the sport is. Thank you very much for this eye opening experience."

Bailey, Norman, OK

"It was amazing and it completely changed the way I mentally approach challenges."

Christina, Cransten, RI

"Mental Toughness is amazing! In a few days I got the opportunity to be in the presence of Lanny and learn his approach on mentally preparing yourself for anything in life. I learned so much more in that short amount of time than in the 3 years I went to college. If you have not been to Mental Toughness, I highly recommend you go. It will help you and it give you an edge over everyone else. I loved it!!"

Faran, Oak Brook, IL

"I never thought there was a way to control your performance, practice and mind mentally. After the Mental Management program I now know what it takes to be a successful positive and tenacious performer and competitor. Not only can Mental Toughness (Management) be used in competitions but also in everyday life to make you the best person you can possibly be." Thank You

Sydney, Middlesex, VT

"Mental Toughness has prepared me for my competition and every aspect of my life. These tools will stick with me throughout the rest of my life and I know whatever I am competing in, I will perform like a winner."

Thursday, August 21, 2008

1976 Sports Illustrated Article on Lanny Bassham

This is the article on Lanny Bassham & Margaret Murdock in Sports Illustrated written August 2, 1976 by Kenny Moore.

Click here to read.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fred Funk Wins on Champions Tour!

Mental Management student Fred Funk WINS again on the Champions Tour! Today Fred won the JELD-WEN Tradition at Crosswater Golf Club at Sunriver Resort in Bend, OR, winning by 3 strokes!

Mental Management clients faired well at the Wyndham Championship as well today: Past Mental Management students Rich Beem, J.J. Henry and Jerry Kelly all placed in the top 10. Rich Beem was 3rd with -17, J.J. Henry placed 4th with -16 and Jerry Kelly placed 9th with -14. Way to go gentlemen!!

What a great golf weekend for Mental Management students! Anthony Paolucci won the PGA Junior Championship as well this weekend.

For more information on Mental Management for golf call 972-899-9640 or 800-879-5079 or check out our website at www.mentalmanagement.com

We also have a free email newsletter that goes out monthly with updates on seminars, new products, sales, articles on mental training and customer success stories. Click Here to join.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Anthony Paolucci WINS PGA Junior Championship!

Mental Management Student Anthony Paolucci WON the PGA Junior Championship TODAY!!

Congrats to Anthony!

This is a huge victory for this 15 year old golfer. He is one of many junior golfers working with Lanny Bassham and Troy Bassham on mental training. It has been an honor working with him and getting to know him and his family over the past few months.

For more information on mental training for golf call 972-899-9640 or 800-879-5079 or click here.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Lanny Bassham Golf Radio Interviews this weekend! Listen Online

Lanny Bassham will be interviewed tomorrow - August 16th at 10:35am Central Time on Golf Talk Radio

He will also be interviewed Sunday Morning August 17th at 9:20am Central on ESPN 103.3 in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Thank you to Debbie Lykins from Side Door Communications for setting up Lanny's radio interviews!

Click here for more information on Mental Management products for Golf.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New downloads available On Mental Management University

Mental Management University is a new website which provide the ability to download some of our DVDs and CDs and save on shipping.

We recently added the Audio of "What Every Golfer Should Know First About the Mental Game" as a download on our Mental Management University website for only $15!

We also added a FREE Download of our Promotional DVD about Lanny Bassham and our company for anyone to view.

We did find out that it will not work with Windows 2000 - you need to have XP or newer on your PC to download on this site.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Abhinav BINDRA Wins 1st Gold Individual Medal for India!!

Congrats to Abhinav Bindra for taking GOLD yesterday in Rifle! Abhinav attended individual Mental Management training with Lanny Bassham several years ago. He has won the first Individual Gold Medal for India - ever! India has never won an individual Gold Medal until NOW!! What an accomplishment!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympic History on NBC website includes Lanny's story for 1976 Olympics


NBC Website has a history page for each sport. Lanny Bassham made the 1976 History choice for this page. In 1976 he became the first and only Olympic Gold Medalist to share the top podium with the silver medalist! His teammate Margaret Murdock tied with Lanny - they shot the same score but the tie breaker rules stated that the last 10 shots in kneeling would determine the tie breaker. Lanny had a higher score and won the tie breaker. After fighting to have 2 Gold Medals awarded and having no success, Lanny did the only thing he could do. At the start of the National Atheme he pulled Margaret up to share the moment with him - afterall, she deserved the Gold as well!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

New World Record set by Bob Kadow! Congrats!!

We received this email yesterday from Bob Kadow about his success using Mental Management!

Heather, I don’t know how long I have been using the Mental Management System, but it has to be at least 20 years. I have been shooting PPC (Practical Police Competition) since 1980. I have all of Lanny’s tapes, books and anything else that I could get. One year I went to San Antonio Texas to visit my wife’s relatives and we drove to Sequin, Texas looking for Lanny and found out that he had moved.

His information helped me win my class in the NPSC (National Police Shooting Championships) in Jackson Mississippi, in 1993 and 1995.

Three years ago I had surgery for cancer and six months later I had my back operated on. It was very difficult to get into the PPC shooting positions so I had to do something to keep shooting so I started shooting Rifles and long range hand guns. I could sit at a bench and shoot all day with no problems. Last November 2007 our club started shooting USBR (United States Bench Rest) on May 8, 2008 I set a new World record with a CZ 17HM2 rifle in the Sporter class. The old score was 229/4x and I shot a 242/4x (250 is a perfect score).

We shoot a target that has three sighter targets and 25 scoring targets, at 50 yards. I find my concentration the same on the last target as I had on the first target. I know that this is possible because of the information I have learned from Lanny’s Mental Management System. I can say that I am just an average Joe that found a system that works. By the way I had my grandkids load the tapes on my IPOD so I can listen to them.

By the way I am 67 years old and it feels great to out shoot the kids. I know that I beat them mentally.

Still hoping, that I have a chance to meet Lanny, one of these days.

Thank You for giving me a chance to tell my story, and I recommend Lanny’s system to both new and old shooters. It works.

Bob Kadow

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Announcing Mental Management University

This information was just posted in our MENTALCOACH Email Newsletter - if you are not receiving this update please click here to join.

The following Mental Management Videos are now available for immediate download at Mental Management University:

Winning the Mental Game
Goal Getting
Performing Under Pressure
Mastering Self Image Growth


www.mentalmanagementuniversity.com

As a result of request made by our international clients to have instant access to products without having to pay shipping we found a way to offer downloadable video!

Read below BEFORE you purchase!

The plus side is that you can download these videos immediately save some money on shipping and we are offering a discount on the videos for the first month as we test out this system.

The down side is that this system will only allow the download to work on the PC you download it to. It cannot be used on a MAC and cannot be transfered to other computers or to a DVD player. If you would like to use the videos on more than 1 computer you will need to purchase the DVD set from our website.

Each video is only $25 to download.

Our Mental Management Seminar on DVD Set is $150 for the four DVDs. So you are saving $50 if you download all 4 videos.

About the Videos:

Winning the Mental Game includes:

An overview of the Mental Management System
Lanny's Olympic Story
3 Mental Processes that control performance
What the Olympic Gold Medalist told him about mental preparation
Length of Video 44 minutes

Performing Under Pressure includes:


Myths about Pressure
Forms of Mental Rehearsal
Strategies to Control Pressure
Recovery Strategy
Building the Sub-Conscious
How & why to keep a Performance Analysis
Length of video: 56 minutes

Goal Getting includes:


Mental Management Goal Setting System
Reasons people fail to reach goals
Rules of Attainment
Ways to Stay the Course
Length of video: 1 hour 6 minutes

Mastering Self Image Growth includes:

Building Self Image
Understand Behavorial Styles
What kind of Self Image works?
Changing your Self Image
Understanding and Using Directive Affirmations
Length of video: 53 minutes

Mental Management University
to download your videos now!

Our goal is to offer downloads of many of our products for our clients as a more affordable way to access the information.

Questions? Please call 800-879-5079 or email info@mentalmanagement.com

Monday, August 4, 2008

News Article on Lanny Bassham

This is a great article about Lanny Bassham in our local Flower Mound paper. Olympics are coming up and it's nice to know Lanny is still being interview for his accomplishments and that Mental Management is getting some publicity as well.

Thank you to staff writer, Chris Roark for doing such a great job on this article:

Click here to read the article

Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Matter of Degree - Article by Lanny Bassham


There appears to be a subtle but important division among performers. The first group are training to learn the sport or talent. The second group are training to compete and the third group are training to win. Advice given to one group might be inappropriate for another. For example, if one would ask me if taking food supplementation was important I would suggest no for group one, maybe for group two and absolutely for group three. For a shotgun shooter, is having a backup gun essential? For group one, probably not. Perhaps for group two and absolutely for group three. Everything gets more important the higher the level of achievement.

It is much the same with the mental skills. You can get away with a negative attitude if you want to just learn a sport. But, if you wish to dominate the sport you must abandon your negative ways and discipline yourself to the principles of positivity.

Positivity Principle Number One - What you think about matters. Every time you picture or talk about missing a target or ten-ring your Self Image thinks you have just missed it again and you have dramatically improved the chances of missing it in the future. So, if you wish to dominate your sport you cannot afford to think about your non-hits.

Positivity Principle Number Two - Your Self Image needs positive nourishment. When you do something correctly, like hitting a target, making a putt or closing a sale give yourself some recognition. Reward yourself. Say, "That's like me!" Remember, staying positive is only essential if you desire to win. If you can handle not winning you can afford to stay negative. But, if you wish to win, you must get positive and stay positive. It is a matter of degree.

This article appeared in a past MENTALCOACH newsletter - to sign up to receive the monthly newsletter go HERE

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rebecca Robinson Miss Texas 2008 visits Mental Management!


Miss Texas Rebecca Robinson attended a 1 day seminar with Lanny Bassham and Heather Sumlin yesterday 7-28-08. What an amazing and talented young lady! We were very impressed with Rebecca. She is a graduate of A&M with a degree in Spanish. Her ultimate dream job is to be a translator for the United Nations. Her platform is Viva Texas! Building Bridges through Bilingual Education.


This tap dancing 24 year old bilingual blonde is heading to Miss America in January and will be training with Mental Management for the next 6 months to help her be mentally prepared for the competition and the job! Yes Miss America is a JOB. In fact, as Miss Texas, Rebecca will have over 400 appearances and will speak to over 100,000 students across Texas. Miss Texas is a paid position and when you win you do not have time for school, family or time off - you are living your platform, spreading your message and preparing for Miss America (Your LAST competition of your pageant career). It is more than just a crown...it's a challenge!

Rebecca won over $10,000 in scholarship money at the Miss Texas pageant which she plans to use when she heads back to school to get her masters in a third language. The Miss America Organization is the largest source of scholarship assistance to young women in the world.

Pageantry is a different kind of sport - it is the only sport we know of where the better you are the shorter your career! Rebecca won Miss Texas and will only have 1 shot at the National competition. Most sports you can compete at the State and National level multiple times. In pageantry you only have a set number of years to compete at all and most will never compete on a national stage!

For more information on how you can prepare mentally for your pageant competition contact Heather Sumlin at heather@mentalmanagement.com or click here.

There is a great interview with Rebecca Robinson on CBS 19 called Miss Longview! Miss Texas! Miss America? Check it out!

Mental Toughness Course was a BLAST!




We had so much fun at Mental Toughness! This course was for athletes and performers ages 14-25 and took place during Eagle U. If you have not had the pleasure of attending please contact Richelle at Eagle U for more details. www.eagleu.com or success@eagleu.com - you can also email Heather Sumlin at heather@mentalmanagement.com



The first thing we did was identify what the students wanted to learn. We had 16 students in the class competing in a variety of activities: Soccer, Track, Boxing, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Dance, Pageantry, Volleyball, Softball and music.

Here is a list of what they wanted to learn during their 3 days with Mental Management instructors Lanny Bassham, Troy Bassham & Heather Sumlin:

How to obtain a Mental Advantage over Competition

Controlling Nerves & Pressure

How to enter performance with confidence

Controlling the negative

Staying positive

Gamesmanship – how to handle

Mental System (focus)

Second Guessing – Comparing Self to Others

Blocking Physical Pain

Dealing with Discouragement

Staying Consistent

Fear Control

Distraction Control

How to deal with Negative People

Transferring Practice to Competition

Learning from Mistakes

Who to listen to and who to shut out

Over-trying

Mental Energy


We spent our time going over the answers to these questions, we also had the students apply what they learned in a competition - BagGo competition. We split the class into groups to help with the application portion of the session and were able to give the pageant competitors different advice than the sport competitors to keep the students engaged and able to learn what they needed to know for their particular activity.

Here are some comments from several who attended the session:

Justin, VA - Boxing

“The point of focus part of the mental program worked amazingly the first time I used it. Blocking out my competitors and focusing me on not only the moment but also on the process where everything fell together. One good shot just led to the next.”

Brittany, LA – Pageantry and Sports

“If you believe, You Can Achieve”

Ashleigh, MD - Pageantry

“Mental Toughness has changed my life. I did not expect to walk away with this much useful information that I will incorporate into my life. Lanny Bassham is an inspiration to anyone competing. He truly cares about helping young individuals achieve their goals no matter what the sport is. Thank you very much for this eye opening experience.”

Jackson – Track – Long Distance Running

“This course will help anyone and everyone. To be honest, I think this was more helpful than the hundreds of hours I have invested in physical training.”

Bailey, OK – Pageantry and Dance

“It was amazing and it completely changed the way I mentally approach challenges.”

Brandon, TX - Tennis

“I thought I had a pretty good idea of how to be mentally tough, but there were so many aspects that I didn’t know or didn’t think would work that actually affected me for the better.”

Christina,RI - Pageantry

“Mental Toughness is amazing! In a few days I got the opportunity to be in the presence of Lanny and learn his approach on mentally preparing yourself for anything in life. I learned so much more in that short amount of time than in the 3 years I went to college. If you have not been to Mental Toughness, I highly recommend you go. It will help you and it give you an edge over everyone else. I loved it!!”

Faran, IL - Dance

“I never thought there was a way to control your performance, practice and mind mentally. After the Mental Management program I now know what it takes to be a successful positive and tenacious performer and competitor. Not only can Mental Toughness (Management) be used in competitions but also in everyday life to make you the best person you can possibly be.” Thank You

Becca, TX - Pageantry

Before Mental Toughness I has wishes. After this training I learned how to develop a six-year plan of success for my life. I am ready to live a complete life by getting what I want.”

Hannah, IL - Running

“People often make goals for themselves, but only truly passionate people know how to accomplish them. Mr. Bassham’s program uses his expertise and highly understandable methods to make even the most disheartened player learn how to achieve his or her own dreams. Thank you for a great and life-changing program!”

Sydney, VT - Pageantry

“Mental Toughness has prepared me for my competition and every aspect of my life. These tools will stick with me throughout the rest of my life and I know whatever I am competing in, I will perform like a winner.”

Stan, IL – Football & Track

“This course will help every sports player get to the next level.”

We hope to see YOU at the next Mental Toughness Seminar!

To see more photos of the Mental Toughness Session check out our Facebook Page where we have 2 photo albums with pics! Click Here To learn more about Mental Management click HERE by joining our email newsletter you can be informed immediately of new seminars like this one - click here to sign up.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Good Luck in Beijing! Mental Management Customer Warren Potent!

We are certain we have several customers heading to Beijing that we have never met and don't even know they are bound for the Olympics. In fact this article showed up through our Google Alert for Lanny's name today. Good Luck to Warren Potent of Australia as he heads for the competition of his life!

What a great article about patience and persistence and Warren mentions the Mental Management Videos that helped him gain confidence and lessen his nerves.

Here is a link to the article if you would like to read it.

For more information on Mental Management or Lanny Bassham please check out our website at www.mentalmanagement.com

Monday, July 21, 2008

Denton Chronicle Article on Lanny Bassham


Today an article on Lanny Bassham's Mental Toughness Course came out in the Denton Chronicle. Lanny is doing a Mental Toughness Seminar in Denton for Eagle U this week. The article is more about the background of Mental Management so please feel free to check it out.

Here is a link to the article.

If you have any questions regarding this article please call 972-899-9640 to speak to someone at Mental Management Systems.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Media interest in Lanny Bassham and the Olympics!

What a fun week we had this week with media attention!

Tuesday Lanny had an interview with the Dallas Morning News on what life is like to win a medal at the Olympics and how it changes your life.

Wednesday the Denton Chronicle called interviewing Lanny on his Mental Toughness Program.

Thursday the New York Times called and interviewed Lanny for an article on target panic for Olympic Archery - one of our students is 19 year old Brady Ellison who is favored to win a medal at the Olympics in archery.

Friday the Flower Mound Messenger called and interviewed Lanny for a story on who he is and what he does.

We also have several phone interviews with Radio Stations lined up to promote Lanny's new book "Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power" during the Olympics.

If you know of a newspaper, magazine or radio station who would like to interview Lanny about the Olympics, Freedom Flight, Mental Management or his story please email info@mentalmanagement.com!

For more information on Mental training for competition check out our website at www.mentalmanagement.com

Monday, July 14, 2008

Shilah Phillips Stops By



Today Miss Texas 2006, Shilah Phillips stopped by the office to have lunch with us! We took some time out to catch up with Shilah on what she is doing now and what's coming up in her life. She is using her scholarship money winnings from Miss Texas and Miss America (she was 1st Runner Up to Miss America) and attending the University of North Texas in the Jazz Studies Program. She is pursuing her dream of being a professional entertainer and performs in the DFW area with a cover band. She is busy writing songs and recording a demo so we wish her the very best of luck as she continues to touch people through song!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Olympic Archer Brady Ellison Stops By for One Last Visit Before Beijing!




19 year old Brady Ellison will represent the US in Beijing at the Olympic Games. In preparation for this event he stopped back in to see Lanny today with his parents (Mel & Julie Nichols). What an impressive young man. Taking every last effort to make certain he is ready - Brady is taking his first journey to the Olympics very seriously. His work ethic, physical and mental preparedness have put him in the top 15 in the World and one of the favored ones to win a medal in China.

Recently he did a photo shoot for VIBE Magazine which featured several Olympians - the August issue highlights athletes in fashion clothing which took Brady out of his comfort zone and into a $800 Armani jacket and professional photo shoot.

This teenager is turning heads everywhere he goes and we are proud to call him a client and friend. He is mentally prepared, focused and excited for the up coming Olympics. Good Luck Brady!!

Check out Brady's website to learn more about his journey: click here

Here is an email we received from Mel Nichols Friday evening:

Mental Management has been such a important part of Brady's Olympic preparation. Brady has accomplished many of his goals to date very quickly and it has been because he uses your system. We are very thankful that you could make time to have one last session before we head to Beijing. Sorry for such short notice. We really enjoy when Lanny shares his Olympic stories with us. We learn from them and it gives us a idea as what to expect. When we left your office and headed back to the airport, Brady told me how greatfull he was that he uses the Mental Management System. It has made it very easy for Brady to compete at the highest level of competition. We will keep you informed how Brady is shooting when we are at the Olympics.

Thank You Very Much!

Mel




To Learn more about Mental Management check out our website at www.mentalmanagement.com

Adam Meyer WINS on GATEWAY TOUR!

Congratulations to Limited Elite student Adam Meyer for his WIN TODAY on the Gateway Tour.

Adam finished the DFW Series Tournament #6 at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club shooting a bogey Free 65. For the 3 day tournament he shot 14 under par winning the tournament by 1 stroke.

Past Mental Management client Edward Loar placed 2nd in the same event.

Congratulation on your success!

Interested in mental training for your golf game? click here to learn more about Mental Management.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Last Chance to sign up for Mental Toughness!

Last chance to register for the Eagle U Mental Toughness Program - July 21 - 26 in Denton TX!! Registration ENDS THIS FRIDAY July 11th! This is an amazing opportunity, we are looking forward to helping students apply Mental Management to their sport, stage performance or business.

The information below is from the Eagle U website to describe this course with instructor and mentor, Olympic Gold Medalist, Lanny Bassham (he will be assisted by Heather Sumlin & Troy Bassham for this session).

Throughout our lives and our children's lives, we face defining moments that have a profound effect on our future. Some look back, and our children may look back, at those moments and wish they could do it over, or prepare differently, so that they, simply put, could have performed to their potential - the level they have reached many times in practice.

We have all witnessed the talented individual that did not reach their potential in sports, music, education, stage, screen, or countless other endeavors. They choked and became afraid to try again for fear of failure.

Eagle U offers a program designed to teach students a system to perform at their best on demand under pressure.

What gives Eagle "U" the expertise to provide this valuable system?

Teaching the Mental Toughness 5-day program is a member of the Eagle U faculty, Mr. Lanny Bassham. Lanny is a two time world champion, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist, author of With Winning in Mind & "Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power" and the former mental preparation coach to nine countries' Olympic teams. Lanny has been training Olympians, corporations, and individuals wanting to improve their performance under pressure for over 30 years and is currently the mental preparation coach for 15 PGA Tour Players. Now the same proven system that makes the difference between excellence and average is available to your student through Eagle U.

It's about peak performance on demand when opportunity knocks.

Will your student move beyond fears and limiting beliefs, accomplish goals and reach their potential? By following a system that separates medal winners from the rest of the pack, your student will learn:

The three mental processes that control an excellent performance
How to turn deficiencies into strengths
The most powerful mental tools used by Olympic winners
Why 95% of all winning is accomplished by 5% of participants
The secrets of performing under the pressure of big competitions
Mastering the stress of life's defining moments
80% mental 20% technique

Growing up we all pursued our talents, practiced our sports, music, and hobbies, until we mentally gave up. Physically we had not even reached our peak. We were always coached how a particular activity is 80-90% mental and only 10-20% ability or technique, but we always spent 80-90% of our time practicing technique and trying to improve our ability. What about the mental preparation? The Mental Toughness seminar will provide the tools and a proven system to take your student to the next level, and teach them how to continually raise the bar with their own level of expectations in all their endeavors.

Eagle "U" is very proud to be able to make this program available to your student. Space will be limited to ensure personal attention. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-888-7 EAGLEU or 214-383-0577, or visit our website at www.eagleu.com

Yours in success,

Your Eagle "U" Team

For Mental Management clients - please let them know you were referred by Mental Management when you call for details and you will receive a $200 discount on your tuition - (not to be used with any other scholarship)

Mental Management Student take Miss Texas by STORM



pictured is Lanny Bassham and Taylor Lowery, Miss Teen Plano




pictured is Brooks Dennard, Miss Frisco, Brittany Forrester Miss North Texas, Lanny Bassham and Adrianna Nelson, Miss Plano




Miss Texas Pageant is over and we are excited to work with the New Miss Texas America in 2 weeks - Rebecca Robinson. This pageant competition was the toughest line up of girls I have ever seen! The talent was wonderful - even Lanny had a blast watching the top 10 finalist for both Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas. Aside from Lanny losing his glasses in the auditorium and having to wear his shooting glasses at the Awards Ball (as you can see in the photos) it was a great evening!

Our clients did very well which helped add to the excitement:

Miss Texas Mental Management Clients:

Faith Bates, Miss Hunt County - 1st RU and Overall Interview, Overall Swimsuit and Overall Talent - preliminary Talent and Preliminary Swimsuit (as well as other awards I can't remember)
Adrianna Nelson, Miss Plano - 2nd RU and overall evening gown - preliminary talent and preliminary swimsuit
Brooks Dennard, Miss Frisco - 6th place
Brittany Forrester, Miss North Texas - 7th place - Overall Alpha Swimsuit
Erin Hunt, Miss Carrollton - 10th Place
Austen Brown, Miss Arlington - 11th place & non-finalist talent
Cassidy Arend, Miss Duncanville - non-finalist talent winner

Congrats girls!

Miss Teen Texas Mental Management Clients:

Taylor Lowery - 1st RU and preliminary talent
Lea Ciskowski - 4th RU
Morgan Fuller - 10th place and preliminary talent
Micayla Merrifield - 11th place
Hillary Sproul - 15th place and non-finalist talent

Congrats ladies!

You can watch the pageant online at www.misstexas.org until the end of July.

Interested in Mental Management training for your competition? Contact Heather Sumlin at Mental Management Systems 972-899-9640 or check out our website at www.mentalmanagement.com

Interested in competing in the Miss America System contact Jan Mitchell at jan@mpfo.com or click here for more details. Jan is a local director in Texas and can help point you in the right direction.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Olympic Champion, John Naber comments on Lanny's new book "Freedom Flight"

“Lanny Bassham knows first-hand what it takes to be the best in the world at something. “Freedom Flight” proves that he knows how to teach these secrets as well. Lanny’s interesting and insightful fable is filled with useful strategies to help anyone have a better outlook on life, correctly react to adversity, liberate their thinking and find their God-given calling. Buy, read and share this remarkable book.”

John Naber, Olympic champion, sports broadcaster, lecturer and author (“Awaken the Olympian Within”)

Allen "Butch" Chubb wins GOLD!



Lanny,

I just returned to the US from a trip to Europe and I wanted to share some information with you. I recently won the individual Gold Medal at the 2008 "Silberne Patrone" German Grand Prix in Olympic Trapshooting at Thannhausen, Germany. I started using your system early last year and since then I've won two Grand Prix Gold Medals. I can't speak highly enough about the quality of your product and the methods in which you instruct your pupils. I've been instilled with a new level of confidence that was sporadic in my earlier career, but it's now constant and sustaining. I want to once again thank you for your fine array of products and wish you continued success in all of your efforts to make "Champions". Attached is a photo of the podium presentations for your enjoyment.

Best Regards,

Allen "Butch" Chubb

For more information on Mental Management click HERE

Another Testimonial from a PGA Golf Instructor on Mental Management

I've research the mental side of golf since the early 1992. Read books, listened to CD's, and many seminars to find out what are the keys to success in this area. Lanny's insight cuts to the chase and combines all the important keys. The Mental Management process is not only very effective but simple to understand. Thank you for sharing your knowledge as a competitor and helping others reach higher levels in all areas of their lives.

Todd Kersting, Golf Digest Top Teacher in New Mexico, Golf Magazine's Top Teachers in Region, PGA Certified Instructor

Todd has been a customer of Mental Management for the last two years - he owns almost every product we carry applicable to golf - including "With Winning in Mind", Freedom Flight, Performance Analysis and many more...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Good Luck to Sarah Boehner as she competes for Miss Texas USA June 29th!



Sarah Boehner - Miss Lake Whitney our Mental Management intern is competing for the title of Miss Texas USA June 29th.

Sarah has been a blessing and an honor to have in the office for the past several weeks. She has been motivated and determined to help us organize the office, come up with new ideas for marketing and assist with customer service and product duplication. She has a focus and drive to succeed at Miss Texas USA and we wish her the very best of luck! Sad to see her leave the office but we know she will certainly turn some heads at Miss Texas USA next weekend!!

To watch Sarah during the finals competition on TV click here for details.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Focus on Solutions, Not Problems - article by Heather Sumlin

This article was featured on our April issue of the MentalCoach Monthly Email Newsletter. To sign up to receive future issues please click here.

Focus on Solutions, Not Problems

It is common for people to think about problems and quite tempting to dwell on them, discuss them with your spouse, share them with friends, etc. Many of us spend a lot of time thinking "poor me" or "why me". The question is - does this way of thinking prove to be productive and beneficial or does it prolong the problem's existence?

When I grew up my parents were ultra positive almost to the point of complete annoyance to me as a teenager. My parents ran 4 businesses at one time when I was young which makes me realize I must not be near as productive as an adult as they were. They owned a horse ranch, an International Shooting School, Mental Management Systems and a large networking business. There was no challenge too small for my folks and despite obvious challenges and hurdles they faced, they never gave me an impression that there was stress or worry in the home. They never talked about problems that I remember and I never felt like anything in life was impossible or unreachable because of it.

Another benefit to growing up in the home I did is I met some of the most amazing and successful people when I was young and their influence has helped me greatly. What I noticed the most from my childhood as well as from current teachings around the office is that problems are not the issue, focusing on problems is the issue. When we stop for a moment to think about how we can move the boulders in our path, solutions present themselves. If we dwell on the problem the boulder remains. Focusing on solutions creates a vision of hope and motivation to find an answer. Instead of stating "I can't do this" start asking yourself "How can I make this happen" and allow yourself to believe you will find the open window.

So the challenge this month is to focus on solutions and try your best to not dwell on problems but seek for answers to solving them.

- by Heather Sumlin, Director of Customer Relations & Mental Management Instructor for Pageant and Stage Performers

www.mentalmanagement.com for more information on mental training for sport & performance

Another WIN for Mark Walker!


WALKER TAKES TIERRA VERDE TITLE IN PLAYOFF!

This is Mark's 4th win this year. 3 Wins on the Adams Tour and now a win on the Gateway Tour!

Congratulations Mark - way to go!

Mark is a member of our Limited Elite. He has been a blessing to work with and an all around great competitor.

Mackenzie Boydston WINS at the Starburst Junior Golf Classic


Mackenzie Boydston won the Starburst Junior Golf Classic, one of the largest junior golf tournaments in the World. Over 1,000 juniors compete in this tournament and Mackenzie won the Girls 13 year old division.

Two of our clients also had top five finishes in the Girls Championship division, Rachel Mulkey and Melanie White.

Congrats to these ladies for their accomplishments!

Mackenzie, Rachel & Melanie are all students of Troy Bassham. Troy is our Director of Junior Development focusing on helping junior athletes apply Mental Management to help them reach their potential in their sport. He has students in many different sports but most of his current clients are high school & college golfers. To learn more about programs for Juniors please call our office at 800-879-5079 or 972-899-9640.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mental Management Students place on the PGA Tour

Congratulations to Justin Leonard for his win at the Stanford St. Jude Championship today! Justin has played well this year placing 2nd at the Bob Hope Chysler Classic, 5th at the Buick Invitational & 4th at the World Golf Championships earlier this year

Also congratulations to Jerry Kelly for his 2nd place finish last weekend at the Memorial Tournament! Jerry also placed 3rd at the Sony Open & 2nd at the Puerto Rico Open earlier this year.

Other Mental Management students who have achieved top 10 or better results on tour this year are:

Fred Funk who placed 10th at the Sony Open. He also WON the Mastercard Championships and placed 4th at the Ginn Championships on the Champion's Tour.

Brian Gay WON at Mayaokoba Golf Classic, placed 7th at the Byron Nelson and 10th at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Ben Crane was 4th at the FBR Open, 6th at The Players Championships and 5th at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Brett Quigley was 6th at the Players Championships and 10th at the Memorial Tournament.

Doug LaBelle placed 10th at the Sony Open.

These PGA Tour Players all attended Mental Management training last year and are members of the Limited Elite.

For more information on products for golf please check out our website HERE. or call 800-879-5079

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Jim McLean Golf Center recognized Mental Management for excellent service!

(pictured is Lanny Bassham, Jim McLean and Troy Bassham)

Lanny and Troy attended the first Client Appreciation Night held at the new Jim McLean Golf Center in Ft. Worth, TX.

Mental Management Systems was recognized at this event for providing excellent service on the mental game for their clients. This event came after working with Jim McLean Golf Center over the past year. The golf center is growing rapidly and we have the privilege of being their main source for help with the mental game in golf.

For more information about Jim McLean Golf Center please click here.

For more information on Mental Management Systems for golf please click here.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mental Management Training Coaches Program




Who will benefit from this seminar:

Coaches
Instructors
Managers
Parents

Any coach who wants training on how to build the client or student at the same time as they teach technique.

Our Goal is to help to make your job easier and help to make you a better coach or instructor

What will you learn:

How to structure training to help build self image in your students
4 Stages of Learning
4 Participation Level
4 Readiness Factors
4 Coaching Styles
Guidelines of Coaching
Importance of Edification
Benefits of learning from mistakes
Triad State Analysis
Mastery Curve
How people learn
Teaching Moment
How to conduct Performance Coaching Session
Understanding of how the mental game syncs with technique and form
How to make your coaching program more profitable (including intellectual property)
Develop an understanding of Mental Management as it pertains to instruction

Very little training is available for coaches and we are excited to offer this session!

When & Where:

August 5 & 6, 2008 - Lewisville, TX
Cost - $695 per person limited to 25 coaches

Early Registration is $550 per person for those who register by July 7th!

The Instructor for this session is Lanny Bassham who will be assisted by Troy Bassham.

Lanny is a Silver and Gold Medalist in the Olympics, Two-Time World Champion, Official Olympic Coach for 2 Olympic Games, owner of the International Shooting School where he coached for 11 years and Mental Management Founder, Business Owner and Mental Coach for the last 31 years. Lanny also owned and operated a Multi-Million Dollar Networking Business for 20 years with extensive training in sales & leadership. Lanny has created this New Coaches Program based on what he has learned through his experiences as a coach and business owner. You won't want to miss our first session! Check out his website for more information on Lanny or Mental Management Systems - www.mentalmanagement.com

Golf Small Group Training with Lanny Bassham


Mental Management Small Group Training for Golfers

June 25-27 or July 30 - August 1st join us in Flower Mound, TX for 3 full days of training specific to the golfer.

Any golfer interested in improving their mental game can benefit from this training.

What will be taught:

Triad State Analysis
Principles of Mental Management
Mental Management Model
Performance under Pressure
Preload
Individual Mental Program
Preparing for Competition
Performance Analysis
How Self Image Changes
3 Phases of Performance
Goal Getting
Mastering Self Image Change
Directive Affirmations
Four Phases of the Year

And Much More.....
Also includes On-Course Application training at Jim McLean's Golf Center in Ft. Worth, TX

Cost is $2500 per player - limited to no more than 6 participants

Call now to register 972-899-9640 or 800-879-5079

(photo is of Jerry Kelly from his last session with Lanny Bassham)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Welcome Our New Intern Sarah Boehner

(photo by Arthur Garcia of Select Studios)

Sarah Boehner, Miss Lake Whitney USA is our Summer Intern until she leaves for the Miss Texas USA Pageant in late June. She started working with us last week and we are excited to have her help around the office!

Sarah has been a student of Mental Management since December of 2006 attending multiple sessions with Heather Sumlin for pageant preparation. She is a 20 year old Baylor student majoring in Communications. We will feature Sarah in our June MENTALCOACH newsletter!

Welcome to the TEAM Sarah!!

Interested in an internship with Mental Management? Call 972-899-9640 or send an email inquiry to info@mentalmanagement.com.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Golf Channel Interview on Lanny Bassham

Last year The Golf Channel did a special interview with Lanny Bassham as well as Jerry Kelly and Fred Funk. For those who may have missed that special here is the video on You Tube.



(Lanny won the Silver in 1972, the reporter says Bronze....just to clear up the mistake)

For more information please visit us online at www.mentalmanagement.com or call 972-899-9640

Friday, May 16, 2008

Rory Sabbatini - the newest addition to our Limited Elite

(photo of Lanny Bassham and Rory)


Rory Sabbatini is one of the top PGA touring pros in the world. He finished 6th last year in the FEDEX Cup standing and ranks 26th at present. Rory started the limited elite program this week and we will be working with him through out this year. Lanny & Troy will be working with him at the Colonial next week. This is an event that Rory won last year.

Raised in South Africa, began playing at age 4...Travels throughout the season in a tour bus with his family...Donates to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to promote the support of injured soldiers and their families...Spends spare time off the golf course at a ranch outside Dallas.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Elizabeth Pospisil takes the Crown & the Gold!


I am still such a novice with my Mental Management program. However I am reaping the benefits for both my Competitive figure skating and pageantry. I recently competed in the National Teenager Texas state pageant and was not only awarded the Miss Tx Jr Sweetheart 2008 Title but also won a $10,000 scholarship for my highest Academic Achievement and the Supermodel for the junior division. I also took the talent award with my Tap dance Footloose. I will compete in Nashville this summer for the National Title. This has been a winning year – I am currently Miss Texas Preteen 2007 for the prestigious National American Miss and was also formerly Miss Texas Junior Teen America 2007. With the Mental Management System I feel unstoppable!

The very next month I was scheduled for Intermediate track program competition in the Skate Dallas Invitational. It was my first time to skate my program in a competition and I had not had it choreographed very long. I was the first on the ice and my nerves almost got the best of me – but these are the moments that your Mental Management program helps to reduce the stress. I was so excited when I checked the standing and had won the Gold. Because of my improvements, I have shortened the learning curve using the Mental Management System. I will be testing on my third level in a 1 and ½ years, the usual time spent at each level is 1 to 2 years. I am moving up like gang busters and have attained a gold medal at every level.

I just do not know where I would be had I not found Lanny Bassham’s Mental Management Systems and Heather Sumlin. I have come from a pretty good competitor to the winning circle! Thanks so much for taking me on and being so patient with me. I look forward to increasing my Mental Management program and my winnings.

Thanks for Everything,

Elizabeth Pospisil

(Liz has attended several training sessions with Heather Sumlin for Mental Management preparation for pageantry and skating. She also keeps a Performance Analysis, reads "With Winning in Mind" and listens to "What Every Pageant Contestant Should Know First About the Mental Game". She was only 11 when she attended her first session and is the youngest One on One student we have taught. It is amazing the growth she has been able to attain at such a young age. Her maturity today at only 13 years of age is remarkable - a true winner in every way. Congratulations to Liz for sticking her her mental program and for being a champion inside & out!)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Golfer sends us a note of thanks after accomplishing his goal

(Here is an email we received about the book "With Winning in Mind")

Thank you for writing With Winning in Mind. I firmly believe golf (and life) is a game played mostly between the ears. After reading your book, and adopting your strategies for changing my self-image as a golfer, I have taken my game to another level almost overnight.

I am an accomplished player (4 handicap) who has long struggled with how to shave those last few strokes from my game. I knew I had the physical skills to shoot par, and finally admitted to myself that my fear and anxiety were holding me back.

My search for answers led me to With Winning in Mind. Your book helped me to see that I was suffering under a destructive misconception. Because I had not been playing golf for very long, I (wrongly) believed I hadn't "earned the right" to be a par shooter. I knew I had to replace that image with a better one, if I was going to reach my goals in golf. Your solution is deceptively simple, yet powerful: Become the golfer you want to be by believing you are that golfer now, not in the future. Inhabit that reality, make it a part of who you are, so no matter what happens during a round of golf, you can count on yourself to perform at least to that level. I knew intuitively that you had given me the key to unlocking my potential, and I couldn't wait to put it to the test.

The very next day, I shot even par. And just yesterday, I shot one-under, beating par over 18 holes for the first time. These were not perfect rounds of golf, by any means. I made some bad swings, and got into some tough spots. But I was unflappable, and that made all the difference.

Needless to say, I am recommending your book to everyone who will listen.
Thank you again.


Greg Newman

Monday, May 12, 2008

How Do You Begin to Develop Your Mental System?

This article was printed in the Clay Shooting USA Magazine written by Lanny Bassham

What percentage of your shooting success is mental? I’ve asked this question to countless champions in my career as both an elite competitor and as a coach. Most say that the mental game is 90% mental or higher. If you agree, are you spending 90% of your time, money and effort on your mental game? No? If not what are you doing and more importantly what should you be doing?

Don’t feel too bad if you are neglecting your mental game as you are in good company. Most shooters do not have a defined mental system. They can tell you how they mount the shotgun, how they approach each target and why it is done just their way. They have their technique down and might even go to a coach occasionally for a tune up. But, it is highly likely, the mental game is not something that we have a good handle on and here is why. It is much more difficult to duplicate a proper mental program than to duplicate a proper move on a target. One reason is that you can watch your coach shoot and do it the same way but how do you determine what he is thinking? It is not easy.

Have You Done Your Research?


So, how do you develop the mental game? First, do your homework. You might want to learn the mental fundamentals the same way you learned the technical or physical ones. Find someone who is an expert or in your opinion has this down and ask them what they do. This could be a coach or elite shooter or perhaps a sport psychologist. I would prepare you in advance that this is no easy task. Many good shooters who appear to be mentally tough are not capable or not willing to explain what they are doing mentally. They can do it and might not really know how or why. Also, some think they have it down when they do not. I thought I had complete mental control prior to my mental meltdown at the Olympics in 1972 that resulted in the Silver instead of a Gold Medal. Also, I have yet to find a psychologist that is a winning shooter or has ever personally used the advice he offers to win a really big shoot. Psychologists are educated in feelings and relationships but you do not have to win at anything to get a PHD. But, they are normally good at explaining what they do know which is valuable. OK, so it might not be easy to get answers about the mental game but I still feel that interviewing the best experts that you can find should be a vital part of your strategy to gather information. This is what I did for several years and I used the information as a basis for my Mental Management System.

Next, I suggest that you do a review of the books, magazine articles and CD/Video recordings that are recommended by people that you respect in the sport. What are the winners reading, watching and listening to? If you go to the book store or library you will find tons of books. I can tell you that almost all of them have something of value to offer you. But, why not narrow down the ones that people recommend and read those first.

Another important step is to investigate the opportunities to attend seminars where discussions of the mental game are a part of the curriculum. These courses are offered by professional trainers and by your shooting associations. If possible, I recommend that you personally talk to the persons making the presentations prior to signing up to make certain that the information is targeted toward your skill level. Appropriate advice varies greatly based on the participation level of the shooter.

Determine Your Participation Level


There appears to be a subtle but important division among shooters. I call it their Participation Level. There are three levels or groups. The first group is made up of people that are training to learn the sport or talent. The second group trains to compete and the third group is training to win. Advice given to one group might be inappropriate for another. For example, if one would ask me if taking food supplementation was important I would suggest no for group one, maybe for group two and absolutely for group three. Is having a backup gun essential? For group one, probably not, perhaps for group two and absolutely for group three. Everything gets more important the higher the level of achievement.

It is much the same with the mental skills. You can get away with a negative attitude if you want to just learn a sport. But, if you wish to dominate the sport you must abandon your negative ways and discipline yourself to certain principles. Here are some examples:

Principle Number One
– What you think about matters. Every time you picture or talk about missing a target your Self Image thinks you have just missed it again, you’ve created an imprint and you’ve dramatically improved the chances of missing it in the future. So, if you wish to dominate your sport you cannot afford to think about your non-hits.

Principle Number Two
– Your Self Image needs positive nourishment. When you do something correctly, like running a stand, give yourself some recognition. Reward yourself. Think, “That’s like me!” Remember, staying positive is only essential if you desire to win. If you can handle not winning you can afford to stay negative. But, if you wish to win, you must get positive and stay positive. It is a matter of degree.

You should make certain that you filter the advice collected in your research based on your level of participation. Again, this is not so easy and this is another example of just how important a professional coach can be in aiding you in these types of instances.

Analyze Your Current Program


Begin by grabbing a pen and paper and honestly answer some questions about your current mental system. You cannot effectively change a system if you do not know the current state of the system. Here are some good questions to ask to get you started:

• How do I train my mind now?

• What principles do I believe and follow about mental performance?

• Do I have a mental system, if so what is it?

• What do I think about at the beginning of a competition to prepare my mind to shoot well?

• What do I think about while I am actually shooting?

• What do I think about just after I shoot?

• What system do I use to record my shooting progress?

• What recovery strategies do I have to use if things need to turn around for me in a competition?

• What are my shooting goals?

• What goal setting system do I use?

• How do I focus and refocus my Conscious mind?

• How do I train my Self Image?

• Are my competition scores and training scores the same or is there a big difference in them?

• I do I handle pressure well?

• How do I monitor and control my emotions when competing?

• Who do I consult with about these issues?

Determine If You Are Willing to Go It Alone


Once you’ve determined your participation level, done your research and evaluated your current program you have at least one more thing to do and you will be out of the starting gates and well on your way to designing an effective mental program. Determine if you will seek counsel on mental issues or will you go it alone. I offer three suggestions. First, if you are going it alone make certain you do your research well as it is all you will have to guide you in your decision making. Secondly, if you decide to seek help, find someone that has either been where you want to go or has trained someone that has made it. Everyone has an opinion and most are untested under fire. Finally, if you are at participation level three, training to win, then I feel that you have little choice but to hire the best help you can afford as it may happen that your competition is doing just that.

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