Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Time for Change is NOW! By Lanny Bassham

If you are like most competitors you have been enjoying a well-needed rest from competition issues during the holidays. But, as the new season approaches some decisions might be in order. First, do you need to change anything; equipment, training schedule or mental game and when is the best time to do it? I submit that the best time is now. If you want to maximize your competition results for the coming year, now is the time to make that change. Here are a few tips to aid you in doing just that.

Begin by a careful evaluation of last year. You must first determine if you have anything that needs changing. This can be accomplished in multiple areas of concern such as equipment, skill, competitions or mental game so let's look at a couple of those.

Equipment is very sport-specific and since we have readers in a wide variety of sports and performance arenas I will hold off on recommendations for equipment change.

Let's look at skill a minute. Does your technical ability grow during the off-season or does it deteriorate? Well, again that depends on your level of experience and on your habits during this period. There is a training principle that says that we tend to forget what we do wrong faster than we forget what we do right. So, taking a short break might just help your skill. However this may be discounted if you are taking a long break and your competition is getting better during this period. How do you get better? Take a lesson from an instructor and practice, practice, practice. You should know what works for you and be honest about it.

How about evaluating the benefit of the competitions you attended last year? This is a relatively easy task if you have been keeping a performance journal during the year. Simply look at the entries you have recorded in your journal and the answers to this question will be answered. But, if you do not keep a journal you must rely on your memory and the longer you take to make decisions the greater the probability that you will benefit little from the attempt. It is not uncommon for competitors to mentally go on vacation after the final competition of the year and not to think too much about the next year until a few weeks prior to the first season's competition. That is way too late! Journal or not here are several questions you need to answer about last year. What competitions were a benefit to me and why and what competitions might I do well to avoid this year and why? Once this is done you can plan for the up-coming year with confidence.

Finally, let's look at your mental game as you prepare for the new season. Is your mental game a variable or a constant? There are a lot of variables in all sports and performance ranging from weather, to judging, to equipment, to other competitors but, your mental game should be a constant. When you change your mental game based on circumstances you are not controlling your mental game the circumstances are controlling you. If you do not have a defined mental thinking system for competition now is the time to develop one.

My suggestion is to try to remember what you were thinking about when you were performing well last year. Normally, performers find that they were not thinking too much at all. Some on the other hand find that they compete best when concentrating at a higher level of focus. You need to determine what works best for you. You cannot duplicate a thing until you have defined it. Once your mental game is defined your job is to run these thoughts every time, in every competition and in practice. When you run a defined mental system you can achieve mental consistency in competitions in spite of your environment. This part of the program is not so easy to implement. The environment is constantly pulling you to pay attention to it and to alter your thoughts based on it.

So, how is your preparation for the new season coming along? Do you need new equipment, a skill upgrade or a defined mental game? If you need to change some things now is definitely the time to do it.

By Lanny Bassham

Training Coaches Program - 2010 date

Training Coaches Program Details

If you are a coach or instructor and would like to partner with us in the area of applying our information to your clients then we have some great news for you.

At some point in the near future it is our plan to certify coaches to apply the mental training that we teach to students. Our first step toward this effort is to offer the seminar Mental Management Coaches Training. Our next session will be held near our offices in the Dallas area on Jan 29 & 30, 2010. The fee is $695 per person and is limited to only 25 coaches.
(Register by Jan. 8, 2010 and SAVE $145.00)

This 2 day training program is the first step toward an official and recognized alignment with our company. The graduates of this seminar will be the pool from which we will select for our Certified Coaches Program. We will officially recognize these coaches on our website and hope to have a long on-going association with them in the future.

If you are interested in joining us I encourage you to give us a call (972-899-9640) and register for this training Today - we only have a few seats open.

Who will benefit from this Program:
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
Develop an understanding of Mental Management as it pertains to instruction
And More

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

When & Where:

Jan. 29 & 30, 2010 - Lewisville, TX at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel

Cost - $695 per person limited to 25 coaches

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE OF $550 for those who register by January 8, 2010.

Register ONLINE HERE


Call 972-899-9640 or 800-879-5079 to register or reply to this email with questions.


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 it!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kenda Lenseigne flys past the competitions and takes the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP title away from the men!


We received this email recently from a customer and wanted to share it!

Hi Heather,

I was given your contact information from a friend who recently purchased With Winning in Mind on CD. I cannot stress how much this book has helped me achieve all of my goals in the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting – and most recently at the World Championship.

I teach riding/shooting clinics all over the US and recommend this book to all of my clients and students to help them rethink their approach to our sport. I tell them it is a must have and always say that the book pertains so perfectly to mounted shooting because it was written by a shooter, so the perspective is right on and easy to understand.

I would love to thank Mr. Bassham for this great system and for his insight, I know I have an edge in competition now because I am more focused, less worried and confident even when the pressure is high and the adrenaline starts to take over. I have been a mounted shooting competitor for almost 12 years now and felt that I plateaued until about 2 years ago when I bought the book. Since then, my horse and I have captured 6 world records and I became the first and only woman to win the overall at the world championship, beating all of the boys to claim this title!

Sincerely,
Kenda Lenseigne

www.kendalenseigne.com

Mental Management is being used by competitors in a variety of sports. We enjoy receiving emails and photos from our customers who have used our system to achieve their dreams. Congrats to Kenda from the entire Mental Management Team!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Amanda Miller Jumps Ahead of the Competition!


"On page 104 of the Lanny Bassham's book "With Winning In Mind" it states "Exchange your old self-image for the new desired one" This is exactly what brought me to Mental Management and its exactly what I did to create a positive change in my life and my performance.

My name is Amanda Miller and I am currently in my 3rd season of Equestrian at Baylor University in Waco, TX. I am a second year captain and a starter for the team. Coming into my junior year of competition I knew something had to change. My freshmen and sophomore years were weak and I wasn't progressing like I should be both performance wise and mentally. I had all the tools to be a top show jumping rider, yet something wasn't working. I would practice for hours and hours a day and achieve nothing.

That's when I stumbled across the Mental Management program and decided that I should give it a shot. I had always had a self-image problem, yet I was unaware of how much that impacted my riding and my success as an athlete. I started working with Mental Management this summer and in just 3 short months I have gone from sitting on the sidelines to starting, getting M.V.P out of 3 Universities during our first tournament and being apart of a Baylor team that received its first poll ranking this year as 2nd in the Nation! This success would not have been possible without the help of Mental Management.

I have grown as a person and as a rider through changing my self-image. I strive now to reach my desired self-image and not to focus on the negative. I use positive reinforcement throughout my entire day to build my self-esteem and rise to the top. I have only begun my journey for success in Equestrian show jumping and life. Mental Management gave me confidence and confidence gave me success." Amanda Miller, Baylor Equestrian Captain

Amanda attended an Individual Mental Management Training Course with instructor Heather Sumlin

Friday, October 16, 2009

Congrats to Todd Bender


Congratulations to Todd Bender for winning the High Overall NSSA World Championships! Todd shot a perfect score, 550 out of 550. Way to go Todd!

In the photo is Lanny Bassham and Todd Bender.

To learn more about training or products for shotgun shooters Click HERE.

Coaches Training - Last Chance to receive the Discount

Training Coaches Program Details

If you are a coach or instructor and would like to partner with us in the area of applying our information to your clients then we have some great news for you.

At some point in the near future it is our plan to certify coaches to apply the mental training that we teach to students. Our first step toward this effort is to offer the seminar Mental Management Coaches Training. Our next session will be held near our offices in the Dallas area on Nov. 6 & 7, 2009. The fee is $695 per person and is limited to only 25 coaches.
(Register by Oct. 23rd and SAVE $145.00)

This 2 day training program is the first step toward an official and recognized alignment with our company. The graduates of this seminar will be the pool from which we will select for our Certified Coaches Program. We will officially recognize these coaches on our website and hope to have a long on-going association with them in the future.

If you are interested in joining us I encourage you to give us a call (972-899-9640) and register for this training Today - we only have a few seats open.

Who will benefit from this Program:
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
Develop an understanding of Mental Management as it pertains to instruction
And More

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

When & Where:

Nov. 6 & 7, 2009 - Lewisville, TX at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel

Cost - $695 per person limited to 25 coaches

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE OF $550 for those who register by Friday - October 23rd.

Register ONLINE HERE


Call 972-899-9640 or 800-879-5079 to register or reply to this email with questions.


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 it!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ben Crane Hole in One at Honda Classic



We recently found this video on You Tube of Ben Crane at the Honda Classic and thought we would share. Two awesome shots back to back!

Mental Management Founder Lanny Bassham and Mental Coach Troy Bassham both attended this tournament to work with Ben on his mental game. Ben is a member of our Limited Elite.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Training Coaches Program

Learn how to improve your coaching skills with training from Lanny Bassham!

Our next Mental Management Coaches Training session will be held near our offices in the Dallas area on Friday Nov. 6 & Saturday Nov. 7, 2009. The fee is $695 per person and is limited to the first 25 coaches who register.

(Register by Oct. 23rd and SAVE $145.00)

Register ONLINE HERE

This training program will be the first step toward an official and recognized alignment with our company. The graduates of this seminar will become Affiliated Mental Management Coaches. We will officially recognize these coaches on our website and hope to have a long on-going association with them in the future.

If you are interested in joining us I encourage you to give us a call and register for this training.

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
And More

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

When & Where:

November. 6 & 7, 2009 - Near our office in Flower Mound, TX

Cost - $695 per person limited to 25 coaches

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE OF $550 for those who register by Oct. 23rd - seating is Limited so Call ASAP to reserve your spot!

Or Register ONLINE HERE

Call 972-899-9640 or 800-879-5079 to register or reply to this email with questions.
The Instructor for this session is Lanny Bassham. Troy Bassham will assist with this training program.

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 32 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 it!

This type of training is applicable to any coach or anyone who works with people. Coaches who have attended past Training Coaches Courses include coaches in the following sports:

Archery
Baseball
Bowling
Dog Sports
Golf
Pistol/Rifle
Shotgun Sports
Swimming
Tennis

And Non-sports related coaches or managers in the following areas also attended or are planning to attend this training:

Vocal Performance
Dance
Business/Sales
Pageant Director/Coach
Parents of competitive youth
Law Enforcement


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

Quitting is NOT an Option! by Troy Bassham

This article was posted in our September issue of MENTALCOACH (free email newsletter)

Quitting is NOT an Option!

During the last eighteen months we have had more clients contemplate quitting than we have ever seen before. Most are concerned about the economy and are not sure if they can continue toward their goals. This brings us to an interesting crossroads, should I continue or should I quit?

We have a saying at Mental Management Systems, you either get your goal or you trade up. Many of our clients have had to make tough decisions about trading in their dream for something more important or pushing through to obtain their goal. Neither is right or wrong, but giving up is not option. Things just don't happen by chance, they happen to test you. The test is a simple one, it's a question of whether you are on the right track or not.

If you're in a position to quit, ask yourself first what you should be learning from this experience. In many cases you have to go through tough situations in order to achieve the accomplishments you strive for. The next question is "Is the prize worth the price?" If not, you most likely have a more important goal to trade up to, if the answer is yes than you must ask yourself if you are on the right track. If you're on the right track, then look at where you are at on that track. U.S. humorist and showman Will Rogers once said, "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." It's not good enough to have the goal and plan in place, one must also stay the course with great enthusiasm and commitment. An example of this is Karoly Takacs.

Karoly Takacs was member of the Hungarian national pistol team in 1938 at 29 years of age. He was an active army sergeant and one of the top rapid fire pistol shooters in the world, until tragedy struck. On a training mission, a defective hand grenade exploded in his shooting (right) hand that shattered it completely. He spent a month in the hospital recovering and his dreams of competing in the 1940 Olympics were gone. While others would have quit, Karoly had a different approach. He secretly taught himself how to shoot left handed. At the national championships in 1939 shooters came to him to give him their condolences and to thank him for having the strength to come watch them compete. Imagine the surprise when he replied, "I didn't come to watch, I came to compete." Karoly, not only competed, he won the national championships.

The dream of competing in the Olympics would come to an end again in 1940 and 1944, due to the cancellation of the games during World War II. Ten years after the accident, Takacs made the Olympic team at the 1948 Olympics in London. Before the competition, world champion and world record holder, Carlos Saenz Valiente, asked Takacs why he was in London. Takacs replied, "I'm here to learn." Takacs would win the rapid fire event and set a new Olympic record, beating Valiente by nine points. During the medal ceremony, Valiente, who finished second, looked up to Takacs and said, "You have learned enough." Four years later Takacs defends his Olympic title, becoming the first repeat winner of this event.

Whether you move forward with your goal, or you trade up for another goal, remember that you must stay focused and move toward that goal with great motivation if you want to be successful.

Written By: Mental Coach Troy Bassham

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mastering Self-Image Change Seminar with Lanny Bassham

Mastering Self-Image Change - Mental Management Seminar by Lanny Bassham

Learn how to obtain the Self-Image of a Champion. If YOU are holding yourself back from achieving your goals and realizing your dreams this seminar is for YOU!

Learn:

* Why 95% of Winning is Accomplished by only 5% of the Participants
* 3 Attitudes the Top 5% Possess that Keep Them on Top
* 5 Principles of Mental Management
* How the Reinforcement Phase Affects the Self-Image
* How Self-Image Changes
* How to Eliminate a Habit or Attitude Keeping You from Reaching your Goals
* How to Use the Most Powerful Tool for Changing Self-Image


Where & When
Mental Management Systems
700 Parker Square, Ste 140
Flower Mound, Texas 75028

Wednesday July 8th, 2009
1:30pm to 4:30pm
OR
Friday July 10th, 2009
9AM to Noon

$149 per person - limited seating available

972-899-9640 - call to register today!

For more details on any of the training options please call the office 972-899-9640 or send an email to info@mentalmanagement.com

Perform Under Pressure Seminar with Lanny Bassham

Perform Under Pressure - Mental Management Seminar by Lanny Bassham

If stress or pressure are a part of your business, sport, performance or daily life and you want to learn how you can use it to your advantage this is a great seminar for YOU!

Learn:

* Why Our Beliefs about Pressure are Myths
* Why Giving it 110% Doesn't Work
* 6 Principles of Mental Management
* 12 Strategies to Control Pressure
* 3 Mental Processes that Control Performance
* # 1 Reason Why Skilled Performers Fail in Competition



Where & When
Mental Management Systems
700 Parker Square, Ste 140
Flower Mound, Texas 75028

Wednesday July 8th, 2009
9AM to Noon
OR
Friday July 10th, 2009
1:30PM - 4:30PM

$149 per person - limited seating available

972-899-9640 - call to register today!

For more details on any of the training options please call the office 972-899-9640 or send an email to info@mentalmanagement.com

Sunday, July 5, 2009

NEW website for Mental Management!

Mental Management has a new website - it's still somewhat under construction so please be patient. Please let us know your thoughts on the new look and information on this new site. www.mentalmanagement.com

If you sign up for our email newsletter while on our site you will also receive a link to a FREE audio message on the "Steps to Mastery" from Olympic Champion & Founder of Mental Management, Lanny Bassham!!

So check out the site and sign up for our free email newsletter today!

Send questions to info@mentalmanagement.com or call 972-899-9640

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Troy Bassham on Good Morning Texas!

Troy Bassham, Director of Junior Development and a Master Level Instructor at Mental Management Systems was interviewed by Paige McCoy Smith on the Not So Perfect Parent section of Good Morning Texas on June 2nd!

You can see the interview here - he gave 3 points to help parents with building the self image of their kids. Great job Troy!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Winning Golf - It's All in Your Mind - Now Available!



Now available to ship! Be the first to own this in-depth audio program for golfers who want to apply Mental Management to their game.

Winning Golf includes a discussion of the tournament mental system that we teach to the players that attend our training seminars here in our studios. You will learn how players develop consistent mental performances. You will learn how to significantly reduce the mental errors that you might make in a competition resulting in more shots hit online and greater enjoyment of the sport. We discuss the common errors players make and how to avoid them, controlling pressure and building confidence.

Learn:

- How to Improve your Mental Consistency on the Course

- The Tournament Mental Management System Players Use in Competitions

- How to Use Mental Management Before, During and After a Shot, Hole, Day, Tournament, etc.

- Over-trying & How to Avoid It

- How to Evaluate Your Play Effectively

- Quiet Eye Phenomenon

- Mental Program for Golf

- Be Decisive in Your Thinking

- How to Use Pressure to Your Advantage

- The Zone Phenomenon

- Dealing with Distractions Appropriately

- Make your Mental Game a Constant in a Game of Variables!

- And MUCH MORE!

This 4 disc set is only $100! Super Charge your mental performance in golf today!

Click Here to order! or call 972-899-9640 to order your set.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Rory Sabbatini Wins Byron Nelson Tournament



Congrats to Rory Sabbatini for winning on Tour! Last weekend Rory won the Byron Nelson by two strokes!

(Pictured is Rory with Lanny Bassham during his training in May 2008)



Rory was a member of the Mental Management Limited Elite working with Mental Coaches Lanny and Troy Bassham.

Erin Hunt Makes it to Vegas on So You Think You Can Dance!



Past Mental Management client, Erin Hunt, is pursuing her dream of dancing professionally. She has made it to Vegas on So You Think You Can Dance! Good Luck Erin!

Erin was a client from 2006-2008 for Mental Management training for pageantry & performance - she was 1st RU to Miss Teen Texas in 2007. Now pursing her degree and her dream! Congrats on a job well done and good luck on the show!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mental Management Clients compete at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Good Luck to the following current and past Mental Management clients as they compete at The Colonial!

Ben Crane
James Driscoll
Rory Sabbatini
Jerry Kelly
Brian Gay
Brett Quigley
Justin Leonard
Harrison Frazar
JJ Henry
Rich Beem

Lanny and Troy Bassham will be out at the Colonial this week watching some of our clients since this competition is so close to home for us.

For information on Mental Management for Golf please visit our website www.mentalmanagement.com - we work with Tour Player but we also help amatuer & junior players as well as athletes in other sports, business professionals and stage performers.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Winning Golf - It's All in Your Mind

Mental Coach Lanny Bassham's new Audio CD set for golfers: Winning Golf - It's All in Your Mind is set to release in June!

To be informed FIRST when this Audio CD is available email info@mentalmanagement.com and ask to be put on the list or sign up for the MENTALCOACH email newsletter: once you add your email you will be asked to confirm your email address and can sign up for other topics - chose The GOLF newsletter.

PGA Tour Players have taken and used Lanny's Mental Management techniques on Tour and how this Audio CD will help shed some light on your mental game as well. Tour players who have worked with Lanny include: Ben Crane, Rory Sabbatini, James Driscoll, Fred Funk, Jerry Kelly, Brian Gay - to name a few.

To learn more about Mental Management for Golf please call 972-899-9640 and we will be happy to assist you.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Congrats to PGA Tour Player James Driscoll!

Congratulations to James Driscoll for his performance on the PGA Tour - he shot 8 under par today and placed 2nd at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.

James is a recent Mental Management client and a member of the Limited Elite.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ben Crane and Mental Management

Ben Crane, PGA Tour Player

"Mental Management has been one of the driving forces behind improving the pace of my game. They have helped me develop a consistent program that is helping me reach my potential as a player. This isn't sports psychology - we are trying to achieve mental consistency in an inconsistent game."

Ben Crane stopped by the office yesterday for a follow up and gave us this quote. We always look forward to working with Ben - he is a great player and more importantly a wonderful person. Good Luck to Ben next week at the Byron Nelson.

Troy and Lanny Bassham will be attending the Byron and working with some players there.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Congrats to Joe Maddox!

I (Heather Sumlin) had the pleasure of training a few high school seniors who have big goals in acting and musical theater. The audition process can be a stressful situation. Thousands of kids audition and very few are accepted into the top schools. Acting Coach Mary Anna Dennard is a fan of Mental Management and recommends her students to me for training. I did some One on One coaching as well as a large group seminar for students and parents to attend which was a great success. Here is just one example of the success of the program:

"I had an amazing experience this year auditioning for Musical Theatre Schools. Last year I only got into one school and I really didn't like it there, so I decided that I was going to reaudition this year for more schools. Heather and I talked about so many things. As you can imagine I had alot of insecurities built up from the rejection of last year. Heather started me off with the CD "What Every Stage Performer Needs to Know FIRST About the Mental Game" it really opened my mind to what performing was really about. You had to be strong mentally, no matter how much talent you have. If you can't deliver what God gave you, then what's the point? Without Heather I don't think I would have been able to clear my head enough to truly be all I could be this audition season. She really helped me to understand more about God's plans for my life and taught me to put my faith in him always. She led me to find the confidence that I needed to believe in myself again. She was always encouraging and just has the best outlook on life. I once told her that just riding in the car with her made the world seem a little bit brighter! I am happy to report that I have been accepted into a few top programs, but most recently I was accepted into Carnegie Mellon for Musical Theatre. They accepted 7 guys for Musical Theatre this year out of thousands of people! I don't know if I could have been on of the 7 if Heather hadn't have shown me the way! God bless! I love you Heather!!!!"
Joseph Maddox

Thank you so much Joe for sending over this testimonial! He is a wonderful young man and is headed to one of the best schools in the country to pursue his passion!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lanny Bassham Group Seminars!

Perform Under Pressure
Mental Management Seminar by Lanny Bassham


If stress or pressure are a part of your business, sport, performance or daily life and you want to learn how you can use it to your advantage this is a great seminar for YOU!

Learn:

- Why Our Beliefs about Pressure are Myths
- Why Giving it 110% Doesn't Work
- Principles of Mental Management
- 12 Strategies to Control Pressure
- 3 Mental Processes that Control Performance
- # 1 Reason Why Skilled Performers Fail in Competition


Where & When

Mental Management Systems

700 Parker Square, Ste 140
Flower Mound, Texas 75028

Thursday May 14, 2009
or
Tuesday June 9, 2009
9AM to Noon

$149 per person - limited seating available

972-899-9640 - call to register today!



Mastering Self-Image Change
Mental Management Seminar by Lanny Bassham


Learn how to obtain the Self-Image of a Champion. If YOU are holding yourself back from achieving your goals and realizing your dreams this seminar is for YOU!

Learn:


- Why 95% of Winning is Accomplished by only 5% of the Participants
- 3 Attitudes the Top 5% Possess that Keep Them on Top
- 5 Principles of Mental Management
- How the Reinforcement Phase Affects the Self-Image
- How Self-Image Changes
- How to Eliminate a Habit or Attitude Keeping You from Reaching your Goals
- How to Use the Most Powerful Tool for Changing Self-Image


Where & When
Mental Management Systems
700 Parker Square, Ste 140
Flower Mound, Texas 75028

Thursday May 14, 2009 or June 9, 2009

1:30pm to 4:30pm

$149 per person - limited seating available

972-899-9640 - call to register today!



Who is Lanny Bassham?

Author of the books "With Winning in Mind" and "Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power", Lanny Bassham has been teaching mental training to athletes, business professionals and performers for three decades.

In 1972, at the Munich Germany Olympic Games, Lanny Bassham failed in his attempt to win the Gold Medal in International Rifle Shooting. He had a mental failure resulting in his taking the Silver instead. Frustrated, Lanny wanted to take a course in controlling the mind under pressure. After looking for such a seminar and not finding satisfaction, Bassham began to interview Olympic Gold Medalists to discover what they were doing differently to win.

What he discovered was truly remarkable. Bassham created a system of mental control he calls Mental Management®. Within the next six years Lanny Bassham dominated his sport, winning 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4 world records and winning the coveted Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in 1976.

For the past 30 years, Lanny has been teaching Mental Management® to Olympians, business owners, Fortune 500 Corporations and the elite of sport and business community. Lanny Bassham is recognized as a teacher of the world's best in the area of mental preparation for sport and business. His clients include the PGA and PGA tour players, Miss America finalists, Miss USA winners, World and Olympic Champions, Fortune 500 companies, The United States Secret Service, The US Navy SEALS, The United States Army Marksmanship Unit, The FBI and many more.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Understanding Pressure - by Lanny Bassham

“How can I avoid the pressure that I feel when competing?” This question or something like it comes up a lot from competitors. In fact, I might have asked that same question early in my career. We are conditioned by the commonly held idea that pressure is a bad thing. If it’s bad then we need to avoid it.

That idea presented a problem for me because every time I competed in a big competition I felt pressure. I didn’t feel pressure in training very often. Interestingly enough, it did not seem to cause my scores to go down but it presented me with concern and caused increased anxiety when it occurred. In my more than forty years as both a competitor and a coach I have known only a few athletes that say that they do not feel something different in competition. For many, the effects of pressure are so destructive that they cause poor focus at critical times. However, many elite performers find that the pressure of competition is useful, even essential, to the attainment of their best performances.

My answer to the question of avoiding pressure today normally sounds something like this. “You should not want or need to avoid pressure. Pressure, or the stress of competition as some call it, is not something you need to avoid. It is something you need to use.”

First we must realize to control something we must understand it. The negative effects of pressure seem to be more prevalent in performers that have trouble winning. You can hear them talking about butterflies, being tight and the infamous choke. The good side of pressure just doesn’t make it as topic of conversation in a negatively charged world, but it should. Pressure, simply put, is neither positive nor negative. Pressure is like air. Too much and you have a hurricane. Too little and you suffocate. But in the correct amount it is the breath of life.



To learn more about how to control pressure from Lanny Bassham at www.mentalmanagement.com

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kristen Dalton, Miss USA talks about Mental Management



"Mental Management helped me immensely in my positive power thinking and attitude. But, what I really learned from Mental Management is how to maximize on opportunities as Miss NC USA and how to be a dynamic business woman. I learned the importance of networking and how to do it. I learned how to be assertive in pursuing my goals and booking my own events and appearances. I became my own business manager, and because of their skills they taught me and inspiration they instilled in me, I became an Ambassador to the USO of NC, coordinated a press conference at Duke Hospital featuring the work of two doctors and their research on cures for breast and ovarian cancer, and sang the national anthem at the Duke vs. UNC-Chapel Basketball game. Mental Management will help you reach your goals with persistence, positive thinking, and determination." Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009



Monday, April 27, 2009

Way to Go Jerry!!

Jerry Kelly wins on Tour!

Yesterday Mental Management client Jerry Kelly finished 1 stroke ahead winning him over 1 million dollars in prize money and his first win in 7 years!

Congrats on a job well done!

We'd also like to congratulate Rory Sabbatini for his great finish on Sunday! Rory is a member of the Limited Elite.

Congrats to both of you for a great performance!

Learn more about what Mental Management can do for your golf game - call 972-899-9640 or email info@mentalmanagement.com or check us out online HERE.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Life Purpose - Have You Found It?

Yesterday Lanny Bassham spoke at a luncheon and was specifically asked to share his Freedom Flight message. It was a great talk - great crowd - although it was a crowded group who could not settle down early in the luncheon - once Lanny began to speak you could hear a pin drop. It's amazing the emotion that a keynote speech like that can create in people.

At the end of the talk we were bombarded with people wanting to purchase the book which is always a welcomed sight. We met some amazing folks who seemed to need the information being presented and welcomed the idea of finding their Life Purpose. But it was a gentleman who didn't want to attend that caught our attention most. He walked up to the table to purchase his books and handed Lanny a note. See he was forced to attend the luncheon by his boss - never wanting to be there but he found that maybe he was meant to be there. It's times that like that when we realize our Life Purpose has been chosen for us. Our family is dedicated to making a difference in people's lives - our life purpose is to help you be a better you.

Are you in Prison or Free? If your attitude is controlled by your environment you are in Prison - a self-imposed Prison.

The book "Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power" is a short but powerful story which includes 15 success principles. Order today and save 20 - 40% off depending on how many you order!! Call 972-899-9640 for more information or click here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Brian Gay has a record day Sunday! Congratulations

Brian Gay won the Verizon Heritage PGA Tournament on Sunday by 10 strokes!

Great Job Brian!

Here is a link to the story:

(pictured Kimberly, Brian, their two adorable daughters, Lanny Bassham & Helen Bassham)

Brian and his wife Kimberly attended 2 days of training in 2007. And was a member of the Mental Management Limited Elite. To learn more about Mental Management for golf - click here or call 972-899-9640.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Congrats to Kristen Dalton the new Miss USA!!!

Awesome job Kristen!

Kristen attend the Mental Toughness for Pageantry 5 day program in December. We had the pleasure of working with her. What a wonderful accomplishment!

"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 NC USA - your New Miss USA!

For more information on Mental Management and what it can do for you check out our website: www.mentalmanagement.com

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lanny Bassham joins Twitter

Not sure I understand all the hype behind Twitter but I'm going to try it out and see how it works. If you are interested in following me here is a link: http://twitter.com/lannybassham

My plan is to post an update on what I'm doing each day as well as Mental Management tips, quotes or comments.

Have a great weekend!

Lanny Bassham

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power SALE


Are you in Prison or FREE?

Today we are faced with adversity - jobs are scarce, security is threatened, times are tough for many and our attitudes are fragile. One thing we must understand to get through uncertain times is that adversity is an effective teacher - adversity strengthens us!

The book Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power is an emotional, motivational journey! Lanny Bassham's new book is based on an amazing story of attainment and accomplishment. A life-changing conversation that turns one man's life upside down and forever changes his chances of success in sport and life.

This book is meant for everyone no matter who you are or where you are - if you have a little stress in your life this is a great motivator for you!

Learn 15 Success Principles in this 96 page book.

From now until April 15th enjoy extra special savings on this book when you order 1 for you and more for your friends, co-workers, family members, students or teammates.

Retail price is $21.95

SALE PRICING -

1 - 9 copies - $17.50 each (20% off)

10 - 51 copies - $15.25 each (30% off)

52 copies (1 Case) or more - $13.25 each
(40% off)


To order your copies call 972-899-9640 or Click Here to order online today.

Below are comments from people who have experienced this message 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

"Lanny Bassham's Freedom Flight is incredibly inspiring! In one's life there are pivotal moments that you can always look back to and reflect on a book you read, or something that someone said, that made a real impact on you and even affected your outlook on life. This is one of those things. This particular story and the Mental Management system as a whole has benefited our organization in a huge way. I recommend it to everyone I meet." Jan Mitchell, Executive Director, Miss Plano Frisco Organization

I recently became aware of and have purchased "Freedom Flight" I have owned "With Winning in Mind" for many years. The origin of these lessons is amazing! Although my challenge was different it still involved life and death. The lessons in both books played a significant role in my victory. Thank you for being able to share these. God Bless.With Deepest Gratitude, Chuck Morningstar

"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

Contact Heather Sumlin with questions
972-899-9640
1-800-879-5079
heather@mentalmanagement.com
www.mentalmanagement.com

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mental Management featured in "D Magazine"

"D Magazine" has an article in the April 2009 issue on Lanny Bassham and Mental Management. If you happen to pick up the magazine check out the article. It's great free publicity for Mental Management! Thank you to D Magazine and the author of the article author Curt Sampson!

Here is a link to that article: Click HERE

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ben Crane - Article in Portland Tribune

Recently an article came out in the Portland Tribune about PGA Tour Player Ben Crane and his work with Lanny Bassham.

Check it out: Portland Tribune

Ben is a member of the Mental Management Limited Elite. For more information on how you can use Mental Management in your competitions call 800-879-5079 or check out our website www.mentalmanagement.com

Friday, March 13, 2009

"With Winning in Mind" referenced in new book by world renown rock climber!


When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the world. His new book, Revelations is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Jerry mentions being influenced by the book With Winning in Mind and the principles of Mental Management.

Jerry was nice enough to send Lanny a signed copy of his book and the following quote:

"It really was absolutely immense in helping me turn around my competition performance back in the late eighties. I should have written to you then to say thanks but I am going to do it now so thanks so much!"


You can order Jerry's book at jerrymoffatt.com. Lanny read it an thought it was great. It will make you feel like you are on the mountain while sitting in the safety of your comfy chair.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Open House - Wednesday - Sales and Free Sessions!

This is a quick reminder about our Open House with a list of the sale items for the event that are applicable to anyone. We hope you will be able to stop by and see us.



Mental Management Open House
Wednesday March 11
9am to 7pm
700 Parker Square, Ste 140
Flower Mound, TX 75028


This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Mental Management and meet our team of experts on mental control under pressure! How can we help you reach your goals for 2009? Come and find out!

Why attend?

* Meet Olympic Champion Lanny Bassham
* Listen to talks on Mental Management by our Master Level Instructors to learn more about our program
* Obtain discounts on products up to 50% off!
* Enter in a drawing to win FREE training from the instructor of your choice
* IT'S FREE!!


Master Level instructors will address the audience with an overview of Mental Management and answer questions specific to the needs of those who attend. Limited space is available so please RSVP in advance to save your seat - 972-899-9640 or email info@mentalmanagement.com with the time you are attending and how many seats to hold for you.

Speaking times are:

10am - Speaker is Troy Bassham
2pm - Speaker is Lanny Bassham
6:30pm - Speaker is Lanny Bassham

Here is a list of the Sale Prices for products applicable to Anyone:

With Winning in Mind Book - Retail price $12.95 - Open House Price $10

With Winning in Mind Audio CD - Retail Price $35 - Open House Price $17.50

Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power Book - Retail $21.95 - Open House Price $15

Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power Audio CD - Retail $30 - Open House Price $15

What Every ______ Should Know First About the Mental Game Audio CD - Retail $25 - Open House Price $15
(we have versions for golf, trap, skeet, archery, sporting clays, rifle, pageantry, stage performance, dog agility and dog obedience)

Performance Coaching Audio CDs - Retail $75 - Open House Price - $50 – great for managers, directors, instructors and parents

Mental Management Seminar on DVD - Retail $150 - Open House Price $100

High School & Collegiate DVD Set - Retail $75 - Open House Price $50

Sale prices are only available to people who attend our OPEN HOUSE on March 11th! Stop by and See Us!


Our business is built by satisfied customers who spread the word about who we are and what we do. If you know someone in the DFW area who might be able to attend please encourage them to stop by and learn more about our Family owned and operated business that has been helping elite performers and business professionals for over 30 years!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mental Management on Tour

This year has started off pretty well for Mental Management clients on the PGA Tour. Last weekend we had 5 players who placed in the top 20. These players have all attended one on one training with Lanny and Troy Bassham:

Mayakoba Golf Classic

J.J. Henry - 2nd Place
Jerry Kelly - tied for 6th
Rich Beem - tied for 6th
Brian Gay - tied for 20th
Harrison Frazar - tied for 20th



Lanny and Troy left yesterday for the Honda Classic. We have several other players who are clients playing in this event and Troy and Lanny are excited to get to see everyone. Their main focus is to work with Limited Elite client Ben Crane.

Working in so many sports is difficult to make it all of the events but it is important for us to be there for our Limited Elite clients when they need us.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What do Miss Iowa, India's first Olympic Gold Medalist, and Golf Professionals have in common?

What do Miss Iowa, India's first Olympic Gold Medalist, and Golf
Professionals have in common? Mental Management Systems.

Miss Iowa, Olivia Myers, took 2nd RU at the Miss America pageant in January.
The road to Miss America is long and hard: contestants must win on the local
and state level which typically takes years of hard work and determination.
You only get one shot at Miss America so the pressure is intense.

"Mental Management helped me achieve a level of concentration and confidence
that is necessary for anyone seeking the job of Miss America.
I received mental strategies and training techniques that I could easily
transfer into daily life. Now when the competition begins, nothing will
distract me from the task at hand." Olivia Myers, Miss Iowa 2008

Abhinav Bindra won a gold medal in rifle shooting at the 2008 Olympics.
This is a milestone for Bindra personally and for his country: the first
gold medal ever for India. Imagine the pressure of feeling as if the hopes
and dreams of your entire country are riding on your shoulders.

PGA Tour Players and Professional Golf Instructors also have joined the
Mental Management fan club.

"Lanny Bassham and the people at Mental Management Systems can give you the
tools to perform at the peak of your physical skills. This is not "sports
psychology" taught by someone who has never competed. This is performance
enhancement training, taught by a competitor that won an Olympic Gold Medal
and spent 10 years at the top of his sport. I have begun to use it in my
teaching and my own competitive game, and I believe in it 100%."
-Cameron Doan, Preston Trail Golf Club, NTPGA Teacher of the Year

How can one system meet the needs of 3 very different groups of people? Ask
Founder and CEO of Mental Management Systems Olympic Champion, Lanny
Bassham!

As the author of the books "With Winning in Mind" and "Freedom Flight - The
Origins of Mental Power", Lanny Bassham has been teaching mental training to
athletes, business professionals and performers for three decades. His
Mental Management System has been used and endorsed by top athletes
including PGA Tour Players such as Fred Funk and Jerry Kelly.

In 1972, at the Munich Germany Olympic Games, Lanny Bassham failed in his
attempt to win the Gold Medal in International Rifle Shooting. He had a
mental failure resulting in his taking the Silver instead.
Frustrated, Lanny wanted to take a course in controlling the mind under
pressure. After looking for such a seminar and not finding satisfaction,
Bassham began to interview Olympic Gold Medalists to discover what they were
doing differently to win.

What he discovered was truly remarkable. Bassham created a system of mental
control he calls Mental ManagementR. Within the next six years Lanny Bassham
dominated his sport, winning 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4
world records and winning the coveted Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in
1976.

For the past 30 years, Lanny has been teaching Mental ManagementR to
Olympians, business owners, Fortune 500 Corporations and the elite of sport
and business community. Lanny Bassham is recognized as a teacher of the
world's best in the area of mental preparation for sport and business. His
clients include the PGA and PGA tour players, Miss America finalists, Miss
USA winners, World and Olympic Champions, Fortune 500 companies, The United
States Secret Service, The US Navy SEALS, The United States Army
Marksmanship Unit, The FBI and many more.

To set up an interview with Lanny Bassham or to learn more about Mental
Management Systems please email info@mentalmanagement.com or call
800-879-5079.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lanny Bassham at the North Texas Golf Expo THIS WEEKEND


Olympic Gold Medalist and Mental Management Founder, Lanny Bassham will be speaking at the North Texas Golf Expo in Dallas this weekend! February 27 - March 1st.

Lanny's Speaking Schedule:

Friday February 27 - 6pm - Mastering Performance Under Pressure

Saturday February 28 - Noon - Mastering Self-Image Change

Sunday March 1 - 11am - The Mental Game Demystified

Come and learn more about Mental Management from Lanny and stop by our booth at the show anytime this weekend.

Show hours are:

Friday 3pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

North Texas Golf Expo
Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX

Other featured speakers at the expo include: Hank Haney, Art Sellinger, Nyle "Nyleator" Pruitt, Edlridge Miles, Kathy Whitworth, D.A. Weibring, Sandra Haynie, Dan Scull, Peter Murphy & Tony Martinez. Check out the North Texas Golf Expo for speaking schedules for all speakers.

Lanny Bassham's Bio:

Author of the books “With Winning in Mind” and “Freedom Flight – The Origins of Mental Power”, Lanny Bassham has been teaching mental training to athletes, business professionals and performers for three decades. His Mental Management System has been used and endorsed by top athletes including PGA Tour Players such as Fred Funk and Jerry Kelly.

In 1972, at the Munich Germany Olympic Games, Lanny Bassham failed in his attempt to win the Gold Medal in International Rifle Shooting. He had a mental failure resulting in his taking the Silver instead. Frustrated, Lanny wanted to take a course in controlling the mind under pressure. After looking for such a seminar and not finding satisfaction, Bassham began to interview Olympic Gold Medalists to discover what they were doing differently to win.

What he discovered was truly remarkable. Bassham created a system of mental control he calls Mental Management®. Within the next six years Lanny Bassham dominated his sport, winning 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4 world records and winning the coveted Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in 1976.

For the past 30 years, Lanny has been teaching Mental Management® to Olympians, business owners, Fortune 500 Corporations and the elite of sport and business community. Lanny Bassham is recognized as a teacher of the world's best in the area of mental preparation for sport and business. His clients include the PGA and PGA tour players, Miss America finalists, Miss USA winners, World and Olympic Champions, Fortune 500 companies, The United States Secret Service, The US Navy SEALS, The United States Army Marksmanship Unit, The FBI and many more.

For answers to your questions on Mental Management please call 972-899-9640 or email info@mentalmanagement.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Open House March 11 - Mental Management Systems

Open House
March 11
Come and Meet Us!



March 11, Mental Management Open House, 700 Parker Square, Ste 140 - Flower Mound, TX. Office is open from 9am to 8pm

The Mental Management System is the #1 mental training system used by elite performers today! 3 master level instructors will speak at this event to help give you an edge in sport, business or performance in today's climate.

This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Mental Management and meet our team of experts on mental control under pressure! How can we help you reach your goals for 2009? Does not matter whether your goals are related to performance, sport or business. Come and find out!

Why attend?

- Meet Olympic Champion Lanny Bassham

- Listen to talks on Mental Management by our Master Level Instructors & learn more about our program

- Discounts on products up to 50% off!

- Enter in a drawing to win FREE training from the instructor of your choice

- IT'S FREE!!


Speakers include:

Olympic Champion Lanny Bassham, Founder and CEO

Troy Bassham, Director of Junior Development

Heather Sumlin, Director of Performance Programs

Speaking times:
10am
2pm
6:30pm

Email heather@mentalmanagement.com or call 972-899-9640 to register to save a seat at one of these special sessions - limited seating available at each session. Cost to attend is FREE!

This is an opportunity for us to meet those who live or office near the Mental Management office. We will have special pricing on products and seminar discounts available as well so feel free to stop by and see us! Also, everyone who stops by our office on March 11th can enter a drawing for Free consultation!

The Mental Management System, founded by Olympic Gold Medalist, Lanny Bassham has been in existence since 1977.

Here is a bio on Lanny Bassham:

Author of the books “With Winning in Mind” and “Freedom Flight – The Origins of Mental Power”, Lanny Bassham has been teaching mental training to athletes, business professionals and performers for three decades. His Mental Management System has been used and endorsed by top athletes including PGA Tour Players such as Fred Funk and Jerry Kelly.

In 1972, at the Munich Germany Olympic Games, Lanny Bassham failed in his attempt to win the Gold Medal in International Rifle Shooting. He had a mental failure resulting in his taking the Silver instead.
Frustrated, Lanny wanted to take a course in controlling the mind under pressure. After looking for such a seminar and not finding satisfaction, Bassham began to interview Olympic Gold Medalists to discover what they were doing differently to win.

What he discovered was truly remarkable. Bassham created a system of mental control he calls Mental Management®. Within the next six years Lanny Bassham dominated his sport, winning 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4 world records and winning the coveted Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in 1976.

For the past 30 years, Lanny has been teaching Mental Management® to Olympians, business owners, Fortune 500 Corporations and the elite of sport and business community. Lanny Bassham is recognized as a teacher of the world's best in the area of mental preparation for sport and business. His clients include the PGA and PGA tour players, Miss America finalists, Miss USA winners, World and Olympic Champions, Fortune 500 companies, The United States Secret Service, The US Navy SEALS, The United States Army Marksmanship Unit, The FBI and many more.

Please feel free to invite others to this event!

Brady Ellison is 2 for 2 in 2009!



Brady Ellison, 2008 Olympic archery team member and Mental Management client, is already having a great 2009 season! He won the World Indoor Trials in January and last weekend won the World Archery Festival in Vegas. This weekend he will be in Rio Rancho, New Mexico for the NAA Indoor Nationals. The following week he'll be off to Poland for the World Championships. Congratulations on your success so far this year, Brady, and good luck!

Click here to visit Brady's website!

Bowling and Mental Management

Susie Minshew was the first two-time USOC Bowling Coach of the Year and has her own coaching business, Strikeability, Inc. Susie is a Gold Level Coach, an award winning writer, and sought after speaker.

"Lanny Bassham has it figured out. How we play sports is how we live our life. Lanny's innovative approach to truly managing the mental aspects of your life provides a unique skill set for any competitor. Whether in sport, sales, or life, if skills are equally matched, the advantage will always go to the competitor who can manage their mental efforts successfully. The Mental Management System is a complete program embracing the whole person. Its application in sport and most importantly, in life, is refreshing and practical. Without exception, all of my students on the program only regret they didn't know about it sooner!"

Susie Minshew, CEO, Strikeability, Inc. Alvarado TX

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Mentor Factor by Lanny Bassham (from the Performance Coaching Audio CD)

The Mentor Factor - (track #3 from the Performance Coaching Audio CDs)

I’m not sure why this is true, but it seems to me that some of the most important things in life are really hard to learn. Like being a parent for the first time – who is really prepared for that? I can’t think of two more unqualified people in the world than a mom and dad on the first day of this job. We just don’t take courses in parenting. It’s the same thing with coaching. The role of a coach is critical to the development of many people, but it’s hard to find good information about coaching and how to coach. When I first became a coach, I was really astounded at how little information was available. Now, there are a few books that I guess you could pick up, but if you ask most coaches where they learned how to coach and they’ll probably say “Well, I just kind of picked it up.” Stay at something long enough, and pretty soon you get good at it.

I spent about 6 years in Colorado Springs, and during that time I was reflecting a little bit on what I had done and what I had accomplished as a competitor. I had been a coach much longer than I was a competitor. When you tell people you are an Olympic gold medalist, they just kind of quit thinking you can do anything after that; you are always introduced as the Olympic gold medalist. But I have actually spent more time as a coach. I was the Olympic coach in ’84 and ’88 and had many competitors going to the Olympics and World Championships. We certainly developed our share of Olympians and World Champions, even a couple guys that actually went on to win gold medals in the Olympics. It gave me a lot of insight into what might help other people. I found as a coach I needed to be very efficient in what I did.

Running the International Shooting School, most of my students were there because they were pretty much on tight budgets; they didn’t have any big government support. My students were private students, and their parents were normally paying for it – so we had to get the money’s worth for everything that we did. So, I was always looking for ways that would work and principals that would help me become more effective and more efficient.

I’m going to share those with you. Some of these may be things that are common sense, and you may say “Yeah, I’m doing that already” – that’s great. Some of them may be new and different for you, they certainly were for me. I wish I could give credit for all the great people that shared these things with me. Sometimes I’ll remember where I learned something or who taught me something, but most of the time I just can’t – so I apologize to all those guys that I’m standing on the shoulders of, but I will tell you what I know about it and how we were able to develop a very effective and efficient system to help people perform well under pressure.

One of the things that I had to learn early on was that I can’t take credit for any of the successes of my students and I can’t really be blamed for any of their failures. I had a hard time with that. I kind of felt responsible when they didn’t perform well; and although I don’t think I ever felt like I wanted to take credit when they did do well – but I think one of the things you have to come to grips with early on is that you are only there for one reason, and that is to save the performer time. You’re not there to win through them or to win even with them – you’re there really just to assist them, or to aid them in their struggle and their journey in the sport.

And so, we can’t make an athlete perform, but we can help them to perform and we can save them time and that’s really our role, to help someone do a better job. Now there is a special relationship that sometimes occurs in the performance coaching situations. It doesn’t always occur, and it doesn’t have to occur for you to be a good performance coach. But when it does, it is really remarkable – and I’d like to like to talk about it first. It’s called the mentor factor.

Mentorship is an extremely interesting thing when it happens. When I surveyed Olympic champions to find out what they were doing mentally to win, this concept kept coming up of “Well, I had a mentor one time that told me this” or “I had someone who mentored me” and I thought, can we define this, can we define this mentor experience? When does it happen? When is it not a mentor experience? How can we come to understand what’s going on?

So, I discovered this way of doing it. I think you have a mentor when three things exist at the same time. You have a person that is capable, caring, and is a confidant. A mentor has to be, in my opinion, of course everything in this tape is about my opinion, I’m a world class expert in that (as we all are) but, I believe for it to be a true mentorship experience, all three have to happen.

A capable person is someone who is capable of helping in the area that they are mentoring. Now, parents are often capable in helping their children and mentoring to their children, but sometimes they’re not. If my child is learning to play the flute, for example – if I don’t know how to play the flute, I’m not capable of mentoring to them in flute playing.

The second area is that they must be caring. Now, I hope that all of us as parents are caring, and caring all the time. But a caring person is someone who is vitally interested in not only the success of this individual, but interested in them personally. And that they care about them, and want what’s best for them.

And finally, they must be a confidant. It is a situation where you have the trust of the individual so that they’re able to come to you and say “I’ve got a challenge” and know that if they share a personal thing with you that it will stay personal. This is a very special relationship, so if you’re fortunate enough in your life to have even one mentor – it’s an incredible situation.

In order for it to be a mentoring experience, you have to have a teaching moment occur. For a teaching moment to occur, you as the apprentice need to go to the mentor and say “I need help” and be willing to listen. I think many of us have mentors in our lives, but we don’t have the teaching moment. But when those two come together – the mentor is available, and the apprentice is ready to be taught… it is a miraculous turning point in a person’s life.

I can probably count on one hand all the mentors I’ve had in my life, and all the teaching moments I have had in my life – and that’s true of most people. We would hope that we would be in a position to mentor more often. Maybe we don’t look for the mentor situations or we don’t try to find them because it is certainly an important thing, but it is not something we are taught in school or something you expect to necessarily have happen.

But the mentorship experience is powerful, and most elite performers have had a mentor. Now I suppose my mentor, the one that I remember certainly first, was my father. Now, I’ll give you an example of how this happened. I was the kid that never made the team, I mean I was bad at everything in school, the kids wouldn’t even pick me for dodge ball I was so poor. And so finding a situation where I could learn a sport, or to succeed in anything was a big task for my father. He was always looking for something for me, and encouraging me.

So when we discovered rifle shooting, and he took me to a rifle club – it was a great experience the first day. I really liked it and my father could tell that this was maybe something that would build my self-image, so we went back the next week for the next rifle team meeting and we found out that they were going to close down the program because they just didn’t have enough interest. I was just devastated as I walked off the range. Here was something I finally found that I was interested in and could probably do well and now I had no opportunity. My father just looked at me and said “Don’t worry about that son, just because they’re not going to shoot, doesn’t mean you’re not going to”. And I didn’t know what he meant, but he had already made up his mind at the meeting that he was going to buy a rifle for me, a rifle for himself, and all the equipment that we needed, and got the keys to an indoor range.

He would pick me up after school about 3-4 days a week and would take me to the range and he would train me – and he became my first coach. But that was a mentor experience for me because not only did I learn about rifle shooting, but I got to learn about the special relationship of a father and son can have together.

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Lanny Bassham is the author of "With Winning in Mind" and "Freedom Flight - The Origins of Mental Power". His Mental Management System has been used by elite athletes and performers since 1977. To find out more about his program please call 800-879-5079 or 972-899-9640 - info@mentalmanagement.com www.mentalmanagement.com

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Evaluating Your Shots - Lanny Bassham Article from Clay Shooting USA

Lanny Bassham is an Olympic Coach and an Olympic Gold Medalist. He is a member of the Olympic Shooting Hall of Fame, ranks third among all shooters in total international medal count for the USA and one of the most respected mental trainers in the world. His book With Winning in Mind and his Mental Management® concepts are used and endorsed by Olympian and World Champion shooters. You can reach him at 1-800-879-5079 or at www.mentalmanagement.com

Evaluating Your Shots

I believe that everything we attempt has three phases; an anticipation phase (Preparing to do something), an action phase (Doing it) and a reinforcement phase (What you think about just after doing it). Today we are going to visit the reinforcement phase a bit. This phase begins when the shot execution ends. It’s what you think about after you shoot a pair or a single.

The reinforcement phase should have three distinct parts; Evaluation, Rehearsal with Correction and Letting it Go. We are going to look at part one in detail and introduce parts two and three and leave them for a future article. Part one is the evaluation. It is human nature to evaluate everything we do immediately after we do it. The key is how you accomplish this evaluation process. Let’s say you are training and working on a presentation that has given you trouble. You have plenty of time to think about the single or pair you have just attempted. You are in the reinforcement phase of the task of shooting this presentation. We suggest that you place the shot you have just made into only one of three categories; GREAT, OK or NEEDS WORK. There is no terrible category or I’m going-to-slit-my-wrist over that one category. The worst is NEEDS WORK and that’s it. If you hit both of them hard that’s GREAT. If both broke but no smoke then it is just OK and if you missed then NEEDS WORK is the category that it goes into. This sounds elementary right? Many shooters tend to give misses way too much imprinting on their self-image when they miss targets and that is the problem. There is no “I am going to beat myself up over that one.” category.

Remember we are still in training at this point and we have an opportunity to evaluate the NEEDS WORK shots. This is the best time to work out any inconsistencies in your form. I want to caution you however not to spend one second longer in thought about missed targets than is required to determine a solution to the non-hit as this creates an imprint on your self-image that you must overcome at some point. When you are in a training mode you have all the time you need to analyze shots, figure out what you did wrong and make correction on the next pair. So, shooters get into the habit of over-analyzing in training. This gets you into trouble in the tournament where you do not have anywhere as much time for analysis and this causes you to over-think your shot into a miss. So what should you do?

First, divide your training into two parts. In the first part spend all the time your little heart desires on analysis. Get it figured out and shoot it until you have the grove down. Then transition into training like you will shoot in the competition. Step out of the box and implement your entire pre-shot routine just like you would do in a competition and only shoot 4 or 5 pairs of targets. Next, step off of the station and rewind what you have just done in your mind correcting any flaws you might have experienced then run the process several more times. Notice the timing. There is a rhythm to good competition technique and this timing is just as critical to high scores as lead and placement. This presentation is now in your target library and you can move on to another shot to master.

Now, when you go to the competition, keep the move, the lead and the timing the same as you’ve used in the second part of the training session. Do not over analyze the shots or slow down or speed up your timing. Most of the time you know why you are not hitting targets after a miss and you can easily correct the error. A word of caution here, there is a tendency for shooters to become paralyzed by analysis in competitions. The chance for this to occur goes way up on targets that are missed with you not knowing why you have missed them. If you are in doubt and just do not know what to do I offer you two choices and a recommendation. Choice one: Change something. There is nothing worse than two lost targets back-to-back doing the exact same thing. If you do not know what to change then make certain you are seeing the target well. Proper focus on the bird fixes a lot of error without your having to know what you were doing wrong. Choice two: Stop worrying about what you might have done wrong and center your thoughts on the best way to hit it. Get your mind on solutions and away from the fact that you were not successful on the previous attempt. Now the recommendation: Learn from your mistakes but do not reinforce them by beating yourself up for having made them. I have never had a client tell me that beating themselves up did anything to aid them in hitting targets in the future. There is reward in self-analysis but not in self-annihilation.

I also suggest that you get into the habit of reinforcing the shots you have just attempted. That is part two of the reinforcement phase. To reinforce properly you must rehearse the shots with correction. If the pair was GREAT we duplicate the action, no correction is required. If however, a shot was just good or NEEDS WORK then we should attempt to rehearse what would make the shot GREAT. We become solution oriented and the self image gets a positive imprint on all actions immediately after the evaluation. No negative reinforcement or beating yourself up is possible if you are doing this correctly.

Finally, I suggest that you let it go. This is part three of the reinforcement phase. It is time to bring closure to the station and move on to the next one. If you do not let this station go you may have a difficult time with the anticipation phase of the next station. If you are still thinking about your poor previous performance, you may find yourself over-trying on your next attempt. This error is compounded over time if it is repeated and you may evolve from a bump in the road to a full-blown train-wreck kind of day.

So, evaluation is a critical and important part of shooting well. Make certain that you are controlling this part of your mental game and not becoming paralyzed by it.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lanny Bassham Resolves to Lose 50 pounds this year!

Have you ever thought about making a resolution around this time of year? This is a great time to set goals and make changes in your life. Well, I thought I would let you in on one of my resolutions and show you how Mental Management can help you to reach yours. I am 62 years young but I am severely overweight and I am ready to do something about it. I have visited my doctor, had a battery of exams and he is monitoring my weight loss plan. I have had an evaluation with a personal trainer and he has informed me that I need to gain strength and he has put me on a program to do just that. So, I plan to use some Mental Management techniques to aid me in the process of losing over 50 pounds during the next 12 months and I thought I would keep you informed in the meantime on my progress.

Losing weight for someone my age might be one of the most difficult things a person can do, I have tried to drop pounds before with little success but I am determined to succeed this time by going all out in the process. I will use 3 proven techniques that we teach to achieve my goal. 1 - Mental Management Goal Getting, 2 - Directive Affirmations and 3 - Accountability to others.

I have set a goal to weigh 169 pounds or less by the end of 2009. At the beginning of my goal I weigh 219. I plan to lose at least 1 pound a week for 50 weeks. I have determined that I can lose at least one to 1.5 pounds a week if I can keep my caloric intake under 1700 calories a day and exercise as planned. Please do not attempt this without supervision by professionals. I am also taking Nutrilite XX vitamins and drinking 8 full glasses of water each day. I have found a website on the Internet that will allow me to document all of the daily intake of food and exercise. I have chosen Lance Armstrong's site at www.livestrong.com. Check it out. It is free and full of helpful information. There is even a free application for your IPhone if you have one.

I have written a Directive Affirmation and I have posted it in 5 key points around my home. One copy is on my refrigerator door, one is on the pantry door, on is on my computer monitor, one is on my bathroom mirror and one is on the chest of drawers in my closet. I will imprint this directive affirmation at lest 10 times per day over the next 21 days.

Here is my Directive Affirmation:

I am on my way to becoming physically fit. I feel great, look great and I have extended my life. I record what I eat and what I exercise on my website at www.livestrong.com daily and I keep my net calorie intake below 1700 calories a day. I exercise on my elliptical keeping my heart rate over 130 beats per minute for at least 15 minutes and do my isometrics daily. I am on my way to becoming physically fit.

I will upgrade these exercises as my trainer and doctor recommends. At this rate I should reach my goal on time. I plan to keep you updated on my progress of losing 50 pounds of excess, unwanted, unhealthy, useless, energy-burning, ugly, FAT!!!!! I hope you will keep me in your prayers, hold me accountable and encourage me. If you are overweight perhaps you would care to join me on my journey. I promise to encourage you if you will send me an email describing your goal to lose weight. I know we can do this together with Gods help. God bless us one and all. --Lanny Bassham info@mentalmanagement.com

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