motorsportmind with Greg McColl
Monthly Update - Dec 2023
Hi Hope you're having a great week !
Welcome to the new motorsportmind monthly update. Every month I'll send you an update on the topics that have been discussed in the exclusive driver and rider videos I do for my clients, plus updates and a FREE monthly topic video to help you improve your mental skills in your racing.
Your Free Monthly Driver & Rider Video & Podcast
Every week the drivers and riders who I work with get a weekly email update and a 'topic' video related to racing mental skills development.
Free Tier access app users and drivers and riders signed up to the newsletter like you exclusively get access to one of these videos from the Weekly Video Archive every month.
Watch the video via the link below or you can watch in the app, or now you can also listen to it on the podcast
Watch This Month's Free Video - Nov 2023: Accidental Mind Coaching
Want to Improve Your Performance...?
Interested in developling your mental skills...?
If you'd like to re-start or get started improving your mental performance in your racing get in touch and we can discuss your racing, your challenges and how improving your mental skills in your racing can improve your performance and your results.
November's Exclusive Driver & Rider Topic Videos...
Last Month's Driver & Rider Topics...
Every week my driver and rider clients get an exclusive weekly topic video on a racing mental skills related topic - below is a summary of some of the ideas & takeaways and from this month's videos...
Here's a brief summary of what we've been exploring last month..
Smarter Not Harder
In this video, we explore the concept of working smarter, not harder in racing. I draw inspiration from the book "Smarter, Not Harder" by Dave Asprey, emphasizing the importance of mental skills in performance. I encourage you to focus on recovery, planning, and staying calm to optimize your racing abilities. I also discuss the benefits of unconscious competence and keeping emotions in check to achieve peak performance.
What A State
We discuss the importance of managing one's state when participating in racing. I explain that state what state is a combination of and how these factors can impact performance. I emphasize the significance of checking in with yourself and being aware of your state. I provide tips on setting and maintaining a positive state. Additionally, I highlight the influence of emotions and the importance of preparing and maximizing one's state before a race weekend.
This video discusses the concept of thresholds and their impact on performance and mental well-being. I highlight that thresholds are not reliable triggers for action and emphasize the importance of consistently checking in with oneself and implementing tools and routines regardless of how one feels. I stress that maintaining optimal conditions and taking preemptive action is key to performing at one's best. Reflect on your approach to thresholds and consider the importance of routine and process.
The Problem With HRV
This video discusses the problem with HRV (Heart Rate Variability). I explain that the issue lies not with HRV itself or its measurement, but rather in how it is interpreted by apps and systems. I share my own HRV data and discuss the importance of context when analyzing HRV readings. He emphasizes the need to consider different factors to accurately understand and respond to HRV data. You are encouraged to use HRV as a compass, but not to blindly follow it without considering the bigger picture.
This video delves into the fundamental understanding of the pre-performance routine for drivers before they hit the track. I explain the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 process, emphasizing the importance of each step and the tools involved. I highlight the significance of dumping physical tension, mastering breathing practices, keeping notes, visualization, and setting the right mental state before performance. I stress the value of having a structured process, linking it to mental skills being just as crucial as technical and physical skills in motor racing. I invite you to share their thoughts and questions, offering personalized guidance in future sessions.
Prefer To Listen...?
Check out the motorsportmind podcast - Every month you can watch the free topic mental skills in racing video to help you with your mental skills performance development in racing however you can now also listen to this video as a podcast 'on the go' - just visit the podcast page or search for "motorsportmind" on your favourite streaming service or podcast provider.
Improve Your Racing Mental Skills & Results
Together with motorsportmind
Whether we've worked together before or this is your first time, don't let a loss of focus, or inability to deal with distractions, getting emotional, frustrated, angry, anxious or even just being inconsistent get in the way of delivering the performance you know you can give...
Improving your mental skills will improve your resilience, your ability to focus, make the right decisions at the right time and will improve your consistency, performance and your results.
Get started now by getting in touch, booking a discovery call and we can discuss your racing, your challenges and howimproving your mental skills in your racing can improve your performance and results.
As always any thoughts or comments, let me know.
Have a really great month ahead !