motorsportmind with Greg McColl
Monthly Update - Nov 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 - Oct 2023: Rituals & Routines
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.
October'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..
False Confidence Vs True Confidence
In this video we explore the concept of confidence and false confidence in motorsport. Using the analogy of ice, I explain how false confidence can crack under pressure, while true confidence holds strong. I explore the causes of false confidence. I emphasize the importance of self-reflection, identifying areas for improvement, and developing the necessary skills to maintain true confidence in order to achieve consistent performance. Drivers & riders are encouraged to assess their own confidence levels and take proactive steps to banish false confidence.
The 3 Pillars Of Performance
We explore the concept of the three pillars of performance in motorsports. I emphasizes the importance of balancing and maximizing performance in each pillar - technical, physical, and mental - to achieve overall success. I explain the difference between each pillar and how the mental pillar, often overlooked but crucial, plays a significant role in race outcomes as it affects focus, decision-making, and performance under pressure. I encourage you to assess your performance in each pillar and identify areas for improvement, setting goals to enhance their overall performance in motorsports.
Intuition & Awareness
This video discusses the importance of awareness and how it can lead to positive changes. I introduce the concept of using HRV (heart rate variability) to gain a clearer understanding of one's current state. I also introduce a checklist that helps drivers stay focused and maintain awareness before going out on the track. I then delve into a study commissioned by the US Office for Naval Research, which explores how awareness and intuition can improve response, resilience, and performance. I highlight the role of "unconscious cues". I conclude by emphasizing the importance of measuring awareness through trackers and provided additional resources for further reading.
Ultimate List of Racing Mental Challenges
This video discusses the importance of mental skills in racing and highlights the 12 ultimate challenges that racers face. I emphasize the need for racers to prioritize mental preparation and self-improvement in order to enhance their performance and achieve success on the track.
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 !