Starting any journey can be difficult, whether it's overcoming a fear or building a new skill. I will help you get started and motivated so you stick to your promise and overcome the mental blocks corrupting your progress.
Most people don't know what fear actually is and where it comes from. Understanding fear, when to listen to it and when to push through is crucial to feeling confident and improving.
Our mind is designed to change focus, yet staying focused to the right things is crucial to avoiding the fear that freezes you and to keep making progress. I'll show you how to focus like a pro so you can make consistent progress and perform at your best even when you are under pressure around other people.
From face value mistakes are a negative thing but that's a misconception. Pro's are really good at turning mistakes into opportunities and learning from them. By analyzing your mistakes and finding the good thing in them you'll improve faster than most athletes.
Our brains are hardwired to find the negatives in our surroundings sor survivals sake. In addition to that our brain protects us not just from physical pain but from mental pain as well. Learning how to reverse these natural mental processes is key.
In the last chapter I'll share with you the goal setting tactics I used to become a pro snowboarder. Whether you are a pro or a beginner setting goals doesn't just speed up your progress, it'll give you clarity and direction so you won't feel overwhelmed or lost.
“I bought Jussi’s book Pro Mental Game in fall and have been reading it several times. Since then my life and my mental strength has improve a lot. I just wanna thank Jussi for writing this book. It helped me a lot and my level of riding has improved since I know how to handle fear and know how to handle being stuck.”
“One of the surfs wasn’t great and I used Jussi’s tips. I came in feeling much better about myself even though it was crap and I was blowing waves. What a massive difference a change in the way you think can make. Jussi has covered all of my problems in his book. I feel I’ve stepped my surfing up to the next level.”
"Now I’m in my 40s and have had a few painful rail crashes I was looking for something to help me overcome a mental block about sliding on rails. I was also worried that my caution was passing on to my daughter. She struggles more with the fear of failure generally and stress of competitions. The book is helping me and my 13 year old daughter Amy progress at our snowboarding."
I read Jussi’s book and realized that my biggest barrier to fulfilling my dream was mental training and dealing with the fear of how to handle a +10 foot top to bottom set landing on my head. Until I read The Pro Mental Game, I had always only been focusing on my physical and breath holding ability, but what I realized is that holding your breath for +5 minutes & being physically fit doesn’t grow you balls!! My goal has always been to stand tall in an +8 foot pit with my hands above my head. I feel that I am getting closer, thanks to Jussi!