Growth: Using the Mindset Model for Sporting Success

The growth mindset is the biggest performance enhancer there is. Will a growth mindset guarantee success? No. There are too many other factors involved. But without it will success be all but impossible? More than likely. And success in anything is difficult enough as it is.
This mini-book will describe the mindset, how to use it as an athlete, as a coach and as a parent/guardian.
The impact of mindset, and the simple language or semantics we use for praise, have an incredibly profound effect on sports development. As a general rule of thumb, kids who develop a growth mindset have more chance of being successful in the long term, both in sports and in life, than those with a fixed mindset.

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The Sports Motivation Master Plan

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“If you are interested in performing at the highest level, I highly recommend “The Sports Motivation Masterplan” Jimson Lee,

“The Sports Motivation Masterplan by Lee Ness is a book I wish I had been able to get my hands on as a developing athlete”, Craig Pickering, Olympian (Sprint, Bobsleigh)

“Any book that helps athletes, their mentors and parents with this journey of discovery has to be worthwhile.”  Sharron Davies, Olympian (Swimming)

“Lee has started to break down the processes that allow you to maximise what you have, so that you don’t have to be an unfortunate victim of fate and circumstance.” Richard Buck, Olympian (Sprint)

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Writing The Sports Motivation Master Plan

I believe that talent is not given and that no-one is born with it; talent is earned and anyone can earn it if they have the desire. The Sports Motivation Masterplan has been written for athletes, coaches and the parents of those athletes, who want to earn their talent and become the best at what they do.

Reading this book will start you off on a long hard road which will help you reach the top of your sport. It is about the grit and the grind of starting out as an athlete. It is about how your life is affected by your journey and how you have to adapt to be successful. Being successful in sport is not about where you come from, having a privileged background or a poor one is irrelevant, for every sporting great from one background there will be one from the opposite end of the spectrum and everything in between.

This book is about making the opportunities happen, rather than waiting for them and hoping they will. It is about preparing yourself and putting yourself in the right place. It is about dealing with adversity, overcoming all the obstacles and defeating the odds – because the odds are against you. You can overcome the odds, but it is a long road and the sooner you start and the harder you work, the sooner you can get to where you want to be.

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Prepare to start your journey.

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Fixed and Growth Mindset for Parents of young athletes

Long term athlete development – how to guide your proteges.

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