MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE : CHINESE ENERGY 5 February 2018
I have just returned from a wonderful trip to China.
A first time experience for me and an incredible eye opener to a fascinating country.
I was very fortunate to stay at what is the biggest golf resort in the world, Mission Hills in Shenzen. What a jaw dropping place! Twelve golf courses which, apparently, are full most of the days. They have TWO THOUSAND permanent caddies. The golf ‘shop’ is something to behold with around 15 different store franchises under one roof selling every golf brand imaginable.
I was out there to film a series of videos to help coaches teach the Mind Factor. The “China Elite Golf Coaches” online programme is being put together for China by a forward and dynamic company called Golfbon. As I was about to leave, the next person to arrive to film more content was Rudy Duran, the first coach Tiger Woods had as a junior.
What really struck me out there with Golfbon was the infectious enthusiasm and passion they shared to put together a really extensive and worthwhile coaching programme to help the development of the game in China.
There will be an enormous opportunity for coaches to teach golf to juniors in the coming years.
Parents want to invest in their children and get them to play sport.
The days out there working were long and, at times, challenging as we put together over 20 instructional videos. Yet, all through each day, to be around people with high energy and a sense of fun definitely rubs off.
Laughter is a great fuel for the brain.
I have written before about the effect of your environment and the people you spend most time with.
It was Tony Robbins who said ‘in life you will generally become what those closest to you EXPECT you to become’.
As much as we like to think we are the masters of our own destiny and the captain of our own ship, we are VERY much affected by the people we spend a lot of time with.
Subconscious messages and signals are being exchanged all day every day. Your regular environment can and often does provide ‘the ties that bind’.
It doesn’t matter if it is the golf course, the gym or your place of work. Others can and do affect how we perform.
Yes, ultimately it is up to us to do what we need to do but to have a good support network is essential.
Have a think about who you could connect with.
Think about the kind of support you may need.
Maybe change the habits of your ‘regular game’
How much does your coach inspire you?
Make a decision to have in place people who will help you get towards your aims.
Above all TAKE ACTION