Changing your state. What’s that mean, exactly?
Remember my unbeliever from Chapter One? What
kind of state was he in before he turned it around? If
you recall, he was in a very disempowered state when he
sought me out. He was nervous, fearful, anxious, tense,
and entirely lacking self-confidence. In short, there was
no way that he could do well in competition unless he
changed his statea 먹튀.
So, what did he do in those few minutes that made
all the difference?
Recall that, with little coaching, he changed his state
from being totally fearful and disempowered to being
totally confident and prepared for competition. He
literally became an unchained force of dominance. And
he did it so quickly!
I promised that I would teach you how to do what
he did, so here we go. With everything you’ve learned so
far, I know you are ready. Here’s what you need to
understand, and here’s exactly how to go about doing it
Thoughts create the emotions and feelings that are
the cause of your state. Whatever state that may be,
your own thoughts put you there. So, whenever you find
yourself in a disempowered state remember this: you
can alter your thoughts and your state by focusing on
three different critical elements.
The First Critical Element: Self-Talk. Ask yourself:
What would the self-talk of a champion sound like as he
prepared for competition?
I took my unbeliever aside and I asked him a simple
question, “If you were a great champion with tons of
experience at this level, and if you had an incredible
record, and if you were at the top of your game where no
one could touch you, what would your self-talk sound
like as you prepared to go into this match?”
My unbeliever looked at me, “I don’t know, coach.”
“Well, how about things like: I’m strong, I’m fast, I
dominate. I control the match, I never give in, I never
give up. I’m powerful, I beat my opponent, I’m an
unchained lethal gladiator, I conquer. I’m an
unstoppable champion, a force of fury, my opponent
submits. Or how about these? I’m ready, I take charge,
I keep going, I don’t let up, I win, I’m tougher, I’m
stronger, I’m better, I stop my opponent.
Get the idea?” I asked.
“Yep,” he said.
“Good. Then that’s what I want. Pretend you’re an
actor. Start being that champion. Start hearing the self-
talk of that champion,” I told him. “I want you to
pretend and feel that you are this champion I just
described. I want you to start firing off, inside your
head, the same self-talk that this champion would have
going through his head as he gets ready for a match.
Start now,” I told him looking at my watch. “We don’t
have much time.”
I shut up and watched him as he immersed himself
in his task. At this point Jeremy began firing off the self-
talk of a champion in his head. He stayed nearby as he
walked around, pacing, putting all his focus and his
entire being into the exercise.
After about a minute I got his attention again.
“Good, very good,” I said, “now we are going to add
something to it.”
The Second Critical Element: The way that you
carry your body. Ask yourself: How would this
champion’s body be moving as he prepared for battle?
“Jeremy,” I said, “start moving your body around as
this champion that is preparing for competition.”
He was listening hard. I continued, “Keep on seeing
yourself as this champion, keep the self-talk going, and
at the same time I want you to now start moving your
body around as if you were this champion getting ready
to beat your opponent down. How would you be moving
your body? How would you, as this champion, carry
yourself as you prepared for the match? Show me.
Starting right now,” I added, “you get another minute.”
Jeremy sprang into action. Before my eyes he
started moving his body around like a champion
warming up, getting ready to do battle, pacing, and
practicing on an imaginary opponent, full of energy, like
a caged gladiator waiting to be released. And, as I
watched, I began to have hope. Jeremy’s body motions
became like those of a champion annihilator.
At the same time, as he moved his body around like
this champion annihilator, Jeremy kept firing off the
self-talk of this champion in his head.
Now we had the self-talk of a champion going, and
the body movements of a champion preparing for battle
going on. I let him do his work. I didn’t disturb him for
another minute or so.
The Third Critical Element: Breathing. Watching
Jeremy’s imagination, self-talk, and body motions begin
to turn things around for him, I threw in the third
element. “Jeremy,” I asked, “how would this champion
be breathing right now as he prepared for battle? Keep
the self-talk going, keep moving your body around as
this champion, and now, I want you to add the breathing
of a champion getting ready to do battle.”
Without missing a beat, Jeremy adjusted his
breathing. Now he had all three critical elements going.
Breathing, movement, and self-talk. Jeremy was in a
At the end of those few minutes, Jeremy had
changed his state completely. When he walked on to
that mat, he was ready physically and mentally, and he
was therefore able to deliver one of his best
performances ever. By bringing all three critical
elements together in this way, Jeremy, my unbeliever,
got out of his own way, he changed his state, he let his
training take over, and he competed like a true
That’s how he did it, and that’s how you can do it
As part of your pre-competition routine . . .
Ask yourself: What would the self-talk of a
champion be like as he prepared for competition?
How would that champion be moving his body
around as he prepared?
And how would that champion be breathing as he
prepared to enter the competition and face his
Then do it. Bring it all together for several minutes
prior to your time, and allow yourself to enter into this
totally prepared and empowered state before you
compete. Get out of your own way. Let your training
Remember: Use all three critical elements
and bring them together in order to change your
state completely-The Self-talk of a Champion
preparing to do battle, the Body Movements of a
Champion preparing to do battle, and the
Breathing of a Champion preparing to do battle.
Then, allow yourself to become that Champion
as you enter your competition.