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How To Ask For Feedback That Helps You

I teach what I call the 1 percent improvement doctrine, which basically states that you want to improve 1 percent at time, every day instead of trying to go for the ‘big kill’ and improve ‘all at once’. That being said, having a MasterMind Group helps a lot, but that requires a little more commitment and discipline.

The Fastest Way To Get Better Results

The fastest way to get better results is to ask someone who is better than you. My ‘formula’ is to do what I did this week when I played a squash pro…

“What 3 things should I focus on to improve my game so that the next time I take a lesson with you, I can already have improved?”

That narrows it down and synthesises what I call my Next Best Steps. It also makes it easy for him to summarise the 3 easiest things that would make the biggest difference. By the way – if you have more than this, it becomes confusing and self-defeating.

So there you have it – another simple and easy strategy to put into practice, the next time you practice deliberately!


MasterMind Your Way To Injury Recovery

The MasterMind concept is one that most people make much more complicated than it needs to be. In my book on MasterMind Groups, I distill them to their core essence, ethos and principles, but y’know what? It’s even simpler than that – take this example for instance…

One of my squash partners inadvertently stepped on my foot a few weeks ago and it’s been sore ever since. As a MasterMind aficionado, I am constantly leveraging people around me and telling people things like this. Two days ago, I mentioned it to the ‘unoffocial’ President of my fan club [ :-) ] and he mentioned I should take anti-inflammatories… DUH!!!

Since I am anti-drugs and pharmaceuticals – I don’t automatically go to that solution when I have an ache or pain… I prefer the natural healing alternative, but in this case, it makes sense to ACCELERATE the process by reducing the INFLAMMATION and reduce the discomfort since NOT playing is not an option (more on that in a subsquent post).

So there you go – Ask people for help – talk about your problems, challenges, injuries… see what happens when the people around you contribute to FINDING A SOLUTION FOR YOU!