As a sports psychologist, Dr. Jerry Lynch works with world-renowned coaches and athletes. He’s incorporated the teachings of a wide variety of different philosophies – from Eastern thought to Christian mysticism. Jerry shares stories of how to reframe your narrative, and use meditation to achieve both high performance and a relaxed state.
[7:50] Jerry provides an example of why you shouldn’t focus on winning 100%, but instead focus on why you want to win the day. It takes pressure off the team.
[10:55] Losing is, in many ways, winning.
[13:30] Mistakes are a great learning point, but they can also kill you in war and other acts of conflict.
[14:25] Focus on what you can control. When you’re relaxed you have the ability to perform at higher levels.
[16:15] Jerry shares stories of his father and his leadership capabilities.
[18:15] Jerry was faced with his first leadership lesson when he was 25 years old and in the Navy.
[20:15] Positivity is a critical piece to building a championship culture.
[23:05] Jerry was starstruck by basketball coach Dean Smith (then retired), but Coach Smith had all the time in the world to answer his questions. Dean had a power of influence that moved Dr. Jerry.
[33:35] Many athletes, Like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, have used mediation to help them win.
[36:45] Coaching is a profession of love.
[40:00] There’s a lot of fear in our environment. Fear breaks down our immune system and health. Win the day is about faith. Let’s look at faith rather than fear.
[43:45] Remember: Champion is a state of mind.
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