Bryce- I'm not dealing with psychology on a personal level per say (like im having problems with my wife or kids or whatever). I focus on things like confidence concentration competition readiness (all things directly related to the mental game of racing). no i dont have to work with one I can do whatever I want soon as i have a degree. technically I can still do it right now without a degree as long as i legally use the term "mental coaching" its honestly the same thing. based on my experience with working at amateur nationals with my psych business, i find that some people are proud, and others get way excited about the idea. I feel that once i get a degree and go from working at amateurs to ama pro sx and mx races then finding a team to contract my work out to will nto be a problem. unlike a lot of amateurs, professionals know the importance of your mental game. however there really isnt a whole lot of people out there looking to help them with that, which is why im doing this. its a great opportunity for me because demand is getting bigger, and there really isnt comptetion on that job market yet.
Travace- sometimes im not sure about that either, but i just do because its what has to be done ya know.
Ummm...ahhhh...Im the other "Lady Blue," ie..older,female. I think none of this would happen if Blue had stated who she thought was full of it, but anyhow...moving on....I dont race much anymore but what I'd like to know is how to keep my head in the "Zone," that place where you are pumped up yet relaxed, feeling confident, powerful and yet calm! Instead of feeling like throwing up, shakey and inferior. It's funny because mentally I can go back and forth. There are those times on the bike when you feel so fluid, at one with the bike, strong and focused! I just need to know how to get back to that place in my head and STAY THERE! I try to by telling myself "this isnt a race, it's all for fun! It's just a fast trail ride!" Anyhow....welcome Makita! ~Sun~