Focused and On Fire: The Athlete's Guide to Mental Training & Kicking Butt
Focused and On Fire: The Athlete’s Guide to Mental Training and Kicking Butt is a fresh, smart book written for athletes—and coaches and parents love it, too. Lisa Mitzel portrays an authentic view of an athlete's inner journey in all sports, including baseball, track, golf, and gymnastics. She provides excellent tools, mindsets, and reflects on common doubts and how to build confidence. Lisa brings light to the inspiration we all need to confront battles and finally reach our goals. Included are core mental skills, simple exercises, true inspiring stories, and fun illustrations that enhance Lisa's powerful messages. Readers will learn self-awareness, higher-mind thinking, and the practice of believing that anything's possible.
Lisa Mitzel Bio:
Lisa Mitzel is a mental training expert and the author-illustrator of the inspiring new book, Focused and On Fire: The Athlete’s Guide to Mental Training & Kicking Butt. She’s touring nationally, bringing enthusiasm and fun mental training clinics to many groups and teams. Lisa is also a gymnastics coach, and a former Head Coach at Stanford University; she took her team to their first ever top-10 finish at the NCAA National Championships. As a Division I college gymnast at the University of Utah, Lisa was a crowd favorite and became an NCAA National Floor Champion, 6-Time All-American, member of 4 NCAA National Championship Teams, and later, inducted into the University of Utah Athletics Hall of Fame. She is a 2-Time JO National Champion, and an Elite gymnast, placing top 25 at USA Championships. Traveling across the country, Lisa has spoken at many universities, including Harvard, Stanford, San Jose State, and Denver University. She teaches personal awareness, how to manage thoughts and feelings to win in sports, overcome physical and mental struggles, and click in to emotional intelligence for confidence and safety. Published in Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology, she has a BA in Psychology and MFA in Writing. Her second book is for coaches, parents, and sports leaders, due out summer, 2018.