Standing tall, swinging easily through smooth turns while shredding the gnarliest terrain, Austria’s Lorraine Huber has built a career of making it look easy. After a long career as a big-mountain skier and competitor, she switched gears to become a guide, mentor and mental coach, offering her insights gleaned from a life on skis to not just aspiring athletes, but just about anyone seeking poise and grace amidst stress and chaos. Lorraine’s insights explore our mental games on snow, turning our focus to the process of learning through visualization and meditation. There are some great lessons in this one.
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1:00 - Skiing is an art form3:30 - Almost always skiing with snowboarders as a kid in Austria5:20 - First freeride competition in 20066:30 - Honing technique during certification as a ski instructor9:20 - Changing over to a mental coach10:10 - Mental skills can be built like physical skills12:00 - Get out of your head, let your body take over12:20 - Our mind is an athletic idiot14:00 - Goal should be growing and learning, not results15:15 - Focusing on outcome is a distraction 16:05 - Develop a growth mindset16:40 - Master visualization18:20 - Experiencing versus imagining, brain can’t tell the difference19:10 - Letting go and the body has a blueprint through visualization20:40 - Push focus from results, to growth to managing challenges24:30 - Transferring lessons of skiing into life26:30 - Forget about needing to win or you’ll be skiing with the handbrake on27:30 - Focus on the process28:40 - Mindfulness meditation
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