- Exposure and variability are key principles in enhancing performance under pressure.
- Reframing stress as an exciting opportunity can help manage performance nerves.
- Practicing under varied conditions creates a richer mental model for performance.
- Faith and prayer can provide a sense of peace and calm in high-pressure situations.
- Understanding physiological signals from your body can help manage stress and enhance performance.
In the high-stakes world of performance, the pressure can be overwhelming. But what if you could turn that pressure into your greatest ally? In this episode of The BluePrint, we're joined by Dr. Alex Auerbach, the Senior Director of Wellness and Development for the Toronto Raptors. Dr. Auerbach shares his expert advice on how to perform under pressure, drawing from his extensive experience in sport and performance psychology.
In this candid conversation with Erik, Dr. Auerbach provides practical strategies to handle stress, enhance performance, and leverage stress as a tool for success. This conversation centers around coaching Alex provided Erik as he was preparing for a pitching spree to investors for AIM7. This is as raw as it gets!
Whether you're preparing for a major presentation, a sports competition, or any high-pressure situation, this episode is a must-listen.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- How exposure and variability can enhance your performance.
- The importance of reframing your mindset towards stress.
- Why practicing under varied conditions can create a richer mental model.
- The role of faith and prayer in managing stress.
- How to interpret physiological signals from your body.
- Insights into the world of professional sports psychology.
- "The more you do something that makes you nervous, the less nervous you start to be about doing that thing." - Dr. Alex Auerbach
- "One of the keys to actually getting something automatic is to do it under varied conditions." - Dr. Alex Auerbach
- "Tap into this stress. Stress is your and body preparing you to do something effortful." - Dr. Alex Auerbach
- "I put myself in very stressful situations and when I got there, it was like I had been there." - Dr. Erik Korem