3 players in the US Open 2009 finals!
More than 15 years after. They are still at the top!
Mark Knowles, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.
Part of my coaching experience in the 1990’s when they started young on the Tour, in 2009; they are still at the top the game of tennis in doubles.
Mahesh in Ivory Coast and Leander and Mark in Saint Malo
How did I help them once?
In Paris Bercy tournament, once, a few ago, I asked Leander Paes to know in which area did I help him the most–- I recall his answer, “well, we know how to play, hitting forehands and backhands, this was not the main part of your coaching for me. What was the most essential for me was your input in our belief. You show us the direction, what seems so far and impossible, you help us to see that it was reachable – and to make our dream full part in our daily work,like a constant guideline present. Dream goal was actually possible to reach – you give us desire to succeed and to give 100% faith in work and dedication to the game. We kept loving the game and follow the path to achieve our goals…”
Well guys, you did – and I feel lucky today to have been once a small starting point for you, if you think so. Because he really enjoy working with you, and now, I feel even more when I see you becoming such nice human being and mature players finishing your great carrier – keep it a few years more …if your wife and kids let you.
Vision and visualization of your goals and creating your own project helps you to reach your goals – add the ACE cocktail and many and many sign of recognition.
- have clear vision of what you want
– understanding your vocation
– opening up your ambition
– creating your values – importance you give to your beliefs
– establishing a working frame of reference – working principles
– sorting out priorities
- building your own ACE – mix of self esteem, confidence and affirmation in a special so personal cocktail
- Watering your work with lots of sign of recognition – this unconditional and conditional energy to help you go through this long and winding road to success….