Tag: Daniel Stewart

May 02, 2020

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: Present-Self and Performer-Self While Social Distancing

Right now there are two very different people living inside of you (don’t worry, it’s only a metaphor.) The first one is the person who you are right now. That person is called your present-self and he or she is capable of achieving some pretty good things. Some pretty good skills, pretty good emotions, and pretty good results. But is your present-self capable of achieving the amazing and great skills, emotions, and results that you know you’re capable of?

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Apr 11, 2020 Education

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: COVID or Go Big?

This month we’ve all been given a new challenge. Not one from a cranky horse or complex course, but from the coronavirus . . . and like most challenges, it can sometimes leave you feeling a bit disoriented, defeated, and discouraged. Going through, and getting through it, with your confidence intact might not always easy, but it's definitely possible – as long as you believe it.

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Mar 30, 2020 Association News

USEA Podcast #254: Sports Psychology Special with Daniel Stewart

In this brand new episode of the USEA Podcast, Nicole and Diarm speak to world-renowned sports psychologist Daniel Stewart. Packed full of top tips to manage nerves in training, competition, and everyday life, as well as tips on how to stay positive and motivated during this challenging time in the world, this is a must-listen show for anyone looking to build a positive mindset.

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Mar 04, 2020 Education

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: Mind Your Mindset

Mindset is everything. It defines how you’ll act and react; what you believe; how you treat yourself and others; and whether you’ll succeed or fail. It literally defines who you are and who you’ll become. From what drives you to what scares you, and from how you approach challenges to how you recover from mistakes, mindset is everything.

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Feb 02, 2020 Education

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: Willpower, Horsepower, Why-Power, and What-Power

You know the importance of willpower. Never quit, never give up, make the rest of the ride the best of the ride - all that stuff. And you know the importance of horsepower. Balance, strength, condition, stamina - all that stuff.

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Jan 04, 2020 Education

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: Resolution Reminders

If you’re like most people there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to make a New Year's resolution this year . . . and if you’re like most people there’s also a pretty good chance you’re going to have a really hard time hanging onto it past the beginning of February!

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Dec 04, 2019 Education

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: Question Suggestion

Keeping your mind focused on what’s productive (like transitions between dressage movements or fences) instead of what’s destructive (like worrying about the crowd) is one of the most important skills any rider can learn. While it’s a skill that can require a bit of practice, it’s one that can be learned quite quickly - as long as you know a trick. The good news is that there is a trick, and that trick is called question suggestion.

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Nov 03, 2019 Education

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: Having Faith in Failure

One day you’re going to do everything right and it’ll still go wrong. You’ll give 100 percent but come up short. You’ll do your best, but your best won’t be good enough.

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Oct 06, 2019 Education

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: Get to, Want to, Like to, Love to . . . but not Have to

Any day with a horse is a good day because - as you already know - each and every one of those days is chock-full of wonderful opportunities. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to see those opportunities for what they really are - or even worse - mistakenly view them as obligations, and it can all begin with something as simple as a few innocent words that you unintentionally say to yourself.

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Sep 18, 2019 Education

VIDEO: Equestrian Fitness and Focus with Daniel Stewart

Use sports psychology and cross-training to prepare your brain and body for success! Treat and train yourself like an athlete by learning a series of rider-specific fitness exercises that’ll improve your strength, stamina, and suppleness using everything from medicine and stability balls to agility ladders and speed ropes. Then, bring the mind and body together with tips to up your game by improving your mental focus.

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Sep 07, 2019 Education

Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: The Mess in Message

There are four certainties in riding: you’re going to fall down, you’re going to get up, you’re going to succeed, you’re going to mess up. As long as you’re okay with this you’ll be okay. But if you’re afraid of failing, falling, getting up, or messing up, well there’s a pretty good chance you might feel a little less than okay.

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