The Q Coach Pod | Mindset Coaching for Handlers with Julie Bacon

The Q Coach Pod | Mindset Coaching for Handlers with Julie Bacon

Hosted by: Julie Bacon - The Q Coach

From goal setting to getting control of ring nerves, Julie Bacon, The Q Coach, champions handlers who are on a mission to achieve big goals. Julie Bacon is The Q Coach, a mental skills coach who works with dog...

Episodes

#66: Getting in the zone means staying in the present (I’ve got a practice for ya!)

Season #2

It may sound cliche, but the present moment is the only one we can do anything about. Elite athletes and handlers know this - it’s the key to getting into that coveted “zone” where the rest of the world falls away and...
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#65: Ever need a pep talk? (Don’t we all?!)

Season #2

Dog sports can be a surprisingly lonely endeavor in that we often are the ones who have to pick ourselves up on tough days. Well, this week I give you a little pep talk and give you a few ways you can help yourself...
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#64: Dealing with unsolicited advice (and how not to be that person!)

Season #2

Ever walk out of the ring and directly into some unsolicited “observations?” While the person giving the advice probably means well, timing is everything and the message may not be invited. So this week we take on...
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#63: Feeling down? In a funk? (My 2 favorite ways to get back into positivity.)

Season #2

It’s easy to get into a funk: take a less-than-stellar weekend, add a bad night’s sleep, and top it off with a sobering news story and it’s a wonder we are positive at all! But we can’t accomplish anything positive...
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#62: Got performance jitters? (I’ll bet one of these 5 sources is to blame.)

Season #2

Call it ring nerves or performance anxiety or a case of the jitters … whatever your name for your nervousness, it’s likely based in one of five common sources. I will unpack those sources and give you a little insight...
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#61: Is your self-worth measured by Qs? (We’re going to look at that.)

Season #2

It’s not uncommon for people to measure their self-worth by their external successes - be those from the dog ring, career, or home. But when we tie our self-worth to successes or outcomes, not only do we devalue...
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#60: I’m betting you’re over-valuing your mistakes (And under-valuing your successes.)

Season #2

According to really smart science types, we are wired to focus on the negative. And while that may have saved our lives in the forest, it’s less handy when it comes to running our dogs. So let’s get a grip on the best...
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#59: Are you measuring to build confidence? (Well, you will be after this!)

Season #2

We can gain a LOT of confidence and clarity by looking backward in the *right* way. This week I challenge you to give yourself a little credit for how far you’ve come and create a framework from which to improve in...
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#58: Awareness as a superpower (A totally learnable skill!)

Season #2

Our ability to be truly aware and present to what is happening is critical to shaping the choices we make. Our dogs live in this space - present and aware - and we are better, more responsive handlers when we join...
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#57: The power of settling in (Or, managing successful transitions!)

Season #2

Okay, I’m just a lot excited about this episode as it stems from a great talk an author gave about her new book (link below). It gave me a whole new outlook and vocabulary about how we transition our dogs (and...
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#56: But do you have mindset goals? (Because I know you’ve got outcome goals!)

Season #2

We are awesome at setting goals - especially results-oriented ones. We know the titles and Qs we want, and we have it all planned out. But what about our mindset goals? Do we know how we are going to strengthen our...
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#55: You need a good Plan B (Even if you plan to be perfect!)

Season #2

Having a “plan B” is NOT about thinking you might “fail.” On the contrary. A good Plan B means you recognize there are variables in your environment that you cannot fully control, and you’re willing to be flexible...
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