“If we’re focused, confident and relaxed we have a much better opportunity to execute what we want…”

“We know that our behaviors and our habits lead to our results…”

A former pro golfer, Rick earned his doctorate in Applied Sports Psychology. He is the author of Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game and is former editor of Golf Tips magazine.

A high school football injury directed Rick toward the sport of golf, and what he’s learned since has truly been life-altering.

In a competitive playoff for the right to join his college golf team as a walk-on, as he describes it, he “choked” under pressure. It was that “failure” that became a formative life experience and sent Rick toward the study of peak performance strategies.

Today Rick is a sought-after peak-performance coach who trains aspiring professionals and helps corporate executives apply his many strategies and insights on peak performance, leadership and teamwork.

In this episode, Rick shares:

  • How to re-write your story to serve your ambitions
  • Physiological influences of performance
  • Why and how love (passion) is a critical component for peak performance
  • His strategy for the golf-course “workshop” with executive teams!
  • How his workshop reveals so much about decision making, leadership and communication
  • How he applies The Habit Factor in his training to carry his clients beyond just the mental game, and how that was a breakthrough
  • How he defines “success”
  • How appreciating your life’s “roles” helps you create greater attention and mindfulness
  • How to get a little better every day
  • And, so much more…

“It’s the exercise and the process behind it — how did they come to the decisions as a team and what happens when someone played poorly? Did they react and judge them?”

Why could I not perform under the pressure, when it mattered most. Yet, when I put some of those mental and emotional skills and trained them, I was able to perform at a high level afterwards…”

“I’m a BIG believer that leadership starts with the individual, not with the team. You have to be able to lead yourself first before you can lead anyone else.”



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Rick Sessinghaus — Perform For Success

Rick Sessinghaus.com

Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game

The Habit Factor Certified Coaching Program

HeartMath (link)


Books Rick Referenced:
Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself Dr. Joe Dispenza
Coherence Alan Watkins


The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters