The "Monkey Mind"
Chinese Buddhists call the voice in your head "the monkey mind" because they believe it resembles a restless monkey, swinging aimlessly from tree to tree, commenting on everything you do and how you should do it.
The mind is our greatest tool. It's power to analyse, it's cognitive abilities, are what has lifted man out of the realm of trees and savannahs into our modern world as we know it today. It is our greatest strength.
However, it can also be our greatest weakness. Think of an athlete. Thousands of hours of training, at peak fitness, top of their game. Unbeatable. But, it only takes one doubt, one thought of vulnerability, one "what if" and the mind can reduce the perfect athelete to a quivering wreck.
That is the power of the mind.
The "monkey mind" is the description Don uses to describe the internal chattering, non-constructive self talk we all experience in our day to day lives.
Controlling, and quietening this "monkey mind" is key to achieving peak performance in any field. Mental preparation as well as physical, technical preparation. Like the previously mentioned athelete. There is no point in being prepared in every way, to be let down by mental doubts and questions, and not being able to deliver at the crucial time.
Don has worked for many years to learn to understand this "monkey". How it works, how it thinks and more importantly how to control the "monkey". Helping top professionals in varied fields reach their true potential.