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/inˌten(t)SHəˈnalədē/ 1.) the fact or quality of being done on purpose or with intent. 2.) an attitude of purposefulness, with a commitment to deliberate action.
As an intentionality and life coach, Drew Myers stresses developing a neutral mindset. Whether working with business executives or youth athletes, he applies his F.R.A.M.E. approach to keep his clients from getting too high or too low.
“When I’m working with my clients who are athletes, neutral thinking is imperative – because there is always a next pitch, a next snap or a next tee shot,” Myers said. “When I’m working with business leaders or entrepreneurs, neutral thinking is just as powerful. There is going to be another important decision to make, another potential opportunity that presents itself or another fire to put out.”
It’s a powerful place to be.
Drew was introduced to neutral thinking by a mental coach named Trevor Moawad.
Myers explains: “If you’re in the midst of a winning streak and you get too high, you’re going to lose focus and get cocky. That’s when details get overlooked or you cut corners. That’s when you get humbled by Murphy’s Law.
“If you’re in a rut and get too low – thinking there is no hope and life is unfair – you’re never going to generate positive traction. You’re going to stay in that pit, at least until the death spiral swallows you whole.”
That is why neutral thinking is so powerful.
“It’s a method of making decisions that requires us to strip away our biases and focus on facts. It allows us to make decisions in a judgment-free manner – that accepts what has happened in the past with the understanding that what happened before doesn’t guarantee what will happen next.”
It’s about focusing on the here and now – the situation at hand. Neutral thinking accepts the past, but understands it has nothing to do with what happens next.