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Why Good Athletes Fall Apart in Competition w/ Mark England – Episode 247

Performance anxiety. It’s a thing. Even the best athletes in the world fall victim to it. You put in the work, train hard, and hit the numbers you need to hit in order to be a contender. But when game day comes, something shifts. You question your capabilities, or tell yourself “I don’t want to mess up or do bad”.

It turns out there is a big difference between saying “I don’t want to do bad today” and “I want to perform my best today”. That may sound like some feel good nonsense but the truth is, our inner game plays a huge role in how we show up- in competition, in our relationships, and in pretty much all aspects of life.

This week we traveled up to Venice Beach, CA to meet up with Mark England at Paradiso CrossFit. Mark is a language ninja and we dive into how the language we use directly effects how we think and perform.

Mark has some valuable information to share in this episode and has some real world examples of how we can develop the high level mental toughness (or as he puts it “mental finesse) to perform at our best.

We are excited to be offering something special for Shrugged fans in this episode. Mark runs a company called Procabulary that offers a course called Core Language Upgrade. Whether you’re looking to build better relationships, achieve your peak performance goals, or establish a strong financial future, Core Language Upgrade and Procabulary provide the tools that support and empower you. The whole Shrugged team has gone through the course, and we have seen amazing results and highly recommend you consider investing in Mark’s knowledge.

To learn more about Core Language Upgrade, as well as see some sample videos from the course, visit his website here.

As a thanks to you for tuning in, Mark has generously offered a $100 discount towards the Core Language Upgrade Course. Use the code “barbell” at checkout to save $100 off the course.



Enjoy the show,



For more:

Be sure to check out Mark’s Core Language Upgrade Course. The entire Shrugged team has gone through it and it’s impacted how we work together, interact with our loved ones, train and live.

Click HERE to learn more about Core Language Upgrade

As a thank you, Mark is discounting the course by $100. Just use the promo code “barbell” at checkout.


Mike Bledsoe


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