Topdeck training trips are starting again next month and I have had a few people asking me for tips and suggestions on how to prepare for them. In my opinion there are 3 main things that will lead you to not perform as well as you could on training. 1. Being under prepared 2. Not having enough sleep and 3. Not having enough confidence. Here are my suggestions on how to combat each of these.
Do your study before hand! I can’t stress this enough. I know it seems like a lot, I have had several people tell me already that their homework looks like too much but trust me, when you actually get out there and need to use it, whatever you have is suddenly not enough. You WILL want more recipes, or facts or whatever and at that point, you wont have any time or internet to get them! This results in staying up late night after night to try and find these extra bits of information. Which leads me to my next point.
On the same kind of note – a really positive song can get you through some of the hard spots. You wont be able to listen to it very often but at the end of a night (this is probably about 2am) I would put in my headphones and concentrate on Rudimental’s ‘not giving in’. This hardened my mind and sent me to sleep with positive vibes.
And finally and equally as important –
Good luck to everyone going into training this year,
I hope to see you on the road!
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