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In Search of “The Zone”

first_imgDanny Hart at the WorldsIn my sophomore year of school at Warren Wilson College, I took a Sports Psychology class with Dr. Bob Swoap.  I found the class to be absolutely fascinating, and the material definitely left a lasting impression, helping me immensely in how I viewed competition.Dr. Swoap got in touch with me recently, and I was honored and excited to be invited back to speak from the opposite side of the classroom about my experiences with whitewater kayaking and how they related to real life and tapping your potential in any pursuit.  As the day approached, I was admittedly a bit hesitant about getting in front of the class.  I knew that it was a Freshman Seminar, and I dreaded the possibility of blank stares and awkward silences following my attempts to engage them.What I was met with, however, was completely the opposite!  These young adults came from all walks of life… amongst them were writers, competitive mountain bikers, varsity basketball players, musicians, and everything in between.  They were amazing, and the hour and a half literally flew by before I knew it.  I walked back to my car that day thinking that Dr. Swoap was a pretty lucky guy to be able to hang out with people like that as his job.Our discussion ran the gamut in the field of Sports Psychology and elsewhere, but one thing that we focused on was the search for that feeling of flow in which everything seems effortless and perfect.  Often referred to as “the zone,” this state of mind is as incredible as it is elusive.  It is something that you can recognize when you see it, and something that feels incredible when you are experiencing it.I shared with the class one of the most poignant representations of an athlete in the zone that I have ever seen.  To preface this video, Danny is a young biker on the scene, competing in the biggest race of the season, on the steepest, gnarliest course, and in the worst possible conditions!  Watch him rise to the occasion…Before I had time to flash my own slide up on the screen to frame how I approach my search for the zone, the students had already listed off most of my strategies plus some even better ones!  Everyone has a different way of doing this, but I focus on a couple of things:1)   WORK HARD.  I believe that the biggest advantage in the world is knowing that you are prepared for an event.  All sports carry with them a huge amount of mental challenge as well, but the physical foundation needs to be there.2)   Self-Affirmation Statements.  There is a huge difference between athletes who can persevere through hardships/unexpected incidents and continue to perform well, and those who can’t.  These statements are things that you say to yourself when you don’t think you can go any further, or you feel things unraveling.  Repetition of a few simple words or a phrase can center you and bring you back to what you know you are capable of.  One of my favorites is “strong, fast, focused.”3)   Metronome Analogy.  I have always loved music.  It gives me motivation and provides a soundtrack to my life.  I compare the physiological functions of my body to a musical metronome… pulse, breath, paddle strokes, etc.  I have my best races when I tune into that metronome and pace myself perfectly based on what I know about the race course.  Too rushed or too lax and I will not compete to my potential.These are a few of the tricks that help me, but once you’ve done all of the preparation you can possibly do and have gotten yourself into that optimal state of mind, it’s time to put your head down and give ‘er hell!Nobody ever said it was going to be easy…(Author’s note: After all the great insights offered up by the class, I’m very interested to know what our readers find is most helpful to achieve that optimal mental zone?  Feel free to comment here or on the BRO Facebook Page.)last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 131 Jobs with New Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center Facility in Lebanon

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center, a frozen bakery products storage and manufacturing company, will establish a facility in Lebanon, a move that will result in 131 new, full-time jobs.“This is a proud day for Pennsylvania and Lebanon,” Governor Wolf said. “This manufacturer’s plan to construct a new facility and add 131 jobs shows that Lebanon County and Pennsylvania have what it takes to attract businesses to make strong investments, offer employment opportunities, and help communities grow.”Lebanon Valley Cold Storage & Distribution Center will construct a facility on a 22.83-acre site on Hanford Drive in the Lebanon Rails Business Park. The company’s first phase of construction is comprised of a 120,000-square-foot frozen, refrigerated warehouse with a production area with construction expected to be completed in early 2017. The second phase will add 180,000-square-feet for bakery operations, including at least three production lines for baked goods and storage space. The company has committed to making an investment of $38.7 million in the project and to creating 131 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.Lebanon Valley Cold Storage & Distribution Center received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $250,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, $262,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $58,950 in WEDnet funding for employee training. The company also was approved for a $2 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority in June.“We are so excited to find such a beautiful building site in Lebanon County for our new cold storage facility,” said Marlene Kreidler, director of business development, Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center. “Lebanon County is located in the perfect sweet spot for shipping all over the United States. Everyone in the county has been so friendly and helpful in getting us situated there with the PIDA funds and the training programs offered for our new staff.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team and the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation. The Governor’s Action Team is an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.“We were pleased that Lebanon Valley Cold Storage & Distribution has selected the Lebanon Rails Business Park for this new project,” said Susan Eberly, president, Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation. “The investment into the county and the jobs that will be created will be a great asset. Working with community leaders to make this project come to fruition has been a real testament of team work, and the Governor’s Action Team was a huge support to the project. We look forward to getting the shovels in the ground and helping with the progress.”For more information on Lebanon Valley Cold Storage & Distribution, visit the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation’s website at www.lvedc.org.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces 131 Jobs with New Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center Facility in Lebanoncenter_img August 03, 2016last_img read more