Kick Start Your Calm


Do you wish you could be calm in every circumstance you find yourself in? Do you wonder sometimes why you can’t? What if you could kick start your calm whenever you wanted – when would you use it first? What difference might it make?

It is often said that the difference between top performers in stage, screen, sport, business and life is the gap between their ears. The six inches of grey matter that we all have and all use differently. What do they do differently that helps them rise above the crowd of equally talented and skilled competitors?

They know how to kick start their mindset into rational calm as and when they need it. Some call it focus and some call it “being in the zone”. What do you call it? The difference between a positive, calm and focused mindset and a negative, stressed and wide-angled mindset is two things. Firstly, it’s in how you trigger your calm response in a flight or fight situation. Top performers switch on the right electro-chemical signals that take them to that calm and focused place. They do this both mentally and physically. You can see them with their physical routines and you can feel their mental focus. Secondly, they have learned that using their trigger effectively gives them the edge they need and so the feedback loop to their trigger gets stronger and more compelling.

This doesn’t apply to only top performers it applies to you and me; to Mums and Dads; to Teachers and Doctors; to A-Level students to the Sunday Football Under 10s Goalie; to everyone in every walk of life. We can all develop our trigger to start our calm and focused process. Use it to complain to the waiter, use it for that tough conversation at work, use it for simply feeling good about yourself.

There are many ways you can develop your trigger and there are many great books and courses on how to do this. I prefer to call it a Calm Enabler and alongside my entrepreneurial activities, I have been working for over 10 years with my buddy, Kevin Laye, to bring an easy, simple and rapid calm enabler to the general public. It can take seconds for an instant need to a few minutes for a more sustained requirement. You can find it at or if you prefer a non-digital enabler, invest in one of the many courses that you can find online.

I hope you find this useful. Remember, your life is a series of choices. If you can choose to be positive or negative…why would you choose negative? Create your calm enabler today and start living the life you want for yourself and those you love.

Steve McNulty