Phil Shomo and his Circles of Focus to Improve Your Mental Game

On the Mark Golf Podcast

01-12-2023 • 58 mins

Phil Shomo has over 35 years experience coaching people. in a variety of arenas such as Business and Ministry, to navigate challenges more effectively.  He is now leading a thriving Sports Psychology endeavor that focusses on helping golfers to "fuel their mental tank" while "controlling controllables."

Phil has a Masters Degree in Transformation with a specialization in Personal Character Development.  He works with golfers of all skill levels including elite NCAA competitors from teams like Mississippi State University and Augusta University.  He joins #OntheMark to help you to improve your concentration and focus in practice and on the golf course.

Shomo exhibits his "Circles of Focus" as he talks about:

  • How to make sense of Mental Performance.
  • How to improve your relationship with yourself.
  • How much control you really have in every situation.
  • How Focus is mental energy and mental energy is a limited commodity.
  • How paying attention is transactional.

He then explains each Circle of Focus and how to use your mental energy effectively:

  1. Circle of Concern - where a person has no control,
  2. Circle of Influence - where a person has some control, and
  3. Circle of Control - where a person has a lot of control.

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