Ballroom State of Mind

Amber Haider

Ballroom dancers love working on their dancing skills and technique! But if dancers neglect to train their mind, it can sabotage them when it counts most. I’m Amber Haider and I’m a Life and Mental Strength Coach for amateur ballroom dancers. If you want to take your dancing further, faster, with less anxiety and more fun, stick around. It’s time to make that beautiful brain your most powerful asset. We talk about dance AND life, providing tools to uplevel all areas of your life, not just your dancing! Visit for more information and for contact details

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29. The Whip and the Carrot

To book a Dance Strategy Call, go here. To watch a training video: The 2 step Process to Start Competing Better, go here. When we want to motivate ourselves to do better, how do we do that exactly? Most people I talk to use a “whip”. They try to be

28. Your Two Brains

The key to managing your mind might just be found in this concept: you kind of have two brains.  You have a primitive lower brain that is responsible for your survival, and a higher prefrontal cortex that’s responsible for planning, organizing and higher levels of cognition. You need both of

27. Your Future Self

How do you become a different version of yourself? How do you actually change? This episode is the third in a series about that very subject. In episode 24 we learned how to identify our patterns that might not be serving us. Episode 25 talked about how to interrupt that

26. The Reality of Talent

There will always be people who are better than you. They are more talented, they learn faster, they seemingly succeed more than you and everybody else. Our brain thinks this a problem. But it’s a problem you can’t solve. You can’t make it so there is never anyone better than

25. Interrupt Yourself

To learn more about how to get more help, click here The greatest tool in your arsenal for personal change is “the pause.” When you interrupt an old pattern and pause, you give yourself a chance to make a different choice. In this episode, we follow up from the previous

24. How to Hack Yourself–The Model

To learn more about how to work together privately, click here. To hack yourself and become the person that you want to become, you need to do three things. First, learn your current patterns for how you show up in the world.  Second, you interrupt the old patterns Lastly, you

23. Mindset Basics: You are the Creator of your Experience

This is the first in a series of mindset basics that apply to everyone. The first concept/tool I want to offer is that what you think isn’t true. We all think that our thoughts are just true. But they are not inherently true. Two people can experience the same facts

22. You are Exceptional

It’s time to just speak some truth into you. So many dancers get so hard on themselves and start to forget just how amazing they are. So in this episode I just want to cheerlead you for a minute. It’s short and sweet but I want to show you just

21. What to do with Interference

In this follow up podcast episode to #16 Interference, we discuss what to do about the interference you experience in your dancing.  In episode 16 we introduced being aware of what interference are a problem for you, how they affect your life and how you show up, and began dis-identifying,

20. Do It Before You’re Ready

When a competition is approaching, my friends will ask me, “Are you excited for your next competition?” And while I am usually excited, it is mixed with a hefty side of “I don’t feel ready.” I kind of laugh and say, “I don’t feel ready, but I’ll take what I