About Self-Management Mastery

What is Self-Management?

The management and purposeful change of our thoughts, images, feelings, and behavior in a manner that facilitates achievement of our goals. There is scientific proof that self-management practices lead to success in many fields such as:

How can this site help you?

At this website you will learn about the mental skills needed to enhance your performance in important realms of your life and how to improve these mental skills. Descriptions and examples are available, as well as tips, checklists, and forms to learn how to improve these skills and improve your performance.

When we learn self-management, we can accomplish amazing things. People create a competitive advantage when they can self-manage their mental skills - focus on healthy BITEs - while executing other skills across a wide range competitive situations.

Self-management is not a substitute for physical skills, it complements and enables other skills. It can actually ensure that a person develops develops and executes the skills needed for success in his/her field, a) to the highest level possible; and b) consistently at high levels.

Anyone can learn to identify and control the behavior, images, thoughts, and emotions that aid or interfere with performance.

The mental skills measured in our self-management assessments (MSA, etc.) are categories of BITEs that social science research has demonstrated to be important to success in sports, school, work life, and personal happiness.

What are BITEs?

BITEs is an acronym we use to describe an athlete's 'B' - behaviors, 'I' - images, 'T' - thoughts and 'E' - emotions. Self-management involves managing your BITES.


One component of the self-management model is goals - setting, implementing, and designing goals that work. Goals are the standards and performances that we seek to achieve and the standards by which a person judges his/her own success.


Another component of the self-management model is beliefs we hold about ourselves. This includes beliefs about personal control, our task effectiveness, and our self worth.