Crone, who also works with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, Hollywood actors and businessmen, says his mission involves "helping people realize their potential and I do it by removing the constraints of their mind." In other words, he helps people get out of their own way.
"One of the main tenets of the work I bring to people is a sense of simplicity, because all of the complicated aspects of being human is really where the mind is working hard to try to figure everything out," Crone told me. "When you get to a place like Paul of self worth where you realize your value and self acceptance, then you're not trying to figure out what people think or what the future holds; you're simply where you are. It really does become very straightforward."
It all started with Peter Crone, the "mind architect" as he calls himself, or "happiness expert" as others call him. His job is to "help people become the best versions of themselves."
The golf swing may be a feat of athleticism, but golf is first and foremost a game played between a golfer and his mind. “Golf is analogous to life,” says Peter Crone, founder of Be Alive, Inc, who has helped PGA and LPGA players harness mental energy to improve their games. “The degree to which someone is focused on the past and future is the degree to which they're not focused on what they're doing now.”
He credits his mental turnaround to a conversation he had early in camp with Peter Crone, the Diamondbacks' mental skills coach. Montero said he had become afraid of failure, and Crone urged him to cut himself some slack, to allow himself some room to fail.