Some sports psychologists use guided imagery and stress reduction techniques to free the mind of clutter and improve concentration for very short periods of time. These methods can be expensive, costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars in professional fees, and may require multiple sessions with a personal sports psychologist prior to each competition. In contrast, the Reiss Motivation Profile® (RMP) is inexpensive relative to other sports psychology methods. This self-discovery tool helps you make better decisions that match who you are - for example, decisions about what sports to choose, what position to choose, and how to play to your strengths during competition.

The Reiss Motivation Profile® is based on psychometric science. It excels in building teamwork, based on mutual understanding among players as well as between players and coaches. Multinational companies use the RMP to build teamwork among leaders.

In addition to constructing the Reiss Motivation Profile®, Professor Reiss has studied stress and anxiety and introduced the term, "anxiety sensitivity," used in more than 2,000 scientific studies. The Reiss Motivation Profile® and imagery methods are compatible techniques, with neither being a substitute for the other. Both are supported by scientific research, but guided imagery teaches a short-term technique, while the RMP teaches self-discovery. Learning what makes you tick has long-term implications not only for sports but also for academics.