Brain In The Game Sport Mind Coaching Podcast
Effective Change In One Affects Change In Many
BITG 069: Re-thinking the Blame GameAug 10, 2017 36:40
Whose fault was it, really? When things are going well and athletes are winning, people love to take the credit. However, when things fall over, those same people are very quick to play the “Blame Game”. “It wasn’t my fault… they didn’t give me the right information… I couldn’t do my job… they distracted me.” etc […]
BITG 068: Do I Fit the Selectors Mould, or do I Create My Own Style?Jul 6, 2017 28:54
Who are you playing for? It’s an age-old conundrum for elite and professional athletes, “Do I change who I am and how I play to fit the mould of the selectors current criteria OR do I back my own unique skills and become the player I know I can be?” And the answer isn’t ‘Immediately’ […]
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BITG 067: Self-Belief is a System, Not a Feeling – Building Sustainable Self-BeliefJun 8, 2017 39:05
Believe it or not, athletes – more than others – tend to suffer with low self-esteem and low self-belief. This sounds bizarre when you think just how cocky they can appear on the outside. That is, until you understand the 24/7 public scrutiny they are constantly under today, expected to always be “available”. Beyond their sporting performance […]
BITG 066: An Athletes Guide to Managing Your Brain – 4 Steps to Beat Mental FatigueMay 25, 2017 37:16
Every athlete gets fatigued. Heck! We train hard, we push ourselves to the limits and beyond – so it’s no surprise we become physically fatigued. However, there is a BIG difference between physical fatigue and mental fatigue. One is sore muscles and dwindling energy, the other can have a catastrophic impact on our ability to […]
BITG 065: Three Steps To Effective Performance PreparationNov 25, 2016 24:14
A performance limerick from Dublin, Ireland. The second in our series of podcasts on the global tour, this week coming from Dublin. As the internal and external pressures of performing becomes imminent we “can” be influenced to begin to doubt our own ability to perform when it counts. This all too common phenomena can seriously […]
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BITG 064: The Perils Of Diving For The Line – A Message From TokyoNov 13, 2016 11:34
Taking Your Eye Off The Ball As the end of many athletes seasons approaches and we begin to think about putting our feet up for a few weeks well earned rest, we can “almost” be forgiven for taking our eye off the ball and thinking about getting to the end, making that last ditch attempt […]
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BITG 063: Control of your performance – Controlling what you can control and letting go of what you cannotSep 1, 2016 31:27
Our sense of “Control” or at the very least our sense of taking steps in “controlling” our environment, our preparation and our performance is a core “Need” as an athlete, we need to know what we are doing is the best that we can, be it a new skill or competing for our country at […]
BITG 062: 5 Steps To Handling Big Competition Pressure – How To Value Every PerformanceAug 7, 2016 30:14
As we settle into the 2016 Rio Olympics and we are consumed by the spectacle that is the summer games, we turn our focus to the best of the best, those flawless performances, smashed world and olympic records and the apparent super-human performances of these athletes. Lets take a closer look at how to get […]
BITG 061: Controlling your performance outcomes with a 3 legged stoolMay 5, 2016 31:19
Effectively managing your thoughts, feelings and actions. When things don’t go the way you planned with your performance, what triggers it for you? I mean, what REALLY triggers it for you, specifically? Is it a negative thought that grows from a passing thought into an unscalable mountain that you just cannot see a way past; an […]
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BITG 060: Recognising Your Performance PatternsApr 7, 2016
Understanding how your behavioural patterns influence your performance, your mindset, your choices and your outcomes. Humans are hardwired to recognise patterns from our earliest moments – our parents faces, objects in the trees, even animals in the clouds. However, can you accurately recognise those key patterns that are the difference between a good performance and a […]