Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset – How Does It Relate to Sport?

In the past, some philosophers and researchers believed that intelligence was fixed and could not be changed. Thanks to the latest research in neuroscience, we are now seeing how the brain is continuously changing. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, shares the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.…

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What is Mental Toughness?

Just recently I have been asked more about mental toughness, so in this post I would like to share with you what mental toughness is – including the 4 C’s of mental toughness.     What is Mental Toughness? If you have watched sport before, I imagine you have heard sports commentators talk about the…

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The Why, What, Where, Who and When of Mindfulness in Sport

The past few weeks, I have been talking to people about mindfulness and how it relates to sports people. Subsequently, today I wanted to share some more about the why, what, where, who and when of mindfulness in sport. Let’s get started…     Why Mindfulness in Sport? There are many reasons why practicing mindfulness…

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Eustress and Distress in Elite Sport

We all experience stress in our daily lives and athletes are no different. How we experience that stress depends on how we choose to think about the stress, feel the stress and respond to the stress. “It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable.” ~ Mihaly…

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Pay Attention To What You Are Paying Attention To

Recently I was talking with a client whom was sharing with me how little time they had to do the things they wanted to. I listened to them tell me their story. After a while, I asked them where their time was going. They couldn’t answer that question succinctly. I wasn’t surprised as it wasn’t…

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20 Favourite Intentional Living Quotes

This year I decided my power word would be intentional, subsequently I have been focusing on it and (un)learning a lot. Today I wanted to share 20 of my favourite intentional living quotes. However, before I share I just wanted to share what an intention is…   What is an Intention? The are many definitions…

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What Are Finite and Infinite Games?

Growing up in the world of sport, I was very familiar with one type of game. However, switching in to the world of work and life, I quickly discovered there were other forces at play. Over time the world presented many ideas and one day I came across the work of Dr James P. Carse…

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