Archive for the 'Motivation' Category

Roger Federer’s Retirement Message

The GOAT, Roger Federer caps off his stellar career with a classy video message that epitomises his class right to the end. We will all miss him for all he brought to the game and sport in general.

Paul Coll World #1 Squash Player

This is an honest, raw account of the psychological obstacles the very best have to overcome to reach the pinnacle of their sport. Whenever you’re faced with adversity, dig deep and back yourself. Are you a Sydney-based squash player? <– Click here to get on court and maybe even a few coaching sessions! Need a […]

Performing Under Pressure – Book Summary Table

Performing Under Pressure by Josephine Perry is a fantastic book for anyone who wants to understand or improve their mental toughness. While I was reading it as a coach and a high performance elite athlete, I thought what it missed was a summary to cross-reference the great advice, in an easy-to-use table format… So I […]

How to Practice Effectively

We’ve all heard the saying “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect“, but until recently, it wasn’t clear WHY it had such a powerful and long-lasting effect on our brains. All competitive athletes understand the concept of Muscle Memory, but the reality is it’s Mental Memory that creates the instantaneous and autonomic reflexes that make champions. This is […]

What makes a great coach

We know from the Deliberate Practice Principles of champions that having a coach is a must. The video below is from a GREAT online table tennis coach Ping Sunday’s EmRatThich. These qualities apply to coaches for all sports. China’s table tennis coaches are world-renown for their excellence and the reason their players and team (still) […]

When you see your limits, you see your limits change

This 1-minute video conveys an important motivational mantra: “When you see your limits, you see your limits change”. That’s because you can’t change something you can’t see. Elite and High Performance athletes also know from Deliberate Practice Principles; you can’t improve something you don’t measure. Measurement in goal setting starts by being AWARE of the […]

All Champions ‘Do’ New Year’s Resolutions

If there is one thing ALL champions ‘do’ is New Year’s Resolutions, in one form or another. They know you either plan to fail or fail to plan. Champions also know the importance of self-motivation. When facing the new year ahead, Arnold’s video is my go-to source of inspiration and aspiration as I create my […]

Every Millimetre Matters

We all need a boost of motivation from time to time. This ad is a great source of inspiration when you just want to reach deep down and push yourself just a bit further.  

Mamba Forever

It’s what you do in the dark that will put you into the spotlight

Michael Phelps is the GOAT of swimming… His records are legendary. The video below is a must-watch to understand what it takes to be a true champion. If you are not “winning” in your personal, professional or athletic life, you might want to ask yourself a few questions: Do you have a goal or dream […]