When your are active in a professional sporting career, you have priorities that optimize your ability to compete. You would have priorities around health, fitness, team and perhaps even money and winning. How you rank your priorities will determine your level of success on and off the field. Your priorities are determined by your values […]
If anything stands out as most important to your ability to win, it is this – how much you are prepared to back yourself! I talked about it in Persistence that goes on beyond Sport and it deserves repeating and elaborating. The ability to back yourself stems from belief – belief in yourself and your abilities […]
Athletes are motivated and inspired by clear and measurable goals. Post-sport one can get lost in life-change and opportunities and the athlete may forget these important steps for success.
Goals provide you the motivation to move ahead and to do the things you might not like to do and setting clear targets is Step 2 of creating your own success beyond sport. Here are 7 keys that you need to consider in order for you to achieve your goals, whether in the next year, or in your lifetime.
I used to wonder why anyone would ever watch golf. I expected it to be slow and boring on TV but over the last several years I’ve gotten hooked, even before the rise of Jordan Spieth. I love the tension that arises from a player gaining or dropping a shot; a player wrestling with his/her own inner […]
No athlete achieves success overnight. As an athlete you went through years of development, training and playing or performing before you started to see big results. Success takes time. Often the tough times and hard work are forgotten when things start to take off but there is no escaping the science of exponential growth. The exponential curve […]
I have been researching and focusing on athlete transition for over 6 years and it’s been great to see the upward trend of greater awareness and information on the topic, from articles to TV programs. What frustrates me is that I commonly read or hear that ‘more has to be done’ to help athletes with […]
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A recurring themes you will find amongst most successful athletes is one of Persistence. On my journey towards playing for Australia in the 2000 Olympics, I never would have gotten over the setbacks of injuries and partnership changes without persistence. You most likely have your own story too. It’s the same for those who have […]
A Slideshare presentation on the 8 Steps to fully transition to life beyond sport. By an Olympian for Athletes, active and retired to fully prepare for a new game in business & life.
A life committed to sport can result in a strong identification as an athlete and even specifically with the sport that you play. It’s like we put ourselves in a box with a label and that is all we are. That strong athlete identity can contribute to success while one is still active, but might […]
Everyone goes through some major changes in life – coming of age; career changes; parenthood; retirement; and more. For athletes, a dramatic change might come earlier in life than expected with the end of a sporting career. These times can be challenging for anyone, regardless of how prepared you think you are. Not only is […]