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Attitudes are contagious

“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” asked Steve Waugh, the steely Australian cricket captain. Your attitude has the capacity to fuel, or drain, the motivation of those around you, […]

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Never stand still

“We’re never 100% satisfied. It’ll have to be faster again in the summer to win the Olympics”. Words uttered by an Olympic cyclist, just minutes after their team broke the […]

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Pre-performance routines

‘Don’t undermine the work I’ve put in every day.’ Not some days. Every day. Ask anyone who has been on a team with me who shoots the most. Go back […]

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A matter of choice

Feeling in control is a vital part of motivation and performing well. When you feel in control you’ll have higher motivation and be more likely to perform better. You can […]

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How the elite practise

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect”. So says Vince Lombardi, the highly successful (and often quoted) American football coach, and we agree with him. We see […]

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Talent is not enough

John Wooden said, “Judge yourself not by what you have achieved but by what you should have achieved with the talent at your disposal”. He was a clever man. Those […]

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Be great at talking performance

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet – Truman Capote A feature of […]

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Excellence is a habit – nice line but where’s the detail

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. Albus Dumbledore understands the discipline of excellence. . You know from one of the […]

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You’ve got to get yourself connected…

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” For us, Margaret Mead’s quote is all about […]

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The why and how of great goals

Most people don’t set goals regularly and don’t value goals as a workplace tool. We find that kind of strange – in the high performance sport and business environments we’ve […]

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The secret of confidence

Confidence. With it, you can do almost anything. Without it, your chances of performing well plummet. It’s so important which makes it all the more strange that people simply don’t […]

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Get to grips with motivation

Motivation and performance. They’re happy – or unhappy – bedfellows. If you’re motivated, you’ll be performing well and delivering the goods. If you’re not motivated, chances are that you’re not […]

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