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Negative thinking isn't bad

In our video series we talk to Helen Glover MBE about her relationship with negative thoughts and the processes she would use to manage negativity.

Posted in: VideosMindset

How to channel childhood heroes to inspire goals that deliver

Our blog star this week is AXA Senior HR business partner Ben Andrews, a previous customer of ours who is on his quest to emulate a boyhood hero and discover something about himself along the way! Ben’s hero was Rocky Balboa; the grit, determination, dedication, pain and triumph...fist thrust defiantly in the air, theme tune ringing in his ears, young Ben was inspired.

Posted in: GoalsMindsetMotivationthe basics

Winning the biggest race of my life

The week’s blog comes from Simon Chodziesner, a K2 Performance Coach based in Melbourne. For those of you who are avid blog readers, you may remember a blog from Simon back in October, just before he underwent major heart surgery. Back by popular demand, Simon shares his rehab experiences, taking of course, a high performance lens to reflect on his recovery!

Posted in: ConfidenceMindsetMotivationPerformancethe basics

One young man

This week we interviewed our colleague Jane on the subject of goals and she immediately thought of her cycling mad, GCSE studying, 15 year old son Freddie. On PlanetK2, Jane’s our friendly, efficient, energetic, enthusiastic office administrator, customer co-ordinator and all round superstar. What came out of the interview was a useful reminder to us about goals being useful, whatever performance you might be pursuing, when you use them effectively.

Posted in: GoalsMindsetPerformance

Can you keep it up?

For many Christmas and New Year is a time for rest. Phew! Thank goodness for that. If you feel like you’re working harder than ever maybe you need one. And if you think 2017 is going to be harder again then you’d better get a plan in place for keeping it up.

Posted in: Blog postsEnergyMindsetPerformanceRitualsthe basics

Self-help...

We had our end of year meeting this week. Everyone in the company getting together to have the chance to relfect on 2016, increase our sense of togetherness and get ready for how we want to PERFORM in 2017. Excellent!

Posted in: Blog postsMindsetPerformanceRituals

What drives me to perform?

This weeks blog comes from Sophie Radcliffe. Sophie is an adventurer who inspires people by taking on remarkable challenges but she’s also a brand ambassador, blogger and writer and this week she shares her story on her desire to perform.

Posted in: Blog postsMindsetPerformanceRituals

Are you ready to play your part in change?

Learn how to play your part in change by understanding your role in the change.

Posted in: InfographicsMindsetthe basics

Serious about learning?

We've been working with Adidas Western Europe on a year long Talent programme. It's been fascinating to see how the folk on it are grasping the opportunity to learn as much as they can. It's prompted some thoughts from us about learning - so our blog this week highlights some of the very impressive and effective learning behaviours we've seen from them over the past 6 months.

Posted in: Blog postsMindsetPerformancePressurethe basics

The High Performance Guide to Christmas Shopping

Recently we saw the annual tradition of Black Friday and the start in earnest of the Christmas Shopping season. For some, Black Friday is a chance to get competitive and snap up the best deals. For those type of folk, it’s a mere warm up act for the post-Christmas sales. For others, it’s an indicator that we better get thinking about present buying and start preparing for a ritual we’d rather not have in our lives.

Posted in: Blog postsMindsetPerformanceResiliencethe basics

Performing under Pressure – when it matters most

This week’s blog is from Danny Crates, a gold medal winning Paralympian. Danny has an impressive track record– he won Bronze in the 400m at the Sydney Paralympic Games in 2000, went one better to take Gold in the 800m in Athens, and ended his athletic career on a high note as GB flag bearer at the Beijing Games.

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What was your mindset around challenging conditions?

In our video series Helen Glover MBE talks to us about how she would prepare for challenging conditions when competing.

Posted in: VideosMindsetPressure