Performing in challenging conditions – a different take
This week’s blog comes from Simon Chodziesner, a K2 performance coach based in Melbourne, Australia. He shares how he’s using the performance readiness concept to help him prepare for one of the biggest challenges of his life.
Where's your head at?!
We’ve been thinking a lot about performance recently. Ok, so maybe that’s an obvious statement, so allow us to get more specific. We’ve been thinking about – or really, reminded of - the value and impact of focusing on performance rather than results.
Brilliance not busyness
Listening to Oliver Burkman’s excellent recent radio series on busyness got us thinking about how it relates to high performance. We already talk about managing your performance energy not your time. Now we’re thinking about managing your mindset towards your tasks and managing your ego too!
Playing at work
It’s interesting when you hear one of your country’s leading performance psychologists, with an impressive track record going back through 5 Olympics cycles, talking about the value of play.
A festival of readiness…
As you know, readiness is a proud obsession of ours. Because of that, with the Olympic and Paralympic Games going on, we’ve been passionately applying our obsession and listening out for more readiness lessons to share.
Ready for Rio… again?!
So that was the Rio Olympics. A fantastic fortnight of sport and a compelling spectacle for those of us glued to our screens. The backdrop was spectacular, and as ever, the controversy and noise around the Games organisation and environment faded into the background once competition got going.
The Noisiest Games in History
So, the Rio Olympic Games are underway! After 4 years of preparation – for both athletes and their support teams, and for the host city – the Games got started with a spectacular Opening Ceremony on Friday night.
“I will row through shit for you, America”
With the Rio Olympics only days away, we’re about to see lots of intensely passionate people performing under great pressure.
If you can do something without thinking about it, congratulations but watch out. It’s the riskiest place of all. It’s great – because you can do it without much thought, but boy, be ready for a fall.
An apple a day…
We’re always scanning what’s going on in the world to see how we can connect it to simple, high performance thinking, and when Jim spotted some stuff about a new approach to food labelling, it got us thinking.
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