the basics(169)

Set great goals

90% of people we work with say that goals don’t really work for them, and they don’t consistently set them. Yet in our experience, having and using effective goals is essential […]

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Feel ready to perform

It’s one thing having ability and potential but quite another to use it in the right way. Consistently good performers are always ready to use their resource to perform.

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Manage your performance, not your time

Millions of pounds have been invested in time management courses. Yet there’s still millions of people feeling overwhelmed at work and that they don’t have enough time to get everything done that needs doing.

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Be ready for a demanding day every day

Some people just seem to deliver great performances, whatever the conditions. They do that by practicing habits & routines so whenever performance calls, they’re ready.

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Get ready, get set, oh no!

Last Sunday was the Melbourne Marathon. Since 1978, this has become a permanent fixture on the Australian sporting calendar, and is now the biggest running event in Australia. And it’s an event that motivates Melburnians – including me – to train through the cold Melbourne winter each year.

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Developing a marathon runners mindset

In this fix we want you to think about whether you are getting the benefit from a marathon runners mindset.

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Understand what affects your performance

There’s lot of things that affect your performance at work and the results you get. Think about when you’ve been doing a great job compared to when you haven’t been so hot. Chances are you could pretty quickly pinpoint a few things that make a big difference.

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Broken Sleep? 3 ways I’m working on fixing mine

Due to the coincidence of a few factors recently, I’ve been getting the chance to practice some sleep management tactics, which I thought might be worth sharing. Now, getting off […]

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Perform like the elite

There are things that the world’s best performers have in common, whatever arena they compete in. We see the same characteristics in anyone who’s really good at what they do & make the most of the talent they’ve got. If you’re curious about the prospect of getting better, you’ll need to know what those qualities are.

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What is Performance?

The word “performance” is used in lots of different ways. People talk company performance, performance of their car or a performance on stage. And they probably all mean different things. […]

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If travelling solo with newborns was an Olympic Sport…

There are a few reasons I really like my job. One of those reasons is that applying a high performance lens to stuff becomes second nature for life as well as work. And there are times when that comes in quite handy – like recently when I decided to take my 10 week old daughter on a flight to Inverness. On my own. Brave or foolish? Here’s how I got on with my adventure, and how I applied my high performance lens to it….

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Compete on preparation

It’s clear to us that when the conditions are favourable, people get very used to being able to get away with minimal preparation. Your natural talents, allied with the helpful […]

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