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Seven high performance secrets to putting some Spring in your step

It’s spring time here in the UK. It’s a stupendous and productive time. The grasses are growing, the leaves sprouting on the trees, the flowers blossoming, the land turning from brown into a huge variety of colours. You can almost see it changing in front of you. The amount of energy apparent at this time is extraordinary.

Posted in: Blog postsEnergythe basics

Ironman coping with pressure
Six tips for coping when the going gets tough

Shit happens. That’s life at times. Most people do okay in favourable and fragrant times. But a real test comes along when some smelly stuff hits. Here's our six tips for coping when the going gets tough.

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The Power of Connection

We recently published a blog on choosing your ‘battle’ mentality to challenge and adversity – based on some work we’d been doing with GM Holden in Australia. So we’re delighted that it’s prompted this weeks guest blog from Ashley Winnett, Executive Director of Human Resources at GM Holden.

Posted in: Blog postsMotivationthe basics

Are you ready to play your part in change?

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

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How Danny Willett won the Masters - be ready to win!

It’s golf’s Masters time at Augusta, Georgia and the reigning champion is Britain’s Danny Willets. Danny’s story of how he came to win has inspired us; it's all about being ready to take your moment when it matters most.

Posted in: Blog postsPerformancethe basics

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Ready for the pressure?

This week our colleague Sam shares how he’s using the performance pie to get ready for one very special occasion… which since writing this is now a reality! Congratulations Sam and Kate!

Posted in: Blog postsPressurethe basics

The Performance Pie by Planet K2 on The Performance Room
Be ready to perform

We spoke to Ingrid Farmer about how the Performance Pie helps her to be ready to perform. A former Performance Champion at the IOD, Ingrid has recently taken up a new role at the Institution of Civil Engineering working for the International Director.

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How I use goals

So, I've just finished the first of the 2017 Performance Festival sessions at the super nice Dorchester Hotel. Vibe wise, it’s very different from the Vaults where we held the 2016 Performance Fest and an important reminder that the environment is only part of what makes up a performance and you take advantage of whatever any environment gives you.

Posted in: GoalsPerformancethe basics

Pause and reflect to get creative with your future planning

Make space to pause, reflect and think, to inject creativity into your goal setting and future planning, so you can really do life!

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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

How important is sleep to you?

There’s been lots of science on sleep and the impact it has on a range of physical and mental performance parameters. But how, in reality, does sleep influence the performance of you, our readers and customers?

Posted in: Energythe 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!

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