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Competition Anxiety

It seemed like a good idea. To challenge yourself and have some goals to work towards. Then competition days comes and you're a bag of nerves. You worry that your'e not good enough and you might even question why you put yourself forward in the first place. When...

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You Are Not Broken

In my mind-set courses I make it clear that no one is broken and so nobody needs fixing. Our experiences have led us to where we are. Yet we all have goals and outcomes, which we want to achieve and gain satisfaction from. Sometimes we can make things really hard for...

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Honesty And Courage

You can be tough physically, but are you tough enough to recognise when you have a mental block? Are you brave enough to ask for help? Or have you decided to make excuses or avoid things? The level of honesty and guts from participants on my mind- set program is what...

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Mind-set help for coaches and athletes

It can become clear to a coach when an athletes lack of progress is down to a mental block, rather than competence or ability. You many not feel equipped to have a deep into psychological conversation, but you want to support your athletes to succeed, so how can you...

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Change Your Mindset! How?

Change your Mind-set!? Deep down you might know that you need help to overcome your mental blocks, but it's never nice to be told. When these moments arise you always have a choice. To ignore and go into denial, or to accept the feedback and reflect on it. Maybe your...

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Fighting Grit

Resilient athletes cope well in high-pressure situations. They draw upon their resources to adapt and adjust their responses. Their decision making is optimised. Intense learning opportunities & competitive experiences accelerate the learning of these skills....

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Expert Empathy

This post was inspired by my lovely writer friend, Clare Potter, who called me up to say how much she had enjoyed reading my posts. I confided that I didn’t feel very inspirational that day, I felt like an imposter. I’d been grappling with negativity that afternoon....

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Positivity Through Grafting

Crossfit plays beautifully into the obsessive tendencies of an athlete. In some ways it’s great, because athletes are likely to be relentless in the pursuit of their goals, committing and persevering with learning. However, it can be miserable too, when you hit those...

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Satisfied? No!

In Crossfit there are so many things to learn, satisfaction is short lived. I remember when I first started Crossfit I was really committed to, I mean obsessed with learning kipping pull-ups. When I learned how to do them, I soon wanted butterflies and when I finally...

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