By taking a deep look at the typical yearly cycle most athletes traditionally follow, we uncover the hidden mental and emotional minefield athletes unknowingly put themselves through every year:

  1. The pre-season
  2. The start of season
  3. The mid-to-end of season, and
  4. The (much-awaited) post-season

So in this episode, we unpack what is often ‘willingly’ done to self-sabotage the season and kill the momentum – all in the name of preparation, results and balance. 

Despite all this doom and gloom we will also (of course) outline what we can and should be doing to both optimise and build momentum as well as create a sustainable – and realistic – growth mindset over a full season, and even into our off-season.

So be prepared to have a mind (and behaviour) altering peek inside the brain of an optimised, elite athlete.

Still, feel like you need more? Then check out our Building Champion Minds online video training series.

Building Champion Minds will walk you through, step-by-step, actual processes and teach you skills to become that champion athlete.

Each episode is broken into several 10-15 minute consumable and actionable video sessions. These bite size training sessions allow you to watch all at once or as you wish, with lifetime access to the trainings and updates.


Where to put your emotion to springboard you forward with purpose and control.

Where you choose to focus your emotions will dictate the quality and consistency of your performance. So in this episode of Brain in the Game, we look closely at the importance of our emotions when learning and retaining new skills, and importantly, our how emotions can help or hinder the consistency of our performance.

Listen in to learn how to implement two simple but effective techniques that will optimise your performance system.

This is an audio replay of a recent training video utilised by some high-level athletes on skill acquisition, skill retention and skill optimisation. If you would prefer to watch the video and collect some further bonus material then click here.

Still feel like you want more?

Then check out our 
Building Champion Minds online training video series here.


BITG072: Sustainable Performance – 4 Key Frames to Optimise Our Own Unique Characteristics

February 19, 2019 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:26 — 34.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSHow to set sustainable objectives and goals, and 4 Key Frames necessary to consistently perform successfully. PLUS A limited time special offer for our podcast listeners with our FREE video series: The Performance Framework – see here for details. In […]

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BITG 071: Pre-Season Goal Setting – 5 Key Steps to Staying on Track

February 5, 2019 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:45 — 32.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSGood intentions are not good enough. Statistically, they say the third Monday of the new year is traditionally one of our mentally darkest days for modern society, as we realise those New Years resolutions that we made with all good […]

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BITG 070: Mental Blocks and how we can better deal with them – FOREVER

January 22, 2019 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28:38 — 121.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSAlmost every coach will understand the frustration and pain that comes from an athlete being mentally and emotionally paralysed by a mental block. That uncharacteristic derailing and shuddering halt of a normally calm, in control and capable athlete by what […]

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BITG 069: Re-thinking the Blame Game

August 10, 2017 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:40 — 67.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSWhose fault was it, really? When things are going well and athletes are winning, people love to take the credit. However, when things fall over, those same people are very quick to play the “Blame Game”. “It wasn’t my fault… they […]

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BITG 068: Do I Fit the Selectors Mould, or do I Create My Own Style?

July 6, 2017 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:54 — 52.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSWho are you playing for? It’s an age-old conundrum for elite and professional athletes, “Do I change who I am and how I play to fit the mould of the selectors current criteria OR do I back my own unique […]

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BITG 067: Self-Belief is a System, Not a Feeling – Building Sustainable Self-Belief

June 8, 2017 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:05 — 71.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSBelieve it or not, athletes – more than others – tend to suffer with low self-esteem and low self-belief. This sounds bizarre when you think just how cocky they can appear on the outside. That is, until you understand the 24/7 public […]

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BITG 066: An Athletes Guide to Managing Your Brain – 4 Steps to Beat Mental Fatigue

May 25, 2017 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:16 — 68.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSEvery athlete gets fatigued. Heck! We train hard, we push ourselves to the limits and beyond – so it’s no surprise we become physically fatigued. However, there is a BIG difference between physical fatigue and mental fatigue. One is sore […]

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BITG 065: Three Steps To Effective Performance Preparation

November 25, 2016 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:14 — 44.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSA performance limerick from Dublin, Ireland. The second in our series of podcasts on the global tour, this week coming from Dublin. As the internal and external pressures of performing becomes imminent we “can” be influenced to begin to doubt […]

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