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The Performance Framework – see here for details.

In the previous episode (Episode #71) of Brain in the Game we looked at WHY we build pre-season objectives and goals and what that does to keep you on track.

In this episode (Episode #72) we look at HOW we set sustainable objectives and goals and the 4 Key Frames necessary to consistently perform successfully.

We take a deep look at:

  • the reasons why we, as humans, are designed to work much better when we have a clear and defined objective
  • how we create those objectives in such a way as to optimise our unique characteristics
    understanding the importance of not only putting key people around us, also the kinds of people they need to be
  • working out what type of archetype you are and why that’s important if you truly do want to be a champion

So buckle up your mental safety harness as we go deep into your mind, the mind of a champion.


A limited time special offer for our podcast listeners with our FREE video series:
The Performance Framework – see here for details.

Good 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 intentions have already slipped. Our plans of glory fly out the window before they even got started – all due to our inability to stay on track.

And as athletes, it’s that time of year too – post silly season – or at least it’s that time of the season when performance goal setting springs forth and our year becomes all too real.

Despite athletes’ denials, they are human and often suffer the same stickability issues as the rest of us, so in this episode we discuss the five key steps to staying on track with your performance goals:

  1. Clarity and Accountability
  2. Simplicity
  3. Structured Objectives and Goals
  4. Sustainable fuel source
  5. Cyclic Data Collection Systems

So set aside just 20 minutes as we give you the rundown on the ins and outs of sustainable pre-season goal setting.


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

January 22, 2019

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG70.Mental.blocks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28:38 — 121.7MB) | EmbedA special offer for our podcast listeners with our FREE video series available for a limited time: The Performance Framework – see here for details. Almost every coach will understand the frustration and pain that comes from an athlete being mentally and emotionally […]

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BITG 069: Re-thinking the Blame Game

August 10, 2017

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG69.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:40 — 67.2MB) | EmbedWhose 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 didn’t give me […]

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

July 6, 2017

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG68.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:54 — 52.9MB) | EmbedWho 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 skills and become […]

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

June 8, 2017

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG67.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:05 — 71.6MB) | EmbedBelieve 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 scrutiny they are […]

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

May 25, 2017

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG66.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:16 — 68.2MB) | EmbedEvery 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 muscles and dwindling […]

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BITG 065: Three Steps To Effective Performance Preparation

November 25, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG65.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:14 — 44.4MB) | EmbedA 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 our own ability […]

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BITG 064: The Perils Of Diving For The Line – A Message From Tokyo

November 13, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG64.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:34 — 21.2MB) | EmbedTaking Your Eye Off The Ball As the end of many athletes seasons approaches and we begin to think about putting our feet up for a few weeks well earned rest, we can “almost” be forgiven for taking our eye off the ball […]

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BITG 063: Control of your performance – Controlling what you can control and letting go of what you cannot

September 1, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG63.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:27 — 57.6MB) | EmbedOur sense of “Control” or at the very least our sense of taking steps in “controlling” our environment, our preparation and our performance is a core “Need” as an athlete, we need to know what we are doing is the best that we […]

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