What Taoism Teaches Us About Driving On the Limit

When it comes to performance psychology, for any given skill from trades to elite sports, a person's ability can be described as being at one of the following four levels. Level one is unconscious incompetence. You don't yet know something can be done, so you've never even tried it. Level two is conscious incompetence. You know something [...]

6 Habits to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common clinical diagnoses across the world with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) affecting more than 20 million in the U.S alone. This number has surely increased since its publication in 2019 and with the global impact of covid-19, causing heightened worry and apprehension. As difficult as these [...]

Out of the Pool: Markus Rogan on Performance Psychology and Finding Identity

Markus Rogan was on the verge of this third Olympic Games when he felt safe declaring that he no longer enjoyed swimming. It’s a testament to the Austrian’s journey that he still had one more Olympics left in him after that. The silver medalist in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke at the 2004 Athens Games, Rogan had a complicated [...]

Becoming Our Best: A Checklist For Peak Performance And Peak Mindset

If there is one thing I’ve learned from very successful portfolio managers and traders, it’s that peak performance is a process, not an outcome. Every mountain climbed is the result of a successful ascent: one step at a time. But how can we ensure that we are truly engaged in a peak performance process? Some [...]

Training Matters: Why work on your mental game with a mental performance specialist?

During this time when sports are on pause for the foreseeable future, many athletes are wondering what they should be doing. They can work on building physical strength and conditioning to ensure they are in shape and ready to hit the ground running when leagues and organized sport begins again. However, it is hard to [...]

Next Level Leadership: The New Skills & Mindsets Needed to Lead Others Into the Future

Information sharing via the internet has unleashed a whole new playing field for businesses. Leaders have had to begin working on different skills for a few years, but 2020 has pushed the envelope and created a definitive mandate for the shift to happen or else fail.  Add in this year’s level of unexpected and volatile [...]