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The story of an A-Game

The story of an A-Game

It was almost exactly a year ago that I was struck with one of those aha-moments in life! It happened at the beginning of lockdown and during a mental coaching conversation with the captain of a national sports team. For the umpteenth time in my life, I found myself discussing the concept of our ‘A-game’.…

Unpacking The A-Game Suitcase

Unpacking The A-Game Suitcase

In my previous blog I discussed an aha moment when I realised that those athletes and commentators who regularly use the term ‘A-game’ don’t actually know what they are talking about! And neither did I. read more

Ten lessons from winning the World Cup

Ten lessons from winning the World Cup

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of India’s 2011 Cricket World Cup victory. Winning once doesn’t mean you’re the best – you just won at that moment in time. Losing also doesn’t mean that you’re not good enough. Real and sustained success happens when good people consistently do the right things in the right way.…

The Smart Corporate Athlete

The Smart Corporate Athlete

Part three: Ideas for winning the long game. Psychologists who study survivors say that people who are rule followers don’t do as well as those who are of independent mind and spirit. Navigating our way through the many unknowns of the current ‘pandemic’ feels like we’re building a new ship and sailing it at the…

The Smart Corporate Athlete

The Smart Corporate Athlete

Part two: In it for the long game. “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life…

Burning Out? The Smart Corporate Athlete

Burning Out? The Smart Corporate Athlete

Part one: Chill. Play the long game. Now might not be the time to be exploding out of the 2021 starting blocks, doing all that positive self-talk stuff and pushing, struggling and striving to keep our high-performance jets on full power. “I’m tired of ground-hog day.” “I’m struggling. There’s too much going on, my health…