How A Marginal Gains Approach Can Help You Perform Better #BITESIZE

EP 217 Episode Cover Chris Cook

How A Marginal Gains Approach Can Help You Perform Better #BITESIZE Chris Cook is a former double Olympian & Double Commonwealth Champion.  After competing for Great Britain for nearly 10 years, he hung up the trunks and retired from international swimming and began working with businesses/organisations far and wide to help inspire, mentor and coach people …

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How To Set Yourself Up For Success In 2024?

EP 213 Episode Cover Sandro Forte

How To Set Yourself Up For Success In 2024? Sandro Forte (GSF, FPSA, CSP) isn’t just a highly sought-after speaker but a very successful entrepreneur sharing relevant, current and practical ideas with his audiences. Sandro is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association, a Global Speaking Fellow and a Certified Speaking Professional™ who has entertained, …

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How to Help Young People Develop a “Can Do” Attitude

EP 177 Episode Cover Lisa Avery

How to Help Young People Develop a “Can Do” Attitude

Lisa Avery is a positive psychologist, coach and speaker, who uses the science of optimal human functioning in an array of settings. Her past projects have involved the design and/ or delivery of interventions to clients in Education, Government, the NHS, charities, and the corporate world. She holds a master’s degree in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and strives to enlighten, enliven and empower humans to exponential levels of happiness, meaning and success.

In episode #177 of the Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast, Lisa Avery, a positive psychology practitioner talks to me about how to help young people flourish using a positive psychology approach.  In our conversation we focus on a measure of mental toughness, life control, which links to having a “can do” attitude towards life.  We discuss identifying and cultivating positive emotions, character strengths, and virtues that contribute towards a feel good factor and overcoming our negativity bias as well as a lot more.

Key Learning Points:

  • Arguably, here in the UK we are behind countries like the USA and Australia in our use of positive psychology approaches when supporting young people.
  • We all have a negativity bias in our brains where we are quick to notice the bad stuff not the good.
  • In order to get to the point of being comfortable in your own skin, and valuing yourself and your personality traits, you’ve got to know who you are.
  • In schools and colleges the starting point is always to work with the staff, usually the senior leadership team.
  • Dr. Susan David speaks about the fact that if you know what your values are, every time you need to make a decision.  You should simply ask yourself, “is what I’m about to say or do going to take me closer or further away from where I want to be?”.
  • The central framework to positive psychology comes from Dr Martin Seligman’s work. He says that in order to thrive, human beings need positive emotions, a sense of engagement in their work and life, great relationships, a sense of meaning or purpose, and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Abraham Maslow states “we either step forwards into growth or step back backwards into safety.”
  • Do you focus on the strengths of your kids or their weaknesses? This questionnaire will help you. – https://www.leawaters.com/sbp-quiz

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5 Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep134: David Charlton – Observations: 3 Things That Stop You Achieving Your Goals

Ep106: Amy Rowlinson – Why is knowing my WHY important?

Ep098: Jon Bartlett – Do You Know Your Why? 

Ep075: Grant Phyphers – How to Rebuild Your Identity

Ep021: Steve Hackney – How to Reach Your Full Potential

5 Valuable resources that can help you build a “can do” attitude

Blog: Make Better Decisions to Help Your Sport Performance a Values List   

Conversations with Kids – Values

Children and Youth Motivation for Sport Quiz for Children

Child and Youth Motivation Quiz for Parents

Performance Profile for Goalkeepers

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David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly.  

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    Observations: 3 Things That Stop You Achieving Your Goals

    EP 134 Episode Cover David Charlton

    Observations: 3 Things That Stop You Achieving Your Goals

    By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to:

    • Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively
    • Maintain positive mental health
    • Compete with confidence more often
    • Manage your emotions better
    • Improve your commitments levels

    David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

    He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

    In this short solo episode, I share 2 short clips from the previous 2 episodes where I chat with Kevin Stansfield and Christina Flach to inspire and motivate you to reflect on your journey.  My hope is that you will pick up some nougats of advice from the business world and then go on to adapt your approach and take some action so that you give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals and using the time and resources that you have available much better.

    Key Learning Points

    • A key question to ask yourself is – HOW CAN I REACH MY POTENTIAL?
    • 3 things that stop people from achieving their full potential:
    1. Failure to take ownership and be honest with themselves
    2. Not understanding why you do what you do
    3. Fear of what may or may not happen if you do or don’t do…

    Connect with David Charlton

    Download THE FOCUSED ATHLETE CHECKLIST

    Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

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    Relevant Podcast Episodes

    Ep21: Steve Hackney – How to Reach Your Full Potential

    Ep100: Compilation – 50 Secrets for Optimal Performance and Positive Mental Health

    Ep106: Amy Rowlinson – Why is knowing my WHY important?

    Ep132: Kevin Stansfield – How Lessons from the Great Game of Golf can Help You Win the, Equally Great, Game of Business

    Ep133: Why Mental Toughness is Important: Lessons from Sport, Business and Loss

    Other Relevant Blogs and Resources

    Motivation for Sport Quiz

    Performance Profile

    Blog: For Better Golf Use a Growth Mindset – Sports Psychology

    Blog: Coach Development – Helping Athletes Overcome Fear of Failure

    Blog: Supporting Children in Sport with Positive Feedback

    Blog: How to Find Your Why 

    IF YOU ENJOYED TODAY'S SHOW PLEASE SHARE

    SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN ON YOUR FAVOURITE AUDIO PLATFORM

    Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of them!

    David Charlton

    Best Wishes 

    David Charlton

    Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

    Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

    T: +44 7734 697769

    E: [email protected]

    Search Our Sports Psychology Website

    Popular Categories

    Join Our Online Community Now!

    Mental Edge Newsletter

    Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

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