Why You Should Build Your Mental Toughness

Why You Should Build Your Mental Toughness Paul Lyons is an experienced Australian based mental toughness and leadership practitioner who advises and coaches business owners and leaders and their organisations on making better decisions to achieve happiness, good health and high performance. Neither an academic nor psychologist his practical, everyday approach to Mental Toughness comes …

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Are You Your Biggest Enemy on The Golf Course?

Are you your biggest enemy on the golf course? In conversations with golfers I often ask them what their biggest obstacle is to shooting lower scores and playing better golf.  The following words are usually uttered, “I need to be more consistent”, I don’t hole enough putts” and “I’m erratic off the tee.”  Many golfers …

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How to Cultivate Mental Toughness and a Growth Mindset in Rugby

How to Cultivate Mental Toughness and a Growth Mindset in Rugby If you have a fixed mindset, you believe that basic qualities such as your intelligence, skills or talents fixed.   In other words, they are considered a part of you that cannot be changed.  However, the individual with a growth mindset believes that even …

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How to Develop Mental Strength in Young Athletes

How to Develop Mental Strength in Young Athletes You’ve got mental strength or you haven’t some people often wrongly assume.  Mental strength or mental toughness can be developed with self-awareness, from experiences, coaching or psychological support.  The upside then is an individual or a group of individuals are likely to make smarter decisions which goes …

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The Importance of Effective Communication in Sports

The Importance of Effective Communication in Sports An important element of mental toughness which is often not thought about is our ability to communicate effectively, both on a 1-2-1 basis and in groups.  In some individual sports, this skill is arguably not as important as it is team sports or in the workplace.  However, you …

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Why Mental Toughness is NOT a Male Macho Trait

Why Mental Toughness is NOT a Male Macho Trait This episode shatters the myth that mental toughness is a male macho trait.  Three very talented ladies from different fields demonstrate that it is far more complex than this basic assumption that many people have.  Where Kate Mackay talks about embracing fear and Taz Bricknell and …

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Mental Strength Does Not Guarantee Success

Mental Strength Does Not Guarantee Success This episode highlights some misconceptions placed on Mental Toughness where 3 leading authorities in the field; Doug Strycharczk, Professor Peter Clough MBE and Dr John Perry share insights into their applied work and academic research. Key Learning Points: Mental Toughness isn’t always a positive trait Mental weakness does not …

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