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 Key Learning Points: Look to recognise and acknowledge your fears and push yourself to beat them. Check out a SWOT analysis to help you overcome any fears or challenging situations. Playing professional women’s rugby requires a huge amount of dedication and comes with lots of unfair …

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Why Talking Matters

Why Talking Matters Mental Toughness is not just about getting your head down and gritting it out, it’s more complex than that.  Simply talking about the situations that we find ourselves in, our problems or challenges can help people in lots of different ways, even if you are mentally tough. You’ll find in this episode, …

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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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Observations: How to Assert Yourself

David Charlton

Observations: How to Assert Yourself 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 …

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How to Develop Interpersonal Confidence

How to Develop Interpersonal Confidence Professor Paul McGee is one of Europe’s leading speakers on the subject of change, resilience, wellbeing, and communication. His book SUMO became a Sunday Times best seller and his book on Self Confidence reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. …

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David Charlton Gets Grilled By Nathan Sherratt

David Charlton Gets Grilled By Nathan Sherratt David Charlton helps ambitious athletes to reach their aims, faster.  He supports a range of highly motivated athletes and coaches.  From ambitious youngsters and amateur athletes, as well as elite professional athletes, playing in the Premier League, European Golf Tour, Rugby Premiership and in The British Superbikes. Additionally, …

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How to Turn Your Life Around and Inspire Others

How to Turn Your Life Around and Inspire Others David Jueno is the founder of The Sports Business Club, an organisation which funds grassroots sport and charity / community projects across the UK.  He also works as a director for Gillingham Town Football Club.  As a youngster, he enjoyed playing football and the classical guitar.  …

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