Do You Know Your Why?

Do You Know Your Why?

the demystifying mental toughness episode 98 by david charlton with Jon Bartlett

Jon Bartlett is a high performance sport professional who has a passion for inspiring others and effecting positive change.  He possesses extensive experience in providing leadership and performance support to teams, coaches, athletes and staff across the globe, and has developed a collaborative, empowering, innovative and strategic approach that is built on relationships, trust and connection. Jon is continually striving to impact organizational culture, learning and functioning of teams and people.

Today’s episode will help you reflect on how you want to behave moving forwards.  My guest Jon Bartlett, who works as a Performance & Program Operations Advisor for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and I go on to discuss his why.   He tells me about his background in Premier League and International Football, Australian Rules Football and a lot more, explaining what has shaped his why.  Jon also shares some ideas on how you can go about finding your why and how important it is.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • Cultures within the countries and how that manifests itself in the people that you work with can shape your Why.
  • Your Why is rooted in your identity and purpose.
  • You why will change over the course of your career and life, it’s likely to be situational.

Some Great Questions To Ask Yourself:

Why do I do …….. on a daily basis.

How many hours do I work on …… each week? Why?

What are my team, club or organisations values?

Are my team, club or organisations values aligned with my own?

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Podcast Ep035: Dr John Perry – Thrive, Don’t Just Survive 2021

Podcast Ep075: Grant Phyphers – How to Rebuild Your Identity

Podcast Ep097: David Charlton – What Have You Learned From Last Year?

Relevant Blogs and Resources

Blog: How to Find Your Why 

Blog: How To Learn From Last Year 

Blog: What Did You Learn From Last Year? 

Motivation for Sport Quiz

Blog: Make Better Decisions to Help Your Sport Performance including VALUES LIST 

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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.     

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