Author Archives: drseanr

About drseanr

PhD - Sport Psychology... expert in high performance mindsets... passionate about helping others get the best out of themselves at all levels of performance... and obsessed with understanding and helping to remove people's barriers to success, happiness and peace

Mental Toughness: Turning Disadvantage to Advantage

This is a picture of Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent winning gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics – Redgrave’s 4th Gold in successive Olympics – inspiring! I grew up in the shadow of an Olympian – my father. He was … Continue reading

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The Science of Chillaxing – Recovery is Critical to Peak Performance

Love this Ad pic from ESPN – a few years back. Perhaps you know someone like the dude melting into the couch in this photo… Perhaps they drive you a bit crazy because they spend hours doing nothing but sitting … Continue reading

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Big Why – One Goal

BIG WHY I have been spending a lot of time talking with my business partner, Joe Roberts, about the ‘big why’ – the purpose for being here on the planet. What is the big reason I exist? What is my … Continue reading

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Fail Going 100% – Actions before Results

Results Matter Whether you are trying to achieve your quarterly budget or win the Stanley Cup, there is no doubt we are out there to produce results. Why work so hard if it is not to get rewarded with the … Continue reading

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Practicing Excellence in 2011 – Openness to Learning is Critical!

It has been a while since my last post… and I have been thinking a lot since then… I am currently facing a new challenge in my life: I picked up my family (my gorgeous wife Kate and my beautiful … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Mental Toughness

‘Weak is tough’ – Have you ever noticed, when you are not doing too well, that admitting to someone you are struggling is often harder than simply brushing them off with “I’m OK”? The paradox of mental toughness is that … Continue reading

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Depression is NOT the enemy of high performance

Depression is not the enemy… and is by no means unconnected to high performance We might even consider that feeling depressed could be part of the body’s survival mechanisms kicking in to take care of you, telling you to slow … Continue reading

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