In Episode #004 of the podcast I sit down and talk with Dr. Fergus Connolly who is one of the leading experts in the world on sports performance.
He’s worked with teams in almost every major sport in the world including the NFL, NBA, Premier League Soccer, International Rugby, and Olympic athletes.
In short, this guy knows what it takes to have sustained success at the highest level of sports.
This podcast covers many of his principles and ideas about what makes the most successful coaches and athletes different from everyone else.
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Links, Show Notes, and Time Stamps
Instagram – @fergus.connolly
Twitter – @fergus_connolly
Website – www.fergusconnolly.com
Fergus’ Book on Amazon – Game Changer
Fergus’ Book on Amazon – 59 Lessons: Working with the Worlds Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces
4:15 – How he became a sports performance coach
9:25 – Reading books outside of our chosen discipline to develop a growth mindset
14:56 – The origin story of the book Game Changer
17:34 – Key principles in all team sports
20:29 – Taking the CSI approach to investigating why we won or lost
22:46 – How the book 59 Lessons came to be
27:23 – You can’t be half pregnant
29:24 – Being fully committed to being “off”
33:08 – 99% healthy is not 100% injured
36:22 – Tips for dealing with injured athletes
40:38 – Failure is not a bad thing
42:56 – You only compete against yourself
47:08 – The nine most used words in sports
49:49 – The landscape of amateur athletics
53:21 – Multiple sport athletes
56:18 – The quality of effort and action is infinitely more important than the quantity or volume of actions
1:01:43 – We won’t really know for 20 years