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Finding your Performance Recipe

checklistEach of us has an unconscious process or recipe that we follow when we are performing at our best. Each sport or area we perform in will have its own unique recipe. The challenge is that when someone really want’s to succeed and do well, he or she might start focussing on really wanting to succeed and doing well –focusing on the win, the result, the score, instead of his or her own recipe which has worked before and will …

Learning from losing


Losing sportIntro: This year has been the toughest of my career. I have worked with a series of quality coaches, awesome teams and yet been part of too many losses. This is my way to try make sense of the hurt, frustration and self-doubt and to find a way primarily for me to be better going forward. I hope it can be of value to you too. Yes there is a lot of detail and process, focus on the parts that …

How to boost your influence through rapport and powerful questions

lindsay-lohan-oprah-own-interviewIn both the business and sports world’s  it’s often the case that smart people are challenged to interact with other smart people in shorter and shorter amounts of pressurised time.  This shouldn’t be a problem, because of said smartness, however it can be when the opinions of the people in the discussion are not aligned or their thinking processes are different, sometimes even their smartness is about different things.  When this is the case, far too many of those meetings …

Why great learners seldom use why.

Question-mark“Why” is one of the first learning questions kids ask. I know as a young child my parents struggled to retain babysitters for me as I peppered them with Why questions for hours as I was (and still am) very curious about the world and using Why questions was my entry ticket to knowledge.

Parents sometimes find it hard to answer the why questions of a child; questions such as, “Why do people die?” And, “Why isn’t mommy and daddy …

Grey High 2014 Rugby Season: Inside the Dream Team with Tim Goodenough

First published on YSN.co.za written by Lungelo Mdlalda

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Photo via Cath Wilson Photography

Grey High School’s 1st XV has made some impressive achievements this year, with the most prominent being their defeat of Grey College after a 10 year long wait. The boys were labelled the dream team due to their consistent results since the U14 age group. The school also provided EP with 7 Craven Week players and 3 SA Schools …