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    5 Ways to Deal with Bad Teammates

    5 Ways to Deal with Bad Teammates

    Read time: 1 mins 55 secsWe’ve all potentially been there. You’re focused on achieving your absolute best, but someone in your team is making life difficult. I’ve had it in my career where, being in a team, some people just don’t gel. And it’s silly to think everyone...

    10 Qualities of an ULTIMATE Leader in Sport

    10 Qualities of an ULTIMATE Leader in Sport

    Read time: 1 mins 50 secsWhat makes a great leader? Is it an ability? Is it a skill? Is it knowledge? Is it an experience? While I think these are truly important to be credible. There are invisible elements of leadership that we can all adopt RIGHT NOW! These...

    How to STOP being JEALOUS of other athletes

    How to STOP being JEALOUS of other athletes

    Read time: 1 mins 50 secsHow do I deal with someone who is doing better than me? How do I get over the jealousy? These were questions Ian Wright asked Rory McIlroy on an episode of the Overlap podcast. Rory’s answer: I don’t get jealous because I feel like I’m only...

    Finding the Right Support as an Athlete

    Finding the Right Support as an Athlete

    Read time: 1 mins 40 secsA recent podcast episode with Sean Baker I mention about how a simple question he asked had a profound impact on me. He asked; “Is there anything I can do to support you best right now?” This simple question got me thinking. We can sometimes...

    How to Build UNBEATABLE Discipline

    How to Build UNBEATABLE Discipline

    Read time: 2 mins 05 secsThe navy seals have a saying, “Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die.” 99% of people aren’t willing to do the work that it required to get what they want. I think this gives us a huge opportunity. If others aren’t willing to...

    3 Ways ELITE Athletes STAY Motivated

    3 Ways ELITE Athletes STAY Motivated

    Read time: 2 mins 20 secsDid you know only 9% of people keep their new years resolutions? I couldn’t figure out whether I was surprised or not, but I figured it’s probably about right. Why is it that people struggle so badly? I can take a guess that it’s old habits...

    7 Epic Failures from this Year

    7 Epic Failures from this Year

    Read time: 1 min 35 secsAs this time of reflection and preparation for the new year is here, we find ourselves reviewing everything that has taken place and making plans. I thought while I could talk about all that has gone well this year, I want to be honest and talk...

    Enter the New Year Lighter

    Enter the New Year Lighter

    Read time: 50 secsAs we come into the new year, we all think about something that we want to potentially add to our worlds. It could be a new habit, skill, hobby, person, holiday, or location. I’ve been moving house, and so I’m already adding something new in there....

    Making a Plan ‘Be’

    Making a Plan ‘Be’

    Read time: 50 secsAs we move towards the new year, we’ll start thinking about the goals we want to set. And with those goals come the ‘to do’ lists that we want to tick off. Yet those lists can seem endless, or even a mountain so high that we don’t even know where to...

    Do You Have a Fear of Success?

    Do You Have a Fear of Success?

    Read time: 1 mins 20 secsYou’ve heard of fear of failure. But what about fear of success? "Come on Lewis. Does that really exist?" I thought this too. But then listening to Shane Parrish and Chris Williamson talk about this recently, it made me realise it IS a thing,...

    Why You Need a Game Plan

    Why You Need a Game Plan

    Read time: 1 mins 30 secsThis week I had 50km World Champion Carla Molinaro on the podcast. She had just completed the world championships in a time of 3:18:22 (that’s in India's sweltering heat too!) But during our chat on the show, she talked about something I was...

    Aim For a Goal That Shapes You

    Aim For a Goal That Shapes You

    Read time: 1 mins 15 secsI was talking to an athlete the other day that is having a tough time. They are unable to do the thing they love through injury. And it hit me, as I’ve been in that position - far too many times. While we were talking about her coming back, I...

    How to Take An Opportunity

    How to Take An Opportunity

    Read time: 1 mins 38 secsJosh Dobbs is one of the greatest stories in the NFL season right now. If you haven’t seen, in their Week 9 game against the (Atlanta) Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings lost both their star quarterback to injury, and then replacement to...

    What the Springbok Mindset Can Teach Us

    What the Springbok Mindset Can Teach Us

    Read time: 4 mins 46 secsThe Rugby World Cup was an emotional rollercoaster. While the Springboks won the trophy, they also won hearts. The story of South Africa Rugby is one that is built on more than just what happens on the field. It’s an approach. A way of life. A...

    How to Take Rejection Like a Champion

    How to Take Rejection Like a Champion

    Read time: 2 mins 25 secsA hard truth to begin with: you’re going to get rejected. Whether it’s in your personal life, your work, or your sport. I’ve had a little more than normal recently and I’ve realised that while we may not be able to avoid the rejection, we get...

    8 Lessons From My Worst Game Ever

    8 Lessons From My Worst Game Ever

    Read time: 5 mins 5 secsJuly 16, 2013, was the day of one of the most embarrassing moments of my career. My t20 debut - live on Sky Sports. I was in great shape. Great form. A little nervous, but ready. Before the game, I went through all of my normal routines:...

    A Short Guide to Self-Awareness

    A Short Guide to Self-Awareness

    Read time: 3 mins 50 secs“A change cannot be made until you see you need to make one.” You know those moments at school when someone plays a prank on someone else by sticking a note on their back. They wander around the class or halls totally unaware of the prank...

    How to Play Like You Practice

    How to Play Like You Practice

    Read time: 3 mins 50 secs“You’re like a different player in training compared to games.” I would hear this from my coaches and teammates: that what I was producing in training was different (better) than what I produced in a game. I was faster, more accurate, and more...

    The Line Between Discomfort and Pain

    The Line Between Discomfort and Pain

    Read time: 5 mins 57 secsIf you've been following me on Instagram recently, you may have seen me posting on my story about some of my most recent experiences with physical pain. But more specifically, the cost it's had is not only on my body but also psychologically,...

    Driven by Reward or Punishment

    Driven by Reward or Punishment

    Read time: 3 mins 18 secsLets say you’ve got a big game coming up in 4 weeks time. Your coach has told you that you could be offered a professional contract at the end of it. But it’s between you and one other player. When do you start preparing? 4 weeks? 3 weeks? 2...