Performance Intelligence with Andrew May

Andrew May

A podcast about all things human performance. Listen in as Andrew May explores the latest in human performance with an all-star cast of subject matter experts covering physical and psychological wellbeing, performance psychology, sport, business, entertainment, the performing arts, leadership, and science. Learn valuable lessons that can be applied to optimising performance in your personal and professional life. Performance Intelligence applies to the way we turn up in relationships and the way we turn up at work, it applies to the way we perform in front of 10,000 people and the way we perform in front of one. Episodes include 3 main categories: 1. High Performer Series - exploring the habits, tactics and strategies that have led to success for some of the world’s leading performers… 2. The Science Of - drilling down deep into the science of a specific performance-related construct, with leading domain experts… 3. Performer Spotlight – an interview with a coaching client, an athlete, or a leader of a large team Andrew has worked with and how they have applied Performance Intelligence… read less
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#99 Confronting Grey Area Drinking, the Rise of "Wine Mum" Culture, Performance Benefits of Cutting Back Alcohol - Sarah Rusbatch
Jul 3 2024
#99 Confronting Grey Area Drinking, the Rise of "Wine Mum" Culture, Performance Benefits of Cutting Back Alcohol - Sarah Rusbatch
As the school term comes to an end, we're getting ready to unwind and take a break, syncing with our company's rhythm. We understand and encourage our audience to find some time to rest and reconnect with yourselves, as there is great value in pausing to recharge and restore.   While holidays are perfect for relaxing, for some of us it means reaching for alcohol to self-soothe. Notably Australia is the world's top binge drinking country. Which is why this week we are introducing an episode with Sarah Rusbatch is an award-winning Health and Wellbeing Coach, accredited in Grey Area Drinking Coaching, and an author of the bestseller “Beyond Booze: How to Create a Life You Love Alcohol Free”.  In this episode Sarah shares:  • Her Journey and Early Drinking Experiences: Sarah began drinking at 14, influenced by her parents' social drinking habits and her own need to fit in. This behaviour continued through university and into her professional life. • Impact of Alcohol on Her Life: Sarah describes her heavy drinking habits, social expectations, and how alcohol affected her career, relationships, and health. • Turning Point and Recovery: Key incidents that led Sarah to reconsider her drinking habits, including two significant events that made her realise the need for change. • Life After Quitting Alcohol: The benefits Sarah experienced after quitting alcohol, how she improved her self-esteem, and the positive changes in her personal and professional life.In this episode Andrew and Sarah discuss:2:20 How Sarah met her husband and started living in Perth, the start of Sarahs relationship with alcohol and the drinking culture in UK schools in the 80s and 90s.7:15 How much Sarah was drinking throughout her young adulthood, the drinking culture in corporate industries and Sarah’s first break from drinking.13:15 Sarah’s social smoking, coming home at 5am then vs getting up at 5am now and Sarahs downward spiral into heavier drinking.19:00 Beating yourself up for not being happier, the lack of an outside of work persona and needing to find a personal purpose.23:30 How and why Sarah’s drinking problem slowly got worse, the CBF factor that surfaced with the drinking and Sarah’s self-imposed rules around drinking.30:45 Using exercise to try and make up for excessive drinking, the 2 incidents that led to Sarah quitting alcohol for the 2nd time and discovering who she was after becoming sober.36:45 Having to become sober all by yourself, being told you’re more fun when you drink and why Sarah went back to drinking after 100 days of sobriety.42:30 Sarah’s denial about her life’s trajectory until she started therapy, feeling shame about her past actions and replacing that feeling with pride to have come through all that.45:30 How grey area drinking is different to alcoholism, dating and drinking going hand in hand and the false confidence you can gain through drinking alcohol.51:00 the alarming stats on alcohol abuse, alcohol companies targeting women in their marketing and the rise of the “wine mum” culture.55:00 70% of people are grey area drinkers, is no drinking the optimal way and the emotional impact of drinking.1:02:15 Sarah’s new lease on life living on purpose, don’t wait for rock bottom to make a change and the different programs Sarah runs.1:07:00 Sarah’s live presentations, it’s all about behaviour change and the key component to changing your relationship with alcohol.You can find Sarah at her Website: https://sarahrusbatch.com/add Sarah on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-rusbatch-4b189128Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrusbatch Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.
#98 The Science of Circadian Rhythm (Part 2) and Minimising the Effects of Jet Lag and Travel Fatigue - Dr Tom Buckley & Jon Clarke
Jun 26 2024
#98 The Science of Circadian Rhythm (Part 2) and Minimising the Effects of Jet Lag and Travel Fatigue - Dr Tom Buckley & Jon Clarke
Understanding circadian rhythm, which is controlled by a pea-shaped organ inside the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus, helps navigate travel for work and play.  Plane travel that crosses 3 or more time zones causes jet lag, or a feeling of being out of whack with your internal body clock. Generic travel fatigue is distinct from jet lag and is associated with tiredness and fatigue after domestic travel. Dr Tom Buckley is Associate Professor at Sydney University and is a leading expert on stress and recovery. He has written and contributed to over 110 peer reviewed academic journals, and is the co-author of the best-selling book, MatchFit, which has sold over 100,000 copies.Jon Clark (JC) is considered one of the world's leading athletic coaches and is the Physical Performance Manager for the Manly Sea Eagles, he previously worked for the English rugby union team and the Wallabies. Jon played a total of 359 Super League games and represented Great Britain in rugby league.In this episode Andrew, Dr Tom and JC discuss:1:55 How Dr Tom adapted his circadian rhythm for a recent trip to Las Vegas.2:45 Understanding circadian rhythm and why we need environmental cues to help reset it.4:50 Why teenagers and people on holidays typically disrupt their circadian rhythm.5:50 Andrew and Dr Tom's first presentation together and how they literally put 2/3 of the audience to sleep.7:25 How people lose their sense of time without environmental cues.10:50 Andrew’s Studio 10 segment on jet lag.17:05 Why experience is valid when helping to minimise jet lag, and how there still isn’t a lot of science around this.21:35 Why you shouldn’t drink alcohol or caffeine when flying.25:50 The difference between travel fatigue and jet lag.27:00 Using plane travel to down regulate and how to minimise travel fatigue.35:20 Changing your mindset around travel to make it less stressful.41:05 Minimising the desynchronisation from jet lag when crossing time zones.42:50 "Flying West is best and East is a beast" and why shift workers find it hard to adapt.48:40 Jet lag is a sleep-wake disturbance and some of Dr Tom’s tips to combat it.53:05 Strategic use of melatonin to combat jet lag.56:15 JC’s 'bang for buck' approach to combatting jet lag.58:30 The struggle athletes face trying to recover from jet lag as quickly as possible.59:50 Why it’s better to fly out at night and why willpower will only get you so far when combatting sleep.1:01:40 JC’s tips for getting over jetlag at your destination.1:05:45 Why planning your schedule is so important before you travel.1:08:55 Embrace the travel and do something everywhere you go.1:10:00 Andrew and Dr Tom’s summary with 4 key points before you travel, 4 points (plus 1) while traveling, and 4 points to follow on arrivalYou can find JC at his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-clarke-1152a065/ Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.
#97 Andrew May Live Keynote - Inside Job
Jun 19 2024
#97 Andrew May Live Keynote - Inside Job
Just like putting a fitness program together to train the body to be healthy, fit, flexible, and strong; we can do the same for your brain. Sustainable high performance requires an inside out approach and there are critical inflection points in our lives where it is vital to 'do an inside job.' Are you armed with the skills to do this?Listen to a live recording of Andrew presenting his Inside Job presentation to ACTA, where he leverages neuroscience (scientific study of the nervous system and brain) performance psychology and 20 years experience coaching some of the world’s leading athletes, CEOs, and entrepreneurs.   Performance psychology shows training the mind is like learning a new skill, like playing the guitar or ice skating. And we need to keep practising (reps and sets) and have the right coaching and support until we become competent and gain mastery.Learn to be calm under pressure through front-loading cognitive skills, so they can then be drawn upon when needed most. In this episode Andrew explores:3:40 His backstory and why he needs to tap into mental skills on a daily basis.6:25 The challenges facing leaders, listening to your body’s warning signs and getting excited (or not) about living to 100 years old.11:40 Critical inflection points in your life where you need to do and Inside Job and the biological and sociological defaults we all have to navigate.17:35 How to do an IOS upgrade on your mind, the 12 Essential Mental Skills and why stoicism is such an important part of storytelling.22:05 How to deal with the 70,000 thoughts you have reach day, the Reticular Activating System and Andrew’s first real heart break.29:00 Self-awareness, Tim Tszyu’s dedication to training his body and brain, the importance of storytelling.35:20 Being calm is trainable, getting the right balance between stress and recovery right, and the physiology of stress.38:10 A day in the life of an athlete vs a a day in the life of a corporate worker, micro recovery breaks, and the inverted U hypothesis.42:00 Andrew and Angela Poon's experience participating in the Royal Australian Navy's Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), the 3x3x3 Down Regulation method and how to Up Regulate (add energy when you need it).52:30 How Commonwealth Bank CEO Matt Comyn trains mental skills, awareness around how you show up as a leader and being aware of energy levels for you and your team energy (social contagion theory) 58:15 Q&A session led by Chris Mclachlan from CBA Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.
#96 Greg Page (Yellow Wiggle) - Creating The Wiggles & Achieving Global Success, Dropping Dead at 48, Crusading with Heart of the Nation
Jun 12 2024
#96 Greg Page (Yellow Wiggle) - Creating The Wiggles & Achieving Global Success, Dropping Dead at 48, Crusading with Heart of the Nation
Greg Page, famously known as the original Yellow Wiggle, spent decades spreading joy through music. He contributed to multiple albums and touched the hearts of children worldwide. In 2020, during a live Wiggles performance, a sudden cardiac arrest changed the course of Greg’s life. Thanks to his fellow band members, a wonderful nurse in the audience, and paramedics, Greg survived this frightening experience.  Prompting him to establish Heart of the Nation, dedicated to improving systems geared towards finding, accessing and using AEDs when someone is in cardiac arrest.Greg is a songwriter, cricket fan, devoted family man, and an avid music collector, once owning the fourth largest Elvis memorabilia collection in the world (which he donated to a museum in country NSW). In this episode Andrew and Greg discuss:4.40 How The Wiggles picked their iconic colours and yellow is not his favourite colour.5:15 Greg’s love for being on stage performing, and some of his experiences in live performances growing up.9:30 Being a blend of introvert and extrovert, attending events for a purpose, and the diversity in the new Wiggles.13:30 How Greg met the rest of the band and formed The Wiggles, why their early childhood education was so important to overall success and Anthony’s passion for teaching children.19:40 The Wiggles first ever concert, Anthony’s struggles with mental health, and the moment Greg went all in on The Wiggles.25:00 Educators, musicians and then entrepreneurs, in that order. Delivering something unique to young children through music, and the naysayers during the early years who said it'll never work.31:30 Greg's reflections on his impact on children’s lives, in the early days sharing equal equity with other members of The Wiggles.33:30 Finding a balance between your personal identity and your performance identity.36:50 Using Dr Google to get inaccurate medical advice, talking to Jonathan Edwards, a psychic medium, to help understand who you are and redefining spirituality.43:50 Surviving a near fatal heart attack on stage, having your life saved by total strangers (while other band members were singing Hot Potato), and waking up to discover the full story of what happened on the morning news.51:15 How the rest of the band reacted, fighting to give others the same chance, and the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack.56:30 Frightening cardiac arrest statistics and low survival rates, how the Danish government are making strides towards dramatically improving survival rates, and who is most at risk of having a heart attack.1:01:00 Anyone can use an Automated External Defibrilator (AED), the importance of putting your hand up to help in an emergency, and why Greg’s personal experience has made him so passionate about his crusade.1:06:15 Your body keeps a score, putting 400 AED’s in service stations around Australia, and Greg’s vision for Heart Of The Nation in 10 years.1:10:30 How you can support Heart Of The Nation, the importance of community in preventing heart attack deaths, and trying to improve the 5% survival rate for cardiac arrests.1:15:45 Why trying to prevent heart attacks isn’t the only solution, how this is fully aligned with Gregs personal purpose.1:23:00 Why Greg doesn’t take a salary for his work with Heart Of The Nation, some of the famous people Greg has met along the way, Andrew and Greg singing 'Rock A Bye Your Bear.'You can find Greg at his Instagram: www.instagram.com/greg_page_yellowwiggle/Or at the Heart Of The Nation Website: https://www.heartofthenation.com.au/ Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.
#95 The Science and Psychology of Emotional Eating and Understanding the Hidden Causes - Matty Lansdown
Jun 5 2024
#95 The Science and Psychology of Emotional Eating and Understanding the Hidden Causes - Matty Lansdown
Matty Lansdown is a scientist, nutritionist, and musician, with a background in nutritional epigenetics and disease research. A few years into working at a cancer hospital he began to feel like an imposter, "I was asking questions that no one else seemed to be asking, about the cause of disease and the impact of food on the body… It was so strange to me that quite obviously the majority of patients were overweight or obese and no one talked about their diet or their lifestyle. Ever."Matty now focuses on the causes of overeating and the emotions we attach to food. And we’re not referring to Bridget Jones crying over her answering machine with an ice-cream tub in hand…we’re talking about real patterns stemming from a range of factors that can include our parents and their patterns, trauma, our relationship with money, how advertisers market to us, what we see online, and more. Through his podcast 'How to Not Get Sick And Die', Matty is on a mission to install new beliefs, new mindsets, and new patterns to live a happy, healthy life.In this episode Andrew and Matty discuss:3:45 What Matty was like growing up.7:00 Making the difficult choice between studying drumming and forensics.10:30 Matty coming to the realisation that there must be a more proactive approach to medicine.14:00 Over 90% of diseases are caused by poor diet and lifestyle.15:45 Nature doesn’t make mistakes and disease is biology’s way of trying to fix things.18:00 What is emotional eating and why do people do it?23:15 The majority of people are not aware of when they emotionally eat.26:30 Why Matty almost exclusively works with people over the age of 50.32:00 The main reasons people emotionally eat.35:00 Why Matty helps people understand their emotions before he get them to change their eating habits.37:30 The most common groups of people that emotionally eat, and Matty’s most challenging client.40:00 The less confident introvert and why they might emotionally eat.45:45 Why athletes have a higher likelihood to become emotional eaters after their careers finish.48:45 The problem with trying to live like David Goggins.52:30 The Dorito Effect and how food companies use your tastebuds against you.57:30 Matty’s methods for helping people overcome emotional eating problems.1:03:00 Stacking small habits on top of each other to increase likelihood of behaviour change and success..1:05:45 How Matty learned about this method through his own personal experiences and therapy after growing up in a violent household.1:14:00 Game Changers documentary and why going vegetarian might not be as much of a fix as it seems.1:16:30 Adding weightlifting and meat to your weight loss plan. You can find Matty at his Website: https://mattylansdown.com/Or at his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matty-lansdownListen to Matty's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/how-to-not-get-sick-and-die/id1450212088 Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.
#94 Matt Comyn - The Physical and Psychological Training that Underpins Being CEO of Australia's Biggest Bank (Coaching Corner)
May 29 2024
#94 Matt Comyn - The Physical and Psychological Training that Underpins Being CEO of Australia's Biggest Bank (Coaching Corner)
Listen to Matt Comyn providing a rare glimpse into his life and what it takes to be CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Australia's second largest company and one of the world's leading banks. From his humble beginnings and being raised by a single mother, to his decades-long commitment to the financial services sector, Matt's story is marked by resilience and an unbelievable work ethic.Unknown to many, Matt is an avid student of psychology and human performance, dedicated to improving his physical and mental readiness to  tackle the challenges and curveballs that life throws at him. Andrew and Matt discuss the specific performance psychology strategies and wearable tech metrics Matt uses to track and sustain his personal performance; what Matt has learnt over the years from coaches including Andrew, Adam Grant and Michael Gervais; how science and psychology have evolved his leadership style; and the pride Matt takes in CBAs Can4Cancer, a corporate community event that in partnership with Tour de Cure, will this year tick over $20M raised towards the prevention of cancer.In this podcast Andrew and Matt discuss:4:00 What 'Little Matt' was like growing up, his biggest inspiration is his mum, and reflecting on the journey so far.10:30 The importance of shifting from a deficit to a skills model, not being top of the food chain at home, and the early days of Matts career.16:40 The 5 wearable tech metrics Andrew asks all of his executive clients to measure and track, why sleep is so important to Matt, and finding the metrics and tools that work for you.22:20 How Matt has learned to shift state and attention, avoiding taking bad news from one meeting to another, and relying on (realistic) positive thinking to help through the challenging/negative times.29:30 Matt’s weekly fitness routine, what he has learned from 6 years of running Commbank, and loving the opportunity to meet interesting people along the way.34:15 The hardest times of Matt’s tenure as CEO, enjoying getting stuck into problems when they arise, and the reality that corporate life is fragile and things can change very quickly.43:30 Lessons learnt from the banking Royal Commission and how Matt and his team navigated this.45:42 Balancing the 'See Saw of Ambivalence' and finding the balance between not being satisfied and gratitude.46:45 Matt’s pride in seeing how much Can4Cancer has grown, his role in starting/supporting this event, and celebrating the 10 year anniversary in 2024.52:00 What drives Matt’s curiosity and what he has learned from Manly Sea Eagles head coach, Anthony Seibold.56:30 Boxer Tim Tszyu is one of the most dedicated people Matt has met, and being impressed by his obsession towards working hard.58:00 Where Matt sees the banking industry and his own personal life heading in 10 to 15 years.You can find Matt at his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcomyn/ Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.
#93 Speaking with Impact and Practical Communication Tips from one of Australia's Leading Event MCs - Luke Hannan
May 22 2024
#93 Speaking with Impact and Practical Communication Tips from one of Australia's Leading Event MCs - Luke Hannan
Luke Hannan is one of Australia’s leading Professional Conference and Event MCs, who lives and breathes the value of meaningful communication. Catch Luke's infectious energy as he chats with Andrew and Angela Poon about the basics of communication, meticulous preparation, in-depth research, and training the ability to remain calm and handle any situation that arises.With over 450 successful events under his belt, Luke has captivated audiences from leading companies like Westpac, Google, and IBM. With a background in banking and finance, Luke brings a wealth of experience to his craft. Luke lives in Sydney with his wife and 3 children, and he loves trail running, playing the piano, and motorsport."If you decide you're going to do something...you ARE. Not you're becoming. From that moment on..."I was a professional MC" it's not "I am aiming to become one, I am one!" This is my identity now..."In this episode Andrew, Angela and Luke discuss:5:45 Why Luke loves communication so much, why people fail at communicating effectively and Luke’s 3 pillars of communication.10:00 The value of good communication, to jazz hands or to not jazz hands and going for a run to burn off energy before a presentation.13:00 Getting nervous and changing your state before a presentation, how Luke grew up loving to talk and how that led him to where he is now and how to recover control over an audience.17 How to get people’s attention when they don’t want to give it, the importance of holding a pause and Luke using a poem as an opening monologue at an event.20:45 The importance of planning ahead for a live event, taking notes in the sauna and the shower and building rehearsals into your daily routine.25:35 Tips for those that get nervous presenting live, realising that live presentations aren’t about you and speaking is a journey where you never stop improving.33:00 Getting gradual exposure to live presenting, finding out why you are the one presenting and not relying on slides.40:30 Watching your footage back to review, coming to terms with your own unconscious competence and using your nerve memory, not your muscle memory.47:30 Ange’s story of going off script and trying to be Andrew in a webinar, what Ange learned from that experience and Andrew having to shift his mindset when he started at KPMG.1:00:00 The importance of getting into flow when you present, Ange’s continual improvement in presentations and looking back on your negative experiences as positive influences.1:07:05 Why storytelling is a valuable tool that can be hard to pull off, about half of all storytelling bombing and an example of one of Luke’s live presentations.1:14:30 Luke’s story of how he decided to become an MC, learning to harness his ADHD growing up and the magic of sitting back and saying less.Find Luke at his Website: https://lukehannan.com.au/Or at his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukehannanLearn more about Andrew at www.andrewmay.com Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.
#92 Bonnie Hancock - Mindset for Success as the Fastest Person to Paddle around Australia, Braving Shark and Crocodile Infested Waters
May 15 2024
#92 Bonnie Hancock - Mindset for Success as the Fastest Person to Paddle around Australia, Braving Shark and Crocodile Infested Waters
A professional Ironwoman since 17 years of age, Bonnie Hancock paddled a surf ski 12,700 km around the Australian coastline in 2022, setting multiple world records and facing unimaginable challenges along the way.Listen to Andrew and Bonnie talk about:• The pivotal moment when Bonnie made the decision to paddle around Australia• Insights on overcoming fear and embracing failure, with eye-opening experiences confronting sharks and treacherous conditions• The importance of accountability and building a world-class support network to achieve super ambitious goals• Anecdotes from Bonnie's oceanic adventures and moments of profound self-discovery• Strategies for remaining calm under pressure and maintaining focus amidst life's unpredictable challenges3:00 Bonnie growing up in God’s country by the beach, being inspired by iron woman athletes and helping your kids disconnect from technology.13:30 Using vulnerability as a super power, learning to remain calm 100km out from the shore and Bonnie using every skill at her disposal when paddling around Australia.20:15 Bonnie’s visualisation techniques she has used since childhood, doing something unique to get an unseen advantage and how to get over being nervous.26:00 Why paddle around Australia, Bonnies biggest inspirations, and the strain on her marriage that the paddle caused.34:30 What Bonnie would do differently if given another chance, finding it difficult to talk to her husband after a day of paddling and what it could have looked like from her husband’s perspective.39:45 Moments when Bonnie thought she might die on the paddle, pushing through to the 1 month mark of the paddle before thinking about giving up and the mental side of ultra endurance athletes.47:15 How Bonnie raised the money to fund the paddle, being brave enough to put yourself out there and some key lessons to break your routine.55:55 Bonnies amazing crew, the ugly and messy side of the paddle and having to deal with regular appearances from sharks.1:10:00 The beauty coming in hand in hand with the fear, craving normality while on the paddle and how Bonnie felt when she got back onto land.1:18:45 What’s next for Bonnie, what she talks about in her keynotes and loving the lessons she has learned along the way.You can find Bonnie at her Website: https://www.bonniehancock.com/Or at her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnie-hancock-0a03a0217/Follow Bonnie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonniehancock/?hl=enOr at her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.hancock.54 Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.
#91 Shaun Lane - Performing Under Pressure and Invaluable Lessons from Coaches Around the World to Enhance Your Mental Skills
May 8 2024
#91 Shaun Lane - Performing Under Pressure and Invaluable Lessons from Coaches Around the World to Enhance Your Mental Skills
Shaun Lane's newly released full-length documentary, 'Out of My Lane', follows his off-season journey of discovery and reflection on the other side of the world. Shaun is an Australian professional rugby league footballer playing for the Parramatta Eels.Over nine years, Shaun has navigated the highs and lows of elite sport, drawing strength from personal adversity including his father's battle with depression. Combining his on-field experiences with studies in psychology (Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology), Shaun is on a mission to inspire others through the power of mindset, training mental skills, and enhancing psychological wellbeing'Maysie' invited 'Laney' into the Performance Intelligence Podcast studio to do a deep dive on all things high performance, mental skills, life, love. “Some boys just really love that revved up, energetic feeling like they can run through a brick wall or something. But for me getting my performance right is about learning patience and learning when to insert myself into the game correctly.”In this episode Andrew and Shaun discuss:3:00 Shaun started working with Andrew when he first came to the Parramatta Eels.6:00 Being nervous in new environments.10:00 Shaun’s pre-performance routines and how he overcame doubts to become the player he is today.17:30 How to break the cycle of self-destruction, and performing week in and week out.21:00 The clear 3 distinct stages of an athletes career, and putting mental skills into practice.23:00 Using all of your senses (multisensory approach) when preparing for a game and visualisation to overcome mistakes during a game.29:30 Staying curious and the benefits of having hobbies and other interests outside of your main job.35:30 Shaun’s belief that there is a massive gap in the NRL when it comes to mental skills, and what he wants to do in the future. 41:15 Realising footy players live in a bubble.43:30 Why Shaun was able to make his documentary.45:15 Shaun realising what his purpose is, and finding it easier talking about his father's depression.55:45 Why Shaun’s parents are so important to him.58:00 What stood out to Shaun during his interview with Matty Ryan.1:02:00 What stood out to Shaun during his interview with Jeremy Snape.1:04:15 What stood out to Shaun during his interview with Aaron Walsh.1:07:30 Owen Eastwood challenging Shaun’s concept of culture and belonging.1:13:30 Shaun’s Vision Board and the importance it has to him.1:16:50 The leaps and bounds he has made in the last 3 years.1:20:50 Not being motivated by money or fame, and choosing a career in dancing 1:24:35 Shaun’s newly minted speaking career.You can find the resources mentioned in the podcast here: https://www.andrewmay.com/all-episodes/You can find Shaun at his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slane_94/?hl=enOr send him an email at: Slane_1994@hotmail.comWatch the Out Of My Lane Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5MIhqGRbYo&t=1447s Use Code "PIPODCAST10" to get 10% off your Lumo Coffee order:https://lumocoffee.com/Learn more about Andrew and Performance Intelligence: www.andrewmay.com Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/Follow Andrew May: https://www.instagram.com/andrewmay/If you enjoy the podcast, we would really appreciate you leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps us build our audience and continue to provide high quality guests.