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Life Lessons: From Sport and Beyond

English, Sports, 1 season, 293 episodes, 5 hours, 32 minutes
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Each week Simon Mundie sits down with an expert, from the biggest sporting names in the world to former Buddhist monks, neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers. They discuss a theme that tells us something insightful about life and how best to live it, from the importance of self-acceptance, to facing addiction and developing resilience - right through to getting your circadian rhythms in sync and how to sleep better. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for privacy and opt-out information.
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Improve Your Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships - then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far."That is one of Daniel Goleman’s quotes about emotional intelligence, which was also the title of his best-selling book – which outlined a compelling argument as to why EQ matters more than IQ. In this bitesize episode, Daniel breaks down what emotional intelligence is, and then shares some ways to develop your EQ – including by using mindfulness meditation.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, including with Daniel Goleman, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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Letting Go Of Outcomes, Identity and Attachments: Kevin Clifton

"Letting go is one of the most efficacious tools by which to reach spiritual goals." - David HawkinsThis conversation is about the power of letting go of outcomes, identity and attachments. It is paradoxically incredibly hard, and easy, at the same time. Letting go allows us to free ourselves from the burdens of the past and live fully in the present moment. This is a re-released episode with the delightful Kevin Clifton while I take a short break, but we will be back with some big plans and new episodes in a couple of weeks.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202457 minutes
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Confidence Comes From Preparation: Sam Warburton

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." - Arthur AsheSo many of the elite performers I have spoken to over the last six years have exuded confidence. But what makes them so confident in their abilities?The answer — preparation! Once the building blocks are in place, you can let go and surrender to what happens. That's when magic happens.Hours of meticulous preparation allows top performers like Wales rugby legend Sam Warburton to walk into any situation with confidence. This he applied from a very young age, at school as well as on the pitch, and it has served him well throughout life.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/20245 minutes, 33 seconds
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Performance Nutrition: James Collins

How to ensure you are getting the right nutrition to fuel yourself for performance, health, mood and overall wellbeing. James Collins is recognised as a leading Sport & Exercise Nutritionist. In elite sport he has worked with Team GB Olympic teams and athletes over three Olympic Games. He joined Arsenal Football Club in 2010, where he spent seven seasons as the club’s first performance nutritionist.He has worked as a consultant with England Football, France Football (2018 World Cup winners), and is currently a consultant with Chelsea FC. He was a project lead of an international team of 31 authors to produce the ‘UEFA Expert Group Statement on Nutrition in Elite Football‘, the best practice guidelines within the sport, published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).James is Managing Director of INTRA performance Group working with talent from elite sport and entertainment from their Harley Street clinic. He was previously elected President of The Royal Society of Medicine’s Food and Health Forum and is author of the acclaimed book 'The Energy Plan'.James' website: http://jamescollinsnutrition.com/My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last six years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Reviews below.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJAN Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/20241 hour, 9 seconds
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The Darker Side of 'High Performance' - Caitlyn Jenner

You cannot fill an inner void with accomplishments and approval. The reality is, many 'high performers' are driven by a desire to compensate for emotional wounds. This isn’t to cast judgement on so called "successful" people – it is just to suggest that putting them on a pedestal is simplistic and frequently overlooks deeper truths. This week's bitesize guest is Caitlyn Jenner - who won Olympic Decathlon Gold in 1976 as Bruce Jenner - and whose house in LA I visited to record the full length episode.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/20246 minutes, 6 seconds
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Embracing Continuous Evolution: Ebony Rainford-Brent

To evolve is to survive. Former England cricketer turned TMS pundit Ebony Rainford-Brent suffered a huge personal tragedy when she was just five, her oldest brother died after being a victim of knife crime. Ebony also grew up without much material wealth, and aged 19, she suffered a serious back injury which meant she could barely walk and faced never playing sport again. Despite sinking into a deep depression, those experiences eventually shaped her future.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Key to Happiness: Accept Yourself - with Nigel Owens

You’re always going to be you, therefore it’s better to accept yourself as you are than to try to be something you’re not.In this episode, which was recorded live at the Hay festival, Nigel Owens shares the vital lessons he learnt about self-acceptance, after coming close top taking his own life because of an inability to accept his sexuality. My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/20241 hour, 37 seconds
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Embracing Hard Conversations: Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh

It can be so easy to let resentments build and sweep things under the carpet, to avoid having the difficult conversation because you know it will be uncomfortable. But – sweeping issues under the carpet is not a recipe for harmony, whether in business, families, relationships of teams. Issues and feelings need to be faced and processed. Two people who are well aware of this are Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh who were part of the team that made history by becoming the first British women's side to win Olympic hockey gold at Rio 2016.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20249 minutes, 13 seconds
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What the All Blacks Can Teach Us about the Business of Life - James Kerr

Best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business. The 15 lessons are Character, Adapt, Purpose, Responsibility, Learn, Whanau, Expectations, Preparation, Pressure, Authenticity, Sacrifice, Language, Ritual, Whakapapa, and Legacy.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/202449 minutes, 10 seconds
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How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself

I was fortunate enough to be invited onto the Healing Place podcast recently with MIta Mistry - author, therapist and columnist - to talk about my book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself. I really enjoyed speaking with Mita - and so am sharing our conversation here. The Healing Place Podcast: https://shows.acast.com/healing-place-with-mita-mistryChampion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/202451 minutes, 12 seconds
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JASMIN PARIS SPECIAL - How To Be Superhuman

How to juggle family, career and record breaking ultra running, while remaining utterly down to earth, with ultrarunning legend Jasmin Paris.Jasmin has become the first ever woman to finish the notorious Barkley Marathons race in America, made up of five punishing 20-mile loops around the Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee. Paris’s finishing time was 59 hours, 58 minutes and 21 seconds – 99 seconds inside the 60-hour cut-off.This isn't her first superhuman rodeo though, in 2019 Jasmin won the 268 mile Spine race, another one of the toughest endurance races in the world. Not only did she become the first woman to win the race outright, she also smashed the men’s course record by a staggering 12 hours (whilst also expressing milk for her then 14 month old daughter!). Jasmin has mastered the art of prioritising what is important in life, and there is so much anyone can learn from her.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Jasmin 100/1 awards price: https://betway.com/en/sports/evt/13407165 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/202448 minutes, 27 seconds
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Don't Focus On The Outcome: Sir Chris Hoy

It's not about the end goal, it's about enjoying the steps along the way. I had the pleasure of catching up with Sir Chris Hoy recently, and it reminded me that he is one of those relatively rare high performers who retain humility and stay truly grounded while enjoying huge success, as he did in winning gold medals at three Olympic Games. So many people put so much stock in the outcome alone, and what it supposedly says about them as a person, that they don't enjoy what they do for its own sake. Chris points out the real treasure is in finding something you're passionate about and giving it your all, but crucially enjoying it for its own sake, not simply as a means to an end.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20247 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Stop Struggling PART 2: Jenna Ashford

A radically new approach to dealing with stress and pressure using scientifically proven techniques from ACT. This is part 2 of my conversation all about how to stop struggling in life, to skillfully become more comfortable being uncomfortable, and find more ease and innate resilience. My guest is Jenna Ashford, former elite hockey player turned psychologist and performance coach. Jenna's work is based on ACT, which I am a huge fan of. She's an experienced meditator too, having completed the ten day vipassana retreat. In this conversation we discuss:How to drop the struggleHow to harness various thought defusion techniquesHow to respond to pressure more skillfullyRecognising the ways we avoid difficult thoughts and feelingsHow to actively practice acceptanceSaying 'yes' to difficult thoughts and feelingsHow to 'play in the now'How to embrace Being, not just DoingWhat Jenna learnt from her ten day Vipassana retreatJenna's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drop-Struggle-Transformative-Achieving-Potential/dp/1914110269https://www.moonshotseries.co.uk/aboutusMy book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/19/202451 minutes, 33 seconds
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How To Stop Struggling to Find Ease & Resilience: Jenna Ashford - PART 1

A radically new approach to dealing with stress and pressure using scientifically proven techniques from ACT. This episode is all about how to stop struggling in life, to skillfully become more comfortable being uncomfortable, and find more ease and innate resilience. My guest is Jenna Ashford, former elite hockey player turned psychologist and performance coach. Jenna's work is based on ACT, which I am a huge fan of. She's an experienced meditator too, having completed the ten day vipassana retreat. In this conversation we discuss:How to drop the struggleHow to harness various thought defusion techniquesHow to respond to pressure more skillfullyRecognising the ways we avoid difficult thoughts and feelingsHow to actively practice acceptanceSaying 'yes' to difficult thoughts and feelingsHow to 'play in the now'What we can learn about dealing with pressure from Novak DjokovicAnd much more besides. I am releasing this conversation in two parts, the next episode will be out tomorrow.Jenna's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drop-Struggle-Transformative-Achieving-Potential/dp/1914110269https://www.moonshotseries.co.uk/aboutusMy book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. 'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/202445 minutes, 26 seconds
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How To Sit With Difficult Emotions: Clarke Carlisle

What are you like at sitting with difficult emotions - like fear, sadness or anger? Let's be honest, it's not fun. But our ability to sit with discomfort is so important, although most of us tend to distract ourselves where possible, which is much easier these days with the digital distraction devices in our pockets. Clarke Carlisle explains how he has learned to sit with his emotions, and how he has taught the language of emotions to his children - an extremely valuable exercise that we use in our home.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/20246 minutes, 50 seconds
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FLOW - Part 2: Jonny Wilkinson, Damon Hill, Frankie Dettori, Goldie Sayers & Jos Buttler

Jonny Wilkinson, Damon Hill, Frankie Dettori, Goldie Sayers and Jos Buttler share their experiences of flow. This follows on from the last episode in which Alex and I discussed how to get more moments of flow into your everyday life at will. Do listen back to that one if you haven't already - or if you need a reminder. During flow, times distorts and our sense of self disappears, which begs the question - if it can disappear, just how real is it?My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/202432 minutes, 30 seconds
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How To Get More Flow In Your Everyday Life

Flow is “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it” - Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiFlow is when we feel and perform at our best, and while it frequently has something of a mystical quality to it, we are all familiar with it to various degrees. In this episode, Alex and I also talk about those moments when we are 'self-conscious', which is basically the opposite of being in flow, and tend to feel bad and perform poorly. And then we seek to answer the important but elusive question: how can we experience more flow in our everyday life, even at will. In the second half, I share the best way I know to experience the sense of ease, peace and subtle joy which are all characteristics of flow.My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/202448 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Your Perspective Changes Everything: Ryan Holiday

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”. If we can refrain from making negative judgments about our daily life events, we can liberate ourselves from a significant amount of unnecessary psychological suffering. With Stoic author Ryan Holiday My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/20248 minutes, 54 seconds
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Embracing Life Long Learning: Nigel Adkins

Having a positive and empathetic outlook can make a big difference to yourself and those around you. One man who knows this is legendary former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins. He secured back-to-back promotions from League One up into the Premier League, lifting the club 51 places in the process. Nigel is clearly one of football's most likeable characters, and his uplifting and distinctive outlook has been dubbed "Adkinism". It's about gratitude, positivity and making the most of the day.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to share some of my favourite Life Lessons, including around burnout, psychological flexibility, flow and success evangelism.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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How To Make A Difference In Life: Dame Commander Heather Rabbatts

How can you make a difference in life, alongside other people? That is a question long pondered by Dame Commander Heather Rabbatts, who has a quite remarkable CV despite underachieving at school. She was the first woman to be appointed a director of the FA and she was also chief executive of Millwall football club, she’s also been a barrister, a BBC governor, the youngest ever chief executive of both Merton and Lambeth councils, Head of Education at Channel 4, a director of the Bank of England and much more besides. And this from a woman who underachieved at school. Heather shares so many insights, quotes and life lessons in this episode, including about how to get a promotion at work, so you might want to grab a pen.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to share some of my favourite Life Lessons, including around burnout, psychological flexibility, flow and success evangelism.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Recognising Our Addictions - And A Way Out: Tony Adams

Booze, sex, social media - what's your poison? Taking the time to consider when we have an unhealthy relationship with 'people, places, things and situations' is an extremely valuable process to go through. Former England and Arsenal footballer Tony Adams set up the Sporting Chance clinic, and is an expert at the process people gripped by addiction of any kind can go through to find freedom. He talks about sitting with uncomfortable feelings, puncturing ego - as well as the growing issue of social media and smartphones.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. 'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/20247 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Non-Duality Podcast - 'Finding Fulfilment and Contentment Where You Are' - with Nic Higham & Simon Mundie

Why fulfilment is about releasing our attachment to becoming and recognising BeingWhen we become a champion, we simultaneously become a 'somebody'. In this conversation, recorded on The Non-Duality Podcast with Nic Higham, we explore some of the questionable assumptions lying behind what is a widespread belief. How can 'success' and self-aggrandisation be frequently unfulfilling and empty, while the absence of that deep-rooted sense of 'me' be so rich?What are some of the implications of exploring this for how we understand reality and the human experience?Nic Higham offers nonduality-informed counselling and coaching and is the presenter of ‘The Nonduality Podcast’. https://thewholenessofexperience.comChampion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/26/202447 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to use language to influence behaviour: Dave Alred - elite performance coach

Words can be extremely powerful tools, if used skillfully. Dave Alred, one of the most in-demand performance coaches in the world even goes so far as to say "language is the post powerful drug known to man". However, he argues that most people are not aware of this and as a result don't see the sort of results that could be possible if only they were able to adopt a few simple principles. This is especially true when it comes to influencing how other people behave.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental. I also explore emotional intelligence, burnout, acceptance, flow and non-duality.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'The perfect motivational read at the dawn of a new year' DAILY EXPRESS'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYEDOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/20249 minutes, 13 seconds
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Conscious Relationships

"If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living."– Eckhart TolleThis is one of my favourite quotes, although it isn’t necessarily in line with how most people view relationships. We tend to be conditioned with an idea about meeting ‘the one’ and living happily ever after. But, one look at divorce rates shows that this doesn’t seem to tally.Long-term relationships can be challenging, and I would suggest this is no bad thing. Few people can trigger us as well as our partners, and this opens up a huge opportunity for growth, as we discuss in this episode. We don’t suggest everyone needs to approach relationships in the way that we do, but perhaps some people may benefit from a slight change in perspective.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental. I also explore emotional intelligence, burnout, acceptance, flow and non-duality.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'The perfect motivational read at the dawn of a new year' DAILY EXPRESS'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYEDOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/202434 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Humility Fosters Healthy Performance Cultures: James Kerr

How important is humility in creating a 'winning' culture? Here to explain is James Kerr, author of the fantastic best-selling book Legacy. It is all about the key ingredients that have gone together to create the most successful team in sporting history – the New Zealand All Blacks.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental. I also explore emotional intelligence, burnout, belief, flow and non-duality.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'The perfect motivational read at the dawn of a new year' DAILY EXPRESS'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYEDOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Embrace Acceptance And Find Peace: Simon & Alex Mundie

"I don't mind what happens. This is the essence of inner freedom" - Jiddu KrishnamurtiAcceptance is being in alignment with the present moment. When we do mind what happens, we have judged the situation – 'this should not be happening' – and are now reacting to it from that perspective. We really only have two options when it comes to what is. We can either be aligned with it or against it. And we know which choice we’ve made by how we feel. If there is fear, anger, expectation, anxiety, doubt, or remorse – we are resisting what is.The amount of evidence and research that shows self-acceptance is positively correlated with subjective wellbeing and self-worth is vast. And yet, many people don't understand the 'how' of acceptance. Is it about speaking to ourselves positively, or saying affirmations? No. Acceptance is about letting go of resistance. When we stop rejecting parts of ourselves that we don't like, including uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, peace is free to emerge. But more than that, acceptance isn't something the mind can really do. True acceptance lies in the aware space before the mind. When we can recognise that acceptance is our nature, we can face our inner and outer experience from a position of strength, rather than weakness. Accept and respond, don't resist and react.In this episode we are hearing from the following people, with links to their full length episodes:Jonny Wilkinson: https://pod.fo/e/16ff5eNon-Dual philosopher Rupert Spira: https://pod.fo/e/16ff5cLucy Gossage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08p2mktChampion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental. I also explore emotional intelligence, burnout, acceptance, flow and non-duality.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'The perfect motivational read at the dawn of a new year' DAILY EXPRESS'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYEDOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/202453 minutes, 4 seconds
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Embrace Vulnerability For Authentic Connection: Dr Pippa Grange

"Can you connect with people without having to airbrush your flaws?"When we come from a place of fear, we seek to hide our flaws and insecurities, which restricts our ability to connect authentically. When we fear rejection, a deep-seated sense of shame may be lurking, and when we then choose to project those feelings of shame outwards - by criticising, belittling and judging others - it is simply an expression of our own fear of inadequacy.Dr Pippa Grange was credited with helping to transform the culture of the England football team prior to the 2018 World Cup. She helped to make the England camp a less fearful place by emphasising and modelling vulnerability, which enabled the side to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental. I also explore emotional intelligence, burnout, belief, flow and non-duality.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'The perfect motivational read at the dawn of a new year' DAILY EXPRESS'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYEDOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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You are NOT your thoughts - you are AWARE of your thoughts

You are not your thoughts... you are aware of your thoughts. This is such a valuable and important recognition.Most people identify who they are through their thoughts about themselves. What they do, what they believe, which tribe they belong to. But thoughts are just pointers. As the saying goes, 'the finger pointing to the moon, is not the moon'.A key distinction is to recognise the difference between the 'thinking mind' and the 'aware mind'. We are all familiar with the 'thinking mind' which conceptualises, labels, judges and the like. The 'aware mind', which is whatever it is that 'hears' thoughts, is subtle and easy to overlook, but once we recognise it - it can be truly life-changing. Full episodes featured:Sir John Kirwan - Mental Health: https://pod.fo/e/16ff73Dr Russ Harris: https://pod.fo/e/d9ceaDame Katherine Grainger: https://pod.fo/e/20f569Professor Donald Hoffman: https://pod.fo/e/1faa18Will Carling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg0EZJ_unXEChampion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental. I also explore emotional intelligence, burnout, belief, flow and non-duality.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'The perfect motivational read at the dawn of a new year' DAILY EXPRESS'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYEDOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/5/202454 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to Stop Living in Fear: Free Solo climber Alex Honnold

Want to know how to overcome fear? Free solo climbing legend Alex Honnold can explain. Alex Honnold climbed a 3000 foot vertical cliff - El Capitan in America - without ropes, a feat described as ‘one of the greatest Athletic feats of any kind, ever’. It was so impressive, they made a film about it called Free Solo. Listen to this, then watch that - and change your relationship with fear.Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental. I also explore emotional intelligence, burnout, belief, flow and non-duality.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'The perfect motivational read at the dawn of a new year' DAILY EXPRESS'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYEDOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/20248 minutes, 21 seconds
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'Success Evangelism' - and a new way of being

Success evangelism - have you had your fill yet? This idea that hustling for success, in the belief that we will finally be content and fulfilled when we reach the promised land (which invariably stays out of reach) needs a rethink. Some of the most success ful people on the planet have been left unfulfilled and empty after achieving their hearts desires. it's time for a rethink. it's time to consider a new way of being.Featuring: (Full episodes below)Jonny Wilkinson: https://pod.fo/e/16ff5eCaitlyn Jenner: https://pod.fo/e/20e371Katie Warrriner: https://pod.fo/e/16fa2eChampion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews oover the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental. I also exploree emotional intelligence, burnout, belief, flow and non-duality.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'The perfect motivational read at the dawn of a new year' DAILY EXPRESS'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYEDOrder here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/29/202449 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Raise Your Self-Esteem: Dr Steve Peters

Think about the people closest to you for a moment. Do you like them for what they achieve, or what they are like? (Hopefully it's the latter)Achievement is important, but not as important as being kind, thoughtful, compassionate and having integrity. My guest is Professor Steve Peters, author of the wildly successful book The Chimp ParadoxMy debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. The recognition that we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts is fundamental.Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/26/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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What Is The Real Beauty Of Sport?: Matthew Syed

Is it really about winning and trophies - or something altogether more profound? Matthew Syed is a Times Columnist, author, renowned thinker, consultant and former British number 1 table tennis player.My debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is now on general release. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Matthew's website: https://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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Success Evangelism: Ronnie O'Sullivan

Success, addiction - and a new way of being. This bitesize episode is with the one and only Ronnie O'Sullivan. In it he talks about addiction, success evangelism and why giving can be more fulfilling than receiving. Ronnie very kindly gave me an endorsement for my book, now on general release. In it, I touch on the themes we discuss in this bitesize ep.'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'Mundie understands something most of us discover eventually: that the pursuit of sporting excellence is the best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANHead here for the book: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/A New Way of Being newsletter: https://simonmundie.substack.com/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/20248 minutes, 14 seconds
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Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself

Life Lessons special: Goldie Sayers interviews Simon Mundie. His debut book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself is on general release from today. The following people have been kind enough to provide the following endorsements:'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED'Using high achieving individuals, teams and sporting stories Simon has looked into something we actually all know or at least once did - the ability to live life more in the now' JASON FOX'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA'Mundie understands something most of us discover eventually: that the pursuit of sporting excellence is the best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJANHead here for the book: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/202451 minutes, 51 seconds
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'Self-Enquiry' and Exploring Our Fundamental Nature - Piers Thurston

What is our identity before psychology?This episode is about self-enquiry, a process you can do to explore what your fundamental identity is, before psychology.We tend to have an idea about who we are, based on thoughts about our roles in life, our beliefs, what has happened to us in the past, our relationships, tribal affiliations and so on. navigate the social world we live in - but it is certainly not the whole story. And we overlook this deeper essence at our peril.My guest is Piers Thurston who skillfully leads people through self-enquiry. He leads me (and you!) through an actual direct experience of self-enquiry at the end of this recording.There is a second part to this conversation, in which we go deeper and explore the implications and benefits of this process & understanding, and it is available to members of my newsletter group, A New Way of Being. You can subscribe on my website, scroll down to the bottom of my homepage: https://www.simonmundie.com/**My debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is out this Thursday Jan 18. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/Website: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Piers' website: https://www.qualityofmind.co.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/202454 minutes, 56 seconds
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Stop Battling 'Negative' Thoughts & Feelings: Dr Russ Harris

Is your New Year resolution to 'think more positively'? Here's why you might want to reconsider Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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ADHD: Dr Tony Lloyd

What is ADHD? How does it manifest and display in people? Is it time to stop calling it a disorder?Dr Tony Lloyd is chief executive of the ADHD Foundation, which I am delighted and honoured to have become a patron of. I was diagnosed with ADHD last year, and it had a big impact on me. So much of my life, looking back, now makes more sense. And so i wanted to really dig deep into the topic with Tony, who is a fountain of neurodiverse knowledge. In this episode we discuss:ADHD scepticismWhat ADHD is and how it presentsThe key traits of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivityWhy leading organisations like Tesla are actively recruiting neurodiverse people seeking a 21st century advantageWhy the way we educate children needs a similar upgradeADHD and relationshipsRejection Sensitivity DysphoriaADHD comorbidities, including anxiety and autismExecutive functioningSelf-care and managing ADHDADHD and shameThe challenge people can have getting a diagnosisTreating neurodiverse people the same as other diverse groups The ADHD Foundation: https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/The Rethinking ADHD podcast: https://podfollow.com/rethinking-adhd Qbtech Objective ADHD tests: https://www.qbtech.com/ My debut book - Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.Pre-Order Now: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to do Deep Work in 2024: Professor Cal Newport

How to produce work of value - and improve your mental health at the same time. Professor Cal Newport argues that our ability to do deep work, which is where we perform undistracted work on something cognitively demanding, is a vital skill to train. However, the ability to perform deep work is increasingly rare - not least because of the impact of smartphones and social media. So what can we do about it? Allow Professor Newport to explain...My debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is available to buy from January 18. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Pre-order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookWebsite: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/5/20246 minutes, 46 seconds
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Keeping Your Cool: Gary Lineker

Embracing pressure with the England striker turned broadcasting behemoth Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/1/202435 minutes, 39 seconds
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BITESIZE: Challenging the 'Success Evangelism' Narrative: Katie Warriner

"Why do you always have to be better than yesterday? If it's because you feel like you're not enough as you are - let's talk about that"In this episode, Psychologist Katie Warriner questions the whole narrative of what success is – and why achievement in and of itself isn’t impressive, it’s asking yourself – what are you motivated by? And how are you going to use that to contribute to the wellbeing of others and the world?My debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is available to buy from January 18. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Pre-order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookWebsite: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/29/202310 minutes, 17 seconds
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Perseverence and Resilience: Dame Katherine Grainger

Simply refusing to give up - even after crushing disappointments. Dame Katherine Grainger is Britain’s most decorated female Olympian and its greatest ever female rower. She won gold at London 2012 and silver at four other Games, and her ability to persist and keep going through setbacks helped set her apart. In this episode, Katherine relives her unforgettable Olympic journey, and unpicks the lessons she learnt about perseverance along the way. My debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Pre-order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookWebsite: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/26/202357 minutes, 57 seconds
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'Training was running away from the issues I had': Caitlyn Jenner

Sometimes a drive for achievement and 'success' can come from disquiet Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/25/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 37 seconds
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Seeing through FOMO (Fear Of Missing out): Josh Warrington

Staying committed to your path, even when you feel you are missing out. Josh Warrington is a two-time boxing World Champion, who made history in 2018 when he became the first male boxer from Leeds to win a major world title. Early in Josh's career, he was juggling boxing with working as a dental technician and studying at Leeds University, which didn't leave much time to spend with his friends. He felt as if he was missing out on occasion, until one of his pals set him straightMy debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is available to buy from January 18. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Pre-order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookWebsite: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/20239 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Man Who Exposed Jimmy Savile: Mark Williams-Thomas

My debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Pre-order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookWebsite: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/18/202350 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Power of Understanding & Living Your Values: Jamie Peacock

Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work.They (should) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they may be the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to.When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life often flows. But when these don't align with your personal values, that's when things feel... wrong. This is why making a conscious effort to identify your values is so important.My guest is the former GB Rugby league captain Jamie PeacockMy debut book - Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.Pre-Order Now: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Take Perspective From History: Professor Suzannah Lipscomb

What can reflecting on history teach us about living well now? In this episode we are talking about learning lessons from history, particularly perspective and empathy. We also question what impact the suppression of the 'feminine principle', as has happened over the last two thousand years, has had. In the first half we talk about getting in flow, digital minimalism, tapping into creativity, the importance of making complex concepts understandable, the perennial problem of tribalism and much more besides.Professor Suzzanah Lipscomb is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. She hosts the 'Not Just the Tudors' podcast, produced by History Hit. She has presented numerous TV programmes including The Royals: A History of Scandals; has written and edited seven books, most recently, What is History, Now? with Helen Carr; is Professor Emerita at the University of Roehampton; Senior Member at St Cross College, Oxford; and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries; she was formerly Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace and has won multiple awards throughout her career.https://suzannahlipscomb.com/about/Podcast: https://suzannahlipscomb.com/podcasts/not-just-the-tudors/My debut book - Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Pre-order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookWebsite: simonmundie.comYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/20231 hour, 20 seconds
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The Myth of Multitasking: Johann Hari

The huge cognitive cost of constantly checking your phone - and what you can do about it. My guest is Johann Hari - author of Stolen Focus - who explains the 'switch cost effect', and outlines some simple steps to rediscover the joys of focus, which is fundamental if you are going to get into flow.Speaking of flow, my debut book - Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found. Flow is a fundamental theme.Pre-order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/bookYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/20239 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to be a CEO: David Shelley

Life Lessons from a top CEO. David Shelley is Group CEO of Hachette UK, the second largest British book publishing group. He's held that position since 2018, and will soon also add the CEO role for the company’s United States’ division, Hachette Book Group, to his roster. He will move to New York to take up the role in January. This conversation is all about what it takes to become and remain a top CEO, and the impact holding a position like that has on someone. In this episode, recorded live at the FutureBook Conference 2023, David talks about:How the 'CEO archetype' has evolvedImposter syndrome and fear, and how scary situations become easier the more you expose yourself to themWhat an 'omnivert' is, and how to find the necessary balance between connection and solitudeBeing willing to take on bruising feedback and adapt accordinglyHow being a CEO does mean people treat you 'differently', and how to remain groundedHow to identify what will make the most impact at work, and the vital importance of saying noHow to make your diary work for youThe art of retaining perspective and putting passion before ambitionMy debut book - Champion Thinking: How to Find Success Without Losing Yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, happiness and lasting fulfilment are truly to be found.PRE-ORDER - https://www.simonmundie.com/bookYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/202350 minutes, 44 seconds
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What Podcasting Has Taught Me About Connection: Dr Rangan Chatterjee

We crave connection for a good reason. Research shows us that loneliness is on the rise, and that a lack of human connection can be more harmful to your health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. Dr Rangan Chatterjee - physician and host of the 'Feel Better, live More' podcast - explains how the boom in podcasts reflects this need for connection. He also explains what other life-changing benefits he has experienced from podcasting - from mindfulness to focus and connectionMy debut book - Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.https://www.simonmundie.com/bookYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/20239 minutes, 4 seconds
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Harness The Power Of Lucid Dreaming For Psychological Growth: Charlie Morley

We spend a third of our lives asleep - so why not use some of that time to learn, heal from past traumas and grow psychologically and even physically? Charlie Morley is a teacher of lucid dreaming, which is where you are asleep and in a dream, but you know that you are dreaming and can start to consciously direct your dream at will. It's a practice that has been used for thousands of years by Buddhists, mystics and shamans - and science has now caught up, proving the undoubted power lucid dreaming can provide. Charlie has been lucid dreaming for over twenty years and was authorised to teach within the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism in 2008. He is also a multiple best-selling author and teacher of shadow integration. In this episode we discuss:what's going on in the brain during a lucid dreamhow science has caught up and proven its efficacy - including in terms of physical benefits for athleteswhat the psychological benefits can be - from dealing with traumas to addictions and phobiasworking with your 'shadow' (parts of your unconscious mind normally out of reach in the waking state)what to do when you are in a lucid dream for maximum benefitthe key practices to start lucid dreaming tonightCharlie's website: https://www.charliemorley.com/My debut book - Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.PRE-ORDER: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself-ebook/dp/B0CG6G8LTXYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 53 seconds
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Why You Should Find A Way To Do What You love: Goldie Sayers

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”People often talk about the importance of marginal gains, and improving by 1% in as many areas as possible. However, most of the top performers I have spoken to say by far the most important thing is consistent effort over a long period of time. But finding the fuel to maintain the necessary level of consistency is doing what you love.My YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Sign up to my newsletter: simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/20239 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Key to Making Good Decisions: former spy turned entrepreneur Shane Parrish

How to make sure you are in the right place at the right time - with the former intelligence officer turned entrepreneur, author and Farnham Street founder Shane Parrish. In this episode, Shane explains the art of 'positioning', and how to play life in 'easy mode' rather than 'hard mode', a skill used by the world's most consistent top performers. He identifies the barriers to clear thinking - Emotional, Ego, Social and Inertia - and explains how to 'get them before they get you'. He also explains why adopting some simple rules that you can identify for yourself can be life-changing, and save you energy and regret.Shane's NYT best-selling book is called Clear thinking: https://fs.blog/clear/His newsletter is here: https://fs.blog/newsletter/My YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/My newsletter: simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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BITESIZE: Success Is Not the Key To Happiness - Caitlyn Jenner

Success is not synonymous with happiness. So many high performers reach the top of the proverbial Everest only to discover that it did not provide the lasting satisfaction that it seemed to promise. One such person is Caitlyn Jenner, who won gold in the Olympic decathlon in 1976. However, the issues that were bubbling away under the surface were free to reassert themselves once the Games were over.My YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Sign up to my newsletter: simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/20239 minutes
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Communicate with Clarity and Confidence: Ros Atkins

Communicating what we want to say for maximum impact is far from easy. It’s also not something many people work on. But Ros Atkins, creator of the hugely successful viral BBC videos 'Ros Atkins on...' is truly a master of the craft, and in this episode he shares some of the key techniques and outlooks that make him stand out. Ros has identified the ten elements of what makes a good explanation as well as the seven steps you need to take to communicate what you want to say with clarity and impact, and we dissect them in this conversation.Ros has written an outstanding new book, called The Art of Explanation: How to Communicate with Clarity and Confidence – which is highly recommended for anyone wanting to sharpen up their communication skills in any area of life and learn from the best in the business.Ros has hosted coverage of many major stories around the world for BBC News, including the death of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama's first election victory and inauguration as well as the football World Cups in Germany and South Africa. He created and hosted Outside Source live from the BBC newsroom, covering all the biggest international stories in a highly original and innovative way. He is now the BBC’s Analysis Editor, and continues to make his outstanding viral videos for the BBC.His book is here: https://geni.us/TAOEBOOKHe is @BBCRosAtkins on twitterMy YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Sign up to my newsletter: simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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Showing up each day and doing the work: Ryan Holiday

How you do anything is how you do EVERYTHING. What matters is what you do today. That’s the message Stoic author Ryan Holiday emphasises in this bitesize episode.Ryan has written a number of best-selling books on stoicism, including The Obstacle is the Way. He described stoicism as 'the most practical of all philosophies', and he explains that - in his view - it is important to understand that it is our actions that define us, and every moment is a chance to do and be our best. That doesn’t mean we will always succeed – but it does mean we can try.My debut book, 'Champion Thinking: How to Find Success Without Losing Yourself', published by Bloomsbury, is now available for pre-order: https://shorturl.at/joMX3YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Website: simonmundie.com (and newsletter) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/20237 minutes, 20 seconds
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Breaking Down Barriers Through Skillful Conversation: Neuroscientist Shane O'Mara

The power of skillful conversation - from the personal to the global level.This week's conversation is with professor Shane O'Mara, a neuroscientist of the top order who is professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin. He is also the author of Talking Heads: The New Science of How Conversations Shapes Our World. Shane explains the role that conversation and memory has in our ability to envisage a better future.We talk about lots in this episode including the difference between the narrative self - the 'story of me' made up of memories, beliefs and the like - and the 'aware self', which experiences the present moment directly. Most people identify with the former and not the latter - but is that really wise?Shane also explains how countries are created by conversations, and are ideas rather than real entities, and he shares some powerful and proven conversational tools to bridge gaps, break down walls and dissolve the propensity some people have to dehumanize 'the other'. We also discuss the Hard Problem of Consciousness.Shane's new book: Talking Heads: The New Science of How Conversation Shapes Our Worlds Shane's newsletter: BrainPizzaMy YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Sign up to my newsletter: simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/6/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
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STRICTLY BITE: Kevin Clifton - Letting Go

The power of letting go of the need for a specific outcome to go your way.We are halfways through the Strictly Come Dancing season 2023, so what better time than now to revisit my conversation with glitterball favourite and former Strictly champion Kevin Clifton. Kevin was runner up on four occasions while on the show, which triggered some of his old competitive wounds, before finally lifting the trophy with his now wife Stacey Dooley. How? Clearly the chemistry didn't hurt - but nor did his change in outlook and willingness to surrender rather than feel the need to achieve a specific outcomeMy debut book, 'Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself', is now available for pre-order: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself-ebook/dp/B0CG6G8LTXYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Website: simonmundie.com (and newsletter) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/20239 minutes, 23 seconds
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Embracing failure to get ahead - with the pioneer of psychological safety Amy Edmonson

Embracing the right type of failure with the groundbreaking pioneer of psychological safety, who was voted the most influential international thinker in 2019. Professor Amy Edmonson's work has transformed the culture of leading companies, universities and organisations around the world - and her thinking can change your life too.Amy argues that we need to embrace failure - as long as it is the right kind of failure. She differentiates between intelligent failure, complex failure and basic failure. We need to embrace the former, and avoid the latter two.Professor Edmonson explains exactly what psychological safety is, how to foster it and how important it is - and how it fits in to intelligent failures.My debut book - Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.PRE-ORDER: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself-ebook/dp/B0CG6G8LTXYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Sign up to my newsletter: simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/202352 minutes, 36 seconds
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Overcoming Tribalism and distrust of 'the other'- Carl Frampton - BITESIZE

Treating people as you want to be treated with boxing legend Carl Frampton, Northern Ireland’s first two weight World Champion. Carl grew up in Belfast, in the loyalist area of Tigers Bay. The next housing estate across was the New Lodge which was Republican. As a child, he witnessed tension and traumatising scenes. Carl is a very humble and level headed guy, and he takes pride in uniting people, wherever they're from, and whatever they believe. Beyond superficial differences - he is keen to emphasise we are all the same and that developing peace is possibleMy debut book - Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews from this podcast over the last five years, I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.PRE-ORDER: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself-ebook/dp/B0CG6G8LTXYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Sign up to my newsletter: simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/20239 minutes, 42 seconds
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How Real Is Reality: Professor Donald Hoffman

Just how accurate is the reality we experience through our sense perceptions? That's a big question - and we're about to explain why it is important.We tend to be convinced that that world we experience through our senses is the world as it really is. We also believe we are billions of separate beings - which fosters a sense of tribalism and a distrust of "the other". But, professor Donald Hoffman says science shows that the chance that we see reality as it actually is - is zero. It may look like there are cars, houses and separate people - but that is how we experience reality when it is filtered through the human mind. Space & time are not fundamentally real - they are like a VR headset we have put on. Furthermore, he says cutting edge mathematics and science show that there are not billions of separate beings, but there is one infinite Being - and we are all avatars of that.Professor Donald Hoffman is a renowned cognitive scientist whose work is truly groundbreaking. This conversation will have you question your view of the world, yourself and what's really important in life. The implications are profound. Not least because if we are all avatars of one Being - that means that if I hurt you, I am simultaneously hurting myself.The key lessons from this episode will be posted on my YouTube page which you can find here: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeLifeLessonsWATCH: You are NOT who you think you are - with professor Donald Hoffman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGMIQ7po6AII am delighted to announce that my debut book - Champion Thinking: How to find success without losing yourself - is available for pre-order now. Drawing on some of my favourite interviews - I want to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.PRE-ORDER: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself-ebook/dp/B0CG6G8LTXYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 57 seconds
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BITESIZE: How To get In Flow

Flow is a peak state when we perform at our best, and feel great too. While success is not synonymous with happiness, flow is.So, how do you get in flow? Here is a tried and tested four-step formula from the Flow Research CollectiveYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/20235 minutes, 24 seconds
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RWC REPLAY: Sir Clive Woodward - Leadership

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks. With the World Cup nearly finishing, we are revisiting of my favorite conversations with World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward, and the theme is Leadership.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/16/202356 minutes, 15 seconds
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BITESIZE: Don't Be Defensive

"If anyone tells you that such a person speaks ill of you of you, don't make excuses about what is said of you, but answer: He does not know my other faults; else, he would not have mentioned only these." - EpictetusDon't hide your flaws and show off your strengths - the wiser option is to do the opposite.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/20234 minutes, 58 seconds
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RWC REPLAY: Dave Alred - Managing pressure

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks. With the World Cup in full flow, I am using the opportunity to revisit some of my favorite conversations with World Cup winners and legends. Today's episode is with Dave Alred - 'the coaches coach', who was Jonny Wilkinson's mentor at the height of his World Cup winning powers. The them of this episode is managing pressure.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 18 seconds
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BITESIZE: The impact of not feeling seen and heard as a child

Our early social connections, with parents and caregivers in particular, are the most profound shapers of how we experience the world and our place in it. Dr Bessel van der Kolk - one of the world's leading trauma researchers and author of the best-selling book The Body keeps The Score - reveals that how secure we feel in our early relationships even has a bigger impact on our development than particularly traumatic incidents.Full episode: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/trauma-dr-bessel-van-der-kolkYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/6/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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RWC REPLAY: Lewis Moody - Selflessness

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks.With the World Cup in full flow, over the next few weeks I am going to use the opportunity to revisit some of my favorite conversations with World Cup winners and legends. Today's episode is with former World Cup winner and England captain Lewis Moody.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/2/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
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BITESIZE: The Joy of Being Average

We can’t all be better than average – there just isn’t room at the top for everyone.Striving for the top is a nice idea, but the other side of it is: if we become anything other than ordinary, we feel that we have failed somehow.This goal-orientated outlook is widespread. But, is it really important to be remembered as a high achiever or 'Champion'? Isn't it more important to be a kind, caring individual who treats his friends and family well? That's what broadcaster and author Konnie Huq is here to suggest.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/20234 minutes, 36 seconds
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RWC REPLAY: Sir John Kirwan - Mental Health

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks.All Black legend and World Cup winner Sir John Kirwan. JK was knighted for services to mental health, and since becoming the face of mental health in New Zealand, he has launched Groov - the innovative mental health organisation looking t0 transform people's wellbeing - particularly in the workplace. The theme of the conversation is mental health - and being able to 'thrive not just survive'GROOV: https://www.groovnow.com/our-storyYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/25/202359 minutes, 51 seconds
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BITESIZE: The Power Of Doing Nothing

"Don't just do something, sit there!"Forget ice baths, HIIT workouts and marathons - if you really want to develop resilience, then sit down and do nothing. For the first time in human history, we never have to be bored and sit with our thoughts and feelings. But we are missing a trick - because doing nothing is something very few people embrace, but those who do can enjoy a multitude of benefits - including increased creativity, toughness through to a sense causeless joy.Full episode: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/do-hard-things-steve-magnessYouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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RWC REPLAY: Sam Warburton - Being true to Yourself

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks. With the World Cup in full flow, over the next few weeks I am going to use the opportunity to revisit some of my favorite conversations with World Cup winners and legends. Today's episode is with former Wales captain Sam Warburton. The theme of the conversation is ‘being true to yourself’- something Sam values highly- and which can be as simple as saying no to something that doesn’t feel right.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/18/202346 minutes, 8 seconds
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BITESIZE: Psychological Defence Mechanisms: Mike Brearley

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks.We all have psychological defence mechanisms - including the often deep-seated pattern of projection. Mike Brearle - one of the greatest sporting leaders of all-time turned psychoanalyst - explains what it is, why we do it and shares some rather well-known examples.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/20239 minutes, 36 seconds
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RWC REPLAY: Jonny Wilkinson - Acceptance

'Resistance is something we do, acceptance is what we are'With the World Cup in full flow, over the next few weeks I am going to use the opportunity to revisit some of my favorite conversations with World Cup winners and legends. Today's episode is with Jonny Wilkinson, 20 years ago from his World Cup winning drop goal - and below are some of the topics we reference during our conversation. I have some cracking new interviews lined up too, and I'll be releasing these very soon - along with further details about my book which will be out in just a few short months. Exciting times!https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/rupert-spira-a-philosophy-of-sport-and-reality - Rupert Spira and a philosophy of sport & realityhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQuMzocvmTQ&t=4s - 'Is everything made of matter or consciousness'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rafVevceWgs&t=1693s - 'the Convergence of Science & Spirituality'YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/11/202352 minutes, 5 seconds
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BITESIZE: How To Be Efficient: David Coulthard

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks.The importance of constructive feedback & developing the skill of efficiency. David Coulthard is a former F1 driver turned TV presenter and entrepreneur. He is a master of efficiency - and so can you be.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/202310 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Meandering Route To Success: David Epstein

The general consensus in society tends to be that to have success in any field requires early specialisation and many hours of deliberate practice - aka the 'Tiger Woods model'. And if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up with those who got a head start. In this episode, David Epstein dispels this widely-held myth. He explains that the best way to succeed is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours and juggling many interests, which could be coined the 'Roger Federer model'. MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/4/20231 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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BITESIZE: The Power Of Posture: Dave Alred

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks.Do not underestimate the importance of posture when you feel under pressure. Dave Alred - the coach who so many of the world's elite performers keep on speed-dial - explains why getting your body ahead of your mind is so important. This will be of real interest to anyone who does public speaking or presentations - or who encounters moments of pressure in their lives.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/20238 minutes
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In Praise Of Average: Konnie Huq

"We are always striving for the top - but sometimes it's better to embrace being in the middle".Konnie Huq is a TV & Radio presenter, a screenwriter and a children's author, who holds the record for being the longest-serving presenter of the iconic British children's TV programme Blue Peter. The essence of what Konnie speaks about in this episode is that our continual striving for more, bigger & better is making us less happy. As she says, if you can be happy with what you already have - you are winning! Konnie recognises her good fortune, which was helped by her time working on Blue Peter, and she has adopted something of an anti-mindless consumerist mundset - that has somehwat rubbed off on her husband, the creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/28/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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BITESIZE: Just Make A Start: Baroness Grey-Thompson

The Life Lessons podcast has a simple mission: to have discussions that reveal something important about life and how best to live it. My guests range from the biggest sporting names on the planet, as well as neuroscientists, world-renowned philosophers, and psychologists – right through to Buddhist monks.One of the key skills anyone can develop is to do what needs to be done, even when you don't feel like doing it.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/20238 minutes, 32 seconds
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Develop Your 'Super Strengths': Nick Matthew

How to go from all-rounder to outstanding. Nick Matthew is the greatest squash player in English history - a genuine legend of the game who reached world number one and won both the World Championships and the British open (the Wimbledon of squash) on three occasions. To reach the top, Nick had to pivot and adapt on several occasions, eventually working out his 'super strengths' to be able to take him to number one. Nick had an incredible desire to improve, but underneath his drive and determination is a deep love for the sport, and the sense of transcendence it brought him. Since retiring, Nick has started developing the next generation of young talent - and has continued to evolve as a coach and person. He is full of valuable lessons anyone can learn from.Nick's website and the Nick Matthew Academy: https://www.nickmatthew.co.uk/YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Please can you share this episode. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/21/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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BITESIZE: Let them Play - Gary Lineker

We are all aware of 'competitive sports parent' syndrome. It is a phenomenon I discussed with Gary Lineker - speaking about football specifically. Fair to say he's not a fan!YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/20234 minutes, 35 seconds
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How To Get What You Really Want: Ben Hunt-Davis

How can you get what you really want? You may think it is the job, the relationship, the house or the substance you want - but fundamentally we all desire to be happy and feel fulfilled, and to avoid suffering. How we believe we will get those will differ for all of us. How then do we give ourselves the best chance of getting what we want, in any area of life?This week's conversation is with Ben Hunt-Davis of 'Will It Make The Boat Go Faster' fame. Ben won Olympic gold at his third Games, having finished way down the field in both of his first two attempts. With two years left of his decade long pursuit of Olympic gold, Ben finally changed tac. By focusing specifically on the one thing that gave him the best chance of getting what he wanted, he was able to fulfil his dreams. He has since taken his Life Lessons into every other area of his life.YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Ben's Website: https://willitmaketheboatgofaster.com/Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/14/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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BITESIZE: Handling Pressure - Sir Clive Woodward

Thinking Correctly under Pressure. Who doesn’t want – or need – to be able to do that?TCUP – as Clive calls it – was fundamental in helping England win the rugby World Cup twenty years ago. Clive shares a couple of recent examples of how this works from sport and his own life. Really it’s about envisaging how things might go – so that when challenges arise, as they always do in life, you have considered how you might respond and are able to do so effectivelyFull Length Episode: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/sir-clive-woodward-cultureMyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/202311 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to Release Tension & Stress: David Berceli

Want to know how to get your nervous system back into a state of relaxation and calm? TRE is a powerful, simple and effective way to release stress and tension from your body. My guest is the its creator, David Berceli.Both humans and animals alike are born with a biological stress response known as “fight or flight”. We are also born with a natural trembling capacity that enables us to discharge accumulated stress, something we have in common with other mammals. Unfortunately for human beings, once the ego develops, it typically overrules this natural mechanism to stop us being perceived as 'weak', meaning stress and tension is free to accumulate in our nervous system, which can lead to a host of physical and mental problems.TRE is a simple set of exercises that activates the body’s natural shaking or trembling mechanism – which helps to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma.YouTube video of my powerful TRE session guided by David is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyHYCjdPhoUPLEASE LIKE & SUBSCRIBE!I am a huge fan of TRE and do these exercises regularly, and it has definitely helped me in a big way. I am really keen to spread the word – as I truly believe these exercises could have a profound effect on people’s health and wellbeing.In this episode:-         How David’s work in war zones led to the creation of TRE-         The relationship between the fetal position & the fight or flight stress response-         Why & how human beings lose the natural capacity to tremble-         The importance of letting go-         Why the most resilient animals are those that know when to lose control of their bodies-         How the ego gets in the way of our inbuilt release mechanisms-         The importance of the PSOAS muscle and releasing tension from it-         How the TRE exercises work and how often people can do itThe TRE website: https://traumaprevention.com/David's website: https://www.david-berceli.com/**YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3sLPu0sHWdnpPF6FmAnRpQ?sub_confirmation=1MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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BITESIZE: Don't Judge People - John McAvoy

It is easy to take credit for our successes, and look down on others for their 'failings', without acknowledging the huge number of interrelated factors and events that first had to happen for them to come into being. We don’t choose our parents, our genetics, our personality traits, our talents, the time and place where we are born, or the experiences that shape us. If we really consider all of these things – and truly recognise how little say we have in the formative elements of our life – it is inevitably humbling.And on the flipside, it can allow us to have more understanding and empathy for people who have lost their way. The famous psychologist Albert Ellis spoke about judging behaviour as good or bad – but not judging people, and that really points to this.One person who powerfully illustrates this point is the Nike sponsored endurance athlete John McAvoy – who previously was sentenced to life in prison in his early twenties for armed robbery, before turning his life around.Full Length Episode: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/john-mcavoy-the-power-of-environmentMyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/202310 minutes, 41 seconds
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Trauma: Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk

"Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside us"Dr Bessel van der Kolk is a titan in the world of trauma research. He’s the author of the seminal best-selling book about trauma - The Body Keeps the Score - which has been published in 38 languages and read by millions of people around the world.As the title of his book implies, trauma leaves imprints within our bodies and brains that can lead to physical and mental health problems.Bessel has studied numerous ways that help us heal – and he splits them into three categories: Top Down, bottom up – and medicinal.Top down processing involves things like traditional talking therapies.Bottom up focusses on somatic, body based interventions.- as feeling safe within our own bodies is key.Medicinal treatment is where SSRI anti-depressant medication comes in.In this episode:How common trauma isBessel’s frustration with the 'over medicalisation' of traumaWe are social creatures, the importance of our place in social systemsThe role of our parental relationshipsThe British boarding school phenomenonHow trauma drives people to great achievementsTrauma is pre-verbalThe benefit of being triggered and leaning into thatThe importance of mindfulnessSomatic therapies including yoga, QiGong and team sportsShadow work/ internal family systemsPsychedelic therapyAdvice if you want to address your own trauma & how to avoid passing it down generation to generationCAUTION: This conversation contains themes of an adult nature and references to sexual assault.Bessel's website: https://www.besselvanderkolk.com/**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/202358 minutes, 4 seconds
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BITESIZE: Discovering Your Passion - Chrissie Wellington

If you are not open to new experiences, and stepping out of your comfort zone, you may miss out on some of your own discovering deep-seated passions and talents. One person who illustrates this brilliantly is the triathlon legend Chrissie Wellington, who was crowned Ironman world Champion on four occasions – despite only turning pro at the relatively ripe age of 30. She took a meandering route to an elite sporting career by trying new things and tuning in to her intuition, which eventually led her on a path which she had never anticipated.MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/28/20239 minutes, 53 seconds
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Psychological Diversity: Matthew Syed

This episode is all about the importance of diverse thinking. Matthew Syed explains how the FA embraced diversity off the pitch, which contributed to success on it, and how the tragedy of 9/11 could have been avoided had the CIA been less collectively blind because of a lack of cultural diversity. It's to do with 'homophily', which is our tendency to bond with people who are socially similar. And if you've ever thought that meetings at work are 'catastrophically inefficient', this episode will prove you correct. MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/202357 minutes, 52 seconds
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Recognising You Are Already Enough: Grayson Hart

Do you feel a subtle sense of lack? If you do, you are not alone. It’s part of the human condition – or at least it is when we are identified with the mind. But the truth is, there is a space in all of us that is always fulfilled and content. Our task is to recognise that – and rest there.Grayson Hart is the CEO and founder of Puresport, the most tested CBD and wellness brand. He is also a former Scotland international rugby player, having grown up in rugby royalty in New Zealand where he was part of the junior All Black team that won the World Cup. In this episode we discuss our shared philosophical outlook, the point of which is to recognise that wellbeing and happiness isn’t something out there, in objects and the world. It is our true nature. Recognising that you are already enough and fulfilled is one of the greatest gifts anyone can find – and that is something Grayson discovered, having hit rock bottom after his father died after suffering from drug addiction, and after his rugby career left him feeling unexpectedly empty.The key message that Grayson shares in this episode is such an important one – and I hope you enjoy our conversation.In this episode:Coming from rugby royalty in NZ – his uncle coached the All BlacksGrowing up around drug addiction with his DadThe consequences of that & seeking attention at schoolFinding belonging in rugby & a way to connect with his DadBeing selected for the junior All BlacksReaching his goal and feeling unfulfilled & then his father dyingStarting looking inwardsRecognising we are all already enoughExploring our true natureBecoming an entrepreneur - challenges & lessonsThe importance of recognising 'we are the sky and not the weather'MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/24/202354 minutes, 39 seconds
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BITESIZE: Ryan Holiday - Stoicism

'There is nothing either good or bad – only thinking makes it so'. Stoicism is described as the most practical of all philosophies – according to Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of classics including the Obstacle is the Way. I spoke to Ryan Holiday during the COVID pandemic – with a view to helping people not get overwhelmed by what was a very challenging time.Clearly things have now moved on, but the beauty of the life lessons Ryan shared can be applied to any difficult scenario. Events are challenging now – albeit for different reasons than a few years ago, but this philosophy and way of looking at events and understanding how our thoughts and judgements about what is happening colours our experience and feelings, remains hugely beneficialFull Length Episode: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/ryan-holiday-stoicismMyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/21/20236 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is winning overrated? Cath Bishop

Why 'winning' can be overrated.Let's start with a quote from Jamie Carragher – 'it’s all about winning trophies really'. Well is that actually true? To dive into our cultural obsession with 'winners' and 'winning at all costs', I was joined by the silver medal winning Olympic rower and former diplomat turned business coach and author of the excellent book ‘the Long Win’ Cath Bishop.MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/20/202353 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Power of Mentors: Seb Coe

This week I am joined by one of the greatest British athletes of all time, Seb Coe – a double Olympic gold medalist during the golden era of middle-distance running, the President of World Athletics, the driving force behind London’s winning Olympic bid in 2012, and much more besides.There’s so much we cover in this episode, from using early setbacks as fuel later in life, through to his epic Olympic triumph at Moscow in 1980, as well as the key role he played in helping London win the 2012 Olympic bid. The theme of this episode is about the power of good mentors. Find out who his key mentors have been, the role they’ve played in his life, but also the questions to ask yourself to help get over disappointment and adversity, and the importance of trusting your intuition to come up with the goods at the key moment, as it did for him ahead of London 2012. We also talk about the transformative power of sport and the amazing charity Greenhouse Sports, for whom Seb is an ambassador. The charity uses sport to help disadvantaged young people and communities and the work they do is truly transformative. In this episode: How early adversity often breeds later successSeb Coe's key mentorsThe power of sport and inspiring people to live healthy lives & the concerning trend of young people being less activeHis competition with Steve Ovett and Moscow 1980 – winning silver and goldThe power of humour and Daley ThompsonThe questions to ask yourself to regroup after disappointmentWriting the key speech for London 2012’s Olympic bid & listening to your intuitionSport being the biggest social worker & its power to affect changeGreenhouse Sports: https://www.greenhousesports.org/MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/17/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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BITESIZE: Learning How To Learn: Anders Ericsson

At a time when all the knowledge in the world is little more than a mouse click away – the importance of learning how to learn is key.And one person who was a pass master was the late Anders Ericsson – who was best known for his work on deliberate practice and whose research led to the widely misconstrued '10,000 hours' rule popularised by Malcolm Gladwell.So this was Anders – talking all about how to learn, and develop a love of learning – drawing on his own formative experiences. MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/14/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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How To Keep Moving Forwards: Paul McGee

Sometimes, what you need to survive and thrive in challenging times is age old wisdom. And my guest this week is full of it. Paul McGee – speaker and Sunday Times best selling author –has sold over a quarter of a million books, and spoken in more than 40 countries to date. He’s an expert in things like dealing with change, developing relationships, creating opportunies and performing under pressure. His work has been endorsed by the likes of Sir Clive Woodward – and his clients have included the most dominant football team in England in recent years, Manchester City. His book is called SUMO – which stands for Shut up and move on – and we talk about the key lessons he has distilled in there – from seeing other people’s perspective to spotting and creating opportunities.In this episode:Perspective, understanding other people and developing ‘compassionate curiosity’An equation for making good choices in life and responding appropriatelyTaking the time to embrace low momentsOvercoming a victim narrativeHow to spot and create opportunitiesThe power of getting in front of people and developing relationshipsLife as a game of snakes and laddersPaul’s seven questions top consider when life doesn’t seem to be going to planTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/10/202355 minutes, 17 seconds
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BITESIZE: Sir Clive Woodward - Mastering the Basics

Often people think to achieve what they want in life is about finding a magic bullet, but as World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward explains – frequently it’s just about understanding the basics. Those things you absolutely have to get right to succeed in a particular project or goal.This might sound obvious – but actually it turns out it is incredibly common for people within teams, businesses and organisations not to know the basics of what they are trying to do – and that even applies at the top level of elite sport.Full Length conversation: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/sir-clive-woodward-cultureMyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/7/20238 minutes
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What is 'success'? Tim Henman

Is the 'winner and losers' narrative too simplistic? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/3/202349 minutes, 22 seconds
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BITESIZE: How To Find Time: Jasmine Paris

Everyone is familiar with the phrase 'there are too few hours in the day' but one of my previous guests proved that emphatically wrong.In 2019 Jasmine Paris won the 268 mile Spine race – unquestionably one of the toughest endurance events in the world. Not only did Jasmine become the first woman to win the race, she smashed the men’s course record by 12 hours. Jasmine juggles her ultra running with being a mum, wife and a qualified vert. She truly has mastered the art of prioritising what is important to her in life.MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/202310 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dissolve Barriers to Happiness: Peter Crone

How to transcend needless suffering & discover true happiness - with 'the Mind Architect'Above everything else, people want to feel happy – and to experience freedom from suffering. It’s not the car, the promotion or the relationship we really want – it’s the happiness we believe we will derive from it. But what if the very act of seeking happiness is exactly what is stopping us from experiencing true happiness?That is the essence of this week’s conversation with Peter Crone. He calls himself the Mind Architect, and he has twenty years of experience training and coaching elite athletes and world renowned artists – includingTom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.Peter says his work is not about solving problems, but about dissolving them. You see, the brain is a prediction making machine. So, it creates problems at the level of thought, and then goes about trying to solve the imagined problem at the very same level at which it has been created. As you hopefully can see, that’s not a recipe for success.The answer lies in enquiring into the places where we appear not to be free, and questioning the reality of those assumptions. That is the nature of the game of life.In this episode:The paradox of working on yourself – seeking to ‘fix’ yourself – until you realise there is nothing to work on or fixPeter’s experience of true aloneless – after the death of both his parents when he was youngThe difference between pain and suffering – and how the latter only exists relative to the idea we have about ourselvesWorking with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman – and giving a snapshot into their livesThe difference between solving so-called problems and dissolving themThe relationship between inner freedom and effortless performanceThe game of life – shining light onto the areas ‘where we are not free’Radical responsibilityThe brain as a prediction machine, and the absurdity of how it creates problems and then tries to solve its own creationsStarting with love and acceptance for where you are now and the 'is-ness' of this momentWhat true happiness is the absence of the search for happiness meansReleasing resistance to what is NOWThe instantaneous nature of changePeter Crone's website: https://www.petercrone.com/MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/26/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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BITESIZE: Human Being or Human Doing? - Bill Beswick

Are you a human being – or a human doing?Bill Beswick is one of the world’s most respected sports psychologists, having worked at Manchester United during Sir Alex Ferguson’s dominant reign as manager. Roy Keane and Gary Neville are among those who credited Bill with making a real difference to their ability to perform at the top.I talked to Bill during the covid pandemic – and he spoke about how it was an opportunity to reflect on how we want to live. The question is – have you done that? And if not, recognise the opportunity to reflect is still available at any moment**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/23/20236 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ego: Ian Holloway

When I was the sports reporter for BBC Radio 1 for 8 years, I spent a lot of time talking to and hearing from an exhaustive list of Premier League managers. One of them stood out above the rest for entertainment value – and that was Ian Holloway when he was in charge of Blackpool FC.Ian Holloway is clearly a naturally funny man – and he also has a depth and emotional sensitivity that you can’t help but warm to.A driving theme of this podcast is ego – and not letting the idea you have about yourself get in the way. Ian opens up about how hard he has been on himself throughout his life, and self-critical – so much so that he once had to take down all the mirrors in his house because he didn’t like looking at himself.We also talk about emotional intelligence – and the time Ian went on a BBC programme called Stress Test to learn how to calm his temper down, at a time when showing vulnerability like that wasn’t as in vogue as it is now. Ian shares about how his experiences have helped him grow and evolve, not least looking after his wife through serious illness as well as raising three profoundly deaf children. As he says, we all get challenges and difficulties in life – and it’s about how we cope with them that matters.In this episode we discuss:Relationships are the most important thingThe best phrase for dealing with someone who is giving you stickEgo and how it leads us astrayEmotional intelligence and what Ian Holloway learned going on the BBC programme The Stress Test  Some of the biggest challenges in Ian's life and how we all have difficulties, and it’s how we react that’s importantWhen Ian's Dad died – and the transcendental experiences Ian subsequently hadSelf-care and the importance of doing something for yourselfRecognising the feelings underneath anger – like a fear of failure or not being good enoughThe wisdom of Graham TaylorLaughter is the best medicineIan ranting about the Qatar World Cup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6PacW2fJV0Ian's book: How to Be a Football Manager - Enter the hilarious and crazy world of the gafferhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/how-to-be-a-football-manager-enter-the-hilarious-and-crazy-world-of-the-gaffer/ian-holloway/9781472298591**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/19/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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BITESIZE: How to Meditate: Andy Puddicombe - Headspace founder & former Buddhist monk

There’s no doubt that meditation is good for body and mind, but a lot of people struggle with it. Perhaps they don’t think they’re doing it right – or just can’t turn it into a habit. But meditation is undoubtedly a hugely valuable habit to develop, and the research on its benefits is vast.And here to talk about the simple 'how-tos' of mindfulness meditation – is Headspace founder and former Buddhist monk – Andy Puddicombe**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/16/20237 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Power of 'Good Enough': Tom Curran

Perfectionism is often seen as a desirable trait in modern society. But, the reality is, it leads to procrastination - and mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and burnout. In a world that celebrates the idea of your 'Best Self', and always being better than you were yesterday – this conversation is about considering a healthier approach, one that acknowledges we are fine as we are now, and that we don’t always need to be striving for more and better.My guest is Tom Curran, the acclaimed professor of psychology at the London school of economics and author of The Perfection Trap: The Power Of Good Enough In A World That Always Wants More. Tom explains how we are in middle of perfectionism epidemic, fuelled by a consumerist society and the comparative nature of social media – and the drive to be more successful, have more followers, collect more stuff, just be more – is rife.Perfectionism stems from a belief that you are not enough now – and however much you achieve or earn, it’ll never fill the void. What’s the answer? Listen to find out...**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/202355 minutes, 8 seconds
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BITESIZE: Dr Dame Katherine Grainger: Reflecting on how far you have come

How often do we spend time continually looking to the future – while overlooking how far we have already come?Dr Dame Katherine Grainger is Britain’s most decorated female Olympian. She won rowing gold at London 2012 and silver at four other Olympic Games. We spoke about reflecting back on how far you’ve come – as well as what perseverance is all about**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/9/20239 minutes, 46 seconds
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Do Hard Things: Steve Magness

Alberto Salazar was once the most revered running coach in the world, leading athletes including Mo Farah to the very top of their game. But, in 2019, Salazar was banned from athletics for violating anti doping rules. This week’s guest, Steve Magness, had worked alongside him at the Nike Oregon Project – and he was the whistleblower whose claims were followed up by a BBC Panorama and Pro Publica investigation, leading, ultimately, to Salazar’s downfall. It’s fascinating to hear Steve explaining his role in what is a truly incredible tale. While he says being a whistleblower led to a traumatic nine-year period of his life, he says he doesn’t regret it. And what he learned during that time informed his most recent book – called Do Hard Things. He busts myths around what toughness and resilience really mean – toughness isn’t about projecting confidence, it’s about uncovering authenticity - and encourages people to question what doing hard things really means. It’s not just about the more obvious stuff, like running marathons, and taking ice baths – but about being authentic, having hard conversations through to sitting still and doing nothing. In this episode:Overcoming the doubting voice in the headSteve's key role in exposing high-profile athletics coach Alberto Salazar The importance of not being dependent on achievement and success to ‘fill an internal hole’How his view of athletics has been tainted by the Salazar experience‘Tyrant leaders’ who rely on fear to motivateThe similarities between good leadership and parentingThe four key pillars of doing hard thingsConfidence is quiet and insecurity is loudThe importance of being ‘secure but flexible’Self or no self - do we really need to have a conceptual identity?Avoiding emotions & embracing boredomWhy often the hardest thing is doing nothingEmbracing having hard conversationsSteve Magness' website: http://www.stevemagness.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevemagness**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/5/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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BITESIZE: Acceptance 2.0 - Owning What Happens

Brad Smeele was a world champion wakeboarder – until he broke his neck performing a trick in 2014 which left him quadriplegic. Until that point, Brad had been pretty much living the dream, chasing summers around the world while earning money on the side as a model.His identity before the accident was closely bound up with his physicality, and coming to terms with the fact that that was no longer the case was a huge challenge. However – Brad has demonstrated a truly inspiring mentality toward his new life as a quadriplegicHe has taken acceptance to a new level. For Brad it’s all about owning what happens to you.**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/2/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Relationships: Will Carling

Why relationships are the key to success in sport and life, with former England captain Will Carling. Will was appointed captain aged just 22 and led England to their first ever rugby World Cup final in 1991. As well as reaching that World Cup final- England won three Grand Slams in the 90s under Will, and were undoubtedly the northern hemisphere’s best team during that period. The theme of this conversation is relationships, in life and sport, which Will says are more important than 'success'. Will also talks about why leadership is all about having the best interests of your team at heart, emphasises the importance of continuous honest conversations, and explains why hitting rock bottom, as he did after retiring from his playing career, can be a blessing in disguise. MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/29/202357 minutes, 29 seconds
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Empathetic Leadership: Ama Agbeze

There’s a lot to be said for truly empathetic leadership, where caring for and taking an interest in the individual comes first. Not only does this create an environment in which people can flourish, it makes winning and success more likely. And my guest this week, Ama Agbeze, undoubtedly proved that to be the case, when she led England to their greatest netball triumph – a historic Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2018. The Commonwealth Games is the pinnacle competition in netball, because currently the sport is not part of the summer Olympics. Team England’s victory in 2018 was their first gold medal in the competition – and was the undoubted all-time highlight for the sport in this country. How did Ama capytain the team to triumph? We talk about the importance of valuing individuals within a team set up, and Ama also shares insights such as the impact on her life and mental health when she was unexpectedly dropped from the team the following year. And Ama’s emotional intelligence doesn’t just shine on court – she does some amazing work off it, too, in her role as an ambassador for Greenhouse Sports, the charity that uses sport to help disadvantaged young people. In this episode:The importance of valuing individuals within a team set upEmpathy and sincere complimentsSport as a great leveller"If you work hard anything is possible”The key mentors in Ama's life – and what she took from themMaking your own mind up about people, not accepting pre-conceptionsSuccess is not a straight lineThe importance of belief Remembering people are just people – and taking them off pedestalsManaging voices of doubtImportance of a support networkThe journey is more important than the medalLearning that it is ok to be vulnerable The power of time management & prioritisingGreenhouse Sports - Changing lives Through Sport: https://www.greenhousesports.org/**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/29/202354 minutes, 45 seconds
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BITESIZE: Sir Nick Faldo - Slow Down!

Would you like to know some tips for succeeding under pressure from someone who was one of the best in the business?Sir Nick Faldo is Britain’s greatest ever golfer – a six times major winner who spent 97 weeks as world number one in his pomp.During our full length conversation – I asked him about one of his strategies for success, which came down to being able to... slow down.**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/26/20239 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Joy of Awe: Dacher Keltner

We tend to believe happiness is found when we accumulate money, success and status – but that’s actually wide of the mark. According to one of the pre-eminent happiness scientists in the world, real joy is found by tapping into the transformative power of Awe.Dacher Keltner is a bestselling author and psychology professor at the University of California. Twenty years into teaching people about happiness, he is on a mission to reveal the secrets of the good life. He has found that experiencing a sense of awe leads people to cooperate, share resources, and sacrifice for others, while also becoming more modest, and less narcissistic. In a nutshell – It’s not about aggrandising our sense of self – it’s about transcending it.But what is awe and how do we get more of it in our lives? You’re about to find out.Big Beach Boutique 2 (Fatboy Slim party on the beach) trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH2V62kI_nE"You felt like you were part of this giant organism!"Dacher's 8 'wonders of life' and ways into awe: the moral beauty, nature, collective movement, music, visual design, spirituality, big ideas, and the cycle of life and death.Dacher's website: https://www.dacherkeltner.com/MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/22/20231 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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BITESIZE: Getting ahead in business - Dame Heather Rabbatts

Dame Heather Rabbatts trained as a barrister – but that barely gets her CV started. She’s also been a BBC Governor, the youngest-ever Chief Executive of Merton and Lambeth Councils, Head of Education at Channel 4, a Director of the Bank of England, a Board Member of the UK Film Council, and deputy chair of Millwall FC – and that’s just to name a few.I wanted to ask her about getting ahead in big organisations and businesses – and she gave her take on that before speaking about retaining humility as you rise the ranks – as was so masterfully personified by Nelson Mandella, who she met while working in Lambeth.***MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/20239 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to get in FLOW: Steven Kotler

"Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel and perform our best".As many of you know, the topic of flow and its deeper implications are subjects I have spoken about on many occasions in this podcast – and in today’s episode we dive into what is a fascinating area. Steven Kotler is a New York Times best-selling author and executive director of the Flow Research Collective.Steven has spent decades exploring flow and working out ways for people – from elite athletes and Navy seals through to your everyday man and woman – to hack their way into 'the zone'. As well as being about flow and how to get in to it, this episode is also about peak ageing and performance, and is full of actionable insights, tips and hacks.In this episode we discuss:How the feats of extreme athletes in the 90s informed Steven's decades of work on FlowHow Flow is a trillion dollar industry - we pay to watch it and love to experience itFlow underpins peak performance - and peak ageingWhy accessing Flow is so crucial as we age (think inflammation & stress and Flow's direct anti-ageing properties)How Flow can increase the speed of learning by as much as 500%Flow & releasing the 5 Potent Reward chemicalsSteven's Peak Performance ageing experimentThe Four Stage Cycle of getting into FlowDeliberate Practice v Deliberate PlayUnderstanding Allostatic Load - the cumulative burden of stress & life eventsHow to do a Flow WalkFriction that gets in the way of FlowUnderstanding Flow TriggersThe Flow Research Collective: https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/Steven's website & book Gnar Country 'Growing Old, Staying Rad': https://www.stevenkotler.com/book-pages/gnar-country**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202359 minutes, 2 seconds
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Finding Happiness by Losing Yourself: Rupert Spira

What the experience of flow - particularly in sport - may reveal about the nature of reality. One theme that has arisen time and again while recording this podcast is the experience of flow, and numerous athletes in particular have spoken about the experience of "me" not being there in such moments. But what is that "me" that seems to disappear? That’s a big question and here to help address it is Rupert Spira, a philosopher interested in the nature of reality, the nature of consciousness - and non-duality.This is a rerelease of the episode Rupert and I recorded in 2021 - the full 2 hour episode can be found here:https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/rupert-spira-a-philosophy-of-sport-and-reality"I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness." - Max Planck, the Nobel prize winning Physicist and 'father of quantum theory'MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/202358 minutes, 34 seconds
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Psychological Fear: Dr Pippa Grange

Understanding the cost of fear and how to face and replace it - with the former England football psychologist, who was credited with helping transform the team at the 2018 World Cup. Pippa explains the difference between 'in the moment fear', and 'not good enough fear', and it's the latter that is the focus of this conversation and which is lurking behind many of our self-defeating behaviours.MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/202353 minutes, 17 seconds
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BITESIZE: Wim Hof - Consciously going into stressful situations

The ability to hack our health could be right inside us. That’s the view of Wim Hof - aka the iceman. Among other things, he has run marathons barefoot beyond the polar circle as well as climbing through the "death zone" of Mt. Everest in only his shorts. He puts his achievements down to the Wim Hof Method – which has three components, cold exposure, breathing techniques and meditation.Wim speaks about the importance of tapping into your inner pharmacy – and putting ourselves into stressful situations consciously – by using cold, water for example – to make us more robust and resilient. Continually seeking comfort is gradually killing us – he says, so go to the stress, before the stress comes to you.**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/202310 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Achieve Big Things: Sir Michael Barber

Would you like a proven pattern to tackle your most ambitious and challenging plans? Whatever it is you would like to do – whether it is starting a business, running a marathon or transforming a school – this episode is for you.My guest in Sir Michael Barber, whose career has straddled the world of elite sport and government. Since joining the government in 1997, he has advised 7 of the last 8 Prime Ministers – the exception being Liz Truss. In the world of sport, Michael has advised Team Sky, the elite cycling team, and he is a member of the Football Association's Technical Advisory Board, which helps the FA prepare England’s teams, both men and women, for major tournaments.Michael has written a book called Accomplishment, and we discuss some of the key themes in this episode, so that you can immediately start applying them in your own life. In this episode we discuss:-         The value of setting an irrationally big goal underpinned by values-         A powerful thought experiment used by Tony Blair to understand what is truly possible-         How to develop focus in an age of distraction & why it is crucial-         The key elements to building a plan-         Planning mustn’t stop action. How do you know when you have done enough?-         What to do when things go wrong-         How to build relationships & the art of negotiation-         Managing an ‘implementation dip’-         Recognising that ‘success’ isn’t all its cracked up to beSir Michael Barber's website: https://sirmichaelbarber.co.uk/Michael's book Accomplishment: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314538/accomplishment-by-barber-michael/9780141991276**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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BITESIZE: Learning to Listen to our Bodies - Christie Aschwanden

Are you someone who has a tracker to keep tabs on things like your sleep and calorie count? We are increasingly obsessed with data and tracking – and we are also increasingly out of touch with the signals of our body. Christie Aschwanden is an award winning journalist, Nordic skier and the author of the fascinating book - Good To Go: What the athlete in us can learn from the strange science of recovery.She emphasises the importance of getting in touch with our bodies and learning to directly heed the signals it gives us, and to be with our bodies and minds - without distraction. It’s the key to recovery, relaxation – and vital for a life well lived.**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/20235 minutes, 17 seconds
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Psychological Flexibility: Steven Hayes - the founder of ACT

Psychological flexibility is often described as the ‘super skill’ of resilience, wellbeing and mental health. It is your ability to ‘make contact with experience in the present moment fully and without defence’. Research has found that it is associated with higher quality of life and wellbeing. As regular listeners will often hear me say, we are not our thoughts – we are aware of our thoughts. This is a profound insight that can have a huge impact on your experience of life, and is the cornerstone of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - and psychological flexibility.This week I am truly delighted to be joined by Steven Hayes, the founder of ACT. ACT is is all about developing Psychological Flexibility, and is one of the most profoundly helpful psychological interventions in the world. While so many other approaches focus on changing the content of your thinking, for example from negative to positive, this is all about changing how you relate to your thoughts and feelings.In this episode we discuss:How we lose touch with our innate belonging and develop the 'conceptualised self'Recognising the ‘I hear, nowness of awareness’ and its profound importanceSteven's panic attacks – which led him to develop ACT (and my experience with insomnia which ACT had a profound help with)Recognising the importance of not turning from the content of experienceFlow state and our true natureLearning how to put the mind ‘ on a leash’Walking through an exercise in self-compassionPsychological flexibility – just how important it isDeveloping it with the six steps of ACTMental Defusiuon techniques – 'Mental breaks to stop mental breaks'Living your values and how to uncover themSteven Hayes website, including his 'ACT toolkit': https://stevenchayes.com/Steven's TED TALK on Psychological Flexibility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o79_gmO5ppgSteven's TED TALK 2 on 'mental breaks': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnSHpBRLJrQ**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast.Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/1/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 13 seconds
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BITESIZE: Don't overthink things - Laura Muir

Olympic 2020 Tokyo 1500 metres silver medalist Laura Muir is one of the finest middle-distance runners Britain has ever seen.But there’s more – she is a trained vet too. Muir graduated from the University of Glasgow’s prestigious vet school in 2018 all while competing at the top level – winning her first senior outdoor gold medal at the European Championships that summer.How did she juggle both things? And what are the key lessons to take from her experiences about not overthinking things, and recognising that sometimes anticipation can be worse than reality?**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/20236 minutes, 25 seconds
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Can Psychedelics Heal? - Michael Pollan

As research into the potential healing powers of psychedelics gains pace, I am thrilled to be joined by Michael Pollan, the author and journalist described as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. In his book How to change your mind, Michael researches how psychedelics including psylocibin mushrooms are being used to help people suffering from various mental health conditions – including depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction.Psychedelic research is clearly a growing and interesting area, and may have the potential to help a lot of people who are suffering. That said, psychedelics are not to be taken lightly. They are extremely powerful substances that must be treated with respect. That’s why the work that is taking place in various universities and medical institutions around the world – to explore how people can explore psychedelic therapy safely – is so important.In this episode:– What are drugs? How what we consider to be drugs is continually shifting – and the role of coffee and caffeine in capitalism– How his view of psychedelics shifted once he started looking into their potential for therapeutic use– So-called 'ego death' and how it can help people living with cancer reduce fear of dying– What is the ego, its address in the brain and the value in transcending the self – including its relationship to flow in sport– The hard problem of consciousness & different views of reality– How psychedelics can shake up beliefs and relationship with self, other and the world– The evolving legal situation in the United States– Current work on psychedelics taking place & what the future may holdMichael Pollan's website: https://michaelpollan.com/US Berkeley Centre for the Science of Psychedelics: https://psychedelics.berkeley.edu/My BBC news report on Ayahuasca: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41333172CAUTION: This conversation contains themes of an adult nature**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/20231 hour, 57 seconds
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BITESIZE: Avoid the insomnia trap - Dr. Guy Meadows

A good night’s sleep can make you feel strong enough to take on the world. A bad nights sleep – well, let’s not go there.This clip is all about how to avoid falling down the insomnia gap. You see, one bad night’s sleep can quickly snowball – so it’s good to know how to stop that from happening and to recognise the signs. This is from my conversation with Dr Guy Meadows – the founder and clinical director of The Sleep SchoolMy full length conversation with Dr Guy Meadows is HERE: https://pod.fo/e/16ff87The Sleep School: https://www.sleepschool.org/**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/20237 minutes, 9 seconds
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Harnessing Emotion: Lawrence Dallaglio

Lawrence Dallaglio is an English sporting icon who understands the power of being driven by a higher purpose. He won 85 international rugby caps and was a crucial player in England's World Cup triumph of 2003. But Dallaglio is not cut from typical rugby playing cloth. It was the tragedy of losing his older sister in the Marchioness boating disaster of 1989 that ended up propelling him to pursue a rugby career. I am grateful to Lawrence for being open and vulnerable about his life and struggles, including the tragedy of losing his sister and the profound impact that had on him, while also sharing some gems around what it takes to win sports biggest prizes. In this episode:-         Becoming a rugby icon despite never having set out with rugby as a career choice-         The importance of belief in a competitive environment-         The power of vulnerability in a group - and embracing consistency & honest conversations-         Playing to honour his sisters memory & being driven by a higher purpose-         Why rugby was not an ideal catalyst to facilitate healing-         The difference between his private & rugby personas-         His one big rugby regret-         The gift of giving and setting up Dallaglio Rugby Works-         Reaction to his decision not to select Jonny Wilkinson for his all-time England 15-         The best rugby player he ever lined up alongside or againstDallaglio Rugby Works: https://www.dallagliorugbyworks.com/Simon Dent's Marathon Des Sables 'run in the sun' 2023: https://justgiving.com/campaign/simondentsruninthesunThe Jonny Wilkinson episode referenced: https://pod.fo/e/16fa31**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/20231 hour, 5 seconds
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Tame your inner critic: Dr Russ Harris

Who doesn’t want to know how to stop unpleasant and even intrusive thoughts from bothering them? While lots of people talk about positive thinking, and training yourself to turn a negative into something upbeat – the truth is – that takes a lot of effort and doesn’t always work. Dr Russ Harris is one of the world’s leading psychologists. He shares a portable mindfulness technique that can sap the power out of any bothersome thought, at any moment – whenever thoughts are bothering you. This is seriously powerful, if paradoxical, stuff.My full length conversation with Dr. Russ Harris is HERE: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/russ-harrisAnd a heads up - the full length conversations return on monday - kicking off with Lawrence Dallaglio: Harnessing Emotion**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email me: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 250 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dismantle resistance NOW to get in Flow: Jonny Wilkinson

There’s a saying that I’m confident you will have heard of – but which we can all too quickly forget when the mind starts taking off. And it is – what you resist, persists. One of my guests who has really internalised the wisdom behind that saying is Jonny Wilkinson. We all know his story – he was the darling of English rugby who kicked the World Cup winning drop goal in 2003, and whose mental health suffered in the ensuing years. So Jonny has been on quite the introspective journey – and he’s now learnt how to let go of resistance to allow life to flow as it can and should. Full Length Conversation with Jonny W is HERE: https://pod.fo/e/16ff5e**Date for your diary - FULL LENGTH conversations will return on MONDAY APRIL 17th****MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/20239 minutes, 29 seconds
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Putting A Social Media 'Fracas' Into Perspective: Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker has been in the news recently – more than usual – after a social media fracas that led him to miss a week of presenting match of the Day and which briefly dominated the news headlines. As we now know that situation was soon sorted – and Gary was quickly back alongside his chums on the MOTD sofa, looking as unruffled as ever. Being centre of the media glare as he was didn’t seem to knock Gary off his stride too much – and when you hear about his career playing football, you can understand why. Gary and I chewing the fat: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=500304600552690 **HEADS UP - FULL LENGTH CONVERSATIONS WILL RETURN ON MONDAY APRIL 17th****MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Email: [email protected] for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Much obliged. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/20239 minutes, 8 seconds
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BITESIZE: Fame - and what drives people seek the attention? 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill

We all come into this world with unconditional worth – and then we lose sight of that and spend so much time running around trying to prove that we are enough. It’s part of the human condition – and has been something of a key theme running through this podcast. One of my guests I talked about this with was the 1996 formula one world champion Damon Hill, whose father Graham had also been a world champion – making them the first ever father-son duo to achieve the feat.In this episode:Why complete self-acceptance, and the joy of simply being, is the ultimate stateThe sense of lack that drives some people to seek fameThe impact that fame has on those who rise to acclaim, and the rest of society who put them on a pedestalThe value of looking inwards and developing self-awareness Getting help on the journey of self-reflection - and the value of therapy**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/20239 minutes, 59 seconds
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BITESIZE: How Can You Have As Many Good Days As Possible?

How can you have as many good days as possible? It’s so easy to continually be looking to the future – and pay too high a price in the present as a result. Frances Houghton is a five time Olympian, who won three silver medals, 4 world championship golds and held two world records in rowing.Early on – she set two goals, to compete in as many Olympic games as possible, and to win Olympic Gold. Eventually, that drive and need to win gold led to burnout, and so she realised she needed to redefine success. It led to a profound epiphany – it was about collaborating with other people and appreciating them along the way – not simply continually looking to success in the future and pinning her happiness on that. Frances retired on the Olympic podium in 2016 as part of the first British women’s eight ever to win an Olympic medal – and the picture of her and her teammates beaming with joy while holding hands on the podium speaks volumes about the value of her change in outlook.**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/20239 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Your Parents Shape Your Beliefs & Behaviours & 'Guiding Narratives'

This episode is about how much our parental influences shape our outlook on life. While we all come into this world with some innate traits, we are also largely a blank slate to start with, but are hugely conditioned by our upbringing. But I think the really interesting thing is that we invariably pick up a framework of what is right, and how to behave in those early years – and that can then shape our beliefs and behaviour for the rest of our life – unless we start to question the 'guiding narratives' of our life. We all have conditioned beliefs and ways of seeing the world that we didn’t actively choose. The challenge is to uncover what our guiding narratives are – and then consider whether they are serving us in the way we want them to. A belief is just a thought we feel to be definitively true – and while beliefs are more 'sticky' than thoughts about the weather – we still have the capacity to notice them, and not take them seriously – if we choose to. That's for each of us to decide.**MyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode - it makes a big difference in helping people find this podcast. Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/20238 minutes, 34 seconds
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What are you like at sitting with difficult emotions? : Jason Fox

What are you like at sitting with emotions? It can be so easy to distract ourselves, or numb ourselves – by reaching for a drink or a device, or even by going up into our heads and getting lost in rumination.One of my guests who told me he had to embrace sitting with emotions was the former UK Special Forces soldier and Royal Marine Commando turned explorer, adventurer, investigative journalist and TV presenter Jason Fox. Foxy has made a remarkable recovery after being discharged from the army with PTSD. After coming close to suicide, Foxy started 'looking inwards' to process his trauma.In this episode:the importance of acknowledging your emotionsWhat NOT to do when you wake up feeling out of sortsApproaching your feelings with compassionFoxy's definition of REAL resilience - stemming from being compassionate with yourselfJason Fox twitter: @jason_carl_foxOther links: https://linktr.ee/jasonfoxWebsite: https://www.jasonfox-official.com/"A fox can be smarter than a wolf" - Jason FoxMyTwitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who struggles to embrace their emotions, or on social media - it makes a big difference. Thank you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/20237 minutes, 40 seconds
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Don't wait for things to happen... go out and Make Things Happen!

“I like things to happen… and if they don’t… I like to make them happen.” - Winston ChurchillThis episode is all about creating opportunities… rather than waiting for things to fall in your lap.I spoke to the award winning author and journalist Maurice Hamilton, who explained how he got to do the job he loves – in part by taking motivation from the most successful formula one driver of the early 20th century, who overcame immense odds and tragedy to get into motorsport, as Maurice explains.Full Length Episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08wxcjlMaurice's twitter: https://twitter.com/MauriceHamiltonHis bio says it all - "Lucky enough to be able to write - and occasionally talk - about motor sport for a living. One day I'll get a proper job."Follow me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Formula To Establish How To Spend Your Time: Ed Jackson and Lucy Gossage

Burnout and stress is on the rise. Finding work-life balance is increasingly elusive. What's the answer?The issue isn't necessarily too few hours in the day, it's how we use the hours we have - which comes down to our choices and priorities.Ed Jackson, the former pro rugby player turned walking quadriplegic who is now a charity fundraiser and TV presenter, came up with a superb formula for how to work out how to spend your time that helped save him from burnout. That formula was the adopted by another of my guests Lucy Gossage, the former Ironman Champion turned Oncology Doctor and Charity fundraiser, and it had a huge impact on her life which allowed her to have a hugely positive impact on so many other people's lives.In this episode:How Lucy realised she wasn't fulfilling her potential and was risking burnoutWhen she listened to Ed and the impact his formula hadHer advice for anyone in a similar positionUnderstanding the value of timeEd's formula that helps establish the value of time with extrinsic (money) and intrinsic (joy and purpose) activitiesWhy doing things for other people is so rewardingLucy's charity 5K Your Way: https://5kyourway.org/Lucy's full length episode on 'Self Talk': https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/lucy-gossage-self-talkLucy's Iron Mind coaching website with Helen Davis: https://www.thinkbelieveperform.co.uk/iron-mind/Helen Davis full-length episode on 'Beliefs': https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/helen-davis-beliefsEd's charity Millimeters 2 Mountains: https://www.millimetres2mountains.org/Ed's first full length episode on 'perspective': https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08b258sEd's second full length episode on 'Hard Conversations': https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/ed-jackson-the-healing-power-of-hard-conversationsEd's book 'Lucky': https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucky-Ed-Jackson/dp/0008423369Follow me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who struggles to manage their time, or is feeling disillusioned with their career, or is suffering - or has suffered - with any of the symptoms of burnout. Thank you.b4f345c8731d0089ca073d34cbaa3a097fbe9602 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why You Should Stop Judging others: John McAvoy

It can be easy to judge other people for negative actions and decisions, but the truth is we can’t know the circumstances that led to them. We are not nearly as in control of our lives as we like to think. People don’t necessarily like to hear that, but we don’t choose the family we are born into, our genes, our personality traits, the influences we are surrounded by while growing up and so on. Where we are is basically a result of a vast web of interconnected occurrences and events over which we have not control. To think we wouldn’t behave as others do if we were in their shoes, with their traits and upbringing, is a massive stretch – and so, I would suggest – the less tightly we can hold on to judgements of other people – the better.John McAvoy is currently a Nike athlete, however he was previously a high profile armed robber who found redemption through the power of sport. Having broken both British and World records whilst in prison he is now forging a new life as an endurance athlete and speaker who is committed to using his story of rehabilitation to help and inspire others to change their lives for the betterFull Length episode: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/john-mcavoy-the-power-of-environmentJohn's website: https://therealmcavoy.com/**To message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode, as it does make a big difference Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/20239 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to become an 'overnight success': Joe Wicks

When Joe Wicks came up with the idea that changed his life, and started posting online content in 2014, there was no master plan. He just loved doing it and ploughed on - even as people told him he was barking up the wrong tree - before eventually breaking through. It's a story that is often repeated in seeming 'overnight successes' - that ability to keep on going even when the rewards are not immediately obvious.And that’s the lesson Joe wants to share – the importance of relentless consistency.**To message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/3/20236 minutes, 48 seconds
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The risk of not risking enough: Jimmy Chin - Free Solo director & climber

"Commit to something - then figure it out." Jimmy ChinJimmy is a pro climber, skier, photographer and Oscar winning Film director. The theme of this episode is about following your heart and taking risks. Committing to a path and working it out along the way.Jimmy picked up the Academy Award for the incredible Free Solo.You can find the episode with Alex Honnold, star of Free Solo, here: https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/fear-alexhonnold**To message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/20239 minutes, 31 seconds
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What drives many 'successful' people? - Caitlyn Jenner

Many high achievers are driven by a burning desire to compensate for the wounds of childhood trauma. But you can’t fill an inner void with accomplishments and approval. This isn’t to cast judgement on so called "successfu"l people – it is just to suggest that putting them on a pedestal is overly simplistic, and in many cases they may benefit from empathy rather than envy.This week's bitesize guest is Caitlyn Jenner - who won Olympic Decathlon Gold in 1976 as Bruce Jenner - and whose house in LA I visited to record the full length episode.To message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/20236 minutes, 6 seconds
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BITESIZE: The importance of 'Being' in a world of 'Doing'

Don't overlook what you have NOW by focusing on what you are working towards in the future.We live in a world of perpetual doing. Thinking about the future, and the past, making plans, and completing tasks. There's nothing inherently wrong with that – BUT  - we do risk missing out on the joy of being, appreciating our experiences in this momentThis was clearly illustrated to me by one of my previous guests – who left a profound impression on me.Recently I attended an incredibly moving memorial service to celebrate the life of Liz Clarke-Saul. Liz was a para-cyclist for Britain, who was told that she had incurable bone cancer in 2018. We spoke on my podcast back in 2019, the year before she died. This bitesize clip from our conversation is about being grateful for what you have - now. In focusing on what we don’t have, we miss out the miraculous things we do have – family, friends, health and – most importantly – life. In memory of Liz Clarke-Saul. 19 May 1989 - 20 July 2020.To donate to the Liz Clarke-Saul fundraising page - please head here: https://specialfunds.bcrt.org.uk/liz-clarke-saul-fund/ To message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/13/20239 minutes, 44 seconds
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The power of visualisation - and how to do it

Over the course of the last 4 and a half years speaking to people for this podcast – the topic of visualisation has come up a lot.Former Wales rugby union captain Sam Warburton spoke about using it to help him recover more quickly from an injury.6 time major golf winner Nick Faldo would visualise the outcomes he wanted twice a day in his pomp, and “saw” himself as the winner of major championships including The Open – before it happened.So, this is a massive topic among elite performers – and one of my guests who put it in some truly compelling terms was Lewis Pugh, the record breaking swimmer and UN Patrons of the oceans. Lewis was the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world, and was also the first person to swim across the North Pole- to highlight the melting of the Arctic sea ice. Lewis does all his swims, even those in freezing temperatures- wearing only a pair of speedos - and his work has been dubbed ‘speedo diplomacy.Lewis Pugh harnesses the power of visualisation to such a great effect – scientific papers have been written about it. He can dramatically change the state of his body through the power of his mind.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/6/20239 minutes, 33 seconds
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Walk Yourself to Wellbeing: Professor Shane O'Mara

'Marvel at the incredible benefits walking confers on our bodies and minds' Professor Shane O Mara is a leading neuroscientist and author of the fantastic book – In Praise of WalkingGetting out walking is so important, especially at this time of year, and particularly for those of us still working at home after the covid pandemic changed working habits so profoundly. It helps with creativity, mood, wellbeing, digestion - and its effects on heart health is remarkable. Increasing the amount we walk has even been shown to have a profound impact on our personality– making people more outgoing, and less neurotic.****BREAKING NEWS** In the New Year, I will be back releasing longer episodes every monday.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/30/20229 minutes, 44 seconds
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Design your Life to Maximise Happiness: Paul Dolan

"Happiness is about pleasure and purpose. the key is to get that balance right"This bitesize episode is all about setting up our lives for happiness. Paul Dolan - professor of Behavioural Science at LSE and author of the excellent book Happiness by Design - says happiness is about striking a balance between pleasure and purpose. He shares some great examples of how to find both – and talks about how to design your life to help yourself. Our willpower is weak, but our 'design power' is strong. So, the skill is in designing our lives to recognise this fact - and in doing so make it easier to find peace and happiness.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)b4f345c8731d0089ca073d34cbaa3a097fbe9602 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/23/20226 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Key to Public Speaking: Henry Fraser

Henry Fraser is a best-selling painter, best-selling author and highly in-demand public speaker. When he was seventeen years old, Henry’s life changed in a moment when he was paralysed from the shoulders down after breaking his neck diving into the sea in Portugal. Before his accident, despite being an academy rugby player for Saracens, Henry described himself as being quite anxiety prone, and someone who hated public speaking.Loads of people hate public speaking, but Henry has some words of wisdom that can literally change your experience of public speaking in an instant. Can also change how you experience social anxiety – subtle but profound change of focus.****BREAKING NEWS** In the New Year, I will be back releasing longer episodes every monday.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/16/20227 minutes, 26 seconds
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Smartphones and Anxiety: Professor Cal Newport

Smartphones have so many people in a grip, and the mental health cost is profound. In this episode, professor Cal Newport - author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism - sounds a warning. He talks about the work of Jean Twenge, a generational researcher in the US. Her research revealed the profound impact that smartphones had on the wellbeing and mental health of the first generation of students that went to high school with both a smartphone and a social media account - known as IGen. Recent mental health research here in the UK is particularly eye catching. A quarter of young people aged 17-19 are experiencing mental health problem, a statistic described as “deeply worrying” by Mind, mental health charity. The role of smartphones and digital cannot be underestimated. As well as the comparative element of social media, it’s also the neverending stimulation that phones provide. For the first time eve we never have to be bored, which means people’s brains are continually being stimulated. Cal Newport says it is time to heed the warning.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from four years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/202210 minutes, 27 seconds
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Positive thinking is overrated: Dr Russ Harris

Are you the sort of person who tries to combat anxiety and other challenging inner experience by practicing positive thinking?If so – this bitesize episode is for you. My guest is Dr Russ Harris, the best-selling author of the Happiness Trap.He argues that positive thinking has its place – but it is limited. So called negative thoughts are an inevitable part of the human experience – and its not their content that is the problem – it’s the way we respond and relate to the thoughts. With resistance, avoidance – or getting lost in them.There is another way – and that is to do the one thing the mind doesn’t want you to do. Stop battling them and embrace them. **Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd to get in touch - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/20227 minutes, 19 seconds
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How to influence people: Dave Alred

"Language is the post powerful drug known to man"Dave Alred is one of the most in demand coaches in elite sport. He’s helped major winner is golf, elite athletes galore.. and was famously Jonny Wilkinson’s guru and mentor during his World Cup winning heyday. In this bitesize episode – Dave talks about the power of language, and how to use it to positively impact people and even get them to change. The advice he gives may sounds simple- but its effects can be profound**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd to get in touch - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/20229 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to relate to success & failure: Jos Buttler

"If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same..." As Rudyard Kiplng was well aware, success and failure are relative. Neither change who we fundamentally are, and life goes on.One man who understands this is England cricket captain Jos Buttler, who led England to T20 World Cup success recently.When we spoke in our full length episode - number 14 in the back catalogue –– Jos shared some interesting thoughts about how to relate to failure and success, and about not getting too carried away with either. In 2015, Jos was dropped by England after struggling to score runs, but he quickly realised it wasn’t the end of the world. Conversely, winning a World Cup – of any type of success – doesn’t propel you into a lasting state of euphoria. So blindly chasing success, and fearing failure, is a recipe for unnecessary suffering.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd to get in touch - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/18/20229 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to reset your internal body clock: Professor Satchin Panda

The importance of circadian rhythms for health and longevity - with Professor Satchin Panda, the world's leading expert on circadian rhythmsWhen we eat may be more important than what we eat, and going outside to get natural light in the first half of the day can improve your mood and your sleep. As the days get shorter, this episode has some simple to implement but seriously powerful tips to help improve your health and wellbeing**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd to get in touch - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/202211 minutes, 16 seconds
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Developing focus and embracing Deep Work: Ebony Rainford-Brent

"If you don't produce, you won't thrive—no matter how skilled or talented you are.”People tend to be distracted and distractable these days, and so if you can develop the powers of focus and 'find the joy in monotony', you can achieve some truly remarkable things. This bitesize episode is about how to do that - with Ebony Rainford Brent, the former England cricketer and world cup winner, who was awarded an MBE for her services to cricket and charity, who embraced the power of Deep Work to great effect during her career.**Get in touch:Website: simonmundie.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/4/20227 minutes, 42 seconds
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The language of emotions: Clarke Carlisle

So many of us learn to avoid our feelings as we grow up, and turn away from them or try and medicate them away – and that can come at a great cost. One man who knows this is the former Premier League footballer and chairman of the PFA Clarke Carlisle, who was awarded the title of Britain’s brainiest footballer. Clarke has suffered with addiction problems, and has tried to take his own life on more than once occasion too – but is now a big mental health advocate. When we spoke – he shared a powerful way to help young people in particular to learn the language of emotions.Message me:Website: simonmundie.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/28/20227 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to develop Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships - then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far." That is one of Daniel Goleman’s quotes about emotional intelligence, which was also the title of his best-selling book – which outlined a compelling argument as to why EQ matters more than IQ. In this bitesize episode, Daniel breaks down what emotional intelligence is, and then shares some ways to develop your EQ – including by using mindfulness meditation. **Follow/message me:Website: simonmundie.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/202210 minutes, 24 seconds
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BITESIZE: Harnessing the Power of Belonging

Social belonging is a fundamental human need, hardwired into our DNA. Owen Eastwood is a performance coach who has worked with some of the most elite groups in the world, including the England football team, NATO and the Olympic’s Team GB. Evidence shows are hardwired to seek to belong and be accepted as we are, and when we are part of an organisation or team where that doesn’t happen, it is a huge drain on our energy, amongst other things. In this episode, Owen shares a powerful example of how a lack of belonging harmed the career of one of England’s most successful footballers, and then explains what people and leaders can do to ensure they are harnessing the undoubted power of Belonging***Follow/message me:Website: simonmundie.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/14/202210 minutes, 50 seconds
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Could you be addicted? - Tony Adams

You might know him currently as one of the most eye-catching dancers on Strictly Come Dancing, but Tony Adams is an Arsenal and England football legend. For a significant proportion of his time as one of England’s most successful footballers, Tony Adams was also stuck in the grip of alcoholism. He got clean in 1996, and proceeded to set up the Sporting Chance clinic – to help thousands of other people facing addiction. The contribution he has made to the wellbeing of others is immense. In this bitesize episode Tony explains how rife addiction is. So many people have problematic relationships with substances and behaviours – even thinking itself - as a way to avoid uncomfortable feelings. **Follow/message me:Website: simonmundie.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/20228 minutes, 37 seconds
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Redefining purpose: Bernardo Kastrup

"Purpose is about aligning yourself with what life wants to do through you"Bernardo Kastrup is a scientist and philosopher who has worked for the European Organisation for nuclear research at CERN, inside the Hadron collider - and who has a PHD in computer engineering as well as a PHD in philosophy. He argues that, instead of thinking of ourselves as separate from life, if we can recognise that that we are a part of life, then that has some profound implications for the way that we live, set goals and find a sense of purpose. Bernardo’s the author of a plethora of scientific papers and books – and he argues that the fundamental nature of reality is consciousness, not matter. Full Length Episode: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/challenging-the-mainstream-model-of-reality-bernardo-katdrup**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/20227 minutes, 59 seconds
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A formula for choosing how to spend your time: Ed Jackson & Lucy Gossage

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time."Most people are super busy and the rates of burnout are soaring. So, something has to give, but the question is what? One person who came up with a brilliant formula for working out how to spend his time is Ed Jackson. Ed was a professional rugby player who broke his neck and was told he would never walk again but has made a remarkable recovery. Ed's formula for how to spend his time changed his life, and also changed the life of one of my other guests who listened to our conversation, and adopted Ed's formula in her own life. She is the 14 time Ironman Champion Lucy Gossage, who is an oncology doctor and founder of the 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer co-founder. In this episode, we hear from them both.Lucy's charity: https://5kyourway.org/Ed's charity: https://www.millimetres2mountains.org/**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202211 minutes, 1 second
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ROGER FEDERER RETIREMENT SPECIAL

This a bit of a different episode of Life Lessons - a special episode to mark Roger Federer's retirement from tennis. As many of you know, I am a huge tennis fan, and have found Federer's play to be beautifully transcendent. I have been lucky enough to interview him on several occasions, and did the last ever one to one sit-down interview with him at Wimbledon at his last appearance in 2021. So, to mark his retirement, I am re-releasing this episode with the world's pre-eminent tennis journalist Christopher Clarey, author of The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer, to explore some of the life lessons anyone can take from Federer's approach to tennis and life.(Ps. There will be another Bitesized episode along tomorrow.)https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/tennis/57739072 - Federer being funny during our last interview**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/202237 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bitesize: The power of personal responsibility

"With discipline, people don't need rules"One of the best books I have read during the four years I have been recording this podcast is Legacy by James Kerr: about the strategies, attitudes and lessons that have enabled the New Zealand All Blacks to the most successful team in sporting history. In this episode James is talking about the power of giving people responsibility, and the example he starts off with is about a community in London ravaged by gang crime that managed to create a sense of purpose, belonging, teamwork and personal responsibility. He goes on to explain how taking personal responsibility in our own life - by doing the right thing on a difficult day and acknowledging that the habits we have is the life we live - can have a profound effect in all areas of life.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/16/20226 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bitesize: Choose kindness

Kindness can have a profound impact on your health, your relationships, other people and the world at large - with Dr. David HamiltonDr. Hamilton is a leading expert on the power of kindness, having written several books on the subject, including "The Five Side-effects of Kindness"He explains how even small gestures can have a profound effect, and the key role that 'the kindness hormone' oxytocin plays.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/20225 minutes, 41 seconds
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Waking up unrefreshed? Consider this: James Nestor

Taping your mouth shut at night has gone mainstream. I have been taping my mouth shut using microporous tape from Boots (for about £1.50) for about five years now. I used to hold my breath at night and suffered from brain fog - and this one hack had a transformative effect. Now the research is starting to show how powerful it can be.Best-selling author of Breath - James Nestor - is another sleep tape advocate, and explains the dangers of mouth breathing and what to do about it.So, if you rarely wake up refreshed, or you snore, or wake up with a super dry mouth and need to glug back water through the night – don’t rule out what a difference a bit of super cheap sleep tape from the chemist might be able to do for you.**there is a video clip of the different techniques James and I use on my Instagram page @simonmundie****Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/202210 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to calm anxiety: Chloe Brotheridge

Here are two powerful techniques to tackle anxiety and stop uncomfortable feelings controlling you.The first is about getting out of your head and into your senses - using the 5,4,3,2,1 methodThe second is called the Sedona method - and is about truly welcoming anxiety, without an agenda to get rid of it. It is paradoxical - but powerful.Chloe Brotheridge - coach, therapist and author of the Anxiety Solution - is my guest.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference. Thank You. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/20229 minutes, 1 second
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Getting into the 'Rest & Digest' state: Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Are you someone who eats lunch in a hurry, perhaps while catching up on emails?This might not sound hugely significant BUT it can come at a not insignificant cost, even if you have the cleanest, healthiest diet – as my guest Dr Rangan Chatterjee can explain.He talks about the ritual of lunch, about taking our time, about stepping off the daily treadmill – to be able to slip into the all important rest and digest parasympathetic nervous system.If we’re not in that state when we eat – no matter how healthy the food we are consuming is – we simply cannot digest properly.. and the repercussions on our physical and mental health can be serious.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/20229 minutes
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Bitesize: How to calm your critical inner-voice

Are you someone who is better at giving other people advice when they are faced with a problem than you are at helping yourself? If so - don't worry - it’s a really common phenomenon. Everyone has an inner voice. Sometimes the conversations people have with themselves can tip over into destructive rumination and self-criticism, which can affect our mood and negatively impact our physical health and overall wellbeing.The acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross calls this kind of destructive self-talk 'chatter'. In this episode Ethan shares a simple but powerful technique to calm the chatter down so that it has less of a negative hold over you. It’s about choosing the words we use when speaking to ourselves wisely - and embracing what he calls a distancing technique.Ethan has done lots of research in this area, at least in part borne of his own experience of the destructive power of chatter, and his technique might just help you when you are drowning in rumination, and catastrophising self-talk.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/202211 minutes, 8 seconds
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How and why to have difficult conversations: Ed Jackson

What are you like at having difficult conversations?You know the type of thing, you have something you want to say, that needs saying – but rather than embrace the discomfort you decide it’s more bother than it’s worth and sweep it under the carpet. However – our ability to have difficult conversations and express ourselves truthfully, honestly and responsibly is one of the most important life skills anyone can have. Sweeping things under the carpet doesn’t make issues go away – they simply linger and fester and eventually contaminate relationships in one way or other.One person who knows first hand the power of embracing difficult conversations is Ed Jackson, the former pro rugby player who broke his neck diving into the pool.He wasn’t expected to walk again but has massively confounded the experts and there’s no way he could have achieved what he has without his wife Louis. She was a huge support to Ed after his accident – and enabled him to make such a tremendous recovery – but while she was putting on a brave face she was dealing with her own trauma. So, eventually, she decided to share her feelings with Ed. It wasn’t an easy conversation for either of them – particularly louis – but it was fundamental, and helped the two of them move through what they were going through and grow together. Theirs is such a good example of having difficult conversations – but I know for a fact that this is something we could all get better at, and it can have a profound effect on how we grow, individually and in relationship. "Turn towards the hard conversations, don’t run in fear from them"**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/5/202214 minutes, 25 seconds
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Distraction, anxiety and Deep Work: Professor Cal Newport

When was the last time you were bored? For many people, not an easy question to answer. Why? The ubiquitous use of smartphones.Professor Cal Newport is the author of two seminal books, Deep Work and Digital Minimalism. In this episode he explains what Deep Work is and why it's important, and why our inability to find it is making us anxious and less effective. Smartphone use is a big factor - so if you think you use your phone more than you would like to, this episode is a must listen.The full length episode, with ways to recover your capacity for Deep Work and a calm disposition, is number 50 in the back catalogue.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/202216 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to relax, unwind and avoid burnout: Sir John Kirwan

Is your mind on a treadmill? Burnout is a modern epidemic, so – what can you do about it? The answers can be simple and don’t have to be time consuming, but it’s about trying things out and putting them into practice.Here bringing the wisdom is former New Zealand and All Black legend Sir John Kirwan, a true rugby great who suffered from severe depression during his career and has since been knichted for services to mental health. JK is an absolute diamond – as is his advice. This stuff is simple – but gold.H hope you enjoy listening and find his nuggets useful to you or anyone you know. If they are – please do share this episode.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Sir John Kirwan's workplace wellbeing platform: https://www.groovnow.com/Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/22/202211 minutes, 27 seconds
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The power of venting: Professor Steve Peters

"How to let off steam without blowing your top and upsetting everyone around you." Professor Steve Peters is an English psychiatrist who works in elite sport, who is also the acclaimed author of the Chimp Paradox.In this bitesize episode, Steve explains how to vent to discharge emotions like anger and frustration in an effective and inoffensive way.I also take Steve's example and apply it to 'expressive writing', another method that has been scientifically proved to help you to discharge emotion effectively**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/20226 minutes, 19 seconds
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Do we really need to be better than yesterday? - Katie Warriner

Is it time to stop striving for continual personal improvement?This episode is about challenging the idea that we always need to be better than yesterday. This continual striving to improve ourselves is such a pervasive idea – particularly in the so-called self-help industry. My guest is a performance psychologist of the very top order – the world class Katie Warriner**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/202210 minutes, 47 seconds
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Bitesize: Character - Bill Beswick

"Character is doing what needs to be done in spite of pressure and fatigue"In this episode we will be hearing from Bill Beswick, the highly acclaimed sports psychologist who worked at manchster United alongside Sir Alex Ferguson during Manchester United’s hayday. The topic we are talking about is character. What does it mean? And how can one develop character?**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/8/202212 minutes, 17 seconds
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Finding Flow: Rupert Spira

What is flow and what does it tell us about reality?Wimbledon has a different feel this year, because someone who has captivated the audiences here for two decades is missing – Roger Federer. Now Roger’s not this week’s guest, I’m still working on that, but I am talking about Roger as an example of someone who was so able to enter flow and be inspired when he played, to the delight of people watching. His play has been described as transcendent and akin to religious experience. So – flow is something that gets talked about a lot – and it is a state that people can chase, but – if you chase flow, you are blocking it from happening, because a key characteristic of flow is the absence of the sense of self, or the sense of 'me' doing the chasing.. I explored the idea with Rupert Spira, a philosopher of non-duality.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/4/202214 minutes, 8 seconds
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Bitesize: Redefining success - Tim Henman

Is success about winning - or fulfilling your potential?Someone I see often at Wimbledon is Tim Henman – someone I loved watching in the late 90s through to the early 2000s, and who I have had the pleasure of interviewing several times over the years. Now Tim used to get flack – and sometimes still does – for not winning Wimbledon. He was four-times a semi-finalist, but many people seemed to think that was a failure of sorts. I remember one interview with a Championship footballer in which he said he didn’t want to be a 'classic British loser' like Tim Henman, seemingly overlooking the fact that Tim was ranked as high as number four in the world, while this particular footballer wasn’t even the fourth best player at his club, which was in England’s second division. And so – I think Tim is a really great person to explore what success means. Many people tend to think in binary terms – in terms of winning and losing, but actually isn’t it about fulfilling your potential? Tim definitely did that – there wasn’t much expected of Tim as a junior, yet he took British tennis to new heights, laying the groundwork for Andy Murray to go on and reach the Wimbledon promised land. **Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/20229 minutes, 47 seconds
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Winning isn't everything: Cath Bishop

What price is worth paying for medals and success?Wimbledon is starting today , and the point of this episode is to challenge the idea that winning is the only thing that matters. In sport, and in life – it can be quite a pervasive idea. But if that was true, then out of the 128 people that entered the singles draws at Wimbledon, 127 of them would be – by definition – losers. And clearly that is not the case. Similarly, in life, the idea that if you don’t reach the very top or don’t change the world you are worth less is absurd. People’s value is inherent and intrinsic. This was an idea I explored with Cath Bishop – herself an Olympic silver medalist in rowing, also a former diplomat now author of the Long Win and a speaker. **Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/202215 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bitesize: Events are neutral - Stoic philosopher Ryan Holiday

"There is nothing either good or bad, only thinking makes it so"One thing that is clear right now is that times are tough for many people. There is the cost of living, inflation, strikes, a war in Europe… the list goes on. So I thought it was worth revisiting how the ancient Greek philosophy of stoicism might help people to cope as best they can during these trying times. My guest is Ryan Holiday, author of numerous books on stoicism including the superb the Obstacle is the Way. In this bitesize episode – Ryan talks about the stoic idea that events are in fact neutral, nothing in nature is inherently good or bad, it is our view of things that dictate how we experience them. **Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/202210 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bitesize: Free Solo climber Alex Honnold - Fear and how not to be ruled by it

"When you feel afraid, ask yourself - are you actually in danger?"Alex Honnold is the Oscar winning Free Solo climber who scaled El Capitan, a sheer rock face twice as high as the Empire State building, without ropes or safety equipment. Alex therefore knows a thing or two about fear and consequence. Alex explains how often when we feel afraid we are not in danger, it just feels like we are. We are simply experiencing a cluster of thoughts in the mind and sensations in the body. If we can recognise what's going on, we can stop being ruled by fear when we are in fact safe. Alex explains the power of preparation, and how his approach to climbing El Cap - a gradual expansion of your comfort zone - can be applied to things like social anxiety.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/202210 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bitesize: Vulnerability & shame - Dr Pippa Grange

Everyone faces adversity and pain in life, but it's how we respond to it that counts. If we choose to give in to fear, the inclination is to hide our flaws and insecurities, which restricts our ability to be vulnerable and connect authentically. Often a sense of shame accompanies what is a fear of rejection. When we choose to project those feelings of shame outwards - by criticising, belittling and judging others - what may seem powerful is actually no more than an expression of our own fear of inadequacy.Dr Pippa Grange was credited with helping to transform the culture of the England football team prior to the 2018 World Cup. She helped to make the England camp a less fearful place by emphasising and modelling vulnerability, which enabled the side to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb, and they are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices Puresport products with code Life20 at checkout.Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202210 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bitesize: Make things happen - Sir Chris Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy is the most successful international track cyclist of all time, but things could have been very different but for a decision he made while still a junior. Hoy was initially a BMX rider, but the cost of competing was starting to bite and so he had a couple of choices: give his passion up and look for something more affordable - or put himself out there by seeking for financial help. He chose the latter option, and the rest is history. It's a lesson we can all learn from: if you don't ask, you don't get. Or, to use my favourite saying, 'It is the squeaky wheel that gets fixed' - in other words, the one that makes the noise is the one that will get the attention it is seeking.Full length ep: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/chris-hoy-confidence**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb, and they are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices Puresport products with code Life20 at checkout.Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/20229 minutes
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Never give up: Peter Hamlyn

Peter Hamlyn is a world renowned neurosurgeon who operated on - and saved the life of - the boxer Michael Watson after a blood clot formed on his brain minutes after his infamous world title fight with Chris Eubank in 1991. Even though Michael's early prognosis was bleak, his recovery has been nothing short of remarkable. The Hamlyn family motto never give up, and Michael Watson further showed them just how powerful that outlook can be.Peter has also suffered a tragedy of his own, when his son Dominic died following a cardiac arrest from a previously unsuspected heart condition. Dominic was a rugby player, a rower, a cricketer… and the condition that took his life has several names, including sudden athlete death (SAD), because its victims are often extremely fit, just as Dominic was.Heart problems in young people are more common than many realise – at least 12 young people die of cardiac arrest each week. That’s something Peter is looking to address through his work with Podium Analytics, the NGO and charity committed to reducing the incidence and impact of injury in youth sport. Podiums founder is Ron Dennis CBE, the former boss of formula one team McLaren who oversaw 10 drivers championships and 7 constructors titles and was instrumental in the early career of Lewis Hamilton.Podium are working alongside Oxford University – and the work they are doing could have a profound impact on the health of the nation.Podium Analytics website: https://podiumanalytics.org/Safety in Sport Perception Survey: safetyinsportsurvey.org**Follow/message me:Website: simonmundie.comInstagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb, and they are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices Puresport products with code Life20 at checkout.Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/30/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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Bitesize: Anxiety - Dr Russ Harris

Anxiety rates have exploded over the last decade, even before the impacts of covid and other recent events. Beyond medication, which certainly has its place, what is the best way to stop anxiety from having power over you? The answer may be a counter-intuitive one. Rather than battling to get rid of the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings associated with anxiety, can you make space for them and accept them?Dr. Russ Harris is the best-selling author of The Confidence Gap and The Happiness Gap, and is one of the world's best known Acceptance and Commitment Therapy experts.The full episode with Dr Harris is here: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/russ-harrisThe episode about dealing with insomnia using ACT is here: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/guy-meadows-insomnia**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb, and they are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices Puresport products with code Life20 at checkout.Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/202213 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to positively influence others with skillful use of language: Dave Alred

"Language is the most powerful drug known to man"Would you like to know how to be able to positively impact people's behaviour? Dave Alred is one of the most in-demand coaches in world sport, mentoring Jonny Wilkinson through his career and working with golf major winners and many others too. He explains how, if you want to change someone's behaviour, it is important to start by catching them doing something right, and choosing your language carefully. This episode is particularly powerful for aspiring coaches, teachers and parents**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/20229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Bitesize: How to find inner peace - Professor Steve Peters

"Values are the way we get peace within ourselves"Think about the people closest to you for a moment. Do you like them for what they achieve, or what they are like? (Hopefully it's the latter)This episode is about the difference between 'being' and 'doing' - and emphasises the importance of living in accordance with your values. my guest is Professor Steve Peters, author of the wildly successful book The Chimp Paradox**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/20229 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to develop positive habits: Professor BJ Fogg

'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit"When it comes to developing positive, healthy habits, one of the world's top experts is professor BJ Fogg, the author of the best-selling book 'Tiny Habits'. BJ busts the myth that habits are simply about repetition and illustrates his method - which has helped literally hundreds of thousands of people around the world - by discussing some of his long-standing bathroom habits. **A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/202213 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bitesize: Dealing with nerves - Michael Johnson

Whenever we step into a performance situation - whether it is giving a speech or presentation through to an Olympic final - it is normal to experience nerves. Many people try to bat such feelings away, or even believe they shouldn't be feeling that way, but if you can make space for those feelings - truly welcome and befriend them - then you can channel the power of adrenaline to help you. To illustrate this is Michael Johnson, the star of the 1996 Olympics in which he won 200 & 400 metres gold, decimating a world record in the process, and all while wearing golden running shoes.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/20226 minutes, 34 seconds
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Self-acceptance and self-compassion: Nigel Owens

Self-acceptance and self-compassion are two of the most powerful mental health 'tools'. As part of mental health awareness week, I explore both topics with the help of Nigel Owens, the beloved Welsh rugby referee who attempted to take his own life as a young man because he felt unable to accept his sexuality.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/202213 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bitesize: How beliefs shape our experience

"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so"How our beliefs and perceptions shape how we experience ourselves and the world. Helen Davis is a sports psychologist who has worked with a number of top athletes, and she explains that it is not people or events that make us feel or behave in a certain way, it is our perceptions and beliefs that are crucial. Helen explains how to uncover unhelpful beliefs and ways of thinking, and why tweaking the language you use can make a big difference.For the full length episode, head here: https://www.simonmundie.com/blog/helen-davis-beliefs**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202212 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bitesize: Courage - Ollie Ollerton

"Courage is being willing to throw yourself into something without any guarantee of a successful outcome."Ollie Ollerton is a former special forces soldier who shares his experience of its gruelling six month selection process in this episode. He massively doubted himself when he stepped off the bus on day 1 and looked around at the other guys who were also trying to make it into the army’s elite unit. But despite the doubts, Ollie was one of only a handful who eventually did make it through to the end. When it comes to throwing yourself into something, the biggest obstacle tends to be the mind. Its primary focus is to keep us safe, and so it baulks at stepping out into the unknown. And it’s not just about heading into a precarious situation but those which on the surface may seem mundane: perhaps having a difficult conversation with your partner or at work, and acting on it even - as the mind gives you a million reasons as to why you shouldn’t.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/202212 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bitesize: Meditation, stress and 'enlightenment' - Andy Puddicombe

"In order to experience the mind in its kind of true essence, we need to go beyond intellectual thought to a place of non-duality. It sounds mystical - but actually it's just being aware" - Andy Puddicombe, Headspace founderAndy Puddicombe was a Buddhist monk for a decade before setting up the most popular meditation app in the world, Headspace. He has helped popularise meditation like few before him – and for that he deserves huge credit. Andy is a lovely bloke too – his motto is "Be present, be patient, be gentle, be kind…everything else will take care of itself” Andy and I dived into the nitty gritty of meditation, and busted some myths - for example, the idea that meditation is about clearing your mind.But also, the idea that meditation is simply a wellbeing tool. It’s about understanding the nature of mind, and our own true nature.For example, we are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts, we are not our feelings – we are aware of our feelings. So we are not our thoughts, yet that’s how so many of us relate in the world. We believe we are the story in our heads as well as the identities we have attached to through thinking. But that’s a misconception – we are the space in which the thoughts appear. So often people talk about the surface layer of meditation and neglect its real aim: recognising the truth of our experience. That’s not to say developing a meditation habit to feel better and be more focussed isn’t a noble aim – it is definitely worthwhile, but if you want to go deeper – you most certainly can. Andy's here to explain!**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202213 minutes, 22 seconds
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Being your own best friend: Barry Hearn

"If you can't be your own biggest champion - why would anyone else be?"Barry Hearn is a towering figure in the world of sport – a sports promoter par excellence. He is the founder of Matchroom sports and has been involved in loads of sports – including boxing, snooker, darts, golf, fishing, ten pin bowling, pool and table tennis. He is chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, was chairman of Lleyton Orient until 2014… and received his OBE for services to sport in 2020. Barry is a larger than life character, a raconteur and a showman.. and he is undoubtedly his own biggest champion, which he acknowledges has played a big part in the good times he’s got to enjoy during his colourful life. In Barry’s autobiography he shares his ten commandments – his ten rules for life. We discuss them in this episode, and they include:It’s better to be born lucky than good lookingTell the truth – it’s easier than telling lies.The importance of 'thinking poor'Recognising that your life doesn’t change by sitting on the sofaWhy Barry swears by avoiding false modestyBarry is fantastic company, his joie de vivre is infectious – and I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/20221 hour, 13 seconds
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Bitesize: Does success = happiness? - Ronnie O'Sullivan

What does success mean to you? Is it about reaching your goals and picking up the accolades along the way - or is there more to it than that?Lots of people considered to be successful by society's standards have found that their achievements don't guarantee satisfaction. Take Ronnie O'Sullivan - widely considered to be the greatest snooker player of all time. Even as he was compiling one of the most successful seasons in his sports history, he was struggling mentally. Ronnie is now aware that - while winning trophies is nice - there is more to a life well lived.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements are superb. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202210 minutes, 16 seconds
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How to make every day a good day: Henry Fraser

Could the keys to making every day a good day basically come down to three things: acceptance, presence and gratitude? This week's guest says so. His name is Henry Fraser, a best-selling painter, best-selling author and highly in-demand public speaker. When he was seventeen years old – Henry’s life changed in a moment when he was paralysed from the shoulders down after breaking his neck diving into the sea in Portugal. In the weeks that followed, he nearly died several times - but Henry’s hardest moment actually came a few months after his accident when he first caught sight of his reflection. He experienced a profound breakdown, swiftly followed by a breakthrough that started the process of him becoming the man he is today.Before his accident, despite being an academy rugby player for Saracens, Henry described himself as being quite fearful and anxiety prone – a glass half empty kind of guy – but he’s definitely not any more. The lessons Henry shares about the power of acceptance, presence and gratitude are so profound and simple to understand. These are the key skills any of us can develop to live a good and happy life, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves inHenry's art: https://henryfraserart.com/Henry's first book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Big-Things-Inspirational-Memoir/dp/140916778X**A quick heads up - I am soon going to be having a short break from putting out full length episodes, probably after next week’s conversationBasically I need to focus on finishing my book, so am going to be putting all my energy and focus on that for a short while. I will continue to be putting out bitseized episodes each week, and will be back soon. So – please do stay subscribed, and please do share this week’s episode!****A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. In fact - two friends and colleagues recently tried Puresport out to help with sleep issues and aches and pains - and they are both evangelical about their products!CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm. Basically - I'm like a kid in a sweetshop with Puresport.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their products really have been a game-changer for so many people.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/20221 hour, 53 seconds
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Bitesize: Identity and Values - Jamie Peacock

It's a fact that lots of sportspeople struggle with retirement. There was a BBC survey done a few years ago that found that around 50% of athletes have mental health difficulties when they stop playing their sport. Rugby League legend Jamie Peacock had a smooth transition out of playing rugby league – which he put down to two reasons. The first is about identity, and not confusing who you are with what you do, and the second key bit is around understanding what your values are – and living in accordance with them. Focusing on these two areas enabled Jamie to avoid the difficulties that many sportspeople face when they retire, and the words of wisdom Jamie shares on these two areas are really valuable for anyone – no matter your background or occupation.Jamie is attempting to run 104 miles – the equivalent of four marathons – on Saturday to raise money for Greenhouse Sports, the charity who use sport to help disadvantaged young people: https://www.greenhousesports.org/ **A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. In fact - two friends and colleagues recently tried Puresport out to help with sleep issues and aches and pains - and they are both evangelical about their products!CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm. Basically - I'm like a kid in a sweetshop with Puresport.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their products really have been a game-changer for so many people.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/20229 minutes, 24 seconds
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Developing a Growth Mindset: Tony Stanger

"People will remember how you made them feel, not what you said."This week's conversation is with the man who scored the most famous try in Scottish rugby history – Tony Stanger. He touched the ball down to secure Scotland the Five Nations Grand Slam in 1990 against England. Since retiring – Tony spent 7 years developing talent through the Scottish institute of sport and now runs a company coaching people in business – using many of the lessons he has learnt from his life in sport.The theme of this conversation is about developing a growth mindset, and we talk about the power language and carefully calibrated questions, not letting what other people say and believe limit your own potential,  the importance of self-regulation, how to promote the 5 key growth mindset behaviours and much more besides. Tony has studied Carol Dweck’s work on fixed and growth mindsets and written his own book factoring in many of its findings for parents specifically called Red Dot parenting.Tony's website: https://stangerpro.com/Red Dot parenting: https://stangerpro.com/product/red-dot-parenting/**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. In fact - two friends and colleagues recently tried Puresport out to help with sleep issues and aches and pains - and they are both evangelical about their products!CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm. Basically - I'm like a kid in a sweetshop with Puresport.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their products really have been a game-changer for so many people.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202258 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bitesize: Embracing difficult conversations - Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh

It can be so easy to let resentments build and sweep things under the carpet, to avoid having the difficult conversation because you know it will be uncomfortable. But – sweeping issues under the carpet is not a recipe for harmony, whether in business, families, relationships of teams. Issues and feelings need to be faced and processed. Two people who are well aware of this are Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh who were part of the team that made history by becoming the first British women's side to win Olympic hockey gold at Rio 2016. A very challenging difficult conversation was fundamental for that squad to go on and make history in Brazil.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. In fact - two friends and colleagues recently tried Puresport out to help with sleep issues and aches and pains - and they are both evangelical about their products!CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm. Basically - it's all fantastic.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their poducts really have been a game-changer for so many people.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/20229 minutes, 13 seconds
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Are you coming from Love or Fear? - Katie Warriner

"Why do we always have to be better than yesterday? If it's because you feel like you're not enough as you are - let's talk about that"Katie Warriner is a performance psychologist who has worked with a dazzling array of top sportspeople, including many of my previous guests.From the likes of Headspace Founder Andy Puudicombe through to the legendary Olympic gold medal winning hockey team of 2016 – including Kate and Helen Richardson Walsh, Alex Danson and Danny Kerry – as well as Laurence Halstead of the True Athlete Project. All of them say that Katie is an extraordinary psychologist, and after speaking to her – it is very clear why.The theme of this episode is about – are you coming from a place of love or fear? So, are you trying to achieve 'success' to become somebody special, in other words from a place of fear and lack, or are you doing what you are doing as an expression of love and exploration?We also discuss how the self-improvement path is ultimately a recognition that you were fine all along. And Katie questions the whole narrative of what success is – and why achievement in and of itself isn’t impressive, it’s asking yourself – how are you going to use that to contribute to the wellbeing of others and the world.And it won’t surprise you to hear that Katie joined forces with someone who has used his platform to do exactly that Marcus Rashford – to help write his book You are a Champion.Katie's world-class mindset development programme is here: https://www.moonshotseries.co.uk/Katie's clinic: https://www.theprimeclinic.co.uk/**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. In fact - two friends and colleagues recently tried Puresport out to help with sleep issues and aches and pains - and they are both evangelical about their products!CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm. Basically - I'm like a kid in a sweetshop with Puresport.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their products really have been a game-changer for so many people.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bitesize: Humility and culture - James Kerr

How important is humility in creating a 'winning' culture? Here to explain is James Kerr, author of the fantastic best-selling book Legacy. It is all about the key ingredients that have gone together to create the most successful team in sporting history – the New Zealand All Blacks.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. In fact - two friends and colleagues recently tried Puresport out to help with sleep issues and aches and pains - and they are both evangelical about their products!CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm. Basically - it's all fantastic.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their poducts really have been a game-changer for so many people.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/20225 minutes, 36 seconds
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Challenging the mainstream model of reality: Bernardo Kastrup

Do we really live in a fundamentally physical universe? Are we fundamentally physical beings?Most of us feel there is a world of stuff out there – trees, cars, buildings, clouds. People believe we are born into this world in the form of a body, which has a brain and a mind in it. BUT what if I was to suggest that this isn’t actually an accurate picture of what’s really going on? If that is the case, then what really IS the nature of reality? And something to bear in mind, science can tell us how reality behaves, it can't tell us what it is.Joining me for this episode is Bernardo Katsrup – who has two PhDs, one in computer science and another in philosophy. He was employed first at CERN, the European council for nuclear research, where he began working in artificial intelligence (AI) in connection with the Large Hadron Collider. Then he moved on to artificial consciousness (AC), wondering if he could build an artificially conscious entity, which piqued his interest in philosophy. Bernardo's books include Why Materialism Is Baloney. Alongside Bernardo is philosopher Rupert Spira, a teacher of non-duality and what’s known as 'the direct path'. Rupert and Bernardo come at the nature of reality from two different perspectives but – they arrive at the same conclusion. Rupert's books include Being Aware of Being Aware.The current widely accepted model of reality is called materialism or physicalism. But, most people accept materialism without really understanding what it means. In this episode, my guests explain materialism, point out its inconsistencies and incoherence, and provide a template of reality that does work. I would suggest this episode is one to listen to when you have time to concentrate on it. Rupert's website: https://rupertspira.com/welcomeBernardo's website: https://www.bernardokastrup.com/**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. In fact - two friends and colleagues recently tried Puresport out to help with sleep issues and aches and pains - and they are both evangelical about their products!CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm. The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their products really have been a game-changer for so many people.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/20222 hours, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bitesize: The downside to chasing happiness - Jonny Wilkinson

We live in a goal-centric society, and we are always striving for more and bigger and better – but what about when you reach your goals and achieve your dreams – and the satisfaction and fulfilment you are expecting isn’t there? Then what?In this clip Jonny Wilkinson starts by talking about his World Cup winning drop goal of 2003, during which he experienced a dissolution of self - or that sense of me we are all familiar with - which would go on and shape Jonny’s philosophy and outlook many years later.**A huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. In fact - two friends and colleagues recently tried Puresport out to help with sleep issues and aches and pains - and they are both evangelical about their products!CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm. Basically - it's all fantastic.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their poducts really have been a game-changer for so many people.Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/20227 minutes, 54 seconds
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Gratitude: Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu

Thomas ‘Hal’ Robson-Kanu is the footballer who scored probably Wales’ most famous goal of all time against Belgium in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. The theme of this episode is the power of gratitude. And we are not just talking about being grateful for the good things that happen to you – but being grateful for every moment, irrespective of its content. From the sheer miracle of existence and the human body – through to being accepting of - and grateful for - adversity. We also talk about not looking outside ourselves for fulfilment, success, approval and happiness… as well as the power of bringing awareness to our thoughts and feelings, and the impact they have. While Thomas hasn’t officially hung up his Premier League boots, he does have another focus in the form of his own health drink company, the Turmeric Co. It was inspired by his own significant adversity and injury troubles as a teenager.**Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their poducts have been a game-changer for so many people!**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/202256 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bitesize: Stop putting people on pedestals - John Barnes

We have a tendency to put people on pedestals – successful sportspeople, celebrities, businesspeople – and there’s no doubt that what some people are able to create can be phenomenal. But, it is a mistake to project Godlike status onto such people, as if they really are a superior species. They are fallible human beings like the rest of us. I call this ‘the illusion of mental hierarchies’, and seeing through it is so valuable as you stop believing that some people are more important or valuable than you, and that you are more important than anyone else. So many of us are striving to prove that we are someone special – but we just need to recognise that we are all equally special, and always have been. To illustrate this one is former Liverpool and England footballer John Barnes. ****Ps. Please do share this episode with anyone you think might benefit. Word of mouth recommendations make a big difference****Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their poducts have been a game-changer for so many people! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/20227 minutes, 46 seconds
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Hormones: Dr Nicky Keay

Hormones are the internal chemical messengers that have a powerful influence on our mental and physical wellbeing.When your hormone levels are balanced, you will tend to have stable moods and feel energetic, motivated, and mentally sharp. But - when hormone levels are out of whack, you may experience a range of symptoms that are also commonly associated with mental illness like depression. There may be anxiety, fatigue, brain fog, low motivation, low libido, difficulty concentrating… the list goes on. And – often people don’t realise it is the imbalance in their hormones that are causing the problems. To talk us through all this is Dr Nicky Keay – a hormone expert who has lent that expertise to the likes of the International Olympic Committee and regularly contributes to publications including the British Journal of Sports Medicine In this episode we discuss:What causes our hormones to be disruptedThe lifestyle factors we can adopt to get them in syncWhen we need to start paying attention to our hormonal healthThe key sex hormones - testosterone and estrogenTestosterone replacement therapy and HRT - pros and consThe importance of resistance training The dangers of excessive cardioWhy we all should be taking vitamin D supplementationWhy our sex-hormones need carbohydratesWhy hormones love routine So-called 'adrenal fatigue' Avoiding processed foodsSocial connection and its positive impact on hormonesThe perimenopause and menopause - and how to mitigate its effects Being proactive rather than reactive with our healthForth's private home blood tests are here: https://www.forthwithlife.co.uk/I hope you find this episode useful – if you do please can you share it – as that does make a big difference. **Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for hormonal health. Plus, their Female Balance: Hormone Health nootropic capsules are highly recommended.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their extensive range, their rebranded products... and to get your 20% discount. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/202256 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bitesize: Creating opportunities - with Sir Chris Hoy

The theme of this mini episode is all about creating opportunities for yourself. Sir Chris Hoy started in BMX before switching to track cycling, but a key moment in his career came when the cost of pursuing his passion was starting to bite while he was still a young lad.Rather than let that deter him, Chris got creative – and wrote letter after letter to people and companies he thought might be able to sponsor him. What followed was rejection after rejection – before eventually someone had a nibble, and gave Chris the all important backing to kick on and eventually have his hall of fame cycling career.The message in what Chris says is so important – don’t wait for opportunities to come to you, go out and create them yourself.This follows on nicely from yesterday's episode about 'Squiggly Careers' - and Hoy's approach to creating opportunities is particularly beneficial in the workplace.**Ps. Please do share this episode with anyone you think might benefit. Word of mouth recommendations make a big difference****Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their fantastic extensive range and get your 20% discount. You won't be disappointed - their poducts have been a game-changer for so many people! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/20228 minutes, 35 seconds
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CAREERS SPECIAL: with Helen from the Squiggly Careers podcast

This a bit of a different episode of Life Lessons - a career special to mark National Careers week. My guest is Helen Tupper – who co-hosts the Squiggly Careers podcast with Sarah Ellis. They have also written two best-selling books, ‘the Squiggly Career’... and their new book is called ‘You Coach You’. It’s about giving people the tools to become their own careers coach. Helen and Sarah are also founders of the award winning company Amazing If – through which they lead workshops across the world to help people navigate and take ownership of their careers with confidence.In this episode we get a taster of the work they do – by discussing the five key skills they have identified that people need to be able to thrive in a squiggly career.(Ps. There will be another Bitesized episode along tomorrow.)**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. I will also give a shoutout on the show to anyone who does share this - or any other episodes - with two or more people on an upcoming episode.***Finally, a HUGE thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them. They have just rebranded and their products look superbCBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Destress oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm is an absolute winner.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their extensive and frankly fabulous range and get your 20% discount. You won't regret it! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/9/202225 minutes, 40 seconds
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Happiness by Design: Paul Dolan

This conversation is about recognising that the stories and narratives we tell ourselves about what should make us happy – high status, millions of social media followers, billions in the bank – are often inaccurate. Instead – we need to start paying attention to what does make us happy – for example, spending time with friends, connection, pro-social acts of kindness and altruism, playing sport, listening to music … the list goes on.Paul Dolan is a behavioural scientist and author of the bestselling book Happiness By Design and Happy Ever After. His motto? "Do things that bring you pleasure or purpose. If they don't - stop doing them." So, in this episode we discuss:Letting go of stories and paying attention to our experiencesHow willpower is weak but design power is strong – what that means and how you can harness it in your own lifeWhy you need to put your phone away and stop recording at gigs and festivals (it interrupts your 'flow of experience')Reaching narratives - and how the belief that X in the future will make us happy is an illusionWhy pro-social acts need to be celebratedWhy we should spend time designing our lives to increase the amount of time spent doing things that provide pleasure or purposeThe power of environment and how to harness itThe importance of acceptance and recognising we are all fallible human beingsAnd much more!**Warning** this episode contains swearing and adult themesPaul's podcast is called Duck - Rabbit: taking sides and you can find is here: https://pauldolan.co.uk/podcast-1**Here is the link to donate to the Red Cross's Ukraine humanitarian appeal: https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appealFollow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Clarity oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their extensive range and get your 20% discount Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/202247 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bitesize: The problem with positive self-talk, self-esteem and affirmations - with Dr. Russ Harris

We are not our thoughts, we are aware of our thoughts. The more we can acknowledge this fact, the less emphasis we put on the need for 'high self-esteem' and 'positive self-talk'. To help me bust some myths is the best-selling author of the Confidence Gap and the Happiness Trap. And just a warning - if you stand in front of the mirror and do positive self-affirmations, this episode might get you to stop. Russ is one of the world's leading experts on Acceptance and Commitment therapy, which can have a profound impact on your wellbeing and -crucially - your relationship with your mind, your thoughts and your feelings.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough. I have many friends and family who have tried their huge range of products - and now swear by them.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Clarity oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. Plus, their unwind capsules - ideal for relaxing and deep sleep, and their muscle and joint balm.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off all full prices products with code Life20 at checkout. Head to www.puresport.co to check out their extensive range and get your 20% discount Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/202211 minutes, 5 seconds
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Winning does not change who you are: Cath Bishop

What is a price worth paying for a gold medal? That's a question that Cath Bishop seeks to answer in her work. Cath is a former World Champion British rower who won silver at the Olympics. She was also a diplomat and is now a leadership speaker, writer and consultant. Her book 'The Long Win' challenged the narrative around 'winning at all costs'. After competing at three Olympics - a period of her life she found draining at times - Cath reflected and realised that the cultural obsession with winning came at a big cost - to competitors, supporters and society. She is now pushing for a change in attitude - from 'conquering' to 'collaboration'. She wrote a brilliant article for the Guardian off the back of the Winter Olympics - which led to us recording this conversation.ARTICLE: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2022/feb/21/kamila-valieva-horror-show-price-olympic-gold-too-high - the articlehttps://cathbishop.com/ - Cath's website**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Clarity oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com to check out their extensive range and get your 20% discount Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/20221 hour, 58 seconds
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Bitesize: Professionalism - with Wales and Lions legend Sam Warburton

"What you put in, you get out." Words that Wales and Lions captain Sam Warburton has lived by. It's about adopting and embracing an attitude of being you can be at everything that doesn't require talent - including effort and hard work. This is something anyone can adopt at any age - and Sam exhibited it even as a schoolboy.**Please can you share this episode and let me know - and I will give you a shoutout next week. It makes a big difference and would be hugely appreciated.*****Follow me:on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease also rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Clarity oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com to check out their extensive range and get your 20% discount Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/20227 minutes, 20 seconds
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Surrendering to life's challenges: Stevie Ward

We like to think we know what will happen, but we don't actually know what will happen an hour from now let alone in a years time.Stevie Ward burst onto the rugby league scene as a teenager, helping Leeds Rhinos win the challenge cup final in 2012. But, his career was blighted by injury. He had 10 operations – all before turning 27. He had just been made Leeds Rhinos Captain and was reaching the pinnacle of career, but concussion on opening weekend of 2020 season stopped him in his tracks. Stevie announced his retirement in January of last year because of the severe side effects of his brain injury, including migraines, sensitivity to light and screens and memory issues, which continue to this day. In this episode we discuss surrender, acceptance, the difference between success and fulfilment as well as Stevie’s own 'Dark Night of the Soul.' experience.In 2016, Stevie launched Mantality after experiencing depression and anxiety with all the highs and lows he was going through. Mantality offers coaching and counselling to people struggling with their mental health.You can check out the excellent work they do at www.mantality.co.ukFollow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market with their unparalleled range of products. I am currently enjoying their Clarity oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year.The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com to check out their extensive range and get your 20% discount Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/202255 minutes, 43 seconds
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Bitesize: Finding inner peace by living our values - with Professor Steve Peters

We live in a very goal-orientated society. So many of us are continually striving and thinking - 'what’s next?' We may believe that when we get promoted at work, move into a bigger house or finally get a six pack – THEN we will be happy. However, you may have noticed that the horizon we are striving for always seems to stay just out of reach. Once one goal is ticked off – we want another one, ideally bigger – and so the sense of inner satisfaction we are really looking for is perpetually elusive.Clearly there is nothing wrong with goals, they are important. But, they are by definition in the future, whereas our values are how we want to be in the world from moment to moment. And there is good research that shows the more we live in accordance with our values, the higher sense of wellbeing we are likely to experience.One person I spoke to about values was Professor Steve Peters who came up with the Chimp Model - a metaphor for how we think, than helped many elite sportspeople from Ronnie O'Sullivan through to Victoria Pendleton and Steven Gerrard.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their range of nootropics, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.I am currently enjoying their Clarity oil, with ashwaganda and the sunshine Vitamin D - ideal for this time of year. The good news is that Life Lessons listeners can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com to check out their extensive range and get your Life Lessons discount ** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/202212 minutes, 15 seconds
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Peak Performance: Alistair Brownlee

Alistair Brownlee is the only triathlete in history to successfully defend an Olympic gold medal – he won his first at London 2012 and backed it up by repeating the trick in Rio in 2016. He is also a two-time world champion, a four-time European champion and the 2014 Commonwealth championBasically - Alistair's trophy cabinet is overflowing.The theme of this week’s conversation is – peak performance. We discuss a number of topics including - the power of instinct and flow, as well as the importance of preparation and letting go. We cover taking calculated risks, how you don’t need to feel confident to be successful and how a lack of connection can lead to burnout – something many people can relate to over the last couple of years of lockdowns and remote working, as well as Alistair's book called Relentless.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy!** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/202251 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fear Less, Live more: Aimee Fuller

Aimee Fuller has a lot to say about fear. She is a former professional snowboarder who made history as the first woman to land a double backflip in competition and competed in two Winter Olympics. In this episode, we talk about her two Ps for dealing with fear, preparation and perspective, Aimee's ladder of excitement as well as flow, where we are totally immersed in the moment – among many other things. In 2019, Aimee fronted the documentary Running in North Korea, which shows her running her first-ever marathon in one of the most isolated countries in the world. The winter Olympics got underway a few days ago in Beijing – and Aimee is a big part of the BBCs broadcasting coverage on TV. Aimee’s book is called Fear less Live More.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/202243 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bitesize: How to set goals

How to set goals properly, by focusing on what we can control and recognising what we can’t. Also – it’s about understanding the truth behind that famous Einstein quote about insanity, which he defined as ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.’We’re hearing from Olympic gold medal winning rower Ben Hunt Davis. He competed in three Olympic games and in the first two – in 1992 and 1996, he finished way outside the medals. A couple of years before the 2000 Olympics, he and his teammates had an epiphany: they needed to change HOW they were doing things.That prompted them to identify a goal – winning Olympic gold – while recognising that winning wasn’t something they could control directly. What they could focus on to give themselves the best chance of success was boat speed – prompting them to formulate a question that has since entered sporting folklore… ‘Will it make the boat go faster’? **Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/3/202215 minutes, 13 seconds
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Radical vulnerability: Max Lowe

Max Lowe is a filmmaker whose father was Alex Lowe – the greatest mountain climber of his generation. Days before Max’s 11th birthday, his father Alex was killed in an avalanche while on expedition in the Tibetan Himalaya. Alex Lowe’s best friend and climbing partner Conrad Anker escape from the avalanche with his life – but was left wracked with survivor’s guilt. He headed back to the States, compelled to help look after Alex’s three sons.Conrad then ended up failing in love with - and eventually marrying - Alex’s widow, Jennifer. He also adopted Alex's three boys, the eldest of whom is Max. 17 years later, two climbers attempting the same route in the Tibetan Himalaya discovered Alex’s body. Max, Conrad and the rest of the family flew out to recover his remains. That journey was hugely impactful, and the trauma that had laid buried in Max – and his younger brothers - for all those years also rose to the surface. Max then set out to make a documentary film about what happened – called Torn, in which he and the rest of his family examine those long buried feelings. It turns out to be a painful but ultimately cathartic experience that clearly illustrates the power of radical vulnerability.Max recognised that to release his trauma – he first needed to face it and share it. It’s a lesson so many people can learn from… and it was a pleasure talking to Max about it.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/202251 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bitesize: Thinking Correctly Under Pressure - with Sir Clive Woodward

Sir Clive Woodward's favourite mantra has to be 'TCUP'- Thinking Correctly Under Pressure. It's about thinking through potential hurdles so that when things do go awry - you are better equipped to be able to navigate them. Sir Clive's England showed the power of TCUP when winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup at the death. Clearly the possible unexpected scenarios that you could face are limitless - the pandemic has shown that - but it is the process of thinking through possible eventualities that is key. You are training your mind to be ready to think clearly when things take an odd turn.Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieFor the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and over 170 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/202213 minutes, 35 seconds
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Calming anxiety: Chloe Brotheridge

Rates of anxiety were rising rapidly before the pandemic – and have shot up since the world changed in 2020. In 2021, 'anxiety' was chosen by children as their word of the year.It’s clearly a huge issue. One of the most powerful tools to counter anxiety is a counter-intuitive one – acceptance. So many of us distract ourselves from our feelings - not least with the help of our digital devices - but distraction is not a long-term solution. We need to move towards our feelings, not away from them.Chloe and I discuss exposure therapy too – which is basically gradually expanding your comfort zone – as well as other tools including non-violent communication, something I have spoken about in a recent newsletter.Plus – we share our shared belief that we are born with an innate sense of wellbeing and peace – but we lose sight of it as we age and the thinking mind comes online adding a layer of judgements, predictions and concepts**For Chloe's 'Calmer You' website - which is full of free resources - head to https://calmer-you.com/Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieFor the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and over 170 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/202245 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bitesize: Keep going - with Joe Wicks

Just how did Joe Wicks harness the power of social media to become the 'Nation's PE teacher'? It's all about authenticity, consistency - and ignoring the naysayers. When Joe started posting content in 2014, there was no master plan. He just loved doing it. His mates told him to give the videos a rest, but he ploughed on and eventually broke through. It's a story that is often repeated in seeming 'overnight successes' - that ability to keep on going when the rewards are not forthcoming and people are telling you that you are flogging a dead horse, to be consistent and - crucially - authentic. **Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/20229 minutes, 42 seconds
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Why you can't focus: Johann Hari

So many of us are struggling to focus and pay attention to what we need to. It can feel like a moral failing – as if there is something wrong with us individually. But Johann Hari argues that is not the case. The problem runs much deeper.Teenagers now focus on one task for only 65 seconds he says, while office workers aren’t much better – managing only three minutes.It won’t surprise you to hear that digital has a significant role to play – after all, how many people don’t have a somewhat dysfunctional relationship with their phones?But there are other factors too – including 'surveillance capitalism' and even the way childhood freedom has been curtailed.Johann’s book is called Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention.WARNING: This episode contains swearing and some adult themes.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and over 170 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bitesize: Trusting your intuition

"Intuition is a powerful thing. More powerful than intellect." - Steve Jobs"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert EinsteinThe power of intuition is a difficult thing to quantify, but numerous hugely 'successful' people have sworn by it. In this week's full length conversation, Jimmy Chin spoke about how he chose to follow his intuition against the wishes of his parents. It led him to becoming a celebrated athlete, photographer and Oscar winning film Director, which he never invisaged happening. In this episode we here from Ironman triathlon legend Chrissie Wellington, who has followed her intuition throughout her life. It led her to becoming arguably the greatest Ironman competitor in history - also something she never expected to happen.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and over 170 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated.***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/20229 minutes, 18 seconds
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The risk of not taking risks: Jimmy Chin

"The two great risks are risking too much but also risking too little. That's for each person to decide. For me, not risking anything is worse than death. By far." - Jimmy ChinJimmy is a pro climber, skier, photographer and Oscar winning Film director. The theme of this episode is about following your heart and taking risks. Committing to a path and working it out along the way.Jimmy picked up the Academy Award for the incredible Free Solo. His latest film is called The Rescue, and focusses on the rescue of twelve Thai boys from a flooded underground cave.You can find the episode with Alex Honnold, star of Free Solo, here: https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/fear-alexhonnold***Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202255 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bitesize: Why you should go walking this January

How walking more will boost your brain, body and creativity with professor Shane O'Mara.Most of us do it - but almost all of us don’t walk enough. It's hardly news that we are, as a species, too sedentary, and that has only increased since the pandemic hit. The fact is that we were not designed to spend as much time as we do sitting - and by upping our step count, we can enjoy huge benefits for body and mind.Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby! The really good news is that you can get a massive 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com ... and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/202210 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Consistency Is King: Bradley Simmonds

Bradley Simmonds is one of the most in-demand fitness trainers in the UK. The list of well-known people whose physical and mental health he has helped improve includes John Terry, Louise Redknapp, Brendan Rodgers, Niall Horan, Olly Murs, Declan Rice and Maya Jama. Bradley says embracing consistency is the key to reaching your goals - don't rely on motivation as that will definitely wane. He also shares nuggets on creating opportunities for yourself and picking yourself up when 'Plan A' goes awry - something he has first-hand experience of. Bradley was set to be a Premier League footballer before serious injury thwarted his ambitions, forcing him to forge a new course. He quickly made a name for himself as a PT by reaching out and creating opportunities for himself, rapidly going from strength to strength. Bradley is a man of many mottos - including Get it Done... which is also the name of his excellent fitness app. This episode is inspiring, motivating and full of useful fitness tips and hacks. The perfect way to start 2022!**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. The good news is that you can get 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/202247 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to have difficult conversations: Tim Harkness

We live in highly polarised times, where largely impenetrable tribes have formed around certain beliefs and world views – so having a guide to help us communicate effectively with people who don’t share our opinions is priceless.Tim Harkness does a great job at outlining how to navigate the difficult conversations that persistently have negative effects in our personal and professional lives. He’s the author of the excellent book ’10 rules for talking: An expert’s guide to mastering difficult conversations.’After going through Tim’s ten rules, we then road test them by discussing a subject in which we take differing views, and happily I can confirm we don’t fall out. Better than that – we got on really well, which is a ringing endorsement for Tim and his work.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby! The really good news is that you can get a massive 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com ... and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bitesize: Is kindness is more contagious than covid?

David Hamilton PHD is one of the world’s foremost experts on the scientific benefits of kindness, and author of the best selling book ‘the 5 side effects of kindness’. In this bitesized episode, we talk about how kindness positively effects the alarm system of the brain - the amygdala - as well as the prefrontal cortex which is associated with decision making, impulse control and attention. It's all to do with the 'kindness hormone' - aka Oxytocin**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby! The really good news is that you can get a massive 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com ... and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/202116 minutes, 3 seconds
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Belonging: Owen Eastwood

Owen Eastwood is one of the world’s top performance coaches. He worked alongside Gareth Southgate as England prepared for this year's Euros, and Team GB ahead of this summer's Olympics. He's also worked with the Scotland rugby squad, the South African cricket team, as well as the royal ballet school and the command group of NATO. Owen set out the thinking behind his success in his excellent book Belonging – the ancient code of togetherness. He shares ideas around belonging, the power of a shared vision and even the spiritual wisdom of his ancestors. He also talks about 'Whakapapa' - a fundamental principle of New Zealand Maori culture, which links people to all their ancestors who went before them.Owen was born in New Zealand and is half English – half Maori. His father died when he was just a little boy – which unsurprisingly had a huge impact on Owen’s life … and his work. It was a pleasure to pick Owen's brains and explore his philosophy, one that has genuine depth and value, and I hope you enjoy this conversation**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby! The really good news is that you can get a massive 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com ... and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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Bitesize: Character trumps Talent

Dedication often beats talent, and application trumps genetics. Character is key - and it's what took Alex Danson-Bennett to the top of her sport as she became Team GB's top goalscorer as they won hockey gold at the Rio 2016 Games.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby! The really good news is that you can get a massive 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com ... and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/20219 minutes, 27 seconds
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Embracing values and compassion: Laurence Halsted

Laurence Halsted - who competed at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics in fencing and was a European silver medalist - believes sport is falling short of its potential. The pervasive 'win at all costs' mentality has led to problems like doping, corruption, inhumane training cultures and mental health difficulties among athletes at all levels. Laurence argues that a significant issue is the failure of sportspeople and organisations to identify - and then live in accordance with – their deeper values, and embrace a compassionate approach to life. Laurence has written a book called 'Becoming a True Athlete – a practical philosophy for flourishing through sport,' that is a manifesto for how sport and its participants can rise above the status quo. Laurence is also a key member of the True athlete Project (TAP), one of the most interesting organisations in sport. Its goal is to help create a more compassionate world by harnessing the undoubted power of sport for good.The True Athlete Project: https://www.thetrueathleteproject.org/***Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby! The really good news is that you can get a massive 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com ... and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/202158 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bitesize: Self-doubt is normal

Self-doubt is part of the human experience, but we don't have to let it dictate our actions. One of the greatest rugby league players of all time - Jamie Peacock MBE - explains how he overcame self-doubt to reach the top of his sport.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get 20% off all their products using the code LIFE20 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/26/202110 minutes, 56 seconds
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Self-Awareness: Amy Williams MBE

Amy Williams MBE became the first British athlete to win Gold at a Winter Olympics in 30 years at Vancouver 2010. Her event was Skeleton - which basically involves lying face down on a small sled, hurtling down an icy track at speeds upwards of 80 miles an hour. Not for the faint of heart. It took self-awareness for Amy to climb to the top of her chosen sport. Describing herself as shy and introverted, Amy stepped out of her comfort zone to even start Skeleton, and then worked hard at building her confidence and reducing the pressure she put herself under whilst still embracing her sensitivity. She stopped comparing herself to other people (a habit we would all do well to dispense with to some degree) and took notes in a journal every day, seeking those small improvements that add up and make all the difference over the long term. Amy has a fantastic new book out called Talent to Triumph, and we discuss many of the key themes in this conversation. It was a pleasure talking to Amy - and I hope you enjoy listening.***Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally, a huge thanks to my sponsors, Puresport. Their range of CBD and Nootropics supplements have had a significant impact on how I sleep, manage stress, and focus throughout the day. I can’t recommend them enough.CBD has been shown to have benefits for anxiety, inflammation, aches and pains - and it may even be good for long term brain and heart health. And anything that helps keep me well in the long-term rather than having to fix lots of niggles once they arrive gets the thumbs up from me. Combined with their supplements range, Puresport are paving the way in the natural wellness market.Frankly, if nothing else, you have to try their Unwind Oil before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby! The really good news is that you lucky lot can get a massive 20% off with code Life20 at checkout. Head to puresportcbd.com ... and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/202158 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bitesize: Put Your Phone Away

We live in the age of the smartphone. While there are huge benefits to this, it also comes at a cost. We are more distracted and our brains are not getting the opportunity to power down as they need to. But also, it is having a significant impact on the quality of our communication and our relationships. A simple tip then - put your phone away when possible when you are in company. Going out for dinner? Leave your phone in ypur pocket or bag rather than face down on the table. Research shows even just having your phone in eyeshot can have a negative impact on the quality of your communication. Who better to learn from on this than Didier Deschamps - France's National manager and one of only two male footballers to have won the World Cup as player captain and team manager.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get 20% off all their products using the code LIFE20 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/18/20215 minutes, 6 seconds
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Taking responsibility for your life: Bill Beswick

Bill Beswick is one of the world’s top sports psychologists. He worked at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, as well as at many other top football clubs and in other elite sports. He has also worked individually with elite athletes including Adam Peaty. Bill is chock full of wisdom and fantastic advice. The theme is taking personal responsibility – but Bill shares actionable life lessons galore. We also discuss recognising and processing emotion, consistently raising our level on those days when we feel under par, as well as choosing your attitude and much more besides. Bill has new book full of his wisdom called Changing your story: 20 Life Lessons Drawn from Elite Sport. This is Bill's second appearance on the show. His first episode went down a storm and this one was a joy to record too.***Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 160 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors Puresport CBD.CBD is a chemical compound known as a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, it won't get you high. However, CBD has been shown to help with anxiety, pain relief and may help brain and heart health too. So, whether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. (Their Unwind Oil before bed is highly recommended!)Puresport CBD products are used by an ever growing number of the world’s top athletes for a reason. You can get 20% off all their products using the code LIFE20 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/15/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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Trauma: Jason Fox

Jason Fox is a former marine who was discharged from the army with PTSD. After coming close to suicide, Foxy started 'looking inwards' to process his trauma and work on rediscovering a childlike love of living in the present. The work he did was hugely rewarding, and since recovering he has gone on to forge a hugely successful career in the media, as star of 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' as well as on Netflix’s 'Inside the Real Narcos'. He is also the author of books including Battle Scars - which looks back in detail on his mental health difficulties and subsequent recovery - and Life Under Fire. In this episode we discuss what trauma is, the benefit of 'doing the work', and why learning to stop identifying with the voice in our head is vital. Foxy is vulnerable, honest and open, and he’s now part of Mentor 360 - which is an interesting new app that helps people become more self-aware and develop healthy new habits. It was a pleasure chatting to Jason and I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did**HEADS UP** There are a few swear words in this episode**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 160 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get 20% off all their products using the code LIFE20 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 56 seconds
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Lite episode: Facing anxiety

Anxiety is a very common experience, and clearly an uncomfortable one. The typical response to the feeling of anxiety in our bodies - and the accompanying racing thoughts - is to try and get rid of them, or distract ourselves from them. The problem is that may actually add fuel to the fire and perpetuate the feelings. If instead we can be brave enough to turn and face the feelings directly - not as a way to get rid of them - but with genuine curiosity and compassion, then we can lessen their power over us. To help explain more is neuroscientist, philosopher and creator of the Waking Up app Sam Harris.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 160 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcastsThe full episode with Sam is here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-self-delusion-sam-harris/id1564063336?i=1000535944946***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get 20% off all their products using the code LIFE20 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/20218 minutes, 56 seconds
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Leadership: Eddie Jones

What are the keys to good leadership? According to England Rugby Head Coach Eddie Jones, it's about setting a vision and working backwards, planning well, being adaptable and inspirational - which can simply stem from the way you care for people. Clear and concise communication is key, as is being a keen observer of what is happening around you and making sure your team masters the basics. Eddie Jones is one of England's most successful head coaches, having led his team to a Grand Slam, a calendar year undefeated (only the second team in history to achieve the feat) and the 2019 World Cup final. He has confirmed he will be leaving his post after the 2023 World Cup, at which point he will have been England's longest serving Head Coach. Eddie also shares gems on what we could all learn from Japanese culture - in particular leaving a place better off than when you arrived, which is Eddie's prime aim as England boss. **Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 160 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get 20% off all their products using the code LIFE20 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/20211 hour, 48 seconds
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Lite Lesson: Being True to Yourself

Why being true to yourself is vital to both success and happiness. It is easy to try and fit the mould of how we think we should act - particularly at work, but in any and all life situations. Often that means conforming to how we imagine others think we should be, taking us into the risky realm of 'mind-reading'. The answer? Be yourself as fully as you can be, not least because - as the cliche goes - you are unique. It's the best way to truly stand out and make a good impression. Former Wales captain Sam Warburton embraced this to great effect during his career.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and I would be very grateful if you could rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get a whopping 20% off using the code LIFE20 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/20214 minutes, 56 seconds
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Challenging the Champion Narrative: Dr Amy Izycky

Everyone knows the mainstream narrative around elite athletes – that they are superhumans capable of achieving the truly incredible. True in many ways – but perhaps not the whole story. What if - in many cases - the drive required to become the best in the world comes from a place of internal disquiet? Dr Amy Izycky is a clinical psychologist and psychodynamic psychotherapist with a major interest in sport and author of the paradigm shifting book Skewed To The Right – Sport, Mental Health and Vulnerability. This episode starts with a premise - that we all need a loving gaze from our parents or caregivers as babies and children. Without it we may internalise a belief that there is 'something missing' - which leads us on a search to fill that void by finding it in the outside world - an unsustainable pursuit. That may be in a relationship, a car, a promotion... or an Olympic gold medal. In this epiosde we also talk about changing the narrative around mental health from 'It's okay not to be okay' - true of course - to 'It's okay to do the work to be ok'***Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get 20% off all their products using the code LIFE20 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 47 seconds
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Lite Lesson: Imposter Syndrome

Imposter sydrome is where we feel like a fraud and don't deserve the success that comes our way. It is often accompanied by uncomfortable feelings like anxiety and thoughts like "I'm not good enough" or "I don't deserve to be here". The key insight from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is that uncomfortable thoughts and feelings are normal and to be expected. It is our desire to get rid of them, or to not recognise them for what they are - simply thoughts and feelings that come and go irrespective of their content - that is the problem. To help explain more is the world's best-selling ACT teacher Dr Russ Harris - author of The Confidence Gap and The Happiness Gap. The more we can make space for all thoughts and feelings aand recognise that we are aware of them and don't have to battle them, suppress them or buy into their storylines - the more freedom we have to act in accordance with out values.The full length episode with Dr Russ Harris is here: https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/managinguncomfortablethoughtsandfeelings-drrussharris***Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring the best 'nuggets' from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and if you can rate and review wherever you get your podcasts I would be very grateful - it makes a big difference :)***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors Pure Sport CBD whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get £10 off your first order using the code LIFE10 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/202115 minutes, 8 seconds
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We are all the same: John Barnes

John Barnes is a former Liverpool, Watford and England footballer who would like people to think hard about discrimination and its origins.He has a new book out - The Uncomfortable Truth about Racism - which explores the human propensity for creating illusory hierarchies in our minds and putting people on pedastals. John's point is - whatever our background - deep down we are all the same. While we are all prone to mental conditioning, we can move beyond it.***Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com***Thanks to the sponsors of this episode Pure Sport CBD - whose support enables me to put out weekly episodes.Whether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in their brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. You can get £10 off your first order using the code Life10 at checkout and puresportcbd.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/20211 hour, 4 minutes
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Lite Lesson: The futility of seeking peace in the future

Do you believe you will be happy and fulfilled at some point in the future - perhaps when you get the right job, relationship or house?Or maybe you will find lasting fulfilment when you do something really special - like win a World Cup...Jonny Wilkinson reached the pinnacle of his sport in 2003 aged 24, when he kicked England to World Cup glory. But, rather than being left with a sense of lasting peace and fulfilment by fulfilling his ultimate goal, Wilkinson's body and mind soon began to suffer. It eventually led him to question whether inner peace could be found in objects and activities in the outside world.**The full conversation with Jonny Wilkinson is here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/obsession-jonny-wilkinson/id1564063336?i=1000519823758 Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com**And a big shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodes.Whether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Puresport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics.Check out their amazing products at puresportcbd.com and get 20% off by using the code Life20 at checkout.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/20216 minutes, 16 seconds
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Change Your Habits - Change Your Life: BJ Fogg

Professor BJ Fogg is one of the world's top experts when it comes to behaviour change. He has spent 20 years researching and teaching insights about human behaviour, and is the author of the New York Times best-seller Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything. In this episode, we discuss why forming a new habit doesn't take place in a certain number of days. The research shows repetition has nothing to do with it, and willpower isn't a factor either. The key is to tap into emotion - and in particular the feeling of being successful. That's how to wire a behaviour in and make it automatic. In this conversation, BJ and I discuss the specific process to form a new habit, and how to unravel ones you would rather do without. BJ Fogg's work has helped huge numbers of people around the world make significant and impactful changes in their own lives - and he can do it for you too.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring the best Life Lessons from over three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com to sign up.**And a big shoutout to my sponsors whose support enables me to put out weekly episodes.Whether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Puresport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics.Check out their amazing products at puresportcbd.com and get 20% off by using the code Life20 at checkout.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lite Lesson: When to eat and get natural light each day

Why when we eat may be more important than what we eat. PLUS - why going outside to get natural light in the first half of the day helps a multitude of things including your mood and your sleep, while getting blue light at night - from your phone for example - has the opposite effect. As the days get shorter, this episode has some simple to implement but seriously powerful tips to help improve your health and wellbeing**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/8/202115 minutes, 5 seconds
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Evolution: Will Greenwood

Will Greenwood is one of England's greatest ever rugby players. He played centre and was a key member of the 2003 World Cup winning side.His crucial try helped turn the game when England were trailing Wales in the quarter-finals, and one of the most memorable photos taken after England were crowned champions feautured Will and Jonny Wilkinson in a euphoric embrace.It has been nearly twenty years since England won the World Cup, and in that time Will says he has evolved hugely as a person. You could say his focus has gone from 'me' to 'we', a natural evolution for many of us over the course of a lifetime, although in Will's case it has been sped along by his experiences in sport, in business and in everyday life. Among other nuggets, Will emphasises the importance of kindness, 'radical acceptance' and careful use of language - subjects he touches on in his new book 'World Class: How to Lead, Learn and Grow like a Champion'**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/202146 minutes
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Life Lessons Lite : Facing addiction with Tony Adams

What can you do to help someone who is battling addiction, and what are the ways we rationalise addictive behaviours?Tony Adams - who recently celebrated 25 years without a drink - helped set up the Sporting Chance treatment clinic two decades ago.In this episode - he shares wisdom around dealing with addiction. This episode is being released in response to the large number of messages and emails we received after Paul merson spoke about his battles with addiction in the last full-length episode.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com**Full ep with Tony Adams: https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/addiction-tonyadams Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/202111 minutes, 51 seconds
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The cruelty of addiction: Paul Merson

Paul Merson – the ex Arsenal, Villa and England footballer turned Soccer Saturday regular has battled issues for years with drink, drugs and gambling, which he considers to be the cruellest of the lot.Paul is currently clean and doing his bit to help others – not least through his new book Hooked: Addiction and the Long Road to Recovery.It’s a stark and at times brutal account of the damage addiction can reek, and in this episode we talk about what Paul has learnt along that long road to recovery. From learning not to identify with the addictive voice in your head, to learning to sit with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings – as well as the importance of opening up and talking about your problems.Addiction affects so many people – so if you know someone who might benefit from listening to this conversation please do share it with them.If you are new to the show and want to learn more about addiction, I’d suggest listening to my earlier episode with Tony Adams – founder of the sporting chance clinic, or I’d recommend my conversation with Dr Russ Harris – who shares powerful techniques any of us can use to relate to difficult thoughts and feelings like anxiety or anger in a more skillful and effective way**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com**Tony Adams: https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/addiction-tonyadamsDr. Russ Harris on managing uncomfortable thoughts and feelings: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/dont-tell-me-the-score-life-lessons-from-sport-and-beyond/id1564063336?i=1000524427763 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/202147 minutes, 21 seconds
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Life Lessons lite: self-enquiry

Everything you experience - like thoughts, feelings, sensations and perceptions - come and go. But do you come and go with them?To help answer this question is philosopher Rupert Spira, who walks us through a simple but powerful process of 'self-enquiry'**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.comFor the original episode with Rupert Spira - go here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-philosophy-of-sport-and-reality-rupert-spira/id1564063336?i=1000521016109 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202111 minutes, 34 seconds
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The self delusion: Sam Harris

Most of us believe that there is a 'thinker' in our heads, who is thinking all our thoughts.My guest this week Sam Harris - neuroscientist, philosopher, New York Times best-selling author, host of the Making Sense podcast, and creator of the Waking Up app - argues that this is an illusion. Sam says if we can clearly see this, we can largely bring an end to our own suffering.Not pain – which is inevitable – but the psychological suffering that occurs BECAUSE we identify with our thoughts.Thoughts simply arise in consciousness, or in other words awareness, on their own. There is no separate thinker.Before you say this sounds a bit far fetched – Sam does share logical and experiential ways to show that thoughts arise of their own accord.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 40 seconds
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Life Lessons lite: Not labelling things as 'good' or 'bad'

At Wimbledon this year, newcomer Emma Radacanu reached the fourth round, but had to withdraw with breathing difficulties.It was - it seemed - a 'bad' thing. There was concern for her welfare, and questions as to whether it would impact her future Grand Slam chances.Emma then proceeded to produce one of the all time great Grand Slam performances on the way to winning the US Open as a qualifier - without dropping a set. That experience at Wimbledon hadn't been 'bad' after all, it had been a learning experience. This is something we can all relate to. An event happens that seems 'bad' but later turns out to be anything but. Take John McAvoy - who was sentenced to life in prison for armed robbery - and said he would rather die than be arrested. How he says being sent to jail was the best thing that could have happened to him. The point is - we don't know whether something is good or bad, so better to avoid the temptation to rush to judgement and accept life as it is.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.comFull episode with John McAvoy here: https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/howourenvironmentshapesus-johnmcavoy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/17/202113 minutes, 3 seconds
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Asking for help: Sally Gunnell

Sally Gunnell is a British athletics Great; the only woman to be Olympic, World and European 400 metres hurdles champion while simultaneously holding the World Record. While she dominated her sport in the early 1990s – Sally admits she couldn’t have done it without the team she built around her. She was ahead of her time in seeking help with the psychological side of competing - but brought in experts in other areas too for example around nutrition. And so the theme of this episode is around asking for help, something lots of us are not good at doing. Whether it be simply opening up to a friend through to investing in yourself by seeking professional help in any area – Sally’s story shows it can make a huge difference and help you reach your potential.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/202157 minutes, 57 seconds
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Life Lessons Lite: A to C thinking

As Shakespeare wrote, "there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."Albert Ellis - founder of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) - ran with this idea and came up with a model to help identify the role belief plays in how we feel and subsequently act in the world.Sports psychologist Helen Davis explained how the model worksin our earlier episode on 'beliefs' and she steps up again in this bitezize episode.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.comFull episode with helen Davis: https://shows.acast.com/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/episodes/beliefs-helendavis Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/202112 minutes, 5 seconds
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Embracing each moment like Roger Federer: Christopher Clarey

What lessons can we take from the approach, attitude and outlook of Roger Federer?Helping me answer that question is Christopher Clarey – arguably the top tennis journalist in the world, who writes for the New York Times.Chris has written a book called ‘the Master – the Brilliant career of Roger Federer’, which has rocketed to the top of the bestsellers list.Federer is not playing at this year’s US Open because of knee surgery – and there are question marks as to whether we will ever see him on court at one of the major’s again. And while he may soon be overtaken by Novak Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam winners list, you could still argue that no one has had such a big impact on the game as Roger Federer.In this episode we talk about what anyone can learn from the Swiss maestro – and Chris shares many stories to illustrate Federer's lessons – including around treating people with empathy and authenticity, taking care of your own business, planning spontaneity and time to recharge - and choosing to let go of disappointment and resentment.We also talk about what traits Federer took from his parents Robert and Lynette – and how they helped nurture his talent.And crucially, how Roger has a rare ability to treat all moments somewhat equally. Whether it is playing on centre court or doing some of the less enjoyable parts of the job – Roger relishes it, and that is something we can certainly all learn from.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.com**additional production by Frank McWeeny** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/202138 minutes, 44 seconds
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Life Lessons Lite : Switching your brain computer off

The importance of powering your brain down several times a day.Sir John Kirwan - the All Black's legend who was knighted for services to mental health - shared this golden nugget with me.His is a fantastic analogy - when your computer stops working and you ring IT - what do they advise you to do?Switch it off and then turn it back on again!It's something we all need to be doing - but with our brains. And scrolling through your phone doesn't count - we need to find activities that give our brain's a rest - or we risk burnout.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/3/202115 minutes, 6 seconds
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Making good choices: Josh Warrington

Making good choices - even when you feel like you are missing out or not progresssing as quickly as you would like.This is something Josh has done throughout his life, even in the face of peer pressure and frustration.We also talk about getting perspective in your life, stopping complaining about things that are really unimportant in the big scheme of things and why having no regrets when you are older is something worth striving for.He also shares some compelling stories about the power of the mind and in particular the power of visualisation.Josh Warrington has arguably the most important fight of his career against Mauricio Lara on Saturday September 4th, at Headingly stadium.It’s a rematch after Josh suffered a shock defeat to the Mexican in February, the first of his career.We also discuss why switching off is so important – and why that was a big factor in his shock defeat to Lara during lockdown in February.**Follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/twitter: https://twitter.com/simonmundieLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mundie-89379114/For the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - three of the best lessons from eps past and present - sign up at simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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Life Lessons Lite : Amor Fati

Amor fati means "a love of fate". The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche quoted it as his formula for human greatness.In other words – whatever happens in your life – or whatever has happened in the past – accept it fully. Not begrudgingly and reluctanctly - but as if you had chosen it yourself. The question is - how? In this short episode we explore two ways of looking at it. Firstly, through the stoic approach - where everything is an opportunity to be or do your best. Ryan Holiday - author of 'The Obstacle is the way' - chips in to help on that front. The second way is by learning to distinguish between the 'thinking mind' and the 'aware mind', and learning to identify more with the latter and less with the former.** This is the first in a new weekly 'Life Lessons Lite' episode series - looking at one specific lesson from conversations past and present**@simonmundiewww.simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/202112 minutes, 46 seconds
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The dangers of digital: Cal Newport

How smartphones and social media may be making us more anxious and distracted - and what to do about it. Cal Newport is the author of two seminal books: 'Deep Work' and 'Digital Minimalism'. He argues that our ability to perform undistracted work on something cognitively demanding is a vital skill to train. However, the ability to perform 'deep work' is increasingly rare - not least because of the impact of smartphones and social media. Cal says that IGen - people born between 1995 and 2012 - have been particularly impacted, becasue they came of age at a time when smartphone and social media use was ubiquitous. The rates of mental health issues in that generation are reported to have been rapidly and markedly impacted. Part of the problem - Cal argues - is that for the first time in human history, people don't ever have to be alone with their thoughts and feelings. With a smartphone, you always have a distraction tool within reach, and that's a problem. Without having to experience solitude in the same way as every preceeding generation, people are struggling to experience uncomfortable thoughts and feelings - and grow as human beings. Bringing this to sport - could this be the reason why the so called 'Next Generation' in men's tennis have failed to break through in the Grand Slams? It's a hypothesis Cal agrees with. In this episode Cal shows a way to regain control of our wellbeing and our focus, not least by embracing the sort of analogue activities that lead to a life well lived. *** Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.com *** Other episodes mentioned in this one are: Sir John Kirwan: Mental health https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/mentalhealth-sirjohnkirwan Ryan Holiday: Stoicism https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/stoicism-ryanholiday Dr Sherylle Calder: Vision https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06sfg6j Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/22/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 44 seconds
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The healing power of hard conversations: Ed Jackson

Why self-sacrificing and people-pleasing can be selfish, while looking after yourself can be selfless.Ed Jackson suffered a devastating accident after diving into a shallow swimming pool and breaking his neck in 2017. He made a miraculous recovery despite being told he would never walk again. Ed first appeared on the show two years ago but this episode is very different. In this conversation we go deep exploring what Ed and his wife Lois have learned since his accident in 2017.They learnt to embrace hard and honest comversations in the transitional period after Ed's accident - and have lessons to share on that that can benefit anyone.We also discuss the importance of letting life happen and not being overly fixated on specific outcomes, and much more besides.If you could share this episode with anyone who might benefit from hearing it – we would both be incredibly grateful.@simonmundie***NB. We will be changing the name of this podcast to Life Lessons: from sport and beyond ahead of next week's episodeFollow me on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - full of useful lifehacks and 'nuggets' head to simonmundie.com***Ed's new book - A Sunday Times best-seller - is called 'Lucky', and is highly recommendedHis podcast is called 'It's good to walk'Their charity is called Millimetres 2 Mountains: https://www.millimetres2mountains.org/Our first DTMTS episode detailing Ed's accident and journey to recovery is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08b258s Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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Intuition: Chrissie Wellington

The power of tapping into our internal guidance system - and trusting that it will take us where we need to go.Chrissie Wellington is one of the greatest athletes of all time: a four-time Ironman World Champion who broke the world record and retired undefeated.More importantly, Chrissie is a humble, kind and generous person (which is not always true of people who have reached such lofty heights!).Chrissie wasn't one of these athletes who set a goal to become World Champion aged eight and then went on to achieve it. She bobbed and weaved - and had the courage to listen to her intuition and follow it - and her meandering route to success culminated in her becoming a World Champion.As Chrissie says, we all have that intuition within us. Many of us can't hear it - while others do hear it but choose to ignore it. Some do listen to their intuition, trust it and follow it - and Chrissie is a living embodiment of what is possible when you do that.We also talk about connection, what we can learn from children, the stories we tell ourselves and the innate and intrinsic value we all have as human beings, regardless of what we do.Chrissie has two fantastic new books out for children: "You're so strong (The joy in simple)" and "You're so amazing". Both highly recommended.***NEWSFLASHWe are changing the name of this podcast to "Life Lessons: From sport and beyond"Nothing will change bar the words on the artwork, and I explain why we are making the change at the start of this episode, with a BBC Radio 4 Today programme backstory.In a nutshell, research shows that Don't Tell Me the Score doesn't explain what this pod is all about - so we are really spelling it out.Let me know your thoughts @simonmundie or drop me a message via my website simonmundie.com - I would love to hear your thoughts and will try and reply.***Follow me on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - full of useful lifehacks and 'nuggets' head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/202152 minutes, 36 seconds
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Remaining grounded: Laura Massaro

Why avoiding sport's undoubted riches and ensuing fame - and remaining grounded and humble - can be a blessing. Laura was the world's number one squash player and its World Champion.However, squash doesn't get the attention of some other sports, and is overlooked by the International Olympic Committee time and again. Using her mantra 'life can only be understood backwards', Laura has come to see that avoiding the fame and fortune associated with being World Champion in certain other sport's can be a blessing.Laura talks about not losing your identity in what you do, choosing to be outside your comfort zone continually and seeking feedback - even when it is painful to receive.We discuss 'ego' - what it is and how to keep it in check and why short term pain for long term gain is often well worth it.Laura's book is called 'All in: Becoming World Champion'**Follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieon instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - full of useful lifehacks and 'nuggets' head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 24 seconds
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Fun and Games: Helen Glover

Remembering the importance of play - with the first woman to make a British Olympic rowing team after having children.Helen Glover is already a two-time Olympic Gold medal winner, and wasn't expecting to have the opportunity to win a third.Since winning gold at Rio 2016, Helen has given birth to three children. She has a three-year old, and a pair of one-year-old twins to contend with.She had no plans to get back in the boat, but during lockdown Helen found herself back on the rowing machine, where the Olympic itch gradually returned. And now she's back in Tokyo making history!In this episode, Helen shares lessons-a-plenty - including around the importance of play, how pressure is self-induced, letting go of 'negative' emotions and the skill of being coachable.She also talks about the inspiration she gets from all the support she has received on social media - particularly from new mums.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/202147 minutes, 26 seconds
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The danger of complacency: Colin Jackson

In the words of one of Britain's greatest ever athletes, "complacency has a tendency to bite you on the backside".At the 1992 Olympics, Colin Jackson was hot favourite to win gold in the 110 metres hurdles, but finished seventh in the final after getting ahead of himself in the earlier rounds.Jackson won the World Championships twice thereafter and held the world record for over a decade, so he has no regrets - just lessons to share.He also talks about not letting success go to your head, harnessing anxiety and nerves to perform better, having the bravery to reach out to people who are better than you for help and guidance and much more besides.**Follow me on instagram.com/simonmundie/Follow me on twitter.com/simonmundieSign up for the newsletter at www.simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/18/202146 minutes, 30 seconds
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The art of breathing correctly: James Nestor

It may be easy to think – we all know how to breath, but many of us do it in a way that is not optimal for our health.This week’s guest is science journalist and best-selling author of 'Breath, the new science of a lost art' James Nestor.The science shows breathing through your nose is key, as is not over-breathing – something we are prone to doing, particularly when stressed.James has been part of some extensive research which shows the damage that mouth breathing can do, and it is pretty startling.We talk about the optimal number of breaths to take per minute, how breathwork can be transformative when it comes to things like releasing trauma and how it can have a dramatic impact on sports performance too.We also talk about mouth taping at night - something I have done (in the face of ridicule!) for several years. Thankfully James does it too, and shows why it can be so beneficial.There are some really simple tweaks you can make after having listened to this episode which will benefit your overall wellbeing – and I’m excited to share this chat with you.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcastsadditional audio production by Frank McWeeny**DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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Embracing patience: Matt Little - Sir Andy Murray's coach

The importance of building strong foundations and not striving to reach your goal too quickly.Matt Little has coached Andy Murray for 15 years, and is the longest standing member of his entourage.He is a man who knows the importance of values, and of building strong foundations - rather than rushing to achieve success in the shortest time possible.It is about paying your dues and enjoying the journey - taking the time to smell the roses along the way - and not jumping steps in your quest to reach your goal.His new book is called 'the way of the tortoise' - and it outlines Matt's life philosophy, which we discuss in this episode.We also discuss the importance of learning soft skills, living your values - and why slow and steady often wins the race in the end.I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation - it is full of useful nuggets and I hope you do too.**A big thankyou to the sponsors of this week's episode Puresport CBD - who make some of the best CBD products on the market. They are used by elite athletes... and me!The unwind oil is a personal favourite, it helps me relax in the evening while the deep sleep nootropics are superb. For something with a bit more lift, try their Clarity oil or the muscle and joint balm for aches and pains.For 20% off all their products, use the code score20 at puresportcbd.com**Don't forget to sign up to my weekly 'Mundie on a monday newsletter' at simonmundie.comIt features some of the best DTMTS nuggets I have learnt from over 150 interviews with the world's top performers and thinkers.**Additional production Frank McWeeny**@simonmundie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/4/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 16 seconds
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Redefining success: Tim Henman

What does success mean? Is the simple 'winner and losers' narrative we hear about in sport and life too simplistic?Tim Henman reached six major tennis semi-finals - four at Wimbledon - and was ranked fourth in the world. And yet – in some quarters – there is a false narrative that somehow Tim didn't deliver, or choked when it mattered most. If that were true, then almost all of us are failures.In this episode - we talk about exploring your potential – rather than setting a goal and limiting yourself – and why everyone’s journey and trajectory is different.We discuss gratitude, honesty, humility – as well as the fickle nature of external approval and why having intrinsic self-worth is where the gold is.We also talk about the lessons Tim learnt from being the first player to be disqualified from the Championships in 1995 - and it turns out that experience may have been a blessing in disguise.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/202151 minutes, 49 seconds
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Identity: Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

The importance of separating our self-worth and sense of who we are from what we do.As one of Britain's best swimmers, Siobhan-Marie's sense of self-worth was often bound up with her performance in the pool. When she recorded the third fastest time in history at Rio 2016, she was on cloud nine, but when her times slipped she felt like she was a failure. This isn't an issue only related to sport; lots of us confuse who we are for what we do.Siobhan-Marie was forced to retire from swimming last week aged just twenty-five after struggling with ulcerative colitis - a painful and debilitating bowel disease. She was diagnosed aged sixteen, shortly after competing at London 2012. Since coming to terms with her enforced retirement and need to focus on her health and wellbeing, Siobhan-Marie has taken the time to reflect on the lessons she learnt over the course of her ten-year elite career.In this episode, she talks about learning to appreciate the power of the mind - and qualifying for the Olympics as a teenager despite ill-health. She shares how she learnt to pick herself up after disappointment, why preparation equals confidence and the power of recording your progress, as well as the importance of acceptance and much more besides.It was a pleasure chatting to Siobhan-Marie who provides some great DTMTS nuggets, and I hope you enjoy our conversation.***A big thank you to the sponsors of this week's show PuresportCBD.com. I recommend the unwind oil for when you want to relax, and the clarity oil for when you need an energising boost.If you would like to sign up for my weekly newsletter where I share DTMTS 'life lessons' just head to simonmundie.com.@simonmundie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/20/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Selflessness: Lewis Moody

The power of embracing a cause bigger than yourself.The qualities associated with being selfless include generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness and a sense of humility.Former England captain Lewis "Mad Dog" Moody is someone who has embodied selflessness throughout his life, on the pitch and off it.Connection is one of his top values, which has allowed him to thrive, inspire and lead.This episode is full of lessons, including around leadership, imposter syndrome and taking responsibility.We also discuss trusting your intuition, honesty in sport compared to 'real life' and the problem with reaching your loftiest goal.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 32 seconds
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Managing uncomfortable thoughts and feelings: Dr Russ Harris

Why resisting and battling uncomfortable thoughts and feelings doesn't work, but acceptance and self-compassion does.Dr. Russ Harris is the world's best-know teacher of Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)Experiencing emotions like anxiety is entirely normal. It is part of the human experience. If you DIDN'T experience them, then there may be a problem!However, it is not unusual to believe we shouldn't experience uncomfortable feelings and thoughts, and so we are prone to resisting them, or medicating them away.Dr. Russ Harris explains that there is another - better - way. It is a paradoxical intervention - in that we are taught to lean towards the discomfort, not away from it.The paradox is that when we stop battling to get rid of the thoughts and feelings, they have less power over us and pass more quickly.In this episode Russ explains how the meaning of confidence has changed, and why its original definition is worth reconnecting with.He explains why self-acceptance is more important than self-esteem, and why we should learn to prioritise values as highly as goals.And Russ shares some powerful 'defusion techniques' - which are brilliant for managing difficult thoughts and feelings in the moment, and double as a mindfulness tool too.This episode is full of useful tips that have benefitted my life hugely. ACT helped me sleep better and deal with pressure more skillfully - in sport or at work.If there is someone you know who you think might benefit from hearing this episode, please do share it.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/20211 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Avoiding emotions: Clarke Carlisle

Why learning to face uncomfortable feelings is vital for our wellbeing.Clarke Carlisle, once crowned "Britain's brainiest footballer", has had well publicised mental health difficulties and issues with drink and gambling.He believes his issues with drink, gambling and other activities stemmed from an inability to sit with painful emotions.In this episode, we discuss patterns passed down through the generations and how we form negative beliefs about ourselves.We talk about not automatically identifying with thoughts that pop into our mind, and learning to sit with emotions and choosing to respond rather than react.Clarke also shares a brilliant way of teaching children 'the language of emotions'This episode is full of useful lessons, and if you think someone may benefit from hearing it please do share it with them. or on social media.Or please share it on social media and tag @simonmundieThanks to the sponsors of this week's episode puresportcbd.com - get 20% off with code score2020**For the weekly newsletter, head to www.simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/30/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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Flow: Goldie Sayers

Everyone has had the experience of being 'in flow' - but what about being able to create it during the exact moment you've trained your life for?Goldie is an Olympic medalist in the javelin and was Britain's top thrower for a decade.In this episode we reflect on some of the implications and possible lessons that came up during the 'philosophy of sport' conversation with Rupert Spira.Goldie resonated deeply with that episode - and has much of her lived experience and wisdom to share on the subject.@simonmundie**For the weekly newsletter, head to www.simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/24/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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The battle with your self: Tony Bellew

The main battle we all face is with our self - even when you've been a World Champion boxer.Tony Bellew was the WBC Cruiserweight Champion, but he's also been a Hollywood star and is now an author too.One thing Tony isn't - is full of himself. He understands we are all the same, irrespective of what we achieve in life.We all have good days and bad days, and that's ok. It's only when we believe the hype - or compare ourselves unfavourably with others - that it becomes a problem.Tony shares lots of his life lessons in this episode - including around trust, discipline, relationships and decision making.His news book is called 'Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face', and it's a metaphor for life, not just boxing.Let us know what you think @simonmundiewww.simonmundie.com**For the weekly newsletter, head to www.simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/20211 hour, 29 seconds
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Living your vision: Helen Richardson-Walsh

The power of creating and living a compelling vision of how you want to be in the world.Helen Richardson Walsh scored one of the crucial penalty shootout goals as Team GB won a historic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.The team's journey to the top of their sport was a bumpy one; after winning bronze at London 2012 they finished 11th at the 2014 World Cup prompting a radical rethink.They held a no-holds barred clear-the-air team meeting, after which they set out a new vision and set of values, which enabled them to go on and create history 2 years later in Rio.In this episode, Helen - now performance psychologist at Tottenham Hotspur women - shares wisdom on values, vulnerability, authenticity - and about being the difference you want to see in the world. She also shares her experience of the team's now-famous Thinking Thursday, and the importance of tough conversations.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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A philosophy of sport and reality: Rupert Spira

What the experience of flow in sport may reveal about the nature of realityOne theme that has arisen time and again with sportspeople on DTMTS is the experience of flow: when we lose ourselves in whatever it is that we are doing.Several sportspeople have spoken on DTMTS about the experience of "me" not being there in such moments. But what is that "me" that seems to disappear?That’s a hig question and here to help address it is Rupert Spira, a philosopher interested in the nature of reality, and the nature of consciousness.Nothing is more obvious and undeniable than the fact that we are conscious. Now in this case when we say conscious, we mean simply 'being aware'.But, there is something called the hard problem of consciousness. It is our inability to explain how a lump of tissue or matter, in other words our brain, creates consciousness.Rupert argues that we are looking in the wrong direction. This is a counterintuitive view, and we are not arguing that it’s true, but before you immediately dismiss it, here is a quote from one of the most important physicists of the 20th century – the Nobel prizewinner Max Planck."I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness."In this episode, this is all brought back to sport, and the experiences sportspeople have – specifically while they are in flow.The sporting examples of flow start from minute [email protected]**additional production by Frank McWeeny** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Self-awareness: Danny Kerry

Reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses to grow as a person in sport, business and life.Kerry is one of Britain's best coaches, leading Team GB's women's hockey team to gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He's now leading GB's men to Tokyo 2021.Rio was Kerry's third Games as GB hockey coach. His first was at Beijing 2008, after which he endured a chastening post-Games debrief in which his methods were criticised.He used what was uncomfortable feedback to challenge himself and grow. Ultimately it enabled him to create not just a winning team, but one with meaningful values at their core.**additional production by Frank McWeeny****Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Obsession: Jonny Wilkinson

Letting go of control and self-importance to find peace of mind with Jonny Wilkinson.While we explore the art of letting go of control in order to find peace of mind, we talk about the concept of pressure and how it is created by thought, not by external factors.Wilkinson opens up about the emptiness he felt after winning the Rugby World Cup, and what that reveals about our false belief that happiness is something that will happen at some time in the future. We also discuss how his sense of "self" disappeared as he kicked the World Cup winning drop goal in 2003.@simonmundie**Sign up for the Mundie on monday newsletter at www.simonmundie.comFollow me on instagram.com/simonmundie/Follow me on twitter.com/simonmundie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202151 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mental health: Sir John Kirwan

How to go from surviving to thriving with All Black legend and mental health advocate Sir John Kirwan.Back when All Blacks legend Kirwan was one of the best rugby union players in the world, he had a serious mental health crisis which sent him on a wellness journey that eventually led to him being knighted for services to mental health.Here he shares his 'daily mental health plan', which includes switching off your brain several times a day, and a multitude of other valuable life lessons.@simonmundie **For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202159 minutes, 17 seconds
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Addiction: Tony Adams

What causes addiction and how to face it, with the Arsenal and England legendTony Adams captained a title-winning team in three different decades - the 80s, 90s and 00s – but describes founding the Sporting Chance Clinic, that provides treatment for sports men and women suffering from drink, drug or gambling addictions, as his greatest legacy.A recovering alcoholic, Adams explains the key factors that lead someone to developing an addiction, and why avoiding thoughts and feelings is a recipe for disaster. **For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202154 minutes, 11 seconds
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Kindness: David Hamilton

Kindness can make us happier, deepen our relationships and even improve our heart health and immunity.Fascinatingly, with an R number of five, kindness has the power to ripple out and make a big impact on the world around us.David Hamilton PHD explains how **For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202156 minutes, 52 seconds
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Managing your mind: Dr Steve Peters

Learning to manage your mind is crucial to happiness and success - in sport and in life.Professor Steve Peters famously created a model of the mind that was the subject of his first book The Chimp Paradox – to help us develop techniques to do so. He argues that learning how to manage your inner chimp is the key to peace of mind, as well as getting ahead in sport and in life. **For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202151 minutes, 19 seconds
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Beliefs: Helen Davis

How our beliefs and perceptions shape how we experience ourselves and the world.A sports psychologist who has worked with a number of top athletes, including previous DTMTS guest Lucy Gossage, Davis explains the key understanding that it is not people or events that make us feel or behave in a certain way, but rather our perceptions and beliefs that are crucial.Davis shares tips on how to uncover unhelpful beliefs and ways of thinking, and shows why tweaking the language you use can make a big difference. We would be very grateful if you could leave a rating (ideally 5*!) and a kind review where possible@simonmundie**For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Moderation: Ronnie O'Sullivan

The art of embracing moderation to be happier and healthier with snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan.Having struggled with various addictions throughout his life, including food, drink, and even running, snooker legend O’Sullivan tells how learning to exercise restraint in all areas of life, including in planning his playing schedule, has extended his career and left him feeling healthier and happier.He also talks of the importance of accepting his addictive nature rather than trying to fight against it.**Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comAnd please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202151 minutes, 2 seconds
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Culture: Sir Clive Woodward

How to create a winning culture with in sport, business and life with Sir Clive Woodward.After Woodward was appointed England coach in 1997, he went about transforming the culture of the team using many of the lessons he had learnt running a small business - taking England to the Rugby World Cup in 2003. Here he shares his thoughts on how to create a winning culture within sport, business and life, and talks us through many of the lessons he shared to take England from underachievers to the best team in the world.@simonmundie**For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202156 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pressure: Dave Alred

How to deal with pressure and thrive when the stakes are high with elite performance coach Dave Alred.Alred is the go-to elite performance coach of many of the world's best athletes, including golf major champions and World Cup winners including, most famously, Jonny Wilkinson.He started his career as a teacher, though, and it was during that period that he developed many of his guiding principles. In this episode he talks about the key factors in dealing with pressure, thriving when the stakes are high and learning to embrace failure rather than fearing it. #DTMTS@simonmundie**For the weekly newsletter, head to www.simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Stoicism: Ryan Holiday

How to use the ancient Greek philosophy of stoicism to cope with the ups and downs of life.See clearly, act correctly and endure and accept the world as it is; these are the three key pillars of stoicism.Best-selling author Holiday teaches us how to use this ancient Greek philosophy to cope with the ups and downs of life, and explains why we should focus on objective judgement, unselfish action and willing acceptance of all external events. @simonmundie**For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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Character: Bill Beswick

Taking full responsibility for your life and facing challenges head on with the former Manchester United psychologistBeswick is one of the world's best-respected sports psychologists, having worked at United under Sir Alex Ferguson during the club's dominant reign. In this episode he talks about developing a ‘fighter mindset’; ie taking full responsibility for your life and facing the inevitable challenges it throws up head-on.This contrasts with a ‘victim mindset’, in which someone make excuses and blames others, and the world, for all their misfortunes. I would be hugely grateful if you could share this episode - it makes a big difference. @simonmundie**For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202143 minutes, 49 seconds
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How our environment shapes us: John McAvoy

Judging behaviour but not the person with the ex-armed robber reformed through sport in high-security prison.Having grown up around some of the most notorious criminals in the country, McAvoy spent ten years in the UK's highest security prisons – where he had an epiphany that transformed his outlook and identity. McAvoy – now a Nike-sponsored Iron Man athlete – proves that a leopard can change its spots, and that while we can judge someone’s behaviour, we may want to reconsider being too quick to judge the person, because the environment we find ourselves in has a profound impact on our life choices.  I would be hugely grateful if you could find time to leave DTMTS a rating (ideally 5* and a kind review if you have time). It would make a huge difference.@simonmundie**For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 56 seconds
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No regrets: Alex Danson

Giving your everything and having no regrets with Olympic gold medal winning hockey player Alex DansonAfter suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2018, Danson – one of Britain’s greatest ever hockey players – shares why the most difficult aspect of her accident was the loss of identity, connection and purpose.She has now come to see what happened as a gift that has enabled her to have more balance in her life, and value what is truly important; her health and relationships.**For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 53 seconds
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Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman

Why emotional intelligence can be more important than IQ.An internationally known psychologist and author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence, Goleman explains how EQ is about understanding ourselves better, managing our own emotions, and using empathy to better understand the feelings and emotions of the people around us. In this episode, he explains how we can develop it – as well as how mindfulness can contribute to that process  – and, ultimately, why emotional intelligence can be even more important than IQ. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202138 minutes, 13 seconds
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Knowing yourself: Damon Hill

Resolving complicated feelings, recognising patterns and understanding yourself better – with the 1996 Formula One World Champion.When Hill secured the Formula1 Championship in 1996, he ensured that he and his father Graham Hill entered the record books as the first father-and-son pair to win the sport’s biggest prize.But sadly, his dad was not there to celebrate the achievement; he tragically died in a plane crash in 1975 shortly after retiring from the sport.After his own retirement, Hill went on a journey of self-discovery, battling depression and questions of identity – as well as understanding and unpicking complicated feelings, and patterns that get passed down through the generations.  **For the newsletter - head to simonmundie.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mindfulness: Andy Puddicombe

How to use mindfulness to thrive with Headspace co-founder and former Buddhist monk Andy PuddicombeMindfulness is about focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.Puddicombe, former Buddhist monk and founder of Headspace, has arguably done more than anyone to popularise mindfulness. He speaks about how the technique directly applies to sport, but he also goes deep into the ultimate aim of meditation; to achieve enlightenment and reveal 'non-duality'.  ***Follow me @simonmundiesimonmundie.com for 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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Confidence: Sir Chris Hoy

Why having self-doubt is normal and how preparation and perspective are key, with the six-time Olympic gold medalist.Having won six Olympic gold medals during a dazzling cycling career, becoming World Champion 11 times, Hoy is perfectly placed to explain how to develop the right attitude.He explains why looking a fear of failure in the face can be utterly transformative, and how thoughts of winning and losing create pressure.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202151 minutes, 5 seconds
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Self-acceptance: Billy Monger

The power of accepting yourself and letting go of the need for approval.Billy Monger is a racing driver who, after having both his legs amputated after a crash, was back behind the wheel of a car within a year.Since the accident, he has been thrust into the limelight, but he has not lost sight of what is important; positivity, kindness and authenticity.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202152 minutes, 40 seconds
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Exploration: Jos Buttler

Exploring your own limits and trusting your own judgement with the England cricketer and World Cup winner.One of England’s greatest cricketers and an integral member of the team that won the World Cup in 2019, Buttler tells how staying in touch with the childlike enthusiasm for what you are doing and by taking delight in exploring your own limits you can tap into your deepest potential. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Being true to yourself: Sam Warburton

Why being true to yourself is vital to success and happiness with Wales rugby legend‘Being true to yourself’ is something Warburton values highly – and it can as simple as saying no to something that doesn’t feel right, he explains in this episode.The former Wales rugby captain also talks about the importance of knowing yourself and keeping your personal standards as high as possible, the benefit in getting out of your comfort zone, how confidence comes from proper preparation, why facing adversity in life is important, the importance of manners and respect, and how often less is more.  www.simonmundie.com - sign up for the Mundie on Monday newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.