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Mindset of a Champion

Mindset of a Champion

Mindset of a ChampionHave you ever heard of Growth theory? This topic, popularised by Carol Dweck, has application in lots of areas. From raising children, excelling at sports and even losing weight.In a nutshell the theory holds that someone who has a fixed mindset will believe that your intelligence, character, ability in sports, etc are what you are born with. They’re unchangeable. People with a fixed mindset tend no to put effort into things: I’m not smart enough, I can’t do it, I haven’t got enough time.People with a growth mindset believe that your basic qualities can be changed. That you can improve through your own efforts. People with a growth mindset are more likely to invest time and effort in to attaining their goals. They are more likely to learn from mistakes or failures, and view life as a continual process of improvement.

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STFU Angela

STFU Angela

STFU Angela“Thanks for the kind words, even after a bad weekend”. Said a client to me recently.What else was I to do?See the thing is, typically speaking; you lot are your worst and hardest critics. But does it work? Berating yourself into submission? Criticising ourselves into weight loss? Hating ourselves into putting down the biscuits?No. It absolutely doesn’t.

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3 things is one too many!

3 things is one too many!

3 things is one too many!I have a theory, that I’ve shared a number of times, mostly in the pub after a glass of prosecco.Actually, calling it a theory is a bit OTT. It’s more an observation. It goes like this: in life we are generally able to handle 2 big things. Try to add a third on top, and things normally fall apart.So for example: I can run my business and run the family home. Whenever I try to add a third thing in (which for me is my own training and nutrition) things fall apart. Like, I take my girls to ballet lesson on the wrong day, I run out of food, or I get ill… Again…It happens to me time and time again. But I think I’ve finally learnt the lesson though and I’m learning to recognise the warning signs…

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I’ve lost my training MOJO

I’ve lost my training MOJO

I’ve lost my training MOJOIt’s been brewing for a bit really. The signs are easy to spot: missed training sessions, training sessions cut short and generally a feeling of fear and loathing before any training session.So I was sitting in the car outside the gym willing myself up and out. I’d already bailed on this session last Monday, when it was supposed to be scheduled, because of some lame excuse. And this was the last chance to catch up the session.But as I thought through my plan, there was not a single exercise I was looking forward to… I’ve really lost my mojo.

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Progress not Perfection

Progress not Perfection

Progress not PerfectionI’m sure you’ve heard me say things before. We should focus on progress not perfection. The problem with striving for Perfect is that it keeps us in a box. It keeps us from stepping out of our comfort zone and holds us in a pattern of living in the “when, then?” mindset. For example, “When I am 10 pounds thinner, then I will be happy.”  “When I make x pounds, then I will be successful.” You get the idea. It tells us that we’re not good enough yet, not strong enough yet, not beautiful enough yet…

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Why everyone needs a coach in life…

Why everyone needs a coach in life…

Why everyone needs a coach in life…Last weekend I did a competition. It wasn’t very good. And after sulking a bit, I text my coach to update him. The conversation went like this:Me:  Disappointing day, not sure what’s going on…  [plus blah blah blah a million possible reason why I think I might have performed poorly]

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Hey I’m Chris
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