Be yourself…

If you do a great job of developing your confidence because you;1. know your strengths2. value those strengths3. know how to exploit those strengths consistently,then it is very likely that you can keep asking a simple question of yourself in order to perform at your best"how confident am I that I can be myself today?"hopefully,... Read more

Challenging conditions…

All of this blogging has been really useful for us. It's helped us work up a very focussed presentation that focusses on performing in challenging circumstances and the specific lessons that were learned in preparation for the Beijing Olympics. We've got some pretty simple and clear mindset messages that we think will really hit the... Read more

Spirited conversation

I was out running today - well I say running, it's more a form of shuffling along where at certain points both feet are off the ground so it qualifies as running from a technical perspective...anyway, it was feeling tough and then i met someone I know who was cycling along the same road and... Read more

the Athlete@Work Clinic

We're holding an Open Programme of the Athlete at Work in London on April 28th and 29th (location to be confirmed, but likely to be the Hoxton Hotel). If you'd like to come along, please contact julial@planetk2.com to find out lots more about the programme. We've got a whole load of superb testimonials, that to... Read more

One rule for one…

We were chatting with someone the other day about how they've been having the same, somewhat unhelpful, approaches to nutrition and hydration at work for the last 20 years. Interestingly, there was no other element of their performance that was anything like the same as it was 20 years ago; technical skills had been changed... Read more

Winning….

We're doing a lot of work with sales teams right now as they seek to thrive rather than just survive - and as you'd expect with sales teams, the concept of winning is coming up a lot. I think a lot about what winning means and when it's tough out there, when the attention is... Read more

Microsoft Office…

... is apparently a very good place to work indeed (if you use some criteria we like!). In their recent advert about ideas, or keeping it weird, the Microsoft advert states how they work on keeping it human and keeping it real, in the workplace. The advert goes on to say how, "you have to... Read more

Critical Day Focus…

So, just before the Olympics, we were chatting with some of the athletes about the opportunities still left to mentally sharpen up and get the most out of the remaining preparation days. We challenged them to answer the following:"If out of all of the days you've had to prepare for Beijing, you knew that tomorrow... Read more

Are you on our mailing list…

... and would you like to be? Do you know anyone who you think would like the kind of stuff we write?We have a regular newsletter that comes out to our subscribers and is brief, punchy and performance focused. We also send around our thoughts from time to time in a more structure 1-sider of... Read more

If you had a coach…

and we mean a coach like the athletes we work with. With such a coach, they would be observing your performances and preparation and giving you feedback both during and after your moments of engagement. They'd be reinforcing good stuff, pointing out things to check, highlighting problems to work on and generally being supportive.So... if... Read more