Will and Skill

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? What happens when an immense combination of WILL+SKILL meets and immense combination of SKILL+WILL? You end up with an epic tennis match, again.The lessons from yesterday's Australian tennis Open final could go on and on and the incredible displays of mental toughness pay testament to... Read more

Getting your tactics in Synch

We've just finished the 2 day kick off to the athlete at work® programme and really enjoyed some interesting conversations around performance in these testing times. One of the most interesting discussions was around the perceived pressure to get more done in less time. Wouldn't we all like that? So, when we talked about being... Read more

Do what I know…

It was interesting watching a clip of Cathy Freeman yesterday reflecting on her gold medal success at the Sydney Olympics, in front of 112,000 people, carrying the hopes of a nation and performing under a huge weight of expectation.In the midst of all of that hype, excitement, pressure, hope and expectation, as she warmed up,... Read more

Compete on Preparation…

It's clear to us that when the conditions are favourable, people get very used to being able to get away with minimal preparation - your natural talents, allied with the helpful environment, conspire to get you to where you want to be. The conditions lull you into a false sense of security about how much... Read more

Just for today…

If the kind of objective feedback that you're used to has gone awol, it can be pretty difficult to judge yourself in the way that you're used to. This is a bit like when the sports people we work with have to perform in very different weather conditions - the way they or the equipment... Read more

Performance Fundamentalists

A busy week for us at K2, hence the lack of missives. Back to it though.We were thinking about the fundamental things that underpin performance this week and as any good student will tell you (!), the first thing to do when thinking about something is to look it up in the dictionary and provide... Read more

Our latest thoughts…

Rather than simply blogging regularly, we do write slightly longer musings from time to time. Have a look at the links to the left under "our thoughts" and click on number 3 for our latest offering. Please comment here if there's anything you'd like to feed back about that article particularly. If you don't want... Read more

3 Key Attitudes…

We know from the greatest people we've worked with that they're superb at consistently carrying around with them the ideas that...Their natural talent is not enough for them to excel...They have to constantly keep working on where to focus their desire to improve... andThey have to embrace change and drive change if they're going to... Read more

Bad Science, Performance Focus

We'd highly recommend visiting www.badscience.net to help you debunk a lot of the nonsense that gets published about what might or might not be good for you. It's clear from a lot of the trash newspaper articles that Ben Goldacre takes to task, that the common theme stems from lazy journalists or out and out... Read more

Don’t burn yourself out!

In this video we see Prof Richard Wiseman (of "The Luck Factor" and "Quirkology") demonstrating that firewalking is a load of old tosh. Most enjoyable, as although we believe in the power of the mind sometimes it can be taken a bit too far! Fine line, genius and insanity!It got me thinking about the power... Read more