Sport Psychology Tactics to Optimize Your Performance, A Modern-Day Genius, and More
Bring Ambition Newsletter - July 14, 2022
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1.) New magazine article
“Optimize Your Performance With These Sport Psychology Tactics.” I was invited to be Guest Editor for Training Industry Magazine’s summer 2022 issue and took the opportunity to explore a topic I’m incredibly passionate about: how research-backed Performance Psychology techniques can enhance our workplace performance.
As we settle into the “new normal” in the workplace, employees are challenged to do more with less while adapting to constant change and disruption (in relation to not only how they work, but even where and when). To consistently produce results, ambitious employees need a broader, more comprehensive approach to sustaining and optimizing performance.
This article explores a largely untapped reservoir of useful, research-backed tools we can leverage from the field of Sport and Performance Psychology and adapt to the workplace. In conjunction with traditional skill-building and day-to-day execution, this subset of techniques and concepts can help cultivate our psychological “fitness” so we can operate more consistently, adjust more eloquently to unexpected demands, and perform our best.
Click here for the digital magazine article (pg. 8) or here for the web version.
Keep an eye out for future posts exploring more valuable tools (and there are many more) from the world of Performance Psychology.
2.) What I’m reading
“Book Review: The Man From The Future.” This review/summary from Astral Codex Ten explores the life of John von Neumann, “an extreme human specimen, maybe the smartest man who ever lived.” He was a mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer, and polymath, and advanced mankind’s thinking across these subjects and more. In 1999 he earned the title of Financial Times’ Person of the Century,
This piece exceeds expectations, exploring John von Neumann’s exceptional intellect, education, peculiar habits, personality, motivations, and predictions. The author introduces “The Martians - a sudden spurt of Hungarian supergeniuses born around 1900” and dives into potential explanations for the extraordinary phenomenon. The piece closes by outlining von Neumann’s continued legacy in world affairs and technology.
Check this one out if you’re interested in the life and times of a modern-day genius, as well as the factors that create exceptional people and communities.
3.) Quote of the week
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung (from his autobiography Memories, Dreams, Reflections)
I’ve been diving back into Jung’s work lately, so look out for upcoming content exploring his work and wisdom.
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Have a great weekend!
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