Resource Anchoring

What's 15th Century Artillery got to do with having the right resources inside to do the job? Quite a lot actually so let me explain. Resources or states of mind are essential elements in our winning the Inner Game. Earlier we spoke about having the right beliefs and thought processes and this propels our action and motivation. But to handle various situations competently we don't just need skills but a certain state of mind.  For example to do some coaching we need a patient state, an inquisitive and curious state…

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The Motivation Cycle

Life has its ups and downs and we need strategies to handle these so we can have positive and supporting thoughts and beliefs about ourselves. Agreed? I'm sure you agree. But life has its ups and downs Last week, here in the UK, we had more than enough snow in a day that we would normally get in a decade. And to cap it all, it stayed put for over a week as we experienced sub zero polar conditions similar to the Arctic... Podcast Version

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Best Practice Playbook

I help to run a small village rugby team for 13 year olds and I'm part of a team of 3 coaches. This summer one of the coaches had a great idea. He asked us all to put on an email 2 or 3 plays or coaching drills or practice ideas that we'd used to help the boys play better rugby.  As a result, we'd produced a playbook of dozens of useful drills, plays and ways of improving the boys' rugby skills. This season we're busy putting them into practice.…

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