Editors Letter – Goals Edition

W e set, we strive, we fail, we recalculate, we reset and start again. Goals have always been used as a destination. For sport, business and our personal lives, we are creatures who have a deep physical need to be in motion. I am reminded of the bus stop that was installed in the corridor…

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Sports

Aiden Blizzard Director of High Performance, Cricket ACT

I started my professional cricket career as a 19-year- old rookie with the Bushrangers in Victoria. Some of my greatest learnings and development as both a player and a person happened under the tuition of Greg Shipperd in the One Day and T20 format. As all domestic cricketers strive for, I too wanted an opportunity…

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Sports

Coaching is an Art based on a Science

Coaching is both the art of teaching and people management. The stats are important but the greats know it’s a people business. I  grew up in Colac, west of Geelong, and played junior football there in the seniors before I went down to Collingwood for three years. While there, I studied physical education at The…

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Sports

A New Avenue for Enhancing Cognition?

How a tool called NeuroTracker could boost your performance Just another brain trainer? NeuroTracker is a method for cognitive enhancement that was pioneered at the Visual Psychophysics and Perception Laboratory in Montreal. Professor Faubert, director of the lab and inventor of NeuroTracker explained, “I think this is a very different approach from standard brain-trainer programs.…

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Sports

Katrina Powell

Growing up, my family was heavily involved in the St Patricks hockey club in Canberra. My Dad played and my sister and cousins are still involved with the club. My Uncle was playing first division when we were growing up, so the whole family would go out and watch him. I loved playing sport and…

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Larissa Anderson – WNBL Head Coach – Dandenong Jayco Rangers

I started playing basketball when I was seven for the Basin Wildcats in Knox, Victoria. Like most kids I played many sports but fell in love with basketball straight away. At 10 years old we moved to Sydney and played with Manly Warringah with my dad as my coach. Manly was quite a while away…

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Laurie Lawrence

One summer, a young coach from Townsville made the trip of a lifetime and went to study under the greats of US swimming at the time. Laurie Lawrence came back and became a legend himself with over eight Olympic Games, his coaching achievements include 10 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze medals from swimmers he…

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Sports

Rebecca McDonald

I grew up in the Grampians, in Halls Gap, a small town 300km west of Melbourne. With about 300 people, it is a real tourist destination with a national park for bushwalking and hiking. In the winter, the boys played football and the girls netball, and in the summer the boys played cricket and the…

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Life

The 5 Step Process That Guarantees ANY Coaching Business Goal

I’m personally sick and tired of seeing amazing coaches set goals that they don’t achieve. When you have other people’s lives at the receiving end of a goal, it’s important to follow through with the outcome no matter what. In this article I’ve set it as my mission for you to walk away being guaranteed…

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Life

Follow a Desire – Not a Goal

Attend any Personal Development or business course these days and there is a strong likelihood you will be encouraged to set a goal. The methodology may change but it is a well documented fact that goal setting works – or does it? The scope of setting goals is endless. We can set them for building…

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Life

Three Essential Questions to Succeed at Life

Question 1. What do you want? Being clear about exactly what you want and setting well formed goals around these desires is completely non-negotiable to doing well in life. Knowing what you want and why you want it is the ultimate lever to get you out of your story. The key is to focus on…

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Life

Eileen Duncan President – ICF Australasia

Taking over any role is not an easy task and stepping into an established position with your own set of skills has its own challenges. However, where the established position comes with its own strategic goals, and you have been part of that planning and thinking, then stepping into the role can be almost seamless.…

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Business

If Not Goals, What Really Matters?

Several years ago, I sat down with Ken Lowe over a beer to ask what goals he’d set to create one of Australia’s most successful ongoing IT companies, ASI Solutions. His answer surprised me. “Well, we started in the spare room at home to see how things would go and we just kept going.” Of…

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Business

Refresh your Goals

Discover the Secrets to Refreshing Goal Setting Success for Intrepreneurs What is an Intrepreneur for heaven’s sake? Intrepreneurs are entrepreneurs working inside an organisation. We all work inside our own organisation or the organisation of another. For over 30 years, I have been an intrepreneur. For the last 15 years, I have work inside my…

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Business

Recalculating: The GPS Girl’s Guide To Getting More of What You Want

You are someone who wants a lot out of life. You want it all. W e start out with all the enthusiasm in the world before the first in a string of disappointments. Someone tells us we are crazy to think we could reach a goal, that they see themselves as too small to chase,…

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Business

LISTS OF GOALS, LIKE CRASH DIETS, DON’T WORK.

How to embed new habits, optimise performance and re-wire your brain for profit and fun. LISTS OF GOALS, LIKE CRASH DIETS, DON’T WORK. The reason isn’t because you weren’t inspired when you wrote them, or that the achievement of those goals wouldn’t in fact make your life better. They would definitely make your life better.…

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Business

How to Hit the Target That You Want

As a leader, coach, manager or business owner, you would already know the importance of goal setting. Surround yourself with any successful person and they'll tell you that goal setting has been a major part of their success. No doubt, to get to this point, where you’re reading this article, you would have achieved many…

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Business

Andrew Sparks

Several years ago, I was living a very different life than the one I do today. In fact, for 10 years of my life I was living what’s best described as well on the wrong side of the tracks. For 10 years of my life I struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. W hat started…

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Business

When Goal setting is not SMART enough

I am a human being, so I LOVE goals and goal setting. Don’t we all? As we move farther away from the malaise of Christmas and New Year, I am reminded about the futility of choosing a date that marks the end of one year and the beginning of the next, as a time to…

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