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Adversity: The Growth Creator

By: Mick Miller •  4 years ago •   I USED TO BE A FAIRLY OVERWEIGHT, BEER-DRINKING, SAILING, BOAT-BUILDING TYPE PERSON. ONE DAY I DECIDED TO GET INCREDIBLY FIT, TRAIN FOR A SPORT WAY ABOVE MY LEVEL AND PUSH MYSELF TO EXTREMES...

Editors Letter – Adversity Edition

By: Stewart Fleming •  4 years ago •   Sweet are the uses of adversity,Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; William Shakespeare L uxury, comfort, safety; we say we want these things, we work...

More Than War: Beyond the COMMANDO

By: Steve ‘Commando’ Willis •  4 years ago •   I GREW UP IN QUEENSLAND, MOVING FROM REDCLIFFE TO MARYBOROUGH AFTER YEAR 10. I WAS 16, RIPPED OUT OF MY FRIENDSHIP GROUP AND HAD TO START ALL OVER AGAIN. I DIDN’T DO...

Building Resilience into Organisational Culture

By: Kim Yabsley •  4 years ago •   O rganisations that experience adversity as part of the everyday, offer an uncommon opportunity for coaching impact. They are usually comprised of a workforce made up of individuals who occupy one or more...

Burn Bright through Challenging Times

By: Jo Bassett •  4 years ago •   MY WORK HAS GIVEN ME A LEGITIMATE WINDOW TO LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS. PROFESSIONALLY, I HAVE CHOSEN A CAREER WHERE PEOPLE IN MANY SITUATIONS CHOOSE TO SHARE THEIR STORIES AND EXPERIENCES...

What you put out is what you get back: The Boomerang Effect

By: John and Theresa Novak •  4 years ago •   SUCCESSFUL ELITE ATHLETES ARE MASTERS OF DEALING WITH ADVERSITY, CHALLENGES AND OBSTACLES – OTHERWISE THEY WOULDN’T BE THE BEST. F rom 25 years of experience working with the ‘best of the...

Coping with Success

By: David Lush •  4 years ago •   CHASING THOSE 5 RINGS IN 2004, AFTER SPENDING 15 YEARS FOLLOWING THE BLACK LINE, CHASING AN OLYMPIC DREAM, IT WAS TIME TO HANG UP THE GOGGLES AND CAP. I HAD BEEN LUCKY TO...

The Modern Umpire

By: Hayden Kennedy •  4 years ago •   GROWING UP IN ESSENDON, I PLAYED JUNIOR FOOTBALL BUT AS I AM ONLY 168 CM TALL, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ME TO PURSUE A CAREER PLAYING FOOTBALL. AT 16, I...

Tackling Tough Times

By: Shane Flanagan •  4 years ago •   I PLAYED AS A LOCAL JUNIOR IN THE ST GEORGE AREA AND MADE MY DEBUT WITH THE DRAGONS IN 1987, AT AGE 18. I ENDED UP PLAYING OVER 100 GAMES IN MY 10-YEAR...

Coaching powerfully through pain

By: Mark Bowness •  4 years ago •   HERE I WAS, AT THE AGE OF 26 YEARS OLD, SITTING IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER WITH EMPTY CANS OF BEER LITTERED AROUND ME, HAVING GOOGLED “QUICKEST AND PAINLESS WAY TO DIE”. RIGHT...

In Case of Emergency: Aviate, Navigate & Communicate

By: Karen Brook •  4 years ago •   THE WAY I SEE IT, YOU ARE THE PILOT OF YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND CAPTAIN OF YOUR OWN LIFE. SO IF THINGS ARE STARTING TO HEAD ‘SOUTH’ AND YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE...

The Hidden Value of Adversity

By: Jack Delosa •  4 years ago •   This article post is adapted from Jack Delosa’s new book, Unwritten – Reinvent Tomorrow. A book about innovation, entrepreneurship and living a life on purpose. I BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS A CONTINUAL PROCESS,...

Winter Is Coming

By: Geoff Lipshut •  4 years ago •   IN THE EARLY 80’S, I WAS A NATIONAL-LEVEL MOGUL SKIER, AND IN 1984, WAS RANKED NO.2 NATIONALLY. I WAS ALSO IN THE TOP 4 FOR AERIAL SKIING AT THE NATIONALS IN THE SAME...

Try Tri Again

By: Stephen Moss •  4 years ago •   I GOT INVOLVED IN TRIATHLONS BY ACCIDENT. I WAS AN ASPIRING TRACK ATHLETE ORIGINALLY BUT WAS INJURED IN 1988, SO TOOK UP TRIATHLONS FOR A BIT OF FUN AND FITNESS. IRONICALLY, MY ORIGINAL...

Coaching the Mind of an Athlete

By: David Berens •  4 years ago •   COACHING. WHAT EXACTLY IS COACHING? PATTERNS ON A CHALKBOARD? THE X’S AND O’S OF PLAYS AND FORMATIONS RUN AD NAUSEAM IN PRACTICE UNTIL THEY BECOME SECOND NATURE TO THE ATHLETES ON A TEAM?...

Two Years Left To Live

By: Steve Pullen •  4 years ago •   AS A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE AT 17 YEARS OLD, I’VE HAD A DIFFERENT LIFE TO MOST. I WAS A PART OF THE NUTRI-GRAIN IRONMAN SERIES WHILE AT SCHOOL AND CONTINUED TO THE BIG-TIME AT...

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