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Eloise & Rory on Defining Success and Setting Better Goals

Eloise & Rory on Defining Success and Setting Better Goals

January 27, 2022

In this episode Eloise and Rory discuss the year ahead and strategies for setting the right goals that help you tap into deeper motivation, meaning and living out your personal definition of success.

Topics include:

  • How Eloise goes about planning for a year ahead.
  • Why defining success for yourself can help you pursue your goals with greater freedom.
  • How Eloise and Rory each define success.
  • Why you shouldn't rush goal-setting.
  • The importance of understanding your values before setting goals.
  • How to come up with an overarching purpose to guide your goals.
  • How to find and fuel motivation.
  • The in8 app, what to expect and when it will be available to download.

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”If you‘re in, I‘m in”: Mind Over Matter for the Melbourne Marathon

”If you‘re in, I‘m in”: Mind Over Matter for the Melbourne Marathon

December 14, 2021

Two weeks ago, Eloise and Rory decided to run the Melbourne Marathon. For Eloise this was two months post her debut at the London Marathon. For Rory, it was an unexpected first. This episode contains two seperate recordings. The first half was recorded on the day before the Marathon and provides insight into how Eloise and Rory were thinking about the challenge ahead. The second half was recorded the day after the marathon and provides real-time reflections on Eloise's eventful but successful day, and Rory's take, from the perspective of a mental skills coach living a day in the life of an elite athlete. 

Themes include:

  • Focusing on what you can control
  • Adjusting when things don't go to plan
  • Learning from challenges
  • How courage and vulnerability are two sides of the same coin
  • Self-talk when it's hard
  • Why Rory decided to nasal breathe during the marathon
  • Breathing to help with sleep and recovery
  • What's ahead for Eloise in 2022.

 

Social links:

Eloise Wellings Instagram

Rory Darkins Instagram

In8 App Instagram

 

 

Jessica Fox on Her Journey to Olympic Gold

Jessica Fox on Her Journey to Olympic Gold

November 8, 2021

In this episode, Eloise and Rory are joined by Olympic gold medalist, Jessica Fox. Jess is the most successful individual slalom canoeist of all time, competing in the C1, K1 and extreme slalom events. She is an 8 time world champion, and now an Olympic champion. All of this at just 27 years of age.

Jess’ mindset is truly world class. She’s a fierce competitor and thrives on challenges, but brings real joy and humanity to the process. In this conversation, Jess unpacks how she has learned to use her mind to bounce back from disappointments, rise to the occasion and continually improve as she explores her potential. 

Socials & links:

Jess Fox Instagram

Jess Fox Facebook

Eloise Wellings Instagram

Rory Darkins Instagram

 

 

Eloise Wellings: Reflections From a Record Marathon Debut

Eloise Wellings: Reflections From a Record Marathon Debut

October 5, 2021

Less than 24 hours after running the fastest ever debut marathon by an Australian woman (2:29:42 in the London Marathon), Eloise and Rory catch up to unpack it all. Eloise shares what it felt like, how she managed her mindset, how she prepared, and what her first 42.2km taught her. It turns out that the marathon really is an apt metaphor for life. 

Dr Sarah McKay on Practical Neuroscience for Health & Performance

Dr Sarah McKay on Practical Neuroscience for Health & Performance

March 20, 2021

In this episode we are joined by Dr Sarah McKay, a neuroscientist with a PhD from Oxford University. Dr McKay specialises in translating brain research into strategies for professionals working in coaching, mental health, education and healthcare via training courses, books and from the stage. She is the founder and director of The Neuroscience Academy, which provides continuing education and development to professionals wishing to use neuroscience in their work as a tool for human change. Dr McKay is also the author of The Women's Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness, which explores the female lifespan through the lens of neurobiology. In 2019, Sarah hosted an episode of ABC Catalyst exploring brain health, bio-hacking and longevity.

Topics discussed in this episode include: Popular myths about the brain; How to build brain health; Dealing with uncertainty
Habit change; Visualisation practices for improving performance; Why social support is a key pillar of brain health and behaviour change; Surprising findings from Dr McKay's latest book.

Links:

Dr Sarah McKay Instagram

drsarahmckay.com

Eloise Wellings Instagram

Rory Darkins Instagram

Brad Beer on Optimising Physical Health & Injury Recovery

Brad Beer on Optimising Physical Health & Injury Recovery

February 14, 2021

In this episode we are joined by Brad Beer. Brad is one of Australia's leading voices in athlete health and performance. Through his Physiotherapy practice, POGO Physio, Brad has worked with countless Professional and Olympic level athletes to help them bounce back from injury and move towards their potential. Brad is also the host of the incredibly popular podcast The Physical Performance Show in which he explores physical health and performance through interviews with high performing athletes and expert practitioners.

An accomplished athlete himself, Brad has a rich perspective on the physical and emotional process of moving through injury and towards your physical health and performance potential. Themes in this episode include: Brad's experience with performance anxiety; the importance of strength training; bone and tendon health; stress fractures & considerations in choosing running surfaces; and the body's ability to adapts and improve.

Follow Brad on Insatgram: Brad_Beer

Lockie Ferguson on Life Learnings from the Highs and Lows of International Sport

Lockie Ferguson on Life Learnings from the Highs and Lows of International Sport

January 17, 2021

In this episode we are joined by New Zealand cricketer, Lockie Ferguson. Lockie is known as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, regularly clocking speeds over 150km/h. In 2019 he was one of the standout performers of the Cricket World Cup where his 21 wickets helped New Zealand reach the final, in which they famously tied with England. Lockie finished as the second highest wicket taker and was named in the World Cup team of the tournament.

Lockie discusses what he has learnt through the highs and lows of international sport and why mental skills are just as relevant outside of sport as they are for performance. Other themes include the role of humility in high performance, what makes a great team culture, and why it's important not to allow who you are to be solely defined by what you do.

Lockie is co-founder of Machineroad, a mobile app that enables you to see how fast you bowl.

Social Media handles:

Lockie Ferguson Instagram

Susan Krumins on How a Positive Mindset Fuels Perseverance & Performance

Susan Krumins on How a Positive Mindset Fuels Perseverance & Performance

December 18, 2020

In this episode, Dutch Olympic Runner Susan Krumins discusses her path to becoming one of Europe's best athletes. Susan shares what she learned during the Covid-19 lockdown that helped her and her followers build positivity amidst the uncertainty and challenges of the pandemic. Susan also discusses her new training journal 'Dreams' and outlines why daring to pursue what you love can be such a worthwhile pursuit regardless of the outcome. Susan sheds light on her unique (and very creative) approach to weekly planning and goal setting and why being fully present in the moment enables high performance to happen. 

Follow Susan on Instagram @susankrumins

Check out Susan's Dreams Journal (currently only available in Dutch, but what better way to learn the language?)

Susan's "Dying Swan" Impersonation: 

Follow hosts @elzywellings @rorydarkins

Eric Winters on Becoming Your Best Self

Eric Winters on Becoming Your Best Self

November 23, 2020

On this episode Eloise and Rory are joined by Eric Winters, a self-leadership coach, speaker and author of “Swipe Right on Your Best Self”. Eric has spent the last 12 years helping leaders and teams bring their best selves to challenges. Topics covered include gratitude, passion, purpose and how “courageous authenticity” can help you live a life with fewer regrets. To learn more about Eric, check out his www.ericwinters.com.au

BMX Olympian Sarah Walker on Overcoming Fear to Explore Your Potential

BMX Olympian Sarah Walker on Overcoming Fear to Explore Your Potential

November 5, 2020

This episode is with Sarah Walker, a New Zealand Sporting Legend. Sarah has been World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist, and is shooting for Gold in Tokyo 2021. Sarah is also a member of the International Olympic Committee Athletes Commission. In this conversation, Sarah details her journey in overcoming fear of failure in order to freely explore what's possible. Sarah shares so much wisdom that is relevant to anyone looking to move beyond limiting beliefs and towards the best version of themselves.

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