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The High Performance Podcast turns the lived experiences of the planet's high performers into your life lessons. Jake Humphrey (broadcast presenter of 20 years) and Professor Damian Hughes (leading high performance expert), speak to athletes, authors, entertainers and experts about the key to their success. But, Jake and Damian look beyond the guests achievements and encourage guests to share how they developed their mindset, what gives them confidence, how they navigate adversity and much more. Hear from guests as you’ve never heard them before. The High Performance Podcast aims to help listeners navigate their own version of high performance.
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The High Performance Podcast High Performance

    • Sport
    • 4.5 • 30 Ratings

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The High Performance Podcast turns the lived experiences of the planet's high performers into your life lessons. Jake Humphrey (broadcast presenter of 20 years) and Professor Damian Hughes (leading high performance expert), speak to athletes, authors, entertainers and experts about the key to their success. But, Jake and Damian look beyond the guests achievements and encourage guests to share how they developed their mindset, what gives them confidence, how they navigate adversity and much more. Hear from guests as you’ve never heard them before. The High Performance Podcast aims to help listeners navigate their own version of high performance.
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    Jessica Ennis-Hill: Don't let anyone push you around (E242)

    Jessica Ennis-Hill: Don't let anyone push you around (E242)

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    Reflecting on her career, Jessica Ennis-Hill offers a glimpse into the life of an Olympian, inspiring listeners to pursue their dreams by building mental strength and resilience whilst keeping a steadfast focus on what truly matters.
    Olympic legend Jessica Ennis-Hill delves into the highs and lows of her illustrious career. Jessica is a retired track and field athlete, specialising in the heptathlon and 100 metres hurdles. As a competitor in heptathlon, she is the 2012 Olympic champion, a three-time world champion, and the 2010 European champion.
    In this episode, Jess opens up about what it was like being the ‘face’ of the 2012 Olympic Games and how she dealt with the immense pressure that brought; highlighting the crucial role of sports psychology to help athletes block out distractions.
    With her degree in psychology, Jessica reflects on how her understanding of the human psyche has transformed her approach to training and communication. She acknowledges the invaluable support of her team and loved ones, emphasising the significance of their consistency in her path to success. They also discuss the importance of laughter and finding humour during tough moments.
    Jessica discusses how her career changed after the birth of her son in 2014, and going on to become World Champion soon after. She shares her advice for young athletes and why happiness will always be her top priority. From overcoming career-threatening injuries to embracing the joys of motherhood, Jessica's journey is one of resilience, determination, and continued passion.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Finding reasons to live with Lindsey Burrow - Handpicked

    Finding reasons to live with Lindsey Burrow - Handpicked

    Damian shares one of his favourite episodes, an honest conversation about life and death with Lindsey Burrow.
    Lindsey is the wife of former professional rugby player Rob Burrow. In 2019, Rob was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Lindsey cares for Rob full time, whilst looking after their children and working as a physiotherapist for the NHS.
    This was a very powerful episode and many of the lessons Lindsey shared have stayed with Damian since. He goes through these lessons with Jake, detailing how her outlook has inspired and transformed how he takes on life challenges.
    Listen to the full episode with Lindsey here: https://pod.fo/e/149343

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    • 16 min
    Why optimism can be your secret superpower with Sahil Bloom (E241)

    Why optimism can be your secret superpower with Sahil Bloom (E241)

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    This episode explores the foundational principles that have guided Sahil’s journey towards personal growth and meaningful relationships.
    Sahil Bloom is an investor, entrepreneur and writer, known for his newsletter The Curiosity Chronicle. In this episode, Sahil discusses with Jake why prioritising important relationships over career-driven success has been a crucial and formative decision. Sahil expresses his belief that the beauty of relationships can be found in the struggle, through overcoming hardships with a partner, you can find a new, more deepened strength.
    He shares his method to achieving personal goals, how to analyse whether you’re going in the right direction and the important of patience. They debate the concept of luck, and the difference between acts of God and luck that can be influenced by our actions and awareness. Sahil shares an innovative approach to goal-setting, by introducing the ABC method as a framework for managing expectations and driving progress. A represents the aspirational, B the baseline and C the critical must-do level.
    This episode is a reminder that true success lies not in financial, or career, gain but in the immeasurable value we bring to our relationships and communities.
    During the conversation, Sahil refers to an op-ed written by a man who'd lost his son to a rare form of epilepsy, you can find that here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-later-than-you-think-j-r-storment/

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    • 53 min
    Crisis Management with Damian

    Crisis Management with Damian

    Inspired by the ITV show Mr Bates vs the Post Office, Damian reflects on the correct way to handle a crisis.
    Detailing a study by Kim and Lee on the Johnson & Johnson Tylenol crisis, Damian explores the lessons we can learn from their response to disaster and how we can utilise them in our everyday lives.
    These approaches include:
    * Swift and decisive action
    * Communicating transparently
    * Cooperating with others
    * Reapplying learnings
    * Emphasising the rebuilding of trust
    * Learning from the experience
    This episode offers a new insight into how we can respond to crisis in a more effective way.
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    • 8 min
    Petr Čech: Record breaking goalkeeper on how to keep coming back stronger (E240)

    Petr Čech: Record breaking goalkeeper on how to keep coming back stronger (E240)

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    Petr Čech is a former professional footballer, regarded as one of the greatest Premier League goalkeepers of all time. During his 20-year career he played for Arsenal, Chelsea and for the Czech Republic national team. This episode is a deep dive into Petr’s illustrious career and the drive behind his unwavering consistency.
    Jake, Damian and Petr discuss the concept of commitment and how daily improvement and learning are essential components of his routine. He reveals the steps he takes to ensure consistent peak performance, whilst highlighting that performance should not be solely measured by outcomes.
    They explore Petr’s early days at Chelsea and his unique perspective on working with legendary manager Jose Mourinho. Petr provides insight into the intense training culture Mourinho instilled, making training emulate game days through rigorous repetition. Reflecting on the importance of fostering an honest culture within a team, Petr shares how this allows individuals to openly share their struggles. He also opens up about the near-fatal incident on the football pitch, recounting the moment he realised something was wrong.
    Petr delves into his experience navigating managerial changes at Chelsea and how he successfully dealt with change. He reflects on his relationship with Arsène Wenger and the profound impact it had on his career. This episode explores resilience, commitment, and triumphing over challenges.

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Why living Alcohol-Free unlocks High Performance, with Ruari Fairbairns (One Year No Beer) (E239)

    Why living Alcohol-Free unlocks High Performance, with Ruari Fairbairns (One Year No Beer) (E239)

    Ruari Fairbairns is the founder of One Year No Beer, an initiative that provides challenges, coaching programmes, courses and support to anyone who's looking to change their relationship with alcohol. OYNB uses cutting-edge behaviour change science, a robust technology platform and has a highly engaged community. In this episode, Ruari shares the personal experiences that led him to question his relationship with alcohol and how reducing alcohol intake has changed his life.
    They discuss the ways in which alcohol negatively impacts our lives and why we should all try to cut down on our consumption. Ruari breaks down and explains the myths behind alcohol like “red wine is good for you” and “a beer at the end of the day will help you relax”. With a wealth of insights, he discusses the pervasive effects of peer pressure and what we can all do to prevent it.
    Ruari explores the impact of Covid-19 on alcohol consumption, revealing a staggering 20% increase in the United States. The conversation touches on the psychological and tribal aspects of alcohol consumption, and Ruari explores alternative tools we can utilise to manage stress effectively. Ruari offers practical insights on preventing alcohol abuse to ensure individuals never reach a breaking point.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Ed Menzies ,

E191 - Kieran Trippier

One of the best football player interviews ever - after Roy Keane, Kieran Trippier is now my favourite soccer player. He is refreshingly honest, passionate, grafter and a leader of men!

Ruscoe 23 ,

Some super inspirational guests

Excellent pace and structure. Great combo between the two hosts. Jono W was my fave sportsman podcast and Steven Bartlett fave overall. As a fan of Tony Robbins wide range of guests that offer unique insights, this has the potential to be the very best as the guest list grows. Best of luck with the project.

cant pay - stupid ,

Refreshing

Super interesting guests and insightful questions, easy to listen to whilst working or out for a walk.

Please can you focus on having more females on, it’s very male heavy and there’s loads of high performance females out there!

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