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The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Find out what non-negotiable behaviours they employed to get them to the top and keep them there. Hosting every conversation is sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Damian Hughes. Jake is currently BT Sport’s Premier League anchor and former lead presenter of BBC’s Formula One coverage. Damian is an author and professor who continues to work with leading sports organisations to create a high-performing culture.
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The High Performance Podcast Jake Humphrey

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 3.6K Ratings

The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Find out what non-negotiable behaviours they employed to get them to the top and keep them there. Hosting every conversation is sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Damian Hughes. Jake is currently BT Sport’s Premier League anchor and former lead presenter of BBC’s Formula One coverage. Damian is an author and professor who continues to work with leading sports organisations to create a high-performing culture.
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    BITESIZE #72 | Jo Konta: Pain x resistance = suffering

    BITESIZE #72 | Jo Konta: Pain x resistance = suffering

    This week’s special bitesize clip features the engaging and illuminating Jo Konta, former British No.1 women’s tennis player who won four singles titles, reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and rose to a world ranking of number 4. 
    In this powerful clip we spoke about the loneliness of pursuing a path of excellence. The harsh, unforgiving spotlight of constant scrutiny and the struggle to maintain equilibrium and balance whilst engaged in the struggle to perform.
     
    Jo shared with us a simple equation which helped re-ignite her passion and led to a significant step change in her performance…Pain x Resistance = Struggle
     
    The more resistance to a challenge, the greater the struggle. Jo learned that when she began reducing her resistance and started seeing the benefits - what it was teaching her - the struggle dissolved.
     
    Listen to the full excellent episode with Jo here: https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/podcast/jokonta 
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    • 11 min
    E127 - Dame Kelly Holmes (Re-Release): Be kind - everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

    E127 - Dame Kelly Holmes (Re-Release): Be kind - everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

    In the week that Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes has bravely revealed she is gay, Jake & Damian revisit the conversation we recorded with Kelly before our podcast journey had even begun, and at a time Kelly has now admitted she was in a very tough place.
    Her story of Olympic golds, doubt, depression, self-harm, and injury is one you need to hear and is just remarkable.
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    • 51 min
    E126: Gary Lineker - Biggest mistakes, greatest achievements and the power of being yourself

    E126: Gary Lineker - Biggest mistakes, greatest achievements and the power of being yourself

    Gary Lineker is a former professional footballer and a current sports broadcaster. In this episode Gary shares with us how the crucial positive thinking and practicing gratitude was for his success. He shares that although he worked hard, he didn’t put loads of thought into living a high performance life - he attributes a lot of his success to good luck and waiting his turn. Gary didn’t worry about achieving success, but rather focused on the process. 
    We chat about the importance of kindness, self-awareness and why family is at the centre of everything. Gary shares his thoughts on social media and why if he had to he would happily do it all over again…
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    This month’s HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE newsletter is out! This month includes a very special High Performance collaboration with Headspace and an offer of a FREE month. Just go to https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/thecircle
    Thank you to our founding partner Lotus Cars. Check them out at lotuscars.com 

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    BITESIZE #71 | Aldo Kane - Lessons from the Edge

    BITESIZE #71 | Aldo Kane - Lessons from the Edge

    This week's bitesize comes from Aldo Kane, a trained Royal Marines Sniper, world record breaker and extreme TV adventurer. From a life spent abseiling into erupting volcanos in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rowing the Atlantic, getting locked in a bunker for 10 days with zero daylight... he has learnt that with the right head game, no matter how hard it gets, you can get through anything life throws at you.
    Aldo joined us on the High Performance Circle (our free members club - link below) and took us through the lessons he's learnt from the very edge of human experience.
    Aldo touches on his personal experiences with failure, worthlessness and doors literally slamming in his face, Aldo reflects on how he was able to rediscover his identity and harness his emotions to his advantage to find determination, purpose, and a renewed sense of belonging.
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    Weekly Monday Motivation Newsletter with Book Recommendations, Discount Codes, and more!Exclusive early video accessKeynote speeches that keep you learning more!And much more!
    This month includes a very special High Performance collaboration with Headspace and an offer of a FREE month.


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    • 9 min
    E125 - Ash Dykes: How to survive and thrive - lessons from near-death.

    E125 - Ash Dykes: How to survive and thrive - lessons from near-death.

    Extreme athlete and adventurer Ash Dykes is a three-time world-first record holder and motivational speaker. Ash was the first person to hike the entire length of the longest river in the world - the Yangtze River, which took a year to complete, the first to walk the entire length of Madagascar and the first to hike across Mongolia.
    Ash has an unbelievably infectious passion for adventure and an incredible ability to inspire. A self-taught explorer, this podcast celebrates his 'can-do' attitude and brings out the key lessons he's learnt from surviving in some of the most extreme locations on earth and multiple near-death experiences.
    This episode truly celebrates resilience, the power of the human mind and what we are all capable of.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    BITESIZE #70 | Joe Wicks: Don’t wait till your older till retire

    BITESIZE #70 | Joe Wicks: Don’t wait till your older till retire

    This week’s bitesize we’re joined by the nation’s greatest PE teacher Joe Wicks. 
    It’s a lesson that resonated with our hosts Jake and Damian - taking time out to spend with your family and friends in real time. 
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    Watch: https://youtu.be/1dJjHw8K5qU
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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

deniseP1)27 ,

Weekly inspiration 👏👏👏

It’s life changing, life affirming, life building. The guests are a weekly reminder that we are all pursuing our own high performance path. Stumbling, failing, coming up short…but ultimately keeping going.

Joebels ,

Essential listening

Thanks Jake and Damian - this, Inside the Mind of Champions and Diary of a CEO are my go to posdcasts. So inspirational!

TimWild1979 ,

Jake ruins it.

Damien is fantastic and the theme of the show is excellent. Great guests too. Jake has a heavy whiff of smugness and arrogance, almost to say he is ultra ‘high performance’.

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