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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 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.
Want to get the most from High Performance? You can download the new home of High Performance for FREE to listen to every episode we've ever recorded, get access to exclusive content and daily boosts of motivation. Everything you need to unlock your own version of High Performance. Simply click here or search High Performance in the App store. Then enter your exclusive access code: HPAPP

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    Ollie Watkins: From Non-League to the Champions League, how I climbed football's most competitive ladder (E265)

    Ollie Watkins: From Non-League to the Champions League, how I climbed football's most competitive ladder (E265)

    In this episode, Jake and Damian sit down with Premier League footballer Ollie Watkins, discussing his staggering journey from non-league football to reaching the Champions League.
    England and Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins joins us on High Performance after a breakthrough season, achieving the most assists in the Premier League. Ollie opens up to Jake and Damian about his route to the top, discussing his rejection from Exeter City at age nine, struggling with concentration, and his determination to prove people wrong.
    Reflecting on key mentors and moments throughout his career, Ollie highlights the impact of High Performance culture, emphasising the importance of humility and consistency instilled by coaches such as Unai Emery. He advocates for breaking down the stigma around mental health challenges among athletes.
    Ollie also recalls the pressure of scoring his first goal for Aston Villa, highlighting the memorable feeling of a weight being lifted from his shoulders when his aim became a reality. He shares a defining moment against Arsenal, where his goal and celebration asserted his belonging in the Premier League.
    This episode uncovers the remarkable journey of one of England's most promising footballing talents; from Ollie’s humble beginnings, to his Premier League success and Champions League aspirations.
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    • 58 min
    Jason Fox: Approaching life with a Special Forces mindset (E264)

    Jason Fox: Approaching life with a Special Forces mindset (E264)

    In this episode, former Special Forces Soldier Jason Fox joins Jake and Damian to share his insights on navigating life's challenges and embracing fear.
    The former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant is a well-known TV personality, author, and motivational speaker. Throughout this conversation, Jason shares compelling stories from his military career and personal life, providing a unique perspective on resilience and enjoying chaos.
    Jason reflects on the emotional journey of having a daughter born with challenges, and what he’s learnt about shared human vulnerabilities. He discusses the superhuman strength needed to control reactions to difficult situations and his daughter's resilience in her battles.
    Transitioning from military life to civilian life, Jason opens up about his struggles and how he eventually found his footing outside the structured environment of the military.
    Jason also dives into the themes of his new book, "Embrace The Chaos", explaining how it stems from his own experiences and mistakes. He talks about the importance of managing fear, learning from failure, and conducting emotional stock-takes during stressful situations.
    In this engaging and thought-provoking conversation, Jason Fox provides valuable perspectives on overcoming adversity, managing fear, and finding strength in the midst of chaos.
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    • 55 min
    Why have we evolved to avoid exercise? With Harvard Professor Daniel Lieberman (E263)

    Why have we evolved to avoid exercise? With Harvard Professor Daniel Lieberman (E263)

    In this episode, Jake meets with Daniel Lieberman, a renowned researcher in human evolutionary biology and a Professor at Harvard University, to discuss the profound impact of exercise on our health and longevity.
    Daniel delves into the evidence revealing how just a moderate amount of physical activity can significantly lower our risk of death from numerous diseases, including cancer. He challenges the notion of exercise as a modern demand, highlighting its importance for human well-being throughout history.
    He also shares personal strategies for staying active, emphasising the social and enjoyable aspects of physical fitness. Daniel also highlights the physiological benefits of exercise, from combating inflammation to promoting mental well-being.
    Touching on the importance of sleep, Daniel explains how society can better support healthy lifestyles through public education from a young age. He discusses that improving our exercise habits and diet could drastically enhance our quality of life and reduce chronic diseases.
    With insights grounded in evolutionary biology and supported by compelling evidence, this episode challenges us to rethink our relationship with exercise and prioritise health in a sedentary world.
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    • 56 min
    Lando Norris: Why Winning Isn't Everything

    Lando Norris: Why Winning Isn't Everything

    In this episode, we revisit our fascinating conversation with McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris.
    After a rapid rise to the top of the podium in Formula 1, we look back at Lando’s chat with us in 2022, as he dreamt of becoming a race winner and championship force.
    Listen as Lando speaks to Jake and Damian about his tough beginnings in F1, how he struggled with mental health and imposter syndrome, and what it’s like racing against his heroes.
    Uncover Lando’s mindset on confidence and self-belief, his views on privilege growing up, and the sacrifices he’s made to reach the top of the world’s fastest sport.

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    • 46 min
    Jamie Laing on his battles with anxiety, reality TV, and building businesses (E262)

    Jamie Laing on his battles with anxiety, reality TV, and building businesses (E262)

    Renowned for his captivating presence on screen and innovative business endeavours, Jamie Laing joins Jake to share candid insights into his career and overcoming personal struggles.
    Jamie Laing is more than just a reality TV star: he’s also recognised as an investor and entrepreneur, establishing the confectionery company 'Candy Kittens', and hosting several podcasts including ‘Great Company’ and ‘Newlyweds’.
    Despite his privileged background, Jamie emphasises the importance of hard work and determination in building his businesses, debunking misconceptions about his success solely stemming from family wealth. He highlights the necessity of surrounding ourselves with the right people and embracing resilience in the face of challenges.
    Jamie also opens up about his experiences with anxiety and depersonalisation, shedding light on the struggles many face with mental health. He discusses the importance of acceptance and seeking help, offering hope and encouragement to those grappling with similar issues.
    Discussing the impact of social media and criticism, Jamie shares his experience of facing online abuse and maintaining confidence in his creative pursuits.

    Whether it’s building a business or facing personal battles, this conversation with Jamie Laing explores how with the right mindset and support, we can navigate through life’s ups and downs and emerge stronger on the other side.

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    • 55 min
    Ronda Rousey: The price I paid to become a UFC champion (E261)

    Ronda Rousey: The price I paid to become a UFC champion (E261)

    In this episode, Jake and Damian sit down with the remarkable Ronda Rousey, a professional mixed martial artist and former UFC champion, to dive into various aspects of her life and career.
    Ronda Rousey became the first UFC women's champion and a judo Olympic Medalist, earning back-to-back golds at the Pan American Championships and a 2008 Olympic bronze medal. Ronda opens up about her upbringing, including the real impact of her father’s suicide when she was just eight years old.
    Ronda discusses her addiction to winning and the challenges she faced in her career, particularly in navigating relationships with coaches. Offering advice to others facing similar situations, she emphasises the importance of always having a backup plan and not feeling trapped in any situation.
    As the conversation unfolds, Ronda shares insights on the support she received from others, highlighting her strategy of making herself unavoidable in the media, as well as her infamous encounter with Dana White, the CEO of the UFC. She also addresses her experience with concussion symptoms, shedding light on the lack of awareness surrounding CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) during her career.
    This episode delves into the depths of resilience, determination, and the transformative power of love, as Ronda Rousey shares her personal journey from tragedy to triumph.

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    • 1 hr 7 min

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