Today we are very glad to welcome Captain Megan Henry to the show, and we have a wonderful and insightful conversation with her about her career and the lessons she has learned about mental training, mindfulness, and focus. Megan is a former field hockey and track athlete, having competed for the national team in skeleton. Her focus is now on Olympic weightlifting and her studies as a mental performance coach!
Megan shares many great pieces of wisdom and experience with us, touching on managing stress, achieving oneness in activity, how meditation has changed her life, and why it is so vital to escape comparison and obsession with outcomes. We also hear her thoughts on social media, anxiety, mood, and a whole lot more, so make sure to listen in with us now!
Key Points From This Episode:
The importance of mental training and a few of the lessons that Megan learned during her time as an athlete.
Connecting the threads between the different parts of Megan's career.
Megan talks about her health journey and transitioning her work into the mindset space.
The impact of meditation and mindfulness practices on Megan's performance and presence.
Thoughts on the dangers of skeleton and building stress tolerance.
The steps and stages of confronting anxiety and fear.
Megan's first crash early on in her skeleton career.
Understanding how Megan went about shifting her focus away from comparison.
Escaping the traps of overthinking and its damaging effects on performance.
Practical steps that Megan took to enhance her ability to focus on herself.
The connection between our mood and ability to perform.
Megan's final lesson on flourishing and practical methods to unblock the way.
Finding and connecting with Megan online.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
The Antifragile Academy
Megan Henry on Instagram
Megan Henry on Twitter
American University Washington DC
The Chimp Paradox
The Shipley School
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