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A show dedicated to the human being first and athlete second. Making the connection between wellbeing and performance in sport through the stories, wisdom and mindset from Lewis, world-leading athletes and coaches. Hosted by Lewis Hatchett, founder of Sport Yogi, mindset coach and former professional cricketer.

Raising Your Game Lewis Hatchett

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A show dedicated to the human being first and athlete second. Making the connection between wellbeing and performance in sport through the stories, wisdom and mindset from Lewis, world-leading athletes and coaches. Hosted by Lewis Hatchett, founder of Sport Yogi, mindset coach and former professional cricketer.

    Lauren Smith | Hardwork is a Talent

    Lauren Smith | Hardwork is a Talent

    Lauren Smith is a professional badminton player who made her Olympic Games debut in Rio 2016 and continues to impress on the world stage. In 2019, she secured the European Games title with Marcus Ellis (mixed doubles) and silver with Chloe Birch (women’s doubles). She will also be representing Team England in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. 
    In this episode, Lauren shares her journey from an average badminton-loving kid to competing on the world stage and what she does to inspire other athletes who might not have the raw talent but have something even better - Work Ethic. 

     [06:40] Introducing Lauren Smith
    [09:10] Most Professional Athletes Were Never That Good as Kids
    [11:21] When Your Work Ethic Becomes Your Talent
    [12:40] The Bumpy Road at the Beginning of an Athlete’s Career
    [16:45] Common Threads Among Elite and Super Elite Athletes
    [20:53] The Power of Never Giving Up
    [23:05] How to Reconnect With the Lost Joy of Doing What You Love
    [28:00] The Link Between Success and Being Dominant in Sports
    [31:44] The Role of Confidence in World-class Sport Performance
    [34:40] Why You Need to Stop Being Too Hard on Yourself
    [37:50] Athletes as Role Models
    [40:05] How Athletes Inspire and Uplift Others
    [43:27] Give Yourself Credit Because You Deserve It
    [47:10] Lauren’s Thoughts on Social Media and Building a Personal Brand
    [54:36] The Most Effective Way to Inspire and Motivate Others
    [55:19] How Lauren Handles Her Relationship with Her Partner On and Off the Court
    [58:30] Things Lauren Does to Switch Off From Badminton
    [01:00:50] How Lauren Mentally Prepares For Game Day
    [01:03:23] The Reason Why Athletes Are Such Dreadful Mouth Breathers
    [01:05:37] The Link Between Stress and Poor Performance
    [01:13:58] Lauren’s Go-to Resources For Self-Improvement

    Lauren on Instagram 
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Tanni Grey-Thompson | Sport Can Change the World

    Tanni Grey-Thompson | Sport Can Change the World

    Tanni Grey-Thompson, also known as Carys Davina Grey-Thompson or Baroness Grey-Thompson, is a Welsh politician and former wheelchair racer. She delves into her childhood and her supportive parents, her Paralympics journey, her move to politics, and her plans for the future of disability access and inclusion.
    [04:16] Introducing Tanni
    [10:16] What it Means to Race Well and Tanni’s Family
    [21:31] Disabled Athletes and Paralympians
    [24:41] Accessibility and Why Tanni Became an Athlete
    [27:51] Mindset as Nature or Nurture
    [31:18] Tanni’s Defining Moment
    [35:41] Tanni’s Retirement and Move to Politics
    [48:08] Sports Education
    [50:36] Disability Access and Inclusion 
    [56:19] Tanni’s Motto
    [57:25] Where to Find Tanni
    You can reach Tanni through her Twitter, website, and e-mail.
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    For more on the podcast visit www.lewishatchett.com/podcast
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    • 58 min
    How to Create a Cohesive Team

    How to Create a Cohesive Team

    Building a working team is easy. All you need is a budget, and you can go after anybody you want. However, there is a massive difference between a team and a cohesive team. First, you can assemble the best people to work on a project together, but that alone does not guarantee they’ll function as a unit.
    A cohesive team is one that has the ability to effectively work as one towards a common goal. It also means that individualism is almost non-existent and is instead replaced by trust, commitment, accountability, and results.
    Unfortunately, cohesiveness does not come naturally to most people. This is why in today’s episode, Lewis explains the meaning of team cohesiveness, the key attributes of a strong, cohesive team, and the steps you can take to improve cohesiveness among teams.
    [00:55] Introduction
    [01:50] The Scientific Models That Define Cohesion
    [03:05] Factors That Influence Cohesion in Teams
    [04:58] The Difference Between Cohesion and Teamwork
    [07:00] Cohesive Versus Dysfunctional Teams
    [09:16] How To Build Cohesive Teams
    [11:13] The Most Important Step to Building Team Cohesion
    [15:41] Cultural Behaviors That Strengthen Cohesive Teams
    [18:12] Accountability: The Backbone of a Cohesive Team
    [20:10] The Benefits of Having Leaders Who Uphold Team Values
    [23:58] Parting Thoughts 

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    • 28 min
    Jamie Peacock | Right Decisions vs Easy Decisions

    Jamie Peacock | Right Decisions vs Easy Decisions

    Jamie Peacock is the most successful player in Super League history, a motivational speaker and leadership mentor. Having won the Super League championships a total of nine times. Jamie shares how self-doubt almost ruined his career, the benefits of having personal values, and why mental toughness is the key to success in life. 
     [03:35] Introduction
    [06:23] Training and Dieting For the 100-Mile Run
    [08:57] Jamie’s Journey to Discovering and Setting Personal Values
    [12:45] People That Helped Jamie Develop His Personal Values
    [15:59] Why It’s Okay to Disagree With People
    [17:32] How to Create Actionable Tangible Values
    [21:59] Leaders Set the Standard and Build The Culture
    [24:26] The Fine Line Between Positive and Negative Ego
    [28:39] How Young Athletes Can Lead Their Own Standards
    [31:35] Jamie’s Love For Rugby
    [32:44] How to Overcome Self Doubt
    [38:01] The Benefits of Embracing Positive Self Talk
    [41:45] Factors That Influenced Jamie’s Rugby Career
    [46:01] Why You Need to Start Being Intentionally Uncomfortable
    [48:31] Understanding Mental Toughness
    [53:04] The Right Decision Versus the Easy Decision
    [54:14] The Perfect Balance Between Mental Toughness and Resilience
    [58:10] Embracing Positive Distractions Outside of Sports
    [01:02:26] The Benefits of Meditation For Athletes
    [01:02:40] Parting Thoughts
     
    Find Jamie at www.jamiepeacock.co.uk

    Links and Resources:
    Jamiepeacock.co.uk
    Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
    Jamie’s Twitter Handle

    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
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    Connect with Lewis at:
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    Instagram: @lewishatchett
    For more on the podcast visit www.lewishatchett.com/podcast
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Katrina Webb | Learning to Accept Yourself

    Katrina Webb | Learning to Accept Yourself

    Katrina Webb is a former Australian Paralympic athlete with cerebral palsy and has won Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at three Paralympic Games. She was also the first torch bearer to enter the Stadium at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games and now works off the track as a professional speaker and high-performance consultant.
    We talk about the power of self-acceptance, how personal values can impact an athlete's performance, and the fastest way to break limiting barriers and achieve success. 
    [01:45] Introduction
    [04:44] Katrina's Experience Growing Up In a Sporting Family
    [10:26] Katrina is Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
    [14:10] Metacognition and Becoming More Self Aware
    [15:59] The Power of Self-Acceptance
    [21:50] Katrina's Transition From Able-Bodied Sports Into Paralympics
    [25:52] Why Track Events are Not as Simple as Everyone Thinks They Are
    [26:08] Breaking Mental Barriers to Achieve Success
    [28:53] Values Set at a Young Age Tend to Stick
    [30:36] The Impact of Personal Values on a Person's Life
    [32:14] Question: Who Do You Want to Be Right Now?
    [34:45] How Prioritizing Your Time Leads to Mental Clarity
    [38:17] Why Katrina Decided to Pursue Physiotherapy
    [40:53] Start Embracing Your Imperfections
    [45:09] Katrina's Go-To Practices For Mental Wellbeing
    [47:20] Book Recommendations
    [50:04] Parting Thoughts 

    To find out more about Katrina at
    www.katrinawebb.com.au

    Links and Resources:
    Katrina's Twitter Handle
    True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by Bill George
    The Reality Slap: Finding Peace and Fulfillment When Life Hurts by Russ Harris


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    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
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    Connect with Lewis at:
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    For more on the podcast visit www.lewishatchett.com/podcast
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    • 51 min
    The Paradox of Perfectionism

    The Paradox of Perfectionism

    As athletes, we are all perfectionists. Think about it: aren’t we all trying to be perfect in everything we do? Who wouldn’t want to be an athlete with a disciplined work ethic characterized by incredibly high standards for performance? But the thing is, perfectionistic traits are a double-edged sword. You can be a high achiever, hard-working, and motivated. But on the flip side, nothing ever feels good enough, and you’re always one critical thought away from burnout.
    In this episode, Lewis explains the Paradox of Perfectionism, some of the models that describe the origin of perfectionism, and how you can know when perfectionism is helping or hurting you. 
    [02:37] Perfectionistic Traits Among Athletes
    [04:37] Understanding the Paradox of Perfectionism
    [05:28] Models That Describe the Origin of Perfectionism
    [10:55] Healthy Versus Unhealthy Perfectionism
    [16:38] High Professional and Personal Performance Standards
    [17:40] Parenting Styles and How They Contribute to Perfectionism 
    [23:06] The Path to Unconditional Self-Acceptance
    [25:30] Mindfulness as The Antidote for Perfectionism
    [28:28] Life Is Never Perfect
    [31:10] Closing Notes

    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
    Available on iOS & Android
     
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    For more on the podcast visit www.lewishatchett.com/podcast
    Contact the show at podcast@lewishatchett.com


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    or DM at @lewishatchett

    Get your MindStrong Journal here

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    Available on iOS & Android

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    • 32 min

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