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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

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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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    Michail Antonio: How Therapy Saved My Football Career (E259)

    Michail Antonio: How Therapy Saved My Football Career (E259)

    In this episode, we dive into the incredible journey of Michail Antonio, the West Ham United striker who rose from non-league football to European glory.
    After almost a decade at West Ham, Michail made history by becoming the club’s all-time top goalscorer in the Premier League. In this heart to heart conversation with Jake and Damian, Michail opens up about his time at West Ham, the constant speculation surrounding his future at the club, and the challenges he's faced in proving his worth season after season.
    As West Ham undergoes a transition with the departure of David Moyes and a focus on younger players, Michail openly reflects on the evolving dynamics, where the influx of younger talent signals a potential shift away from seasoned players like himself.
    Michail discloses how he fell in and out of love with football and his struggles with various mental health challenges, including the shocking reality of one of his lowest moments in the hours following West Ham’s Europa Conference League victory. Despite facing criticism and adversity, he maintains a resilient mindset, rooted in unwavering self-belief.
    From stepping onto the Premier League stage to the invaluable lessons learnt from his managers past and present, Michail offers us a raw and insightful glimpse into the highs and lows of a professional footballer in the modern era.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Richard Branson: Why I’m Not Interested in Money (E258)

    Richard Branson: Why I’m Not Interested in Money (E258)

    In this captivating episode, business icon Richard Branson joins Jake to share his fascinating stories about life, leadership, and luck.
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    British entrepreneur extraordinaire Richard Branson founded the Virgin Group in 1970, branching out from record retailing into multiple industries. Reflecting on significant moments throughout his life, Richard recalls the dramatic experience of an engine failure during a flight four decades ago, and how this changed his perspective on luck.
    He emphasises the importance of optimism and resilience, highlighting his own positive outlook and ability to bounce back from challenges. Touching on the years of the pandemic, Richard opens up about the reality of selling parts of his Virgin Galactic business in order to save jobs, and the personal criticism that followed.
    Discussing his relationship with dyslexia, Richard explains why he views it as a strength that helped him excel, and the importance of focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses. He underscores the importance of delegation, the value of truly knowing your team, and fostering a fun work environment.
    Reflecting on his book, Richard offers insights into entrepreneurship, highlighting its potential to positively impact lives and address global issues. He urges aspiring entrepreneurs to embrace innovation, persistence, and believe in making the world better.
    In this absorbing conversation, Richard Branson’s wisdom and infectious enthusiasm shines through as we explore the resilience, optimism and determination behind one of Britain’s most celebrated entrepreneurs.


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    • 52 min
    Building the World's Best Restaurant with Will Guidara (E257)

    Building the World's Best Restaurant with Will Guidara (E257)

    In this episode, Jake and Damian team up with acclaimed restaurateur Will Guidara to delve into the world of hospitality.
    A leading figure in the culinary world, Will Guidara is a renowned restaurateur and co-owner of New York City's Eleven Madison Park restaurant. His dedication to innovation, exceptional service, and culinary excellence has earned him widespread acclaim, including the prestigious accolade of three Michelin Stars.
    Will offers insights into the essence of hospitality, emphasising the importance of creating memorable experiences and nurturing relationships. He shares anecdotes, like the impactful reaction from a fine dining customer he served a New York hot dog, highlighting the profound impact of making people feel seen and valued and how small gestures can create lasting memories.
    Will explores practical tips for enhancing experiences, such as attentiveness and understanding the love languages of those we serve. Drawing from personal experiences, like caring for his mother with cancer, Will underscores the significance of empathy and resilience in hospitality. He also discusses the crucial process of hiring and firing in building a cohesive team, advocating for deliberate choices to foster a culture of dedication and growth.
    Through engaging conversation and insightful stories, this conversation emphasises hospitality is both an art and a science, essential for success in any endeavour.
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    Chris Williamson: Are we in a masculinity crisis? (E256)

    Chris Williamson: Are we in a masculinity crisis? (E256)

    In this episode, Chris Williamson joins Jake and Damian to delve deep into the realms of connection and embracing authenticity.
    Chris Williamson is an English podcaster, YouTuber and former television personality; appearing on the first series of Love Island in 2015. Since 2018 he has hosted the highly regarded Modern Wisdom podcast, surpassing a staggering 400 million downloads.
    Chris boldly talks about fighting feelings of not being enough, showing how chasing success can sometimes mean giving up happiness. He chats openly about his childhood and upbringing, craving validation after growing up feeling lonely.
    Despite his success, Chris acknowledges his ongoing pursuit for self-improvement through journaling, meditation, and therapy; emphasising the importance of these exercises for continuous growth.
    From his podcasting success to his latest venture with ‘Neutonic’, a thoughtfully crafted productivity drink, Chris highlights the power of curiosity, consistency, and intentionalism. He shares the importance of defining our desires and taking action to fulfil them.
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    This episode digs into the twists and turns of human connections, striving for real success, and finding out who we are.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Torvill & Dean: Building a Gold Medal Partnership (E255)

    Torvill & Dean: Building a Gold Medal Partnership (E255)

    Iconic ice dancing duo Torvill and Dean sit down with Jake and Damian to reflect on their illustrious career spanning over 50 years.
    Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are a lengendary former British ice skating duo and 1984 Winter Olympics Champions. In this episode, they reflect on their early days, recalling the pivotal moment when they realised their potential as a duo. They highlight how their shared passion for skating and unwavering commitment to improvement bound them together for over five decades.
    Delving into their creative process, Torvill and Dean recount the discovery of ‘Bolero’, the routine that would later become iconic for their 1984 Olympic success. They emphasise the dedication and discipline required for success, the challenges they faced, and their commitment to pushing the boundaries of their sport.
    Looking back on their illustrious careers, the pair reveal their decision to retire after 50 years on the ice. With wisdom gleaned from a lifetime of skating, they embrace the idea of leaving the stage on their own terms, ready to embark on new adventures.
    This conversation explores the insights behind Torvill and Dean’s dynamic partnership, and how they navigated tensions and dealt with failure to become two of Great Britain’s most celebrated Olympians.
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    • 55 min
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘You don’t need discipline if you find joy in what you do’ (E254)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘You don’t need discipline if you find joy in what you do’ (E254)

    In this absorbing conversation, Jake sits down with none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, delving into the renowned actor and former bodybuilder's remarkable journey to becoming a global icon.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor, businessman, former Governor of California, and legendary professional bodybuilder, among many more accolades. In this episode, Arnie opens up about his humble beginnings, confessing he never could have imagined the extraordinary path his life has taken. He shares the story of when he first visited London in 1966 as a 19 year old, to compete in the Mr. Universe competition, and reflects on how his life has transformed since. Arnold shares his unwavering belief in setting goals and passionately pursuing them, claiming he doesn’t need discipline, rather he is fueled by the pure joy of chasing goals.
    Arnold reflects on pivotal moments in his life and challenges he has encountered, from being labeled a narcissist by his father for his focus on physical appearance, to dealing with self-doubt whilst pursuing his wildest dreams. Throughout this, he emphasises the importance of having a clear vision, unwavering faith, and a supportive community. Arnold also acknowledges the contributions of others to his success, rejecting the idea of being a self-made man and highlighting the significance of building and maintaining a community.
    With his timeless wisdom and infectious optimism, Arnold inspires listeners to embrace their goals, cultivate resilience and work together towards creating a brighter future for generations to come.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
274 Ratings

274 Ratings

Chris PVARUSH ,

Brilliant

Jake and Damian Thanks for sharing your passion and dropping knowledge bombs every week with every guest. It makes people know that everyone’s journey is unique however there are many things that are the same! Would love to hear Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric cantona or Mike Tyson on the pod. Thanks for being part of my journey. I’m a British born Cypriot who now lives in the U S and A. So many of the guests and stories take me back to my childhood and teenage years. Thank you for making a difference with your work. Peace love and respeck Chris Panayiotou

PGibbs17 ,

Inspirational

Such a good resource for many different people

Nikelicious ,

Phenomenal

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