Hustle or Chill?

Jonathon Brown was at the top of his game. He was one of the best AFL players in one of the best AFL teams (Brisbane Lions). And they were about to win their 3rd consecutive AFL premiership. Jonathon was talking to a bunch of my young athletes about his preparation. He told the story of him waking up early (around …

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Learning new Skills

A few years ao, Propel’s School Holiday Program was a disaster. Well, it wasn’t a disaster… Because we didn’t even run it! No one, as in absolutely NO ONE, signed up to attend. Fast forward to this year and our School Holiday Programs SELL OUT. Not only do they sell out but there is a waiting list. …

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Goals v Systems

My Goal was to work in High Performance. I remember in the early stages of my career applying for EVERY job that came available. And, as you can imagine, I didn’t even get interviews, never mind an actual job. My frustration grew day by day… Week by week. Every day I didn’t achieve my Goal …

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Barbell Strategy

A quick story: After the 2013 Australian Open, I left Tennis Australia and full time employment. I had some really good contracts advising and consulting to a National Sporting Organisation, a few private schools and an amateur rugby club. I was also involved in an ESPN series and was a regular on the ABC radio. …

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Coaching Skill != Business Skills

It’s so obvious to me now. Painfully obvious. But I couldn’t see it then. When I left full time employment (Tennis Australia’s National Academy), I thought the transition into the Private Sector would be seamless. I mean, I had a high qualification in the Performance world (ASCA Level 3 – and at the time, there …

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Opportunities… Everywhere!

Ever had that frustrating situation where you can see the potential in an Athlete but they can’t see it in themselves? You know if they committed to the process they’d go far… But they just won’t commit..? This is something similar to what I have with the S&C/Coaching fraternity. I see so many opportunities, particularly …

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