In this week’s interview (with a few bloopers at the start), I chat with Terry Condon, Performance Pathways Manager at the Geelong Cats.
He’s worked with hundreds of elite level athletes over the years and I ask him about what separates good athletes from truly excellent ones.
Check the video out below:
Trends in people who are consistent high performers:
- Fast Feedback Loops – They implement feedback significantly faster.
- Self Awareness – They know their strengths and weaknesses very well and know how to get outcomes around that.
- Flexible Thinking – Open to new ideas, not strongly attached to concepts, especially when it blatantly isn’t working.
- Mindset before the skill set – Working on technical skill is pointless if they aren’t in the right head space
- Nature vs Nurture – Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard. You can’t dodge having a strong work ethic.
- Constant Positive Micro-decisions – They make minor difficult decisions constantly.
- The Lonely Hours – The put in the hard yards when nobody is watching, not just when others are watching.
- They Get The Data – To perform consistently at the highest level you must get comprehensive data on your performance to keep tabs on how you’re really going.
- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
- Terry’s Blog on Faction Elite
- Terry’s post on Why Talent Fails Part 1 / Part 2
What did you think of the interview? Let me know in the comments section below..