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Gold Medal Me - 7 Olympic Tips to Be the Best You Can Be

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I this talk I 7 lessons I have learned during an Olympic career that have helped me be successful in business and life.

In the world of professional sports innovation, resilience and rapid learning are everything! In this very personal talk I share key learnings from my professional and Olympic team sports career. I contrast the perspectives and attitudes of professional sports with modern work life and demonstrate guidelines and tools from the sports arena that we can apply to our professional lives.

Learn how to choose the best team for you, use failure as fuel for your success, give and receive timely feedback on and off "the field" and never stop learning.

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Gold Medal Me - 7 Olympic Tips to Be the Best You Can Be

  1. 1. @smamol nomad8.com How the Olympics can make you a better person
  2. 2. I’m a recovering Olympian
  3. 3. Agile coach: creating great teams
  4. 4. My previous office
  5. 5. @smamol nomad8.com Sprint training with resistance
  6. 6. The importance of stretching
  7. 7. Sports geek
  8. 8. My perfect holiday
  9. 9. The joy of achievement: winning rocks!
  10. 10. Professional
  11. 11. Pain management
  12. 12. Under pressure you don’t rise to the occasion. You sink to the level of your training. — someone wise
  13. 13. Active “recovery”
  14. 14. Barca ‘92 No pain, no Spain…
  15. 15. “I regret not getting a tattoo when I was young” —no one, ever, except me
  16. 16. @smamol nomad8.com 7 tips to live life like an Olympian
  17. 17. @smamol nomad8.com 1. Pick your team wisely
  18. 18. Be the worst player on the best team that will still accept you
  19. 19. Normalise high performance!
  20. 20. Choose your team wisely!
  21. 21. @smamol nomad8.com
  22. 22. Learn from people who are better than you!
  23. 23. @smamol nomad8.com Be the worst player on the best team that will still accept you • Am I the worst player? • Which team(s) do I want to be part of? • What will get me closer?
  24. 24. @smamol nomad8.com • Am I the worst player? • Which team(s) do I want to be part of? • What will get me closer?
  25. 25. @smamol nomad8.com 2. Know when to go
  26. 26. Have you stopped learning? Leave!
  27. 27. @smamol nomad8.com Know when to go • How would you know you needed to leave? • Am I still learning? • What keeps me here?
  28. 28. @smamol nomad8.com • How would you know you needed to leave? • Am I still learning? • What keeps me here?
  29. 29. @smamol nomad8.com 3. Play well with others
  30. 30. Greatness is never achieved alone
  31. 31. Collaboration is really hard!
  32. 32. Draw from the biggest talent pool
  33. 33. Workplace diversity
  34. 34. You don’t need to be friends to succeed!
  35. 35. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html?_r=0
  36. 36. Dreams are the glue of cohesion…
  37. 37. The no Asshole Rule
  38. 38. @smamol nomad8.com When have I been that person? • What did I do? • Why did I do it?
  39. 39. @smamol nomad8.com • When have I been that person? • What did I do? Why did I do it? You won’t have to share :-)
  40. 40. @smamol nomad8.com Play well with others • Am I working with people who are not like me? • Do we share the same dreams? • Can I play with people I don’t like?
  41. 41. @smamol nomad8.com • Am I working with people who are not like me? • Do we share the same dreams? • Can I play with people I don’t like?
  42. 42. @smamol nomad8.com 4. Be good at feedback
  43. 43. Feedback on the field
  44. 44. Feedback off the field
  45. 45. @smamol nomad8.com
  46. 46. Radical candour Manipulative insincerity Obnoxious aggression When you go out and don’t get enough sleep it has an impact on all of us. You’re hurting the team! I didn’t want to tell her but she really needs to change her accent! You are way better off on your own! Congratulations on getting your podcast out. I really didn’t like it. Challenge directly Care personally Ruinous empathy Don’tcare Don’t challenge Care personally Don’tcare Challenge directlyDon’t challenge
  47. 47. Consider the source: Don’t listen to everyone!
  48. 48. Consider the source: Don’t listen to everyone!Be coachable: Listen to someone!
  49. 49. @smamol nomad8.com Be good at feedback • Does my feedback come from a place of radical candour? • Am I able to discard feedback that’s not from a valid source? • Am I coachable? Do I listen to the right people?
  50. 50. @smamol nomad8.com • Does my feedback come from a place of radical candour? • Am I able to discard feedback that’s not from a valid source? • Am I coachable? Do I listen to the right people?
  51. 51. @smamol nomad8.com 5. Never stop learning
  52. 52. Don’t waste energy and focus by trying to look good!
  53. 53. Outgrow your idols
  54. 54. Keep moving ahead nomad8.com Fail often - but give a shit! Fail early, fail often - but give a shit!
  55. 55. Make failure your secret power!
  56. 56. No idea is a bad idea until you have tried it!
  57. 57. You need to succeed at least some of the time. If you always fail, you’re just a loser :-)
  58. 58. Calculated risks: Rock the boat, don’t sink the ship!
  59. 59. @smamol nomad8.com Never stop learning • Am I wasting time trying to look good? • Am I failing enough? • When is the last time I failed? • Which of my failures fuels me?
  60. 60. @smamol nomad8.com • Am I wasting time trying to look good? • Am I failing enough? • When is the last time I failed? • Which of my failures fuels me?
  61. 61. @smamol nomad8.com 6. Train your inner athlete
  62. 62. @smamol nomad8.com 100% focus & getting into the zone!
  63. 63. Control your mental state
  64. 64. Mental work happens off the field
  65. 65. Input Inner narratives Consciousness Inner narratives
  66. 66. @smamol nomad8.com • I always miss the final shot • I can’t be consistent with my nutrition • I’m a bit of a fraud as an agile coach • I don’t break under pressure • I can make it all the way • I’m at my best when it really counts Inner narratives
  67. 67. @smamol nomad8.com Train your inner athlete • What are my narratives? • What are the stories I’m telling myself? • Which ones are useful? • Which ones are limiting?
  68. 68. @smamol nomad8.com • What are my narratives? • What are the stories I’m telling myself? • Which ones are useful? • Which ones are limiting?
  69. 69. Fill your bucket with a new narrative
  70. 70. @smamol nomad8.com Homework • Identify 1-3 limiting narratives • Over the next week, catch the narrative when it comes up • Then fill the bucket with negative proof: AMWAP (As Many Wins As Possible / day)
  71. 71. @smamol nomad8.com 7. Be deliberate about your career
  72. 72. When you feel fear and excitement you’re in the right place!
  73. 73. F*#ck-off money… buying you the freedom to keep learning
  74. 74. You’ll end up getting the good gigs
  75. 75. Sports has made me who I am
  76. 76. Keep moving ahead nomad8.com 1. Pick your team wisely: Be the worst player on the best team that will still accept you 2. Know when to go: If you have stopped learning you need to leave 3. Play well with others: You don’t need to be friends to succeed 4. Be good at feedback: Don’t listen to everyone. But be coachable and listen to someone 5. Never stop learning: Use failure as your fuel 6. Train your inner athlete: Improve your inner narratives 7. Be deliberate about your career: If you feel fear & excitement you’re in the right place 7 tips to live life like an Olympian Download slides: https://nomad8.com/articles/7-tips-to-live-like-an-olympian

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