What is Mental Toughness?

Just recently I have been asked more about mental toughness, so in this post I would like to share with you what mental toughness is – including the 4 c’s of mental toughness. What is Mental Toughness? If you have watched sports before, I imagine you have heard sports commentators …

Fixed Mindset v’s Growth Mindset – How Does it Relate to Sport?

In the past, some philosophers and researchers believed that intelligence was fixed and could not be changed. Thanks to the latest research in neuroscience, we are now seeing how the brain is continuously changing. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, shares the differences between a fixed …

Brett O’Farrell Interview

I have started to interview past athletes to discover their insights on Life Beyond Elite Sport. In particular, they are being asked how they made the transitions beyond elite sport. Today, we are lucky to have Brett O’Farrell who played Australian Rules. I met Brett recently through the Hunter Academy …

What is Wellbeing in Sport?

Before we have a look at wellbeing in sport, let’s have a look at what is wellbeing? Defining wellbeing is complex and an area that continues to evolve. Following are some surface definitions of wellbeing from a variety of sources: “the condition of being contented, healthy or successful” ~ Collins Dictionaries …

What is Mental Health in Sport?

Today on the blog, I wanted to share about mental health and how it relates to sport. Let’s get started… What is Mental Health? Mental health is a term often used to describe an individual’s mental state. The World Health Organisation defines it as: “A state of well-being in which every …

Stephen Huss Interview

I have started to interview past athletes to discover their insights on Life Beyond Elite Sport. In particular, they are being asked how they made the transitions beyond elite sport. Today, we are lucky enough to have our first male interview – Stephen Huss. Life Beyond Elite Sport Athlete Interview …

Alex Wallace Interview

I have started to interview past athletes to discover their insights on Life Beyond Elite Sport. In particular, they are being asked how they made the transitions beyond elite sport. Today, we are lucky enough to have Alex Wallace. Life Beyond Elite Sport Interview – Alex Wallace Current Occupation Founder …