Start points, winning standards, the basics and priming your environment

sent by Nick Grantham | 22nd March 2022

"Start where you are, use what you have."

Arthur Ashe

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Don't be in a rush to be at the top of your profession, working with the best athletes in the state of the art facilities backed by unlimited budgets. Appreciate where you are at, the colleagues you currently work with, the athletes you can influence and the work you can deliver with limited resources. You'll be well placed when circumstances change if you can do a fantastic job with very little.

Source: Arthur Ashe

"Champions behave like champions before they're champions; they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.

Bill Walsh

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What are your personal and professional winning standards of performance? What telltale signs set you apart from the competition and clearly signal that you are on the right path to success

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"Prime your environment to make the next action easy."

James Clear

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There have been times when I've started working for a new organisation, and the training environment has resembled a jumble sale. So the first thing I do is tidy it up and try to make sense of the space and equipment available to me. This simple act allows me to prime my working environment so that the delivery of training sessions is easy. So what steps do you take to prime your environments so that the next step is easy?

Source: 3-2-1 Newsletter 03.03.22 by James Clear

"Always come back to the basics."


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I don't think you should simply stick to the basics. We should always explore new approaches as performance practitioners, but our innovative and cutting-edge solutions should always align with firmly held first principles

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