April Zilg is a professional paddle boarder, whose journey went from living an unhealthy lifestyle to pursuing professional sport. In this episode April talks about being patient in your pursuit of success and not expecting overnight results, how to build a strong aerobic foundation – including her experience with aerobic deficiency syndrome, and the importance of journalling. We also speak on planning a family as a female athlete, pursuing passion over money, and much more.
Sports are a microcosm for society, and it’s important to have diverse representation within communities like these. In this podcast I talk a bit about why I think that matters, a time where I have felt like I didn’t belong, and some recent athlete examples.
We dive into how she practices experiencing discomfort, the important of discomfort variability, some real talk about overcoming fear, as well as discussion the impressiveness and evolution of the mindset of top CF Games athletes such as Tia-Clair Toomey, Matt Fraser, and Katrin Davidsdottir.
Cory Camp is a former D1 swimmer, and the founder of Forever Athlete. In this episode we talked about going ALL IN with sharing your story, mindful content creation and social media use, how to make friends as an adult / in life after sports, his experience being single for 5 years, learning to love himself, and his #1 secret to happiness.
Justin Su’a is a mental performance coach for the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB). He is an author, hosts 2 incredible podcasts (including a new one with Sports Illustrated), and posts daily mindset tips on Twitter and Instagram.
Andrea Hopelain is the SVP of Global Brand management at EA Sports and brand innovator’s top 100 women to watch. Andrea shares how her soccer experience has helped her succeed in business, how she manages her energy and mental health while crushing it at work and at home, how the growth of F1 and women’s sports are impacting e-sports, her experience with things like imposter syndrome and being a woman in a male dominated industry, and much more.
Dr. Ford Dyke is the Director of mindfulness based performance and health optimization at Auburn University, former team USA handball athlete, performance coach & wellness consultant. He holds a PhD in Kinesiology and a masters in exercise science.
Listen to this if you feel like you’re not deserving of good things happening or find it hard to celebrate when good things happen. This episode will walk through my process for when negative thoughts come up.