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The High Performance Podcast

The High Performance Podcast turns the lived experiences of the planet's high performers into your life lessons. Jake Humphrey (broadcast presenter of 20 years) and Professor Damian Hughes (leading high performance expert), speak to athletes, authors, entertainers and experts about the key to their success. But, Jake and Damian look beyond the guests achievements and encourage guests to share how they developed their mindset, what gives them confidence, how they navigate adversity and much more. Hear from guests as you’ve never heard them before. The High Performance Podcast aims to help listeners navigate their own version of high performance.Want to get the most from High Performance? You can download the new home of High Performance for FREE to listen to every episode we've ever recorded, get access to exclusive content and daily boosts of motivation. Everything you need to unlock your own version of High Performance. Simply click here or search High Performance in the App store. Then enter your exclusive access code: HPAPP Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Why optimism can be your secret superpower with Sahil Bloom (E241)
This episode explores the foundational principles that have guided Sahil’s journey towards personal growth and meaningful relationships. Sahil Bloom is an investor, entrepreneur and writer, known for his newsletter The Curiosity Chronicle. In this episode, Sahil discusses with Jake why prioritising important relationships over career-driven success has been a crucial and formative decision. Sahil expresses his belief that the beauty of relationships can be found in the struggle, through overcoming hardships with a partner, you can find a new, more deepened strength. He shares his method to achieving personal goals, how to analyse whether you’re going in the right direction and the important of patience. They debate the concept of luck, and the difference between acts of God and luck that can be influenced by our actions and awareness. Sahil shares an innovative approach to goal-setting, by introducing the ABC method as a framework for managing expectations and driving progress. A represents the aspirational, B the baseline and C the critical must-do level. This episode is a reminder that true success lies not in financial, or career, gain but in the immeasurable value we bring to our relationships and communities. During the conversation, Sahil refers to an op-ed written by a man who'd lost his son to a rare form of epilepsy, you can find that here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-later-than-you-think-j-r-storment/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53:29 19/02/2024
Crisis Management with Damian
Inspired by the ITV show Mr Bates vs the Post Office, Damian reflects on the correct way to handle a crisis.Detailing a study by Kim and Lee on the Johnson & Johnson Tylenol crisis, Damian explores the lessons we can learn from their response to disaster and how we can utilise them in our everyday lives.These approaches include:* Swift and decisive action* Communicating transparently* Cooperating with others* Reapplying learnings* Emphasising the rebuilding of trust* Learning from the experienceThis episode offers a new insight into how we can respond to crisis in a more effective way.Download the High Performance app and join Plus to access the rest of the 'Thoughts from Damian' series. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08:31 16/02/2024
Petr Čech: Record breaking goalkeeper on how to keep coming back stronger (E240)
Sign Up To WHOOP, 30 days risk free - join.whoop.com/HPPPetr Čech is a former professional footballer, regarded as one of the greatest Premier League goalkeepers of all time. During his 20-year career he played for Arsenal, Chelsea and for the Czech Republic national team. This episode is a deep dive into Petr’s illustrious career and the drive behind his unwavering consistency.Jake, Damian and Petr discuss the concept of commitment and how daily improvement and learning are essential components of his routine. He reveals the steps he takes to ensure consistent peak performance, whilst highlighting that performance should not be solely measured by outcomes.They explore Petr’s early days at Chelsea and his unique perspective on working with legendary manager Jose Mourinho. Petr provides insight into the intense training culture Mourinho instilled, making training emulate game days through rigorous repetition. Reflecting on the importance of fostering an honest culture within a team, Petr shares how this allows individuals to openly share their struggles. He also opens up about the near-fatal incident on the football pitch, recounting the moment he realised something was wrong.Petr delves into his experience navigating managerial changes at Chelsea and how he successfully dealt with change. He reflects on his relationship with Arsène Wenger and the profound impact it had on his career. This episode explores resilience, commitment, and triumphing over challenges. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
92:17 12/02/2024
Why living Alcohol-Free unlocks High Performance, with Ruari Fairbairns (One Year No Beer) (E240)
Ruari Fairbairns is the founder of One Year No Beer, an initiative that provides challenges, coaching programmes, courses and support to anyone who's looking to change their relationship with alcohol. OYNB uses cutting-edge behaviour change science, a robust technology platform and has a highly engaged community. In this episode, Ruari shares the personal experiences that led him to question his relationship with alcohol and how reducing alcohol intake has changed his life. They discuss the ways in which alcohol negatively impacts our lives and why we should all try to cut down on our consumption. Ruari breaks down and explains the myths behind alcohol like “red wine is good for you” and “a beer at the end of the day will help you relax”. With a wealth of insights, he discusses the pervasive effects of peer pressure and what we can all do to prevent it.Ruari explores the impact of Covid-19 on alcohol consumption, revealing a staggering 20% increase in the United States. The conversation touches on the psychological and tribal aspects of alcohol consumption, and Ruari explores alternative tools we can utilise to manage stress effectively. Ruari offers practical insights on preventing alcohol abuse to ensure individuals never reach a breaking point. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45:19 09/02/2024
Heavyweight boxer, Francis Ngannou: How I took responsibility for my own destiny (E238)
Sign Up To WHOOP, 30 days risk free - join.whoop.com/HPPSharing his extraordinary life journey, Francis Ngannou delves into the layers of dedication, discipline and motivation it took to achieve his dreams.A formidable force in both mixed martial arts and boxing, in 2021 Francis Ngannou became the UFC Heavyweight Champion. In this episode, Francis reflects on his childhood in Cameroon marked by financial instability, his parents’ divorce, and feeling like a “black sheep” in his community.Francis shares how he was different from his peers at a young age, and how having his own vision of the world made his upbringing even tougher. He opens up about how creating an imaginary family provided the best coping mechanism to the loneliness he experienced as a child, and how this difficult upbringing provides constant strength.At the age of 9, Francis began working in a sand-mine, before migrating from Cameroon to Paris at age 22 to begin his MMA and boxing career. Francis delves into what fuelled his drive and determination throughout those difficult but transformative years. He discusses how his life transformed after moving to Paris, allowing him to finally pursue his dreams.Francis also reflects on losing his fight with Tyson Fury to a split decision, and how he sees it as a win. As he prepares for his upcoming fight with Anthony Joshua, Francis lifts the lid on his motivations and determination to win. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60:35 05/02/2024
James Haskell: Thriving in chaos (The Energy Equation E4)
James Haskell is a former rugby union player, and played for Wasps and Northampton Saints and internationally for England during his 17 year career. James is still heavily involved in the fitness and health world and offers his own fitness regime. His dedication to sports is not where his career ends, James is also a DJ, playing in venues all around the world, whilst producing his own music.In this episode, James and Oli discuss the importance of looking after your mind and body equally. They delve into the reason why James’ energy levels are consistently so high, including focusing on sleep, nutrition and mental health. Oli shares the details of James’ results, which he describes as “surviving in chaos”."The Energy Equation" is a new series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data which is revealed for the first time during the recording.Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalised feedback based on personalised stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement.For more episodes and to WATCH the series, download the High Performance App at - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60:04 02/02/2024
How to have a High Performance Holiday
Rest and relaxation is a key component of achieving high performance, but it often sits at the bottom of our priority list. In this episode, sponsored by British Airways, Jake and Damian explore the benefits of making time for holidays, how to recognise when you need a break and the key lessons they’ve learnt from taking time away. Looking back at advice from previous guests, Jake and Damian discuss how we can prioritise rest. Joe Wicks shares how he utilises mini retirements to ensure he gets quality time with his family, and Peter Attia offers his technique to not over-working and much more. Nearly 50% of employed adults don’t use their entitled annual leave; ensure you’re making time for yourself this year and book some time away to rest and re-engerise.Special thanks to British Airways Holidays for partnering with us on this bonus episode, they are encouraging everyone to prioritise their well-being by taking their holidays seriously. Search Ba.com/holidays for more.Previous episodes mentioned:Joe Wicks: https://pod.fo/e/11450c Peter Attia: https://pod.fo/e/1e7be5 Alex Scott: https://pod.fo/e/14421cShane Parrish: https://pod.fo/e/1ff000 Holly Tucker: https://pod.fo/e/1943f Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26:13 31/01/2024
Walking away from Mercedes to risk everything for Williams, with F1 Boss James Vowles (E237)
Sign Up To WHOOP, 30 days risk free- join.whoop.com/HPPPercival x High Performance Range - https://www.percivalclo.com/collections/percival-x-high-performanceThis episode offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a Formula 1 leader on building culture, pushing boundaries and cultivating discipline.James Vowles is the Team Principal of Williams Racing, joining the team in January 2022 after leaving his position as Motorsport Strategy Director at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. James’ motorsport career has spanned over two decades and began with him writing letters to F1 teams whilst at university, offering his skills for free.In this episode, James explores the core elements that distinguish a championship-winning team, with people and culture being paramount. He delves into the challenges faced during his career, including dealing with significant job losses, and why it’s crucial for him to earn his place within the team.Offering a unique perspective into the F1 world, James details his experience managing the egos and expectations of generational talents including Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher. James also reveals his reason for leaving Mercedes at the top of their game to join Williams as Team Principal, sharing the difficulties of that transition and how he overcame them.Achieving such consistent success demanded sacrifices; James reflects on how this has strained his relationships throughout his career, and whether he would make the same sacrifices if given the chance to do it all over again. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
71:51 29/01/2024
Ashley Cain: Drawing energy from a higher power (The Energy Equation E3)
Ashley Cain first rose to prominence as a professional footballer before appearing on various reality TV shows after his retirement. However, it was the tragic illness and later passing of his daughter, Azaylia, which led Ashley to have the most impact. During her battle with cancer, Ashley and Azaylia’s mum, Safiyya, raised over £1 million in 24 hours for her health care. When she passed away at just 8 months old, Ashley and Safiyya set up ‘The Azaylia Foundation’, which supports families and provides memorable experiences for children fighting cancer. Ashley now takes part in fundraising challenges to raise money for the foundation, challenges the limits of human endurance in memory of his daughter.In this episode Ashley reveals how his unconventional lifestyle allows him to unlock the energy needed to accomplish his challenges. His results contain some big surprises about what the body is capable of, and where we’re able to draw strength from when our usual sources run dry."The Energy Equation" is an enlightening series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data they can’t hide from, which is revealed for the first time, during the recording.Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalized feedback based on personalized stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement. For more episodes and to WATCH the series, download the High Performance App at - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55:45 26/01/2024
Scott McTominay: "Why I'm desperate to win at all costs for Manchester United" (E236)
In his first ever podcast appearance, Manchester United and Scotland midfielder, Scott McTominay, reveals his journey through the ranks of the Academy to the first team. Scott shares the challenges, successes and learnings that have taken him to where he is today.Having made his senior debut for the club in May 2017, Scott shares with Jake and Damian the attributes he has developed over the years, including consistency, dedication and discipline. Taking them through his teenage years, Scott reflects on how the unwavering support of his parents helped him navigate the balance of pursuing football while studying and being away from family, as well as the challenges to his physical development which almost halted his football career.Scott shares some of the best advice he has ever received, including a humbling phone call from Jose Mourinho and important guidance from current Man United manager, Erik Ten Hag. He also illustrates how influential his relationship with coach Warren Joyce has been in reshaping his career trajectory as well as the learnings he took from United legends Wayne Rooney, and Michael Carrick.Scott sheds light on the unique culture at Manchester United, how his hard work has enabled him to establish himself as a regular in the first team, and how his grit means he will fight to stay there.Join our WHOOP community at - join.whoop.com/HPP Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
67:25 22/01/2024
The Stoltman Brothers: We eat 10,000 calories a day (The Energy Equation E2)
The Stoltman Brothers have laid claim to the title of the World’s Strongest Brothers, and not without good reason. At a combined weight of 350kg, Luke and Tom Stoltman have amassed a plethora of titles, with Luke winning Europe’s Strongest man in 2021 and Tom twice being crowned World’s Strongest Man in 2021 and 2022.In this episode they discuss their respective training, nutrition, sleep and recovery routines, detailing how they are able to build and maintain such herculean physiques. Interestingly, the brothers take different approaches, with Luke leaning into cold water swimming and mindfulness, and Tom taking more traditional approaches. After each being monitored for three days, the results contain some unexpected surprises."The Energy Equation" is an enlightening series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data they can’t hide from, which is revealed for the first time, during the recording.Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalized feedback based on personalized stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement. For more episodes and to WATCH the series, download the High Performance App at - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
73:31 19/01/2024
Productivity expert Ali Abdaal - Never procrastinate again (E235)
The episode is a masterclass on how to enhance productivity, elevate your work and personal life and cultivate a balanced and happy lifestyle.Ali Adbaal is a YouTube and author, his videos on productivity tips and study hacks have gained him over 5 millions subscribers and over 380 million views. Before beginning his YouTube career Ali trained to be a Doctor of Medicine and went on to work in the NHS as a Junior Doctor for 2 years. In this episode, Ali takes Jake and Damian on a deep dive into how to foster productivity in the everyday and stay on top of your goals. Many New Year’s resolutions fail as they are motivated by reward, rather than internal motivation. Ali explains how by understanding the three energisers: Play, Power and People, you can keep yourself motivated throughout the year. By giving his top tips avoiding procrastination, Ali shares his system for keeping productive including a unique bucket list system that separates essential goals from the rest, helping to maintain perspective and keeping goals realistic. He also offers practical advice on saying no when needed, eliminating unhelpful routines, and recognising the signs of burnout. Ali's wisdom extends to nurturing your inner child, offering a fresh perspective on personal growth and finding fulfilment.To find more information on the High Performance Foundation Half Marathon click here: https://www.londonhalf.com/high-performance-foundation/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
81:20 15/01/2024
Stacey Solomon: It takes a village to raise five children (The Energy Equation E1)
Stacey Solomon started her career as an X-Factor contestant at the age of 19 and over the last 15 years she has become one of the most popular personalities on British television. She is currently raising a family of five children, which she juggles with her incredibly busy onscreen career.In this episode we discover the factors which generate and drain energy for Stacey, how she leans on her husband and wider family for support, the role of fitness in her life and how she manages her sleep and stress to function effectively under a considerable amount of strain. So how does she do it, and what unexpected results will the test reveal? Explore the episode to find out."The Energy Equation" is an enlightening series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data they can’t hide from, which is revealed for the first time, during the recording.Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalized feedback based on personalized stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement. For more episodes and to WATCH the series, download the High Performance App at - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
49:20 12/01/2024
Paul McKenna (World leading Hypnotist): Unlocking your potential with new ways of thinking (E234)
Uncover the secrets to optimising your potential, rewiring your brain, and learning new tools for self-improvement in this episode with Paul McKenna.Paul McKenna is a behavioural scientist and author, with the goal of helping people become the best version of themselves. Drawing from his experiences working with people like The Who’s Roger Daltrey and James Cordon, Paul explains the power of rewiring the mind and the transformative effects of visualisation and hypnosis. Paul debunks the misconceptions about hypnosis and shares how it can empower individuals by granting them more control over their minds, rather than taking away power. Jake and Damian are guided by Paul through a visualisation practice, aimed at utilising both of the positive and negative parts of the self to help them find their ‘optimised super-self’. Paul offers practical steps to developing self-belief and inner confidence. Drawing from his most recent book, Success for Life, this episode explores the power of the mind.Find Paul’s book, Success for Life, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/12437/9781802797886 We are reading Paul’s book this month in The High Performance Book Club. Join the HP Book Club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancebookclub Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
68:16 08/01/2024
Introducing "The Energy Equation" with Oli Patrick
"The Energy Equation" is an enlightening series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data they can’t hide from, which is revealed for the first time, during the recording.Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalized feedback based on personalized stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement. In this episode, Jake and Damian speak to Oli about the series and some of his highlights from working with guests from across sports, entertainment and endurance. The Energy Equation will be available on the High Performance Podcast feed over the next 4 weeks but you can watch the first four episodes right now on the High Performance App. Download it at https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22:23 05/01/2024
Ben Bergeron (#1 CrossFit Trainer) HOW you CAN build your mind and body to take on 2024 (E233)
Ben Bergeron is a trainer of multiple CrossFit champions and the man behind fitness app, CompTrain, as well as the author of the book, ‘Chasing Excellence’. He is one of the most successful CrossFit coaches of all time, having quit his job in finance to work with athletes.In this episode he discusses the mindset that creates champions, how small changes can create big results, and where people often go wrong on their journey towards fitness. Ben explores how out emotional responses can trigger physiological changes in the body, and how through awareness, we can have increased agency over these reactions. He also shares the idea of our inner voice and how this can take on the role of critic or coach at different times.Ben provides a toolset of ideas, practises and actions to move into the new year with renewed purpose. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
72:05 01/01/2024
A year in High Performance - Handpicked
Jake and Damian look back on the variety of guests that have joined the podcast in 2023 and the invaluable insights they provided. They reflect on the episode with Will Still when he shared why it’s so important to embrace our differences. Shane Parrish was another guest that offered insightful and empowering takeaways, including the idea of living life on easy mode or hard mode. Jake and Damian also listen back to the insights shared by businesswoman and philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley and Labour leader, Keir Starmer. Thank you for joining us on this journey - we can’t wait to see what 2024 has to offer!Listen to the episodes mentioned here:Will Still: https://pod.fo/e/1ea4eaShane Parrish: https://pod.fo/e/1ff000 Dame Stephanie Shirley: https://pod.fo/e/16a443 Keir Starmer: https://pod.fo/e/16f84a Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27:24 29/12/2023
Lighting up the room this Christmas
Happy Christmas from everyone at the High Performance Podcast!To mark the occasion, Jake and Damian take a look back at some of the most impactful, inspiring and surprising interviews that have taken place since the start of the podcast. They listen back to moments from conversations with guests like football manager Will Still on his positive and honest attitude and Rylan Clark on why he started talking kindly to himself. Jake and Damian also discuss the amazing insights from guests like former Lioness Jill Scott, sporting promoter Barry Hearn, rugby player Maro Itoje and Paralympian David Smith. Thank you for inviting us into your lives this year! Listen to the episodes mentioned here:Will Still: https://pod.fo/e/1ea4eaRylan Clark: https://pod.fo/e/15d984 Jill Scott: https://pod.fo/e/17147d Barry Hearn: https://pod.fo/e/157c60 Maro Itoje: https://pod.fo/e/163178 David Smith: https://pod.fo/e/1ef288 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19:50 25/12/2023
Frank Warren: How I lost it all and made it back (E232)
In this episode Frank Warren shares his ringside wisdom and they delve into the mindset that has propelled him to become a titan in the world of boxing.Frank Warren is a boxing manager and promoter, he co-owns Queensberry Promotions with his son, George. Jake, Damian and Frank discuss what makes a good boxing match and how to identify the best fighters. He emphasises the importance of humility and why everyone should listen, watch, and accept that you don't know it all. Frank shares invaluable advice for young fighters, including curating a trustworthy inner circle and building a business with a reputation that withstands the test of time.Throughout this episode Frank opens up about both his best moments, including hosting Frank Sinatra at his venue and his biggest setbacks, including the day he got shot and the consequences of that life-altering event. At the age of 71, Frank reveals the secrets to keeping his energy and passion stronger than ever. As a 71-year-old powerhouse, Warren reveals the secret to sustaining high energy and more passion than ever. This episode is a deep-dive into staying relevant in an ever moving landscape. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43:29 22/12/2023
David Gandy: People underestimated me (E231)
David reflects on a career spanning more than 20 years in the modelling industry, his experiences defying expectations, and how he has reshaped the industry.David Gandy is known as one of the most successful male fashion models of all time, having worked with brands such as Hugo Boss, Dolce & Gabbana and Carolina Herrera. Taking a big risk when leaving university early with only 2 modules left to complete, David entered the modeling industry. Jake and Damian explore how David’s risk taking became a pivotal factor in shaping his successful career. Throughout his career, David sought advice from models such as Naomi Campbell on the best way to develop and to secure himself a global brand. Challenging the negative perceptions of male models became a focus throughout David’s career. He shares with Jake and Damian how he combats imposter syndrome in new and demanding environments. Whilst delving into the darker elements of the industry, David reflects on his experiences with loneliness and depression during his most successful years, sharing his method for turning a negative situation into a positive. This episode goes beyond the glamour of the fashion world, revealing the strategic thinking and resilience that fuelled David’s journey to redefine the male modelling landscape. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:32 18/12/2023
Elizabeth Day, Fearne Cotton and Rangan Chatterjee - Why deep conversations matter more than ever (E230)
In this special roundtable, podcast hosts Fearne Cotton (Happy Place), Elizabeth Day (How to Fail), and Rangan Chatterjee (Feel Better, Live More) join Jake and Damian to explore the impact of long-form conversations, the interviews that have transformed their outlooks, and how making podcasts has changed their life. This episode is a deep dive into how powerful meaningful conversations can be. The hosts collectively share the importance of these deep conversations in fostering empathy, understanding, and compassion to others. When exploring the episodes that have changed their lives, Elizabeth and Rangan reflect on their conversations with Mo Gawdat and Edith Eger about creating a safe space within your own mind and reframing a negative thought into a positive one. Fearne, Jake and Damian also share the episodes that shocked, challenged and inspired them the most.Elizabeth highlights how opening up about her own struggles with fertility created an open and honest dialogue with her guests and her listeners. They agree on how these meaningful conversations extend beyond the recording studio, emphasising that everyone has the ability to engage in these important topics with their friends, family and colleagues. This episode invites listeners to recognise the potential for positive change in their own lives by engaging in profound conversations and focusing on empathy. Listen to the other podcasts mentioned here:Happy Place: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/happy-place/id1353058891 Feel Better, Live More: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/feel-better-live-more-with-dr-rangan-chatterjee/id1333552422 How to Fail: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/how-to-fail-with-elizabeth-day/id1407451189 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:45 15/12/2023
James Milner: Turning doubters into believers (E229)
This conversation offers valuable insights into leadership, resilience, and the key components of high-performance teamwork.James Milner is a professional footballer with a 21-year long career and over 600 appearances; currently playing for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. James shares with Jake and Damian how he has sustained his career, namely due to consistency and hard-work. Reflecting on the beginning of his career in early 2000s, James describes the 'old-school' values that shaped him – how cleaning boots earned him the right to be in the dressing room. He discusses how these common sense values have stayed present throughout his career. They explore his role as a cultural architect, outlining how he sets high standards both on and off the pitch by being communicative with players and leading by example. James shares his experience mentoring younger players at clubs such as Liverpool, underlining the importance of respect and camaraderie within the team and why it is crucial to build friendships with players off the pitch. James highlights how he has developed his adaptability and how he navigates new environments, citing experiences working alongside football legends like Vincent Kompany. He also sheds light on his decision to leave Manchester City and the most difficult moment of his career.James, Jake and Damian explore consistency, team-building, longevity and how to turn doubters into believers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
79:43 11/12/2023
Stuart Broad: “Why I walked away at my peak” (E228)
This episode explores the greatest lessons learnt from a 15 year Test cricket career, and why we should always be searching for fun and enjoyment.Stuart Broad is a former England cricketer and is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Test match bowlers of all time. Having stepped back from cricket earlier this year, Stuart explains the process behind this decision; why he made that choice and why he doesn’t like the word ‘retirement’. He shares the conversation he had with Ben Stokes before his final game in the closely fought 2023 Ashes series.Jake and Stuart discuss the biggest lessons from his career, including when Stuart got hit for six sixes in a single over; an event which prompted him to establish processes for looking after his mental and physical well-being.In this episode, Stuart shares insights into his personal growth journey, including the adoption of note-taking to manage emotions and anxiety, and fostering connections with teammates through honesty and self-reflection. He discusses the challenges he faced throughout his career and unveils his strategies for dealing with setbacks and creating new goals. Learn about the psychological techniques Stuart used to stay at the top of his game, inspired by lessons from Tiger Woods, Brendan McCullum and Ben Stokes.This episode was recorded during a live event at Gillian Lynne, London to celebrate Stuart’s brand new book autobiography Speaking Broadly: https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/stuart-broad-the-autobiography-pre-order-now-stuart-broad/7534896?ean=9781399729345 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:21 08/12/2023
will.i.am - Seeing things that others can’t (E227)
This conversation encourages us to be a spark of light in the room, foster positivity, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of personal growth.will.i.am is a rapper, producer and artist. Identifying as a ‘futurist’ will.i.am defines what this means to him and how looking into the future informs all of his decision making. In this episode, Jake and Damian explore the philosophies and ideas guiding his personal and professional life. From growing up in housing projects with seven siblings, to fulfilling his dream of being a full-time creative, will.i.am explains how his mother is a core part of everything he has achieved. He shares a personal and emotional private message he received from her recently and the powerful meaning it has to him. Throughout this conversation, will.i.am provides valuable insights on finding one’s true self, including navigating the delicate balance of ego removal, self-reflection, and the necessity of private time to unwind. He shares why he sees his ADHD diagnosis as his biggest superpower. This interview is a deep dive into a truly creative mind, exploring spirituality, how to stop worrying about being judged by others, and why we should all seek to see things differently. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:43 04/12/2023
Lessons from the month with Danny Drinkwater, Sarina Wiegman, Matt Fitzpatrick, Alex Albon and Shane Parrish
Reflecting on the guests they’ve spoken to in the month of November, Jake and Damian discuss the greatest learnings from each guest and how they can be applied to our everyday lives.Listening back to the conversation they had with Danny Drinkwater, they dive into the biggest lesson he was taught during his career, including those by Sir Alex Ferguson. Author and blogger Shane Parrish was another impactful guest in November; Jake shares with Damian how the conversation with Shane has been impacting every day of his life since, specifically in terms of where he spends his time. Jake and Damian also spoke to Matt Fitzpatrick about his strict method of practise and play. Matt went on to share the story of a text message he received from his personal hero, basketball player Michael Jordan. At the beginning of November, Jake and Damian hosted an exclusive live event with Sarina Wiegman to celebrate the launch of her book. They think back to this special night and listen to the answer Sarina gave to an audience question.The final guest of the month was Alex Albon, a conversation that took place in two halves, from discussing the most difficult moments of his career to how his life has transformed in the last few years. Every month lessons offered by the guest on this podcast are utilised by Jake and Damian in their own lives, including leading with intention, knowing how to spend your time and respecting your teammates. Listen to the episodes mentioned:Danny Drinkwater: https://pod.fo/e/1fcb1b Ole Gunnar Solskjær: https://pod.fo/e/21718 Shane Parrish: https://pod.fo/e/1ff000 Matt Fitzpatrick: https://pod.fo/e/2038f9 Alex Albon: https://pod.fo/e/205b4f Sarina Wiegman: https://pod.fo/e/2013d6 To hear the full episode right now, download The High Performance App at this link: https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28:50 01/12/2023
Alex Albon: Why I'm ready to be a champion (E226)
Alex Albon is one of the most exciting talents in Formula 1, currently driving for Williams Racing. He has previously raced for Scuderia Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing where he was teammate to the current Drivers Champion, Max Verstappen. This episode was recorded across two occasions, with the first taking place at the Williams Racing headquarters just days after the now infamous Qatar Grand Prix, which saw Alex need medical attention due to the heat in the car. The second half was recorded in London when Alex returned from an early exit in Sao Paulo.The conversations cover Alex’s rise through the ranks of racing, and his struggles when he was dropped by Red Bull, electing to stay with the team and improve the car for his teammates. Alex opens up on the learnings he has taken through difficult periods in his career and his personal life, which he believes have enabled him to develop the mental resilience needed to become a champion.Download The High Performance App by clicking the link belowhttps://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
78:10 27/11/2023
How can you find your own path to lasting change?
Ahead of the launch of the new High Performance book, ‘How to Change Your Life: Five Steps to Achieving High Performance’, Jake and Damian discuss the waypoints that people should expect to travel through in order to make lasting change.The patern of dream, leap, fight, climb and arrive has shown itself in the journeys of countless high performers and in this episode we discuss each stage, selecting a previous guest who exemplifies it.The book covers these steps in detail, using examples from our conversations with the guests on the podcast to illustrate how to effectively move through these stages.Pre Order 'How to Change Your Life' (Out 7th December): https://linktr.ee/howtochangeyourlifeListen to the first chapter for free NOW on the High Performance App: https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/hp-app Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20:03 24/11/2023
Alex Albon Exclusive Preview - "THIS is F1"
Ahead of the release of our podcast with F1 driver, Alex Albon, this is an exclusive first listen which details Alex’s first ever appearance on an F1 grid, leading to him gaining a seat with the prestigious Red Bull Racing team.The full episode covers Alex’s career to date, his ambitions for the future, and the incidents, struggles and circumstances which have challenged him and helped him to grow.To hear the full episode right now, download The High Performance App at this link:https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05:11 22/11/2023
Matt Fitzpatrick: How to find your edge when you're playing to win (E225)
This conversation provides a glimpse into the mind of a golfer whose meticulous approach, dedication, and mental resilience has propelled him to the pinnacle of the sport.Matt Fitzpatrick is a professional golfer, and won his first major championship at the 2022 U.S. Open. In this episode, Jake, Damian and Matt discuss the techniques and skills he employs in his professional and personal life that have shaped his career. Matt shares the transformation that took place in 2018 that took his career to the next level; he reveals the meticulous approach he uses to hone his craft and why being numbers obsessed is the secret to his success.They explore his journey from amateur to professional golfer, and his shift in mindset, including the power of positive self-talk. Matt also shares the life-changing advice his caddy Billy Foster gave him just before winning the U.S Open.In this episode they delve into how he developed his winning mindset in a sport where you lose more than you win. Download The High Performance App by clicking the link below https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
65:53 20/11/2023
Mark Manson on why we should start saying no - Handpicked
Returning to the episode with author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson, Jake reflects on the lessons he still thinks about daily. Mark suggested parents should not be telling their children they can do anything, as it may set them up for a fall in the future. Telling them they’re going to be brilliant will ensure they don’t build their resilience muscle. Jake shares with Damian how after this episode he now talks to his children differently.They also reflect on why comparison is killer and Mark’s experience writing Will Smith’s book. And they discuss how saying no makes you a more attractive prospect. Listen to the full episode with Mark: https://pod.fo/e/15bfe7 Download The High Performance App by clicking the link below and using the code: HPAPP https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13:38 17/11/2023

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