Maria Sharapova; Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance and the Rise to the Top (Podcast)

Tim Ferris, best-selling author and investor, deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas in his podcast to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. Maria Sharapova is a professional tennis player who won her first Grand Slam at age 17 and has been the highest paid female athlete for the past twelve years. It’s an interest period for Sharapova who has just finished her 15 month suspension after failing a drug test In this podcast Tim and Maria talk about her background, parenting, coaches, tennis (technique and psychology), and her life outside of tennis including her business, book, and personal life. As a tennis enthusiast, I’m curious to see how she will do in the Grand Slams this year!

Characteristics of Mental Toughness (Article)

BelievePerform is a website developed to bring together those who have a passion for sport psychology as well as those who want to get a better understanding of the field. The topic of this article is mental toughness and it provides ten characteristics that defines mental toughness and provides examples of successful athletes showcasing that.  This blog is about a 5 minute read.