Eric Ripert; Lessons of Mastery and Mindfulness (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. Eric Ripert, world renowned chef, talks in this podcast about a wide range of topics. It begins with how he leads his team and what he looks at if someone has team-player characteristics when hiring. The show continues on the philosophy on Buddhism, how it plays part in Eric’s life, and what mindfulness does for him. Topics include attacking weakness, controlling emotion, and having a routine. The final minutes include some questions and comments about the restaurant and his view on food.

Josh Waitzkin and Adam Robinson (Video)

The Alan Howard Foundation features conversations, talks and entertainment delivered by leaders and experts in their respective fields who can provide a unique insight into their chosen topics. This video is of chess champion and master of martial arts Josh Waitzkin, he talks about how to excel your growth curve. Later in the interview expert Performance psychologist Dr. Leag Lagos who talks about the benefits of Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Some of the topics Waitzkin discusses in his interview is the ability to unlearn and then learn, how to get and stay in the flow, thematic interconnectedness (world is connected through principles and themes), using heart rate variability for maximum performance, and pushing boundaries to reach new limits. A theory discussed in this video is the incremental theory of intelligence (versus fixed intelligence): habit creation, feedback loop, deliberate practice based on observing. 

How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress; Michael Gervais (Podcast)

Tim Ferriss, 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. The well-respected sports psychologist Michael Gervais has worked with Olympians, Super Bowl champions, elite coaches, and more. This podcast Gervais talks about stress and anxiety and the tools he tries to teach to help that are visualization, mindfulness, authenticity, and having strong relationships. Other topics discussed are effective (and less effective) ways to self-talk, behind-the-scenes stories of Michael’s clients, understanding mastery, and much more

Djokovic’s New Tennis Psychology

Huffington Post wrote an article about Djokovic’s use of mindfulness meditation. In the article it writes about the importance for Djokovic to do daily meditation and how it has influenced him on the court. It also contains information on Moore and Gardner who were the first to have done research on mindfulness and its effect in sports. 

 

The Inner Game of Tennis (Book)

Author, Timothy Gallwey is the former Captain of the Harvard Tennis Team and would go on to write the Inner Game of Tennis. After the success of this book Gallwey wrote Inner Game books on golf, skiing, music, work, and stress which eventually lead him to founding the Inner Game International School. Gallwey wrote this book for tennis players on how to manage their emotion better and improve quicker. He explains that every person is split up in to two selves; the ’conscious self’ and the ’doing self’. He teaches techniques on how learn to trust your ’doing self’, increase body awareness, improve focus, and play the game without judgment.