HPL#11 – Have a great day!: How keeping your head down helps your build progress

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2c6jp-ee781c “What your day looks like depends on where you need to get to. Every day needs to contain proofs of the end goal you want to achieve.” – Andri Stander Who hasn’t had a rough year? It doesn’t matter what the year is. When you stretch out your timeline long enough to contain allContinue reading “HPL#11 – Have a great day!: How keeping your head down helps your build progress”

HPL#10 – Humbler, Better, Smarter : How to Learn for High Performance with Rito Hlungwani

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nmwct-ed1ca0 “I hate sitting in a room and having people talk about something I can’t contribute to…so I work hard, I’m curious, I read a lot, I learn from other coaches. My mindset is I want to stay sharp…” – Rito Hlungwani (Stormers Super Rugby Forwards Coach) Follow Rito on Twitter On the HPL PodcastContinue reading “HPL#10 – Humbler, Better, Smarter : How to Learn for High Performance with Rito Hlungwani”

HPL#9 – Run or Ride: Digging yourself out of mentally challenging times

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9tbvz-ebe7f0 “Sometimes you just have to take your focus off the longer term and grind through each day at a time”(paraphrased) – Andri Stander At this stage everyone is tired of talking or hearing about Covid-19 and the lockdown. But the fact is that it still affects all of us and will continue to doContinue reading “HPL#9 – Run or Ride: Digging yourself out of mentally challenging times”

HPL#8 – Never, ever give up: Overcoming setbacks and adversity with Annie Bothma

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-26szb-eacd5b “Running became a way for me to escape my problems…[it] taught me to overcome my illness, it’s the thing that makes me feel capable.” – Annie Bothma (Runner and Endurance Athlete) Episode #8 features, perhaps, one of the most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity that you may ever listen to. Andri chats to SouthContinue reading “HPL#8 – Never, ever give up: Overcoming setbacks and adversity with Annie Bothma”

HPL#7 – Forget the goals and enjoy the ride towards a fit lifestyle with Vicky van der Merwe

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xdz9b-e9ca8b “…if you’ve got a goal and you achieve it, awesome, celebrate it. But then life goes on. You mustn’t always get so caught up in goals, it must also be [about] enjoying it.” – Vicky van der Merwe (International Triathlete and Coach) The HPL Podcast Episode #7 features international triathlete and coach, Vicky vanContinue reading “HPL#7 – Forget the goals and enjoy the ride towards a fit lifestyle with Vicky van der Merwe”

The High Performance Life Podcast is here!

It’s time! I’m happy to say that I managed to commit to another project that I can now launch. Welcome to the High Performance Life podcast, the show for people who want to build a life that feels successful. Everyone admires successful people, purely out of a desire to emulate their success. This is aContinue reading “The High Performance Life Podcast is here!”

OWN IT!: Admit that you are responsible for everything that happens to you

(*Part 2 in a three-part series on Ownership) Taking Responsibility is a tough pill to swallow “You are the product of every decision you ever make.” “Whatever you do, you do to you.” “A man’s life is the result of every choice he ever makes.” “You are (mostly) responsible for everything that happens to you.”Continue reading “OWN IT!: Admit that you are responsible for everything that happens to you”

When Harry decided to Fail: Your off-field lifestyle will predict your professional success

(*Part 1 in a three-part series on Ownership) **Harry’s story I got to know Harry during his final year of school as we were considering offering him a professional contract to attend our academy the following year. He was perhaps one of the most talented young players I had seen at school level, almost beingContinue reading “When Harry decided to Fail: Your off-field lifestyle will predict your professional success”

The Road to the Top: 3 steps to High Performance Success

A number of people have asked me what lies between the day a talented kid leaves school and the moment he scores a World Cup winning try. There is so much to the high performance process that can be unpacked to answer this question, but I know that most people who ask this question preferContinue reading “The Road to the Top: 3 steps to High Performance Success”