Life as Sport with Jonathan Fader

mOgv_9PEMy guest today on the Mental Game Podcast Dr. Jonathan Fader is a clinical sport psychologist who works with top athletes, business people and most notably the New York Mets. He’s also the author of the new book, “Life as Sport: What top athletes can teach you about how to win in life.”

Like me, he has taken a more traditional approach to performance psychology by first getting a degree in clinical psychology and applying it to the world of sports performance. (He added a Ph.D in sport psychology as well.) We may have different methods but there’s a lot we agree on, including there being more to achieving peak performance than simply visualizing yourself winning.

In this show we discuss:

  • His background in clinical psychology
  • His new book Life as Sport
  • Applying the methods to improve performance in our life outside of work.
  • The importance of clarity within what he calls the “mental climate” or “mental fish tank”.
  • How working through personal issues are important to peak performance.
  • Why it’s important to be both positive and realistic.

If you want to perform your best and be happy away from the action, check out Jonathan’s new book. For more information you can also visit his website and follow him on Twitter: @drfader

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