My 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.
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