Episode 79

Master The Habits Of Elite Athletes with Dr Joann Lukins


February 11th, 2019

1 hr 18 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

Success leaves clues. Therefore, studying those who are success and replicating their habits and strategies is a sure way to reduce unnecessary mistakes and road blocks, while increasing your chances of achieving your goals.

Today’s guest, Dr Joann Lukins, spends her day inside the heads of individuals, teams and organisations – seeking to understand what makes them tick and assisting them to reach their potential. A psychological Indiana Jones, she describes it as a truly fascinating career that she is grateful for every day.

She holds a PhD in Psychology, has over 25 years’ experience, and a breadth of knowledge in the sport, organizational and educational domains. She delivers programs in resilience and expert performance for the Australian Defence Force.

Jo has worked with outstanding professionals and elite athletes throughout her career, including the North Qld Cowboys and Townsville Fire, giving her a unique insight into the world of success. She has been acknowledged as an expert in her field, being awarded an Outstanding Alumni by James Cook University for her achievements. Jo is sought after as a presenter, interventionist and for her expertise in the media space.

Just as a heads up, the Skype connection wasn’t great at the start of this episode. I like to use video calls so that we can create a deeper sense of rapport, however, it kept mucking up, so we ended up going for straight audio. If you stick with it, the quality gets much better. And, my dog Bailey gets involved in the conversation too.

This is a cracker of an episode with so many golden nuggets and I know you will get a lot out of it, even if you have to split it over a few listens because it is a long one.

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Jo dives into:

  • Resilience in difficult times like the Townsville floods
  • How self esteem effects your outlook on winning and losing
  • The psychology of backing up after a grand final win
  • How athletes reframe their emotions before the big moments
  • The importance of creativity and innovation
  • Embracing the suck and the importance of focusing on your purpose
  • Life Balance B. S.

Jo’s challenge for the week: create your recipe for success.

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Jo’s book, which will be released soon is The Elite: Think Like An Athlete. Succeed Like A Champion.

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