In this episode of our weekly podcast, we explore The Rare Find. What are those attributes that set apart those individuals who can perform under pressure, make the jump to the next level, and perhaps exploit the limits of their potential. We start off by exploring this idea of talent identification from a recruiting perspective and give insight into what little things we might like for that signal larger talent underneath. Using this as a starting point, we then try to identify the attributes that signal this hidden talent.

From here, we diverge into preparing for races by adding uncertainty, keeping athletes on their toes, and mimicking racing in the training environment. Instead of simply focusing on the physical components of success, we should also plan for the mental and emotional components that play as large a role.

To end the podcast, we finish off with how to become a Rare Find. What are the items that we need to work on and develop to make sure that, whether it’s in racing or life, that we are constantly evolving in our own practices and endeavors.

This was a fun one to discuss with Jon, so I hope you enjoy. As always, if you have any comments, suggestions, or topics that you want to hear covered in future episodes, please post below to let us know!

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Steve & Jon

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    1. Coach Davis on February 15, 2015 at 1:51 am

      A great treatise on also training the psychological side of preparation is "Vision and Faith" by Del Hessel

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