Breakthroughs. It’s what keeps many of us going. The knowledge (and hope) that a leap in performance is just around the corner. But what do performance breakthroughs look like? Are there signs that a breakthrough might be around the corner? In this weeks On Coaching Podcast, Jon and Steve take a deep dive into the anatomy of a breakthrough.

Topics covered include:

  • Chop Wood, Carry Water (8min)
  • Investing in the Process (10min)
  • Disengaging from the search for status
  • Breakthroughs are the norm. But so is a regression to the mean.
  • The need for a guide along the way (31min)
  • Fear vs. Worry (39min)
  • Fluency vs. Fluid- When you are on the cusp of a breakthrough
  • The Training Haiku from Mike Joyner (45min)
  • Are you preparing or performing?

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

How do you get to world class? What the data says.

Bondarchuk Method

The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Green

Squat Every Day

Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

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