The 1% Extra Performance Newsletter 15 May 2020

As a valued reader of our Sunday Business Paper Review, we are delighted to introduce our new performance newsletter, The 1% Extra.

A number of people have asked us if we could send a summary of the performance tips in The 1% Podcast, so here is your weekly dose of The 1% Extra – the best we’ve read or seen on performance this week.

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4 Takeaways – The 1% Podcast 
Episode 25 Joey Boland, former Dublin hurler, Physiotherapist & Coach: his performance takeaways 


“Once you have everybody on board going in one direction you’ll get results.”
Joey remembers how the whole team would take every single thing Anthony Daly said on board because of their complete respect for his career as player and as manager, particularly coming from Clare and how the combination of that aura combined with bringing in others who were more skilled in areas like stats really brought the team together.
The importance of wanting to learn
Success in players isn’t all down to training and athletic ability. Joey talks about t
he criteria the team used for selecting upcoming players under Pat Gilroy and how equally as important is attitude. “It’s about being humble, listening and having a fa
natical appetite to learn.”
You need to have a date
Joey talks about how during the Pandemic, without a solid timeline in sight for return to play, it’s difficult for players to motivate themselves to train at intensity. He discussed Sean Lane’s business-like approach to breaking down the season into a string of dates culminating in the All Ireland final and using this to ensure that the players always knew the what, the why and most importantly the when of their training. 
Invest in your “fitness pension”
Through Sports Physio Ireland, Joey and his team help corporate clients by providing an interactive educational platform to deliver tailored physiotherapy-led fitness training to employees of all ages through an app. Joey stresses the importance of paying into your “fitness pension” throughout your life so that when it comes to older age you’ll have a body that is fit and strong enough for you to be able to enjoy your retirement. 
Joey has kindly given us a free work-out and nutrition online class.  Watch here 


The past three editions of the podcast: 24 ( Sleep Expert, Motty Varghese) 23 (Global Performance Expert, Fergus Connolly) 22 (Adventurer & Cyclist Mark Beaumont)  
   3 Articles Worth Reading
 + 10 CEOs explain how to compassionately communicate from a distance.  
Interesting article on working remotely. It poses the question whether it is possible to build rapport remotely. Find out what’s working for business leaders navigating this new territory. 5 minute read here


+How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis
Six practices that can help leaders build their self-awareness and guide their organisations through the challenges ahead. 8 minute read here 


+ Why willpower is overrated
Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is? 5 minute read here
   2 Book & Video Recommendations
+ The inspirational story of the first ski descent of the World’s 4th highest mountain (Video) 

Normally, around this time of the year climbers attempt to climb Mount Everest. This climbing season is cancelled with the Covid-19 Pandemic. This is a fascinating video of Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completing the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse, the world’s fourth-highest mountain, which is right next to Mount Everest. Watch here

For more Everest adventures check out our podcast from last year with Dr. Roger McMorrow, still one of my favourite 1% Podcasts Listen here
+ High Performance Habits: How extraordinary people become that way by 
Brendon Burchard
This book focuses on the six habits you need to develop to become and stay a high performer. While the book is geared towards executives, the advice is applicable to anyone. The habits are: seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence and demonstrate courage.
View here
(This is an article summarising the book if you don’t have time to read it!)
1 Quote Worth Pondering
“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom”
General George Patton
And, as always, please give me feedback on Twitter. Which of the above is your favourite? What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions? Let me know! Just reply to this email.
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About the Author

Shay Dalton

Shay Dalton

Managing Director 16498583

Shay Dalton is the Managing Director of Lincoln Recruitment Group. Shay is a qualified ACCA Accountant with over 20 years’ experience specialising in the placement of senior positions across a broad spectrum of Accountancy and Finance positions within the industrial and financial services sectors. Having been involved in the establishment of some of the most respected financial recruitment brands in the Irish market, Shay subsequently set up Lincoln Recruitment Specialists in 2008. He also hold’s an MSc in Organisational Management and is a member of BPS, qualified to conduct and interpret psychometric testing as well an EQi testing.

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