Mundie Mundial ltd public
[search 0]
More

Download the App!

show episodes
 
Each week Simon Mundie sits down with an expert, from the biggest sporting names in the world to former Buddhist monks, neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers. They discuss a theme that tells us something insightful about life and how best to live it, from the importance of self-acceptance, to facing addiction and developing resilience - right through to getting your circadian rhythms in sync and how to sleep better. Sport is a metaphor for life, and this podcast proves that right. ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Dedication often beats talent, and application trumps genetics. Character is key - and it's what took Alex Danson-Bennett to the top of her sport as she became Team GB's top goalscorer as they won hockey gold at the Rio 2016 Games. ** Follow me: on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie And for t…
 
Laurence Halsted - who competed at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics in fencing and was a European silver medalist - believes sport is falling short of its potential. The pervasive 'win at all costs' mentality has led to problems like doping, corruption, inhumane training cultures and mental health difficulties among athletes at all levels. Lau…
 
Self-doubt is part of the human experience, but we don't have to let it dictate our actions. One of the greatest rugby league players of all time - Jamie Peacock MBE - explains how he overcame self-doubt to reach the top of his sport. ** Follow me: on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie And fo…
 
Amy Williams MBE became the first British athlete to win Gold at a Winter Olympics in 30 years at Vancouver 2010. Her event was Skeleton - which basically involves lying face down on a small sled, hurtling down an icy track at speeds upwards of 80 miles an hour. Not for the faint of heart. It took self-awareness for Amy to climb to the top of her c…
 
We live in the age of the smartphone. While there are huge benefits to this, it also comes at a cost. We are more distracted and our brains are not getting the opportunity to power down as they need to. But also, it is having a significant impact on the quality of our communication and our relationships. A simple tip then - put your phone away when…
 
Bill Beswick is one of the world’s top sports psychologists. He worked at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, as well as at many other top football clubs and in other elite sports. He has also worked individually with elite athletes including Adam Peaty. Bill is chock full of wisdom and fantastic advice. The theme is taking personal responsi…
 
Jason Fox is a former marine who was discharged from the army with PTSD. After coming close to suicide, Foxy started 'looking inwards' to process his trauma and work on rediscovering a childlike love of living in the present. The work he did was hugely rewarding, and since recovering he has gone on to forge a hugely successful career in the media, …
 
Anxiety is a very common experience, and clearly an uncomfortable one. The typical response to the feeling of anxiety in our bodies - and the accompanying racing thoughts - is to try and get rid of them, or distract ourselves from them. The problem is that may actually add fuel to the fire and perpetuate the feelings. If instead we can be brave eno…
 
What are the keys to good leadership? According to England Rugby Head Coach Eddie Jones, it's about setting a vision and working backwards, planning well, being adaptable and inspirational - which can simply stem from the way you care for people. Clear and concise communication is key, as is being a keen observer of what is happening around you and…
 
Why being true to yourself is vital to both success and happiness. It is easy to try and fit the mould of how we think we should act - particularly at work, but in any and all life situations. Often that means conforming to how we imagine others think we should be, taking us into the risky realm of 'mind-reading'. The answer? Be yourself as fully a…
 
Everyone knows the mainstream narrative around elite athletes – that they are superhumans capable of achieving the truly incredible. True in many ways – but perhaps not the whole story. What if - in many cases - the drive required to become the best in the world comes from a place of internal disquiet? Dr Amy Izycky is a clinical psychologist and p…
 
Imposter sydrome is where we feel like a fraud and don't deserve the success that comes our way. It is often accompanied by uncomfortable feelings like anxiety and thoughts like "I'm not good enough" or "I don't deserve to be here". The key insight from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is that uncomfortable thoughts and feelings are normal a…
 
John Barnes is a former Liverpool, Watford and England footballer who would like people to think hard about discrimination and its origins. He has a new book out - The Uncomfortable Truth about Racism - which explores the human propensity for creating illusory hierarchies in our minds and putting people on pedastals. John's point is - whatever our …
 
Do you believe you will be happy and fulfilled at some point in the future - perhaps when you get the right job, relationship or house? Or maybe you will find lasting fulfilment when you do something really special - like win a World Cup... Jonny Wilkinson reached the pinnacle of his sport in 2003 aged 24, when he kicked England to World Cup glory.…
 
Professor BJ Fogg is one of the world's top experts when it comes to behaviour change. He has spent 20 years researching and teaching insights about human behaviour, and is the author of the New York Times best-seller Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything. In this episode, we discuss why forming a new habit doesn't take place in a c…
 
Why when we eat may be more important than what we eat. PLUS - why going outside to get natural light in the first half of the day helps a multitude of things including your mood and your sleep, while getting blue light at night - from your phone for example - has the opposite effect. As the days get shorter, this episode has some simple to impleme…
 
Will Greenwood is one of England's greatest ever rugby players. He played centre and was a key member of the 2003 World Cup winning side. His crucial try helped turn the game when England were trailing Wales in the quarter-finals, and one of the most memorable photos taken after England were crowned champions feautured Will and Jonny Wilkinson in a…
 
What can you do to help someone who is battling addiction, and what are the ways we rationalise addictive behaviours? Tony Adams - who recently celebrated 25 years without a drink - helped set up the Sporting Chance treatment clinic two decades ago. In this episode - he shares wisdom around dealing with addiction. This episode is being released in …
 
Paul Merson – the ex Arsenal, Villa and England footballer turned Soccer Saturday regular has battled issues for years with drink, drugs and gambling, which he considers to be the cruellest of the lot. Paul is currently clean and doing his bit to help others – not least through his new book Hooked: Addiction and the Long Road to Recovery. It’s a st…
 
Everything you experience - like thoughts, feelings, sensations and perceptions - come and go. But do you come and go with them? To help answer this question is philosopher Rupert Spira, who walks us through a simple but powerful process of 'self-enquiry' ** Follow me: on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/ on twitter https://twitter.c…
 
Most of us believe that there is a 'thinker' in our heads, who is thinking all our thoughts. My guest this week Sam Harris - neuroscientist, philosopher, New York Times best-selling author, host of the Making Sense podcast, and creator of the Waking Up app - argues that this is an illusion. Sam says if we can clearly see this, we can largely bring …
 
At Wimbledon this year, newcomer Emma Radacanu reached the fourth round, but had to withdraw with breathing difficulties. It was - it seemed - a 'bad' thing. There was concern for her welfare, and questions as to whether it would impact her future Grand Slam chances. Emma then proceeded to produce one of the all time great Grand Slam performances o…
 
Sally Gunnell is a British athletics Great; the only woman to be Olympic, World and European 400 metres hurdles champion while simultaneously holding the World Record. While she dominated her sport in the early 1990s – Sally admits she couldn’t have done it without the team she built around her. She was ahead of her time in seeking help with the ps…
 
As Shakespeare wrote, "there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." Albert Ellis - founder of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) - ran with this idea and came up with a model to help identify the role belief plays in how we feel and subsequently act in the world. Sports psychologist Helen Davis explained how the model wor…
 
What lessons can we take from the approach, attitude and outlook of Roger Federer? Helping me answer that question is Christopher Clarey – arguably the top tennis journalist in the world, who writes for the New York Times. Chris has written a book called ‘the Master – the Brilliant career of Roger Federer’, which has rocketed to the top of the best…
 
The importance of powering your brain down several times a day. Sir John Kirwan - the All Black's legend who was knighted for services to mental health - shared this golden nugget with me. His is a fantastic analogy - when your computer stops working and you ring IT - what do they advise you to do? Switch it off and then turn it back on again! It's…
 
Making good choices - even when you feel like you are missing out or not progresssing as quickly as you would like. This is something Josh has done throughout his life, even in the face of peer pressure and frustration. We also talk about getting perspective in your life, stopping complaining about things that are really unimportant in the big sche…
 
Amor fati means "a love of fate". The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche quoted it as his formula for human greatness. In other words – whatever happens in your life – or whatever has happened in the past – accept it fully. Not begrudgingly and reluctanctly - but as if you had chosen it yourself. The question is - how? In this short episode we …
 
How smartphones and social media may be making us more anxious and distracted - and what to do about it. Cal Newport is the author of two seminal books: 'Deep Work' and 'Digital Minimalism'. He argues that our ability to perform undistracted work on something cognitively demanding is a vital skill to train. However, the ability to perform 'deep wor…
 
Why self-sacrificing and people-pleasing can be selfish, while looking after yourself can be selfless. Ed Jackson suffered a devastating accident after diving into a shallow swimming pool and breaking his neck in 2017. He made a miraculous recovery despite being told he would never walk again. Ed first appeared on the show two years ago but this ep…
 
The power of tapping into our internal guidance system - and trusting that it will take us where we need to go. Chrissie Wellington is one of the greatest athletes of all time: a four-time Ironman World Champion who broke the world record and retired undefeated. More importantly, Chrissie is a humble, kind and generous person (which is not always t…
 
Why avoiding sport's undoubted riches and ensuing fame - and remaining grounded and humble - can be a blessing. Laura was the world's number one squash player and its World Champion. However, squash doesn't get the attention of some other sports, and is overlooked by the International Olympic Committee time and again. Using her mantra 'life can onl…
 
Remembering the importance of play - with the first woman to make a British Olympic rowing team after having children. Helen Glover is already a two-time Olympic Gold medal winner, and wasn't expecting to have the opportunity to win a third. Since winning gold at Rio 2016, Helen has given birth to three children. She has a three-year old, and a pai…
 
In the words of one of Britain's greatest ever athletes, "complacency has a tendency to bite you on the backside". At the 1992 Olympics, Colin Jackson was hot favourite to win gold in the 110 metres hurdles, but finished seventh in the final after getting ahead of himself in the earlier rounds. Jackson won the World Championships twice thereafter a…
 
It may be easy to think – we all know how to breath, but many of us do it in a way that is not optimal for our health. This week’s guest is science journalist and best-selling author of 'Breath, the new science of a lost art' James Nestor. The science shows breathing through your nose is key, as is not over-breathing – something we are prone to doi…
 
The importance of building strong foundations and not striving to reach your goal too quickly. Matt Little has coached Andy Murray for 15 years, and is the longest standing member of his entourage. He is a man who knows the importance of values, and of building strong foundations - rather than rushing to achieve success in the shortest time possibl…
 
What does success mean? Is the simple 'winner and losers' narrative we hear about in sport and life too simplistic? Tim Henman reached six major tennis semi-finals - four at Wimbledon - and was ranked fourth in the world. And yet – in some quarters – there is a false narrative that somehow Tim didn't deliver, or choked when it mattered most. If tha…
 
The importance of separating our self-worth and sense of who we are from what we do. As one of Britain's best swimmers, Siobhan-Marie's sense of self-worth was often bound up with her performance in the pool. When she recorded the third fastest time in history at Rio 2016, she was on cloud nine, but when her times slipped she felt like she was a fa…
 
The power of embracing a cause bigger than yourself. The qualities associated with being selfless include generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness and a sense of humility. Former England captain Lewis "Mad Dog" Moody is someone who has embodied selflessness throughout his life, on the pitch and off it. Connection is one of his top values, which has all…
 
Why resisting and battling uncomfortable thoughts and feelings doesn't work, but acceptance and self-compassion does. Dr. Russ Harris is the world's best-know teacher of Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) Experiencing emotions like anxiety is entirely normal. It is part of the human experience. If you DIDN'T experience them, then there may be …
 
Why learning to face uncomfortable feelings is vital for our wellbeing. Clarke Carlisle, once crowned "Britain's brainiest footballer", has had well publicised mental health difficulties and issues with drink and gambling. He believes his issues with drink, gambling and other activities stemmed from an inability to sit with painful emotions. In thi…
 
Everyone has had the experience of being 'in flow' - but what about being able to create it during the exact moment you've trained your life for? Goldie is an Olympic medalist in the javelin and was Britain's top thrower for a decade. In this episode we reflect on some of the implications and possible lessons that came up during the 'philosophy of …
 
The main battle we all face is with our self - even when you've been a World Champion boxer. Tony Bellew was the WBC Cruiserweight Champion, but he's also been a Hollywood star and is now an author too. One thing Tony isn't - is full of himself. He understands we are all the same, irrespective of what we achieve in life. We all have good days and b…
 
The power of creating and living a compelling vision of how you want to be in the world. Helen Richardson Walsh scored one of the crucial penalty shootout goals as Team GB won a historic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The team's journey to the top of their sport was a bumpy one; after winning bronze at London 2012 they finished 11th at the 20…
 
What the experience of flow in sport may reveal about the nature of reality One theme that has arisen time and again with sportspeople on DTMTS is the experience of flow: when we lose ourselves in whatever it is that we are doing. Several sportspeople have spoken on DTMTS about the experience of "me" not being there in such moments. But what is tha…
 
Reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses to grow as a person in sport, business and life. Kerry is one of Britain's best coaches, leading Team GB's women's hockey team to gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He's now leading GB's men to Tokyo 2021. Rio was Kerry's third Games as GB hockey coach. His first was at Beijing 2008, after which he endured…
 
Letting go of control and self-importance to find peace of mind with Jonny Wilkinson. While we explore the art of letting go of control in order to find peace of mind, we talk about the concept of pressure and how it is created by thought, not by external factors. Wilkinson opens up about the emptiness he felt after winning the Rugby World Cup, and…
 
How to go from surviving to thriving with All Black legend and mental health advocate Sir John Kirwan. Back when All Blacks legend Kirwan was one of the best rugby union players in the world, he had a serious mental health crisis which sent him on a wellness journey that eventually led to him being knighted for services to mental health. Here he sh…
 
What causes addiction and how to face it, with the Arsenal and England legend Arsenal and England footballer Adams captained a title-winning team in three different decades - the 80s, 90s and 00s – but describes founding the Sporting Chance Clinic, that provides treatment for sports men and women suffering from drink, drug or gambling addictions, a…
 
Learning to manage your mind is crucial to happiness and success - in sport and in life. Professor Steve Peters famously created a model of the mind that was the subject of his first book The Chimp Paradox – to help us develop techniques to do so. He argues that learning how to manage your inner chimp is the key to peace of mind, as well as getting…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login