Embracing each moment like Roger Federer: Christopher Clarey


Manage episode 301810860 series 2924802
By Simon Mundie and Mundie Mundial Ltd. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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 bestsellers list.

Federer is not playing at this year’s US Open because of knee surgery – and there are question marks as to whether we will ever see him on court at one of the major’s again. And while he may soon be overtaken by Novak Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam winners list, you could still argue that no one has had such a big impact on the game as Roger Federer.

In this episode we talk about what anyone can learn from the Swiss maestro – and Chris shares many stories to illustrate Federer's lessons – including around treating people with empathy and authenticity, taking care of your own business, planning spontaneity and time to recharge - and choosing to let go of disappointment and resentment.

We also talk about what traits Federer took from his parents Robert and Lynette – and how they helped nurture his talent.

And crucially, how Roger has a rare ability to treat all moments somewhat equally. Whether it is playing on centre court or doing some of the less enjoyable parts of the job – Roger relishes it, and that is something we can certainly all learn from.


Follow me:

on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/

on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundie

And for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and more than 150 of these interviews - head to simonmundie.com

**additional production by Frank McWeeny**

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

68 episodes