Psychological Lessons from the Olympics for Life & Business – Episode 161

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Chances are, if you’re like most Americans, you’ve spent some portion of the last week watching the olympics. Now that the spectacle is dying down and we’re saying goodbye to the (summer) Olympics for another four years, what can we take away? On today’s episode of the Wealth Standard radio, our host Patrick Donohoe sits down to talk about the psychological lives of the competing Olympic athletes, and what we can learn from their attitudes and prepartion for our own lives.  

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Show Notes

00:00 Intro
00:44 Comparing Past Olympian to Today’s Olympians
05:31 The Olympic Upbringing
07:35 The Consistency of Human Progress
10:07 Lessons Learned From Michael Phelps & The Margin of Victory
15:42 Focusing on the Little Things that Make the Difference
18:11 How to Keep Pushing the Limit
21:04 Winners Focus on Winning, Losers Focus on Losing
24:41 The Preparation of Usain Bolt
29:58 IQ & EQ
36:11 Dealing with Disappointment
42:48 Achieving Fulfillment
43:21 Outro

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