Weekly Roundup: Big Goals

Big Goals. The Wednesday Weekly Round Up is Where The Coaching Conversation Points You to Interesting Articles on Coaching, Leadership, Sports, Health and Fitness, and sometimes, money.

Big Goals Can Backfire. Olympians Show Us What to Focus on Instead (The Cut)

Excellent description of how to set process goals instead of outcome goals just in time for fall preseasons.

The Coach as a Placebo Effect (HMMR Media)

Interesting discussion of social cues, impact of past success, evaluating in comparison to peers as factors in our performance.

What is important, I believe, is that coaches are aware of the importance of non-verbal cues—such as confidence—on their athletes

Why So Many of Us Don’t Lose Weight When We Exercise (NY Times)

Just a few less bites everybody…we can do it

Here’s How Much to Sleep If You Want to Get Faster (Runner’s World)

Develop the person, develop the player (TCC)

New Collingswood Documentary Lifts Lid On Mental Health Struggles in AFL (The Guardian)

The article does address the mental health of one athlete under pressure, but this article also points to a culture that prioritizes psychological safety and trust in its culture.

Yael Averbuch West is Paying It Forward (forbes)

“I basically took myself to my own version of business school,” Averbuch West says. “I was listening to podcasts, reading books, and talking to people.” After a long development process, Averbuch West’s YouTube videos evolved into Techne Futbol, a training app that allows players of all ages and levels to master technical soccer skills on their own time with Techne designed training programs.

Here’s What Nobel-prize Winning Research Says Will Make You More Influential (Fast Company)

The power of frames is known, but what about the compounding effect of using multiple frames at once.