In this episode, Rachael Adams, Olympian and mentor, joins the conversation.
Rachael is a 2016 Olympic Medalist and 2014 World Champion in volleyball. She joined the U.S. Women's National Team after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin and was a member of that team for 10 years. She has played professionally in Poland, Italy, Turkey, Brazil, and recently moved to Japan.
Rachael is additionally a mindset and confidence mentor for female athletes. She is the founder of JourneyStrength, where it is believed that a well-equipped mindset and a strong sense of self are among the most important attributes athletes can have to navigate their daily challenges.
Rachael begins the episode with a brief four, five, six breathing practice. Then, Keith, Tim, and Rachael discuss:
[4:32] Rachael's reflections on when she has used the breathing technique she introduced in competition
[7:51] Resistance to certain mental performance practices and how to overcome them
[17:35] Rachael's path to creating JourneyStrength and the pivotal interaction that challenged her to change her mindset
[22:53] Stepping away from fear-based approaches to personal motivation and shifting your own story
[32:27] Rachael's choice to focus on female athletes
[34:15] JourneyStrength's Confident and Capable Program
Social Media Mentioned:
Instagram: @journeystrength, @rachaeladams, @mindful_sport_podcast
YouTube: Mindful Sport Performance Podcast, Rachael Adams' Channel
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