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Steve Solomon: Unpacking the journey, mindset and habits to becoming 2x Olympic athlete + critical painful learning from missing 2016 olympics by 4/100th of a second!

February 13, 2022

Steve Solomon: Unpacking the journey, mindset and habits to becoming 2x Olympic athlete + critical painful learning from missing 2016 olympics by 4/100th of a second!
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Welcome to episode #61 with Steve Solomon! Here are 5 key takeaways that I think you will learn from this episode today:

  1. Steve's advice to parents with kids showing athletic potential (context: Steve didn't consider Athletics seriously till age
  2. Critical learning from not qualifying for the 2016 Olympics by 4/100th of a second that's now made him a better athlete
  3. Why sport is the perfect vehicle to find yourself and develop
  4. Dealing with negative thoughts: Steve breaks down the psychology behind managing the lizard brain pre and during races
  5. How to Become your best self and why we should all have Olympic like goals. 

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TIMESTAMPS

03:42 - Steve’s quick facts

 

05:35 - High Flyer recognition

 

07:20 - Sunrise memories in Sydney

 

08:05 - Spark to follow Athletics

 

11:20 - Didn’t consider sport seriously

 

12:50 - Advice to kids with potential in sport

 

14:15 - posters on the wall growing up

 

15:50 - Wallabies v Springbooks in Rugby

 

16:20 - Success in professional sport

 

17:44 - Learning from missing out on Olympics by 4/100th of a second

 

21:40 - How to manage negative thoughts

 

29:15 - Systems and habits in the days before competition

 

33:00 - Periodising through the year: How he used the time between waking up and going to bed

 

35:25 - Difference in athletics between US and Australia

 

39:45 - Being the underdog in Australia

 

41:20 - stay amateur for as long as possible

 

46:40 - How the legendary survive the test of time

 

50:20 - The process, the first 5k and you get better at managing, not the task getting easier

 

54:20 - Sport being the vehicle for finding yourself

 

58:45 - final sprint

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