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Belief – New Scientist (4 April 2015) Commentary –its links to the Journey

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, April 19, 2015, In : Comment 

Last week I saw the cover of the New Scientist and a brazened across the cover was BELIEF.  I had to buy a copy and the article (by Graham Lawton, titled Beyond Belief, pg. 28 – 31) highlighted some important characteristics about what Beliefs are, how they are formed and how they influence the things we do in everyday life including sport and business.  The content is really pertinent to the section of the Journey (my book which is available here) on Belief.  Lawton emphasized that beliefs...


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Make it Happen

Posted by David Harrison on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : The Journey 

Last week I had a good catch up with a good friend of mine over the phone.  During the conversation the building blocks and principles of the Journey (my new book) were highlighted.  If I had to summarise the conversation with one phrase it would be “make it happen”As individuals, we can’t wait for things to happen or hope that someone pushes us along on our Journey.  It’s our Journey and so we have to take responsibility for it so if we want things to happen we have to “make it ...

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What is needed to win in the Ryder Cup?

Posted by David Harrison on Thursday, September 25, 2014, In : The Journey 

The Ryder Cup starts tomorrow and this sporting spectacular is going to provide lots examples of the importance of the mental side in winning a major golf tournaments.  I am going to present the importance of the mental skills and qualities needed for a player to be successful in the Ryder Cup.  These elements are outlined in a book I have written (to be published very soon!) on the elements needed for success and winning so what better place to be successful and win than one of the biggest e...


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Awareness - Again! For the Journey

Posted by David Harrison on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, In : The Journey 

Awareness is imperative if you intend to be successful so I am coming back to awareness because it is so important.  Its importance was reinforced when I met and talked with an ex professional footballer is now working extensively with Sporting Chance and a sprint coach who himself has competed nationally (both were ex-students of mine!) about performance.  Awareness is important in any endeavor but we as athletes need to be fully aware of our own strengths and areas of development.  This wil...


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The Mental Skills of the World Cup in Brazil 2014

Posted by David Harrison on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : The Journey 

The World Cup 2014 in Brazil is starting today and this festival of football will provide lots examples of the importance of the mental side of the game in major tournaments.  I am going to present the importance of the mental skills and qualities needed for a player to be successful in the World Cup.  This is based on the book I have written (to be published very soon!) on the elements needed for success and winning and what better place to be successful and win than the biggest stage in wor...


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Sean Dyche and why Awareness is important for Football Managers and Premier League Football

Posted by David Harrison on Saturday, April 26, 2014, In : Burnley FC 

Awareness is one of the most essential components of success and for winning in football. As a football manager you need to be aware of yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your philosophy of coaching and your beliefs. You also need to be aware of the environment in which you find yourself managing.  Finally you need to be aware of the competition and the other teams in the division to ensure that give your team the best chance of success.  Sean Dyche, manager of Burnley Football Club h...
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Dealing with the 'decision' in Youth Football

Posted by David Harrison on Monday, April 14, 2014, In : Youth Football 

This time of year is incredibly important for young professional football players. Around this time decisions are being made on youth team players up and down the country on who will be receiving professional contracts and join the professional ranks.  Young players must realise that playing football is a very difficult and demanding Journey.  For the majority this is a very difficult time as some will receive a NO, however, for others the answer will be a yes and a contract will be given.  I...


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Sean Dyche – Burnley Manager, a Great Example of Leadership who shows the Building Blocks Needed for Success (and Premier League Football!)

Posted by David Harrison on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : Burnley FC 

Sean Dyche is manager of Burnley football club and one of the brightest young English managers in the game. He has shown excellent leadership qualities throughout the 2013/14 Championship season. Burnley are on the brink of Premier league football next year with just one win needed to guarantee football in the Premier league for the second time in their illustrious history.  ‘Ginger Mourinho’ (or should Mourinho be known as ‘Silver Dyche’?) as he is known to the fans has been nominate...

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Awareness and it's links to Belief

Posted by David Harrison on Thursday, September 12, 2013, In : Belief 
Awareness has been highlighted by many as a key indicator of success in a range of performance environments.   It is arguably the most important ingredient for belief as every other skill, quality and task you have and undertake can be traced back to awareness.  Being aware will give you an insight into your beliefs and whether they are positive or holding you back.  If you are aware then this will give you knowledge and if you have knowledge then you know what you need to do to and the direc...

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Understanding the Journey

Posted by David Harrison on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : Extending Comfort Zone 
You need to understand the journey, you need to understand that the journey never ends you have to keep moving forward.  This is awareness of the world that you live in. There are times when you feel like you are so close and then something outside of your control moves the goal posts.  This happens a lot, this happens constantly.  Early in your career this feels like a kick in the teeth. You are so close yet so far from the goal you have set yourself.  It is like a mirage in the desert you t...

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Confidence in Football

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, April 21, 2013, In : Confidence 

"Confidence is contagious” - Vince Lombardi.

Confidence for a football player is subjective and can increase and decrease quickly. You can be confident in one situation but not others, this is contagious so it must be managed.  This management can be improved by gaining more experience in a football environment and then using positive reference points that are gained from these experiences.  There are two types of confidence; Training Confidence and Match Confidence.  The first is being co...


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