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The Mindset Athlete Podcast

Nov 28, 2020

I'm Rhodri Jones, and I'm a qualified Psychological Fitness Specialist, as well as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach - which deals with the impact of the subconscious mind on human behaviour, through exploring those limiting beliefs and narratives that prevent you from fully engaging with life, and performing in all areas of life. 
I have over 20 years' of practical experience in the field of human performance. Firstly as a professional footballer with Manchester United and Rotherham, and consequently as a drama television director and documentary filmmaker. I'm used to being in the middle of high-performing, high-achieving and high-intensity environments', and I am used to dealing with people from all walks of life.
I have an an experiential understanding of mental health issues, after periods of depression, that culminated in me waking up in 2017 following a period of over 30 years of living in a self-made mind prison, with a harsh inner critic and a very busy mind. I had to retire in my early twenties due to a knee injury, but a low-level of psychological fitness has had a greater impact on my life.
I've spent considerable time studying the mind, through reading, contemplating and practicing. I've been influenced by Stoic and Eastern philosophies', whilst also keeping up to date with the latest neurobiological findings'. The creator of the Psychological Fitness Training programme is integrative medical doctor and internationally renowned human development pioneer, Dr Mark Atkinson. I've also studied and been influenced by The Mind Architect, Peter Crone, who works with world-class entertainers, professional athletes, and business leaders'
In the episode we spoke about:
- Was it your dream to play for Manchester United?
- We talked about the highs but what were the low points?
- Ian Holloway and your dark days
- Does football (soccer) set the youth up to fail?
- If you had to do it all again would you take that opportunity?
- Have you been influenced by Trevor Moawad's Neutral Thinking?
- 'For you to change some of has to die'
- Rhodri flipped the script on me and asked my 2nd to last question that I like to ask all my guests
amongst many more

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