In this very funny, warm and enlightening episode with the very funny and skilled teacher, strength and conditioning coach, Phd candidate, author and broadcaster Craig Harper is all about understanding what drives your behaviours and how to get your brain to behave.
We go deep into meta cognition
Metacognition refers to the awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes, cognitive abilities, and the strategies used for learning or problem-solving. It involves thinking about one's thinking, reflecting on one's cognitive processes, and having the ability to monitor and control one's mental activities.
At the end of the day, we all generally know what is good for us and what isn't - why then don't we always do the 'right thing", eat the right food, sleep when we should, exercise appropriately
In this episode Craig shares in his very light hearted and funny way some very serious issues that we all face.
How to actually do what we want to do
How to stop our brain sabotaging our activities
How to create constructive habits
How to step outside your own thinking to evaluate what and why you are doing and feeling that way.
This is an episode that will empower you, that will help you look at the what's really going on in your mind without judgment or guilt.
You can find Craig at https://craigharper.net/
and make sure to check out his podcast "The You Project"
Craig Harper is one of Australia's leading presenters, writers and educators in the areas of health, high-performance, resilience, self-management, leadership, corporate change, communication, stress management, addiction and personal transformation. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian health and fitness industry since 1982 and in that time has worked as an Exercise Scientist, Corporate Speaker, Consultant, University Lecturer, AFL Conditioning Coach, Radio Host, TV Presenter, Writer and successful Business Owner. In 1990 Craig established Harper's Personal Training, which evolved into one of the most successful businesses of its kind and inhabited the Australian fitness landscape for almost a quarter of a century. Craig currently hosts a successful Podcast called 'The You Project', is partnering with the BrainPark Team at Monash University, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology.
Craig can be heard weekly on various radio stations around Australia and hosted his own weekly show on Melbourne radio called 'the Science of Sport' for a decade. For two years he was the host of Foxtel's Living Life Now and for three years Craig filled an on-air role on Network Ten's '9AM' morning show as their resident Fitness Expert and Performance Coach. Craig currently fills an on-air role as a presenter on a lifestyle show called 'Get a Life', airing on Foxtel. As well as having written for the Herald Sun newspaper, numerous magazines and authoring seven books, Craig was also the director of Health and Wellness for DayHab; one of Australia's leading addiction treatment facilities for three years.
As an Exercise Scientist, Craig has worked with many professional athletes and teams including St. Kilda F.C., Melbourne Vixens, Melbourne Phoenix, Port Melbourne F.C., Nissan Motorsport and a long list of Olympians and world-class athletes competing in a broad range of sports. While still working with teams and individuals on a regular basis, these days Craig delivers more than one hundred corporate presentations annually.
Craig can tailor a presentation, workshop or program to suit the needs of your organization, in terms of content, aims and duration. While he delivers everything from fifteen minute virtual ‘pep talks’ to two-day, life changing, live-in programs, the majority of his work comes in the form of thirty to ninety minute keynote corporate addresses.
Here are some of the topics that Craig covers:
Creating a High Performance Life.
Being the Calm in the Chaos.
Effective management; managing ‘me’ first.
Getting out of our own way. Exploring our potential.
Overcoming our stinking thinking. Winning the war of the mind.
Defining, exploring and creating success.
Leadership. In business and in life.
The relationship between attitude and outcome. Creating a winning attitude.
Making change a ‘forever’ thing.
Excuse-ology; the science of excuse making.
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