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Posted 08/04/2022 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

128 Can You Show Vulnerability and Be Mentally Tough? Yes!

In today’s episode I speak to a well respected leadership coach, The Natural Leadership Coach and host for The Game of Leadership Podcast, Paula Eddy Wilcox.  Paula and I discuss how you can regain clarity on your purpose and passion when you’ve lost your way, we chat about vulnerability and how being true to yourself can be frightening, we also touch on links between mental toughness, vulnerability and psychological safety too.  It’s a great listen for those interested in leadership, and the business world though it does roll over to life in general and sport too.

Key Learning Points:

  • When you face challenges and you come out the other side it’s important to recognise what strengths you used.
  • Being around people who are aligned with your values aids your sense of well-being.
  • Having the guts to show up as your true self can be daunting.
  • Putting yourself out there, showing your true self makes you vulnerable.
  • As you get older, a lot of people seem to care less what others think.
  • Some elements of Mental Toughness, eg, risk orientation and interpersonal confidence will explain whether you make yourself vulnerable in different situations.
  • A fixed mindset can prevent you from showing vulnerability.
  • There are links with showing vulnerability and psychological safety.

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Other Useful Podcast Episodes

Ep065: Dr Amy Izycky – Encouraging Mentally Healthy Cultures in Sport

Ep075: Grant Phyphers – How to Rebuild Your Identity

Ep113: Polly Brennan - The Relationship Between Mental Fitness, Mental Health and Mental Toughness

Ep114: Tim Bradshaw - Because I Can – How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

Ep123: Richard Dorney - What Can You Learn About Resilience From The Military

Other Useful Resources linked to Mental Health

Blog - 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

Blog – 3 Tips to Deal with Bullying in Sport

Blog - How to Find Your Why 

Blog - Mental Health Guidance for Coaches When Supporting Athletes

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