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The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting guests who have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools.
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May 31, 2020

Today’s episode is a bit of a shorter one from our usual format. We talk to Dr. Jason Selk. Jason one of the world’s top performance coaches. He has worked with professional and Olympic athletes as well as leaders of many of the world’s leading organisations. He was the sports psychologist for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team when they won the World Series in 2006 and again in 2011.

Jason trains people and teams to develop mental toughness. He has written a number of books on the topic, including Executive Toughness and 10 Minute Toughness. If you have been a follower of our show, you will know that to manage, let alone embrace uncertainty, how we think is just as important as what we think. As you will hear, the ‘how’ of thinking is a skill. Just like any other skill, it can be trained. The more we do this, the better we get at it.

So, this episode can be perhaps thought of as a bit of a training session. Jason gives us his background and a bit of theory, and some wider thoughts on responding to the coronavirus pandemic, but the crux of the episode is the short mental workout Jason developed around mental performance that he uses with his clients. It’s incredibly useful, particularly now.

Show notes:

Jason’s website

Jason on Twitter

Jason on LinkedIn

10 Minute Toughness

Executive Toughness

The St. Louis Cardinals

John Wooden

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May 20, 2020

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more is being said and written about the mental health impact it is having. Dealing with uncertainty can be mentally draining. So, this and our subsequent episode will focus on mental conditioning – the ways in which our thought patterns, emotions and physiology affect our judgement. This is something we have talked about before on the show but the current situation brings it all into sharp relief.

My guest today is Mike Clark. Mike is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and has a Masters in Sports Psychology. Mike works with all types of performers – from athletes in a variety of sports to musicians – to help them improve their mental game. Even though Mike and I recorded this episode just before the Covid19 lockdowns, I am amazed at how prescient and useful it is. Mike discusses and shares tips and techniques around:

  • Fear and uncertainty;
  • Cognitive fusion;
  • Resilience;
  • Reframing;
  • Body language
  • Much more!

Show notes:

Mike Clark;

Mike’s company Clark Performance Consulting;

Mike on Twitter;

Mike on Instagram;

Twitter thread – Clark Kent, Superman and problem solving versus problem prevention;

The Association for Applied Sports Psychology;

IMG Academy;

Michael Sachs;

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May 7, 2020

This is a special episode for me. My guest is none other than my father, Julian Cattaneo. My dad is a retired university professor. He taught Business Administration at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. That’s where he is based, but it’s not where he was born, nor is it where I was born.

This conversation is based on my mom and dad’s decision to emigrate from Argentina to Canada in 1977. I was only four years old at the time. That is a major decision for anyone to make and I wanted to explore the whys and hows of that decision with him. I think there is a lot that you can take away from it.

It is nice but a bit strange to interview your father. I recorded this in early March in Canada. I am based in the UK but was visiting. This was just before the declaration of a global pandemic because of Covid19 . Like many of you with loved ones, particularly older loved ones, I don’t know when I will see him again and I am concerned for him given what coronavirus does to older people. However, I am grateful to have had this conversation and to bring it to you.

We cover:

  • The context around life in Argentina in the 1970s and the reasons for the move;
  • How he and my mother made the decision;
  • The push and pull any decision to immigrate;
  • Life in North America;
  • How the decision worked out;
  • Any “rules” or a philosophy my dad has around how the runs his life

Show notes:

The University of Windsor

The University of Michigan

Argentine foods mentioned:

            Mate

            Dulce de leche

The Dirty War

Germany’s Gastarbeiter programme

Bad math on at MSNBC

Ben Goldacre

Some books on Argentine history:

            A History of Argentina in the 20th Century by Luis Alberto Romero

            Dirty secrets, dirty war by Robert J. Cox

            A State of Fear: Memories of Argentina’s Nightmare by Andrew Graham-Yooll

            Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number by Jacobo Timerman

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