Must. Try. Harder.

B47b288784fda77a94aeb234ca743c24?s=47 Keavy McMinn
June 17, 2011
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Must. Try. Harder.

Are you pushing yourself with the right force, in the right direction, to achieve what you want, what makes you happy, what you're capable of?

Based on her experience of training for Ironman distance triathlons, Keavy will discuss the preparation involved in pushing herself towards her own mental and physical limits, and the effects this has had on other areas of her work and life.

The talk will explore some attitudes and processes in the practice and performance of sport that are critical in reaching your full potential. It will look at how these approaches can also benefit the journey not just of personal development, but career development. It won't be about achieving some grand vision of mastery, but rather on pursuing outcomes that are true to the individual; on making informed, conscious decisions about what to focus your energy on; and maintaining the drive to get there.

This talk aims to inspire people to try harder.

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Keavy McMinn

June 17, 2011
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  1. Must. Try. Harder. Keavy McMinn keavy.co.uk @keavy June 2011 Nordic

    Ruby Sweden
  2. andybrannan

  3. captaintim

  4. uditk

  5. ennuiislife

  6. magna

  7. Sprint triathlon Swim Bike Run 5 10 15 20

  8. Ironman triathlon Swim Bike Run 0 50 100 150 200

  9. andybrannan

  10. magna

  11. How?

  12. 1. Starting point

  13. What do you want?

  14. My lawn

  15. basictheory

  16. Digitalnative

  17. will_cyclist

  18. Avec courage!

  19. What motivates you? What limits you? swanksalot

  20. The death of my younger brother two years ago. Realise

    you must grab the moment now as you don't know what is around the corner. This motivated me through my ironman training. Obstacle - The worry that I'm not good enough. - Kay Teacher’s assistant, mother, amateur triathlete
  21. It's a bit like fear of failure. I'd describe it

    as the fear of putting it all out there and that not being enough. I think that causes us to keep something back so we can say (if even only to ourselves), "well, if I’d really tried/cared/put a bit more effort in, I could have done that" lack of clarity/short attention span/low boredom threshold - I get sidetracked - Alisdair Amateur triathlete
  22. Finding out where my boundaries lie, pushing myself to reach

    my potential. Constrained by lack of self belief and confidence that I can reach my potential! Catriona Morrison Pro Triathlete
  23. Ownership

  24. Who can support you?

  25. 2. Develop a process to follow (and stick to it)

  26. Set your goals presta

  27. Break it down

  28. Apply some stress

  29. Recover photolupi

  30. hippie Reflect

  31. 3. Committed practice

  32. Practice What you find difficult

  33. Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

  34. 0 -|- /\

  35. None
  36. Bulgy The Whale

  37. Tabayesco, Lanzarote

  38. None
  39. Sa Calobra, Mallorca

  40. None
  41. - My coach Celebrate the little achievements

  42. Practice Exercise control

  43. 0 -|- /\

  44. www.catmorrison.com

  45. www.catmorrison.com

  46. The whole race was about ticking places and people off.

    About not giving in and dare I say it, about believing that it was going to happen. Catriona Morrison
  47. Practice Consistently

  48. It doesn’t have to be fucking hard, but it does

    have to be fucking consistent, which in turn makes it fucking hard. Brett Sutton, triathlon coach
  49. Commitment to practice 0 10 20 30 1 3 5

    7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 Hours per week, of actual training, for Ironman Switzerland
  50. X hours a day = ?

  51. Rewards?

  52. None
  53. D.N.F.

  54. 0 10 20 30 1 3 5 7 9 11

    13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 Hours per week, of actual training, for Ironman Switzerland
  55. None
  56. K. Praslowicz (Sjixxxy)

  57. j.t.cph

  58. 0 -|- /\

  59. Ironman Lanzarote

  60. “If you do that, I would bow down before you”

    My old coach
  61. Ironman Lanzarote

  62. None
  63. Judgement

  64. Yes, there was cake.

  65. None
  66. “Just stick to your plan and what you’ve tried and

    tested. It’s your race and you are in control! You’ve done the work, now do the race you’ve worked for. Stay positive and enjoy it!” My new coach
  67. #BOOM

  68. To conclude...

  69. xplosive

  70. 0 -|- /\

  71. None
  72. Avec courage!

  73. Keavy McMinn keavy.co.uk @keavy Tack så mycket!