Wellness in sports: Pain points and solutions
Have you struggled to find happiness in your work? Are you no longer the same person with the same verve and passion that you used to have? It happens to the absolute best of high-performance practitioners.
If you have neglected your health, happiness and wealth and want to improve those areas, you need to listen to episode 87 of the Science for Sport Podcast.
In this episode, Josh Fletcher, founder of CareerBlueprint, highlights the pain points of the high-performance sport industry and how you can make the necessary changes to significantly improve your happiness, health, and job satisfaction.
Fletcher, who worked for years in high-pressure roles including a project with a special forces unit in Romania, eventually reached a breaking point and he decided to take a step back. He realised he needed to concentrate on his wellbeing. With so many other high-performance practitioners going through similar battles, the idea of his new business was born.
No practitioner sets career goals of poor health, unhappiness, and fun-crushing bills. So how does it happen?
“The analogy I like to use is the world’s slowest train crash that everybody else can see coming, apart from you,” Fletcher said.
So if everyone else can see it, what are the signs to look out for? This is where athletes, coaches, colleagues and family all need to pay attention.
“Are they giving energy or taking energy, the general body language, the type of words, the language that they use, their physical appearance, the terminology they use, their availability and engagement,” Fletcher said.