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Discover how to fuel your mental fitness with Mind Set Win podcast

In this series launching on January 19, hosts Cédric Dumont and Kate Courtney help lift the lid on how mental techniques used by top athletes, coaches and managers can unlock performance in day-to-day life.

Each episode features a new guest detailing the mental tactics behind their success and, not just content with hearing fascinating stories, Belgian Dumont and American Courtney also analyse the revealing insight and outline practical tips for listeners to take away into the real world.

The series launches with three captivating episodes; Greek tennis player Tsitsipas – currently competing in the Australian Open – describing how to find your flow state and perform at your best in episode one.

Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Duplantis outlines how he developed a growth mindset in episode two, while England’s Ironman 70.3 world champion Lucy Charles-Barclay reveals how she finds and maintains high levels of motivation in the third episode.

Former Germany striker Mario Gómez, French big wave surfer Justine Dupont, pioneering England cricket captain Ben Stokes and Olympic high jump champion Mutaz Barshim of Qatar also dispense wisdom.

Californian co-host Courtney is perfect to talk on these issues after becoming the first American woman in almost two decades to win a cross-country (XCO) mountain bike World Championship title in 2018.

The 2019 UCI MTB World Cup champion and Olympian is also a Stanford graduate with a Human Biology degree and a speaker and writer featured in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

BASE jumper and skydiver Dumont revealed: “Developing your mental attitude can be quite easy to understand, but very difficult to apply. Mind Set Win aims to help people gain the confidence and courage to take action. I believe everyone can get better at what they do.”

Earlier in his long, successful career, the 50-year-old was so fascinated with how to improve his own resilience and mental strength that he completed a degree in High-Performance Psychology.

He added: “We have a tendency to mystify high achievers and think they aren’t like us, but sometimes they also have self-doubt, hesitation, fear, stress, anxiety and lack self-confidence. They will take action, though, to get closer to their dreams, and that’s something we can learn.”

Listen to the new ‘Mind Set Win’ podcast HERE

Header image: Cédric Dumont seen during the recording of the Mental Strength podcast. Credit: Jelle Lapere / Red Bull Content Pool

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