Part II of the cover story of the April 2008 issue of optimyz focused on sport psychology, and how these tips can be used by weekend warriors and everyday people.
These insights apply to life, and not just sports. For more detail, please see below.
Advice from Dr. Kjerstin Baldwin, a fomer nationally ranked cross country skier who earned a Ph.d. in psychology and worked with Olympic athletes at Canadian Sport Centres. She is now with LifeMark Health in Halifax.
Use these skills in transition to other careers. Use goal setting, go back to school, use your ability to speak in public, apply your skills to career or a charity. In sports you learn to manage your time with all the demands on it. This is something the top performers in business are good at.
Ken Bagnell is the president of Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, which supports 140 Olympic and para-Olympic athletes. He studied sport psychology at Dalhousie and Michigan State. His advice: