A Proven Way to Overcome Stress, Anxiety, Fear and Overwhelm in Sport

I recently surveyed my community and asked: “what is the number 1 thing that would maximise your sports performance?” Can you guess the answer? A way to overcome feelings such as stress, anxiety, fear and overwhelm.All of these states are made up of 3 pieces: Thought, Physiology and Focus.With this information you can change any ‘negative’ […]

How to Perform Under Pressure in Sport

Everyone has to deal with pressure but for professional athletes, how you perform under pressure can make or break of your career.Some people get sweaty palms, shortness of breath, over-thinking, palpitations etc. We all know what it’s like when a potentially career defining moment presents itself.The key is how you deal with that pressure. Did […]

The Ultimate Guide To Sports Motivation

There are times when you feel unstoppable, your sports motivation at an all time high, powering you through to new physical, mental and emotional highs.  And then there are those other times. The one’s when, no matter how hard you try, you just don’t seem able to perform at your best. We all know how frustrating […]

Muhammad Ali – Inspiration in Action

​Social media is filled with the sad news of the passing of the great boxing legend Muhammad Ali. As a 7 year old boy I remember seeing him for the first time on TV and being dazzled by his speed and agility in the ring. I was captivated by his fast talking wit, his confidence […]

Get Your Olympic Gold Medal Mindset

Elite performance coach Paul Burden spells out three crucial psychological steps to smash through performance barriers to develop your peak performance mindset and be the best you can be…Okay okay!… I know the medals in the pic above look like a couple of chocolate hobnobs wrapped in gold foil. And in fairness, when I was […]

Making British History – Samantha Cook Quadruple Gold Medalist

Massive Congratulations to Samantha Cook on her success at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu British National 2015 Championships. Sams focus, self-discipline and determination helped her to beat the competition in two different disciplines in both of 2 different weight categories, winning an outstanding medal haul of Four Gold Medals – an extraordinary achievement by any measure. [box style=”gray”] “Hi […]

Excited and Inspired – A Life Changing Shift in Horizons

Excited and Inspired – A Life Changing Shift in Horizons I’m excited and inspired:- Excited because I was recently asked to get involved with a programme that resonated so powerfully with a transformational experience I had in my teens that I felt compelled to contribute. This transformational experience expanded my horizons about what was possible […]

What Makes Olympic Star Jenny Jones A Model Of Excellence?

BRISTOL snowboard champion Jenny Jones has become the first Brit to win a medal in the Winter Olympics. The 33-year-old bronze medal winner has made history and been dubbed the British Snow Queen. Each time I’ve met Jenny, whether it’s in the snowboard camps of the French Alps, or in our shared home town of […]

Fear of Failure and Giving a TED Talk

Paul Burden TED Talk The Genius Beyond Failure

What makes anyone want to stand up in front of an audience and talk about their own fear of failure? To me the whole idea of doing such a thing seemed daunting and unneccesary – until recently… Working as a Performance Coach I assist professionals to aim high and develop the strategies and self-belief to […]