Michael Phelps and Grant Hackett — Two Legends on Competing, Overcoming Adversity, Must-Read Books, and Much More (#494)

Michael functioned as an executive producer and featured talent in the HBO documentary The Weight of Gold, which explores the mental health challenges Olympic professional athletes typically deal with. In addition, he has released two autobiographies, No Limits: The Will to Succeed and Beneath the Surface, that were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, and one kidss book, How to Train with a T-Rex and Win Eight Gold Medals.

Grant likewise got prestigious honors such as the Order of Australia, Centenary Medal, and Australian Sports Medal. Grant is a member of the Sports Australia Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame.

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Illustration by means of 99designs” Trying to do something that no ones ever done previously, you actually need to approach it in each and every single different method possible than ever has actually been done prior to. There is no blueprint for it.”– Michael Phelps
” Just be you and feel comfortable in that.”– Grant Hackett

His certifications include an executive masters of service administration with first-class honors, a diploma of organization law, and a diploma of monetary services. Grant is the CEO of Generation Life, an Australia-based investment company managing more than $1.3 billion.

Michael Phelps (@michaelphelps) is extensively considered as among the greatest professional athletes of perpetuity. He captured 28 medals, including a record-setting 23 gold medals, and set 39 world records throughout his career. Michael used his efficiency benefit for winning eight gold medals in 2008 to establish the Michael Phelps Foundation, which promotes water safety, healthy living (mental and physical), and the pursuit of dreams. The Foundations signature program– IM– is a learn-to-swim, healthy living, and goal-setting curriculum based on the tools and concepts Michael utilized in his swimming career and is offered through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics International. His advocacy for water safety and psychological health has made the acknowledgment of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (Champion of Youth), American Image Awards (Humanitarian Award), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Special Recognition Award), The Ruderman Family Foundation (Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion), and PR Week (Health Influencer 50 and 2020 Communicator of the Year), to name a few.

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Michael used his performance perk for winning eight gold medals in 2008 to develop the Michael Phelps Foundation, which promotes water safety, healthy living (psychological and physical), and the pursuit of dreams. When it comes to suffering for a race, Michael concurs that hes been luckier than Grant (though this may be chalked up to preparation). Its typical for Grant and Michael to train 30 to 40 hours per week, and Michael even trained more than 540 days directly to prepare for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. What does Michael do to treat his body like a Ferrari and keep it carrying out at its finest, and how does Grant ensure hes getting ideal sleep? Books and resources Grant has actually discovered conducive towards maintaining psychological health (and Michael chimes in with a couple of hes thought of considering that I asked him).

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Grant begins us off by stating why his 1,500-meter freestyle race at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was the most unpleasant of his career– even though he left with a gold medal for his difficulty. [07:56] When it concerns suffering for a race, Michael concurs that hes been luckier than Grant (though this may be chalked up to preparation). But they both have an obsession with studying– and training to beat– the numbers. Is this typical in their corner of athleticism? [14:47]
How did Michael and Grant pertain to meet and ultimately train together? What did each see in the other as admirable and ingenious? [18:59]
Its common for Grant and Michael to train 30 to 40 hours per week, and Michael even trained more than 540 days straight to get ready for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. How do they keep from stressing out? [26:07]
What does Michael do to treat his body like a Ferrari and keep it carrying out at its finest, and how does Grant ensure hes getting optimum sleep? [32:29] Why might a competitive swimmer want to avoid hiking routinely? [39:04] Far from being prevented by important remarks, Michael utilizes them as fuel to stand out even harder. What kind of “fuel” did Ian Thorpe provide for Michael at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing? What is Michaels relationship with anger now that hes no longer contending, and how does he handle it– specifically throughout the pandemic?
Michael opens up about the very first time he experienced anxiety and how he concerned accept and comprehend that he required aid. What made this experience especially frightening, and what has he learnt more about coping with episodes of depression ever since? [47:44]
Books that have assisted Michael connect with his spiritual side, and how his kids remind him to treasure the easy things in life. [55:50] What have the dark times looked like for Grant, and what has he eliminated from them? [1:00:54] Rules and strategies that have actually helped Grant nurture his mental health. [1:06:13] Does Grant see a therapist frequently? How does he know when its time to examine in, and what does the format look like?
Does Michael sign in with a therapist frequently? How does making a note of his feelings assist him process what hes going through? [1:17:15]
Michael speaks about his feelings surrounding participation in << em>> The Weight of Gold<, an HBO sports documentary exploring the mental health obstacles that Olympic athletes typically deal with-- and why hes grateful it came out throughout the COVID pandemic. [1:22:07] Resources and books Grant has actually discovered conducive toward keeping psychological health (and Michael chimes in with a couple of hes believed of because I asked him). [1:28:22] What would Michael and Grants billboards state? [1:42:10] Parting ideas. [1:46:55] INDIVIDUALS MENTIONED. Prepare for video game day or a relaxing night in with ButcherBox! Today, new members will get one rack of St. Louis style ribs, one pack of bacon, and a pack of pulled pork free of charge in their first box by going to ButcherBox.com/ Tim! This episode is given you by Wealthfront! Wealthfront pioneered the automated investing motion, sometimes referred to as robo-advising, and they presently oversee $20 billion of assets for their customers. It takes about three minutes to sign up, and then Wealthfront will construct you an internationally diversified portfolio of ETFs based upon your danger appetite and handle it for you at an incredibly low cost.. Related and Recommended. CHOSEN LINKS FROM THE EPISODE. Link with Michael Phelps:. Twitter|Facebook|Instagram. SHOW NOTES. Want to hear an episode with the man who taught me how to swim in my 30s? Listen to my conversation with Total Immersion Swimmings Terry Laughlin in which we talked about how his method taught me to swim easily in 10 days when every other method had failed, welcoming the counterproductive, drills and exercises for hesitant novices, and the secret to mastering new skills even in later adulthood. Smart investing ought to not feel like a rollercoaster trip. Get began today at Wealthfront.com/ Tim. SCROLL BELOW FOR LINKS AND SHOW NOTES ...