S3 EPISODE 5 - Winning Habits, Adaptability & 59 Lessons w/ Dr. Fergus Connolly PhD

Season 3, Episode 5. Dr. Bubbs interviews renowned sport scientist Dr. Fergus Connolly PhD to discuss the 59 Lessons he’s learned throughout his illustrious career in elite and pro sports. In this episode, Fergus shares how 99% healthy is not 100% injured, how he learned the value of quality of effort from legendary coach Big Sam Allardyce, the importance of listening more than you talk, why it’s essential to “keep the main thing the main thing” if you want to perform at your best, how your “ability to adapt determines your ability to succeed”, why is the fight won before you take the field and much, much more. Don’t miss this episode!

Summary of This Episode

1:30 – 99% healthy is not 100% injured

6:00 – Big Sam Allyrdice and the value of quality of effort

9:45 – Team work & culture – listen more than you talk

17:30 – You can’t take your eyes off the main prize

21:15 – Your ability to adapt determines your ability to succeed

25:00 – Why is the fight won before you take the field

29:00 – Letting athletes play and allowing room to fail

35:00 – Tips on success and overcoming failure 

Link to Fergus Connolly’s Book

59 Lessons: Working with the World's Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces 

About Dr. Fergus Connolly PhD

Dr. Fergus Connolly is one of the world’s foremost human performance thought leaders and influencers, and has applied performance science with leading sports, military, and business teams. He is the only coach to have full times roles in every major sport, including soccer (Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers), professional and college football (San Francisco 49s and University of Michigan) and rugby (Welsh national team). Follow Fergus on Twitter @Fergus_Connolly