How To Win: Rugby Legend Dan Carter’s Ultimate Guide To Success

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๐ŸŽ™ About The Episode

Do you panic under pressure? Maybe itโ€™s a job interview, or an important exam, or a presentation at work. Expectation and nerves can get to us, and we donโ€™t know how to cope. But – there are ways that we can build our resilience and work towards the goals that really matter to us. Today on Deep Dive Iโ€™m joined by Dan Carter – one of the greatest rugby players of all time. Heโ€™s super famous in his home country of New Zealand, where he played for the All Blacks for over fifteen years and lead them to historic victories. He is the highest ever points scorer in test match rugby history and many people think he is the best ever fly half the game has ever known, having been named International Player of the Year three times. But heโ€™s also encountered significant setbacks in his career, and since his retirement from the professional game, heโ€™s gone on to become a leader, advisor and writer, helping people achieve their potential. His new book, The Art of Winning, is all about how to become the best in your game – whatever that may be. In this conversation weโ€™re going to be talking about how to find your purpose, overcome setbacks and perform well under pressure. I hope this episode gives you some tools you can use to reach your potential. Enjoy!

Season 7 Episode 2

Dan Carter

Repurposing over retirement

Finding purpose and goals

Why people struggle with goals

Goals vs vision

How important is enjoying the journey?

Poetry and plumbing

Dan’s routine

Dan’s gratefulness practice

Why purpose can be selfish

Striving for high performance and having balance

Itโ€™s a privilege to have pressure

Working with psychologists

Narratives around masculinity

Team first mentality


Dealing with setbacks and building resilience

Questions to help you work out your purpose

Final thoughts

๐Ÿ”— Connect with Dan Carter

๐ŸŒ Website | ๐Ÿฆ Twitter | ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram | ๐Ÿ“• Book

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8 months ago

I love the ‘Poetry and Plumbing’ metaphor.That really resonated with me!