The Habit Mechanic Podcast - cutting-edge resilience training, leadership training and coaching to develop world-class people and teams.

The Habit Mechanic Podcast - cutting-edge resilience training, leadership training and coaching to develop world-class people and teams.

I'm Dr. Jon Finn. I founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy. I have three psychology related degrees and have worked in performance psychology for over 20 years. I started in elite sport (working with world-class athletes and coaches). I now also work with some of the biggest businesses in the world. In this podcast, I share my expertise about how you and your team can use insights from cutting-edge science and elite sport to fulfil your potential in our challenging world. I provide simple and practical tips, tools and techniques to help you develop Resilience, become an outstanding Leader, and create World-Class teams. If you ever have any questions just drop me an email here: jonfinn@tougherminds.co.uk

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May 24, 2022 35 min

Dr. Jon Finn wrote his best-selling book ‘The Habit Mechanic’ (which took him over 20 years) because his life’s mission is to help people to be their best in the challenging modern world. This book is proven to change lives. People have said it is a ‘MANUAL FOR LIFE’, and a ‘TOOL KIT FOR SUCCESS’. It contains over 30 self-improvement tools.

Dr. Jon Finn founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy and has three psychology-rel...

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On this episode you will learn:

✔︎  How Dr. Finn, from Leeds, UK, took three psychology related degrees to inform his work with The Habit Mechanic and his Tougher Minds Consulting Firm.

✔︎ What Dr. Finn discovered made Roger Bannister's training more "efficient and effective" than his competitors.

✔︎ How he has used his Habit Mechanic Model to develop high performing sports teams.

✔︎ Simple and easy ways that we can all fin...

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Check it out The Habit Mechanic: Fine-Tune Your Brain and Supercharge How You Live, Work, and Lead via this link:  https://geni.us/TheHabitMechanic

If you want to feel better and do better, the biggest problem that you probably face is that most self-help training and coaching is outdated and it’s ineffective in our challenging world. Why? Because it’s not rooted in cutting-edge science about how your brain actually works and what a...

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Download chapters 1 and 2 of 'The Habit Mechanic' for free here. This podcast is a short extract from my book ‘The Habit Mechanic’. It explains what we do at Tougher Minds, and why our approach is different and uniquely powerful. It also explains what is included in ‘The Habit Mechanic’ book. This is useful to understand because the way the book is structured mirrors our ‘Habit Mechanic’ and ‘Chief Habit Mechanic’ training ...

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Dr. Jon Finn analyses the performance of the England men's football team in the European Championship? Final, through a performance psychology lens.

He highlights a valuable leadership lesson which will benefit ANY type of team.

He also explains how understanding the power of habits can help us all maintain our confidence and perform better (and be better) in our professional and personal lives.

You can become a Level 1 'Habit...

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In this Tougher Minds podcast, Dr. Jon Finn explains  why changes to our lives and work, created by the pandemic, have had negative impact for many people.

There are widespread reports of people experiencing poor mental health, poor wellbeing and extreme stress.

But Dr. Jon explains that the solution to these significant challenges  is to begin building new helpful habits.

He also explains how we can all start to do this in a practi...

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Dr. Jon Finn explains how to perform better under pressure - in work and in life.

And with football's European Championship reaching its climax, he shares his unique insight into the mental skills used by England Rugby's record-breaking kicker, Jonny Wilkinson.

Dr. Jon explains how Gareth Southgate's England football team could benefit and apply the insights to win a pressurised penalty shoot-out.

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Dr. Jon Finn explains how building helpful habits will help us overcome the stress and anxiety that many people are experiencing, as they return to the office in a post-Covid world.

He also explains - in practical terms - the science of human stress  and how we can respond to this proactively and effectively by understanding what's happening in our brains.

You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE v...

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Tougher Minds Founder Dr. Jon Finn talks to host Andrew Whitelam about the England team in football's 2021 European Championships.

Dr. Jon highlights the invaluable lessons we can all learn about leadership, team performance and individual performance.

He also points out how the England soccer team could learn from the approach taken by the New Zealand All Blacks. They are the most successful team in world rugby and one of the m...

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This episode is a special interview with Tougher Minds founder, Dr. Jon Finn.

He explains how he and his colleagues developed the unique and award-winning Tougher Minds programmes.

You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE video course here

Visit the Tougher Minds website here 

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Tougher Minds Founder Dr. Jon Finn highlights valuable lessons we can all learn about performing under pressure.

He uses the example of the England cricket team and comments made by their former captain and record run scorer Sir Alastair Cook.

To perform to our potential under pressure, Dr. Jon explains why we need to begin by understanding how our brains work.

He also outlines why deliberate practice  is vital to develop new helpful...

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In this Tougher Minds Podcast, Dr. Jon Finn explains what we can do to avoid the potentially damaging mental health consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Data is highlighting this could be a major problem caused by the lockdowns. Dr. Jon discusses how we can all practically respond to this and overcome it.

He also explains how understanding our thinking habits can help us feel better, be more productive and less stressed. 

You can be...

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Tougher Minds founder Dr. Jon Finn explains why cutting-edge Leadership Science  is essential for success in the new world of work.

Some people call it agile working, some call it hybrid working and others refer to it as flexible working.  Whatever the name, the new and increased challenges for leaders are the same.

In this short podcast, Dr. Finn explains much more and highlights the steps that any team must take, to succeed and thr...

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Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the 2021 French Open tennis prompted great debate.

In this podcast,  I explain why I think her decision shows that she is mentally resilient and that she is a 'Habit Mechanic'.

I also outline how it's possible to support the Japanese-born star and current world number two, so she feels better mentally equipped to face future press conferences.

This process is based on an understanding of ...

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You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE video course here

Tougher Minds Founder Dr Jon Finn explains it is possible for everyone to do better and feel better (in work and life), despite the huge challenges we currently face in our changing world.

He outlines why beneficial, positive progress is so hard when so much current "self-help" material is based on totally outdated, ineffective thinking...

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April 14, 2021 13 min

Listen to this podcast to learn more as Tougher Minds Founder, Dr. Jon Finn, explains why, "leadership is dead", in our rapidly changing and challenging world.

Dr. Jon  explains it's now essential to recognise that everyone is leader within any given team or organisation.  This has massive implications for people and businesses.

He also outlines the award-winning Tougher Minds framework for creating truly high-performing...

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NEW *FREE* Personal Resilience Planner - download here.

In this Tougher Minds Podcast, Dr. Jon Finn explains - in simple, straightforward terms - the science of beneficial behaviour change.

Dr. Jon highlights that we can all improve things in our lives and work and  change for the better.

But just knowing WHAT to do is not enough.  We also need a habit building plan  which takes advantage of insights from behavioural science. 

He also...

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March 23, 2021 12 min


NEW *FREE* Personal Resilience Planner - download here.

Feelings of burnout are increasingly common as many people struggle to balance professional and family demands. These are exacerbated by the problems with working from home, in the Covid world.

In this podcast, Tougher Minds Founder Dr. Jon Finn discusses these critical issues 

He explains why many people can struggle to separate work and personal life; and why they are working m...

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NEW *FREE* Personal Resilience Planner - download here.

Tougher Minds Founder Dr. Jon Finn discusses practical techniques for effective stress management.

He highlights how these will be helpful in the face of the unprecedented challenges we all face on a daily basis (including factors like the return to hybrid working).

Dr. Jon also discusses the stress management lessons we can lean from elite sport and the connection between stres...

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NEW *FREE* Personal Resilience Planner - download here.

Tougher Minds Founder Dr. Jon Finn explains how we can all become more resilient so we feel better and do better in work and life.

Think... doubling productivity, being 100% confident, getting more hours of quality sleep and cutting stress in half.  

  •  Dr. Jon explains the key insights from behavioural science which  can help you become more mentally resilient!
  • He explains how we c...
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