In this episode Alan speaks about how we see ourselves, how others see us, where our sense of self worth comes from, the dangers of our self worth being wrapped around one thing, challenging beliefs, changing behaviours, learning and unlearning, and the importance of challenge and progress.
In this episode Alan dispels some of the most common myths around food and weight loss. This episode features discussion around eating after 6pm, Intermittent Fasting, Good vs Bad, fancy coffees and Protein Bars!
Alan shares some of his observations on how things have changed, both good bad, since Covid-19 cane into our lives. He discusses mental health issues, being responsive rather than reactive, the expectations society and social media have placed on us, how our world may change going forward and how we can create a better future for ourselves.
In this episode Alan explores our attitudes to failure, how we can turn a perceived "failure" into a positive and why failure is a fundamental part of success. He also shares stories of some of his own biggest failures and what he learned from them.
Many of us have a propensity to be busy without actually achieving an awful lot. In this episode Alan poses 6 questions to help you become more productive, rather than chasing your tail. A must for those who feel like they're constantly busy but haven't achieved that much at the end of the week.
As we celebrate one year of The Alan Williams Podcast this episode focuses on the most important aspect of any success story; consistency. Alan also goes deep on gratitude and the awareness our current circumstances has brought to the quality of life we normally inhabit. Enjoy!
Today's episode is a series of thoughts, tips and advice on how we can all come together to get passed the major challenge that is currently facing the world. Alan shares strategies on stress reduction, finding the opportunity in the challenge, mental health, the importance of staying active, tips for working from home, and loads more.
That's the question that was posed to Alan in a recent conversation and he answers it in this week's podcast. This episode contains some interesting thoughts on work ethic, resilience, parenting,ambition, workaholics, doing things for the right reasons and loads more, all while getting a little insight into Alan's own story.
In this week's episode Alan focuses on the importance of developing discipline if you really want to achieve your goal, how to develop discipline and how we may be misjudging some of our teenage generation!
This week Alan discusses the positive and negative impacts of social media, how we treat each other online, inclusion and the need for personal responsibility. Having built a business online he explains how he did that and how he navigates social media to protect his mood, mindset and energy.
In this episode Alan explores the meaning of High Performance and what it takes to reach a level of High Performance in your desired field. This episode also contains loads of nuggets on building resilience, process over outcomes, action versus intention, asking better questions and loads of great mindset content!
Alan shares with you 8 ways in which you can manage your stress levels and create balance in your life. Today, many people are super busy, always on, and also super stressed. And their mental and physical wellbeing is suffering. If you're one of those people this is the episode for you.
Alan sits down with swimmer Mona McSharry to discuss her career to date, her journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, winning a bronze medal at the Europeans in 2019, breaking numerous national records, handling nerves and media attention and being a winner on Ireland's Fittest Family!
Martin Brennan of Myca Accountants shares some financial tips and planning strategies for the regular listener. He also shares his own unique journey to becoming an accountant and his love of fitness, which just happens to include a 2:42 marathon!
Alan chats with Country singer Shauna Mcstravock about her astonishing journey from singing at a church wedding to working with the likes of Daniel O'Donnell and Nathan Carter. Alan and Shauna discuss their experiences of singing and speaking on stage, the pressures around body image for those who perform in front of crowds, the benefits of fitness in keeping balance, the challenge of turning a passion into a business, and loads more!
The first half of the podcast is around achieving success in life, personal, business. How can you do that even from limited resources? Who are the people that see the best of you each day? The 2nd half of the podcast is focused on achieving all of your fitness goals in 2020. Turning down the emotion, having a plan, changing your mindset and creating a lifestyle!
Should you just eat all around you because it's Christmas? Maybe you want to enjoy yourself without totally de-railing your fitness journey? Alan explores the how and why in this episode. The importance of preparation, planning, persistence are also discussed. Also has the meaning of Christmas changed and has that impacted on our mental health?
The episode is primarily based on exercise. Alan looks at things like the definition of fitness, why your results are not matching your training hours, the best type of resistance training for you, what your body is telling you, making progress away from the gym, the difference between Obsession & Dedication, and loads more!
In this episode Alan answers the questions sent in by you, the public, via social media. Everything from weight loss, to building self esteem, dealing with begrudgers and getting your boyfriend to start training!
Alan sits down to chat with GAA star Emlyn Mulligan. An amazing insight into the lifestyle, mindset and commitment of an elite GAA player. Loads of incredible honest opinions, advice for aspiring footballers, training and nutrition insights, overcoming 3 ACL injuries, Emlyn's current time away from the Leitrim GAA scene, his plans for the future and loads more!
What does success truly mean? What shapes our idea of success? Should we allow our children to experience losses and defeats? Why the external view of success is not as important as the internal. How many of us are ok with spending time in our own company? All discussed in this weeks podcast!
Alan explores the mindset around goal setting, why it's crucial to success, why most people fail with their goals, the impact of personal development in his own life, positive affirmations, your crutches when you encounter problems in life and why waiting until January is not going to work!
Alan discusses the importance of creating opportunities rather than waiting for them, dealing with imposter syndrome, saying yes even when you're terrified, and why waiting for your lottery numbers to come up is not the most productive money maker!!
In this episode Alan discusses how and why we either create connection or disconnection with the people around us. Dealing with challenges from naysayers and friends as you improve your life, why the words you say are not always what will be remembered and much more!
Alan sits down with mindfulness teacher Paddy Brosnan for an amazing conversation around the practice of mindfulness. You, the listener, will gain a deeper understanding of the positive impact mindfulness can have in our lives. Paddy gives some great examples of how we can all implement little daily actions that will lead us toward living a more mindful life. Hear Paddy's own remarkable story of leaving the Corporate world behind and how he used mindfulness to improve his life. A great insight into the practice of mindfulness, delivered with equal amounts of compassion and humour. There's even a little free gift for you all at paddybrosnan.com/free
6 years ago this week Alan Williams Coaching was formed. Well, it was in a different guise then but same company! In this episode Alan shares his top 10 learnings from his 6 years as a self employed entrepreneur. Get the pen & paper out!
Dr. Olivia Hurley is a Sport Psychologist, Charted Psychologist, Assistant Professor and Author. In this episode she gives a fantastic insight into what the role of a Sport Psychologist actually involves, some of the strategies she uses to assist her athletes, learning to be ok with the things you can't control and so much more. Ps. She's also our chattiest guest yet!!
Over the years Alan has worked with thousands of people who wanted to change something about their body. In this episode he discusses the psychology around it, the factors we can control and the factors we can't control.
Alan chats to elite level performance nutritionist Daniel Davey about his work with Dublin GAA and Leinster Rugby. This is an incredible insight into the culture of an elite level sporting environment and the strategies Daniel uses, as a performance nutritionist, to help those players maximise their potential. Foodflicker is also Daniel's creation and he speaks more about how that came to life. Daniel discusses his younger days growing up on the West of Ireland, the current influencer culture, the virtues of hard work, and what it takes to reach the top. There's loads of tips and advice in there for all of you too!
Alan chats with elite athlete David Gillick about his athletics career, being a two time European champion, competing at the Olympics. The conversation goes deep on David's struggles with his mental health, hitting rock bottom and getting the help he needed to take back control. An inspirational conversation that will bring huge value to you, the listener!
Alan explains his reasoning behind switching off from a healthy lifestyle on holidays, how he got in shape for holidays, his thoughts on sunshine in relation to mental health, the importance of having a purpose in life and more!
Alan's thoughts from his sickbed! Is spinning the best class for you? Dealing with back pain. Our habits of judging ourselves and others. The human condition we all have that is insecurity. Taking the leap into self employment, the fear and challenges that come with that.
What makes a good trainer? Alan helps you identify them. This episode also gives loads of top advice for young fitness professionals, Alan discusses the year he has erased from his memory and developing character.
This episode gives an amazing insight into the mind of coaches and leaders. Alan explores how we as individuals can be effective leaders within our inner circle and how we can develop the confidence to go after the things we want.
Alan chats to renowned physio Kevin Finn about his journey working with elite level athletes right through to the general public. From first dipping his toes into the waters of professional football at Sligo Rovers to working in the Premier League with Norwich City, hitting the heights of his profession at The Olympic Games and much more. a fascinating listen.