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The Human Performance Podcast with Dr Craig Duncan

The Human Performance Podcast with Dr Craig Duncan

By Dr Craig Duncan
Dr Craig Duncan is a world-leading Human Performance Strategist who works with professional sporting teams, corporations and individuals to maximize their potential to perform. The HP Podcast (formerly the Dr Craig Duncan Podcast) focusses on all things Human Performance and includes short-form reflections on HP, long-form interviews & Q & A.
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#209 - Maximising Human Performance
In this episode Dr Craig announces the upcoming 1 day workshop on May 29 (Maximising Human Performance - An Introduction to the PIA System). Podcast listeners can get an 80% discount just email for more information
May 03, 2022
#208 Do you want to live to 100? #1
in this episode, Dr Craig starts the first in a series of episodes focused on living a long, healthy and happy life - you can also see this series on TikTok @drcraigduncan
March 31, 2022
#207 Stress reduction techniques
Dr Craig discusses a great method for reducing stress
March 25, 2022
#206 - What diet is right for you?
In this episode, Dr Craig discusses diet and how confusing it can be. Remember to check out episode #190 with Sarah Phillipp, where we discuss all things nutrition. Also, check out a new podcast by Professor David Sinclair and specifically episode 2 where this leading authority in aging discusses nutrition - As always, what I discuss in the podcast is not medical advice and make sure you get specific advice, particularly if you have a medical condition
January 16, 2022
Are you getting enough LIGHT in your LIFE?
Dr craig talks about the importance of getting light into your daily routine to enhance sleep and mental health.  Light is imperative for the functioning of the circadian rhythm (our bodies internal clock), and many studies have shown the relationship between light, sleep and mental health.  You can learn more here, and if you have any questions, please contact Dr Craig on Instagram @drcraigduncan or via the website
January 11, 2022
#204 - Happy 2022
In this episode, Dr Craig talks about making positive changes in your life to enhance your health. Dr Craig's book Self-Science can be purchased at Ask questions on Instagram @drcraigduncan
January 03, 2022
#203 - The Holiday Season
In this, Dr Craig discusses the holiday season and how reflecting on your year is the perfect option to combat the usual stress associated with this time. Also a special mention of Isabella Duncans blog which is an excellent resource for any parent and particularly those that have kids that live in 2 homes
December 24, 2021
#202 - The Lessons of Life
In this episode, Dr Craig discusses how life is a never-ending learning experience. We just need to be open to what is being taught
December 12, 2021
#201 - Facts about sleep
In this episode, Dr Craig shares several critical facts about the importance of sleep.  If sleep is a problem for you or someone you know, this is a great episode to listen to.  Dr Craig discusses sleep in his book Self-Science: A study of you by you (get your copy at  Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker is also an excellent book about sleep.
December 10, 2021
#200 Are you maximiaing your potential?
Dr Craig discusses potential and how reflection is a crucial step in the process of optimising you
December 07, 2021
#199 - Obsessive Connectivity
In this episode, Dr Craig reads a chapter from his book. Self-Science: A study of you by you that focuses on managing our use of technology. Is technology a positive or negative in your life?
December 05, 2021
#198 - Solving the Worlds Problems
In this episode, Dr Craigs speaks about reflecting on the Worlds problems and identifying what would you love to solve
December 04, 2021
#197 - Making the most of every day
Do you make the most of every day? Our days are limited so let's make the most of them
December 03, 2021
#196 - Never underestimate the power of being grateful
In this episode, Dr Craig takes about how gratitude is one of the most powerful influences on our life
December 02, 2021
#195 - Never stop dreaming
In today's episode, Dr Craig talks about living a purposeful life
December 01, 2021
#194 - Is the news good for you?
We often speak about our control zone, and today Dr Craig discusses the news and if it is helping or hindering our life. We have the ability not to listen or read the information, and this could be a great decision - sometimes
November 30, 2021
#193. - What can you control?
In this episode, Dr Craig reads a passage from Seneca, the great stoic philosopher and discusses control and being in the present
November 29, 2021
#192 - Self-Science and Sleep
In this episode, Dr Craig reads a chapter from his book Self-Science that focuses on sleep. If you want to purchase the book, go to
November 28, 2021
#191 - Update
It's been nearly two months since the last podcast, so Dr Craig gives a quick update on what's been going on
November 27, 2021
#190 - All things NUTRITION with Sarah Philipp from Abundelicious
We are very fortunate to have Sarah from Abundelicious on the podcast, discussing all things Nutrition.  Nutrition is a vital pillar in our Holistic Health Model, and Sarah offers excellent advice.  Sara is an AADP board-certified health and wellness coach from Chicago, USA, helping people overcome emotional eating, tricky digestion and anxiety for over ten years.  Sarah started Abundelicious, which is a Nutrition coaching service because of her health journey.  Go to to learn more about Sarah and find great resources on Nutrition and more.
October 01, 2021
#189 Doing your Best
We can’t control if we win or lose, but we can control our effort. Don’t live life half-hearted life and start creating a “doing my best” attitude to everything. Contact Dr Craig @drcraigduncan on social media or
September 18, 2021
#188 - Wisdom
In this episode, Dr Craig speaks about the value of wisdom and how important wisdom is to making good decisions.
September 13, 2021
#187 - Self-Care
We all need to look after ourselves so that we can look after others. Sleep, exercise and good food whilst managing our stress levels are all imperative to make a positive impact on our world
August 11, 2021
#186 - Dr Craig on the BodyScience podcast - COVID, LOCKDOWN & STRESS: WIll it ever end?
I appear regularly on the Body Science Podcast, and it is a great podcast to subscribe to ( This episode is from a recent interview I did with my friend Greg Young, a co-founder of body science (, an Australia leading supplement company and one of my favourite organisations in the World. We discuss Covid, Lockdowns & Stress: Will it ever end? I take a positive view of present difficulties and focus on what we can control and what we can do to keep us in the best possible physiological and psychological condition.  You can follow body science @bodyscience and Greg @bscgreg.  Also, check out their amazing products and use CRAIGD15 as a special code for a discount
August 03, 2021
#185 - Leadership in Sport
In this episode, Dr Craig is interviewed by Dr Michael Noetel in the first of a 10 part series on leadership.  
July 25, 2021
#184 - Dr Craig with Dr Andy Harper on The Soccer Doctors Podcast
This is from my other podcast, The Soccer Doctors, where my great friend Dr Andy Harper and I discuss sport, football and life.  I'm sure you will enjoy it, and if you want to check out other episodes, you will find it available wherever you listen to podcasts
July 23, 2021
#183 - What is your gift?
We all have a gift or gifts, but we need to do the work to identify exactly what these gifts are. This is the most important work you need to do
July 18, 2021
#182 - Ask Dr Craig #4
Here is your weekly dose of Ask Dr Craig.  If you have a question, please send it in, and Dr Craig will answer it in a future episode.
June 30, 2021
#181 - Dr Craig interviewed by Dr Andy Harper (Soccer Doctors Podcast)
In this episode, we have used an episode for our Soccer Doctors Podcast where Harps interviews Dr Craig about his recent trip to UAE to work with that countries national team.  Soccer Doctors is our recent new monthly podcast where Dr Andy and Dr Craig discuss football, sport, and life, so please have a listen and venture across to Soccer Doctors and listen to some of the other episodes.
June 27, 2021
#180 - Are you Languishing?
The last 18 months have been difficult for many of us, and the difficulties and disruptions to life will continue.  Dr Craig discusses the concept of languishing and how so many of us have put our life on hold rather than embrace every day.  It has been and continues to be difficult but let's not waste any more days thinking about how hard life is and start moving in a positive direction to start flourishing.   If you want to contact Dr Craig  Instagram/Twitter/Facebook @drcraigduncan Website Email
June 26, 2021
#179 - Ask Dr Craig #3 Nutrition
Dr Craig discusses nutrition and what he has been up to recently.  Good nutrition starts with self-awareness and identifying what you are presently eating and then making adjustments.  Like exercise people often start on a lifestyle that is too difficult but with the self-science approach its all about small steps that lead to lifelong positive changes.
June 22, 2021
#178 - Why Exercise?
In this episode, Dr Craig talks about why exercise or any movement will make life better. So often, exercise is seen as this huge mountain to climb when all we need to do is start moving more today than yesterday.  Build the relationship with movement first before you start thinking about intense workouts or following some program you have seen on youtube.  The most important thing is to start and make movement part of the rest of your life. Any questions contact Dr Craig Instagram @drcraigduncan Email Website
June 19, 2021
#177 - Reflecting on Life
In this episode, Dr Craig takes you through a reflection on life.  Make sure you find a quite place and don't do this whilst driving.  Take the time to do this as it can make all the difference It’s not just another day Do you think you will live forever? I’m sure you know you won’t, but are you living your life like it will be endless? It seems so many of us don’t embrace each day with what a new awakening deserves Logically we know that life is not never-ending but we continue to live as if it is. How often do you suffer a day and wish it was over? Don’t get me wrong I also do this and there are some days you do hope will end. However, with more reflection, we can see just how vital it is to make the most of the good, the bad and the ugly of life. --
June 14, 2021
#176 - #2 Ask Dr Craig
Our weekly Q & A with Dr Craig.  If you want questions answered, please write to Dr Craig @drcraigduncan on  Instagram or even leave a voice message here.  Dr Craig this week answers questions on starting an exercise program and what and when to eat before sport.
June 10, 2021
#175 Obsessive Connectivity - Is your phone a problem for you?
In this episode, Dr Craig discusses the issues that we all face with the increased reliance on technology.  Is your phone a problem for you? We all struggle with the usage of technology, and it's not about removing it, but like all things, it's about finding a balance
June 09, 2021
#174 - Sleep Facts
Sleep is the foundation for great performance.  Dr Craig talks about several sleep facts that may interest you and, most importantly will demonstrate just how valuable sleep is for our overall health. An infographic with these facts can be found on Dr Craigs Instagram @drcraigduncan at the infographics icon
June 06, 2021
#173 Shortcuts and long term progress
It seems we live in a world that is obsessed with taking shortcuts.  Dr Craig discusses shortcuts and how in most instances they won't get you long term success
June 03, 2021
#172 - Q&A - Number 1
Finally, after wanting to do Q&A and getting requests to do Q&A, here is the first edition.  We will do this once every week, so please send in your questions, and they will be answered.  You can even record them, and we can put this recording on the episode.  This week's questions are about the best technology for monitoring sleep and the best activity trackers on the market.  These are only my opinions and they are what I presently use. I discuss some products in this episode, and here are the links. Oura Ring Apple Watch Garmin Fenix - best reviews of sports stech on the internet
June 01, 2021
#171 Living in the moment
In this episode, Dr Craig passionately speaks about living in the moment and how it’s time to stop wasting days. If your in a rut these few minutes maybe what you need to kickstart some action
May 26, 2021
#170 - Dealing with difficult people
In this episode, Dr Craig talks about "annoying" people and how it is best to change our view.  We are all unique, and let's view others from this perspective rather than judging them and sentencing them to the "annoying" person category.
May 19, 2021
#169 Give yourself Space
In this episode, Dr Craig talks about how not to live in a constant state of anxiety
May 16, 2021
#168 - The NOISE in our minds
Is your mind constantly noisy? Is it ever silent? We need to have moments of silence to be fully present and it’s a great time to start looking for silence. My book Self-Science is available and for any information go to
May 15, 2021
#167 - Conversations with ourself
What is your internal voice saying to you? Is it positive, negative or even fair? Is it kind? The most important conversations we will ever have are with ourselves so let’s make them productive
May 14, 2021
#166 Being Present & Showing Up
How often are you somewhere but not really there? You are listening but not really hearing? Your mind is focused or consumed with work, but you're not at work.  Listen to Dr Craig discuss this problem and how important it is for us to be present and show up when our friends and family need us. Contact Dr Craig at
April 23, 2021
We all have those days that don't go according to plan.  The days where we don't feel motivated to get things done.  The days where we see everything through "doom & gloom" glasses.  One tact I have found that helps me is to STOP and look around, REFLECT on the wonderful things that I can see & APPRECIATE what I have in my view.  This act of gratitude will help you and may help you get out of a dark mood.  It's important to accept these moods but try this little gratitude practice, and I hope it helps. Our podcast with Dr Andy Harper SOCCER DOCTORS is now available and is well worth a listen on apple or Spotify and all other platforms.  Harps and I have lots of fun doing this so, please have a listen. Self-Science, my latest book, is back in stock and available at and has had great reviews, so I would love you to have a read.   As always, if you have any feedback, please contact me.
April 17, 2021
#164 Curiosity
Are you eager to learn? Are you interested in others? We are all curious when we are young, but as we age, it seems our curiosity diminishes.  Dr Craig talks about the value of curiosity and how it can make your life better if you start being curious 24/7 As always, we love your feedback, so any questions, just ask.  Self-Science Dr Craigs latest book is available, and if you like the podcast this is a great way to support it.
March 20, 2021
#163 Leadership and Ego
Dr Craig talks about ego and its impact on all of us, particularly when we are leading. There will be a much longer discussion about this topic in an upcoming episode of the Body Science podcast with our great friends at  As always, if you have any feedback, contact us and remember Self-Science  - A study of you by you is now available to purchase at
March 16, 2021
#10 Dr Craig Interviews - PRODUCTIVITY with sport psychologist Dr Michael Noetel
Im very excited about this episode with my friend Dr Michael Noetel.  Michael is one of the most productive people I know and I was curious to find out what methodology Michael uses to be so productive.  I learnt a great amount and I'm sure you will also.  Please read about Michael below and enjoy the episode Dr Michael Noetel Research Fellow M App Psy (Sport and Exercise), BSc (Adv, Hons) Finding the truth is hard.  We're all prone to biases and can only spend so much time learning about the world.  How can we learn the truth in the most efficient way, and use it to make the world a better place?  Michael aims to solve this problem.  He uses his expertise in data science and systematic reviews to find the truth about what works best.  He uses this knowledge to change behaviour in health, education, sport, and the broader community.  He has received 5 awards for outstanding teaching and has an emerging track record of publishing high-quality research.  He has also used this background to have an impact in the community, from coaches and players in the NRL and AFL, and to leading executives from the wealth and financial services industries.  He hopes to help people change their own behaviour and the behaviour of others to live more effective, inspiring, and high-performing lives.
February 26, 2021
#162 Take off the Mask
How authentic are you? Do you have different personas? This episode discusses how riding it is not to be yourself all the time and how it's time for a change.
February 20, 2021
#9 Dr.Craig Interviews - Andy Harper
This episode is with my great friend Andy Harper.  Andy was an Australian football (soccer) player who played in Australia's National Soccer League for St George, Marconi, Brisbane Strikers and Newcastle United. Since retiring in 2001, he has written several books, the most popular being (Johnny Warren's biography), Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters, The Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren & Soccer In Australia and Changing the Game (Ange Postecoglou Biography).  Andy is also known as a commentator and analyst in Australia with Fox Sports.  However, more than anything, Harps is one of my closest friends. I was so fortunate to meet when we were very young. Self-Science a Study of You by You is available and has been getting great reviews, and that and the 100X Journal (Co-Authored by Dr Michael Noetel) are available at Love to hear your feedback and get your questions so contact me at any time @drcraigduncan on social media
February 10, 2021
#161 - Leadership Q and A with Dr Michael Noetel
A great episode on leadership with my friend Dr Michael Noetel one of Australias leading performance psychologists.  This recording comes from a series of workshops we did on leadership and involves questions from the participants in the course. A good general discussion on leadership that I'm sure you will enjoy. Self-Science a Study of You by You is available and has been getting great reviews and that and the 100X Journal (Co-Authored by Dr Michael Noetel) are available at Love to hear your feedback and get your questions so contact me at any time @drcraigduncan on social media 
February 08, 2021
#160 - Sleep is the FOUNDATION of performance
In this episode, Dr Craig reads a chapter from he's book Self-Science A study of you by you which is focussed on sleep. 94% of the Western Population have issues with sleep, and are you one of them? Please contact Dr Craig or ask a question and we will answer it.  In this episode, Dr Craig talks about blue light blocking glasses, and these can be purchased at and Self Science the book can be purchased at Dr CRaig also spoke about the Apple Watch that can be purchased from Apple and the Oura Ring Any questions contact Dr Craig @drcraigduncan on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook and Linkedin
February 01, 2021
#159 Self-Compassion
Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness, concern and support you’d show to a good friend.  When faced with difficult life struggles, or confronting personal mistakes, failures, and inadequacies, self-compassion responds with kindness rather than harsh self-judgment, recognizing that imperfection is part of the human experience.  To give oneself compassion, one must be able to turn toward, acknowledge, and accept that one is suffering, meaning that mindfulness is a core component of self-compassion.    In this episode, Dr Craig discusses self-compassion and how an unkind inner voice may be causing you problems. Here is a good meditation to help you start the process of being more compassionate to yourself
January 19, 2021
#8 Interview Series with Dr Adam Hewitt
Dr Adam Hewitt is a good friend of mine and is a sports science lecturer at the Australian Catholic University and works as a Performance Analyst in professional sport. Adam completed his PhD in Performance Analysis focussing on Game models and is always thinking about making PA, and he's analysis better.  We dive into Adams origin story, family and career and I am sure you will enjoy it.   As always, you can contact me.  Instagram/Twitter @drcraigduncan The shop is, and we are adding new products in the hUman Performance Space all the time
January 13, 2021
#158 Control and 2021
There are things in our control, somewhat in our control and many outside our control.  This week Dr Craig discusses control and how we need to manage our perception so we don't get caught up in the stress of trying to control what we can't. If you have any questions you want to be answered please contact Instagram/Twitter @drcraigduncan Website Facebook Dr Craig Page
January 06, 2021
#157 Mortality
In this episode, Dr Craig talks about Mortality, Self-Science and the Deathbed Scorecard. Buy Self-Science and the 100X Journal at
January 04, 2021
#156- New Years Resolutions 2021
Be kind to yourself and don't set yourself up for failure with your2021 New Years Resolutions.  Dr Craig discusses how best to make your resolutions into lasting habits. As always if you want to discuss anything, please contact Dr Craig @drcraigduncan Twitter/Instagram and thanks to Brendon Kenny for the original music
December 29, 2020
I have witnessed amazing courage in recent times, and I think this is a quality that is often misunderstood.  I'm so grateful for my recent experiences, although they have caused great pain, I have now see what courage really is. As always if you want to discuss anything, please contact me @drcraigduncan Twitter/Instagram and thanks to Brendon Kenny for the original music 
December 26, 2020
#154 - Love what you have
Focus on what you have rather than wasting time thinking about what you don't have
December 20, 2020
#153 - How much time do you waste?
De Craig discusses time and how we need to reflect on where we waste time. We have limited time, so let's use it wisely. Buy Self-Science and contact Dr Craig on all socials @drcraigduncan
December 13, 2020
#152 Leadership and workplace well-being
Are you a leader or a coach? If you want a positive workplace that is also productive it's often up to you
December 05, 2020
#151 The Deathbed Scorecard (DBS)
To help you find purpose and reflect on what is Important Dr Craig talks about the Deathbed Scorecard. New year is fast approaching and this is a great time to reflect on 2020 and start preparing for the future Buy Self-Science Message Dr Craig on Instagram @drcraigduncan Leave a message here Dr Craigs Website Our Company
December 01, 2020
#150 The Tombstone Tagline (TST)
Dr Craig talks about your TST as a great way of getting your life on track.  Starting with the end in mind will help you find your purpose and get focussed on what is really important. 
November 29, 2020
#149 What I have learnt from 2020 Part 2
Dr Craig completes he's top 10 lessons from 2020.  Please contact Dr Craig on the link below with any questions 
November 28, 2020
#148 What I have learnt from 2020 PART 1
In this episode, Dr Craig discusses what he has learnt from 2020 and encourages everyone to start reflecting on what they have learnt. We would love to hear from you on this topic.
November 27, 2020
#147 - Interview about Sport Science
This is a special episode where a podcast from Nepal interviews Dr Craig. All things human performance are discussed, and it's a good chance to hear Dr Craig on the other side of an interview.  If you have any questions, please send them in or contact Dr Craig direct
November 24, 2020
#146 Leadership - Bias and decision making
This is the first in a series of episodes with my friend Dr Michael Noetel where we discuss all things leadership. This weeks episode is focussed on Bias and Decision making and how leaders can easily fall into Biased decision making if they are not self-aware. I would love to hear your feedback or any questions that you may have, and I really hope you enjoy this episode. Dr Mike and I also authored the 100X Journal together, and that and my new book Self-Science - A Study of You by You are both available at
November 17, 2020
#145 Effort
The effort we put on is often all the reward we need but are you putting effort into the right areas?
November 17, 2020
#144 Creation not Destruction
Creating anything is good for our psychological health but being destructive causes stress and anxiety. In this podcast, Dr Craig discusses the beauty of creation and how positive it can be in your life
November 16, 2020
#143 Managing Anger
What has getting angry done for you lately? If you are like me, all anger does is cause problems and stress. In this episode, I discuss anger and how if we get the basics right we can manage it very effectively
November 14, 2020
Why the NAME change?
A special episode to discuss the recent name change to The Human Performance Podcast with Dr Craig Duncan. The name is more representative of the podcast, and although much will stay the same, we will introduce more long-form discussions, question & answer and continue with our short reflections. I hope you continue to support the podcast and please share with people that you think will benefit from our discussions.
November 13, 2020
#142 - What is success for you?
What is a successful life? We need to have our own individual criteria of success rather than live someone else’s success Self-science my new book is now available contact me @drcraigduncan on twitter or instagram or email me
November 02, 2020
#7 Dr Craig Duncan Interviews - Guido Seerden
Great to have my friend Guido Seerden on the podcast. Guido is based in the Netherlands and is a football coach, sports scientist, mentor and human performance coach. Guido has a Masters in Sports Science and is completing postgraduate study in body orientated psychotherapy.  Guido has worked with football teams in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Kingdom, UAE and Holland. Guido has a great interest in Human Performance from a holistic perspective, and we cover a vast range of topics from football to stoicism to body orientated psychotherapy. Guido can be found at BLOG - TWITTER - @guidoseerden Linkedin - My new book Self-Science is now available and can be found at and in episode #140 - What is Self-Science
October 23, 2020
#141 - Culture starts with Leadership
Dr Craig discusses the importance of leadership and self-leadership in the creation of a positive culture. Contact Dr Craig @drcraigduncan on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Website: . New book Self-Science A Study of You by You can be bought at
October 20, 2020
#140 What is Self-Science
In this special episode Dr Craig reads a chapter from the book Self-Science that is now available at or
October 13, 2020
#139 - BE YOU but Don't be ALL about YOU
Radical individualism has minimal positive outcomes for individuals and communities. It's great to be YOU as you are special but not at the expense of others. Humans need humans and a "good life" is one that helps others whilst doing no home. So in this DO YOU environment yes DO YOU so you can DO BETTER for our world. Dr Craigs book Self-Science - A study of you by you is now available on Amazon or, or Instagram @drcraigduncan (See details in BIO)
October 12, 2020
#138 - Failure is ok
Never dear failure just learn from it. Dr Craigs book Self-Science is now available go to or or Amazon to purchase
October 10, 2020
#137 - What is your intention?
Do your words help or hinder? Do your actions help or hinder? Humans are great at justifying poor behavior but reality is it’s imperative to reflect and be honest with ourselves. Focus on doing what is best for the common good
October 03, 2020
#136 - Live your desired life
Dr Craig talks about living a life desire and taking the time to reflect on the life you desire. Self-Science - A study of you by you is my new book and it’s out now - go to to purchase
October 02, 2020
#135 - Stop the race and slow down
Is your life a race? Are you racing from one meeting to the other, from one place to another? Why? Are you living your desired life? Dr Craig talks about reflecting on what life you want and the need to slow down
September 30, 2020
#134 - life is more than a succession of days
Life goes very quickly if you don't make the most of every moment
September 29, 2020
#133 Fear
What do you fear? Fear takes you away from the present and makes sure you will never maximize your potential. Dr Craig talks about embracing fear and NOT avoiding it.
September 28, 2020
#132 - Sleep Routines
Sleep is the foundation of performance and maybe a happy life so it's imperative we get this part of our life right. Dr Craig talks about having a sleep routine and how a routine might be the key to great sleep. Also Dr Craigs new book Self-Science - A Study of You by You is now out and you can buy it at or go to @drcraigduncan on Instagram and the link is in the bio
September 16, 2020
#131 - Are you stuck?
Dr Craig discusses the difficulties of these times and how it's vital to b kind to yourself
September 12, 2020
#6 Dr Craig Interviews - Donny Singe
Donny Singe returns for more fantastic insight into the world of high performance sport and life in general. Some great takeaways on how to deal with difficult times at work and life
August 25, 2020
Who do you surround yourself with?
You must have a positive support group. Be aware of those that tell you what you want to hear rather than what you need to hear.
August 16, 2020
#5 Dr Craig Interviews - Luke Mathers
I'm so excited about this interview with Luke Mathers ( the author of Stress Teflon. This is a must-listen as Luke has so much wisdom and I always get insight from every one of our conversations. Luke Mathers has a rare magnetism that occurs when you meet truly authentic people. He is someone that cares about the people he meets and he shows it. Luke is a husband and father and true Australian visionary who refuses to conform and believes in doing good and making the world a better place. Growing up with three older sisters, he learnt at an early age that anything was possible. With a love of innovation, he has owned more than a dozen businesses. He is an inventor, author, and philanthropist who is constantly looking to find better ways to improve the world around him. Luke started an optometry aid service in Vanuatu and has provided thousands of pairs of glasses to people who were devastated by Cyclone Pam. But allowing people to see wasn’t enough for this ambitious, go-getting Aussie. He is also a founding shareholder and board advisor to Nevhouse, a company that builds low-cost housing in third-world countries out of recycled plastic. Luke is a true believer that stress can be good for you if you learn how to utilise it.
July 30, 2020
#128 - Kindness can make the world a better place
In this episode, Dr Craig gives a challenge to all of us to do 3 acts of kindness every day. We can all make the world a better place just by being kind Dr Craigs new book Self-Science - A study of you by you will be out by September, so if you are interested, please make contact
July 29, 2020
#127 - Live your ”GOOD LIFE”
Dr Craig discusses the concept of living a ”good life” and how this must be specific to YOU. It's important whatever your ”good life” is that you start living it now.
July 18, 2020
#126 - The Workplace
We spend over 30% of our time at work, additional time commuting to work and even more time thinking about work. Problem is up to 85% of people are unhappy at work. Dr Craig discusses this issue and how leadership and self-leadership plays a critical role
July 04, 2020
#125-One of those days
There will always be days that e are not 100% and that's 🆗. These days are often when we lean the most. Dr Craig talks about these days and go important it is to Know Thyself so you can determine why you are not in your optimal zone
June 27, 2020
#124 - Take responsibility for your Life
Do you blame others for not having the life you desire? Do you outsource your happiness? Dr Craig talks about gratitude and freedom and how taking responsibility for your life will lead you in the right direction
June 20, 2020
#123 Are YOU Present?
In this episode, Dr Craig discusses how important it is to be present when you are with people. There is no doubt distractions are part of our lives, BUT when we are with others, it is vital for them and us that we are FULLY listening. We all know this, but we so often don't do it. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it where possible. Read more from Dr Craig at and follow him @drcraigduncan on all social media channels.
June 18, 2020
#4 Dr Craig Interviews - Gary Cole
Gary Cole played for the Australian National Football Team, coached at the Australian Institute of Sport, was football manager at Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. He has had an extensive career in football and is one of the most respected people in Sport in Australia. However, like all our guests, this is just the start as Gary is also a fantastic person that inspires me with his outlook on life and the impact he has on others. We discuss Gary's origins and also his recent battle with a significant illness. I enjoyed this interview very much, and I know you will too and even if you don't know Gary from football. This is a must-listen just to hear about the process of being diagnosed with cancer to fighting the biggest challenge of life.  Contact Gaz on social media (twitter) @gazzagazzagc if you want to continue the discussion
June 11, 2020
#122 - Are you living an ESSENTiAL life?
If we don't do the deep work and identify our purpose in life, we will find ourselves being pulled in multiple directions. How many times have you agreed to have a meeting or do anything that wasn't essential? It has happened to me and happens to me often. Greg Mckeown wrote an excellent book Essentialism that is well worth reading on this exact topic. Become a self scientist and determine your purpose and stick to it otherwise, you won't be living your life
June 09, 2020
#121 - Do your job
We have become too reliant on applause for just doing our duty, job or even for why is right. Dr Craig speaks about this issue and what reward we should be looking for
June 02, 2020
#3 Dr Craig Interviews - John Aloisi
John Aloisi is a former professional football (Soccer) player and now is a professional coach. John had an incredible career as a player with 459 appearances and over 120 goals. He is remembered for scoring the final penalty to get Australia to the 2006 World Cup but also as the only Australian to play in the English Premier League, Italian Seria A and the Spanish La Liga. John has coached Melbourne Heart and Brisbane Roar in the A-League and has an outstanding future in coaching.  In this interview we talk about Johns early days growing up in Adelaide, the AIS, going to Europe at 16, meditation, that penalty, the World Cup and coaching. This was a most enjoyable interview and I'm sure you will get lots out of it. As always if you want further information go to and make contact
June 02, 2020
#2 Dr Craig Interviews - Donny Singe
Donny Singe has 25 years experience at the highest level of professional sport working in rugby league, ice hockey , rugby and tennis. He also spent 5 years in the military and is the high performance manager of Manly in the NRL. Donny is also an executive coach and speaker and is one of my favourite people - I’m sure you will enjoy this
May 25, 2020
#120 - What is stopping you?
Every day we live we are closer to our last day so why is stopping you making today and every day memorable. Dr Craig talks about the importance of getting your physiological state right and how important this is. It's time to get your exercise, sleep, nutrition etc on he right track
May 25, 2020
#119 Desire what you have
Humans always seem to keep wanting what they don’t have - more, more , more - Dr Craig talks about desiring what you already have and making the most of it
May 23, 2020
The Dr Craig Interviews #1 - Terry McFlynn
Thanks for supporting the podcast and this is the first of a new part of the podcast where I will interview people who have been involved in Human Performance at the highest level.  These great humans will come from sport, the corporate world, military, education, or any area of life. Our first guest is one of my favorite people Terry McFlynn who was a professional football (soccer) player and now has gone on to have a great career in administration in the sporting arena. We discuss Terry's origin story, his career in football, and the transition post-retirement. 
May 18, 2020
#118 The Power of Kindness
The importance of kindness is often underestimated - Dr Craig talks about how kindness is one of life secrets
May 18, 2020
#117 Who is influencing you?
On a world of influences we need to determine who and what has a positive influence on us.
May 16, 2020
#116 - It could always be worse
Times can be tough and we all experience suffering in some form. However, by reflecting that even in our most difficult days it could always be worse. This process can give great strength when you need it most
May 15, 2020
#115 A Philosophy of Life
Do you have a philosophy for your life? It will take time to develop but can make a positive impact an bring peace and joy
May 09, 2020
#114 - Setbacks - turning a negative into a positive
Every day we experience setbacks but how do you handle them.? Start keeping a note of your setbacks and reflect on your behaviour. A setback won't be overcome with anger and emotion
May 05, 2020
#113- Life is short
Don't judge a life by how long it is but rather what we accomplish. Dr Craig talks about making the most of our life and how the death bed scorecard can really help
April 28, 2020
#112 - the Amygdala hijack and understanding stress, anger and frustration
In this episode Dr Craig explores what happens to us when stress impacts our life and what is happening on our brain
April 28, 2020
#111 - The 3 R’s + R - Reflect, Refocus, Reset and Repear
Dr Craig talks about the 3 R’s and how this is a great time to practice this technique
April 26, 2020
#110 - Be careful what you wish for
Times are difficult but there is much joy to be found in this time if you look for it. Don’t wish away this special opportunity to have more time with your children and loved ones
April 22, 2020
#109 Managing Stress and Anxiety
This is the audio from a recent webinar for my friends at SNAP Printing. The focus on managing stress and anxiety during difficult times and how best to navigate these periods of life. Although COVID-19 has elevated stress and anxiety this is an issue at all times. Please send any questions to me if you need any further information
April 20, 2020
#108 Self-Isolation to Strengthen Self
This is a difficult time but crucial we manage our stress and anxiety. In this episode Dr Craig speaks about the key factors that will enhance your immune system and help you navigate the difficulties of this time
April 07, 2020
#107 - Training in Isolation
Many people are now in isolation and this includes professional athletes. It’s a unique time and this podcast discusses possible ways to navigate through this
March 20, 2020
Self-Science and Knowing Thyself
Use you time to really get to know who you are. Where are you presently in your life and is it different to where you want to be? No time like the present to simply sit back and reflect - become a true self-scientist to maximize your potential
March 17, 2020
#105 Attitude of Gratitude
Gratitude practice can make all the difference in your life. There is so much we have but sadly often we focus more on what we don’t have. In this episode we discuss the value of being grateful
March 13, 2020
#104 Control and the corona virus
I’m no expert on the corona virus but it’s a good example of where we manage what is in our control and what is outside. Spending time focusing on what is outside our control will cause anxiety and is a waste of mental energy. The key is to really reflect on what is in and outside your control.
March 12, 2020
Leadership and the challenge NETWORK
If your in a leadership position or a coach how long since you have had criticism from your support team? If it’s been a while it sounds like you have an echo chamber in your midst. A challenge network will help you and your team to progress BUT can your ego handle it
February 16, 2020
Interview with Liam Cody from OPTA and a PIA alumni
Liam and I have worked extensively together and I recorded this interview for students in the Human Performance space - it is about Liams journey and offers great insight into how to get into the High Performance Field
February 15, 2020
#101 Set realistic goals
I will start doing more Q&A so please send questions in. This one was about laziness in respect to exercise. I don’t think it’s laziness it’s just about setting goals we can achieve and building on this
February 11, 2020
#100 Is your day really that bad?
We often think we are having a bad day but is it really that bad? There will be a time in your life when you wish for this day as you will realize it wasn’t that bad. Look for the good when your feeling bad and it will make all the difference
February 06, 2020
#99 When things change?
Change is part of life but often it is a struggle for us to manage the disruption. If we focus on what is in our control and our perception of the outcome of the change we will be able to cope better
January 29, 2020
What exercise program is Right for you?
A couple of episodes ago I spoke about what diet was right for you and it gained lots of positive feedback so here is one on exercise. KEY is to become a self-scientist and analyze yourself to make sure it is a program that is RIGHT for you
January 26, 2020
To embrace life we need to embrace death - Dr Craig gets deep with some very practical points on how to maximize your potential and how to develop and use a Deathbedscorecard to enhance every day
January 18, 2020
What diet is right for you?
A common New Years resolution is to change your diet or lose weight BUT are you on a diet that will really work for you. Any diet will work for a short time BUT it’s really about changing your lifestyle and finding a nutritional regime that meets your needs and personality. This is why it’s vital you starting taking responsibility by becoming a self scientist and analyzing you so you get the best outcomw
January 09, 2020
#95 Parents, Coaches & Leaders
It doesn’t matter who you are one of the primary things we need in life is to feel safe and people that enhance this feeling are so valuable. It is the basic role of parents, coaches and leaders BUT sadly this does not always happen
January 06, 2020
#94 - Happy 2020
2020 is now with us so I do hope it is a wonderful year- A few of my thoughts on managing New Years resolutions and how knowing thyself and becoming a great Self Scientist will enhance your life
January 02, 2020
#93 SELFSCIENCE - the framework to maximize self awareness
In 2020 I will be releasing my book SELF SCIENCE which is all about a study of you by YOU - taking responsibility for all aspects of your life by becoming informed on how to beat manage your performance and maximize your potential
December 29, 2019
#92 Perception
We can’t control much of life BUT we can always control our perception and that is so powerful. In this episode I discuss how if we look at our world with a different lens our life can be very different
December 27, 2019
#91 You get what you give
In life if you give you will get - be kind and helpful to others as the World doesn’t revolve around us
December 21, 2019
#90 Authenticity is a great quality
Let’s make 2020 the year of authenticity where we remove the mask and be real - the world needs you to be you not anything else
December 20, 2019
#89 You are more than a SCORE
Many people get results this time of year from high school, university, performance reviews etc BUT we need to remember it’s about the journey and doing our very very best and NOT being defined by a score
December 17, 2019
#88 Do you think you will live forever?
We all know we won’t live forever but why do we waste so many days by not truly living them. STOP getting too focussed on the future that you miss the lessons of today
December 14, 2019
Is the grass greener on the other side?
Many of us are never happy where we are and think that somewhere else will bring us what we need. However, if we get us right wherever we are will be right.
December 01, 2019
#86 Embrace the difficulties of life
Stop avoiding difficult situations And embrace them. It’s the only way to truly test if we are making any progress as remember anyone can be good when things are going good
November 23, 2019
Episode #85 - Don’t set yourself up to FAIL
Often people write to me about being lazy and demotivated. They have started a new exercise regime or diet but after a couple of weeks they stop. It’s not laziness it’s just we set ourselves up to fail by not having programs that individualized for our own personalities. Focus on being a self-scientist and small steps and build up
November 16, 2019
#84 - Have a plan but make it AGILE
We all need to plan but make sure your plan is agile
November 10, 2019
#83 Don’t wait until December 31 to make positive changes
I’m no fan of New Years resolutions and with less than 80 days left of 2019 you have the opportunity to make changes NOW. In fact every day you can make a change and if you fail you have another day and another Make 2019 memorable and as always it’s up to you
October 19, 2019
What is important in your Life?
As humans we don’t like discussing death and our last days BUT what about if we embrace the fact our days are numbered we can start to live an amazing life
September 13, 2019
#81 What are the secrets to a happy life?
Everyone searches for a happy life and it is a never ending search. One important goal is to strive to do your very best or to maximize your potential. It’s our responsibility to do our very best
August 14, 2019
#80 Impact for Better
Is doing what you do having an impact for Better? In business, in conversations or wherever you are reflect on the outcome of your intervention and if you have had an Impact for Better
July 26, 2019
Episode 79 - Working in High Performance
This is a longer episode where I captured a discussion with final year sports science students about their future and my thoughts about getting their career started.
July 17, 2019
Episode #78 Decision Fatigue
We have so much available data and choice that it becomes difficult to make simple decisions. Decision fatigue decreases our ability to be creative and productive so try to decrease the amount of decisions you need to make each day - contact me at drcraigduncan@gmail to discuss further or join our community at
July 09, 2019
Episode 77 - Don’t forget to reflect
Socrates, probably the greatest thinker in history identified that reflection was crucial to live a rewarding life. Take the time daily to reflect and you will see many positive outcomes
June 22, 2019
The dangers of “yes” people and the echo chamber
Leaders, coaches and all of us need good people around us. People that will give true insight rather than just saying yes to everything we do and say. Many leaders surround themselves with an echo chamber and this is the most dangerous thing you can do - it’s time to assess your staff and be very aware of those that agree with everything you do and say all of the time. If you want to maximize the performance of your team, Organisation or self you won’t do it if you are surrounded by an echo chamber
June 18, 2019
#75 You have a choice
Everyday we get to choose how we see the World it’s up to you if you view it through a positive or negative lens
June 04, 2019
#74 What is your goal for TODAY?
We all are encouraged to have long term goals but these will never be achieved if we don’t have a goal for everyday that leads us to our overall goals
May 10, 2019
#73 Don’t waste time
How often do you get stuck in situations that take a large amount of your valuable time for very little reward? The 80/20 rule or Pareto principle gives good insight into how to make the most of your time. Joint our 100x community at to get even more information on our podcast topics
May 04, 2019
#72 Picking your battles
It is human nature to want to be right BUT this is often more about ego than getting the best outcome. Work on analyzing before acting and life will become less complicated
April 12, 2019
#71 - Analyse YOU
We spend much of our life just going from day to day, task to task BUT it’s important to analyse where we are and where we want to be and to spend the time reflecting on the bigger questions of life - remember we now have the 100x community at and it’s free to join
April 02, 2019
#70 The 100x community
Recently I have been speaking about our 100x community where you can join at - this short episode gives an introduction to what our community is all about
March 12, 2019
#69 No more Excuses
We all make excuses but they are not helping you reach your potential. Own your failures as much as you own your success and you will start living a much more authentic life
March 05, 2019
Episode #68 - We don’t always operate at 100% and that is o’k
Some days we just don’t feel great and we don’t feel like being grateful, positive or motivated. There is often a physiological reason associated with this and it’s about being self aware. However, accept that it’s ok not to always be great but it’s important that you keep on track with your routines (journaling, exercise etc) and the sun will soon be shining again
March 02, 2019
#67 Individual Culture
If we want to improve team culture we first have to start with the individual - we can’t think team culture will improve if we haven’t got our individual culture in tune
February 15, 2019
#66 Emotional Space
Putting space between our emotions and our response can make life much easier
January 23, 2019
#65 Doing the right thing is always the right thing
Being a good person is fundamental to creating good communities and a great World - winning means very little if your reflection in the mirror is negative - strive to do the right thing always
January 11, 2019
#64 Run your OWN race
In 2019 run your own race and STOP worrying about what others think - don’t look for approval just DO you and BE you
January 05, 2019
Episode 63 Dream Big.
When we are young we have beautiful dreams and goals but we lose this part of us as we grow older - we get caught up in reality BUT it’s time to change and start dreaming again - even if you don’t get what you want the JOURNEY will be the reward
December 23, 2018
#62 No Regrets
There is nothing positive about regret and living a life with regrets is going to cause pain. Start today living a life with no regrets
December 04, 2018
Episode 61 - Self awareness and Judging Others
We all see the World through a different lens and once you realize this you can start to resist the temptation to respond when you feel offended or attacked by others
November 13, 2018
Episode 60
What is life balance for you?
November 06, 2018
There is too much pressure on our younger population with school exams etc - Depression and Anxiety at this age because of exams needs to be eradicated. Parents putting pressure on their children so they can feel better about the RESULT their child gets at school - IT IS CRAZY - DON'T LET ANYONE DEFINE YOU BY A NUMBER
October 20, 2018
Episode 57
The grass is rarely greener on the other side but most of us think a change will make all the difference. Maybe we just need to change our perception and start working on maximizing our potential and stop blaming others
October 06, 2018
Episode 56
Are you overwhelmed? It happens to all of us but if we have a strategy we can start making it better
September 19, 2018
Episode 55
Don’t let anyone stop you from being YOU
September 15, 2018
Episode 54
If you do not have the job you want - WHY? If we spend a third of our life working why waste it - in fact it’s more than that because even when we are not working often we are thinking about it etc etc - life’s too short to waste time hating your job
September 01, 2018
Episode 53
The Hurdles of life may have the greatest lessons
August 26, 2018
Focus on the things you have rather than those you don’t. Gratitude goes a very long way
August 14, 2018
Episode 51
Don’t think about what you don’t have BUT what you do have and be grateful for those things
August 14, 2018
Episode 51
Energy - what are you giving out is it positive or negative? We all have difficult days BUT don’t bring others down with you- Don’t waste the day!!!!
August 06, 2018
How are you sleeping?
July 22, 2018
For dreams to come true you have to work hard - are you working hard enough?
July 19, 2018
Living a good life - being a good person -
July 13, 2018
We all have our days where life becomes a little too much BUT if we shift the focus off us and onto being grateful we can get up again
July 10, 2018
Focus on what you can control - reflect on the past to be better in the future BUT live in the present
July 03, 2018
It’s never too late to do something different or what you want in life- don’t get caught in the rut of thinking your too old to try something new
June 21, 2018
Episode 46 20-06-2018
Don’t let life just pass you by!
June 20, 2018
June 19-2018
In Russia for World Cup and quick chat about looking after yourself first if your job is about looking after others
June 19, 2018
Don’t wish you life away
May 04, 2018
Make the most of your day and your life
May 01, 2018
Don’t be mediocre give yourself time to recharge
April 15, 2018
Life is amazing and even better if you can find good mentors
April 09, 2018
Be self aware always
April 01, 2018
Manage your own performance first before trying to manage others
March 28, 2018
The problem of being busy
March 13, 2018
1 Mar 2018
Strive to be more open minded as closing our minds stops us from maximizing our potential
March 01, 2018
Surround yourself with good people that are open and honest
February 14, 2018
Design the lifestyle you desire, find something that you are passionate about BUT make sure it is solving a problem. If you can do this you will work in something you enjoy
February 12, 2018
Get rid of the mask and Just Be You - no point faking it life is way to short
February 08, 2018
Not always do things go the way you think they should BUT do often the best comes out of these days - be passionate about everything you do
February 07, 2018
Finding your passion maybe more about \u201cfinding you\u201d.
February 04, 2018
Finding your Passion - passion is an overused term but we start the discussion today about finding a career that gives YOU meaning
February 02, 2018
Embrace Adversity!!! Don\u2019t look at outcomes as good or bad but look for the lessons and often in adversity we learn the most
January 31, 2018
We all take offense when we are under personal attack but if we try to put SPACE between the emotion and the reaction we can live a much easier life
January 26, 2018
Empathy- often missing in today\u2019s society but vital if we are to make the World a better place
January 25, 2018
Performance x - we need to customize performance enhancing strategies to YOU - one size fits all models will end in failure
January 24, 2018
Ego is the silent assassin - let\u2019s become aware of it
January 23, 2018
Are you doing your very very best?
January 20, 2018
Do you fear failure? If so WHY? Failure and what you learn from it is vital if you are to maximize your potential!!!
January 18, 2018
It is about time we decreased our complaining - does it really do any good? Are you surrounded by people who constantly complain? 15 January 2018 let\u2019s start with a NO complain day
January 12, 2018
Making the most out of obstacles and making sure every day counts
January 06, 2018
Know Thyself - today Dr Craig talks about how this is the first step in making great goals
January 02, 2018
Happy 2018 and today Dr Craig talks about goals for the year and what to do if your goals are not being achieved
January 01, 2018
Ego is the enemy for you for me for everyone. Becoming more self-aware of the issues that our ego causes will lead to a more powerful community
December 30, 2017
26 December 2017
As we move closer to 2018 it is a great time to reflect on 2017
December 26, 2017
24-12-2017 with Dr Craig
Life is as easy or difficult as you make it - Dr Craig talks about seeing difficult times as an opportunity to implement what you have learnt
December 24, 2017
Being busy is a disease of our society and this time of year stress levels go up because of business - reflect on what is essential today
December 21, 2017
New Years resolutions WHY WAIT - today I talk about NY resolutions and that they should be replaced with DAILY resolutions
December 20, 2017
15-12-2017 Self Awareness
Dr Craig talks about stress and perception
December 15, 2017
08-12-2017 with Dr Craig
Potential box and being self aware
December 08, 2017
Monitoring U
If you want to maximize performance you need to know what simple things maybe preventing this
December 06, 2017
30-11-17 Dr Craig talks about Morning Routines
Dr Craig talks about morning routines
November 30, 2017
TPP 28-11-2017
Heart attacks, self awareness and death bed scorecard
November 28, 2017
17-11-2017 Tpp#6 DrCd n chef v
Dr Cd with Chef Vin
November 18, 2017
TPP #5 17-11-2017 with Dr CD
TPP #5 17-11-2017 with Dr Craig
November 17, 2017
TPP #4 13-11-2017 with Dr CD
TPP #4 13-11-2017 with Dr Craig
November 13, 2017
TPP with Dr Craig
TPP 10-11-2017 with Dr Craig
November 13, 2017
TPP #2 8-11-17
All things performance from Dr Craig Duncan
November 09, 2017
TPP Episode 1 with Dr Craig
TPP #1 28-10-17
October 28, 2017