RCEM Learning Podcast – Deliberate Practice Part 2 (featuring PonderingEM)

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Earlier this month, Part 2 of my interview with Andy Neill (of Emergency Medicine Ireland fame) was released on the RCEM Learning podcast. Embedded below is the interview: The focus of the interview was Peak, by Anders Ericsson and Robert Poole, a book I’ve reviewed here on PonderingEM. Part 1 of the interview was released in their July 2017 podcast. As ever, I’d love to read […]

‘My Mental Toughness Manifesto’ Part 2: PRACTICE

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In MMTM Part 1, two-step cognitive appraisals were explained. This process dictates whether one enters a challenged or threatened mindset in the event where an immediate performance is required under acute stress. Feeling challenged, of course, is one of the two chief components of a mentally tough individual. “I am 100% committed” “I feel challenged” In this post, we […]

The ‘Deliberate Practice Mindset’

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Performance improvement is an interest of mine. I have previously blogged and podcasted about the strategies I employed to lift my game (from rock-bottom) when working in an extreme environment – a South African township ED. I first became aware of ‘deliberate practice’ after reading an excellent St. Emlyn’s post last year. I had never encountered […]