Archive for the ‘Mastery’ Category

META-Learning: Who Would You Rather Have As A Teacher–Phelps or Shinji?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 4th, 2012

Shinji improved at swimming in nearly the exact opposite way that Michael Phelps did. But his learning process offers lessons for Everyone.

Will Michael Phelps Change How YOU Swim?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 5th, 2012

Will the legacy of Michael Phelps change how you swim? Will you also strive to expand your mastery?

by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 28th, 2012

In regular posts over the next 10 days, I’ll share thoughts that help make the super-human performances of the world’s best swimmers relatable to the ‘average’ swimmers–including those who may be inspired this week to begin a swimming journey. Many of these posts will focus more on how Olympians think, than how they stroke. This can often be of far greater value.

While the mainstream media will handicap the races — breathlessly speculating whether Lochte or Phelps will win the 400 IM– or look for human interest stories, I’m less interested in outcomes or personalities, than in what we can learn from Olympic swimmers that can positively impact our own swimming. And we can often draw more valuable insights from how Olympic swimmers think than how they stroke.

Shinji’s Story: How he became the World’s Most Graceful Swimmer
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 15th, 2012

Shinji is both the #1 Most Graceful Swimmer in the world and the #1 Self-Coached Swimmer–the embodiment of Kaizen. How does Shinji describe himself? “Just a middle-aged average swimmer who tries to improve every day.”

Congratulations Shinji — #1 Swimmer on Youtube!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 12th, 2012

How did a mid-40s ‘average guy’ who only began swimming in his late 30s become the #1 Swimmer on Youtube?

Use TI Practice to prepare for any significant life challenge
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

How many non-swimming sports or fitness activities can develop broadly-beneficial behavioral and thinking patterns?

The Art of the Possible: Staying motivated as times slow with age.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 16th, 2012

How I find more purpose and motivation though my times get slower with age.

Five Principles for Continuous Improvement (for decades)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 11th, 2012

Improve your swimming year after year after year by adopting these five Practice Principles.

Video: How TI Changed Paolo Carignani’s Life — and Work
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 30th, 2012

When Paolo Carignani swims he feels happier. And when Paolo feels happier so do hundreds of other people.

Guest Post: How to Get 2 Weeks of Improvement in 30 Minutes
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 6th, 2012

How Andy achieved 2 weeks worth of progress in 30 minutes — and got a new Personal Best for 25m – by applying the principles of “The Talent Code” and TI Practice