In this episode, I discuss how to overcome the impostor syndrome and how to change your mindset into a more positive belief that you can actually pass selection.
Episode 17 - UTA100 Trail Race
This episode is a little different - in it, I discuss my attempt at completing the Ultra Trail Australia 100km race held at the Blue Mountains a couple of weeks ago. It was much tougher than I'd anticipated and some great lessons were learned!
Episode 16 - Special Forces Salary
In this episode, I discuss the salary for Special Forces soldiers and why it's recently been changed on the Army website from $120k down to $87k. Did SF receive a pay reduction?!
Episode 15 - Adaptive Coping Strategies
In this episode, I discuss some of the adaptive coping strategies that you can employ to help you get through a tough physical training session. Whether that be on selection or during your everyday training.
Episode 14 - What's the ideal age to attempt selection?
In this episode, I discuss the age question regarding selection. When's the best age to attempt it? When is too early? When is too late?
Episode 13 - Don't talk yourself off selection
In this episode, I discuss the reasons why a candidate might talk themselves into quitting selection and how you can avoid the same negative mindset.
Episode 12 - Dealing with the haters
In this episode, I discuss dealing with the haters that you may come across when going after your Special Operations dream.
Episode 11 - Is SFDRS worth it?
In this episode, I discuss the Special Forces Direct Recruiting Scheme pathway and if it's actually worth pursuing considering the high failure rate.
Episode 10 - Improving your 3.2km run
In this episode, I discuss the different ways to improve your 3.2km run time... a critical (and tough) component of SF selection.
Episode 9 - Finishing, but not passing...
In this episode, I discuss some of the potential reasons why a candidate could complete selection, but not get selected to continue onto the reinforcement cycle.
Episode 8 - Having a bad day...
In this episode, I discuss what you should do on selection, during a PT session, if you're having an off day and feel as though you're going to break yourself.
Episode 7 - If I had to do selection again...
In this episode, I discuss the five (5) areas I would focus on if I had to prepare for selection again.
Episode 6 - Narrowing Your Focus
In this episode, I discuss how you must narrow your focus the closer you get to selection. You must make sleep a priority and be brutal in saying no to external BS.
Episode 5 - CDO & SASR Differences
What is the difference between the Special Air Service Regiment and the 2nd Commando Regiment?
Episode 4 - Pacing Selection
How should you pace yourself throughout selection? You don't want to go too hard too early, otherwise, you'll burn out.
Episode 3 - Toughest Stage of Selection
A) What was the toughest stage of selection & how did you overcome it? B) My pessimistic (probably incorrect) default setting.
Episode 2 - Sleep Deprivation
Effects of sleep deprivation and whether or not you can train for it. Nutrition in relation to shiftwork, your circadian rhythm, and naps.
Episode 1 - Stress Strategies
A) How did you deal with nerves leading into selection? B) What tips do you have to prepare your body physically for selection?