Having been tipped for a great career in professional football at a very early age, Drewe Broughton, high performance coach, author and public speaker talks openly and honestly about the career that promised so much but ended up leaving him homeless, addicted and alone.
In this episode, Drewe discusses the mission he is on to help players deal with the pressure of professional sport and how to access their peak state when they need it most. Learning how to harness the energy surrounding fear and acknowledging that experiencing pain and suffering can often be our greatest teachers, Drewe is all about changing attitudes and methods of getting the best out of sporting and professional talent.
Listen in to discover how you can use your struggle to push you to your full potential and see the world around you in a new light.
“I just think advice can be quite sick if someone is not super emotionally aware.”Drewe Broughton
- Peter and Drewe discuss for the first few minutes about the importance of getting up early, taking time for yourself, and getting things done before the madness of the day begins. This is guaranteed time to yourself each day and it is a benefit to your soul.
- Drewe is open about the fact that he was constantly soul searching, and he realized that it hurt his career. He knows now he was a good player, but he was constantly trying lots of different tools to bring back the great player he once was.
- When you live off of sensitivity and drive, there often comes a natural fear to be the best, do the best, don’t make mistakes, and don’t disappoint. Drewe explains how fear has governed him and others in the football world. This fear includes being affected by family and additional pressure from coaches.
- One of the easiest things to do is give “advice” and thinking you’re helping people. However, it could actually be you projecting your own problems and issues onto others instead of dealing with your own issues. The best advice is to be self-aware and work on self-growth.
- Drewe explains how he believes there is something greater than humanity out there, and he discovered this by needing to surrender and be powerless. In one of his games, he had to let go in order to succeed, and that helped him realise the need for a spiritual aspect to his life.
- People need pain in their lives because life can drag you down and can be brutal. The idea of pain is not about brutality but instead about learning to suffer. When you learn how much you can suffer, you learn how much you can endure and that allows you to push yourself through the hardest of times.
- The difference between a good player and a great player can be as simple as having the courage to get back out there again and again. Fear can consume, but it does not have to.
- [0:34] Peter and Drewe discuss the need to wake up early and spend time on themselves.
- [3:16] Drewe describes his football career and what he learned about himself in realising that he was constantly soul searching.
- [6:49] Driven and sensitivity can work hand in hand, but it is difficult to find the balance. Fear often governs instead.
- [13:30] How advice can actually be hurting others unless you’re very self-aware.
- [16:21] Drewe discusses what he discovered in his spiritual journey.
- [24:23] Why pain is the ultimate influencer and why we need to experience it.
- [32:04] Drewe discusses his latest project to help the players he coaches.
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