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A weekly podcast hosted by Beth Phillips featuring people who leverage their expertise in a tool, piece of software, platform, system or skill in surprising ways to create a new income stream. These stories will help you look at your environment and your own not-so-obvious talents in a new way!
 
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Rick Wolter spent the majority of his adult life in prison. When he read about a program at San Quentin that was helping inmates prepare for life on the outside by teaching them how to code, he went about teaching himself through any means necessary. Now that he's employed as a programmer, he's helping other formerly incarcerated and underprivilege…
 
Recently I took off my coach’s hat and put on my student hat as I took my first tennis lesson in two decades from a local high performance coach. It was an amazing experience and in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast I’ll share how I dealt with him asking me to focus on different technical elements than what I was trying to do in my own t…
 
If you think old dogs can’t learn new tricks this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is for you! You’ll hear the story of a 76 year old coaching student that transformed his first and second serves within just a few hours of training. He even used his new technique in a match the very next day with amazing results. We can all learn from the at…
 
Have you invested in lots of online coaching only to feel overwhelmed and stuck? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is exactly what you need to listen to! Ian uncovers his 7 step process for identifying what to work on, how to make steady, positive progress in the right direction, and knowing when to move on to something new. You’ll…
 
Do you have a bad tennis habit that’s been stuck for 10 years or more? So did John, but recently he made a huge breakthrough! Find out how he was able to do it and what steps he took that you can copy yourself. Hint: it did NOT involve hitting more balls, taking more lessons, or playing more matches. This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast con…
 
Guess what you DON’T need to improve your tennis game: a coach, ball machine, hitting partner or even a tennis court! Sure, those things could all be helpful but often we’re restricted in our ability to access them which is why this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is so important. You’ll learn what other two things you need to advance your …
 
Millions of tennis players dedicate mental and emotional energy to the WRONG things every single time they play a match. The result is no bandwidth left over to focus on what really matters when it comes to playing great tennis! In this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn what your mind should be focused on, what it shouldn…
 
What do skateboarding tricks and tennis improvement have in common? You’ll find out in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast! Any time you venture out and try new techniques, swings, or upgrades you’re making a risk. Time, energy, and money is on the line but so is one other BIG factor. Find out what that is so you can keep improving your te…
 
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been playing your whole life or picked up a racquet for the first time yesterday: tennis is chock full of challenges, obstacles and disappointments. What really matters is your response when you encounter them, which can have a tremendous effect on your success as a player and your enjoyment of the game. In this episode …
 
In life we’re frequently put in situations that feel hopeless. Where it doesn’t seem like there’s anything we can control and everything is working against us. I was recently put in an uncomfortable position exactly like that and some people around me wondered if I was going to throw in the towel. Thankfully tennis has taught me valuable lessons an…
 
Have you had a long break away from the court and you’re wondering how to transition back in an effective way? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical listening! You’ll learn how to mentally, physically, and technically ease back into high quality tennis without overdoing it, injuring yourself, or setting unrealistic expectat…
 
Most tennis players have terrible feel because they view “touch” as being an on/off switch. Find out how you should approach it instead in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast! You’ll even learn a feel drill that you can do right now with a racquet and ball to help develop your awareness of an element critical to developing soft tou…
 
Today’s special guest is a two time tennis world record holder who knows a thing or two about focusing on what matters most! You’ll learn about Angelo Rossetti’s breakthough “3-2-1 Method” for drawing his student’s attention to the most essential elements of tennis success, why thinking about the “controllables” is so important to your tennis happi…
 
Believe it or not being stuck at home presents 3 big opportunities for tennis players! Unfortunately they're overlooked by most because their mindset and perspective has been thrown off by the difficult situations around them. Find out how you can break free of the negativity and fully take advantage of the chances to improve your tennis game at ho…
 
This week, Kate is chatting to one of our all-time favourites: designer, teacher and writer Karie Westermann. The pair nerd out about knitting maths, their favourite yarns and the power of craft in helping you find your people. It's never just about knitting. Find Karie all over the web as kariebookish instagram.com/thewool.pack/ twitter.com/the_wo…
 
Some time ago, while Ian was teaching a week-long clinic, he lost the feel for his simplest, most practiced shot – the feed! It's a universally dreaded experience for tennis players to have an off day and lose one of their most trusted tools, often in the middle of a critical match. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast, Ian shares how to…
 
How is the yarn world rising to the challenges of these interesting times? We chatted to Juliet Bernard of the UK Handknitting Association about what we can all do to help each other out. We also cover waddling penguins, the link between breadmaking and knitting, shopping our stashes and nerdy knitting. Stay safe, stay home, stay crafty! ukhandknit…
 
With leagues cancelled, clubs closed, and tennis courts all around the world being shut down it feels like the improvement journey has to be put on hold. Wrong! There is SO much you can do right in your own living room, garage or yard to improve every aspect of your tennis performance and IQ. In this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast …
 
It's a very weird time so thank goodness we have our yarn. The team has been split up this week as we're all working from home, but Jo and Kate managed to connect for a little chat about what's going on in the woolly world. We talk mental health, yarn stockpiling and WFH tips. Spoiler alert: Kate's main tip is "build a blanket fort". Stay safe out …
 
There's nothing more frustrating than putting your valuable time into improving an aspect of your tennis game, only to look back weeks, months, or even years later and still be struggling with the same problems. The truth is, it doesn't matter how correct the instruction you're receiving is if you aren't following the correct process for learning, …
 
In this episode, our own Kate Heppell (editor of Knit Now magazine) chats with Kate Atherley (designer and author) about everything that goes in to creating knitting patterns. One of the Kates lets slip a couple of trade secrets but you'll have to listen to find out! Don't forget to follow us on social media and let us know where you're listening f…
 
Have you ever wondered what separates a tremendously successful tennis player from a struggling one, or what separates a world-class player from an amateur? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast features Warren Pretorius, founder of Tennis Analytics – a company that provides detailed match analytics, scouting along with detailed statistical …
 
It doesn’t matter if your mental game, strategy game, technique or even fitness is holding you back: this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will give you the solution to breaking through those barriers and reaching the next level of performance! It all starts with viewing improvement through the right lens which is exactly what you’ll hear Ia…
 
This mindset episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will get you thinking deeply about why you love the game, what you really want to get out of it, and where you should set your sights in the coming weeks, months, and years. Get this wrong and your tennis experience can become miserable just like it did for me! Get it right and literally every ti…
 
Welcome to the first episode of the Wool Pack podcast, with Jenny from Crochet Now magazine, Joanna from Your Crochet & Knitting magazine and Kate from Knit Now magazine. This is where we chat about all things warm and woolly. In this episode, we learn that Jenny hasn’t met many babies, Kate appreciates you all very deeply and Jo has had enough of …
 
What patterns, techniques and strategies can you copy from the pros NOW? Find out in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast! You’ll hear a special conversation with Matt Bradshaw, the host of “Coffee Break Tennis” on YouTube who’s been breaking down the stats and data from the best players in the world for years. He’ll fill you in on exactly …
 
Feedback is a crucial element for any successful student-coach relationship, but what about directing your coach to work on the things you want to improve? In this episode the of the Essential Tennis Podcast we'll discuss how trying to manage your your own tennis improvement can do more harm than good, and why you probably don't know your tennis se…
 
We like to believe that simply knowing how to fix bad technique is enough to help us correct it, but when the rubber meets the road and the ball starts flying our way, we find ourselves going right back to what we know. Unlearning a deeply-rooted habit can be a challenge, but knowing how to counter your tendency to stick with what's comfortable can…
 
Get ready to have your tennis match obstacles flipped on their head! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn why the things that bother you the most during competition might actually be great opportunities in disguise. This one, simple mindset shift could make the difference between winning and losing your very next showdown wi…
 
It’s a common struggle for players on the road to tennis improvement: learning how to hit a better forehand, backhand or serve, practicing it several times, then trying to use it in a match only to find your old, bad habits coming back to bite you! The hard truth is, those old tennis habits never go down without a fight, so knowing HOW to fight the…
 
Have you been improving on the tennis court fast enough? If your answer is “no” then the message in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to listen to. You’ll hear the story of a little boy and a swimming pool that illustrations an essential mindset we all need to keep from getting stuck in a rut in every walk of life, on and off…
 
If you ever feel lost at the net then do NOT miss this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast! You’ll learn the one shift my student made to go from ducking and going the wrong way at the net to athletically pouncing on balls no matter which direction they went. Apply what you learn and you, too, can double your confidence and effectiveness at the…
 
This is the ultimate checklist for tennis success in 2020! Listen as Ian counts down his top ten tools, mindsets, processes, and approaches to learning that have made the biggest difference in his students over the past twelve months. Use any 5 of them in the New Year that you’ll see a huge difference in your game. Use all 10 and you’ll have the be…
 
Tennis has been a core part of my life for almost 30 years and during that time I’ve come to be incredibly thankful for a great many things that the game has given me. This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will explore the top four of those things as well as give actionable suggestions on how you can make all of them a more deep, purposeful …
 
Do you truly have what it takes to reach your next level of tennis? Today’s special guest, Bob Litwin, shares what he has discovered during his incredible journey from losing every national level match for over three years to winning 25 US National Championships, becoming ranked #1 in the world and many more impressive accomplishments. His insights…
 
Tennis players are constantly caught in a terrible downward spiral of nerves, tension and errors. That probably sounds familiar but how in the world do you break the cycle?? In today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn how and also why the way out is very counterintuitive. It’s time to break free of those tight, choking mistakes …
 
What you focus on during training and match play has HUGE implications about your level of success and development. I recently learned that the hard why while playing a classic board game with my daughter! Find out what mistake I made and how tennis players all over the world are making the same one every time they step onto the court. This episode…
 
Cathy Sikorski is an Elder Law attorney who has been a caregiver for multiple family members and friends in need. She's also the author of two books, including the Amazon Bestseller, "Who Moved My Teeth?", a practical and humorous guide to the basic legal and financial instruments that every adult should have in place. Cathy has shifted her traditi…
 
If you love doubles and have a passion for improvement then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is for you! My very special guest is Gyata Stormon who recently authored “On the Ball - Doubles Tennis Tactics for Recreational Players”. Together we discuss what the “shot cycle” is in tennis and why it’s important to understand, the biggest ke…
 
One key tennis perspective can make the difference between having a fulfilling, satisfying experience on the court and spiraling into negativity. This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will share what that perspective is and how in the past it led me to completely lose confidence in my most confident swing: the forehand. Now my response is co…
 
You have a “smart phone” and a “smart TV” but what about a “smart tennis court”? Today’s special guest is working hard to make it reality! You’ll learn how AccuTennis is pushing the technology envelope when it comes to drills, coaching, match analysis, line calls and score keeping all at the same time using their special hardware and software. Best…
 
The journey of every tennis player is marked by a million little victories and disappointments: hitting the ace or double faulting... winning the match or being blown out... experiencing our greatest level of play or being sidelined by an injury. It's not IF we will experience disappointment, but HOW we respond to it that really counts. A recent le…
 
Your mindset and perspective around winning and losing will determine your happiness on the tennis court! That’s why today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is so important. It shares a student story about battling a familiar foe. One with more skill, weapons, and talent. How do we approach those matches and how should we judge our performa…
 
Stephen Warley describes himself as "happily unemployable" after nearly 20 years of working for himself when the dotcom bubble and the 2008 recession disrupted his career and the broadcast industry forever. Stephen has recognized and distilled a discreet set of unchangeable human characteristics that are rarely emphasized in traditional settings. S…
 
You’ve been told to “keep your eye on the ball” in tennis but what if that’s exactly what’s holding you back from improving your technique?? In many cases it is and this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast tells a story that illustrates exactly how that happens. Plus, you’ll learn how we use two special kinds of instructional progressions to he…
 
Are you blocking yourself from tennis improvement? Countless tennis players all around the world are without knowing it! That’s because they’re too scared to know the truth about what their game really is and stepping out towards the fear isn’t something they’re willing to do. Good news: you CAN break through and reach your goals but only with the …
 
Hannah Sutor and her husband had everything except time with each other and memorable experiences with their new daughter outside of their demanding jobs. They traded in 90% of their possessions and their suburban lifestyle for an RV adventure on the road. Learn how the Sutors leveraged technology, Youtube and other platforms to learn how to make a…
 
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