My second dispatch on Aspen –this time, focusing on learning to ski —has run in the Huffington Post. To get a handle on why I found the first day of ski lessons so difficult, I gave Dr. John Eliot, performance psychologist, a call. I first spoke to Dr. Eliot for a story I wrote for Inc. a while back, he’s currently on sabbatical from Rice University. He gave me great insight into why skiing is difficult for adults, why it’s easier for kids but may be harder for teenagers, and how to best prepare your mind for learning a new physical activity like skiing. Have a listen to our chat here.
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