The Formula 1 Performance Coach, Pyry Salmela

Hear the story of Pyry Salmela, who went from playing ice hockey in Finland to becoming a performance coach and trainer of the world’s top Formula 1 drivers, including Pierre Gasly and Daniel Ricciardo. His lifelong curiosity about understanding and improving human performance created a foundation he uses to develop winning drivers on and off the track. In this episode, you’ll learn how he nurtured his strengths and prepared himself for a golden opportunity. Listen to his story and pick which action will help you reach the finish line.

Action Principles 

Pick one to do this week:

  1. Know your “how” ahead of time. When working towards a goal, determine how you’ll measure progress before you start. This will help you stay focused and assess each step of your plan. ACTION: Decide how you’ll measure your progress and track it consistently as you work towards your goal.
  2. Provide value. Focus on ways to add value, and more opportunities will become available. ACTION: Ask yourself how you can add more value to your job and create an action plan.
  3. Prioritize self-care. The higher the demand, the higher the need for self-care. Otherwise, you’ll burn out before you reach success. ACTION: Schedule a recurring appointment in your calendar to do something fun or relaxing and commit to it.
  4. Create a positive environment. You’re more likely to succeed when healthy, positive influences surround you. ACTION: Pick one thing in your environment you can change to encourage a good habit or mood.


Guest Resources

Learn more about Pyry Salmela by following him on Instagram. You can also download his new app, Pyry.

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