This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome High Performance Expert, Allon Khakshouri. Allon Khakshouri is a recognized personality in the sports world, and has managed the careers of some of this generation’s greatest tennis players, including current world number one Novak Djokovic. We dive into what separates the great players from everyone else, how important intrinsic motivation is for an athlete’s career, and how to add stress to practice to prepare for competition success.
You can follow Allon on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn. Be sure to check out his website at

Listen on, iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher

Highlights from the Podcast:

  • Allon shares how he got into focusing on the mental side of sports
  • What separates good players from the great players?
  • How important is it to escalate your professionalism as you move through the ranks?
  • Novak Djokovic started his career at 14 with serious physical limitations… how did he became one of the best in the world?
  • What does “Talent needs Trauma” mean?
  • How important is “love of the game” for an athlete’s success?
  • The importance of the growth mindset
  • Allon shares tips on parenting excellent athletes
  • What are mistake rituals and why should athletes have them?
  • Adding stress to practice sessions
  • Where does positive psychology fit in the athlete’s journey?

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