Phil Dalhausser – Olympic Gold Medalist and Top 5 Beach Volleyball Player of All-Time

Phil Dalhausser – Olympic Gold Medalist and Top 5 Beach Volleyball Player of All-Time

WTG Episode 4: Phil Dalhausser – Olympic Gold Medalist in Beach Volleyball, 3x Olympian, 100x Open Tournament Winner (5th all-time), Head Coach of the PDVBC Academy in Orlando, Florida

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The Phil Dalhausser Beach Volleyball Academy:

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Phil’s Book Recommendations:

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear.

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  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

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  • Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medclaf.

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Bringing it all back to the present moment
  • Flow State – not thinking, just reacting. Staying Focused!
  • Phil’s pre-game routine, physically and mentally
  • Tools for moving through errors
  • How Phil handles stoppage time
  • How Phil manages emotions through a match
  • Flowstate – how Phil enters and performs in the flow state in practice and in matches
  • 2008 Olympics – from losing the first match, to almost losing in the round of 16, to winning gold
  • Phil’s sources of inspiration – he aspires to be a better person, teaching life lessons to his athletes
  • Phil’s definition of success: winning
  • Why failing and mistakes are a good thing
  • Phil’s meditation habit-2 years straight of not missing a day
  • How Phil practices composure and stays composed
  • Phil’s Kobe Bryant story from the ‘08 Olympics
  • “There’s always more work to be done.” (53 min mark)
  • What “Fulfillment” means to Phil

Time Stamps

1:49-2:17 Competing to be the best Phil! MJ comparison

8:38-9:12 Warming up my focus, winning, and reflecting

16:28-17:07 Emotions – fake fire! 1% better?

21:06-21:18 100% focused on the present moment

26:38-27:20 Bouncing back from a loss and proving to the world who I am!

29:56-30:22 Finding inspiration while teaching kids life lessons through vb

31:12-32:31 Success is winning. Failure is great. Entrepreneurs have a curvy road to success.

35:38-35:53 Meditation practice. 2 years straight of not missing a day!

51:39-51:59 No need to worry!

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