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#443. Embracing a Growth Mindset: How Pro Pickleball Athlete Zane Navratil Processes Wins and Losses to Continuously Improve

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Unlock the secrets to focus and high performance with professional pickleball player Zane Navratil. In this episode, Zane shares his insights on staying dialed in during long tournaments, maintaining focus in the face of distractions, and processing wins and losses to continuously improve.

Discover how meditation, breathwork, and anchoring techniques can help you achieve a flow state and perform at your best. Zane also delves into the stages of leanring and the importance of a growth mindset in overcoming challenges and reaching new heights.


  • How top athletes maintain focus and perform consistently at a high level
  • Techniques like meditation and breath work to quiet the mind and stay in the present
  • The four levels of competence and how to progress through them
  • The power of anchoring techniques to separate one point from the next
  • Why a growth mindset is essential for long-term improvement and success

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Quotable moments:

"When you're on the pickleball court, to get into that sort of flow state, you almost want to distract yourself." - Zane Navratil

"My body knows what's happening. I've played enough. Like I said, unconscious competence, where my brain is actually going to interfere with things." - Zane Navratil

"I take a split second to push the last point out of my mind and focus in on the next point." - Zane Navratil

"Out of losses comes the opportunity to improve something." - Zane Navratil


The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself.

On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense.

Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery.


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