The Inner Game

I’m reading “The Inner Game of Tennis” by Timothy Gallwey, a classic manual for learning (or unlearning?) how to play tennis. In this age of sports psychologists, we now take for granted the importance of the inner game, the game that goes on inside the sportsperson’s head.

And that thinking has been applied in other fields too. My friend and sometime mentor John Milton Fogg, author of “The Greatest Networker in the World”, founder of the Greatest Networker.comUnity and coach of many people in the network marketing field, was the first to make me aware of the book, of how we play the inner game in other fields, such as sales, and how we can turn the inner game around to our advantage.

I’ve also taken from the local library a copy of “The Inner Game of Work”, also by Gallwey, to see how he applies the thinking of his original book on tennis to a broader and, on the face of it, distinct subject area.

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  1. Anonymous says:


    I agree re Gallways inner game work. Have read some interesting research done by some psychs in Canberra which talks about concious and non concious thougth and what they describe as concept thinking and attribute based thinking. This is very supportive of what Gallway has developed through observation.

    I actually run a one day workshop using the Gallway concepts and usually use golf, or more correctly golf on the driving range to display what Gallway refers to S1 and S2 behaviour.

    Very powerful stuff