Pitlane Life Lessons

Pitlane Life Lessons
Episode: 51
  Jan 30, 2023   1:00:15

EP51 – How To Create A New Positive Habit

In this episode, the first of Season 6, we look at why most new year resolutions fail and how we can learn from the way F1 teams go about forming new habits and processes that last. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta: https://instagram.com/f1elvis Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/F1Elvis/?sub_confirmation=1 Download our new SeedStream App for all...

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Episode: 49
  Nov 14, 2022   59:42

EP49 – Creating Your Own F1 Data Analysis

This week I’m passing on something I learned at McLaren in 2007, which led to winning the F1 World Championship in 2008 with Lewis Hamilton and how the same thing continues to help me every day and can help you too. In this week’s episode, after a personal experience myself, I’m appreciating the benefits of...

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Episode: 48
  Nov 07, 2022   1:00:16

EP48 – The ROI Of Looking After Your Team

In this week’s episode, after a personal experience myself, I’m appreciating the benefits of putting some care and attention into the needs of your team. Plus, two words uttered by Sebastian Vettel to a friend of mine this week, have highlighted their much under used power. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out my new...

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Episode: 47
  Oct 31, 2022   58:34

EP47 – Winning By Being Kind

In this week’s episode I’m asking is it possible that we can utilise kindness to become one of our biggest strengths and if we want to win in sport, business, or life in general, could, or even should, kindness be a key cornerstone of our long term strategy? Enjoy and don’t forget to check out...

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Episode: 46
  Oct 24, 2022   59:15

EP46 – How To Find & Embrace Your True Identity

In this week’s episode I’m looking at how brands and businesses harness their individual identities to drive sales and keep customers and clients coming back and asking, “why can’t we do the same?”. Plus, I’ll give you a tip from F1 for helping to figure out exactly what your true identity really is and how...

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Episode: 45
  Oct 17, 2022   56:49

EP45 – Turning Mental Health Into A Performance Advantage

In this week’s episode, I’m helping a listener to decide whether to take her dream job in F1 and after World Mental Health Day, does the advice we give sufferers offer key performance advantages to us all in striving for high performance? Enjoy and don’t forget to check out my new partners, Car Gods Detailing....

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Episode: 44
  Oct 10, 2022   1:02:52

EP44 – Managing Money & Disappointment Like An F1 Team

In the week when Max Verstappen becomes F1 World Champion for the second time, I’m asking what do the other drivers now do, with many races still to go, yet zero possibility of reaching their goal of becoming World Champion? How should we react when our targets become unachievable? Plus, looking at the F1 budget...

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Episode: 43
  Oct 03, 2022   59:05

EP43 – Think Like An F1 Team When Making Big Decisions

This week I’m looking at the example of Red Bull’s very difficult call to box Max Verstappen from an almost certain pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix and asking how they came to that tricky conclusion and then how can we learn from it to help us make the difficult choices in our lives....

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Episode: 42
  Sep 26, 2022   1:02:09

EP42 – Making The Perfect F1 Cake

This week, we look at F1’s focus on creating the right image and giving offf the right impression to clients and ask how can we do the same to get us closer to the success we want? Plus, if F1 teams need ALL the ingredients to win and even one missing stops that happening, how...

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Episode: 41
  Sep 19, 2022   59:26

EP41 – If Life Was A Grand Prix…

Let’s go! Season 5 is here and I hope the podcast is getting bigger and better. Thank you all for being part of it. This week I’m talking about how life would look if we think of it as an F1 Grand Prix, would we make different decisions and how could they influence a different...

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Episode: 40
  Sep 04, 2022   58:37

EP40 – F1 Contracts…What Are They Worth?

In the last of the current series, this episode looks at F1’s latest driver contract scandal and asks what we can learn from it. The importance of delivering on promises and building a solid reputation is often overlooked in many aspects of life, but it can have a huge knock on effect whether we get...

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Episode: 39
  Aug 29, 2022   1:00:29

EP39 – The Power Of Patience In F1

In this week’s episode, I look at a situation I faced this week around the Grand Prix that highlighted the importance of being patient at times and being uncompromising at others, but importantly knowing when to use which strategy. Enjoy. Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1...

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Episode: 38
  Aug 22, 2022   59:47

EP38 – The Power Of Good Storytelling

In this week’s episode, I’m using examples from the F1 driver market to highlight the best methods we can employ if we need to convince someone of our value. In business, family or life situations it crops up all the time, moments where we need to sell an idea to a client, persuade an employer...

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Episode: 37
  Aug 08, 2022   58:18

EP37 – Find Calm In The Chaos With F1 Techniques

Using the example of an F1 driver on pole position for a big race, how can we learn to cope in the most important moments of life, when pressure could take over and diminish our performance? Plus, when stress builds or worry takes over, I’ve got a technique taught to me in F1, that has...

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Episode: 36
  Aug 01, 2022   59:26

EP36 – How To Motivate Yourself Like An F1 Driver

In this week’s episode I look at the message that Sebastian Vettel put out to the world to announce his retirement and how we can learn lessons on how to treat other people and ourselves better than we do today. I’ve also got some handy techniques we can use be more self motivated when it...

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Episode: 35
  Jul 25, 2022   59:54

EP35 – Embrace Change Like An F1 Team

In this week’s episode I’m looking at how seeing a changing world as an opportunity and not as the threat that many people immediately see it, is something that F1 teams excel at and we can too. Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1 news and content:https://www.seedstream.org/...

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Episode: 34
  Jul 18, 2022   59:50

EP34 – Know When To Push & Know When To Pit

This week I’m looking at the signals we constantly receive from our bodies and minds, like and F1 team receives data from their F1 car to formulate a race winning strategy and seeing if we can do the same. Plus, trying to see where and how we can all become bigger inspirations to those around...

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Episode: 33
  Jul 11, 2022   58:59

EP33 – My Most Valuable Gift From F1

In today’s episode I reveal the most valuable gift I received from my time in F1 and why booing fans highlighted one of the best tricks for success in business and life, that most people simply pass by. Enjoy. Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1 news...

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Episode: 32
  Jul 04, 2022   59:05

EP32 – F1 Style Decision Making

This week, I’m analysing Ferrari’s F1 decision making process and looking at some big moments in my life that could be seen as conclusions, but I’ve chosen to see as stepping stones towards the next achievement. Plus, I’m giving away the brand new F122 official F1 game, something I’m proud to have been a part...

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Episode: 31
  Jun 27, 2022   59:57

EP31 – How To Build Trusting Teams

In this week’s episode, the first of Season 4, I’m looking at some of the unbreakable bonds we created within teams at McLaren’s F1 operation and analysing the lessons we can learn from to build trusting relationships in our personal, social or professional lives. Enjoy and please leave a rating and review if you can....

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Episode: 30
  Jun 20, 2022   52:36

EP30 – Be Accountable Like An F1 Team

F1 is introducing new rules to protect the teams from themselves and in this week’s episode, we’re looking at how the sport and the teams approach accountability for their own actions and what we can learn from it. Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1 news and...

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Episode: 29
  Jun 13, 2022   1:00:00

EP29 – Who's The Best F1 Driver?

This week I’m looking into the question of who’s the best F1 driver on the grid and relating that to the way we judge others in our lives. Also, difficult though it was, I’ve shared some of my own biggest struggles and weaknesses in the hope that it can help me to start working on...

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Episode: 28
  Jun 06, 2022   1:00:02

EP28 – How McLaren's F1 Driver Dilemma Can help Us All

This week I’m looking at Daniel Ricciardo’s struggle in McLaren’s F1 car and asking how we might be able to use the skills we have within us, together with considered communication to support those struggling around us. Plus, after a moment at a Liam Gallagher gig I ask the question…when is it ok to just...

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Episode: 27
  May 30, 2022   1:00:11

EP27 – Identifying Strengths & Weaknesses Like Red Bull & Ferrari

After the Monaco Grand Prix, what can we learn from two great teams who produced very different F1 cars, yet who are so closely matched in performance? Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1 news and content:https://www.seedstream.org/ Buy my F1 book, The Mechanic, in all formats here:https://amazon.co.uk/Mechanic-Secret-......

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Episode: 26
  May 23, 2022   1:00:27

EP26 – How To Be In Control

This week’s episode looks at what we can learn from F1’s power struggles and following big decisions from Mercedes and Aston Martin, is it sometimes better to take a temporary step backwards in pursuit of longer term success? Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1 news and...

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Episode: 25
  May 16, 2022   58:16

EP25 – How To Stop F1 Drivers Destroying A Team

This week I’m drawing on my experience of working with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso to answer the question of how you stop two F1 drivers from pulling a team apart in pursuit of their own personal goals? Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1 news and...

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Episode: 24
  May 09, 2022   56:19

EP24 – Embracing The Journey

Looking at the importance of the journey to our big destinations in life, not just the destinations themselves. Plus, how we can reframe one of life’s big questions to help encourage a better outcome all round. Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1 news and content:https://www.seedstream.org/ Buy...

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Episode: 23
  May 02, 2022   58:27

EP23 – Innovation & Relationships In F1

This week, I’ve been speaking to Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, about the topic of innovation and how different industries approach the subject in comparison to F1. Plus a question from a listener around how to manage relationships provided a subject matter we can all relate to and learn from. Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and...

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Episode: 22
  Apr 25, 2022   1:00:10

EP22 – Streamline Your Life Like An F1 Car

This week I’m looking at the Williams F1 Team stripping the paint from their car to save weight and asking how can we apply the same process to our lives in pursuit of our goals? Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for all your F1 news & content:https://www.seedstream.org/ Buy my...

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Episode: 21
  Apr 18, 2022   1:02:09

EP21 – Recover Like An F1 Team

This week, I’m looking at the methods used by the Mercedes F1 Team in understanding and responding to the failures of their early season struggles and how we can apply a similar philosophy to the low points in our lives. Plus how we can all learn to realise the importance of the people round us,...

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Episode: 20
  Apr 11, 2022   1:00:06

EP20 – Pitstop Parenting & Red Bull Reliability

In a week where the F1 World Champion failed for the second time in three races to reach the chequered flag, is there something we can all learn to make us more reliable and higher achievers? Plus, a hidden lesson from McLaren’s Ron Dennis, that’s helped me to be a better parent this week. Follow...

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Episode: 19
  Apr 04, 2022   1:01:32

EP19 – Using Data, But Not Too Much

This week, I’m exploring the idea that as data and modern tech has grown to such a level and we’ve become so reliant upon it, as is sometimes the case in F1, do we forget to utilise the old fashioned tool of common sense in our modern day, high pressure decision making process? Also, with...

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Episode: 18
  Mar 28, 2022   54:05

EP18 – Communicate Like An F1 Team

This week I’m looking at how simple communication skills can win or lose a Grand Prix and how we can learn from that. Plus, thinking about how F1’s latest rule changes have lessons buried within them that we can all benefit from. Enjoy. Follow me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/f1elvis …and Insta:https://instagram.com/f1elvis Download our new SeedStream App for...

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Episode: 17
  Mar 22, 2022   52:25

EP17 – Compromise Like An F1 Team

In this week’s episode I’m looking at the compromises F1 teams make in the search for ultimate performance and how most of us could do better in this regard when it comes to the compromises of our time everyday. I’m also passing on techniques that F1 teams use to generate better reactions from their people...

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Episode: 16
  Mar 14, 2022   52:59

EP16 – Learn To Debrief Like An F1 Team

This week the podcast looks at lessons I teach some of the worlds biggest and well known businesses, that I learnt from my daughter’s under 12 girls football team…as well as some of the key techniques F1 teams use at the end of a day’s testing that have literally changed my life. Follow me on...

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Episode: 15
  Mar 07, 2022   59:09

EP15 – The F1 Perspective

In this episode we look at, not only how seeing things from other people’s perspective can help in understanding their point of view, but how it can also help deliver us a competitive advantage over our competition…in F1 and beyond. Follow me on Twitter: Tweets by f1elvis …and Insta: https://instagram.com/f1elvis Buy my F1 book, The...

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Episode: 14
  Feb 28, 2022   52:52

EP14 – Life Is Like An F1 Test

This week we look at the secrecy and intrigue around the F1 pre-season test and how judging what we see there can tell us something about how we all judge others around us. I’m also talking about getting the balance between technology and human experience right and the potential consequences of getting it wrong. Welcome...

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Episode: 13
  Feb 21, 2022   57:13

EP13 – Measuring Success

In this episode I’m giving my take on the way F1’s governing body, the FIA, have handled the mess following last year’s Abu Dhabi GP and I use examples from some of the worlds biggest companies that I’ve spoken to this week to re-evaluate what defines success in our lives. Enjoy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

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Episode: 12
  Feb 14, 2022   51:23

EP12 – Launch Like An F1 Team

This week I’m looking at the various approaches to launching brand new cars that different F1 teams have taken and what lessons we might be able to take from them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Episode: 11
  Feb 07, 2022   47:15

EP11 – Setting goals you can achieve

Welcome to a brand new season of the Pitlane Life Lessons podcast. In this episode I’m looking at an exercise in reframing goals and targets that the McLaren F1 team went through, that we can all benefit from every day of our lives. Follow me on Twitter: Tweets by f1elvis …and Insta: https://instagram.com/f1elvis Buy my...

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Episode: 10
  Apr 14, 2021   58:06

Learn To Innovate Like An F1 Team

In this final episode of Series One of the Pitlane Life Lessons Podcast, we look at why F1 is such a hotbed of innovation, why the wider world and industry is often left behind in that respect and how we can all learn from F1 teams to become more innovative thinkers ourselves. Thanks as ever...

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Episode: 9
  Apr 07, 2021   57:01

The Power Of An F1 Legacy

This week I’m discussing how powerful it can be to tap into an inspirational legacy, how so many people & businesses have one when they think they don’t & how we can all play our part in creating our own legacy to be proud of. Welcome to Pitlane Life Lessons. Thanks as ever to www.OmologatoWatches.com...

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Episode: 8
  Mar 31, 2021   1:01:20

Learning From F1’s Great Leaders

F1’s an industry populated with some brilliantly inspiring and great leaders, but also at times some, quite frankly, terrible ones. I’ve been lucky enough to learn important lessons from both types over the years that continue to shape my own leadership style and in this podcast I’m passing many of those on to you. Thanks...

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Episode: 7
  Mar 24, 2021   1:00:27

Living A Flexible Life With F1 Race Strategies

The way an F1 team approaches a Grand Prix can help form the basis of a more flexible life for us all, where multiple and adaptable race strategies help to navigate a constantly changing landscape. If we want to emerge from the challenges of life, relationships and business with an advantage, and still on course...

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Episode: 6
  Mar 17, 2021   1:00:12

How F1 Teams Perform Under Pressure

In this week’s episode, we take a look at the lessons we can all learn from F1 teams & drivers that can help us to cope with stressful situations in our lives. Dealing with high pressure moments & being able to perform to the highest level, no matter what comes our way, can be the...

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Episode: 5
  Mar 10, 2021   59:23

How F1 Teams Deal With Failure

In this week’s episode of the Pitlane Life Lessons podcast, we take a closer look at F1’s relationship with failure. What can we all learn from the way F1 teams turn some of their most disappointing results into some of their biggest successes? Big thanks to Omologato Watches for their support of the Pitlane Life...

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Episode: 4
  Mar 03, 2021   1:00:02

Celebrating Success F1 Style

In this week’s Pitlane Life Lessons Podcast, I’m looking at the importance of celebrating the successful moments in life & how it doesn’t always have to just be the big champaign moments that F1’s famous for. Thank you and welcome to the podcast’s new partner on this journey, Omologato. Beautiful & affordable motorsport inspired timepieces:...

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Episode: 3
  Feb 24, 2021   1:00:25

F1 Attention To Detail

In this episode we look at how focussing on attention to detail can be both a driver for success or a catalyst for failure. The McLaren F1 team are famed for their forensic levels of attention to detail, it’s undoubtedly helped them win numerous world titles, but they haven’t always got it right and perhaps...

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Episode: 2
  Feb 17, 2021   1:02:26

How F1 Can Teach Us To Take More Risks

In this week’s episode of the Pitlane Life Lessons podcast, we’re looking at what we can learn from F1 on the subject of taking risks in life. Why is it important? Why do we need to embrace risk? …& what can one of the world’s most science & data led sports, Formula One, teach us...

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Episode: 1
  Feb 09, 2021   49:04

F1 Teamwork

In episode 1 of this series, I’m looking at F1 teamwork. We’re all part of a team somewhere in our life, so getting the best out of it, or contributing the maximum we can to it, can get everyone in it a little bit closer to their ultimate goals. It’s one of the things F1...

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  Feb 09, 2021   7:03

What F1 Can Teach Us All About Life?

In this short introduction I’m explaining why the podcast exists & what I believe F1 can teach us all about life & being more successful. Listening to this will give you an idea of what to expect from Pitlane Life Lessons each week. Enjoy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.