Listened Justin Langer from LESSONS LEARNT WITH THE GREATS
Former Australian batsman and current Aussie head coach Justin Langer is this week’s guest on Lessons Learnt with the Greats. I was lucky enough to play a few Tests with JL, one of Australia’s toughest, most resilient and focused cricketers ever. In our chat, JL talks on a wide range of topics from mental toughness to meditation, batting techniques to training his body, who has inspired him to his life philosophies. It’s an enlightening conversation and I hope you enjoy his amazing insights.
Episode notes
02:00 – JL starts by telling a terrific story about his breakthrough hundred in the 5th Ashes Test of the 2001 series and how it changed him
11:08 – JL takes us through his mental approach
14:54 – We touch on mediation and how JL discovered it
21:20 – JL’s batting mindset
33:54 – We explore JL’s batting technique and what worked for him
36:55 – JL discusses his fitness regime
49:22 – JL’s mantra when he suffers setbacks
52:23 – JL’s reflects on his coaching career
59:57 – How JL treats the media
1:05:22 – JL talks finance and investment
1:08:28 – The people who have influenced JL
Justin Langer talks about his journeys and some of the lessons learnt along the way, such as learning to let go, meditating and thinking like a CEO.

My three takeaways from this chat were to:

  • Watch the ball, remember to ground yourself on what matters.
  • Great leadership comes with great narrative.
  • Focus on goals not outcomes.

This has me thinking about reading James Clear’s Atomic Habits.