Stuart Broad: “Why I walked away at my peak” (E228)

This episode explores the greatest lessons learnt from a 15 year Test cricket career, and why we should always be searching for fun and enjoyment.


Stuart Broad is a former England cricketer and is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Test match bowlers of all time. Having stepped back from cricket earlier this year, Stuart explains the process behind this decision; why he made that choice and why he doesn’t like the word ‘retirement’. He shares the conversation he had with Ben Stokes before his final game in the closely fought 2023 Ashes series.


Jake and Stuart discuss the biggest lessons from his career, including when Stuart got hit for six sixes in a single over; an event which prompted him to establish processes for looking after his mental and physical well-being.


In this episode, Stuart shares insights into his personal growth journey, including the adoption of note-taking to manage emotions and anxiety, and fostering connections with teammates through honesty and self-reflection. He discusses the challenges he faced throughout his career and unveils his strategies for dealing with setbacks and creating new goals. Learn about the psychological techniques Stuart used to stay at the top of his game, inspired by lessons from Tiger Woods, Brendan McCullum and Ben Stokes.


This episode was recorded during a live event at Gillian Lynne, London to celebrate Stuart’s brand new book autobiography Speaking Broadly: https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/stuart-broad-the-autobiography-pre-order-now-stuart-broad/7534896?ean=9781399729345


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