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I’ve been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. I’m Dr. Michael Gervais, and I’m excited to decode the many paths toward mastery and provide applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.

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I’ve been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. I’m Dr. Michael Gervais, and I’m excited to decode the many paths toward mastery and provide applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.

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Fantastic content!

By Andy Harris 03 - Mar 29 2020
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Thank you for all you’re doing for mindset and the mental part of the game and of life!

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Overall very informative podcast and thankful to have found it.

iTunes Ratings

1105 Ratings
Average Ratings
952
61
34
25
33

Fantastic content!

By Andy Harris 03 - Mar 29 2020
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Thank you for all you’re doing for mindset and the mental part of the game and of life!

Review

By Wojnicz - Jan 08 2020
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Overall very informative podcast and thankful to have found it.
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Finding Mastery

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I’ve been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. I’m Dr. Michael Gervais, and I’m excited to decode the many paths toward mastery and provide applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.

Rank #1: Navy SEAL & Endurance Athlete David Goggins on Being the Hardest Human Alive

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This conversation is with David Goggins.

It's real. This podcast is not for kids -- it's for adults -- who want to understand toughness and authenticity.

David is clear. Very clear. He lives in true alignment. He's figured out who he is -- and he lives accordingly. Period.

The odds were stacked against David ever making anything of himself. He grew up in an abusive household, barely graduated high school, and struggled with serious health issues, to name just a few of the challenges David had to overcome. In spite of all of these obstacles, David never had a “woe is me” mentality.

David is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force tactical air controller training.

David has completed multiple ultra-marathons, triathlons, ultra-triathlons, bike races and arduous mountain ascents, setting new course records and regularly placing in the top five. His achievements made him the subject of a lead feature in Runner’s World, where he was named “Running Hero”, and Outside Magazine named him “The Fittest (Real) Man in America.” The Navy SEALs even asked him to be their poster-boy and appear in a recruiting commercial.

Feb 15 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #2: Pete Carroll: Competing to Be Your Best

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Coach Pete Carroll has a philosophy. It's clear to him. He's found it to be extremely powerful to help himself and others to become the very best version of themselves:
Always Compete.
He doesn’t talk about past success. He doesn't become consumed with what is yet to come. He lives engaged in maximizing wherever his feet are.
In This Episode:
-Why having a chip on his shoulder helped shape him
-The importance of being present
-How competition fuels him
-Why you can’t be afraid of failure
-Creating your own reality
-Helping others become optimistic
-The moment he knew he had a different vision for coaching
-Relationship-based approach to coaching
-Why he doesn’t need to talk about winning
-Dealing with difficult outcomes
-The moments between the moments
-The importance of the Seahawks culture
-How he instills a risk-taking mentality in his players
-Getting to the truth of what went wrong when mistakes happen
-Why it all comes downs love

Apr 27 2016

45mins

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Rank #3: Dr. Brené Brown, Research Professor and Author  

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This week’s conversation is with Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness and her latest book Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership

Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views.

The relationship between vulnerability and courage is a focal point of our conversation.

In Brené’s words: “You cannot get to courage without walking right through vulnerability.”

So what is courage all about and when is it the right time to be vulnerable?

Whether it be with a loved one or in the corporate world, do you have the courage to say or do the difficult things?

And if you’re a leader, do you have the courage to create a culture that actually allows for people to fall on their face and get back up?

Brené has an amazing way of putting her researching into action with simple and applied strategies so I can’t wait for you to learn from her.


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Nov 07 2018

57mins

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Rank #4: Dr. Matthew Walker, Professor and Sleep Expert

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This week’s conversation is with Matthew Walker, a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science.

He is also the lead sleep scientist at Google.

Matthew has received numerous funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences.

His research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease.

Matthew is also the author of the International Bestseller, Why We Sleep, which has sold over 1½ million copies worldwide, having been translated into 34 different languages.

In this conversation, we focus specifically on Matthew’s deep body of knowledge when it comes to sleep.

I wanted to dig deep and better understand the nuances of sleep… how does it impact our overall health, how can we sleep better, and what can you do if you feel like your suffering from a sleep related disease.

As I’ve mentioned previously, gone are the days in professional sport and business where it’s cool to brag about how little sleep you’re functioning off of and I hope this further brings to light how critical sleep is for just about every facet of life.

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Jul 10 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #5: Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors Head Coach

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This week’s conversation is with Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

Currently in his fifth season as head coach, Steve has guided the club through four of the most prolific seasons in NBA history with a list of accomplishments that includes:

  • Three NBA championships
  • Four-straight NBA Finals appearances
  • The NBA’s single-season wins record (73)
  • An NBA Coach of the Year award (2015-16)
  • Four of the five winningest seasons in franchise history

Steve, who won five NBA championships during a 15-year playing career, now owns eight championships as either a player or coach, becoming the first to win three NBA titles as a player and three as a coach.

So I think it’s clear – Steve understands winning but he’s searching for something beyond that.

He has made it a point to revolve the Warriors’ culture around joy.

In this conversation, we discuss how Steve went about building the Warriors’ culture, what he’s most hungry for, and his biggest challenge at the moment – finding a way to keep the Warriors motivated and playing with joy after they’ve already experienced so much previous success.

Steve is one of the brightest minds in the game of basketball and I think you’re going to love his insights on not just basketball, but life as a whole.


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Jan 23 2019

50mins

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Rank #6: Neuroscientist Caroline Leaf on What's Possible for the Mind

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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology specializing in Neuropsychology. Since the early 1980‘s she has studied and researched the Mind-Brain connection.
In This Episode:
-The difference between the mind and the brain
-Why it mattered that people believed in her growing up
-How to increase awareness of thoughts
-The mind as an iceberg: explaining the conscious vs. unconscious parts of your mind
-The process in which one atomizes their thoughts
-Why we are naturally wired for love
-Non-judgmental framework as a component of optimal mindset
-The toxic thoughts that get in people’s way
-The time it takes to form a habit

Sep 28 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton on Coaching, Leadership, Relationships

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On this podcast, we get to hear from many different vantage points: artists, scientist, elite military, politicians, those who run highly successful businesses, and those who have been on the razor’s edge in the sports arena.

When it comes to elite sport, there’s a rare breed that have succeeded as both player and coach — and winning championships in both roles is almost unheard of.

That is why I wanted to sit down with Luke Walton, head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Luke played in the NBA for 10 years, winning 2 championships.

He’s coached for 4 years, winning one NBA title with the Golden State Warriors.

But even more important to his track record, Luke is flat-out a phenomenal human being.

He was hired as the 26th head coach in Lakers franchise history, the eighth individual to both play and coach for the organization, and is the youngest coach in the NBA.

Luke has been around the game of basketball and legends his entire life.

His dad, Bill, played under John Wooden at UCLA, is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and was named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players. The father/son duo are the only pair in NBA history to both win multiple NBA titles.

Luke’s had the fortune of being coached by and playing with the likes of Lute Olson, Phil Jackson, Steve Kerr, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Karl Malone, Gary Payton, and the list goes on and on.

In this conversation, we talk about the impact these people have had on the way he looks at life and how he thinks about improvement.

We discuss how relationships impact performance.

We talk about the mindset that is required to make it at the professional level and why he believes mindfulness is an important part of that equation.

I hope this conversation gives you some wonderful insight into how Luke approaches learning, living, growing and being in relationships to bring the best out of each other.


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Oct 11 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Des Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon Winner

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This week’s podcast is with Des Linden, a 2x Olympian, running the marathon for the U.S. in both the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Her most significant achievement to date happened this year (2018) when she became the first American woman in 33 years to win the Boston Marathon.

Prior to winning, she came in 4th last year (2017) and finished second by only two seconds in 2011 (a personal record at the time).

Two seconds!

Think about how crushing that could be. Everything you’ve worked so hard for is in striking distance only to miss by two seconds—if external outcomes are the primary measurement of success.

Imagine the persistence and the mental fortitude required just to complete a marathon, then on top of that fight back and win the Boston Marathon seven years after having a PR but coming up just short of first place…

That right there sets the tone for what this conversation is all about.

We discuss everything from being comfortable with getting vulnerable, why she doesn’t get nervous before races, and how she manages her internal dialog.

If there’s one thing I hope you take away from this conversation, it’s that Des is comfortable with who she is.

In her words: “The thing I understand most is … myself”

And having that understanding, that confidence is a very powerful thing.

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Jun 27 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: Tom Osborne: Leadership

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While in graduate school, a psychology professor asked the class to draw a line across the middle of the paper. He asked us to write down, above the line, three people that have helped shape who we are — that have helped us feel good about who we are. He also asked to list three names below the line, that have negatively contributed to how we see ourselves.
The purpose of the exercise was to reflect on the way that people “coached” us from an “above the line” perspective.
Coach Tom Osborne is an above the line coach — for tens-of-thousands of men and women. His deep care for others is apparent in the way he conducts his life — and his life efforts.
Thomas William “Tom” Osborne (born February 23, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and politician from Nebraska. He served as the head football coach at the University of Nebraska football team for 25 years, from 1973 to 1997. Osborne was one of the most successful coaches in American college football history, with a career record of 255–49–3, 13 conference championships, and three national championships. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1999.
Osborne was later elected U.S. Representative from Nebraska’s 3rd congressional district, as a Republican. He served three terms, from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, he returned to the University of Nebraska as athletic director (AD). He retired as AD in January 2013.
He lives a life of love and purpose — and is deeply devoted to his faith, his wife and children, and the service of mentoring others. You can learn about Coach Osborne’s mission at TeamMates.org.

Sep 02 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #10: Pete Carroll on The Art of Coaching (Live)

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This week’s conversation comes from the Finding Mastery Live that we recently hosted in Seattle with Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll.

In 2009, a mutual friend put Coach Carroll and I together for dinner and instantly, I knew it was right.

We were talking about ancient principles, we were talking about modern science, we were talking about really collectively, how do you help people pursue their potential?

It was stimulating and we knew much of the same research. We're interested in some of the ancient traditions the same way.

We discussed giving back: How do we give to the next generation?

At the end of the conversation he said, "Hey, why don't you come up and see what we're doing at the Seahawks?" And I thought, "Yeah, I'd love to see what you're doing."

It's everything that I had hoped for.

The environment was electric, people were switched on, and they were reporting on day one that it was just different than anywhere else they've ever been.

Here we are, 10 years later.

I've spent about eight years with the Seattle Seahawks now and I couldn't be more excited to introduce Coach Carroll as a friend, as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and a business partner in Compete to Create.

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Oct 09 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #11: ABC's Dan Harris on Authenticity, Panic, Mindfulness

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This conversation is with Dan Harris, who most of you know as a co-anchor of “Nightline” and the weekend edition of “Good Morning America” on ABC News -- or 20/20 -- or -- from his New York Times best selling book: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works.
Dan has faced the public tension, in a panic attack that happened on live television.
In This Episode:
-Embracing not taking himself too seriously
-Finding love in meditation
-The humbling nature of sharing insight with others
-The difference between pleasure and happiness
-His method for showing gratitude
-Surrendering to the process of meditation
-Learning from his parents via “show, not tell”
-Dealing with not being as smart as his parents and brother
-Risk taking integrated in his DNA
-The moment before and after his panic attack on live TV
-Becoming aware of the triggers for his panic attacks
-Having a pre-disposition for anxiety
-The emotions around not being nominated for an EMMY this year
-External vs. internal rewards
-Approaching his newest venture with an open mind
-Why being honest with yourself is the easiest thing to do
-Inside his meditation practice

Aug 31 2016

2hr 2mins

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Rank #12: Angela Duckworth: Passion and Perseverance

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Dr. Angela Duckworth studies grit and self-control, two attributes that are distinct from IQ and yet powerfully predict success and well-being.
In This Episode:
-The value of process vs. outcome
-How she first came to value grit
-Her definition of grit
-Impact of self-control on grit
-The differences between achievement and mastery
-Sunk-cost fallacy
-Setting a goal at the right level
-Is passion or perseverance harder?
-The 3 kinds of character that are most important

May 18 2016

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Rank #13: Texas Basketball Head Coach Shaka Smart on Bringing Out The Best in Others

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Shaka Smart is the Men’s Basketball Head Coach at the University of Texas and he's got a phenomenal way about himself.

It just jumps out of this conversation how much he cares about other people, how invested he is in relationships, how he's working to be the most authentic person he can be — and at the same time pull that out of other people.

He's definitely a relationship-based coach, which is obvious in this conversation, and he's got a real crisp point of view about how to help others become their best.

I hope you enjoy learning from Shaka as much as I did and that we're doing justice in these conversations to highlight the brilliance and the genius within people.

I also want to thank Ryan Holiday, a former guest on the podcast, for introducing me to Coach Smart.

And lastly please help support Finding Mastery so we can continue to produce weekly content for you! Donate here!

Aug 16 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #14: Dr. John Ratey, Neuropsychiatry Expert

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This week’s conversation is with bestselling author, Dr. John Ratey, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry.

He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 11 books published in 17 languages, including the groundbreaking ADD-ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell.

With the publication of "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain," Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection.

His most recent book, “Go Wild” explores how we can achieve optimal physical and mental health by getting in touch with our caveman roots, and how we can “re-wild” our lives.

Recognized by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America since 1997, Dr. Ratey was recently honored by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society as "Outstanding Psychiatrist of the Year" for advancing the field.

John is an expert in human focus and especially in this day and age, it’s one of the most valuable skills we can train.

For those of you who are longtime Finding Mastery listeners, you may have noticed a question I like to ask is: “Where do you feel it in your body?”

That’s one of John’s favorite questions and it highlights what this conversation is really about: attention.

It starts with paying attention to your internal states of arousal.

We discuss how arousal states, motivations, and the prefrontal cortex all play a role in making someone an expert at focusing.

Being skilled at focusing goes hand-in-hand with being present and John shares some of his strategies for being present more often.

This conversation is rich with insight and I hope it makes you more aware of your triggers for focusing deeply.

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Dec 12 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #15: Sage Steele on Choosing Happiness

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This week’s conversation is with Sage Steele, one of ESPN’s most popular and respected commentators.

Sage joined ESPN in 2007 and currently serves as the co-anchor for ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter, weekdays at 6 p.m. ET.

She has served as the lead host for SportsCenter on the Road, since 2016, a role that includes on-site, day-long and pre-event coverage for the biggest sports events of the year, such as the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series, the Masters, the College Football National Championship and many more.

Sage also hosted NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC from 2013-2017.

This is an incredibly powerful conversation.

I really wasn’t expecting to go to the places we went but I was so appreciative we did – Sage opens up about her personal life and the difficult yet necessary decisions she’s had to make.

As Sage puts it: the most important mental skill is having the courage to speak your truth… and for that matter live your truth.

The beautiful thing about this is when you can live this way, there’s amazing freedom that comes with it.

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Apr 23 2020

1hr 42mins

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Rank #16: Dr. Antonio Damasio, Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy

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This week’s conversation is with Dr. Antonio Damasio, a Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Trained as both neurologist and neuroscientist, Antonio has brilliantly captured the complicated Interplay b/t biology and psychology and culture — and doing it in a way that provides the highest dignity between each discipline, through a structurally artistic and rigorously scientific process.

His work is built on deep curiosity, deep thinking, and deep contribution to humanity.

Antonio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying emotions, feelings, and consciousness.

His work on the role of affect in decision-making has made a major impact in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. He is the author of several hundred scientific articles and is one of the most eminent psychologists of the modern era.

His most recent work addresses the evolutionary development of mind and especially the role of life regulation in the generation of cultures.


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Apr 10 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: Author Ryan Holiday on Ego, Obstacles, Writing

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Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians.
In This Episode:
-The concept of parent-child fit and why it was missing for him
-Finding the people who understood him in college
-Learning under Robert Greene
-His method for ideating and organizing thoughts
Why his work can be exhilarating and exhausting
-The on-going journey to find inner peace
The destructiveness of one's “ego”
-How his experience at American Apparel create an intersection of his intellectual work and personal life
-His love for stoicism

Sep 08 2016

1hr 48mins

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Rank #18: Rich Roll: Change

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If you've ever thought, “If I would have known then, what I know now, I’d shift gears in a heartbeat” — or — If you've ever wanted to shift gears and blaze a new path, but quickly stepped on the excitement by saying," It's just too late now, I've got too many responsibilities” -- or — if you've ever wanted to make a radical shift in your business, but were afraid of what others might think -- you're going to flat out love Rich, and I hope this conversation.
Rich set out to figure out his place in the world, and ultra-endurance sport was a way for him to do just that.
In this episode:
-Using sport as a means to discover true purpose
-How work ethic helped bridge the talent gap
-The effect of growing up in an achievement oriented household
-Coping with social awkwardness and low self-esteem
-Fighting an addiction to alcohol & drugs
-Living a double life
-Becoming vulnerable
-Quitting a corporate job and listening to the voices inside
-Pushing boundaries
-Righteousness and its relation to mastery
-Finding one's authentic self
-Being in touch with one's character defects
-Seeing a journey through

Jan 20 2016

1hr 58mins

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Rank #19: Dr. Albert Bandura on The Theory on Creating Human Results

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This conversation is with Dr. Albert Bandura.

This conversation was an honor. He's literally a living legend in the field of Psychology -- He's an extraordinarily innovative scholar whose work in social cognitive theory has become an incredible resource in academics and for practitioners dedicated to human excellence

His theories are part the core pillars with my work with elite teams, athletes, and performers. It was a complete joy to learn from him in this conversation, after I've spent so many years from him via research articles.

His research changed our understanding of human learning -- how modeling and interactions impact learning - and how we can become more powerful as humans, in a variety of circumstances. He laid the theoretical foundation for understanding the self-regulatory mechanism for his theory on human agency.

Human Agency is defined as the human capability to exert influence over one’s functioning and the course of events by one’s actions.  

Albert’s “Theory of Agency” has 3 elements. 1st, you have to project yourself into the future to have something to work toward. 2nd, is self-regulation, the extent that you can regulate your thoughts, emotions and behavior. The 3rd is self-reflection, to what extent you can judge your capabilities (also known as self efficacy). Self-Efficacy theory is at the center of much of my work with professional athletes and performers.

While this might not sound novel now, this was a radical idea when he first introduced the concept that: Human beings are not just reacting to influences, they have a capacity to shape the course of their lives.

Dr. Bandura pushed against conventional wisdom by introducing the notion that our thinking influences our behavior, our behavior influences our environment and our environment can influences how we view the world and ourselves.  

Dr. Bandura is game-changer -- a significant contributor to the betterment of human life

Aug 30 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #20: The Process: Introduction to Kairos (Ep.1)

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Welcome to “The Process” a new audio series from Dr. Michael Gervais and Finding Mastery.

In this series, we’re going to learn about The Process: What really goes on “in the thick of it,” for those on the pursuit of mastery?

In this first season, we’re going to follow Kairos and their CEO Alex Fiance.

Kairos is a global community of fellows, founders & advisors that work together to identify society’s most pressing challenges and then build and fund new solutions to address them.

They focus on areas where outdated industries and governments are failing to meet our communities’ needs.

Over the course of the next 6 months, we’re going to learn about young entrepreneurs tackling the worlds biggest problems – what are some of the biggest problems? How do they find the entrepreneurs they believe can solve them?  How do they determine which companies to invest in? And we’ll dig into the mindset of these entrepreneurs.

Young people have the ability to make a big difference and we’re going to learn from some of the brightest minds of the next generation.

Episode 1 focuses on how Kairos was formed and what to expect over the next 6 months.

Mar 16 2018

1hr 6mins

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Shea Serrano on Why It All Comes Down to Grit

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This week’s conversation is with Shea Serrano, an author and journalist.

His books include The Rap Year Book, Basketball (and Other Things), and Movies (and Other Things), all three of which were New York Times best-sellers

Two of them were number one on the list and one was picked by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of the year.

Shea is also known for his work with the sports and pop culture websites, The Ringer and Grantland.

This conversation is as real as it gets.

Shea used to be a teacher and he loved it -- but he couldn’t afford to take care of his family.

He had to figure out what else he could do and that led him to writing.

Shea’s story is about perseverance.

It’s about outworking the competition so he could provide for those closest to him.

It’s about pushing fear aside and going for it.

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Jul 08 2020

1hr 16mins

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Kelley O'Hara on Responding to Adversity - On and Off The Field

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This week’s conversation is with Kelley O’Hara, who plays soccer for both the US women’s national team and Utah Royals FC.

As a member of the USWNT, she has won two World Cups and an Olympic Gold Medal.

Prior to her professional career, she attended Stanford University, where she won the Hermann Trophy in 2009, awarded annually to the United States' top male and female college soccer players.

We cover so much in this conversation.

Inner Drive. Resiliency. Equality. Authenticity. Impact.

When I think about the challenging times we’re currently facing, those 5 words are just about the most significant words I can think of right now.

Kelley is a tremendous role model for the next generation and I can’t wait for you to learn from her.

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Jul 01 2020

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Pete Carroll and Michael Gervais on Living and Leading Authentically

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This week’s conversation is with Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and my business partner at Compete to Create.

In this conversation, we decided to do something different -- we flipped the model a bit and for good reason.

I'm incredibly excited to share that my first book, an Audible Original, is coming out on July 9th, titled: Compete to Create: An Approach to Living and Leading Authentically.

I couldn’t be more honored to co-write it with Pete Carroll.

So what’s different about this conversation?

Beyond being overwhelmingly excited to announce our Audible Original release, we invited Sage Steele, ESPN SportsCenter host and recent Finding Mastery guest, to interview both Pete and myself.

We discuss how we first got started working together, what we’ve come to learn about helping others explore their potential, and why we wanted to write a book together.

Our new Audible Original offers an in-depth look at how world-class athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and top business leaders organize their inner lives to explore the edges of their potential – and at the same time live life with purpose and meaning.

This book is about celebrating the insights and practices that are at the center of human flourishing.

We pull back the curtain and reveal the psychological framework and mental skills that are common to great performers and leaders and show you how you can apply those same principles and practices to all areas of your life.

If you’ve already taken our online course Finding Your Best, this will be a great companion to your growth-arc.

I’d be honored if you’d pre-order it at audible.com/competetocreate.

If you know there is more inside you to discover—more to contribute, more room to grow—I think we found the sweet spot between applied science, incredible stories and crystal clear ways you can train your mind and organize your inner life to, quite simply, live and lead authentically.

And – if you haven’t had a chance but still want to take our course, we’re offering $50 off when you go to competetocreate.net/findingmastery.

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Jun 24 2020

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Travis Pastrana on Making the Best of Any Situation

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This week’s conversation is with Travis Pastrana.

If you're a fan of action sports, you know the name.

By four years old, Travis was already riding a one-speed motorcycle.

At the age of 14, he won the world freestyle championship.

Travis continued to display his versatility into the early 2000's racking up numerous Supercross and Motocross podiums as well a Motocross of Nations Championship title.

In 2001, Travis was awarded Motocross Rider of the Year at the ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards.

He has since accumulated 17 X-Games medals, including 11 gold medals, plus five golds from the Gravity Games, as well more wins at other events including Dew Tour and Red Bull X-Fighters.

At the 2006 X Games, Travis redefined what was possible in Freestyle Motocross with his groundbreaking double backflip on a motorbike.

As one of the founders and ringleader of Nitro Circus, Travis is committed to the progression of action sports as a whole and has set his sights on redefining the sport of rallycross with the evolution of Nitro Rallycross.

Travis is highly skilled at risk – and I think you’ll be fascinated to learn why he’s comfortable in high consequence environments.

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Jun 17 2020

1hr 22mins

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Soledad O'Brien on Standing Up to Racism

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This week’s conversation is with Soledad O’Brien, an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist.

She is dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues.

Soledad currently anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” and she also reports regularly for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”

She has anchored shows on CNN, MSNBC and NBC, and hosted projects for Fox and A&E.

At CNN, she was the face of CNN’s morning news shows for many years and a frequent reporter and analyst for breaking news stories and election coverage.

She also anchored the CNN documentary unit, where she created the “In America” documentary series, which includes “Black in America” and “Latino in America.”

Soledad was recognized with three Emmy awards -- for her coverage of the Haiti earthquake, the 2012 election and a series called “Kids and Race.”

So Soledad’s resume speaks for itself-- she has a deep regard for her craft and more importantly: separating right from wrong.

On the surface, this movement, these protests, they’re about highlighting the injustices, the police brutality that many African-Americans have been prone to for far too long.

But it extends further than that.

This conversation is about accountability... we all play a role.

It’s up to us whether we’re the person who chooses to actively make a difference or turn a blind eye.

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Jun 10 2020

1hr 15mins

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Michael Bennett on Why It's Time for America to Look in the Mirror

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This week’s conversation is with Michael Bennett, a defensive end in the National Football League.

Michael signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and was an instrumental member of the 2013 team that won the Super Bowl. He's also a 3x Pro-Bowler.

While Michael’s craft is football, there is so much more to Michael the human being.

He’s an advocate for social justice and after the events of the last week and the ongoing protests, I wanted to have him on the podcast to more than anything else just … listen.

Michael’s words are significant. He has much to share. But what I found even more powerful than his words was his tone.

He doesn’t once raise his voice, he doesn’t blame others, yet you can hear the pain in his voice. You can hear the yearning for change; for a different America.

We discuss the systemic issues that make everyday life difficult for African-Americans and what each of us can do to make a positive impact going forward.

This is an incredibly difficult, yet important time for our country.

I recognize that change requires action and solely talking about it will not suffice.

At the same time, I hope that we can use this platform to continue to learn, to better understand, and to empathize with those who have felt silenced for so long.

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Jun 03 2020

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Dr. Melanie Joy on Cultivating Healthy Relationships

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This week’s conversation is with Dr. Melanie Joy, a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication, and social change.

Melanie is best known for her groundbreaking theories on the psychology of violence, nonviolence, and building healthy relationships.

Her analyses have helped explain why people engage in “nonrelational” behaviors—behaviors that harm other people, animals, the planet, and themselves—as well as how to change this pattern

She is the eighth recipient of the Ahimsa Award—previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela—for her work on global nonviolence; and she also received both the Peter Singer Prize and the Empty Cages Prize for her work developing strategies to reduce the suffering of animals. 

Melanie’s mission is to raise awareness of the obstacles preventing people from interacting in ways that create a sense of mutual connection.

These obstacles are both internal (psychological) and external (social), and they are a key reason why we act against our own interests and the interests of others—often without realizing that we’re doing so.

With awareness, we are better able to think freely and act compassionately, to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships and a more equitable and sustainable world.

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May 27 2020

1hr 14mins

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Deepak Chopra on Our Limited Understanding of Reality

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This week’s conversation is with Deepak Chopra, a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.

Deepak is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality

TIME magazine has described Deepak as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

He is the author of over 89 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.

His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential, unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities.

Deepak also has a new short form podcast called - Now for Tomorrow. I had the chance to be a guest and we stitched it onto the end of this conversation so I hope you enjoy it.

In this conversation, we explore big questions -- about the nature of reality and consciousness.

We discuss why it's so challenging to use language and sensory information to try to makes sense of the true nature of what is.

How can we understand reality when what we see and hear and feel is not complete?

My hope is that you'll leave this conversation with a different perspective on the way you think about what is real. 

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May 20 2020

1hr 22mins

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Dr. David Fajgenbaum on a Second Chance at Life

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This week’s conversation is with Dr. David Fajgenbaum, a groundbreaking physician-scientist and disease hunter.

The timing of his insights is incredibly relevant for us right now.

David is best known as the ‘doctor who cured himself’ – he received his last rites while in medical school and nearly died four more times battling Castleman disease.

To try to save his own life, he spearheaded an innovative approach to research through the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network and discovered a treatment that has put him into his longest remission ever.

Now, he is spreading this approach to other diseases like COVID19.

David is also one of the youngest individuals ever appointed to the faculty at Penn Medicine and the top 1 percent youngest grant awardees of a highly-competitive National Institute’s of Health grant.

As someone who’s been on the verge of death multiple times, David has a unique perspective… he shares how it’s altered his approach to life.

David likes to refer to it as playing in “overtime.”

In his words:

I’ve been in overtime ever since I had my last rights read to me. Think about overtime in sports. In overtime, all of a sudden there's this incredible clarity and purpose that comes with every tick of the clock. You can make a mistake in the first quarter of a game and you can make up for it, but if you make one wrong move in overtime the game's over. And I think that's the perfect analogy for how I feel every day of life. It’s not that I'm afraid to make a mistake or a paralyzing feeling, but it actually gives me clarity. I can hear the clock ticking, I know that I have this awful disease, but it helps me to focus on what's important and what's not important.

And that really sets the tone for this conversation.

We discuss the preciousness of life and why it really comes down to having clarity of purpose and making sure you take the proper actions to back it up.

David also shares how his lab is approaching finding a cure for COVID-19.


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May 13 2020

1hr 12mins

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Special Episode: Leaders Navigating the Unfolding, Unpredictable Unknown

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We are in a unique moment in world history. From the devastating loss of life to the financial fallout to the closing of borders, businesses, industries and schools, we are collectively confronted by a reality few of us could have ever imagined.

Decision-making leans on precedents and guiding principles, but how do leaders react when there are no precedents to follow?

I had a series of conversations with friends inside our community to better understand the approach of those who effectively lead during moments of great stress, strain and uncertainty. I wanted to distill insights about leadership while we are still in the middle of the crisis, while it’s raw.

During crisis, leaders are called upon to rely on their preparation, respond in the moment, and locate the opportunity in a future that has not yet arrived. And they have to do these all at once with limited information and the well-being of others hanging in the balance. 

I’m honored to be doing this project in partnership with Microsoft and Compete to Create. We hope you appreciate the applied insights of these leaders as much as we do.

May 10 2020

1hr 18mins

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George Karl on Getting to The Truth

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This week’s conversation is with George Karl, the 6th winningest coach in NBA basketball history.

George coached the Cavs, Warriors, Sonics, Bucks, Nuggets and Kings over the span of 1,999 NBA games.

He was also an All American player in college at the University of North Carolina and played in the ABA for the San Antonio Spurs.

At UNC, George had the fortune of being mentored by the late Dean Smith and was surrounded by other brilliant basketball minds who helped shape his coaching philosophy.

George has never been one to hold back and the same can be said for this conversation.

He has some amazing stories to share, including his experiences coaching future Hall of Famer’s Ray Allen and Carmelo Anthony and what it was like going up against Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals.

We talk success, we talk failure, and we discuss why finding purpose in his post-coaching life has been challenging.

Beyond basketball, George is a three-time cancer survivor so he’s a fighter, he’s resilient by nature.

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May 06 2020

1hr 16mins

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Trent Dilfer on Turning Pain Into Passion

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This week’s conversation is with Trent Dilfer, a 14 year NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion.

Trent played for five teams during his career, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and San Francisco 49ers.

He led the Ravens to a 34-7 victory over the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV (35).

Trent has now made it his mission in life to “give back” and has become a positive role model, coach and mentor for upcoming High School Quarterbacks through Elite 11 where he’s had the opportunity to pass on his knowledge and wisdom of the quarterbacking position to the next generation of future College and NFL Players.

Trent and I met at Elite 11 and that’s where I got to learn about how special a human being he is.

In this conversation we discuss Trent’s journey to the NFL, what he’s learned about himself along the way, and how that ultimately led him to coaching high school football – where he’s currently the head football coach at the Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

And while Trent is well known for his work on the football field, this conversation is really about who Trent is as a man off it.

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Apr 29 2020

1hr 17mins

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Sage Steele on Choosing Happiness

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This week’s conversation is with Sage Steele, one of ESPN’s most popular and respected commentators.

Sage joined ESPN in 2007 and currently serves as the co-anchor for ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter, weekdays at 6 p.m. ET.

She has served as the lead host for SportsCenter on the Road, since 2016, a role that includes on-site, day-long and pre-event coverage for the biggest sports events of the year, such as the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series, the Masters, the College Football National Championship and many more.

Sage also hosted NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC from 2013-2017.

This is an incredibly powerful conversation.

I really wasn’t expecting to go to the places we went but I was so appreciative we did – Sage opens up about her personal life and the difficult yet necessary decisions she’s had to make.

As Sage puts it: the most important mental skill is having the courage to speak your truth… and for that matter live your truth.

The beautiful thing about this is when you can live this way, there’s amazing freedom that comes with it.

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Apr 23 2020

1hr 42mins

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Marc Randolph on The Creation of Netflix

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This week’s conversation is with Marc Randolph, a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor.

Marc is the co-founder of Netflix, served as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors.

Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades.

He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, mentored rising entrepreneurs including the co-founders of Looker Data which recently sold to Google for $2.6B, and invested in numerous successful tech ventures.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, sits on the board of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and chairs the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Board of Trustees.

In this conversation we discuss how he and co-founder Reed Hastings developed the idea for Netflix, how to create a strong organizational culture, and why focus is the key for any entrepreneur.

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Apr 15 2020

1hr 3mins

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Dan Quinn on What It Takes to Lead an NFL Franchise

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This week’s conversation is with Dan Quinn, the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

Dan became the head coach in 2015 and has compiled a 43-37 regular season record.

In 2016, he led the Falcons to an NFC title and its second Super Bowl appearance.

Entering 2020, Dan ranks second in the organization’s history among coaches with at least four seasons with a winning percentage of .538 and fourth in franchise history with 43 regular-season wins.

Dan earned his head coaching opportunity after becoming one of the NFL’s top defensive coordinators with the Seattle Seahawks, overseeing the top defensive unit in the NFL.

I had the pleasure of getting to know Dan in Seattle, he’s an amazing human.

In this conversation, we touch on how he got into coaching, his approach to overcoming difficult moments, and style of leadership.

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Apr 08 2020

1hr 2mins

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Scott Barry Kaufman on The New Science of Self-Actualization

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This week’s conversation is with Scott Barry Kaufman, a humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential.

He has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

In 2015, he was named one of "50 Groundbreaking Scientists who are changing the way we see the world" by Business Insider.

Scott was a previous guest on Finding Mastery (#078) where we spent time diving into his journey and what made him the man he is today.

I wanted to have him back on because he just published a new book titled, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization… a bold reimagining of Maslow's famous hierarchy of needs--and new insights for realizing your full potential and living your most creative, fulfilled, and connected life.

And that’s what we discuss in this conversation.

If you’re not familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, definitely check it out.

The needs are: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.

The interesting thing with this conversation is the timing.

As Scott mentions, right now our focus is on more pressing needs at the potential sacrifice of realizing our full potential.

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Apr 01 2020

1hr 22mins

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Special Episode: Decoding Disruptors ft. Theresia Gouw, Founding Partner at Acrew Capital

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Welcome to Decoding Disruptors, a special edition of the Finding Mastery podcast presented without interruption by Microsoft.

Decoding Disruptors takes a deep dive into the minds of extraordinary women who have disrupted the narrative in their businesses, industries, and communities. 

Every conversation was filmed and is currently available at decodingdisruptors.com.

This conversation is with Theresia Gouw, a founder and partner at Acrew Capital and one of the most successful venture capitalists in the world.

During her career, Theresia has helped finance and support some of the most successful companies of our time, being an early investor in Facebook, Trulia, Hotel Tonight, Forescout, and Imperva, among others.

Time Magazine named her one of the 40 most influential minds in tech. 

Equally impressive, Theresia helped break the gender barrier in Silicon Valley.

She was often the only woman in the room when she arrived in America’s tech capital…

Her focus on the elements she could control, like preparation and hard work, and her ability to gracefully reframe situations were keys to shifting the gender narrative inside the industry.

Mar 28 2020

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Hilaree Nelson on Confidence in Consequential Environments

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This week’s conversation is with Hilaree Nelson.

With a career spanning two decades that includes dozens of first descents through more than 40 expeditions to 16 different countries, Hilaree is the most prolific ski mountaineer of her generation. 

Some of these ‘firsts” in the world of ski mountaineering include linking two 8000m peaks (Everest and Lhotse) in one push, first ski descents on Baffin Island, a first American ascent and ski descent of Papsura peak in India , and a first ski descent of the 4th highest peak in the world, Lhotse. 

Hilaree is the Captain of the North Face Athlete Team, an active leader on climate with Protect Our Winters, and an avid proponent of wild places such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

She was also named by Men’s Journal as one of the most adventurous women of the last 25 years, as well as National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurer of the Year.

In this conversation, Hilaree shares some key takeaways from her expeditions, where the wrong decision could mean the difference between life and death.

We touch on everything from confidence to managing anxiety --- and that’s applicable for the difficult times we find ourselves in now.

In Hilaree’s words:

Managing anxiety starts with being present and dealing with what you have right in front of you. I break it up into things I can manage instead of overwhelming myself by trying to figure out the whole picture all at once.

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Mar 25 2020

1hr 8mins

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Chip Conley on Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

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This week’s conversation is with Chip Conley, a boutique hotel entrepreneur who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand.

After selling Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the company he started as a rebel entrepreneur at age 26, Chip wasn't sure what was next.

He could have retired at age 52 but the young founders of Airbnb came calling.

Chip served as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy for four years — while also being CEO Brian Chesky’s mentor — and continues today as a Strategic Advisor to the company’s leadership.

Chip wrote about that experience in Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder where he shares his unexpected journey at midlife — from CEO to intern.

While writing Wisdom@Work, Chip was inspired to build the world's first "midlife wisdom school," the Modern Elder Academy, with a 3-acre oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

So why does Chip care so much about this idea of a “modern elder?”

It’s because there were a few key points in Chip’s life where something was eating at him… he knew he wasn’t on the right path but it could have been easy to stay the course.

Chip made the difficult but necessary decision in those moments to make a change and that’s at the heart of this conversation.

This is about authenticity, it’s about being in touch with your core principles, and ultimately, it’s about wisdom.

Chip’s seen it from every angle – entrepreneur, founder, mentor, and continues to make an impact on the next generation.

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Mar 18 2020

1hr 43mins

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Levi LaVallee on Being a Student of Progression

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This week’s conversation is with snowmobiling legend Levi LaVallee, a 13 time X Games Medalist, Snocross Champion, and World Record holder

Levi first tasted podium success in 2004 when he won the HillCross snowmobile event at the Winter X Games, in Aspen, Colorado and then made the switch to Freestyle competition.

At the 2008 Winter X Games, Levi took gold in both the Speed & Style and Freestyle events and was later named Best Male Athlete of the entire competition.

He also made history when he became the first person to attempt a double backflip on a snowmobile at the 2009 Winter X Games.

After soaring more than 15m into the air, he went long on the landing and was thrown from his sled upon impact. The attempt was so tantalisingly close to succeeding that many people considered it a great achievement.

The X Games medals weren’t enough though -- in 2011, he took the torch from Travis Pastrana, Robbie Maddison and Rhys Millen for one of his greatest feats – Red Bull New Year No Limits.

Levi jumped across the San Diego Bay on a snow mobile, setting a new world record of 412ft (125m).

And that sets the tone for this conversation --- it’s about what led up to that world record-setting moment that gave Levi the confidence, the courage, the hunger to go for that type of feat.

Levi is a student of progression – he’s organized his life that way, from a young age to now, and it becomes evident how that’s allowed him to succeed at just about anything he puts his mind to.

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Mar 11 2020

1hr 46mins

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Fantastic content!

By Andy Harris 03 - Mar 29 2020
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Thank you for all you’re doing for mindset and the mental part of the game and of life!

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By Wojnicz - Jan 08 2020
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Overall very informative podcast and thankful to have found it.