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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

Latest release on Oct 21, 2020

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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: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: 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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Rank #20: Brian Mackenzie, Human Performance Specialist

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This week’s conversation is with Brian Mackenzie, an expert in the development and application of custom protocols to optimize human health and performance.

His work harnesses and integrates respiratory, movement, strength and endurance-based training approaches to elicit positive results.

His protocols have been used to accelerate and raise both mental and physical performance in world-class Olympic and professional athletes, top executives, and elite military operators, as well as to improve the health for everyday people to those suffering from various chronic illnesses.

Along with innovating the endurance, strength and conditioning paradigm, he has studied altitude, heat & cold exposure and breath work.

Brian co-founded and created Power Speed Endurance (PSE), an online programming, coaching and educational platform that specializes in movement & skill development in sport.

He also co-authored the books Power Speed Endurance, NYTimes Best Seller UnBreakable Runner, and most recently UnPlugged.


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Dec 19 2018

1hr 24mins

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