Rank #1: AMPLOS Team: Personality Assessments
Personality is one of the most widely studied psychological constructs. People inherently have a curiosity about what makes us who we are. Personality assessments can be helpful, but not all are. If we aren't careful, we can become quick to label ourselves and others based on what an assessment says. However, if we use the right tools, they can help us understand the uniqueness of who we are, giving methods to accelerating our growth.
Episode 72 of The Growth Project | Dr. Drew Brannon & Dr. Cory Shaffer
May 27 2020
Rank #2: AMPLOS Team: COVID-19, Part 1
In these uncertain times, it is important to understand how our brain responds to stress and inhibits our ability to think clearly and respond appropriately. In episode 60 of The Growth Project, Dr. Lowder & Dr. Brannon discuss the common responses to uncommon events and highlight the normal symptoms that follow a heightened sense of stress and uncertainty.
Mar 16 2020
Rank #3: AMPLOS TEAM: Re-engagement Mindset
As the world continues to move through the realities of COVID-19, many people are leaving their homes more and re-engaging life in ways they haven’t for the last 8 weeks. With this transition, comes several psychological implications, both personally and professionally. In episode 70 of The Growth Project, Dr. Milt Lowder and Dr. Drew Brannon discuss how people can practice self-awareness and utilize certain mental skills to meet success in this transition.
May 13 2020
Rank #4: Episode 50: Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Milt Lowder on vulnerability, authenticity, and strength
In today's world, vulnerability, authenticity, and strength are all things we want, but most times we aren't willing to make ourselves uncomfortable in order to gain these wonderful characteristics. In today's episode of The Growth Project, Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Milt Lowder discuss 3 steps that will help us move toward these traits, opening our minds and hearts up to the very things that will help us to live in freedom and purpose.
Dec 23 2019
Rank #5: Episode 010: Dr. Milt Lowder and Dr. Cory Shaffer on the Growth Mindset
In this episode, Milt and Cory discuss the hallmark characteristics and differences between a growth and a fixed mindset and how these principles have shaped their outlooks and perspectives on learning and development. The touch on how these mindsets are reinforced and developed over time, how failure can be a catalyst for change, and how those with a growth mindset tend to experience more joy along the journey to "success."
Jan 26 2018
Rank #6: Episode 31: Dr. Milt Lowder and Dr. Cory Shaffer on Mental Toughness
May 29 2019
Rank #7: Episode 39: Dr. Cory Shaffer and Michael Roth Part 2
Welcome back to The Growth Project! This episode features Part 2 of the conversation between Dr. Cory Shaffer and Michael Roth. The duo will continue their discussion and dig deeper into mastery - both how Michael defined mastery as a baseball player, as well as how he defines it now that he has stepped away from the game. This conversation features plenty of insight into the mind of a professional baseball player and what it takes to be successful both on and off the field. Enjoy!
Aug 07 2019
Rank #8: Episode 014: Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Cory Shaffer on Living According to Standards
On Monday, July 2, 2018 Belgium defeated Japan in a Round of 16 match up of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Shortly after, a picture starting floating around social media of the spotless Japanese locker room, who despite a difficult loss, took the time and the responsibility to clean up after themselves. (see picture below)
Join Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Cory Shaffer as they have a conversation around the powerful action of the Japanese soccer team. The discussion dives into how individuals, organizations, and teams can learn from the actions and strive for a life governed by standards and values, not feelings. Topics discussed include the importance of being a principally driven team and/or individual, how to engage in the moment, how to live out your core values, and how to be accountable to positive behaviors. We hope that the conversation adds value to you on your own path of personal growth.
Jul 11 2018
Rank #9: Episode 026: Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Milt Lowder on Focus
In this episode of The Growth Project, Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Milt Lowder continued April's topic on focus. They discussed plans of action for improving the ability to focus on the things that matter. They also discussed the recent story about the Arizona Cardinals new coach's, Kliff Kingsbury, new plan for meetings and whether or not that hinders player focus. Enjoy!
Apr 10 2019
Rank #10: Episode 012: Dr. Milt Lowder and Dr. Cory Shaffer on Lessons From the Masters
Join Dr. Milt Lowder and Dr. Cory Shaffer as they reflect on their experiences at The Masters at Augusta National Club. The conversation dives into their lessons learned as mental coaches with golfers at the PGA's most prestigious tournament. Topics discussed include how to be fully present, what goes into quality preparation, how to set proper goals, and how to manage energy and distractions. Tune in for a behind the scenes look into the preparation and mindset of high performers at one of the most anticipated sporting events of each year.
May 23 2018
Rank #11: Episode 019: Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Cory Shaffer on the Obstacles to Growth
Welcome back to the Growth Project! In this episode, Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Cory Shaffer discuss a topic that everyone is familiar with as we flip the calendar to a new year: personal growth. Specifically, Drew and Cory will focus on obstacles to growth - some of the main reasons why change does not occur despite our best intentions and why many goals fail. They will highlight three main obstacles to individual development: an unwillingness to acknowledge the truth, a poor understanding of what growth actually takes, and an inability to fail forward. Tune in and enjoy!
Jan 08 2019
Rank #12: Episode 41: Dr. Katie Nichols and Dr. Cory Shaffer on Habits
In this episode of The Growth Project, Dr. Katie Nichols and Dr. Cory Shaffer focused on August’s topic of habits. They discussed the stages of habit formation and key reasons why new habits can sometimes fall short. They shared best strategies to utilize in order to make habits stick. Enjoy!
Aug 29 2019
Rank #13: Episode 47: Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Milt Lowder, Gratitude Part 3
In today’s episode of The Growth Project, Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Milt Lowder wrap up our series this month on gratitude. Drew and Milt answer questions sent in from listeners about success and failure, how to deal with the weight of trauma, and how gratitude helps us overcome hard obstacles when life hits us hard. You don’t want to miss this episode!
Nov 27 2019
Rank #14: Episode 013: Dr. Cory Shaffer and Ryan Holiday on Philosophy, Success, and the Lifelong Journey of Personal Development
On this exciting episode of the Growth Project, Dr. Cory Shaffer speaks with author and strategist Ryan Holiday. Their conversation explores Ryan's path to success, from dropping out of college to becoming the director of marketing at American Apparel, to writing best selling books, including The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy. Holiday highlights the impact of being mentored by Robert Greene, the significance of process and routine, and the key principles of Stoicism, an ancient philosophy that has greatly influenced his personal and professional life. We hope you enjoy the episode!
Jun 05 2018
Rank #15: AMPLOS Team: Your Thinking Changes Everything
Why do you think the way you think? In today's episode, Dr. Milt Lowder and Dr. Drew Brannon talk about the different ways our minds tend to function and how we were made to think. It is when we learn to change our mindset that then everything else changes.
Jan 29 2020
Rank #16: Episode 42: Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Cory Shaffer on Humility
Humility and confidence are not typically viewed as traits that coincide. In this episode of The Growth Project, Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Cory Shaffer use a recent example from the U.S. Open Men's Tennis Final to unpack humility. They then present support for how humility and confidence can not only coexist, but also how individuals who possess both humbleness and self-belief can thrive. Enjoy!
Sep 17 2019
Rank #17: Mike Freeman (MLB): Maintaining Perspective & Finding Purpose
What determines whether you truly learn and grow from the challenges and adversity that life throws at you? In episode 67 of The Growth Project, Dr. Cory Shaffer interviews Mike Freeman, a professional baseball player in the Cleveland Indians Organization and former Clemson baseball product. They discuss Mike's approach on how to learn from the failure that is inevitable in baseball, the importance of "being your own coach," and how to reframe and find purpose in any role.
Apr 22 2020
Rank #18: Episode 33: Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Nicholas Beck on Mental Toughness
In this episode of The Growth Project, Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Nicholas Beck revisit the concept of mental toughness. They discussed Dr. Beck's extensive research work on the topic and emphasized the importance of understanding mental toughness as a contextually driven construct that can be developed in each of us. Enjoy!
Jun 12 2019
Rank #19: Episode 45: Dr. Cory Shaffer and Dr. Katie Nichols on Gratitude
In today's episode, Dr. Cory Shaffer and Dr. Katie Nichols focus on the power and importance of gratitude. Dr. Nichols tells the story of Brenda Martinez, an American track and field athlete, who tragically missed the final qualifier for the Olympic's due to entanglement with other athletes in the 800-meter race, her primary. Dr. Nichols tells how gratitude helped reset and shape Martinez into a mindset that allowed her to earn a spot 3 days later on Team USA for the 1500-meter.
Nov 06 2019
Rank #20: Episode 021: Dr. Drew Brannon and Dr. Cory Shaffer on What's Your Why?
Feb 15 2019