[PODCAST] Mental Control Under Pressure, with Lanny Basham

Download Listen in a New Window iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Leave a Review Clammr It Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Lanny Bassham started off life as a loser. In elementary school, he could never win any of the races, so he decided he’d have a better chance in team sports. When trying out for Little League baseball, he was the last person picked, put out in right field and promptly got hit by the ball right between the eyes. Then he tried out […]

Want to Be Better under Pressure?

“Who here thinks they do better under pressure?” When I ask this question to the Navy SEAL candidates I mentor, most of them raise their hand. And most of us would probably agree. But guess what, the idea that we can be “clutch,” though widely celebrated, is a total myth. As Drs JP Pawliw-Fry and Hendrie Weisinger explain in their book, Performing under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most, noone — no, not even Michael Jordan — performs better under pressure. Sure, you may feel like you’re doing […]

[PODCAST] What’s Really Important In Building A High-Growth, High-Performance Company, with David Carvajal

Download Listen in a New Window iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Leave a Review Clammr It Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android An entrepreneur who has cofounded and built billion dollar businesses like Hotjobs and TheLadders, Dave Carvajal now advises the leadership of some of the most transformative, disruptive companies in the tech space. We talk about how doing an Ironman race is like building a startup, what it takes to build a team of A players and what many CEOs get […]

[PODCAST] Debunking the Common Myths About Performing Under Pressure, with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

Download Listen in a New Window iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Leave a Review Clammr It Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry is a psychologist and international performance coach to Olympic athletes and coaches, senior business leaders at Fortune 500 companies, and the CIA. He is the co-author of Performing under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most. In this podcast, we talk about some of the common misconceptions about performing under pressure (and why they’re […]

[PODCAST] Understanding the Real Blueprint for Success and High Performance, with Jeff Spencer

Download Listen in a New Window iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Leave a Review Clammr It Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Jeff Spencer, an Olympian and advisor to Lance Armstrong, Bono and Tiger Woods, says that much of the conventional advice around success doesn’t work. Jeff personally knows the journey to championship as a sprint cyclist on the 1972 US Olympic cycling team. As the team doctor to 6 winning cycling teams in the Tour de France, generally recognized as the most […]

The Curse of Finishing Second (and Five Habits of Happy High-Achievers)

After finishing third in the men’s 100 meter race at the Rio Olympics this week, bronze medalist Andre de Grasse excitedly embraced Usain Bolt, who had taken the gold. While Andre and Usain were hugging it up, silver medalist Justin Gatlin looked less than thrilled, lost, no doubt, in counterfactual thought about “what might have been.” As Seinfeld points out, “If you win the gold, you feel good. If you win the bronze, you think, well, at least I got something. But if […]

[PODCAST] Raising Your Mental Game for Career Success with Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Download Listen in a New Window iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Leave a Review Clammr It Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Caroline Ceniza-Levine is the cofounder of SixFigureStart career coaching. She has worked with executives from American Express, Goldman Sachs, Condé Nast, Gilt, eBay, Google, McKinsey, and other leading firms. She’s also a stand-up comic (so not your typical coach). In this conversation, Caroline gives her signature no-nonsense advice on: how to prepare for interviews, performance reviews and other high-pressure situations how to handle […]

The Real Difference Between Top Performers and Everyone Else

Growing up as a budding world famous concert pianist, I practiced the piano four to six hours a day. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it. The thing is, I didn’t really know “how” to practice. One day, when I was about ten and tired of aimless repetition, I came up with the clever idea to read a book at the same time, propping it up against the keyboard with my left hand while I played with my right. When my mom, no doubt […]

What A Flight Attendant Can Teach Us About Creating Certainty in An Uncertain World

Recently, on a cross-country flight from New York to California, the flight attendant announced: “We’re heading into a thunderstorm so the seatbelt sign will be on for the next 45 minutes. Feel free to get up and use the bathroom if necessary but keep in mind that we will remind you to return to your seats as quickly as possible.” As a student of neuroscience, I was impressed by the attendant’s understanding of the fight-or-flight threat response. Because typically, what […]

[WORKSHOP] High-Stakes Performance: Getting It Done When It Counts

Presenting to the board or making a pitch to investors. Closing a deal. Negotiating your next promotion or share of the bonus pool. There are no do-overs, the stakes are high and the audience may or may not be receptive. Though it’s natural to be nervous, if you don’t manage your thoughts and emotions, they will probably derail your performance. This workshop will cover four key areas to help you master your inner game: 1. practice under pressure – how […]