The new Audible Original – “Compete to Create: An Approach to Living and Leading Authentically” launched this week. One of the hidden challenges it raises for living well is “The Passion Trap.” People often fall into the trap of believing they need to find that one thing they are passionate about – whether it’s writing,
Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Dr. Mike Gervais
As a high-performance psychologist, my life efforts have focused on uncovering the essential skills that help people live and perform toward their upper capabilities in high-stress environments. Why do some individuals shine under pressure while others crumble? What can we learn from those operating at the very limits of human potential? Perhaps the distinguishing feature
How do world-leading thinkers and doers become great? Well, they don’t hack their way to greatness. Our culture is obsessed with tips, tricks, and shortcuts. In many respects, it’s human nature. We want to find the shortest line from point A to point B. We don’t punch an address into WAZE and ask for
Can you feel the uptick in stress? In you? In the people around you? I wanted to write you a quick note to acknowledge the stress that many of us are experiencing and remind you to continue to find the good in change. Embrace uncertainty. Help others. Be a global citizen. Be compassionate. Be strong.
Friday, February 28, 2020 by Dr. Mike Gervais
We’re excited to share a project that we’ve been working on to support first responders and military personnel. We’ve been deep in the weeds adapting our online mindset training program (Finding Your Best) to meet the needs of those who operate in environments of high consequence. This has led to an entirely new program called
Do you live for the weekend? Spend your work weeks looking forward to those few days that are reserved for fun, rest and recovery? At one level, it sounds pretty good — at a deeper level — it might be an indicator of not being able to fully tap into your potential. Here’s one way
Have you ever watched an Olympian experience her childhood dream by effortlessly breaking her personal record? Or an astronaut flawlessly orchestrate a rocket launch? Or a president deliver a country-altering State of the Union address? Their focus, ease and courage are impressive. There’s a name for that type of state of mind — Flow state.
Monday, May 06, 2019 by Dr. Mike Gervais
As human beings, we crave community and connection. Way back when, living in a tribe was our means of survival. If we banded together we were less vulnerable to predators, able to heal the sick, assist in the birth of new life, gather food for all and raise each other up under guiding principles and