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Welcome to the Compete to Create blog. Continue exploring mindset training. 

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
If you are actively working to live a high performing life, there will be internal obstacles, external setbacks and plenty of success. It’s part of the process. It’s part of the make-up for those pursuing mastery.  The way you respond to life’s mysteriously nuanced and complicated interconnected flow of micro-events is a combination of your
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35 miles of running. 10,000 feet of climbing.  9.5 hours of one foot in front of the other.    For the first time since the Rio Olympics, I wanted to be tested again physically. That’s why I signed up for an ultramarathon in Whistler B.C. When I first committed to this race, running four miles felt like hard work. I had
How do we achieve more? Live with passion and purpose? Be our authentic selves and find our best?  That’s been my life effort – to study (and hopefully inform) both science and applied innovations of how people flourish; living life to its fullest.   There is no singular path, no one right way, no hacks, secrets
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Project Catalina Dr Michael Gervais, compete to create, michael gervais, paddle boarding

PROJECT RECONNECT: CATALINA CHANNEL, EPISODE 3

Project Reconnect was designed to reconnect to the purpose-driven and nature-connected life that many of our ancestors exceptionally lived.  So I set out to stand-up paddle across the Catalina Channel (~30 nautical miles) to reconnect to mother nature, and to raise money for a non-profit that is working on ridding the ocean of plastics. I knew it would be hard –
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By taking the Finding Your Best course, you’ve made a decision to live a life of deep meaning and purpose. It’s not the path for everyone. By definition, you are an outlier by investing in yourself and pushing the edges of your comfort zone to pursue what’s possible. There is a commitment you need to
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At the 2012 London Olympics we fell short of our goal of winning gold. It was a painful experience. I didn’t know what was going to happen next for me. I needed to make changes moving forward so that I could be a better version of myself in moments of test.  However, with change comes
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Project Catalina Dr Michael Gervais, compete to create, michael gervais, paddle boarding
STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN The day was finally here for me to attempt to cross the Catalina channel (a 26+ mile stretch of open water from Catalina Island to Redondo Beach, California).  Depending on currents and ocean conditions, I was anticipating it to take 6-8 hours of paddling for me to successfully cross the channel. The
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