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In Under Armour’s new documentary, Margin of Victory, they explore the mindsets behind some of the world’s best athletes during their preparation leading up to their next big performance: 6-time NBA All Star, 2-time NBA MVP and 3-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry, FIFA World Cup Champion and Olympian Kelley O’Hara and former Heavyweight Champion Anthony
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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What is Compete to Create?
Six years ago, we started Compete to Create with a simple dream to help people find their best. Since then, we’ve reached more than 35,000 people through our online training platform, live events, and 1-on-1 coaching.  But you might be wondering: what exactly is Compete to Create? The short answer? An educational platform aiming to
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.
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
High Performance Mindset
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 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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