How To Micro-Cize Your Life

How To Micro-Cize Your Life

It always takes me by surprise. When I give my presentation on “how to get a mental six-pack,” I ask the audience, so what’s your biggest takeaway? In my mind, I’m thinking it’ll be something like “I didn’t realize we have to master our biology in order to change” or “now I have a model […]

How To Escape the Time-Scarcity Trap

How To Escape the Time-Scarcity Trap

If you’re a working human being in the modern world, you’re keenly, maybe even obsessively, aware of time, often thinking: “There’s never enough time.” “This is taking too long.” “I’m falling behind.” For sure, it’s hard not to come from a place of scarcity around time when our success seems to revolve around it. But […]

Want to Be Better under Pressure?

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 […]

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

[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 […]

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

[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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

[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 […]

Crush It At the Holiday Party: Six Ways to Network Like A Navy SEAL

Crush It At the Holiday Party: Six Ways to Network Like A Navy SEAL

Ah, the holiday season. In addition to the usual networking events and industry conferences, there’s the year-end cocktails and company parties chockful of opportunities to socialize, re-connect and talk shop. Most people will take a casual approach and flit through the season’s festivities, chugging eggnog and scarfing down hors d’oeuvres. Your mission, if you choose […]

What Are Your Rules?

What Are Your Rules?

A few weeks ago, at the Dark Knight shooting in Aurora, Colorado, there were a number of media stories about Jamie Rohrs who went to see the movie with his girlfriend and their two children. When the shooting started, he tried to retrieve his son but eventually jumped over the balcony and fled. “It just […]

[VIDEO] Visualizing the Perfect Vault

[VIDEO] Visualizing the Perfect Vault

One month before the Olympics, US gymnast McKayla Maroney explained how she visualizes the perfect vault. Notice how she includes details like taking one step back, leaning back and then gaining speed as she starts her approach. She even imagines the crowd cheering. That feeling of just “knowing” that it’s going to be good — […]

Rule No. 6

Rule No. 6

Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. The resident prime minister admonishes him: “Peter,” he says, “kindly remember Rule Number 6,” whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws. […]

Deadlines Are Your Friend

Deadlines Are Your Friend

As a student at Juilliard, most of my “studying” revolved around practicing for my weekly piano lesson – and with all day everyday to spend in the practice room, it was hard to maintain intense focus. When the day of my lesson rolled around though, guess what: I was suddenly able to shift into high […]

He Who Sleeps, Wins

He Who Sleeps, Wins

“In my long political career,” Bill Clinton told a post-presidency audience, “most of the mistakes I made, I made when I was too tired. Too many members of the Congress in both parties are sleep deprived. It clouds your judgment, and it undermines your ability to be relaxed and respectful in dealing with your adversaries.” […]

How Do You Measure Up?

How Do You Measure Up?

“What gets measured, gets managed.” Are you familiar with management guru Peter Drucker‘s famous quote? Here’s my version: measurement motivates. That is, the simple act of paying attention to something inevitably leads to improvement in those areas – and often without noticeable effort. I love this story that Tim Ferriss, author of The Four-Hour Workweek […]