The Outperform Show focuses on the proven strategies, tactics and insights of the world's elite performers and experts that will enable you to perform at your best. Martin Soorjoo, mental performance coach, interviews some of the best minds and practitioners on the planet from the fields of human performance, stress management, productivity, leadership, motivation, resilience and neuroscience, providing listeners with valuable insights and practical tools.
31. Nir Eyal: Indistractible: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
In today’s always on and always connected world, the ability to be indistractable is an invaluable superpower.
We formulate our best ideas and produce our best work when we have uninterrupted times of laser focus.
There has been no time in history when it has been easier to be distracted. Many lay the blame at the door of technology and the internet and some argue that a radical approach of digital minimalism is the only solution.
My guest today argues that there is a better, more practical and realistic way to reclaiming our ability to focus.
Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Nirr has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School. He is an active angel investor, has sold two technology companies since 2003 and help teams design more engaging products.
In our discussion Nir explains:
The difference between internal and external distractions
The relationship between traction and distraction
Why technology is not the enemy of focus
Why distraction is in fact pain management
Why satisfaction is necessarily temporary
The importance of identity
Strategies for taking back control and managing distractions
Schedule maker tool: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/
Summary article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/
Distraction guide: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/
Habits vs routines: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/
Will Ahmed: Whoop – The Game-Changing Wearable for High Performance
If your listening to this podcast then there’s a good chance you’re interested in improving your performance and achieving your potential. To really be effective at doing so you need a number of things including.
The right strategies, techniques, tools, nutrition and supplements
The ability to monitor progress and measure results; and
A coach to give you feedback and encourage behavioral changes
Until recently the monitoring and measuring has been hit and miss guesswork and a coach is not affordable for many people.
Wearable technology is changing this and enabling people to gain incredible insights into the impact of lifestyle and activities on their physiology and make the necessary changes to be better.
One of the most advanced yet affordable and stylish wearables is the Whoop strap – next generation wearable technology for optimizing human performance.
WHOOP works with professional athletes across every sports league, college athletes across every conference, Olympians and the U.S. military.
I have been wearing the whoop strap for the past year and I am blown away at the usefulness and value of the data that Whoop provides me with on a daily basis.
Amongst its many features are a strain and sleep coach.
There is no one better to interview about all things Whoop than Will Ahmed, the founder and CEO of Whoop.
Will was named a 2011 Harvard College Scholar for finishing in the top 10% of his class, captained the Harvard Men’s Varsity Squash Team and was listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40.
In this interview Will and I discuss:
The Whoop strap functionality and what it measures How non –athletes can benefit from using Whoop How Whoop measures HRV How Whoop helps you optimize Sleep Will’s highest and lowest scores How Will minimizes the negative impact of red eye flights
Since recording this interview, its been publicly announced that Whoop have just raised $55 million dollars from a number of big name investors
This is a major endorsement in Whoop's technology and will no doubt lead to further exciting features and upgrades to the strap.
Dr Scott Sherr - The Power of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Physical and Cognitive Performance
In this episode, Dr Scott Sherr, explains the power and potential of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Dr Scott is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician specializing in Health Optimization Medicine and Health Optimization Technologies and is one of the world’s leading experts in hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy also known as HBOT.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not just a powerful tool for treating many diseases and health conditions – It’s also proven to increase energy, boost recovery and enhance cognitive function.
In this interview - Dr Scott explains
What hyperbaric oxygen therapy is, How the treatment works How many sessions you might need and
What the benefits are
Dr Scott also talks about nootropics including the pill often referred to as the limitless pill that’s used by the military and world leaders and a nootropic that makes you smarter and gives you a blue tongue.
It’s a fascinating interview and real eye opener which I am sure you’ll enjoy.
Scott Nelson - The Power of Red Light for Physical and Cognitive Performance
In this episode, Scott Nelson, Co-Founder of Joovv explains the science and benefits of of Red Light Therapy
Why we need Photobiomodulation (PBM) now more than ever
The consequences of blue light and people staying indoors most of the time
The compelling research behind PBM
High profile users and endorsers of PBM including doctors, elite athletes and biohacker.
How PBM benefits sleep
How PBM benefits energy levels
How PBM benefits cognitive performance?
Why not all PBM devices offer the same benefits
Whether a red light bulb or daylight are viable alternatives to PBM
Dr Rick Hanson: Resilient - Find Your Inner Strength
Resilience is something we all need but don't necessarily know how to develop it.
My guest today is Dr. Rick Hanson, one of the world’s leading psychologists.
Dr. Hanson is a New York Times best selling author, guest speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford and Harvard to name a few and the host the very popular Being Well podcast.
Dr. Hanson's most recent book is ‘Resilient – Find Your Inner Strength’ and in today’s episode we do a deep dive into what resilience is, why we all need it and how to develop it.
People often think that developing resilience requires going through extreme hardship and periods of challenge. By contrast, Dr. Hanson's approach to developing resilience is stress free and in many respects enjoyable.
During our conversation we discuss:
How we can develop resilience Grit The role of gratitude in resilience The importance of being calm How to move from states to traits
You can find out more about Dr. Hanson and his work at https://www.rickhanson.net
Sit back, relax, learn and enjoy.
27 Dan Brule - Master the Power of Your Breath to Transform Your Life
My guest today is Dan Brule, who is regarded as the world's leading expert and pioneer in the field of breathwork and the author of “Just Breathe: Master Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business and Beyond.”
For thousands of years, people from every corner of the globe have used hundreds of techniques to unlock the tremendous power of the breath - in order to achieve their potential or heal themselves and others.
Our breath is the most powerful asset we have for increasing our performance and reducing stress, is our breath. Zero cost and on demand.
Since 1970 Dan has trained more than 150,000 people in over 60 countries to use their breath for self-improvement, self-healing, and spiritual awakening
Tony Robbins, who wrote the forward to Dan’s most recent book said
“Breath is the ultimate key to your well-being, and if done right, it has the power to transform your life – physical, mental and spiritual. Dan Brulé is the master to show you how. I love his coaching and it’s made a huge impact in my life.”
Retired Navy Seal Commander, Mark Divine, who was also a guest on this show describes Dan as
“a true master who is deeply inspiring”
In today’s episode Dan explain why the breath is so powerful, how it can transform our lives and he walk us through several easy to implement practical breath techniques.