215 episodes

FAREWELL, a Growth Equation podcast, is about performance, giving you the proven, evidence-based habits and strategies that, if practiced consistently, will help you do and feel good, cultivate a healthy mind and body, and perform your best on the things you care about most. There will be two episodes per week: one longer episode featuring either an interview between host Clay Skipper and athletes, coaches, psychologists, and authors, among others, or a roundtable between Clay, Brad Stulberg, and Steve Magness, where the three discuss and share insights on news and topics related to performance, health, and wellness; and one shorter episode, called “The Coach Up,” which is basically a 1-on-1 coaching session, explaining, in 10-15 minutes, a performance-related tool or idea and how to apply it to your own life.
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FAREWELL The Growth Equation

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 301 Ratings

FAREWELL, a Growth Equation podcast, is about performance, giving you the proven, evidence-based habits and strategies that, if practiced consistently, will help you do and feel good, cultivate a healthy mind and body, and perform your best on the things you care about most. There will be two episodes per week: one longer episode featuring either an interview between host Clay Skipper and athletes, coaches, psychologists, and authors, among others, or a roundtable between Clay, Brad Stulberg, and Steve Magness, where the three discuss and share insights on news and topics related to performance, health, and wellness; and one shorter episode, called “The Coach Up,” which is basically a 1-on-1 coaching session, explaining, in 10-15 minutes, a performance-related tool or idea and how to apply it to your own life.
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    032 - The Coach Up: Use this Pyramid to Organize Your Life

    032 - The Coach Up: Use this Pyramid to Organize Your Life

    Brad has been a performance coach for some time now, working with executives, physicians, founder, attorneys. Today, we're going to get a little insight into what that work looks like. Brad shares one of the strategies he uses with his clients to help them organize and more effectively mange their lives, and achieve their goals: his three-tiered coaching pyramid.
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    Got a question, feedback, or ideas for the show? Email clay.growtheq@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (646) 893-9503 
    Find Brad, Steve, and Clay on Instagram: @bradstulberg, @stevemagness, and @clayskipper

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    • 9 min
    031 - Let's Make Work — and Technology — Less Insane (with Cal Newport)

    031 - Let's Make Work — and Technology — Less Insane (with Cal Newport)

    For the last couple decades, Cal Newport has been thinking about how to do quality work productively, effectively, and sustainably. His latest book Slow Productivity, a New York Times bestseller, presents a refreshingly sane idea: that we might be able to do more work and not be completely burnt out or exhausted doing it. Today, Clay and Brad sit down with Cal to talk through how that’s actually possible. Plus, as a computer scientist and productivity expert, Cal lays out his most effective work strategies and best practices for good digital hygiene. 
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    Find Brad, Steve, and Clay on Instagram: @bradstulberg, @stevemagness, and @clayskipper

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    030 - The Coach Up: 3 Mantras for Work, Anxiety, and Exercise

    030 - The Coach Up: 3 Mantras for Work, Anxiety, and Exercise

    Mantras are a good tool to have in your toolkit when life inevitably gets frustrating and difficult (to wit: in their FAREWELL interviews, ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter and triathlete Chelsea Sodaro both shared how mantras have helped them become world-class athletes). Today, Clay shares three of his favorite mantras, phrases that have helped him manage anxiety, work, and exercise over the years.
    If you are enjoying FAREWELL, do us a huge favor: text your favorite episode to three people so they can enjoy it, too. Thanks!
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    Got a question, feedback, or ideas for the show? Email clay.growtheq@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (646) 893-9503 
    Find Brad, Steve, and Clay on Instagram: @bradstulberg, @stevemagness, and @clayskipper

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    • 7 min
    029 - How to Lose Well & Age Gracefully

    029 - How to Lose Well & Age Gracefully

    This week, NCAA March Madness wrapped up, and two teams were crowned National Champions—which means 134 other teams lost. This is the hard reality of any type of competition: the vast majority of people who compete will lose. But it's those who know how to lose well that can best set themselves up for a future win. On today's episode, Steve, Brad, and Clay discuss the best way to cope with the acute loss in a competition, and the more general loss of ability that comes with age: how can we learn to adapt as our bodies and skills change, and not chase the ghost of who we once were?
    If you are enjoying FAREWELL, do us a huge favor: text your favorite episode to three people so they can enjoy it, too. Thanks!
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    Got a question, feedback, or ideas for the show? Email clay.growtheq@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (646) 893-9503 
    Find Brad, Steve, and Clay on Instagram: @bradstulberg, @stevemagness, and @clayskipper

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    028 - The Coach Up: The 4 Levels of Competence

    028 - The Coach Up: The 4 Levels of Competence

    Any time we are developing a new skill, hobby, craft, or practice, we have to go through various stages of development—these are called the four levels of competence. At the first level, you're learning and everything can feel difficult. At the fourth, you're in flow. By knowing what they are, you can identity where you're at on the progression, which, in turn, will help you figure out the tools you need to continue to grow, improve, and move to the next level. Today, Brad breaks down the four levels of competence, how you can move from novice to master, and ways to stay curious and playful even after you've reached a level of mastery.
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    Got a question, feedback, or ideas for the show? Email clay.growtheq@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (646) 893-9503 
    Find Brad, Steve, and Clay on Instagram: @bradstulberg, @stevemagness, and @clayskipper


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    • 15 min
    027 - The Case for Less Technology & More Boredom (with Manoush Zomorodi)

    027 - The Case for Less Technology & More Boredom (with Manoush Zomorodi)

    Good news, bad news. The good news: in our modern world of endless entertainment, we have essentially solved the problem of boredom. The bad news: turns out boredom wasn't a problem, but a skill. The ability to do deep, creative work, to complete a long cardio workout, to avoid mindlessly falling into social media doom scrolls—these all require an ability to be bored. As Manoush Zomorodi, host of NPR's TED Radio Hour, lays out in her book "Spark: How to Free Your Brain From Technology and Ignite Your Creativity," boredom affords us the patience we need to get to our most generative ideas, to process difficult emotions, and to work towards our long-term goals. On today's episode, Manoush tells us why (and how) we should build some boredom back into our lives. Plus: What else she has learned about having a healthy relationship to technology after years spent studying how it affects our mental, physical, and cultural health.
    If you are enjoying FAREWELL, do us a huge favor: text your favorite episode to three people so they can enjoy it, too. Thanks!
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    Got a question, feedback, or ideas for the show? Email clay.growtheq@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (646) 893-9503 
    Find Brad, Steve, and Clay on Instagram: @bradstulberg, @stevemagness, and @clayskipper

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
301 Ratings

301 Ratings

dihesserpotter ,

Podcast for everyone

I love this podcast. It’s funny because I am a 60 year old retired grandma who has never been an athlete- although I have walked 3 marathons and numerous half marathons! The information can be applied across all lifestyles. Performance athletes, people in the midst of stressful and busy careers- or grandmas living in the country! The guests and hosts are really knowledgeable and have so much to share. Thanks for all you do! I share your episodes with my friends and family too.

GailForceWins ,

Loving the show!

Farewell is my favorite show for achieving high performance. The toxic culture usually found with podcasts like this is not present in Farewell episodes. I feel encouraged and excited to perform at my best!
Thanks all!

RS17TIMES2 ,

Bring back Brad & Steve

This is still a very good podcast with loads of great content. However, Brad and Steve were the reason I listened, and now that they are on much less, I feel like the podcast has lost a step. No knock on Clay, but this change is a disappointment for me.

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