Join me as I go down the rabbit hole of what it is to be human and live a life worth living.
Andres sits down to discuss emotional, mental, and physical peak performance and what that means for individuals, teams and organizations. We explore these topics professional athletes, psychologists, scientists and more to uncover their insights into the human experience and performance.
Episode 25 - Darcy Gaechter the Amazon Woman
I sit down and talk with Darcy Gaechter to discuss passion and grit. Darcy is referred to as the Amazon woman as she is the first woman to ever kayak the Amazon from source to sea. The 148 day journey began on Darcy's 35th birthday and we get into the difficulties faced, both mental and physical, and the experience and her drive to complete it. Check out her book - Amazon Woman : Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the World's Largest River from Source to Sea.
Episode 24 - Alone, SDT, Dopamine and Effort
In this episode I look at the hit show getting me through the pandemic "Alone". I also go over Self Determination theory and the importance of intrinsic motivation on our performance and how that leads to an increase in dopamine which in turn leads to more effort being put forth into life and making it a life worth living.
Episode 23 - The Science of Fun with Mike Rucker
In this episode I sit down with Mike Rucker Ph.D. and we talk about the science of FUN - what fun is, the importance of fun, and how it impacts our mental health and performance.
Follow us on Instagram:
Episode 22 - Pivoting with Dr. RBF
In this episode I sit down with Dr. Rachel Barbanel-Fried (aka Dr. RBF), a Clinical Psychologist and Optimal Performance Consultant. We discuss her experience handling Covid-19, why peak performers seek her help, and how you can use this time as a pivot point in life and find your flow.
Episode 21 - The Last Dance
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! In this episode I discuss the recent ESPN documentary series "The Last Dance". I give you some of my takeaways on Michael Jordan and the most important thing I understood that separated him from the rest and that you can apply in your every day life.
Episode 20 - Discipline Equals Freedom
In this solo episode I talk about the concept of discipline and my thoughts on why we have a love/hate relationship with discipline as well as its importance on an individual level and societal level. And then how to attain it and spread it in your tribe. Enjoy!