46 min

Michael Gervais: Mastering the Mind for Bold Performance The Bold Lounge

    • Business

About This Episode
In the realm of high performance and personal development, few things resonate more deeply than the pursuit of authenticity and the boldness required to achieve it. Our latest episode featuring Dr. Michael Gervais, a high-performance psychologist, delves into these very concepts, exploring the profound impact of a bold mindset on our capacity to excel in life's various arenas. Michael begins by deconstructing the notion of boldness, presenting it as a deep expression of one's true self, unencumbered by the fear of judgment or failure. Michael also dives into an exploration of mastery and the pivotal role mindset plays in achieving it. He draws an analogy with gravity—an invisible yet undeniable force—emphasizing that mastering a craft is not just about skill execution but about developing a profound understanding of oneself. Michael also discusses the concept of FOPO- fear of other people's opinions- and its effect on boldness and high performance. He delves into the neurological underpinnings of our desire for social acceptance and the psychological tug-of-war between the need for belonging and the pursuit of authenticity. Tune in for an inspiring call to overcome the weight of societal expectations, highlighting the power of truth-telling and the courage required to step into our authentic selves towards peak performance.
 
 About Michael Gervais
Dr. Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist, author and one of the world’s leading experts on the relationship between the mind and human performance. Over the course of a 20-year career working with world class performers and organizations, Dr. Gervais has developed a framework for the mental skills and practices that allow organizations, teams and individuals to thrive in pressure-packed environments. Gervais’ influence can be felt across many touchpoints of popular culture. His clients include the NFL’s Super Bowl Champions, Seattle Seahawks, world record holders, Olympians, MVPs from every major sport, internationally acclaimed music artists, and Fortune 50 CEO’s. Gervais has worked across three summer Olympic Games (Tokyo, Rio, London) and two winter Olympic Games as a high-performance psychologist supporting Team USA, most recently for USA Surfing in Tokyo 2021. Dr. Gervais is the host of the Finding Mastery podcast that explores the psychology of the world’s most extraordinary thinkers and doers. In the top 1% of podcasts globally, Finding Mastery crossed the 25 million downloads milestone in 2021. Gervais has an upcoming book, The First Rule of Mastery, that’s being published by Harvard Business Review Press in November 2023. Previously, Gervais wrote an Audible Original, Compete to Create: An Approach to Living and Leading Authentically, with NFL coach Pete Carroll (2020). A published, peer-reviewed author and nationally recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has been featured in premier media outlets including NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, Red Bull TV, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, WIRED, Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine. Dr. Gervais holds a doctorate degree in psychology, specializing in sport performance, and a master’s degree in kinesiology. He completed his PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce Ogilvie, often referred to as the father of American applied sport psychology.
 
Additional Resources
Website: www.findingmastery.net
Instagram: @findingmastery
YouTube: @FindingMastery
LinkedIn: @FindingMastery

About This Episode
In the realm of high performance and personal development, few things resonate more deeply than the pursuit of authenticity and the boldness required to achieve it. Our latest episode featuring Dr. Michael Gervais, a high-performance psychologist, delves into these very concepts, exploring the profound impact of a bold mindset on our capacity to excel in life's various arenas. Michael begins by deconstructing the notion of boldness, presenting it as a deep expression of one's true self, unencumbered by the fear of judgment or failure. Michael also dives into an exploration of mastery and the pivotal role mindset plays in achieving it. He draws an analogy with gravity—an invisible yet undeniable force—emphasizing that mastering a craft is not just about skill execution but about developing a profound understanding of oneself. Michael also discusses the concept of FOPO- fear of other people's opinions- and its effect on boldness and high performance. He delves into the neurological underpinnings of our desire for social acceptance and the psychological tug-of-war between the need for belonging and the pursuit of authenticity. Tune in for an inspiring call to overcome the weight of societal expectations, highlighting the power of truth-telling and the courage required to step into our authentic selves towards peak performance.
 
 About Michael Gervais
Dr. Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist, author and one of the world’s leading experts on the relationship between the mind and human performance. Over the course of a 20-year career working with world class performers and organizations, Dr. Gervais has developed a framework for the mental skills and practices that allow organizations, teams and individuals to thrive in pressure-packed environments. Gervais’ influence can be felt across many touchpoints of popular culture. His clients include the NFL’s Super Bowl Champions, Seattle Seahawks, world record holders, Olympians, MVPs from every major sport, internationally acclaimed music artists, and Fortune 50 CEO’s. Gervais has worked across three summer Olympic Games (Tokyo, Rio, London) and two winter Olympic Games as a high-performance psychologist supporting Team USA, most recently for USA Surfing in Tokyo 2021. Dr. Gervais is the host of the Finding Mastery podcast that explores the psychology of the world’s most extraordinary thinkers and doers. In the top 1% of podcasts globally, Finding Mastery crossed the 25 million downloads milestone in 2021. Gervais has an upcoming book, The First Rule of Mastery, that’s being published by Harvard Business Review Press in November 2023. Previously, Gervais wrote an Audible Original, Compete to Create: An Approach to Living and Leading Authentically, with NFL coach Pete Carroll (2020). A published, peer-reviewed author and nationally recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has been featured in premier media outlets including NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, Red Bull TV, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, WIRED, Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine. Dr. Gervais holds a doctorate degree in psychology, specializing in sport performance, and a master’s degree in kinesiology. He completed his PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce Ogilvie, often referred to as the father of American applied sport psychology.
 
Additional Resources
Website: www.findingmastery.net
Instagram: @findingmastery
YouTube: @FindingMastery
LinkedIn: @FindingMastery

46 min

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