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190: Dr. Michael Gervais - Finding Mastery • How To Train Optimism • Pain Is Necessary For Change

By Dr. Jesse Chappus & Marni Wasserman

Dr. Michael Gervais is a High-Performance Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in high-stakes environments with some of the top athletes, musicians, and executives, in the world. Sharing the training and mindset skills of “the best of the best,” Michael can help anyone experience high performance in their own lives. He is known for his work with the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks and has appeared on Tim Ferris’ Fear{less} and has been featured in The NY Times, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated. In this episode, we discuss: What life was like growing up with hippie parents Rebelling as a kid can be valuable There's a naiveté that can come from living out in the sticks Thinking about what is going wrong vs what you want to happen The more present we become the more we're able to experience in life The old 7pm is the new midnight The new threat for our ancient brain... what other people think about us Embrace our DNA and then override parts of it that are no longer working Optimal daily dose of mindfulness or meditation We learn to be optimistic or pessimistic How to train optimism How do we begin to build confidence and a stronger sense of self The three things we can train, as humans Running to the edge of instability on a daily basis is a requirement for growth Pain is necessary to make fundamental changes Look forward to being uncomfortable because that's when the good stuff is taking place A sixty second exercise to wake up your mind and spirit, in the morning Imagery is about all of your senses Finding out who your true self is and living from that place You don't have to entertain your negative thoughts Show sponsors: Perfect Keto <== 20% off Perfect Keto products and they ship worldwide (free shipping in the US)* Thrive Market <== As a new customer you get a free 30-day membership, 25% off your first order, and free shipping (US only)* CoreChair <== Apply the code tuhpcc at checkout for your listener discount (free shipping in North America)* Sunwarrior <== 10% off all Sunwarrior products & free shipping over $100* Related links: Michael's Gervais website - Finding Mastery Follow Michael on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram Compete to Create website Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on iTunes, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Play Music. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures. 5. Download our Habits app for iOS. You choose the healthy habits you want to implement and maintain and our app will help keep you on track. Download Habits app*. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!

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