During this time of uncertainty and change, we want to focus on the controllables and watch the words we use to explain our experiences. The words we attach to our experiences becomes our experience. Replacing one word can help us shift our thinking during COVID-19. We can use words like “opportunity,” “purpose,” “mission,” “goals,” or “grounded” to stay positive and focused on what we can control.
Today’s Power Phrase: “I choose to level up my language. I notice the words I use to describe my experiences because those words become my experience.”
Dr. Michael Gervais is a high performance psychologist working with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs.
Dr. Gervais is also the co-founder of Compete to Create, a joint venture with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, which has built a framework to enhance high performance cultures by focusing on mindset training for individuals. More than 30,000 employees from across Microsoft and AT&T have completed the High-Performance Mindset Training Course.
A published, peer-reviewed author and recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has been featured by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, Red Bull TV, Extra, The Huffington Post, Outside Magazine and others.
He is also the host of Finding Mastery, a podcast that takes you inside the rugged and high-stakes environments of those on the path of mastery to explore how they train minds to be at their very best. Gervais unpacks and decodes each guest’s journey, psychological framework and mindset skills and practices.
Dr. Gervais received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University. He completed his Ph.D. while studying under Dr. Bruce Ogilvie, at San Diego University, Integrative Studies.
In this podcast, Cindra and Mike talk:
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“The secret to having it all is knowing you already do.” Anonymous
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce your anxiety and fear, choose practicing gratitude each day. It is impossible to feel fear at the same time you feel gratitude. Use one of the 5 gratitude-focusing questions to help you shift your focus because your focus determines your feelings:
It is more important than ever to train your mind each day.
My Power Phrase This Week: “I choose to intentionally practice gratitude today. I focus on what I am grateful for to reduce my fear and anxiety.”
Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professionals and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits.
He is the author of 20 books includes 8 best-sellers, The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, and his latest Stay Positive.
Jon and his tips have been features on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, Campbell’s Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, Miami Heat and The Los Angeles Rams. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.
Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.
Jacob Green, who has been tasked with his company's response plan during COVID-19, joins me today on the podcast.
Jacob is a nationally recognized leadership and emergency management expert. As the #2 executive in a large city overseeing 1200 employees and a $500 million budget, Jacob was responsible for emergency management, risk management, and a variety of public safety functions. Jacob now provides leadership development, training, and coaching services through his roles as Managing Director at Interwest Consulting Group and CEO of JacobGreen.com.
Clients such as FedEx, Mattel, Hyundai Capital, Scripps, the US Air Force, and many other private and public organizations have hired Jacob to help their teams navigate change, leverage adversity and build organizational resilience.
His new book “See Change Clearly” is an Amazon New Release Best Seller and hit #1 in five new release business categories.
We are living in unprecedented times and given all the uncertainty in our world, it is essential we manage our fear. The best don’t let fear get the best of them. They train their mind in times of stress. They notice the fear, getting their mind back into the present. This is a great time to use a GRIT Priming Exercise in the morning, take several deep breathes, engage in meditation, spend time with family, or focus on a new project.
To download the Grit Priming Exercise go to: beyondgrit.com/morning.
Today’s Power Phrase: “I calm my anxiety and fear. I get my mind back to the present, choosing faith over fear.”
As the former Chief Information Officer at Facebook, Tim Campos doubled overall productivity to $1.8 million per employee - making it the most productive company in the world. Now, as CEO of Woven, he is taking those lessons to reimagine how people use their calendar, so they can spend time on what matters most to them.
In this podcast, Tim and Cindra talk about:
You can find more about Tim’s company, Woven here where you can set up a free account.
When helping our kids thrive in sports and activities, we want to help them stay focused on the process. It’s important to teach them to let go of mistakes quickly reminding them that they want to develop a long term memory of their successes and a short term memory of their failures.
This week’s Power Phrase: “I have the inner strength and motivation to keep going.”
BJ Hellyer has over 22 years of experience in the financial industry. He started as an intern, spent 10 years as Chief Development Officer, and is now Managing Partner. He received his degree from Drake University in Bank Management and Investments. He is an experienced leader in business planning, developing talent and entrepreneurship. BJ believes that “leaders are readers” and that “we become the average of what the most influential people expect of us.”
In this podcast, BJ and Cindra talk about:
You can find more about BJ here.
“Fear and self-doubt have always been the greatest enemies of human potential.” Brian Tracy
High performers train their minds each day. They intentionally condition their mind to believe what they want to believe about themselves. The “I am…” phrase is the best way to condition your mind. The morning is the best time to condition your mind– you will feel more confident, motivated and on task.
Power Phrase: “I choose to see the possibilities for myself and my future. I condition my mind each day remembering I am……”.