In Episode #123 Ari sits down with peak-performance guru Todd Herman of The Peak Athlete. During their conversation, Ari and Todd talk about what makes for a winning mindset on (and off) the field, as well as the importance of creating an effective feedback loop.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
34:13 – Introduction of Todd Herman, founder of The Peak Athlete 34:30 – Todd and root beer 36:14 – What makes a good root beer 37:15 – Todd explains how he get into the “mindset” business 40:05 – The most prevalent stumbling block for athletes and professionals is… 40:25 – Caring what other people think; fear of judgment and criticism 41:30 – The difference between working with professional athletes and entrepreneurs/high-level executives 43:30 – The “work mode” versus the “non-work mode” 44:05 – Why authenticity is a fallacy 45:14 – Todd’s meta-model for sports in general 45:19 – There are fundamental principles that weave through every sport 45:40 – Todd doesn’t tell his clients how to be more skilled at their sport, he tells them how to subtract, delete and remove the unnecessary 47:10 – Sweethearts cannot exist in sports; a killer-instinct is needed 48:40 – Todd’s coaching style is like being thrown into a washing machine 49:30 – Motivation is a you-thing, it’s not a me-thing 49:50 – Asking people the why questions are the questions that get to the root of desire; why questions are the “well-diggers” 51:05 – Goals-setting 51:25 – 90-days is the horizon line for the mind 53:05 – People are great at sticking to their goals when they have feedback loops that are closed frequently 53:20 – If the feedback loops are too long, we get distracted and lose focus 53:40 – Stack “wins” on top of each other…the bigger your stack, the more confidently you will play 54:40 – People who have something going for themselves already are the ideal client for Todd 56:30 – Todd’s Top 3 Tips for Being More Effective: 56:39 – Reflect back 57:29 – Be honest about where you are today 58:24 – Get great at setting up 90-day sprints (goals) for yourself 59:00 – ThePeakAthlete.com 59:30 – Ari recaps his Less Doing live event
7 Key Points:
The most prevalent stumbling block for people?—Caring what others thing. Authenticity is a fallacy. There are fundamental principles that weave through every sport Sweethearts cannot exist on the field or in the boardroom—Find a killer instinct. Ask why to find the root of your desire. The better your feedback loop, the better you’ll be able to achieve your goals. 90-Days is the horizon line for the mind; don’t set up goals that go beyond that.
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