Finding Mastery

Valuing Culture Over Talent

John Donahoe discusses how he balances talent and culture within an organization. He believes it's possible to get key people to "buy in" and align the team...

Asking the Right Questions

Leadership executive Liz Wiseman explains some of her favorite questions she asks to identify the "native genius" in others... "What does this ...
Katie Holloway Imagery

The Mechanics of Imagery

On Saturday, September 17, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team completed its historic Paralympic Games with the team’s first-ever gold medal on Saturda...
Take a Shot

Becoming a Better Risk Taker

Pete Carroll discusses how he helps others take a shot. He believes great performers dwell in the moment of risk. They look for it because they have beco...
Dan Harris Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

In Dan Harris’ Finding Mastery conversation, he discussed how it’s easy to take for granted all the good things we have in our respective lives. This is why ...

Failure is Just Data

Green Monday founder David Yeung believes failure is a very useful and positive thing. He experienced failures and setbacks with the first company he founde...
David Yeung Family Motto

Putting Others First

Green Monday Founder David Yeung's family motto is centered around looking out for others. David describes a story his dad told him about the ...
Katie Holloway Stress to Grow

Inviting Stress to Grow

In the conversation with Katie Holloway, she discussed how she's been able to turn the pain of being bullied throughout her childhood into a positive. Sh...
Clint Bruce Team Tribe

Team vs. Tribe

Former Navy SEAL Clint Bruce made it clear in his Finding Mastery conversation that there are two things he cares deeply about: relationships and having a p...
Pat LaFontaine Mindset

Finding Your Optimal Mindset

NHL great Pat LaFontaine speaks to incoming NHL rookies on how to consistently perform at a high level and maintain success in the league. He believes it co...
Jimmy Smith Space Jam

Nike Passing on Space Jam

Advertising legend Jimmy Smith shared a story on the podcast about Nike passing on the Space Jam movie and how it applies to risk taking. Nike had run a ...

Wisdom on Appreciating Time

Elizabeth Lindsey has traveled around the world and learned from some of the wisest elders from indigenous societies. She has gained priceless insights a...
Jimmy Smith Stresswood

The Concept of Stresswood

In the conversation with advertising legend Jimmy Smith, he discussed why embracing the concept of "stresswood" helped him endure tough times with his busin...
Nicole Davis Confidence

Where Confidence Comes From

In the conversation with Nicole Davis,  she discussed where confidence comes from. She believes confidence doesn't come from preparation, but rather from th...
Kayt Sukel Risk Taker Banner

Becoming a Better Risk Taker

Kayt Sukel explains how to help a child become a better risk taker. A key is to let them explore and experiment. "We need to let them mess up, which is som...

Merging Vets and Players

In Part 2 of the conversation with Nate Boyer, he discussed his latest endeavor -"MVP"- in which he teamed up with NFL Insider Jay Glazer to create a program th...

Mastering the Mental Game

Pete Carroll and Michael Gervais recently spoke at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference about "Mastering the Mental Game." "You can't be at your best if you're not totall...

Pushing the Mind

Nate Boyer talks about the importance of controlling one's thoughts - while there may be limitations on physical ability, the same cannot be said for the mi...

Making a Difference

Nate Boyer wanted to make a difference. He decided he wanted to go help people in Darfur, yet getting over there wasn't as easy as he initially imagined....

The Importance of Connection

In this week's edition of "Ask Mike," previous guest of the show, Jon Gordon, had a question for Mike... Jon Gordon: What did you learn most from our podc...

Why I’m Changing My Life

It's amazing to hear from Finding Mastery listeners who take lessons they have learned from the podcast and apply them to their own lives. Eric is a health i...

No Place for Shame

Clint Bruce has no place for shame in his life. He measures shame in time- there's the event and then the period of time after where you're unwilling to do ...

Refusing to Stay Comfortable

Since Finding Mastery launched in September, a common theme among guests has been a willingness to become uncomfortable in order to grow. Carli Lloyd echoed ...

Pain Drives Change

Rich Roll discusses how quitting his corporate law job was one of the most frightening moments in his life... (click for audio) "I knew in my heart of hear...

Externalizing Your Database

In the conversation with Steven Kotler, he talks about the value that comes with making lists for both what you've been successful at and what's caused you ...

Fik-Shun Takes the Stage

Finding Mastery guest, Fik-Shun, recently took the stage at World of Dance in Las Vegas and his performance was powerful, yet again. He understands music and...

6 Questions with Kevin Levrone

Pressure comes from… The outside world, from the expectations of others. It all comes down to… Me What do you do to cultivate the ability to be present? Wh...

Channeling Pain Towards Mastery

A major theme of the conversation with Kevin Levrone, was how he channeled the pain of losing those closest to him- his father, mother, and aunt - to become an ...

What Separates the Elite?

Ashley Merryman on what separates the elite from the rest of the pack.. "Shouldn't everyone perform at the same level if they already have the skills?" Ca...

Kai Kight inspires Seahawks

What do people do who are interested in learning? They search for people and experiences that offer different perspectives, sometimes unconventionally so. On Ju...

How to Be a Great Coach

Coaching is such a powerful role in people's lives. It takes up so much space. And the things that go into making a great coach are first being a really compass...

How to Build Self-Confidence

Michael Gervais, PhD High Performance Psychologist for the Seattle Seahawks, NBA Players, Olympians, and more, shares advice on the best method for building sel...