Minutes on Mastery

Rich Roll perfectionism

Combatting Perfectionism

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #121 with plant powered wellness advocate Rich Roll in which he discusses how to combat perfectionism and self-critical ...
Sharon Salzberg let go

Learn to Let Go

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #101 with meditation expert Sharon Salzberg in which she explains why formal meditation training is so applicable to...
Adam Krikorian humility confidence

Be Humble & Be Confident

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #099 with USA Women’s Water Polo head coach Adam Krikorian in which he explains why being humble and confident are w...
Ray Conner Courage

What I Look For In A Leader

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #098 with Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner in which he shares the number one factor he looks for in a leader.   ...
David Epstein Self-Discovery

Insight on Self-Discovery

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #095 with author David Epstein in which he shares what he’s found to be important for self-discovery.  ...
Robert Rabbin Present

The Key to Being Present

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #092 with author and speaker Robert Rabbin in which he shares why breathing is the key to being present. ...
Mike Erwin Emotions

How To Control Your Emotions

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #091 with Army Major, Mike Erwin, in which he shares why he believes the most important habit to cultivate is to...
Jan Singer Confidence

How I Build Confidence

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #090 with Victoria's Secret CEO, Jan Singer, in which she shares how she builds confidence. I think...
Shaka Smart Growth

The Best Way to Grow

This is an excerpt from Finding Mastery #085 with Texas Men's Basketball Head Coach Shaka Smart in which he explains why being open to feedback is imper...
Mark Divine Win

How You Win In Your Mind

One day, one life. I love this saying.The notion is that every day is a lifetime of learning. It’s like the Buddha says, that you can find enlightenm...
Toto Wolff Philosophy

How I Manage Ego & Challenge

How do I manage ego when it doesn't go my way? When it doesn’t go the right way for an engineer or a teammate?I don't think that there is a single a...
David Goggins Philosophy

What Do You Stand For

Before I started my journey on trying to become hard and all this bullshit about David Goggins, I first had to master one thing, the fact that I had to...
Jamie Wheal Ecstasies

On-ramping Ecstasies

Any of these skills or techniques to reach ecstasies can be regressed so that there's an infinitely progressive on-ramp, no matter , no matter where you...
Cal Fussman Trust

Learning to Trust

When I started to travel I was about 23 or 24.I would go to these train stations and buy a ticket to the next destination. I had very little money at th...
Alyssa Roenigk Mastery

Work on Your Weaknesses

The very first sentence on my nerdy notepad under the words finding mastery is “work on your weaknesses.”I think it is the hardest thing to do. I think ...
Jewel Self-Doubt

How I Tackled Self-Doubt

I had a decent ability to stay in my body and I'm feeling anxious even if I didn't know the cause of it.I would listen to my body cues and when I got a...
Jannell MacAulay Self-Love

Practicing Self-Love

When I talk about self-love, mindfulness is important but it goes a step further for me. “It includes nutrition – 80% of how you feel on a day-to-day ba...
Amy Hood Progression

Perfection vs. Progression

My older daughter is a bit of a perfectionist not unlike her mother was at that age.I still am but less hard on myself about it.You have a choi...
Ryan Holiday Writing Method

My Method for Writing

The first thing I think people overlook when it comes to writing is the distinction between the research and the thinking and then the writing.A lot of ...
Dacher Keltner Power

How Power is Acquired

I’ve been studying how people get power.How do you get power in the U.S. Senate or on the basketball court or in social groups?At the same time my lab...
Karan Bajaj Sabbatical

The Benefit of a Sabbatical

What’s helped me tremendously is this 4-1-4 model, in which I work for four years and then take a year off.It's not about working for four years and t...
Dacher Keltner Power

Has Power Corrupted You?

During his Finding Mastery conversation, social psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner shared a few specific signals that indicate power has corrupted someone....

The Power of Stillness

National Geographic explorer Elizabeth Lindsey explains the value in finding stillness on an everyday basis.Over the years she’s had the fortunate oppor...

Do the Hardest Thing First

Author Steven Kotler shares a strategy he recommends for entering the flow state. Kotler insists that it’s not necessary to build your life around flow....

Methods to Train Breathing

Social psychologist Dacher Keltner explains why he believes breathing is the most important things people can do for wellbeing. “I believe is just as imp...

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 perso...
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...
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 ...
James Bond Philosophy

Importance of Having a Philosophy

James Bond believes in sharing his philosophy up front with his colleagues. The key is both communication and trust.“This is how I need it to be. I’m...

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 foun...
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 b...
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 f...

Mindset of a Multiplier Leader

Liz Wiseman explains how she helps leaders bring out the best in other people.The "diminisher mindset" is nobody is going to figure it out without me ...
Being Present

The Importance of Being Present

Being where your feet are at is a skill. Pete Carroll talks about why being present is vital to the success of the Seattle Seahawks. “When we’re at our best...
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 ...

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 ...

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 imagine...

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 d...

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 ech...

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 he...

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 ...

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? W...

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 beco...

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...