Jan 21, 2021
Building an Olympic Winning Mindset with Kelly Holmes
Play • 15 min
Dame Kelly Holmes' career is a lesson in dedication. The universally loved icon of British athletics carved out her own space in the sport, culminating in her mighty double Gold Medal-winning performance in the Olympics in Athens 2004.
Today on The Braincare Podcast, Kelly gives us a unique look at the inner workings of her champion mindset. We hear about the lifelong project of cultivating physical and mental health, approaches to performance anxiety, and the peculiar portaloo superstition that got her through the Olympic finals in Athens!
We talk about:
  • Was Kelly Holmes always destined to be a winner?
  • The pros and cons of the champion mindset
  • How to prepare yourself mentally and physically for success
  • "This is just another day" - gaining perspective on personal challenges
  • Does mental health always follow physical peak performance?
  • Talent is nothing without commitment
  • Breathing techniques for performance anxiety
  • Kelly's championship superstitions and rituals
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat
Dr. Donald Hoffman (Part 1) - The Case Against Reality and Why We Only See What We Need to Survive
Today’s guest is the brilliant Dr. Donald Hoffman. Donald is a full professor of cognitive science at the University of California, the author of The Case Against Reality and Visual Intelligence, and the co-author of Observer Mechanics. Within his body of work, Donald studies how our visual perception, guided by millions of years of natural selection, generates every aspect of our so-called reality. Through his research, he has discovered important clues pointing to the subjective nature of reality, which can be best understood as a set of phenomena our brain constructs to guide our behavior. In other words, we actively create everything we see, and we see what we need to see to make sense of things and survive.  This is a truly mind-blowing conversation, so get ready to work your brain and challenge your perceptions at their very most fundamental. Donald has received a Distinguished Scientific Award of the American Psychological Association for early career research into visual perception, the Rustum Roy Award of the Chopra Foundation, and the Troland Research Award of the US National Academy of Sciences.  Listen as we discuss: * How did Donald get into the full time study of making a case against reality? * Why mathematical models of processing reality are still ignoring a deeper layer. * You cannot infer from what you're doing in a game what is actually rendering the game. * We only see the parts of the game we focus on. * Evolution has given us a VR headset, not a window into reality, and the point of it is to win the game of life. * Winning the game and seeing the truth are two very different things. * If you try to control reality directly, you're going to be very inefficient and lose the game. * Science is evolving, and space-time is doomed because it's in "the game world". * We're programmed to believe in "reality" from age 4 and never question it. * Humility is how we learn. * The brain is an icon in your perception, not a causal mechanism. * Donald's Theory of Conscious Agents and why existence is like Twitter * Reality is a visualization tool that distills and focuses our experience so we don't get overwhelmed. * Everything is just icons we associate with a consciousness. Instagram: @mo_gawdat Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official Twitter: @mgawdat LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat Connect with Donald Hoffman on Twitter @donaldhoffman Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.
36 min
Strong By Design Podcast
Strong By Design Podcast
Team CriticalBench
Ep 152 Maximizing Human Performance in the Gym ft. Strength Coach Ben Prentiss
Small beginnings can lead to MASSIVE impact. Over 20 years ago an ambitious trainer Ben Prentiss built a small personal training studio in southwest Connecticut. At a time when people questioned what the heck that job was… “I’m confused, you “watch” people exercise??” Years later after building a highly successful team and business combined with ongoing learning from the likes of Olympic Strength Coach Charles Poliquin, Ben has become one of the World’s Leading Strength Coaches for Professional Athletes. Prentiss Hockey Performance (PHP) is the home of Stanley Cup Champions, NHL stars from all 31 teams, Olympians and All-stars. Listen in as coach Chris Wilson reconnects with his first ever mentor in sports performance, Ben Prentiss, and they talk about the good ole days and what it takes to be GREAT in this profession. "You had to do well (20 years ago) because there wasn't any fake hustle. No Instagram. You had to earn it." -Ben Prentiss Time Stamps 0:24 – Welcoming today’s special guest on ‘Strong By Design’ podcast 1:29 – Strength Coach Ben Prentiss and host Chris Wilson take a trip down memory lane 8:45 – Get to know Ben Prentiss, Founder of Prentiss Hockey Performance (PHP) 13:48 – The early days of BodyTuning, the original home of PHP 21:09 – Ben recounts PHP’s growth and expansion 27:48 – Ben talks about his unwavering passion for what he does 32:22 – Ben and Chris share their mutual love for dogs, gym dogs Zeus and Hammer. 36:05 – What it’s like training professional and non-professional athletes 43:24 – The importance of being active in the early years 58:50 – Where you can go to learn more about Coach Ben Prentiss’ PHP: official website and social media channels Resources * Prentiss Hockey Performance Connect w/ Ben: * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram Connect w/ CriticalBench: * Youtube * Facebook * Instagram * *
1 hr 2 min
Go Help Yourself: A Comedy Self-Help Podcast to Make Life Suck Less
Go Help Yourself: A Comedy Self-Help Podcast to Make Life Suck Less
Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke
The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills
This week, Misty and Lisa review The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills. Don Miguel Ruiz is the bestselling author of The Four Agreements (a New York Times bestseller for over a decade), The Four Agreements Companion Book, The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, The Circle of Fire, and The Fifth Agreement. Janet Mills is the founder and president of Amber-Allen Publishing and co-author, with don Miguel Ruiz, of six books in The Toltec Wisdom Series. Mills is also the creator of "The Four Agreements for a Better Life" online course, editor of Deepak Chopra's bestselling title, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and the publisher of 11 world-renowned "Seth" books by Jane Roberts, which have been credited with launching the New Age movement. We cover the main ideas of the book in this Mastery of Love book review podcast, including: * The Wounded Mind * The Loss of Innocence * The Track of Love, The Track of Fear * The Magical Kitchen * and more If you like what you're hearing, you can purchase the book here. If you'd like to learn more about the authors' work, you can visit their website here. Make sure to check out our Patreon for ways to support the podcast (and get exclusive perks!) and don't forget to grab your GHY merch!
47 min
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