Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
About This Show
Dr. Michael Gervais is fascinated by the psychology of high performance, in rugged environments. Throughout the past 15 years, Michael has been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. He’s excited to share the many paths toward mastery and provide very applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our time together.
Most Recent Episode
NFL QB Drew Bledsoe on Being a Life Student, Entrepreneurship, Wine
3 days ago
Drew Bledsoe was a star quarterback at Washington State University before he skipped his senior year to go professional. In 1993, he was the No. 1 NFL draft pick and joined the New England Patriots. After nearly eight years he was traded to the Buffalo Bills, then moved to the Dallas Cowboys, before retiring in 2007.
Post NFL, Bledsoe pursued a longtime aspiration of owning a winery, which would allow him to combine his passion for fine wine and love of the Walla Walla Valley.
In This Episode:
-How his parents fueled his curiosity growing up
-Why public speaking was the most important class he ever took
-The moment where his mentality on going for it changed forever
-Why a strong family structure allowed him to not be afraid of failure
-Why football was never on the list of his top 3 goals
-Putting an emphasis on the minutia on and off field
-The most important interview question he asks
-How he dealt with losing his job to Tom Brady
-Leadership in understanding when people needed a hug vs. the whip
-Visualization leading to confidence
-Comparing his situation to Dak Prescott & Tony Romo
-Embracing pressure rather than seeing it as negative