Purple Patch Podcast
About This Show
Author and Triathlon Coach, Matt Dixon, will empower and educate you to integrate sport into life in order to reach your athletic potential because, it is through the lens of athletic potential, that you reach your human potential.
In addition to topics such as planning your fitness into a time-starved life, the show will provide in-depth interviews, advice, and insight into optimizing your health, work, and life performance, along with the critical habits and approaches that facilitate the success of some of the world's top performers across many disciplines.
Most Recent Episode
17 Brad Stulberg - Achieving Global Performance Improvement
6 days ago
Click Here for Peak Performance Cheat Sheets! Brad Stulberg has been in the spotlight a lot recently. Last Fall, his book, “Peak Performance,” written with co-Author, Steve Magness, captivated the attention of many an endurance athlete. I mean, who wouldn’t be captivated with a subtitle like, “Elevate your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success?” Most recently, however, this speaker and regular columnist at Outside Magazine, has garnered attention in a much different way. In March, Stulberg, in an article entitled, “When a Stress Expert Battles Mental Illness,” opened up about his sudden and terrifying diagnosis with a rare mental illness known as Pure O. Pure O, it turns out, is a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder without the physical manifestations of the illness that many know. This display of vulnerability has opened the door to even deeper conversations about performance, success, fulfillment, and happiness. That’s where this conversation with Matt Dixon picks up. Yes, they do talk in depth about Stulberg's diagnosis, but rather than having a traditional Q&A about the book, Matt and Brad give their own perspectives on the landscape of improving performance by focusing on just a few keywords that lead to even deeper discussion; words like: balance, excellence, self-awareness, hacking, routine and more. How do these words apply to global performance improvement? And, even more importantly, how are they often misinterpreted? Can you really achieve balance? When do you know if you’re balanced? What does it mean to have “excellence” in something? Does it always mean you’re the best? How does self-awareness define your passions? What does it mean to be fully self-aware? Can you truly simplify complex situations by hacking them? Are daily routines and rituals good or bad? How do you know if a routine is enhancing or inhibiting your life? This ultimately is a conversation about self-discovery and honesty. Stulberg has provided two FREE GIVEAWAYS in this podcast! The 10 Commandments of Peak Performance - key takeaways from the book The Peak Performance Quote Book - 57 pages of key quotes from the book Click Here for Peak Performance Cheat Sheets! :00-:21 Matt’s Weekly Welcome :21-1:50 Episode introduction and cheat sheet giveaway 1:00- 5:20 Word of the Week - Elevate - Elevate your performance by elevating your mindset by helping others 5:20 The Meat and Potatoes: Matt Dixon and Brad Stulberg Brad Stulberg Website Outside article on his diagnosis Peak Performance Book Link Brad Stulberg Twitter Brad Stulberg Facebook Free Cheat Sheets Follow us and learn more about our Coaching Services, Training Camps, Promotions and Matt's Latest Book, Fast Track Triathlete: Purple Patch Fitness Website Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Thanks for taking a listen and, if you like what you hear, please subscribe, share, rate and review. Your feedback is appreciated. Subscribe to the Purple Patch Podcast: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Play Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved