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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. 1200+ episodes.

Sep 11, 2023

My guest today is Michael Gervais, a prominent sports psychologist and high-performance coach known for his work with elite athletes, performers, and organizations. He co-founded "Compete to Create," specializing in mindset training and performance psychology. Gervais has worked with NFL, NBA, and Olympic athletes, as well as business leaders and artists, helping them optimize their performance. His podcast, "Finding Mastery," explores success principles and has made him a respected authority on resilience, mindfulness, mental toughness, and peak performance psychology, blending scientific insights with practical strategies for excellence.

The topic is his book The First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying About What People Think of You.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Mastery and personal development
  • Overcoming FOPO (Fear of People's Opinions)
  • Authenticity and performance
  • Importance of finding the right community
  • Value of exploration
  • Health and well-being

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I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show.

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