Sustaining Peak Performance During COVID-19

Sustaining Peak Performance During COVID-19

Has the current situation with COVID-19 left you feeling off your game and maybe a bit overwhelmed? As a consultant for the Flow Research Collective, I was recently asked to join my fellow psychologists Drs. Rachel Barbanel-Fried and Brent Hogarth along with Rian...

How to Perform Psychologically in the Face of Fear

How to Perform Psychologically in the Face of Fear

This is game day, good people. This is what we have trained for—though you might not have known it consciously. After all, let’s recall how little of our brain activity is actually conscious; only five percent, a paltry amount. You probably originally found me for...

The Buck Stops Here: The Power of No

The Buck Stops Here: The Power of No

Yes, is nice. It moves things along. It collaborates. It pleases. Yes is a smile and a wink. But No is bold. It’s decisive. No takes on the status quo. The buck stops here. And No carries burdens and pressures that Yes couldn’t possibly comprehend because it’s just so...

Why Intrinsic Motivation Will Take You Further

Why Intrinsic Motivation Will Take You Further

I am sharing another article I have written for Steven Kotler and his newest endeavor, The Flow Research Collective (AKA The Collective). It's an installment in the series Shrink Rap, where psychologists discuss the frontiers of human excellence. Today, I want to...

Blind to Our Blindness: The Power of the Unconscious

Blind to Our Blindness: The Power of the Unconscious

I want you to ponder the items in the list below and identify what they have in common: Steve Jobs, political campaigns, the marketing industry, and cult leaders. What’s the overlap? They are all keenly aware that you are not aware of what you are not aware. In other...

The Keeper of Your Secrets: The Ellis in Wunderland Podcast Episode

The Keeper of Your Secrets: The Ellis in Wunderland Podcast Episode

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Georgia Ellis on her podcast, Ellis in Wunderland. Georgia nicknamed me "The Keeper of Secrets" as we talked about my approach to the doctor-patient relationship. Also in the episode, we discussed neurobiology, leadership,...

In the Tunnel: The Solitude of Excellence

In the Tunnel: The Solitude of Excellence

Today I am sharing another article I have written for Steven Kotler and his newest endeavor, The Flow Research Collective (AKA The Collective). It's an installment in the series Shrink Rap, where psychologists discuss the frontiers of human excellence. As a shrink,...

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