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Centering; ideas on anchoring the mind boat feat. Matthew McConaughey

A picture popped into my mind recently when thinking about the idea of centering oneself before starting the day. Matthew McConaughey talks about a non-negotiable centering process which he goes through every morning when he wakes up. It involves checking in with himself, centering himself to see how he is doing, before going into the … Continue reading Centering; ideas on anchoring the mind boat feat. Matthew McConaughey

If you’ve had your ass kicked recently, feat. Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink, an Ex-Navy Seal and BJJ black belt sat down with Ryan Holiday and gave his two cents on the topic of having your ass kicked recently, mostly in the context of Covid, but it still applies to many of life's ass-kickings that get handed to us along the way. “I have a consulting … Continue reading If you’ve had your ass kicked recently, feat. Jocko Willink

Meditation; JiuJitsu for the Mind feat. Sam Harris

Neuroscientist and meditation teacher Sam Harris gave a great breakdown in this interview about how the skill of meditation can be a lot like JiuJitsu, for the mind. "(Meditation) is a lot like JiuJitsu, for the mind. What's so beautiful about JiuJitsu in particular, is that you can have this massive effect in the domain … Continue reading Meditation; JiuJitsu for the Mind feat. Sam Harris

What is JiuJitsu and why bother learning it? Feat. Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall is a grappler and mixed martial artist with a record of 8-1, currently undefeated in the UFC. He was only born in '85 and has one of the greatest grappling minds in existence today. Lex Fridman sat down with him on his podcast and asked him the following. What is Jiujitsu and why … Continue reading What is JiuJitsu and why bother learning it? Feat. Ryan Hall

The Movemind Model : an optimal educational paradigm

THE MOVEMIND model This post is an overview of the Movemind approach to building an optimal educational paradigm. If you haven't read this article yet, which goes into more depth about how to structure an optimal educational paradigm in the face of an unknown future, start with that first. Let's take a look at what … Continue reading The Movemind Model : an optimal educational paradigm

How to create the optimal educational paradigm for an unknown future

How do you begin to educate people about the importance of physical education, including mental health? If these topics are really that important, how do you go about your own educational journey? And why have you never been formally taught how to create a path for lifelong learning? These are valid questions and important ones … Continue reading How to create the optimal educational paradigm for an unknown future

Brandon Harris on Preparing Suga Sean O’Malley, Applying Awareness and The Meathead-Manbun Continuum (#12)

https://youtu.be/r-mscPUDmn0 Brandon Harris is a strength and conditioning coach and co-owner of Premier Fitness Systems, in Scottsdale, Arizona. I've been following and paying attention to Brandon's coaching evolution over the last few years. I'm excited to share my conversation with him about preparing Suga Sean O'Malley for 3 UFC appearances, how his study of Zen … Continue reading Brandon Harris on Preparing Suga Sean O’Malley, Applying Awareness and The Meathead-Manbun Continuum (#12)

Josh Neumann on Coaching With Enthusiasm, The First 15 Minutes and Encouraging Flow States (#11)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NepSFJ04nA8 Josh Neumann is the head S&C coach at Essentials of Athletics, Vancouver, Canada. Josh is one of the most enthusiastic and fun S&C coaches I have ever trained under. Listen in as we talk about blending technical coaching with play, why the first fifteen minutes of the session should be dominated, and how to … Continue reading Josh Neumann on Coaching With Enthusiasm, The First 15 Minutes and Encouraging Flow States (#11)

Cian Lanigan on Smart Feedback Loops, Nootropic Recovery Shakes and Graded Training for Performance (#10)

https://youtu.be/XMy-VwzDPoM Cian Lanigan is a strength and conditioning coach and owner of Enhanced Performance, Vancouver, Canada. Whether you're a coach or looking to be smarter about structuring your training, my conversation with Cian is going to jumpstart your mind. We dive into the idea of creating feedback loops for improved learning, Cian's homemade nootropic recovery … Continue reading Cian Lanigan on Smart Feedback Loops, Nootropic Recovery Shakes and Graded Training for Performance (#10)

Joey Fritz on Mental Performance for Combat Sports, How to Enjoy Running, and Approach vs Avoid Mindsets (#9)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ0r6QKWIpo&feature=youtu.be ABOUT JOEY Joey works with a host of professional strikers and mixed martial artists at Elevation Fight Team, Denver Colorado and received his MA in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver, Denver in June 2016.Working with combat sports athletes, to snowboarders and even motorcycle racers, Joey took some time to chat … Continue reading Joey Fritz on Mental Performance for Combat Sports, How to Enjoy Running, and Approach vs Avoid Mindsets (#9)