How To Get Out of a Slump

In this video with Business Insider I talk about how elite athletes can reframe the way they think about “slumps” in their performance. By accepting a slump as a statistically acceptable aberration and a period for adjustment, elite athletes are more likely to get back in the zone and perform to the best of their ability.

Think Like a Professional Athlete

In this video clip I talk to Dr. Manny about my new book, Life as Sport, and how anyone can reach their goals using the skills taught to elite performers.

Athletes train not only physically, but mentally to compete against the best in their sport as well as themselves. Life As Sport details evidence-based techniques to calm yourself down and focus your efforts whether you’re on the playing field, the training floor or at home with your kids.

Through positive self-talk, it’s possible to accept defeats as an inevitable part of life and shape them into learning experiences. Surfer Laird Hamilton, in addition to other athletic professionals, promote positive self-talk and enjoyment in Life As Sport.

CBS This Morning: Sport Fan Health

Being a sports fan is stressful. Avid football fans can experience changes in blood pressure, cortisol and testosterone levels throughout the season. A study indicates fans are more likely to experience cardiac problems when they’re stressed out from cheering on their favorite team.

In this video I speak with Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King from CBS about relief from sideline stress and offer tips for fans on how to physically and emotionally disengage once the game is over.

Business Insider: The Art of War

Wall Street is like a battlefield. You have to have both mental sharpness and mental toughness to best your competitor and succeed.

In this video I discuss the Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” and apply its insights to the cutthroat world of Wall Street. I outline which of ‘the five dangerous faults’ are most applicable and emphasize the important balance between risks and recklessness.