A special episode of the On Coaching Podcast featuring NYT bestselling author David Epstein. In this wide-ranging conversation covering all things performance, we start off by discussing my new book The Passion
- Walking the tight rope of drive and success (8 min)
- How did passion evolve from meaning suffering to something positive. (12min)
- Cultivating passion and motivation in runners. We need to look at what is driving each of our runners, and identify who is going down the path of a motivation style that isn’t sustainable. (18min)
- What makes people cheat, or utilize performance enhancing drugs? One indicator is when people go from a position of winning to losing. (26min)
- Racing tactics- When going from a strong position to a weak position, how panic plays a role. (28min)
- “People don’t know how to shoot the shit anymore.” The role of social media on how we judge and validate ourselves (36min)
- “Every new generation has a skill set that is taken for granted in the previous generation. It used to be fixing the car, now it’s interaction.” (40min)
- Moving up the ladder. Let your interest drive you, not the title. (54min)
- Path Dependency- When we get stuck in doing things that fit in our competency or comfort zone. How do we break away from that? (1hr 10min)
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
- The Passion Paradox. Steve’s new book! Out NOW!
- Range. David Epstein’s new book. Out in April.
- Tribe by Sebastian Junger