"Confidence is the sum of the thoughts you have about yourself."
On the most recent episode of my podcast, Unplugged with Brandon Steiner, I spoke with Dr. Jonathan Fader. Dr. Fader is a licensed performance psychologist. He is the Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Football Giants and also served as the team psychologist for the New York Mets for nine seasons. He is part of The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Mental Performance Initiative and is a frequent contributor to the national conversation on performance, appearing on CBS this Morning, CNN, Fox News, Bleacher Report and others.
Jonathan is someone that I have known for a long time and I always learn from him ways to achieve healthy mental balance and control. Last year he released an amazing book, titled Life as Sport, which is about how to attain and maintain a life philosophy that anyone can live by: an internal code to help translate our talent and drive toward the highest plateaus of performance.
In this episode we discuss:
- How to respond to stress.
- "Life is a sport and you are the person out there competing."
- Anxiety vs. worry.
- Blowing things out of proportion.
- Mental climate.
- The difference between great teams and others.