This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Michael Gervais, one of the most well-known sports psychologists in the world and the man who worked with Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and April Ross and is currently working with Olympians Melissa Humana-Paredes and Brandie Wilkerson. Gervais is the host of the Finding Mastery podcast, which boasts more than 25 million downloads, and is the new author of the book, The First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You. We were invited to the Mastery Lab to chat with Gervais, and what an incredible chat it was, as we covered, among other topics:

  • What it was like to coach Kerri Walsh Jennings, Misty May-Treanor, and April Ross
  • Why Michael Gervais is attracted to those who get out to “the messy edge” of high performance
  • Why our ancient brains, once wired to be attuned to what other people were thinking for our survival, are no longer a fit for modern times, and how to navigate that
  • What Michael Gervais has learned in 25-plus years working with the highest performers in the world

And so, so, so much more. Highly recommend you listen to the episode and pick up his book!



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