Today I am really psyched to welcome onto the podcast, Dr. Omid Fotuhi, triathlete and project manager for the Stanford University Interventions Lab. I truly believe the topics we discuss on the podcast today will have a profound impact on anyone listening in. The group of researchers led by Dr. Fotuhi are doing absolutely state-of-the-art research on mindset and performance!
Dr. Fotuhi and his colleagues at the Interventions Lab describe their research as "focused on identifying psychological barriers that impede performance and well-being, and leveraging those insights to create theory-driven interventions that target those barriers." Here's a link to a short video that provides a brief look at the work they do.
In this podcast, Dr. Fotuhi shares his experience and research on topics such as:
- What are some of the most common patterns of beliefs and thoughts that we all have, and how do those correlate with our performance?
- Do seemingly inconsequential events have an impact on how we see ourselves and therefore how we perform in races?
- How is our own motivation to train and race to our ultimate potential impacted by how we see ourselves and the world?
- Having a fixed or growth mindset: Which is more likely to lead to reaching one's potential?
- What can we do to improve our ability to persist in the face of adversity, to experience less negativity and perform better at our races?
- And much more!
I personally found our discussion incredibly valuable, especially from a coaching perspective. I learned a lot and encourage everyone to listen in. This is powerful stuff!