Dr. Nate Zinsser has spent his career training the minds of the U.S. Military Academy’s cadets as they prepare to lead and perform when the stakes are the very highest—on the battlefield. Alongside this work, he has coached world-class athletes including a Super Bowl MVP, numerous Olympic medalists, professional ballerinas, NHL All-Stars, and college All-Americans, teaching them to overcome the pressure and succeed on the biggest stages.
Today we talk about Dr. Zinsser's new book The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance. We dive deep into what confidence IS and what it IS NOT. What are the five affirmations that make you successful? Come find out.
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01:56 - What led you to write The Confident Mind?
15:20 - Why don't we teach self-confidence in schools?
19:55 - Real confidence is the absence of all that mental chatter and discursive analytical thought
25:15 - Strive for perfection, but don't demand it
30:05 - At what point does self-confidence become self-delusion?
44:55 - What is the daily ESP?
01:11:41 - What is the notebook nightcap?
01:18:50 - How do we work around believing something that isn't true?