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Jonathan Carter is an accomplished performance psychology consultant who has worked with some of the best in e-sports. Bryan Gottlieb is a guy who talks a bunch. Together, they want to make you great at everything.

Jonathan Carter is an accomplished performance psychology consultant who has worked with some of the best in e-sports. Bryan Gottlieb is a guy who talks a bunch. Together, they want to make you great at everything.
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Jonathan Carter is an accomplished performance psychology consultant who has worked with some of the best in e-sports. Bryan Gottlieb is a guy who talks a bunch. Together, they want to make you great at everything.

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English


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Head GAMs E15 - Question Time

12/2/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the fifteenth episode of Head GAMs! The hosts have an incredible amount to be thankful for this holiday season, and an ever-growing cadre of Head GAMs listeners ranks near the top! The cast takes some time to express gratitude in the form of a new Patreon framework and an episode dedicated to answering listener questions on every conceivable topic. Tilt, intrusive thoughts, being old and uncool, and dealing with the change in seasons—this is the most...

Duration:01:00:55

Head GAMs E14 - Top Tier Competition w/ Gerry Thompson

11/18/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the fourteenth episode of Head GAMs! How do you prepare for one of the biggest competitions of your year? We brought in one of the best Magic: The Gathering players in the world, Gerry Thompson, to talk about his approach prior to, during, and after his toughest tournaments. If you’re not a Magic player, fear not! The techniques discussed here are applicable across all forms of competition! If you’d like to learn more about how you can support the Head GAMs...

Duration:01:06:03

Head GAMs E13 - Listener Responses

11/11/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the thirteenth episode of Head GAMs! This episode is all about our listeners, and the hosts are taking the time to review listener responses to questions relating to our last two months of episodes. For fresh information regarding sleep, nutrition, strengths, weaknesses, and burnout, check out this cast! You can find out how to participate in similar episodes in the future and support the Head GAMs podcast over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and...

Duration:01:05:54

Head GAMs E12 - Jonathan's Favorite Studies

11/4/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the twelfth episode of Head GAMs! In a long-awaited episode, Jonathan is leading Bryan (and our listeners) through some of his favorite studies and tidbits relating to performance psychology. From the health-related benefits of optimism, to the physiological study of visualization, you won’t believe what some of Jonathan’s favorite studies have revealed! As always, Jonathan is quick to suggest potential uses for these facts in training and preparation...

Duration:00:51:58

Head GAMs E11 - Psychological Strengths

10/21/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the eleventh episode of Head GAMs! As promised, the hosts are continuing the discussion from last week’s episode, but this time they are focused on their greatest psychological strengths. What one aspect of Bryan’s psychological makeup has been most instrumental in shaping his approach to life? Why is Jonathan able to find success dealing with adverse times? How have these strengths improved not only the hosts’ lives, but also their approach to competitive...

Duration:00:53:41

Head GAMs E10 - Psychological Weaknesses

10/14/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the tenth episode of Head GAMs! The hosts kick off the show by discussing a surprising aspect of last week’s cast that generated a groundswell of support and interest amongst Head GAMs listeners. Then it’s on to the main topic, as both Bryan and Jonathan reveal and discuss what they consider to be their biggest psychological weaknesses. They hold nothing back, sharing some of their own regrettable moments as they try to inspire listeners to work on their own...

Duration:01:00:37

Head GAMs E9 - Sleep and Nutrition, Continued

10/7/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the ninth episode of Head GAMs! Didn’t get enough sleep after our last episode? No worries, the hosts continue last week’s discussion, picking up with some unanswered questions. Can you really learn in your sleep? How do prescription drugs affect sleep? Jonathan then gives a helpful guide for evaluating the quality of your own sleep. Finally, the show closes with some brief tips for making sure your nutrition is optimized at your next competition. Try these...

Duration:00:53:22

Head GAMs E8 - Goodnight Sweet Podcast

9/30/2018
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Wake up people! Bryan and Jonathan are back for the eighth episode of Head GAMs! The hosts are putting on their pajamas, getting comfy, and leading a talk about settling down for a good night’s sleep. Why do so many of us treat sleep as an afterthought, when it has such a dramatic effect on our performance? What happens to us physiologically when we are sleep deprived? Are there potential solutions available for those among us who are problem sleepers? Bryan talks through his own historical...

Duration:00:48:22

Head GAMs E7 - Burnout

9/23/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the seventh episode of Head GAMs! This week, the hosts are talking through their own experiences with burnout in the professional and competitive realm. After defining exactly what the term means, the hosts give helpful tips for identifying burnout in ourselves and others. Bryan then posits a controversial opinion regarding what he sees as a common and unjustified response to competitive burnout. And finally, as always, Jonathan has some concrete steps we can...

Duration:00:48:13

Head GAMs E6 - Listening to our Listeners

9/17/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the sixth episode of Head GAMs! This week, the hosts sent out questions related to past show topics to a bunch of listeners. Join Bryan and Jonathan as they explore and discuss listener responses related to past failures, issues with motivation, and so much more. If you’d like to participate in the next listener focused show, we’ve got good news for you. There are a limited number of participation slots available as a reward over on our brand-new Patreon page!...

Duration:00:50:21

Head GAMs E5 - Motivation

9/9/2018
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Head GAMs is a discussion of the mental aspects of competition. No matter how you compete, Head GAMs will do its best to help you take your mental game to the next level. Bryan and Jonathan are back for the fifth episode of Head GAMs! The listeners have spoken again, and they asked us to spend this week’s episode discussing motivation. How does motivation relate to self-determination theory? What’s the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? How can we tap into our core values...

Duration:00:46:15

Head GAMs E4 - Impostor Syndrome

9/3/2018
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Head GAMs is a discussion of the mental aspects of competition. No matter how you compete, Head GAMs will do its best to help you take your mental game to the next level. Bryan and Jonathan are back for the fourth episode of Head GAMs! This week, listeners chose the topic of discussion via Twitter poll, and people wanted to hear all about Impostor Syndrome. How does Jonathan define Impostor Syndrome? Who among us is suffering from this pervasive form of self-doubt? How does Impostor Syndrome...

Duration:00:43:25

Head GAMs E3 - We're Talking About Practice

8/26/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the third episode of Head GAMs! This week, the hosts are talking about practice. Not a game… practice. The discussion starts with the oft-cited “10,000 hour” rule. Does it really take 10,000 hours to become an expert at something? Jonathan then introduces his four-step system for effective practice and references his experience working with some of the top esports competitors in the world, including stories about how the best of the best practice their craft....

Duration:00:45:56

Head GAMs E2 - Optimizing Failure

8/20/2018
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Bryan and Jonathan are back for the second episode of Head GAMs! This week, the hosts are talking about coping with failure. Bryan talks through one of his greatest failures, as Jonathan clues him in on exactly what is happening in the brain when humans experience failure. How does failure relate to the five stages of grief? What are some exercises you can do during a potential failure to help avert disaster? Should failure be an essential part of your practice routines? All of this and more...

Duration:00:50:50

Head GAMs E1 - Intros and the Quickest Roads to Mental Improvement

8/14/2018
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Welcome to the very first episode of Head GAMs! Jonathan Carter is an accomplished performance psychology consultant who has worked with some of the best in e-sports. Bryan Gottlieb is a guy who talks a bunch. Together, they want to make you great at everything. Head GAMs is a discussion of the mental aspects of competition. No matter how you compete, Head GAMs will do its best to help you take your mental game to the next level! In this first episode, the hosts introduce themselves and...

Duration:00:49:08