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#17: Mental Training with Dr. Sam Maniar

Today I am joined by Dr. Sam Maniar, founder of the Center for Peak Performance. In addition to a PhD in Sports Psychology and Counselling Psychology, Sam has worked with sports teams such as the Cleveland Browns, and in 2002, helped the Ohio State University win the National Championship in Football. Sam also works in executive coaching and leadership development, and his work has been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, ESPN, and Fox News. Connect with Dr....


#16: Optimizing Life With Taylor Kreiss

Welcome to episode 16 of Mental Mastery, where I interview the world’s greatest minds on what it takes to live an epic life. I’m your host Max Weigand, and today I am joined by Taylor Kreiss, who has dedicated his life to studying the art and science of happiness. In addition to receiving degrees in Philosophy and Positive Psychology, Taylor spent 3 years as the executive producer of the popular Psychology Podcast, and now teaches people how to live better lives. Connect with...


#15: Teaching Happiness with Emily vanSonnenberg

On today’s show, I’m joined by UCLA Professor and Positive Psychologist Emily vanSonnenberg. After surviving a horrific car crash, she found her love for Positive Psychology and, while still an undergraduate, created and taught the first UCLA course titled “Happiness”. She then went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Positive Psychology and work with such prominent psychologists such as Sonja Lyubomirsky and the founder of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman. In addition to lecturing at...


#14: Why Aren't We Awesomer With Michael Neill

Today I am joined by multiple times best-selling author Michael Neill, who has spent the last 25 years as the coach and mentor to CEO’s, elite athletes, celebrities and royalty who want to get more out of their lives. As one of the world’s leading coaches, he is also founder of Supercoach Academy, where he teaches others the art and science of transformative coaching. Michael is also host of the popular “Caffeine for the Soul” podcast and his Tedx talk “Why aren’t we awesomer” has been...


#13: Getting Grit with Caroline Miller

Today I am joined by one of the world’s foremost experts on goal setting and grit, Caroline Adams Miller. After overcoming an eating disorder in her 20s, Caroline dedicated herself to helping others live their best lives. In addition to getting her Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology, she has written six books including “Creating Your Best Life” and “Getting Grit”, which has been named “one of the 10 books that will change your life in 2017”. Caroline has also mastered grit in her own...


#12: Living a Bold Life with Aileen Gibb

Today I am joined by Master coach Aileen Gibb, who specialises in helping people live bolder lives and create deeper connections. We talked about creating a compelling vision, living a bold life, and building meaningful relationships. Check out my blog for the shownotes and a free ebook on mastering willpower and discipline! Sign up here for a FREE coaching session with me to learn how I can help you master your habits and achieve your goals! Connect with...


#11: Maximizing Mental Performance with Shannon Thompson

On today’s show, I’m joined by mental performance consultant Shannon Thompson. After over 10 years as a professional horse rider, Shannon decided to study the science of peak performance and received her Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She now works at the Hypo2 Sport Performance Center, where she helps elite athletes and student-athletes from Northern Arizona University maximize their mental performance. Connect with...


#10: Dr. Sunil Saxena on Living an Insanely Awesome Life

Today I am joined by Dr. Sunil Saxena, author of the Amazon bestsellers “Massive Action Equals Massive Results” and “30 Days to Awesome”. After graduating from medical school at 23, Sunil decided to change direction and launch a career as a professional actor and comedian. He then went on to start six successful businesses in various industries and now teaches people the Massive Action Lifestyle and what it actually takes to live an insanely awesome life. Connect with Sunil: BlogSpeaking


#9: World Champion Emma Pallant on Working Hard and Keeping Things in Perspective

TodayI am joined by an absolute superstar in the endurance world, Emma Pallant. Starting her career as a distance runner, Emma enjoyed early wins in Cross Country and Track and Field, where she won several medals at the European and World championships. After barely missing the 2008 Olympics, she had her sights set on the 2012 Olympics at home in London, but was forced by an injury to pull out of the Olympic trials and end her track career. Instead of giving up on sports however, she found...


#8: Why Comfort Will Ruin Your Life With Bill Eckstrom

On today’s show I am joined by Bill Eckstrom, whose hugely successful Tedx talk on seeking growth over comfort has received nearly 2 million views until now. Bill is also the founder and President of EcSell Institute, where he helps sales leaders and teams reach higher levels of growth. Check out my blog for the shownotes and a free ebook on mastering willpower and discipline! Sign up here for a FREE coaching session with me to learn how I can help you master your habits and...


#7: Scott Crabtree on Building a Happy Brain

On today’s show I am joined by Chief Happiness Officer Scott Crabtree. After 25 years as a Tech Strategist at several technology companies, Scott decided to resign his job and focus on his true passion: Helping people live happy and successful lives. In 2011, he founded his company “Happy Brain Science”, and has since taught the science of happiness and engagement to clients such as Nike, Dreamworks, NBC, and Intel. Check out my blog for the shownotes and a free ebook on...


#6: Mind Over Body With World Champion Anton Cooper

For this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to professional Cross Country mountain biker Anton Cooper from New Zealand. At only 23 years of age, he has already set out to conquer the biking world by winning both the Junior and U23 World Championships, being the youngest winner of an U23 world cup of all time, and winning the Commonwealth Games 2014. After missing the Olympics 2016 due to chronic fatigue, he came back stronger than ever and in his latest world cup, placed second in the...


#5: Dr. Orin Davis on Flow and Self-Actualization

On today’s show I am joined by Dr. Orin Davis, who is a self-actualization engineer, consultant, and principal investigator of the Quality of Life Laboratory, which focuses on topics such as flow, creativity, and performance. In addition, Dr. Davis is the first person in history to receive his PhD in Positive Psychology, and has worked under the guidance of world-famous psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Check out my blog for the shownotes and a free ebook on mastering...


#4: Bob Tiede on Leading With Questions

On today’s show, I’m joined by Bob Tiede, Director of Leadership Development at CRU and author of the popular leadership blog, which is followed by leaders all over the world! On this episode, he shared why leading with questions is so important as well as some of his favorite questions to improve social relationships, influence, and our own lives. Check out my blog for the shownotes and a free ebook on mastering willpower and discipline! Sign up here...


#3: Thibaut Meurisse on Upgrading Yourself

Thibaut Meurisse is founder of the popular blog and author of 11 books, including the Amazon bestseller “Upgrade Yourself”. Growing up in France, he decided to move across the globe and study in Japan, where he ended up staying for over half a decade. During that time, he started his blog to write about happiness, goal setting, motivation, and everything related to living a great life. Check out my blog for the shownotes and a free ebook on...


#2: Dr. Art Markman on Motivation and Building Better Habits

Dr. Markman has been a professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas for the past 20 years, and has published over 150 scholarly articles on topics such as motivation and decision making. In addition to publishing over 150 scholarly articles on topics such as motivation and decision making and working on the scientific advisory boards of the Dr. Phil show and Dr. Oz show, he has written numerous amazing books, including Smart Thinking and Smart Change. Check out my blog...


#1: Mary Lynn Ziemer on Living a Joyful Life

After an incredibly successful career as a senior executive at two Fortune 100 companies, Mary Lynn Ziemer decided that money and success weren’t enough anymore and instead focused on one thing: Being happy. After leaving her well-paying job, she started her own coaching business Living A Joyful Life Now, where she uses her unique skill set as a Life Coach, Business Coach, and Master of Advanced Life Concepts to teach people what it actually takes to live an amazing life. Check out my blog...