Compete to Create

An Approach to Living and Leading Authentically
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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About the Creator and Performer

Dr. Michael Gervais is a world-renowned high performance psychologist and industry visionary. Over the course of 20 years working with world-leading performers, Dr. Gervais has developed a psychological framework that allows people to thrive in pressure-packed environments. His clientele consists of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, countless Olympic medalists, MVPs from every major sport, world record holders, internationally acclaimed music artists, and corporate leaders. Gervais is also the host of the Finding Mastery podcast that explores the psychology of people on the path towards mastery.

About the Creator and Performer

One of only three coaches to win a Super Bowl and college football national championship, Pete Carroll has been head coach of the Seattle Seahawks for more than a decade and has nearly 50 years of coaching experience. Carroll is also widely known for his off-field impact—through community initiatives that aim to reduce youth and gang violence; his leadership with organizations that focus on youth empowerment; and his New York Times best-selling book Win Forever.

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Authentic

Everything about this book exudes authenticity, from the thoughtful creation of the work they’ve done with high performance athletes to coach and Michael actually doing the reading for the book instead of hiring it out. Insanely powerful with tactical action steps. If there is any fluff in this book I was so enthralled with consuming the foods I missed it totally. Thank you guys for writing this work and the internal work you had to go through to be able to even do this.

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TRANSFORMATIVE framework for bringing out one’s BEST!

Will be sharing this one with friends! Applicable insights! The framework and pillars demystify and teach the process of performing at one’s best. Accompanying PDF reinforces learning and reflection. Well Done!!!

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Great addition to Compete to Create course 🔥🔥🔥

I took the online course last year. this book was a great augment to that experience. I redesigned my first personal philosophy after listening to this book. Shared several clips with my colleagues and I am about to gift it to a handful of the people I care most about... where is the 10 star rating?

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I loved it!

I love Gervais work. I really appreciate that we have this tool to be listen every time we need it.

Thanks so much guys!

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Phenomenal!

I’m so glad that Coach Carroll and “Dr. Mike” teamed up for this production. It’s critical if you’re looking to HOLISTICALLY address and raise your own performance, striving towards the upper bound of your potential.

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Learning from the best

The culture and environment that Pete Carroll created at USC and the Seattle Seahawks has proven successful in creating winning teams that care for each other and maximize their potential. This Audible Original covers the philosophies of Coach Carroll and superstar sports psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais as they explain, step by step, the process of competing to be your best self and bringing out the best in those around you. Besides their practical application with winning sports teams and individuals, Coach Carroll and Dr. Gervais have used this same approach in the Performance Science Institute program they created at the Marshall Business School at USC, which teaches students from all majors throughout the campus. Therefore, you will find this book will speak to you even if you have never played a sport or aspired to be a world class athlete.

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Phenomenal Guidebook for a Fulfilling Life

Don’t miss this book. It lays out in a clear, concise, totally engaging way the path to leading a fulfilling, deeply satisfying life. It is the literal playbook for flourishing and thriving. Incredibly well done.

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Full of practices and approaches to strengthen the foundation to be your best!

I have loved the finding mastery podcast and this book provides a wealth of real approaches, backed by science, to apply to my daily practices and approach to become the best version of myself. Thank you Dr. Gervais and Coach Carroll for your dedication to helping all of us in it to compete!

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Love this book. But can’t find the pdf?

The framework and actionable items are great. I’m
A huge fan. I couldn’t seem to find the PDF that is referenced? Anyway, I will definitely share and recommend this book.

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Must read!

This book inspires, motivates, and encourages be your best! Not a new concept to me but excellent reminder. When you read this book you just want to go out and conquer the word. The book motivates you to succeed. It gives very practical tools we need to help us to live a better life. I started using them right away and it works!

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the only “Original” part is in the Audible exclusive

I would probably recommend it to someone that is new to personal development, because it is well written and read, but there’s little/no new ideas/content that you can’t find somewhere else.

A decent collection of best practices that could be a good starting point if this is your first book on personal growth, otherwise you might find all already heard somewhere else.

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  • 07-21-20

loved it. essential life skills

I have just finished listening and will now listen again. heaps of practical advice based on science / evidence.

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  • 07-10-20

Exceeded my very high expectations! Worth the wait

Amazing! What I love about Dr Mike and Coach Carroll's work is that they are two world class performers. Between them they are part of teams that deliver world beating, Olympic medalling, and human defying feats in some of the harshest environments known on earth.
What they seem to have figured out individually - and then together - are the elements that show up on a regular basis to allow humans to perform at their best.
And in 6 hours and 24 minutes a lifetime's work is delivered - the explanations are elegant and concise, deceptively simple to understand what a lifetime of application will take to achieve. For someone like me, I just started out trying to be 1% better than yesterday - this content is the framework that made all the difference. But it's also the framework that Microsoft used - working with this powerhouse team - to help drive the culture transformation for one of the most powerful and vision led corporates on planet earth. It emphasizes that a relationship-based culture is a relentless pursuit - not a passive by-product.
And to access all of this - all you have to do is press play :) Let's go!