The art, science, and practice of performance and well-being. The Growth Equation represents an ongoing and holistic path of performance and well-being. It starts with a strong base of physical health, mental health, and community. The next step is cultivating your core values and practicing skills such as drive, toughness, resilience, self-awareness, stress, rest, and recovery. With those in place, it is possible to unlock and sustain peak performance.
SUBTRACT: The Power of Less
1:08:00Less is not more. More is more. Less is less. But sometimes—no, even often—less is better. In this episode, Brad and Steve talk to Leidy Klotz, a professor at the University of Virginia with appointments in engineering, architecture, and business. They focus on his new seminal work, Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less. The trio… The post SUBTRACT: The Power of Less appeared first on The Growth Equation.
Productivity vs. Productive Activity and Time Management
37:47A fun and wide-ranging conversation on the entire notion of productivity and time-management. We start from a 30,000 foot view of what’s the point of all this anyways? and then go all the way down to the ground floor, where we cover common pitfalls and concrete practices that can help you right now to get… The post Productivity vs. Productive Activity and Time Management appeared first on The Growth Equation.
Closing the Empathy Gap
47:46We use a recent exploration of the NFL’s empathy gap as a doorway into a broader conversation about the tradeoffs between analytics and the human side of things in organizational and individual life. Steve also coaches Brad through a challenge he’s having in sticking to his own physical practice. You can find the episode on:… The post Closing the Empathy Gap appeared first on The Growth Equation.
Focusing on the Process When Results Matter
1:01:45We dive into what it was like to launch the Growth Eq’s latest book, The Practice of Groundedness. In particular, we focus on our struggles trying to practice what we preach during a frenetic, hectic, and results focused week. Plus, if you’ve ever wondered what it is like to launch a book, you won’t want to… The post Focusing on the Process When Results Matter appeared first on The Growth Equation.
Finding Stability in a Frenetic World
55:45In this behind-the-scenes podcast, Steve interviews Brad on his new book The Practice of Groundedness. Where did the idea for the book come from? How do you go from an idea to a fleshed-out framework? Will groundedness help you run a faster 5k? All of those questions and more are answered in this week’s podcast.… The post Finding Stability in a Frenetic World appeared first on The Growth Equation.
The Mind Outside of Your Head
29:09People often think of the brain and the mind as the same thing. But they are not. The brain is an organ inside your skull. The brain contributes to the mind — or your thoughts, feelings, and general consciousness — but it is only a small part of it. Your mind is also made up… The post The Mind Outside of Your Head appeared first on The Growth Equation.
Determining the Greatest of All Time
46:33We take a slight divergence from our usual topics to dive into one of those perennial questions with no possible answer: Who is the greatest of all time? To give ourselves at least some constraints, we narrow down into the world of sports. Our goal for this discussion was to entertain and, perhaps more practically,… The post Determining the Greatest of All Time appeared first on The Growth Equation.
How to Spot Guru Syndrome (And What to Do About It)
1:07:09With conspiracy theories—on everything from diet, to exercise, to a global pandemic and vaccines—flying left and right, we wanted to devote some time to understanding the tendencies behind the people who spread these ideas. The goal is not to dunk on them (though we definitely do some of that) but more importantly, to use these… The post How to Spot Guru Syndrome (And What to Do About It) appeared first on The Growth Equation.
Olympic Lessons For All of Us
43:30With the 2020 Olympic Games coming to an end, we thought we’d recap some of the best moments and explore what we all can learn from them, regardless of whether you are an athlete, an executive, an artist, a consultant, a parent, or something else altogether. Themes include: accepting what is happening to get where… The post Olympic Lessons For All of Us appeared first on The Growth Equation.
Ask Me Anything (AMA) — It Depends!
56:06We’re back with another AMA. We field a broad range of listener questions on diverse topics, ranging from the Olympics to nutrition to how to actually implement a process mindset. You can find the episode on: iTunes and Apple Podcasts Spotify Android Stitcher Please write a review on Apple Podcasts and help new listeners discover the show! Find… The post Ask Me Anything (AMA) — It Depends! appeared first on The Growth Equation.