09 Feb 349: Dr. Nate Zinsser – 4 Keys to Developing a Confident Mind
Today we’re talking about what it takes to build a confident mind… no matter what. Our tour guide for this discussion is Dr. Nate Zinsser… who’s the Director of the Performance Psychology Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
He uses applied performance psychology to help cadets prepare for and perform in high-stakes situations.
But he also helps world-class athletes, Olympic medalists, professional ballerinas, NHL All-Stars, college All-Americans… as well as countless business professionals and leaders! In fact, NFL MVP Eli Manning said, “Studying confidence with Dr. Zinsser helped me win two Super Bowls!”
He teaches people how to overcome the pressure and succeed. By the way… Doc Z has applied these concepts himself… to allow him to deliver consistently… but also become a world-class mountaineer and accomplished martial artist.. just to name a few.
His brand new book is called, “ THE CONFIDENT MIND: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance.” It’s a book designed to help us all better understand confidence… build it… protect it… and rely upon it when performance matters most! It’s a powerful conversation I think you’re going to love so let’s get to it!
Dr. Nate Zinsser’s book: “The Confident Mind – A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance” – Click here
Dr. Z’s website: www.natezinsser.com/
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Two Minutes To Confidence (A deep dive with Mitch): mitchmatthews.com/246/
Let Me Go Do It Like It’s Never Been Done – An interview with The Orville’s J. Lee: mitchmatthews.com/j-lee/
Breaking Down Barriers & Setting New Records – An interview with McKenna Hasse. mitchmatthews.com/mckenna-haase/
MINUTE BY MINUTE :
- 0:02 Have you noticed this in people lately?
- 2:35 Get to know Dr. Nate
- 4:20 Conversation starts
- 8:15 The fruit of having higher confidence
- 11:38 How to avoid becoming overly confident
- 17:00 The starting point of confidence
- 20:03 Why Dr. Nate changed the name of his book
- 27:07 Being ridiculous honest about execution
- 29:50 How to actually believe your positive self-talk
- 33:42 How Mitch started to overcome worry
- 37:37 Keys to upgrade your confidence in the moment
- 44:14 How to connect with Dr. Nate
- 44:45 Mitch’s minute
MORE ABOUT Dr. Nate Zinsser – 4 Keys to Developing a Confident Mind EPISODE:
Dr. Nate Zinsser trains cadets in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He prepares them to lead and perform when the stakes are the very highest—on the battlefield.
Dr. Z has learned over time that one trait above all others makes peak performance possible: confidence. What is confidence? Well… it’s the belief in oneself.
Whether you’re leading a platoon into combat, going for the end zone, or delivering a sales pitch to a roomful of skeptical prospects, you perform at your best when you are so certain about your abilities that fears and doubts are quieted to the barest minimum.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing is that Dr. Zinsser has come to recognize that confidence is actually a skill. And that means it can be taught, improved, and applied by anyone to enhance nearly every aspect of our lives and careers. And in this convo… we talk about 4 specific things YOU can do to start to grow your own confidence and build what Dr. Z calls “A Confident Mind.”
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Leave a comment and let me know what stood out to you from this interview with Dr. Z.
More importantly, let me know which strategy, story or pearl of wisdom (BIG or small)… inspired you to take action. What’s something (Big or small) you’re going to experiment with as a result?
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