The mindbodygreen Podcast

512: How to reduce anxiety & negative self-talk | Performance psychologist Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Nov. 20, 2023

“Fear of other people's opinions might be one of the great constrictors for human potential," says Michael Gervais, Ph.D. Michael, one of the world’s top high-performance psychologists, joins us for a master class on reducing anxiety, boosting self confidence, and overcoming FOPO— the fear of other people’s opinions—plus: - What is FOPO & why is it detrimental? (~00:18) - How to know if you suffer from FOPO (~07:55) - When comparison can be a motivator (~09:27) - The recipe for long-lasting happiness (~12:57) - How to actually measure self-worth (~15:12) - How to raise genuinely happy kids (~18:46) - How to build confidence (~25:35) - How to reduce performance anxiety (~29:33) - How to limit negative self-talk (~34:47) - How to stop prioritizing other people’s opinions (~38:41) - The power of the Barry Manilow effect (~43:20) - How to become a better friend (~48:42) - Who Michael wants to work with next (~51:34) - Standout people Michael has worked with (~53:27) - How to invest in your own psychology (~57:12) Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Referenced in the episode: - Michael's book, The First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying about What People Think of You. - "The Good Life" Harvard study. - The Barry Manilow study. - Sign up for The Long Game.  We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.