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Perhaps nobody is better at helping people unlock themselves than the Buddhist meditation teacher George Mumford who taught meditation to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. He's also worked with inmates, police officers, and corporate executives. There’s a reason why they call him the “Performance Whisperer.”
George has an incredible story: he began teaching mindfulness and meditation after kicking a serious drug habit, leaving a career as a financial analyst, and then earning a master's in counseling psychology. He's got a new book, it's called Unlock: Embrace Your Greatness. Find the Flow. Discover Success.
His first book was called The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance. If you want to hear him talk about that book, we've put links in the show notes to his prior appearances on this podcast.
In this episode we talk about:
- What it means to be in flow and why many of us may be achieving that state more than we think
- How to challenge negative self-talk
- The importance of gratitude
- The importance of service
- The importance of making mistakes (as George says, “no struggle, no swag”)
- How to recognize what he calls your hideouts
- Why he identifies as an empath and why he believes this may have played a role in his addiction
- And George’s take on often misunderstood terms such as love, hope, and faith
Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/george-mumford-589