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Winning is a mental skill, mastered by the best of the best, and held as a secret by those dominating the competition. Not anymore. In this weekly podcast, join Dr. Bhrett McCabe, a clinical sports psychologist to multiple National Champions and Pro athletes and a former 2X Division 1 National Champion himself, as he exposes the “secrets” of human performance through in-depth interviews with world class athletes, elite-level coaches, and the most brilliant business minds in the world. New episode drops every Wednesday!

Dec 11, 2020

This week's episode is unique and one in which I wanted to get out of my comfort zone a little bit. Our guest is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, a world-renowned expert in memory and how memories can shape and shift our experiences. When we look back at our memories and past experiences, whether positive or negative, we see how those experiences can be shaped to create a better story in our life and how they define and shift how we think about the future. For instance, if we did wasn't very good or we weren't very effective at accomplishing a certain task, the natural inclination would be to bring that negativity to a new challenge.

Then, it got me thinking, "If a coach or leader is working with a player or team member, do the things we say in the moment create a better snapshot of memory for that particular person moving forward? If the next time that person is faced with a challenge, will he/she approach it with more confidence based on the previous interaction they had with us?" This is a fascinating conversation I had with Dr. Loftus about why our memory isn't what we thought it was. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!