Episode 24: Marc Schoen – Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You
How do we become comfortable with discomfort? You might think it’s impossible, or undesirable, but as Dr. Marc Schoen puts it in his latest book, Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You, feeling discomfort without “hitting the fear button” will allow you to experience things more fully. The goal is not to relieve stress, but to weather it.
- “We need to train ourselves so that when we feel discomfort, it does not hit the fear button.” @marcschoenphd
- “That which we try to get rid of is ultimately that which we fear the most, and gains the most power.” @marcschoenphd
Book: Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You
Bio: Dr. Schoen is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine where he specializes in Boosting Performance and Decision Making Under Pressure. He has worked extensively with elite athletes, professional and college, as well as, executives and UCLA medical students in strengthening their ability to thrive under pressure, and in competitive and uncomfortable conditions. His method of Discomfort Training, builds hardiness and resilience, by rewiring the fear region of the brain which is responsible for performance under pressure.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.