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The modern world bombards us with messages that we are not enough and need something outside ourselves to be fulfilled.

The truth is everything we need is already inside us. We just need to uncover it. Based on the ground-breaking mindset training and culture building platform co-founded by Dr. Michael Gervais and NFL coach Pete Carroll, Compete to Create provides a blueprint to unlock your authentic self, explore the edges of your potential, and live a life of purpose and meaning.

In this Audible Original you’ll get an in-depth look at how world-class athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs organize their inner lives to thrive in any environment. Dr. Gervais, who has spent the last two decades as a high performance psychologist, translates his experience in the trenches into actionable skills that you can apply to your everyday life. In each chapter, Coach Carroll shares lessons from his career, insights into building relationship-based teams, and how he helps people find their best.

If you know there is more inside you to discover - more to contribute, more room to grow - Compete to Create gives you the tools you need to embark on a life-changing adventure.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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amazing book

great book, recommend it go everyone to listen to, awesome to hear Pete Carroll too

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A must listen for anyone exploring their potential

The insights and practical wisdom is through the roof!! Big fan of the Finding Mastery podcast. This is everything I could’ve hoped to listen to and more. Big love from Adelaide, Australia. -Adam

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loved it. essential life skills

I have just finished listening and will now listen again. heaps of practical advice based on science / evidence.

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Exceeded my very high expectations! Worth the wait

Amazing! What I love about Dr Mike and Coach Carroll's work is that they are two world class performers. Between them they are part of teams that deliver world beating, Olympic medalling, and human defying feats in some of the harshest environments known on earth. What they seem to have figured out individually - and then together - are the elements that show up on a regular basis to allow humans to perform at their best. And in 6 hours and 24 minutes an actionable framework for you to follow is delivered. The explanations are concise and simple to follow. For me this content was perfect in helping me identify what to do to improve my everyday performance. But it's also the framework that Microsoft used - working with this team to drive the culture transformation. It emphasizes that a relationship-based culture is the key. Knowing yourself and knowing how to relate to others. And to access all of this - all you have to do is press play :) Enjoy!

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  • Casey M.
  • 09-07-2020

Authentic

Everything about this book exudes authenticity, from the thoughtful creation of the work they’ve done with high performance athletes to coach and Michael actually doing the reading for the book instead of hiring it out. Insanely powerful with tactical action steps. If there is any fluff in this book I was so enthralled with consuming the foods I missed it totally. Thank you guys for writing this work and the internal work you had to go through to be able to even do this.

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  • A. Immele
  • 23-07-2020

Great addition to Compete to Create course 🔥🔥🔥

I took the online course last year. this book was a great augment to that experience. I redesigned my first personal philosophy after listening to this book. Shared several clips with my colleagues and I am about to gift it to a handful of the people I care most about... where is the 10 star rating?

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  • Cary
  • 16-07-2020

TRANSFORMATIVE framework for bringing out one’s BEST!

Will be sharing this one with friends! Applicable insights! The framework and pillars demystify and teach the process of performing at one’s best. Accompanying PDF reinforces learning and reflection. Well Done!!!

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  • Kevin Gustavo López Pérez
  • 18-07-2020

I loved it!

I love Gervais work. I really appreciate that we have this tool to be listen every time we need it. Thanks so much guys!

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  • Jared
  • 16-07-2020

Phenomenal!

I’m so glad that Coach Carroll and “Dr. Mike” teamed up for this production. It’s critical if you’re looking to HOLISTICALLY address and raise your own performance, striving towards the upper bound of your potential.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-2020

Full of practices and approaches to strengthen the foundation to be your best!

I have loved the finding mastery podcast and this book provides a wealth of real approaches, backed by science, to apply to my daily practices and approach to become the best version of myself. Thank you Dr. Gervais and Coach Carroll for your dedication to helping all of us in it to compete!

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  • Kari
  • 18-07-2020

Love this book. But can’t find the pdf?

The framework and actionable items are great. I’m A huge fan. I couldn’t seem to find the PDF that is referenced? Anyway, I will definitely share and recommend this book.

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  • Scot
  • 14-07-2020

Learning from the best

The culture and environment that Pete Carroll created at USC and the Seattle Seahawks has proven successful in creating winning teams that care for each other and maximize their potential. This Audible Original covers the philosophies of Coach Carroll and superstar sports psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais as they explain, step by step, the process of competing to be your best self and bringing out the best in those around you. Besides their practical application with winning sports teams and individuals, Coach Carroll and Dr. Gervais have used this same approach in the Performance Science Institute program they created at the Marshall Business School at USC, which teaches students from all majors throughout the campus. Therefore, you will find this book will speak to you even if you have never played a sport or aspired to be a world class athlete.

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  • CRDavis
  • 13-07-2020

Phenomenal Guidebook for a Fulfilling Life

Don’t miss this book. It lays out in a clear, concise, totally engaging way the path to leading a fulfilling, deeply satisfying life. It is the literal playbook for flourishing and thriving. Incredibly well done.

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  • Ballin'
  • 20-08-2020

Fantastic

This book is eye-opening and life-changing and the PDF is amazing! if you are looking to tap into what will make you a high-performing individual this audiobook is really the cream of the crop.

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  • Nicola Natali
  • 16-07-2020

the only “Original” part is in the Audible exclusive

I would probably recommend it to someone that is new to personal development, because it is well written and read, but there’s little/no new ideas/content that you can’t find somewhere else. A decent collection of best practices that could be a good starting point if this is your first book on personal growth, otherwise you might find all already heard somewhere else.

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  • paula
  • 15-08-2020

Breath, Sleep, Train, Eat & Repeat

Thanks Michael & Pete , loved your book and the fact that you shared so many practical examples that we can employ to incorporate your knowledge and experience into our life’s to be the best we choose to be!

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