Get Tougher: Smart Moves for Resiliency and Performance with Daya Grant Ph.D. & Steve Magness

Daya Grant Ph.D. & Steve Magness


Many humans are unaware of the depths of their physical and mental strength. When confronted with a task they fear, some use substances to mentally dull themselves while others say they are unable to take action. If the tools for reaching our next level of performance are all straightforward and free, why aren’t more of us shifting to become more resilient and tougher? To reveal the secrets of high-performing individuals, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two experts in performance consulting about how we all can get tougher with a few smart moves for resiliency and performance. Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Dr. Daya Grant shares the neuroscience of yoga and why we all should be motivated to meditate. Then, Podcast Host and performance expert, Steve Magness, discusses the central tenet of resilience and key principles from his book, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and A Surprising Science of Real Toughness.

About Lisa’s guests:

Dr. Daya Grant holds a master’s degree in Kinesiology/Sport Psychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA. A Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Daya is also a certified yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience. In her private practice, she helps elite athletes cultivate mental strength and elevate performance while finding fulfillment in the pursuit.

Steve Magness is a world-renowned performance expert. He is the co-host of two podcasts: The Growth Equation podcast, with Brad Stulberg, and On Coaching with Magness and Marcus, with Jon Marcus. Magness has served as a consultant and speaker for NASA, the Houston Rockets, Murphy Oil, the Brooklyn Nets, and more. He lives in Houston, Texas. 

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