| | EP 356 – Making Performance a Habit with Dr Julie Slowiak

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Behavior Reflects Motivation

During these strange times, we’re all being forced to find a “new normal” which means…behavior modification on many fronts. Luckily, we have experts like Dr. Julie Slowiak [@julieslowiakphd], Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. A Certified Sports Psychology Coach, she blends her knowledge of human behavior analysis and habit forming to create the perfect conditions for improved performance. This theme translates seamlessly into the challenge of creating a productive environment to thrive in during our time of confinement. Hear her tips on how to take control and modify your thinking and performing.

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Whether your goal is to improve the performance of your athletes, your kids, or yourself, it’s imperative that you understand the role of building habits. To some in The Crew, that means unabashed manipulation, to others it means modeling the appropriate behavior. Dr. Julie Slowiak [@julieslowiakphd] joins us to explain which method is most effective AND why we must take into account an individual’s history before creating a road map for performance. Slowiak specializes in interpreting patterns of human behavior to determine a person’s motivations. This segues beautifully into a discussion on how to survive working from home, educating from home, and generally finding peace in your confined surroundings. Listen NOW!

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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