Michael Balchan is the Head Coach + Chief of Staff of Heroic, Public Benefit Corporation, where he’s working to help create a world in which 51% of the population is flourishing by the year 2051. Michael is a Harvard-trained behavioral economist and psychologist who spent almost a decade in finance before becoming a sought-after performance coach to executives and leadership teams. Together with his long-time mentor, Brian Johnson, Michael created a scientifically-proven 300-day Coach certification program that has trained over 11,000+ individuals from 115+ countries, and (in partnership with the world’s best digital product agency,) the new Heroic social training platform: Y absolute best of behavioral design technology to empower individuals to move from Theory to Practice to Mastery and express the best versions of themselves. Along the way, Michael has hosted and taught with world-leading experts in ancient wisdom, modern science, peak performance, leadership, behavior design, productivity, professional coaching, and more. He is a top 10% Ironman finisher, has traveled to six of the seven continents, and lives in Chicago with his wife and two young daughters.
Mentioned in this Episode:
- The Heroic App
- Optimize by Heroic
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Flourish by Martin Seligman
- Targeted Thinking
- The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
- The Motley Fool
- Ray Dalio’s 5 step model for success
- Principles by Ray Dalio
- The Power of TED* by David Emerald
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- The iPhone Effect
- The Social Dilemma Documentary
(2:59) – What does it mean to flourish?
(6:25) – What role are you trying to play in flourishing?
(10:25) – Targeted Thinking, Morgan Housel, & John Wooden.
(20:11) – O’Brien’s wedding: Something will go wrong.
(26:07) – Stimulus & response.
(28:21) – Combating stress that drains your focus.
(38:24) – Building confidence.
(42:03) -The importance of energy management.
(51:34) – Social Media & technology addiction.
(1:01:44) – Final thoughts.