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Sep 29, 2020

What if the obstacles holding you back are all in your head?

Renowned coach, Todd Herman, has been entrenched in the world of elite performers working with the highest achievers in sports and business for over two decades.

Creator of the multi-award-winning Leadership & Skills Development Program, 90 Day Year, author of the WSJ bestselling book, ‘The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life’, and recipient of Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies Award, as well as the ‘Rama Award for Wisdom and Leadership’, Todd’s professional programs are delivered annually to over 200,000 professionals in 73 countries.

Named by the Boston Herald as a “Training Superstar”,  Todd has been featured on the Today Show, Sky News, Inc Magazine, CBS and Business Insider among others.

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Todd grew up on a large farm and ranch (where he developed a healthy dislike of chicken coops). Todd now lives in New York City with his wife and three young children, and is currently the world’s worst ukulele player.

In this episode, Todd opens up about his childhood and overcoming the trauma and PTSD that resulted. Todd talks about developing mental health and wellness within himself and what that looks like in compelling stories on his journey.

Todd speaks about The Alter Ego Effect and the gaming-changing techniques that he teaches others to up-level their lives, plus he shares the details behind his business alter ego and what “mindset” really means to him.


In this Episode You’ll Learn: 

  • All about today’s guest, Todd Herman [ 0:45 ]
  • About Todd’s journey [ 8:15 ]
  • How to learn more about trying psilocybin for mental health [ 27:10 ]
  • Why you may be doing the right things at the wrong time [ 30:35 ]
  • About The Alter Ego Effect [ 35:10 ]
  • What to do when you fall out of alignment [ 57:10 ]
  • How Todd uses mental toughness when getting flak on Facebook  [ 63:10 ]
  • About Todd’s business alter ego [ 76:45 ]
  • Why entrepreneurship is the greatest personal development program on the planet [ 94:50 ]
  • What our mindset really is [ 98:15 ]


Soul Shifting Quotes: 

  • “Mental health is a skill.”
  • “Leadership isn’t a destination.”
  • “The people who have been the most challenged are still the ones who are achieving phenomenal things.”
  • “When you finally trust yourself, all bets are off.”
  • “Mental toughness is about your ability to be flexible and adaptable despite the circumstances.”
  • “Posting something on social media means nothing.”
  • “You are the enemy of the goal that you set.”
  • “Own the things that you can own.”

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