S2 E10: The Pursuit Of Excellence with Michael Bourne

Honey, I Blew Up The Business

Jun 8 2023 • 53 mins

In this episode of "Honey I Blew Up The Business" Season 2, Dan is joined by Michael Bourne, self-described “book addict” and the performance director of the Lawn Tennis Association.


In this deep and wide-ranging conversation, we get a centre-court seat into what drives people to reach elite levels of a discipline. And then what destroys them. Michael peels back the layers of “Trauma with a big T” versus lower-case trauma - and why understanding these differences gives you an additional lens of empathy - to yourself.


Discover why self-awareness is crucial for entrepreneurs and elite athletes. And how to jettison your rockets before they pull you back down to earth.


We also dive deep into these books (check them out!):


The Myth of Normal - Gabor Mate

The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel Van Der Kolk

Principles -  Ray Dalio


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