Welcome to another episode of FOMO Sapiens, where we uncover the strategies, insights, and stories that will help you amplify your performance and maximize your impact.
In this exciting episode, we dive deep into the concept of the Performance Paradox with the brilliant and transformative speaker and author Eduardo Briceño.
Eduardo recounts a pivotal moment in his life when he realized that his career in investment banking and venture capital was lacking meaning and purpose. Struck by a repetitive strain injury and facing the possibility of disability, Eduardo embarked on a journey to heal and redefine his approach to life. This led him to grad school and, ultimately, to the work he does today.
The discussion then delves into the Performance Paradox, an intriguing concept that challenges our conventional understanding of performance. Eduardo explains that fixating solely on performing actually hinders our results and stifles growth.
Drawing on research and real-life examples, he reveals that the best performers in any domain spend a significant amount of time in the learning zone, continuously working on improvement and embracing a growth mindset.
Patrick and Eduardo discuss the dangers of chronically focusing on performance without dedicating enough time to learning and growth and also touch upon the common misconception that success is directly proportional to the number of hours worked, debunking the myth that more time equals better results.
We also discuss Eduardo’s new book, “The Performance Paradox.” This exciting read challenges traditional notions of success and offers practical strategies for embracing the learning zone and achieving meaningful results. Packed with real-world examples and compelling research, Eduardo’s book is a must-read for anyone striving to thrive in today’s fast-paced, competitive world.
Tune in to this thought-provoking conversation and discover how you can break free from the Performance Paradox, unlock your potential, and lead a more fulfilling and impactful life.
Meet our guest:
Eduardo Briceño is a global keynote speaker, facilitator, and author who guides many of the world’s leading companies in developing cultures of learning and high performance. His TED talk, “How To Get Better At The Things You Care About,” and his TEDx talk, “The Power of Belief,” have been viewed over nine million times. His book, The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action, was selected as a “Must-Read” by the Next Big Idea Club, which is curated by Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, and Dan Pink.
Earlier in his career, he was the co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works, the pioneer in growth mindset development services, which he started with Stanford professor Carol Dweck and which he led for over a decade during a period when growth mindset went from unknown to a household term. Prior to that, he was a venture capital investor with the Sprout Group and served on several for-profit and non-profit boards. Before that, he was an investment banking analyst with Credit Suisse. He is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network, and an inductee in the Happiness Hall of Fame.
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Eduardo holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA and M.A. in education from Stanford University. Most importantly, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.
Learn more about Eduardo at https://briceno.com/