I’ve been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. I’m Dr. Michael Gervais, and I’m excited to decode the many paths toward mastery and provide applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.
One of the accelerants to growth is surrounding ourselves with people that have insight…..another accelerant is going down the path of developing insight within yourself.
Dave Phillips has done, and is doing, both of those.
He has devoted the past 25 years to becoming a world-class coach. He is one of the most sought after golf instructors in the country and is rated one of the Top 100 Teachers in the country by Golf Magazine.
6:45: Coming to America at a young age and quickly getting a passion for golf
"I found my way... just by watching other players and trying and learning and going to different teachers and so on and so forth" 9:17
"The very best players in the world, they know what they're good at" 9:38
12:22: How he was able to fit in as the new kid all the time
"The ones that succeed the best, especially under pressure, they tend to be able to separate themselves from their situation. It's almost like they've got an outer body experience, where they can see things from a higher perspective than everybody else and then they dive back in" 14:52
17:06: Finding the best people and building TPI
24:13: Approach to teaching golf
33:03: Defining what a high performance coach is
"The sequence of which you put things together is important especially to help somebody get to that next level" 35:08
41:31: Describing one of his main guiding philosophies
47:39: The biggest cost pursuing his way of living
"If you're scared to fail, you'll never really commit, you'll never really put yourself out there and you'll never get to where you ultimately want to go" 53:15
53:54: How he helps people be bold and stand up to try something they normally wouldn't
58:59: One phrase that guides his life
1:05:32: The thing he's most hungry for
1:12:15: His ideal competitive mindset
1:19:15: The most important mental skills in golf
1:25:10: Defining mastery
"Mastery is having a great self awareness... it's being able to perform or put yourself out there without fear of failure."