Elite Human Performance with Brittany Loney (Part 1)

Brittany Loney joins me this week for part one of a special two-part episode! We were on such a roll, we recorded for almost two hours! Brittany is the Director of Elite Cognition and Human Optimization at Core One.

She works with the US Military, specifically, soldiers in very high-risk combat situations. She works with them as groups and individuals to develop their:

  • brain capacity,
  • physical capacity,
  • and emotional capacity

to operate at peak performance within those high-risk arenas.

In part one we explore Brittany’s traumatic college basketball background and how it led her along a learning journey about performance psychology and brain science.

She applied her knowledge to other athletes and other sports and eventually found herself working in the US military (where she has been for the past 13 years) and designing an incredible program of packaged expertise called ECHOElite Cognition and Human Optimization.

In this episode you’ll also hear about:

  • Designing your optimal day, adaptability and proactivity, productivity and dopamine.
  • Flow: the sexy term that we all shouldn’t really be chasing, and what to chase instead.
  • Setting the conditions for “flow” to be achieved.
  • The perpetual state of partial attention.
  • Motivation, mental imagery, visualization, self-talk, and other tools.

In part two (tune in next week!), we’ll explore the finer details of the ECHO program and how its foundations align with lots of things we talk about on this show.

I recommend getting out a pen and paper or taking notes on your phone, because you’ll come across some practical stuff in here to apply at work for the teams that you’re responsible for developing and for your own work.

This whole episode is about high performance — elite human performance.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode with Brittany Loney.

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Show Notes

  • Brittany’s background and overcoming her life’s obstacles. (00:05:37-00:11:41)
  • Techniques for improving mental and emotional well-being in athletes and others. (00:11:42-00:14:36)
  • Mental imagery. (00:14:37-00:18:49)
  • The role of self-talk. (00:18:50-00:21:02)
  • Brittany’s early beginnings optimizing human performance. (00:21:03-00:27:21)
  • The evolution of Brittany’s professional work. (00:27:22-00:30:48)
  • Her methodology and learning journey in client work. (00:30:49-00:35:28)
  • Designing your optimal day, proactive adaptability, and productivity. (00:35:29-00:48:37)
  • Deep work, goal setting, deliberate practice, and flow. (00:48:38-1:02:24)

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