Dr. Michael Gervais

421: The Psychology of Trust, Goal Setting & Identity | Ask Me Anything Vol. 14

Happy Monday! 

Today, we’re super excited to share the 14th installment of our Ask Me Anything series. The purpose behind these conversations – behind these AMAs – is to hear from you… to explore the topics and questions that you have been wrestling with on your path to becoming.

The goal is to expand on the themes, lessons, and best-practices we’ve discussed on the Finding Mastery podcast in order to make them even more applicable to your own life.

By now, our incredible co-host needs no introduction – we’re back with O’Neil Cespedes – and just a quick note of gratitude here… This show does not happen without you and your incredible questions. This is the last AMA of 2023, and O’neil and I are grateful for you challenging us with hard questions. It’s so energizing and inspiring to know our community is full of people that are pointing to a high quality inner-life, and are committed to getting better, and helping others do the same. 

I feel the fire in your belly. Keep creating a rising tide. 

 Today, we dive into:

  • The psychology and physiology of aging
  • Why trust is a mental skill and how to train it
  • Best practices for goal-setting
  • The dangers of advice-giving
  • Dealing with rejection
  • Performance-based vs purpose-based identities 
  • And so much more… 

Check out the conversation on YouTube, or tune into the audio version on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Lastly – as always – email info@findingmastery.net with feedback or any questions you have for future AMAs. 

Wishing you an epic week, and hope you enjoy volume 14 of Finding Mastery’s Ask Me Anything! 

With Fire, 


“Ultimately, the biggest lever of trust is: Do you trust yourself to figure shit out? When it goes sideways, if it doesn’t go according to plan, if you’re flipped on your head, do you have a deep sense that you can figure that out too?”

Listen, Watch & Subscribe

Related Episodes

For a complete list of all Finding Mastery sponsors, vanity URLs & discount codes, visit Our Sponsors.
Stay up-to-date with the latest high performance and wellbeing podcasts and content with the Finding Mastery weekly newsletter.