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“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio.'

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Confidence and Human Performance

Feb 23, 2022

Whether you are an Olympic athlete or a teenager learning to drive, confidence can play a key role in your performance. What exactly is confidence and what role can it play in our lives? On this episode, we talk with Dr. Nate Zinsser of the United States Military Academy, advisor to professional sports teams and other organizations and author of The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance.