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June 8, 2022 49 mins

Losing Control is a podcast about the yips. But this episode isn’t about the yips. It’s about two of the tools athletes and elite performers utilize to maintain a healthy mind: meditation and humor. Dr. Amishi Jha studies meditation and its impact on our attention, stress levels, and performance. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas study humor, and the power of a mindset of levity. Part of the yips story is about how we live our lives, and on this episode of Losing Control, host Justin Su’a shines a light on a practice and a quality that can have a profound impact on your performance, your work, and your life. 

  • Jennifer Aaker, professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and co-author of “Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life” 
  • Naomi Bagdonas, lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and co-author of “Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life”  
  • Dr. Amishi Jha, professor at the University of Miami and author of “Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day”

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