PPP 024 Triathlete Pedro Gomes

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, Ed interviews one of the top endurance athletes (COMPRESSPORT USA) in the world, Pedro Gomes. In this exclusive interview, Ed and Pedro discuss:

  • How Pedro went from a non-athlete for most of his life and playing Nintendo to one of the top athletes in the world
  • Do elite athletes like Pedro Gomes get insecure? If so, how do they deal with it?
  • How elite athletes overcome lack of motivation
  • Pedro’s favorite quote: “On easy days, go easy. On hard days, go hard.”

For more on Pedro:

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, I chat with Jennifer Jacobs who lost 114 pounds on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Jennifer is now a health coach and empowers others to live their best lives.

What you’ll learn:

  • How Jennifer went from overweight to health expert
  • How we sabotage our happiness and health
  • The only thing holding every person back from living the life of their dreams
  • How weight-loss is just like winning the World Series
  • How ANYBODY can go from a life of  misery to a life of love, compassion, and service

Listen to this amazing episode below, and if you like, it…SHARE IT!

For more on Jennifer Rush Jacobs, click HERE!


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Julia Bukovinsky.

Do you ever think about what you’re doing with your life?

Do you ever ask yourself if your life has meaning?

Do you ever ask yourself if you are truly happy?

Well, I have one rule that if you follow it, you will become successful.


Yes, I know you like to stay in your comfort zone, but greatness lies just beyond that comfort zone. You have to stretch yourself.

Do you want to be comfortable or do you want to be GREAT?

Become a better athlete.

Become a better student.

Become a better employee.

Become a better romantic partner.

It doesn’t have to be Earth-shattering…just become a little bit better.

“The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way.”

-Anthony Robbins

Thanks for reading.


Well, here I am the Sandals, Montego Bay, Jamaica, as the visiting tennis pro for the week. It’s not a bad deal – room, food, drinks, tips, taxes, water sports, land sports…all for free. I only have two lessons a day and the rest of the time I will have to decide where to eat, what to read, and whether to go to the beach or pool/jacuzzi.

I know what you’re thinking…”Ed, don’t work so hard,” but someone has to do it. But seriously, folks, the reason why I have access to many tropical islands to be a visiting tennis pro is a by-product of years of hard work. But those years of hard work weren’t so hard because I was enjoying what I was doing. See, winners win because they have the right attitude.

“Our attitude determines our altitude.”

So think like a winner and you will become a winner.

More from Jamaica tomorrow…

1-love, Tseng.

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Richard Ridley.

We all have challenges, big and small. We will always have them. If you try to go through life without problems, you’re in for a big surprise. We cannot control our problems – only our reactions. Here’s what the great William Arthur Ward had to say:

“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem – he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.”

And, speaking of mountains, the great Tal Ben-Shahar, Harvard professor and author of the book, Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, said that “Happiness is not making it to the peak of the mountain; happiness is the experience of climbing towards the peak.” In other words, focus on the process (your strategy) instead of the product (winning).

When I asked Dr. Ben-Shahar what the keys to success were, in his opinion, he said, Passion (love for what one does), efficacy (belief in one’s self), and hard work (persistence, dedication).

And that’s how you get things done…

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Amy Pertetua.

How are you doing?

Wait, let me explain – I don’t want to know how you’re feeling…

I want to know how you are doing…

in your sport

in your job

in your musical instrument

in your relationships.

You see, if you don’t know where you are, you can’t get to where you want to be. Most people in the world just go through the motions and see what life brings them. The successful people in the world create the life they want.

So how are you doing? Let me explain what I mean by way of a story.

There was once a little boy in a small town. One day the boy walked into the local grocery store and asked to use the phone. The manager let him, so he dialed a number and then spoke into the phone, “Hello, may I speak to Dr. Smith?”

“This is Dr. Smith,” the person on the other line responded.

“Dr. Smith, do you have someone to cut your lawn and tend to your flower bed?”

“Oh, yes, I already have someone doing those things for me.”

The boy said, “May I ask what kind of job that person is doing?”

“An excellent job, thank you,” was the reply.

“Okay, thank you for your time.”

So the little boy hung up the phone and began walking out the door when the manager of the store approached him.

“Young man, I like how you presented yourself on the phone and am impressed by your attitude. Let me offer you a job.”

“Thank you so very much, but I already have a job. I’m Dr. Smith’s boy – I was just checking in to see how I was doing.”

When was the last time you asked how you were doing?

Ask your coach.

Ask your boss.

Ask your romantic partner.

Don’t refrain from asking just because you might get an undesirable response. That’s the whole point! Getting feedback so you can get to the next level.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you could wind up someplace else.”
-Yogi Berra

Thanks for reading.