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In Episode #128, we deconstruct Andrew Herr's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Fount. We cover how the brain acts under stress, commonalities of peak performance, and simple health experiments anyone can try.
“You can do incredible things if you are truly dedicated to it and surround yourself with the right people.” — Andrew Herr
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In this episode, we deconstruct Andrew Herr’s peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. In it we cover:
- 00:00:00 – Introduction
- 00:02:33 – From polyphenols to trust and mission focus
- 00:05:04 – How the brain acts under stress
- 00:10:15 – Simple health experiments everyone can undertake
- 00:12:59 – Patriotism, giving back, and dedication
- 00:14:40 – Organizing things into frameworks
- 00:18:03 – Commonalities of peak performance
- 00:20:36 – Listening to your circadian rhythm and optimizing breakfast
- 00:22:09 – The books that changed Andrew’s life
- 00:25:16 – There is no “room of adults” in life
ABOUT ANDREW HERR
Andrew Herr is the founder and CEO of Fount, which is on a mission to help everyone look, feel, and perform at their very best. Fount offers a highly customized three-month program that's born out of Andrew's work, enhancing the performance of special forces warriors in the U.S. military, including the Navy SEALs.
Before founding Fount, Andrew spent seven years running human performance and biotech strategy for the U.S. military special forces. WIRED Magazine described Andrew's work for the U.S. military as giving our soldiers mutant abilities. Andrew holds master's degrees in microbiology and immunology, health physics and security studies. He studied at Georgetown's famed School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., and he unsurprisingly comes from a highly decorated and long-serving military family.
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