It's a Good Life


S2E61 Higher Performance - an Interview with Mark Verstegen

Season 2, Ep. 61

No-one is average – everyone is uniquely capable of being world-class in their own space. In this episode, EXOS founder Mark Verstegen outlines the four pillars of performance and teaches strategies to help you become great at work, in sport and in life.



  • Why good nutrition is so important.
  • What quality movement means.
  • Why recovery strategies are key to success.




“Where the Red Fern Grows,” by Wilson Rawls






Top Gun




“There is no ‘just’ or ‘average’ anyone. It’s igniting the hero, it's igniting the superpower that you are born with. And we have to help you find that.” – Mark Verstegen


“Fuel is critical. Keep it super simple.” – Mark Verstegen


“Movement should just be part of your daily life.” – Mark Verstegen


“Set intent first thing in the morning.” – Mark Verstegen


“Focus on simple things done savagely well.” – Mark Verstegen

More Episodes


S2E77 The 6 Types of Working Genius

Season 2, Ep. 77
For a team to be really successful, all its members must tap into their natural gifts. In this episode, Pat Lencioni explains why his new Working Genius model vastly increases a team’s productivity and satisfaction, enabling people to thrive both in work and in life.     YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why you feel frustrated or misunderstood at work.·     How to identify work that energizes and fulfills you.    ·     How to become more self-aware, productive and successful.MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The 6 Types of Working Genius,” by Pat Lencioni   “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” by Pat Lencioni Team Leader Conference  NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I figured out that there were six different kinds of work that had to happen. And I was only good at two of them.” – Pat Lencioni “The leader has to take care of him or herself first, so that other people can be healthy.” –   Pat Lencioni “Nobody exists in a vacuum. No man is an island. And when you have people that can't appreciate types that they don't have, that's a problem on a team.” – Pat Lencioni “If people celebrate what they're not good at, they're going to appreciate the people that are good at those things.” – Pat Lencioni “It takes an awful lot of understanding of who you are, what you are and what your gifts are to then be strong enough to say ‘this is what I don't do.’” –  Brian Buffini