Fascinating Insights About Aging and Performance


Phil Mickelson just won the PGA Championship at age 50. That is no joke. In this episode of the Growth Equation podcast,  Brad and Steve use Mickelson’s shocking victory as the basis for a  conversation on aging and performance. They discuss the importance of mindset and intrinsic drive; how to thwart the decline of raw talent that comes with aging while at the same time reaping the rewards of wisdom; Mickelson’s intense fasting regime (what exactly was it and did it help, hurt, or not really matter at all?); and how hard work isn’t always about training the body but also about training the mind. This episode is chock-full of wisdom and practical advice. We hope you learn as much as we did from the discussion.

Here’s the column mentioned in the episode on aging and the crossing wisdom and talent curves.

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  • Tai Sutliff

    Um, you guys are definitely not golf guys. Great podcast and info on aging and performance, but Mickelson just won the PGA not the US Open, which happens in a couple of weeks. Also definitely did not complete a career grand slam since he still hasn’t won the US Open.

  • He won the USPGA last month, not the US Open which is coming up this month. He was already qualified for the US PGA as a past champion, he did receive a special invite to the US Open but would now be exempt due to his PGA win. (Not trying to be critical, just highlighting some errors!). Obviously a great achievement all the same.

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