"If you haven't come up with a routine that lets you handle the flood of adrenaline you're going feel the moments before you walk on stage, it's going to detract from your performance." - Daniel McGinn
3 Things We Learned:
- Be prepared to deal with your make or break moments
- Market leaders usually don't look behind themselves too much
- Practice is never enough; exposure to reality is also necessary
McGinn has always been fascinated with the moments in life. It started during his high school years. He saw how routines -- pep talks, trash talks, rituals, etc. -- equipped individuals in different circumstances and situations. How do you dominate a niche? How do you stay in the lead? What does science say about getting prepared to win? Perhaps, all you need is to get PSYCHED UP.
Daniel McGinn spent 17 years as a reporter, bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor at Newsweek, based on New York, Detroit, and Boston.
In 2010, he joined Harvard Business Review where he now spends most of his time editing the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections. He also manages the magazine's annual Best Performing CEOs in the World ranking and edits feature articles on topics including negotiation, sales, and entrepreneurship.
His freelance writing has appeared in magazines including Wired, Inc., Fast Company, and The Boston Globe Magazine. McGinn has also appeared as a guest on NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, PBS’s NewsHour, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR.