Life on Purpose Episode 90: Mindfulness, Michael Jordan, and Your Masterpiece Within with George Mumford

May 14, 2020

My guest for Life on Purpose Episode #90 is speaker, mindfulness and performance coach, and author George Mumford, a.k.a. The Mindfulness Performance Whisperer. George is a highly acclaimed expert in sports psychology and performance and NBA Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson’s ‘Secret Weapon’ to winning eight NBA Championships.

George’s passion is teaching mindfulness to high profile sports, business and academic teams alike; from the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks — he taught Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and many other pro athletes, to senior global executives and systems. He is the author of The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance.

In this inspirational and wisdom-filled Life on Purpose chat, we discussed:

  • Mindfulness itself and what that means;
  • How we can all deal with all the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Holding hurt and hope simultaneously;
  • The gap between stimulus and response;
  • George’s own inspirational life journey from growing up in the rough parts of Boston to heroine addiction to recovery and decades of teaching and speaking about mindfulness;
  • The Last Dance, the new ESPN documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls for which he was interviewed;
  • The importance of a practice;
  • The Cherokee tale of the two wolves;
  • His Five Spiritual Superpowers;
  • The concept of a Masterpiece Within each of us;
  • and so much more!

To listen or learn more, visit the Life on Purpose website here.

Gregory Berg
San Diego, CA

Welcome to Finding Light. I’m Greg, your chief Light Finder and alchemist. I started this site to support transformation and healing by opening up to the light that's within and all around us through creative exploration, energy arts, and a shift in awareness towards better feeling states and stories. Those are my goals for myself and others in search of more light. My background: I'm a multi-media storyteller who's worked as a photographer, podcast host/producer, musician, video producer, and journalist. I'm also an eternally curious seeker, meditator, and traveler. After realizing the power of creative expression blended with mindfulness to transform my own life, it’s become my mission to inspire and share those concepts and processes with others. I’m also passionate about energy and its power to heal. For me, that all happens at the intersection of noetic sciences, consciousness, and wisdom traditions — which I've explored via in-depth conversations on my podcasts and my creative ventures in recent years (including photography, video, and music, and a return to writing). If this resonates, I hope you’ll explore the site and my work and join me on the journey — via what I call the 5 Realms of Finding Light — towards a life filled with more more authenticity, joy, flow, and connection.