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Behind The Scenes with Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.

Take a Look Behind the Curtain with Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D., Author of The Link is What You Think: Live Better with a Dose of My Daily t

About Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.:

Q. What are your previous occupations?
A. Chief Psychologist San Diego Children’s Hospital, Chief Psychologist San Diego Police Department, Senior Consultant for Behavior Sciences The American Council on Exercise, Assistant Clinical Professor UCSD Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry, Media Psychologist ABC-TV Good Morning America

Q. What was your favorite job?
A. Whatever I am currently doing, which is now, Director of Transformational Behavior Coaching for Premier Fitness Camp at Omni La Cost Resort & Spa

Q. What Highschool and/or College did you attend?
A. West Orange Mountain High School, University of Bridgeport, Hahnemann Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania

Q. Who is your favorite author?
A. Charles John Huffan Dickens

Q. Who is your favorite recording artist or song?
A. Leonard Cohen/ Hallelujah and Bette Midler/Wind Beneath Wings

Q. What is your favorite Movie or TV Show?
A. Wizard of Oz/Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Q. What’s your guilty pleasure?
A. Watching old movies at home

Q. Who is your greatest role model?
A. My mother & father

Q. How do you define success?
A. I subscribe to John Wooden's definition and have for decades: "Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming"
I further live by the notion that success is comprised of virtue. I disregard the consequences of efforts, positive or negative, if what I've done is consistent with my clear values and virtues.

Q. What is the secret to your success?
A. Understanding that the only thing that determines my feelings are my own thoughts, that I never GET, or am MADE to feel, anything that doesn't originate from my own mind. I am the creator, writer, producer and star in my own thought creation.

Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A. My goal is not to find a place to live but rather to find happiness wherever I live. I currently live in what most would call appropriately, "America's Finest City," San Diego, California and that is just fine for me.

Q. What’s your kryptonite?
A. My wife and family. They are the true wind beneath my wings.

Q. What historical figure do you most relate to?
A. Moses

Q. What is your biggest regret?
A. I didn’t become more active in the media as a TV news anchor

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
A. My family

Q. What is your best advise to people whom look up to you and your success?
A. Don't run my race, run your own.
Don't compare yourself to anyone, but rather build upon your own given talents, skills, passions, not anyone else's.
Understand you are never a finished product, that you can always reinvent yourself and where one person is at one point in his/her career isn't the same as where another is at a different point in their career.

 

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