The Outperform Show focuses on the proven strategies, tactics and insights of the world's elite performers and experts that will enable you to perform at your best. Martin Soorjoo, mental performance coach, interviews some of the best minds and practitioners on the planet from the fields of human performance, stress management, productivity, leadership, motivation, resilience and neuroscience, providing listeners with valuable insights and practical tools.
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Apr 30, 2019

Resilience is something we all need but don't necessarily know how to develop it.


My guest today is Dr. Rick Hanson, one of the world’s leading psychologists.


Dr. Hanson is a New York Times best selling author, guest speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford and Harvard to name a few and the host the very popular Being Well podcast.


Dr. Hanson's most recent book is ‘Resilient – Find Your Inner Strength’ and in today’s episode we do a deep dive into what resilience is, why we all need it and how to develop it.


People often think that developing resilience requires going through extreme hardship and periods of challenge. By contrast, Dr. Hanson's approach to developing resilience is stress free and in many respects enjoyable.


During our conversation we discuss:


  • How we can develop resilience
  • Grit
  • The role of gratitude in resilience
  • The importance of being calm
  • How to move from states to traits


You can find out more about Dr. Hanson and his work at 


Sit back, relax, learn and enjoy.

Feb 8, 2019

My guest today is Dan Brule, who is regarded as the world's leading expert and pioneer in the field of breathwork and the author of “Just Breathe: Master Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business and Beyond.”  


For thousands of years, people from every corner of the globe have used hundreds of techniques to unlock the tremendous power of the breath - in order to achieve their potential or heal themselves and others. 


Our breath is the most powerful asset we have for increasing our performance and reducing stress, is our breath. Zero cost and on demand. 


Since 1970 Dan has trained more than 150,000 people in over 60 countries to use  their breath for self-improvement, self-healing, and spiritual awakening


Tony Robbins, who wrote the forward to Dan’s most recent book said

Breath is the ultimate key to your well-being, and if done right, it has the power to transform your life – physical, mental and spiritual. Dan Brulé is the master to show you how. I love his coaching and it’s made a huge impact in my life.”


Retired Navy Seal Commander, Mark Divine, who was also a guest on this show describes Dan as

“a true master who is deeply inspiring”


In today’s episode Dan explain why the breath is so powerful, how it can transform our lives and he walk us through several easy to implement practical breath techniques.


Jan 11, 2019

My guest today is Steve Glaveski who among other achievements is the author of Employee to Entrepreneur – How to Earn Your Freedom and Do Work that matters.

Steve is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus, a corporate innovation and startup accelerator based in Melbourne, Australia with clients across the world, including many corporate giants.

In addition to already having authored two other books Steve is the host of podcast show, Future Squared – which is a  really great show with some fascinating guests.

Now Steve is not typical of my guests who have included several Navy SEALs and experts in meditation, neuroscience and performance.  So when Steve approached me my initial thoughts were that he was not the right fit for the show.

His book, which I strongly recommend, changed my mind as it made clear that Steve not only has great insight into a range of performance strategies but that he puts them into practice in order to achieve so much across so many fields in such a short space of time.

In our discussion, we cover a number of Steve's performance strategies including

  • Flow
  • Meditation
  • Sleep 
  • Diet

I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I enjoyed talking to Steve.

Feb 14, 2018

In this episode I discuss looking at strategies used elite performers, including Special Forces operators and Olympic athletes to stay on target no matter what obstacles they face, handle extreme pressure  and mentally  prepare for challenges.

Jan 30, 2018

In today’s episode I discuss the critical importance of the right mindset and how to upgrade it.

Dec 12, 2017

In today’s episode Scott Mautz explains the power of inspiration and how people can rediscover it in their work.

Nov 6, 2017

Today’s episode is a solocast where I discuss the problem of pressure and outline 3 effective strategies for managing it.

Oct 5, 2017

In this episode former Navy SEAL Sniper and New York Times Bestselling Author, Brandon Webb, discusses his latest book ’Total Focus - Making Decisions Under Pressure’ 

Sep 12, 2017

In this episode Dan reveals the mental preparation secrets of how athletes and top performers including Seinfeld and Carly Simon prepare for their big events.

Sep 4, 2017

Clyde Brolin is author of ‘In the Zone ‘ How Champions Think and Win Big’. Knowing how to get in the zone  the most powerful thing you can do to outperform in any area of your life and in this episode Clyde explains how the champions do it.

Sep 1, 2017

Alden Mills is a retired Navy SEAL Commander and author of ‘Be Unstoppable- The 8 Essential Actions to Succeed at Anything’. In this interview Alden explains the numerous challenges he has faced, his many achievements across a number of fields and some of the mental tools he used in order to consistently outperform.