“Every day is an opportunity to create a living masterpiece.”

That’s the personal philosophy of Mike Gervais, a high-performance psychologist working in the trenches of the high-stakes worlds of sports and business.

A personal philosophy is a word or phrase that consists of the principles that influence your thoughts, words and actions. If you don’t have one, you should probably add that to your to-do list. Fortunately, Dr. Gervais will guide you through the process in his online course Finding Your Best, which I have taken and loved. My personal philosophy is “Effortlessly compassionate, relentless and productive.” The process to come up with that phrase was anything but effortless, but fortunately, the results have been amazing.