Mike Herzog, corporate and individual Coach and Founder of Life Design Center, joins us to talk about the rich learning opportunities to be found when life throws us into the wilderness, be it literally or figuratively. We discuss the importance of designing to undertake crucible events and why the study of martial arts provides the right combination of immersion, physicality, structure, and deep presence to foster meaningful growth.

As always, we draw back to actionable information on where to start, finding a coach, and how this type of work can yield surprising benefits.

“The idea behind a crucible is it’s something under tremendous heat and tremendous pressure. On the other side of that something really cool happens.”

– Mike Herzog

“Most people feel some degree of resistance when it comes to making change in their lives. It takes the form of excuses and limiting beliefs. There are stories we tell ourselves so that we can sleep at night.  We repeat them, over and over, until they become our reality. The Life Design Center mission is helping you to rewrite your story.”

“So much of the things that get in our way in life are those self-created limitations, the limiting beliefs.”

– Mike Herzog


President and Founder – Life Design Center

Mike is a coach helping individuals and organizations reach their highest potential by serving as a bridge between their body and their soul, connecting the head and the heart. It means helping people live in the real world while creating connection to something bigger. It means balancing dreams with reality.


  • Getting lost in life’s wilderness – The importance of crucible events
  • Uncertainty + Pressure + Intensity = Opportunity
  • Mind-Body connection – Disrupting and slowing your runaway brain
  • Burpees before meditation
  • Vision quest and right-of-passage
  • Where to start a mastery journey
  • How to find a coach
  • Intended plus surprising results


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