Hello and welcome! I’m Michael Balchan.

I strive to get better each and every day as I playfully embody my highest values and use my greatest gifts in service.

Together with my team at efive.co, I help executives and inspired leaders to feel and perform at their best. I’m also a Harvard grad, an Ironman, a partner at Relic Pictures, and a retired commodity trader. (Read more of my story here.)

This site is the home of my writing, art, speaking, and teaching.

It covers the intersection of personal growth, psychology, peak-performance science, optimal learning, physiology, habits, wellness, and our greatest spiritual and wisdom traditions.

It’s also the hub of a thriving community of people who are inspired to get more out of themselves and their lives. We hope you’ll join us.

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