BC150. Matt Morse – Leadership VIP

Brian sits down with Matt Morse, entrepreneur, speaker, coach, marketing & launch consultant, former UAB Baseball player, and author of Leadership VIP to talk about leadership and what he learned from 20 of the top leadership experts in the nation. Get your own copy of Leadership VIP at LeadershipVIP.com/Cain.   You will learn… Tangible ways …

BC149. Matt Morse – Mental Game VIP

Brian sits down with former UAB baseball player, Matt Morse, who is a top marketing & launch consultant, author, and speaker.  Matt shares the essential aspects from his book Mental Game VIP. Get your own copy at mentalgamevip.com/Cain.      You will learn… Why nurturing the adolescent mindset is essential How to get that IT factor …

Investment Determines Worth

Years ago when at breakfast with one of my corporate clients and friends, I ordered a ham omelet.  When the food arrived, my friend asked me who I thought was more committed to my breakfast, the pig or the chicken. I was totally confused. He then explained that the chicken only had to lay the …

4 Tools Used By Tremendous Competitors

This past weekend I was in New York City working with some of the MMA fighters competing in UFC 217 St-Pierre vs. Bisping and to personally run for the Pat Tillman Foundation in the NYC Marathon. 20,000+ fans poured into Madison Square Garden to watch the fights and 52,000+ runners crossed the starting line of …

Georges St-Pierre UFC 217 Interview On ESPN

This Saturday night a legend returns to the octagon when Georges St-Pierre steps back into the octagon to fight for the 185lb crown vs. Michael Bisping. This 5 minute interview with GSP from ESPN is a 100% mental game clinic and a must watch. Please comment below on what your number one take home is.

26.2 Miles + 26.2 Thoughts

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, I will be running with the Pat Tillman Foundation in the New York City Marathon.  In this Peak Performance Report, I wanted to share with you 26.2 thoughts as I prepare for the 26.2 mile race, thoughts that I think will help you to win your race… the race to …

BC148. Kristen Holmes-Winn – Whoop Technology

Brian sits down with Kristen Holmes-Winn, VP of Performance Optimization at Whoop, to discuss a new wearable technology that is helping athletes better understand recovery.   You will learn… How to maximize your recovery. How sleep, hydration, and other factors affect on-field performance. How advances in technology are leading to performance breakthroughs.   Follow Kristen …

BC147. Brett Basham -The Mental Game and Leadership Training

Brian sits down with former Ole Miss Rebel Brett Basham who is a top leadership consultant, author, and speaker. Brett shares the essential aspects of an elite mental game and leadership development.   You will learn… The essentials one must master to have an elite mental game. Brett’s experience transforming leaders on and off the …

BC146. Ken Ravizza – Heads Up Baseball 2.0

Brian sits down with his mentor Ken Ravizza, a legend in the field of sports psychology and peak performance.  Ken shares his experience in Major League Baseball, working in nine Olympic Games, and with multiple NCAA National Championship-winning teams. Pick up a copy of Ken’s new book Heads Up Baseball 2.0 at HeadsUpBaseball2.com!   Ravizza breaks down …

BC145. Marshall Goldsmith – What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Brian sits down with Marshall Goldsmith, one of the top leadership experts and authors in the world. Marshall shares his experience of over 40 years coaching CEOs from 150 different companies.   You will learn… Marshall’s experience from over 40 years coaching CEOs from 150 companies. Why what got you here won’t get you there. …

BC143. Brandon Villarreal – New Orleans Saints – Great Habits = Great Results

Brian sits down with former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle, Brandon Villarreal, to discuss his journey from Purdue University to the NFL.  Brandon discusses the importance of habits and mindset as it relates to success in professional football.   You will learn… What Brandon learned from playing alongside future HOF quarterback Drew Brees. The habits …

Cashner Bet on Himself in Off-Season, Now Appears Headed to Pay Window

From the Star-Telegram | by Jason Wilson  The bonus, the cherry on top, during the off-season for Andrew Cashner was that he landed a contract with a team in the Lone Star State, where the native Texan has always wanted to pitch. But the plan all along was to score a one-year deal, which the Texas Rangers …

BC142. Andrew Franks – NFL Kicker – From D3 To The NFL

Brian sits down with current Kicker for the Miami Dolphins Andrew Franks to discuss his journey from playing Division 3 Football at RPI to kicking in the NFL.  Andrew’s drive and determination to be great make him one of the top peak performers ever interviewed on the podcast.   You will learn… Why Andrew chose to attend a D3 school. …

BC141. Dr. James Maas | Sleep, The Missing Link in Peak Performance

Dr. James Maas is a world renown authority, consultant in the field of sleep and performance and widely regarded as the world’s leading expert in sleep research and how sleep impacts optimal performance.   You will learn… How sleep relates to optimal performance. Sleep tips that NFL and Olympic teams are using. About the sleep …

Meditation

If you’re looking to improve your ability to recognize when you get distracted so you can lock back into the moment,? Looking to improve your focus, develop greater self-control and create a better presence? If so, meditation might just be the special sauce (AKA the hard core training) you’re looking for. Get started with 5 …

BC 140. Brian & Erin Cain | Family Values, Travel, Meditation & Yoga

On this special relationship podcast episode featuring Brian’s wife Erin “The Bear”, you’ll learn about: The origins of “The Bear” and how the nickname came to fruition A “90-Day Getaway” and why it is so important to Brian & Erin’s relationship Daily checklists The core principles of the Cain’s The biggest challenges in Brian & …

One ______ at a Time

I’ve got a question for you… What’s your _________________? Watch this video to learn more about the process and being where your feet are: What’s the next domino for you that you need to knock over to get to where you want to be? Please comment below with what your _______________ is…

BC 139. Greg McMichael | The Major League Transition

Former Major League pitcher and 1995 World Series champion with the Atlanta Braves, Greg McMichael joins Brian for a fantastic episode on the pro baseball grind, the mental game, and life after sports.   Discover… The extreme adversity that Greg overcame to reach the Major Leagues. An amazing story about how Greg thought his career might be …

Resolving the Problem of Burnout in Baseball

From theSeason delivered by GameChanger | by Stephen Kerr When a child signs up to play baseball for the first time, his enthusiasm is almost limitless. He can’t wait to get his first glove and bat, go to his first practice and play in a real game.  As he grows older, however, that excitement begins to …

Does Pressure Exist?

In this video, I’m taking you back to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when I was sitting down with the legendary Skip Bertman, who won 5 NCAA National Championships in the 1990’s… He talks about how to embrace pressure and use it to your advantage in this video below: Skip Bertman knows that everything happens twice and …

BC 138. Chris Villarreal | Fear & Confidence Are NOT Mutually Exclusive

Former Performance Course Athlete turned Army Ranger, Chris Villarreal joins the Peak Performance Podcast for one of the best episodes of the year.   You will discover… The life lessons Chris has learned as an Army Ranger. The importance of visualization and how he utilized it as an athlete and in the military. A fascinating …

Work the Cut

Are you struggling to land that knockout punch?  Struggling to finish the fight? Probably because you’re going for the knockout! Great teams understand the importance of the approach you’re going to learn in this video: Survive the assault.  Keep working the cut! What is your #1 take-home from this video about the Process and Working …

BC 137. Monica Abbott | Million Dollar Mental Game

Monica Abbott is the D1 Softball All-Time Career Leader in Wins, Strikeouts, Shutouts, Innings Pitched, Games Started, and Games Pitched.  After her collegiate career, she signed the most lucrative contract ever for a female in professional sports.   In this episode, you will learn… How Monica went through the 4 Stages of Buy-In before participating in …

Acronyms Explained

Have you ever wondered why I use acronyms so frequently?  Because they are easy to remember! In this video, you’ll learn some of the most popular acronyms I use: ACE:  Acting Changes Everything APE:  Attitude, Perspective, Preparation, Process, Energy, Emotions WIN:  What’s Important Now YET:  Your Energy Talks MVP:  Mission, Vision, Core Principles NET:  No Extra Time SYSTEM:  Save Yourself Stress Time Energy Motivation/Money BTJ:  Bring The Juice E:E   Education:Entertainment E+R=O:  Event + Response = Outcome No BCD:  No Blaming, Complaining, …

BC 136. Bobby Maximus | The Importance of Ruthless Self-Work

Brian sits down with one of the elite Peak Performers in the world, Bobby Maximus.  Bobby is a former police officer turned UFC fighter and is now the General Manager and founder of Gym Jones.   You will learn… The importance of ruthless self-evaluation. Bobby’s story and what drives him to be elite. A few techniques to …

Juiceful = Useful

If you’re juiceful, you’re useful. If you’re juiceless, you’re useless. Watch this video on how you can #BTJ every day: If you want to bring the juice consistently, you must not only work hard, you must also recover hard. What is your #1 take-home from this video of P.J. Fleck talking about how to be juiceful?

What a Championship Dugout Looks Like

I get asked all the time about what the culture, energy, and environment in the best dugouts in the country are like… Watch this video below to learn the commonalities among Championship Dugouts around the country: *Every great dugout I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of is intentional and organized.* What strategies from this video …

BONUS! NFCA Podcast Feature

Ready to make a push this post-season? Check out this BONUS #PeakPod that Brian was featured on with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association! You’ll learn more about: the mental aspects of softball the importance of consistency Controllables vs. Intangibles the best approach when you want to step up and much more…   Learn more about the NFCA …

Know Your Numbers #Pillar4

Are you ready to continue the journey with Matthew Simonds and learn more about the 8 Benefits of Being Data Informed? This is a MUST in order to start measuring your KPIs (your Key Process Indicators)… Click the link below to take advantage of a LIMITED TIME OFFER on the Pillar #4:  Know Your Numbers …

BC 133. Eight Benefits of Being Data Informed

In this solo podcast, Brian informs you on #Pillar4 from the 12 Pillars of Peak Performance, Know Your Numbers.  You will discover the 8 Benefits of Being Data Informed and how to apply them to your everyday life.   The 8 Benefits of Being Data Informed… Measurement = Motivation. What you measure gets done. Numbers …

8 Benefits of Being Data Informed

Numbers tell the truth and remove emotion.  Emotion clouds reality and can cause knee-jerk reactions that hurt you more than it helps you. Learn the 8 Benefits of Being Data Informed in this video below… The best teams I’ve been around have certain performance indicators that they look at to see how well they actually performed… What …

BC132. Ray Thoma | Floating to Another Level

Former professional baseball player Ray Thoma sits down with Brian to discuss his motivation for getting into float therapy and why it is for you…   Learn about… Mindfulness and how it affects your performance. Why Ray got into float therapy. The answers to the biggest questions people have about float therapy. And much more… …

Measurement = Motivation #Pillar4

I’ve seen far too many players/coaches sabotage their success by getting consumed with their stats and what others think, rather than being committed to the process and being the best they can be. We treasure what we measure, and what we measure gets done. So, how do you measure the process?  Let’s dig into Pillar …

BC131: Raúl Ibañez | The Mental Game of a 19-Year MLB Player

Former 19-year Big Leaguer Raúl Ibañez joins Brian to talk mental game and how it attributed mightily to his success.  Raúl hit over 300 home runs and drove in more than 1,200 runs throughout his illustrious career…    You will learn: A fascinating story about how Raúl developed his obsession for baseball. How the mental game …

Above the Line

One of the best books I’ve ever read is Above the Line by Urban Meyer… In this video, you’ll learn about what behaviors are considered Above the Line or Below the Line… Your 3 to Thrive from Above the Line:  No B.C.D.  E + R = O  10-80-10 Rule What is Above the Line behavior and Below the Line behavior …

BC130: Lonni Alameda | Growing the Game & Running a Championship Program

One of the best college softball coaches in the country, Florida State’s Lonni Alameda, sits down with Brian on this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast…  Discover… The impact that the late, great Harvey Dorfman had on Lonni. Florida State’s core values and how they came up with them. The idea of a “One More Board.” …

Work SMARDER (Hard & Smart)

You’ve heard the story of the tortoise and the hare… The hare starts faster, but the tortoise always wins because it is persistent and consistent! Well, we’ve got a new character joining the race… Watch this video from the Chesapeake Bay to learn how you can start fast and stay patient, persistent, and consistent: How …

BC129: What Is Automobile University?

Brian dives into the often-asked question, “What is Automobile University?” and gives you tips and advice to make the most out of your commute… He goes in depth on: The book that has been a game changer in his life. Valuable podcasts that Brian listens to (other than the Peak Performance Podcast). Tangible action steps …

Total Immersion

You’ve probably heard, seen, and experienced the excitement and tremendous learning that is the Total Immersion Weekend!  Being totally immersed is the first step to Maximum Growth… Watch this short video below to learn the 3 Steps to Maximum Growth: 3 STEPS TO MAXIMUM GROWTH  Total Immersion Experience What has been your total immersion experience in …

BC128: Ken Ravizza | Why Is the Mental Game Important?

In one of the BEST podcasts of the year, Brian takes you back to an interview with his mentor, Dr. Ken Ravizza, on the importance of the mental game… Learn about: Ken’s answer to why the mental game is so important. An important question to ask your players about their mental state. How to maintain confidence …

URGENT: ABCA Podcast & Twitter Chat

Last Wednesday, I was featured as a guest on the ABCA’s Calls from the Clubhouse Podcast… If you haven’t listened to this podcast yet, click here to listen now! [TONIGHT!] Be sure to join us tonight on Twitter for an exclusive live #ABCAChat where we will be breaking down the mental game of baseball and answering any questions …

BC127: ABCA CFTC Podcast

The script is flipped once again in this podcast as Brian is interviewed by Jeremy Sheetinger of the ABCA’s Calls from the Clubhouse Podcast…    You will learn… The tipping point that led to Brian’s journey into the Mental Game. The expensive experience Brian learned while playing college baseball. The 3 P’s of Championship Baseball …

1 Group You Must Join & 3 Reasons Why (IC)

There is 1 group you must join and there are 3 reasons why… (plus an incredible limited time offer for new members!) Watch this video below to learn the incredible benefits of being a part of this group: 1 GROUP: Brian Cain’s Inner Circle 3 REASON WHY:  Resources  Relationships  Repetition PLUS… for a limited time, new …

IC Peak Highlights

We recently hosted an Inner Circle Peak live event featuring 12 coaches each talking about 1 of The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance.. In this video below, you’re going to get a look behind the scenes at the highlights on how these coaches are using The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance to become more. Learn more …

BC125: Bas Rutten – UFC Hall of Fame & UFC World Champion

In this episode, Brian talks with former UFC World Champion and Hall of Famer Bas Rutten.  Bas has great knowledge of the mind from a fighter’s point of view and shares many applicable traits that translate from fighting to life.   You will learn about… The #1 factor to be successful in a fight The importance …

General Electric Keynote Highlights

This week we are going LIVE to Louisville, Kentucky, where you get to see highlights from a seminar on The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance that I did for GE Appliances – a Haier company… Watch this video below to learn how to implement The 12 Pillars in a corporate setting: I’d love to come …

The First Thing I Do in My 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions

Over the past 15+ years, I’ve worked 1-on-1 with numerous MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and UFC champions, Olympic medalists, and corporate executives… I often get asked, “What is the first thing you do in your 1-on-1 coaching sessions?” Well, in this video below, I’m going to share that with you… 1) Where are you at right …

What is a Quality At-Bat?

This is an AWESOME time of year as baseball and softball are getting cranked up around the country… I often get asked “What is a quality at-bat?” East Carolina Baseball Coach Cliff Godwin has one of the best definitions that is as follows: “A quality at-bat is an at-bat that makes a positive contribution towards …

BC122: Separation Is in Preparation (George Washington’s Birthday)

In this episode, Brian talks about how preparation is the greatest separator from those who are elite and those who are average.  He tells the story of how George Washington chopped down a tree in just 10 minutes…    You will learn about… George Washington and the fascinating story of how he had an hour …

Loyola Softball Team’s Record Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Excerpt from Loyola Phoenix – by Nick Schultz – February 21, 2017 Despite back-to-back quick starts, there’s something different between this year’s squad and last year’s. Junior shortstop Jamie O’Brien said the team is doing more mental exercises during practice. Instead of practicing on Wednesdays, the team gathers in a conference room and watches videos from Brian …

Returning to the Alma Mater | Catamount Kickoff

This video was 15 years in the making… I recently had the privilege to go back to my alma mater, The University of Vermont, to talk to all of their athletes at the annual Catamount Kickoff! Take a look behind the scenes (and see The Bear eat fire!) in this video below: Click here if you’d …

BC120: 9 Tips for Mastering and Managing Your Time | Pillar #3

Brian goes solo to give you 9 Tips for Mastering and Managing Your Time.  He gives you tangible action steps to help you maximize your time on a day-to-day basis. You will learn about… A “Not-To-Do” List and examples Brian puts on his list How to clear to neutral  The importance of scheduling out your weeks …

Taking an inside look at Cal State Fullerton’s pregame preparation process

From DailyTitan.com – Written by Harrison Faigen – February 7, 2017 For Cal State Fullerton baseball, pregame preparation starts on a player’s walk from class to Goodwin Field. On that walk, players in the program listen to an individualized recording of sports psychologist Brian Cain reading messages to help relax or motivate them, dubbed over one of their favorite …

The World’s Most Expensive TV

There was a man who worked in sales, named Derek, who would go home every night after work and watch TV… One day a friend came to him and said, “Hey, Derek, that might be the world’s most expensive TV.” “No, I don’t think so.  I got it for a couple hundred bucks at Costco,” Derek …

BC118: Tim Corbin on Coaching The Mental Game

In this episode, Brian goes back to an interview from 2006 with one of the best college coaches in the country, head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores Baseball team, Tim Corbin.  Tim has been the head coach at Vanderbilt since 2003 and won a National Championship in 2014. You will learn about… Corbin’s biggest takeaway from …

The Value of One

There is one thing we all have that is the same… one thing that we can not get more of. What is it? Find out in this 5-minute video on Pillar #3: To know the value of one year, ask a student who failed a final. To know the value of one month, ask a …

BC117. Eric Byrnes – A Major League Endurance Sports Mindset

Brian talks with former Major League Baseball player and Peak Performer Eric Byrnes, the day before they both compete in IRONMAN Arizona.  Byrnes recently came out with a Documentary on his journey from a Major League field to 8 IRONMAN competitions as well as The Western States 100. In this episode, you will learn about… What …

4 Thoughts on Leadership

Having worked in the field of peak performance and leadership with coaches, athletes and corporate executives, I find myself talking about the topic of leadership on a frequent basis.   Today, I want to share 4 of my favorite thoughts on leadership from a man who motivates me to be my best and to serve others on …

BC116: Your 12-Week Solution

In this episode, Brian talks about The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance Digital Training Program and how it will help you take your program to the next level… You will learn about… The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance Digital Training Program How this program will help you and your become mentally tougher Why this system will get you …

BC115: Peter Yobo – From Ghana to USC Football & Branding the Pro Athlete

In this episode, Brian talks with Peter Yobo, who is a former USC Trojan football player and innovation strategies consultant.  Peter grew up overseas in Ghana and has an incredible story of coming to the U.S. and starting his own business. You will learn about… Peter’s unique journey from West Africa to Southern California Peter’s passion …

BC114: 2016 Year In Review

On a daily basis, you’re either taking a step closer to where you want to be or you’re taking a step further away. In 2016, we took some huge strides towards where we want to go… Recap some of the highlights from 2016 in this video below: What is the One Word Focus you need …

Proximity Is Power | The 5 People You Surround Yourself with Most

Proximity is Power. You become the average of the 5 people you hang out with most. Watch this video below to learn how you can improve your 5: Who are your 5? “If you help enough other people get what they want, you will get absolutely everything in life that you want.”  -Zig Ziglar I …

The Karma Envelope | Boulder, Colorado

This might never happen again. I was visiting The Mountain Sun restaurant in Boulder, Colorado… When I got the check, they said I couldn’t pay with a credit card… Watch this video to find out what happens next: I invite you to invest in your own Karma Department and trust that others will do the right thing. Comment …

BC107: Hal Wasson | Building a Winning High School Football Program | Championship Culture #Pillar2

This week’s guest is one of the top high school football coaches in the nation.  Hal Wasson has been the head football coach at Southlake Carroll in Southlake, TX, since 2007.  The Dragons are widely recognized as a top high school football program and annually find themselves ranked in the top 25 nationally and competing …

Living Your Life by Design #Pillar2

You are your own brand.  You must create your own MVP Process so you can live your life by design. The MVP Process is one of the most powerful 1-on-1 coaching strategies I use with corporate executives and professional athletes around the globe. Watch this video below to discover the MVP Process (#Pillar2):   What are …

BC106: Alan McDougal | Coaching The Mental Game of Baseball & Program Building | Championship Culture #Pillar2

This week’s guest is Alan McDougal, head baseball coach at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX.  Alan is widely regarded as one of the top coaches in the game when it comes to developing a mindset and a championship culture.  He has coached multiple Major League players and routinely puts players into Division One …

The Feed Forward Process #Pillar2

Have you ever gone on a retreat? Why do we call it a “retreat”?  We’re not retreating from anything. Why do we ask for “feedback”? Want faster progress?  Quit going on “retreats” and asking for “feedback”… Watch this video to learn more: Aggressive wins. Find people you want to learn from and ask them about …

12 Spokes on the Wheel of Life #Pillar2

There are 12 Spokes on the Wheel of Life… Each spoke represents a critical area in your life if you’re going to be a Peak Performer. Discover The 12 Spokes on the Wheel of Life in this video below: Assess yourself and your Wheel of Life… Does that create a tire that you could ride …

5 Steps to Establish & Enhance a Championship Culture #Pillar2

Do you have a Championship Culture in your life? Do you know how to create, establish, and enhance that Championship Culture? Learn the 5 Steps to Establish & Enhance a Championship Culture (#Pillar2) in this video below: What are the Core Principles of your program? Comment below (and attach a photo if you have them visually displayed) …

5 Critical Questions About Culture #Pillar2

Here are 5 Critical Questions that will help you discover the Culture you wish to create… 1) If you had 3 days left to live, what would you do? Get questions 2-5 by watching this 4-minute video below: If you didn’t write down the answers to these questions, go grab a pen and paper, and watch it …