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 …

2 Absolute Must Haves For Peak Performance #Pillar2

#FCCPPST “Stairway to Burger Heaven” You may have heard me reference these in regards to the Championship Culture (#Pillar2) and Process that Fuddruckers has created… Watch this 60-second video below to learn what #FCCPPST represents: Here are a couple visual representations that Fuddruckers is using to display their values:               …

The Pillow Test #Pillar1

Every night when your head hits the pillow, you’re going to ask yourself this question: “Am I glad I did or do I wish I had?” Every day you are competing with yourself. Watch this video below to learn more about The Pillow Test (#Pillar1):   Pursue excellence in whichever area of life that you …

BC100: The 100th Episode of The Peak Performance Podcast With Brian Cain

You asked.  We listened. For the 100th episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, I answered several of your most pressing questions… The questions include: Which sport is your favorite to work with on game day? How do you get a reluctant player to buy in? Which aspect of your mission brings you the most fulfillment? What …

Exclusive Birthday Video Podcast with Brian Cain!

This Exclusive Birthday Video Podcast is my gift for you…  In this video, you’ll hear about: My recent updates in training for Ironman Arizona The 1 thing I’ve learned about myself while training… How you can support the #MilesForSmiles mission! and much more… Visit BrianCain.com/Ironman to learn more and support #MilesForSmiles! 

#Pillar12 – Release & Refocus

Inside of your routine, you must Recognize Your Signal Lights (#Pillar11) and have the ability to Release & Refocus (#Pillar12) if necessary… Watch this video below to learn The 3 Steps to Release & 2 Steps to Refocus: Comment below with how you use the 3 Steps to Release & 2 Steps to Refocus… Your Peak Performance …

#Pillar11 – Recognize Your Signal Lights

Performance is much like driving a car… When you come to a green light, you just go. When you come to a red light, you must stop. When you come to a yellow light, you need the awareness to slow down (or speed up). It is the same in performance. Watch this video below to …

#Pillar10 – Routines & Habits of Excellence

Mindset (#Pillar1) + Habits (#Pillar10) = Peak Performance You become what you do on a daily basis. Let’s talk about Pillar #10 – Routines & Habits of Excellence: Get into your habit loop and become a machine of routine! Your Peak Performance Coach, BRIAN CAIN   

BC96: Luke Mandola, Jr., Sr. VP of Fuddruckers – Leadership, Process & Culture

This week’s guest is Luke Mandola, Jr.   Luke is the Senior Vice President of Fuddruckers, home of The World’s Greatest Hamburgers.  In this podcast, Luke talks about the Fuddruckers 8-step process known as The Stairway to Burger Heaven, and about leadership and their championship culture of FCCPPST.  A former baseball standout for the Tulane Green …

BC92: Mark Doran – 1983 MLB 1st Rd Pick & Wisconsin Badger Football Player

Mark Doran is known internationally as a premier batting instructor.  He played baseball and football at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned the All-American award in baseball.  Out of college, Mark was drafted in the first round by the California Angels in 1983, 23rd overall, where he excelled at every level in the minor …

#Pillar4 – Know Your Numbers

Measurement = Motivation If you can’t measure something, you can’t improve it. What are the key metrics that you measure in your life? Watch this video below to learn how you can #KnowYourNumbers: Want more tips, techniques, and strategies to maximize your numbers? Begin the journey with The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance! Your Peak Performance …

BC90: Ryan Harrison – SlowTheGameDown – Vision Performance Trainer

Ryan Harrison is a certified Sports Performance Vision Trainer with SlowTheGameDown.  He has a degree in Exercise Physiology from University of California at Davis, where he was a kicker for the football team.  Since 1998 Ryan has been working with international softball, collegiate and amateur softball teams. Ryan also has been a key consultant to …

#Pillar1 – Elite Mindset

While preparing for a recent corporate speaking engagement, an executive asked me, “Brian, do you have an MBA or a business degree?” “Actually, I have taken 0 classes formally in business.” I replied. Watch this 3-minute video below to learn what I do have a degree in: Who is your competition? Identify what you’re competing in with yourself …

The Power of Positive Contact

How do you bring positive energy everywhere you go? You know that your attitude determines your altitude. #Pillar8  The question is:  How do you improve your attitude? Find out by watching this 2-minute video below: Encourage positive contact within your team/organization today.  Positive Contact leads to Positive Energy, and Positive Energy leads to Positive Results! …

3 Steps of Control

This week, you are going to learn about the 3 steps of control and how important they are to maximizing your potential on and off the field. (Click here to access the Daily Mental Practice Series mentioned in this video.) Watch this video below as I explain the importance of controlling your mind: 3 Steps of …

The Power of Perspective

Have you ever seen the arrow in the FedEx logo? We are heading back to Las Vegas for this week’s Monday Message where I am training the Fuddruckers team on The Power of Perspective (a great video to share with your team). Click the image below to watch this 8-minute video on how changing your Perspective can change your …

BC85: Burt Watson – Babysitter to the Stars

This week’s guest is the man that makes MMA events happen, Burt Watson.  A career in boxing and MMA that began more than 30 years ago has allowed Burt Watson to serve in a host of positions with some of boxing’s and MMA’s most-recognized names.  As a consultant, advisor, promoter and event coordinator, Burt commands a …

The 3 Rules of Engagement

How do you keep your audience/team engaged in the learning experience? We are heading out to fabulous Las Vegas where I am training the Fuddruckers team on The 3 Rules of Engagement. Watch this video below to learn more: The 3 Rules of Engagement: Vary your energy levels. Lock in with the 30-Second Drill. Use Callbacks. Comment below …