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 …

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 …

BC84: Jonah Bayliss – From Div. III Baseball to the Major Leagues

This week’s guest is former MLB Pitcher and one of Cain’s best friends from childhood Jonah Bayliss. Jonah pitched in the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates, had a tour with the Team USA Baseball Olympic Qualifying team and one season in Japan. Bayliss who was the #5 pitcher on his high school team …

The Perfect Pizza Process

One day I was doing some grocery shopping at Costco when I noticed this process in their kitchen for how they make every pizza. When you have a great process, you can eliminate decision making and produce greater, more consistent results. Watch this video to learn more about the Perfect Pizza Process: The processes you …

BC83: Prague Clinic – The Mental Game of Baseball

This week we reach into the Vault, going all the way back to December 2014 where Brian Cain delivers a live coaches educational clinic at The European Baseball Coaches Association Clinic.  Enjoy Cain live as he takes more than 100 coaches from all over the world through the fundamentals of competing one pitch at a time.

What the Great Barrier Reef Teaches Us about Adversity

There is a section of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia that is protected by a lagoon. The other side, which is unprotected, gets thrashed by waves. Watch this video (1:17) to learn about what research has shown is happening: You need adversity to grow.  Run towards adversity! What’s the adversity you’re welcoming in your life? …

BC82: Chris Bradley – The Mental Game of Hockey

Senior graduating captain Chris Bradley of RPI Hockey is this week’s guest on the Peak Performance Podcast. Listen to how passionate Chris is when talking about the Mental Game of Hockey and competing one shift at a time.

$86,400

Imagine you woke up today with a bank account that gave you $86,400… You can invest, spend, give it away, whatever you choose… It must be used, otherwise you lose it. And tomorrow, it will be credited with another $86,400… Watch this video to learn about the 86,400 you have every single day: Leave nothing …

BC81: Mike Spillane – Pro Hockey Goalie

Mike Spillane is the former goal tender for The University of Vermont and a former professional hockey player. Spillane is a master of the mental game in the net and talks with Peak Performance Coach Brian Cain about the demands placed on the most mentally demanding position in all of sport:  the hockey goalie. Click …

100 Years Before the USA

Hey!  Brian Cain, your Peak Performance Coach, here… I’m coming to you from London, England, in this week’s video! Click the image below to get a look inside The George, which was founded 100 years before the United States. GLASS is an acronym for Gratitude, Love, Accountability, Selfless, Success. What is one way that you can …

BC80: The Mental Game of Hockey – One Shift at a Time

Brian Cain is the author of The Mental Game of Ice Hockey, Playing One Shift At A Time and the most sought after mental game of ice hockey consultant in the USA. Cain works with top college, high school and select hockey programs on developing a process that allows players and coaches to consistently be …

Can I Read Your Mind?

In life, you’re either trained or you’re untrained. Whatever you want to do, you simply need to find the right training. Check out this video below where I will read your mind: Find someone who has done what you want to do and ask them how they got there. One step at a time… One …

Championship Culture

If I were to ask you to write down 3-5 character traits that define who you are, would you know what those are? Vitor Belfort told me one time before a fight, “A man is driven by principle. A boy is driven by preference.” Check out this video on Championship Culture: Begin with the end in …

One-Day Contract

Man, I am excited about this one… This is a concept, borrowed from Rick Pitino, that will heighten your awareness and push you to be the best that you can be today. Watch this video on the One-Day Contract: We must prove our worth every single day. Live with the mindset of having a 1-Day Contract. DOMINATE …

What Do You Really Want?

I’d like your help in directing me with future Monday Messages… It is my mission to serve you at the highest level possible. In order to do so, I want to be sure I am providing you with the best possible content that is relevant to your journey. I also want to support you on …

One Word Focus

70% of New Year’s Resolutions don’t survive.  Why?  There are too many of them. Setting a one word focus helps you drill down to what’s most important to you. Watch this video on a book titled One Word That Will Change Your Life: What is your ONE WORD for the next 30 days?  Share it with our …

BC74: Matt Knoll – Baylor Men’s Tennis Coach

Matt Knoll is the head men’s tennis coach at Baylor University.  As one of the most successful tennis coaches in the country, Knoll discusses how he builds mental toughness and a culture of one-point warriors in his program. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.

Tomorrow

Are you living in TODAY or TOMORROW? Watch this video featuring a poem titled Tomorrow: What are you waiting to do tomorrow that you should do today? DOMINATE THE DAY! Your Peak Performance Coach, BRIAN CAIN   

BC73: Rob Childress – Texas A&M Baseball

Rob Childress is the head baseball coach at Texas A&M University.  In this podcast Coach Childress discusses the mental game of baseball, how he builds toughness in the players in his program, and the championship culture that is the foundation of his program. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.

The Man in the Glass

Today we’re going all the way back to 1994 in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  At a high school football banquet, Glenn Foley shared with me a poem that has stuck with me to this day. Watch this video featuring the poem titled The Man in the Glass: I challenge you to look inside and ask yourself:  Where am I? …

BC72: Sean Cotter – Former UMass Lowell Softball Head Coach

Sean Cotter is the former head softball coach at UMass Lowell and led the River Hawks to great heights when at the helm of their program.  Cotter is a master of the mental game, and in this podcast he talks about coaching the mental game and strategies for building mental toughness on the diamond. Follow Cain …

The Touch of a Master’s Hand

Everyone in the world needs 2 people for maximum success:  a coach and an accountability partner. Thank you for allowing me to lend a hand in your pursuit of being the best. Watch this quick video featuring a story about The Touch of a Master’s Hand: Go lend a hand to the lives of those around you …

The Moon Is Always There

The moon today is full. What about those days when it’s not? Is it still there? Watch this video I shot while running this morning about Confidence, Belief & Faith: What’s the moon in your life that is full even when you can’t see it? DOMINATE THE DAY! Your Peak Performance Coach, BRIAN CAIN   

10 Rules for Success

If you want to speed up your learning curve, you’ve got to follow in the footsteps of those who have come before you. It is my mission each week to bring you the success strategies, stories, tips, and techniques of the best in the world. This week, we are going to look at business mogul …