9 Decisions You Must Make Every Day

Every day you are faced with many decisions to make. Most of those decisions may seem inconsequential and minor at the moment. Then decisions you make shape who you are, reveal your character and determine your destiny.   As we keep rolling into the spring athletic season, you will be faced with these 9 decisions …

On Our Honor – 2015 TCU Baseball Video

We all need inspiration and motivation in our lives on a daily basis. Whether you are a baseball fan or not, this video will be sure to get you fired up.   Every year since 2010 TCU Baseball Coach Jim Schlossnagle has coordinated a preseason motivational video to be played before the first pitch of …

The MUST HAVE Checklist for Maximum Production

How are you doing with staying on your new year’s resolution plan for 2015? Are you dominating your goals or are they dominating you? This week I want to share with you one of the most simple and effective tools I use for Maximum Production.   A CHECKLIST! This week, make a daily or weekly …

A Dozen Ways to Dominate the Day

A few weeks ago I sent you a video of a presentation I gave to over 5,000 coaches at the 2011 ABCA National Convention.   In case you missed it, check it out here: CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE VIDEO FROM 2011   This week I want to share with you my session from the …

Are You On A Mission? 4 Step For Going on A Mission

Last week I challenged you to come up with your own definition of success. Where do you have this posted where you can see it? Please tweet a photo of this to me @BrianCainPeak and #SUCCESS   Remember, thoughts become things and you must advertise to yourself the mindset that you want to have. It …

YOUR Definition of Success?

This week I am challenging you with ONE simple Question! Do you have a DEFINITION of Success that is clearly defined, written out and posted where you can see it every day? If not… How do you know if you are on the right path to success? TODAY, write out your definition of success for …

5 Lessons Learned from ABCA National Convention

I swear, I am the luckiest man in the world. Eight days ago I had the amazing opportunity to speak to more than 4,000 baseball coaches at the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Clinic in Orlando, FL. This experience reminded me, as does writing to you, of why I am the luckiest man in …

What Do You Say To A Group of 5,000 Coaches? / Robbie Monday PODCAST

Can I share with you one of the strangest experiences I have ever had? It was a dream come true. For 3 years I had the logo of the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) on my Vision Board (goal-setting process I go through every quarter of each year) and finally it was my Nashville, Tennessee. …

10 Life Lessons from UNBROKEN

Have you seen Unbroken yet?   Unbroken is a book by Laura Hillenbrand, and the movie is out in the theaters now. Unbroken is the story of Louie Zamperini and his amazing journey of:   • Being a boy who was bullied and always in trouble to… • Running in the 1936 Olympics to… • …

The Master in the Art of Living

Last week I shared with you my morning routine. This week I want to share with you one of the greatest pieces of work on how to live that I have ever seen. It will change your life…   You can play the video by clicking on the image below or visiting the link beneath …

My Morning Routine

Last week we talked about choosing the one word that you will focus on for the rest of December to get a kick-start on 2015.   How are you doing with that one word?   Have you posted your word and photos of what it looks like in action? When you do, snap a photo …

31 Day Jump Start With One Word

31 days from now it will be 2015. Can you believe it? Don’t wait until January 1st to set your new years resolution. If you do, you dramatically decrease your chances for success.   DOn’t waIT   Notice that if you capitalize the first and last two letters of don’t wait you get DO IT! …

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving , During this season of Thanksgiving, let me thank you for being a valuable member of the Brian Cain Monday Message. I have so appreciated having you in our family and look forward to a continued relationship for many years. This week I simply want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, a Joyous …

Get To or Have To?

You know that little voice inside of your head that is with you 24 hours a day? That voice that you sometimes listen to and at times laugh at because of some of the off-the-wall things it says to you? When you get that voice to change one word, you can change the outcome of …

Peak Performance Podcast

Hey Do you like learning? Do you like getting things for free? Then I have some great news for you this week.   After years of fighting to find a routine for The Brian Cain Peak Performance Podcast, I turned to Jack Warren with the Top Coach Podcast (that I listen to each week) and …

Are You a Coffee Bean?

Which are you – a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and …

5X NCAA National Champion’s Advice For You

In your life, who are the people that you have never met but have had a HUGE positive impact on your life? If or when you meet them, what will you ask them? Two of those people for me are John Wooden, the former basketball coach at UCLA, and Skip Bertman, the former baseball coach …

Navy Seal Advice for You

You could argue that the most mentally tough group of people on the planet are the United States Navy Seals. William McRaven is an Admiral in the United States Navy, and since August 2011 he has served as the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command.  He is a University of Texas graduate and …

The GRIND

Thank you for being a loyal Monday Message subscriber. Last week I shared with you the TCU Quiet Confidence video from TCU Baseball, and many subscribers asked if there were others I could share. You spoke and I listened. Here is another TCU Baseball motivational video called The GRIND. This one has over 1.5 million …

Quiet Confidence

I am going to brag on a friend of mine this week. Jim Schlossnagle is the head baseball coach at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Ft. Worth, TX, and is one of the top coaches in all of collegiate athletics. Not only is he a winner on the field – he is a winner when …

How Can YOU Win an Olympic Gold Medal?

What’s up? I had the amazing opportunity to meet 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Chandler when I was at UAB working with their softball team. What I learned from Jennifer can help you to win an Olympic Gold Medal in life, aka BE A CHAMPION at what you do.   10 Lessons Learned from Winning a Gold Medal …

Confidence Continuum

You know how important confidence is to success in anything right? Let me ask you this… Is confidence absolute? Are you either confident or not confident? Is confidence a feeling? What do you think? I believe that confidence is not a feeling… IT IS A MINDSET, AN ACTION. World Champions I have worked with in …

Start Fast, Finish Strong

I have a lot of respect for the warriors who step inside the cage in the Ultimate Fighting Championship! Having worked with some of the best fighters out there, I want to share with you a nugget of the mental game that I have used with many of them. Take a look below and learn …

Run Your Race

You are running a race. A race towards something or away from something. You are either motivated by running towards a vision of your future (to gain pleasure) or are motivated to run away from the past (to avoid pain). Which one is it?. When running your race, remember that every track you run on …

How Do You Walk up a Staircase?

One of my favorite movies of all time is Friday Night Lights, a story about Permian (TX) High School’s football program and the greatness that is Texas high school football. Whether you are a football fan or not, you have to appreciate just how much the state loves their Friday Night Lights. With the high …

Tomorrow

Two weeks ago I posted my favorite poem The Man In The Glass. The feedback that I received was fantastic. If you have not seen that Monday Message, you can check it out here. I thought I would follow up with another of my favorite motivational poems, Tomorrow by Edgar Guest. The reason why I love this …

Make the Decision

You know that decision you have been putting off… you might want to make it.  One decision can change your life and the history of the world forever.   The decision to act, to not act.  To go for it or to play it safe.  First you make your decisions and then your decisions make …

Man's search for self

The Man In The Glass

I wanted to share something with you this week that I have carried with me since November of 1994. I know it was November of 1994 because I can clearly remember the instance I first heard this life-changing poem. I was a sophomore at Mt. Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and was at …

Getting Buy-in from People Today

Are you a leader or a follower? Are you an energy giver that lights up the room when you walk in, or an energy sucker that lights it up when you walk out? Obviously you are a leader and an energy giver or you would not have read this far. As a leader, a champion …

The Highway to Excellence

Are you dominating your summer or is your summer dominating you? Are you enjoying what you do every day or is the GRIND wearing you down? To help you with making the best use of your time, here is an article I found about getting the most out of each day. It’s called The Highway …

Watch Out For Your PPT’s

Did you know that you will become the average of the five people you associate with most? This is a LAW, not Cain Theory. You MUST become hyperaware of your PPT’s and you must watch out for your PPT’s. Your PPT’s are the PEOPLE you associate with, the PLACES you go and the THINGS you …

Whiteboard of Excellence

Monday Message – The White Board of Excellence

How do you measure success in your arena? Are you measuring success by a controllable process or by the scoreboard that any fan can look at and decide who won? The scoreboard is not always a true indicator as to who played better. The scoreboard can and will lie to you. At Ole Miss, Asst. …

The Routine – Inside Ole Miss Baseball

  What does it REALLY mean to be a one-pitch warrior? Being a one-pitch warrior means you play the game one pitch at a time. Since 2009 we have been working to create one-pitch warriors at Ole Miss who utilize the 3 Key Steps to having a rock-solid routine and playing one pitch at a …

Road Warriors

Monday Message – Road Warriors

Is there such a thing as a home field advantage? Do you have a process to take possession of any field you walk into and make it yours? In this video learn a strategy that Ole Miss Baseball Coach Mike Bianco used with the 2013 team to turn them into Road Warriors who COMPETE and …

Inside Ole Miss Baseball – Release and Refocus

How do you keep yourself and your mind in the moment as a competitor? How do you “block out” the distractions? How do you respond when things don’t go your way? In this video learn how the Ole Miss players are trained to release and refocus on the next pitch and play the game one …

Inside Ole Miss Baseball

Inside Ole Miss Baseball – Perspective Poster

This week you get to see the staff at Ole Miss create a championship perspective, an attitude of gratitude and a “compared to what” mentality. In athletics, staying humble while keeping winning and losing in perspective is essential to consistent performance. In this video you learn one of the greatest strategies of all time and …

Inside Ole Miss Baseball – Mental Imagery

This week you get to see how we prepare the night before a game using mental imagery to help the players play with more confidence the next day. Almost all athletes report that they have a hard time falling asleep the night before a “Big Competition.” The process we show you in this video will …

Inside Ole Miss Baseball – Mental At-Bats

This week you get to learn how you can prepare yourself to become a true one-pitch warrior at the plate and give yourself the best chance for success coming off the bench in key situations. You learn one of the secrets that Ole Miss Baseball players use – one that I also see top football …

Monday Message | Dog Tags

$20 OFF EVERY ORDER OVER $100 Use Promo Code: 20bucksThis week you get to learn more from Inside Ole Miss Baseball.  The 2013 team utilized a great motivational strategy by wearing Dog Tags as a way to cement their commitment to the team and to their championship culture of REBS. In this video you learn more …

Inside an NCAA D1 Baseball Program – The National Anthem

$20 OFF EVERY ORDER OVER $100USE PROMO: 20bucksFor the month of May I am going to take you inside of one of the top college baseball and college athletic programs in the country. The University of Mississippi “Ole Miss” Baseball Program is led by one of the top coaches in the country, Head Coach Mike …

NHL Toughness

With the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing I was recently reminded of the Toughness it takes to play in the NHL. Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks had a week that might define NHL Toughness. He took a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child, and propelled the …

Wally Pipp Someone

Once you think you have arrived… you are finished. This is the story of the two most expensive aspirins of all time and a story about capitalizing on opportunity. New York Yankee Wally Pipp led the American League with 12 home runs in 1916, and again with 9 in 1917. Pipp was the first Yankee …

Cosby Almost Quit

There cannot be success without adversity. One of the greatest performers of all time, comedian Bill Cosby, experienced this firsthand. Cosby served as the guest speaker during a commencement ceremony for the University of San Francisco College of Arts & Sciences. In his address to the graduates, Cosby reminded the students to push through obstacles …

You Are Never Out of the Fight

One of my favorite movies of recent times is The Lone Survivor, the story of Operation Red Wings and Marcus Luttrell. If you have not seen this movie, one of the critical take-home messages is that you are never out of the fight, even against the greatest odds. Maybe the greatest comeback in College World …

The Porcupine Principle

Do you stick together or grow apart as a team when adversity hits? It was the coldest winter ever. Sadly, many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves, but the quills of each one wounded their closest …

There Are NO Barriers

Do you break barriers or do barriers break you? Do you see the possible as impossible or the impossible as possible? Breaking barriers is all in your mind. May 6th, 1954… Roger Bannister, a British medical student, ran what was unthinkable – he ran a sub-four-minute mile. For over 100 years no one had been …

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Monday Message | A Deer in Headlights

What happens when you get into a “big game” for the first time? Do you try to survive or thrive?   A key component of the mental game is to anticipate adversity and also to anticipate success. When you get into the big game, you will reveal what you have been training for all season …

Weekly Monday Message – Drop the Guillotine

When do you drop the guillotine and STOP THINKING and START TRUSTING yourself in competition? Of all the conversations I have had with athletes in 2014, one of the topics that comes up daily is how to stop thinking when they perform. What they are really after without even knowing it is how to trust …

GPS Monday Message

Monday Message Week 9 – GPS Re-Route

Do you use the GPS on your phone when you drive? If so, what does it say to you when you make a wrong turn? “Re-route!“ Being able to re-route when you drive assures that you get to your final destination.  It may take you a little longer than you planned, but you will still …

Monday Message Week 8 | The MMA Mindset

  When is your next fight? You are a FIGHTER!  We all are. You are in a fight to be the best version of you that you have ever been.  This is the biggest fight of your career, and adopting the mindset of an MMA fighter to your life will help to get your hand …

Monday Message – How to NEVER Lose Again – Week 7

I am a loser. That is why I win. In this video below I share with you why failure is a necessary part of success and what you are to do when you lose so that you NEVER LOSE AGAIN. Losing is a disease and it is contagious. If you are in a program where …

3 Types of People – Monday Message – Week 6

I am willing to bet that if you are reading this, you are one of the first two types of people. You MUST get to third as fast as possible or your career will run out on you and you WILL FALL SHORT OF YOUR GOALS. Most coaches and athletes think that mental toughness is …

4 Stages of Buy-in | Monday Message | Week 5

What are you selling?  Everyone is selling themselves on why they should or why they should not succeed. Coaches are selling their programs to recruits and their systems to their current athletes, and athletes are always selling themselves for opportunities to compete. Coaches and athletes MUST understand that there are “4 Stages of Buy-in” that …

The 4 Levels of Commitment | Monday Message | Week 4

DON’T FORGET!! 33% off with Promo Code: Monday33   Daily Dominator – Add to Cart   Why do you some days feel more committed to excellence than you do on others? It is because you slide into levels 1-3 of the 4 levels of commitment. When you live in level 4 and are on a …

3 Keys to Confidence | Monday Message | Week 3

Every coach and athlete I work with says confidence is a huge part of successful performance.  Then I ask them how they develop confidence and train confidence.  That is when the room goes quiet. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that confidence is a feeling.  It is an ACTION !  You DO NOT have to …

The GHP Rule

Applying The GHP Rule will change your life! Why is it that in your life you have known two people who were in the same situation yet responded in a totally different manner? Why it is that in the heat of competition one attacks and dominates while the other withers and hides? It is The …

Three Ways to Dominate 2014

How are you doing at holding true to the New Year’s resolutions that you set for yourself? Most people have already fallen off pace only six days into January. YOU are not like most people. You choose to DOMINATE The Day and hold yourself to a higher standard. That is why you read my Monday …