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PODCAST: Life Is A Strategy Game

In this Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) Podcast Episode, I explain how talent is over-rated and how life is a strategy game, not a talent game.  As a society, we over emphasize the importance of talent and under play the importance of strategy.  You can be, have, do anything you want with the right strategy.  When you understand this concept and live this concept you stop making excuses and start making progress.

PODCAST: The Law of the Jungle

Understanding the parable of “The Law of the Jungle” can transform your life by getting you to take a look at your real self.  We become the average of who we associate with most and what we do most frequently.  We all have an inborn Lion inside of us that’s born to hunt greatness.  Learn how you find your real self and your amazing dormant talents.

PODCAST: What You Can Learn from the Daily Habits of an 18-Yr Old with a $7.7 Million Signing Bonus

Bobby Witt Jr.  “Junior” is one of the most exciting young athletes in the country, and was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. The Kansas City Royals inked him to the 3rd largest signing bonus in Major League Baseball history when they paid the 18 year old a $7.79 million dollar signing bonus. He then found himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

PODCAST: The Rise of Vitor Belfort: How a Shy Brazilian Teen Became an MMA Superstar

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has dominated the mixed martial arts scene for over two decades and cemented his legacy as one of the greatest knockout artists the sport has ever seen, having faced off—and beaten—some of the most legendary names in the sport. He is a a former UFC Light Heavyweight and the UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament champion top three all time in UFC finishes and still competing for world championships into his early 40’s.

The ONLY tool you need create the habits you want and destroy the ones you don’t.

Imagine it’s 5:00 a.m. and your cell phone alarm is ringing.  You’re supposed to be at the gym in 30 minutes for your morning conditioning session.  You don’t have a workout written down or a training partner to meet up with. You plan to just figure out what to do when you get there.  Oh,… Read More

PODCAST: How mental performance helped turn the impossible dream into an Olympic medal

Lyndsey Fry is a silver medalist with Team USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socci. She is also a Harvard Grad.
In this episode she shares the mental performance strategies she used to ascend to the top of women’s hockey and now in the entrepreneur world.

PODCAST: From high school national player of the year to an every day fight to live: The role of mindset in choosing your response to success and adversity

Taylor Dockins one of the most inspiring people you will ever meet. As a high school athlete she was one of the most dominate softball players and high school athletes in the country, winning the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award.
Since high school, Taylor has been battling a rare form of cancer, and she regularly undergoes chemotherapy treatments while also balancing life as an elite student athlete.

PODCAST: From math teacher to MMA World Champion in one month: the power of mental performance training

Rich “Ace” Franklin went from being a high school math teacher to a UFC World Champion MMA Fighter in one month. In this episode, Rich discusses the impact our work together made in his career and the exact mental performance strategies he used to help him compete at his best inside the octagon.

Get Your Mind Right: How the skills of focus and awareness work together to determine your performance and your future

GO GREEN AND GET YOUR MIND RIGHT I hear coaches tell their athletes all the time to “get your mind right.” The University of Alabama Football used to have a chant they did before taking the field to “get your mind right.”   But what does it actually mean to “get your mind right”? First, let’s… Read More

Mental Performance Mastery Case Study: Rich Franklin, MMA World Champion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared practical strategies and methods athletes can use to break through the barriers that hold them back, and to develop the confidence and mental toughness needed to consistently perform at a higher level.  I’ve heard a ton of great feedback from the videos, articles, and social media posts covering… Read More

Athletes: Ideas for dealing with self isolation, social distancing, and not having access to weight rooms or athletic facilities.

No one has ever been through something like “this” before. Seasons just… over.  High school and college athletic careers… ending.  Not with a lost game or a championship, but with uncertainty with what the present and future will bring. And while I’d love to tell you “Here’s what you should do”… these are uncharted waters… Read More

3 mental performance experiments that could take your athletic performance to the next level (even if they seem way too easy to work)

As a lifelong athlete myself, I’ve experienced firsthand what it’s like to feel like you’re capable of performing at a much higher level than you currently are.  After a solid high school athletic career as a three sport standout athlete, I went to college on a baseball scholarship and fell flat on my face. Interestingly,… Read More