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PODCAST: Bas Rutten: Inside The Mind of a UFC World Champion & MMA Hall of Famer

Go inside the mind of Bas Rutten, MMA Legend, UFC World Champion and UFC Hall of Fame fighter. The retired dutch MMA fighter, taekwondo black belt, muay thai kickboxer and professional wrestler was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion and finished his career on a unthinkable 22 fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, 1 draw). Fight Metrix, the official statistics provider for the UFC ran the numbers on Rutten’s career and statistically proved that he belongs not only in the UFC hall of fame, but near or on top of the list of greatest fighter of all time.

PODCAST: How to Win the 90% of Baseball That Is the Mental Game

Bob Tewksbury is an icon in the field of mental performance in baseball. Largely considered one of the best control pitchers of all time and best mental performance coaches in the sport.  He was a 1992 MLB All-Star and in the last century, no pitcher has a lower ratio of base on balls per innings pitched. “Tewks” had a playing career that spanned from 1986 to 1998 in which he racked up 812 strikeouts. After his career he went back to school at Boston University and earned a masters degree in applied sport psychology. He has worked as a mental performance coach with the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants and currently serves in that capacity with the Chicago Cubs.

Champions are Committed to the Process. Are You?

Are you committed to leading your team? Do your players trust you and are they committed to the process you’ve put in place? Staying committed to the process is a daily decision.  You must decide everyday to stay the course. All the coaches and players headed to Omaha are committed to the process we put in place. Here is how they maintain their commitment:

PODCAST: Todd Cetnar – The 3 Pillars of Elite Results

Todd Cetnar, founder and CEO of Cetnar Consulting Group, has 25+ years leading strategic growth with prominent companies and sports teams across the globe. Today, Todd sits as a Vice President of Sales for a leading medical device company managing over $300M. Todd is a former professional basketball player and 3x Hall-of-Famer who played throughout Europe. Now, as a corporate executive, Todd combined the skillsets learned in both arenas to formulate the framework called the 3 Pillars of Elite Results.

Leading Champions: The Road To Omaha Part 2

All winning coaches and teams have clearly stated principles. The coaches with the most championship titles expect that the team’s principles are developed and demonstrated.

What are the core principles driving your player’s performances?

Where in your office or locker room do you advertise these principles?

Can your players quickly name these principles if I ask them?

The Road to Omaha: How Champions Are Made

Earlier this week, the NCAA released the Division I Men’s College Baseball World Series Tournament Bracket. In the college baseball world this is more commonly known as “The Road to Omaha”. Tomorrow starts the regionals where 64 teams will compete in 16 different 4 team brackets, narrowing themselves down to the following weekends 8 super regionals where 16 teams will battle and give us the 8 teams who will compete in Omaha, Nebraska vying for the National Championship.

Every college baseball player dreams of this time of year and competing in the “The Road to Omaha”. But, in order to win, each team will have to treat these regional and super regional games like any other game or practice.

Nothing special. Even though it’s crazy special. Why? Because champions…

PODCAST: Golf MPM with Brian Cain (Ep. #3) No Double Bogeys

In episode 3,  Cain and Carp discuss the mindset of playing to avoid double bogey vs. going for birdie and the difference that this mindset shift can make in your scoring. They also discuss how making committed swings to conservative targets can completely lower your handicap and help you to GO LOW.

The 98 Day Challenge

For 98 Days, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, identify what you are wanting to START doing, STOP doing and CONTINUE doing to help you close the gap from where you are to where you want to be?  

What I Learned Caddying on the PGA Korn Ferry Tour

In April I had the opportunity to caddy for a golfer on the Korn Ferry Tour. It was challenging and at times uncomfortable for me. But, that’s a big reason why I LOVED it. You see, I’ve been a mental performance coach for high school, collegiate and professional level athletes of all sports for over twenty years. And the number one thing I have learned is that it’s easier to understand the athletes I work with when I walk in their shoes to the greatest extent that I’m able. This means walking next to them, hearing, seeing, and feeling it all. The distracting noises, the tense silences, the sometimes debilitating self-talk.

The Rise of Corbin Burnes

And he’s being compared to Cy Young. This is exciting in of itself, but his success has been amplified because of how he started and where his stats were in 2019…

How to Coach your Athletes to Use Fear as Fuel

There is a long list of outcomes that athletes fear. Fear of losing. Fear of getting cut. But we know that fearing outcomes will not help your athletes perform well today. As a coach, it’s your job to teach your athletes how to manage their fear. It starts with them knowing that fear grows out of feelings of what might happen in the future. Rule #1 about Fear: Fear feeds on feelings. If left unchecked, fear can kidnap the athlete’s mind and body. But you can coach the fear out of your athletes and teach them how to regulate their emotions.

What is Mental Performance Mastery (MPM)?

Why what you don’t know about Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) is holding you back from your true potential (and what to DO about it) “Elite performance in any arena is 90% mental, yet most competitors work on the mental game less than 10% of the time in their training. Mental Performance Mastery (MPM) training is… Read More