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How to Build a Championship Culture (Plus the top 3 mistakes even smart, hard-working coaches make)

At some point, every coach realizes that working hard isn’t enough to get to the top. The truth is that all coaches works long hours trying to do whatever it takes to win. But there’s one thing I’ve learned after many years being around some of the best coaches in the world: success is about… Read More

The foundation of effective leadership that most coaches get dead wrong and how you can get it right

Get this right and things tend to fall into place; get it wrong and things tend to fall apart. Sometimes, helping our clients and athletes requires the process of unlearning things they “know.” Whether it’s limiting beliefs or habits they think are helping but are actually hurting, unlocking their potential and guiding them to success… Read More

The truth about peak performance, sport psychology and mental conditioning that nobody is shooting you straight

(it requires more than a perfect fitness program or hard work) How is that two people can respond to the same situation in very different ways? When the game is on the line, one athlete folds under the pressure and retreats; the other embraces the challenge, rising to the occasion. When “life” gets in the… Read More

The KR70: 70 Lessons From My Mentor Ken Ravizza

One day can change your life. One book can change your life. One person can change your life. That day was July 4, 2000, in a Barnes & Noble store at 660 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215. The book was Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time. The person was the author… Read More

26.2 Miles + 26.2 Thoughts

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, I will be running with the Pat Tillman Foundation in the New York City Marathon.  In this Peak Performance Report, I wanted to share with you 26.2 thoughts as I prepare for the 26.2 mile race, thoughts that I think will help you to win your race… the race to… Read More

PODCAST: Andrew Franks – NFL Kicker – From D3 To The NFL

Brian sits down with current Kicker for the Miami Dolphins Andrew Franks to discuss his journey from playing Division 3 Football at RPI to kicking in the NFL.  Andrew’s drive and determination to be great make him one of the top peak performers ever interviewed on the podcast.   You will learn… Why Andrew chose to attend a D3 school…. Read More

PODCAST: Dr. James Maas | Sleep, The Missing Link in Peak Performance

Dr. James Maas is a world renown authority, consultant in the field of sleep and performance and widely regarded as the world’s leading expert in sleep research and how sleep impacts optimal performance.   You will learn… How sleep relates to optimal performance. Sleep tips that NFL and Olympic teams are using. About the sleep… Read More

PODCAST: Monica Abbott Softball’s First Million Dollar Mental Game

Monica Abbott is the D1 Softball All-Time Career Leader in Wins, Strikeouts, Shutouts, Innings Pitched, Games Started, and Games Pitched.  After her collegiate career, she signed the most lucrative contract ever for a female in professional sports.   In this episode, you will learn… How Monica went through the 4 Stages of Buy-In before participating in… Read More

PODCAST: Bobby Maximus | The Importance of Ruthless Self-Work

Brian sits down with one of the elite Peak Performers in the world, Bobby Maximus.  Bobby is a former police officer turned UFC fighter and is now the General Manager and founder of Gym Jones.   You will learn… The importance of ruthless self-evaluation. Bobby’s story and what drives him to be elite. A few techniques to… Read More

PODCAST: 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… Read More

PODCAST: 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.”… Read More

A 6-Step Plan For Building Your Best Body Ever

Excerpt from – Written by Michael Easter, Bobby Maximus – April 5, 2017 ​The only way to build the muscles you want is to take on challenges that others won’t. The building in Salt Lake City was all black with no signage. It felt like stepping into an underground club, one where the laws of gods and… Read More