Archives August 2017

186: Tom Bilyeu: Co-Founder of Quest Nutrition and Founder of Impact Theory

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Welcome, Tom Bilyeu to the Sports Motivation Podcast! Tom is the Co-founder of Quest Nutrition, host and founder of Impact Theory (a for-profit media company), and a professional speaker on mindset. In this interview, we talk about Tom’s beginnings, his mindset for success, his company’s “G-Code”, and the chokeholds that many early entrepreneurs have (and how to deal with them). Get the most out of today’s interview with active listening and focused note-taking. As always, be sure to check out the resources listed in the show notes.

Episode 186 Time Stamps:
(1:21) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast, Tom!
(2:40) Tom’s Story
(5:36) The breakthroughs Tom received after studying the mind
(9:44) Breaking away from the security of comfort towards the unknown of entrepreneurship
(12:10) BOOK: Carol Dweck, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”
(13:04) Tom’s quest for financial gain
(22:20) Tom on self-compassion
(24:26) BOOK: Tim Grover, “Relentless”
(26:37) Quest’s G-Code #2 “Personal Growth is the highest priority of all Team-Quest members”
(29:11) Quest’s G-Code #5 & #6 “You can do anything you set your mind to  without limitation. #5 is a lie but it is an empowering lie. We do and believe that which empowers us.”
(32:02) “Do and believe that which moves you towards your goals.”
(33:11) Quest’s G-Code #9 “Quest is a safe place to make mistakes.”
(34:41) “Your current skill set has already taken you as far as it’s going to take you.”
(36:43) BOOK: Robert Greene “The 50th Law”
(37:55) Successful actions of Quest Nutrition that made them successful
(40:02) Common social media philosophies that are misunderstood
(43:09) How Tom has changed his environment to foster growth
(48:17) Tom’s personal belief system
(51:09) Impact Theory’s best interviews
(54:57) Chokeholds of today’s entrepreneur
(58:17) Tom’s current game plan!
Impact Theory Website:
Instagram: @tombilyeu
Twitter: @tombilyeu


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185: GPS Goal Setting Series, Pt. 3: The GPS Goal Achievement System

Welcome back! In the final episode of this GPS Goal Setting Series, I break down the principles behind the GPS system. First, what is the GOAL? Next, what is the PURPOSE behind the goal? Lastly, what is the STRATEGY? The order in which you set your goal to attack it is critical. You must have an underlying purpose before attacking your strategy. So, are you ready to give it a shot? I’m proud to present to you, my GPS System (available for only a week), at Remember, this ain’t for everybody. So tell me… are you part of the 2%?

Episode 185 Time Stamps:
(1:21) Part three of the GPS Goal Setting Series
(2:35) “You want to make sure your desires are in alignment with nature.” -Epictetus
(3:57) Remember that 90 day goal you decided on in Part 2? Well here’s what to do with it.
(5:17) The principles of the GPS philosophy
(5:28) BOOK: Maxwell Maltz, “Psycho-Cybernetics”
(11:58) An exclusive gift: The GPS course
(12:24) The Target Practice Habit System
(15:42) Are you part of the 2%?

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184: GPS Goal Setting Series, Pt. 2: How to set the “right” goals

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Welcome back to the GPS Goal Setting Series. In this part 2 episode, I break down 4 key principles you must understand before setting your goals. It’s critical to understand where you’re currently at in life, what you envision your future to look like, and to pinpoint what’s preventing you from being there already. This is a powerful realization; after you do this, you’ll be able to set more accurate and impactful goals that will lead to dramatic improvements in your life.

Episode 184 Time Stamps:
(1:21) Welcome back to the GPS series
(2:20) “Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger
(2:38) Recap of GPS Pt. 1
(3:12) GPS Pt. 2: Setting the RIGHT goal
(4:00) Opinions are misrepresented as law
(5:30) The goal today is to understand the principles of setting “the right” goals
(6:37) Principle #1: Identify clearly where you are right now  in life
(7:46) Principle #2: Establish a clear vision for where you want to be
(8:22) Principle #3: Identify your chokeholds
(10:05) Principle #4: Identify the most important pieces or the next steps to get you to your vision
(11:52) Set marathon goals
(11:58) Keys to setting the right goal
(13:11) The evidence procedure
(14:26) What should your goals be now?
(14:34) Create a 90 day goal (RIGHT NOW)
(15:26) Email me your goal at [email protected]. Do this now, and I’ll coach you up… Ready, set go!


183: GPS Goal Setting Series, Pt. 1: How to guarantee you don’t reach your goals

Much of what you do will be to avoid pain; and if you’re smart, you’ll use that. The journey of personal-growth isn’t glamorous. In fact, many doubts will follow the countless sacrifices that are made along the way. Here’s 7 ways to never reach your goal. Don’t fall victim to these ways. Become part of the 1% that rises above the rest.

Episode 183 Time Stamps:
(1:39) Reality Check: This ain’t no Rocky Theme.
(2:34) Me vs. “Resistance”
(3:24) BOOK: “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield
(4:53) Personal growth will NOT be comfortable.
(6:37) See through the delusion
(7:03) The Art of GOAL-SETTING.
(9:35) What to expect from this 3-part GPS series
(10:57) TODAY: How to guarantee that you don’t reach your goals. Mistakes of many on their goal-reaching journey.
(11:41) Enter the film room of the New Orleans Saints
(12:27) 7 mistakes for you to AVOID on your journey.
(13:07) Mistake #1: Don’t set small goals (based on what’s reasonable)
(17:30) Mistake #2: No EMOTION behind your goals.
(19:13) Mistake #3: No VISION on top of your goals.
(20:47) Mistake #4: They stop reviewing their goals.
(22:42) Mistake #5: They don’t break the goal down into specifics.
(23:08) Mistake #6: The lack of urgency.
(23:47) Mistake #7: The non aggressive-approach.
(24:14) Rig the game so that you can succeed.
(28:04) Which 7 mistakes do you fall victim to?
(29:43) What to expect in Part 2 of the GPS Series!

182: The Top 3 Ways I Motivate Myself

Do you know what motivates you and how to effectively use it to push yourself forward. Motivation is the KEY to domination. Today I’m blessing you with the top 3 ways I motivate myself, so you could try them out for yourself. Bottom line… you need to develop your own recipe and apply it to your life NOW.

Episode 182 Time Stamps:
(1:20) Show some love! Leave a review for the Sports Motivation Podcast (and the GYMR Podcast too!)
(2:12) My gratitude to YOU.
(3:15) Why I value motivation
(4:35) Find your own recipe that makes you tick
(6:18) Get Motivated, Pt. 1: MUSIC
(10:36) Get Motivated, Pt. 2: Talking my Sh**
(10:56) BOOK: Managing One’s Self” by Peter Drucker
(13:42) Get Motivated, Pt. 3: READ!
(14:47) BOOKS: James Allen’s“As a Man Thinketh” and “A Path of Prosperity”
(14:52) BOOK: “How to Do All Things” by Mark Age

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181: Elliott Hulse: Internationally renowned Strength & Conditioning Coach, Mentor, and Author

I am super juiced to welcome Elliott Hulse to the Sports Motivation Podcast! Elliott is a top Strength and Conditioning coach, Strongman, Author, and dominates the YouTube stratosphere with his content (so much more) by sharing his message to “Be the Strongest Version of Yourself and Inspire Others.” Listen as we dive deep into how Elliott found his life’s purpose at a young age, how he learned to channel inner emotion through dynamic meditation, the humility of injury, and detachment from positive and negative emotion, among many other things. Hit the jump for a link to Elliott’s site, and a chance to sign up for one of his Grounding Camps.

Episode 181 Time Stamps:
(1:21) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast Elliott!
(2:52) Elliott’s start
(7:11) Elliott’s four layers of strength philosophy
(10:16) “I’ve been inspired by the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen by how the psychology of an individual shows up physically in their muscular system.”
(13:01) The progression and combination of the 4 layers of strength
(15:08) Elliott’s personal struggles with mental and emotional patterns as a result of Reich’s philosophy
(22:36) The grounding camp and its audience
(25:24) Negative patterns of the “masculine” athlete
(29:22) Book: David Deida, “The Way of the Superior Man”
(30:30) The balance of Masculine and Feminine energy
(33:08) The detachment from the praisers and naysayers
(36:53) Reverting back to your neutral state, after consciously evaluating the emotion
(38:06) Book: Wallace D. Wattles, “The Science of Getting Rich”
(38:39) Reframing an emotionally difficult time in Elliott’s life to see a different reality
(42:25) The resistance of change and the emotions behind it
(43:36) Book: Esther Hicks, “The Law of Attraction”
(44:58) The balance between entrepreneur and husband/father
(49:07) How to not be shaken by negative emotions but at the same time recognizing its value
(53:45) Defining and cultivating courage

Elliott’s Website:
Elliott’s Grounding Camp info:
Instagram: @elliotthulse
Twitter: @elliotthulse

180: The Film Room: Kobe Bryant Mindset, Pt. 3 “Limitless Curiosity”

As we wrap up Kobe’s Film Room series, today we examine the importance of curiosity. The Black Mamba was a true student to the game of basketball, with an unbeatable desire to learn EVERYTHING he could. Even if it took a few cold calls here and there, Kobe followed through… What does this mean for you? How will you interpret this past week’s deep dive into Mr. Bryant’s mind? Will you soak it in and do nothing, or will you adopt this mentality? The choice is yours.

Episode 180 Time Stamps:
(2:21) Part 3 of the FILM ROOM!
(4:37) A brief review of parts 1 of 2
(7:14) Clip #1: The Mamba Mentality.
(9:36) Clip #2: Call up Tex!
(14:07) Putting yourself through the fire
(14:45) The bottom line: for YOU.
(16:14) Your NEW assignments (until the next Film Room session!)

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179: The Film Room: Kobe Bryant Mindset, Pt. 2 “Unreasonable Commitment”

Welcome back to the Film Room… Today’s focus is on Kobe’s commitment to the game. He knew handouts didn’t exist. Being legendary takes an Unreasonable Commitment… You gotta expect to sacrifice what isn’t beneficial to you, but still remains in your environment. Let’s roll.

Episode 179 Time Stamps:
(2:17) Part 2 begins now!
(2:56) Your mindset is the only thing that is within your control | Napoleon Hill’s, “Outwitting the Devil”
(4:05) RENEW your mind.
(5:15) A brief review of Part 1
(5:45) Clip #1: Kobe’s logic on getting up EARLY.
(8:30) Are you Kobe, or the interviewer?
(9:17) Clip #2: Confidence comes from PREPARATION.
(9:50) Are you willing to DO the mundane?
(11:00) Concept: Robert Greene’s “Mental Alchemy”
(11:27) Clip #3: Beethoven
(11:57) The “Reframe”
(13:13) Create a set of mentors that hold you to a HIGHER level.
(14:42) Concept: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Law of Compensation”
(15:50) Clip #4: Inherent Sacrifices
(17:10) How can we apply Kobe’s mentality?

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178: The Film Room: Kobe Bryant Mindset, Pt. 1 “HUNGER”

Welcome to THE FILM ROOM… We begin this month’s mini-series with a special look into the mechanics of the great Kobe Bryant, aka “Black Mamba”. After spending weeks of reviewing Kobe’s film, I’ve created three lessons for you to develop a mentality similar to Kobe’s. Ready? Let’s review.

Episode 178 Time Stamps:
(2:17) Welcome to the FILM ROOM!
(4:10) Are the greats so much more different than you?
(5:00) Legendary isn’t random.
(7:03) Here’s what to expect in the “Film Room Series”
(8:38) The Black Mamba’s HUNGER.
(9:14) Hunger, implies the “lack”
(10:40) Clip #1: “My brain cannot process failure”
(11:40) Clip #2: “How do I get THERE?”
(14:00) Clip #3: Give EVERYTHING you got.
(15:26) Clip #4: “Win as many championships as possible.”
(15:57) Clip #5: How to make your game UNSTOPPABLE
(18:15) Clip #6: Challenges are puzzles.
(18:47) Clip #7: Kobe’s “road game-mentality”
(20:49) Clip #8: Mount Everest
(21:12) Today’s Film Room Breakdown.