Archives November 2017

How to become an elite cognitive performer (Cal Newport Interview)

Cal Newport is a best selling author, a tenured professor at Georgetown University, and has accomplished more in his 35 years of living than most have the courage to make their goal. In this interview, we dive into the mechanics, the mindset, and the strategy behind eliminating distractions and becoming a peak performer. He breaks down specifically how he approaches planning, why he doesn’t have social media accounts, and why the advice to “follow your passion” is horrible advice and what you should do instead.



Time Stamps:


(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast
(2:33) Welcome, Cal!
(3:16) Ability to say no greatly attributed to Cal’s early success
(5:55) Cal’s cognitive fitness
(6:38) Extreme actions get extreme results
(7:34) Cal’s temptation with social media
(9:51) Stoicism 101 and losing your phone
(11:44) Cal’s definition of passion
(14:58) Mastery becomes a great source of passion
(17:14) What it means to be a craftsman
(19:18) Stretch and destroy
(21:20) Cal’s explanation of Deep Work
(24:16) Can you hit a wall with Deep Work?
(28:09) The process of finding the goals
(30:56) Lag versus Lead measures
(35:00) Why most college students aren’t killing it
(39:20) Cal’s flow state
(42:07) Cal’s type’s of goals
(45:01) Where you can find Cal-

How to build step by step confidence without counseling or reading

Do you struggle with confidence? Do you believe you have the skill but lack that assurance in yourself? It’s what separates good from great. Listen as I give you a real-life example from my life how to increase your confidence and a simple but incredibly effective written exercise you can use today to start gaining more confidence.

Episode 211 Time Stamps:


(1:21)- Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast
(1:40)- Confidence is critical
(2:18) Definition of confidence
(3:35) What is a habit?
(5:45) Identify problems quickly and execute plans to address those problems
(6:33) Create a feeling of control
(7:54) The poopy jar
(9:30) Shoutout to former guest Tony Horton
(11:58) Reinforce the right behavior
(13:40) What problems do you have in your life?
(13:52) Confidence written exercise
(14:56) Email me at [email protected] and let me know how this exercise works for you




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How to train yourself to care less what others think

The human brain is wired to overvalue the opinions of our peers….it served us back when were roaming the African savanna, but it doesn’t serve us as much now. That feeling you get when your friends talk shit, when your parents disapprove, or when you miss a shot in a game…That feeling paralyzes many and prevents them from taking risks or doing what is necessary. You cannot be a victim to this disease, you have to learn how to overcome the fear of others opinions…but how? How can you practically and systematically build immunity to what stops so many others? In this episode, I show you how I approach this problem.


210 Time Stamps:

(1:21) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast
(1:31) Training on how to give a f*ck less what others think
(2:58) Name one high performer who wasn’t motivated
(4:00) Michael Moss: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
(4:12) Ray Dalio: Principles
(4:33) Higher versus lower self
(7:36) We all have the same needs and fears
(8:23) Step 1- Learn how to breathe
(10:18) Mark Divine: Unbeatable Mind and Way of the SEAL
(11:26) Step 2- Analyze your goals and your vision
(14:25) I answer to King Zeus
(15:02) Make yourself a disciple of your vision
(16:20)Step 3- Put yourself in more situations where you can be judged
(18:16) Remind yourself about how much people really don’t care about you
(22:03) Opinions that we are afraid of are literally nothing

Celebrity Reality Check: My Mindset Coaching Strategy for Kendall Jenner

Although you cannot always relate to the problems of these big name celebrities and superstars, a-lot of times it’s really easy to see how mentally weak some of them are, and how much help they need in terms of developing a more dominate mindset, and bulletproof confidence and certainty. I’ve done something very different in this episode, and I am sure it will rub some of you the wrong way. What I’ve done is taken Kendall Jenner, and broken down my strategy of how I would work with her if given a chance. I got the chance to see some of her mental weaknesses, and I know how these weaknesses will affect her if not addressed. How many “celebrities” have we seen meltdown and flame out after controversies or adversity? In the episode, I talk directly to Kendall, and give her a few doses of reality along with my prescribed course of action to help her take the game over and be mentally unstoppable. I’ll be doing these celebrity reality checks on more athletes and celebrities as they expose their weaknesses to the general public, so stay tuned and give me your feedback.

209 Time Stamps:

(2:05) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast
(3:35) The Kardashian inspiration
(6:19) The celebrity reality check and practical game plan
(6:52) The reality of being a celebrity observer
(7:43) What we see on tv is not always real
(8:25) The celebrity breakdown of Kendall Jenner
(10:26) The reality check for Kendall Jenner
(10:51) “You should know that people don’t like you already”
(12:02) Gameplan step #1- Get you aligned
(12:38) Create a scouting report
(13:39) Establish a vision
(15:00) Who do you think you have to be?
(15:32) Establish your role in the family
(16:22) Take control of your career
(17:41) Create a power circle
(18:01) Establish systems for areas you’ve decided to dominate
(19:15) Create an anticipation playbook
(20:18) Become comfortable making other people uncomfortable
(21:20) Plan responses for every situation
(22:58) Establish new emotional patterns
(24:38) Increase your perspective


How to get other people to take you more seriously

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As you move more aggressively towards becoming the best, you’ll have people who you trust and love start to take you for a joke…maybe they question you, maybe they laugh or mock your goals and visions…Maybe you’re even trying to take a friend along with you towards greatness but they don’t seem to be responding the way you want. How do you handle that? How do you stay focused even when they aren’t taking you serious? How do you ignore that? In today’s episode, I break down a simple formula and mindset that will help you to overcome that challenge.

208 Time Stamps:

(1:30) Where are you at with your goals?
(2:24) Story about my high school days
(3:39) My college walk-on days
(5:30) Reality: your family and friends do not know sh*t
(6:52) Get clear on your outcome
(7:24) Get clear on your why as they align with who you are
(8:50) Educate yourself on your decision
(10:16) Create a plan to get you there
(11:10) Work your ass off daily towards your goals
(13:11) Keep your mouth shut in the beginning
(13:55) Show off when necessary to shut others up
(14:28) Robert Greene: 50th Law
(15:08) Develop an always hungry mentality
(17:05) Get results

206: The Film Room: Floyd Mayweather Mindset, Pt. 3: Why Loyalty + Brutal Honesty are keys to Floyd’s Success

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What are the REAL reasons that you want to accomplish your goals? What are the deepest dark motivators that you don’t tell anyone? It’s about time you come to terms with them so you can finally become the version of yourself you are destined to be. The only way to do that is by owning who you are unapologetically. This is what Floyd does brilliantly. Listen to this episode to find out his mindset towards women, vegas and strip clubs, and why I believe that is what makes him undefeated and TBE. 

206 Time Stamps:

(2:30) Welcome back to the film room!
(3:05) Mindset is 80% of the equation
(3:32) Recap of the Floyd Mayweather Film Room Series
(5:00) The battery analogy
(7:37) Do you act in alignment with what you think is important?
(10:48) Floyd keeps it real about his desire for money
(14:10) Tim Grover- Relentless
(14:35) Tiger’s Downfall
(16:38) Be honest with yourself
(17:05) How to be more loyal to yourself
(17:10) Sit down with a pen and paper and write down the reasons you do what you do
(18:03) Say what you think and feel more often
(19:30) Email me at [email protected] the answers to these questions
(19:36) Why do you play your sport?
(19:45) What are the darker reasons behind why you play your sport?
(19:50) Why are you so afraid to admit those reasons?
(20:05) How much more free would you be if you could be yourself?
(20:21) Where in your life have you been the most fake?


205: The Film Room: Floyd Mayweather Mindset, Pt. 2: The Keys To Chess Like Thinking: Calculated + Strategic

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Are you playing chess or checkers? Do you just take action, or is your action calculated and strategic? It’s part 2, and in this episode I show you how Mayweather is 50-0 because he planned it that way and he planned it like a war general plans to win war. It’s complex. I show you in this episode how to apply Floyd’s mindest to be a beter planner, more calculated and reach results faster without half the frustration. 

Episode 205 Time Stamps:
(2:30) – Welcome back to the Film Room Series!
(3:25)-  Recap from Episode 1
(4:18)- Floyd and 50 Cent
(5:00)- Floyd Struggles to Read Promo
(6:48)- Marry the Result, Divorce the Strategy
(7:40)- Play Chess not Checkers
(8:27)- The Hard Work Illusion
(9:52)- Think Strategically
(12:00) Don’t Give Up on the Goal, but Don’t Marry Yourself to a Particular Strategy
(13:52) Actions Impact Outcomes
(15:42) Embrace Reality
(16:40) Trust Yourself rather than Other People
(18:32) How to Become Calculated and Strategic like Floyd
(18:37) Key 1- Define your End Game and your Core Values
(19:21) Key 2-Picture your End Game Every Day with the Emotion Already Being Attached to it of it Already Being Real
(19:56) Key 3- Study your Competition
(20:16) Key 4- Craft your Plans According to Reality
(20:51) Key 5- Adjust Quickly and Often if Necessary
(21:36) Key 6- Never Relent on your End Game because of Doubters and Naysayers (22:23) What is your Ultimate End Game?
(22:38) What is your Strategy for How You Plan to get to your End Game?
(23:03) What is your Plan B and C?
(23:14) What Faulty Believe have you been carrying around that makes you despise those people who are witty and sharp?