Archives March 2018

244: Super Bowl Champion and Former Teammate Steve Weatherford

In today’s episode, I link up with my former teammate from the Saints, a super bowl champ, 10 time NFL veteran, multimillionaire and also named one of the fittest men in the world. He also happens to be a member of the 5 kid club and I would not be exaggerating if I said this was an episode you do to want to miss. He absolutely crushed it and left so much value that you’ll probably need to listen again. Enjoy.

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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast
(2:30) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast, Steve!
(4:40) Steve’s Story
(14:42) Where Steve got his beliefs from
(19:00) Steve’s time in the NFL
(27:08) Challenges and Triumphs
(32:22) After football
(37:36) What made the 2011 Giants a championship team
(42:29) Goals and the Perfect Day
(54:32) Cliches on the internet
(59:24) Morning and Evening Routines
(1:03:05) Where to find Steve


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243: How to Dominate in the Classroom

Just because you can ball on the field or court, doesn’t mean you’ll be able to take those skills and apply them in the classroom. Just like anything else, there is a strategy and mindset that is required to kill it in the classroom and get the grades you need. In my experience, when I wanted to, I was able to crush it in the classroom. In this episode, I break down specifically how I did it.

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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast
(2:01) Shoutout to Dante!
(4:20) My academic history
(7:10) Principle #1: I  wanted to
(7:50) Principle #2: Get the syllabus and reverse engineer it
(9:09) Principle #3: Dedicate time for studying
(9:49) Principle #4: GO TO CLASS EVERYDAY!
(10:42) Principle #5: Meet with your teachers every week
(11:31) Principle #6: Tell your teachers and professors your goals
(12:52) Principle #7: Sit in front of the class
(14:37) Principle #8: Be creative and smart when you study
(15:39) Principle #9: Rid yourself of bullshit excuses that you can’t learn something
(16:48) Principle #10: Focus on results
(17:44) Principle #11: Be systematic in your approach to live
(18:31) Principle #12: Refuse to sacrifice any quality in your efforts
(25:39) Cal Newport, “How to Become a Straight-A Student

242: Sports Psychologist Dr. Jack Llewellyn

In this interview, I dig into the mindset, experience, and techniques of a certified OG in the sports psychology game. Dr. Jack Llewellyn has spent over 45 years working with pro and elite basketball, baseball, and football players and helping them overcome negative thought patterns, anxiety, and poor performance to ultimately become their best. He breaks down his incredible journey and gives real life, reality-based advice that you can start implementing immediately. You will want to listen to this.

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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!
(2:10) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast Dr. Jack!
(8:00) Jack’s work with John Smoltz
(12:14) Universal patterns of struggle
(17:40) Working with athletes and visualization
(20:20) Watching the mistakes
(23:18) Positive and Negative Reinforcement
(30:26) Approaching high standards, SMART Goals, and Reengineering the Goal
(39:19) Medication and Mental Struggles
(44:11) Parents
(50:31) Sport may be the only vehicle left for children to interact and learn life skills
(51:58) Dr. Jack’s habits and life advice
(55:16) Where you can find Dr. Jack

Where to Find Dr. Jack and his books:

Coming in First: Twelve Keys to Being a Winner Every Day
Winning Sure Beats Losing and Here’s What You Can Do About It
Commonsense Leadership: No-Nonsense Rules for Improving Your Mental Game and Increasing Your Team’s Performance
Dr. Jack’s Website
Dr. Jack’s Podcast: You Don’t Know Jack: The Mental Game Behind Performance

241: How to Be 10x Better with your Time

Everyone talks about how much time they don’t have and how busy they are. In this episode, I share with you some very practical and hard-hitting tips that will supercharge your energy and productivity and serve to make you into someone who gets shit done. The right shit done. Take a listen.

(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!
(2:43) to have your questions answered!
(5:53) 7 practical steps to improving your time management
(6:30) #1: Focus on replacing instead of eliminating
(7:03) Charles Duhigg, “The Power of Habit
(9:05) #2: Focus on and maximize your transition periods
(10:30) #3: Set up your checklists for your transitions
(15:00) #4: Prepare in bulk beforehand
(17:33) #5: Identify your intentions before you work/train
(19:50) #6: Be pessimistic
(21:26) #7: Bulletproof your environment consistently

240: Reality Check: My Advice to Hungry Entrepreneurs

The difficulty and uncertainty you face as a young entrepreneur is a little different from that of an athlete, and if entrepreneurs want to succeed, they have to know what these differences are and how to handle them.I have learned many of these lessons the hard way, and want to share this valuable advice with you so you can dominate in business. Take a listen.

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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!
(2:45) To the All-In Entrepreneur
(4:24) #1- Bagging on yourself in public
(5:23) Shoutout to Jiggy!
(6:10) #2: Afraid of making excuses
(7:50) #3: Beating yourself up when you aren’t where you want to be
(8:42) #4: Relying on someone to tell you to do the right thing
(9:09) #5: Being a slave to your schedule
(9:50) Actions to resolving these issues
(9:51) Own our weaknesses with no false humility
(10:40) Look objectivity at problems without emotion
(11:39) Allow your reality to give you pain
(12:53) Take in knowledge at a fast rate
(15:10) Plan your ass off

239: Reality Check: My Advice to Obsessed College Athletes

There are certain obstacles and roadblocks that college athletes face that are unique to them, that they must be able to face and overcome them. In this episode, I break down my advice to the college athletes who want to go pro but don’t have what they need to do that.

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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast and the Reality Check Series!
(2:14) To the College Athlete
(3:03) The previous episode was for the young, hungry athlete,
(4:44) Realities of the college athlete
(6:51) My college days
(10:06) The party scene is very overrated
(10:22) Reality: Academics is a vehicle
(14:44) Taper yourself off of dependences as fast as possible
(19:07) Reality: Time spent on your sport will hurt your relationships
(20:25) READ!
(21:12) Know your strategy
(23:34) Use advice wisely
(25:53) Develop courage
(27:37) Please leave a review if you’re digging the content

238: Reality Check: My Advice to Young Ambitious Athletes

This is my advice to the young teenage athlete who is overly ambitious, obsessed and willing to do whatever it takes to be great. Take a listen.

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(1:21) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!
(2:00) Listen to the Leadership Series if you haven’t
(3:12) My history leading up to now
(5:45) Today is for the young ambitious athlete
(7:48) Reality: You are delusional to how all in you have to be
(8:26) Reality: Pleasing your friends, family, and coaches
(9:26) Reality: Habits of dependency
(9:57) Reality: Need for validation
(10:17) My advice to you
(10:58) #1- Decide if your purpose is legit
(14:36) #2- Learn to deal with pain well
(16:55) #3- Decide what’s most important to you
(19:25) #4- Settle the conflict with your athletes
(22:13) #5- Get your money right
(24:36) #6- Build your infrastructure for the long-term
(25:38) #7- Decide you will always refuse other’s opinions on how good you’re doing
(29:33) My offer to the young ambitious athlete or parent or coach of one
(32:34) If this is for you, go to
(33:46) Anyone 21 and up, go to