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July 2, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this episode Justin talks about embracing the process.
July 1, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this segment, you will hear basic ways you can improve your mental game through positive self talk and why it's so important. Learn a couple things you can do now that will make a difference.
June 30, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
The guest for this first Finding Mastery Live is Alex Honnold, someone I've wanted to talk to for a very long time. Alex, in my mind, is one of the most compelling athletes in sport right now. Alex is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America's biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. If you're not familiar with free solo climbing, it's literally climbing without using any ropes and harnesses or any protective equipment, relying entirely on the climbers ability, which is just his or her mind, their hands, their feet, and their connection with the mountain. That's it. Alex's mind is extraordinary. His depth of presence, his curiosity, his confidence, his ability to be calm and to think clearly - they all just jumped out in this conversation.
June 29, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Nicole Bolton has without doubt been Western Australia's finest female cricketer in the past decade but as you'll hear in this episode it's been a roller-coaster ride for her that's included the highs of scoring a century on international debut while the lows have forced her to take multiple breaks from the game at different stages of her career. She has openly spoken in the past about the mental health issues she's had to deal with and overcome and she was incredibly honest about her struggles in this conversation. This is a very insightful conversation from an exceptional cricketer and very raw conversation with a lovely human being. Please be aware there are parts of this conversation that could act as a trigger for people with mental health issues. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety or any mental health issues then please remember that you aren't alone. Speak to someone and seek help.
June 26, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Mindful Communication Podcast episode #18 - Workplace Miscommunications Oct 15, 2019 Diana Peterson-More is a former employment lawyer, corporate manager, executive, and officer. She left a Fortune 200 company to launch The Organizational Effectiveness Group, LLC where she is now a speaker and facilitator that aligns people with values-driven organizational goals. She is also the author of the book Consequential Communication in Turbulent Times: A practical guide to leadership. In this episode, we talk about the cost of miscommunications in the office, the difference between judgments and authenticity, and much, much more.
June 25, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Cynthia expresses another dimension to wellness: environmental. She shares easy, simple ways to improve our environmental wellness in our personal lives and in our work spaces.
June 24, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This podcast offers some simple strategies to consider in order to improve the body and brain's ability to prepare for obtaining quality of sleep. Some of these strategies include limiting food intake, sleeping in a cool room, and reading and writing as opposed to watching.
June 23, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
On this podcast, we get to hear from many different vantage points: artists, scientists, elite military, politicians, those who run highly successful businesses, and those who have been on the razor's edge in the sports arena. When it comes to elite sport, there's a rare breed that have succeeded as both player and coach — and winning championships in both roles is almost unheard of. That is why I wanted to sit down with Luke Walton, head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Luke played in the NBA for 10 years, winning 2 championships.
June 22, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Susan Leahy joins us to provide some much needed tips on the best ways to keep yourself uplifted during the pandemic, why companies will be forced to finally find work-from-home options, how to deal with social distancing, and how to talk to your kids about the pandemic.
June 20, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Credit Karma Chief People Officer Colleen McCreary and Jenna discuss how our self-dialogue shapes our reality and the way we show up for ourselves and others. Colleen shares self-assessment practices you can try right now to write a more empowering story for yourself, expand your dreams, and silence your self doubt realizing them.
June 19, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
One of the most important aspects of athletic performance is something we all do for a third of our lives, but until recently, had rarely been discussed. In the first of this two-part episode, you can hear from one of the very very best sport & exercise physicians–Dr. Cindy Chang (@drchizzle). She explains how sleep influences risk of illness and injury, its effect on sports performance, the challenges of travel for the elite athlete, the impact of a busy schedule on sleep for collegiate athletes, and the role of sleep in concussion care.
June 18, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Robert Rickover provides a general introduction to the Alexander Technique in an interview with the Lincoln Journal Star Newspaper. You can learn more about the Alexander Technique at alexandertechnique.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Visit his website at alexandertechniquenebraska.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at AlexTechExpress.com/support
June 17, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
If you expect Agile, and your message, to spread, you need to be very good at setting targets and crushing them. You can't do that using traditional big-business time management. You'll need to: Decline meetings or limit them to 30 minutes OR LESS unless its team time - group work, facilitation Block time IN YOUR CALENDAR to do your most important work - uninterrupted. No exceptions Get Good at Saying NO
June 16, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Roundtable discussion about motor skill learning and how athletes can not only learn sport skills but retain them in a manner that easily transfers them to performance.
June 15, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Michael Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of formal rules and informal rules in sports. Many sports restrain violence and retaliation through formal rules while in others, protective equipment is used to reduce injury. In all sports, codes of conduct emerge to deal with violence and unobserved violations of formal rules. Munger explores the interaction of these forces across different sports and how they relate to insights of Coase and Hayek.
June 13, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Often, our beliefs about ourselves present themselves as facts. However, most of the time they are simply our biased thoughts about our past experiences based on our perception. These “complicated” narratives about ourselves are the root cause of our lack of self-confidence. Many of my clients have a fundamental lack of confidence. They don't believe that they are good enough to have what they want. They don't believe that they are smart enough, talented enough, thin enough, or lovable enough. So what can you do to close this gap? On this episode, we take a look at how most of us try to “fix” our lack of confidence and examine why trying to accomplish something external will never solve this issue.
June 12, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
As a young athlete, you face many obstacles before achieving peace of mind, freedom and success in sports. Join Sports Performance Coach and Sports Lawyer Tola Ogunlewe as he helps you break your mental and physical limitations in sports with the help of the Athlete Maestro Method. Every lesson/interview is broken down into simple actionable steps to get you to be the best athlete you can be. This podcast is also for parents who want their children to play professional sports
June 11, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In a live appearance at UCLA's Royce Hall, actress, social media disrupter and feminist Amandla Stenberg talks about the importance of vulnerability and finding strength in your identity. She shares her journey of becoming comfortable with her authentic self and loving who she was born to be. Amandla—who portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games, Madeline in Everything, Everything and Starr in The Hate U Give—was declared "one of the most incendiary voices of her generation" by Dazed magazine. The Ms. Foundation for Women also named Amandla the Feminist Celebrity of the Year in 2015.
June 10, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
I'm delighted to be joined by founder and MD of 21 Leadership, Richard Nugent in this episode. Richard works with fast-paced organizations, including the League Managers Association (LMA), helping them build their capability and capacity for change. He is the best-selling author of ‘50 Secrets of Self Confidence' and a keynote speaker. In this episode we speak about the most important characteristics for leaders to have; knowing what you stand for as a leader; forward facing vs moving away from; leaving people with energy; physiology of leaders and competence.
June 9, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
If you've ever thought, “If I would have known then, what I know now, I'd shift gears in a heartbeat” — or — If you've ever wanted to shift gears and blaze a new path, but quickly stepped on the excitement by saying,” It's just too late now, I've got too many responsibilities” — or — if you've ever wanted to make a radical shift in your business, but were afraid of what others might think — you're going to flat out love Rich Roll, and his conversation with Michael Gervais.
June 8, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Are you a perfectionist? Does this cause you to start work on projects long before they are due? Do you find yourself lacking creativity in the process? For a long time I was just like this, but now I've found freedom, reduced stress, and creativity in waiting closer to the last minute to start. You might wonder how this is possible.
June 6, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this podcast, Ep. 5 - Mental Burnout / Best Breakfast Meals / Training for Different Goals/Sports, Theo Lynn speaks for the first 7 minutes about mental burnout causes, symptoms, and other factors that can attribute to it. When training we need to set realistic goals for ourselves, when we just go for broke is when overtraining can occur. Theo gives personal stories about how he overcame burnout with training and obstacles that are in the way of his training.
June 5, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
All coaches want to get better, but how many have a structured plan to do that? Getting better doesn't happen on its own. Professor Wade Gilbert's job is to study the best coaches in the business, and on this episode of the GAINcast he joins us to talk about what the best coaches do to improve their craft, including some common traits of high performing environments and ideas on how to practice better.
June 4, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this brief podcast Justin Sua discusses Self-Determination Theory of motivation.
June 3, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
A quick podcast to improve concentration when you have so many things to think about!
June 2, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Living a values-based life is different from a goal-oriented one. A values-based life encompasses more than trying to “feel good” or get to a final destination. When you direct your life toward what really matters to you, you will feel an increased sense of meaning and vitality, whatever situation you find yourself in. Values-based living has greater depth and staying power than goals and resolutions. Join Debbie and Dr. Jenna LeJeune, author of Values in Therapy: A Clinician's Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Life, for an encouraging discussion about what “living well” really means and how to increase values-based living in yourself and in your clients.
June 1, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Reflection is perhaps one of the most important practices we can engage in as learners but most of us aren't taking the time to do it. It is also a key element that distinguishes the best learners and leaders—so why aren't more of us doing it? In this special 25th episode of the Leading Learning Podcast, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele discuss the topic of reflection as it relates to effective learning and leadership. They also model this practice by taking some time to reflect on their own experience with the podcast and talk about why they started it, how it's benefited them, and where they are 25 episodes later.
May 31, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Do you fixate on your flaws and shortcomings? Our happiness guinea pig tries the opposite: focusing on her personal strengths.
May 30, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Michael Johnson explains what social loafing is, the fact that pretty much everyone does it, and how to reduce it.
May 29, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this interview, researcher and lecturer, Dr. Mustafa Sarkar, describes his powerful and cutting-edge findings on resilience with high achievers and Olympic champions. He defines resilience as the “the ability to use personal qualities to withstand pressure.” He discusses 6 personal qualities that resilient people have which include: 1) positive and proactive personality, 2) experience and learning, 3) sense of control, 4) flexibility and adaptability, 5) balance and perspective and 6) perceived social support. Dr. Sarkar provides practical tips including “learning your ABCs” on how to build resilience in yourself, your clients, or your team.
May 27, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
My guest this week is Dr. Bryan Mann. Dr. Bryan Mann is the Assistant Teaching Professor of Physical Therapy and was the Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Missouri from 2004 -2016. Dr. Bryan Mann has been competing in the sport of powerlifting since 1996. He has many powerlifting accolades to his name in raw, single-ply, and multi-ply lifting. He is a researcher and author, having written several research publications dealing with training in Division 1 athletics, specifically football. He has written three books, most notably the Complete Guide to Powerlifting for Human Kinetics with co-author Dan Austin.
May 26, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this episode, Justin Wylie talks about the elephant in the room, mental health. Wylie urges his audience to listen to this podcast to open their eyes to the realization that mental health issues occur to student-athletes just as often as others. Wylie uses professional examples along with his own experiences to convey his message.
May 25, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
THE WECOACH PODCAST KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH COACH BETSY BUTTERICK SHARING ADVICE ON WHAT MAKES A GOOD COMMUNICATOR AND WHY SHE STEPPED AWAY FROM COACHING BASKETBALL TO BECOME A COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST.
May 23, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Susan Kovacs interviews sport psychologist Dr. Keith Kaufman (author of Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement) on the topic of mindfulness and develops it clearly and gradually in this half-an-hour discussion. Dr. Keith puts forward the three basic aspects of mindfulness that I mention in my article (paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally), but develops them even further. Both Susan and Keith accentuate the importance of “individualized response” of each person and how people can practice mindfulness and at the same time tailor it their own way and reap its benefits with autonomy and joy. Dr. Keith also encourages future mindfulness practitioners with exposing the fact that even a couple of minutes a day can provide them with benefits. The examples are based in sports, but the content of the podcast is applicable in other performance fields as well.
May 22, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Jasmyne Spencer is a professional soccer player for OL Reign in the NWSL. From a young age, she knew she wanted to be a pro and pursued her dream with passion. Jasmyne talks to us about how the last year of her life going through ACL injury has not only been the most rewarding but also the most challenging and how she has learned to let those live in conjunction with one another. She opens up about how her fiance helped her shift her mentality, how she was thankful for her teammates she was rehabbing with, and how this delay in her season is something she is looking at from the bright side. Lots of good things to take away from this one - I hope you all enjoy!
May 21, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Having a solid morning routine can help get your days off to a great start, decreasing your stress and increasing your productivity. On today's episode, Michael and Adee describe their consistent morning routine and offer some helpful tips for building one of your own. They also explain how starting with one small change can dramatically improve your mornings and your life.
May 20, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In a culture driven by a series of actions and reactions, how much consideration do we give to the space that lives in the in-between? When triggered, what might happen if we allow ourselves to pause and tune into our hearts, dropping into what is holding true for us in that moment? In allowing ourselves that brief period of time between stimulus and response, we can learn how to shift our responses from ones of reflexivity to reflectivity – where the resulting interaction emanates respect and trust for ourselves and others. On this week's episode of the Reboot Podcast, Nicole Glaros, Partner at Techstars, joins Jerry for a thoughtful conversation on perceived awareness, the power of mindfulness, and the inherent resiliency which arises when we master the ability to widen the gap between stimulus and response
May 19, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Mark Samuel shares information about his book, “The Power of Personal Accountability” with a target audience of anyone interested in taking positive steps toward meeting their desired goals. Mr. Samuel shares information regarding his Personal Accountability Model and its two loops. The two loops consist of the Victim Loop and the Accountability Loop which outlines accountability being all about choice. A choice to place blame or a choice to own the desired outcome.
May 18, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Your clever brain can work overtime building worst-case scenarios. Here's how to recognize and avoid common thinking traps so you don't get stuck.
May 16, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of anger, why we need it, and who's allowed to feel it. Guests include psychologists Ryan Martin and Russell Kolts, writer Soraya Chemaly, former talk radio host Lisa Fritsch, and business professor Dan Moshavi.
May 15, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In 2015, Chris Mosier became the first openly transgender man to make the Men's US National Team and, in 2016, he became the first trans athlete to compete in a World Championship. He is a 5-Time Member of Team USA, representing the United States in Sprint Triathlon, as well as both Short Course and Long Course Duathlon. He is, as the BBC said, “The Man Who Changed the Olympics” as he was instrumental in getting the International Olympic Committee (IOC) policy on transgender athletes changed. Today, Matt Dixon shares Chris's journey from childhood athlete to successful athlete, advocate, and member of Team USA.
May 14, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This week's conversation is with quarterback Sam Darnold on leadership, trust, and confidence. Sam was just selected by the New York Jets with the 3rd pick in this year's NFL Draft. Over the last two years, Sam has been one of the top college quarterbacks in the nation, playing at the University of Southern California. I've known Sam since he participated in the Elite 11 quarterback camp – which features the best of the best quarterbacks coming out of high school. It's been incredible to see how far he's come since then. You might know him as one of the best rookie quarterbacks, but this conversation shows a different side of him: insight, integrity, humility, and honesty. We discuss everything from his leadership style, why building strong relationships and trusting himself have been fundamental to his success, and how he's managed the distractions that have come with his quick rise to fame.
May 13, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Oftentimes, we don't achieve what we really want to in life because of mental blocks we have on ourselves. These blocks are typically subconscious beliefs that we don't even realize we have because they're just second nature to us. But once you're ready to make changes in your life, you begin to notice the patterns. And you also start to notice that when you continue along with the same actions, you're going to get the same results. When you want to change your results, you'll have to change and with your subconscious mental blocks so you can start taking new action in your life. Change can be hard, I know. But I've come up with some ways to overcome mental blocks in my own life to see the changes I desire.
May 12, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Todd Herman has helped tens of thousands of people achieve their most ambitious goals by becoming more resilient, creative, confident, and courageous. He helps ambitious people and companies do hard things. On this episode of Inspiring Lives, Todd Hermann discusses the power of the Alter Ego and the significance it can have on success. Todd also talks about ditching the idea of “Authentic Self” and how to push through your comfort zone. Listen, learn, and enjoy.
May 11, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Ken Coleman hosts the best-selling author and leadership consultant Jon Gordon to talk about positive leadership. On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Pat Williams. Pat is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, co-founder of the NBA's Orlando Magic and former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. He's Also one of America's top inspirational corporate speakers and the author of over 100 books, his most recent being CHARACTER CARVED IN STONE, highlighting the leadership secrets of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
This is one of those episodes you might want to listen to twice! Pat really delivers a ton of great leadership insights and advice for life. The leadership poem alone that he shares is gold. Don't miss that. He also mentions the importance of courage, connection, purpose, commitment, integrity and other important principles that fill in on the content of my article.
May 9, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss overtraining; what it is, how to identify if you are doing it and how to recover from it.
May 8, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Tim is the lead developer and co-founder at Parallel, a software company that helps athletic departments build community for career. He played basketball at Colorado State before transferring to finish his playing career at Liberty University. Like many classic technology stories, Tim's ventures outside of basketball started in a college dorm room. However, it's probably not what you're thinking. In 2008, Tim started playing online poker and quickly worked his way to earning over $100,000 a year. Realizing poker isn't what he wanted for his life, he gives it up and accepts a tech support role at Liberty University. It's here, Tim's curiosity and drive shifts to computer programming and a new journey begins. In a few years, Tim goes from complete novice to full stack developer. During this time, he and co-founder Tyler Baker, grow a software company called TeamSynced from zero to over 350 customers in the college and pro athletic space until ultimately exiting for multiple seven figures. Tim shares his perspective on why the "programming culture" needs the "athletic culture" and how anyone with determination and patience can learn to code.
May 7, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Today, I'm exploring what uncertainty means and why we are so fearful of it. This is something I've worked on for many years, but have noticed it starting to pop up again in certain areas of my life and I know all of you are experiencing this in some way or another too. There is a solution to this conundrum, and I'm sharing how I've learned to deal with my uncertainty and the specific thoughts I use to move towards my goals in spite of it. Listen in today as I give you a different perspective on the fear of uncertainty and how you can start to slowly let go of it. You don't have to be terrified and let it stunt your growth. In fact, you can discover a whole new way of using thought work and stretch yourself in ways you never would have imagined.
May 6, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this episode, I speak with Professor Sophia Jowett. Sophia is a Sport Psychologist who lectures and researches at Loughborough University in the UK. She is an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society and she consults with athletes and coaches in a range of sports. Her research work mainly revolves around interpersonal relationships in sport with an emphasis on coaching relationships. And this is what this conversation is all about – managing and improving relationships between coaches and participants.
May 5, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Dr. Frates is the Founder of Wellness Synergy, an award-winning professor at Harvard Medical School, and co-author of Life After Stroke. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and then Stanford Medical School. We discuss a family tragedy that led Dr. Frates into the wellness field, taste bud rehab, the Harvard healthy plate, the sugar cycle, how to make a healthy habit change and, overall, the importance of nutrition, exercise and sleep for achieving a healthy mind and body.
May 4, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Today I talk with Stephen Guise, author of the book Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results. Now, habits and routines is a trendy topic these days that has been basically beaten to death, and that's why I wanted to get Stephen on the show to talk about a little subcult of the habit space that I thought you might find interesting and helpful. Specifically, the “mini-habit” movement that he has created with his bestselling book, and how you can use these mini-habits to make behavior change as easy and painless as possible. If you don't struggle with breaking or making habits, you probably won't find this episode very helpful, but if you do, it may just change your life.
May 2, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
It focuses on the impacts social media has on relationships and it might offer some insight for people in the quarantine as well as those who are back outside. I liked the fact that it accentuated also the positive aspects compared to all the negative ones we already know about and since social media is all we have in times of COVID-19, it is good to acknowledge the positive aspects of it. Chris Grace and Tim Muehlhoff go through some of the things I mentioned in my article more in depth (e.g. effects of likes, options and opportunities) and discus them in a conversational and humorous manner, so it is a pleasant podcast to listen to.
May 1, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Tim and Brian discuss how the ability to adjust and adapt is crucial to growing and sustaining excellence.
April 30, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
As you know we're in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought it was our duty to help you stay productive throughout this period, and that's why we put this bonus episode together at the last minute. The reality is, for most of us life goes on and we have to adapt to what's going on. We still have to pay our bills, mortgages, and rent. Deadlines still have to be met. A lot of people are now forced to work from home which is challenging, and then having your kids at home on top of that can make it even more difficult to be productive.
April 29, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Welcome to the third episode of The Injured Athletes Club, a podcast about how to cope with sports injuries. We're your hosts, mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle and journalist Cindy Kuzma. This week, the two of us are here to talk you through a mental exercise Carrie recommends to work your way through sticky situations during your recovery. This one's called: Go FAR. You can use it anytime you feel trapped or are facing a bump in the road you just can't see your way through.
April 28, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Arts as part of business talent development. This 30-minute podcast is covering a very interesting aspect of talent development through visual and performing arts. Judith Piggott and Louise Grisoni use singing, poetry, music, drama and drawing workshops for developing talent and teamwork at business schools and organizations. This relates to the first tool for talent development listed in my article: finding new challenges to develop skills related to your talent without losing the playfulness. It also relates to the Phonebook, as their activities are also aimed at nurturing teamwork and that is the essential environment in which talent develops. They are trying to apply these strategies to a variety of organizations, therefore, it might be interesting for sports teams, artists and other performing teams.
April 27, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This week's conversation is with Matthew Walker, a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. He is also the lead sleep scientist at Google. Matthew has received numerous funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. His research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. Matthew is also the author of the International Bestseller, Why We Sleep, which has sold over 1½ million copies worldwide, having been translated into 34 different languages. In this conversation, we focus specifically on Matthew's deep body of knowledge when it comes to sleep. I wanted to dig deep and better understand the nuances of sleep… how does it impact our overall health, how can we sleep better, and what can you do if you feel like your suffering from a sleep related disease. As I've mentioned previously, gone are the days in professional sport and business where it's cool to brag about how little sleep you're functioning off of and I hope this further brings to light how critical sleep is for just about every facet of life.
April 24, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This episode will explore the importance of consistency in quality training and, ultimately, consistent competitive performances. Consistency is one of the hallmarks of great athletes, whether it's Serena Williams, Tom Brady, LeBron James, or Simone Biles. They have all demonstrated the ability to perform at an incredibly high level day in and day out, week in and week out, month in and month out, and year in and year out. It's not that other equally talented and hard-working athletes can't have great performances. Rather, it's that they can't perform so exceptionally on a regular basis. Given the obvious value of consistency in sports, the inevitable question that follows is: How do these athletes become so consistent? I would argue that competitive consistency is a direct result of consistency in their training and other important aspects of their preparations and life.
April 23, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Gyms are closed, fields/courts/tracks are locked up, and no one is able to train like they want. But does that mean you can't improve? Dr. Adrian Ferrera, Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology for Auburn University, talks about some ways to improve your mental game while away from formal training. Return to play mentally stronger and you have an added element that elevates your game and gives you a competitive edge.
April 22, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
We're sorry you're here, but we're glad you're here, too! Welcome to the first episode of The Injured Athletes Club, a podcast about how to cope with sports injuries. We're your hosts, mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle and journalist Cindy Kuzma. We'll be right there with you through this 12-episode season. We've both been there—sidelined—and we know how frustrating rehab can be, how slow your progress can seem, and how the entire experience can leave you feeling isolated and alone.
April 21, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This short podcast describes how concentration is a skill that we already have, but we may just not be using it in the right context. Concentration, like any physical skill, is something that will take some time to develop to use it how we want to. The podcast also features an activity you can use immediately.
April 20, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Sports and Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Mitch Abrams joins The Mindside Podcast this week. Abrams is the author of Anger Management in Sport. He's also a leading expert in sexual assault and violence in athletes. With questions over hits in the NFL being intentional it made us think, are they? Are athletes coming into the game with too much anger? How do they find balance? We explore that and more on The MindSide podcast.
April 17, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In our latest podcast we talk to Dr Mustafa Sarkar about growth, adversity and how athletes and coaches can develop resilience in sport.
April 16, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Seb Little joins us on this week's episode of the podcast. Seb currently works at the McChrystal Group, and before that he was a football player at Yale University. Seb is somebody that is obsessed with humans and elite performance. As mentioned, Seb is currently with the McChrystal Group which is a firm that takes military strategy and philosophy and applies that to the corporate world. Seb is at the forefront of human development and teaches, trains, and coaches' elite athletes and elite performers.
April 15, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
We've had a number of questions recently on Instagram and YouTube about both overtraining and recovery, so we thought those two topics go well together in a podcast. So today we discuss the common signs for you to look out for, explain the science behind the different stages of training that could lead to overtraining and then most importantly how we can maximise recovery to ensure we keep progressing injury-free.
April 14, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This episode is part 2 in a 3 part series on Super Elite Athletes. In this episode, you will learn specific behaviors that super elite athletes engage in that you can also use to help enhance your performances.
April 13, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
High performers stay intrinsically motivated. They focus on the progress they make. They consider how they are part of something bigger and how they touch others. They consider what they do and how it is connected to others.
April 10, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this episode of the Cornerstone Coaching Academy podcast, you will learn: What is blocked practice? What is random practice? Why there is often a disconnect between the way we practice and the way we play. The difference between blocked and random practice. What is the benefit of blocked practice? What is the benefit of random practice? How quickly should we try to get to random practice?
April 9, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from a coach who wants to know why young athletes cry during games. Learn how to help athletes stay composed in sports!
April 8, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Mustafa is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. His background is in teaching and research with most of his research focusing on the psychology of sporting and performance excellence, specifically looking at resilience in high achievers in sport and business. Mustafa works with coaches and organisations helping them to develop resilience in athletes and teams. Clara is currently undertaking her Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University. Clara competes as a body builder and talks about how she applies the techniques she studies to her training and competitive mindset. She also runs a blog that documents her journey to becoming a qualified sport psychologist and on it, she wrote a blog post that was based on an article Mustafa had co-written about resilience which is why they've come together on the Sport Psych Show.
April 7, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
We have a treat for you this week!!! This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, John and Jerry have a discussion with 8x NBA Champion player and coach, Steve Kerr. What makes a great coach? How do you build a championship culture? Why should a coach ask their team, “How can I be better for you?” These questions and so many more are answered in this fantastic episode with one of the best coaches in the world.
April 6, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome NBA Head Coach of the Utah Jazz, Quin Snyder. We discuss Coach Quin's journey of going from a player to a coach and how coaching overseas overseas helped him create his coaching philosophy. Coach Snyder is not like a lot of coaches, in that he is a super deep thinker, pulling from his his experience getting a degree in philosophy and completing a law degree. Coach Quin my also be the only NBA coach with an MBA. Join John, Jerry, and Coach Snyder as they discuss leadership, building culture, and the power of being vulnerable.
April 3, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Sam joins Brian Levenson on this week's podcast. Sam works as a coach and speaker, and has a company called Zen Warrior Training where he helps people unlock what's inside of them and get in touch with their feelings. Sam has a deep passion for inspiring and helping others. In this podcast, Sam talks about a number of life events including an accident that took place when he was 24 years old that was life changing.
April 2, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Take off your glasses. Take note of the sun. Take a knee. Take a breath. Take two minutes or less.
April 1, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
With his infectious energy and unbridled enthusiasm, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has everyone taking notice of the Tigers. Under his leadership, Clemson won the national championship in 2016 and has appeared in the College Football Playoffs three consecutive years. On this episode, Dabo shares his inside-out approach to leadership, the defining moments in his own journey, and how he's built a team culture rooted in love, discipline and service.
March 31, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In one of the BEST podcasts of the year, Brian takes you back to an interview with his mentor, Dr. Ken Ravizza, on the importance of the mental game.
March 30, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Deep dive into the art of coaching as Michael Gervais interviews Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
March 27, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In an age of digital devices and near constant distractions, many of us feel like our attention spans are shrinking. The good news is: we can get our power of concentration back. So this week on Spark, a handbook on how to concentrate in a distracting world
March 26, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Your brain can be your worst enemy when it is constantly replaying your worst fears, past mistakes, and catastrophizing the future with negative self talk. This is a prime example when you would want to tell your brain to ‘Shut up!' One of the common misconceptions is if you have negative thoughts in your head you need to combat them with positive thoughts and positive affirmations. I dive a bit into the science of positive affirmations and explain how they can work, and ways they won't work. It is surprising! If you do affirmations at all, you NEED to listen to this episode. Using your mind to change what thoughts your brain produces is possible. The best way to do this is through pattern interrupts. Dr. Schwartz is a research psychiatrist at the School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and one of the world's leading experts in neuroplasticity. He helped develop a ‘pattern interrupt' to help patients with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). When you struggle with OCD you have constant thoughts and urges that you can't seem to control. This makes life a living hell (trust me!). However, by breaking the thoughts through a ‘pattern interrupt' you can start building new connections in your brain. That way your brain stops the negative self talk, and begins to produce healthier thoughts. This has an amazing impact on self esteem, confidence, and happiness. Listen to this third episode of the ‘Shut Up, Brain' podcast!
March 25, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the internationally renowned founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts, whose trailblazing research has helped bring mindfulness meditation into mainstream medicine. Jon is the author of many books and audio programs, including Wherever You Go, There You Are and the Guided Mindfulness Meditation series. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Jon about the role of science in validating mindfulness practice, the 180-degree shift that lets us rest in awareness instead of identifying with our thoughts, and the potential cultural renaissance that could arise from a “mindfulness revolution.”
March 24, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
A retired Navy SEAL and one of the world's top endurance athletes, David Goggins doesn't know the word “quit.” But that wasn't always the case, and understandably so. After surviving a childhood of unimaginable physical abuse, poverty and prejudice, David says that failure had become the narrative of his life. That all changed when he decided to run toward his fear and, against all odds, became a Navy SEAL. Join us as David shares his unforgettable journey that will inspire and move you—and prove that anything is indeed possible.
March 23, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
March 20, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This episode Justin Sua discusses the power of focusing on what you can control.
March 19, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This episode's guest is Cyriel Kortleven, who is on a mission in life to boost the creative & entrepreneurial mindset. With almost 20 years of hands-on experience in the domain of creativity and innovation, he has already inspired organizations in 26 different countries on 5 continents. In this episode we cover, the 3 pillars of the change mindset, how managers can help those who don't want to change, and how to get better at change.
March 18, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
One of the biggest obstacles as Level 3 leaders is having a team member in the wrong seat on your bus. Maybe you have them in the wrong position, and at the end of the day, they're exuding more energy than they need to and not accomplishing what you need them to. It's up to us as leaders to take the time to understand each and every person on their team and create energy, rather than frustration. In the next episode of our John C Maxwell Executive Leadership Podcast, Chris Goede and Perry Holley will explore challenges that you might face at Level 3 and offer tips for creating a productive team that will move the ball forward for your organization.
March 17, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Robert Danisch is the chair and an associate professor of the Communication Arts department at the University of Waterloo. He teaches courses in communication Ethics, Speech Writing, Persuasion, Small Group Communication, and Public Communication. He's the host of the podcast "Now We're Talking" and author of the book What Effect Have I Had? 100 Communication Practices to be a Better Partner, Teammate, Writer, Speaker, and Leader. We cover a variety of topics including defining what communication is, common communication mistakes people make, the transferability of communication skills, and how the virtual world is impacting our ability to communicate with one another.
March 16, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Richard Wiseman bring us a groundbreaking new scientific study of the phenomenon of luck and the ways we can bring good luck into our lives. What is luck? A psychic gift or a question of intelligence? And what is it that lucky people have that unlucky people lack? Psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman put luck under a scientific microscope for the very first time in his book, The Luck Factor: Changing your Luck, Changing your Life, The Four Essential Principals , examining the different ways in which lucky and unlucky people think and behave. After three years of intensive interviews and experiments with over 400 volunteers, Wiseman arrived at an astonishing conclusion: Luck is something that can be learned. Found on Youtube here.
March 13, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
If you know how to fail, there's nothing that can stop you. Those are strong words from Skal Labissiere's Mental Skills Coach, Graham Betchart, who joins the CK Podcast to discuss the comments that were made by BR's Matt King, and the reason why Labissiere will become an All-Star in the NBA.
March 12, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this time of COVID-19, we're all feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty. To stay calmer and happier, Gretchen Rubin discusses why you might keep some kind of journal during this period, and why you might create a three-tiered plan for projects – or, alternatively, write a “19 for COVID-19” list. Gretchen also explores two happiness stumbling blocks: uncertainty and exercise. Let's keep our hands clean and our minds clear.
March 11, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Life can be challenging. Its comforting to have kind, supportive people around you to help you through it. Dr. Kristin Neff believes its equally important to cultivate a kind, supportive inner voice. In this podcast, Dr. Kristin Neff discusses mindful meditation and self-compassion with Dan Harris.
March 10, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
Dr. Roger Firestien discusses his book "Create In A Flash" and ways to boost creative problem solving and innovation. Roger is the Senior Faculty Member at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York- Buffalo State. The Center confers the only Master of Science Degree in Creativity Studies of its kind in the world. In addition, Roger has worked a number of brands that we know, like Disney, AT&T, Clorox, and many more. Listen for three action items you can use today.
March 9, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show showcases two chapters from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown). The first chapter explains how to say “no” gracefully (and why most of us have trouble doing this in the first place), and the second one gives us ways to cut our losses and uncommit in the aftermath of a premature “yes.” This should help you shorten your to-do list and lengthen your not-to-do list.
March 6, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this podcast, Simon Sinek sits down with Lewis Howes to discuss purpose, passion, confidence and all sorts of other pertinent topics in the world of sport, business, and performance. Which resonated most with you?
March 5, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this podcast, NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, MD discusses the realities of mental health concerns among today's student-athlete. Later, a student-athlete at Oregon State University, as well as Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services, Dr. Fernando Frias, PsyD, engage in an eye-opening discussion of why student-athletes face struggles and some creative and cost-effective ways to address them. A lot of good stuff in here that further emphasizes the need for a variety of services that meet or address needs all along the continuum. #damworthit_campaign
March 4, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this audio, Rich Roll interviews the "hardest man alive" David Goggins on his story, his motivations, and his mindset. If you don't know, follow, or familiar with Goggins, you should start. He speaks his message passionately, does not hold back, and will no doubt help your own motivation increase, maybe not to his level, but to yours. Enjoy!
March 3, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
In this audio, Derek Sivers shares prior research demonstrating that announcing your goals to others actually DECREASES how long you work towards your goals. These findings stand in contrast to a plethora of research that says vocalizing your goals does help. So, what's up? Well, maybe it's not a matter of sharing or not sharing. Instead, the important part is deciding WHO you share it with as shown in this research from The Ohio State University professor Howard Klein. Check out a summary of his research here. What do you think? To share? Or not to share?
March 2, 2020 - PODCAST OF THE DAY
This podcast was based off of the book called The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, by Gary Keller and Jay Papsan. The book, as well as the podcast, reiterates the importance of focusing on the simple and starting small, often as simple and small as one. In the spirit of the goal "One" thing, I decided to offer up Episode One as the starting point. For more information on The One Thing, check out the website here or click on the title to listen.