Mayito Minutes

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An episode of Mayito Minutes

By Mario Arroyave
This podcast centers on Mindset and how it relates to performance. Your mindset is the main determining factor of how far you can go. Come explore great content geared to challenge, grow and educate you on how powerful the mindset you employ really is. Hear practical tips and key takeaways from pro athletes in every arena as well as from your host, Mario Arroyave. Mario is a Category 1 Cyclist and owner of Utmost Performance where he coaches athletes to perform to their utmost potential. Mario has new episodes out every Tuesday. Come explore what goes on inside A Champion's Mind!
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Top 5: The first 98% versus the last 2%
Unpacking a Tweet by Steve Magness talking about the importance of focusing on the first 98% of a performance, not the last 2%. Originally Published: 8/6/2018
October 7, 2019
Top 5: Is it Necessary?
Revisiting one of my top 5 episodes: Originally released on April 13, 2017.  When we look at how we use our time we should always be asking ourselves if what we are doing is truly necessary to achieve our goals. I decided to bring this episode back and publish it again because we can all use the tune-up from time to time to bring us back to operating efficiently and with solid purpose. 
September 30, 2019
Matrix Challenge race recap
Last race of the season. A 60 minute criterium held at Tupps Brewery in Mc Kinney, TX.
September 23, 2019
Race recap: State Road Race Championship weekend
Recap of this past weekend's Texas Road Race championship held in Ft Hood, Texas.
September 16, 2019
Top 5: The Tortoise and the Hare Version 2.0
Revisiting one of my top 5 episodes: Originally released on Jan 25, 2017. Vintage but oh so good!  Most of us have heard the story of the Tortoise versus the Hare. In this podcast I propose a new way of looking at the story and the lesson that I believe we can all learn from it that never really occurred to most of us (myself included).
September 9, 2019
Race Recap: Final Thursday Nighter
And just like that the Fair Park Thursday Night criterium series is over. Last night's race was fun as always but played out differently than the normal script.
August 30, 2019
2019 Hotter n Hell Race Recap
The 2019 Hotter n Hell is in the books!
August 26, 2019
Three musts that hold us back
There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well, you must treat me fairly, all the world must be easy. -Albert Ellis
August 26, 2019
Let's get married 👬
Peak performance is a marriage between our internal and external environments.
August 21, 2019
Let it Grow...let it grow 🌱
What a country honors it cultivates. -Plato
August 20, 2019
What's behind door number 3? 🚪
There's no one better than you, only less afraid.
August 19, 2019
Before Lunch 🥪
If you've got a court case it's better to go before the judge before lunch. If you've got an important doctor's appointment before lunch is a good idea too. Listen to find out why.
August 16, 2019
Harvest Leeroy Smith
Have you ever heard of Harvest Leeroy Smith? I can't spoil the episode and tell you who he is in the notes so you'll have to listen to find out.
August 15, 2019
Until the Final Buzzer Sounds 🏀
The person who has a Plan B is not fully committed to Plan A.
August 14, 2019
Better is not Good Enough
I know I can do better. I need to do better. The use of the word better is influencing our performance in a negative way. BTW the picture is of the exact chair I was sitting in to record this episode.
August 13, 2019
We can't get it wrong
The only wrong way is to not make a way. Tyson article: Tyson book referenced in episode: Undisputed Truth
August 12, 2019
Short term gain. Long term pain.
Quick and easy may feel good for the moment but it'll cause heart ache and mental anguish later.
August 9, 2019
The One Thing
What's the one thing you feel you absolutely must do every day in order to reach your goals or be successful? The answer is there shouldn't be.
August 9, 2019
Word Play: Beating versus Bearing
The perspective of Bearing our challenges and obstacles versus Beating them will make a marked difference in our level of consistent performance.
August 6, 2019
What's in that murky water?
I'm hooked (pun intended) on Chasing Monsters. Watching an episode on noodling the other night reminded me of something we could all do to move past any fears we might have.
August 6, 2019
It'll happen to you
A flat tire 30 minutes into your 2.5 hour ride in 100% humidity with a pump you find out doesn't work made me ask a hard question about my resolve and commitment to putting in the work.
August 3, 2019
Shake it Off
If we have ever been dissatisfied with our performance there's a cycle at work that we must look to break.
August 2, 2019
Lessons Learned in the 305
Heading back home today but in addition to some great time with friends and family I learned while out here in Miami.
July 30, 2019
Worry...all for Naught
***Bonus Episode on a Saturday! Enjoy!*** Worry is making a down payment on a problem you might never have.
July 27, 2019
Terminal Velocity 🚗💨
Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. Often times there's nothing broke when we think there is. Development and improvement have a terminal velocity. It would be wise for us to heed the speed limit.
July 26, 2019
Gone Fishing 🐠🐟🦈
I learned a little something yesterday while fishing...from the dock on the bay. 🎶
July 24, 2019
Team Players are...
We have all seen examples of high performing teams and teams that grossly under perform. What do the individuals on these 2 types of teams look like?
July 23, 2019
Stop Listening to Yourself
Self Talk. Most of us know it works and we should be doing it. Most of us think it's super complicated and are scared to implement it into our "mindset training". It's not. I dumb down the practice of self-talk and share how we can begin to utilize it regularly. 
July 22, 2019
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can be good for you. They can also be bad for you. How much should you care and should you care at all?
July 21, 2019
Ordinary People
Believing that you can be normal and achieve greatness is the truth that many of us have yet to realize. -Stan Beecham
July 19, 2019
Accept my Challenge
What if we are wrong about ourselves?
July 18, 2019
What kind of town do you seek?
My idea for this episode came before 6 AM as I headed to a group ride here in Miami where my kids and wife are visiting my family.
July 17, 2019
Own your failures...or else
Own your failures or you'll only rent your successes.
July 16, 2019
The blessing and the curse
What we find that makes folks successful is also what can many times become our biggest obstacle to achieving additional success.
July 11, 2019
Take your Hammer and Chisel to the Rock
It's not hard to see when we strike the rock with our hammer and chisel and it breaks, but it isn't any single strike that causes the rock to break.
July 9, 2019
Belgian Diaries- My last ride. Tour of Flanders Red and Blue loops.
Here's an episode about the last ride I did in Belgium. It was an epic ride on many of the tour of Flanders roads with all their turns, climbs and cobbles.
July 6, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 12
Got a short race recap in there of my last race plus my visit to the Velodrome in Roubaix.
July 2, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 11
One of my favorite days of the trip so far.
June 29, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 10
Race recap of the 70km crit I did yesterday in Oostende which is right on the coast.
June 28, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 9
Race recap. 110km race in Aspelare.
June 26, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 8
Not a whole lot going on today but a good day nonetheless.
June 24, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 7
Race recap from a 65km crit we did in Mater (7km from the house). Oh had cobbles.
June 23, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 6
Our day riding some of the Tour of Flanders cobbled climbs deserves it's own episode.
June 22, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 5
Race recap of a "criterium" we did in Eeklo. Listen to find out why criterium is in quotes.
June 21, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 4
Today was an off day from racing so we took the opportunity to visit some local bike shops and hit up a local cafe.
June 20, 2019
Belgian Diaries- Day 3
The long awaited race recap from my first race in Belgium.
June 19, 2019
Belgium Diaries- Day 2
My bike came in! I got to do my first ride in Belgium. And I got to watch one of the ladies on the trip with us race.
June 17, 2019
Belgium Diaries- Day 1
For the next 2.5 weeks or so I will be bringing you daily reports of how my trip to Belgium is going. Feel free to hit me up with any questions or comments you may have. Go to my Instagram account (@mayito35) for more content via pictures and videos to go along with the audio here.
June 16, 2019
Draymond Green and Wooden's Pyramid Block of Self Control
I didn't promise I wouldn' I'm covering another block of John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Draymond Green will serve as our case study. Enjoy!
June 16, 2019
We're all equal in one thing
"We're not all equal in terms of size or strength but we are all equal in terms of the number of opportunities we have to give our absolute best." -John Wooden
June 14, 2019
Stress plus Rest equals Growth
Simple addition that needs to be computed more like Calculus.
June 13, 2019
Timeout? Really?
You've got a player hitting shots from wherever he wishes against however is defending him. So you choose to call a timeout?
June 11, 2019
Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Enthusiasm
If we don't enjoy what we are doing we will not be able to push as hard for as long as we need to push in order to achieve our best.
June 10, 2019
Wooden Pyramid: Industriousness
One of the cornerstone blocks of John Wooden's Pyramid of Success is Industriousness. There are 2 facets to this block per Wooden, hard work and careful planning.
June 6, 2019
We've always had it
A Growth Mindset. It's something we've always had but for one reason or another abandoned.
June 5, 2019
Let's be satisfied with ourselves
This one might be a little controversial.
June 3, 2019
It's been 6 days
I haven't put out an episode in about a week. I explain why and hope it helps you when you find yourself in a similar position.
May 29, 2019
Race Recap: Texas State Team Time Trial
Here's my recap of our state championship course record in the team time trial.
May 23, 2019
Race Recap: 2019 Texas State Time Trial
Recap of this past weekend's State time Trial Championship. This is the recap of the Indovidual Tome Trial. Team Time Trial recap coming tomorrow! Discount code for Amp HP PR Lotion: utmostperformance.
May 22, 2019
Interview with Adam Roberge
Adam Roberge is a road cyclist riding for the Elevate/KHS professional cycling team. Adam got his start in mountain biking where he enjoyed much success before turning his focus to the road. Among some of his best results are Canadian National Championship titles as a Junior road race and Under-23 in the Time Trial. This interview is jam-packed with some things Adam does as a professional that we all can be doing as well. Enjoy!
May 21, 2019
Be Leary of the Dopamine Hit
If we plug into the process consistently and faithfully we have no choice but to begin to enjoy some success. This is a wonderful fact...but it does bring with it an obstacle to our continuation of that success.
May 17, 2019
130 miles of agony
Most athletes have trained very similarly for their competitions but only a few leave a memorable impact.
May 16, 2019
Good should be good enough
When we dive into our passion and choose to center our lifestyle around it there is something we must keep in won't be perfect. References: The Passion Paradox by Brad Stuhlberg and Steve Magness; Episode "Run to and Through"
May 15, 2019
Not done yet
What we think is going through an athlete's head when they are 'getting ling in the tooth' is often inaccurate.
May 14, 2019
Environment. What can it do?
Are we responsible for our environment? What role does our environment have on our performance?
May 13, 2019
Speed Kills
You can crank up the intensity and speed at which you practice, but there's lots of timing involved as to when to do so.
May 10, 2019
Run to and Through
Let's stop saying "I hope I have a good day" and start saying "I will make it a great day".
May 9, 2019
In my garage...🎸🎶
Eventually along our journey our passion for our craft will come under attack.
May 8, 2019
You will eventually take a right hook to the face 🥊
Freddy Roach was a former boxer and now trainer of famous boxers such as Manny Pacquiao. Early in his career, Roach was knocked out for the first time and he never fully recovered from the event.
May 7, 2019
What can we do to get better today?
The answer to this question is a lot easier than we think. All we have to do is ask ourselves another question. Previous Episode mentioned: Small Ball:
May 6, 2019
A Lawyer walks into a Room
I attended a presentation for lawyer's this past week and learned quite a bit about lawyer's and what makes them successful.
May 6, 2019
Accept that helping hand
We will all need someone else's help at some point. Dont be too proud to take it.
May 2, 2019
Why do we do extra?
They say there's no crowd in the extra mile. But going the extra mile is not always the best thing to do.
May 1, 2019
Race Recap: Hill Country races
Recap from this past weekend's races: BS Brewery #2 and Jacob's Well Classic. Search The Second Echelon podcast and listen to episode "Mayito Mindset" to hear the interview I did while I was at the races this past weekend.
April 30, 2019
Zoom out.
Gratitude is the emotion you feel when you want what you already have. -James Clear
April 25, 2019
Act Pro
Amateurs and professionals are no different with the exception of one thing that makes all the difference.
April 23, 2019
Pay Attention!
Being able to focus and pay attention is one of the scarcest skills in our society today.
April 22, 2019
Close that gap...carefully.
The more deliberate practice the better you will be. Some folks have more deliberate practice under their belts than others. How should we approach when we're behind?
April 18, 2019
It was only a dream 😪💤
Sober up, recall yourself, shake off sleep once more: realize they were mere dreams that troubled you, and now that you are awake again look on these things as you would have looked on a dream. -Marcus Aurelius
April 17, 2019
What we really leave behind
Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade are retiring this year. What lasting imoact will they have on the NBA?
April 16, 2019
You already know.
April 15, 2019
Cigarettes. 🚬
Did you know a pack of cigarettes is almost $7?
April 11, 2019
Happiness...real or bought? 🤔
Would you rather be happy or put out the perception to others that you are happy? -Gary Vaynerchuck
April 10, 2019
Standardized Tests...✔️❎
This week in Texas public schools students are taking their standardzied test.
April 9, 2019
Thoughts and Character. Judgements of Externals.
Your mind will take the character of your most frequent thoughts: souls are dyed by thoughts. The soul alone turns and moves itself, making all externals presented to it cohere with the judgements it thinks worthy of itself. -Marcus Aurelius
April 8, 2019
Pour some good fortune on that misfortune 🍵
So why see more misfortune in the event than good fortune in your ability to bear it? -Marcus Aurelius
April 5, 2019
Drive slow 🚕
I rarely do this but I've got an exercise you can try that will likely help reduce stress and anxiety.
April 2, 2019
Effort 🚲🏀
I talk a bit about 2 sporting events I watched this past weekend (Ghent Wevelgem bike race and NCAa basketball tournament) and some of my observations.
April 1, 2019
What is our work making us? 👷
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. -John Ruskin
March 28, 2019
So you didn't win...👍
Failing to "win" or achieve your goals is good but there are some things to keep in mind.
March 27, 2019
Tour of Corsicana race recap
The Tour of Corsicana took place this past weekend in Corsicana, TX. It's the last time-based stage race in Texas.
March 26, 2019
Let's not just ♥️ and scroll
I have a challenge for us today.
March 25, 2019
Don't wish for adversity but...
The point is not to wish for these adversities but for the virtues that make adversities bearable. -Seneca
March 21, 2019
3 Circles
Here's the illustration: 3 concentric circles. The outer one is called the Comfort Zone, the middle is called the Learning Zone and the innermost circle is called the Panic Zone.
March 19, 2019
Be great at being consistent
Dont try to be consistently great but instead aim to be great at being consistent. -Steve Magness
March 18, 2019
Are you sprinting to the end zone? 🏈
Jerry Rice would sprint to the end zone each and every time he caught a pass from his quarterback in practice.
March 13, 2019
It's not the process we need to trust
Confidence is everything. From there it's a small step to. -Craig Stadler
March 12, 2019
My son is addicted to skills practice
I rode my bike 100 miles today and when I get home my son Cadel wanted to do one thing...practice his bike skills.
March 11, 2019
Resist Resistance
How many pages have I produced? I don't care. Are they any good? I don't even think about it. All that matters is I've put in my time and hit it with all I've got. All that counts is that, for this day, for this session, I have overcome resistance. -Steve Pressfield, The War of Art
March 7, 2019
2 Case Studies for the Existence of Talent 🎹🏌️
Does talent exist?
March 6, 2019
La Primavera Race Recap 🚴
Race recap from this past weekends La Primavera in Lago Vista, TX.
March 5, 2019
Putting the hand in the goody jar 🍬
When children stick their hands down a narrow goody jar they cant get their full fist out and start crying. Drop a few treats and you will get it out. -Epictetus
March 1, 2019
For the Love of Running 🏇
A horse that loves to run will beat a horse that's compelled to every time. -Turning Pro by Steve Pressfield
February 28, 2019
In the beginning 🚘
Some American car executives travelled to Japan to see how the Japanese were going about making their cars. Here's one of the things they found that can be useful for us to apply to our own lives. 
February 27, 2019
2019 Pace Bend race recap
In this episode I recap my race at the 2019 Pace Bend Pro/1 road race.  Image courtesy of Lee Mc Daniel photography.
February 26, 2019
100% investment for 10% return?
Great conversation I had with an individual dealing with finding our limits in performance.
February 21, 2019
Forget about it
Why has Diane van Deren an ultra distance athlete enjoyed tremendous success? She's missing part of her brain!
February 20, 2019
Table Manners 🍴
Remember to conduct yourself in life as if at a banquet. -Epictetus Discount code for PR Lotion: utmostperformance
February 19, 2019
Get them outta here. 🤛
This is the true athlete- the person in rigorous training against false impressions. -Epictetus
February 18, 2019
Gotta know the opposite
This episode was recorded about a week ago but for some reason i didnt publish it.
February 17, 2019
Are we about the warrior's life? 👊
It is one thing to study war and another to live the warrior's life. -Telamon of Arcadia
February 15, 2019
Hold that wheel @35mi/hour
The low down on yesterdays ride from Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling team camp.
February 13, 2019
Walking...not riding my bike 🚴
Im currently attending the Elevate-KHS Pro cycling team camp.
February 12, 2019 have or not to have? 🤔
The aim of goals is to win the game. The aim of processes is to keep us playing. -James Clear
February 8, 2019
Learning from Crustaceans
I learned something about the behavior of lobsters from Jordan Peterson's book 12 Rules.
February 7, 2019
It's baaack! 🚘
I bet many of you didn't know that I haven't had a car for over 6 months.
February 6, 2019
Race Recap: Cedar Hill Race Festival
And just like that the 2019 season is underway!  Website: Discount code: utmostperformance
February 4, 2019
I wanna know what you think!
The nearer a man comes to a calm mind the closer he is to strength. -Marcus Aurelius
February 1, 2019
This little virus of mine 😷
I'm in the throws of some kind of virus and it's made my body weak but with some recalibration its made my mind stronger.
January 30, 2019
Imagine 🤔
I had a neat opportinity to speak at my oldest daughters school yesterday morning.
January 26, 2019
Fear's Kryptonite
Worry is a form of fear, and all forms of fear produce fatigue. A man who has learnt not to feel fear will find the fatigue of daily life greatly diminished. The proper course with every kind of fear is to think about it rationally and calmly, but with great concentration, until it becomes completely familiar. In the end familiarity will bunt its terrors; the whole subject will become boring and our thoughts will turn away from it, not as formerly, by an effort of will, but through mere lack of interest in the topic.  Both quotes by Bertrand Russell  Book: The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy by Donald Robertson
January 24, 2019
Retreat to your fortress often 🏰
External things cannot fix internal issues. -Seneca
January 23, 2019
Anger deserves a place at the table 😠
Anger can be used to help us achieve success. Taken from the book Psychocybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
January 22, 2019
Beaches and Frozen drinks won't do
How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you? Instead of traveling you are rambling and drifting, exchanging one place for another when the thing you are looking for, the good life, is available everywhere. -Seneca
January 17, 2019
Wretched Habits
In the majority of other things, we address circumstances not in accordance with the right assumptions, but mostly by following wretched habit. -Rufus
January 16, 2019
Question...yes. Change...less.
Question daily. Change things sparingly. Website for cycling camp in San Diego:
January 15, 2019
If we don't take care of this present moment...
January 14, 2019
The Consistent Challenge
Consistent effort is a consistent challenge. +Steve Walsh, The Score takes care of itself
January 11, 2019
For every Uncontrollable
Every single thing that is outside our control still presents a corresponding area thar is in our control. -The Daily Stoic
January 10, 2019
Before they were champions 🏆
Champions behave like champions before they're champions; they have a winning standard of performance before they're winners. The culture precedes positive results. -Steve Walsh, The Score takes care of Itself
January 9, 2019
The Clouds roll in...the Clouds roll away ☁️
A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting carefree happiness. Even if some obstacle to it comes on the scene, its appearance is only to be compared to that of clouds which drift in front of the sun without ever defeating its light. -Seneca
January 8, 2019
I failed my tests
My day on the bike.
January 4, 2019
Be Ruthless 👊
Kick the things that don't matter to the curb.
January 3, 2019
Back to Normalcy
As we begin to return to our normal routines we should reflect on how we handled what is usually a tumultuous and often unscripted Holiday season.
January 2, 2019
New Year New Me... don't think so Jack
My thoughts on New Year's.
January 1, 2019
When we reselmble dead leaves 🍂
Dead leaves are full of motion but empty of life. -John Piper
December 28, 2018
Real Talk
The events in the episode are all factual.
December 21, 2018
Happiness is...😁
Happiness is solving life's problems. Your problems don't go away, you just get better problems. -The Subtle Art of not giving a F****
December 20, 2018
Not Built for Endurance
We are weak in enduring anything, and cannot put up with tool or pleasure or ourselves or anything for long. -Seneca
December 18, 2018
It's your Ride
Want to share a little something from day 2 of our Mileage Camp.
December 15, 2018
You were meant to blossom. 🌻
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Elizabeth Appel
December 13, 2018
It's not OK to not Feel
The difference here between the Epicurean and our own school is this: our wise man feels his troubles but overcomes them, while their wise man does not even feel them. -Seneca
December 12, 2018
We're all Sick 😷
I see in myself, Lucilius, not just an improvement but a transformation, although I would not venture as yet to assure you, or even to hope, that there is nothing left in me needing to be changed. Even this fact that it perceives the failings it was unaware of in itself before, is evidence of a change for the better in one's character. In the case of some sick people it is a matter for congratulation when they come to realize for themselves that they are sick. -Seneca
December 11, 2018
Set it and Forget it.
Are you depositing fractions of a penny on the daily?
December 10, 2018
Get you some beeswax in your ears 🐝
The story of Ulysses and the Sirens. How can we learn from it?
December 6, 2018
You aren't really driving the car 🚘
Anything that can be prevented, taken away or coerced is not a person's own- but those things that can't be blocked are their own. -Epictetus
December 5, 2018
Are you your own friend? 🤔
What progress have you made? That I am becoming my own friend. -Hecato
December 4, 2018
Jalen Hurts
A wonderful story added another chapter during this weekend's SEC college football championship.
December 3, 2018
But I don't feel different
How does it feel to be on the path to Mastery?
November 30, 2018
Don't forget the little things
What events/circumstances do we have within our grasp today that we can use to get closer to being the best version of ourselves?
November 29, 2018
Tis the Season 🎄
Don't be fooled by the illusion of the Holiday season.
November 28, 2018
Should we feel overwhelmed?
If you're not feeling overwhelmed you're not growing.
November 27, 2018
Don't Flatter Yourself
For you have no reason to suppose that we come to grief more through the flattery of others than through our own. Who has dared to tell himself the truth? -Seneca
November 26, 2018
Being Thankful flips the Script 📖
There's a paradox that we can tangibly feel when we purposefully align ourselves in a posture of being thankful/grateful.
November 21, 2018
Don't get too old to climb
By the time many of us reach greener pastures we are too old to climb.
November 20, 2018
I challenge you 👈
It's the Monday of Thanksgiving week and I am challenging us with something. You in?
November 19, 2018
Accept it but Deal with It
Acceptance and Passivity. Two words we should be familiar with on our journey towards Mastery.
November 15, 2018
I am...
Try and sabotage your self image, it's really hard to do.
November 13, 2018
Cálmate 😕
I was lazy this morning but it's made me better.
November 9, 2018
Alexander the not so Great 🚫💪
"I have conquered the need to conquer the world."
November 8, 2018
Got Milk? Or Wool? 🐑
Today's principle is taken from Discourses by Epictetus.
November 7, 2018
Considering your Limits 🤔
Most folks spend most of their time considering their limits and not enough time performing the actions that will get them close to those proposed limits. -taken from Atomic Habits by James Clear
November 5, 2018
Where's your Cave? 🦇
Inside of the cave that you fear lies the treasure that you seek. -Joshua Campbell
November 2, 2018
Genius? Not exactly. 🤔
No genius that ever won acclaim did so without a measure of indulgence. -Seneca
November 1, 2018
It's a Setup!
The power of context/environment is critical to forming habits and keeping them around (or eliminating poor habits altogether).
October 31, 2018
Lose Control 🏎️🏁
If you are in complete control you're not moving fast enough. -Mario Andretti
October 30, 2018
You're Unconscious! 🤤
Until the unconscious becomes conscious, it will drive you and you will call it fate. -Carl Jung
October 29, 2018
Tyler Locke Interview
Tyler Locke is a professional cyclist riding for the Support Clean Sport/Guttenplan Coaching team. Tyler’s main focus is American-style criterium racing. This niche discipline in cycling is further explained in the interview. Tyler was the Southern California State Criterium champion in 2016. This interview provides insights into criterium racing from a seasoned professional.
October 29, 2018
Watching Paint Dry 🎨
If you want to achieve excellence you must have a fascinating obsession with doing the same thing over and over. -James Clear, Atomic Habits
October 25, 2018
No Impediment to Action 🌧️
My looney day thus far. I created an obstacle that never existed.
October 24, 2018
Mind Games 🎮
The mind will try to win at whatever game you're playing. -James Clear
October 23, 2018
Humility or Insecurity? 🤔💭
Praise is not a cure for insecurity. Insecure people do not believe praise. -Seneca
October 22, 2018
In times of peace ✌️
What we do in times of peace sets us up for how we handle war.
October 19, 2018
Look an Ice Cube ❄️
It's an ice cube...until it isn't.
October 17, 2018
Muck and Mire
I'm stuck. Feel like I'm trying to run in mud. How do I plan on continuing to move forward. Listen to find out.
October 16, 2018
Interview with Jordan Cheyne
Jordan Cheyne is a professional cyclist for the Elevate-KHS pro cycling team. Jordan rode for the Jelly Belly presented by Maxxis cycling team for 2 years before joining Elevate last season. Jordan hails from Canada and has enjoyed lots of success at the biggest race in the country, The Tour de Beauce, where he took 3rd on GC in 2017. This year Jordan scored a big win in the San Dimas stage race Time Trial. Jordan also writes for Zwift Insider and his columns are very educating and insightful.
October 15, 2018
Thank you Mother Nature
Rain and wind and cooler temps, oh my!
October 15, 2018
My Garmin 1000 🖥️
My cycling computer taught me a very valuable lesson a couple of days ago.
October 10, 2018
Khabib/McGregor 🥊
This fight was intriguing...and then there was the aftermath.
October 9, 2018
An Impediment to Living
Expectations are an impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow we lose today. -Seneca
October 4, 2018
Change Nothing
Change nothing but continue with immaculate consistency.
October 3, 2018
That's some good looking grass 🚜
Be yourself. Everyone always prefers the original. This came up as I drove home today after picking up my son from school.
October 2, 2018
Interview with Chad Haga
Chad Haga is a professional road cyclist who rides for Team Sunweb (a UCI World Tour Team). Haga’s journey with competitive cycling began at Texas A and M university where he rode for the collegiate team while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Chad got a late start in cycling from the traditional sense but found his way into the professional peloton eventually, landing a ride with Kelly Benefit Strategies/Omtum Health in 2011. Continued success while on a Pro Continental Team eventually got him to the highest level of Cycling when he inked a contract with Giant-Shimano in 2014 (now currently known as Team Sunweb his current team). In this interview we cover quite a range of topics from Chad’s college days to his love for playing the piano. We also discuss what it’s like being on of the main helpers for one of the best riders in the world.
October 1, 2018
Amazon Prime Mentality 🎁
There's nothing wrong with the fact that Amazon Prime gets you free 2-day shipping, but we should still be careful of how that impacts us in other areas of our life.
September 28, 2018
Staying Sober 🍷
Remaining dry and sober takes a good deal more strength of will when everyone about us is puking drunk. -Seneca
September 27, 2018
Breaking down a Tweet 🐤
"Someone has your same situation and is winning with it." I go into why I don't necessarily agree with this Tweet.
September 26, 2018
But I don't Wanna!
This episode discusses something that happened to me yesterday as I was scheduled to begin my structured training again for the 2019 season.
September 25, 2018
Tiger's Back
Let's talk Tiger Woods and his apparent comeback.
September 24, 2018
Never a Knockout 🥊
Why is it that we think we can plan and prepare for all that our opponent (life) throws at us while we wrestle with it? Here's what we should be doing instead.
September 21, 2018
Let's Wrestle 🤼‍♂️
Look at life as a wrestling match versus a dance.
September 20, 2018
Can't Always Be Roses
This week’s podcast episode comes from a real conversation I had with an athlete that I coach. There are some really valuable insights and principles that both I and the athlete use to prepare us for tackling next year’s road race season and adding onto the development that we saw this year. AMP HP (formerly Topical Edge) PR Lotion Discount Code: UtmostPerformance (all one word) at
September 18, 2018
Wanna Get Away? ✈️
How can you wonder your travels do you no good, when you carry yourself around with you? -Socrates We don't need a vacation. We don't need a new job. We don't need to move to a different city.
September 14, 2018
Interview with Payson McElveen
Payson Mc Elveen is a professional Mountain Biker who rides for the Orange Seal off-road team and is a Red Bull athlete. Payson currently lives in Durango, CO and has been there since he moved there to attend Ft. Lewis College in 2011. Payson’s accomplishments are many, but here are a few of them: -2x Marathon National Champion 2017, 2018 -Bronze Medal XC National Championship 2017 -3rd Leadville 100 2017 -2x World Championship team member -2x Pan American Games team member -Best Young Rider 2015 Trans-Sylvania Epic, 3 stage wins, 2nd overall -5x National Champion with Fort Lewis College In this episode I catch up with Payson to hear about what he’s currently up to and how he is handling his continued success in the sport. Payson is always a great guest and this episode is no exception. *Update: Payson recently won the Red Bull San Francisco Bay Climb that he references in the interview.
September 11, 2018
Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself
Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. -Franklin Delano Roosevelt
September 10, 2018
Where should we focus? 👓
Do not let the future trouble you.You will come to it possessed by the same reason that you apply now to the present. -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 7.8
September 6, 2018
More than Ample 🙏
Any man who does not think that what he has is more than ample is an unhappy man, even if he is master of the whole world. -Epicurus
September 4, 2018
Protect your Mantle
What's the balance between admiration for an individual and giving them an unhealthy spot on our mantle?
September 1, 2018
What compels a man? 🤔
By thinking on this, you'll quickly forget your anger, considering also what compels them- for what else could they do? -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
August 31, 2018
Am I really cracked? 🍳
A little insight from my training ride today.
August 29, 2018
Chris Blevins Interview, Pt. II
Here is Part II of the interview with Chris Blevins, professional road and mountain bike cyclist. Chris rides for the Axeon Hagens Berman team on the road and the Specialized team on the mountain bike. He is a young man with a bright future ahead of him and in listening to this interview you can see why. Originally Published: October 2, 2017
August 28, 2018
Getting to the Hotter n Hell
It's one of the bigger race weekends of the year in Texas, it's time for the Hotter n Hell race in Wichita Falls. I have had to overcome a few obstacles before I was able to leave for the race, but all the while I was reminded by this quote by Seneca "difficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body".
August 24, 2018
Alex Hutchinson Interview
Alex Hutchinson is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist whose work appears in Outside, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other publications. He recently wrote a book titled Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic limits of Human Performance. Alex was a former middle and long distance runner for the Canadian National team. Alex’s current primary focus is the study of the science of endurance and fitness, which he covers for Outside magazine. In our interview Alex and I discuss the fascinating work being done in the area of human performance specifically in the arena of endurance sports. There are lots of good stories and studies presented in this episode that are practical for the weekend warrior and elite athlete alike. If this interview sparks your interest, be sure to pick up a copy of Alex’s book wherever you get your reading material. You will not be disappointed! Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic limits of Human Performance
August 21, 2018
Always A Chance Of Storms
"Many people plan a sea voyage with no thought of a storm"-Seneca on Tranquility of Mind. This weeks podcast episode looks at this quote and addresses how we often times fail to entertain things that could happen but perhaps we'd like for them not to and how this leads to anxiety and stress that we could avoid if we changed our perspective. Originally Published: August 14, 2018
August 21, 2018
Fill Your Jar Wisely
In this episode I take another story from the book The Winning MIndset. As with last week’s episode the example stresses the importance of Focus and role it plays in performance. Example taken from the book The Winning Mindset by Jim Brault and Kevin Seaman Originally Published: August 7, 2018
August 21, 2018
How Many Pixels Is Your Camera?
In this episode I take a great example from the book “The Winning Mindset” on the critical role Focus takes in performance. I encourage the listener of this episode to answer some of the questions I ask for themselves to get a better idea of whether their focus is in the right place in order for them to get closer to and ultimately achieve their goals. Content taken from The Winning Mindset by Jim Brault and Kevin Seaman Originally Published: July 31, 2018
August 21, 2018
Interview with Troy Wells and Kricket Lewis
Troy Wells is a professional mountain biker and cyclocross racer riding for Team Cliff Bar. Troy has been a part of the professional cyclocross and mountain biking scene for quite a while. Troy’s longevity in the sport speaks to his knowledge and tenacity. In this episode Troy enlightens us into what it takes to continue to race at a high level and find tremendous enjoyment in doing so. Here are some of Troy’s accomplishments: 2015 Ice Man Cometh Champion (Mountain Bike) 2014 Iron Horse Champion (Road) U23 Cyclocross National Champion Ranked 5th in US in BMX at the age of 8 Some of Kricket's accomplishments are: Jr Olympic & NCAA D1 gymnast, Elite/Pro Cyclist & Coach/Trainer in multiple sports Discount code for 20% off of Topical Edge: UTMOSTPERFORMANCE (all one word
August 21, 2018
Seth Pelusi Interview
Seth Pelusi is a former professional cyclist riding for teams such as Saturn, Big Mat and ultimately riding for the Flanders-Prefetex team in Belgium. Seth has returned to cycling racing in Texas where he is originally from. In this interview I chat with Seth about his professional career and how he’s handing his sons foray into cycling as well. Seth shares some cool insights and stories about the life of a professional cyclist and life afterwards. For 20% discount on Topical Edge use promo code UTMOSTPERFORMANCE at checkout ( Originally Published: July 10, 2018
August 21, 2018
Lessons From The Human Performance Summit
I recently attended a Human Performance Summit put on by the Southwest Research Institute down in San Antonio, TX. It was a fantastic event with a very diverse and experienced line of presenters. In this podcast I share 2 things I learned from the summit that have me very motivated and inspired moving forward from the weekend. Promo code for Topical Edge: UtmostPerformance (use in discount code box @ Originally Published: July 3, 2018
August 21, 2018
More Than, Less Than, Equal To
As we strive to be the best version of ourselves each day we must remember that no two days are alike. This means that the best version of ourselves must be adaptable. I describe a principle of Royce Gracie he calls “less than, more than, equal to” but change it slightly to fit with the journey many of us are on to be the best version of ourselves each and everyday. Originally Published: June 26, 2018
August 21, 2018
Brian Mc Cullouch Interview
Brian Mc Cullouch is a professional cyclist for the Elevate-KHS pro cycling team. Brian has been with the team that is now called Elevate-KHS since it began in 2011. In this interview we chat abut the "evolution" of the team. We also chat about Brian's biggest win of his career when he claimed victory at the 2018 Belgian Waffle ride in California over former UCI World Tour professional Ted King. As you'll also learn in the interview, Brian is no longer a sprint chicken. Learn how he keeps his competative drive going and how his mindset has allowed him to continue as a professional for many year now and many more to come! Originally Published: June 20, 2018
August 21, 2018
Scott Law Interview
Scott Law is a professional cyclist for the Elevate-KHS professional cyclist team. In this interview we discuss how Scott got started in cycling and what it was like having a father who was a successful professional cyclist. Scott also gives us some neat perspective on racing in criteriums and the chaotc moments at the end of the race. We also do a fun give-away for some Topical Edge in this episode so make sure to check it out. Originally Published: May 31, 2018
August 21, 2018
The Power of Influence
This episode discusses The Power of Influence and where it can lead. Like it or not, we are all responsible for influencing others and is a charge we should take seriously. I share a story with a familiar name, George Washington Carver. But have you ever heard of Henry Wallace and Norman Borlaug? Listen to see how these latter men were influenced by Carver and went on to save thousands of lives through their influence. Originally Published: May 27, 2018
August 21, 2018
Andrew Dahlheim Interview
Andrew Dahlheim has been a professional cyclist for a long time. He broke into the professional ranks in 2011 when he signed with the Bissell Pro cycling team. Andrew took a step down after 3 years with Bissell but hes's back in the professional peloton this year racing with the Holowesko Citadel team presented by Arapahoe Resources. This interview with Andrew is ful of really sound advice and stories about what the lfe of a professional cyclist is like. Andrew has not had any other ""job"" but racig his bike and in istening to the interview you will see why teams continue to knock on his door and invite them onto their team. Originally Published: May 15, 2018
August 21, 2018
Are You A Wise Spender?
In this week's episode I chat about the concept of Mental Energy and how we choose to use it. I illustrate the concept of Mental Energy and how wise speding or poor spending can influence performance by using our smart phones as an example. Let's spend our Mental Energy more wisely so we can perform at a higher level. Discount Code for Topical Edge PR lotion: UtmostPerformance (go to to apply) Originally Published: May 9, 2018
August 21, 2018
Kyle King Interview
Kyle King is a former distance runner at the University of North Texas and Baylor University (Waco, TX). Post collegiately Kyle went on to run for the Zap Fitness and made the choice to pursue running professionally. Kyle ultimately qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympc trials and gives a cool recap of that experience in the interview. We take our conversation all the way to what Kyle is currently up to and how running helped forge a path for him to be successful after his professional running career was over. Code for discount on Topical Edge PR lotion: UtmostPerformance (type it in discount code box at Originally Published: May 2, 2018
August 21, 2018
Off The Back
This episode talks abut the phenomenon in bike racing of being "off the back". If you have been competing long enough you have experienced being off the back (I have many times and still do). Being off the back gives us a great opportunity to learn and grow if we choose to see it as such. Originally Published: April 24, 2018
August 21, 2018
Jeremy Powers Interview
Jeremy Powers is a 4 time U.S. National Champion in Cyclocross. In 2016 Jeremy was the ranked 8th in the UCI standings as a Cyclocross racer. Jeremy was one of the pioneers in getting momemtum for Americans to go accross the pond to Europe and race cyclocross at the highest level possible. Taking his initiative a step further, Jeremy became the owner and founder of the JAM Fund Team which gives young riders an opportunity to receive the support they need to be able to try their hand at racing Cyclocross at the highest level possible. . He has had a long and prosperous career and in listening to the interview you will see why. Jeremy has always been willing to push himself to the limit in terms of how he races, who he races and where he races. If you want a good example of a cunsumate professional you need to look no further than Jeremy Powers. Enjoy! Promo Code for 25% off of Topical Edge PR lotion: UTMOSTPERFORMANCE Originally Published: April 19, 2018
August 21, 2018
Don't Be Uncle Rico
Uncle Rico is one of the characters in the movie Napoleon Dynamite. He has a line in the movie where he says "we could've won state" as he stares into the mountains and reminisces on his days of playing high school football. In this episode I want to caution us against becoming Uncle Rico. Let's not become the "we could've/should've/would've" type but be proactive and always be looking forward and not backwards. Originally Published: April 9, 2018
August 21, 2018
Know Your Harbor
"If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind"- Seneca This week's podcast will break down this quote/principle. We must know our harbor in order to perform at a high level and achieve success. Originally Published: March 28, 2018
August 21, 2018
Tiger and Tournament
In this episode I chat about 2 current events in the world of sports: the resurrection of Tiger Woods and the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament. Originally Published: March 19, 2018
August 21, 2018
Mark Cohoon Interview
Mark is a former Major League Baseball player pitcher. He played for the New York Mets organization, This podcast provides a different perspective than previous interviews that I have done in that Mark is now retired from baseball and has moved on to work in the private sector and start a family. The interview takes us from his days of playing baseball professionally to what he currently considers his most important duty, that of being a good husband and father. Mark discusses what baseball provided for him in fulfilling his post career in the "bigs" successfully. Originally Published: March 14, 2018
August 21, 2018
What Cowboys Taught Me
I attended my first rodeo this past weekend. It was a great experience and I learned quite a bit. Thinking through the event from a mindset perspective alowed me to come away with 3 principles that the bull riders must implement to allow then to perform at a high level on a consistent basis. Originally Published: February 26, 2018
August 21, 2018
Small Ball
How is it that success is truly acheived and replicated? According to our culture you catch the "big break" and then your ship sets sail. Many of us are still waiting in the harbor for that big break however. Even worse, many of us sit in the harbor and do nothing, banking on that big break to get us motivated to do something. In this episode wediscuss the principle of paying small ball in order to achieve success and get ourselves to a level where we can perform at a high level with consistency. Originally Published: January 30, 2018
August 21, 2018
A Lesson Learned at Training Camp
In this episode I share an experience I had at a team training camp that I participated in this past weekend and how I had to take my own medicine. It was a rewarding experience I am thankful for. Originally Published: January 22, 2018
August 21, 2018
Leah Thorvilson Interview
Leah Thorvilson, professional cyclist for Canyon/SRAM. Leah was a former collegiate middle distance runner who would trasition to marathons post-collegiately. Leah ran in the 2012 Oympic trials in the marathon. Frequent injuries cut her running career short and it was then that she found cycling. From humble beginings Leah eventualy found out about and entered the Zwift academy contest in 2016. She won the prize, which was a one year contract with the Canyon/SRAM professional cycling team. Leah had her contract renewed this past season and is currenty kicking off her season racing in Australia. Originally Published: January 17, 2018
August 21, 2018
Why is Alabama so Successful?
This episode comes fresh off of last night's exciting game for the NCAA Division I National Championship in football. I stayed up late to watch the game, which I normally don't do, and was glad that I did. In this episode I discuss some of the neat principles I saw displayed in that game that show why a program like Alabama has been able to continue its dominance in the collegiate football ranks. Originally Published: January 9, 2018
August 21, 2018
Go To An Extreme
There's an Oblique Strategy that states "go to an extreme then return to a comfortable place". In this episode I break down why this strategy is spot-on for getting us to perform at a high level and continue to raise the bar. Originally Published: December 19, 2017
August 21, 2018
James Piccoli Interview
James Piccoli is a cyclist for the Elevate-KHS Pro cycling team. Last season James had some stellar results that included an overall win at The Tour of the Southland, 9th place overall at the Tour of Alberta, 10th place overall at the Tour of Utah (which included a near win on Stage 2). This interview is not about what James did last season however but the journey and process that it took for him to get here. It's a great story of determination and grit that will likely see James do even more great things in 2018. Originally Published: December 12, 2017
August 21, 2018
Learn the Alphabet
In this podcast episode I break down a quote from Epictetus in his book Discourses. The quote explains a critical principle if we are to perform at a high level given the fact that situations and circumstances are ever changing. Here is the quote: ‘Tell me what to write whenever I’m presented with a name.’ If I say ‘John’ and then someone else comes along and gives him ‘Jane’ instead of ‘John’ to write, what is going to happen? How is he going to write it? If you have learned your letters, though, you are ready for anything anyone dictates. If you are not prepared, I don’t know what I should tell you to do. Because there may be events that call for you to act differently – and what will you do or say then? So hold on to this general principle and you won’t need specific advice." Originally Published: December 6, 2017
August 21, 2018
Michael Hernandez Interview
This week's interview is with Michael Hernandez who rides professionally for the Aevolo cycling team (one of 2 U23 development teams in the U.S.). Michael is just 20 years old and it has truly been a pleasure watching his develpement and impovement. In the interview we chat about Michael's short but exciting cycling career thus far. It is so refreshing to hear Michael answer the questions I asked him with the maturity and overall good mindset of someone much older and wiser. Originally Published: November 29, 2017
August 21, 2018
But You Gotta Have
We all know the drill when it comes to goal setting. We should write them down and tell others about our goals to help keep us accountable. Why is it that even with all of that we still do not achieve our goals sometimes? In this episode I discuss an often overlooked part of goal setting that sets us up for falling short of reaching our goals before we even begin pursuing them. Originally Published: November 21, 2017
August 21, 2018
Tom Danielson Interview
The guest for this interview is Tom Danielson, former Pro Tour rider with Team Discovery Channel among other teams. Tom is currentlya coach and owner at Cinch Cycling. The conversation I had with Tom is full of his retelling of some of the experiences and things he learned in his cycling career and how it has led him to where he is now. It was especially neat to hear Tom say that he doesn't regret the path that he took to get him to where he is now, because he is more content with himself then he has ever been. More information about Tom's Coaching Service can be found at He also has a Podcast associated with his business: The Process with Cinch Cycling. Originally Published: November 14, 2017
August 21, 2018
Sweet Potato Vine
For this episode I share a story about a gift my kids' Granny gave them and how it helped me gain a better perspective on things. What can we learn from a sweet potato vine specificaly and nature in general? Originally Published: November 8, 2017
August 21, 2018
When it is Time to Face The Test
Standards and Principles. When all else seems to be falling down around us, this is what we have left to lean on. Do you have your set of Standards that guide your thoughts and actions? You may not need to hang on to them too tightly in the present moment, but rest assured that soon you will be tested and they will be all that you have. Originally Published: October 31, 2017
August 21, 2018
Brad Huff Interview
Brad Huff is a professional cyclist for the Rally Cycling team. Brad is one of the longest tenured professionals in the peloton, having been a pro for 11 years now. Huf fis not just a rider in the peloton but has won some national championships along the way, which he discusses in the interview. This conversation is packed with fun stories and lots of great insight into what it takes to be a professional for the long term. Originally Published: October 25, 2017
August 21, 2018
This epsode tackles one of the biggest barriers to performance. Honesty I feel it is the one that the folks I partner with struggle the most. Making comparisons is almost always a faulty practice. Unfortunately here is another area however where the culture has done a great job of making us believe that comparisons are a healthy thing and beneficial for us to perform at our best. Originally Published: October 17, 2017
August 21, 2018
Beating the Unexpected
I am pretty sure that all of us would agree that life is highly unpredictable. In the course of our lives we will need to deal with many twists and turns that seemingly take us off of our chosen path. Is there a way that we can cultivate a mindset that would allow us to "beat the unexpected"? I believe so, and in this episode I will share my thoughts on how it can be done. Originally Published: October 10, 2017
August 21, 2018
Chris Blevins, pt. I
This weeks episode is an interview with professional road (Axeon Hagen Berman) and mountain biker (Specialized) Chris Blevins. Chris is 18 years old and has already accomplished many great things on the bike and just as importantly in life. Give this episode a listen to gain some insight into what a good perspective can do for you in terms of your performance. Originally Published: September 5, 2017
August 21, 2018
On Superstitions and Rituals
Are you a person who has certain superstitions or rituals that you believe in? Is having superstitions and rituals a bad thing? In this episode I discuss this very interesting issue and unpack some of the questions you cn ask yourself to determine whether the superstitions and rituals you are holding on to are affecting your performance. Originally Published: August 30, 2017
August 21, 2018
Persuasive Technology
I read an article on Vox about Presuasive Technology and his it's being used to lure kids into spending more time on their phones and gaming systems. Are we just talking about kids here or should adults be wary too? Originally Published: 8/15/2018
August 21, 2018
Want to be an Olympian?
Many folks quickly jump at the opportunity to embark on a journey to do something worthy of note, but are they moving too soon? This episode breaks down a quote by Epictetus dealing with an individual that has aspirations to participate in the Oympic games and gives us some insight into what we should do before we begin to chase after something. Originally Published: August 22, 2017
August 21, 2018
Knowledge 📚 or Habit 🏋️
Knowing things is good but it means nothing without the ability to apply what you know. So what's the balance? Is it better to know a lot of know a little but faithfully apply what you know? 🤔 Originally Published: 8/13/2018
August 21, 2018
Payson Mc Elveen Interview pt. II
This is part II of the interview with Payson Mc Elveen, professional mountain biker for the Orange Seal Factory team. Payson is the current Cross Country Marathon national champion. The interview picks up right where we left off and gives us some more great insights and stories into the life of a professional athlete. Originally Published: August 15, 2017
August 21, 2018
Always a chance of t-storms 🌩️
"Many number of people plan a sea voyage with no thought of a storm" Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind. Originally Published: 8/10/2018
August 21, 2018
Interview with Payson Mc Elveen
This is part I of the interview with Payson Mc Elveen, professional cyclist for Orange Seal and current National Mountain bike Cross Country champion. This interview contains tons of great content and a nice peek into the life of a professional athlete. Originally Published: August 2, 2017
August 21, 2018
Facts✔️ not Fiction❎
It's human nature to make more of something than we should. How can we work on this flawany of us deal with to help reduce anxiety, stress and allow us to be more at ease? Originally Published: 8/9/2018
August 21, 2018
Book Review: The Power of Consistency
In this episode I walk us through some of the major points Mattheus Guerra makes in his book "The Power of Consistency". The episode is short because Guerra believes there is not a lot to keep in mind when gunning for success. As I have stated before "the theory of success is easy, but the application of that theory is the challenge". Link to the book ""The Power of Consistency"" (which I recommend you read on your own):" Originally Published: July 25, 2017
August 21, 2018
Don't Drop The Soap
In this episode I share a quote by Seneca an old Stoic. He mentions applying the right amount of pressure in order to overcome obstacles we face. I unpack what the right pressure looks like. Originally Published: 8/7/2018
August 21, 2018
Athlete Interview: Tyrel Fuchs
Here is an interview I did with an athlete I currently partner with. Tyrel has experienced his share of successes and failures thus far this season. Listen to this eisode to see how he has bene able to deal with both on his path of continued development and improvement. Originally Published: July 17, 2017
August 21, 2018
Bama Again? Here's Why.
There were 3 storylines that I was intently following during last night's National Championship game. I discuss them and ultimately tell why Alabama continues to win. Originally Published: 8/6/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid- Competitive Greatness
We have arrived at the final block in John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. The block of Competetive Greatness is rare to find in individuals. There is no second guessing when an individual possess it however. Originally Published: July 11, 2017
August 21, 2018
The first 98% versus the last 2%
Unpacking a Tweet by Steve Magness talking about the importance of focusing on the first 98% of a performance not the last 2%. Originally Published: 8/6/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid-Confidence
It seems odd that the block of Confidence in John Wooden's Pyramid of Success would be so high up in the pyramid, but listen to this episode to see why. This block would complete the 2nd to last row in the pyramid and leave us with the las block of Competitive Greatness. Originally Published: July 10, 2017
August 21, 2018
Little Mind Molders 👶
So often we want to make an impact that we fail to see the biggest impact we're making is an arm's length away. Originally Published: 8/6/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid-Poise
It's time to get real...literally. The next block in John Wooden's Pyramid of Success is Poise. Poise is very simply being yourself. Originally Published: June 29, 2017
August 21, 2018
Winning At Poker With a 2-7
It's the worst hand you can be dealt in Texas Hold em poker but it's still possible to win with it. Listen to find out how. Originally Published: 8/3/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid-Team Spirit
The block of Team Spirit finds itself near the top of Wooden's Pyramid of Success. The reason being that an individual who exercises this block is definitely on their way to achieving success. Originally Published: June 28, 2017
August 21, 2018
A Friend In Need
This morning I was presented with an opportunity that I would've missed if I wouldn't have been self-aware. Originally Published: 7/30/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid-Skill
We have reached the middle block of John Woden's Pyramid of Succes; the block of Skill. In order to be successful we will need to be able to perform certain skills. The key is being abe to do them with efficiency and quickness. Originally Published: June 27, 2017
August 21, 2018
Making Waves 🌊
Coming to you today from Ft Myers Beach, FL where I had an interesting thought as I walked my daughter along the beach this morning. Originally Published: 7/19/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid-Condition
Condition is defined as your current state. The block of Condition in John Wooden's pyramid of Success emphasizes that we must be fit to be able to perform. Originally Published: June 26, 2017
August 21, 2018
Nothing To Offer 🍼🐣
Our Self Image Shouldn't Be Tied To Our Performance Originally Published: 7/8/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid- Intentness
The last block in the second row of John Woden's Pyramid of Success is Intentness. Intentness is defined as patience with action. Originally Published: June 23, 2017
August 21, 2018
Sometimes Nothing Is Best
There will be times when doing nothing will be your best course of action. Here's my story of when doing nothing worked best for me. Originally Published: 7/3/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid- Initiative
The second row of John Wooden's Pyramid contains the block of Initiative. There is a fundamental thing that holds many of us back from exercising this block in our daily lives. Originally Published: June 22, 2017
August 21, 2018
Moving On Up ⬆️
As you move up the ranks in athletics you'll find something interesting in the mindsets of those athletes you'll find enjoy success. Listen to find out what that is. Originally Published: 6/28/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid- Alertness
"The block of Alertness, if focused on and improved can really help us to perform at a much higher level. As you'll hear in the episode however, we must be willing and eager to strengthen this block and it takes a certain kind of focus. Originally Published: June 21, 2017
August 21, 2018
Rising Tide Raises All 🚢
I heard this quote this morning while going for an easy spin on my bike. We need more folks that see themselves as the tide. Are you willing? Originally Published: 6/26/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden Pyramid- Self Control
Being able to think clearly and with good judgement is paramount to performing at a high level. Exercising self-control is the way to achieve this aim. In this episode we discuss the block of Self-control from John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Originally Published: June 20, 2017
August 21, 2018
Now What Mexico? ⚽
Mexico beat the reigning world champs Germany in their first match. Sounds great but what challenges does it present Mexico they must overcome to continue to play well? Originally Published: 6/23/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden's Pyramid of Success- Loyalty
This episode discusses the last of the "people" blocks: Loyalty. This is the last block of the bottom row of John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Originally Published: June 19, 2017
August 21, 2018
Make It Real Life
In this Mayito Minute I discuss how to make your vision a reality. Spoiler alert, you can't just have a vision and tell your friends about it. Originally Published: 6/21/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden's Pyramid of Success- Cooperation
Here is epispde #4 in the series going through John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Cooperation is the second of the three "People Blocks". Originally Published: June 16, 2017
August 21, 2018
Life Is Like A Test....well...
The old saying "life is like a test" can steer us wrong and make us anxious and cause stress. I added to the quote to make it a better fit for achieving our goals. Originally Published: 6/19/2018
August 21, 2018
Wooden's Pyramid of Success- Friendship
We are currently in a series going thorugh the blocks in John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. In this episode we go over the first of what Wooden called 'people blocks'. Originally Published: June 15, 2017
August 21, 2018
Ronaldo And Messi ⚽
The World Cup is off to an exciting start. Two interesting storylines are the performances by Christian Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. How will they play moving forward? Originally Published: 6/16/2018
August 21, 2018
John Wooden's Pyramid of Success- Enthusiasm
This episode discusses the other cornerstone in John Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Enthusiasm. This block must be present in order for the other cornerstone, Industriousness, to work to its full potential. Originally Published: June 14, 2017
August 21, 2018
Typewriter That Can't Spell
Often times we discredit a product because we are not using it properly. This is the case many times with us as human beings and how we are utilizing the most powerful product we have namely our minds Originally Published: 6/5/2018
August 21, 2018
John Wooden's Pyramid of Success- Industriousness
This is the first eisode in a series I am doing over John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. John Wooden is considered one of the most successful coaches ever with a winning percentage over 80% in 40 seasons of coaching and 10 total NCAA national titles in basketball (of which 7 were consecutive). Woden created this pyramid to give us his insight into what he believed were some of the principles (which he calls blocks and mortar) that lead to success. This first episode goes over one of the cornerstones of the pyramid: industriousness. Originally Published: June 12, 2017
August 21, 2018
To Want Or Not To Want? 🤔
What role do wants and desires play in performance? Should we even want them? Insightful episode today with some good questions to ask yourself. Originally Published: 5/23/2018
August 21, 2018
Quick Chat with Payson Mc Elveen
This episode is a brief chat I had with Payson Mc Elveen a couple of days after he won the Mountain Bike Marathon Nationals. I wanted this convesation to be real and unpolished so I have done minimal editting. Payson and I have been partnering together for some time now and the main purpose of this interview was to give you a look under the hood of how a solid mindset can benefit performance. I have done a lenghtier interview with Payson which I will be releasing soon. Originally Published: May 19, 2017
August 21, 2018
Joe Cool Takes A Taxi
I share a story about the San Francisco 49ers trip to their 1st Super Bowl under Bill Walsh and how it changed the way Joe Montana got to road games from that point on in his career. Originally Published: 5/21/2018
August 21, 2018
The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros, difference #7
This is the final episode in the series I did over the article written by Jeff Goins "The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros". Difference #7 addresses the principle aim of a Professional versus that of an Amateur. For those that have tuned in to the entire series, thank you so muc for listening. Please feel free to email me at to share any thoughts and insights the series has brought you. Originally Published: May 17, 2017
August 21, 2018
Michael Jordan's Clause 🏀
MJ had a clause in his contract that allowed him to... Originally Published: 5/16/2018
August 21, 2018
The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros, difference #6
This episode discusses difference # 6 between Amateurs and Pros from the article written by Jeff Goins titled "The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros". In this episode we work through how having a Growth Mindset allows a Professional to continue to build up their skills and become a versatile individual who is adept at doing many things at a high level. I reference the book Mindset by Carol Dweck in the episode so here is the link where you can purchase it ( Originally Published: May 16, 2017
August 21, 2018
Ride The 🌊. Beware The Pound.
I learned something new about surfing today. A phenomenon called "the pound". We can use what happens to surers and apply it to whatever we are trying to do. Listen to find out how. Originally Published: 5/10/2018
August 21, 2018
The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros, difference #5
Welcome to episode #5 in a series over an article written by Jeff Going titled "The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros." This difference dives into failure and how it is viewed differently between amateurs and pros. Here is a link to the article by Jeff Goins: Originally Published: May 15, 2017
August 21, 2018
So Dead I Cant Drive 😨
I take an excerpt from Andre Agassi's autobiography speaking about the aftermath of working with his strength coach. What does Agassi make us realize about ourselves? Originally Published: 5/9/2018
August 21, 2018
The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros, difference #4
"Thanks for tuning into part 4 of the series I am doing over the article written by Jeff Goins titled "The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros". In this episode I discuss how professionals are looking to build a bridge to help them navigate their journey towards success. Link to the article by Jeff Going:" Originally Published: May 12, 2017
August 21, 2018
Wanna Get AWay?
What should you do when it all becomes too much? Originally Published: 5/7/2018
August 21, 2018
The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros, difference #3
"Welcome to part II of the series I am doing over an article written by Jeff Going titled 'The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros'. This difference between Amaterus and Pros discusses practice. Here is a link to the article in case you'd like to read it:" Originally Published: May 11, 2017
August 21, 2018
Want To Sing? 🎤
"Those that want to sing always find a song." -Swedish proverb We have less excuses for not getting what we want than we think. Originally Published: 5/2/2018
August 21, 2018
The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros, difference #2
"We continue with the series over the article by Jeff Going titled ""The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros" ( I put the links to a couple of references below. TED Talk: How to Get Better at the Things you Care About: Burn your Goals by Joshua Medcalf and Jaime Gilbert:" Originally Published: May 10, 2017
August 21, 2018
You Owe Me An Apology
A cyclist admits to doping and gets called out on social media. Another rider claims he's owed an apology because he was robbed of a race result by the doped rider. Is this a good approach to have? Originally Published: 5/1/2018
August 21, 2018
The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros, Difference #1
This is the first time I am releasing a podcast series and I am excited for it! In this series I am going to go through an excellent article by author Jeff Going titled "The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros ( I will be releasing a podcast episode everyday this week going through the differences. Originally Published: May 9, 2017
August 21, 2018
I Would've Voted For Trump 😲
Shania Twain recently said she would've voted for Trump in the last U.S. presidential election. Then she recanted and apologized for the statement. There's an issue with her doing this. Originally Published: 4/24/2018
August 21, 2018
Now Vs. Not Yet
This episode explores how the two words "not yet" which are often seen as negative can aid in elevating our performance. I base this episode off of a TED talk by Carol Dweck called "The Power of Believing that you can Improve". Originally Published: May 4, 2017
August 21, 2018
Fascination With Doing More
I need to be more productive. That's what I tell myself, but why am I wrong? Originally Published: 4/19/2018
August 21, 2018
Joe Schmalz interview, pt. II
In part II of the interview with Joe Schmalz, cyclist for the Elevate-KHS professionl cycling team we discuss Joe's campaign in Belgium and how that lead to his growth as an athlete. We also discuss some more race moments and end the podcast with Joe giving some great words of wisdom for listeners. Originally Published: April 27, 2017
August 21, 2018
Southwest Flight ✈️
Yesterday's emergency landing of a Southwest Flight could have been watching worse. Here's some of my thoughts aboht the heroic pilot Tammy Jo Shults. Originally Published: 4/18/2018
August 21, 2018
Joe Schmalz interview, pt. I
This is part I of the interview with Joe Schamlz. Joe is a professional cyclist riding for the Elevate-KHS professional cycling team. This interview was recorded this past summer, so the references to his racing are from the 2016 season. In part I of the interview Joe takes us through his early career and gives us some great behind-the scenes views of some of his early season races, including his win in the Mancedo road race that was part of the North Star Stage Race. Originally Published: April 18, 2017
August 21, 2018
Let's Talk Boston Marathon 🏃
Desire Linden won the women's Boston Marathon yesterday. All signs pointed to her having a terrible day on course, so how is it that she was successful? I offer my thoughts while scratching my head. Originally Published: 4/17/2018
August 21, 2018
Is This Necessary?
This podcast episode breaks down a quote from one of the great Stoics, Marcus Aurelius. Originally Published: April 14. 2017
August 21, 2018
Gratitude Therapy
I got to take a buddy of mine to physical therapy for his torn ACL this morning. It was a great experience. Originally Published: 4/16/2018
August 21, 2018
Heidi Armstrong Interview
This episode is an interview with Heidi Armstrong, who is the owner of The Injured Athlete's Toolbox. Her vision is to help athletes deal with the emotional and mental sides of being sidelined due to injury. Heidi has gone through some injuries herself back when she was competing and coupled with her research in this area has really carved out a nice little niche in an grossly overlooked face of injury, the mind and soul. Originally Published: April 4, 2017
August 21, 2018
Tight End In Motion 🏈
Here's how a botched play led to something we see as a common occurrence now in all football games. Originally Published: 4/10/2018
August 21, 2018
Go Big or Go Home
We often hear the saying "Go big or go home" thrown around, but what does following through on this saying entail? Better yet, why do so many of us use this popular phrase but not heed its advice? Originally Published: March 29, 2017
August 21, 2018
I Admit It...I've Backslid 😣
Abandon the process at your own risk. Or you could learn from me and just not do that and save yourself the trouble. Originally Published: 4/9/2018
August 21, 2018
Do you have the Time?
"It takes years of hard work to become an overnight success." Originally Published: March 22, 2017
August 21, 2018
Drop Anchor
Things are going to be OK. How can we get to a place where we truly believe this? Originally Published: 4/4/2018
August 21, 2018
This episode explores the block of Alertness from John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. I would recommend listening to the previous episode where I discuss the block of Intentness as well. Originally Published: March 14, 2017
August 21, 2018
Bill Bellicheck: Film Boy
Everyone knows him now, bit even when we didn't know him Bill Bellichick was great. What is it that made him great back then and now? Originally Published: 4/3/2018
August 21, 2018
Sebastian Cano interview pt. II
Here is part II of the interview with Sebastian Cano, Olympic hopeful in ice speed skating, Originally Published: March 8, 2017
August 21, 2018
Time Makes It A Thing
The amount of time we spend on something gives that thing it's value. This is also true with our thoughts. In this episode I chat about why my journey with meditation has been so fruitful. Originally Published: April 2, 2018
August 21, 2018
Sebastian Cano interview
This is Part I of the interview with Sebastian Cano, Olympc hopefull in ice speed skating. In part I Sebastian shares his journey back to the sport after recovering from injury and the rekindling of his drive to make it to the Olympics. Originally Published: March 1, 2017
August 21, 2018
How Do You Drive?
You ever had the guy 3 cars in front of you making a left turn out of a parking lot where it's right turn only. I did yesterday and here's how I handled it. Disclaimer: handle it better than I did. Originally Published: 3/23/2018
August 21, 2018
In this episode we go through the Intentness block in John Wooden's Pyramid of success. I make the bold statement "intentness will always lead to success". Listen to find out my reasoning for having this belief. Originally Published: February 7, 2017
August 21, 2018
What % of Performance Is Physical
Does it even matter how we break down the percentages of how much of a performance is physical versus mental? Originally Published: 3/22/2018
August 21, 2018
Imposter Syndrome
Impostor Syndrome is something that we will all deal with or have already dealt with. It is a feeling of not belonging even though all signs point to the fact that you do belong. In this podcast we take a deeper look into Impostor Syndrome and how we can have it occur to us less. Originally Published: January 31, 2017
August 21, 2018
Simple To Do. Simple Not To Do.
If something is simple to do, that also makes it simple not to do. This is good news for those of us looking to achieve mastery in something. Originally Published: 2/2/2018
August 21, 2018
Tortoise vs. Hare
Most of us have heard the story of the Tortoise versus the Hare. In this podcast I propose a new way of looking at the story and the lesson that I believe we can all learn from it that never really occurred to most of us (myself included). Originally Published: January 25, 2017
August 21, 2018
Stop Thinking
"You don't think yourself out of a writer's block, you write yourself out of a thinking block." John Rogers I'll go into how this quote is so applicable for not just writer's but all of us. Originally Published: 1/30/2018
August 21, 2018
Kelly Faszholz pt. III
This is the last part of the inerview with UFC fighter Kelly Faszholz. In this part of the interview Kelly takes us inside the process of preparing for and participting in a UFC match. Originally Published: January 16, 2017
August 21, 2018
Don't Forget About Dre
From NWA to Death Row Records to Aftemath Records to BEATS. How is it that Dre Dre's mindset has allowed him to be so successful? Originally Published: 1/24/2018
August 21, 2018
Kelly Faszholz pt. II
Here is Part II of the interview with UFC fighter Kelly Faszholz. In this part of the interview Kely goes through her progression from jiu jitsu to mixed martial arts (MMA) and her first UFC fight. Originally Published: January 11, 2017
August 21, 2018
If You Only Knew
When you sit down with successful folks there is a whole other story beneath their success that doesn't make the headlines or get talked about much. "If you only knew" what it took. Originally Published: 1/18/2018
August 21, 2018
Kelly Faszholz interview pt. I
Here is Part I of an interview I did with Kelly Faszholz, a UFC fighter. Kelly's story of her determination and drive to get to where she is now is inspirational. In part I of the interview Kelly discusses looking for the sport that would steal her heart and how things changed once she found it. Originally Published: January 3, 2017
August 21, 2018
Play Small Ball
It's January 1st, one of the biggest misunderstood days of the year. Listen to hear how we can be successful in 2018 by not looking for the Home Run. Originally Published: 1/1/2018
August 21, 2018
Everyone experiences this emotion, but it is those that learn to handle it in a constructive way that go on to be successful. In this episode we dissect the emotion of Fear and discuss ways that we can use Fear to our advantage in performance. Originally Published: December 20, 2016
August 21, 2018
Steelers/Patriots: Blown Call?
It'll be the talk of every sports news radio show and splattered all over social media. The call at the end if the Steelers/Patriots game. Did it really cost the Steelers the game though? 🤔 Originally Published: 12/18/2017
August 21, 2018
Is Talent A Myth?
This podcast looks at a loaded question, does talent really exist? Originally Published: December 13, 2016
August 21, 2018
You Don't Need Something Else
Stop searching for the "key" to your being successful. You don't need something else, but rather you need to make better use of what you currently have. Originally Published: 12/15/2017
August 21, 2018
Michael Lalla interview pt. II
This episode finishes off the interview with Michael Lalla, category 1 cyclst for the Bicycles Plus Racing Team out of Dallas, TX. In this episode Michael takes us through a race that went completely different from one year to the next largely in part to a shift in mindset that occurred between the 2 years. Originally Published: December 6, 2016
August 21, 2018
Froome And Doping in Sport
Here are my thoughts regarding the recent findings about Chris Froome and why any athlete would choose to dope. Originally Published: 12/14/2017
August 21, 2018
Michael Lalla interview Pt. I
This is part I of the interview I did with category 1 cyclist Michael Lalla who rides for the Bicycles Plus team out of Flower Mound, TX. Originally Published: November 28, 2016
August 21, 2018
What's Next?
You finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of something you're chasing after. What's next? Can you be objective enough to realize some things will have to change? Originally Published: 12/11/2017
August 21, 2018
In this podcast we look at the role of cues in performance. Cues can be beneficial or detrimental to performance, depending on how we view and react to them. Listen to this podcast to discover ways you can begin to allow cues to improve your performance and put you in positions to be successful. Originally Published: November 22, 2016
August 21, 2018
Externals Do Not Defile
What is it that really holds the powerto influence our performance? Originally Published: 12/8/2017
August 21, 2018
Giants In Our Midst
In this podcast I share a cool story of something that happened while I was working at a sports development camp this past summer. Originally Published: November 15, 2016
August 21, 2018
More Than, Less Than, Equal To
Be the Best Version of Yourself Everyday. If you don't apply this mindset you'll have trouble seeing your journey towards success through. Originally Published: 11/29/2017
August 21, 2018
The Schneider Sisters, pt. II
In part II of the interview with the Schneider sisters we discuss what it's like riding for ISCorp presented by Smart Choice MRI. We also discuss some of the races that have gone well for the sisters and get a first row seat into the tactics on how the race went down. Originally Published: November 7, 2016
August 21, 2018
A Lesson From A Nazi
Give this segment a chance. There is something valuable to be learned even from the evil that was Nazi Germany. Originally Published: 10/04/2017
August 21, 2018
The Schneider Sisters, part I
This is part I of the interview with the Schneider sisters, Sam and Skylar. Both these ladies are professional cyclists riding for the ISCorp team prsented by First Choice MRI. Part I of the interview tells us how the Schneider sisters got started in cycling and how they began to establish themselves in the professional ranks. Originally Published: October 4, 2016
August 21, 2018
Get Uncomfortable
Are there benefits to purposefully placing yourself in uncomfortable situations? Originally Published: 9/29/2017
August 21, 2018
Staying In the Present
In this episode we dive into somet