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!
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.
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).
The only wrong way is to not make a way.
Tyson article: https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/27355749/tyson-captivates-tide-saban-life-lessons?platform=amp&__twitter_impression=true
Tyson book referenced in episode: Undisputed Truth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
When we dive into our passion and choose to center our lifestyle around it there is something we must keep in mind...it won't be perfect. References: The Passion Paradox by Brad Stuhlberg and Steve Magness; Episode "Run to and Through"
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: https://anchor.fm/a-champions-mind35/episodes/Play-Small-Ball-e22lgb
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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".
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
"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
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
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
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
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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.
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Originally Published: July 10, 2018
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.
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Originally Published: July 3, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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Originally Published: May 9, 2018
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.
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Originally Published: May 2, 2018
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
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!
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Originally Published: April 19, 2018
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 http://cinchcycling.com
He also has a Podcast associated with his business: The Process with Cinch Cycling.
Originally Published: November 14, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29079204-the-power-of-consistency"
Originally Published: July 25, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com to share any thoughts and insights the series has brought you.
Originally Published: May 17, 2017
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 (https://goo.gl/jNvj1u).
Originally Published: May 16, 2017
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
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: https://goo.gl/Z14W7u
Originally Published: May 15, 2017
"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: https://goo.gl/Z14W7u"
Originally Published: May 12, 2017
"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: https://goo.gl/Z14W7u"
Originally Published: May 11, 2017
"We continue with the series over the article by Jeff Going titled ""The 7 Differences between Amateurs and Pros" (https://goo.gl/Z14W7u). I put the links to a couple of references below.
TED Talk: How to Get Better at the Things you Care About: https://goo.gl/siAafX
Burn your Goals by Joshua Medcalf and Jaime Gilbert: https://goo.gl/qWhk8T"
Originally Published: May 10, 2017
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
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 (https://goo.gl/Z14W7u). I will be releasing a podcast episode everyday this week going through the differences.
Originally Published: May 9, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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