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Embrace The Process: Athlete Entrepreneur Podcast

Embrace The Process: Athlete Entrepreneur Podcast

By Mike Waters
Being an athlete and/or entrepreneur is more competitive than ever. Whether it’s earning that scholarship, starting at the DI level, or locking in that mew contract with a large company. There is one thing that you must have. The Athlete, Entrepreneur Mindset! Every episode will touch on different areas of maximizing performance, entrepreneur development and most importantly the mindset that an athlete/Entrepreneur must have to compete at the highest level. Athletes, business owner, coaches, this is the podcast that you wanna listen to, subscribe to, and the podcast you want to share!
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Q & A with Mike Waters: How to Get 1% Better Every Day?
It’s been a minute but Q&A with Mike is back! Today’s question was a good one. Tap in to this short episode that will give you the insight you need to keep getting better!
August 20, 2021
How to Simplify Your Nutrition Plan with Mike Waters Owner of Phase 1 Sports
So many trainers and people in the fitness industry have made nutrition a lot more complicated than it needs to be. Yes there’s definitely some science behind a proper nutrition plan. But here’s what I’ve noticed in the industry. Every few months someone is raving about a new nutrition plan or diet that is going to change the world. Which for most people becomes something new to read about, research, and try! So I’m this podcast I want to simplify nutrition. I’m not saying that the vast number of nutrition/diet programs are not beneficial and that some of them do not work. What I’m saying is for the average person that is simply looking to improve their overall health and get in better shape, this simple information can be a great start. So before you embark on the new low carb, paleo, keto, intermittent fasting program start with this!
July 29, 2021
Entrepreneur Edition with Jayanni Joseph aka @JAYTRAINZZ | Fitness for Life | Serial Entrepreneur
EMBRACE THE PROCESS | Athlete | Entrepreneur | Podcast with Special Guest Serial Entrepreneur, Trainer, and Speaker Jayanni Joseph In today's episode, we discuss how Jaytrainzz got into the fitness industry and how he has now become a serial entrepreneur with multiple streams of revenue. Jay is in the fitness game, Turo game, Trucking industry, and few others! Check it out for some gems and actionable concepts to get you to the next level.
July 12, 2021
Entrepreneur Edition with Demariyea McCowan | Hustling Candy to Serial Entrepreneur | Only 23Yrs Old
Can’t tell you how proud I am of this young man. What he’s already accomplished at 23 years old is nothing short of impressive. From selling candy at 7 years old in front of a Payday Loan store, to becoming a serial entrepreneur. De’mariyea “The Finacial Goat”, is now mentoring clients and growing multiple streams of income. In this episode we discussed everything from financial literacy, to real estate, to Turo. We also spent some time recapping the Formula Conference in Atlanta, which is where we actually met. So tune in to another great episode of EMBRACE THE PROCESS. Make sure to subscribe and share this with your business partners!
July 6, 2021
EMBRACE THE PROCESS: Entrepreneur Edition with Devonte Woodson | CEO Circle | Formula Con | TURO
In this episode we covered everything from the CEO Circle, Formula Conference, TURO, Airbnb, and the community. Make sure you have your notebooks ready, there’s a few bars that are worthy of being written down!! Make sure to subscribe and share this episode with your entrepreneur circle…
June 27, 2021
Learn to Do What You Don’t Want to Do
Embrace The Process: Entrepreneur Edition. Today’s podcast is directed towards my young entrepreneurs out there. One of the things that I wish I would’ve learned from day one was to not procrastinate. I’m sure you’re thinking I don’t procrastinate! But let me explain from a different perspective. If there are things on your to do list that you are putting off until you have the right person or a team that’s a form of procrastination. If there are small things in your business that you know you need to be doing, but you don’t like doing them so you don’t. That’s procrastination. What I’ve learned over the years is that you have to do the things you don’t want to do until you can pay someone to do them for you! That’s the ultimate goal as an entrepreneur.
June 4, 2021
Commit or Quit, It’s That Simple
Embrace The Process- Athlete Edition: Being a athlete is a privilege. People respect and honor those that reach the highest levels of success. Those that accomplish the most are those that are committed the most. In sports just like in life, you have to be committed to your goals and dreams. If you are just talking about, but not putting in the work. I can assure you it’s not going to go the way you plan it. So whatever level you are on, if its something you want, commit to it. Go all in....
May 29, 2021
If Your Why Is Not Strong, You Will Fail!
This four-minute audio is from a presentation for our Phase1 Sports Academy student athletes. Even though it is directed towards Athletes, the same rules apply for entrepreneurs and anyone else with goals. Our why is literally the deciding factor in how far we can go. The stronger our “why” the better chance of consistency, growth, and longevity!
March 18, 2021
Why Entrepreneurs Need to Build a Team!
Why Entrepreneurs Need to Build a Team! For years I've heard successful entrepreneurs talk about building a team. It always sounded good, but in reality, most business owners/entrepreneurs tend to stay solo-preneurs for way to long. It can be money, but most of the time that is not the issue. In most cases, entrepreneurs get good at doing everything for themselves. Especially in those early years when capital is low and hiring someone seems impossible. Hopefully, today's talk starts to change your perspective! We always have to be aware of the difference between busy and productive. For myself, I have spent way to much time being busy. Being exhausted at the end of the day, but not accomplishing anything that really moved the needle. That wasn't every day, but it was to many days. So building a team is a great way to maximize productivity and keep your business moving in the right direction. Mike Waters, Phase 1 Sports
March 5, 2021
Wednesday Night Conversation with USC Football Commit Michael Jackson III.
Wednesday Night Conversation with USC Football Commit Michael Jackson III. MJ has been one of the most dedicated, committed athletes to walk in to Phase 1. He is also one of the only athletes to come in with very specific goals that he wanted to accomplish. The Phase 1 Family is excited to see what he does at the collegiate level! Make sure to share this episode with every athlete in your circle..
January 1, 2021
I Can’t Be Great, We Are in a Pandemic!
I understand. We are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and this is a very scary time. We have all been effected by this and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. With that said, I still don’t feel like we should let this completely distract us from our goals. Yes, we may have to change the course. But I want to encourage everyone to stay focused on the big picture. We will make it through this together. And when we do, make sure you are in a position to be successful! -Mike
December 21, 2020
You Are Still an ATHLETE!
Most of us entrepreneurs played sports when we were younger. Some even competed at the highest level. Throughout that athletic career we learned so much. Discipline, teamwork, competition, and how to win and lose! (Both very valuable)... So with that in mind why are you not utilizing those lessons to grow your business. In this podcast I want to discuss the common denominators between being an ATHLETE and ENTREPRENEUR!
December 13, 2020
Don't Give Yourself Permission to Make Excuses!
Don't Give Yourself Permission to Make Excuses! No matter your goal and mission in life there's one thing that can stop you. EXCUSES.  It's crazy how without even realizing it, we can allow ourselves to create excuses. It's easy to notice excuses when it's you that is doing the judging. But, we rarely take the time to analysis the excuses that we make in our own lives. We know what we should be doing to get to that next level of success, but we still make excuses and justify why we aren't doing it. The goal of this podcast is to get you to 1st recognize the areas in your life that you have created excuses for. Once you realize it, now it's time to get rid of the excuses, put a plan in place and get to the next level of success!    Mike Waters, Phase 1  IG @iamphase1
November 1, 2020
"The D Word" That No One Wants to Talk About!
"The D Word" That No One Wants to Talk About! First of all thank you to all of my new subscribers. It's a good feeling to know that I'm not the only one that is on this journey and doing everything possible to reach my highest level of success.  As usual I don't script my podcast I literally go 100% on what I'm feeling at the time.  Recently I've had to really re-focus on the D-Word! An area that I have prided myself on for years was slowly fading away. So after refocussing and getting back to winning, I wanted to share the Power of the D-Word with you.  Discipline.  If you be 100% honest that is the line between success and failure. Without discipline, I can assure you that you will not reach your full potential.  Period.  I've seen it time and time again and it never fails. So check out this episode, share it with someone that needs to hear it and dial back in.  Let get to those goals! Mike Waters, Entrepreneur 
October 1, 2020
You Have to Think Bigger! | Set Bigger Goals |
As we all progress through life, working like crazy to accomplish goals, we have to ask ourselves this very simple question. Are you thinking big enough? Depending on your past, depending on how you were raised depending on your life experiences, you could very easily be limiting your possibilities without even realizing it. So in this moment of clarity I wanted to share the experience. After listening my goal is simple, make you think bigger than you ever have before and set goals higher than you have ever set before! Make sure to subscribe and I’ll see you inside.
September 24, 2020
Conversation with Super Bowl Champion Brandon Marshall
Wednesday Night Conversation with Super Bowl Champion Brandon Marshall One of the most rewarding parts of being the owner of Phase 1 Sports is watching our athletes progress from high school, to college and the selected few to the pros. Brandon's journey was not your typical elite athlete mission. He was not a 5 start athlete and did not have 20 offers out of high school, but he did reach the highest level of the sport. In this interview we touch on every topic from his first year of football to running out of the tunnel on Super Bowl Sunday!  So sit back and relax while enjoying Wednesday Night Conversation with Brandon Marshall.  
June 15, 2020
How to Recognize and Develop Elite Athletes
How to Recognize and Develop Elite Athletes.  Wednesday Night Conversation was very powerful for athletes, coaches and parents. In this episode I shared my 17 years of experience working with youth, college and professional athletes.  So check out my top 3 characteristic and how to develop an elite athlete from youth to the pro level! Mike Waters, Phase 1 Sports  IG: @mikewatersp1 
May 22, 2020
Wednesday Night Conversation with Bradley Randle
Wednesday Night Conversation with Bradley Randle "Episode 2" Every Wednesday night at 7pm PST I bring you a special guest. From professional athletes, fitness professionals, entrepreneurs to spiritual advisors.  In today's episode we had the opportunity to talk with one of the best Running Back Trainers out there. After a successful career at UNLV to some time in the NFL and now a mentor to hundreds of athletes. Get ready for some takeaways, motivation and a few more tools to reaching your full potential!  Welcome to Wednesday Night Conversation!  
May 8, 2020
Corporate Athlete Mike Waters: How Your Health and Your Business Work Together!
*Make sure to check out the video! Corporate Athlete Mike Waters, Co-Owner of Phase 1 Sports: How Your Health and Your Business Work Together   This video was born when someone asked me what they thought was a very simple question. Why do you train so hard?   I'm sure they expected a very simple answer like "I want to look good!" Nope. Not even close.    Looking good is really just the result of working hard and being discipline on your nutrition. The reason I workout so hard is a little deeper than that. First of all I don't workout, I train. That means I have a specific training program, schedule and a specific goal that I'm trying to reach every single month.  Now, back to the answer to the question. I work hard because for me, training is preparation for life.  As a business owner running multiple businesses there will always be levels of stress and anxiety that comes with it.  So every time I walk into the gym to train I push myself to the max. My thought process is this. If I push myself to the limit, when life throws the unexpected at me I'm 100% prepared to handle it. Not to mention that the key to success is health. There are so many successful entrepreneurs that are making tons of money, but struggle every day with their health.  So as great and cool as wealth can be, without health and quality of life what does it really mean!  So for all my Corporate Athletes out there let's make health the #1 priority. If you do, I can guarantee a higher level of success both short and long term.    Mike Waters, Phase 1 Sports
April 26, 2020
Monday Chalk Talk Episode 1: 3 Easy Steps to Start a Business
Monday Morning Chalk Talk: 3 Easy Steps to Start a Business  1. Dedicate time to your new business  2. Monitor expenses closely   3. Generate the same amount of revenue as your job With over 16 years business experience here are a few business tips that can help you start your business. Michael Waters
April 20, 2020
Nutrition Simplified: 5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Nutrition
In just 10 minutes I want to give you the easy solution to a successful nutrition game plan. Not something so scientific that it leaves you confused, but a game plan that is simple and gives you the best chance of being successful. So get you notebook ready and take your nutrition and results to the next level.  Below is the summary of what I will be discussing in today's podcast. Thanks for listening and make sure you subscribe and share!   1. BMR- What is your BMR? BMR is the total number of calories that your body needs to perform basic, life-sustaining functions. These basal functions include circulation, breathing, cell production, nutrient processing, protein synthesis, and ion transport. 2. MACROS- What should your macros be set at? Macronutrients include Protein, Fat and Carbs.  3. How do you track you Caloric intake and macros on a daily basis? My answer is simple MFP (MyFitnessPal) 4. What should I track? Everything lol  5. What's the ket to success? Consistency!   Thanks for listening the complete video is live on Mike Waters, Owner Phase 1 Sports IG: @journeyofh2o 
April 8, 2020
How to Keep a Winner's Mindset Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
How to Keep a Winner's Mindset Through the Coronavirus Pandemic.   The Winner's Mindset is not just for athletes. It's for LIFE! As the entire world is going through this pandemic together it's more important than ever that we have and maintain the Winner's Mindset.   In this episode I thought it was very important that we face this issue head on. As a part of that it allows us to change the narrative on how we handle this coronavirus pandemic.  It's important to respect it, but it's equally important that we come out of this better and stronger than ever!   So thanks for listening and sharing, hope this leaves you inspired to be better than ever.    Mike Waters, Phase 1 Sports | | 702-641-0011 |
April 5, 2020
Spiritual Perspective During this Time with Minister Jonathan Jones
"Spiritual Perspective During this Time" with Minister Jonathan Jones Being in the fitness industry I've grown accustom to people asking questions about nutrition, training, etc. But when someone asked how they should be dealing with the quarantine/coronavirus spiritually, I couldn't answer. Not because I didn't have an answer, but because I wanted to go one step further.  At that moment I knew who my special guest on my next podcast would be! Not only a personal friend, but my spiritual mentor that I go to for all things business, personal, relationships or whatever else it may be.  So here it is. My friend and spiritual mentor Minister Jonathan Jones talking about the "Spiritual Perspective" that we should all have during this time.  So hopefully you find this as valuable as I did while recording!  Make sure to share this episode and subscribe to the podcast...  Mike Waters IG: @journeyofh2o 
March 29, 2020
Mindset Through Quarantine with Special Guest Terrance Smalls
At a time when there is so much uncertainty, we have to look to our leaders for guidance. In this episode I spent some time with owner and founder of The Lab 909 Terrance Smalls. Being two leaders in the fitness industry we both thought it was important that we share the positives to what we are all going through at the time.  There's only so much negative that we can take until we have to take a deep breath and ask the simple question.. How can I make the most out of this situation? On todays podcast we answered that question and more.  So tune in, subscribe and share it with a friend that needs to hear it!  Mike Waters, Phase 1 Sports  
March 25, 2020
How to Get an Athletic Scholarship | Get Recruited with Special Guest Coach D. Hill
How to Get an Athlete Scholarship | Recruiting Made Simple.  For all the athletes and parents out there that have the goal of getting that elusive athleteic scholarship, here is your guide to success.  My guest today is Coach David Hill who has been responsible for 100's of athletic scholarships over the last couple of years. In just 30 minutes you have have takeaways on how to get recruited and most importantly the do's and don'ts to being a recruitable athlete. Between Coach Hill and myself we have successfully assisted over 1,000 athletes in getting to the next level. It's not by chance, it's by plan and strategy that most athletes get offers.  It's not 1985 when recruiting was simple "If you're good they will find you!" Not anymore. Today is all about exposure and we are going to give you the secrets to getting that exposure.  For more info E-mail and make sure to follow Coach D. Hill on Twitter @dhill39 and on IG @dhill3939  If you haven't already make sure to subscribe to this podcast so you can stay up to date with everything that will give you the Winner's Mindset! 
March 23, 2020
The Mental Edge with Special Guest Tom Kaz
The Mental Edge with Special Guest Tom Kaz As an athlete you should have one main goal. That goal is to be a "complete athlete". You want to be that athlete that trains harder than everyone else, studies harder than everyone else and competes harder than everyone else. You should be the type of athlete that asks yourself this question often: What else can I do to be great? Well, I have the answer.  How much time are you spending on your "Mental Game"?  On today's podcast I have the honor of sitting with the one and only Tom Kaz. Tom has been on billboards all of Las Vegas promoting his Hypnosis show right here on the Las Vegas strip. Now he using that same mental power to help athlete train mentally and accomplish more than they every imagined.  You may be thinking, I don't need mental training.... and you might be right. But here's what I would say. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Andre Agassi and couple other great athletes all had mental coaches. So why not? What if that's the last piece to your athletic puzzle!!!
March 2, 2020
Two P's Perseverance and Patience
A message for the committed athletes. The athletes that are 100% focused on becoming the best and dominating at every level. The ones that are training, taking care of nutrition and every other area of being an elite athlete. As you progress through this journey everything is not always going to go your way. There will always be wins and loses, ups and downs. However, your level of success will come down to how you deal with adversity.  In my experience there are two words that can help you through it all!  1. Perseverance  2. Patience  Make sure to subscribe and share this podcast! See you on the inside. Visit for the latest ABT- Athletic Based Training Program  
February 1, 2020
PASSION + PURPOSE, The 16 Year Journey of Phase 1 Sports
PASSION + PURPOSE, The 16 Year Journey of Phase 1 Sports! In January 2003 the journey of Phase 1 began. As much as I would like to say it has been a smooth, profitable 16 years, I can't. I'm sure the majority of entrepreneurs can agree, this mission is everything but smooth.  In this episode I share the up, down, good and bad of the 16 years as the founder of Phase 1 Sports here in Las Vegas, NV.  Make sure to share this episode with your entrepreneur family and thanks for the support!  -Mike  
January 24, 2020
Athletes. Don't Live with Regret
As an athlete you only have so much time to reach the peak of your athletic career. Even as an elite level professional athlete with a Hall of Fame type of career, you'll still spend more years not playing sports than playing. So what that means to me is you only have so much time to accomplish all of your athletic goals. So when that time comes and your career is coming to an end, will you walk away knowing that you gave it everything you had? At 41 years old there's a couple life lessons that I have learned. One of the most valuable being "No Regret". So as you progress through your student-athlete/professional athlete career I want to leave you with one thought.  Go all in! That's the only way to maximize your potential and the only way to not wake up with REGRET!      
January 15, 2020
Parents! What is Your Expectation?
Parents! What is your expectation?  In this episode we discuss the expectation that parents should have when investing into their young athletes career. For some it's the NFL, for others it's the NBA, but in many cases the goal and expectation is that their young athlete will someday become a Pro! Is that the right expectation or are you that over the top, out of control parent that will eventually drive your athlete to quit. In this episode we discuss the mindset and most importantly the expectation that parents should have in regard to the future and goal of raising their young athletes.  Don't forget to check out Volume 1-2020 of our ABT- Athletic Based Training Program. (Click here)  Athletes in the Las Vegas Valley, make sure to email and get your free week of training! (Click here)
January 7, 2020
Raising a Young Athlete with Special Guest Marquetta Breslin
In this three part episode we cover multiple topics all based on "Raising a Young Athlete". Our guest is non other than the wonderful Marquetta Breslin, who is not only a mom of a young athlete, but a beast in her own right. She is a leader in the hair stylist community, entrepreneur, author and finds time to be a great mom providing her family with all the resources to be successful.  Here are a few of the topics we covered: Part 1: How do you know if your child has it?  Part 2: How soon should you start training? Part 3: What's the big deal about being a hold back?     Make sure to follow Marquetta on IG @marquettabreslin and share this episode!  Mike Waters, Phase 1 Sports @iamphase1  Click here for ABT- Athletic Based Training Programs 
January 1, 2020
Winner's Mindset and Why You Should Listen!
Winner's Mindset and Why You Should Listen! The very first episode of the Winner's Mindset by Mike Waters Owner of Phase 1 Sports in Las Vegas, NV.  Starting January 2020 you can expect weekly podcasts with special guests, professional athletes, entertainers and more. We will also be bringing you in depth conversations with young athletes that are training hard and focussed on their academics to make sure they are prepared for the next level. Special guests like the parents of our athletes that have questions on how to make sure they provide their young athletes with all the resources they need to be successful. Topics include recruiting, training, nutrition and of course my perspective on how not to raise self entitled, unappreciative athletes in a time where that has become very common. So if you're ready for a real show, with real people, all working toward one common goal the Winner's Mindset is the podcast for you.  Summary: The Winners Mindset is Mike Waters podcast dedicated to youth, college, and pro athletes, as well as aspiring business owner and entrepreneurs who want to take their game to the next level with a "Winners Mindset."
December 29, 2019