BC 139. Greg McMichael | The Major League Transition

June 21, 2017

Former Major League pitcher and 1995 World Series champion with the Atlanta Braves, Greg McMichael joins Brian for a fantastic episode on baseball, the mental game, and life after sports.

 

Discover...

  • The extreme adversity that Greg overcame to reach the Major Leagues.
  • An amazing story about how Greg thought his career might be over, but he continued to pursue his goals and ended up being an integral part of the '95 World Series champion Atlanta Braves.
  • Greg's unique perspective on the mental game.
  • The #1 way Greg measures success today...his answer will likely surprise you.
  • And more...

 

To contact Greg, Email him at Greg.McMichael@Braves.com

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BC 138. Chris Villarreal | Fear & Confidence Are NOT Mutually Exclusive

June 14, 2017

Former Performance Course Athlete turned Army Ranger, Chris Villarreal joins the Peak Performance Podcast for one of the best episodes of the year.

 

You will discover...

  • The life lessons Chris has learned as an Army Ranger.
  • The importance of visualization and how he utilized it as an athlete and in the military.
  • A fascinating story of a police officer falling back on his training and habits.
  • Why confidence and fear are not mutually exclusive.
  • The power and weight of body language in sports and in the military.
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BC 137. Monica Abbott | Million Dollar Mental Game

June 7, 2017

Monica Abbott is the D1 Softball All-Time Career Leader in Wins, Strikeouts, Shutouts, Innings Pitched, Games Started, and Games Pitched.  After her collegiate career, she signed the most lucrative contract ever paid by an individual American Professional.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • How Monica went through the 4 Stages of Buy In before participating in mental training.
  • The situations she visualizes and puts herself through (both negative and positive) before going out to pitch.
  • When she uses visualization and breathing outside of softball.
  • Monica's definition of success both on and off the field.
  • And more...

 

If you want more, visit MonicaAbbott.com

Follow Monica on Twitter @MonicaAbbott

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BC 136. Bobby Maximus | The Importance Of Ruthless Self-Work

May 31, 2017

Brian sits down with one of the elite Peak Performers in the world, Bobby Maximus.  Bobby is a former police officer turned UFC fighter and is now the General Manager and founder of Gym Jones.

 

You will learn...

  • The importance of ruthless self-evaluation.
  • Bobby's story and what drives him to be elite.
  • A few techniques to help you develop more positive thoughts throughout the day.
  • What a bed and a cell phone charger have in common.
  • And more...

 

Learn more about Bobby's Training Shoe on LaloTactical.com.

Find Bobby's book Maximus Body here.

Follow Bobby on Twitter @BobbyMaximus

Follow Bobby on Instagram @BobbyMaximus

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BC 135. Zach Sorensen | The Process Of Becoming Successful In Baseball

May 24, 2017

One of the brightest minds in baseball, Zach Sorensen joins Brian on this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast to discuss the process of becoming successful in baseball.  Zach was a 2nd round MLB Draft Pick out of Wichita State and went on to play a couple years in Major League Baseball for the Indians and Angels.

 

Learn...

  • Where Zach was first introduced to the mental game and when he realized the importance of it.
  • How to become a true self-evaluator
  • A story of overcoming extreme adversity on the biggest stage of his life in the College World Series.
  • A valuable lesson he learned from playing with Manny Ramirez.
  • A great story about the significance of a drain behind 2nd base on Wichita State's field.
  • And more...
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BONUS NFCA Podcast

May 18, 2017

Listen to this BONUS Podcast episode that Brian is featured in with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

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BC 134. Dave Hilton | Mental Game Lessons From Playing & Coaching In Pro Baseball

May 17, 2017

Dave Hilton is the former #1 overall pick in the 1971 MLB Draft and has endless knowledge on the mental game.  He has seen it all in professional baseball and knows what the best do to get their mind right to perform.

 

You will discover...

  • Dave's 5 Categories for Mindset Skills.
  • What Mindfulness is and how to access it.
  • The best mental game tip you can teach a player or utilize as a player.
  • Signaling and how it can help you be in the present moment.
  • The similarities among the BEST in Major League Baseball.
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BC 133. 8 Benefits Of Being Data Informed #Pillar4

May 10, 2017

In this solo podcast, Brian informs you on #Pillar4 from the 12 Pillars of Peak Performance, Know Your Numbers.  You will discover the 8 Benefits of Being Data Informed and how to apply them to your everyday life.

 

The 8 Benefits of Being Data Informed...

  • Measurement = Motivation
  • What you measure gets done.
  • Numbers tell the truth and they lack emotion.
  • Chart your course and track your progress.
  • And more...
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BC 132. Ray Thoma - Floating To Another Level

May 3, 2017

Former Professional baseball player Ray Thoma sits down with Brian to discuss his motivation for getting into float therapy and why it is for you...

 

Learn about...

  • Mindfulness and how it effects your performance.
  • Why Ray got into float therapy.
  • The answers to the biggest questions people have about float therapy.
  • And much more...

 

WATCH this video on Steph Curry and Harrison Barnes and why they float.

READ this article on Tom Brady and why he floats.

 

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BC 131. Raúl Ibañez - The Mental Game of a 19 Year MLB Player

April 26, 2017

In one of the best podcasts of the year, Brian talks with form Major League All-Star Raúl Ibañez on the mental game and how it was an intregal part to his sustained success...

 

You will learn about:

  • A fascinating story Raúl tells of how he developed his obsession with baseball.
  • His thoughts on the mental game and how it is "everything" to have success.
  • A great story about Mike Trout and what makes him the best player in the game today.
  • How Raúl defines success without baseball.
  • His answer to the Million Dollar Question.

 

Follow Ibañez on Twitter @RaulIbanezMLB

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