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Interview with Daniel Winkler, Pitcher from the Atlanta Braves and Dealing with Adversity

Welcome to this week’s podcast!! Today, we get to journey into the mind of a Major League Pitcher! We get to explore how a top-level athlete thinks and acts. I am proud to introduce you to Daniel Winkler, a right-handed pitcher from the Atlanta Braves! Daniel and I cover a lot of ground in this podcast interview. We talk about his pre-game routine, his self-talk on the mound, specifically between pitches, the impact of becoming a father, and a variety of other topics. The #1 thing...


Are Your Relationships Where They Should Be? Interview with Bianca Veloso, Relationship Strategist

I am so excited for you to listen to the interview I just completed with Bianca Veloso, Relationship Strategist & Coach and Founder of BraveHearts Coaching! As a husband, father of three, and entrepreneur with a growing team, this interview was high on my list. I know how important it is to grow and foster relationships in every area of my life. I want to have a solid relationship with my wife and kids. I also know that relationships, really good ones, are going to determine how fast my...


Give 100% of What You Have Every Day...A Special Interview with Bryan Renaud, Founder and CEO of Podify

I am so fired up to introduce you to a true entrepreneur! Please meet Bryan Renaud, Founder and CEO of Podify ( Bryan has an incredible background, having played professional tennis, starting a successful personal training and tennis coaching business back in 1999, and four years ago, launching Podify! He has an intense focus on developing himself holistically, with a true passion for the mental game, fitness, nutrition, and sharing his talents with the world. In this...


Embrace the UGLY! Interview with Peter Lynch, Speaker and Author of "The UGLY Advantage."

As my next guest likes to say, “EMBRACE THE UGLY!” It’s the ugliest part of your lives and journey that are the best...and we must learn to leverage, appreciate, and be proud of those moments. That’s where we grow, thrive, and create a culture of greatness! Let me introduce you to Peter Lynch, keynote speaker, author of the soon-to-be-released “The UGLY Advantage”, and founder of Hitch Studio. I have had the pleasure of getting to Peter quite well over the years and he is all about...


Interview with Mark Sanborn, Top Leadership Expert and Author of “Fred Factor” and “The Potential Principle”

Leadership and mental toughness, all wrapped into one! I am so excited to introduce you to Mark Sanborn, one of the world’s leaders in leadership development! Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change. He has written multiple books, including Fred Factor, Fred 2.0, and most recently, The Potential Principle. Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association...


Mental Toughness Lessons from a 4-Time Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez

If you want to be the best, learn from the best! Ruben Gonzalez is a 4-time Olympian in the sport of luge...and at the age of 55, is now training for his 5th Olympics! Wow! When, not if, he makes it, he will be the oldest Winter Olympian of all time, and will have competed in 5 different Olympics in 5 different decades. Wow again! This podcast is packed with golden nuggets that you will want to implement. We talk about building trust in yourself and coaches, being consistently good,...


Optimizing High Performance with World-Renowned Bio-Hacker, Ben Greenfield

High performance is all about getting out of our comfort zones and pushing the limits of possibility! My guest for today, Ben Greenfield, is one of those individuals leading the charge in this area! Ben is a world-renowned self-experimenter and biohacker, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and CEO of Kion. Every day, he pushes the limits of human performance to find out what is possible in this life, and he shares his experiences through his blog that reaches over a million rabid...


Episode 1 - Welcome to THE Mental Toughness Podcast

Matt Phillips is a speaker, author, high performance coach, and former professional baseball player. This podcast is all about mental toughness development which consists of 4 elements; confidence, focus, control, and energy. Confidence - be proud of that person staring back at you in the mirror. Focus - what value are you getting and providing in your day? Control - achieve emotional control and stability by avoiding the peaks and valleys. Energy - the body feeds the mind and the mind...