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Leadership & Mindset Secrets from a Big-Time CEO

I had the opportunity to speak at a big-time commercial real estate firm, CRESA about two months ago, and absolutely loved my time there. The people in the room, who happened to be some of their top producers, fired me up as I was firing them up. What I found was that CRESA is building an amazing culture! One of the best parts of this speech was being introduced by Jim Underhill, CEO of CRESA, because it led me to today’s podcast! I appreciate his intro of me before my speech, and loved...


The Shift Experience Conference with Peter Lynch

Today’s podcast is a bit different than others I have done. Some of you remember Peter Lynch from a prior podcast, and I am excited to make him a return guest. Peter and I have actually decided to launch a new event in Denver in May 2019 and wanted to share a few stories around how we decided to launch The Shift Experience! There are always certain circumstances that lead you to do new things, and we had a few line-up that made us launch this event. Have a listen to learn more!


A Glimpse Into the Mind of Super Bowl 50 Champion Ryan Harris

It’s not often that we get a glimpse into the mind of a Super Bowl Champion, but today is the day! Let me introduce you to Ryan Harris. Ryan is a 10-year veteran of the NFL and Super Bowl 50 Champion with the Denver Broncos. He protected the blind side of Peyton Manning during their Super Bowl run, so he has also worked alongside the best of the best. He is now a speaker, author, radio show host and recently came out with the book Mindset for Mastery: An NFL Champion’s Guide to Reaching...


Ever Felt Like Dropping a F-Bomb? Well, It’s Not What You Think

We all want to drop a f-bomb at some point in our day...but what if we instead decided to drop a Molly McCoy F-Bomb...a Flower Bomb?? What if we shared a bouquet of flowers with those we love? I am so fired up to introduce you to Molly McCoy. She is the Founder and Chief Flower Bomber of Flower Bombers, a Denver based start-up that is off to DISRUPT the online flower delivery industry. She is also the Co-Founder of T-Squared, a National Search Firm specializing in placing top-line talent...


Mental Toughness Podcast: Interview with David Kallery, President of Inspirato

Have you ever heard about someone and just knew you had to meet them? This was one of those times. A friend of mine was bragging about his boss one day, telling me how amazing he was and how he was one of the greatest leaders he’d ever worked with. Can’t say I hear a lot of people bragging about their bosses, so I had to learn more. That’s when my I had to meet my friend’s boss...and my friend was nice enough to connect us. Let me please introduce you to David Kallery (known as DK to his...


Interview with Tricia Downing: US Paralympian & Author

I am so fired up to introduce you to my next podcast guest, Tricia Downing! You are going to be blown away by her story! On September 17, 2000, in one instant, Tricia went from being a competitive cyclist to a paraplegic requiring a wheelchair for mobility. Can you imagine having that occur? It is hard for me to picture. But, I will you, she did not let that stop her! Her life was changed forever, but Tricia’s competitive spirit and rock solid mindset continued on. Since that accident,...


Michael Breus

Alright…I have had a ton of discussions lately about sleep, so figured it was time to re-send an interview I did that will help get your recovery and rest in order! Back in June last year, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Michael Breus, who is known as the Sleep Doctor and also is Dr. Oz's personal sleep coach. How cool is that! As you know, a big component of building your mental toughness is recovery...taking care of your body and mind. Sleep is a MAJOR contributor to your...


Interview with Dr. Indira Lanig about Leadership and Mental Toughness Lessons from Dealing with Spinal Cord Injuries

So fired up to get send you this interview! The coolest thing about this interview for me is that I grew up right across the street from Dr. Indira Lanig! I knew she was good at what she did, but interviewing her gave me insight into her life I had never heard before. She is truly one in a million and has impacted lives in HUGE ways in her life and career. Let me tell you a bit about the good doctor... Indira Lanig is a physician leader, facilitator, and speaker with an incredible...


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 (NSA)...


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...


Intro - 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...