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How to Stop Caring About What Other People Think

“When you are so convicted in your values and what you stand for it will supersede any fears of negative reactions or worries about what other people think.” —Scott Welle. This episode is a deeper discussion of a conversation I had recently with a coaching client about not caring (or caring less) about what people think. I’ve been there myself and it can cripple our words and actions if we’re always preoccupied with the reaction of others. But the cure for this is actually not to care less,...


The TRUTH About How Outperformers Think of Health, Happiness & High Performance

“When you wake up every day and reinforce this into your psychology, I PROMISE it will translate to more decisive action and better behaviors towards what it is that you say you want.” —Scott Welle. In this solocast, I discuss one of my FAVORITE topics: health and high performance. Especially during this time of COVID, we need our peak health if we want to be our very best and Outperform. But, sooo much of our ability to stay disciplined and dedicated comes from how we define health and our...


What Are You Proud Of? (2022 Recap + Lessons)

“One simple, straightforward question: What are you proud of in the last year?” —Scott Welle. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on 2022 over the last couple of weeks (as I’m sure you have as well!) and this episode is about identifying the things with which you’re most proud in 2022. I’m sure you have MANY accomplishments and achievements, and my greatest hope is that you take time to internalize them and soak them up! Show notes can be found at https://scottwelle.com/2022-recap. Enjoy and...


One of the Best WAYS to Have More Best DAYS

“What happens on your best days?” —Scott Welle. This is a question I asked a coaching client yesterday (he had an idea...but wasn't exactly sure). This episode is about identifying the things that happen physically, mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, socially, spiritually, etc., on our best days so we can begin to reverse engineer this process and be more intentional of allocating our time and energy towards what is meaningful to us. Show notes can be found at...


The 3 "Pains" That Keep You From Taking Action

“Confidence and belief in yourself is built by getting comfortable being uncomfortable. But to do that, you have to be able to overcome the three pains that prevent action.” —Scott Welle. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” We all know we NEED to do it to Outperform, but we often don’t know what PREVENTS us from doing it. This episode details the three “pains” that keep us from taking action towards anything in our lives: outcome pain, loss pain and...


The Power of Performance Goals (from a live keynote speech)

“The way that you cross the finish line of a 100-mile ultramarathon is the same way you accomplish anything in life—by setting benchmarks, milestones and checkpoints.” —Scott Welle. This episode is an excerpt from a live keynote speech in Columbus, Ohio, where I’m discussing the importance of having “Performance Goals” (benchmarks, milestones, checkpoints) in the pursuit of achieving any goal. It sounds like common sense but that doesn’t necessarily make it common practice. Having...


Ask These Two Questions Every Friday

“Instead of measuring yourself against some perfectionistic ideal, a far better gauge is simply where you were on Monday to where you are now.” —Scott Welle. In this episode, I reveal the two questions you should ask yourself every Friday to evaluate whether you’ve “Outperformed” (Hint: They’re not what you think). Enjoy! Show notes can be found at https://scottwelle.com/two-friday-questions. Enjoy and feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottwelle/ or...


The Motivational API

“If you’re ever lacking ‘motivation’ in any area, ask yourself the question, ‘am I struggling to start, sustain, or strengthen?’ THAT is the Motivational API.” —Scott Welle. In this episode, I peel back the onion on one of the questions I get asked most often: “How do I get more motivated?” Asking that question is great, but it’s entry level. If you want the next, advanced level, you have to go deeper into the “Motivational API.” Enjoy your newfound motivation! Show notes can be found at...


The Top 5 Reasons to Bring The Joy!

“I get asked often what I say to myself before I step on stage. I always say the same thing: ‘Bring The Joy!’” —Scott Welle. In this episode, I reveal the top 5 reasons you should bring the joy to everything you do. Yes, it sounds like common sense…but that doesn’t always make it common PRACTICE, right? It matters…whether you’re leading your friends or family, a team of 1 or a team of 1000. Bring the joy and you’ll get better results, I promise. Show notes can be found at...


A BETTER Way to Get What You Want (it’s NOT more “motivation”)

“Life is hard enough as it is and instead of attempting to summon such a massive, monumental amount of motivation every time we want something, what if we asked a better question such as, ‘how can I clear the path and make it as EASY as possible to have success?’” —Scott Welle. We’ve all set a goal and fallen short, right? Usually when this happens, we create the narrative that if we just had more motivation, willpower, discipline, determination, THEN we’d get what we want. It’s the wrong...


The Courage and Confidence to Pivot

“You may be doubting yourself, wondering whether what you’re doing even matters…or will ever amount to anything. I’m here to tell you that it WILL.” —Scott Welle. This episode is a story from a recent closing virtual keynote in which technology did not cooperate…AT ALL! First time for everything, I guess! Because of this, I had to pivot…FAST. You’ll learn what gives you the confidence and courage to do this, in any area of your life, in this episode. Enjoy! Show notes can be found at...


Why Being Nervous is a PRIVILEGE

“Nerves are your body’s way of expressing that you’re about to do something heroic.” —Scott Welle. One of the questions I get asked frequently is, “Do you still get nervous before speaking on stage?” The answer is YES. The day I stop getting nervous is the day I stop speaking. In this short solocast, I talk about why nerves are a PRIVILEGE and why you should embrace them…not shy away from them. It means you’re doing something right. Impactful. Worthwhile. That you’re on the path to...


Robb Breding: Choosing a Better Path Forward

In this episode, Robb and I discuss his upbringing, the defining moment that put him on a better path, his phenomenal success in business and his thoughts on leadership. Show notes for this episode can be found at https://scottwelle.com/breding, you can visit Robb’s website at https://rev-advisors.com/ and connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbbreding/. Enjoy! Robb Breding has spent most of his life and career seeking to inspire people and organizations to be the...


Robin Vandekleut: Making Change Work For You and Not Against You

“If change is coming and you’re feeling overwhelmed by it, take the opportunity to dig in and figure out what’s hitting you at the core value of that.” —Robin Vandekleut. In this episode, Robin and I discuss everything…CHANGE. How to “manage” it, how to adapt to it and how to thrive through it. Robin has spent her life in change and now she helps others do the same, both through her speaking and workshops, as well as her latest book, Unfinished Business: Make Change Work For You, Not Against...


Never Get Bored With The Basics (Lesson from Kobe Bryant)

“It can be human nature to want to chase the next shiny object but we cannot lose sight of the basic fundamentals and the things that actually got us to where we are.” —Scott Welle. In this short solocast, I tell a recent story that I heard about Kobe Bryant and one of his private workouts. It’s a story that can help us remember the importance of the BASICS as we continue to Outperform in our personal, professional and athletic lives. Show notes can be found at...


The Key to High Performance: Making Your Bad Days...Less Bad?

“How we perform on those bad days is a much better indicator of how we’re going to perform long-term than taking those already good days and trying to make them great.” —Scott Welle. In this solocast, I discuss a counter-intuitive strategy for sustained high performance: making your bad days less bad. When we do this, it brings up our average level of performance while simultaneously building empowerment and self-confidence that we CAN still perform well…even on our bad days. Show notes can...


Be More...Pessimistic?

“What Outperformers say to themselves is, ‘If I got through that, I can get through this. And if I did it before, I can do it again.’ That hardship and struggle gives them a reservoir of motivation and confidence and empowerment.” —Scott Welle. In this solocast, I share a recent clip from a virtual keynote for project managers in Toronto. An essential characteristic to Outperform personally and professionally is the ability to adapt and thrive through pressure, change, stress and adversity,...


A Lesson in Social Comparison and Peak Performance

“Documenting some amount of incremental improvement and ‘moving the ball down the field’ can have a massive impact not just for a teenager stuck in social comparison but for all of us as we live our lives.’” —Scott Welle. In this solocast, I tell a story from a recent keynote I had in Cedar Rapids, IA, where a gentleman approached me afterwards. He has two children - an older son that is an academic savant and a younger daughter that is stuck in social comparison and has shut down, feeling...


Phillip Stutts: The Undefeated Marketing System

“What if you understood more about your customer and were able to adapt to their needs, demographics and where they spend their eyeballs and time, instead of doing what you want to do. When you do that, everything changes in your marketing.” Text OUTPERFORM to 38470. In this wide ranging episode, Phillip Stutts and I discuss his ground-breaking Undefeated Marketing System, why every company should look at themselves as a data company, the importance of connecting with your customers, and his...


Do THIS or Nothing Else Matters (Sneak Peek: OUTPERFORM for Golf)

“Look at pressure through the correct lens of ‘I want this pressure, I love this pressure, I can handle this pressure, this pressure will help me play and perform my best, and I am BUILT for this pressure.’” —Scott Welle. Text OUTPERFORM to 38470. This solocast is a sneak peek into my upcoming book, OUTPERFORM for Golf (don’t worry, you DO NOT need to be a golfer to get something out of this). The specific chapter I’m sharing is from the audiobook and is titled, “Do THIS or Nothing Else...