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64: Acres of Diamonds, pt 3

HOW TO MINE FOR YOUR DIAMONDS The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary. This episode contains an exploration into reflective thinking. It educates the student-athlete on how to mine for diamonds. Three key terms are: Some of the most come cliches are illustrated in this presentation: These are just a few cliches that illustrate the concept of POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH. Post Traumatic Growth is centered around the idea that human beings can be changed by their encounters...

Duration: 00:20:39

63: Acres Of Diamonds, Pt. 2

“Remember diamonds are created under pressure so hold on, it will be your time to shine soon.” “Everyone is diamond in the rough but sometimes they aren't shining.” “A muddied diamond is better than an unsullied pebble.” Inspired by Russell Conwell and Mike Hubbell Russell Herman Conwell (February 15, 1843 – December 6, 1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in...

Duration: 00:20:28

62: Acres of Diamonds Pt. 1

One of my favorite books of all time... Is a classic called “Acres of Diamonds” As the story goes, a farmer became enamored with tales of others becoming rich discovering diamond mines. He truly wanted to be wealthy. And so he sold his farm and went on his journey. Searching for diamonds. And search he did. Years went by and nothing. He lost his health. He lost his family. He no longer resembled who he once was. But still, he searched far and distant lands...

Duration: 00:10:56

61: How to Develop Character, Leadership, & Confidence - James Leath, PHD IMG Academy

JAMES LEATH Head of Leadership Development IMG Academy shares his thoughts on: James joined IMG Academy in 2015. As Head of Leadership Development, James develops and delivers curriculum for IMG Academy student-athletes across 8 sports and presents to visiting teams, companies, and professional athletes. Leadership lessons consist of communication skills, personal and group leadership, developing identity, and building team culture. James attended Fresno State University where he...

Duration: 00:29:26

60: How To Build A Dynamic Team - Featuring Renee Lopez

RENEE LOPEZ AUTHOR | CERTIFIED SPEAKER | TRAINER | USSF & NSCAA LICENSED COACH | CEO Team Building - Mental Training - Growth Today, we are hearing from a veteran college coach, keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of an upcoming book. Coach Renee Lopez has been named Coach of the Year, had over 30 All-Conference players, multiple Team Academic and Sportsmanship Awards, and reached conference and regional championships. You can expect Renee to discuss Team...

Duration: 00:30:18

59: How To Perform Under Pressure ft. Hank Weisinger

More Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most How do you perform under pressure? -Can you summon your talent at will? -Can you deliver on a test? -Can you sleep at night? In this episode, Dr. Hank Weisinger discusses: Students are under more pressure than ever before. Here are 7 students who need to listen to this episode. Which one are you? • The High School Student under pressure to meet parental expectations, ace...

Duration: 00:53:13

58: Don't Let Your Injury Define You - Dr. Carl Baird DC, MS, CCSP

DON'T LET YOUR INJURY DEFINE YOU... And yet so many people from the general public and athletes allow this to happen. What causes an individual to continue to be hampered and slowed down by injuries that are long gone? Dr. Carl Baird enlightens us during the episode. What stops most people from recovering after an initial injury are fear and self-doubt. Dr. Baird explains that avoiding activity due to fear of re-aggravation keeps us in the pain/injury cycle. Research has shown that...

Duration: 00:31:04

57: Concussions, Crimes & Change Ft. Jonathan Boland

You need to listen to this episode! Jonathan Boland was a star quarterback at Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon. His success there led to a full-ride scholarship to Portland State, but a series of concussions forced him to leave football. This began a downward spiral into depression, substance abuse and eventually a series of robberies. Those are the facts of what happened, but today is about the why. As he accepts responsibility and holds himself accountable this interview...

Duration: 01:07:16

56: The True Measure of Influence and Leadership - Ben Wax, PhD

The word "leadership" gets thrown around a lot. Recruiters, parents, and coaches rant about leadership and how the Student-Athlete needs to be a leader. What many do not understand, is that leadership is something that must be learned and developed. Yes, leadership is incredibly important in a Student-Athlete, but it is not something that happens overnight. Dr. Benjamin Wax is a strategic leadership specialist with the John Maxwell Team and winner of several powerlifting and...

Duration: 00:47:56

55: Making The Mental Shift to Overcome Adversity with Julianne Soviero

An elite Student-Athlete will need to overcome adversity in order to be successful. Adversity comes in many shapes and sizes for a Student-Athlete. Some examples include injury, socio-economic status, hardship, trauma, depression, peer pressure, etc. So what does it take to overcome these obstacles? It takes a mental shift. Yes, you may have heard this before, but don’t roll your eyes just yet. This mental shift encapsulates multiple areas: recovery, nutrition, avoiding distraction,...

Duration: 00:35:53

54: Quit Being a Coward! How to Eliminate Fear with RJ Hodges

What the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz didn’t know was that his abundance of fear sabotaged his courage. After listening to this episode, you’ll understand that same lesson, how to eliminate this fear and how to help you Student-Athlete grow in the process. RJ Hodges is a best-selling author, speaker, coach and empowerment entrepreneur who’s list of titles include: Mission Unstoppable, You Can’t Practice At The Game, The Art of Mastering You Volume One and an audio book series...

Duration: 00:23:14

53: What All Athletes Can Learn from Strong Females with Nell Daly

The best athletes move from a state of intuitiveness as they tap into nonverbal communication and instinct. It may surprise some, that this set of talents comes from energy that female athletes have more naturally. When this "feminine" energy is balanced with "masculine" energy it makes for a dominant athlete. We can learn a great deal from female athletes and their own set of unique challenges and strengths. Their body chemistry, development, emotionality and social dynamics need to be...

Duration: 00:48:38

52: Overcoming Obstacles with Jeron Mastrud - Former NFL Tight End

We often forget the importance of loss or even failure. We don’t discuss how important it is to learn from, and how vital this skill is for a Student-Athlete’s future success. Jeron Mastrud’s ability to learn from defeat is one of the reasons for his launch to the NFL. Jeron says it best, "There is another day, there is another opportunity. There is something you can learn from this and move forward from this. So instead of being devastated by the loss, figure out why you lost and make...

Duration: 00:50:12

51: Why Your Athlete Needs Olympic Lifting with Sam Johnson

There is nothing quite like Olympic Lifting when improving the performance of an athlete. Most likely you’ve heard that Olympic Lifting can help an athlete develop greater force, but it does so much more than that. In this episode, Sam Johnson and I discuss the many reasons why Olympic Lifting is such a powerful tool for athletes. Sam Johnson has devoted his life to athletic performance. It began as a young successful athlete, transferred to his time in the United States Air Force, and...

Duration: 00:42:53

50: Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning With Cory Gilday

A good youth sports performance coach understands the need for a foundation built on basic relative strength. A GREAT youth sports performance coach, like Cory Gilday, builds off of this foundation with expert level sport specific strength and conditioning. Cory’s 14 years of experience training hundreds of athletes from youth to professionals like Shaquille O'Neal, Shaun Bodiford, and Slade Norris has led to his success on a local and national level. He specializes in movement...

Duration: 00:46:24

49: Mental Strength Training with Gregg Swanson

Self-mastery begins with the mind and develops into a strength that is unstoppable. Successful mental strength coach, Gregg Swanson, explains the powerful need for mental strength training in this statement: “Every compartment of your mind is to be programmed by you. If you don’t take rightful responsibility to program your own mind the world will program it for you.” Mental strength training is imperative not only for self-mastery in sport but also to be a successful human being. Its...

Duration: 00:40:20

48: IMG Academy's Mental Conditioning with Duncan Simpson, PhD

You've likely heard of IMG Academy. It’s a boarding school and sports training destination in Bradenton, Florida that delivers training in both academics and athletics. Since 1978 it has trained thousands of Olympic, collegiate, and professional athletes. The IMG complex currently sits on 450 acres and includes a talented multidisciplinary staff to support its Student-Athlete. Dr. Duncan Simpson is one of these skilled trainers. He is IMG Academy’s Assistant Head of Mental Conditioning....

Duration: 00:37:29

47: Keith Sconiers - From Basketball to Businessman

It takes a special individual to be a Student-Athlete. Their journey through physical and mental challenges calls for specialized training and practice. Goals are set, like getting a college scholarship, and the everyday work is put in. However, success is not guaranteed and the road it fraught with challenges… But there is hope! Many amazing Student-Athletes have gone before and can help guide us to an easier way to success. Maneuvering past the typical obstacles and having strategies to...

Duration: 00:47:06

46: The Training Differences of Runners & Sprinters with Jason Karp, PhD

Does your Student-Athlete need to be trained in running or sprinting? To walk us through what the answer entails is running expert Dr. Jason Karp. Dr. Karp has spent his life devoted to running. “I really believe that running is the best expression of our physicality as human beings,” he said in our interview. His dedication to running has led to extensive education and experience. His 3 degrees in exercise science (PhD in exercise science, Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Bachelor’s...

Duration: 00:16:58

45: Iris Briand, RDN - 6 Nutritional Must-Haves For Your Student-Athlete

A Student-Athlete’s diet can have an immense impact on their energy level, health, and focus. Making smart nutritional choices comes with a long list of positives: it improves strength & endurance, boosts metabolism, enhances electrolyte balance, amps up cardiovascular health, maintains good stamina, and improves coordination & mental focus. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Iris Briand, explains how to achieve these amazing nutritional benefits for the Student-Athlete. These...

Duration: 00:58:18

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