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Ep 90: Visualizing Your Future

Ray and Dr. Conte talk about the importance of having a plan for life, and regularly visualizing that plan. They also talk about the transformational effects of doing good things for people; being "the light." They issue a challenge to write in and share good news and the good things you're doing so they can highlight them on the show.

Duration: 00:44:40

Ep 89: Tackling Relationships

Take Ray and Dr. Conte's 30-day challenge to make your relationships better. The next several episodes will go in-depth on all aspects of relationships. On this episode, they talk about the power of touch, how your work ethic impacts your relationships, and the commitment to make each other better.

Duration: 00:36:26

ENCORE: Tackling the Alpha-Male

What does it mean to be an "alpha-male?" How do you know if you're an alpha male? Ray and Dr. Conte talk about the one key characteristic all alpha-males have.

Duration: 00:52:04

Ep 88: Hitting the Reset Button

Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how to pursue your passion, have no regrets, and change course when necessary. They also have an inside look at the top performers in the NFL.

Duration: 00:55:19

ENCORE: Connecting Mind, Body and Soul

Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how you can fully engage and what it means to not cheat yourself; how everything leads up to everything else. Plus hear how Ray successfully tackled stuttering in his youth, and Dr. Conte has a couple of powerful stories that leave Ray speechless.

Duration: 00:49:46

Ep 87: Leaders Inspiring Leaders with Phyllis Newhouse

Ray and Dr. Conte welcome Phyllis Newhouse, President of Leadership Inspiration Talks ( Her personal story is as uplifting and inspiring as her achievements. Born in North Carolina, one of 11 children with very modest means, her hard work ethic, determination and self-drive, the love of enhanced technology, and desire to make a difference, have led to her recognition as one of the top leaders in the technology industry and one of the most influential Women in Technology....

Duration: 00:48:10

Ep 86: Show Me Your Works

You can't hide from your character. Ray and Dr. Conte talk about when fans feel the freedom to say whatever they want no matter how vile, uncivil or ignorant.

Duration: 00:37:46

Ep 85: Tragedy in Las Vegas

Ray and Dr. Conte respond to last night's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Duration: 00:38:07

Ep 84: Fan Friday - Humility in Action

Ray and Dr. Conte have a powerful reaction to a listener email from Brent about making judgments but being receptive enough to open your heart to the possibility of being wrong. And they respond to a listener email from Mike asking how to keep from being angry with people when they do the wrong things and you know you're right.

Duration: 00:28:40

Ep 83: Getting Back to Peace

Ray Lewis reveals why he knelt for the anthem at the Ravens game yesterday.

Duration: 00:42:41

Ep: 82: Mastering Your Craft

Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question from Winston about how to use sports stats to improve your game. And they answer a listener question from John about how successful leaders use time in large organizations.

Duration: 00:27:47

Ep 81: Bouncing Back

Ray and Dr. Conte have advice on how to not let losses or failures define you, and how to never look back and keep moving forward. They also have a laugh-out-loud method for dealing with pain. Plus, Ray debuts his non-profit, Ray of Hope Foundation, dedicated to uplifting those in dire need. Check it out at

Duration: 00:33:30

Ep 80: Fighting For Your Joy

Ray and Dr. Conte respond to a listener email from Robin about pushing through pain. And they respond to a listener email from Matthew about how to deal with negative and toxic people.

Duration: 00:27:47

ENCORE: Tackling the Stories We Tell Ourselves

The story you tell yourself dictates how you approach the world. Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how you can write your own story to match your vision and imagination, instead of a story that blocks you from accomplishing your goals. Ray shares some compelling and insightful stories from his own life and experiences both on the field and off.

Duration: 01:00:27

ENCORE: Fan Friday -- Tackling Listener Email

Ray and Dr. Conte respond to some listener email, including a moving message from Ali, a listener on the tiny Middle Eastern island of Bahrain where American football is non-existent. On this episode, you'll hear Ray's formula for greatness. And Dr. Conte reveals his three core principles that lead to greatness. You can submit messages for future Fan Fridays at Or leave us a voicemail at (646) 762-4432. We may play your message on the show.

Duration: 00:28:38

ENCORE: Monte Sanders Tackles Mind, Body and Spirit

Meet the man behind Ray's legendary workouts, Monte Sanders, a highly sought after celebrity fitness trainer and expert. Get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Ray's fitness regime. Monte, Ray, and Dr. Conte talk about not just fitness for the body, but also for the mind and spirit; focusing on all parts of your being is the only way to achieve balance. They talk about how to channel your physical self and make it into something spiritual. Find out what "pissed off for greatness" means, how...

Duration: 00:55:02

EP 79: Fan Friday -- Reaching Greatness

Ray and Dr. Conte preview the Florida State v. Alabama game, and they answer a listener question from Matthew about what books have influenced their lives. Then Ray has specific advice on reaching greatness in response to questions he got from people he ran into at the Mayweather v. McGregor fight.

Duration: 00:28:33

Ep 78: The Keys to Changing Your Life

Ray and Dr. Conte do a debrief on the Mayweather v. McGregor fight and uses that as an analogy for overall performance in life. They cover everything from mastery to mindful eating and focusing on the present moment. It's a wide-ranging episode chock full of stories and useful nuggets.

Duration: 01:00:00

Ep 77: Fan Friday -- Tackling Peace

Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question from Casey with tips and techniques for calming down, maintaining a level head and control over yourself. And they answer a listener question from Dusean about how to find peace in your life. Finally, the guys have a unique preview of the Mayweather v. McGregor fight that you won't want to miss.

Duration: 00:27:31

Ep 76: Tackling Transitions

Ray and Dr. Conte do a deep dive on life's transitions. "Preparation doesn't start the night before," says Ray. You have to set your ego aside and ask questions. They also talk about transitioning from moment to moment, and transitioning through pain.

Duration: 00:42:19

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