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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

Ep 75: Fan Friday -- Tackling the Goal of Life

Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question from Omar on the important difference between detours and distractions. They also answer a listener question from Issac on how to move past negative experiences from the past. And they answer a listener question from Torrence on the goal of life. Don't miss Dr. Conte's profound answer.

Duration: 00:21:16

Ep 74: Tackling Gossip

Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how to lead people into deeper things instead of just talking about people, and how to live a deeper life.

Duration: 00:47:08

Ep 73: Fan Friday - Tackling Marriage

Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question from Jessica. She is separated from her husband because he's very angry. She and her kids don't want to be around him because all he does is yell at them. Ray has a deeply personal story from his own childhood in response. The guys also answer a listener question from George. He's going through a divorce and wants to know if a marriage ending is ever just one person's fault.

Duration: 00:21:49

Ep 72: Tackling Parenting

Hear Dr. Conte's four Cs of parenting and 10 ways to discipline your child. Ray talks about how he applies these principles to his own kids, and how to apply them to leadership in other contexts. Also, check out Dr. Conte's video on disciplining your children. https://youtu.be/cidE59kOjHU

Duration: 00:43:34

Ep 71: Fan Friday -- Tackling Fighting

Ray and Dr. Conte respond to a listener question from Chris. He asks how to deal with negative people at work. Ray has some interesting locker room stories that illustrate his "rule of life:" You won't get along with everybody, but you can work with anybody. They also answer a listener question from Jeff who says he's prone to fighting when he feels disrespected. Ray and Dr. Conte have some poignant advice on how to be strong enough to walk away.

Duration: 00:19:08

Ep 70: Tackling Momentum

Ray and Dr. Conte give their definition of momentum and talk about how you can achieve it and capitalize on it; how YOU can dictate the moment. Ray's got some great real life examples from football. They talk about the importance of discipline and routine in keeping your momentum going. And they talk about how you can rally others to change their momentum in all aspects of life, team sports, business, relationships, and organizations.

Duration: 00:43:31

Ep 69: Tackling Leadership

Ray and Dr. Conte define leadership and illustrate how you can be the best leader you can be in all aspects of life, sports, family, business, etc. They talk about how to lead by example, take ownership of every action, when to confront and when to comfort.

Duration: 00:41:52

Ep 68: Tackling Encouragement

Ray and Dr. Conte talk about the power of encouragement over criticism. Ray has a moving story from when the Ravens lost the AFC Championship to New England in 2011 that illustrates the point that a minute of encouragement after failure is worth more than an hour of praise after a success. Dr. Conte draws a specific distinction between self-esteem and self-efficacy and why both are important.

Duration: 00:32:19

Ep 67: Understanding Your Power

"With great power comes great responsibility." Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how you can define and find your power - how to use the gifts you've been given to impact the world! They also talk about how to make sure you don't give up your power, and how to help your children establish their power.

Duration: 00:50:01

ENCORE: Damon Dash Tackles the World of Business

Damon Dash takes a few minutes away from the set of his new movie, The List, to talk about how he conquered the music, fashion, movie and streaming industries; how he made the choice to not be involved in the streets and gang life. He also reveals his retirement plan and why he's such a big fan of the Raiders.

Duration: 00:43:18

Ep 66: Tackling Rivalry

Ray and Dr. Conte talk rivalry, and Ray says what he really thought of Ben Rothlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Duration: 00:33:49

Ep 65: Tackling Gratitude

Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how you can be grateful for everything in your life, not just the good stuff, but also the obstacles and challenges.

Duration: 00:40:52

Ep 64: Tackling Weight Loss

As Dr. Conte embarks on a weight loss regimen, don't miss the wise advice Ray gives him. It applies to us all, in all aspects of life.

Duration: 00:30:43

Ep 63: Tackling Your Weaknesses

Ray and Dr. Conte start with a segment on fatherhood, the importance of expressing your love and approval to your kids, and to make sure you're the man your kids need you to be. Then they switch gears to a passionate segment on how to turn your weaknesses into strengths. Ray has a couple of captivating stories to illustrate the point: if you never find your weakness, you'll never find your strength.

Duration: 01:01:16

Ep 62: Fan Friday - Tackling Jealousy

Ray and Dr. Conte answer a question from Kevin, a 17-year-old, about how to stay strong for himself and his sister during their parents' divorce. They also have advice on jealousy for Jim who says he can't handle the fact that his girlfriend has male friends.

Duration: 00:18:40

Ep 61: Tackling Your Foundation

What really roots you in your life? Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how to find your foundation. The key is being accountable to yourself and to strive every day to get better.

Duration: 00:54:08

Ep 60: Fan Friday- Tackling Bullying

Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question about how to keep your temper and not lash out. Ray talks about self-control and how to keep it in check. Dr. Conte talks about making sure you deal with emotions, rather than stuffing them down. The guys also answer an important listener question about school bullying. They both have poignant stories about bullying in their lives and they offer specific solutions for your child.

Duration: 00:21:35

Ep 59: Tackling Conflict Resolution

Ray and Dr. Conte talk about why some people are prone to conflict and they have specific advice on how not to get sucked into other people's crises. Dr. Conte also offers specific steps on how to handle conflicts when they arise.

Duration: 00:42:01

Ep 58: Fan Friday - Mangoes and Pecans

Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question from Brad. He asks what they would tell a player that doesn't believe in his coach.

Duration: 00:35:48

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