Work On Your Game: Build Discipline, Confidence and Mental Toughness For Sports, Business & Life

Work On Your Game: Build Discipline, Confidence and Mental Toughness For Sports, Business & Life

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#931 What Is Expected When Professional Is Next To Your Name
Oct 22 • 20 min
Professional. The word lends credibility, respect, and you probably are being paid for your work. Maybe you have a business card and some nice suits to wear to work. But there are a whole set of expectations that line up next to that “professional” title…
#930: Sink Or Swim: You Either Have It Or You Don’t
Oct 21 • 24 min
Professional life is unforgiving. Any job or title you get, guaranteed there are hundreds of others who are scheming on it and/or pissed off, believing they were more qualified for it than you in the first place. As soon as you sign that contract or…
#929: How To “Cheat” To Win
Oct 20 • 37 min
“Cheat to win”? That’s unethical!! Well, it depends on how you define “cheating.” Today I’ll tell you how to create unfair advantages that make the game much easier for you, and give your opponents even less reason to even think of competing with you.…
#928: How To Be Irrationally Confident
Oct 19 • 24 min
Confidence counts — a lot. In the pros, confidence (which comes from discipline— see ep #757) makes the difference between the bench and the starters and the All-Stars. My belief is, once the skills are in place, the higher you can bring your confidence,…
#927: Why Vision Is Greater Than Facts
Oct 18 • 24 min
The most valuable asset you own is your vision of your future. While the reality and facts of your life should of course be taken into account, the vision of what those facts can and will be matter even more. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super…
#926: How To Finish Stronger Than You Started
Oct 17 • 26 min
People often forget how you started something if your finish is ugly. Though the primacy bias if real, the recency is even more real. We have strong mental connections to the last thing we saw, felt or experienced. So while you do want to start strong,…
#925: Success Cannot Be Microwaved
Oct 16 • 38 min
Not everything can be consumed in 60-, 15- or 289-character sound bites. There’s a process that must be respected and followed for any lasting successes. Today I’ll explain why that is, how to do it, and what you may need to change starting now. Today’s…
#924: Where To Get Knowledge Outside Of School
Oct 15 • 25 min
School graduation is called “commencement” for a reason: It’s a beginning or a start, not the end. Graduation is the beginning of your most important life learning (the naming is one thing school gets very correct). Today’s show is about where to commence…
#923: How To Build An Audience
Oct 14 • 27 min
Anyone who’s creating content is trying to get seen these days, and there’s a healthy amount of competition. Learn how to get people to pay attention to you, buy into you and do whatever else you want from your tribe. Today’s show is brought to you by The…
#922: Chess And Life: A Discussion
Oct 13 • 45 min
This episode is inspired both by my love of the game of chess (play the strategy and long-term thinking the game requires) and a popular video I made nearly four years ago outlining the game. This episode is much deeper, though, and will be the best…
#921: Why You’re Not Fully Utilizing Your Available Resources
Oct 12 • 35 min
Often times, we all point to resources — specifically our lack of them — as the main factor keeping us from success. In today’s show I’ll point out some resources of yours that you need to be making better use of. Today’s show is brought to you by The…
#920: Strengthening Your Decision-Making Muscle
Oct 11 • 21 min
The Leaders of the world are not only the ones who get to make the most decisions — they are the most assertive and efficient with making said decisions. And they’re the ones who angle to BE the one making the decision. Are you? Today’s show is brought to…
#919: How To Bet On Yourself
Oct 9 • 28 min
Many people talk about the concept of betting on yourself, but not many people even know what it means. Today I’ll break that down and explain how to beat position yourself to not only bet on yourself — but to win that bet. Today’s show is brought to you…
#918: Best Advice Basketball Coaches Ever Gave Me, Pt. 2
Oct 9 • 35 min
I played for a lot of coaches as a player. These two episodes detail the best advice I ever received from my coaches, along with what their advice means for you today, in or outside of sports. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#917: Best Advice Basketball Coaches Ever Gave Me, Pt. 1
Oct 8 • 24 min
I played for a lot of coaches as a player. These two episodes detail the best advice I ever received from my coaches, along with what their advice means for you today, in or outside of sports. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#916: Warren Buffet’s 4 Investment Principles
Oct 7 • 19 min
People like advice from Warren Buffet because he’s known as a very wealthy man. Today’s show draws parallels between Warren’s basic investment advice and your life, sport and business. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#915: The ONLY 3 Ways Anyone Makes Money
Oct 6 • 25 min
Money: Even if it’s not the main motivator for you in life, we all need it to live with. Today’s show explains the only three ways anyone can acquire money, and how you can progress from one level to the next (or stay at the one you’re at). Today’s show…
#914: How To Become A Polished Speaker or Presenter
Oct 5 • 22 min
Public presentation skills are a necessary skill for anyone in or aiming for a position of leadership: You need to get your point across to groups of people clearly and directly. Today you’ll learn how to make it look, and sound, easy (though getting…
#913: How To Treat Your Desired Career or Business Professionally Before It Is One
Oct 4 • 24 min
Once you get into that competitive job or business, you’ll be expected to ready to hit the ground running. Today you’ll learn how to start using the focus and disciplined approach of the professional even before you’ve become one on paper. Today’s show is…
#912: Can Too Much Discipline Can Be A Detriment To You? YES
Oct 3 • 22 min
Some of us struggle with discipline, namely staying disciplined all the time and keeping on track. Today I’ll tell you why trying to be super-disciplined all the time, if that’s not your normal MO, is probably hurting you. Listen up and help yourself find…
#911: The Power Of Self-Distancing
Oct 2 • 21 min
It’s hard for us to see our lives objectively because we’re so close to ourselves all the time. Today’s show is about learning to step outside of ourselves, a practice that can help us better see what’s really going on. Today’s show is brought to you by…
#910: How To Demand Your Respect At Work
Oct 1 • 21 min
If you’ve ever felt like you were at the bottom of the hierarchy, not respected by your coworkers or teammates, that your contribution and presence wasn’t being valued…. today’s show is for you. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more…
#909: Give Yourself Permission To Make A Bold Move
Sep 30 • 23 min
All of us have bold ideas. We’ve all envisioned how we could do some bold shit and how redeeming it would feel to do or say it. But for most of us, all that bold thinking stays just that: Thinking. Our fear of what might happen if we dare go “too far”…
#908: What To Do When You Don’t Have The Same Advantages As Others
Sep 29 • 23 min
Sometimes you’re fighting an uphill battle against people who are fighting downhill. They have more money, more people helping them, better facilities, more information, maybe they even have to do less to win then you have to do. What are you to do in…
#907: How To Make It To The Fourth Day
Sep 28 • 23 min
The Third Day is any tough stretch — a day, a week, a year — where it’s no longer fun and new, but the job has to be done, and you’re the one who’s tasked with doing it. Many people never make it past The Third Day, but you will. Today’s show tells you…
#906: Why You’re Being Passed Over
Sep 27 • 19 min
Finding yourself not-chosen more often than you think it should be happening? Feeling like less-qualified people are getting what should be yours? Today’s show explains exactly why you’re being passed over, and what you can do about it. Today’s show is…
#905: How To Prioritize Your Life
Sep 26 • 20 min
Time. We all wish we had more of it, and aim to make better use of that which we do have. Getting clear on a strategy for its use would be a good start. Today you’ll learn how to make sense if your use of the most valuable resource you have. Today’s show…
#904: How To Become The Person You’re Afraid Of Being
Sep 25 • 20 min
My book on Confidence The Super You is all about becoming this person— the person who others may not understand or who may have trouble relating to. While those could seem like the “good” variety of problem, there are inherent risks associated. Today…
#903: How To Be Your Own Motivation
Sep 24 • 19 min
Maybe your favorite podcast or Instagram account or YouTuber isn’t available to get you going when you need a pick-me-up (which may be quite often). Today you’ll learn how to get yourself going as-needed. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You.…
#902: How To Control Your “Reaction” Impulse
Sep 23 • 21 min
Attention spans have shortened dramatically the last few years. People have been conditioned to react to everything that happens — and if the reaction isn’t fast enough, according to some people, someone has done something wrong. In direct…
#901: How To Ignore The Spectators
Sep 22 • 19 min
Life is populated with many more watchers than doers. So when you, doer, do your thing, the many spectators may have opinions about you and your work that you’ve felt a need to reply to. Today you’ll learn how to ignore those who aren’t in the game.…
#900: How To Make Your Presence Felt
Sep 21 • 23 min
Ever felt like your skill wasn’t being recognized? That you had much more ability than you were receiving attention or money or any other kid of return for? Today’s show is for you. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#899: The Poker Game Of Life
Sep 20 • 21 min
Disclaimer: I don’t even play poker. But I’ve listened to some pro player talk the game and noticed many of the parallels to daily life. Thus, this episode exists. Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Blubrry…
#898: How To Make Important, In-Demand People Notice You
Sep 19 • 16 min
You aren’t doing all that hard work just to be ignored and stay in the same place you’ve always been. You’ll want to get the attention, eventually, of people who can help you make things happen — but many of those people get contacted often and don’t have…
#897: Ideas: What You Can Do If It’s Not Playing Sports
Sep 18 • 23 min
The Process of playing sports at the professional level is like a funnel: Wide entrance (amateur level), and narrow exit (the pros). And not everyone can make it; there aren’t enough spots. So, today I’ll share some ideas of what you can do if it’s not…
#896: Amazon’s 14 Principles of Leadership, Pt. 2
Sep 17 • 23 min
Amazon is growing fast, and doing their best to take over every aspect of our daily lives. In this two-part series, we cover the leadership principles expected to be exuded by people in leadership positions working for the company. Listen on: iTunes |…
#895: Amazon’s 14 Principles of Leadership, Pt. 1
Sep 16 • 24 min
Amazon is growing fast, and doing their best to take over every aspect of our daily lives. In this two-part series, we cover the leadership principles expected to be exuded by people in leadership positions working for the company. Listen on: iTunes |…
#894: How To Be Less Of A People-Pleaser
Sep 15 • 17 min
There’s nothing wrong with getting along, compromising, and being friendly with people. It becomes a problem only when we put making friends over achieving results — and this is a results-based podcast. Today’s show is about being less of the…
#893: How To Be Your Best, Consistently
Sep 14 • 23 min
Think of one of your best days at work, one of your best performances that left you really excited: If I can do that every time, imagine the returns I’d produce! Today we talk about how to be that Best You much more often, to the point that anything less…
#892: How To Be More Creative
Sep 13 • 17 min
There are a lot of podcast, blogs, videos, books, and everything else out there; most of them aren’t worth the time or energy to be consumed. The reason? People are doing and saying what they see everyone else doing and saying. For the volume of people we…
#891: How To Assume A Leadership Role Anywhere You Go
Sep 12 • 22 min
This is a Leadership podcast: You’re either in a leadership role in some area of your life, or on your way to assuming such a role. Today we dive into how to be that leader anywhere you go, even when you’re not as skilled or decorated as others. Today’s…
#890: How To NOT Be A Commodity In Business & Life
Sep 11 • 22 min
We’re all unique. Nobody wants to be treated like they’re the same as everyone else. Problem is, many of us fall by default into being exactly that: Carbon copies of everyone else. Today’s show is about making yourself unique and not being commoditized.…
#889: How To Help People Become Self-Sufficient
Sep 10 • 25 min
Everyone could use some help now and then. Each of us should graduate, however, from needing a certain type or level of help to actually giving it. The ultimate level of help is teaching people to help themselves. Today’s show is about helping people…
#888: How To Stay Positive, Even When Things Are Going Bad
Sep 9 • 18 min
In case you haven’t enough experience to know already, know this: Things won’t always go according to plan. Sometimes it’ll be the exact opposite of the success and winning you imagined. Today’s show tells you what to do not if, but when, that happens.…
#887: What You Need To “Make It” In Anything
Sep 8 • 25 min
Everyone wants to, in theory, “make it” and be somebody in what you’re doing. While we all do different thing and are different people, there are certain elements we all need to make it in anything we do. Today’s show explains those elements. Check…
#886: Separating The Means From The Ends
Sep 7 • 23 min
Many of our pursuits begin as means to an end — but somewhere along the line, those same means are continued as if they were the ends. We forget our purpose. Today’s show will ensure that you stay on track towards the goals you started with. Today’s show…
#885: How To Stay In Ass-Kicking Mode
Sep 6 • 20 min
You know that mode — the one where all you care about is getting sh*t done, and god help anyone who gets in your way? Today’s show explains how to get there — and how to stay there. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#884: Stop Lying To Yourself: You Have NO Talent
Sep 5 • 26 min
Though some may take it this way, todays show is not made to discourage you. It’s made to help you pivot from where you shouldn’t be to where you should be. The first step while in that hole, as the saying goes, is to stop digging. Today’s show is brought…
#883: Wes Pifer Returns To Talk Competitiveness, Penn State Altoona Basketball Stories & Recruiting
Sep 4 • 162 min
Wes Pifer (Twitter: @NAUCoachWes Email: Wes.Pifer@nau.edu) has made a career advancement since we last spoke. Today’s conversation is based on a private conversation Wes and I had re: episode #853 (Competition: You Gotta Be A DOG). We talked about our…
#882: How To Plan For The Unpredictable
Sep 3 • 20 min
This is counterintuitive — if it’s unpredictable, how can you plan for it? Well, that’s why this podcast is one of a kind. Since things will almost always not go according to plan, you’ll learn today how to be ready for those unexpected alterations.…
#881: When To Completely Take Over A Situation
Sep 2 • 22 min
We all have a need — some more than others — to get along and compromise and be in accord with the group. But the fact is, sometimes the group just isn’t getting the job done and compromise isn’t working. What do you do then? Today’s episode is the…
#880: How To Expand Your Imagination
Sep 1 • 18 min
Imagination comes from root word image — a picture in your mind. Our subconscious minds are 24/7 at work completing any pictures we have given it. The bigger, brighter and better you can make that picture, the better your life. Today’s show is brought to…
#879: How To Stop Taking “NO” For An Answer
Aug 31 • 17 min
Most people are afraid to be bold, to go against the grain, to demand to have things their way. Today my aim is to rid you of that fear so you stop allowing things to be as they are — if those things aren’t how you want them. Today’s show is brought to…
#878: Key For Personal Branding: PERSONALITY
Aug 30 • 19 min
Building a personal brand is about more than well-edited images and high-view videos and company sponsorships. It’s about being someone who people feel a connection to, someone unique. Today I’ll explain exactly what that means and looks like. Today’s…
#877: I Owe You An Apology
Aug 29 • 39 min
I made it sound easy. I’ve fooled you into thinking anyone could do anything, just because. And the fact is, that’s not true. Today I come clean. Listen closely. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at dreallday.com/free 2:59…
#876: Motivation Is ONLY For The Motivated
Aug 28 • 19 min
Funny thing about motivation: The only people seeking it out already have a good amount of it to begin with. Those who have the least — and this most “need it,” never seek it in the first place. Today I’ll explain how and why that is. Today’s show is…
#875: You Can Shoot — But Can You GET Your Shot?
Aug 27 • 14 min
Having skill is required, but it’s still only part of the game. A lot of people who have skill never get their chance at success. Today’s show explains why, and what you can do about it. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#874: How To Gauge Your Chances At Success
Aug 26 • 19 min
Athletes often ask me to help them figure their chances of making it in their sport based on their current circumstances. While such a task is far from an exact science, there are many ways to get a good read on your chances — and today’s episode explains…
#873: It’s Your Right To Get Everything You Want In Life
Aug 25 • 27 min
Have you ever felt that maybe certain goals were out of your reach? That maybe you weren’t the right person or didn’t have the right “stuff” to get it for some reason unbeknownst to you? If you have felt that, you’re wrong: It’s your right to get…
#872: How To Accelerate Your Progress
Aug 24 • 17 min
You have goals, and places you want to be in life. And, maybe your current pace isn’t quite fast enough to get you there. Today’s show will teach you how to make more progress, and how to make it faster than you’ve been making it. Today’s show is brought…
#871: How To Stop Selling Yourself Short
Aug 23 • 23 min
Ever felt like you should be getting more a return on your skills and contribution to the world? Maybe you’re right. Today’s show explains how to solve that issue now and forever. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#870: Characteristics Of “Level 10” People
Aug 22 • 34 min
John Gotti (and many others, I’m sure, including your shot host) said, “I’d rather have four quarters than 100 pennies.” High-level people make your job easier, not harder — and they help get you “there” faster. Today you’ll learn how to become and…
#869: The Value Of Assessing Your Failures
Aug 21 • 21 min
While we do need to emphasize wins and success, and it trains our brains to find and create more success, there’s value in assessing our mistakes and failures. Today’s show explains that value and how to use it. Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud |…
#868: Most Important Athletic Skill: Self-Belief
Aug 20 • 26 min
Athletes are always seeking that edge: The one thing that separates them from the next competitor. That one thing can be the difference between winning a losing, gold and silver, making the team and getting cut. So today, I tell you what that one thing…
#867: Appreciate Your Progress
Aug 19 • 21 min
When you have big goals, you may feel you’re really far away from reaching them, no matter how much work you do or how much progress you achieve. Today’s show is about appreciating that progress regardless of how much more ground you have left to cover.…
#866: We Need More Doers, Fewer Commentators
Aug 18 • 24 min
Everyone can comment these days. So easily, in fact, that commentary has become (even more of) a genre of its own waiting for something to happen or someone to do something then talking about it is a new business model. While it’s not illegal and some…
#865: Having Game Vs. Knowing How To Play
Aug 17 • 23 min
I’ve seen many athletes who have skills, enough skill, in fact, to make a serious impact — problem is they don’t know how to translate those skills into useful production. And there’s a huge difference between ability and results. Listen on: iTunes |…
#864: Success Happens Only On-Purpose
Aug 16 • 18 min
If you’ve read The Mental Workbook, you know that you can be successful only when you have objectives — goals — to reach. No one has ever set a goal by accident. And, you can’t be successful unless you know what you’re becoming successful at. There’s no…
#863: How To Build — And Maintain — Your Network
Aug 15 • 21 min
Someone emailed me and said they’d love to sit down with me, as this person was aiming to build their network. This is not a good reason for anyone to want to sit down with you. Nobody cares about your network except you. Today show is about how to build…
#862: If Everyone Agrees With You, You’re Not Doing Anything
Aug 14 • 24 min
The game-changing ideas — or the ones that became game-changing — usually by definition started off as not-accepted: If they were accepted, its introduction wouldn’t be game-changing. Today’s show is about changing the game, which always requires going…
#861: Is Your Goal Worth The Effort?
Aug 13 • 22 min
Up-and-comers sometimes tell me they’re not sure it’s worth it to try. It’s hard, time consuming, and even after all that work, they still may not get the outcome. So today’s show is a self-assessment: Is it worth it for you? Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher…
#860: The Power Of Repetition
Aug 12 • 21 min
Any skilled professional knows repetition well: You don’t get good at anything without doing it a lot to become good and then stay good. Today’s show details what repetition will do for you. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#859: Go Where You’re Adored, Not Where You’re Ignored
Aug 11 • 24 min
Looking at a certain aspect of my business, I realized that the people who ended up buying usually made it perfectly clear from the first conversation that they were interested. Everyone else, who I’d been investing time into fruitlessly following up…
#858: What To Do When You Don’t Know Where To Begin
Aug 10 • 21 min
I find it hard to believe, but many people still reach out to me to tell me that they don’t know where to begin in achieving some desired outcome. They’re lost, clueless, and need guidance, they say. Today’s show is for you. Today’s show is brought to you…
#857: Don’t Ask, NEVER Receive
Aug 9 • 23 min
Wants. We all want things. We wrote them down, design vision boards, like stuff on Pinterest, pray about them. And here’s what’s crazy: Many people never ask for the stuff they want. Their wants never move past the thinking-about-it and hoping-for-it…
#856: Popularity: A Drug to Not Overdose On
Aug 8 • 21 min
Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at dreallday.com/free 2:31 Today’s Topic: Popularity: A Drug to Not Overdose On 2:49 Popularity is the state of being liked, admired, or supported by many people 4:36 Point I: Social media has…
#855: Not Everyone Is Gonna Make It
Aug 7 • 19 min
Our world is cutthroat, and there are some places in which everyone can’t all win at the same time. Today you’ll learn why, and what you can do about it to best position yourself to be one of the winners. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You.…
#854: Luck Strategy: Be Outside Often
Aug 6 • 25 min
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity, and since you have Game and are constantly prepared, the only thing left to make you lucky is opportunity. And here’s the thing: Luck isn’t going to break into your house. You have to be where it’s at. Learn…
#853: Competition: You Gotta Be A DOG
Aug 5 • 38 min
Life is one big competition. Yes, there is abundance, and yes, everyone can “win” in their own way, but there are times when somebody’s gonna be #1 and no one else can be. If you’re going to be that #1 guy/gal, you can’t be friendly and nice— the dog…
#852: The Habit Of Doing It NOW
Aug 4 • 20 min
I talk to many people who feel they should be “more productive” in their work each day. Wouldn’t it be great if we just did all our needed “stuff” at the moment we thought of or saw the need for it? How great would we feel about ourselves? Today you will…
#851: What To Do When You’re Unsure About Your Future
Aug 3 • 25 min
We can work on our games and prepare well, but we never truly know exactly what’s going to happen in our lives. Sometimes that uncertainty can be maddening and worrisome. What can we do about it? I have some answers for you. Today’s show is brought to you…
#850: Creating Vacuums For What You Want
Aug 2 • 22 min
When you buy new furniture and it’s set to be delivered, it would help to have the old couch and loveseats moved out of your living room — otherwise there’s no space for he new stuff. Today’s show is about creating space for what you want in life by…
#849: No One Is Looking Out For You
Aug 1 • 20 min
You’re less orite fed and looked-out-for in this world than you think you are. Today you’ll come to grips with this truth and toughen yourself mentally for the road ahead. Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | Overcast | Pocket Casts |…
#848: How To Lengthen Your Attention Span
Jul 31 • 21 min
Looking at the apps on your phone, you can be connected and paying attention to something or someone literally at all times. The feeds never end! This ubiquity of content and updates has worked to shorten the human attention span to alarming new lows.…
#847: How Important Is It For You To Be “Liked”?
Jul 30 • 21 min
We live in a culture of likes, following, friends and connection these aren’t bad things. However, we sometimes allow the ubiquity of socializing to cause us to try too hard to be accepted and agreed-with. Today I’ll help you get over that. Today’s show…
#846: True Confidence: Disconfirming Yourself
Jul 29 • 25 min
A true expert, one who is fully sure of his ability not to always be right, but to get things right, looks for reasons why he might be wrong, the blind spots in her strategy. Today you’ll learn how to use this yourself. Today’s show is brought to you by…
#845: “What Am I Supposed To Do If _______?”
Jul 28 • 21 min
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. No matter how much strategy and skill we employ, things never go exactly as we think they will. What do we do then? Today, I’ll tell you. Today’s show is about that attention to detail and how it can be…
#844: The Little Things Matter
Jul 27 • 31 min
Professional basketball coach Larry Brown and Phil Jackson were both known to spend considerable practice time in team training camps going over proper footwork for throwing passes, setting screens and such, basics that any professional basketball player…
#843: How To Start Living, Right NOW
Jul 26 • 21 min
Who doesn’t want to get the most out of life? While no one has all the answers to exactly what that entails, there are some basic principles that apply to us all. Today we discuss how to start living. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn…
#842: Fast Opportunity: How To Take Advantage Quickly
Jul 25 • 25 min
Though opportunity is indeed all around us all the time, the windows for taking advantage do come and go quickly. Today, learn how to quickly take advantage of quickly-evaporating chances. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You. Learn more at…
#841: Let The Fools Talk While You Keep Working
Jul 24 • 16 min
We live in voyeuristic world now, where we can watch and observe people, never do anything ourselves, and never feel bored while doing so. I don’t think you have that specific issue, but many do — and they’ll have a lot to say. Today’s show is about…
#840: Does Luck Matter? YES!!! Here’s How To Use It
Jul 23 • 39 min
Luck can help you get where you want to go, and do so much faster than you could do on your own. In fact, luck has played a big role in the success of every “successful” person you can name. Today’s show is about making and using that luck. Today’s show…
#839: Your Job: About More Than Just You
Jul 22 • 25 min
A team is a group of people come together for a common goal. If you’re part of one, then, you can look at the functions of the team and plainly see how the actions of one person affects everyone else. That’s the design of a team. For the areas of your…
#838: You Gotta Put Your Own Work In
Jul 21 • 26 min
Competitors will always want to be the best at what they do. I would expect you to see yourself that way. Once you make the claim, though, make sure to keep yourself in the vanguard, out there representing it. Violate that rule, and you no longer qualify.…
#837: Doubt And Decision Do Not Mix
Jul 20 • 19 min
The biggest breakthroughs in all our lives happen when me make definite decisions: What we’ll no longer tolerate, what must change, what we’re gonna do right now. Problem is, our fear of losing, missing out, and fear of risk plant seeds of doubt and…
#836: How To Mentally Minimize Risk
Jul 19 • 20 min
People are naturally afraid of risk. We’re keen to notice losses and threats to our safety, even when they’re not real threats. We need somewhere to direct that fearful energy that’s part of our makeup. Today I show you how to mentally deal with the risk…
#835: Your Price Is Too Low
Jul 18 • 22 min
We just talked a few weeks ago about how I’m supposed to Earth and Freelancers can raise their prices. Today’s episode is not about that type of price, but about the price tag you place on yourself. We know what price you place on yourself, by the type of…
#834: Knowing And Accepting Your Role In Sports, Business and Life
Jul 17 • 26 min
I don’t know if it happens as often in business, but in the Sports World, participants are often not accepting of the role they are asked to play. Maybe because the player believes he or she is worthy of a larger role than what they have been given.…
#833: Your Dream Is Your Baby
Jul 16 • 20 min
If you have raised a child from birth, you know what it’s like to take care of a baby. Instead of being responsible for one person, yourself, now you’re responsible for two. And it’s a 24-hour job of vigilance. In today’s episode, I will analogize taking…
#832: Stop Waiting And Do The Thing
Jul 15 • 16 min
People all over the world are waiting for… their opportunity. Waiting for the right time. Waiting for someone to do something so they can do their thing. Today’s episode is about why you need to stop waiting, and start taking — action. Today’s show is…
#831: Discipline Does NOT Mean Perfection
Jul 14 • 22 min
People seem to think that being “disciplined” means always doing things perfectly. Always getting up at the same time. Never eating the wrong food. Always going to the gym, finishing the project, never making a mistake. Wrong In today’s episode, I will…
#830: What I Wish I’d Known As An Athlete
Jul 13 • 20 min
Today’s Show is for the myriad athletes who listen to this podcast. While I don’t play professional sports anymore, I want to share some game that I’ve learned with the up-and-coming and current athletes who will use it. Today’s show is brought to you by…
#829: How To Make Your Name or Brand Stand Out, Guaranteed
Jul 12 • 31 min
Differentiation is the name of the game when it comes to building a brand. If people cannot understand what makes you different from the next person and the next 10 people next to them, you have no brand, and usually that equates to no customers and no…
#828: Why You Can’t Get The Job or Position You Want
Jul 11 • 28 min
A lot of us are trying to move up. To new positions, new promotions, get into new industries, make more money, get our names more known. With so many people attempting to advance, and a limited number of positions, not everyone will make it. So what…
#827: Choices Now, Results Later
Jul 10 • 24 min
Every thoughts, words, and action we partake in today, we must pay for tomorrow. While everyone understands that on a logical level, we still make decisions that show we are not considering this fact. Today’s Show is about the decisions we make now, and…
#826: Getting And Staying In “Game Shape”
Jul 9 • 24 min
I thought I was in game shape when I arrived in Montenegro But my coach thought different. And when i played in a game, I realized why he had thought different good thing I listened to him. From then on, I was never not in game shape. Today’s show is not…
#825: Why You Must Learn To Negotiate
Jul 8 • 16 min
You want what you want, right? Do you want to compromise on it? Do you want to get only 50% or 77% or 90% of what you want, or do you want the whole 100%? Today I’ll tell you exactly why, via negotiation, you can. The first step is understanding it’s…
#824: Understanding Power: When You Have It & When You Don’t
Jul 7 • 20 min
Often people who are in subordinate positions complain that they aren’t being “respected” enough or treated as if they held a higher position.Today’s how is one of those hard-but-needed conversations for anyone who has been, is or will be in such a…
#823: Why Your Successes Matter More Than Your Failures
Jul 6 • 17 min
We talked weeks ago about how your failures and mistakes don’t make you. Today is about how to leverage your success — no matter how few and far between — for more future success. There’s an art to this. Today’s show is brought to you by The Super You.…
#822: Change Your Story, Change Your Results
Jul 5 • 20 min
The stories we tell ourselves are how we’re able to live. If we didn’t craft stories in our minds about our safety, hope or the future, and other ideas, we wouldn’t be able to eat or sleep or ever have a good time. Today is about altering that story to…
#821: How To Stay Curious About Life
Jul 4 • 20 min
There’s always more to know, more to learn and more ot do in life, and no one ever knows everything. Those who think they do will find themselves surpassed over time, as their hardness knowledge become obsolete. Today, learn how to stay curious and open…
#820: Be Greedy In Going After Your Goals
Jul 3 • 24 min
Greed is often frowned upon, as of wanting more of yourself is some type of mistake of character default. Well, for most people it is! They don’t know what I’m going to share with you today. But you will know. Which makes you responsible for it. Today’s…
#819: Be Willing To Go The Furthest
Jul 2 • 22 min
Life is a game of attrition. The people who are the most aggressive and persistent and most confident in themselves and what they’re offering are the people who advance the furthest and last the longest. Today’s show, then, is about being the one who wins…
#818: If You Don’t Do It, It’s Not Happening
Jul 1 • 21 min
You’re more alone on this world then you think you are, Today I will explain why, and why that shouldn’t scare you but empower you to make more happen, knowing you’re the one who has to do so. It’s all on you. Be happy that it is. Today’s show is brought…
#817: You Will Make Mistakes — But The Mistakes Don’t Make You
Jun 30 • 18 min
Messing up. Blowing an opportunity. Knowing what you needed to do — and not doing it. We all make mistakes and have fuck-ups. What differentiates people, though, is how much we allow those mistakes to define us and how long we allowed ourselves to dwell…
#816: The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Personality
Jun 29 • 22 min
I took this principle straight from Maxwell Maltz’s Psycho Cybernetics, explaining the principles Work On Your Game style as they relate to what this podcast is about. Read that book — but only after you listen closely to what I’m sharing today. Listen…
#815: When To Ignore People’s Advice And Go Your Own Way
Jun 28 • 20 min
Everyone offers advice these days — podcasts, YouTube videos, social media posts random people how you don’t even know, people who you do know who think they know how to best help you. Sometimes they have good, useful advice, and sometimes they don’t.…
#814: How To Combat Your Negative Thoughts
Jun 27 • 17 min
We all have negative thoughts at times, some of us more than others, some of us go deeper with those negative thoughts, and some of us have them for longer than others. Today’s show is about fighting off those age thoughts and keeping them off. Listen on:…
#813: Don’t Feel Guilty About Putting Yourself First
Jun 26 • 11 min
Who’s #1 in your life? If the answer is anyone other than yourself, you’re playing the game of life backwards. This doesn’t mean not to care for others or provide where you need to arrived, but you have to take care of you to best help anyone else.…
#812: No Time For Worry When You’re Working
Jun 25 • 16 min
Even when facing tough circumstances, worry can take ahold of us only when we’re not being active, physically or mentally, getting stuff done or actively attacking the situation. Today’s show is about using that activity strategically to keep worry from…
#811: How to Let Your Success Happen Without Forcing It
Jun 24 • 15 min
In basketball, a common piece of advice is to “let the game come to you,” as opposed to forcing your way into stuff. And while there’s a time and place and circumstance for both methods, today’s show is about that “let it happen” advice — and how to do so…
#810: What You Need Multiple Flows Of In Life
Jun 23 • 17 min
IT would be great to have more than one path to success in everything you do, wouldn’t it? Good, I think so too. So today’s show details all the areas of life in which you need to have more than one way to make it happen. HINT: it’s about more than just…
#809: Why Your Cold Emails & DMs Suck
Jun 22 • 19 min
I send a lot of cold correspondence; I receive a lot of it too. I know one reason why many of my own cold messages (some of them well-constructed, in my opinion) go unanswered: Most of the cold messages people send simply suck. So people get conditioned…
#808: How To Stop Playing Life Scared
Jun 21 • 20 min
The only thing we do well when we’re scared in hunker down, quit and make outlines small. That’s not what this podcast is about. The best advice I ever received was from a fellow basketball player who told me to “stop playing scared.” This extends past…
#807: Getting Over Complacency Plateaus
Jun 20 • 19 min
Yesterday’s show talked about always getting better — which means you’ll be fighting past the complacency I’ll show you how to get over today. Today’s show is brought to you by The Mental Workbook. Learn more at dreallday.com/workbook 2:09 Today’s Topic:…
#806: How To Always Do Better & Get Better
Jun 19 • 21 min
I had high school and college classmates, and family members I grew up with, who peaked as people a long time ago; they’re still the same person — in intelligence, accomplishments and anything if else you can measure — now that they were then. Today’s…
#805: Work Like A Slave, Eat Like A King
Jun 18 • 16 min
Everyone wants success; not everyone wants to do what’s necessary to get it. Today’s episode is about just that— the work ethic required for you to live how you want live, in every area. Today’s show is brought to you by 30 Days To Discipline. Learn more…
#804: How To Shut Off The Outside “Noise”
Jun 17 • 15 min
Every human is entitled to an opinion; social media has allowed all of us to not only have, but express and modify those opinions. There’ a lot of talking coming from a lot of people. Can we get some peace and quiet? Would you benefit from it? Good. Today…
#803: Helplessness Is Not A Strategy
Jun 16 • 18 min
Young athletes have been coming to me for help for years, many times claiming that they’re at end of their rope. They don’t have the facilities or the money or the talent or the ideas that some other players seem to have, They Dont Know what else to do…
#802: How To Pay Less Attention To What Others Are Doing
Jun 15 • 15 min
Attention is one of our most valuable resources. And the advancement of knowledge and technology we’ve experiences has managed to snatch a chunk of that attention away from when it should be — on ourselves — and our in on others. This is basically what…
#801: The Advice I Will Give To My Children
Jun 14 • 18 min
The stuff I tell you on this podcast is the same information and advice I’d share with my own children. So the answer to the title of this episode could be “everything —” but today I am sharing a few specific pieces of game and knowledge my kids will get…
#800: When You’re In The Presence Of Greatness
Jun 13 • 21 min
We all — at least listeners of this show — want to be surrounded by great people, and we want to be those great people ourselves for others. Today I share with you how to know when your’e in the presence of those great people — the ones you want to keep…
#799: Put Your Life In Good Hands: Your Own
Jun 12 • 23 min
We all give away so much of our power, autonomy and general ability to make things happen for ourselves. We do it slowly, subtly, most of the time not even noticing we’re doing it. Consider today’s show your wake-up call. Today’s show is brought to you by…
#798: How To Always Make Sure Your Job Is Done Right
Jun 11 • 19 min
Whether You have a traditional job or are a contractor or athlete or podcaster, you’re expected to deliver good work — if you don’t, your job and money and opportunities are gone. Today’s show is about making sure your job is always done how it should be.…
#797: How To Build Your Foundation’s “Nest,” One Step At A Time
Jun 10 • 17 min
You’ve seen birds nests. How They’re made of hundreds of sticks, leaves and whatever else. And birds don’t have hands. Google an up-close photo of a bird’s nest. If you think about it, that’s a lot of damn flying back and forth to make. Today’s show is…
#796: Reasons to Believe In Yourself
Jun 9 • 15 min
It’s hard to drum up confidence when things aren’t quite working for you. Especially when something you thought or hoped would work just recently didn’t produce results for you. Our brains being wired how they are, it’s much easier to think negatively,…
#795: Focus Vs. Attention: Know The Difference
Jun 8 • 21 min
You can pay attention and not be focused. You can also be focused on things you should have never paid attention to, wasting resources that could go to things that matter for your life. I mentioned both of these elements in discussing the five forms of…
#794: Hustle Is A Choice
Jun 7 • 21 min
My senior year of high school, I worked hard every day in practice. Hustling to be first in every drill, listening closely to everything the coach said, being on time for every practice… and none of it earned me any playing time. Players who played more…
#793: The Problem Is NOT The Solution
Jun 6 • 19 min
When we make mistakes or have issues, the natural human instinct is to reverse the error. Lose money — make it back. Get injured — do do that thing that way again. Say something that upsets someone — don’t say that anymore. But while this is the popular…
#792: The Gift Of Applied Faith
Jun 5 • 19 min
I told everyone I knew that I’d be playing pro basketball overseas before I even had an agent or a single team interested in me. Though it sounded good, I doubt any people actually believed me. Some made jokes. Some just politely listened. Some were…
#791: Questioning Yourself? Here’s What You Do
Jun 4 • 18 min
We all come to question ourselves at times. Mostly when we have recently failed, or when embarking on a new venture that is bigger or different from anything we’ve done before. Or maybe when we hear new information or advice coming from a trusted source…
#790: If You Wanna Play, You Gotta Get In The Game
Jun 3 • 17 min
How many would-be entrepreneurs out there who won’t create a product or service not offer, out of needing to know more? Athletes wondering what would happen if they tried out for some high school/ college/ pro team? People who saw the man/woman who could…
#789: YOU Are Your Biggest Problem
Jun 2 • 17 min
Nobody’s life is perfect. Everybody needs something, wants something, and is striving for something. And, almost all of us — I am guilty of it — are looking around for it, seeking to fill that gap. Seeking is great thing — damn sure beats doing nothing —…
#788: You Are What You Repeatedly Accept
Jun 1 • 17 min
I hypothesize that many people accept more of their lives than they actually decide and determine. That being true, our lives are composed of these things we accept, and what we surround ourselves with and live with becomes who we are. Today’s show is…
#787: Handle It And Keep Moving
May 31 • 23 min
The availability to broadcast our lives has allowed us to make news out of the most innocuous of situations. In some cases it escalates to calling for firings and attempts at destroying people’s lives over some real or perceived slight — often one that…
#786: Encouragement Is Earned
May 30 • 20 min
I knew a person who wasn’t doing his job — often enough nor well enough. He had a bigger problem though: He felt he was being criticised for his lack of performance too often. Instead of criticizing his work, the guy suggested, how about you encourage me…
#785: Freelancers & Solopreneurs: How & When To Raise Your Prices
May 29 • 19 min
80% of the solopreneurs I meet aren’t satisfied with what they are charging and subsequently receiving in exchange for their services. Why not raise your prices then, I ask. Here’s what’s interesting: They don’t raise their prices not because of anything…
#784: Tension-Relieving Vs. Goal-Achieving
May 28 • 21 min
When it’s time for work, what do you find yourself gravitating towards? Stuff that’s fun, easy, makes you feel good, and takes your mind off your challenges? How about stuff that gets you closer to where you want to be, but may not necessarily be very…
#783: How to Examine And Develop Quality Habits
May 27 • 19 min
We’ve discussed habits here before. And we will discuss them again after today, as our habits basically make us who we are — you have a great habit of listening to the Work On Your Game Podcast every day, for example. Succeeding in life doesn’t require…
#782: Greatness Is A Decision
May 26 • 24 min
Most people think being great is about outside recognition. If you get signed to this company or this league, you’re great. Other think it has to do with money or material possessions. A nice house or a certain earnings threshold makes you great, since…
#781: Keep Having The Same Problem? You’re The Problem
May 25 • 16 min
You’ve heard the saying about insanity and doing the same thing over and over again. Well, what if you keep having the same problems in your life? If everywhere you go, you have issues with people? If, no matter how carefully you drive, there’s some…
#780: Get Your Performance Up
May 24 • 24 min
How you play is what you’re ultimately judged on. With all this mental game you get form this podcast, what can you do to make sure your actual performance is at its highest level? Today’s show is brought to you by 30 Days To Discipline. Learn more at…
#779: Branding Starts With What YOU Say About You
May 23 • 17 min
Your brand, as people like me say all the time, is what other people say about you when you’re not around. IT’s what people think and feel about you, and what comes to mind when your name gets brought up. This definition makes branding seem out of your…
#778: How To Treat Your Life Like A Business
May 22 • 28 min
All of life’s a business itself. We pay for wifi and data plans to access this podcast. Our homes and beds and electricity and food all costs money. And at least part of the reason we work is the money we make for doing it. So since life is always a…
#777: How Your Time Perspective Determines Your Success
May 21 • 27 min
We all have dreams and goals for the future, things we want to accomplish that we know will take time to build up to. At the same time, we sometimes have to make decisions in the present, and deal with stuff today, like, right now. Which time frame, the…
#776: How To Go Into “IDGAF” Mode
May 20 • 23 min
Dirk was happy that Kobe Bryant wasn’t playing for Team USA in international competition one particular summer. Dirk knew that Kobe had so much dog in him, so much I don’t give a f**k energy — on the court at least — that that alone could possibly be…
#775: How To Stay Focused On Your “Main Thing”
May 19 • 22 min
Some people have a simple main thing. Playing piano, running and pretzel stand, fixing broken iPhone screens. If you’re like me, your main thing is more broad and encompasses many activities. Either way, how can you make sure to maintain your focus on…
#774: How To Get What You Want More Often
May 18 • 20 min
Look at your life and ask yourself: In how many areas do you have what you want (or close to it/in your way)? In the areas where you don’t have what you want, are you clear on what you want? What’s the plan to get there? How many times in the past five…
#773: How [and Why] To Be Uncompromising
May 17 • 16 min
I was on the phone yesterday with a company who’d dishonestly charged me. I had to go through three levels of employees to finally get to the person who had the power to reverse the charge (or so they said) — and even that guy tried stonewalling me. How…
#772: How I Read Books
May 16 • 15 min
I read a lot; I’ve authored 14 books and shared some of my favorite books (other than my own) in five separate episodes of this podcast. I’ve espoused the value of reading many times here as well. Today I share my book-reading techniques. Today’s show is…
#771: How To Handle Conflict
May 15 • 17 min
Conflict is inevitable, especially when you’re in a competitive field with highly competitive people — business and sports both fit the bill. What’s your strategy for handling it? Avoidance? Aggression? Try to be super-nice so as to never have any…
#770: How To Have RIDICULOUS Levels Of Self-Belief
May 14 • 18 min
Now that you know from yesterday that too much confidence can’t be your problem, how about we get your self-esteem up to the level it needs to be at for you to reach all your goals? How would it feel to label your confidence level “RIDICULOUS”? Today…
#769: Too Much Confidence Is NOT Your Problem
May 13 • 17 min
I gave a TED Talk at UNLV in 2016 on this exact topic, and I talk about it often in my keynote speeches. I’m a huge advocate of pushing your confidence as far and as high as it can go, even running the risk of taking it “too far.” Your confidence fears…
#768: How To Avoid Stagnation
May 12 • 14 min
Stagnation is a living being’s last stage before dying. There’s no more movement, nothing new to do or see, no challenges, no problems to solve. When you stagnate, something is about to go limp (if it hasn’t already). Today you’ll learn how to stay away…
#767: How To Promote Yourself By Solving Problems
May 11 • 19 min
If you’re a regular listener to this show, you want to advance in your line of work. There are myriad ways to better your chances and fast forward your track; today I’ll explain one of those ways: Solving problems. Today’s show is brought to you by Ask…
#766: The 7 Biggest Business Communication Mistakes People Make
May 10 • 23 min
I get a lot of messages from people on the daily. One of the biggest mistakes I see is a lack of communication skill displayed. Today I lay out and explain the biggest communication errors from an article I read. Today’s show is brought to you by 30 Days…
#765: Closing Your Accountability Gaps
May 9 • 24 min
Have you ever had a parent of friend or coach or business partner or coworker or boss or anyone else who never let you get away with bullshitting yourself? I’m talking about a person who caused you to live up to a higher standard, because you knew you…
#764: What To Do When NOTHING Is Working
May 8 • 24 min
Even the best plans run into walls sometimes. Especially when you’re doing stuff that few humans ever do. The road can get frustrating, and when you see other people making progress and getting results. You work hard and stay focused m, but it still seems…
#763: Why It’s Hard To “Make It” In Life
May 7 • 15 min
“If I can do it, YOU can do it!” “All you gotta do is believe and work hard…” “Making it.” Everyone wants to do it; some of that everyone has an idea of what “making it” actually is for them. The rest need to make a plan. Everyone, though, is gonna have a…
#762: How To Relax Before A Performance
May 6 • 18 min
Performing can be nerve wrecking. All those people, there to watch you, and sometimes ONLY you, and this is your only shot to get it right. I don’t blame you for feeling a little anxious. How can someone relax? Is there a method to calming your nerves…
#761: How To Get To The Point Clearly
May 5 • 27 min
When explaining out the topics of this show, I like to share lots of context for people to really get not only the what, but also the why and how of what I’m giving you. While it works for what I do here, there are other times in life when we need to just…
#760: Athletes: Sports Is Just *Part* Of Your Job
May 4 • 19 min
I meet and talk with a lot of athletes. When the athlete is at the college and professional level, 97/100 don’t want to hear or talk about anything that isn’t directly about playing their sport. And shit, I get it! Though I was building my brand at the…
#759: Your Mindset When Trying To “Get On” Anywhere In Life
May 3 • 22 min
I know you’re trying to get to the next level in what you do, or maybe you’re just trying to get in the room to get started on the ground level. We both also know, you’re not the only one doing what you’re doing — you need to stand out, somehow separating…
#758: What I’d Do Differently If I Went Back To School
May 2 • 25 min
I’ll never be a student of traditional schooling again (in at least 99% sure, at least). While I continue to learn in various other ways, I’m often asked about my past. Would I change anything about my school experience? Yeah, there are some things I…
#757: How Discipline Creates Confidence
May 1 • 18 min
Everyone wants to be confident; very few of us want to be disciplined. And I understand why. Discipline is hard damn work! It’s not sexy or fun and there’s probably very little variety involved. Based on that description, who wants to sign up for that?…
#756: Interview: Becoming THE Expert In Your Space with Dawnna St. Louis
Apr 30 • 142 min
Dawnna St. Louis (website: Dawnna.com & Biz-On-Fire.com) has been a mentor to me for years, teaching me the basics of the platform business (speaking, coaching, consulting etc) from the ground up. Dawnna is an entrepreneur who teaches the Business Success…
#755: How To Become A Professional Athlete
Apr 29 • 35 min
Being that the supply of jobs is so small, it’s really a huge undertaking to aim at becoming a professional athlete. Depending on the sport, it is literally a one in a million shot you’re taking to get there. Not one to discourage anyone from their goals,…
#754: When You Should Listen To What Other People Think
Apr 28 • 20 min
While you have the most important voice you’ll ever hear, and while most people need to listen to that voice MUCH more than to anyone else’s, there are some times when we should listen to what others have to say. Today I’ll share with you when those times…
#753: Hot Seat: How Can I Get Into Professional Baskeball? [Cameron from Utah]
Apr 27 • 21 min
Cameron wants to play pro basketball. He has an idea or two as to how, but not much else by way of prospects. While I almost didn’t even run this Hot Seat for you to hear, I want you to hear it for two reasons. Most of the time professional basketball…
#752: If You’re Not Going After What You Want, You’re A Loser
Apr 26 • 23 min
The only way to lose is to quit, the saying goes. And, if you want to play and never try, you also lose. Hopefully, you know what you want in life (if not, get The Mental Workbook before you listen to today’s episode). What actions are you taking on a…
#751: Opportunity Does NOT Knock
Apr 25 • 15 min
Everyone claims they want one. Many people go around asking for it. Some create it. Some go as fat as begging for it. And hey — sometimes that works. Whatever you do, just know you should never merely wait for opportunity to come to you, because it’s not…
#750: Knowing Your Angles — And the Angles Of Other People
Apr 24 • 15 min
Politics was the topic a couple days ago. We are all protecting and/or advancing some interest of ours at all times. It would only make sense to know what your interest is, and that of everyone around you. The better you know what the next guy is up to,…
#749: The Only Information To EVER Trust: Your Own
Apr 23 • 22 min
Have trusted sources: people and places from whom you believe what you hear. But also verify anything you get from even your trusted sources and make sure it’s right. Today’s show is about trusting only what you know to be true — and how to make sure it…
#748: The Best Things You’ll Learn In School
Apr 22 • 29 min
School, at least the system we have here in America, produces lots of waste — wasted time, wasted money, wasted attention. But there is a lot of usefulness to be obtained in school too, if you know where to look. Today, I’ll tell you where. Today’s show…
#747: Why & How To Be Political, ASAP
Apr 21 • 25 min
New perspective: Politics is not a bad thing. Politics is our human method of protecting and/or advancing our interests, and if you’re dealing with people, you’re dealing with politics. All people want to advance their interests — sometimes those…
#746: Hot Seat: I Have More Work Than I Have Time [Sava, Bulgaria]
Apr 20 • 32 min
Today’s show is brought to you by Ask Yourself A Better Question. Learn more at dreallday.com/ask 2:54 Today’s Hot Seat Guest is Sava from Bulgaria. His challenge is organizing his time as a student, running his business, and working out 3:29 Listen to…
#745: Why You Need to QUIT, Right Now
Apr 19 • 18 min
Wait a minute… is this the right podcast? Dre telling me to quit? Yes, yes it is, and yes I am. Here are the reasons you need to quit what you’re doing, now. Today. Go ahead and do it. Today’s show is brought to you by Ask Yourself A Better Question.…
#744: How To Remain Fluid and “Changeable” in Life
Apr 18 • 20 min
We all know that life’s only constant is change. Every day brings something new in ideas, technology, ways of living, and whatever is happening in your industry. So, when’s the last time you changed? How fluid are you in changing your ways based on what…
#743: How To Lock Into Persistence For Life
Apr 17 • 15 min
It’s not working. No results to speak of. Bothering people too much. Tired of trying. I don’t feel like it. Someone else got results by this point. All great — but not real — reasons why people fail to persist in their efforts in life. Today’s show is…
#742: If You’re Not Gonna Be Aggressive, Get Out Of The Way
Apr 16 • 15 min
Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz addressed Bryon Russell, a young teammate who was still trying to find his role in the NBA. “If I pass you the ball and you’re not gonna shoot it, i’m gonna tell Coach Sloan to get your ass off the court! When I pass it to…
#741: How To Make More Time For Yourself
Apr 15 • 16 min
As our world advances, there aren’t fewer things for us to do — there’s always more. Our smartphone capabilities increase with each update and every social networking platform has a full time staff tasked with keeping you using their stuff for even more…
#740: Hot Seat: How Can I Get More Clients And Charge More For My Services? [Dee in Tampa, FL]
Apr 14 • 54 min
Dee has been training football players for some time after his one pro football career, and his business is growing. But, Dee finds himself charging less than he’s worth, and struggling to find his footing amidst competing trainers in South Florida. Can…
#739: How Energy Creates More Of Itself
Apr 13 • 18 min
Lay down on your bed or couch and watch Netflix for a few hours. Do you feel excited and ready to take on the world? Probably not. You feel like watching another movie. Some people believe, incorrectly, that the best way to create energy is by resting.…
#738: Do Not Waste Time Waiting
Apr 12 • 22 min
There are times to wait in life. Times we should be patient and vigilant and master the art of timing. Thing is, though most people never get to this point, where waiting is the best strategy, many of them behave as if they’re always at that point. And…
#737: If You’re Gonna Play, Aim High!
Apr 11 • 19 min
In the Hot Seat Episode a couple days ago I addressed with jasmine the challenge of getting the price we aim for. Today’s topic is a sister to that challenge: Aiming for what we actually want, not what we think we can get. Today’s show is brought to you…
#736: How To Hustle Without Being “Thirsty”
Apr 10 • 20 min
I cold called a guy at a company I wanted to make a sale to. He didn’t answer. I left a voicemail. Called again and left another voicemail. Emailed him. Then called again and left another voicemail. All of this before he replied. He replied that my style…
#735: Hot Seat: I Keep Lowering My Prices To Get Clients! [Jasmine from Brooklyn, New York]
Apr 9 • 56 min
Have you been challenged with maintaining and standing your ground on price as an entrepreneur/freelancer? Running into too many people who don’t have the money you’re charging? Finding yourself too easily caving in, and thus feeling bitter about selling…
#734: Keep All Your Opinions Flexible
Apr 8 • 22 min
Screaming your opinion — if you choose to share it, that is — is the best way to grab attention today. If you don’t yell loud enough, we can’t hear you. Oh — and, the people who disagree are just waiting for you to say the wrong thing so they can attack…
#733: Your Quality Shows In Everything You Do
Apr 7 • 22 min
“How you do anything is how you do everything.” So many things for all of us to pay attention to these days, no one is giving you time to show your full self — they’re going off the little bit they can see if you, and judging you off that. And that…
#732: Hot Seat: How To Advance In My Career? Konstantin from Moscow, Russia
Apr 6 • 37 min
The Hot Seats are here! Today we meet konstantin, who’s challenge WAS getting acing his interviews to get a job — but he got a job between the time of his application and this Hot Seat. Congrats on that! WE instead discussed Konstantin’s 5-year…
#731: How To Be “Ready To Play” At All Times
Apr 5 • 21 min
Playing sports as a job seems pretty simple, maybe downright easy. You have to be skilled and compete, of course, but at the core it’s still a damn game. How hard can it be? It’s only when you’re in the trenches, having to show up every day (even in…
#730: Equality Is A Myth
Apr 4 • 14 min
All men are created equal as babies. At that point, the similarities end — quickly. Nike, one of the biggest companies in the world who became big by ruthlessly crushing competitors and spending a million dollars a day in media, did an “Equality” campaign…
#729: Podcasts I Listen To
Apr 3 • 22 min
I’ve been asked his a few times, and I think this question will become more popular as more people dive into the podcasting pool as listeners and creators. So here it is, with the caveat that this list is ever-changing. You can be added or dropped at any…
#728: You’ve Been Lied To: Hard Work Does NOT Beat Talent
Apr 2 • 31 min
This cute saying — “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” — has made its way around the sports world over the years. I think some coach or parent came up with it to vomit I ate their skill-deprived young athlete, attributed the statement…
#727: Stop Accepting “No” So Easily
Apr 1 • 19 min
If you’ve done any sales or reading on sales, you’ve heard that a lot of sales is the very act of dealing with “No” — and it is. The differentiating factor for the salespeople who actually sell, though, is their relationship to “No.” And with so many…
#726: Needed: People Who Are Actually Good At What You Do
Mar 31 • 18 min
What do you do (or want to do) for a living? These are probably lots of them out there, aren’t there? You’ve probably asked yourself, or been asked, or been wrestling with, how you’ll stand out from everyone else. And you should handle that question,…
#725: How To Start And Maintain A Podcast
Mar 30 • 30 min
As we creep on 730 episodes — two years, daily — of the Work On Your Game Podcast, I find it right to share how one can start a podcast of your own. Podcasting is the hot thing for subject matter experts and thought leaders (and those who want to be…
#724: You Never Know Who - Or What - You’re Dealing With
Mar 29 • 21 min
The game you’re in is wide-ranging, in that the very people you may be selling to or buying from tomorrow could be the person who’s directly in front of you today. And not everyone carries their abilities the same way — some like showing their stuff for…
#723: 3 Things Every Leader Must Be
Mar 28 • 20 min
This podcast is for leaders — of teams, families and leaders of self. If you’re going to be an effective leader, there are three things you’ll need to be to keep your organization positively moving forward; today you’ll learn what they are and how to be…
#722: How To Exploit All Your Talents
Mar 27 • 19 min
Game. A lot of people have it; not many ever express the full extent of theirs. There’s aren’t many feelings in life worse than knowing a situation is over and we haven’t maximized the opportunity — especially If a lack of confidence or knowledge is the…
#721: Academic Life, Professorship, Depression & Mental Health with Latoya Baldwin Clark
Mar 26 • 113 min
Latoya Baldwin Clark (website: LatoyaBaldwinClark.com) is a UPENN and Staford grad with a long and very decorated academic background. She is also my sister, and in this wide-ranging conversation we talk about Latoya’s experience in the academic world…
#720: How To Handle Criticism
Mar 25 • 16 min
Not all of it is “hate.” Sometimes, when a person is critical of you, they are actually trying to help you. There is truth is criticism, when it’s coming from the right person, who does have your best interests at heart. Today is about how you’ll make the…
#719: How To Be A Hater — And Use It Productively
Mar 24 • 20 min
I’m a hater. Seriously. When I see someone outdoing me — even when this person has probably never heard of me — I’m hating. I’m wondering how the hell I never thought of that, why I didn’t do it that way, why I didn’t make that same connection first.…
#718: Stress - A Sign Of Weakness
Mar 23 • 20 min
You may disagree with this one. And that’s OK with me. Just be sure to understand the type of stress I’m talking about today. This is the stress that gets you down, weighs on your brain, slumps your body, and drains your energy. The stress that dominates…
#717: Stop Giving Away Your Power
Mar 22 • 23 min
I sat in a restaurant in Vegas in 2011 with Trey. We were talking about our basketball careers, careers we were working hard to keep alive, when Trey told me how he felt about his place in the whole pro basketball industry. “I feel powerless!” I…
#716: How To Make More Time For Sleep In Your Life
Mar 21 • 20 min
Almost everyone I know doesn’t sleep enough. And, unless you’re doing so on purpose, you probably aren’t sleeping enough either. As I’ve said in previous episodes on sleep and rest, if you need an alarm clock to wake you, you’re not getting enough sleep.…
#715: “Reality” Is Killing You
Mar 20 • 24 min
I wrote The Mental Workbook to help you shape your reality to whatever you want it to be. Yet, some people (who haven’t read the book yet) are too smart, too rooted in “reality” to take the power in their own hands. You can’t say you’re this and doing…
#714: Interview: Wes Pifer (@NAUCoachWes) of Northern Arizona Mens Basketball
Mar 19 • 94 min
Wes Pifer (on Twitter: @NAUCoachWes) is an assistant coach at NCAA Division 1 Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. After finishing his collegiate playing career at Penn State Altoona, Wes playing professionally in Germany before jumping into…
#713: How To Ask For More In Life
Mar 18 • 24 min
Sounds too simple to be true, but it is: many of us never ask for what we want, then feel the frustration of not having it. We’re not explicit in our verbal communication, and too tentative to take direct actions. We don’t get close enough to getting what…
#712: Not Everyone Will Like You — And That’s Exactly What You Want
Mar 17 • 19 min
Some disagreement is a healthy thing in any organization. It shows you that people are willing to express their (hopefully) real opinions. Sometimes it goes further than that, and people just dislike your entire being. Doesn’t matter the reason — this is…
#711: How To Build Trust In Yourself
Mar 16 • 22 min
When you hesitate to do what you know you want to do, you’re not trusting yourself. When you won’t take (what you see as) a risk, it’s because you don’t have enough trust in you to deal with whatever might happen. Today is about building that trust, not…
#710: Hot Seats- How They Work And What You Need to Know
Mar 15 • 19 min
I started to supply answers to the myriad questions I’m asked. Well then, wouldn’t it be fun to address YOUR challenges live on my show? I think so — that’s why I created Hot Seats: Your chance to be live on the podcast being helped directly by me, in a…
#709: Research = Information = Action
Mar 14 • 21 min
People come to me sometimes claiming that hey need help in the form of information. Why ask me though, you’re already online. Why haven’t you found it? They did their research, they say. They couldn’t find anything. This exchange doesn’t make sense. I’ll…
#708: How To Deal With Trolls — Or Not
Mar 13 • 19 min
If you become known on the internet, or just happen to share an opinion there, you’re going to get some backlash. Negativity from people who got one of the following: a) have nothing better to do, b) look for random things to get mad about c) only attack…
#707: Be Willing To Get Your Hands Dirty
Mar 12 • 25 min
My first basketball coach told us, at the beginning of practices, that anyone who showed himself to be a consummate garbage man — a player who was willing to do the dirty work that many glory and points-seeking players abhor — would guarantee himself a…
#706: Becoming A Micromanager of Your Life - Why And How
Mar 11 • 28 min
If you’ve ever had a micromanager who HAS some form of authority over you — coach, teacher, parent, supervisor — it was probably a pain in the ass, an experience you’re glad is over. When it comes to you and your own life though, being a control freak is…
#705: Know That You Know Nothing
Mar 10 • 27 min
Socrates — I think it was Socrates — expressed his wisdom, the wisdom of which the whole of Greece was convinced, by admitting that he knew nothing. It was his curiosity and open-mindedness, he countered, that made him wise. With all technology and easy…
#704: “Dre, That’s Not Nice!!!”
Mar 9 • 40 min
One thing I’ve become known for over the years, is giving it to you straight. No BS, nothing just to make you feel good, no fairy tales — just the truth as I see it, in a way, if you take it constructively, that will help you in the long run. Recently,…
#703: To Have Authority, Have An Opinion
Mar 8 • 25 min
Thought Leader. Expert. Speaker. Coach. Go to your favorite social media platform and count how many of these above titles you see? Let’s just settle on “too many.” And most of them, if you haven’t figured already or thought about it, suck. One major…
#702: If Your Next Chance Was Your Last…
Mar 7 • 30 min
I grew up in Philadelphia, watching Allen iverson captivate the city (and the basketball universe) with his dazzling basketball exploits. Iverson has his faults — didn’t like practice, sometimes late or a complete no-show for events — but one thing AI…
#701: Why You Can’t Sell To Save Your Life
Mar 6 • 30 min
We’ve talked selling many times on the podcast. Why it’s important, how we’re all involved, what selling can do for you… but some people still suck at it. And it’s not a matter of technical ability, having a script, or any of that bullshit you hear cited…
#700: You Must Be CHALLENGED In Order to To Grow
Mar 5 • 34 min
I told the kid he could work out with me, under a few conditions. He had to be on time. I set the rules for what we did. And he could not miss a single day. He missed a day. And we never worked out together again. He showed up randomly one day and walked…
#699: The Life-Changing Power Of Decision
Mar 4 • 29 min
I was once told that powerful people make decisions quickly, and change them slowly (of at all). I believed it. And I still do. Making quick decisions, especially on the not-important minutiae that slows so many people down on a daily basis, has saved me…
#698: The Power Of Follow-Up
Mar 3 • 17 min
You can’t sell anything if you’re not well-versed on follow-up. But you’re not in sales, though, so that doesn’t apply to you. Right? You know that’s not the case. We’re all in sales, which means we all need to know how, why and how often we need to…
#697: You Can’t Afford to Get Caught Not Paying Attention
Mar 2 • 23 min
Bob, our coach, caught this kid not listening during a practice lecture. Asking the kid a question that he couldn’t answer (he would have been able to, had he been listening), he told him flatly, “Get your stuff, and go home.” I never saw that kid in the…
#696: Don’t Lie To Yourself
Mar 1 • 22 min
To achieve any goal, two things are required. Where you want to go Where you’re at Simple as this advice is, you’d wonder why so few people achieve their goals. I explained in episode #648 how the brain needs images. Today, it’s about the second point:…
#695: There Are No Favors - Help Yourself!
Feb 28 • 64 min
The accessibility of your favorite experts / gurus / know individuals may blind you to the harsh reality of the business and professional world which still exist: everybody can’t make it. While you can reply to and reach out to — and maybe even get a…
#694: A Good Idea Can Come From Anywhere - Keep Your Eyes Open
Feb 27 • 29 min
I became an entrepreneur through taking action — action inspired by a random comment made by a random YouTube user in 2010. While I still see the comment section of YouTube as a cesspool of human life, I still keep my eyes open to what goes on there (at…
#693: How To Continuously Progress In Your Life, Sport or Business
Feb 26 • 22 min
In weightlifting, many people eventually run into plateaus, where their progress stagnates and they can’t figure out how to get past it. At least in lifting, the problem is somewhat isolated and obvious. In all of life, many people hit many plateaus — and…
#692: How To Set Clear Goals In Life
Feb 25 • 24 min
If you listen to this podcast, I know you want to get better and go further in life. And while goals and ambition sound good when we talk about them, it’s important that you know exactly how you’re going to get better and where exactly that “further” is —…
#691: You Better Be Good When You Get Your Chance!
Feb 24 • 27 min
This guy Rob, I knew from being around campus. I knew he was from New York. I had seen him play occasional pickup ball, but nothing serious. So when he showed up at practice one day, hanging on the sidelines, I wondered why. Then Coach announced that Rob…
#690: As A Leader, Everything Is Your Game
Feb 23 • 36 min
Bobby Knight has coached Michael Jordan on the 1984 US Olympic team. He knew what Jordan could do. So when Knight talked to a friend of his who worked for the Portland Trailblazers, he strongly advised his friend to choose Michael Jordan in the upcoming…
#689: How To Eliminate Mental Errors Forever
Feb 22 • 28 min
My dad used to coach my baseball teams. He’d always stress how he wasn’t bothered by our physical errors — bad throws, misjudging fly balls in the outfield — but how he hated to see mental errors. Mental errors were a case of someone not paying attention,…
#688: How To Hold Yourself Accountable Without A Coach or Trainer
Feb 21 • 27 min
As a pro athlete, I’d often be asked by other athletes if they could train with me. People still ask to this day, not knowing that I no longer play basketball. Doesn’t matter, because my answer was always the same: No. I never liked workout out with other…
#687: What If No One Helps You — What Are You Gonna Do?
Feb 20 • 31 min
Having a opinion that differs from the local consensus is dangerous ground to walk on these days. Twitter mobs, comment trolls and myriad other otherwise-pleasant people become bloodthirsty vampires out for a win of any sort. Some people are so far gone…
#686: Not Everyone Thinks The Same Way As You
Feb 19 • 21 min
Having a opinion that differs from the local consensus is dangerous ground to walk on these days. Twitter mobs, comment trolls and myriad other otherwise-pleasant people become bloodthirsty vampires out for a win of any sort. Some people are so far gone…
#685: Shut The Hell Up, And Keep Working
Feb 18 • 24 min
There are a lot of complainers out there. I don’t hate or despise the complainers; their complaints and my responses to these complaints have made for some excellent content over the years. Complainers are like roaches or rats, though: no matter how many…
#684: How To Write A New Story, Starting Today
Feb 17 • 19 min
You hear those hero stories. Life was ok, but not great. Then, tragedy struck. In the depths of sorrow, our heart make a decision to change for the good, permanently. From there, everything just started working. It doesn’t ever happen that quickly — but…
#683: Do You Even Need A Trainer or Coach?
Feb 16 • 29 min
An athlete told me he had been working with a trainer for a year or so, which meant he now, according to him, knew all he needed to know about preparing his body for his sport. It would make sense then, he asked, to just drop his trainer now and do it on…
#682: Not Everyone Can Be A Realist!
Feb 15 • 27 min
I’ve discussed this term “reality” on this show from many angles. Most of the time I hear the phrase be used, it’s a plea to water down a big idea, reduce a goal, or expect less of ourselves. And you know what? There are people for whom this is a good…