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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#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…
#681: How To Use Your Mind to Dictate Outcomes
Feb 14 • 31 min
If you think any way like I do, you try your hardest to dictate outcomes that you have a hand in. Though we’ll never be perfect at it, we sometimes succeed! — Or at least we craft a story that makes it seem as if we did. Today’s episode isn’t about…
#680: Why You Should Stop Asking For Approval
Feb 13 • 35 min
One reason I became an entrepreneur is because I knew acutely what I didn’t want: to need anyone’s permission or approval to do what I wanted to do. Now, maybe you’re not that type, and you don’t have the same circumstances. That’s fine — because what I’m…
#679: My Favorite Books, Part 5
Feb 12 • 19 min
I Read. A lot. I’ve given several episodes of Work On Your Game to the importance of reading, writing, and sharing what I read. Today is another of those sharing episodes. The previous episodes are #s 60, 69, 143, and twomepisides before this one, for the…
#678: Here’s Why You Perform So Well When You’re Angry
Feb 11 • 33 min
I posted a video on YouTube years ago about finding our “killer instinct” for sports and Life. Several players commented about how they found their best “zone” while playing. A large majority of those who’d found it talked about getting angry and…
#677: How To Stick To Your Purpose Amidst Life’s [Possible] Distractions
Feb 10 • 22 min
As an entrepreneur, I make my own schedule. I do things when I want to, or don’t do them at all of/when I don’t want to. Being a business owner is not an easy job; many of the things to be done aren’t exactly fun or invigorating. But their completion…
#676: My Favorite Books, Part 4
Feb 9 • 24 min
I Read. A lot. I’ve given several episodes of Work On Your Game to the importance of reading, writing, and sharing what I read. Today is another of those sharing episodes. The previous episodes are #s 60, 69 & 143, for the first 15 books shared. —- Listen…
#675: Leaving People Behind When You Need To
Feb 8 • 19 min
You’re getting better. And you’re doing so on purpose. But you have friends and family Members who aren’t on the same program, or at least aren’t moving as fast as you are. What do you do with them? You don’t have to ex-communicate these individuals. You…
#674: Becoming The Opponent Who No One Wants To Play Against
Feb 7 • 25 min
There’s an NBA player named Pat Beverly that inspired this episode. Pat is not a household name player and probably never will be: He came into the league with very little fanfare. He doesn’t score a lot of points; his value is in defense and toughness.…
#673: How to Be Who You Want To Be
Feb 6 • 18 min
In high school, it always made me curious how 8 people — friends in a group — could all have the exact same opinion on so many topics. It didn’t take much consideration to understand why: Save for maybe one person in the group (the leader), they were all…
#672: How To Make Things Happen On Your Own
Feb 5 • 28 min
Social media, and all media, like this podcast, for example, have become somewhat of a crutch for people. Some see all these available resources and, without even noticing what happened, become so attached to the content, information and people out there…
#671: How To Get Your Name Out There
Feb 4 • 19 min
Exposure and attention. They’re at a premium these days, and for good reason: these alone can do things for you that skill alone cannot do. I addressed that in the “famous” episode. So how exactly do you get your name out there? How can you get people to…
#670: How To Get Physically & Mentally Activated On A Daily Basis
Feb 3 • 19 min
We don’t have time to waste. This, slow starts to our days hurt us in multiple ways. We lose that morning time that could’ve been used effectively. We have no momentum carrying us to the next part of the day. And we blow our opportunity to get a head…
#669: If You’re Looking For Exposure, You’re Not Good Enough Yet
Feb 2 • 23 min
I remember talking to a woman in 2014 about speaking at one of her company’s events. She was quite hesitant about me though, because I didn’t have any stage experience at the time. It frustrated me because I knew I had game when it came to speaking. But I…
#668: Never Allow The Negatives To Outweigh The Positives
Feb 1 • 17 min
I heard a woman being interviewed in the chemicals of the brain. She said, humans are already predisposed to find threat, challenges and negatives all around us as it’s tied to our evolution and survival as a species. Thus, our unconscious minds need no…
#667: Your #1 Sales Tool: Agreement
Jan 31 • 18 min
Bruce Lee said to never be in direct opposition to circumstances. Seneca share a similar philosophy in his Stoic Letters. Both argued that, paradoxically, going with what happens, rather than fighting against it, is the easiest way to tune situations in…
#666: Never Look At The Next Person’s Plate
Jan 30 • 21 min
Fair. Unbalanced. Biased. Fixed. Hating. Not giving me a shot. These terms often come into play when we see our situation as it compares to someone else’s. They got more playing time, even though you’re better. She got the promotion, even though you’ve…
#665: “Everyone’s Doing It”: A Good Reason Not To Do It
Jan 29 • 15 min
My mindset when it comes to building my brand has always been to create or represent something which no one else can point to and say, “me too.” Maybe they can say it years later as they follow my example. But when I’m doing it, I always want to be the…
#664: How To Delegate Work in Your Business
Jan 28 • 31 min
A lot of Entrepreneurs’ businesses — Even those who are making money — never grow past one person, the individual who started it. The reason: many people just don’t know how to be bosses. People don’t develop their skill of being in charge, knowing what…
#663: How To Develop The Courage To Do What You Want To Do
Jan 27 • 17 min
I share a lot of stories on my podcast. I would have 10x more stories to share if I’d always had the courage to do what I wanted to do. Many times in my past I’ve missed a chance at what would’ve been a great story — good or bad — because I lacked the…
#662: Stop Letting Little Sh*t Slow You Down On Your Way to Big Sh*t
Jan 26 • 29 min
A basketball player told me he was trying to play professional ball and was interested in my book The Overseas Basketball Blueprint. His problem? The book cost too much for him. Could I provide a discount? Don’t measure your goals by how great of an…
#661: Just “Doing [Your] Job” Will Get You Fired
Jan 25 • 20 min
You’ve called customer service before. Has a stonewalling agent ever made you happy? You know, the customer service rep who supports her lack of helpful information by citing company policy? Or the person who offers you nothing useful and tells you he’s…
#660: Once You Start, No One Is Stopping You
Jan 24 • 14 min
Most people are timid, fearful, and all too happy with maintaining the status quo. Most people don’t want to draw attention to themselves or do anything to rock the boat of “normal” in their environments. Today’s show is about how you’ll leverage that. —-…
#659: Why To Put Out Your BEST Stuff From The Start
Jan 23 • 28 min
The hardest part of content marketing is the “content” part. There’s a lot of stuff out there online, some good and some bad. And it’s a never-ending stream. People can’t read, listen to and watch everything. Cutting through requires both quality and…
#658: How To Discover What You’re Good At
Jan 22 • 18 min
Hard to Work On Your Game when you don’t know what you Game is. How can you even know you’re good at, with and limited time and energy and too many options out there to try them all? That’s what you’ll learn today. —- Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher |…
#657: Losing: The Best Lesson In Life
Jan 21 • 30 min
I wrote in my first book Buy A Game about how some college teammates and I had formed a formidable rev league/neighborhood tournament team for 3-On-3 or 5-On-5 play. We won a lot of events. But we lost a couple. Literally, a couple. And I remember those…
#656: How To Connect With The RIGHT People
Jan 20 • 20 min
People are a resource. If you’ve ever been on the wrong end of what we call “politics” or the right end of what we call “networking,” you know this. The right people can get you into places. Get things done. Connect you to more “right” people when you’ve…
#655: What To Do When You’re Not Motivated
Jan 19 • 21 min
The most driven person in the world isn’t always excited about work. No one feels amazing all for 24 hours of every day. But there are some people who, despite that, still get it done. What’s their secret? How do they stay so motivated, even when they’re……
#654: How To Say “No” and Really Mean It
Jan 18 • 28 min
It’s hard for people to say No. You get maybe, not right now, some useless explanation, or complete avoidance. It’s uncomfortable to tell people No; for some people it almost feels like slamming a door in someone’s face. That’s not fun (at least, not…
#653: It’s Not “Hard” Work If It’s Comfortable For You
Jan 17 • 26 min
There’s always another level. Even when you’re clearly better than anyone in your orbit, that doesn’t means you’ve maxed out your potential. It doesn’t mean you can’t get better or that you can afford to stop pushing yourself. The real greats in life, the…
#652: How To Be Unafraid Of Losing
Jan 16 • 25 min
The spectators in life are happy to *not* lose. These are the people who mock you for losing, not being the best or being otherwise imperfect… While they sit and watch. These people, who spend their lifetimes on the sidelines, if you asked them, would…
#651: Remember Your Goals
Jan 15 • 14 min
If you listen to a show called Work On Your Game, you have no problem taking action. You set goals, decide where to begin, and get to it. No problem. In the midst of all that action though, we sometimes forget our objectives. We get focused on something…
#650:You Deserve to Believe In Yourself
Jan 14 • 15 min
Ask anyone, or even better, ask yourself: If you could alter any internal trait of yours to any degree, what would it be? That answer I most-oft hear is self-belief. Confidence. Confidence. It’s the trait the most people want, the trait most people need.…
#649: Stop Being Extra-Considerate Of People’s Feelings
Jan 13 • 18 min
I had a teammate in college who had a really bad pickup game habit. Any time he made inadvertent contact with someone, usually a person on the other team, he’d stop his play to ask the player if he was OK from the contact. I guess he was trying to make…
#648: Why You Need To Get Famous, ASAP
Jan 12 • 22 min
Maybe you don’t like attention. You just wanna do your thing, quietly, and stay off the radar as much as possible. You value serenity and privacy. The fewer people in your face, the better. The aim of today’s show isn’t necessarily to change your mind. I…
#647: Being Passive is NOT Part Of Your Program
Jan 11 • 25 min
I don’t know about you, but for me, every big jump in my life occurred when I took initiative and got active. Every time I’ve gotten “lucky” it was because I was doing something that I hadn’t waited for an invitation or directive to do. I got recruited to…
#646: You Won’t Be Your Best Until You’re All-In
Jan 10 • 22 min
Multitasking isn’t real; what it actually is, is a quick switching of focus from one task to another. Some things, like driving, we can (sometimes) do without consciously focusing on the action. The stuff we are going to be great at, though, requires our…
#645: How To Never Be A Victim
Jan 9 • 20 min
In short: Victims have things happen to them. And it’s usually something unpleasant. They’re the innocent subject of the situation. Well, can’t anything happen to anyone, though? Doesn’t that mean anyone can be a victim? Yes, anything can happen to…
#644: Pressure: Not Everyone Is Built For It
Jan 8 • 22 min
They say pressure bursts pipes. And it also reveals diamonds (not “create,” as the diamond was already there). Knowing pressure can create dismounts, why do so many avoid, food in the face of, and pray against it? Probably because they see themselves as…
#643: Athletes: What You’re Really Up Against
Jan 7 • 27 min
Basketball: everyone wants to play it. 100% of that everyone would gladly do it as a job. 99.9% never will even come close. And it seems everyone has a strong opinion on how the game should be best played. Funny. Professional sports is a cutthroat fucking…
#642: What Happens When You Try More Than Once
Jan 6 • 18 min
My mom used to get mad at me as a kid if I asked about something more than once. She’d ask me, in a sarcastic-mixed-with-aggravation tone, if I Needed it right then and there. She knew that I didn’t, and even if I did, I was in no position to demand it.…
#641: Know When To Shut Up
Jan 5 • 18 min
“See, the more you talk, the more stupid you sound.” That was Marv, our neighborhood rec league Coach, angling to get his point across to a player who wasn’t keen on listening to Marv’s pointed post-game criticisms. I don’t remember the topic of that…
#640: Stop Asking Little Bitch-Ass Questions
Jan 4 • 23 min
In episode #610 I explained how your need to continually ask questions was a sign of your unreadiness. Today we dive deeper into this persistent cultural challenge. It’s not just you, and you, and him over there. A lot of people question-ask themselves…
#639: How To Start A Business Online, With No Money
Jan 3 • 21 min
“Doing your own thing,” online, is the new smartphone: everybody has one or badly wants one, and pretty soon it won’t be a novelty or luxury. Everybody is gonna have (at least) a side business. Me, I never wanted mine to be on the side. I wanted to start…
#638: How To NEVER Blame Anything or Anyone
Jan 2 • 28 min
Just Yesterday a kid emailed me about his basketball future. He was college-aged, but not playing in college. He spent 85% of his email message blaming the coach. … for not caring about players’ futures. … for not giving the players game film. … for not…
#637: The Great Ones ALWAYS Know & Address Their Weaknesses
Jan 1 • 17 min
I read Michael Jordan once talk about how, as soon as he’d notice any holes in his basketball game, he’d immediately go to work finishing it. Mike never wanted to give any opponent any opening to exploit. And any competitor reading this knows: one opening…
#636: Nobody Knows What’s Best For You, So Stop Asking
Dec 31, 2017 • 16 min
My sister gave me a very thoughtful gift when I graduated from college. A gift she figured I would need for my future endeavors. It was a $350 gift card to The Men’s Warehouse. Ironically, I only wore the suit I got from there one time, which was to my…
#635: Sometimes You Just Need To Put More Time In
Dec 30, 2017 • 22 min
I made a video 9 years ago demonstrating a ball handling routine for basketball. It was a simple run of drills done in succession that would make a player, even a novice, a solid dribbler if a basketball. A lot of people were happy that I shared such a…
#634: What School Doesn’t Teach — But You MUST Know
Dec 29, 2017 • 33 min
I’ve talked bad — and good — about school many times in video and on this show. This topic is kind of neutral to me, in that school isn’t necessarily hurting you by not teaching these things; school isn’t designed to teach them. The biggest mistake…
#633: How to Find An Agent or Manager To Represent You
Dec 28, 2017 • 22 min
Several times per week, basketball players reach out to me asking how they can find an agent. Some send me resumes, incorrectly assuming that I myself am an agent. Some ask me directly to connect them with an agent. If you’re an athlete looking for an…
#632: When Do You Need Your Ego? All The Time
Dec 27, 2017 • 25 min
I tell people that my two biggest influences in making it into professional basketball were 1) My last college coach booting my off the team as a junior and 2) my mother strongly disagreeing with my loose “plan” to become a pro after college. Those are…
#631: You Are Gifted — Convince Yourself And Accept It
Dec 26, 2017 • 27 min
Everyone has at least one gift. Many people spend too much time and energy chasing what’s not a gift of their as if it is; you can see this in how many people believe they’re destined to become athletes, actors, musicians, or some other Game-attracting…
#630: How To Balance Your Work Life With Your LIFE-Life
Dec 25, 2017 • 24 min
Work-life balance is an idea I’ve trashed in the past, and my opinion hasn’t changed. To me, balance in this sense means a 50/50 deal — you’re halfway on each. We get our best results when we can go all-in in both, or all, areas of importance to us. So,…
#629: 4 Ways to Get Anything You Want In Life
Dec 24, 2017 • 25 min
Yes — anything. The truth is, “success,” as any of us wishes to define it, is quite simple. Its rules are basic, easy to understand, and plain enough to fit on one sheet of paper. But, our big brains have convinced us that we’re so damn smart and success…
#628: Inspiration Needs Pictures — Not Words
Dec 23, 2017 • 20 min
There’s not a huge overlap between the people who’ll watch your YouTube videos and the people who read your emails and buy your books. Some people just like looking at stuff. It’s generally more entertaining, easier to consume, and doesn’t require as much…
#627: The Rule Of Life: The Strong Rule The Weak
Dec 22, 2017 • 24 min
“Power is Power.” Cersei Lannister has to correct Littlefinger’s declaration that knowledge was power. Just in case you haven’t seen Game Of Thrones yet, I’ll leave out the context of that conversation so as not to ruin it for you. But Cersei’s point is…
#626: How To Stop Asking Permission And Be A Leader
Dec 21, 2017 • 23 min
So Kelly just clowned this guy. It was funny. And Even though there were only three of us in the conversation, and the guy didn’t know Kelly or me, i could tell he was embarrassed. Most importantly though, he probably wouldn’t be joining the gym that day,…
#625: How To Sell Without Being “Sales-y”
Dec 20, 2017 • 37 min
We succeed is direct proportion to our ability to sell. And all of us want to sell — we want jobs, customers, followed, agreement, cooperation. To get any of these, we have to sell. So why do so many of use have such a problem with selling? From what I…
#624: Success Draws People and Nonsense That You Won’t Want: Remain Calm
Dec 19, 2017 • 16 min
When I speak with professional athletes, there’s one common challenge regardless of gender, league or sport: more people want stuff from them than ever before. The more and better you do, attention follows. People start noticing. A lot of good stuff comes…
#623: How To Simplify Your Life
Dec 18, 2017 • 19 min
It is said that an expert can make simple what an amateur makes it complicated. Some of the finest homes and most expensive art is profound in its very simplicity. When the answer to a question is clear — and it always will be when you ask an expert —…
#622: Creating The Thankfulness Habit
Dec 17, 2017 • 16 min
In the daily rush to be more, do more and get more, we can forget what we already have. We forget about our achievements while staring in the direction of others’. We get used to what we have so quickly that we forget what it felt like to not have it. And…
#621: Always Have Multiple Hustles Going
Dec 16, 2017 • 17 min
I don’t like depending on hints I can’t control. Though I’m a salesperson, and a damn good one, I still can’t control other people. But I’m an entrepreneur: My revenue is dependent on having clients and paying customers. How do I make that work? Easy:…
#620: Don’t Get Bored With Your Work
Dec 15, 2017 • 16 min
Discipline isn’t exciting, at least not most of the time. But it’s required. How do you fight off the boredom and stay mentally activated then? What keeps a professional engaged in repetitive work? That’s a Good question. I answer it here today. —- Listen…
#619: Professionals Don’t Need Motivation
Dec 14, 2017 • 16 min
Sometimes people tell me how the stuff I say is really motivational for them. When I speak to meeting planners they sometimes mention how I can fill their need for a motivational speaker. The truth is, I’m not really trying to motivate you. That’s your…
#618: Your “Hard Work” May Not Be Hard Enough
Dec 13, 2017 • 25 min
When Michael Jordan enrolled at the university of North Carolina, assistant coach Roy Williams told Mike that he would have to work a lot harder at UNC than he had in high school. Michael assured Coach Williams that he would, indeed, work just as hard as…
#617: How To Handle the Bullies, Assholes and Mean People
Dec 12, 2017 • 40 min
I saw the viral video of the White suburban kid who’d been being bullied at school. He was tearing up and very distraught about it. He wondered aloud why he was being bullied and what satisfaction those mean kids were getting from it. Listen. I can’t even…
#616: Respect & Trust The Process
Dec 11, 2017 • 22 min
The Philadelphia 76ers weren’t very good. They tried to win, but weren’t winning enough to be close to title-contender status. To win in the NBA you need superstar-level talent. The Sixers didn’t have it. The only way to obtain such talent was through…
#615: How To Have The Tough Conversations In Life
Dec 10, 2017 • 16 min
A person’s success in life has a linear relationship with how many uncomfortable conversations the person is willing to have. Tough conversations excite me. It’s there that problems get addressed, people say what they really feel, and we stop ignoring the…
#614: Be The Predator, Never The Prey
Dec 9, 2017 • 20 min
Do you ever watch National Geographic? I used to; I catch it mostly online now. I like the hunting scenes the most. Or the shows where they chronicle the life of a predator, hunting and surviving. It must suck the be the prey. I mean, scurrying away from…
#613: You’ve Been Lied To: Life Will NEVER Be Fair
Dec 8, 2017 • 22 min
Around the season of high school basketball tryouts, I get a lot of messages about the unfairness of the tryout process. Some player who wasn’t/isn’t as good as you or didn’t practice as much as you in the summer or who can’t even do all the stuff you can…
#612: How To Find People Who Want It As Much As You Want It
Dec 7, 2017 • 17 min
In college we would gather in the gym and play pickup basketball every evening. Some nights though, several teammates didn’t show up. One teammate of mine who showed up nightly like me said not playing pickup was a foreign idea to him. I’m still friend…
#611: Respect Your Work
Dec 6, 2017 • 15 min
Maybe you hate your job. Or you’re waiting to get out of school so you can do what you really want to do with your life. That’s cool — your life, your choices. Just understand that we judge each other the same way we’d judge a tree: by the fruit produced.…
#610: If You’re Still Asking Questions, You Ain’t Ready
Dec 5, 2017 • 22 min
Someone emailed today, asking a couple questions about my strength training program Position of Power. He asked me what kind of lifts were in the program, as he wanted to know before he purchased it. I could see his real question a mile away, but I…
#609: The 5 Forms Of Investment, And How To Use Each
Dec 4, 2017 • 27 min
To make money in life, investment is required in some way. Buy an apartment building and rent it out. Hire a coach, get smarter and more efficient and get a better job as a result. In this sense, it takes money (investment) to make money (what you want).…
#608: How to Let Go Of Everything You Don’t Want
Dec 3, 2017 • 29 min
I was looking at places to move into in 2009. Me, my the -girlfriend and realtor walked into a condominium and were greeted by the realtor representing the owner of the condo. We walked into the place. Within 15 seconds I knew I didn’t like it. I said so,…
#607: Stop Trying To Play it Safe!
Dec 2, 2017 • 20 min
I have friends who are so cautious it’s laughable. People who get nervous about spending tiny amounts of money. Some who want full assurances of safety or success before even dipping the toes in water. People who live with a. Constant undercurrent of fear…
#606: Having Nothing To Do = Depression & Death
Dec 1, 2017 • 20 min
I read that Bill Gates has given away over $50,000,000,000 in his life so far. Thats Billions of dollars. Why he’s given away so much is another conversation. What’s relevant to today’s show is why Bill stays so active in giving it away. He obviously has…
#605: Fastest Way To Get Help: Start Winning
Nov 30, 2017 • 17 min
Being social creatures, we like to roll with the winners. We watch the videos that have the most views. We become fans o who never is most popular. We do what we see other people doing. If everyone else is into it, there must be a good reason! There are…
#604: How To Fully Exploit Your Skills
Nov 29, 2017 • 21 min
My favorite athlete of all time, Deion Sanders, once quipped, if you have more than one skill, you should be getting more than one check. I agree. But what if you have lots of skills, and know you do, but aren’t fully capitalizing on them all? How can you…
#603: You Must Be Responsible For YOU
Nov 28, 2017 • 20 min
As a leader, anything you touch is your fault. If the people you entrusted screw up, you’re at fault for giving them responsibility. If your plans don’t come to fruition, it’s your fault for making crappy plans. If it rains on the day of your picnic, your…
#602: How To Close The Gap Between Your Present And Your Future
Nov 27, 2017 • 13 min
I remember blogging back in 2005 about the life I wanted, while my present was a sales office in Bally Total Fitness Willow Grove. The head guy was a dork who had been promoted from fitness manager who tried to deny me my paycheck once — because even…
#601: Be a Quick Study: Slow Learners Get Left For Dead
Nov 26, 2017 • 19 min
“You don’t know the plays — which is why you’re not getting in the games!” That’s the voice of many a basketball coach — some of them were talking to me, some to others. The thing is, in college and even high school sports, coaches don’t slow down…
#600: To Succeed, You MUST Believe In Magic
Nov 25, 2017 • 19 min
If your goals are big, and I mean no-idea-how-I’m-gonna-do-this BIG, you probably won’t get there by merely continuing to do what you’re doing now. To reach that goal, you’ll need some magic to happen. Yes, magic. I’m not referring to the hocus-pocus,…
#599: Your Goals Are Waiting On You!
Nov 24, 2017 • 19 min
Coming out of college, I had a goal of going pro in basketball. No one from Penn State Altoona had ever gone pro in basketball before me. Doing so would serve my ego, being a pioneer and all, plus the fact that I’d been kicked off my college team, and it…
#598: Sometimes, Sh*t Is Just F*cked up
Nov 23, 2017 • 20 min
I’ve been dealing with some corporate people lately. They have their own language, corporate speak as I call it, where the bad, unpleasant stuff is massaged to sound not-so-bad and no one is willing to be very direct. I wonder how it feels to not be able…
#597: Knowing It Ain’t The Same As Doing It
Nov 22, 2017 • 19 min
We know a lot of stuff. And what we don’t know is always at the ready, a few finger taps away. But, as of this writing, we still have some limitations. Such as only being in one place at a time. And being able to do only one thing at a time. And having…
#596: Losses Are Often Your Greatest Victories
Nov 21, 2017 • 18 min
My inability to remain consistently employed as a professional basketball player is a big reason why his Podcast exists. They are not directly related, but the moves I made to compensate for my unemployment led to me doing sooner what I would’ve held off…
#595: The Key to Displaying Your Full Skill Set
Nov 20, 2017 • 23 min
I was playing driveway football, and dropping pass after pass during one game. The quarterback decided, and even announced, that he wasn’t passing me the ball anymore because I couldn’t catch. Playing another game later that same day, with my nerves…
#594: Dealing With & Destroying Your Mental Blocks
Nov 19, 2017 • 23 min
“I know I can do it, but every time I perform, I’m just not doing it. Do you have any idea why this is happening?” Yes. Yes I do have an idea why. You’re going to have to do the hard work to fix it though. Todays show tells you what it is, why, and how to…
#593: See EVERY Angle Of Life — Not Just The Ones You Like
Nov 18, 2017 • 28 min
When I woke up the morning of November 9, I was shocked. How could this have happened when Trump was a joke of a candidate?!?! The week after the election, I realized something: I was getting all my news, articles and opinions from people on “The Left.”…
#592: What You Lack, Can and Will Be Used Against You
Nov 17, 2017 • 16 min
I had a friend growing up who was a point guard in basketball. He was under 6 feet tall, and valued his shooting and dribbling above any other basketball skill. One day we were playing a game of 2-On-2 at the local park. The guy my friend was guarding was…
#591: Keep Trying To Avoid Losing, You’ll Never Win
Nov 16, 2017 • 18 min
A high school classmate was resin Game about not making the basketball team junior year. I couldn’t believe this guy — he hadn’t even tried out! I told him just that. His reply, “it’s like you didn’t!” told me how he, and many people, I came to learn,…
#590: If You Don’t Learn From Your Experiences, You Wasted Your Time
Nov 15, 2017 • 18 min
When we lose, we wallow in our feelings and rush to the next opportunity so we can bury this one as quickly as possible. When we win, we believe we’re destined to continue winning forever and don’t examine exactly why we won — the reason is our personal…
#589: How to Make Your Self-Belief Indestructible
Nov 14, 2017 • 25 min
“You won’t play college ball, Dre. Not even JuCo!” That was my high school teammate, who was feeling himself at the time. Regardless of his logically incorrect assertion — junior college is only “junior” because of the academic side — he was pretty sure…
#588: Skill Can Be Taught — Attitude Cannot
Nov 13, 2017 • 30 min
The kid scanning my groceries at Publix was dead on his feet. No hello, no smile, not even any eye contact. He forgot to scan one of my items, which I pointed out to him. He spoke for the first time, apologizing and lamenting that he’d “been [at work]…
#587: Getting The RIGHT Kind Of Attention
Nov 12, 2017 • 24 min
I already had over 100,000 YouTube subscribers when I decided to start speaking professionally. One woman I spoke to was severely unimpressed. “Speaking on camera isn’t the same as speaking on a stage.” She was right. Through I was damn good at speaking…
#586: Life Wants You To Win
Nov 11, 2017 • 20 min
No, everything is not against you. Life is NOT meant to be a struggle. It’s actually the exact opposite. Life wants you to win. There are enough losers out there already. Learn why and how in today’s show. —- Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud |…
#585: Don’t Ask For A Fish — Get A Fishing Pole
Nov 10, 2017 • 22 min
A true Boss is willing and able to put his own work in. Actually, the true Boss wants to put his own work in. When you receive a fish, you eat but gain very little else. No self-confidence. No ability to make things happen. No security of knowing you can…
#584: 6 Skills Every Human Needs for 2018 and Beyond
Nov 9, 2017 • 35 min
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