When it’s hard, push harder. When it’s tough, get tougher. Build a relationship with discomfort and do what it takes to reach your goals. That’s the message from this week’s guest, CrossFit competitor and personal trainer Will Trujillo, of Big Dawgs remote coaching. He talks about the importance of trust between trainers and trainees, how to align your actions with your end goals, and how to recognize the little wins along the way.
Tell them about the player who went from star of the nation’s best team to forgotten in a span of two quarters. And what he did next.
A big part of being successful is learning to set yourself apart from the crowd. What can I be the best at? That’s a question this week’s guest asked himself many years ago, which ultimately set him on the path to success. Dana Cavalea spent his entire professional career in sports with the New York Yankees, starting at the bottom and working his way up to be their director of strength and conditioning. He doesn’t sugarcoat the hard work it took, just as he doesn’t sugarcoat what made the star players he worked with the best of the best.
When the time comes to move on, it’s important to realize it and do just that. Open a new door. Take advantage of an unexpected opportunity. Don’t shy away from change. That’s the message from this week’s guest. Rachel Balkovec was the first female strength and conditioning coach in MLB history, but she’s much more than that. She considers herself a nomad, a feminist, a minimalist, an athlete, and a coach. In this episode, Balkovec talks about not being afraid to upset the norm and recognize when the current path isn’t working anymore.
There are a lot of people that believe that competition is bad. They have the perspective that if they’re not physically lined up across from someone trying to beat them, then they’re not competing. That perspective is wrong. Each of us, every day, are in a competition. And if you don’t realize that you’re in a competition, how can you ever expect to win? Understand what you’re up against. Compete to overcome it. My thoughts on…
Here’s why Competitors believe they are a legend in their own mind – and why it’s one of the most powerful ingredients in the formula for success.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/betterthanyesterday/BTY_75_Edited_New_Intro.mp3 It’s all about perspective. Perspective guides how we do what we do. It’s how we look at our own lives and make decisions based on what we see. This week, we hear from former tennis player and current touring coach Christopher Williams about the power of mindset. He works to break down the stigma of talking about sports psychology and mental training. He also talks about the importance of preparation, expectation management, and having a…
Are you allowing your position – at work, on the team, in life – determine your output? Are you letting where you are today influence the effort, the energy, and the focus you pour into your purpose on earth? Find out how Competitors approach this topic and what you need to do in order to be successful in every pursuit you take in life. http://traffic.libsyn.com/betterthanyesterday/Purpose.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
We’re all in a daily competition – against complacency, “limits,” failures, and more. Learn why we all need to wake up and realize what’s at stake every day.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/betterthanyesterday/BTY_S2E15_Edited.mp3 Some kids come in with grit, others have to learn to develop it. But no matter how they started on a team, they need to learn perseverance to succeed both in sports and in life. This week, we hear from Houston Baptist University football coach Roger Hinshaw about the power of competition for kids and adults. He talks about the trends he’s seen during his many years as a coach and shows that while talent…