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Episode 113 Sam Collier – Creating Your GREATER Story

Sam Collier – Creating Your GREATER Story

113: Best Selling Author Sam Collier

Sam Collier is a pastor, speaker, writer, and host of the A Greater Story with Sam Collier TV show and radio podcast that currently airs in 100 Million Homes. He also communicates nationally and internationally as a speaker and contributor regularly at North Point Ministries (Founded by Andy Stanley), the ReThink Group (Founded by Reggie Joiner), Orange Network, Orange Tour, Alpha International Leadership Conference, Global Leadership Summit, and more.

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Episode 112: Action Jacquelyn – Changing Lives (and YOUR body) through Movement

Action Jacquelyn – Changing Lives (and YOUR body) through Movement


Jacquelyn understands how overwhelming health and fitness can be. With so many options, it can be stressful to know where to start and how to make the time each day. Jacquelyn believes that daily mindful movement can create a happier life, a more positive outlook, success in your work and relationships, and a deeper sense of self-love. She has found a way to make fitness more approachable, time-effective, and way more fun.

Jacquelyn’s programs help you heal pain, reduce stress, and love the body you’re in—all you have to do is press play and start moving! A former professional ballerina, Laker Girl, Clipper Girl, and USC Song Girl, she is also a certified Personal Trainer, and certified in Mat and Reformer Pilates, Barre, and Kundalini Yoga. She takes a spiritual approach to fitness, acknowledging that a peaceful mind is one of the most important aspects of feeling your absolute best.

She is an entrepreneur, YouTube personality, public speaker, the creator of Get Stretchy, the Co-Founder of Get Stretchy At Work.

She plays the violin, always prefers to be barefoot outdoors, loves to Salsa dance, and wishes every day was Halloween. As much as she loves eating healthy, she can’t resist indulging in some kettle corn and a glass of wine while watching The Bachelor!



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Episode 111: David Sams – The Man who Started Jeopardy, Oprah, & Wheel of Fortune”

David Sams – The Marketing Guru who Started Jeopardy, Oprah, & Wheel of Fortune


David Sams is one of the world’s most respected marketing strategists, a nine-time Emmy® award-winning TV producer, and emerging technologies guru. He has been featured in the pages of TV GUIDE, USA TODAY, and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. He has appeared on 60 MINUTES, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, NBC’S TODAY, DATELINE NBC, and WORLD NEWS TONIGHT. Sams is the archetypal entrepreneur a preeminent idea man whose track record is synonymous with success.


In the 1980’s, Sams helped to turn WHEEL OF FORTUNE and JEOPARDY into the two highest-rated shows in syndication history, while head of global marketing and creative affairs for a family owned syndication company called King World. Soon thereafter the company went public and became the darling of Wall Street and one of the most profitable companies in the nation. Years later, without a penny of debt on its books, King World sold for billions of dollars.


In 1986, Sams launched the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW into national syndication. His creative marketing efforts made Oprah a household name even before the talk show host hit the airwaves. She was #1 in nearly every TV market from her very first day on the air.


Sams is considered to be one of the greatest marketers in TV syndication history. He re-invented the way syndicated shows and personalities are marketed, making a lasting impression on viewers. To this day, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JEOPARDY, and OPRAH remain the top-rated shows in all of syndication.


As a TV PRODUCER, WRITER AND DIRECTOR, Sams has won 9 Emmy® Awards. He has produced news magazines, music programs, reality shows, and documentaries for multiple networks and syndicators. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.


As a DIRECT RESPONSE MARKETER, Sams is responsible for over $120,000,000 in sales. He has produced the INFOMERCIAL OF THE YEAR, ENTERTAINMENT INFOMERCIAL OF THE YEAR, and PROGRAM-LENGTH ADVERTISEMENT OF THE YEAR. In 2005, he won a TELLY AWARD as well as a US INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL AWARD for his BEST OF HEE HAW infomercial for Time-Life. In just one year, over 1 million HEE HAW DVDs were sold. Interactive television that calls for audience participation (meaning “pull out your credit card now”) is the key to much of Sams’ success.


As a commercial producer and director, Sams has won multiple awards, including five ADDYs. He has also been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee for his fund-raising efforts, and is featured in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, WHO’S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT, and WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD.


As an INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR, Sams has launched numerous successful online ventures. In late 1999, he created an Internet company that generated over $10,000,000 of revenue in less than 3 months–with only a half-dozen employees and virtually no marketing costs. He was instrumental in launching the .cc domain with Clear Channel Communications, as well as the .tv domain with the dotTV Corporation. Sams’ portfolio of online properties continues to grow through both development of original content and acquisitions. He owns thousands of great domain names, which he refers to as his “beach front cyber real estate”. Sams also owns dozens of Internet sites including ToddlerPlanet.com, KeepTheFaith.com, FaithDates.com, MyJewelryAuction.com, RepublicanHub.com, DemocratHub.com, Skiing.cc, Bowling.cc, Stockbroker.cc, HomeTheaterNews.com, HollywoodStars.US, and Golfing.cc.


Sams has been a major force in the growth of “family friendly” entertainment media. In 1995, he brought together eleven major music labels and some 65 recording artists to release a seven CD compilation titled KEEP THE FAITH. Marketed under his own label, TVFirst, at a retail price of $124.95, the collection has been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA, with over 1,000,000 albums sold. Most recently, Sams created music compilations for Time Life and Sony, featuring superstar artists Christina Aguilera, American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Gloria Estefan, Patti LaBelle, Wynonna, and Sarah McLachlan–just to name a few.


Sams has created and produced multiple news magazine programs. In 1991, he created and executive produced TRIAL WATCH, which ran for two seasons on the NBC television network. The daily program covered all of the hot legal battles of the rich and famous and led to the later development of networks such as COURT TV.


Sams also created and executive produced ETC NEWSMAGAZINE, which made national headlines because of its ongoing coverage of underage teenagers getting into violent R-rated movies. Sams’ program covered the issue in-depth, including hidden camera footage of kids continuously gaining admission to movies without question from theater ticket sellers. The Clinton White House turned to Sams for his special coverage in an effort to challenge theater owners to change and police their ticket-selling policies to minors. Following a special screening of Sams’ ETC Newsmagazine, which also aired in prime time on PAX TV, President Clinton announced pledges by thousands of members of the National Association Theater Owners that they would require photo identification from young people for R-rated movies. This policy is strictly enforced today.


Sams is also very instrumental in raising awareness and money for numerous non-profit organizations. He has been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee for his fund-raising efforts, made significant contributions to organizations such as MDA, was President of Christian Network Holdings, and is one of the founding members of Operation DVD, an appeal to patriotic Americans to donate their new and used DVDs which are then shipped to our fighting men and women overseas. Safe entertainment is a concept that is difficult at best for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even baseball and softball games are no longer possible because of snipers, mines, bombs and other terrorist activities.


Sams has strong retail alliances. In 2004 he created and produced a program called DVDWEEKEND that aired on the Tribune stations, including SuperStation WGN. The program enticed people to run to their phones and computers (via DVDWeekend.com) to rent and buy their favorite DVDs. Thousands of people did just that, and within weeks Sams’ wholly-owned DVDWEEKEND became WalMart.com’s #3 online affiliate in the entire world.


Most recently, Sams launched a motion picture company, God and Country Pictures, with the intention of producing multiple movies for the big screen over the next 5 years. In addition, in 2008, he will launch CharityOne, a 24-hour, all-digital charity Television network.


Sams has consulted a vast array of broadcasters and Internet companies including: CBS, Clear Channel, Westinghouse, Motown, Warner Music, Paxson Communications, dotTV Corporation, Time-Life, Integrity Publishers, Sony, and many others. He has worked on behalf of many entertainers, from Michael Jackson to Garth Brooks. Today, he is consulting some of the world’s top companies in the development of digital television brand channels.


Sams got into the media business by selling freelance photos of local high school sporting events to a local, Columbus, Ohio newspaper when he was just 13 years old. A year later, the editor of the paper asked him to write an entertainment column for teenage moviegoers. Sams jumped at the idea when he realized that he’d never have to pay for a movie or concert ticket again. The column was so popular that it was syndicated to other papers.


At age 15, Sams moved into radio, hosting a morning radio show for a small station in Columbus, Ohio. He then anchored a local community newscast. Soon thereafter, he moved into commercial TV, creating a magazine show that put him on the list of PEOPLE TO WATCH by COLUMBUS MONTHLY magazine. He went on to create numerous shows throughout Ohio, and became executive producer and head of marketing for WBNS-TV in Columbus, where he drove that station’s EYEWITNESS NEWS to a 53 share at 6 p.m., making it the highest-rated local newscast in the entire nation.


Of course, there are those programs in Sams’ career that he’ll never quite live down. At about age 20, Sams created the very first TABLOID TV show in the world, FRONT PAGE SATURDAY NIGHT, which aired in Ohio. The program became so popular that it actually garnered as high as a 40 share in prime access. He also produced and was color commentator of a national TV show called ROLLERGAMES–where skaters had to maneuver around the Wall of Death, and keep from falling into the live Alligator Pit. After screening the program, one newspaper reviewer wrote that Sams was personally responsible for the decline of the western civilization!



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Episode 110: Babe Kwasniak – An American Hero – How Victory Truly Goes to the Vulnerable

Babe Kwasniak is an American Hero. Period.

West Point Graduate, serving in our armed forces, going on extreme missions he can’t even speak openly about!

Team Building Expert, Civilian Aide to the U.S. Secretary of the Army.  Sold his business for millions while in his 30’s. Because a college basketball coach (my coach actually! ; ), 3X State Champ HS Basketball Coach, Motivational Speaker, amazing father and husband to his family, and the list keeps on going and going and going…

One thing is certain, Babe absolutely BRINGS it on this weeks episode of the 1% Podcast. Opening up about the realness of PTSD, dealing with suicidal thoughts and actions, being extremely vulnerable in the real life struggles he has gone through. All while seeing one door close and another four open at every corner. The epitome of mastering how to ‘Pivot’, Babe Kwasniak is an American Hero in so many ways. And what better way to celebrate the 4th of July and our Nation than having him grace us with his presences and super powerful vulnerability on this weeks episode of The 1% Podcast!

  • Team Building Expert
  • Civilian Aide to the U.S. Secretary of the Army
  • 3x State Champ Basketball Coach
  • Division 1 College Basketball MVP
  • West Point Graduate & Basketball Player




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Episode 109: Anthony Tolliver & Josh Dotzler – Social Justice in the NBA & How We ALL Can Take Action

Anthony Tolliver & Josh Dotzler – Social Justice in the NBA & How We ALL Can Take Action



This is an episode that is so very needed. In the day and age we are living in currently, there is a HUGE void need for social justice. No matter who we are we, we can all take action and we can all help progress the cause forward of 100% complete equality!! Anthony Tolliver – 10 Year Vet in the NBA and one of the most respected voices throughout all of professional sports teams up with his former college teammate and now leader of ABIDE – a non profit that focuses on inner city development go in depth on what needs to be done to make this movement into something that drives long term change. Very powerful episode and Anthony and Josh bring points that most of us have never even thought of before. Very powerful, very real, very genuine, and VERY NEEDED!! 






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Episode 108 – Grant Baldwin “How to Become a Worldwide Motivational Speaker”

Grant Baldwin is one of the most successful speakers throughout the world. But it didn’t all start like that, Grant made the decision to become a speaker, took the chance, made the life pivot, and over years and years of relentless consistency has become one of the most widely recognized motivational speakers in the world. We dive deep into Grant’s story & how you can make the Pivot in your life to follow your Passion and make that Passion your Career!

MORE ON GRANT’S STORY http://grantbaldwin.com/about-us/ I’ve always enjoyed speaking and helping other people. So much so that I actually went to Bible college and became a youth pastor. I did that for a little while but eventually felt like there was something else I should be doing. While my wife was 5 months pregnant with our first daughter, I quit my job with little plan of what I wanted to do with my life. I literally felt like I was having a quarter life crisis. I spent months reading, exploring and trying to figure out what I was put on this planet to do. I knew some of the things I was good at, and I knew what I enjoyed doing, but I was never sure how it all translated into a career. After several months, I decided to start a career as a speaker. In the last several years, I’ve been fortunate to speak to audiences all over the country. I’ve spoke at hundreds of events and have given literally thousands of presentations in conferences, assemblies, conventions and other events. I’ve spoken to audiences of just a handful to arenas filled with 13,000 people.

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Episode 107 – Anthony Gustin – The Science Behind The Why & The What We Should Eat

Episode 107 – Anthony Gustin – The Science Behind The Why & The What We Should Eat ——– Anthony Gustin is the founder and CEO of Perfect Keto and Equip Foods – two of the largest health brands in America. He is also the host of the largely followed Natural State podcast. Anthony didn’t sit in a lab to become the expert he is, he lived and breathed what he preaches. He grew up from what he calls ‘fat and often sick’ to now being ‘lean and healthy.’  Anthony figured out the importance of how to completely optimize himself and his own life through Nutrition, Movement, Stress/Mental Health, Sleep/Rest, and Environment. And good news for you, he shares it all on this episode of the 1% Podcast. You WILL come away from this episode with a great grasp on how to set up the blueprint in your own life that will allow you to fully optimize! 

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Episode 106 – Sal Di Stefano – How to Reach Your SPECIFIC Body & Mindset Goals

Episode #106 – Sal Di Stefano – powered by Happy Scribe

One percenters. How are we doing? Hope your week is off to a great start. You could be anywhere right now.

You are here with me giving your time to this one percent podcast. We’re going to pour into you one percent so you can point to others and get ready to get jacked and get in the best shape of your life. Change your mindset and change your body with sound. DeStefano of Mind Pump Media sound as a story of being the skinny kid and wanting to gain muscle, but going about it in a way that probably wasn’t ideal for his overall health. Finally, figure now the exact things that worked for him and why he is so wise and teaching other people how.

It’s not about just a cookie cutter mold, but it’s all customized to who you are for your goals. And he has went on to starting his own jammies. One of the hosts, The Mind Pumped Media, the top, in my opinion, tough fitness. Listen, that you can that you can learn from. And Sal is just an absolute wealth of knowledge. And look him up and you will see he knows what he’s talking about. If you want some muscles.

Delts some veins popping out. Check out salad. Everything that he is doing. We go in-depth on the top workouts, how you can change your mindset about eating and so much more one percenters.

Get out the curl bar, start hitting it hard and buckle up because here we go.


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Sal DeStefano, welcome to the one percent podcast. And start us off with a bang, something not many people know about you. Maybe a hidden talent or something that’s just like something nobody knows a bang.

Well, not a lot of people know this, but I’ve been on a bit of a spiritual journey. The past, I’d say couple years, I was a I was brought up Catholic, became a very staunch atheist, and then more recently started to re-examine some of my beliefs. And now I’m being pulled to the foundations of the Christian religion. I don’t know if I could if I would consider myself or call myself a Christian or Catholic yet, but I’m definitely getting pulled in that direction with some of the stuff that I’m that I’m learning.

And part of that is because I you know, I I met Bishop Beren. We actually had him on the podcast and he communicates things so well. And one thing that he said to me was that I thought was brilliant. He said, you know, there’s scientific truth, but then there’s also spiritual truth so they can co-exist. They’re not it’s not one or the other. And at the very, very least, when you look at the the great religious traditions, what you find is thousands of years of wisdom, lots of wisdom, and you see a lot of similar teachings echoed in many of these religions, which tells you, you know, any time you find people practicing the same stuff across the world who maybe didn’t have communication with each other or whatever.

Well, you tend to find is some kind of truth. And you see that with all the major world religions and how they you know, they talk about detaching from personal, you know, from from worldly things or not worshipping worldly things. That’s that’s echoed in many of the different religions. So right now, I’m a bit on a spiritual journey and not too many people know that. Don’t advertise it too much. I don’t I don’t I don’t necessarily want to talk about it a lot, but that’s something’s going on.

So it’s really cool.

I’m that’s. He sounds a lot like mine. I grew up very strong Catholic. Just go into church and then to find my way on my own. And now Jesus is the most important thing to me in my life. And it did definitely didn’t happen overnight. So I feel you, man. And I love bishops. Bishop Barrence content to. So if people out there wonder and search and look him up, he’s he’s he’s great.

Yeah. We had him on the podcast twice, two to two really popular interviews. So really, really good stuff.

Oh, yeah. I’ve listened to him both. My mom is a diehard Bishop Barron fan. Oh, really? And now she’s. Now she’s a diehard mind pump fan. The same article.

So let’s talk about pivoting in your life because you stood out when you were younger, not wanted to be the skinny kid and didn’t want to just only work at a gym either. Talk to me about the pivot you had to make in your life. You were growing up a skinny kid, not one to be the skinny kid, and then going in to just just being different, not not being afraid to be different and stand out.

Well, initially, I started working out because I was so insecure about being the skinny guy. And so I started to work out to change that. And it gave me a I became very empowered through that.

You know, the lesson that I learned early on was that if I applied myself, I could change things. It also taught me that there were things in life that were that I could control or at least have some impact over. This was one of them. Now, I took that lesson and applied it to the rest of my life. When I first got into fitness professionally, I was an 18 year old kid. I became a personal trainer, quickly moved up into management and then realized that I I wanted to have the freedom and the flexibility to run things.

You know, my own way. And that’s what I left and started my own personal training studio when I moved into the personal training space on my own with a studio. I wanted to offer a I wanted it to be more of a wellness facility. I wanted people to go there, not just workout, but also get help with nutrition, acupuncture, if they needed it. Massage therapy if they needed it. And I also had a gut expert in there who could help them with their with their gut health.

And that worked out really well. A lot of the stuff that you hear me talk about on my own pump, really the voice that I have and the opinions that I have, a lot of that was developed in those days, like about a 15 year period that I own my own studio, working with other experts and professionals who were in the health space but were not fitness people. They were more in there, like I said, got health, a hormone health and stuff like that.

So working with those people, watching how well we worked together and the impact we had on clients really kind of broadened, you know, my my knowledge base, my understanding, a lot of different things. But I think that’s really the big lesson. And I noticed this when I train kids myself, when I trained younger people with with with with weights, for example, they would learn that lesson of if I apply myself, then things happen and I can change things.

And that is a very valuable lesson. And I think that’s the key behind being able to pivot, is that you feel you may not know what these what the outcome is going to be. You’re not necessarily positive in the sense that you know for sure things are going to work out. But you’re very positive in the fact that, you know, you can apply yourself and that whatever comes out at the other end really need to learn something or succeed.

It’s really good. So I consider you one of the best overall optimization voices and minds out there in the wellness world is you talking about doing wellness. Well, before it even became a trendy thing to talk about. And even on your guys podcast, the podcast, you’ve been on use. It’s not just about the training. It’s about the mindset. It’s about the nutrition. It’s about the overall health, the gut health like you. You’re speaking on.

Was there was there any push back from the start that you had that people would tell you? Now, you can’t this this isn’t gonna work. Just just keep working at a gym. Just keep looking at the body compared to the overall well-being. Was that an issue that you faced?

No, not really.

I mean, you know, luckily when I remember, I was working with everyday people who just want to become healthy. So when I would train them and they you know, they would ask me questions and I talk about these different things. You know, after I train them for a certain period of time, they respected me and we would have these discussions. But really, look, if you’re trying to improve your health, you have to look at everything, everything, you know, has an impact.

And that includes your mindset. Of course, by the way, studies all support this. This isn’t just me speculating. Studies will will support this completely. Obviously, how you eat, how you exercise as an impact on your overall health. But so does your sleep. So do the relationships around you. I mean, there’s a huge study out of Harvard that showed that having bad relationships with the people around you is as bad for you as smoking in terms of health outcomes.

So that’s very important. I mean, everything in that sphere is important. And so what I’ve tried to do is like, again, I tried to engage people who were, you know, or enlist the help of people who are better at different aspects of health than I was. So that we can help people. Now, when we started the podcast, you know, my hosts, my co-hosts, Adam and Justin. They’d been in the fitness space almost as long as I had.

We’d all been doing this for a long time. And here’s here’s what happens if you’re in fitness and health for, you know, two decades after a while, especially if you really want to help people. If you really have a deep passion for helping people, at some point you’ll start to find the truth. You’ll start to find things that really matter. And so Adam and Justin were although they had they, you know, different segments of fitness, we all had similar understandings and we’re all very open minded.

So there was zero pushback. So like in our early episodes, when we talk about, you know, gut health and the microbiome, this is something nobody in the near the muscle building fat loss space was talking about five years ago. You know, it was just that was the though the real crunchy wellness side. But we started talking about it in the muscle building and fat loss aspect. And, you know, we’re blowing people’s minds.

And really, it was just because we were open minded and we understood, you know, that health is much more than just building muscle burning body fat, you know. You know, running fast and having stamina and strength. It had to do with a lot of different things. Yeah, it’s great. And I love how you say you find it things that matter. So, yes, finding things that matter to you and making them your passion, but then building it into your career.

And you guys have built an amazing business and it’s only continue to keep growing. Mine pump median will soon sometime be just a whole media conglomerate. We might be looking at Netflix show and movies and mind pump showing movies. Who knows? But building the business as well. I got what are the challenges that have been thrust upon you as far as building mine pump to be what it is today, building it to be a top place for people to come in for for health, wellness, optimization, nutrition, as you as you did your business in your gym.

Did you use the same type of mindset, tools to build a business, find great people around you like you mentioned, or the obstacles you had overcome in building?

I’d say I’d say one of the biggest obstacles was to not grow, to try to not force ourselves to grow faster. That’s good. Then we should I mean, we’re we’re a fully funded, no debt business. We’ve never held debt. We’ve always funded ourselves. We started the business. Each of us investing, I think, a couple thousand dollars each into mind pumps. So we all put our own money in maybe a thousand to thought. I think it was a thousand two thousand dollars each.

So we start with like five or six grand.

And then since then, the company has been fully funded. Now, we could have taken out loans and credit lines and pushed and pushed growth, pushed expansion, pushed more advertising in the challenge. And that is, you know, you want to you want to grow faster, you want to spend more. But we’re you know, because I think we’re older, we were patient. And, you know, hindsight is 20/20. But looking back, we grew at exactly the right speed that could.

We have grown faster? Yes. Would we have grown better? No. And would that have led to, you know, better long term success? No. So that was hard. It’s also hard to not. There’s so many different parts of the business that we could focus time on and get a return. That’s a hard not to try to focus on all of them, but that’s a very ineffective strategy. So what we try to do is focus on one thing at a time and try not to get distracted by the shiny objects because, you know, as businesses grow, there’s lots of opportunities.

And, you know, it’s easy for us to say, hey, we could start an app, hey, we could create a new program. Hey, we could do, you know, live travel shows. Hey, why don’t we spend time making these kinds of videos of these kinds of videos or writing these kinds of guides and doing these kind of podcasts. And instead we say, OK, look, let’s focus on one thing at a time.

Execute do it well, take our time doing it, stay conservative. And that that strategy has worked really well for us. Our company has grown by 50 percent, 50 to 70 percent every year, year over year, which is still very, very rapid growth. But for us, it’s about it’s about right. And we’re going to we’re again, that’s still a challenge. We still want to push and, you know, and do things. But at the end of the day, we’re all very patient and we want to make sure that we last that we’re not just a flash in the pan 10 years to become an overnight success for the best quotes.

And you guys live it to the T.. Also really love how you talk about the one thing doing your one thing better and not focusing on all different types of things. And I got to tell my NBA players and how we train is we focus on our strengths are in the NBA for a reason because they do something better than anybody else. They’re only good at every area. They wouldn’t be playing in the NBA. And that’s such an important thing for people to understand, is to have the one thing, that main thing that they do and attack it.

Make make that what you are known for. No, it’s going to take some time. Nothing’s going to happen overnight. And if you enjoy it like you guys were, you weren’t playing that constant comparison game, why can’t I be at the top within the next five days? So that’s a beautiful that’s a beautiful blueprint for people to hear of. If you want to start a business like that’s that’s that’s the gold. So that is an unbelievable business blueprint which made everybody out there listening.

Should absolutely follow that. Talking about yourself personally as being a high performer and someone who we term a one percent are pouring into yourself one percent daily. Are there are there tips or non negotiables or things that you’re your go to things to help you live your optimal life everyday that you do?

Yeah. So no one non-negotiable for me is that I spend quality time, some quality time with my family. That’s a very, very important priority. It’s what gives me it’s part of what gives me purpose and meaning to the all the stuff that I do. And without that, I think I would lose sight and focus of what’s important. So that’s number one.

Number two, I exercise and I don’t not exercise and I modify my exercise depending on how I’m feeling. Where I’m at or all that stuff, but I never don’t I almost never don’t do it. And the reason why I do it is because it’s very meditative for me. It takes care of my body. I have some of my best thinking when I’m working out, so I almost never miss it. If I have to if I do it at five a.m. so that nothing gets in the way of doing it.

The other thing is my sleep, I, I get to bed at nine thirty every night. I wake up every morning at five thirty and that’s something that I’m extremely unless there’s a special event. I’m very, very consistent because I liked it. I want to take care of my mind and my body so that I can be the best father, husband, partner. You know, business owner, podcast host that I cup possibly can be. And then the last thing that’s a non negotiable for me is, is integrity.

I don’t care what reward is on the other end of, you know. On the other end of an action. If I can’t do it with integrity, if it doesn’t jive with, you know, the way I feel, I want to present myself with with the message that we present here on the show. We’ve had many, many time, many, many opportunities to make money selling products or saying things that people wanted us to say. And we turn it down.

And I’m not going to lie. Sometimes it is challenging. We’ve definitely had conversations around certain situations. But at the end of the day, you know, oh, you’re all you have is your word at the end of the day. And that’s this is you’re only as good as that. So that’s something that’s also non-negotiable.

I’m really glad you hit on that point. And I was going to ask you that, like, you guys are being thrown ads and thrown probably a lot of money to maybe things that don’t represent your brand or what your beliefs are. And I know you’ve talked about, Max, Pflugerville is a good friend of mine. And now he’s told me about the same type of thing. Like, it’s very tempting to take those. But it also it’s that quick fix.

It’s the quick this is get rich fast scheme, but also makes you burn out. You talked earlier about how important having the longevity is and and use a word consistency. And I think that term is the greatest compliment somebody can get. I called Reid list consistency in you. You live with that exercise knowing that it’s it’s it’s not just for your body, is for your mind. The sleep, having your circadian rhythm down point, like these type of habits build up one percent daily, one percent, one percent to make you to where you are today.

And what it’s tough for people to understand is, is that it compounds having these times compounds. I can I can only imagine how how great a shape, how great you’re eating during this quarantine time where habits and routines are all we can do. Right. Well, I mean, look, nobody’s perfect. OK? So things so I have the discipline to work out all the time. That doesn’t mean that the work is always hard. That doesn’t mean the workouts are always performance driven.

I mean, sometimes the workouts are not as good or I mean there. And I’m just trying to take care of myself or I’m in there just to move a little bit. But I but I remain disciplined to keep it to keep it going. But, you know, the context of life is ever changing. I think if you go into it thinking you’re always going to have a hard workout, you’re willing to train for performance, you’re going to be in for a shock because life is going to hit you.

And then you might end up being one those people that, you know, works out sometimes and sometimes they don’t because they can’t handle it. You talk a lot about a great point. Intuitive eating. And I know it’s kind of been a trendy word that’s starting to catch on. And also talking about how you want to beat yourself up for if you if you fall off that horse, you can get right back on. Can you talk to the audience about, like, the how frien that is to the mind and in your key points to intuitive eating?

Superexcited share with you guys that my first book, Pivot and Go, is on presale. Now, Amazon, David, nurse dot com pivot and go. It’s about making mindset pivot, small, slight changes in your perspective, little shifts that can change your entire perspective on life. It’s based on twenty nine days. Twenty eight to make a habit. Twenty nine to make a lifestyle. There are twenty nine chapters. Twenty nine mindset pivots that will absolutely have you coming out of there with extreme joy for the life you live.

Passion for the mission you’re on in, confidence in who you are.

So would be awesome if you could support the book. Check it out. Let me know what you think. I’m going to be sending out a free autographed copy in the next month as well. It’s on Amazon Presale. It’s our David Nurse dot com pivot and go. Yeah, well, we just we have not learned how to navigate the modern life in terms of food. We just we haven’t been taught. We haven’t learned how to do it. It’s a relatively new phenomenon.

I mean, for most of human history, food was hard to come by. You had to chase it and kill it or cook it or prepare it for hours when you did find it. And so because it was scarce and because we eat things that grew around us or ran or swam around us, you know, our bodies evolved and we adapted.

And that’s that’s a healthy diet for us. Well, you know, for not that long now, we have really revolutionized our production of food to the point where food quantity is more of a problem now than scarcity in modern societies. It’s, you know, eating too much kills more people now than eating chattel. At least when we’re talking about modern societies, we’re also presented with every flavor and texture and color and type of food you could possibly imagine. So it’s a completely new landscape and we haven’t learned how to navigate it.

All we have learned is you eat what tastes good or eat what gives us hedonistic pleasure. And so because it’s accessible, because we can get whatever we want and we can get whatever flavor we want. All we really value is that, in fact, you know, next time you’re with your friends and you guys are time out, what you’re gonna have for lunch, you’ll notice that that’s how they make the decision. What do you guys when he.

Oh, do you feel like Mexican food? Do you feel like Chinese food? Oh, I feel like this. And so and there’s nothing wrong with that. But that’s if that’s the only way that you navigate how you eat, then it becomes a big problem. Then you’re always chasing that hedonistic pleasure and you end up obese and sick. So what we needed is relearned how to navigate the landscape. And that’s what intuitive eating is now intuitive. You know the word intuitive.

It makes you think that you become instinctive with it. Nothing becomes intuitive until you learn it so much that it becomes intuitive. So you can’t just become an you know, right now, if you took the average person said what you want to know intuitively, they’re gonna eat the same stuff that they always eat. What they have to do is learn how to put things together. They have to learn how to value foods for different things. I know that when I eat, my digestion is off.

I eat these types of foods and it helps. I know that this gives me strength and energy. I know that when I eat these foods, I sleep better. I know that this food right here gives me a hedonistic pleasure. So that’s what I eat when I go out, my friends, and we’re connecting. And you really start to piece this all together. And you also have to learn how to really take care of yourself with food and not abuse yourself with food.

Either numb yourself or distract yourself or starve yourself. Right. So once you and it’s a long process, David, this is not something that happens overnight. But when you read learn how to navigate the things that the food landscape around you, then you get to a much more intuitive way of eating. Now, intuitive eating, a healthy intuitively eating doesn’t produce a shredded, ripped body or a maximum performing athlete. Those require much more structure, much more planning, you know, weighing and all that stuff.

When it will create, though, is a generally lean, generally muscular, generally healthy body. It’s a way of living most of the time, and that’s what intuitive eating is supposed to be. I love it. I love the term relearned. It’s you talking about figuring out how what works for you, what works for your body. If people look at it like as a way, it’s just this is a it’s an experiment. I got to figure out what makes me feel the best.

That’s it. And not beat myself up for when I mess up. That’s a great outlook. Re learning. Really good point. And this this podcast has a lot of a lot of high performers that listen to us or really big on continued growth and have a lot of NBA players on top nutritionists. And I consider you the top optimisation person that I know. Just on all all levels. So is there anything that we can steal from you that yet you’re continuing to learn on?

Like, how do you learn and grow daily? Well, I mean, here’s one thing you could do. In fact, we just talked about this on on a podcast which just finished today.

One thing you can do, and this is just this is huge in its sound. It might sound, as I’m talking about it, trivial, but I hope I sell it well to you. Because if you do this, it will it will change you more than almost anything I can think of, because it can be it can be applied to anything in life. When you form an opinion on something, think about it in different ways. And so what I mean by that is we think we think of things in our head.

That’s the way that most of us think of most things. But that’s only one way of thinking. You can also write. So if you’re thinking of something, write it out and you’ll find that you start to process it a little differently. It’s a different way of thinking. Anybody who ever journals or writes for a living will tell you this. So that’s one way. Another way of thinking is to discuss. Take your idea and talk about it with other people.

Better yet, try to teach us or debate with other people. So talking, writing and thinking are three ways of thinking. And that’ll help you process through and learn to learn things a little bit better. The other way is there. Another tip is to seek people out who have an opposing view or opinion to yourself. Now, the goal is not to seek them out to to, you know, to to be close minded. The goal is to find people who do a really, really good job arguing and debating their point of view, which is opposite of yours.

Then engage with them with an open mind. Not rude, not angry, but with an open mind. And see if they can change your mind and will end up happening is one of two things. Either you’ll come out of that with a stronger, more confident sense of your own opinion because you’ve stood the test of somebody who’s got an opposing opinion or you’ll change your mind, in which case you’ll realize that your opinion was wrong and theirs was right.

But if you approach, you can approach it. Any idea this way, whether it’s nutrition or exercise or building a business or how to raise a family or religion, whatever. If you approach things in this way, your odds of developing, getting the truth and developing a more broad sense and confidence around your opinions is much higher simply by doing that. But it takes a lot of processing and thinking. So think in your head. Think on paper.

Think by talking. And then seek somebody out who has an opposing view. Who is very, very good at arguing, debating and discussing their side and engage with them. And you can do that actually quite easily now on social media. So you are great at putting together blueprints for people like we did in the business earlier on in this episode. That is a perfect blueprint for continued learning, continued growth. And at one point that I have I haven’t heard before, which I really love, is seke opposing views.

Most of us only want to have the yes men telling us we’re doing such a great job. But you’re right. I mean, you can win off both of those if you come out where you realize, OK, you’re right. That’s going to boost your confidence. Or if you realize there’s something wrong, you just go back to the drawing board and figure it out. That’s how I look, Clint.

Yeah, look, if you if you have an opinion on something. First of all, it means you’ve made up your mind or somewhat made up your mind. Right. And you’re afraid to to test it against somebody who’s really smart. On the opposite side, then you shouldn’t have that opinion. You’re obviously not confident enough in your opinion. And unfortunately, most people have opinions on things in that way. So they have an opinion on, you know, taxes or the economy.

And then you you go to you go to engage with them and discuss. And they just get pissed off. And I don’t hear it. OK. You shouldn’t have an opinion because you’re not confident enough, in your own opinion to have that opinion. Now, I’m not trying to to criticize anybody, but I think if we took that approach, we would all reach better positions of learning, better understandings of things. So you should seek out those opposing people, discuss with them.

And your goal is to see if they can change your mind. Be open minded about it. Watch what happens.

Such a great mindset going into those conversations, not in an embattled mode of trying to defend yourself, but as an open mind to learn. It just changes a game is it’s a mindset pivot. That’s you that’s you’re doing. It’s beautiful, right?

So what’s next for you? What’s next for you? You get you guys mind to what wakes you up every morning. Five thirty a.m. Jooste juiced up to get out of bed, grab a filles coffee and attack the day.

Well, for business, we’re always trying to grow and expand what we do. One of the bigger things that just happened is we just I just signed a book deal with a publisher, so I’ll be nice.

Congrats. Starting that pretty soon. And that will be a a mind pump media, you know, book. But I’ll be the one, you know, doing most of the writing and stuff on it. On a personal level, you know, I got married this year. I got a baby on the way. So in October, I’ll have another kid that’ll put the number at number of children at three, which is, you know, it’s pretty exciting.

So that’s really recall that. Awesome. You know what’s on the horizon for my pump? You know, our mission is has been and I think will always will be to to to to be a positive voice in the fitness and health space to to to counter the negative and bad information, inaccurate information, the fitness base. But to do so in an effective way, to entertain people and to get people to listen, not just give the right information, but sell the right information better than they can sell the bad information.

That’s beautiful. So I lot of congrats on the book, The Marriage. You’re too big for the kid. Forget it to play in not just someone defensor playing to to man box triangle on to those kids running around.

But you write a book about that when you when you figured that out. So we’re going to throw you on the rapid fire hot seat and this can just be quick answers, whatever comes to your mind. First one is what is your favorite mindset? Quote that you live by something that you might have on your fridge or plaster on your bathroom mirror, a mindset quote that stands out to you and drives you to whether you think you can or you can’t.

You’re right. What does leaving a legacy mean to you? Not necessarily a billboard type legacy, but. But what does it mean to you?

Oh, but to me it means raising good, honest human beings, raising good children who become self-reliant, responsible, honest people who will fight for what is right, who will defend people who need to be defended and who are able to pursue their own happiness. Love that, ma’am, if you could only eat one meal for optimization purposes, not pasta, but one meal for optimization purposes for the rest of your life. What would you be choosing?

Steak. Easy has it. Carnivore Paul Saladino, be proud of you. That’s right. How can we all follow you?

Everything that you’re doing. Everything that mine pump is doing and putting out there to the world.

So you could find me on Instagram at my pump cell. The podcast obviously is Mind Pump. If you want to check out all of our free content. Just go to mind. Pump free dot com. And then if you’re listening to this podcast and you are interested in any of our fitness programs, if you DME on Instagram at my Plimsoll and tell me that you heard me on this specific podcast with David Nurse, I will give you half off any of our programs.

You’ll love it. Awesome. We’ll link to that in the show. Knows for sure. And the final question on the one percent podcast that we ask everybody. What does being a one percenter mean to you? If it means being fulfilled in finding meaning and purpose in whatever you do. Love it. Love it, concise, beautiful. Sal, thank you so much for coming on the one percent podcast. And thank you even more for being the light you are to so many people out there in the nutrition world, the fitness world, the business world and just in the world in general.

So very proud. All you’re doing, man, and a huge fan of you guys and my pump and tell the guys what’s up for me. Well, thank you, David. And that’s a wrap on this week’s episode of the one percent podcast.

Thank you so much for giving your time to me and listening to the one percent podcast. That’s you. None of this would be possible. The feedback, the reviews, the ratings you give. This podcast helped to grow the audience in the reach for us to be able to bring on new guests each week, provide that one percent daily steps we can all implement from top NBA players, high performers and just from amazing people doing amazing things to better this world.

And it’s all because of you. If you could. I will shout you out personally. Thank you. Leave a review on iTunes with a podcast app on your phone. Five stars. If you’d love it. One star, of course, if you hate it and leave a comment of what you liked about it or questions. Suggestions that you might have post on social media and time. David Nurse, NBA and I, will we post the reviews, the podcast.

Kids shout you out personally for sure. Thank you so much for being the best community, the best family, the best one percent squad. So blessed for all of you out there. Now, go out there today and speak a word of encouragement to someone who can.

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Episode 105- The Art of Charm – Never Be Awkward Again!

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One percenters. Welcome back to another episode of the one percent podcast. I'll be your host today, David Nurse, like usual. Thank you for giving your time.

You could be anywhere else right now doing anything else, but you're here getting one percent better yourself. So you can pour into others one percent in this week on the podcast. We are going to learn the art of charm building genuine relationships, how to be a great communicator, building his self-confidence from age, a Harbinger and Johnny Zubac of the Art of Charm, the podcast, The Fame Art of Charm has been seen on NBC Men's Health, Cosmopolitan, Sirius XM, The Huffington Post, Time magazine and so much more.

Johnny and A.J. are going to give you ways to never feel awkward again if you're an introvert. You don't have to worry. You can build genuine relationships. You could strike up a conversation with anybody today. And we're going to learn that on this week's episode of the one percent podcast. So one percenters, buckle up, get your charm game on, because here we go. Super excited to share with you guys that my first book, Pivot and Go, is on presale.

Now, Amazon, David nurse dot com pivot and go. It's about making mindset pivot, small, slight changes in your perspective, little shifts that can change your entire perspective on life. It's based on twenty nine days. Twenty eight to make a habit. Twenty nine to make a lifestyle. There. Twenty nine chapters. Twenty nine mindset pivots that will absolutely add you coming out of there with extreme joy for the life you live. Passion for the mission you're on in.

Confidence in who you are. So would be awesome if you could support the book. Check it out. Let me know what you think. I'm going to be sending out a free autographed copy in the next month as well. It's on Amazon Presale. It's our David Nurse dot com pivot and go.

All right, A.J., and of the art of charm. Welcome to the one percent podcast. Starts off with a bang. Both you guys individually tell us something. Maybe the audience doesn't know about you guys.

I think for me, probably the shocking thing for the audience at this point is that I'm a just foodie through and through and a fantastic chef. And this quarantine is giving me ample time to practice my cooking. And my fiancee has been the biggest benefactor of that.

Tell me what you're cooking. What's your go to meals? All that good stuff. Well, right now, I'm I'm trying to master roasting a chicken. So I've been looking into the research behind French style cooking and how to get that crispy skin but that juicy inside. So that's been the biggest one for me. Through quarantine over the last few years, though, I have taught myself SUV. Smoking meats, you name it. I try to master a technique, I think that has a lot to do with my former life as a scientist, living in the lab, loving those experiments.

So it allows me to work with my hands and create some experiments in the kitchen.

You know what? Whenever you say French and SUV in the same sense of cooking, like I know you know what you're doing. I was waiting for you to say air, fryer, microwave, kind of like I'm doing. So you're your step ahead. What about your journey? What you got rolling?

You know, that's an odd question for me, is I, I, I tend to think that I wear my influences and who I am on my sleeve. And though I think for a lot of people, when they first see me, they think of the rock and roll or the guy who has played all the venues here in Hollywood and who has lived that life and is also has taken time to discover himself and self development. But I would say that probably people wouldn't know how far I've put myself in the self development and philosophy and psychology.

I tend to geek out on it. A lot of my my we were laughing about, you know, what was in our Facebook feed earlier. I tend to geek out on lectures, fill philosophical lectures and psychology. Lectures are my favorite go to. And I just. The Internet and being able to have access to all those classrooms and all those lectures is wonderful. It's amazing. And I spend a lot of time surfing that stuff.

I love the lander. Ten eighty. Johnny. Now I'm working on that.

That's deep philosophical stuff. 10, 80. I love it. I love it, Johnny. And when I asked a question about how do you continue to learn and grow later on. I'm expecting some fire from you because I must. I love stealing from my guests. Some must steal some Aristotle from me or something.

So life life is about being able to adjust to situations that happen to us and everybody has to make a pivot in their life. Like my pivot was believed and I thought I was going to play in the NBA at six two and unable to touch the rim. I thought I was NBA bound, but I did realize my pivot was coaching and now plane would have been the pivots. And your guys like that have led you to where you are today?

Absolutely. The biggest pivot for me was out of science and into personal development and coaching. So I hit a brick wall in my P.H. D studies where my social skills were impacting not only my internal happiness, but also the respect that I wasn't getting in the lab and my inability to connect with my lab mates to persuade them, influence them and ultimately get my research funded. And it led me down this journey of trying to figure out how to be more confident, how to be more charismatic, which we'll get into in a little bit here.

But, you know, I was just staying on the path that my family told me would make me successful. I loved science growing up. Tested well in it and got myself a biology degree and thought I was going to be a doctor. Then started to fall in love with research, slightly pivoted into research. And I thought that was going to be my career and certainly make my family proud, becoming a doctor. But really, I didn't realize the influence that relationships and social skills have on your career.

And growing up thinking that just hard work and effort would pay off in the end. I realized that there is this invisible game going on around us in every facet of your life, and it's all about who you know and how you're able to build those connections. And I didn't have those skills and I certainly wasn't born with the network. My dad was an introvert, so I felt really limited in that area. And I had to make a pivot to one, understand myself better gain these skills and to find happiness that I wasn't finding in the lab.

You could have fooled me. You are very well-spoken. I would have never, never guessed that. But it's such a great answer for people to hear as you wanted to do what other people wanted for you and what you wanted to do, but what others wanted of you. And hey, you know, you don't sometimes like. So I say if you're too smart. Not always good socially, but maybe that's how you were. But you can adjust that.

So anybody out there listening, you can work on these skills and you guys have mastered those skills. We'll talk about it a little bit before we do. Johnny, hit us with your pivot that you find to go through.

Yeah. For myself. David, much like your position. I grew up very early knowing what I wanted to do with my life, which was the play music my dad played in bands. He was a factory guy. But on the weekends I would watch my mom and him get gussied up to go to the show, the corner bar where he was playing. Growing up in a household where they rehearsed in the basement. Music was a big part of my household.

It was always on and seeing my dad carrying that guitar. Of course, a young man is going to want to see that and connect those dots and take on after his father. And I just enjoy seeing that and everything that came with it. The ritual of waiting for the records of your favorite artists to come out, finally get those records, bring them home, laying on the floor, blasting him on the stereo, staring at them while you read every word, every song.

And as I grew up, I put everything that I had into music. And I was already putting bands together in high school trying to find underage places that would allow us to play. We convinced the corner bar to let us do an under 21 night on Sunday afternoons and everything was about that. And of course, this was late 90s. I found myself in North Carolina. The college circuit and music scene was was a big thing at the time.

And I found myself in the Southeast music circuit, RDM Black Crowes driving and crying. Those kind of bands. And it was great. I was hanging out hardy and in bands with people that I had been listening to that that I remember getting their records at here. I was in that in that scene. But then the music industry started to change.

And in the late 90s, everything was not only it was changing, it was rapidly changing to a degree that it was becoming unrecognizable and it was unrecognizable at the time. And in looking forward, it was. No one had any idea what it was going to be. And at the late 90s, I mean, we're we're we're talking about MySpace, where we're talking about Livewire Wire. We're talking about Friendster. No one could even foresee what was coming down the road, let alone what was going to happen for the music industry.

By the time the 2000s, we were, well, moving. Everything that I had grown up wanting to be a part of that was gone was I felt as if the rug pulled out from under me and I had to make a decision of I just spent the last 10 years of my life putting everything into music and now it's gone. At least what I wanted to be a part of. So I turned to self development as an opportunity to get to know myself because I had a lot of hard questions that needed hard answers.

And with that, I'm I'm a pretty obsessive person. A.J. can attest to that. So one obsession just went into the next one. And I really enjoyed self development. I got a kick out of it. I've devoted every waking moment of it. I just wanted to be around people who were all about it. I wanted to see everything that I could grow and become using the implemented strategies that I had learned about having those results, wanting to help other people who were getting in to self development.

And then from there, it had led itself into a career and met all the wow. I had never had to let go of music much like yourself. I had found myself continuing to play music at a high level. When I moved to New York, I was in bands they're playing when we moved out to Los Angeles. I was in bands out here playing. So always being able to continue doing both of the things that I truly loved at a level that was incredibly gratifying.

I never felt that I had to really give one up for the other. And lucky to do both at such a level.

That's great. I love the self development. Just nurdin out about it. That's. You are one percenter. I mean, that's the one percenter to the max is continually improving yourself in all areas. And you say that you went through 10 years and then of music and then had to pivot on. But I'm sure over those 10 years you learn things that are absolutely helping you today in what you do 100 percent.

And it's funny, I have I will always have this band rock and roll lens, in which I view a lot of of a lot of life with it has served bass. It has served me very well. And one of those aspects is when you look at bands like The Ramones or The Clash, these were young kids who did not know how to play their instrument, but they decided that they were going to do a band anyway and they were going to learn by throwing themselves on the stage and being awful.

And they've made careers from learning, by doing. And so for me, there was never any hurdle of what I needed to know or understand about self development as a point of entry. It was I am going to brashly just dump myself into it and and take it on and learn it in the ring. That's great.

It's speaking it into existence, learning by doing and literally ready, fire aim. That's a mindset I absolutely love. And you guys have built just to inspire the art of charm. I've been a big fan of you guys for a long time and how you are. It's not just a passion of your guys, but it's helping a lot of people. And like A.J. can attest to the confidence, Gene. The charismatic gene is something a lot of people think you're just born with, but it can be developed.

And I teach MBA players how to develop it. But you teach everyone how to do it. Is there like a blueprint that you guys use? I know everybody's different, of course, but is there certain things you really look at you like? Here is how you can develop ultimate confidence.

Well, much like anything in life, we have to reset our mindset first. And a lot of us, when we think about confidence or charisma. We think about someone else. And we pine about the skills that they have. And we see them and elevate them in a different light. And a lot of times that automatically puts us a step back because we're not thinking about how we can improve. Just looking at other people in their journeys. And we're all on different journeys.

Some of us had a fortune of picking it up in our household. Parents who are charismatic and confident and well-spoken, who you could mimic and learn from. And then some of us are forced through life experiences to be put in these positions where you really lean in and get those skills.

But for us, it's twofold. First off, communication starts with your body language. And many of us, much like I'm sure the athletes you work with. We don't know what we look like in terms of non verbals. We don't know what our shot looks like. We just know it from our lens. So that's one of the first things that we do with all of our clients, is we we film them. So they get an accurate representation of themselves, of where they're starting from.

And a lot of times you realize, well, you're already doing some things right. You're not starting from zero. So it's not about completely washing away the board. It's saying, OK, how can we lean into our strengths and how can we start developing out some of these weak areas? And for a lot of us who are feeling like, oh, we're not charismatic or we're not confident. Well, if we're already feeling it, other people are feeling it, too.

So this the second side of it is we got to look at the mindset and we've got to look at the story we're telling ourselves. And unfortunately, a lot of us are living in the past. We're holding on to negative experiences and creating a story in a narrative for ourself that's not grounded in reality. And what Jonny and I try to do with all of our clients is look at that story that we're telling ourselves. Look at those beliefs that are influencing our behaviors and actions and question them and look at them from all angles.

And for a lot of our clients, they'll realize, well, you know, maybe there was another perspective that I could take about that event in life. Maybe it wasn't that that person was laughing at me. Maybe their friend told a good joke. And I know Johnny has a great analogy, how we often take these experiences and we hold onto them and we make them about our selves because we're the lone star of our movie. But if we look at these past experiences and start to change our narrative, we can restructure our beliefs and start changing our actions.

And of course, that will lead to different outcomes.

There's a lot of gold in that, A.J. unpacking a little bit like how you say lean into our strengths. So many people will focus on their weaknesses and think that's who they are, defined by their weaknesses. But we're defined by our strengths. And then up in your weaknesses, the story we tell ourselves is the overall body language that we show off. It's so powerful, so powerful in setting the stage of you're going to walk into a room, into a meeting, onto the court.

And people are just going to. So you're confident yourself, because you have true self awareness of who you are? I'll just add that people will respond differently to you based on how you walk in that room. So it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. And that fake it till you make it as a principle. If we send the right signals, even internally, we may not be feeling confident. But if we send the right signals of confidence, we walk in that room.

People are going to treat us as though we're confident and it's going to allow us to lean into that confidence versus walking in the room weak sheepishly. Well, people are going to view us as lacking in confidence. They're going to treat us differently.

Yeah. The first step is having to decide. I'm confident and saying it, saying I'm confident when I go in there. I love that. Johnny, you know, A.J. was stealing some of your analogies. Give anything to build on that.

Well, absolutely. And much like success coaching, much like sports coaching, everyone has to get to a point where they can admit that they can do it, that they can learn it, that that they're they're open to the idea of being coached in order to achieve something that they're looking to get. And it has to start with how you were raised and understanding that no matter how you were raised, there is going to be positives and negatives to that environment.

If you were raised in a household where you had everything handed to you and and catered to you and you were protected, then you're going to have difficulty with struggle because you never had to deal with that as a child. If you were raised in a household that focused on academics, well, then you're going to be missing out on probably some of the hand eye coordination that some of the other kids had learned. If you grew up in a household that was focused on athletics, well, then perhaps some of the algebra and some of the other things have been passed by you because you had been focused on what was supported in that household.

I grew up in a very arty household where it was. I got so much positive attention for picking up guitars, for painting, for all of that type of stuff. Why else would I start looking else where when I was already getting attention in these areas? So once you acknowledge that, you can accept. OK. I've been focusing on these other areas. So now let's open the doors to some of these other areas. It's not that that I can't learn them or that I'm a uncapable.

It's that I have never applied myself to these. So let's open the doors and let's be open to small, attainable goals that allow us to know that we're moving in the right direction and that we are capable of learning some of these things. The only time that we tell ourselves that we write that story, that this is not us or we can't learn it is from that fear of of opening ourselves up to it and and failing. And no one likes that that feeling.

So we tend to hide that with whatever excuses or cognitive distortions allow us to feel good in that moment.

The high cost sounds so much like working with NBA players and with athletes the same thing. It's like the fear is a thing. Holding the back is cut loose. Let go. The worst thing that can happen is you're going to, I guess, fail, but you gonna be right where you started anyways. And I think I've heard it before that 98 percent of worst case scenario thinking doesn't actually end up happening. But yet we live in that 98 percent all the time.

Blows my mind.

How many of us are. Best case scenario. Thinking, actually visualizing things. Working out, man.

Visualization that is so real. Every morning I have affirmations. I know I told you guys about those affirmations that I'm speaking life into myself. I'm confident as it is, but I need to continue to do that. It's just like it's a daily habit that we all have to work. That dark side of us tries to tell us we're not good enough or we can't do it.

A lot of our parents, I mean, they're going to groom us and do what they want us to be and they're going to give us the positive reinforcement to follow those paths. So, you know, it is difficult when you're looking at trying to do other things and they're gonna be disapproving. You're not going to get that positive reinforcement that you get in other areas, that positive reinforcement. It disperses oxytocin and dopamine allows us to feel good. I mean, we we end up learning to to follow that for the rest of our lives.

We have to then be open to looking into other areas, our life where that positive reinforcement. We have to find it on our own. And that's difficult.

Johnny, that's an amazing point that leads us into what we're going to talk about next. Relationship building. But you like we're talking about. We want that reinforcement from our parents. It's like saying, am I going to listen to my mom for advice in every single area? Is she an expert at every single area? I love my mom and sure, she's great, but I'm not going to ask her business advice or investment advice. And and that's the power in building relationships and what I call having a golden fifteen.

No. One, you have somebody in every area of your life that can help you out. I mean, obviously being genuine, not the dirty networking type of stuff, as you guys know to. But how is I mean, it comes down to confidence in yourself, the self-awareness. And then how you deal with others, how you build relationships. And you guys talk a lot about that on the art of charm and building. And you talked about that earlier, A.J., about the importance of building genuine relationships.

You guys have a step by step or a blueprint or some some talking points on how you guys go about that.

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We need to be adding to other people's lives. And unfortunately, a lot of us start by thinking, well, what can I get from this other person and how can I take what I need to get ahead? And in reality, when you set yourself up in that position to be a taker instead of a giver, you're going to find that you attract the wrong type of person and you're going to find a lot of dissatisfaction when you don't get what you actually want.

So we have to let go of that outcome and let go of looking at exactly as you're saying, the transactional networker, the opportunistic networker who's only looking for what's in it for me. And if that person doesn't have anything to give them all, they'll move on to the next opportunity. When we talk about giving value, we define value as really three basic human wants and needs attention, acceptance and appreciation. Attention is very easy. It's why we're on social media.

It's those hearts that we're chasing those thumbs up or that we're chasing that one. Right now, we live in the attention economy, but a lot of us are very frugal with our attention. We're giving it to our devices were maybe giving it to our significant other our spouses, our best friends. But when it comes to meeting people, we talk about boring small talk or just not paying enough attention. We're not investing enough in the other person to move beyond that small talk.

And that's why it's boring and that's why we hate it. So putting your phone away, being fully present with someone. It not only makes you charismatic, but it fulfills that human need. And the other person of having that attention, where they remember that they remember you for the right reasons. The second thing that I talked about in terms of giving value is actually acceptance. And that's when we welcome people into our tribe. We invite them to do things with us, to participate in things, to help us out, to allow them to feel like, OK, well, I'm part of something.

I'm joining a community. And it also signifies that you like that person. And a lot of us don't speak that well. We like someone we we are afraid that they're going to reject us so we don't actually accept them. And the last appreciation goes even deeper. And appreciation is really celebrating other people for their victories and their wins and what matters in their life. And you have to listen on a deep level. You have to have some empathy and emotional intelligence to get to that level of giving value.

But when when you are giving attention and accepting people in your life and appreciating those around you, then more people are going to want your time.

You're going to set yourself up to create more networks and connections and you can even handle. And unfortunately, a lot of us stop at the first level of just attention and we get preoccupied and we go, well, this there's nothing this person can give me or oh, that's boring. I don't want to talk about that. And I put my attention back to myself. I start thinking about something else in my life instead of being present in the conversation.

And then we struggle to make those connections and build that network that we're after. Love it.

Give, give, give. Without expecting anything. Return and everything comes back to you. And I really I really love the point that you made about being fully present, because that's one of the biggest challenges for myself and a lot of us in this era that we live in. And I heard something that said in every conversation that you're in. Be curious if you can go into a conversation and be curious about something they're talking about. You're going to pay attention.

So I try to take that mindset into this. It's great. I love how you go step by step, attention, acceptance, appreciation and celebrate others. Like one of the hardest things to do is see others have success, especially in your field, and genuinely celebrate them. But you're right. You're right that you have to get to that point where you're just going to drive yourself absolutely nuts. So good.

Something to add to that when you hear what AJ had just laid out. Many people get in their mind. I've got it. Give. Be a giver, OK? I'm just going to start doing that. That is something that has to be learned and cultivated within yourself from the inside out. We have been living in such a way of how we process decision making, our emotions. And the older we are, the more we're set in stone and how those mechanisms work when you are trying to change yourself so that you can be able to celebrate the people around you, which is a very difficult thing.

It's not something you're just going to turn on. We're talking about I always use this analogy of this barreling locomotive that is barreling down the tracks. You're just not going to stop it and get it going in the other direction. This locomotive needs slowed down before it even stops and then be. Slowly starts moving in the other direction. That sounds like a lot of work, but once you get it moving in the other direction, it only picks up steam.

And this is why so many people get frustrated with the idea of I'm going to be this new value giving person. And they get frustrated and burn themselves out within a few days or a week because it is a lot of work. This is all brand new. These are behaviors and emotions and mindsets that you haven't used. And now you're where tried to string all of them together to make a different person. That's going to take time. This is where people need to have a lot of self compassion for learning and cultivating these new mindsets of behaviors.

It's great. It's building those habits. And it's not because not being overwhelmed with when something doesn't work right away that you just give up and it's me once again, right on the one percent mindset. You were just like I set you up for these and you're hitting these on point.

But it. What's that? Ali, Ali, you Japanese is basketball my lob city out here at L.A..

Love it. Well, we talk about confidence and building relationships and it's you guys have been very well versed in it and are some of the best, best at being able to teach it. But what drives you guys? What drives you to get up every morning and hop out of bed and just be ready to attack the day? Like what? What is your what is your non coffee. Coffee?

Well, we both have it tattooed on our body. So it's a mantra here at the art charm that we talk about. And everything that you want in life is through resistance. It's the hard things. It's putting in the work. It's not the easy path. And as Johnny was saying, that Lokomotiv going in one direction, you know, we all live in our comfort zone. And these are habits and patterns in our behavior that have built up over time that allow us to feel safe and secure and allow us a level of self acceptance and self-worth.

And unfortunately, everything that you truly want, that leads to happiness that we've heard from the countless psychologists we've had on the show and our own journeys comes through outside of that comfort zone, efforts and energies placed on the hard things, the difficult things. And we call this be over a. And it's understanding that in order to rewrite those patterns of behaviors, it involves neuroplasticity. It involves wiring your brain to fire in new ways. And in order to do that.

The first few times you try anything new outside of that comfort zone, it's going to be incredibly difficult. It's going to feel incredibly challenging and hard and foreign and new and new sensations and new emotions. But if you push through and you choose be the harder path over a the easy path, the well-worn path, then those things that other people aspire to will start to unlock it in your life. And people, again, will resonate with that and they will get behind you and propel you forward.

So instead of looking to take from other people, you become that beacon that brings in the right people and allows them to support you on your journey.

That's great. And that is what I call surviving or stari thriving over surviving. We're not just getting through these times, but we're using these difficult adverse resistance times to actually thrive. And I love to talk about getting out of your comfort zone. That's the only way to grow. Because when you look at anybody that's done anything in the world, they've always gone through some kind of difficult challenge. And yet most of us still think we can do it without that.

It's just gonna be handed to us in a many, many difficult challenge in many different cities. It's gonna suck the first time you do it. I mean, I've been thoroughly enjoying the last dance and the Jordan documentary. You look at Jordan and even in the middle of his career, going through the hardship and the loss and changing sports, the jumping back in and still losing. And we look at these people that we aspire to. We marked as great as as just extraordinary.

Greatest of all time. And they still have adversity. So who are we to think that we just sit here in our comfort zone and get everything that we want? Yeah.

And think about it. I didn't realize it took Jordan eight years to win his first championship. Like, we all look at Jordan as his great NBA champion winning all these rings. Eight years is a long time.

Yeah. For the officers.

Let's you look at LeBron. How long would it take him? Championships are not handed to you and your rookie season.

Exactly. And before we hop into mindset quotes, I got one you probably heard that goes right along with that is there's no traffic jam on the extra mile. It's one of my favorites. It's about putting in that extra work that other people aren't willing to do, the unseen hours. So it's so good. What about you, Johnny? What it what what drives you to get out of bed every morning?

Just crush the day to go along with what AJ was saying is to be able to turn the hard things in to fun and what you gotta do to be able to do that. If you're doing a new task or something that's difficult. You have to break it down in this small obtainable pieces and find enjoyment and the smallest of things for myself during Christmas break. AJ had asked me to look at social media. We hadn't been doing all that well with it.

And we come from the mindset of the shows like growing. The show is dying, right? We want to get out there. We want to work on these things. And I had both of us, I think, had an aversion to social media is another thing that I don't want to get sucked in to on the Internet. I have enough for those things. However, AJ had asked me to look at do it over Christmas break. Oh, I was.

I wasn't going anywhere. And so I was like, no problem. And he had sent me this back by with Gary V. I was like, how to make sixty four pieces of content. And one day now I opened this thing, I was like, no problem. And I get through two pieces and I just. I get overwhelmed. I get frustrated. I want to throw my computer out the window. And A.J. and I talked and he's like, listen, it's all then Gary.

He's back. I hope I'm not. I don't know social media at all. So whipping out 64 pieces that come on multiple platforms and I don't play on is difficult. Let me just. Dick around with one. So I had taken over Twitter and I relentlessly just started beating on it every day just with no strategy, just reckless abandon and just to see what would happen and start getting feedback. And lo and behold, many people started reaching out, showing me things shot, solving all the work that I was putting into it, seeing a bunch of work that was was for nothing, or if some would say, being efficient.

And one guy had actually hit me up and he he's like, listen, I see what you're doing. I just wanted to reach out to I want to know what your strategy was.

And I guess strategy of, like, I don't have a strategy is like, oh, thank God, because I thought you knew something that I did. He goes, do you have a few minutes? Let me sit you down and help you with that. So I was like, right on. And it was through those efforts that other people came to wanting to help. And, of course, wanting to give back to all of those people. And it is that same strategy that I started moving into other areas to messing with with those social media platforms as a way to try to get that you're not going to get anything done by reading every blog.

You're not going to get everything done by thinking about a strategy. You're going to get things done by going recklessly. And just give it all you can, because the feedback is what you're going to need for you to be able to course. Correct. Without it, it's all hypothetical. It's all speculative, and it's all for nothing.

Can't you just gotta get your hands dirty and just go? So many people just wait till the bow is so perfect or everything is just so in line. And then some other little change. Come, just go. Oh, I love that so much.

And then for myself, it's like, all right, A.J., in the morning and be like, here's these small wins. Like we're moving in the right direction. It's like, oh, well, great. Now that we have an idea how that works, let's put a little bit more resources behind that and see where it takes us. And we use that feedback to determine the directions that we're going to put those resources in. But without it, it's all speculative.

It's all for nothing. And you have to be able to celebrate those those those small number. Good.

That's so good. Celebrate the little wins like you guys mindset is just on point with me. It's like you should have wrote the book, Pivot and go yourselves. It's perfect in eight. Johnny, I'm impressed you got into Twitter. I mean, you gave up MySpace and you got into Twitter. Yeah.

So it's it's a talent, man. Ten years to become an overnight success. You know, it got three guys on the rapid fire hotseat. So whatever comes to your mind, spit it out. We'll start with you, A.J. is it's the mode we've been going in. Do you have a favorite mindset, quote, that you live by something on your fridge tattooed on your body?

Well, outside of B over A. Which is tattooed legacy is greater than currency. And it's something that I try to remind myself of, especially in the Downs. And obviously, through quarantine in our life being turned upside down, it can be difficult at times when everyone seems to be measuring themselves based on currency.

But realizing that at the end of the day, when you're giving in, you're changing people's lives.

That is what lasts. It's not the numbers and sense in your bank account. So when I'm faced with a challenge, when I'm feeling down about myself or feeling the struggle, which we all feel, I think back to the legacy that I'm creating. And that comes through the lives that are changed from the listeners to the show, the participants in our coaching programs. And just literally over the last decade of working with thousands of clients who, much like myself, struggled in that charisma and confidence department and felt like they were being held back in their career, held back from the relationships that they want, and understanding that you can learn these things for a long period in my life, especially through my 20s.

I just thought I had to play the hand I was dealt. The shy, introverted guy who didn't really make an impact and going through the transformation on the other side. I just remind myself that that legacy is greater than currency.

That's good. So good, Johnny. So there is the author. I like his name's Howard Bloom. And ever since I read this quote, it's one that I live by. A.J. hears me say it all the time, which is the truth at any price, including the price of your life. And the reason I say that is that you quickly learned that everyone that you know in your life, including your loved ones, are going to lie to you from one time or another, maybe because they feel it's the right thing for you or they don't want to hurt your feelings.

But regardless, we can all we can all sit in that fact that everyone is going to lie to you at some point. However, there's one person that lies to you more than anybody and it's yourself. And you need to be able to question the thoughts that you're telling yourself, because there lies all the answers.

Yes. Kay, next one I got for you, A.J., you already set this one up perfectly. What does legacy mean to you leaving a legacy? Not necessarily what's on a billboard, but what is legacy to you?

Legacy to me is what's sad when you leave the room. It's what is said not to your face, but it's how people feel. And I think in general, it can be difficult at times. Again, it forces you to choose the hard things. But for me, that's being a person of integrity, being honest. As Johnnie said, not only with myself, but those around me. And that's what's made me a good coach. A good business partner.

And I think ultimately it's going to make me a great spouse in understanding that I have to be honest and I have to show up for people. And when you do those things, everything else falls into place.

Spot on. Love it, Johnny.

I think this goes back to what we were talking about earlier of what are you going to do? There is no legacy. If you just continue to hypothetically think about your what you're going to do and how you're going to do it. It's about the work that you put in and that will be left there. People will take notice, even if your work as man, that guy ride as much as as hard as he could, that there is a legacy that's going to teach a lot of people the act of perseverance and resilience.

So laying it out there, putting it out there you cannot care about. That's how everyone is going to perceive the work that you want to leave.

It's great spot on. I agree with that for sure. Okay. If there's one person in history that you could hang out with for a day, who would that be? I guess it could be alive or dead. My answer I'll give you is definitely Larry David.

I would love to hang out with him. OK.

Who you guys guy was not expecting that being a basketball or I. For me, it's Benjamin Franklin. And it's one I just feel like. Twenty four hours spent with them. I would learn a lifetime. And my passion for engineering, ingenuity, invention and so many of his one liners in quotes have just resonated with me over the years. And I know we've talked about the Benjamin Franklin effect on the show. I just think in general, he's one of those remarkable people that twenty four hours with is bound to change your life.

Love it. There's so many.

But as of right now, considering what happened over the weekend, it's gonna be Little Richard right now. The man had broken every barrier that there was when it came to music, rock and roll raise.

Everything I mean, to be a gay black man do plays like that from the church in Macon, Georgia. And to do what he did in the time that he had done it. He didn't leave any and he didn't leave any barrier up. And once he crossed that he towards STEM, I mean, the rest of the trails were where easy for anybody else after he rolled through to great.

Once you guys blew a Larry David. All right. See, here's number two for me, OK, here. That would be quite fun.

It's one of the best shows there is Curb Your Enthusiasm. Absolutely. In everybody's binge, in every single show possible during this time, which is if you haven't seen Schitt's Creek, you need to check that one out at once. We could talk about that later, but I haven't finished, Johnny.

And you can't forget Seinfeld.

I mean, classic. Absolutely. No doubt. Guys, how can we all follow everything you're doing? Everything at the art of charm. Obviously, the podcast Web site. How can we follow? All you're doing on Twitter, Johnny, or every every day you guys go?

I'm using the the front end handling's social. So if you jump on any of our social, you'll be chatting with usually me. And then also for fun. I go live every weekday morning at eight, 30. Chime on Twitter, Periscope and YouTube. And I'm giving daily ponder ends, chatting about topical news items from a self development and psychology lens. That's great.

I'm going to D.M.. You like crazy when you're on there. Eight thirty. Got it marked down. What does the final question I have for you guys. Before I let you off the one percent podcast in the Hotsy, what does being a one percenter mean to you? To me, it's focusing on what is that then you can do better each and every day. And sometimes those gains will be huge. And a lot of times those gains will be very small, but it is truly the compounding effect.

And those people who understand or I'm saying are nodding along when you factor in compounding, whether it's interests, whether it's knowledge, it is small gains over the long haul that lead to huge payoffs. And you can look at all of these successes that we look at as overnight successes. People have got to and they're all products and results of the compounding effect, whether it's Bill Gates, whether it's Steve Jobs, whether it's Elon Musk. It's that little improvement each and every day that leads to the large payoffs we're all looking for.

So good being patient and persistent. Compounding effects. So good.

Yeah. I'm certainly not. I've never had that at agent. I thought you just going to say your name. I mean, you've been throwing all these one percent steps into personal improvement nuts. That's a great answer. That spot on important to yourself, one percent daily so you can pour into others. You guys are absolute lights. I could talk to you guys all day long. Just get juiced up about it.

Thank you so much for coming on the one percent podcast, sharing your knowledge, confidence, relationships and just overall personal growth. You guys are awesome. Thank you for having this, brother. Thank you. And that's a wrap on this week's episode of the one percent podcast.

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Episode 104 Andy Barr – The Man Who Optimizes Kevin Durant & Top NBA Stars

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One percenters. Welcome back to another episode of the one percent podcast.

I know we're still in quarantine time, but we're going to take a quantum leap forward today with our guest, Dr. Andy Barr. Andy is an established leader in the field of high performance in injury risk reduction with over 20 years of experience working with the top athletes in all sports. The New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets, Major League Soccer, you name it, Kevin Durant. He is the one bringing back Kevin Durant from injury. The NBA way lays in his hands.

Andy is one of the leading sports performance specialists in the world. And we go in depth on this episode on the mindset of the top athletes in the world, what they're doing to train their bodies, how they're recovering daily, how they recover from injuries and so much more to totally optimize your mind and body on this episode of the one percent podcast. So one percenters buckle up because here we go. Superexcited share with you guys, my first book, Pivot and Go, is on presale.

Now, Amazon, David, nurse dot com, pivot and go. It's about making mindset pivot, small, slight changes in your perspective, little shifts that can change your entire perspective on life. It's based on twenty nine days. Twenty eight to make a habit. Twenty nine to make a lifestyle. There are 29 chapters, 29 mindset pivots that will absolutely add you. Coming out of there with extreme joy for the life you live. Passion for the mission you're on in, confidence in who you are.

So would be awesome if you could support the book. Check it out. Let me know what you think. I'm going to be sending out a free autographed copy in the next month as well. It's on Amazon presale. It's on David nurse dot com pivot and go.

Andy Barr, welcome to the one percent podcast. Thank you, sir. Thanks having me. Yes. First of all, I got to point out, you have the best accent of any of my friends that I know. So great job. Kudos to you on your accent, Andy. Start us off with a bang. Start us off with something maybe nobody knows about you. Just going in-depth. Andy Barr.

Something known as well. Let's start at fifteen. Let's go out. Fifteen. To pursue my dream of being a professional soccer basketball player.

Yeah. It was like just stepped into the real world when my own left home. Yeah. That was my. My style obviously went back to school like three, four years later when I didn't quite fulfill my dream at that stage. But yeah, that was my goal. Fifteen go.

Wow man. So your goal was to play professional play football, soccer professionally leaving at 15. Then obviously you have to make a pivot in your life. This this kind of sounds like the journey of my life, thinking I was going to play in the NBA poor and everything I could into the NBA and realizing it wasn't about playing, but actually coaching. Did you have that same kind of pivot that had to happen in your life?

One hundred percent is exactly what happened. I mean, I love love playing football.

It was my dream. My passion was everything I wanted to do. You know, I just dedicate so much hours and time to just, you know, is everything to me. I'm coach. I just didn't train well and I didn't make mistakes. You know, the confidence issues was just, you know, there was a lot of things that I recognize now why I didn't make it boiled down to injury. That's what, you know, the excuse I made.

But, you know, there was a lot more to it than this. I decided, you know, I need to have something else to fall back on. I wanted to stay in school and, you know, keep working with athletes. And then it wasn't till, you know, as I was trained, I was like, you know what? I want to use what I learned as a player to help athletes are bullied, the mistakes I made, and try to help them fulfill that potential.

So that was kind of my epiphany and realization of what my purpose was to to move forward. So I just decided, well, you know, I know coach school. I want to, you know, help athletes as best I can. So I just want to learn as much as I can about my area where I can help them. So that's when I started my journey. Like twenty twenty. My playing career.

Andy, I love that. And first off, excuses of injury. That that's that's a real thing. Like my excuses. I'm six two and I can't even hardly touch the net. So that's why I didn't make the NBA. So yours are a lot more real excuses than mine were. But it's. Was there anything because it's not mean it's not easy to make a pivot in our life, a change in life, because it's literally like everything we've poured our lives into is the doors closed.

It shut. But was there anything that got you on that path? Like, for me, it was my mom said a quote when she was doing dishes and I was living on the recliner chair feeling bad for myself after I got cut from a second division team in northern Spain, she said when one door closes for open and it it resonated with me. Was there anything in your life that you realized and all this all this detail, all this hard work I put into plane was actually for optimizing athletes to be the best that they can be.

Yeah, well, I think it was just that, right? I mean, you know, I always loved science and learned into education. So, you know, I maintain a certain level of not just stuff of my own motivation. And while I was playing and I was like, you know, I still want to let I want to know. I always. My dad always was a great mentor to me. He was like, you know, never, never.

Always think about your next step. Like, always be ready for your next step and start to plan ahead and set goals. And, you know, your football career may be short lived. So I went into the game knowing, OK, this could be short lived. Make sure I'm prepared for it if it is. Unfortunately, that was one of the things I did. I'd still maintain my education, even though I left school at fifteen. I still continue my learning and set myself up.

I did stuff part time and it's some off my back. You know, I was just because of that, I maintain my network after football, which then allowed me to, you know, get mother other opportunities. But I was just, you know, maintaining relationships with the people that I met along the way. And they're just trying to keep a positive mindset like throughout. And just keep focused on new goals. And it's you know, I still left the door open to to maybe playing someday.

But then at one point I was just like, you know, I can make a choice here because after I did well, I was trained to be a physio. I did that part time. So I did a longer course. And I work part time in the hospital as like a physio assistant. And I also played part time as a semi player. So actually to play fairly well again. And I was like, you know, got to a point where I could like make a push to be a pro again or like think about my longevity of my career and actually made a decision, you know.

I think I've got more of a chance of having a longer, more fulfilling and more impactful career. If I go into being a physio and helping athletes and then taking the risk and going back to playing again, although that was my original dream. The pivot in my mind was already like, you know, I think I could be more successful going down that path. That was a big decision at that point. What was it, about 20, 21?

So then I took a fulltime job with a Premier League team in soccer and was just blessed. I worked with an organization that was at the forefront of sports science medicine. So it was a pretty good decision on that. Something to go.

We're always being ready for your next step. I love that one step ahead of the competition in your mind as well, and the way you used your passion of your of your love for science and put it into selling your other past and your love for football and putting them together. That's that's I thing a lot of people struggle on. They don't think they can make their passion actually what their career is. But you can there's different ways to get into sports.

You don't just have to be the athlete. There's so many and you see this now at a very high level. How how different positions in sports that can actually be. So if your dream is to get in sports just because you might not make it. Me and Andy did at the professional level, you can definitely get there and going into that. And you're what I consider just overall the top optimization person walking the planet, like literally like I don't even know what title I would give you.

I know your Quanta performance here, physical therapy, performance testing, performance training. But I every time I'm with you, it's just. Are you working with Kevin Durand? You're working with Paul, George, Tyson, Chandler, Carmelo, like anybody that I see at the high level. Yeah. And he's been working with them. How did how did you get to where you are.

As far as understanding like, OK, this is how I'm going to optimize athletes. This is how I'm going to put it, my infrastructure of quantum performances. Let's just break that down. What does that exactly mean? So what was my tough way to where I am right now, I think.

Well, not not not necessarily. Not necessarily pathway, but what what does this Quantou performance that you're teaching these high level NBA players? What exactly is this like? What is the secret sauce that Andy Barr is giving these guys to make them great?

I mean, I think I go in up with a level of respect and then just try and build a relationship and understand it. You know, it's not I don't have, like, an authoritarian approach to anything. I think it's it's all about understanding and respect and culture, where people from what they're trying to do, what their goals are, and then just building the relationship and finding common ground. And I think from doing that, I've been pretty successful at my approach.

You know, communication is everything. In order to, you know, communicate well, you need to be skilled at your message so that the way that you build relationships is key with your players and nothing. So you work with and that's something that, you know, I pride myself on. I think starting from understanding the sport is the key, what the universal laws of that sport or that environment that that athlete comes from and understanding what their goals and dreams are and then just trying to help them, like help them get to achieve what they want to do.

And often when they're injured in it, need to get inside the mindset what that means. It's a big gap in their life. Like every in sport is everything to them, unfortunately, because I've been on that path myself, like I can relate to that. So being able to relate, having common ground and then just, you know, understanding where their goals are and what the demands are that they are exposed to is key. So that's you know what that's what quantum performances about.

It's like taking, you know, the best of the best technology and skills, but applying it to the environment that it's relevant to, you know, to make the best of of the rehabilitation or training environment for that athlete.

All right. I love it. Let's break these down. So let's go into the specific training, like a sports specific training. What are the keys that you teach and the keys that you see? And I've done some workouts with you, and it was amazing. I think things I've never seen done before, but I know how specific sports specific you are is will work with some of the same NBA players and everything that you're doing is very relevant to their movements on the court.

Is that something that is like their number one important factor when you're training for a sport?

Yeah, exactly. I think, like I said, understanding the universal laws, what the game is. And then I have a reference from the sports that I work in that allows me to guide the actions that I want to train. Now, every athlete in a team environment, you know, playing with other players. So they're not individual athletes, the relative individuals that want to be the best team players. So you've got to understand that that's what they're doing, the same players from the start.

They are constantly communicating with other athletes on the on the court or on the field, whatever the what the sport is understanding, what the actual action is. So that basketball action, for instance, isn't just, you know, throw an Ebola hoop, a jump shot. It's starts with a communication, understanding the environment, then making a decision after they've communicated with the other players or whatever the environment is, and then execute in their skill and then repeat in those fitness.

And then there's many different actions performed during team sport. So like I said before, it jump shows it as an example of an action in basketball and it's only in action in basketball if it's if fulfills those four characteristics. And outside of the core, when it becomes outside of the interaction with the other players, then it becomes a basic action are basic actions are similar. You can create actions are similar in movements that relate to a basketball or football action where they're not exactly the action.

You have to understand that stop, because in order to really train basketball actions and movements, you need to have the four characteristics I mentioned. So a lot of my training is more around basic action. So I'll break down the basic actions that relate to a basketball action and then I'll try to refine the movements and the coordination within those actions to optimize the control, the strength, the resilience, the mobility. And I look at, well, what is the what are the characteristics of an action in terms of quality?

So you look at a basketball action and we zoom in on the court. Every action starts with four characteristics. So there's always the position that they are on the court, on the field of soccer, the the timing or the moment of that. In the direction of the action and then the speed of action. So those characteristics always apply in every situation. So I try and zoom out of that or zoom into what I'm looking at the body. I'm looking at basic action.

So rather than looking at it well. Are they on the right position horizontally on the on the core? Can they get into the right position vertically with their body? Not if you look at the time. And can they react quick enough to a situation on the call. Well, can they react quickly with a body? Does a body respond quickly to the muscle, then respond quick enough to a situation? Direction. Can they control the direction or are they going in the correct direction?

Cool. Or can they control the direction of the body? Do they have the coordination skills, the strengths, the ability to absorb and reproduce falls of the muscles and tendons can do that within their body. And then can they act or perform actions quickly at speed? Can they do that on the call? Or can I do that on the body like a problem solving approach? If they can't do on the call and you can't solve the problem on the call, fulfill in the basketball action characteristics or communication decision execution, then you take them off the call.

And that's where I step in. I can break it down. So. OK. On the college children with. Let's break it down. Zoom in to how it looks in the body. I'm one of those four characteristics is what we're gonna address. Is it the position of the body, the time and moment direction or the speed? And then my training program is based around those four characteristics and I create action exercises that relate to them, or I create movement exercise that relate to them.

Now, the movements of the captain all the time. So whenever you do an action, you have multiple movements are synchronized depending on what the situation is. So there's no good or bad movement. There's just movement on those. But the outcomes are well, all of the essential things are what? What is the outcome to that move on the core? It's easy to determine what a good outcome is. Know, are you hitting that shot? Are you getting past?

You defend that. You know those things. So off the. It's more about getting better body. No one is control, you know, being able to adjust your body, get into and out of situations, improve in technique. So those things are key fundamentals to, you know, the full characteristics I work on when I'm looking at developing the characteristics of basic actions and basic movements that relate to those actions and is gold that is so in depth for any athlete or anybody wanted to improve their performance right there.

Their position, timing, direction, speed. Awesome. All need to be covered. And I love. I love how you use the term zooming in and zooming out because different areas are gonna be different for different people. Not everybody is the same. So you figure out what you have to focus on with them and then you take it into the steps of assessing, making those action steps and then applying all based on the true, genuine relationship that you have with these players.

That is an amazing formula. And I've been using a formula similar that with different terms for different types of things. And it's it's awesome to hear that you say that. And and Mike, our saying you are the top optimisation person that I know. I'm giving you that title. And I don't know how much you can talk on this or not as we talk about the physical therapy part is you are bringing back the best one. But top two NBA player right now, Kevin Durant, from injury, like our Kevin Durant's performance is going to be based on what you guys are doing right now behind the scenes.

Is there anything that these top guys like the Durand's to Paul Jorges, the top athletes that you work with that separates them from maybe just the good or the average type of NBA players or professional athletes? Do they? Is it now? Now, I know that it depends on what their situation is, but is there anything different that really stands out about them?

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I think their dedication to greatness and the quality at which they do everything, like, I mean, impressed with some of the best athletes in the world and just I just noticed that, you know, every time I stepped foot on the call or every time they do something, you know, they just put 100 percent effort into it. And the quality is no excuses. They just try and get it done to the best of their ability. And, you know, they lead by example a lot of times.

By doing that, I it's you know, they're going through the motions. It happens too frequently. And that's one of the things I don't see in the best. They just do not go through the motions. They give like the best quality. So every situation. That's great. I love how you said 100 hundred percent committed, because that's the difference between interest when people are interested in doing something and they are committed no matter what and they don't.

They don't give in. They lead by example. That's so great. Yeah.

Scio for greatness. And I think they know how to be great by just doing being committed 100 percent. Yep. Up with relentless consistency.

It's beautiful. So as important as the body is and as important as the physical movements are, you understand how important the mind set development is.

And on the one percent podcast, we talk a lot about having the highest performance, optimal mindset as everything that you teach along with the positioning. Training direction, speed, their timing direction to speed up as well as the mindset development piece. Yeah.

I mean, I think, you know, the my philosophy is the body is the mind. The mind is sort of the body. You know, the mind is in the brain. So every, you know, what you express and externally is only what's going on internally. So your body is an expression of what you're thinking about, what you thought. So your subconscious is key to what thoughts you are having in your mind and in your brain. And then your conscious is what allows you to filter or respond to those subconscious thoughts so you can control your conscious thinking, but you can't control your subconscious thinking.

And it's your subconscious, really, that makes you you. So for me, I know everything I do is try. And so it's always to tap into that subconscious of the AFL, like the language that I use when I'm working with them, how I approach the injury and an understanding that the injury is not them. You know, it's just something that will pass on everybody. You know, it's just really tapped into to the mindset and being able to really get them to start understanding how to train their subconscious for success.

Thinking about program in the subconscious. From the very start. Like the best athletes I work with, I'm like, OK, what to go where we trying to get to? What were you doing? When how did you feel at your very best? What was the feeling that you had? And how can we recreate that as part of your recovery, as part of the goal or the training that we're trying to get you to? What were the best moments in your career?

Let's look at that. Let's talk about that. Watch that video and then feel that be there. And then because you all of that, that's where you will get to. And then they always find that they can really achieve their goals and get back to the Best Buy by really training the subconscious and tapping into that as much as possible. So I think I mean, personally, I'm a huge believer in that. But I think, you know, if you can the brain controls everything is the control center.

So you go to that's the first thing that you train and then you train the brain in every situation. So, you know, the mind is part of the brain. So it's like that is the biggest thing that any athlete or any person should be constantly trying to train and just improve the quality and the quantity of better thinking and thoughts. You know, if you can do that, then you're gonna line yourself up more for success and achievement of your goals and be more in line with what your purpose and mission is.

Love it. That's your answers are so quality. We talk about the importance of quality, your answers are so quality. I love how you talk about the subconscious, the important of the subconscious. We got to work together in some way, man. This is my big spot on what I'm teaching guys to how to trigger the subconscious. And just like on the court, you build habits. Your mind also build have builds habits. It's what we feed ourselves.

We are the people we talk to the most throughout the day by far. And whether you're feeding yourself in these negative, self-defeating thoughts or these positive. This is who you are at your best task. That's who you become. So tapping into the subconscious. And that is the power. And that is immense. And I know some people think about I it's oh, it's it's kind of woo woo the subconscious. But really, you can't control your subconscious to the point where that is who you are.

You are at your best level every single day based on your mindsets to such a awesome, awesome. Manser and love hearing you say that man is. And as we continue to go on to mindset development and personal growth, you being the top optimization person coach.

Is there anything that you do personally in your personal growth that are non negotiables or things that you really feel like give you the upper hand and continue to help you grow?

Yeah, I mean, I think, you know, I think any successful person needs to discover their passion, figure out their purpose and mission, and then, yeah, really just get clear on the undefined. Oh, no way. What your vision is. And then what I try and do is really work on my own subconscious everyday. Like that's my goal. I know. I try to recognize if I'm thinking thoughts on for my benefit or the benefit of others, and then I try and control that.

And then I know that if I can really input good stuff into my brain and program my brain better, then I'm going to get the better output. So every day, like I wake up, I try and meditate first thing in the morning. Helps me, you know, just create that gap and focus for the day. And then, you know, exercise exercise really helps me think well and think better. But then I'll. Before I go to bed, too, I'll have a list of all the things up.

You know what my goals are, what I want to achieve and the steps to do that. And then I'll look it up for that's a bed. And then that's hopefully what's getting fed into my brain. I'll grab visual stuff that I'll look out. I'll be like, Yeah, that's what I want to achieve. That's where I want to go. That's how I'm going to achieve my vision. Like these that this is my goals. And that's what I want to get there.

You know, I'd do that every day. And then I meditate in the morning. And then I do affirmations like every day I try and get my affirmations in which are in alignment with my my purpose. And that is where it really how I feel I've been able to get to. Where I've got today is just by being disciplined at doing that. And then just being committed to constantly learning and growing. Like, I don't want to be stuck and I want to keep learning.

I don't know anything. Like, I just stepped foot myself. Like, I need. I need to know a lot more. I need to keep learning. And I can learn so much more from the people who are with. Everybody has something to offer. I'm just curious. Maintaining curiosity and all in all areas to. That's why I'm very passionate about understanding the human mind, the brain leadership and then business now, too, as like something that I've had to pivot my learning less than the physical therapy and strength and conditioning performance technical stuff, although I have like a huge interest in Sillen.

So trying to cope on the learning side. I've got to go more on the business and growth of that and how do I connect with my clients and customers? And you know what? What are the strategies I need to use for that? So that's kind of like an insight into my daily routine and mindset. I knew there is a reason we got along so well, like literally. It sounds pretty much exactly like me and I promise I didn't tell him these questions.

Right, and I didn't pick him up to these answers. That's so powerful. I love the power of the affirmations, the curiosity, the morning routines, the evening routines made up. Other than you have, in a way, cooler accent than I do. We might be the same person. I'm a throw you on the rapid fire hot seat.

So whatever comes to your mind, it could be short answers. It could be long. Whatever comes your mind, spit it out. The rapid fire hot seat, your favorite mind set quote. We're talking about affirmations. We're talking about mindset. I know you'd mentioned earlier your dad said always be ready for your next step. Do you have any quotes that you might plaster on your fridge?

I know I only write down little ones here and there and stuff from what I read, but there's a few that stick him on line. Was like every monster was once a disaster. Like, I love that this too shall pass. Like it's like if you're in a Shan's. This will pass. Like be the observer. But the beauty experience. Well, the experience adaptability was genius. No adjustability. That's like an Einstein quote. I was really stuck in my mind, like, you know, be adaptable.

You have to adjust to every situation, be welcomed. What else? Like live every second. Good laughs. You know, try and really just enjoy the moment and like, do the best you kind of every situation, whatever the task is or action or whatever it is that you're doing, 100 percent effort to it.

So there like some of the you know, the ones I would just spring to mind.

That's crazy. Cut those right on your mind. I can tell you're build your subconscious through those. And I never heard the every master was once a disaster. That is great. So true. I'm still in that for sure. What is what is your definition of leaving a legacy? Not necessarily. How many people in the world know you or being on a billboard or anything like that, or what would be leaving a legacy to Andy Barr?

Just being really able to impact the greater good of, you know, health, wellness and performance, not only of the best athletes in the world, but those are Grauwe grassroots.

I went through my, you know, youth career as having goals and dreams and didn't fulfill my playing potential, as I mentioned before, and just been able to really make an impact on Trent trying to help, you know, grassroots athletes avoid injury and really maximize their opportunity to to fulfill the sporting career and longevity that they deserve.

It's beautiful. And then they learn that and then they're able to go teach others. So given a man a fish, I said teaching a man out of fear. So it's yet beautiful answer.

If you weren't doing what you are doing and being the optimization expert for the top athletes in the world, what would you be doing?

Oh, good question. It would be an education in some capacity, I think. Maybe teach in. I love. Maybe also in the health care industry to be a doctor or just some way where I can help others in some capacity. I love, you know, the body and science is something that would tie in an education.

Nice. And the question burning on everyone's mind out there. Gabrielle, if you can answer it or not, but I put you on the spot if you can. Is Katie coming back? Back? Better than ever before. That's the goal.

It was like to point everybody out. It's an opportunity for a year. We're going to get you better than you've been before. So. Yeah, love it.

Love it. Brooklyn NBA champs come in soon. Andy, you're amazing. How can we all follow you, follow what you're doing and learn from you. Just know everything. Andy Barr.

Well, I had to have an Instagram and Twitter account. They're both Andy Barr Peaty. I'm actually working on a online course right now. And a mentorship program. So I'm gonna be bringing in in the coming months. And then. Yeah, so that's that's what I run courses from time to time and trying to get my message out there a little bit more through social media. So hopefully you want to sign up. I can be put in more, more content out in the coming months.

Well, I got some tournaments. Yeah, man, Dizzie, you're pivoting during this time, like get a lot of more stuff is gonna go to courses. I'm doing the same thing. Developing courses always stay in that one step ahead of the game. Love it. I would, I would purchase any coke. Course you have. And learn from you as much as I possibly can, man. No doubt I'll be your first customer. Used to let me know when it's out.

Appreciate it.

The final question I have for you on this one percent podcast that we ask everybody, what does being a one percenter mean to you? One percent. I mean, I would I wouldn't ever think of myself as one percent. I mean, so I just, you know, stay humble and just do my best and just keep growing. That's that's what I try and do. That allows me to maybe stay at the best of my game. So just stay in Hungary.

Keep to a ball constantly. Any.

But that's what it is. That's what the one percenters about. That's about pouring into yourself daily so that you can pour into others staying humble and doing so. But knowing that you continue with learning, growing every single day, one percent steps daily so that you can go spread that important others. So you are a walking, breathing one percenter, my man. And we have got to work together. There is no doubt about that, even if it's just for me to be around you and pick your brain and learn from you.

Hundred percent, man. We're gonna we're gonna figure out a way to do it.

Yeah, sure. Andy, you're a legend. Thank you so much for coming on the one percent podcast, dropping your knowledge and just optimizing every listener out there. Thank you, brother. Thanks. I admit it was fun. Appreciate it, sir.

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