I was watching the movie The Devil’s Advocate, and was struck by a perfect description of Mental Toughness. Al Pacino is trying to seduce a small town lawyer from Florida to join his firm in New York. Here’s what Pacino says: “I know you got talent. It’s the other thing I wonder about. Pressure. Changes […]
Ever heard the phrase, “Balls to the Wall?” It always kinda confused me. You’re out on the field or on the court, and some guy’s yelling, “Balls to the Wall!” I never knew what the hell it meant. And I guess if I gave it any serious thought, it would have brought up some pretty […]
My old High School football coach had some memorable quotes. Some of em…not so positive. I remember him yelling at us in the locker room: “No matter how good you are, you’re all replaceable.” Or telling us, “The more negative energy you have, the better football player you’re gonna be.” He was like an alcoholic […]
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There are plenty of reasons I look up to Royce Gracie. For one, he was the guy who cleaned up on all the early UFCs, proving to the world the unbelievable power of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. But what really amazes me is something I heard in an interview with him. He said he was so […]
Sometimes I get some flack for being so hard on the ‘positive thinking’ crowd. Truth is, I don’t really have anything against positive thinking. If I’m gonna have thoughts rattling around my skull, I figure they may as well be positive, goal-directed, achievement oriented, etc. That’s all good. It might even be helpful sometimes. But […]
I loved the original Star Wars when I was a kid. Especially the scenes where Yoda trains Luke to become a Jedi. Go figure. As it turns out, that Jedi stuff is pretty close to Mental Toughness training. So let’s see what we can learn from Master Yoda: “Unlearn what you have learned.” Whenever I […]
This is one of the craziest stories in sports history. On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, took some LSD with his girlfriend. It was his day off. Well, he thought it was his day off. About an hour after they took the acid, Dock’s girlfriend opened the newspaper. “Dock,” she […]
The biggest problem in training mental toughness is figuring out what the hell it is.
After all, how can you achieve something when you don’t know what you’re trying to achieve?
And worse, most so-called definitions of mental toughness, the mental game, or mental training for sports are overly complicated, confusing, and misleading.
At this point, you may be thinking, “Okay, Riley, you better have a clear, simple, and useful definition yourself…”
Well, I do. And that’s what Robert Grossman interviewed me about recently.
When you listen to this interview, you’ll learn:
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People often ask me about my own experiences with Neuromuscular Release Work–how I discovered it, why I chose to pursue it, the kind of impact it had on me.
Usually I don’t like to talk too much about all that. After all, NRW isn’t about me. It’s about you. Your experience. The impact you’re going to make on your mental game. I’m just the guy who can show you how to do it, and help you through the transformation you’ll go through if you do the work.
Still, I understand the impulse to want to know a little more about me and my background.
That’s why I let me friend and colleague, Robert Grossman, interview me about my personal story.
Listening back, I realized how helpful it would have been to hear this when I was just getting started.
In this interview you’ll hear:
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P.S. Robert Grossman’s the guy who taught me everything I know about business. He has an amazing grasp of what it means to do business in the 21st century, especially for people in the wellness field. Now that we’ve entered what he calls the New Paradigm of Business, he’s helping tons of people take advantage of the new opportunities and empowering them to follow their passions. Check out his website here.