In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast, we talk to Robert Courtney Collins about his entrepreneurial journey.
Robert Courtney Collins
Robert Courtney and Associates are a seasoned team of brand building experts. We focus entirely on leveraging your brand by aligning all aspects of your business with it, unlocking its full potential. We are strategic thinkers with practical know-how, who point strategy to definitive and measurable actions that drive very specific results. Our approach is hands-on and engaging.
Our goal and mission are to help brands build and leverage an engaged community through amazing content, exceptional visuals, and proven digital strategy as fast and effectively as possible. We strive to thoroughly understand your story.
Communicating that story plays a significant role in building your community. In our experience we have come to realize one common thread, the stronger your community is, the more successful your brand is. The better presentation we create using your story, the more people understand your brand, and chooses to pay attention.
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Jeff Heggie Teams Up With The BLEAV Podcast Network To Launch
The Jeff Heggie Show!
I’m excited to partner with the BLEAV Podcast Network to launch my new weekly podcast, The Jeff Heggie Show!
If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, athlete, coach, or any other high achiever, this podcast is for you!
In this podcast I’ll focus on helping you develop the success habits that you need to take your business, life, and skills to the next level. I’ll focus on such things as mindset, confidence, habits, routines, and more. I’ll also be bringing in some very successful people who can share their stories with you to help inspire and guide you to success.
I’ll also share how to set clearly defined goals, how to really understand your ‘WHY’ behind each of those goals, and build your confidence. If this is something that interests you, get a head start and get my FREE Momentum Series training HERE.
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast, we talk to John Willkom about his entrepreneurial journey and his book, “Walk-On Warrior”
John Willkom is a former Division 1 basketball player at Marquette University, who later earned his MBA from Loyola University Chicago. The co-founder of Playmakers Basketball, John implemented collegiate-level workouts into a basketball camp circuit and AAU program aimed to provide better opportunities to kids in the Midwest. Prior to his current role as an e-commerce executive, John worked with high school and collegiate athletic programs on the importance of proper nutrition and the development of fueling stations to enhance athletic performance. Widely recognized for his basketball passion, you can still find John coaching youth teams and playing pick-up games at a local gym. John, his wife, Allison, and their daughter, Avery, currently reside in Minneapolis, MN.
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast, we talk to Jennifer Milius and Wayne Applewhite about their new book, “You Know it’s a Verb, Right?”
Jennifer Milius is an entrepreneur, developmental editor, coach and accomplished author having published seven children’s titles in the Einstein and Moo series, and most recently, co-authored You Know it’s a Verb, Right? which blends personal development, business, and leadership tenets.
Jen believes that each of us have something special to offer, but sometimes it takes a leap of faith to be willing to share that gift. Yet, when people are doing what they love, there’s a joy that they radiate. Tapping into your full potential means that joy, purpose, and possibility is coming together through you. Jen leverages her 20-year corporate career, undergraduate Communications degree, and Master in Business Administration to help writers and aspiring authors get out of their own way and leave a legacy by telling their stories through writing their own books and confidently sharing them with others. As the host of The TufFish Show podcast, Jen features authors from different genres and businesses, but with one thing in common – they had a message or story they wanted to tell and courageously got out of their own way and made it happen.
Jen enjoys spending time with family, yoga, creating delicious food in the kitchen, visiting schools to share her love and knowledge about writing, and listening to music.
Check out her website at www.jennifermilius.com or connect on Linkedin at Jennifer Milius, or follow her on Facebook and Instagram at authorjennifermilius, Twitter at authorjenmilius.
Dr. Wayne Applewhite
Wayne was a co-founder of a leadership development firm and holds a Doctor of Management Degree. He has over 35 years of challenging followership and leadership experiences. He’s held challenging positions such as Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Military Programs (Boston University, Metropolitan College), Associate Dean, Instructor, Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, Outside Director, Thought Leader, NCOIC, Officer in Charge, Commander, and COO.
Wayne taught Leadership, Project Management and Communication at the graduate level for over 12 years, helped develop leadership skill-sets for organizations around the nation and hosted a podcast for a year and a half called Affect! The podcast was an intellectual incubator on the topic of Leadership. Guests and callers had the opportunity to exchange ideas, concepts, and thoughts in hopes of influencing and motivating others to action in a positive way.
To see more about Wayne, go to https://mindsyncing.com/. As a matter of fact, in that site, there is a doorway to a discussion group that talks about some of those leadership issues you might just be facing yourself right now. Come join the discussion!
If you ask Wayne, his greatest joy and accomplishment, is being a husband and a dad!
Get your copy of “You Know it’s a Verb, Right?” HERE
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I believe I know some things about you and your current situation…
I know you’re a high school athlete who dreams of becoming a college athlete.
Currently, you’re focused on being the best and getting an athletic scholarship to play at the next level, right?
So, let me ask you a question…
Would you be ecstatic if you could be the most valuable player on your team, win a state championship, and get recognized by college scouts and coaches as someone that could play at the next level?
Because if you could do those things, ultimately, that would mean you could potentially play post secondary on an athletic scholarship, and who knows, maybe even play professionally someday! (Which would be amazing!)
Unfortunately, I also get the sense there are some roadblocks for you here, including figuring out how to:
Achieve your full potential;
Develop a powerful mindset; and
Be more confident.
Are you also really frustrated by the fact that hard work isn’t always recognized, it’s hard to get the attention of the college scouts and coaches, and the rest of the team doesn’t have as high of goals as you and isn’t as dedicated to their success?
Plus, do you constantly ask yourself these questions about how to move forward?:
How do I reach my full potential?
How do I develop the mindset necessary to compete at the next level?
What do I need to do both mentally and physically to achieve my goals?
One last question…
Do you ever find yourself thinking “All the extra work and effort I put in behind the scenes isn’t recognized or appreciated..” or “The right coaches aren’t seeing me..” or “Our team isn’t recognized as one of the best, powerhouse programs.”?
I know that’s exactly what many of my clients have been through!
And finally, to make matters even worse, sometimes (no matter what you do) it just plain feels like your limiting beliefs are actively going out of their way to sabotage your success of being the best athlete and getting a scholarship.
Well let me tell you, I know exactly how you feel because I’ve been there myself… And I’ve seen it as a coach… more than once!
When all is said and done, my guess is you really just want to create lifetime memories playing the sport you love, be recognized for your years of hard work and dedication, and have the sport you love pay for your college education.. Yes?
If this sounds at all like you…
I’d like to invite you to check out my mental strength and development course, High Achievers Mindset Secrets, at mindset.JeffHeggie.comso you can compete at a new level with a powerful mindset. (without letting your liming beliefs hold you back).
If you want to maximize your confidence and develop a powerful mindset, discover what you are truly capable of, and know how to help others around them become mentally strong… then High Achievers Mindset Secrets is definitely for you.
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Moving to Jasper 29 years ago as the figure skating coach completely changed Terri’s life. She fell in love immediately with the park and its unbelievable beauty and magnificent nature. She dreamed of being a hiking guide as soon as she heard that there was such a profession. Terri made that dream come true 23 years ago when she became a Certified Hiking Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountains Guides.
Terri has guided many travelers from all over the world sharing her passion and knowledge of all the pure spaces that she has discovered. She believes that the pure spaces of nature are very powerful and that connecting with these spaces can be very nourishing for the soul. She always allows time for her guests to sit in silence and really connect with themselves and the pristine places we explore. She believes in the importance of “leave no trace” practices in nature. She is always fostering an appreciation and understanding of ecosystems and the interconnections of all living beings. Being a Certified Yoga Teacher, Co-active Coach and meditation practitioner allows her to bring the body, mind, and spirit aspect to your hike if desired.
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast, we talk to Thomas R. Williams about his successful career in college football, the NFL, and now as a speaker, author, and NFL Player Engagement Ambassador.
As a professional speaker Mr. Williams is a member of The Jon Gordon Speaking team and communicates with great passion and purpose on “The Energy Bus” and “Training Camp.” He impacts his audiences by helping them create a successful vision which leads them to greatness.
One of Thomas’ main passions is coaching both college and professional athletes on the inevitable transition to life beyond the scoreboard. He is driven by his mantra, “Athletes are great people first, who just so happen to be great athletes. Greatness may have started with sports but it doesn’t end when you retire… GREATNESS is a lifestyle.” Thomas serves as an NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, teaching college student athletes about character, leadership and the NFL evaluation process.
When Thomas isn’t traveling the globe impacting lives, he is serving as the Director of “Pursuits of Greatness.” His nonprofit was developed to help college student athletes prepare for life after their playing career, by giving them custom tailored suits once the athlete has exhausted all athletic eligibility. This symbol of professionalism represents a new uniform that an athlete has retired, and is transitioning to their life of GREATNESS.
In 2008 Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sociology. Nicknamed The Hitman, Thomas was a captain on USC’s football team where he and his Trojan teammates had a record of 59-6. They won 2 National Championships and 3 Rose Bowls.
Selected 155th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft Thomas played 5 years in the NFL, where he was not just focused on winning and competing, but rather mastering TEAMWORK, MENTAL TOUGHNESS and LEADERSHIP.
In 2012 after a career ending neck injury, Thomas transitioned from a game changer to a life changer, helping people tackle obstacles and finding their winning solutions.
I am honored that Tami Matheny asked me to contribute a chapter to her “Basketball Compilation Resources” for basketball players and teams. Below is my contribution:
There are a lot of different factors that come into play if your goal is to become a great basketball player.
But whether you’re the best player on the team or you’re a bench warmer, basketball is an incredible teacher in life. The lessons we learn, the habits we develop, and the experiences we have can be carried throughout our lives.
Depending on how you look at it, there are so many different things you need to focus on to become your best. While you can pinpoint a lot of things specifically, most of them overlap and build on each other. Dedicated, intentional practice can help to improve your skill level, which in turn is one of the things that will develop your level of confidence. Visualization and powerful self-talk will help you to better understand your abilities and potential, and this too will help to build your confidence.
There are two things I want to address here that I know will help you to become a better basketball player and they are also skills that will help you to achieve your potential in anything you do throughout your life.
They are the ability and knowledge that you can do hard things, and the skill of letting go.
You Can Do Hard Things
The ability to do hard things will build character and develop confidence.
I was coaching a high school team that I wanted to teach this lesson to. I wanted them to really develop a belief in what they were capable of. When they were put in tough situations, I wanted them to be able to take the challenge head on with confidence because they knew they had faced hard things in the past and were successful. So they could do it again.
I had an opportunity to teach this lesson in a practice that many of them still talk about to this day when they see me.
I’m a coach that loves to fast break and I love to full court press. To do this well, you need to be in good physical condition. We kept our practices fast pace and intense, but we also did a lot of conditioning. When this particular practice began, we started with our regular warmup drills. After the team was warmed up, I told them to do five up-and-back’s. Starting on my go, they run from the baseline to the opposite baseline and back. That’s one. Each team has their fast players and those that are just average. Then there are also those who show all the facial expressions and make all the noises to show they are working hard, but their walk and sprint are about the exact same speed. My players know where they stand and the speed of finishing is less important than the effort they individually put in. So whether they are doing one up-and-back, or ten, I expect them to give their best effort.
After the five up-and-back’s we were back into our drills. Often, I was stopping them to do three up-and-backs, five up-and-backs, or seven up-and-backs. Then we’d just get right back into practice. As we approached the end of practice, I told my team, “Ok, we’ve got five up-and-back’s. If I think that every single one of you is going as hard as you can the entire time, we will be done.” Every single one of them gave their best effort and pushed through until they crossed the baseline for the final time. What a great practice.
I gathered them at center court and had them stretch while I talked.
“Great practice today!” I told them. “I loved the effort and how you gave 100% until the end. Does anyone want to guess how many up-and-backs we did today?”
Some players commented on how it felt like a great practice. Some of them made some comments about running a lot of up-and-backs, but none of them were close on their guesses of how many they had done.
What they didn’t know is that I started practice with a specific goal in mind, and they achieved it. I was keeping track of every single up-and-back. When they all got on the line for the final time and still dug down and pushed out the last five, they didn’t realize they had done 96 before that. They had done 101 up-and-back’s, sprinting each one of them.
Their jaws dropped when they realized how many they had done.
So why did I do that?
Well, there are actually a number of reasons.
First of all, as I said, we run a lot and we press a lot. If you don’t think it’s important to be in great shape to play that kind of game, just wait until you play in your first alumni game when you’re not in shape. It doesn’t matter what kind of skill you have when you’re too tired to get up and down the court. This was a great conditioning practice, but my intent was a lot more important than that.
I wanted every single one of those players to understand that they can do hard things! They are capable of more than they even realize. They can push past any mental limit they place on themselves.
If, at the beginning of practice, I told everyone that we would be doing 101 up-and-back’s during practice, we would have seen different responses from each player. I would have had the players who had to let me know about an injury. Some would have probably let me know they are sick and their mom told them they couldn’t run. Some probably would have just had a terrible attitude the entire time and not given it their best effort. Who knows how many excuses I would have heard, but I’m pretty sure that none of them would have been excited to run 101 up-and-back’s.
But now that every single one of them had done it, things were different.
They were proud of what they accomplished.
They were impressed with themselves and with each other. They did something hard. They did something that others wouldn’t be willing to do.
Conditioning gets you in physical shape, but I believe it does a lot more than that. Conditioning and doing hard things helps you to develop a champion mindset as well. When my team conditions in practice, we also work on our mindset. It doesn’t matter how hard we’ve been working. It doesn’t matter how tired they are. When they rest, they don’t show weakness. They don’t hang their heads. They stand tall and confident.
When they’re in a crucial game and it’s the fourth quarter, that’s when this all pays off.
It’s been an intense game. You’ve been running and pressing the entire game. The whistle blows and you look your opponent in the eye. They’re gasping for breath, and their hands are on their knees. Regardless of how you feel inside, they are looking at you standing tall and confident, as if you’re just getting ready to take it to another level. That’s the point where you just won the mental game and the rest will follow. That’s the point, that even though you feel as if your tank is empty, you know you’ve done hard things before and you can do it again. That’s the point that you know you deserve the victory because you’ve put in the work. You’ve done the things that others have not been willing to do.
The Skill of Letting Go
As the song goes, since I was a little kid I wanted to “be like Mike!”
Michael Jordan was my hero. I popped in my “Come Fly With Me” VHS tape to watch before every one of my games. Even today I have Michael Jordan posters in my house, a jersey on my wall, and my closet is full of Air Jordan’s.
So when I had the opportunity to take my kids to the Michael Jordan Flight School basketball camp, I was probably more excited than them. Like many of the kids at the camp, they were there for their parents as much as they were there for themselves. This was one of the highlights of our summer for four years.
One year I was on the second level of the bleachers watching as Michael taught the kids about foul shooting. He would teach and then call a kid up to demonstrate. None of the kids were making any of their shots. He started to give them incentives. “If you make this shot, I’ll give you a pair of new Air Jordan’s.” But still, nothing was working.
I was leaning over the edge watching all this happen when he looked up and made eye contact with me. He put up his finger and signaled for me to come down to the court. Sure, I was an adult, but this is the guy that’s been my hero for years! I could feel my heart pounding in my chest. I walked down the stairs and out onto the court in my flip flops. He shook my hand, gave me a ball and asked which team my kid was on. After telling him, he said, “I’ll give you one shot. If you make it, I’ll give you a pair of Air Jordan’s. Plus, I’ll give your daughter and everyone on her team a pair!”
Wow! What an opportunity. This was easy!
My daughter was excited and told everyone on her team how good of a foul shooter I was.
I spun the ball in my hands. Took three dribbles and then spun it in my hands again. Yes, the same foul shot routine as MJ!
I shot the ball. My stroke was perfect. My wrist snapped, the backspin looked beautiful. The ball floated through the air for the perfect… AIR BALL!
“Are you kidding me? I just shot an air ball in front of my hero? Is Michael Jordan seriously laughing at me?!”
I was devastated. I couldn’t shake it. I couldn’t see the humor in it or anything else. I was seriously upset with myself for a long time.
Luckily for me, it wasn’t a game. If it had been, I would have been useless for the rest of the game. Why? Because I was focused on the past. On something I couldn’t change. All my focus was on the fact that I had one shot and air-balled it.
What I wasn’t doing, was something I teach my teams. If you want to reach your full potential, you need to have a short-term memory on the court.
Too often we see a player miss a shot or make a mistake and it ends up having a negative impact during other plays because they can’t shake it.
If you want to do the best you can for your team and be the best player that you can be, you’ve got to have a short-term memory and put those things behind you. They’re in the past and there’s nothing you can do to change them. Focus on what you can do in the moment, and what you have control over.
I had a girl that played for me a few years ago that was very predictable. She was a great player at both ends of the court. But if she messed up on offense, I knew that there was a very high probability that during the next play on defense, she would get called for a foul.
Working with players that have struggled with this, I’ve had them do different things. One player that I coached, I would have her physically touch her left shoulder and say “next” to herself to shift her focus away from the negativity of the past. Another, I had write “next” on the toe of her shoe. If she ever hung her head in disappointment with herself, she would see that and be able to shift her focus.
What I do now, is teach my players something that Tami Matheny taught me. When something goes wrong, when they make a mistake, or they’re just frustrated with themselves I have them think of W.I.N., or What’s Important Now? The missed shot, the foul, the mistake they made, are all in the past. Those are not the things that are important now and in moving forward.
In basketball and life, when we can channel our focus and energy into the things that will help us achieve our goals rather than focus on our past mistakes or failures, we’ll have much more success.
To develop to your full potential as a basketball player, there are a lot of things that you’ll need to do. It will depend on your level of discipline, your dedication to practice, your mindset, and so much more. Here we have just looked at two aspects of it, the ability to do hard things, and your ability to let go and move on when you make mistakes. These are both skills that will not only help you in your development as a basketball player, but they are skills that will benefit you throughout your entire life.
It comes down to what you want and what you’re willing to do to get it. Good luck!
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In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast, Heidi talks with Charles Vega about his entrepreneurial journey.
The Law Firm of Charles Vega P.A. located in Daytona Beach, Florida. Serving Central, South and North Florida, (practice is limited to the State of Florida). Charles Vega is an attorney at Law and a Public Speaker.Charles Vega is a very determined individual who after working for fortune 500 companies decided to change careers later in life, so he worked full time during the day, studied to be accepted at a law school, was accepted and attended law school part-time at night, commuting 180 miles a day, four nights a week, for 3 ½ years. He put over 120,000 miles on his car, studied every weekend and used all his vacation time to study. Passed the bar the first time, became an attorney and finally reached his dream of leading his own law firm. He contributes his success to setting goals, stay focused and to keep driving forward until you reach that goal! Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done. Be honest with people, treat people like you would want to be treated, and build long term trusting relationships. Charles is available for motivational speaking events, and offers free 30 minute legal consultations.
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast, Jeff talks with Renee Lopez about her book, “Looking for a Full Ride? An Insiders Recruiting Guide” They discuss the complicated world of student-athletes, scholarships, and their options.
As a seventeen-year coaching veteran, Renee Lopez is an expert in the college recruiting process, leadership training and team culture development. As a United States Soccer Federation (USSF)- and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)- licensed coach, she has recruited and produced three All-Americans and has been honored as Coach of the Year by her peers. In addition to serving as NCAA compliance director, she has learned the recruiting process from having worked as a high school varsity head coach for three years and a college coach for fourteen, in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA.BOOK: Looking For A FULL RIDE?: An Insider’s Recruiting Guide
The college athletic recruiting process can be daunting for high school students, parents, coaches, athletic directors, and school counselors. Dealing with the maze of NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, and NJCAA rules and contacting coaches to obtain an athletic scholarship can feel overwhelming.
Looking for a FULL RIDE? provides a true insider’s perspective on recruiting. It walks you through the process of becoming a college student-athlete. Coach Renee Lopez draws upon her 14 years of college coaching experience and with the insight of 65 college coaches and athletic directors from NCAA Division I to Junior College in 19 different sports across the United States. She also interviewed another 25 college admissions personnel, compliance staff, and executive directors to help educate families.
Speaking to the Ask Your Coach group on Problem Solving.
Instagram comment from Tina Gill:
“As we walk this crazy and winding road of life, it’s not news that we will face challenges and problems along the way. So often though, rather than seeing our problems as opportunities for growth, we see them as roadblocks or stop signs, sometimes even allowing them to stop us from moving forward entirely. This broken perspective puts us into a disempowered place, a position of fear and uncertainty which then further hinders out ability to be receptive to solutions to the problem we are faced with.”
Everyone is dealing with a problem you know nothing about
I want to help you to change your perspective on Problems
Can’t wait to have money, be successful, be the boss… then I won’t have to deal with these problems
Have you ever said something like that?
Let me break it to you… it doesn’t matter how much money you have, how successful you are, if you’re the boss or not… you are going to have problems to deal with
But here’s the difference
If you want more money. If you want to be more successful. If you want to be the boss… If those are things you are striving for, I’ll share the secret to success with you right now…
Solve Bigger Problems!
Right now, that’s the difference between you and the person you want to be
If you’re going to be solving problems anyway, why not solve problems that involve more ZEROS?
How much more valuable are you if you are the one that solves the big problems?
What’s Holding You Back
Focus and Time
How much time do you spend worrying about little things or things that you cannot control?
Road Rage, Steak is overcooked, Gossip, Haters on social media
If you’re spending a lot of time worried about these things – YOU NEED BIGGER PROBLEMS
How much does it bother you to be uncomfortable?
If you want to be more successful, become comfortable begin uncomfortable
Mindset Questions – What can you do today to step outside of your comfort zone
Story: Kodiak Mountain Stone cold calling
Stop avoiding your problems and face them head on (Turn your ship into the storm)
Many of our limiting beliefs come from other people – usually those we love and that are close to us
Stop spending your time with people saying that it can’t be done
Stop letting unqualified people tell you what’s right, wrong, or possible
What is your WHY?
Never underestimate the power of HUNGER and PURPOSE to overcome something
Without it, the first obstacle you face will stop you
With it, you don’t hear a NO… How many NO’s until you get a YES?
The One Minute Millionaire – woman has 90 days to make $1Million or lose her two children
We all have 24 hours in a day
What are you spending your time on
How significant are the problems you are solving
If you’re going to be solving problems anyway, they may as well be big problems that mean something
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast we hear the inspirational life story of David Cooks
At the age of 15, David experienced a Spinal Aneurysm, leaving him a T-6 paraplegic and a wheelchair user. His ability to overcome obstacles and to achieve success in the face of adversity is what makes his story inspiring and motivating to others.
Almost in the blink of an eye, David’s world went from a rising star in high school basketball to living in a rehab facility facing a lifetime of paralysis. David chose not to be a victim, rather accepting and embracing his new reality as paraplegic to face life head on. His story has inspired people all over the world.
David is an author, speaker, voice talent, podcast host and management consultant.
David received his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Duke University and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Wisconsin –Whitewater.
His career path includes time spent in Banking, Finance, Education and Athletics.
David has spent nearly 25 years in Education, including 17 years teaching at his alma mater, Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While at Marquette University High School, David taught Economics and he also served as the Director of Diversity, The Coordinator of Academic Support, and served 11 years as the Head Varsity Boys basketball Coach and recorded a record of 155-92.
David served as an assistant coach at Concordia University in Mequon Wisconsin from 2013-2018. The highlight of David’s coaching career is his time spent at Duke University working for Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzeswki, and being a member of the coaching staff for USA East Coast Basketball in the summer of 2014, joining Frank Martin and Guy Rancourt in Estonia and Finland.
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast we hear from Jim Roddy and talk about his excellent book, The Walk-on Method
Jim Roddy is an author, keynote speaker, podcast host, moderator, business coach, and consultant. He works with high-initiative, growth-oriented organizations to help them uncover their blind spots with customers, employees, and business best practices. Then he applies his 25+ years of business management experience, executive leadership, and industry expertise to help them get better.
Since 1999, Jim has educated and counseled business and non-profit leaders (and future leaders). He is one of the most popular speakers in the technology industry because of a presentation style that is “infotaining” — a combination of informational and entertaining. Jim is regularly requested to moderate keynote panel discussions featuring executives from companies such as HP, NCR, IBM, and successful software startups. He has presented from coast-to-coast throughout North America (Hawaii, San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin, Toronto, Orlando, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and more) as well as internationally (Aruba, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and more).
Jim is author of The Walk-On Method to Career & Business Success and Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer. He’s been featured as a guest on the Read To Lead podcast and has been published by Entrepreneur and Nasdaq. Jim has interviewed best-selling business authors Chip Heath (Made To Stick, Switch, Decisive) and Michael Gerber (The E-Myth), hosting with Mr. Gerber a series of webinars and podcasts that attracted 1,000+ executives.
A year ago I was on a football recruiting trip with my son, Daxon. It was cut short because of the “14 Days to Flatten The Curve” plan. At that time we couldn’t have imagined how dramatically this pandemic would impact all of our lives, or for how long.
For a long time, people talked about “when things get back to normal…” But the truth is, we’re never going back to where we use to be. Things have changed and there are new ways of doing things. As much as I’ve heard people say they dislike the term, there is a “new normal.” We’ve learned new ways of doing business, to connect, to learn, and to live our lives.
As I said a year ago, it’s those that are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that will be successful. I have seen many who have already done that. But I also see many who are still paralyzed by fear.
If you’re ready to lead your own life and to find your own success, now is the time. You don’t have to wait for permission. There are others who are already doing it for themselves.
If you have a courageous and powerful mindset in our “new normal”, you can do amazing things!
Faith Over Fear
Over the past year as we listen to the mainstream media, there have been a lot of things that scare us. There has been a lot that has happened over the past year that has not been good from a health perspective, for business and the economy, for our freedoms, unity and more. And we continue to hear these same types of messages today about our future.
Not only have we been hearing this message, a lot of it has been true. People have lost their lives. Jobs have been lost and businesses have had to shut down. In fact, I personally have a business that I began in 2005 that I recently had to close down. So I get it, I know it first hand.
But one thing has not changed, and won’t change. Before this pandemic the mainstream media was sending us the same message of fear, problems and worry. It was just about something else. When this pandemic is long over they will continue to feed us fear, problems and worries. It’s their business. They need viewers. The more they have you pulled in, the better it is for them.
If you’re one who is tied so tightly to the news and being in “the know,” I challenge you to cut it off cold turkey for a week. I promise you that the world won’t stop. If there’s anything really important that you must know, you’ll know Everything the news is reporting on will still happen. Each network will continue to report on the same stories and their perspectives will be so different you wouldn’t even believe they’re talking about the same thing. But you will have less anxiety and stress. We are living in the greatest time in the history of the world. Pandemic or not, everyone goes through hard times and that does not change the fact that there are more opportunities than have ever existed. At the beginning of the pandemic I created my free Momentum Series training and said, “This is a historical time, things are uncertain and we don’t know what the future holds. Things will not be the same. But we are going to get through this and there will be some great opportunities for those who are prepared…”
Stop living in fear and start having faith! Have faith that today can be great! Have faith that there is a great future ahead for you. Have faith that life is good. You will always be faced with tests and challenges, but you can and will get through them. Have faith that you will create the opportunities that will change your life. Have faith and believe in yourself.
Life Is Happening For You
As we stop living in fear and start having faith in ourselves, our future, and our life, we gain a new perspective. We all have our challenges, our failures, and our struggles. But what if we can look at these events in our lives as happening for us, rather than to us?
We have the choice to live in the negative emotional space created by these events, or we can acknowledge it for what it is, and see the good that it created in our lives.
In July I had the opportunity to attend Tony Robbins’ Unleash The Power Within (UPW). Tony talked about people who have created bad things in our lives and said, “if you’re going to give them credit for everything that is so messed up, then you have to give them credit for everything that is great. Because life is not so simple – it’s not binary.”
I had the opportunity to listen to Siri Lindley, a two-time Triathlon World Champion talk about her relationship with her father.
When Siri’s father heard that she was gay, he called her and said, “tell me it isn’t true, tell me my daughter is not gay.”
She said, “dad, this is who I am.”
The outcome of that conversation was that she didn’t talk to her father again for two years. He married someone a few years younger than Siri, they had a couple of children and they replaced the family Siri once had. Siri said she was hurt deep. She felt that she wasn’t worth sticking around for and he didn’t love her anymore. But then she changed her perspective and looked at her experience as something that happened for her, rather than to her. She said, “The experience I had with my dad made me want to fight… in a good way. Fight to be all that I can be. To prove that I matter, and most importantly, prove to myself that I’m special and I have every right to achieve success, and find love, and be happy, even though I’m gay. I have every right. So his role that he played drove me in so many ways, and I’m grateful for that.”
She attributes a lot of the success she has had on the world stage to the drive her father gave her to become the best that she could be.
Recognizing this also allowed her to build a new relationship and future with her father. When she had this change of perspective, she called her father on the phone. She said, “Dad, I can’t even express to you how much you’ve hurt me. But I also can’t express enough how grateful I am because everything that I am today has been influenced by our life together in the early years and what happened afterwards. I am who I am because you made me want to find a way to be everything that I can be. Maybe I was trying to get your attention, or to make you proud, or to make you love me even though I was gay. But what it did was it helped me to love myself, and to respect myself and to appreciate who I am. So thank you.”
Are you playing the victim card? Are you living in a negative emotional space? What has happened during the pandemic that can open up new doors and a new reality for you. How can you discover the hidden opportunities that are waiting for you. What is the silver lining?
What if you were to change your entire perspective on this pandemic? What if this world wide pandemic happened just for you? What if it happened for the sole purpose of helping you discover an incredible opportunity that is there for YOU? Life is happening FOR you!
It’s Time To Achieve Your Dreams – The Great Reset Means Opportunity
There has never been a better time to chase your dreams. This is The Great Reset! With so many lives and businesses being turned upside down there has never been a better time to try. Try the things that you have been dreaming of. Try the things that you have wanted to do but didn’t have the courage.
There are people who had dreams of starting a business but never have because they were too afraid to walk away from their “secure job.” But now they are unemployed because that secure job doesn’t exist anymore.
There are jobs that disappeared and will never reappear. There are jobs that didn’t exist a year ago that will be in high demand going forward. There are new ways of doing business today that will be the norm as we continue into the future.
Just as I had said before, when you look at the events of your life as happening for you, rather than to you, you’ll be able to recognize the opportunities in front of you.
What is the life you desire? What is the lifestyle that you want. Start living it today and build everything else around that.
Shortly after writing this I opened up Instagram and the first post I read was from my good friend, Richie Norton. Here’s part of what he said:
“This is by date and by far the best time EVER to be alive. Future will be even better. It’s hard to think of anything in the past that was better than today…Grateful to live through the ups and downs with my family, Natalie, Raleigh, Cardon, and Lincoln.So good. So so good. They’re so good…Lil moments make the majority of life.Peak experiences reframe.Giant leaps from valleys to mountain tops to moon walks all require the same think: one small step.”
I love it!
This IS the best time EVER to be alive! The future WILL be even BETTER!
Now is the time to go achieve those dreams. Start with one small step!
Create Powerful Connections
The new normal has made the world a smaller place. Over the past year the opportunity to connect with people has exploded. But it’s not the same as in the past where you’d attend a networking event and meet new people from around your city
Through the events of the last year, I have had the opportunity to virtually meet people from around the world. Beyond meeting people I have had the opportunity to coach, collaborate with, do business with, and train with people from the US, Canada, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Pakistan, India, and Australia just to name a few.
Experts agree that the most connected people are often the most successful. When you invest in your network and your relationships you’ll be exposed to more opportunities.
The time and effort you put into connecting is well worth the investment required on your part
Connect with as many high quality people that you can with only one intention and purpose… To genuinely serve them.
As you focus on building relationships where you can serve others without the expectation of anything in return, I can promise you 100% that you’ll have incredible opportunities handed to you
Your Success Habits Will Shape Your Destiny
Your habits are what will create your life, for good or bad.
With all of the opportunity we have in front of us, there has never been a more important time to implement success habits into your daily routine.
There are so many different success habits that I could talk about. Everything from what you read to daily affirmations. You can read many articles that I’ve written on the topic at https://jeffheggie.com/jeff-heggie-blog/
But what I want to talk about today is how you begin your day.
If you begin your day by doing these three things, you’ll be on your way to success.
Write out and review your top goals
Answer you mindset questions
Success won’t happen without taking action, but it begins with discipline and the right mindset. You don’t have to dedicate a lot of time to these three areas, but if you’ll discipline yourself to go through this process every single day and then take action, you will find success.
Begin your day by thinking about, reviewing, and writing out your top priority goals. You could just read them aloud to yourself, but I like the practice of writing them out by hand every single morning because it gives me more time to be thinking abut them. I currently have six goals that I write out, using the words I would use as if I have already accomplished those goals. I follow up with my Definite Chief Aim statement which I created from chapter two in Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich.
If you don’t have clearly defined goals that you can write out on a daily basis, that is where you must begin. Go and get my free Momentum Series to set and understand your clearly defined goals.
The next step is to answer your Mindset Questions. The whole purpose of this step is to get yourself in the right mindset to have a successful day. This will help you to take action, face challenges with confidence, and seek out the opportunities you need to succeed.
My favorite Mindset Question is, “What can you do today that will take you outside of your comfort zone?” Each time you do something outside of your comfort zone, you become more comfortable with that thing. If you are stepping outside of your comfort zone on a daily basis, it doesn’t take long before your comfort zone is huge and it’s difficult to find something that makes you feel that you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone.
The final step is to journal. This doesn’t have to be a long process, but take some time to write about your goals, your vision of your future, and how you’re going to get there. Don’t worry about reality, write whatever you want. Write about the things you desire the most and how you intend to get them. Write about the life you want. Create your vivid vision. Write about the next steps you need to take on your journey to success.
There really has never been a better time to be alive.
Having the right mindset today can help you find success ahead of all those who are waiting for permission or waiting for things to return back to normal.
Our old normal is not coming back. Things have changed. Your success and your future are up to you.
If this sounds like you. If you’re ready to take charge of your life in the new normal and make a difference in the world, got to https://mindset.jeffheggie.com/ and find out more about my High Achievers Mindset Secrets program that will help you to unlock your true potential.
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast we hear from Jeroen Corthout and about his entrepreneurial journey as CEO and Co-Founder of SalesFlare
Jeroen is co-founder and CEO of Salesflare, an intelligent CRM built for SMBs selling B2B, mostly popular with agencies and SaaS companies.
Salesflare itself was founded when Jeroen and his co-founder Lieven wanted to manage the leads for their software company in an easier way. They didn’t like to keep track of them manually and built Salesflare, which pulls customer data together automatically.
It’s now the most popular CRM on Product Hunt and top rated on review platforms like G2 for its ease of use and automation features.
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast we hear from Coach Judy and learn of her entrepreneurial journey.
Judy Romanoff was called the “Voice for the Single Parent,” as founder of the National Single Parent Resource Center of Boca Raton, beginning in 1992. Today her professional name became, Coach Judy, Talk Show host for, “Getting the Facts to Act & Achieve Success Professionally and Personally beginning in 2002.”
Today her titled includes, “Cognitive Trainer for the Mind,” to help people to better understand, “What is holding one back and how to achieve success as an individual in all parts of one’s life.”
Coach Judy’s knowledge was inspired by, “Walking The Talk” in refusing to be a victim that played out in Family Court, became a former Guardian Ad Litem for the Courts to being active in the community.
Judy became a sponge by learning from all aspects of life to interviewing Experts. They included the late Steve Jobs of Apple, to International Best Selling Author, Dave Pelzer, of the book, “A Child Called It,” as guests on her radio talk shows. They are on Demand at www.CoachJudy.info and continues to change the lives of others. For single parents a, “professional produced video produced on Divorce and Being a Single Parent in 2002,” will be released again in the next year.
“Her Dedication, Passion, Enthusiasm, and Care for Others to Empower Families and Individuals,” led to receiving the “National Phoenix Award” by Parenting Coalition International of Washington D.C. in 1999 for “Creating Outstanding Model Programs and Resources for Families, Home Town Hero for Commerce Bank known today of TD Bank of Boynton Beach in 2006 with doing a Dental Make Over, to being featured on multiple platforms, including National and International, through TV, Newspapers, and Radio.
Today Coach Judy is building a “One Stop Shop,” to Empower anyone who looks to get ahead professionally and personally. Presently PSA’s on two different programs she offers, are heard on over 10 radio stations being aired now. Once a new board of volunteers is created, various Empowerment Groups will be established.
Coach Judy’s mission is to help others find your their inner self, and turn the negatives or unknowns into positive thoughts and actions. When necessary will direct them to resources in the new, “One Stop Shop,” being developed, or to those who are not yet a part of the services.
Peace and Harmony from the inside out is one of the driving forces for everyone to achieve success and enjoy what ever occurs in life. From Work, Parenting, to even as an animal lover.
Her Motto is: “Get the Facts, Act, & Achieve Success Professionally and Personally.”
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast we hear from Jamy Bechler and learn of his entrepreneurial journey.
Jamy Bechler is a professional speaker, leadership trainer and executive business coach who works with teams ranging from major corporations to the NBA. Before going into full-time leadership work, Jamy served for 20 years as a college basketball coach, professor and administrator. When he hung up the whistle, he didn’t stop coaching. Jamy just moved from the locker-room into the boardroom. He now travels the country motivating people and “coaching” organizations on how they can build championship teams and cultures.
Jamy left his last college as the winningest coach in program history. His 2014 team earned the national “Champions of Character” award. He then moved to the high school ranks to serve as an athletic director for two years. During his time there, the basketball team won the state championship, he transformed the department’s athletic budget and instituted student-athlete leadership training. As a student-athlete, he lettered in three different sports (football, basketball and track) while attending college.
Jamy’s passion for leadership and adding value to others led him to go through extensive training to be a John Maxwell certified leadership coach, teacher and speaker. John Maxwell has written more than 100 books and is considered the #1 leadership expert in the world. Jamy was taught by Maxwell and his teaching faculty and is authorized to teach Maxwell leadership principles. Jamy offers seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John Maxwell’s proven leadership methods.
Jamy is a weekly guest on various radio shows, including an ESPN station in Wisconsin. His syndicated “Bechler on Business” segment is also aired daily on a number of radio stations, as well. He and his wife, Tabitha, have one son, Jaylen. They are strong advocates for adoption. You can see their adoption story by clicking here. Jamy belongs to a number of civic and community organizations including the NAACP, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the YMCA, and the Chamber of Commerce just to name a few.
In this episode of The Jeff & Heidi Show Podcast we hear from Tami Matheny and learn of her entrepreneurial journey.
Tami Matheny, Mental Game Coach, Author, and Jon Gordon Certified Trainer
Tami Matheny became a Mental Game Coach in 2008 and started Refuse2LoseCoaching, LLC. In 2018, she became an author as well. Recently she became a part of the Jon Gordon Team and is certified to present workshops on “The Power of Positive Leadership” and “The Power of Positive Teams”
Tami knows the role the intangibles play in career success and longevity and has had experience with working on the mental skills at the collegiate level with tennis, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, golf, field hockey, cross country and soccer student-athletes. In addition, she has worked with recreational athletes, post collegiate athletes and junior high/high school athletes in golf, soccer, volleyball, tennis, basketball, running, and weight lifting. She has a passion for sports and how the mental game affects performance.
Tami believes that while it’s important to work on the physical and technical aspects of sport, the mental side is just as important; mental skills are often the differentiating factor for the most successful athletes. Tami understands that talent cannot always overcome a lack of confidence or mental toughness, but a high level of confidence and mental toughness can often overcome a lack of talent. She enjoys interacting and working hands on with coaches, athletes, and teams to make a difference.
In addition to working with student-athletes and teams, Tami has written “The Confident Athlete: 4 Easy Steps to Build and Maintain Confidence” as well as “The Confidence Journal”. Tami also has spoken at numerous professional conferences across the nation, various businesses, Rotary Clubs, and churches.
In high school, Tami was a tennis and basketball standout at East Rutherford High School and is in the Hall of Fame. She graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1993 and earned a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of North Carolina in 1999. In college, she was a scholarship student-athlete in both tennis and basketball. She was named the 1993 NCAA Woman of the Year for North Carolina while at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Before becoming a Mental Game Coach, Tami Matheny was one of the most successful tennis coaches in USC Upstate tennis history. Working physically and mentally with the men and women’s teams to produce nationally ranked teams, conference champions, and numerous individual awards.
Matheny became the head men and women’s tennis coach at USC Upstate in 1998. During her five-year stint with the tennis programs, she elevated the programs to levels never seen. In her first two seasons as coach, Matheny led the women’s team to a remarkable improvement, as the team went from 0-12 the year before she took the job to 9-16 in 2000 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2003. The men similarly quickly developed after an 0-12 before season in her first year. The Rifles won five matches the next year before reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2001. By 2003, Matheny earned the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Coach of the Year, thanks to leading the Rifles to a 20-2 overall record and a share of the Peach Belt Conference regular season crown. Matheny coached the men to the Peach Belt Conference championship match and to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight time. On the women’s side, a 15-8 record helped the Lady Rifles earn their first bid to the NCAA Tournament since 1995. The women finished the season ranked 25th in Division II. In total, Matheny coached one All-American, five All-Peach Belt Conference selections and 39 Peach Belt Presidential Honor Roll selections. She took the Spartan men to the NCAA Division II Tournament a school-record-tying three times.
After transitioning to Associate Athletic Director, Matheny continued to stay involved with both tennis programs as Tennis Director. With the implementation of her “Mental Toughness Program” the Spartan women’s tennis team won its first regular season league title in school history in 2008, sweeping the Atlantic Sun Conference slate with a perfect 11-0 record. The men’s team followed suit in 2010, ending the year nationally ranked with a perfect 10-0 conference record.
Aside from the USC Upstate tennis teams, Tami worked with the women’s basketball team in 2010 as a mental coach. With Tami’s help, the team improved from 7th to 3rd in the conference and finished with a 20-win season which culminated in Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year and the best year seen in women’s basketball at Upstate in over a decade.
Throughout the years, she has worked with a handful of collegiate and high school teams in a variety of sports. She also has worked with individuals who needed to strengthen their mental game in order to achieve the goals that are necessary to compete at the collegiate level or prefer them for life in general. Recreational athletes have seen improvement in their game as well after working with Tami.
This past year, Tami became a certified Jon Gordon speak and trainer of The Power of Positive Leadership and The Power of Positive Teams.
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Hey, welcome back. Jeff Heggie daily success strategies. Thanks for being with me today. I’m anxious to share this with you today. I’ve got an incredible interview with a world champion athlete that I’ve just been excited about this interview. Plus being able to share it with everybody. Now, this athlete is Tyson Durfey, world champion. Tie-down Roper. He’s made the NFR 14 times. So for you that aren’t in the rodeo world, um, he’s an incredible athlete, done some amazing things. And I’m really excited to talk about these things and share other episodes down the road with you because we had such a great interview. But today, what I want to share with you is the things he talks about, and this is applicable to high school athletes, college athletes, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, coaches, whatever it is, this isn’t just applicable to Cowboys. This is applicable to so many people that are trying to achieve their goals and get to another level. But we’re going to talk about the things that it takes to be world-class to be a world champion. And he’s going to talk about some of those things and he just share some valuable information. So listen to this and I’ll be right back with you.
I’ll tell you one thing that I’ve studied, you know, most professionals, if you guys have ever read the book outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, it talks about, you know, putting in 10,000 hours of practice. Now the average world champion puts in 10,000 or excuse me, the average professional puts in 10,000 hours of practice. And, you know, I took that a step further. I’m like, well, if the average professional puts in 10,000 hours of practice, well, how many hours does the average world champion put in? And so I started doing all this research and looking around and, and believe it or not, there’s not a lot of research on that specific topic, but I did find a number. The average world champion puts in about 20,000 hours of practice. Okay. But it goes above and beyond just the practice. It’s, self-image, it’s how you look at yourself, right?
And it’s how you get confidence. And the way that I got confidence might be different than other people. You know, I grew up from, uh, my dad was raised by a world war II vet. So they were like really, really, you know, tough. And they believed in building you up by tearing you down. So that was kind of like the strategy to make it tough and get you prepared for the world. So I had a lot of stuff to get confidence. Like I had to practice hard to have confidence. My parents didn’t instill confidence in me as a child. So I found my confidence. And by putting in that practice and to this day, right now, I’m about 32,000 hours of practice for, for what I do. And I don’t know if you looked at multiple time world champions, I’m probably behind, you know, how many gold buckles you get or will champion you to get it with that many hours of practice.
But so what I did was in high school, I was like, okay. My dad told me, he was like, you’re not going to make it. If you don’t put in this much work, I’m like, okay, well let’s just put it in that much work let’s put in that much work. What does that look like? All right. So I get up at four 30 to five o’clock in the morning. I practice my flanking and tying and my writing before I go to school, okay. I go to school, I get out of school. I need to make money to pay for all of this. Cause rodeo, you know, as you know is not a rich man’s game to start with or for most people. Right. But I’m like, okay, I need to make money. So how am I going to fuel the money to pay the entry fees, to pay the travel, to pay all this stuff?
Okay. I’m going to shoe horses. I’m going to be diligent at it. And I’m going to save my money all the way through high school. Okay. So I did that. So every day I got out of school, I’d go shoot two or three horses and make a, you know, a hundred bucks to 300 bucks, depending on how hard I worked, I call it like the immigrant edge. Like that’s how my mindset works. So I made a hundred, I only spent 10 bucks a day and I was very read 10 months a day and I got to save this other money. And so when I graduated high school, I had thousands and thousands and thousands of hours of practice. And then also had the money as well. And then after I got into chewing the horses each day, I would go home and I would practice tell about 11 o’clock at night, sometimes midnight like that.
Just that just my family. We work really, really hard. And um, people say, well, that can’t be right. Why didn’t you go to high school dances? Or didn’t you go to prom or didn’t you go to football games? And the firm answer for me was, no, I didn’t go to one single high school football game, not one single high school, basketball game. I didn’t go to prom. I didn’t go to any dances. I just worked like I worked, worked, worked work. Now that’s my path that does. That’s not the path for everybody. I had a lot of catching up to do because I didn’t believe in myself. If I made a mistake, I would spend an hour beating myself up, telling myself I was stupid. That I was no good that I wasn’t going to make it because that’s the habit that I learned from my parents, from my dad.
Right. That’s how he motivated himself. And I didn’t realize that world champions don’t look at things that way. Right? You got to build and have sustainable confidence that takes you through the valleys and the peaks. And for me, the way that I got that was the amount of practice that I put in. I felt like I actually deserved more than the other competitors. So when I’d go to a competition, I’d say, all right, none of these other guys woke up at five o’clock and put two hours in before they went to school. None of these other guys went on four hours of sleep last night or five hours of sleep. Last night, none of these other guys had to go shoot three horses every single day for the last four years to be at this rodeo. And so I began to build myself up that way and it’s kind of part of my, I call it my pregame prep routine.
It’s it’s, it’s building myself up to really see that confidence in my mind saying, okay, you deserve this more than anybody else because you grinded and worked so hard. Now, like I said, that does not work for everybody and you don’t have to do it just like I did it, but that’s what got me to that point. Or, you know what I believe in myself, I can do it. I’m going go do this. You know that that’s awesome. I, I, it reminds me of another world champion, Michael Phelps. He talks about, you know, in the swimming world, they practice hard. They go five days a week. I mean, six days a week. Well, doing that in the swimming world take off is like two steps back. So you’re on Monday, you’re starting over again. So he was going seven days a week looking at it as the same way.
No one else is doing what I’m doing. So that’s where my confidence is coming from. And he also, I remember listening in, uh, the compound effect, Darren Hardy talks about Michael Phelps, having a big memory of, he actually got off practice a little bit early one day, so he could go to a high school dance. I mean, so, so yeah, you, you’ve got a sacrifice and you know, as I talked to high school athletes and we talk about the 10,000 hours. Yeah. They, I think, I don’t think it really clues in until you start putting it into perspective. I mean, if you look at, did you say 32,000 hours? That’s where I’m at right now. Yep. Yep. So that’s 4,008 hour days. Yeah, that’s a lot. Yeah. And so I think it is, but one thing I go back to like the 10,000 hours for the people that I’m into, or it’s not, it’s a goal, but it’s a lifestyle, it’s a lifestyle.
So it’s not like, Oh man, I’m an hour, hour, 122. I only got 9,800. You know what I’m saying? Like, it’s a lifestyle becomes who you are and it, and it embodies everything that you do. And you know, what, if you love what you do, it doesn’t matter. And that’s, that’s another topic that’s so important, you know, Michael Phelps. Yeah. He grinded. And I remember reading his book like 10 years ago and you know, he’s winning all these gold buckles and doing all this amazing stuff. And he’s winning by like a thousands of a second. Like, it’s not like he’s winning by three tenths of a second. You know what I’m saying? So if he hadn’t to put in that extra work, that dieting, that stretching, that swimming, that always hours in the pool and the gym, like he could have easily went and ended up second. And I hate to say it, but the only person that remembers second place is the person that got it. You know what I’m saying? And because I’ve been there so many times, I’ve been on the cusp of winning a world championship five times. And the ones that hurt the most are the ones where I was so close and fell short. Yeah.
Hey, thanks Tyson. I really appreciate that. I hope you all can listen to that and realize, you know, whatever your goals are, whatever you’re trying to achieve, whether you’re an entrepreneur, a coach, an athlete, a cowboy, whatever it is, those goals that you have, how bad do you want them and what are you willing to do to achieve those, those goals? You know, are you willing to put the 10, 20, 30, 2000 hours in to achieve your dreams? If you’re a high school athlete right now, and you’ve got dreams of making it big, what is your commitment? Are you willing to give up the things that you need to, to really focus on your goals? And like Tyson said, you know, it’s not for everybody. You can be an exceptional athlete. You can be an exceptional entrepreneur without that commitment level. But if you really want to be world-class, if you want to be a world champion, there is another commitment level that you’ve got to be able to say, yes, that’s what I’m going to do because I love it because I want to do it.
And so thanks Tyson, I’ve got more of these episodes coming. We had such a great conversation and he shared so much valuable information. I can’t wait to share them all with you. So stay tuned for those. I’ll be sharing those, but make sure to go follow Tyson on all his social media. He’s got great content that he adds there as well. I’ll make sure everything’s in the show notes and check out the programs he has. You know, there’s no limit mentoring. He’s got a program coming up soon. TDX, that will be outstanding, but please go follow them. And I look forward to sharing more of this with you as for my stuff. If you want to find out more about the high-achievers mindset secrets, please go check that out at mindset.JeffHeggie.com. But do me a big favor right now, share this with someone else that needs to hear this message that needs to look at how they’re going to get to the next level and understand how a world champion thinks and the things that they do. So thanks again for being with me and I’ll see you tomorrow.