Summary: Success in sports mirrors success in life. The keys are to set goals, work hard, be motivated, overcome obstacles and push through disappointments. In Tackling Life, one of the greatest sports legends of all time teams up with one of the most renowned experts on emotional management to tackle life through the lessons of sports. Ray Lewis and Dr. Christian Conte draw on their insatiable drive and passion, and immense experience to bring you a jam-packed, high-energy podcast that will inspire, motivate, and educate, and give you a blueprint for a happier, more successful life.
Meet the man behind Ray's legendary workouts, Monte Sanders, a highly sought after celebrity fitness trainer and expert. Get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Ray's fitness regime. Monte, Ray, and Dr. Conte talk about not just fitness for the body, but also for the mind and spirit; focusing on all parts of your being is the only way to achieve balance. They talk about how to channel your physical self and make it into something spiritual. Find out what "pissed off for greatness" means, how to embrace and push through pain, and hear Ray's insightful definition of "failure."
Ray and Dr. Conte preview the Florida State v. Alabama game, and they answer a listener question from Matthew about what books have influenced their lives. Then Ray has specific advice on reaching greatness in response to questions he got from people he ran into at the Mayweather v. McGregor fight.
Ray and Dr. Conte do a debrief on the Mayweather v. McGregor fight and uses that as an analogy for overall performance in life. They cover everything from mastery to mindful eating and focusing on the present moment. It's a wide-ranging episode chock full of stories and useful nuggets.
Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question from Casey with tips and techniques for calming down, maintaining a level head and control over yourself. And they answer a listener question from Dusean about how to find peace in your life. Finally, the guys have a unique preview of the Mayweather v. McGregor fight that you won't want to miss.
Ray and Dr. Conte do a deep dive on life's transitions. "Preparation doesn't start the night before," says Ray. You have to set your ego aside and ask questions. They also talk about transitioning from moment to moment, and transitioning through pain.
Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question from Omar on the important difference between detours and distractions. They also answer a listener question from Isaac on how to move past negative experiences from the past. And they answer a listener question from Torrance on the goal of life. Don't miss Dr. Conte's profound answer.
Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how to lead people into deeper things instead of just talking about people, and how to live a deeper life.
Ray and Dr. Conte answer a listener question from Jessica. She is separated from her husband because he's very angry. She and her kids don't want to be around him because all he does is yell at them. Ray has a deeply personal story from his own childhood in response. The guys also answer a listener question from George. He's going through a divorce and wants to know if a marriage ending is ever just one person's fault.
Hear Dr. Conte's four Cs of parenting and 10 ways to discipline your child. Ray talks about how he applies these principles to his own kids, and how to apply them to leadership in other contexts. Also, check out Dr. Conte's video on disciplining your children. https://youtu.be/cidE59kOjHU
Ray and Dr. Conte respond to a listener question from Chris. He asks how to deal with negative people at work. Ray has some interesting locker room stories that illustrate his "rule of life:" You won't get along with everybody, but you can work with anybody. They also answer a listener question from Jeff who says he's prone to fighting when he feels disrespected. Ray and Dr. Conte have some poignant advice on how to be strong enough to walk away.
Ray and Dr. Conte give their definition of momentum and talk about how you can achieve it and capitalize on it; how YOU can dictate the moment. Ray's got some great real life examples from football. They talk about the importance of discipline and routine in keeping your momentum going. And they talk about how you can rally others to change their momentum in all aspects of life, team sports, business, relationships, and organizations.
Ray and Dr. Conte define leadership and illustrate how you can be the best leader you can be in all aspects of life, sports, family, business, etc. They talk about how to lead by example, take ownership of every action, when to confront and when to comfort.
Ray and Dr. Conte talk about the power of encouragement over criticism. Ray has a moving story from when the Ravens lost the AFC Championship to New England in 2011 that illustrates the point that a minute of encouragement after failure is worth more than an hour of praise after a success. Dr. Conte draws a specific distinction between self-esteem and self-efficacy and why both are important.
"With great power comes great responsibility." Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how you can define and find your power - how to use the gifts you've been given to impact the world! They also talk about how to make sure you don't give up your power, and how to help your children establish their power.
Damon Dash takes a few minutes away from the set of his new movie, The List, to talk about how he conquered the music, fashion, movie and streaming industries; how he made the choice to not be involved in the streets and gang life. He also reveals his retirement plan and why he's such a big fan of the Raiders.