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.
Ray and Dr. Conte answer listener questions. They respond to a nurse who asks about how to take care of yourself in adverse and challenging circumstances. They have advice for a college football player who wants to know how to gain weight the right way. And they talk to a caller about how to stand up for yourself.
Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how everything captured online about you won't ever be removed. We have to be mindful that we're always under the microscope. And, more importantly, people are always learning from our behavior; we're constantly teaching. Ray talks about the true purpose of social media. And the guys issue a self-evaluation challenge. Take the challenge and report back. We'll talk about your results in a future Fan Friday episode.
Dr. Conte gets a big surprise when he tries to test Ray's motivational skills. Plus the guys answer a listener question from Tracy about the benefits of discomfort and seizing opportunities.
Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how you can fully engage and what it means to not cheat yourself; how everything leads up to everything else. Plus hear how Ray successfully tackled stuttering in his youth, and Dr. Conte has a couple of powerful stories that leave Ray speechless.
Ray and Dr. Conte respond to a listener email from Cork, Ireland about nervousness and anxiety. They talk about how You can be in control of You; what happens to your mind before you get to performance; and how to turn anxiety into joy.
The story you tell yourself dictates how you approach the world. Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how you can write your own story to match your vision and imagination, instead of a story that blocks you from accomplishing your goals. Ray shares some compelling and insightful stories from his own life and experiences both on the field and off.
Ray and Dr. Conte answer a question submitted by Mike about how to release tension under pressure both physically and mentally. They also answer Robbie from the UK about how to teach patience to the young and inexperienced. Ray has unique insights into instilling patience into young football players.
Dr. Conte details seven deadly relationship habits; the habits that destroy relationships. Ray relates them to both intimate relationships and team sports. Plus Ray reveals what all seven have in common.
Ray and Dr. Conte respond to some listener email, including a moving message from Ali, a listener on the tiny Middle Eastern island of Bahrain where American football is non-existent. On this episode, you'll hear Ray's formula for greatness. And Dr. Conte reveals his three core principles that lead to greatness. You can submit messages for future Fan Fridays at TacklingLifePodcast.com. Or leave us a voicemail at (646) 762-4432. We may play your message on the show.
Ray and Dr. Conte talk about how to teach your children humility and why it's so important. They also explain why people are able to trick themselves into believing whatever they want. And they reveal the one thing leaders need to acquire before they lead.
Ray and Dr. Conte begin with some heartwarming thoughts on fatherhood. Ray talks about how he copes when he watches his kids compete, and how he deals with their referees. And we meet Dr. Conte's lovely daughter, Kaia. But then Ray and Kaia take on the impossible task of trying to teach Christian some dance moves. Watch it all go awry on the accompanying video at TacklingLifePodcast.com. It's NOT to be missed!
Ray and Dr. Conte have a passionate and uniquely insightful recap and analysis of the Super Bowl. Ray explains what shifted in the fourth quarter. And he reveals why Tom Brady is the best quarterback to ever play the game. Dr. Conte talks about how connection, brotherhood, physical contact and work ethic can all work together to create champions. And they have the difference between being a star and being great.
Ray describes what it was like to prepare for the Super Bowl as a player, and now as a part of the media coverage. Ray and Dr. Conte have specific tips on how to stay focused and tune out the noise. And Ray describes what it's like to become a Super Bowl champion and to know at that moment that you're a champion forever.
Ray and Dr. Conte talk about young NFL player's influence in the world, and how that parallels your influence on kids. We have to be mindful we are constantly role modeling our behavior for young people and the guys have specific tips on how to impact and shape young people in a positive way. Dr. Conte describes the ultimate learning experience and the power of "intentionality." Ray talks about what wrestling taught him and what it was like coaching in a pro bowl after playing in it.
Ray and Dr. Conte go deep, using the Pro Bowl to exemplify effective communication and leadership. You'll also hear where Ray says confidence comes from, and how fear breeds confidence. Plus Dr. Conte talks about "shadow projection" and how you see in others things you don't want to face in yourself. And hear about some of Ray's "wow" moments, and how to have some of your own.