Tune in to today’s interview with former UCLA Bruin, Mustafa Abdul-Hamid, as we discuss professional basketball overseas, playing with Russell Westbrook, being inspired by the legendary John Wooden, performing under pressure, and focusing on the outcome. Mustafa’s current focus is dedicated to his mobile training platform, “BOOST”, which can be checked out on the App Store now. More of Mustafa’s bio is listed below:
-Former UCLA and professional basketball player. Played in the top leagues in Serbia, Slovenia, France, Germany, and Lebanon. Played in Euroleague competitions, Eurocup, and the Adriatic League.
-BA Global Studies, BA Communications Studies (UCLA). MA International Policy Studies (Stanford)
-Co-founded and is now an advisor to My90, an automated sms platform that improves communication between residents and city agencies. The company is currently under contract with the City of San Jose and focuses on police-community relations.
-Serves as an advisor to MuhoTV, a venture-backed Chinese digital media platform exclusively focused on basketball. MuhoTV is also a strategic partner of Boost.
-Previously founder of EVE, a company that built augmented reality sports training software for smart glasses. Here are links to demos from EVE’s mobile app (https://youtu.be/Fk7v5X1MRKY) and smart glasses app (https://youtu.be/WcAECRQ8_kw).
Episode 131 Time Stamps:
(2:10) Welcome, Mustafa!
(4:10) More background - Mustafa's story
(7:20) Learning lessons, from foreign basketball
(13:14) Environmental factors | A family of survivors!
(15:51) Religious self-criticism
(18:25) The outcomes of life's hardships | Living in a world full of "expectations" | ROUTINE! | Performance under pressure!
(24:52) Narrowing your focus to just one thing
(33:09) What is the OUTCOME?
(36:04) Russell Westbrook, as a UCLA teammate: Crazy drive. Ruthless mentality.
(40:24) The legendary John Wooden: insane memory skills!
(50:55) A good mentor asks you good questions and doesn't tell you what to do
(53:31) A dream convo with Malcolm X, and Rumi (Poet)
(56:37) BOOST's Mobile Training Platform (available on the App Store!)
(1:07:02) KNOW YOUR OUTCOME.
Mustafa's Website: Mustafa's website
Mustafa's Email: email@example.com
BOOST: BOOST on the App Store
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