Sports Motivation Podcast

Learn the strategies, systems and mindset needed to perform and dominate under pressure. The Sports Motivation Podcast is hosted by Former NFL Running Back Niyi Sobo. Here you'll learn how to master your emotions, specific methods for setting and reaching your goals, and how to develop the mindset of the worlds greatest athletes.
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Aug 30, 2019
From #MeToo to unequal pay in sports and the workplace, the amount of noise surrounding what it means to be Women, is loud. And depending on who you are and what you believe, the impact that all of this has on today's Women needs to be a positive one...but is it?
I've got 2 daughters, a wife, a sister, and tons of clients who are Women... I've been holding my tongue for a while, as it relates to some of the hard doses of reality that I have for them. But in today's episode, I let it go, to give Women a very detailed and practical prescription to build confidence, fearlessness, and the poise that is required to produce results in today's world. Listen up.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) My son wants to play football like me...
(2:34) If you don't have goals, don't listen to this podcast.
(4:44) The inspiration for today's episode...
(7:05) This episode is for you if you are THIS kind of female
(11:22) The sad reality about America's perception of Women
(14:04) The reality: Testosterone levels.
(16:06) The reality: Men, by nature, will take advantage of what they can.
(18:15) The reality: Status quos don't change without reason.
(19:22) The reality: If you don't adjust to your reality, nothing changes.
(20:04) The reality: Men will fall back to old/traditional ways of things (even foul ones).
(21:18) The reality: (If you have children) Your children will follow your lead. Be aware of the imbalance.
(23:35) My message to the women who apply...
(23:51) Solution 1: Take control of your emotions.
(27:36) Solution 2: Establish your OWN visions and standards.
(28:00) Society's brainwash
(32:17) We all need to wake up, and hunt.
(36:46) Solution 3: Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
(44:39) Solution 4: Evaluate every 'channel' of influence.
(51:28) Solution 5: Set your relationship standards high.
(54:34) "Tickets to the game"
(55:10) The ability to move on, and forward.
(57:10) This isn't easy, but you GOTTA do this.
(58:50) Solution 6: Invest in yourself.
(1:01:37) Closing remarks for the females listening.
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Aug 29, 2019
It's surprising, how many grown adults act helpless, when we live in the most prosperous time in human history, and making money is as easy as it has ever been...
In this episode, I show you a mindset and approach that was inspired by two mormon teenagers who came to my home and knocked on my door.....and they weren't trying to recruit me to their religion. Take a listen.
Aug 28, 2019
I hear so many excuses: "he grew up with the..." "but I didn't have this..." "he's so much more talented though..." "you got in early..." "it wasn't that easy for me..."
To those with that mentality, Juelz Santana has some words for you, and I help break it down in more detail. I want to show you how to get it, and also that, there's equal opportunity out here in the jungle.
Song: "Wherever I Go"
Artist: Juelz Santana (featuring Jimmy Jones)
Album: From Me To U
Aug 27, 2019
You've been working your tail off.....but the coach is still not showing love. You're starting to think this may be a conspiracy. "What does he have against me? This dude isn't even better than me!"
What most do is spiral out of control, and prove to the coach that the decision made was right because of your meltdown.
What I train you to do in this live call is to approach it differently, and approach it with a mindset and strategy that will make the decision to put you in the lineup a NO BRAINER.
(1:22) Blood sweat and tears... and no results?
(2:00) Don't let this situation get the best of you...
(3:38) Intro to a special clip from one of my LIVE coaching calls
(4:58) "Why am I not getting playing time?"
(5:49) The right mindset: "I'm responsible for my results"
(6:14) The right mindset: Most coaches value results over anything else.
(7:06) The right mindset: Don't blame the politics.
(8:27) The right mindset: I'm a baller, but I can improve... and no one can outwork me.
(8:48) The right mindset: My attitude is most important.
(10:49) The right mindset: The game continues off the field.
(11:33) The right mindset: Make this a no-brainer.
(12:00) Strategy: Revise your training
(12:11) Strategy: Scout your coach profiles and determine an approach that won't make things worse
(13:38) Strategy: Confront your designated person in a diplomatic way
(13:53) Strategy: Approach training with a "death-ground mentality"
(15:37) This is YOUR GAME PLAN
(18:18) Prevention: Practice harder than anyone else
(18:39) Prevention: Take premium care of your body
(20:04) Prevention: Show aggression and a killer attitude in your performance
(20:22) Prevention: Build genuine and authentic relationships with teammates and coaches
(20:49) Prevention: Be positive. Be aggressive.
Aug 23, 2019
Every once in awhile, a track comes along that has "books and bars" written all over it... Big Sean's "Overtime" is one of those tracks.
Listen as I break down the most potent (no doubt) powerful bars from his new track, and why one bar in particular hits me so hard personally.
Song: "Overtime"
Artist: Big Sean
Album: Overtime - Single
Aug 22, 2019
One of the purest and most exclusive benefits of being a boss is having the ability to make moves, on your terms, when you want to....leverage.
If you don't have leverage, you have to work extra hard, with minimal room to move... That's why bosses like Nipsey and Ross speak on ownership and independence with such consistency and passion.
In this track, they both speak to what it means to be a true BOSS.
Song: "Rich N Lifestyle"
Artist: Rick Ross (featuring Nipsey Hussle & Teyana Taylor)
Album: The Port of Miami 2
Aug 21, 2019
You're working hard, getting results...but still not seeing the "recognition" you deserve.
In this episode, I use the lyrics of Nicki Minaj and Lil Durk to show you how to keep the "Goat" confidence when the accolades aren't coming....because believe me, they will.
Song: "Slide Around"
Artist: Chance the Rapper (featuring Nicki Minaj & Lil Durk)
Album: The Big Day
Aug 20, 2019
Your vision sounds nice....but the problem is that you're starting from the bottom. You are still in the "zoo", and your dreams are in its infancy stages.
The key to making your dream a reality is having a plan. And for you, that may have to be an "escape" plan.
You have to find a way to build your vision, while you're still in an environment that feels like is holding you back.
It's tough, and that's why A$AP Rocky sends a shoutout to all of the jungle's lions. Listen as I break down this bar.
Song: "Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"
Artist: A$AP Rocky (featuring Skepta)
Aug 16, 2019
We are getting closer and closer to the 4th quarter of 2019, and you're having to come closer and closer to the reality of your progress.
How much progress have you made this year?
How disciplined have you been towards your plan?
How aggressive have you been moving?
In this episode, I show you exactly what you need in order to turn all of your "dreamy" goals into an actual reality, and to gain control in a way that you never have.
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Aug 15, 2019
I love interviews. I love hip hop. I love understanding the mindset of the best.
In this highly entertaining podcast, you get the best of all worlds.
Rapper Noreaga gets drunk and high with some of hip hop's most powerful moguls and bosses, and they unleash a flurry of jewels in each interview. You are going to want to check this out.
Click HERE to go to the "Revolt TV" YouTube channel playlist of "Drink Champs".
Aug 14, 2019
When anyone asks me the question...."What's the most powerful book you've ever read?".. I always answer the same.
"The 50th Law" by Robert Greene & 50 Cent
This book changed the way that I think, and remains a powerful tool in my mental conditioning arsenal. In this episode, I break down a sequence that highlights the importance of mastery, and how to change your relationship with boredom.
Aug 13, 2019
There's a lot of "truth" you hear on social media that is entirely misunderstood and can get you into a lot of trouble. Mainly, frustrated results and ineffective action. So you need to know the reality, the truth. In this episode, I show you the myths you hear, why they are preventing you from growing at the rate you want and what the truth is instead.
(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!
(1:25) Are you on social media?
(2:00) Flashback story
(7:08) 3 recurring ideas on social media
(8:21) Myth #1- If you work hard, things will work out for you
(14:22) Myth #2- There’s a way to get what you want GUARANTEED
(21:23) Myth #3- You have to be positive and focus on what you want.
(26:37) Which one of these do you fall victim to?
(27:09) Ray Dalio, “Principles”
Aug 9, 2019
It's tough to make your dreams a reality while you work a" 9-5" whether your dream is to create a business or make it as a pro. I've been able to make both transitions and I want to share my experience and some words of advice if you want to make your dreams happen.
(1:40) Shoutout to Dusty
(1:50) Today’s episode topic
(4:18) Approach your craft or sport like a professional
(7:18) Protect your energy
(8:55) Protect your time
(10:03) Raise your standard
(11:13) Beliefs
(16:30) My mindset
(24:58) Begin to plot your escape
(26:36) No Days Off
(27:02) Wake up early
(27:57) Learn how to market yourself
(28:00) Top marketing books
(28:58) Learn to increase your value
(30:20) You don’t have a lot of time
(34:22) For the ladies
Aug 8, 2019

Having low energy and a lack of motivation towards your goals is not a good sign, and is certainly not a standard for high performers….So we must find a way to keep and maintain a solid and persistent feeling of motivation and excitement towards what we want. In this episode, I show you how I do that, and it's super simple. #UpOnGame

Aug 7, 2019

Your past is likely holding you back, and it's all in your head. You've got to wage war. This clip from Robert Greene's classic book "Mastery" illustrates the reason why. #BOOKSandbars

Aug 6, 2019
Today's episode is an exclusive interview with Alan Stein, Jr., an author and speaker who spent 15+ years as a performance coach working with the highest-performing basketball players on the planet such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James, just to name a few. He now teaches audiences how to utilize the same strategies in business, that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.
We go deep in this episode, as Alan uncovers the mistakes that ambitious athletes make that hinder their progress, and the crucial skill that business leaders can develop to take their teams and results to new levels.

(1:22) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast, Alan Stein!
(2:13) Alan's journey, starting with his love for basketball
(3:51) Alan reflects on his time as a young athlete, and the transition
into his career as a performance coach
(7:28) Two athletes who stood out from the rest.
(9:30) Expanding on Taishi Ito's leadership
(11:44) "Precision" and basketball
(15:11) "How do I put in the right amount of effort while training?
(20:54) Choosing to chase the impossible dream, or put it to rest.
(32:49) Setting an extreme vision, while maintaining the necessary self-awareness...
(34:11) The essence of great listening
(37:55) Getting external feedback to reveal your "blindspots"
(42:15) The #1 reason why leaders get held back in business.
(46:23) The leader's job is to find out how each team member responds best in a variety of circumstances.
(49:12) Niyi asks Alan about his Major Key Habits
(53:50) "Invincibility is a matter of defense" - Sun Tzu
(54:20) How to connect with Alan (resources listed below)
(56:25) Alan's Top 3 most impactful books
"Toughness" by Jay Bilas
"Exactly What To Say" by Phil Jones
"Leading with the Heart" by Coach K
(visit for a special 13 book PDF of Alan's top books)
(58:40) To apply for killer instinct, go to
Check out Alan's book, "Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best" (also available on Audible)
Website for Alan's book,
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Aug 2, 2019
Habits CAN be hard to create. But all of the impractical, vague advice we get about habits is usually to blame for that. So how do you actually create habits that stick and that last in any environment? Let me share my experience and advice.

(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast
(3:30) Habits
(5:59) The 10,000 hour rule
(8:15) Decide you really need to do this habit/get sold
(9:56) Examine your current reality
(11:34) Diagnose the cause of the bad habit
(12:45) Create a plan to replace a habit
(15:01) Visualize your habit going perfectly
(16:50) Craft with someone who’s practical    
(18:29) Review the results
(20:26) Acknowledge wins
(22:53) Focus more on building the new habit
(24:24) The "p" habit
(27:26) OREOS
(28:27) An excerpt from “The Way of the Superior Man” 
Aug 1, 2019

This new habit has absolutely changed my mornings, and I want to show you exactly what I started doing that has led to me being more alert, positive and motivated right when I wake up. #UpOnGame