Sports Motivation Podcast

Take control of your sports career and start DOMINATING your competition. The "I'm Not You" Sports Domination Podcast is hosted by Former All American and NFL Running Back Olaniyi Sobomehin aka Niyi Sobo, and he walks you through the specific strategies, habits, and most important MINDSET that you need to take your game to the NEXT level. You'll learn how to master your emotions, how to set goals and crush them, and the mindset of the worlds best athletes so you can get the results you want. This show will feature interviews with NFL, NBA, MLB and Professional Soccer players so you can leverage their experience to reach your sports goals!
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Jun 2, 2020
Most people think "aha-moments" (or moments of clarity) are passive, coincidental, or random.
In this episode, I break down how to create these moments of clarity, how to stay clear-headed, and motivated (with a sense of urgency). It's up to you to follow through.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) When was the last time you had an "Aha-moment"?
(3:41) The meaning of an "Aha-moment"
(4:29) Think constantly about what you want
(6:22) Talk out loud about what you want
(9:26) Planning in detail, what you want
(10:32) Clip: Nipsey Hussle on plans, doubts and confidence
(12:17) Validation from others
(13:22) Validation from OG's
(15:09) Pay attention to the small wins along the way
(15:38) The VISION you want for your LIFE...
May 29, 2020
There isn't a person breathing who doesn't care about others' opinions. Everyone deeply craves to be accepted. You and I struggle to find the balance between having people like you, and accomplishing the results.
This episode is all about how to master that fear of criticism that is so innate to who we are... and how to begin to channel it towards growth, motivation and inspiration.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) This episode is for you if...
(2:24) Michael Jordan's "The Last Dance" ESPN documentary
(3:21) MJ clip: "If you don't wanna play that way... don't play that way"
(5:50) Reflecting on a past episode: "For the women: How to become fearless, fierce, and confident"
(9:05) Preparation: Understand and embrace your fear
(11:46) Preparation: Take inventory of your desire
(14:36) Preparation: Make the firm decision to be great
(15:41) Step 1: Understand what it takes to master your craft.
(18:03) Step 2: RUTHLESS accountability systems.
(27:33) Step 3: Establish a relentless focus on your audience.
(29:44) Kanye clip: "It's about motivating the do-ers"
(31:07) So now, what's the next move?
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Listen to the "For the women: How to become fearless, fierce, and confident" episode (Aug 30, 2019)
May 26, 2020
We are all faced with hard decisions... what should we do? How should we choose? What must be sacrificed? These decisions ultimately lead to our results, so making the "wrong" decision must be avoided. But HOW? In this episode, I break down the criteria you should use for making tough decisions.
May 22, 2020
Sean Fagan is Professional Muay Thai Fighter and champion, and also an Entrepreneur, Podcaster and founder of Muay Thai Guy.
In this episodes, he breaks down his simple and profound philosophy on fear, growth and the championship fighter's mentality.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) Welcome Sean Fagan!
(2:08) Reflecting on Sean's journey, starting back from high school
(8:20) How Sean used fear as a signal // A deeper dive into his mindset
(10:18) The Poker-hand metaphor
(12:11) Balancing athletics with entrepreneurship
(15:52) Using external pressure as fuel to give it your all
(18:08) Sean's keys: Clarity, Environment, and Time Mastery
(22:11) Morning mastery and verbal therapy
(27:00) Mental vs. Physical
(34:31) "Failure is a conscious decision"
(37:08) Staying aligned with your spouse
(40:00) Sean's two learning philosophies
(43:29) How to connect with Sean
(44:48) A Muay Thai story: The missing mouthguard
(46:13) Books mentioned in this episode
(48:15) Sean's next plans
Visit Sean's website:
Follow Sean on Instagram: @themuaythaiguy
Books mentioned:
"4 Hour Workweek" by Tim Ferriss
"A Fighter's Heart" & "The Fighter's Mind" by Sam Sheridan
"Ikigai" by Héctor García & Francesc Miralles
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May 21, 2020
Under pressure, most people wish it were different. Some stay calm. And then there are the Killas....they find a way to be more reckless, more aggressive and even more dominant under the pressure.
This is not a gift. It is a choice. In "Hagakure" this mindset is brilliantly stated. and in this episode I break down this mindset from the classic book. #BARS
May 20, 2020
Most "leaders" spend lots of time complaining about their staff, teammates, instead of pointing those same strict standards on themselves.
In Dan Kennedy's book "No B.S. Ruthless Management of people and profits", he gives leaders a heavy dose of reality. #BARS
May 19, 2020
Sam Demma is an alumni of the Top 35 under 35 global change-maker award, the founder of the high performing student, and a 20-year-old keynote speaker. He has delivered two TEDx Talks, and He is the youngest member of CAPS – Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
In this interview, he shares his powerful story that includes a tragic ending to his promising soccer career, dropping out of university to pursue his new dream, to speaking on stage in front of thousands and releasing his brand new "High Performing Student" course.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) Welcome Sam!
(3:23) Sam's incredible journey
(10:58) Ownership: Sam's foundation of hard work-ethic
(13:18) Small, consistent actions // Painful emotions: Impatience, uncertainty & imposter syndrome
(18:21) Knocking the "Imposter Syndrome"
(22:22) Sam's athlete background: How to upgrade your mindset
(24:26) How to raise your standards
(27:58) Advice for those who are afraid of pressure
(29:58) How to move on from major setbacks
(33:46) Sam's tactical tips: Early exercise, weekly set-up, and accountability
(37:37) Dealing with resistance from close friends and family
(44:21) How to navigate through, and lean into, FEAR
(47:58) Sam's "High Performing Student" course
(52:52) Sam's top books
(53:45) How to connect with Sam
Visit Sam's website:
Check out Sam's online course:
Follow Sam on Instagram: @sam_demma
Connect with Sam on LinkedIn
Sam's Top 3 Books:
"Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
"How to Win Friends and Influence People" Dale Carnegie
"The Way of the Superior Man" by David Deida
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May 15, 2020
I notice there are a lot of so-called "Lions" in the jungle, who look more like helpless deer about to get snatched up out here in the jungle....
If that's you, today is for you. No more being weak and helpless. Now is the time to take back control and be the Killa that you are.
Listen to this episode to get your mind right, and share it with someone who needs it.
May 14, 2020
Today I introduce you to a rising star, both in his sport and on the microphone. Ivory Frimpong is a collegiate athlete, aspiring pro football player as well as host of his own podcast and leader of a new movement. The movement is called "Think Gold", and it's all about inspiring and teaching this young generation of ambitious youth to value mindset and be leaders.
I had the privilege of being on his show, and this is part 2 of the interview. Search for Ivory's "Think Gold" podcast to check out part 1, and don't forget to subscribe to his podcast.
May 13, 2020
In any industry, sport, or business, there are always invisible standards, rules and values. And what's true is that very often these values are not the same as your own.
What we usually see is people who make it to a level of success, yet end up sacrificing what they really want and who they really are. They allow themselves to be a victim of their environment.
Jay Electronica is not one of those people, and he explains how and why, on his new album "A Written Testimony". #Bars
May 12, 2020
In this episode, I share with you an exclusive live masterclass I hosted on Zoom (on April 28th), detailing my philosophy on mental toughness, and how to practically build more of it. This is especially crucial at a time like this (dealing with Coronavirus, COVID-19), when it is most needed.
It's a long episode, but stick with it... and if you are interested in joining me on the next live masterclass, go to to secure your spot.
If you think you're ready for the Killer Instinct program, go to and sign up.
May 8, 2020
You're a leader, but its hard to get those who you serve to really buy-in and get down with the plan. It can be frustrating, but in this episode I break down some keys that I have learned as a leader, that you can apply to your teams, organizations, and family. 
Time Stamps:
(1:56) When I learn, I teach
(3:24) Cliches are low-key true...
(4:32) Madden: Me vs. My Son
(5:58) Detach your SELF from EMOTION
(7:49) Diagnosis of feelings
(8:56) "Organisms"
(12:23) Don't let emotions overrule your judgment
May 7, 2020
In this episode, I share the very framework of the meeting that my wife and I have every week. It serves the purpose of clarifying our goals and objectives, unifying our energy, and enlisting the support of one another.
Begin implementing this framework asap if you want to align with your spouse on an entirely different level, and take your relationship to new heights. #UpOnGame
May 6, 2020
As hungry and motivated as you think you are, those around you can be uninspiring, lazy and not willing to attack. This is most likely frustrating to you - it will, and can, cause you to spend too much time complaining and whining about how nobody is as hungry as you.
In Dave East's new song 'Handsome", he explains a different philosophy. The mindset of going out to get it, by yourself, regardless of who's with you. Take a listen. #BARS
May 5, 2020
Waking up early sounds simple enough, but for anyone who has tried to make a habit of getting up when it's dark outside, it's much easier said than done.
In this episode, I break down the mindset and philosophy behind the early riser, as well as the practical approach to developing a habit that really sticks.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) What today’s episode is all about
(3:35) Misconceptions about early risers
(6:00) Step 1: Your morning “equation”
(7:18) Your enemy = mental softness
(8:33) Physical and mental factors that will affect your sleep
(11:32) Check your sources
(15:59) Consider what your goal is
(16:35) Valuing sleep, more than other things that are just as important
(18:30) KEY: Decide that you MUST get up early
(20:05) KEY: Through failures, keep holding the standard
(22:09) KEY: Once it’s a habit, double down
(23:06) Practical tips to help you get up early
(26:16) Remember your reasons for getting up early.

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May 1, 2020
Emotions are everything. They can propel you to new heights, infuse you with new energy, or... they can derail, and sabotage you.
It's up to you to learn how to master them, and today, I give you a powerful training on how to do that.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) This is a time of uncertainty
(3:03) What today’s episode is all about
(4:40) Your goal is to understand ourselves, and be able to develop “emotional flow”
(7:17) Boxing analogy
(13:13) Gametime techniques: Deep diaphragm breathing
(16:21) Gametime techniques: Asking yourself the important questions
(19:22) Gametime techniques: Take a break
(20:53) Gametime techniques: Call a friend
(21:45) Gametime techniques: Ego boost
(24:46) Training techniques: Set up time for consistent talks with your friend
(26:10) Training techniques: Diagnose and track your emotions
(27:59) Training techniques: Quick-journaling, for emotional separation
(30:47) Critical mistakes: Ignoring your emotions.
(32:54) Critical mistakes: Overindulging in your emotions.
(33:52) Critical mistakes: The one-way ticket, away from the emotional trigger
(36:25) Know that this is a part of who you are..


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Apr 30, 2020
In this episode, Drake explains his very own jungle mentality, and how self-reliance and ownership is the key.
The track is called "Toosie Slide"
Apr 29, 2020
In this episode I break down a simple, yet profound lyric, from Bay Area's own: Larry June.
The track is called "Matcha wit Harry"
Apr 28, 2020
Now more than ever, the power and practical purpose of mental toughness is being brought to light... Those who have it, are powering through. Those who don't, are struggling more than they want to.
If mental toughness is so important, how do you build it? And even further... how do you build it at a time when there is so much uncertainty?
Tonight, April 28th at 4pm PST, I will be hosting a live masterclass on Mental Toughness. It will be 100% free, open to any and all, and I will be teaching you the philosophy, strategy and tactical approach to building mental toughness.
Register now by going to
See you tonight!
Apr 24, 2020
We all need motivation. This Jungle Motivation is dedicated to Rachel L., from Maine!
Everyday we motivated.
Apr 23, 2020
We all need motivation. This Jungle Motivation is dedicated to Grace M., from Brooklyn, NY!
Everyday we motivated.
Apr 22, 2020
We all need motivation. This Jungle Motivation is dedicated to Courtney M., from Alabama!
Everyday we motivated.
Apr 21, 2020
We all need motivation. This Jungle Motivation episode is dedicated to Tommy H., from Los Angeles, CA!
Everyday we motivated.
Apr 17, 2020
Success won't always do for you what you thought it would. Sometimes you will win, yet you'll feel more lost, depressed, and uncertain. How do you handle these emotions? What does this mean? How can we get ourselves to feel good, no matter the wins or losses? Listen into today's episode, where I break this down in a special feature from a Killer Instinct Q+A call.
Apr 14, 2020
You've boldly taken on so're a leader, responsible for results, and a true lion in the jungle. You’ve given up the security so many crave so that you can be truly free...the problem is that right now, you are overwhelmed with the amount of things that are simply outside of your control. People, circumstances, makes you feel hopeless and helpless, and these feelings are leading you to turn to vices, procrastinate, and even shirk your responsibilities.
Your challenge is giving up the childish need to control the wrong things, and instead focus on complete self mastery... the ultimate high and feeling of control that is elusive to so many. You must take real control, and condition these feelings until every cell of your body stands at attention to you... your body is a slave to your mind, and your mind becomes the fearless captain.
(0:00) Welcome to the G-Code
(0:55) Introduction to "Control"
(2:03) Hypnosis Track
(6:45) "Control" Affirmation Track
(13:18) Killer Instinct
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