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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Mar 27, 2018

Just because you can ball on the field or court, doesn't mean you'll be able to take those skills and apply them in the classroom. Just like anything else, there is a strategy and mindset that is required to kill it in the classroom and get the grades you need. In my experience, when I wanted to, I was able to crush it in the classroom. In this episode, I break down specifically how I did it.


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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast

(2:01) Shoutout to Dante!

(4:20) My academic history

(7:10) Principle #1: I wanted to

(7:50) Principle #2: Get the syllabus and reverse engineer it

(9:09) Principle #3: Dedicate time for studying

(9:49) Principle #4: GO TO CLASS EVERYDAY!

(10:42) Principle #5: Meet with your teachers every week

(11:31) Principle #6: Tell your teachers and professors your goals

(12:52) Principle #7: Sit in front of the class

(14:37) Principle #8: Be creative and smart when you study

(15:39) Principle #9: Rid yourself of excuses that you can’t learn something 

(16:48) Principle #10: Focus on results

(17:44) Principle #11: Be systematic in your approach to live

(18:31) Principle #12: Refuse to sacrifice any quality in your efforts

(25:39) Cal Newport, “How to Become a Straight-A Student


Mar 23, 2018

In this interview, I dig into the mindset, experience, and techniques of a certified OG in the sports psychology game. Dr. Jack Llewellyn has spent over 45 years working with pro and elite basketball, baseball, and football players and helping them overcome negative thought patterns, anxiety, and poor performance to ultimately become their best. He breaks down his incredible journey and gives real life, reality-based advice that you can start implementing immediately. You will want to listen to this.


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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!

(2:10) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast Dr. Jack!

(8:00) Jack’s work with John Smoltz

(12:14) Universal patterns of struggle

(17:40) Working with athletes and visualization

(20:20) Watching the mistakes

(23:18) Positive and Negative Reinforcement

(30:26) Approaching high standards, SMART Goals, and Reengineering the Goal

(39:19) Medication and Mental Struggles

(44:11) Parents

(50:31) Sport may be the only vehicle left for children to interact and learn life skills

(51:58) Dr. Jack’s habits and life advice

(55:16) Where you can find Dr. Jack


Where to Find Dr. Jack and his books:


Coming in First: Twelve Keys to Being a Winner Every Day

Winning Sure Beats Losing and Here's What You Can Do About It

Commonsense Leadership: No-Nonsense Rules for Improving Your Mental Game and Increasing Your Team's Performance

Dr. Jack's Website

Dr. Jack's Podcast: You Don't Know Jack: The Mental Game Behind Performance

Mar 21, 2018

How do you lead those that you love without making them resent you or make their situation worse? John Heider breaks down how and I share my experience and take. Take a listen.

Mar 20, 2018

Everyone talks about how much time they don't have and how busy they are. In this episode, I share with you some very practical and hard-hitting tips that will supercharge your energy and productivity and serve to make you into someone who gets it done. The right things done. Take a listen.


(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!

(2:43) to have your questions answered!

(5:53) 7 practical steps to improving your time management

(6:30) #1: Focus on replacing instead of eliminating

(7:03) Charles Duhigg, “The Power of Habit

(9:05) #2: Focus on and maximize your transition periods

(10:30) #3: Set up your checklists for your transitions 

(15:00) #4: Prepare in bulk beforehand

(17:33) #5: Identify your intentions before you work/train

(19:50) #6: Be pessimistic 

(21:26) #7: Bulletproof your environment consistently


Mar 18, 2018

This is the last episode in the special Books and Bars series with Nipsey Hussle's new album Victory Lap, and it makes sense that we do it real big. In this track, he has the best bar on the whole album. I explain what it means and why it's so relevant to you as you march towards your goals. Hope you enjoyed the series!

Mar 17, 2018

Some people tell you to celebrate wins. Then there's a certain brand of high performer that refuses to gas themselves up and doesn't celebrate until the race is over. Nipsey is one of those. Which one are you? Take a listen to clarify whether or not you agree with Nipsey.

Mar 16, 2018

This may be one of the best verses on the whole album and his aggressive attitude towards success shines through. Listen as I break down the lyrics and give my take.

Mar 15, 2018

In the next episode of this 7 day series, Nipsey Hussle and Kendrick Lamar break down the reality of what it takes to eventually win, while others give up and complain. Take a listen.

Mar 14, 2018

In this track, Nipsey explains his winning philosophy even deeper. Check out day 3 of Books and Bars.

Mar 13, 2018

This track has enough gangsta in it to last you at least a month, and it shows how Nipsey embodies the I'm Not You Philosophy. Take a listen.

Mar 12, 2018

Over the next 7 days, I am breaking down 7 songs from the new (and epic) debut album from Nipsey Hussle, and highlighting the soulful and wise bars he spits throughout. You are going to enjoy this, take a listen to the first episode now.

Mar 9, 2018

The difficulty and uncertainty you face as a young entrepreneur is a little different from that of an athlete, and if entrepreneurs want to succeed, they have to know what these differences are and how to handle them.I have learned many of these lessons the hard way, and want to share this valuable advice with you so you can dominate in business. Take a listen.


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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!
(2:45) To the All-In Entrepreneur

(4:24) #1- Bagging on yourself in public

(5:23) Shoutout to Jiggy! 

(6:10) #2: Afraid of making excuses

(7:50) #3: Beating yourself up when you aren’t where you want to be

(8:42) #4: Relying on someone to tell you to do the right thing

(9:09) #5: Being a slave to your schedule

(9:50) Actions to resolving these issues

(9:51) Own our weaknesses with no false humility

(10:40) Look objectivity at problems without emotion

(11:39) Allow your reality to give you pain

(12:53) Take in knowledge at a fast rate

(15:10) Plan your tail off


Mar 7, 2018

Hal Elrod breaks down the keys to waking up early without hitting snooze. Super practical and very simple to implement. No excuses, take a listen.

Mar 6, 2018

There are certain obstacles and roadblocks that college athletes face that are unique to them, that they must be able to face and overcome them. In this episode, I break down my advice to the college athletes who want to go pro but don't have what they need to do that.


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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast and the Reality Check Series!

(2:14) To the College Athlete

(3:03) The previous episode was for the young, hungry athlete,

(4:44) Realities of the college athlete

(6:51) My college days

(10:06) The party scene is very overrated

(10:22) Reality: Academics is a vehicle

(14:44) Taper yourself off of dependences as fast as possible 

(19:07) Reality: Time spent on your sport will hurt your relationships

(20:25) READ!

(21:12) Know your strategy

(23:34) Use advice wisely

(25:53) Develop courage


(27:37) Please leave a review if you’re digging the content


Mar 2, 2018

This is my advice to the young teenage athlete who is overly ambitious, obsessed and willing to do whatever it takes to be great. Take a listen.


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(1:21) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!

(2:00) Listen to the Leadership Series if you haven’t

(3:12) My history leading up to now

(5:45) Today is for the young ambitious athlete

(7:48) Reality: You are delusional to how all in you have to be

(8:26) Reality: Pleasing your friends, family, and coaches

(9:26) Reality: Habits of dependency

(9:57) Reality: Need for validation

(10:17) My advice to you

(10:58) #1- Decide if your purpose is legit

(14:36) #2- Learn to deal with pain well

(16:55) #3- Decide what’s most important to you

(19:25) #4- Settle the conflict with your athletes

(22:13) #5- Get your money right

(24:36) #6- Build your infrastructure for the long-term

(25:38) #7- Decide you will always refuse other’s opinions on how good you’re doing

(29:33) My offer to the young ambitious athlete or parent or coach of one              

(32:34) If this is for you, go to  

(33:46) Anyone 21 and up, go to

Feb 28, 2018

Best selling author Robert Greene, in his book 33 strategies of war, breaks down why having a sense of urgency is a major key to success. I give you my take in this episode, give it a listen.

Feb 27, 2018

Not having enough money, struggling financially, and inability to deal with financial pressure is what's holding a lot of athletes and entrepreneurs back from moving aggressively and actually creating the wealth they want. I was no different. Let me show you what I have learned about the art and science of creating wealth for yourself.

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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!

(1:31) My history with money

(4:47) My practical approach to money

(5:13) #1: Give yourself a thorough reality check

(5:45) #2: Spent time getting clarity on your thoughts and beliefs on money

(8:52) #3: Have a system for managing your money

(9:26) #4: Start giving money away

(12:37) #5: Pay off your consumer debt and create a plan 

(14:55) #6: Embrace Pressure

(16:43) #7: Practice gratitude daily for what you have

(20:52) The Money Playbook

(21:12) My offer to you the listener

(22:14) Email me at and tell me why you need to be apart of this course

(23:06) Books on money- Science of Getting Rich, Financial Freedom in less than 8 minutes a day, and Richest Man in Babylon



Feb 23, 2018

Your job as a leader is to establish a feeling of control, and give that feeling to others. To empower. In order to do that, you must have clarity. In this episode, I show you how.


Time Stamps:


(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!

(4:16) Clarity

(6:07) #1: Having clarity on what your GOALS are

(6:54) #2: Have clarity on WHY you are doing what you’re doing

(7:37) #3: Have clarity on your STRATEGY   

(8:32) #4: Have clarity on your OBSTACLES

(9:10) #5: Have routines and rituals that GROUND you

(9:34) Tim Grover, “Relentless”

(10:22) Tell your team what the goals and outcomes are

(10:48) Tell your team what the outcomes look like 

(11:41) Step 1 on creating clarity: Have a daily meeting with your significant other

(11:54) The 4 items of this meeting

(12:35) Meeting with your team

(14:25) Now, Implement


Feb 21, 2018

How big is your circle? Young MA breaks down why your circle needs to be tight. Take a listen.

Feb 20, 2018

Leaders don't run from pressure, they create more of it. If you have the habit of complaining about "difficulties" you may not be cut out for this life. It's not too late though, in this episode I show you how.


Time Stamps:


(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!

(2:08) Please go listen to Parts 1 and 2 if you haven’t

(2:32) Shoutout to Brianna

(5:52) Pressure

(9:23) The practical lesson from history on Pain

(9:37) Robert Greene, “33 Strategies of War” pg. 47

(14:40) #1- Decide what you want from life and who you want to be

(15:19) #2- Decide how you need to behave in order to become who you want to become

(15:40) #3- Write out a schedule 

(17:02) Feel the pain and then re-up the next day 

(17:45) Notice the upgrades and improvements

(19:09) Refuse to let others let you feel like it’s okay to be average

(20:23) Announce your goals publicly

(20:45) My Instagram death ground (follow me @niyisobo)

(21:49) Create extreme mentors and listen to them/watch their videos/hang their pictures on your wall

(23:18) Put more pressure on yourself

Feb 16, 2018

In part 2 of the fearless leader series, I get more raw and real. Some of you are so afraid of conflict that you won't have a convo with your wife, won't talk to a friend, and won't ask for what you want. If that's you, listen to this episode and I'll show you how to break free from that.


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(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast

(1:30) Continuing the Fearless Leadership Series

(2:38) Shoutout to Tahlia, Theresa, and Cynthia for your emails

(3:07) Tahlia’s Email

(3:56) I feel like a general in an army

(6:13) Send me your thoughts or topic suggestions at

(7:47) I have to take my honesty and rawness to the next level

(11:30) You have to be a leader

(13:09) What’s preventing you from leading?

(17:04) How to know if you are scared

(17:07) Something is not right or there’s something you want and then tell yourself reasons for not speaking up

(21:05) #1: Identify the situation in front of you that needs to be addressed

(21:22) #2: Create a strategy immediately to deal with the situation based on logic and reason    

(22:48) #3: Go do it! Execute!

(24:38) #4: Evaluate

(26:35) Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

(27:05) Your new G-Code


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Feb 14, 2018

The legend Dean Smith breaks down how he gets his players to be supremely confident on gameday. It's simple, yet profound.

Feb 13, 2018

A lot of people calling themselves leaders, and I scratch my head...Because they don't understand the basic fundamentals of what it really means to LEAD. This is part 1 of the Fearless Leader series, where I will be pointing out to you, in real words, exactly what I have found to be the keys to leadership, and the pitfalls to avoid.


Time Stamps:


(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!

(1:45) The Leadership series

(3:23) What is a leader?

(4:40) If you don’t take full responsibility, you are not a leader

(6:30) What you can control

Feb 9, 2018

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.


Time Stamps:


(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast!

(1:25) You are on social media right?

(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

Feb 7, 2018

The idea of balance is a myth and an illusion, and guys like Grant Cardone get it. The question is, what lie have you been telling yourself that has prevented you from aiming for greatness in EVERY category of your life? Listen to this episode where I break down Cardone's philosophy and why it makes so much sense.

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