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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Sep 25, 2019
In this episode, I break down some powerful #BARS from female emcee Rapsody.
Song: "Cleo"
Artist: Rapsody
Album: Eve
Sep 24, 2019
You grew up a certain way.....a part of a certain religion. Your family and friends are clear with what they believe in...the only problem is that you don't believe in the same things. At least not anymore. You are trying to recreate yourself. And in the midst of you trying to do this, you feel as uncertain, scared and hesitant as ever.
How do you become confident in what you believe in?
How do you handle the reality that some family members will no longer want anything to do with you?
In this episode I break down these harsh realities, and how to deal with them to be as confident as ever in your new identity.

Time Stamps:
(1:22) "Principles"
(2:49) Emotions
(3:35) The inspiration for today's episode!
(8:00) Independence... get outta the house.
(10:43) Make a conscious decision about who/what you want to be in life.
(11:19) Question the reality of your past.
(13:50) Time for action: Get a therapist/counselor.
(16:47) Study the history of your religion.
(18:45) Start clarifying your new philosophies.
(21:32) Redefine your standards in your relationships.
(23:14) Communicate those standards to your people.
(24:06) Observe.
(25:13) Invest in a "new family".
(27:15) LIVE IT.
(28:01) Modify and update as you go.
Sep 20, 2019
Sometimes when you become a part of a new team, you get off to a bad start. You don't know the plays. You make costly mistakes. And then your teammates begin to gossip, and put you in "that" category.
If you're not careful, you will take on this identity and become the very player that you don't want to be. In this episode, I show you how to create a new identity, in spite of your mistakes and shortcomings.

Time Stamps:

(1:22) This episode is dedicated to you, if...
(3:34) I was boxed in, as an athlete
(9:10) I was boxed in, as a firefighter
(11:13) How to break out of the box(es) in your life...
(13:44) Step 1: Keep it 100 with your reality.
(14:51) Step 2: Give yourself perspective.
(16:18) Step 3: Decide what your real identity is.
(17:51) Step 4: Take control of your controllables!
(19:48) Step 4.5: Get in the best physical shape, humanely possible.
(21:35) Step 5: Pre/Post PRACTICE.
(23:00) Step 6: Evaluate yourself often.
(25:20) Step 7: Don't be surprised when your time comes.
Sep 19, 2019

Do you plan your week? In this episode, I show you how to execute this habit in the type of way that will lead to more fun, more efficient work, and a head start to the next week. It's a game changer. #UpOnGame

Sep 18, 2019
Of all the people you hang around each day, how many are actually chasing their goals and dreams, and creating the life they want?
If you have to think too hard, you're doing something wrong. It needs to be a standard to be surrounded with people who are all committed to greatness. Listen to the Dreamville crew tell it on this track.
Song: "Down Bad" (ft. Young Nudy)
Artist: Dreamville (J. Cole, JID, Bas & Earthgang)
Album: Revenge of the Dreamers III
Sep 17, 2019

If you want to stand out and achieve at a high level, you have to be a PROFESSIONAL. That means working harder, being more skilled, and having a higher degree of awareness. But how do you do that and what other elements must be mastered to be ELITE? In this episode, I break it down.

Time Stamps:
(1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast
(2:21) PhD in Peak Performance
(4:30) 7 elements of Peak Performance
(4:55) Create crystal clear vision
(5:37) Know who you are
(6:19) Master the art of setting goals
(6:53) Systems for managing your time and day
(7:41) Gametime Confidence
(9:00) Build Daily Confidence
(11:30) Killer Instinct System
Sep 13, 2019

We are taught that pain is bad, and our trauma "shouldn't have happened". What if I told you that your trauma and pain can actually be the things that make you come alive? What if I told you that you can and should be motivated and locked in EVERY DAY? This can only happen if you stop repressing and denying your pain, and instead incorporate it into your mission. In this episode I show you how.

Time Stamps:
(1:22) What's your trauma?
(4:31) Examples of the greats...
(5:32) You have to generate the right energy to overcome your pain
(6:55) You and your DORMANT ENERGY
(7:42) Use PERSPECTIVE; stop referring to your pain/traumas as "bad"
(9:49) ACCEPT your pain, and channel it
(10:56) A father story, Pt. 1: School-life was rough... but I learned a lot.
(15:59) A father story, Pt. 2: What happened post-NFL, and a very important Fourth of July family moment.
(19:19) A father story, Pt. 3: My reality check, after retiring the desire to please my father.
(22:42) My purpose is to teach people how to take control.
(27:32) Here are my steps for you
(28:03) Step 1: IDENTIFY what the PAIN is.
(30:07) Step 2: Be AWARE of your INSECURITIES.
(31:13) Step 3: Turn these INSECURITIES INTO ANGER.
(34:21) Step 4: Find a TARGET for your anger.
(36:40) Step 5: Find a VEHICLE to express this anger into ACTION.
(40:37) Step 6: REINFORCE the anger OFTEN and when NECESSARY.
(41:50) Questions for you to reflect on after listening...
Sep 12, 2019
When it comes to wealth creation, there are so many ways to do it.....but where do you start?
Let's say you know you want to invest in real estate...but still, how do you know who to trust, who to listen to, and which plan to follow?
In this episode I share with you a set of resources, and more importantly, an expert you can trust. Shane Melanson is an author, consultant and has helped hundreds of high net worth individuals expand their wealth using real estate. He's also a great friend of mine, and I spent over a year working with Shane as a 1-on-1 client. If you want to learn more about how to build your wealth using real estate, with Shane is where you start.
Follow Shane by going to his website here:
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Sep 11, 2019

Finally, a book from one of the most influential, successful and revolutionary moguls in Hip Hop History. Filled with practical gems and one that every entrepreneur must read. I break down 2 excerpts from this book and explain the power behind them. #BooksandBars

Sep 10, 2019
The dreaded "imposter syndrome" decide what you want to accomplish, only to be plagued with feelings of unworthiness, doubt and indecision.
"Am I even good enough?"
"Maybe I could just wait to do this. I need more experience."
"There's too much competition."
If you give in to the voice, you'll remain stuck, stranded, and completely average.
You must learn how to overcome this tendency, and in this episode I detail exactly how to do that.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) Are you this person?
(2:19) We like "labeling" things...
(5:04) What "The Imposter Syndrome" does to the weak
(6:32) Reality: We're animals first
(7:30) Reality: Change is initially scary to us
(9:34) Reality: Don't be a victim.
(10:55) The Alpha response: Understand your animal nature.
(13:13) What a true killa thinks, when they feel the imposter syndrome on the road to success...
(13:21) Killa's mindset: "I'm not good enough yet, and that's alright."
(15:13) Killa's mindset: "I do not need to be perfect, to get into the game"
(15:27) Killa's mindset: "The pressure of not wanting to fail, is beneficial to me"
(16:52) Killa's mindset: "Failure is where the gains come."
(17:12) Killa's mindset: "I trust myself to rise to the occasion."
(18:03) Killa's mindset: "This is my destiny."
(18:34) Action plan: Decide on the vision
(19:12) Action plan: Objectively create a plan
(19:26) Action plan: Identify the most pressing next steps
(19:46) Action plan: Plan your week based on your moves.
(20:07) Action plan: Wake up every morning, and prepare to hunt.
(20:19) Action plan: Go out and execute regardless of how you feel.
(20:35) After your action plan, review and repeat.
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Sep 6, 2019
You and I are plagued with the same matter how hard we work, how much we accomplish, there is still a nagging feeling of "I gotta do more".
This is not necessarily a bad thing, but when it causes you to be so hard on yourself that you don't give yourself encouragement, props, and kudos, it begins to eat away at your confidence.
You need to learn how to give yourself the right amount of praise without negatively impacting your hunger and drive. In this episode, I break down why.
Time Stamps:
(1:22) Are you this type of person? Do you have this mindset?
(6:28) New mindset: "I am a BEAST"
(7:04) New mindset: "I love results"
(7:21) New mindset: "My hunger always remains"
(7:46) New mindset: "I'll never fully satisfied off a win"
(8:12) New mindset: "Comfort should come from knowing I am a killa"
(8:42) New mindset: "Failure is an illusion"
(9:14) New mindset: "When I fail to hit a result, I am still worthy"
(9:35) New mindset: "The more I hunt, the more I kill"
(10:10) New mindset: "The bigger targets I set, the bigger results I get"
(10:39) Your game plan: Establish your standards.
(11:42) Your game plan: Identify your ideal hunting state of mind.
(12:22) Your game plan: Talk to yourself the way you need to be talked to.
(12:51) Your game plan: Nightly, keep inventory of wins, losses, and lessons.
(13:56) Your game plan: Find a coach to challenge you and reinforce you to make the night actions.
(15:28) Your game plan: Accept compliments, then wash and rinse.
(16:07) Your game plan: Habitually ignore the infected compliments.
(16:35) Your game plan: Spend time around absolute beasts.
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Sep 5, 2019
One of the easiest ways to increase your discipline is by tracking everything that matters. I used to be pretty old school- from printing, to all types of charts, and quickly I realized how overwhelming that can be...
That's why in this episode I am introducing you to an app that has absolutely changed the game for me in terms of tracking, and increasing my discipline levels. Search for the "Strides" app (and you'll see a blue logo with white lines).
Sep 4, 2019
In this episode, I break down one of the best intros I've ever heard on a hip hop album. This is a clip from Jeezy's new album "TM104: Legend of the Snowman"...
Most people respond to trauma and unfortunate events with a child's mentality, and grieve for too long. Jeezy shows us how to turn pain into powerful action, and instead of being debilitated by the traumata, you become MOTIVATED.
Song: "the enTRAPreneur"
Artist: Jeezy (featuring Gary Vaynerchuk)
Album: TM104: The Legend of the Snowman
Sep 3, 2019
When you decide to be the best in the world at what you do, you automatically shrink your circle. It becomes difficult to find people who relate to you, who encourage you, who challenge you to be better.
In this special edition episode, I send a special shout out to all my "Killas", including Killer Instinct Alumni and important people in my life who have been there for me.
I wanted to say thank you...I love you....and I see you. Keep huntin'. Don't stop.
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.
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