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This week’s episode of The Master Your Craft Study is with Alan Stein Jr. Alan is a performance coach, consultant, speaker and author. Formerly, he was the performance coach at Dematha High School where he gained notoriety for his training programs with the basketball team. He spent 15 years working with some of the best talent on the planet, including several NBA all-stars. Now, Alan teaches us how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.

Alan talks about:

  • Parallels between being Elite in Sport and being Elite in Business
  • Respect and trust the process
  • Preparation
  • Steve Nash
  • The best players and coaches that he knows still have mentors
  • Frank Shamrock
  • The ‘plus, minus, equals system’
  • Difference between ‘fear’ and ‘being scared’
  • Disassociate the highs and lows from your success
  • GRIT
  • Why does Alan study comedians?
  • Alan’s website: www.alansteinjr.com

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About the Author Jakob Gollon

I have re-written this section countless times. This is the crisis of our generation, defining one's self in an 'about me' box knowing that 95% of our peers will log that as 'who we are' without ever speaking to us, because reading the long-version is just too cumbersome for our over-crowded, busy lives. // In short: I'm a polymath with a hyperactive mind, curious about and fascinated by the complexities of, basically, everything. I'm firmly committed to living a life of "areté"—omnipresent excellence, and my mottos are 'making the best of this life' (Mt. Botl), and "Do it now or forever wish you had". // I had a 'famed' basketball stint (captaining the 2014 Mercer team that upset Duke in NCAA Tourney + winning a Nat'l Title as a coach). I quit the sports industry all-together, cold turkey, soon after. I had an existential crisis with 'glory' and 'meaning' and other challenging thoughts revolving around how many hours (90+/week) I was spending trying to 'win games'. // Since 2017, I've been in pursuit of several entrepreneurial ideas and am educating myself on a few new areas of focus. The following is a condensed list of the countless curiosities and industries that I've explored, worked in, or studied the last 3 years (of which I will need to choose 1-3 of to focus on sooner than later). Writing, Podcasting, Teaching—Adjunct College Professor, Public Speaking + Workshops, Building & Construction, Sustainable Real Estate Development—Industrial + Urban Repurposing in particular, Negotiation, Marketing—Branding/design/communications, Woodwork, Gardening, Permaculture-based farming and homesteading, Psychology, Industrial Engineering—Process Improvement + UX consulting, Project Management, Renewable Energy, & Executive Coaching for (select) clients focusing on leadership, personal brand + career development, health habits, productivity, networking, and communication skills. Yes, all of it, and since I sleep minimally, and my mind races like an ostrich all day and night, I know a fair bit about each of those topics. I have an obsession with learning. I'm always looking to connect and have conversations with folks, so, hit me up. I hope my work brings you joy, value, a challenge, or a ripe perspective. Much love, Jakob

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