In Episode #162 Ari interviews Jeff Spencer of The Champion’s Blueprint. During the episode, Ari and Jeff discuss the secrets to success in all aspects of life and highlight the unheralded importance of a good cornerman.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
11:39 – Introduction of Dr. Jeff Spencer of The Champion’s Blueprint
13:27 – The less assuming tend to win in life
14:49 – In life or in sports, everyone needs a body that can perform
15:42 – Everyone needs a cornerman
16:37 – There are 9 areas of life
16:55 – The person with the most technical skill is not the champion—the champ is the person who’s ready for the 3-5 pivotal moments
18:26 – Identify the real obstacles standing in your way
19:14 – The punch you need to fear is the one you never see coming
20:29 – History does not lie—it’s an amazing reference point and predictor of the future
20:44 – Most people fail to prepare
21:49 – How a cornerman is different from a coach
23:00 – One good cornerman is better than 10 coaches
25:40 – Jeff’s original cornerman
27:13 – “My mentors saved my life”
27:28 – “You can’t win alone, it’s impossible”
30:00 – Sports are a great metaphor for life
31:20 – Success has less to do with the small details and more to do with having all the elements in the equation moving harmoniously
32:13 – Jeff’s Top 3 Tips to be More Effective
32:24 – Will and talent cannot save you
33:11 – Find a cornerman and hold on to him
33:42 – No one wins alone
34:28 — www.DrJeffSpencer.com
7 Key Points:
Having a high-performance body is not just important for athletes, it’s important for everyone.
Everyone needs a cornerman.
Don’t go it alone—in life, business, sports, anywhere.
Always prepare for the 3-5 pivotal moments that determine success.
Know thy history, love thy history.
Understand that sports are a wonderful metaphor for life.
If you want to be successful, building a blueprint isn’t just a good idea, it’s a necessity.
The Human Charger – A device designed to help people defeat the adverse effects of jet-lag (promotion code: LESS10HC)
Pycnogenol – French maritime pine bark extract…one of the richest sources of antioxidants
Movement and Circadian Rhythms – An NYT Blog discussing the role movement plays on circadian rhythms
WordZen – Gmail plug-in that allows for more effective emailing
Front App – Shared email and SMS inbox for teams.
Ikea Hack – A standing desk that can be built from $22 worth of supplies available at Ikea
Thync – A “thinking” headband designed to directly improve moods and energy
Doorman – A service-based app designed for people without a doorman
Audio Engineering provided by Chris Mottram
Original Music provided by Felix Bird
Show Notes provided by Mike Rossi