132: Learning How to Win with Bhrett McCabe

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Bhrett McCabe a clinical and sports psychologist, sports psychology consultant to the University of Alabama athletic department and former national champion collegiate athlete.

Here’s what Travis and Bhrett discuss in this episode:

  • About Bhrett McCabe
    • Life is competition and it’s about winning.
    • Sports were the fabric of what they did growing up, he was coached by his dad.
    • He got really good, really fast and then he got injured.
    • He figured things out when he understood the psychology of the game.
    • He got turned onto psychology late.
  • Was there a time where you felt you wasted time playing baseball?
    • No, he felt it gave him a foundation.
    • He had to find a way to get into LSU for graduate school since his wife was going there.
    • He made connections, proved himself and got in.
  • How does winning work into the idea of psychology?
    • Most of the time in academics, the answer isn’t always about winning.
    • In business, it’s all about winning.
    • Academics can exist alongside business.
    • He was the zebra in a room full of horses in psychology.
    • Growing up playing sports he learned that the process is the vehicle to winning.
    • Athletes develop resilience, relentless attitude, and are resourceful.
    • Great business competitors will win no matter where they’re at.
  • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
    • Who you know and how you manage those relationships.
    • People know if you’re disingenuous.
    • It’s not about leveraging the relationship, it’s about knowing where you can make an impact.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Chef
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Ghandi or Mother Theresa
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Observation
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up
    • Drink Diet Coke
    • Have breakfast by himself and process the day
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Anything Guns ‘n’ Roses
    • November Rain
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Running
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • themindside.com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • The mind has so much to do with success and failure.
  • People only change for one of two reasons: they have to or they want to.
  • If everyone in the world was an entrepreneur, we wouldn’t have static Fortune 100 companies.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

The Mind Side – Bhrett’s website

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