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Alan Stein Jr. on Peak Performance: How to Create It and Keep It

Our guest today is Alan Stein Jr., who is all about what it takes to achieve and sustain PEAK PERFORMANCE.

If you want to know what it takes to achieve more MENTAL TOUGHNESS in your life to give you added discipline, success, and responsibility, you will want to take notes and pay close attention. This is the LEVELING-UP episode you’ve been waiting for.

Alan Stein Jr. has been all about PRODUCING CHAMPIONS for over two decades. He worked with some of the world’s highest performing basketball players for the past 15 years, including KOBE BRYANT, STEPH CURRY, KEVIN DURANT, and many other household members. He is also a world-leading authority on what it takes to enhance your individual or organizational performance. Alan is the author of two highly successful books, RAISE YOUR GAME and his newly released SUSTAIN YOUR GAME.

One thing I’ve noticed among all high performers is they have a very strong reverence and respect for the fundamentals of their craft. The building blocks, the basics is something that they do consistently, every single day of their lives

Alan Stein Jr.

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What I Discuss With Alan Stein Jr. About How to Create and Sustain Peak Performance

We spend an hour discussing what it takes to be more than good… we discuss what it takes to ACHIEVE GREATNESS, no matter what you do. Alan is a pro when it comes to GOAT mentality and REVEALS everything it takes to achieve PEAK PERFORMANCE. We explore the following topics:

  • How Alan became a basketball performance coach to many NBA players, including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant.
  • The importance of discipline and what elite performers do in the unseen hours.
  • How to control the controllables.
  • The significance of being present in our micro choices.
  • The importance of preparation in achieving peak performance.
  • The consequences of not focusing on sustaining behavior change.
  • Why it is vital to expand your circle.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
  • And much more…
179 | How to Raise and Sustain Your Talent | Alan Stein Jr. | Passion Struck with John R. Miles
179 | How to Raise and Sustain Your Talent | Alan Stein Jr. | Passion Struck with John R. Miles

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More From My Interview With Alan Stein Jr.

During our interview, I asked Alan to discuss how you control the controllables.

Alan Stein Jr. explains, “I’m a big believer that when you brush everything else away, there are only two things in this world we have 100% control over 100% of the time. And that is our own effort and our own attitude. Now I do realize, and I don’t want this to be a game of verbal semantics, you can take effort and attitude and mix them together. And you have preparation, which we’ve already talked about you are in control of your preparation, you take effort and attitude, you mix them together, you can get enthusiasm, you are in control of how much enthusiasm you bring to the table in any situation.

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But those are really spokes off of the same wheel. Ultimately, it just comes down to effort and attitude. And for me, when I can stay hyper-focused on giving my best effort and having my best attitude. And I can learn to appropriately disregard everything else, the things outside of my control.

It allows me to perform at a higher level. And once again, coupled with it allowing me to enjoy whatever I’m doing at a higher level, when we focus too much on the things that are outside of our control, then it diminishes and negatively impacts the things that are in our control. Just having a level of acceptance that most things going on in the world are well beyond our own control. leaning into that is actually very, very helpful.

On some level, it’s kind of surrendering to the fact that the world will do what it will do. I do not control what is going on around me. I don’t control circumstances and events. I don’t control what people say I don’t control what people do. But I always control how I choose to respond to those things. And I want to be very thoughtful and intentional in how I respond. I don’t want my responses to be an emotional knee-jerk reaction, an automatic default if you will.

And I think that’s a position. And I don’t say this to judgment. I say this with compassion. I think people think it’s automatic when certain things happen. They don’t have any choice in how they respond. But I want to let them know that they absolutely do that if they can take a deep breath and accept that what’s happening is what’s happening. And then be thoughtful in their response. They’ll see their life change immediately. And that’s one of the most important choices that we make.

And just so your listeners don’t think I live in la la land or I’ve lost my marbles. But I’m by no means saying that everything that goes on in the world is to your liking. And I’m not saying it’s your preference. And I’m not saying that some things that happen in this world are good. I mean, we’ve seen recently with some tragedies, there’s some awful stuff that happens in this world.

But I want folks to know that those things those isolated incidences are outside of our control, and we get to choose how to respond to them coming up with a thoughtful and intentional response in the face of really challenging adversity is not easy to do

Thanks, Alan Stein Jr.!

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* My interview with Ari Wallach on the Longpath Mindset and creating a future with something greater than yourself in mind:

* My interview with Dr. Ayelet Fishbach on how you get things done through the science of motivation: 

* My interview with Dr. Katy Milkman on the behavior science behind how we change: 

* My interview with Jeff Walker on how you create systems change to solve world-centric issues:

* My interview with Jean Oelwang on the power of partnerships in solving novel issues that impact society:

* My solo episode on why micro choices matter:

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About Today’s Guest Alan Stein Jr.

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Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author of the books Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best and Sustain Your Game: High-Performance Keys to Manage Stress, Avoid Stagnation and Beat Burnout.

At his core, he’s a performance coach passionate about helping others change behaviors. Through his customized programs, he spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet. He transfers his unique expertise to maximize both individual and organizational performance.

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