Ryan Holiday on Tiger Woods, Mahomes, Sean McVay, and Keys to Success | The Lefkoe Show
- Published: 04 October 2019
- Oh, did you think you were only getting three Lefkoe Show podcasts this week? NOPE. It's a bonus episode, oh yeah! Author and entrepreneur Ryan Holiday joins Lefkoe to discuss the many, many interesting nuggets he picked up while researching his new book, "Stillness is the Key." Along the way, he pulls from sports, warfare, and literature to find various elements that have led many to personal and professional success.
0:30 Introducing Ryan Holiday, and how he impacted the NFL
2:00 Holiday was interested in taking ancient philosophy and applying it to business
2:55 Holiday’s experience meeting Sean McVay
4:42 The incredible, intimidating jaunts that coaches took to get to the top
5:58 Writing a new book: all about finding patterns among people
8:00 All NFL owners are the cartoon versions of a billionaire
9:40 Tiger Woods’ relationship with his dad, and how it factored into his career
13:50 Lefkoe’s experience calling the Mickelson/Woods match
15:45 Tom Brady’s and Nick Saban’s process for becoming a star in their field
17:30 Joseph Heller, legendary author, was always looking for ways to improve
20:55 Schedules and routines: there’s good and bad to both
23:00 Why Bill Belichick has never done a commercial
24:24 The overvaluation of “stuff” -- and whether Lefkoe actually made this book
26:30 Hitting a baseball is the hardest act in all of sports
29:30 We no longer sit alone without our phones. That’s wild.
30:10 Belichick’s stillness during the most high-stress moment of the year
34:10 Napoleon taught Lefkoe how to handle his inbox!
37:04 Holiday’s Twitter experience with his father
39:00 The lights went out -- now they’re back!
41:29 Michael Jordan was fueled by anger and resentment
44:10 The mind creates things to be angry about because the mind knows it needs more fuel
46:40 Archery and stillness… people are too results-focused these days
49:48 When you see Patrick Mahomes right now, you’re seen effortlessness
52:15 The value of being flexible with a routine -- is that even possible because it’s not really a routine? Not really
54:33 How do you celebrate a book being launched? How does Belichick celebrate a Super Bowl he’s been to so many times?
55:55 Tolstoy: “Love is only real if it’s happening right now”
57:30 Going after your dream is something that you should start doing today!
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