The Peak Performance Podcast
About This Show
The Official Podcast of #1 Best-Selling Author, Peak Performance and Mental Conditioning Coach, Brian Cain. Cain's podcasts are dedicated to helping you reach your maximum potential through mastering your mental game. Cain has consulted with top professional and collegiate sports programs, mixed martial arts world champions, Olympic gold medalists, and top performing corporations around the globe.
Most Recent Episode
BC122. Separation is in Preparation (George Washington’s Birthday)
3 days ago
In this episode, Brian goes solo to talk about how preparation is the greatest separator from those who are elite and those who are average. He tells the story of George Washington and how he chopped down a tree in just 10 minutes.
You will learn about...
George Washington and the fascinating story of how he had an hour to chop down a tree, yet finished in 10 minutes
How separation in preparation is displayed in the NFL and UFC
A tremendous story about TCU pitcher Brian Howard and how his preparation prepared him for one of the biggest moments of his career
How Matt Cassel became the only Quarterback to start in the NFL without ever starting in College
Cain: Matt Cassel in a Sports Illustrated article talks about wearing a helmet on the sidelines, hearing the play being called, calling the play out loud on the sideline as if he was in the huddle. Then guys giving him a hard time and making fun of him, but no one is making fun of him when he is the only guy ever in the history of the game who didn’t start a game in college and started in the NFL. Why? Because Matt Cassel knew the value of preparation.
February 22nd - George Washington’s birthday, the first President of the United States of America. See George Washington knew something about preparation. George Washington once said that if he had an hour to cut down a tree he would spend 50 minutes sharpening the axe and 10 minutes chopping the tree.
Sharpening the axe for me personally is my unwavering commitment to exercise first thing when I get out of bed in the morning. Moving around first thing when I wake up whether I feel like it or not helps me increase my energy, increase my focus, and be more productive that day. I know that preparation is simply about execution of the day. Great days lead to great weeks lead to great months lead to great years lead to a great career.
George Washington talked about spending 50 minutes sharpening the axe and 10 minutes in execution. You see that separation is in preparation that Seattle Seahawks quarterback, one of the best guys in the NFL, Russell Wilson, always talks about. That separation is in preparation. Let’s look at football for a minute. You see the NFL is going to play the majority of their games on Sunday - let’s say they take Monday off. They’re going to prepare Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Five days for ex