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The Next Season
34 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
The NFL's Aldon Smith on Overcoming Adversity (Exclusive Interview)
Life is a journey and during that journey, we all encounter a variety of ups, downs, setbacks, victories, and moments of inspiration. Current (NFL) National Football League, Free Agent, Aldon Smith is on the show today to talk about his own personal and professional journey. Aldon shares how building trust, going through adversity, and developing a connection with himself and others, have helped him navigate his own life's challenges. In this episode, Aldon, Craig, and Asante discuss: Developing self-esteem and building trust Where he found the most support when he needed it most Why it's up to you to handle your own situations The moment he knew that he was not done with football The power of getting back to basics What people don't know about Aldon His love for food and his passion's outside of football The best piece of advice he could give others who are currently going through a challenge in their life. Link to resources Aldon Smith on Instagram: @aldonsmith If this episode was of value to you, please rate and review or send us a DM on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thenextseasonpodcast/ to let us know what you thought!
23 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Are You Ready for Change?
Change is Hard. But you don't have to go through it alone. Welcome to the Next Season, where co-hosts, Asante Cleveland and Craig Casaletto share their personal and professional experience, uncover some great and practical resources and talk to guests who share their stories in an effort to help us with ours. This week, we dive into the two most important resources we can tap into to help us go from being reactive to being proactive when dealing with change. We also set the stage for what's to come on this new podcast journey and share a quick, but impactful tip that you can use right away to start setting yourself up for success.Have a question about how you can better navigate change ? Is there a specific part about transition that you struggle with? DM us on our brand new instagram page @thenextseason podcast. We will be dropping actionable content and resources to help make dealing with change.. a bit easier!
2 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
We're Back! with The Next Season Podcast
Welcome to The Next Season, a new podcast about Playing the Game of Change. If you’re thinking about what’s first? what’s next? or what you can do to jumpstart your new beginning, join retired NFL tight end, Asante Cleveland and former police detective, Craig Casaletto as they share their experience from on, in and off the field to help you not just embrace change, but also make it.
35 minutes | May 19, 2021
Why We Needed to Pivot and How a Podcast Changed Our Lives
Are you ready for a change? During this podcast journey, we realized that change is sometimes unavoidable and also, at times, it’s very necessary. After three years of producing The White Tiger Podcast, we are starting over. This week, we talk about why we needed to pivot and what is coming next. Thank you White TIgers for a great ride and inspiring us to make a change. Stay tuned right here for our new podcast launching soon!
65 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Eric Mangini: Former NFL Head Coach & Broadcaster Talks Success, Getting Fired and Super Bowl LV
Former NFL Head Coach and friend of the pod, Eric Mangini joins the show this week and shares his coaching insight on Super Bowl LV and what it is going to take to stop the Chiefs offense and why Tom Brady is destined to win his 10th Super Bowl. Coach Mangini also talks about why getting fired sucks, understanding the responsibility that comes with having success and why not dealing with success properly can kill you. We also ask Coach about his desire to come back to the NFL coaching space and what he thinks are the most desirable coaching opportunities going into the 2021 NFL season. We also have some fun talking to Coach Mangini about his acting appearances (The Soprano’s, HBO’s Ballers and Sesame Street) and whether or not he’s ready for his next role. Coach Mangini is a former head coach, having served as the coach of the New York Jets from 2006 until 2008 and the Cleveland Browns in 2009 and 2010. Prior to taking his position with the 49ers, Mangini was an NFL analyst for ESPN and current analyst for Fox Sports and contributor to the FS1 morning show, First Things First w/ Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe
48 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
How the Heck Do I Find a Mentor ? Life is Hard...Here is What You Can Do & Reaching Social Media Stardom
In this week’s episode, Asante and Craig talk about finding a mentor and why it is important to ask for help in order to achieve your personal and professional goals. Life is Hard, What’s the solution ? In our case, we believe it simply comes down to you. How you think, how you act, react and so on. We chat about why the most important game to master is your “Mental Game”. We discuss why it is so important.... especially now! We also dive into a great personal and professional hack that is a game changer when it comes to accomplishing what you need to get done all while saving time. Go make Your Bed! It’s actually more empowering than most people think and this week we chat about why it’s the best start and end to your day. Want to become Insta-famous ? The next social media influencer ? We breakdown a quick tip to master before starting your journey to social media stardom. Hear all of this and much more on the week’s episode of The White Tiger Podcast.
48 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Capital Losses, How to Create Massive Change and Winter is Coming
This week, Asante and Craig chat about the Washington D.C. Capitol Riots and what it means for all of us moving forward. Craig also gives a law enforcement perspective on how this situation unfolded and why things got extremely and unnecessarily out of control. They also share their opinions on if the police were responsible for the incident and why the situation could have been easily avoided. As much as things change, why do they always seem to stay the same? The fellas talk about why people have a tendency to hate what they don’t understand and why there is a practical long-term solution to making an impact on all these issues right now!Craig also talks about finally getting around to watching The Game Of Thrones and how it has completely consumed his life and why he is out for blood. They also jump into some sports talk and breakdown the final game of the NFL season and ask whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles purposely lost the game and what does they mean from players perpectiove, All of this and more on this week's episode of The White Tiger Podcast.
40 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Winning Your 2021: Learning from 2020, Giving Back and Always Doing Your Best
2020 is over! But has much really changed ? One thing that has changed is our perspective here at The White Tiger Podcast. We learned the value of life, time and the importance of feeding yourself with positive information.In this week's episode, Asante and Craig start off by reflecting on what they learned from 2020 and how a small change of perspective can pay significant dividends on your mental and physical health. They also talk about the new Pixar movie "Soul" and how it it relates to the pandemic and why the message it delivers is really important for us all to hear, especially now. One thing that most people are craving right now is connection and it's not just connection with others, but also yourself. The guys talk about how they got creative in 2020 and how they are applying that to new business ventures and goals for the new year.We cant have an WTP episode without a little sports talk. We chat about the NBA, The New York Knicks and Why the College Football Championship is the biggest sham, needs to change now and is simply completely broken. We have the solution!One word that defeinetely resonates with us this year is Service. Our goal is to give back and help as many as we can. We can't do that without you! Thank you for all the support and if you know someone that would love this podcast, please share it. It never goes unnoticed !Now let's go get 2021!
46 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
Finish Through The Line: Pushing Through 2020, Our Olympic Dream & Never Home Alone
Tough times prepare us for tough times. As we get towards the end of the year, we look back on what 2020 and the COVID craziness has done to make us better. This week, Asante and Craig talk about how we can finish out 2020 on a high note and create momentum going into the new year. They also talk about how the pandemic has impacted all of us from a mental perspective and how getting physical can pay significant dividends in your health, wealth and relationship with yourself. We also dive into some interesting news about former NFL quarterback and former teammate of Asante’s, Colin Kaepernick and Why Craig is finally gaping to make his Olympic run in the 2024 Sumer Olympics in Paris. Bonus Christmas Movie Review: Craig drops his rant on why Home Alone is the worst X-Mas movie going and also talks about a couple of movies that you may be sleeping on. Hear all of this and much more on this week’s episode of The White Tiger Podcast!
65 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
The Greatness Within with Olympic Gold Medalist, Coach & Author, Lindsay Dare Shoop
We all have greatness within us. Each of us possess qualities and traits that make us great at our craft and also help us pursue and achieve the things that we may have thought at one time or another were impossible. In this week’s podcast, we have the honor to sit down with Olympic Gold Medalist, Coach and Author of the book, Better Great Than Never, Lindsay Shoop. Lindsay shares some great insight on how we all can find greatness in our personal and professional lives and why embracing who you are and just getting a little better each day can get you closer to your own “Olympic” goals. Make a big decision lately? Lindsay talks about why our big decisions are the ones made during each moment of everyday and how that perspective helped her move closer towards being a better competitive rower and first-time author. Want to know how to be more confident? It all comes down to this one word...a thing that you can control and will ultimately help you crush your goals. We also talk about the beauty of being part of a team, why communication + learning = getting better and why being anxious could be just a sign that you are really care about something very important. Hear of all this and much much more in this empowering, inspiring and motivating episode of The White Tiger Podcast. You can find Lindsay’s book, Better Great then Never on Amazon or right here at: https://www.amazon.com/Better-Great-Than-Never-Believing-ebook/dp/B08LYC6NL4 You can also catch her at https://www.lindsaydareshoop.com and on Instagram @lindsaydareshoop
72 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Driving Your Destiny & Being Part of the Solution with the Founder of High End Development, Jim Metzger
"I simply do it, because they say I can’t”…powerful words from this week’s podcast guest. In this episode of the White Tiger Podcast we have the honor to sit down with an amazing individual with an equally amazing story. Today, we introduce you to Jim Metzger. Jim is the President and Founder of High End Development, which has been a leader in the construction industry since 2006.What makes Jim’s story so unique is not so much his success, but his challenge. Jim grew up as a child of a single mom in a poverty stricken community in the San Fransisco Bay Area. While struggling with self-doubt as a kid, Jim battled with drug addiction, homelessness and eventually found himself doing time in prison. Jim’s path eventually came to a point where he had to make choice to either continue to be part of the problem or make the decision to be part of the solution. Jim shares an amazing story about the power of perspective and how a making a conscious choice to change his behavior, ultimately change his life. He also talks about why each of us need to have consequences in life in order for us to focus on making the right choices and avoid continually making the wrong ones. Jim also shares how he is giving back to the homeless community and why the skills and the lessons learned from the street, give them an advantage to finding significant success in life.Listen to this great conversation with Jim Metzger only on this week’s episode of the White Tiger Podcast.
52 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
**Rebroadcast** Finding Inspiration and Purpose with Keynote Speaker & Paralympian, Joe Delagrave
***Episode Re-Broadcast*** This week we bring back a very thought provoking and inspiring episode that we felt needed to come back, especially now. It is our honor to introduce you, once again, to an amazing Father, Husband, Keynote Speaker & Paralympian, Joe Delagrave. Joe Delagrave, Co-Captain of Team USA Wheelchair Rugby, was a 19-year-old college football player when he became paralyzed after a freak boating accident. After his accident, Joe struggled to find identity and purpose in life. Despite all the challenges he continued to face, he shares how he found his way to get back up. (Excerpt from CAF-Challenged Athletes Foundation) In this episode, Joe shares his inspiring story and some insight about his rehabilitation after his accident and why the process was just as much mental as it was physical. Joe also tells us about having a victor instead of victim mentality and why inspiration can be found in what you do when you fail, compared to what you do in the moment of victory. We also talk about his upcoming olympic journey, how he has been managing life during COVID-19, the importance of putting in the work, creating good habits and much more on this inspirational episode of The White Tiger Podcast. You can find more about Joe Delagrave at: Website: https://www.joedelagrave.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdelagrave/ Instagram: @jdelagrave14 Twitter: @JoeDelagrave YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3-NnGVQY7qsFPX8lOczIYw/featured
59 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Making The Most of Your Opportunity w/ 4X NFL Veteran, Kevin Greene
Making The Most of Your Opportunity w/ 4X NFL Veteran, Kevin GreeneDuring the course of our lives, we all face moments of opportunity. It’s typically what we do or don’t do during those moments that defines who we are and what we achieve. In this week’s episode, we sit down with a great friend and an amazing individual, who truly inspires us to always make the most of each opportunity we are presented with. His name is Kevin Greene.Kevin is a former USC Trojan Alum and 4X NFL Veteran. He is current flexing the skills he acquired both on the field and off and is now making waves in the corporate sector with Salesforce.Kevin chats with us about his atypical football journey and how he started playing football as a Junior in high school. He also shares the power of focusing on the present and seizing each opportunity presented, which ultimately helped him get recruited by the University of Southern California and subsequently find a spot the NFL. We also talk about managing the uncertainty of being a professional athlete and why you should always be letting people know who you are.Kevin also shares his passion for cars, how he is sharing that passion with his community and why you may also find him chasing the latest sneaker drop or sharing his fitness journey on social media at #R3NTPAID Hear this very inspiring and very real episode of The White Tiger Podcas..t..live now. Follow Kevin on Insta @kevin.greene Also Check out the Pod on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuphEbN3zTNv3rS0sCyWug?view_as=subscriber
60 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Caught Up In Positivity w/ Celebrity Coach, Psychology Expert and Author, Rob Mack
Caught Up In Positivity w/ Celebrity Coach, Psychology Expert and Author, Rob Mack What’s up White Tiger’s and welcome to a very timely and positivity fueled episode of The White Tiger Podcast. This week, we have a very much needed conversation with not just an amazing human being, but also a great friend of ours, Rob Mack. Robert is an ivy-league-educated Positive Psychology Expert, Celebrity Happiness Coach, Executive Coach, and Author. He is one of the world's leading experts on the relationship between happiness and success. His work has also been endorsed by Oprah, Vanessa Williams, and many others, and he has been a regularly featured guest expert on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, E! Networks, OWN, and KTLA, and in magazines like GQ, Self, Health, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. Have you been noticing some negative thoughts and behaviors creep into your life lately ? In this week’s episode, Rob shares how we can work more positivity back into our life, especially during COVID. He also provides us with some mental tricks and hacks that we can use to maintain a positive perspective and take care of our mental fitness. Rob also shares why consistency is always greater than intensity and how focusing on your progress can help you rewire your brain and change those negative behaviors you’ve always wanted to address. We also debunk the idea of “No Pain, No Gain” and talk about the importance of not just having positive people around you, but also surrounding yourself with others who are also diverse in thought. There are a ton of gems and great tips in this episode that will help us be more positive, get out of our comfort zones and walk out of this COVID pandemic stronger than we when we walked in. Check out this episode now available on all podcast platforms and on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuphEbN3zTNv3rS0sCyWug You can find out more about Rob and what he is up to at: http://www.coachrobmack.com He can also be found on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robmackofficial/?hl=en Also Check out Rob’s Book (Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment) on amazon.
66 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Motivated to Be Great w/ Retired NFL Running Back, Danny Woodhead
What motivates you to be great? When the odds are stacked against you, how do you respond? In this episode of The White Tiger Podcast, we tackle these questions and more as we sit down with the one and only, Danny Woodhead. Danny is not only a retried NFL Running Back, Podcaster, performance and team dynamics expert with Performance Mountain Training, but also one of the most authentic and abundant guys you will meet. In this episode, Danny shares some great insight about his football journey from playng at Division II Chadron State College, to going undrafted and later getting signed as a free agent with the New York Jets. Danny also talks about why there is only about five or six teams that actually want to win in the NFL right now. He also gives us an insider’s view into what it’s like to play football for the New England Patriots and the San Diego/LA Chargers. He also shares a funny and personal story about a conversation he had with Coach Bill Belichick and…….. why he wanted to fight Tom Brady! Yep…Danny vs. Tom. Danny also talks about some valuable lessons he learned from his father, the importance of being accountable, doing your job and always treating everyone with respect Check out this authentic, personal and very funny episode of The White Tiger Podcast. You can also find out more about what Danny is up to on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/teamwoody39/?hl=en Also Check out the Out of Nowhere Podcast that Danny co-hosts with Retired NFL Guard @mslauson68 at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-nowhere/id1499906901 He can also be found helping others achieve perusal and professional success at Performancemountain.com
56 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Not Your Average Joe: Live, Learn & Laugh w/ NFL Veteran, Joseph Fauria
Disclaimer/PSA: There is some “spicy” language in this episode This week, we are proud to introduce you to the biggest Joe we know. The very talented, funny and just an amazing human being, former NFL Tight End, Joseph Fauria. In this episode, Asante and Craig sit down with Joe and talk about his football journey, from growing up in Southern California, to going undrafted and later being signed by the Detroit Lions. We chat about the story behind (no pun intended) how he got kicked out of the University of Notre Dame, left for community college and later received a scholarship from UCLA under the strangest of circumstances. Joe also shares a very personal perspective on the high’s and low’s of a pro football career, the thrill of having a great rookie season and several years later trying to figure out where life after football was going to take him. For every door that closes, another one opens and in Joe’s case, the acting door came flying open. Joe talks about living in LA, his passion for acting and loving the craft. He also breaks down the parallels between acting and football and also shares his perspective about learning from the past to create a better future. Hear all of this extremely funny, heartfelt, genuine and authentic podcast now! You can also follow Joe on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bigjoe/?hl=en Check out the full video of this podcast in YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuphEbN3zTNv3rS0sCyWug
40 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
The Hall of Fame Underachiever w/ 8x Pro Bowler & 5x NFL All-Pro, Antonio Gates
GOAT Alert! This week we drop an amazing episode, with an AMAZING human being & one of the greatest tight end's in NFL History, Antonio Gates.❗❗ What is more impressive than being an 8x Pro Bowler, 5x NFL All-Pro and Future NFL Hall of Famer? For us, its no doubt..HIS STORY. Antonio's story is nothing short of incredible and he shares some amazing insight we don't think anyone has heard before. Antonio talks about his journey growing up in Detroit, to how he chose where he went to college at the 11th hour, to his fears, thoughts on underachieving and what "success" means to him. He also shares a very funny story about how NFL Hall of Famer & Former College Basketball Player, Tony Gonzalez chickened out of playing him in one-on-one basketball. You can also check out the complete video of our interview with Antonio on YouTube, also live this Wednesday, Oct 7th. Check Antonio out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/antoniogates85?lang=en
36 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Why Your Best Ability is Availability, Being Three Feet From Gold & Football Breakdowns
In this week's episode, Asante and Craig talk about their personal pursuit of success and how an amazing book not only found them at the right time, but also changed the way they think. They also talk about getting trapped by social media and how it may be having a negative impact on the way you think and how your condition your thoughts. Have you ever been caught by a stranger singing in your car? Craig shares a story about someone he "knows" getting caught in his car singing Cardi B, which prompted the question..."Is this OK?". Do you like to be organized as much as we do? Well, if you do and are own an Apple iPhone you may have already downloaded IOS 14. Asante and Craig share their love of the new iPhone update, how it's scratching an OCD itch and much more. The fellas also break down the latest football news ands talk about their brand new Friday Football episodes dropping every week during the football season on YouTube. Hear this and much more on this week's episode of The White Tiger Podcast.Book Link: Three Feet From Gold: https://amzn.to/36m8lbiThe White Tiger Podcast on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuphEbN3zTNv3rS0sCyWugThe White Tiger Podcast on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thewhitetigerpodcast/
49 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Finding Passion in the Blues & Discovering Your Purpose with Musician & Former NFL Tackle, Joe Barksdale
This week on the podcast, we are joined by Musician, Singer/ Songwriter and former NFL Offensive Tackle, Joe Barksdale. Joe shares some amazing insight into his football journey and how it created an opportunity for him to pursue his childhood passion of being a musician. Joe opens up about his struggles with playing in the NFL, what he learned from being a pro on the field and how he carried that experience to his music career. He also drops some major tips that helped him improve his mental health, what he used as motivation to always get better and why he is going to be the next guitar legend. Not all pro athletes have a “passion” for playing the game, but Joe shares how even though his motivation may have been different than other athletes, his process of achieving success was the same. Hear all this and more on this week’s episode. You can also check out Joe Barksdale on Social at: https://www.instagram.com/jbdale72/?hl=en An at his website at: https://www.joebarksdale.comYou can also check out the full video of the episode on YouTube at:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuphEbN3zTNv3rS0sCyWug Check out Joe and his band Truly on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2D2t42faoTbwWjhMgiVHxm
43 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Day One or One Day? Why You Need to Take a Break, Let’s Bet on Sports, The NFL is Back and Maximizing Your Reach
In this week’s episode, the fellas talk about how difficult it is to take a break and why sometimes it is not only important, but necessary in order for you to accomplish your goals. They also go public about the future of The White Tiger Podcast and ask for your help in holding them accountable. Football is back !! and we dive into the in’s and outs of what we saw on opening night in the NFL and what we expect to see this year. We also talk about something that has never happened in sports world before, why we need to talk more about sports betting and why it is so important to share great messages. Have something you’re passionate about, but are struggling to start? Asante gets us motivated to pursue our passions and why there is no better time than now to do it. Check out this week’s episode and let us know what you think. Reach out to us on social at: https://www.instagram.com/thewhitetigerpodcast/ https://www.facebook.com/thewhitetigerpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuphEbN3zTNv3rS0sCyWug?view_as=subscriber
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