Alan Stein Jr. understands greatness on a whole different level. He’s a celebrated coach, speaker, and author who spent most of his career working with the world’s most accomplished basketball players.
In our conversation, we discuss what it takes to perform at a high level and how to fall in love with that process. Alan shares how he radically changed his stress management strategy, including honing in on letting go of things that are out of his control. He highlights the trilogy of behaviors that will sabotage your success and breaks down the two things that will help boost your performance in all areas of your life.
Alan also leaves us with a practical and thought-provoking challenge一make sure you tag us on Instagram and let us know how you’re going to tackle it!
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Episode Timeline & Discussion Questions
(0:44) Welcome back to Earn Your Happy. Today, Lori is joined by Alan Stein Jr.
(3:49) Lori asks Alan, “where did that interest in being at the top of your game and sustaining it come from?”
(5:48) Lori asks Alan, “Can you tell me a little bit about the beginning of what drives people compared to what ends up driving them or keeps them going later?”
(11:30) Lori asks Alan, “How do we fall in love with the process of what it is we’re trying to achieve?”
(13:41) Lori asks Alan, “What would you recommend to people who are like, I’m just not loving this process of achieving this thing that they thought was going to be great?”
(18:57) Lori asks Alan, “I’d love to hear the process of working through stagnation.”
(23:55) Lori asks Alan, “What are the first things that you did when you wanted to go to the next level? And did you worry about what your friends or family were going to think of you?”
(29:58) Lori shouts out the sponsor of today’s episode, Issuu.
(31:49) Lori asks Alan, “What are some different ways that you cope with stress?”
(37:06) Lori asks Alan, “What are some of the things that have helped you manage stress?”
(48:28) Lori asks Alan, “What do you think it takes to be great at something?”
(52:35) Lori asks Alan, “Is there anything that you want to leave us with?”