Mental Performance Daily with Brian Cain

Oftentimes, what separates truly elite performers from everyone else isn’t talent, luck or connections, it’s preparation. In this new podcast, listeners get to hear short, daily messages from one of the leading mental performance coaches in the world. For years, these 3-minute daily meditations, motivational messages and mental performance tips have been reserved for star athletes, leading corporate executives and high-profile coaches, but now IRONCLAD is bringing these messages to everyone through a daily video and audio podcast.


Brian Cain is one of the world’s leading mental performance coaches and has worked with leading professional athletes in the UFC, MLB, NHL,NBA, NFL, PGA, as well as coaches and NCAA and Olympic programs. He regularly works with Fortune 500 executives and companies including John Paul Mitchell Systems, Whirlpool, Fuddruckers and Burton Snowboards, and he is a sought-after speaker and the bestselling author of several books about optimizing your mental performance. An avid Ironman Triathlete and 100 Mile Ultra Marathoner, Brian practices what he preaches and is a living example of the power his “The 10 Pillars of Mental Performance Mastery.”


In this new IRONCLAD original podcast, listeners can close the gap between what each day has in store and what they're truly capable of achieving. 

Society & Culture
1
You Can't Rush the Miracle of Life
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian discusses the importance of patience and of putting in the work it take to accomplish big goals.
3 min
2
The Best Team Never Wins
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian discusses a critical mindset from his work in mental performance and sport psychology that you must learn to live if you are going to perform your best when it means the most.
5 min
3
Self Image 101 - Brian's Book Battalion #40
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down Self Image 101 by his friend Brian Johnson.
4 min
4
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
12 min
5
Reflect & Refocus
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian discusses the importance of reflecting and refocusing and shares two world class strategies he uses with his top performing clients that you can use to help you stay on the path towards your goals.
5 min
6
Measure It
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian talks about the importance of measuring your daily behaviors and progress towards your set intentions and using an app called Habit Share to help you to do so.
4 min
7
Schedule It
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian Talks about Step 2 of The 4 Step Goal Formula and The 4 Step Player Development Plan, scheduling your intentions.
4 min
8
Set Your Intention
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian discusses setting your intention and one of the keys in moving from goal setting to goal getting with setting telescope and microscope goals in the areas of energy, work and love.
3 min
9
The 4 Step Goal Formula
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian breaks down The 4 Step Goal Formula of what he calls in the athletic arena, The 4 Step Player Development Formula, the #1 strategy you need to close the gap from where you are to where you want to be.
2 min
10
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Brian's Book B...
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down "The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem" by Nathaniel Branden.
4 min
11
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
12 min
12
A Message From a Father to His Sons
In this episode, Brian shares a heartfelt message he received from a father to his sons about “Someday” meeting a day of the week.
2 min
13
Drop Anchor
In this episode, Brian shares a strategy you can use during difficult and challenging times.
3 min
14
What to Do When You Start Overthinking?
In this episode, Brian takes on the question: what do I do when I start overthinking?
4 min
15
Where Do I Start?
In this episode, Brian fields a question from one of our MPM Certified Coaches about where to start with mental performance mastery coaching.
4 min
16
Wither or Whether?
In this episode, Brian discusses wither or whether in the face of adversity.
4 min
17
The Power of Your Supermind - Brian's Book Batt...
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down "The Power of Your Supermind" by Vernon Howard.
4 min
18
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
12 min
19
Get Back on the Box
In this episode, Brian takes you inside the SMU Football locker room during a pre-game speech from October 07, 2017 before the Mustangs took the field vs. The Houston Cougars.
4 min
20
The Invisible Drivers of Our Lives
On this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian uncovers the invisible drivers of our lives.
4 min
21
The 2 Most Powerful Words
On this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian breaks down the two most powerful words you can use as a competitor.
3 min
22
On the Other Side of Hard
On this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian discusses how everything you want is just on the other side of hard.
2 min
23
The Knowing Doing Gap
On this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian discusses closing the knowing doing gap.
2 min
24
This Book Will Make You Dangerous - Brian's Boo...
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down This Book Will Make You Dangerous by Tripp Lanier.
6 min
25
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
13 min
26
Tom Brady - “The GOAT”
In this episode, Brian discusses a great lesson that he learned from Tom Brady about giving yourself the best chance for success in football and life.
6 min
27
Wildcats Today, Wildcats for Life
In this episode Brian breaks down his visit to Eastmont High School in Wenatchee, Washington.
5 min
28
Every Eagle, Everyday
In this episode Brian discusses his visit last week to Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland, Washington and the amazing culture that their teaching staff is building to help educate, energize and empower every student, everyday.
6 min
29
Girl Dad Take Part or Take Over?
In this episode, Brian previews his appearance on the Mom’s In Real Life Podcast where he was the first guest on the show who was a dad.
4 min
30
Refining Your Mindset, Mission and Mantras
In this episode Brian previews his appearance on the Mi-Fit Podcast with Craig and DJ Hillier. In this podcast Brian, Craig and DJ talk about refining your mindset, clarifying your mission and building mantras and more.
5 min
31
12 Rules for Life - Brian's Book Battalion #36
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson.
7 min
32
Football Mental Imagery
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian caps off his six day football mini-seminar with a football mental imagery audio that players and coaches can listen to before practice, before games, before bed to help get their minds right for success.
13 min
33
The Greatest Football Story of All Time
In this episode, Brian continues a six day football miniseries and shares a story about the Greatest Football Performance of All Time and the Power of Belief.
10 min
34
The #4 Mindset Football Coaches Must Install to...
In this episode, Brian continues a six day football miniseries and shares The #4 Mindset Football Coaches Must Install to Win - Separation is in Preparation.
6 min
35
The #3 Mindset Football Coaches Must Install to...
In this episode, Brian continues a six day football miniseries and shares The #3 Mindset Football Coaches Must Install to Win - Clap and Clear.
5 min
36
The #2 Mindset Football Coaches Must Install to...
In this episode, Brian continues a six day football miniseries and shares The #2 Mindset Football Coaches Must Install to Win - Being The One Play Warrior.
6 min
37
The #1 Mindset Football Coaches Must Install to...
In this episode, Brian kicks off a six day football mini series and shares The #1 Mindset Football Coaches Must Install to Win - Controlling What You Can Control.
5 min
38
With Winning In Mind - Brian's Book Battalion #35
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down With Winning In Mind by Lanny Bassham.
7 min
39
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
13 min
40
Believe In Yourself
In this episode Brian discusses the importance of building a belief in yourself like two of the greatest Major League Baseball players of all time, Ty Cobb and Pete Rose.
5 min
41
Shower Well
In this episode Brian concludes a 3 part mental performance mini series in which he discusses aspects of an interview with Cincinnati Reds player Jake Fraley. Part three breaks down the importance of being able to flush it by showering well in both success and adversity.
5 min
42
Success Is 90% Mental
In this episode Brian continues with part 2 of 3 in a part mental performance mini series in which he discusses aspects of an interview with Cincinnati Reds player Jake Fraley. Part two breaks down how competition is 90% mental.
5 min
43
3 Mindsets Necessary To Navigate Adversity
In this episode Brian kicks off a 3 part mental performance mini series in which he discusses aspects of an interview with Cincinnati Reds player Jake Fraley. Part one breaks down 3 mindsets necessary to navigate adversity.
4 min
44
You Don't Luck Yourself Into Anything
In this episode Brian discusses an important lesson he learned from Ohio State Baseball Coach Bill Mosiello about earning everything and not lucking yourself into anything.
5 min
45
Act As If - Brian's Book Battalion #34
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down Act As If by Richard Wiseman.
6 min
46
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
13 min
47
Never, Never, Never Give Up!
In this episode Brian shares an elite mindset of Winston Churchill that we can all benefit from.
3 min
48
Velcro, Teflon or Both?
In this episode Brian discusses if you should be like Velcro, Teflon or Both and how these useful tools can help reinforce your elite mindset.
3 min
49
The Greatest Investment You Can Make
In this episode Brian takes you inside the stock market and discusses the greatest investment you can make right now!
5 min
50
Persistence Always Wins...
In this episode Brian shares the epic story of swimmer Florence Chadwick and how persistence always wins.
5 min
51
Responsibility and Self-Respect
In this episode Brian discusses the connection between responsibility and self-respect.
4 min
52
Discipline = Blissipline - Brian's Book Battali...
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down Spiritual Liberation by Michael Beckwith.
7 min
53
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
13 min
54
A Big Enough Reason Why = The Way How
In this episode Brian tells the story of a strongman, a woman and the power of why.
6 min
55
The N:OW Watch
In this episode Brian tells a story that reminds us of the power of N:OW and that the time is always N:OW.
4 min
56
Don't Win By Default... Earn It
In this episode Brian shares one of the greatest moments in Olympic history and the peace of mind that comes with not winning by default but from earning it.
5 min
57
Be Like A Postage Stamp
In this episode Brian challenges you to be like a postage stamp and have great “Stick-To-It-Ivness”.
3 min
58
Attitude Is A Decision
In this episode Brian discusses the importance of choosing your attitude and the power that comes from realizing that your attitude is your decision.
4 min
59
Reinventing Yourself - Brian's Book Battalion #32
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down Reinventing Yourself by Steve Chandler.
6 min
60
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
13 min
61
Adversity Is Your Advantage - The Story of The ...
In this episode Brian discusses The Story of The Reef and how it’s essential to make adversity your advantage if you want to be successful in life.
4 min
62
Analysis or Paralysis?
In this episode Brian discusses the “Paralysis by Analysis” phenomena and gives you a specific and simple strategy you can implement if you find yourself thinking too much during competition.
4 min
63
Decisions Determine Destiny
In this episode Brian discusses how the decisions we make determine the destiny we make.
4 min
64
No Traffic Jams On The Extra Mile
In this episode you learn about the power of work ethic and that there are no traffic jams when you are going the extra mile.
4 min
65
Amor-FaTi - What is vs. What if
In this episode Brian dissects the consent of Amor-Fati and the mindset of loving what is vs. focusing on the endless what if.
4 min
66
Discover The Power Within You - Brian's Book Ba...
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down Discover The Power Within You by Eric Butterworth.
5 min
67
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
13 min
68
Sharpen Your Axe
In this episode Brian shares a story about the importance of sharpening your axe and investing into yourself.
5 min
69
DeJaVu or VuJaDe
In this episode Brian discusses acting as if you have seen this before or acting as if this is the first time and how BOTH mindsets can be beneficial.
5 min
70
Feel Isn't Real
In this episode Brian discusses a lesson he learned from his Golf Coach Brandan Kelley about feel not being real.
4 min
71
The Consistency Challenge
In this episode Brian continues discussion on how giving yourself a one week challenge can be a catalyst for your growth, development and life transformation as he breaks down Ironclad’s one week challenge and how it fits within The 10 Pillars of Mental Performance Mastery training system.
5 min
72
Inside Cy Young's Journal
In this episode Brian gives you a glimpse into the journal of Corbin Burnes, The 2022 MLB Cy Young Award given to the Best Pitcher in Baseball and talks about what he does, that YOU can do everyday to become the best version of yourself.
4 min
73
Coming Alive - Brian's Book Battalion #30
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down his book of the week. Today he breaks down Coming Alive by Barry Michaels and Phil Stutz.
7 min
74
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
13 min
75
Live Like A Lotus In The Water
In this episode Brian shares the competitive advantage you get from living like a lotus in the water.
4 min
76
Put The Shopping Cart Back
In this episode Brian shares a life changing lesson he learned from working with one of the top high school baseball players in the nation.
4 min
77
The Power of Being Outside - One Week Challenge
In this episode Brian continues discussion on how giving yourself a one week challenge can be a catalyst for your growth, development and life transformation as he breaks down Ironclad’s one week challenge and how it fits within The 10 Pillars of Mental Performance Mastery training system.
3 min
78
How to Avoid Wasting Your Life
In this episode Brian discusses how to avoid wasting your life and how attention without intention is wasted life.
3 min
79
How to Give Your Greatest Gift To The World - T...
In this episode Brian shares a strategy that will help you give your greatest gift to the world.
4 min
80
The Alter Ego Effect - Brian's Book Battalion #29
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down one of his favorite books that he has read recently. Today he breaks down The Alter Ego by Todd Herman.
6 min
81
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
13 min
82
Hurt, Pain and Agony
In this episode Brian shares a lesson about hard work that he learned from studying the great Indiana Swim Coach James Doc Consilman.
5 min
83
Do The Work On A Daily Basis
In this episode Brian shares some golden nuggets he picked up from Stephen King about the importance of doing the work on a daily basis.
4 min
84
Fear of Failure or Failure as Fuel
In this episode Brian discusses the fear of failure and using failure as fuel.
4 min
85
DWYSYWD
In this episode Brian unpacks what DWYSYWD means and why it’s critical to your life success and satisfaction.
3 min
86
Don't Count The Days, Make The Days Count
In this episode Brian shares a mindset he learned from the great Ed Agresta.
4 min
87
Self Image 101 - Brian's Book Battalion #28
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down one of his favorite books that he has read recently. Today he breaks down Self-Image 101 by Brian Johnson.
7 min
88
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
14 min
89
From Not Good Enough, To The New York Yankees
In this episode Brian gives a glimpse into the mindset of Matt Carpenter, one of Major League Baseball’s best stories of 2022 and a key part of the best team in baseball, The New York Yankees.
5 min
90
Your One Word Intention For Q3 2022
In this episode Brian shares a concept from his friend Jon Gordon’s book One Word that will revolutionize your life immediately when you start implementing this strategy today.
6 min
91
Casting A Vision For Q3 2022
In this episode Brian brings the juice to setting the four crucial visions that you want to have starting July 1, 2022. Let’s get to work.
5 min
92
Being On A Mission
In this episode Brian shares two techniques you can use to help identify your personal mission statement and the five critical benefits you get from having a clarity of mission.
6 min
93
Loosen Your Grip On Past Negativity
In this episode Brian shares a story about letting go of the past using the example of monkey’s in India and their desire to eat coconuts as the foundation of his lesson.
5 min
94
The 80-20 Principle - Brian's Book Battalion #27
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast, Brian continues his Book Battalion in which he breaks down one of his favorite books that he has read recently. Today he breaks down The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch.
6 min
95
Sunday Meditation
In this Mental Performance Daily Sunday Meditation, Brian recaps the lessons from the week’s episodes so that you can revisit what you learned, embed it into your elite mindset and continue to grow into the best version of yourself through this guided mental imagery practice and meditation.
14 min
96
How To Move Your Success Rate From 22% to 74%
In this episode Brian shares a simple strategy you can use to move your success rate from 22% to 74% almost immediately.
4 min
97
Being A Dealer of HOPE
In this episode Brian shares how you can become a dealer on HOPE.
5 min
98
What This Country REALLY Needs
In this episode Brian discusses what this country REALLY needs during this turbulent political times.
5 min
99
The Lost Art of Building Relationships
In this episode Brian continues discussion on how giving yourself a one week challenge can be a catalyst for your growth, development and life transformation as be breaks down Ironclad’s one week challenge and how it fits within The 10 Pillars of Mental Performance Mastery training system.
5 min
100
Regulating Expectations
In this episode Brian answers a question from one of his PGA Golf clients about how to manage expectations on and off the course and in life.
7 min