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
3 Steps To Ownership
In this episode Brian discusses how to move your team from obedience to ownership by understanding the 3 steps to ownership.
4 min
2
Routines Make The Extraordinary Ordinary
In this episode Brian shares what he learned from a podcast he did with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin about how the champ would create routines to make the Extraordinary ordinary, how he would purge himself of negativity and the importance of never overestimating your opponent.
4 min
3
OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE
In this episode Brian shares with you the importance of perspective and understanding that opportunityisnowhere.
4 min
4
How To Do The Impossible
In this episode Brian shares how you can make the Impossible Possible.
3 min
5
Do The Best You Can With What You Have
In this episode Brian breaks down the mindset of doing the best you can with what you have and how that creates an unstoppable productive energy for you to keep moving forward.
2 min
6
MPD Sunday Meditation
8 min
7
Today Is The Biggest Day of Your Life
In this episode Brian Breaks down how and why today is the biggest day of your life and the importance of staying neutral when life throws you curveballs as it always will.
2 min
8
Nothing Will Work Until You Do
In this episode Brian addresses the hard truth that no strategy or theory will work until you do. #WorkWins
4 min
9
What We Can Learn From Abe Lincoln About Success
In this episode Brian breaks down one of the most resilient leaders in the history of the World and identifies what we can all learn about success from the historic failures of Abe Lincoln.
3 min
10
Fail Your Way to Success
In this episode Brian discusses the importance of shifting your mindset from failure is to be avoided to failure is the pathway to success.
2 min
11
The Big ABCs of Confidence
In this episode Brian breaks down the BIG ABCs of confidence and the importance of ACTING Big, BREATHING Big and COMMITTING Big.
2 min
12
The Most Powerful 2 Letter Sentence In The World
In this episode Brian shares the most powerful two letter sentence in the world.
2 min
13
MPD Sunday Meditation
8 min
14
Champions Adjust
In this episode Brian discusses the importance of adapting and adjusting and why champions adjust.
4 min
15
The Snow Globe Life
In this episode Brian discusses living with radical transparency, radical integrity and having a Snow Globe Life.
3 min
16
Heart of a Champion
In this episode Brian discusses The Heart of A Champion by World Champion Athlete and MPM Certified coach Donene Taylor.
3 min
17
The 3 Pillars of Elite Results
In this episode Brian discusses The 3 Pillars of Elite Results and Mental Performance Coaching book by MPM Certified Coach Todd Cetnar.
4 min
18
On Purpose With Purpose
3 min
19
Are You Lacking or Blocking?
In this episode Brian helps breakdown the difference between lacking ability and blocking ability and how you can close the gap from where you are to where you want to be by unblocking your ability.
3 min
20
MPM Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
21
Finish The Race
In this MPD Saturday Story, Brian shares a story from the 1968 Mexico City olympics and one of his favorite Olympic moments about finishing the race that you started long after the motivation has passed.
3 min
22
BONUS Interview - Mike Lee: Professional Boxer ...
29 min
23
The #1 Strategy For Mental Toughness
In this episode Brian shares the number one strategy he uses to help build mental toughness immediately in the coaches and athletes he works with.
3 min
24
W.I.N. The Day
In this episode Brian shares what it really means to W.I.N. The Day.
2 min
25
HAGL Statements
In this episode Brian shares one of his favorite strategies about creating more gratitude, positivity, appreciation and resilience in your life.
3 min
26
Enthusiasm
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast Brian discusses a chapter from How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling by Frank Bettger.
5 min
27
Execution
In this episode of The Mental Performance Daily Podcast Brian discusses a chapter from The Mental ABC’s of Pitching by Harvey Dorfman.
4 min
28
MPD Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
8 min
29
Not Your Average Joe... Burrow
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian breaks down how Joe Burrow went from not being wanted as a quarterback by his dream school to being the most wanted quarterback in professional football. Burrow’s story of woe to win reminds us that we must be willing to let go of the life we planned so that we can experience the life waiting for us.
3 min
30
Do What Needs to Be Done
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, we learn the #1 strategy to break inertia and get started on your pathway to doing what needs to be done.
3 min
31
Find a Way or Find an Excuse
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian discusses the importance of choosing a mindset to find a way, not find an excuse and the importance of having a why. If you are motivated you will find a way how, if you aren’t you will find an excuse not to take action.
3 min
32
For Things to Change, YOU Have to Change
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian talks about the importance of change and how if you want things to change, YOU have to change.
3 min
33
Your Success Is Only Limited by Your Imagination
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian discusses how your success is only limited by your imagination and how your success depends on many factors, the biggest being you.
2 min
34
The Magic Finger
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian shares a story about the importance of curiosity and the role curiosity plays in your success. He also shares the equation A+S+GOYA=R and how learning that important strategy can change your life.
3 min
35
MPD Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
36
Gimme' 30 Seconds
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about how to catch the attention of your team or audience with this one game changing strategy around building focus.
5 min
37
It Begins Before It Begins
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about how the competition begins before it begins and how you must learn to prepare to prepare and that separation is in preparation.
4 min
38
Are You That Bad That You Need to Feel Good to ...
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza which builds off of what we have been learning recently about not needing to feel good to play good but choosing to be an elite competitor who can get it done regardless of how they feel.
4 min
39
Be Present, NOT Perfect
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about being present, not perfect and not being so bad that you have to have your A game to win, but choosing to be confident enough to know that you can win with your B, C, D game because you will fight, claw, dig and compete in the present.
3 min
40
Have a Good Bad Day
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about the importance of having a good bad day and making your bad days just a little less bad and getting it done when you don’t feel your best.
2 min
41
Give 100% of What You've Got to Win the Next Pitch
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about giving 100% of what you've got to win the next pitch.
2 min
42
MPD Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
43
Meeting My Mentor
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of his favorite memories from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about meeting Ken for the first time and how a rotten avocado and turkey sandwich changed the course of Brian’s life forever.
6 min
44
The Time Is Now, the Place Is Here
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about locking into the present and knowing that the time is now and the place is here.
2 min
45
Be Where You Need to Be When You Need to Be There
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about the importance of being present and being where you need to be when you need to be there.
2 min
46
Be Where Your Feet Are
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about being in the present moment and being where your feet are.
3 min
47
Are You Breathin' Man?
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza about the importanc of breathin’.
2 min
48
Attitude Is a Decision
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian revisits one of the top 10 lessons he learned from his mentor Dr. Ken Ravizza: Attitude is a decision.
3 min
49
MPD Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
50
A Six-Figure Strategy
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by sharing a story about how he inked a 6 figure deal in an Ivy League Athletic Department with this ONE strategy.
4 min
51
TERPS for Life
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by taking you inside of The Tampa Preparatory School Athletic Department and shares a video from their great athletic director Chris Lavoie about the 15 core principles of TERPS. #TERPS4LIFE
5 min
52
Assessment & Growth Plans
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by teaching a strategy on how to assess your performance and great a growth plan to become more. If you want more, you have to become more and having a growth plan to become more is an essential part of your growth plan.
4 min
53
Above & Below the Line
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by bringing clarity to your above and below the line behaviors that either produce to destroy your results.
2 min
54
How Do You Define Success?
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by creating your own personal definition of success.
3 min
55
Establish Your Core Principles
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by identifying and defining your core principles.
4 min
56
MPD Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
57
A Vision for Family
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by detailing your quarterly vision for your family and how you can best show up to serve those you are closest with.
2 min
58
A Vision for Service
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by detailing your quarterly vision for service and how you are going to give back to the greater good.
3 min
59
Vision for Energy
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by detailing your quarterly vision for energy and how we are all playing the energy game as much as the time management game.
3 min
60
Create Your Life Vision
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by crafting your ideal life vision.
3 min
61
Be on a Mission
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by discussion what it means to have a mission and to be on a mission.
3 min
62
The 5 Steps to Establish & Enhance the Right Cu...
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian kicks off a mini seminar on establishing and enhancing the right culture by teaching you the 5 steps to establish and enhance the right culture.
3 min
63
MPD Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
64
Break the Rock
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues his 1% Better Mini Seminar by discussing a lesson he learned one day while working out in the weight room at The University of Iowa, a lesson about Breaking The Rock.
2 min
65
1% Better Mini Seminar - Consistency Over Duration
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues his 1% Better Mini Seminar by discussing why consistency over duration will get you the results you are working for faster than duration over consistency.aaaaa
3 min
66
1% Better Mini Seminar - Walk the Walk
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues his 1% Better Mini Seminar by discussing why walking the walk over talking the talk is part of the formula to get 1% better.
2 min
67
1% Better Mini Seminar - Don't Let the Start St...
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues his 1% Better Mini Seminar by discussing why choosing to not let the start stop you and knowing where you are, where you want to go and how you will get there is paramount to your growth and development.
2 min
68
1% Better Mini Seminar - Present Not Perfect
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues his 1% Better Mini Seminar by discussing why choosing to focus on staying present vs. trying to be perfect is necessary to handle the adversity that is a part of the journey to excellence and becoming your best.
2 min
69
1% Better Mini Seminar - Progress Over Perfection
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian continues his 1% Better Mini Seminar by discussing why choosing a progress over perfection mentality makes all the difference.
1 min
70
MPD Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
71
1% Better Mini Seminar - 14:24
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian kicks off his 1% Better Mini Seminar by discussing what it REALLY means to get one percent better and to invest your 14:24. This one strategy will revolutionize your life and your performance.
2 min
72
Best Ways to Implement MPD with My Team?
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about the best ways to implement mental performance daily with their team.
2 min
73
Moving from the Clouds to the Dirt
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about how to move from theory to practice and from the clouds to the dirt.
2 min
74
Start, Stop, Continue Challenges
In this episode of Mental Performance Daily, Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about facing challenges and running out of ideas when you implement a start, stop and continue reflection process.
3 min
75
Q&A - The Difference Between Coaching Men & Women
In this episode Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about the differences he has experienced in coaching men and women at the highest levels of competition and what he learned from a 8x NCAA National Champion.
3 min
76
How to Use Jealousy to Your Advantage
In this episode, Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about how you can use jealousy and negativity from others as fuel for your focus.
4 min
77
Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
78
Believe More, Flap Harder
In this Saturday Story, Brian shares one of his favorite stories about one day at the zoo when he got penguins to fly.
4 min
79
Brian's Favorite Quote of All Time - The Master...
In this episode, Brian shares one of his favorite quotes of all time, The Master In The Art of Living.
2 min
80
My Number One Go-To Drill for MPM
In this episode, Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about what his #1 go to drill for mental performance mastery coaching is and why?
2 min
81
Your Family MVP Process
In this episode, Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about how to create a family MVP Process and if the strategy and system is the same as you would for working with a team or individual.
2 min
82
The Daily Success Journal
In this episode, Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about the importance and process of keeping a daily success journal.
3 min
83
Q&A - Making and Breaking Habits
In this episode Brian takes on a question from one of our listeners about making and breaking habits.
5 min
84
Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
11 min
85
A National Champion's One Word Response
In this episode, Brian shares a story about how a one word response helped the NewMass Minutemen to a National Championship in 2021.
3 min
86
Your One Word Response
In this episode, Brian continues his elite mindset mini seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about intentionally choosing your response to adversity and pre-determining your one word response, your go to statement that helps you get back into the fight when things get hard.
1 min
87
ADV = ADV
In this episode, Brian continues his elite mindset mini seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about choosing to make adversity your advantage.
2 min
88
NDCQ - Not Dead, Can't Quit
In this episode, Brian continues his elite mindset mini seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is NDCQ - Not Dead, Can’t Quit.
2 min
89
You Sink to Your Training
In this episode Brian continues his elite mindset mini seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about demystifying the concept of rising to the occasion and emphasizing that you sink to your training.
2 min
90
The Race to Excellence Has No Finish Line
In this episode, Brian continues his elite mindset mini seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about running your race and how the race to excellence has no finish line, it never ends, you just keep on running your race.
2 min
91
MPD Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
8 min
92
It's All Good Mental Training (Sean Haggerty)
In this episode, Brian continues his 10 Day Elite Mindset Mini Seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is from a story of The Superfrog 70.3 Ironman Triathalon in which former US Navy Seal Sean Haggerty taught Brian a life changing lesson.
4 min
93
It Pays to Be a Winner
In this episode, Brian continues his 10 Day Elite Mindset Mini Seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about why it pays to be a winner.
2 min
94
The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
In this episode, Brian continues his 10 Day Elite Mindset Mini Seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about developing the warriors mindset that the only easy day was yesterday.
2 min
95
Stay Patient in the Face of Adversity
In this episode, Brian continues his 10 Day Elite Mindset Mini Seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about staying patient in the face of adversity.
2 min
96
Never Feel Sorry for Yourself
In this episode, Brian continues his 10 Day Elite Mindset Mini Seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about maintaining a productive mindset and never feeling sorry for yourself.
1 min
97
Never Show Weakness
In this episode Brian kicks off a ten day elite mindset mini seminar on principles he learned from studying and coaching elite special operations warriors. Today’s lesson is about staying confident, staying aggressive and never giving an inch in competition by never showing weakness.
2 min
98
Sunday Meditation
In this MPD 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 practice and meditation.
9 min
99
A Simple & Powerful Tip from Tom Brady
In this episode Brian shares advice he learned through one of his clients from 7x Super Bowl winner Tom Brady. It’s advice that’s extremely simple and extremely powerful.
2 min
100
Frenchie Friday - Focus Determines Future
In this episode you meet the 2nd member of The French Army and learn Brian’s #1 drill you can do immediately to develop the skill of focus. This is critical because your focus determines your future.
1 min