This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome back Sport Psychology consultant Dr. Rob Bell. Dr. Bell is a Certified Mental Performance Coach of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. We dive into many important topics, including helping our kids overcome hardships, recognizing the big moments that define us, and his new book, Puke & Rally: It’s Not About The Setback, It’s About The Comeback.

Dr. Bell has written six books on Mental Toughness and puts out a sport psychology podcast called 15 Minutes of Mental Toughness. Check out his Amazon page here.

Since 2006 he’s consulted with hundreds  of athletes, coaches, and teams. He also currently serves as a Sport Psychology coach for Indy Eleven pro soccer team, and University of Notre Dame. He has worked with winners on the PGA Tour, an Olympic Silver medalist, ATP Champion, and the 2013 USTA National Champion. He has spoken to Marriott, and Walgreens and has caddied over 20+ events on professional golf tours. A former university professor Dr. Bell has been featured on ESPN, The Golf Channel, Runner’s World, NY Times and Stack Magazine. Connect with Dr. Bell on his website, Twitter Profile, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page.


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Highlights from the Podcast:

  • Dr. Bell shares the motivation for his new book, Puke and Rally
  • How can we recognize the big moments in our lives, and what to do about it?
  • “You cannot want it for them.” (speaking of a parents kids)
  • The story of overcoming hardship as musician Lindsey Sterling
  • How to teach kids to handle setbacks
  • If parents really knew what the life of a pro-athlete is, would parents want their kids to do that?
  • Dr. Bell shares some tools to help kids positively frame the setbacks
  • The power of the debrief when emotions have settled and time has passed since performance
  • Why does Dr. Bell not believe in setting New Year’s resolutions?

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