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Dr. Rob Bell has written eight books on mental toughness and puts out a sport psychology podcast called 15 Minutes of Mental Toughness.  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.

His new book which we discuss today is I Can’t Wait to Be Patient. The book discusses why we mistake urgency with importance, and why sometimes going slowly helps us arrive quicker at our goals. The big takeaway: “The Process takes perspective, the product takes patience.”


The Champion Teammate is Available for Pre-Order! Jerry and I have a new book due out May 20 about how to be a great teammate, and how your teams can connect, compete and lead better. We are taking pre-orders now, and also have releases a sample chapter if you click here. 

REGISTER NOW! The 2023 Way of Champions Conference will be held August 4-6, 2023 at Colorado Academy in Denver, CO. PHIL JACKSON, 11X NBA CHAMPION COACH, AND STEVE KERR, 9X NBA CHAMPION COACH AND PLAYER WILL BE JOINING US AS A VIRTUAL GUEST PRESENTERS FOR THE EVENT. CINDY TIMCHAL, 8X NCAA CHAMPION LACROSSE COACH WILL BE JOINING US IN PERSON AS WELL! Click here to learn more and register.  Register soon to get access to the best hotel rooms right across the street from Colorado Academy. Its going to be amazing to be back in person in 2023! 

This week’s podcast is brought to you by our friends at Sprocket Sports.  Sprocket Sports is a new software platform for youth sports clubs.  There are a lot of these systems out there, but Sprocket provides the full enchilada. They give you all the cool front-end stuff to make your club look good– like websites and marketing tools – AND all the back-end transactions and services to run your business better so you can focus on what really matters – your players and your teams. 

Sprocket is built for those clubs looking to thrive, not just survive, in the competitive world of youth sports clubs.  So if you’ve been looking for a true business partner – not just another app – check them out today at

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  • Downloadable transcripts of our best podcasts, so you don’t have to crash your car trying to take notes!
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  • Other special bonus opportunities that come up time to time
  • Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences.

Thank you for all your support these past four years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level.


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