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May 22, 2018

In 2018, the Major League Baseball Organization employed a record number of mental coaches. 

A former MLB player himself, John Baker has been involved with mental training in professional sports for the last few years, guiding the minds of the Chicago Cubs as they championed the 2016 World Series.

John joins us this week to discuss how invaluable mental skills, healthiness, and happiness are for elite athletes to stay on top of their game. Being away from home for months, living in an environment that requires constant focus, and facing the publicity that comes with fame, professional athletes struggle with a unique set of challenges and circumstances.

How does John help these players keep their mental game as sharp as their physical performance? 

In this discussion, you'll discover:

  • The evolution of mental training in baseball...why is there more interest now?
  • Mindfulness techniques that help players develop a healthy mindset that combats common problems in professional sports: Staying focused, dealing with fame, & finding happiness beyond the job
  • John's personal experience with the ketogenic diet, along with how keto is openly discussed with the Chicago Cubs

 

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