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Listen Now to Episode 23 - Featuring Lucas Jadin

Lucas Jadin, Mentorship Program Director with Train 2 Be Clutch, jumps into this week's edition of Up Close In Personnel with Alex Brown to take a deep dive into his work with mental skills training!

This week's convo with Lucas Jadin covers mental skills training and his new book "Win In The Dark". The book dropped at the perfect time, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and it was an absolute privilege to have Lucas on the show!

From a process, habits and routines perspective, here were some quick nuggets that I took away from the episode:

Finding Balance

Balance can be elusive in the world of high performance, so we should instead focus on harmony and alignment with our principles.

Stress comes out of not being in alignment with who YOU want to be as a person.

Passion is when you're working on things that align with who you are and what you want to be.

Putting First Things First

When it comes to coaching, teaching, investing in the lives of other people and leading, there is a lot of giving involved that can leave us feeling empty. How do you find restoration and refuel?

For Lucas, with having a full house of kids, he talks about how he "bookends his day".

Have a routine, whether that be reading or meditating to quiet your mind in the evening. Plan out your next day, the night before and allow your mind to slow down.

That means turning the TV off, putting the phone away, let your mind rest while your body does the same.

Comparison from Two Lenses

Comparison is something we cover extensively in this episode.

The negative effects of comparing oneself to others is obvious, particularly from the lens of insecurity. The feelings of self doubt, inadequacy will undoubtedly creep into the back of your mind during these moments.

Instead, Lucas talks about using comparison as a superpower. By coming from a place of security and knowing our self worth, we can look at the success of others and use that as an inspiration for our own growth.

For recruits, recruiters, coaches, and all listeners of the show, I do hope that you are taking time to put first things first in your own life.

Invest in yourself and don't neglect your own mental health. You need to be filling yourself up on a daily basis. For me, that's spiritually, relationally, mentally and physically, in that order. What do you do to start your day on the right foot, and how are you working to "unlock yourself mentally"?

This one was much different than previous episodes, but please comment, hit me up with what you thought of this week's show and check below for your listener's guide to the topics covered!

  • Living in Alignment with your principles (3:21)

  • Nightly Routines & Bookending Your Day (5:47)

  • Lucas' Personal Journey in Mental Training (8:36)

  • Overcoming the Fear of Failure (14:10)

  • “Win In The Dark” Origins (36:37)

  • Learning Internally from our Forged in Fire Moments (41:25)

You can follow Lucas Jadin on Twitter at @Lucas_Jadin and find his newest book, "Win In The Dark" on Amazon!

Listen along on your favorite podcasting platform, and be sure to subscribe, rate and share the show!

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