Episode 11

Published on:

5th Dec 2023

Chasing Excellence: Ryan Lavarnway's Journey to Success and a World Series Championship

In this riveting episode of the Amplifii podcast hosted by René Rodriguez, we dive into the extraordinary career of Ryan Lavarnway, a renowned professional baseball player and World Series champion. Ryan joins René to reflect on his career on field, sharing insightful stories of both triumphs and setbacks. Tune in as they discuss the invaluable lessons Ryan learned along the way, and how Ryan plans to use them in his burgeoning career off the field. 

One of the central themes of their conversation revolves around Ryan's profound philosophy, emphasizing the transient nature of losses and the everlasting impact of victories. Prepare to be inspired by Ryan's relentless pursuit of excellence and his unwavering belief that he (and you) can always be better tomorrow.

Episode Resources:





@rlavarnway on Instagram


Baseball and Belonging 

Episode Highlights:

01:10 - “You GOTTA meet this guy!”

02:45 - Wherever You Are, Just Be Good Enough

04:00 - Hitting the Ball

06:45 - Programming the Body with the Mind

09:05 - “Breakout Rooms Lead to Ballrooms”

10:15 - The Target is Always Excellence

12:10 - Knowing How to Fail & Learn

14:45 - “Stretched by a new idea”

15:50 - Fired from My Dream Job

18:00 - Owning Your Failures

19:45 - Believing I Could Be Better

21:55 - “No Plan B, It Distracts From Plan A”

23:00 - Winning the World Series

26:00 - The Power of Player Leadership

28:00 - Growing Your Impact for Others

30:05 - The Power of Why Not

31:25 - Connect with Ryan


About the Podcast

Dive deep into the applicable neuroscience of becoming a better communicator, influencer, and leader.
René Rodriguez takes the neuroscience and psychology behind our behaviors, simplifies it, and combines that with an acute understanding of self-awareness, emotions, storytelling, body language, and more to help each of us better deliver our ideas to others. The result is the ability to enhance our message delivery and connect with our audience whether that audience is one person in front of you, 100, or 1,000 and up. And in the process, we influence outcomes and improve our lives by having a greater impact on the world.

About your host

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Rene Rodriguez

For over two decades, René has been researching and applying behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. He has also trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neurology methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change.