Episode 6

Published on:

3rd Aug 2023

Standards over feelings: How Standards Propel Legends feat. Ben Newman, The Nation's Top Continual Peak Performance Coach

“You can win more in your life if you lock in, standards over feelings.”

In this episode, we sit down with Ben Newman, THE NATION'S TOP CONTINUAL PEAK PERFORMANCE COACH, and author of The Standard, to explore the power of standards over feelings and how they act as a driving force in achieving greatness. We delve into the world of high achievement and discover the pivotal role that standards play in the success of legendary figures such as 7-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady and Alabama head football Coach Nick Saban. Get ready to be inspired and gain invaluable insights on unleashing your true potential.

Episode Resources:




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Episode highlights:

02:45 - Where does Ben’s drive to succeed come from

04:15 - Connecting to YOUR standard

07:45 - Aggressive Patience

14:45 - A standard of commitment

17:15 - Unrequired Workout

19:30 - Standards over Feelings

23:30 - Stacking days

27:55 - The importance of environment

31:05 - How do you show up after you win?

33:30 Mental Toughness Forum

36:30 - Moving from Focus to Intentional Focus

42:05 - How to connect with Ben

44:15 - Finding the beauty in “suffering”


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.