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Take control of your sports career and start DOMINATING your competition. The "I'm Not You" Sports Domination Podcast is hosted by Former All American and NFL Running Back Olaniyi Sobomehin ( Niyi Sobo ) , and he walks you through the specific strategies, habits, and most important MINDSET that you…

Olaniyi Sobomehin ( Niyi Sobo )


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    3 proven ways to improve your confidence when it's time to perform

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 13:47

    Confidence matters....especially when your lack of it prevents you from perfroming when it matters most. In this episode, I break down 3 core reasons why you lack confidence when it matters most, and how to improve your confidence so that you can dominate on game day. 

    The Competitors Guide to Getting "LOCKED IN"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 29:08

    Being LOCKED IN means you are actively pursuing a worthy goal, with an intense focus and obsession.  Can you say that you're locked in? If not, listen as I break down the formula for how to be in a perpetual locked in state, which is what's requiredf or you to accomplish at the highest level.

    The right way to practice Gratitude

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 27:09

    Gratitude seems to be the cure for everything...at least according to the infinite gurus and spiritual leaders.  But does gratitude actually work? In this episode I break down why gratitude works and how to use it the right way to create the feelings you need to succeed at a high level.  Click here to work with Niyi Sobo.

    Mental Conditioning: 2 Deadly Mentalities

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 32:36

    In this epsiode I give you an inside look into a powerful mental conditioning workshop I took some of my Killer Instinct clients through. We take a look at 2 deadly mindsets and do some active work to root them out.  Click here to work with Niyi Sobo.

    Mental Reps Mixtape Vol. 6

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 30:05

    Enjoy this powerful set of "Mental Reps", and use it to build confidence, certainty and big time energy towards your goals.  Click here to work with Niyi Sobo.

    A Complete Masterclass on Failure

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 56:08

    Failure, regardless of how much of a "winner" you consider yourself, is inevitable and very much a part of your sports journey.  So how do you deal with failure? How can you prevent failure from dampening your efforts? How can you use failure to make you better? In this epsode, I break down the types of failure, why they happen,and what to do when you experience it.  Click here to work with Niyi Sobo.

    Bars: How to Master Anxiety (Advice from Phil Jackson)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 14:14

    Anxiety and overwhelm is sure to overcome you whenever you're involved in high pressure situations. The question becomes how do you manage it and keep it at bay. In this epsiode, I share some powerful advice from 11x NBA champion coach Phil Jackson on how to master anxiety.  Click here to work with Niyi Sobo.

    My Philosophy on Pressure

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 24:56

    If your desire is to dominate, you are admitting your willingness to deal with pressure. The question becomes, what do you do when it shows up? How do you handle it? In this episode, I share with you my philosophy on how a true competitor deals with and manages pressure.  Click here to work with Niyi Sobo.

    How do you work on your mental game?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 17:06

    So much is made of the "mental game". All of the most dominant athletes talk about how important the mental is. But how do you work on this in a practical way? In this epsiode, I break down a simple and practical way to think about strengthening your mental game.  Click here to work with Niyi Sobo.

    The Pro Athlete's Guide to Being The CEO of Your Career

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 45:01

    Gone are the days where you can just "focus on your sport", and avoid the "politics" of it all.  If you are a pro, then that means you are monetizing your talent. That makes you a BUSINESS.  So what is the mindset and strategy to be the CEO that your career needs? In this epsiode, I beak down the mindset shift that is nessessary to master the business of your sport.  Click here to work with Niyi Sobo.

    BARS: Do you have a scoreboard?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 5:10

    Are you keeping track of your habits and results? In this episode, I break down the importance of keeping a scoreboard, and how you can begin taking your results to the next level. 

    BARS: The value of boundaries (Bar from Nas Song "Pressure")

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 6:24

    In this new epsiode of bars, the legendary rapper Nas breaks down the power of boundaries, while I show you the practical breakdown of what that looks like. 

    BARS: How to be a jungle leader (Bar from Cassidy Freestyle)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 8:14

    What does it mean to be a "jungle leader"? In this epsiode, I break down a bar from Cassidy, where he challenges you to spend more time on your craft than chasing what doesn't matter. 

    BARS: Focus on yourself (Advice from Floyd Mayweather)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 6:10

    With so many distractions and ways to numb your pain, it is becoming harder and harder to lock in and build the skill nesessary to dominate.  In this episode, I break down advice from Floyd Mayweather on how to embody the "selfish" mindset that you need to dominate your sport.

    Film Room Pt. 4: The Dame Dash Mindset Mixtape

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 43:27

    Use this episode as a mental conditioning tool, to insill the most powerful mindsets and philosophies of the tycoon Dame Dash.  Click here to work with me.

    Film Room Pt. 3: Dame Dash "Fearless"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 20:18

    In this brand new installment of the Film Room, I break down the mindset of one of America's most influential businessmen.....Dame Dash.  Listen as I show you the pillars of his mentality, and how to apply these principles to your own career.  Click here to work with me.

    Film Room Pt. 2: Dame Dash "The Batman Mentality"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 44:58

    In this brand new installment of the Film Room, I break down the mindset of one of America's most influential businessmen.....Dame Dash.  Listen as I show you the pillars of his mentality, and how to apply these principles to your own career.  Click here to work with me.

    Film Room Pt. 1: Dame Dash "Pure Independence"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 46:04

    In this brand new installment of the Film Room, I break down the mindset of one of America's most influential businessmen.....Dame Dash.  Listen as I show you the pillars of his mentality, and how to apply these principles to your own career.  Click here to work with me.

    How to deal with exhaustion, frustration and anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 16:48

    If you are interested in real growth, then there are certain emotions you will have to learn to be ok with feeling. To master them, you will have to know how to interpret them and move through them with ease and grace, instead of allowing them to keep you stuck.  In this epsidoe, I show you how to interpret these emotions, and a practical game plan for what to do when you feel them.  Click here to build the "Killer Instinct" mindset

    Read these 3 books if you want to be more mentally tough

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 15:17

    In this epsiode I share 3 books that you MUST read if you want to be even more mentally tough. Click here to download my top 100 book list.

    Some signs that you're getting soft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 12:24

    Regardless of how tough you think you are, you will still get mentally soft if you do not stay aware and discipined.  In this epsiode, I share 4 sneaky signs that you may be self-sabotaging your success, and exactly how to combat them. 

    Up On Game: How to be bigger, leaner and stronger

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 8:36

    There is a TON of conflicting advice out there about how to build muscle, what to eat, and how to create the physique you want. The resource I share with you in this epsode will give you the clarity and confidence you have been looking for. This is a MUST read book!

    These 3 qualities will take you to the next level

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 14:51

    What are those intangible qualities, that if you built within yourself, would make the biggest difference towards your success? In this episode, I break them down and show you just how to build them. 

    BARS: Reality Check from a Multimillionaire

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 20:03

    If you want greatness, there is a price to be paid for it. In this episode, I break down some wisdom from the late great Felix Dennis, multimillionaire mogul and tycoon, where he details the hell you'll need to walk through to get where you want to go. 

    The keys to building discipline (even if you're lazy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 20:41

    Discipline just may be the most valuable and most underrated quality an athlete can have. The problem is, it can be difficult to build, especially if you have a pattern of laziness and apathy. In this epsiode, I show you how to over come your laziness and build an authentic discipline that will actually last.  Click here to have Niyi Sobo as your mindset coach

    BARS: The burden of success (A bar from Benny The Butcher)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 7:44

    One of the hallmarks of greatness is making what you do seem easy and effortless. The problem with that comes when others think that they can do what you do, without having to build the sregth to do it.  In this epsiode, I break down a bar from a Benny The Butcher freestyle, where he highlights this reality.   

    What it really means to "take responsibility"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 33:45

    Taking responsibility doesn't really mean what we think it does, and it's a habit that not many truly have. In this episode, I break down what taking responsibility means, how do it, and what happens when this becomes a part of who you are. 

    BARS: Lebron James and the power of self-awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 8:23

    It's nice to have vision, but it's equally important to have self awareness and pay close attention to reality. In this episode, Lebron James shares his philosophy through an interview from 2008, and reveals his secret weapon: self-awareness. 

    Don't trust your instincts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 35:37

    So often we hear the advice to "trust your instincts". And just as often we find ourselves experiencing pain as a result of bad decisions.  In this episode, I unveil four very dangerous thought patterns that keep us stuck. In order to break patterns of failure and frustration, it's important to know and understand the lies we tell ourselves, and properly train ourselves to make the right decisions. 

    BARS: What Giannis learned from Kobe

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 8:57

    In this episode of Bars, I share a powerful message from Giannis Antetokounmpo about the lessons he learned from NBA legend Kobe Bryant. 

    Some tips for dealing with fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 14:28

    Wherever you are on your journey, you deal with FEAR. It can show up in the form of anxiety, worry or even choking under pressure. It is important to know how to deal with this crippling emotion, so in this episode I give you some of my best tips for dealing with Fear.  Click here to learn more about the Killer Instinct System.

    BARS: Keep Trying Though (From Joel Ortiz "Housing Authority"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 12:22

    In this epsiode of BARS, I break down a lyric from Brooklyn artist Joell Ortiz, emphasizing the importance of persistence and grit.   

    4 mistakes that keep so many athletes stuck

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 27:23

    In this episode, I break down the four most common problems I see that keep athletes stuck, struggling and without the results they want.   Click here to learn about how to work with a mindset coach. 

    How to deal with the "toxic" people in your life

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 26:44

    We all have people in our life that some would call "toxic". It's either their energy, the things they say to you or the way they seem to always mess up your vibe. Sometimes we can't even help being around them; it's family, teamates, classmates and even coaches.  The question then becomes: How do we deal with these people?  Do we just cut them off? Do we try to use various techniques and strategies to help change them? What do we do? In this episode I give you a very practical approach to this all too common problem.  Click here to learn more about how to build a dominant mindset and perform your best when it really matters.     

    How to be productive and get things done in any environment

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 44:25

    Whether you are an entrepreneur who travels a lot, an athete in between teams or still living with roomates as a college athlete, your envirioment has the ability to make or break you. It can be difficult to work out when you don't have all the right equipment, to eat healthy on the road, or to lock in and get work done when your space is small.  Regardles of your challenges, it doesn't change the fact that it's still up to you to get it done.  In this practical episode, I break down just how to approach this problem and set up a mindset and stratgey to be productive regarless of where you are or what surrounds you.  Click here to master the mental game. 

    Reality Check: Everything you need to hear right now

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 62:11

    Humans are really skilled at lying to themselves. That is precisely why, as fellow humans, we need to be courageous enough to expose these lies and expose the TRUTH.  In this episode, I do you this favor. On your journey towards greatness, the devil is doing its best to get you to quit. I won't let you. Soak in this truth, and apply the wisdom to your life right now. Share this with a friend who needs to hear it.  Click here to work with me. 

    How to conquer your fear of others opinions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 51:57

    Do you find yourself easily distracted and anxious about what other people may think of you? Do you procrastinate or even avoid anything that may lead to confrontation? Are you ready to understand why you do this, and precisely how to conquer this toxic habit? In this episode, I break down 3 approaches to this problem: the mental approach, the strategic approach and the situational approach.  Each approach is laced with strategies and tactics you can utilize to effectively begin listening to the person who matters most: you. Share this episode with a friend who needs it. Click here to work with me.  

    What to do when you feel like you are "never doing enough"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 51:18

    Sometimes, regardless of how much you are doing the right things, it still feels like you are never doing enough. This leads to a never ending anxiety, leaving you unfulfilled and chronically frustrated. How do you make this stop? How can you actually get yourself to feel good, even though you haven't reached your goal?  In this practical episode, I break down some simple and effective strategies and mindset shifts that will keep you hungry yet fulfilled, aggressive and patient. 

    The right way to plan and dominate 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 42:05

    There are ways to do things, and then there are the RIGHT ways to do things, to create results at a high level. While others proclaim that "this is my year", with no real strategy or shift in approach, we in the jungle are different. In this episode, I share with you the mindset, the strategy and tactical approach that will get you the results you want in the year 2022.  Click here to dominate the year 2022.

    How to perform more consistently under pressure (when it matters most)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 36:01

    What does it take to perform consistently, instead of having so many ups and downs, good days and bad days? How can you develop into a true dominant performer, one who is consistent, reliable and predictably GREAT? Is this even possible for you? Absolutely, it is possible. But it take a certain mental approach and just as importantly, a strategy designed to turn you into a dominant performer. In this episode I share the secrets and techniques needed to do this.  To work with me, go to Imnotyou.com/ki    

    What It Really Means To Be A "Boss"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 71:37

    Everyone says they want to be in control of their own destiny...to be a leader...to "boss up". However, to actually do so means your day to life will look a lot different than the 98%. So what does that lifestyle look like? How does a boss think, what do bosses do? In this episode I break it down in detail. 

    How to pull yourself out of a dark place

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 63:25

    The past couple of years have been crazy for everyone. You may have found yourself in a particularly dark place, overwhelmed by the realities of your life. This episode is for you. Take notes. Apply. Share with someone you love. Let's get back motivated, locked in and aggressive. 

    To Be A Professional...

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 70:45

    There are no shortage of people who say they want to be "great"...the problem is how many who are actually willing to pay the price. In this episode, I break down the mentality and approach of a true "professional". These are the types who dominate and are at the top of any given field or sport. For this to be you, you must alter your approach, the one that leads to average results, and adopt an entirely new strategy. Take notes, and implement this practical game plan. 

    How To Struggle "The Killa Way"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 59:24

    No matter the quality and type of your goals, one of the few guarantees is struggle. How you deal with this struggle will ultimately determine whether or not you succeed or fail, as well as the quality of your life as you progress.  In this episode I break down the "Killa Way" to struggle, the method that allows you to struggle in style and effectiveness. 

    The 7 Pillars of Peak Performance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 93:20

    In this episode, I break down the seven essential areas of your sport you must dominate, in a very practical and thorough way. Most are trying to dominate without knowing the rules...this is foolish. Listen in to see how you can establish the system you need in order to play your best, under the most intense pressure. 

    Bars: "A Calculating Man Is A Coward" (Wisdom From Hagakure)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 19:20

    There is a difference between planning from a place of power, and merely hiding from pain. In today's episode, I utilize the wisdom of the Samurai, to give us guidance on how to Iive more courageously. Visit: imnotyou.com/KI

    How To Build Confidence Under Pressure (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 79:30

    Confidence under pressure and uncertainty is often the difference between failure and success. In today's episode, I break down how to build this valuable currency. Time Stamps: (00:00:00) Samaya's Intro (00:01:22) Intro to today's episode (00:05:38) "Pressure" (00:09:26) "Confidence" (00:11:32) Reality check: Failing under pressure (00:16:49) Building confidence // Assumptions to look out for (00:32:36) You simply, haven't figured it out yet. (00:40:40) Confidence is earned through pain tolerance. (00:52:49) Today's pain is part of the overall process. (00:54:21) How to speed up your learning curve. (01:06:13) You don't need to quit. (01:13:52) In conclusion... Ready to take it to the next level? Visit: imnotyou.com/KI

    The Cold, Harsh Realities of the Jungle

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 85:48

    In this episode, I break down some of the most valuable and game changing realities that I have been exposed to over the past 6 months. By learning from my experience, you will be able to better relate to your own reality and make explosive growth in your life and career. Time Stamps: (00:00:00) We are BACK! (00:01:25) Introduction to today's episode. (00:05:45) Here are the reasons for my absence from the podcast. (00:20:48) Very important lessons that I've learned during this time. (00:51:17) How I intend to move forward from these realities. (01:01:34) A reality you can’t ignore. // Dealing with the pain. (01:17:14) At the end of the day, you still gotta GO. (01:18:20) Embracing failure the right way. (01:20:38) In conclusion…

    PSA For All My Killas

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 2:14

    My team and I will be taking a brief and strategic hiatus from all new content... but don't worry, stay tuned and prepare yourself for a flurry of new, bold and exciting content and more. Stay connected with me through the links below, and I will see you soon Killa! For coaching: Imnotyou.com/coaching For Mindset Training: Imnotyou.com/ki For my Top 100 book list: Imnotyou.com/top100

    Get your finances in check [Throwback]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 22:17

    Gems are timeless... Check out today's throwback episode: Get your finances in check ... Not having enough money, struggling financially, and inability to deal with financial pressure is what's holding a lot of athletes and entrepreneurs back from moving aggressively and actually creating the wealth they want. I was no different. Let me show you what I have learned about the art and science of creating wealth for yourself. Time Stamps: (1:22) Welcome back to the Sports Motivation Podcast! (1:31) My history with money (4:47) My practical approach to money (5:13) #1: Give yourself a thorough reality check (5:45) #2: Spent time getting clarity on your thoughts and beliefs on money (8:52) #3: Have a system for managing your money (9:26) #4: Start giving money away (12:37) #5: Pay off your consumer debt and create a plan  (14:55) #6: Embrace Pressure (16:43) #7: Practice gratitude daily for what you have (20:52) The Money Playbook (21:02) Books on money- Science of Getting Rich, Financial Freedom in less than 8 minutes a day, and Richest Man in Babylon

    Bars: Stillmatic Intro (ft. Nas) [Throwback]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 6:02

    Gems are timeless... Check out today's throwback episode: Bars: Stillmatic Intro (ft. Nas) ... One of the greatest rappers of all time breaks down the mindset that leads to dropping classics versus being a one-hit wonder. This applies to any high performer and is one of the most difficult things to do. Listen to Nas tell it... #BARS

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