John Bartolo Show - Brett Bartholomew

Short Summary:

In this episode, John interviews Brett Bartholomew,  a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of Art of Coaching™. Brett weighs in on a common mindset today including themes of self sabotage and attention seeking. To the contrary, he talks about the importance of digging deep and contentment. Brett and John also talk about today’s cancel culture and the trend in today’s hot topics.

 

Long Summary:

In this episode, John interviews Brett Bartholomew,  a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of Art of Coaching™. Brett’s experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector and also members of the United States Special Forces plus members of Fortune 500 companies. Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports world-wide, at levels ranging from youth athletes to Olympians. He’s supported numerous Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters in both professional boxing as well as the UFC.

Brett shares about his recent book, Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In. He also weighs in on a common mindset today including themes of self sabotage and attention seeking. To the contrary, he talks about the importance of digging deep and contentment. Brett and John also talk about today’s cancel culture and the trend in today’s hot topics.

In conclusion, today’s episode will likely motivate you to do the hard work to dig deep and reflect on yourself instead of shifting blame to others. As a result, you should notice a healthy shift in mindset and communication patterns. 

 

 Timestamps:

0:20 — John thanks sponsors.

0:25 — John introduces Brett Bartholomew.

2:52 — Brett shares what he does.

6:29 — John talks about the resources out there including Brett’s book.

8:47 — John asks Brett what creates the most capable person.

11:00 — John addresses the rise of self destructive and self imploding people and asks Brett how you start to build a proper mindset toward anything you’re doing?

16:11 — John asks Brett if it’s better to know what you’re good at than not good at.

17:31 — John and Brett talk about cancel culture. 

27:00 —  John and Brett talk about how we got here.

29:00 — John and Brett talk about today’ attention driven society.

32:00 — John and Brett talk about contentment. 

40:00 — John and Brett talk about today’s communication.

44:00 —  John and Brett talk about differing opinions and discussion.

46:34 — John and Brett talk about who you have around you.

52:56 — Brett shares where people can find him.

Key Quotes:

“I help people solve people problems.” -Brett Bartholomew

“We have a culture now when everything’s gotta be squeaky clean. A lot of people think that positive thinking and mindfulness will lead them to the answer, but in a vacuum, it won’t lead us to the darker issues that we face as leaders and managers.” -Brett Bartholomew

“People think there are one size fits all answers, and leadership is not that simple.” – Brett Bartholomew

“People want formulas and to be told what to do every step of the way, and a book that tells them that things aren’t that easy and they need to dive deeper is not going to sell a million copies…the fact of the matter is: you have to do some work.”

“People always think other people are the issue. Really, it’s yourself.”

“If you’re anxious about something, you care.”

“Imposter phenomenon is experienced by almost 70% of people including people like Einstein.”

“Getting clear about who you are, owning the aspect of who you are and redirecting what you think are weaknesses…you have to focus on yourself first before being able to build buy-in on an effective level.”

“We have this society that wants to share surface level instead of the imperfections, and that’s why a lot of people get really lost.”

“It’s better if people open up about what we feel like they suck at so you can have some real conversation.”

“We’ve reached an era where you can’t have a single mistake because everyone wants to throw you out the window.” -John Bartolo

“Human beings are very good at creating threats. They love a good crisis.”

“Anybody can be an expert now…and they’re not held accountable.”

“You can make yourself look better or you can make others look worse…that’s the easy way in today’s society.”

“We have a generation that tries to get the easy way out.”

“It’s easier to misinterpret things in social media than in person.”

“If you’re trying to resolve, go to neutral ground, because the environment causes human behavior.”

“Unless someone is in a meeting or on an airplane, after three texts, there needs to be a phone call.”

“There’s not a lot of accountability in today’s society where everyone is looking for everybody else to solve their problems.”

“Are we supposed to be more open and show who we really are? Then, how are we getting in trouble for sharing how we feel?”

“I need people around me that are bridge builders and not bridge burners.”

“In cancel culture, we are losing the essence of what it means to disagree.”

“You have to judge people on the value that they do or do not provide…not how you feel about a certain subject.”

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