The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

United States

The MindSide is the performance perspective of Dr. Bhrett McCabe. Throughout the podcast, topics will be explored and discussed related to nutrition, performance and sports psychology, and personal excellence.


The MindSide Episode 107 - Why is Impatience the Status Quo?  

There are no shortcuts to success. There is no way around the "right" way. Impatience is the killer of ambition, but those with true ambition don't succumb to impatience. Keeping your goals ahead of you and surrounding yourself with the right people are all important factors to keeping yourself on the right paths for success. Listen to Dr. Bhrett McCabe elaborate on impatience, self-reliance, and more in this podcast. 

The MindSide Episode 106 - The Journey of Breaking Through with Basketball Legend Chamique Holdsclaw  

It is naive of us to think that competing and succeeding in sports only happens when we are thinking clearly and feeling great physically. While that helps, the competitive psychological experience is much greater. For some athletes, competing not only involves execution of plays and strategies, but also managing the struggles of personal difficulties, and even mental illness. In this powerful podcast interview, NCAA basketball legend, WNBA superstar, and Olympic champion Chamique Holdsclaw shares her amazing journey from the playgrounds of NYC to her championship career and her personal battles with mental illness. Through her struggles and positive life changes, Chamique inspires coaches, players, and administrators to face the complexities of mental illness and embrace a mindset of comprehensive mental wellness. Chamique Holdsclaw challenges the daily notions, stigmas, and ignorance to inspire the next generation to maximize their lives and psychological framework. For more information on her work, please check out her autobiography Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot.

The MindSide Episode 105 - The Codes for Success  

It takes great courage to go out on your own and start a new business. It involves enormous, calculated risk. Ben Lancaster was well aware of this when he took over ownership of Aviate hats in 2015 and in just under 2 years, Aviate has become a phenomenon of success. People all over the country, and even the world, are familiar with Aviate’s hats. Celebrities and average Joes alike are sporting these hats with the airport code of their home city stitched on them. How does one handle the stresses and challenges that come with starting a new venture? It doesn’t happen overnight, and it is never easy. Hear Ben share his story on this week’s podcast.

The MindSide Episode 104 - Resisting the Transferal of Blame  

In these times of political turmoil, fake news, and social media warriors, we often find ourselves complaining and shifting blame everywhere but on ourselves. This week, Dr. Bhrett McCabe has a message for all of us on how to get started taking responsibility for our own lives and choices. Positive change can’t come from negative attitudes. Learn how to create the positive changes you seek in life in this week’s podcast.

The MindSide Episode 103 - A Life Beyond Sports  

Many athletes dreams of playing at the next level. Many don’t even entertain the idea that there may be a life beyond sports, and many are unprepared when reality catches up with them. Chris Rogers, CEO of TAP (Together Assisting People), joins Dr. Bhrett McCabe on this episode of The MindSide Podcast. TAP is an organization that helps athletes develop life skills and build themselves up as independent, functional members of society. From etiquette classes to finances, TAP makes sure that young athletes are prepared for what life may throw their way. Hear Chris share his story and other insights into this world in this podcast.

The MindSide Episode 102 - Lessons from the Field of Human Performance  

On this episode of the MindSide Podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe is joined by noted Mental Conditioning Coach Trevor Moawad to discuss human performance, the mental game in life and in sports, and the field as a whole. Trevor has worked and been involved with great programs, such as the University of Alabama and Florida State University. Hear Trevor and Bhrett share some of their insights into the field in this week’s podcast.

The MindSide Episode 101 - What Has Baseball Taught Me?  

It’s a new year, and with it comes a new season on the diamond. Teams are practicing, fans are gearing up, and parks are being prepared for the U.S.A.’s oldest pastime. Are you ready for the season? Are you preparing yourself mentally for the challenges you will face on the field? How will you perform when you take the field with the game on the line? In this podcast, Dr. McCabe shares his thoughts on what baseball has meant to him and offers some considerations to take with you into your season. A new season means a new start. Make the most of yours, with a new mindset.

The MindSide Episode 100 - What I’ve Learned from Doing The MindSide Podcast  

The MindSide Podcast turns 100 today! We are overjoyed to have come this far with you on your journey to improve your mental performance and own your success. In this momentous episode, Dr. Bhrett McCabe sits down and looks back at 100 episodes’ worth of exceptional guests, topics, lessons, and examples. Bhrett explains a few of his biggest takeaways from doing the podcast for nearly 2 years and his motivation to keep them coming. Dr. McCabe and The MindSide team would like to thank our listeners for their faithful following and promise to always improve, help you improve, and continue this journey with you. We look forward to another 100 episodes, and we hope to see you there as well.

The MindSide Episode 99 - Coaching Through Tragedy and Change  

Dru Nettles was a coach at Denham Springs High School in 2016 when the flooding hit Louisiana in August 2016. It wasn’t just the school that was damaged. Several of the students lost their homes and everything they owned. Nettles and his family were asleep when at 4am a neighbor knocked on their door to let them know their neighborhood was flooding. They were boated out by 9am. When they returned they found they had nearly 5 feet of water in their home and had lost everything. Denham Springs High School was also damaged, so Nettles's team wasn’t able to see each other till nearly 2 weeks later. The team decided to try and get football practice in each day then go into the community and help rebuild after practice. The athletes were going through a mental drain. Many had lost their homes and everything they had. But they were getting up everyday, going to practice, school, and playing games. Nettles managed to coach the men on and off the field and help many of them with their daily struggles. How do you coach through tragedy? How do you manage to put your personal challenges aside? Coach Dru Nettles discusses that with Dr. Bhrett McCabe on this week's podcast.

The MindSide Episode 98 - Dari Nowkhah Talks About The Emotional Struggles of Dealing with a Personal Tragedy  

On August 12, 2011, Hayden Michael Nowkhah was born, seemingly healthy. At six days old, after just three days at home, Hayden was back in the hospital with a 102 degree fever. A virus had attacked his fragile heart. Within a matter of days, Hayden was near the top of the heart transplant list. How could this have happened to a little boy who seemed to be the picture of perfect health? This virus caused a condition called myocarditis and devastated his heart function. Hayden would need a heart transplant. After numerous surgeries and complications, Hayden suffered a catastrophic stroke. That stroke would cause him to be removed from the transplant list. At 39 days old, we lost our precious, brave baby boy.  Because of Hayden’s experience, and because thousands of infants go through the same thing every year, we decided to create "Hayden's Hope" to raise awareness for pediatric organ donation.  In addition, Hayden’s Hope, working in conjunction with the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), is raising money to cover transplant-related expenses in honor of children awaiting life-saving transplants. Medical bills, travel costs to and from transplant centers, lengthy stays away from home and in many cases, job loss affects transplant families and devastates them financially.  COTA families receive 100% of the money raised through Hayden's Hope, easing this financial burden and allowing them to focus on what is most important: the life of their child.  Though Hayden is no longer with us, his story lives on. The story of the little boy who died but whose heart beats out of hope and love for children everywhere. It is our hope that Hayden’s story inspires others to help children achieve the successful transplants they deserve so that they can live the life they were meant to live. If you want to help please visit,

The MindSide Episode 97 - New Year, New MindSet – Time for a Manifesto  
Today, we launch a new chapter of The MindSide Podcast, MindSide Insights. 2 extra episodes a month from Dr. Bhrett McCabe where he explores topics and considerations related to the mental side of the game.  We will still keep our exciting guests each week. We are just adding a little something extra for our listeners.  What better time to start something new than in the New Year?  What are you starting new this year? Are you afraid of making changes, then not being successful and finding yourself frustrated in February?  Dr. Bhrett McCabe looks at the best approach for a successful new year and explains why having a Manifesto could be the answer.  


The MindSide Episode 96 - Are New Starts Really Effective?  

Meighan Julbert, MS joins Dr. Bhrett McCabe to discuss new starts. Many look at a new year as a fresh start and a chance to close the door on the past. But is that the answer? Should we leave those doors cracked to learn from the past and use that to build a successful future? Julbert and McCabe discuss that in today’s podcast.

The MindSide Episode 95 - Having Life With Purpose  

In 2001, Steve Ehretsman was walking into a fast-food establishment when he was crushed between two cars.  After 13 surgeries, doctors decided to amputate his leg below the knee.

Ehretsman is a former D1 athlete where he was captain of the Boston University basketball team.  This was not according to plan. Up until the accident, Steve was a high producing and quickly emerging leader in the business development scene. Immediately following the accident, he struggled with adjusting to life and that struggle sparked his next step – to found Shamrock Prosthetics, Inc. Through his own struggles, Steve identified a way to bring peace and healing to others suffering from similar circumstances by focusing on the mental, physical, and functional healing of the clients.

The MindSide Episode 94 - Life as the Heavyweight World Champion  

31 year old Deontay Wilder will tell you since becoming the WBC Heavyweight title holder in 2015 he has learned to be thankful for the little things in life. Wilder became the first American World Heavyweight Champion in 9 years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics. This led to his nickname of "The Bronze Bomber", which Wilder coined after Joe Louis, who was also from Alabama and was known by the nickname of "The Brown Bomber".

Wilder is undefeated as a professional with a 97.2% knockout-to-win ratio, with 18 knockouts in the first round. As of July 2016, Wilder is ranked the world's third best heavyweight by The Ring magazine and BoxRec, and fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Wilder’s boxing career started when his now 12 year old daughter was born with Spina Bifida.  Wilder decided to drop out of college and look for a way to raise money to take care of his daughter.  That drive led to his undefeated career. 
The MindSide Episode 93 - Is it Different When It’s Me? First Hand Experience with the Psychology of Injury Rehabilitation.  

On this week’s podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe takes a personal look at his upcoming hip surgery and candidly explores the anxiety and apprehension that he is experiencing in the days leading up to it. What are his anxieties and how is he dealing with them? What are the parallels that you can apply to your own fear and anxiety? This week, Dr. McCabe is the patient and he couldn’t feel more strange about it.

The MindSide Episode 92 - Breaking the Stereotype for Women in Sports  

On this week’s MindSide Podcast, we explore the challenges women commonly face in sports.  The challenges are not just the ones in the open, like blatant discrimination and sexism, but the understated biases that are pervasive throughout sports. For instance, does an athlete that cries on the sidelines get viewed differently if they are a male or female? Who would transfer to coaching men’s basketball better - Pat Summit or Geno Auremmia? Does the gender of the coach shift your judgment of their impact? The challenges are deeper than gender but about roles, experience, and perceived value in different settings. Open your mind and explore this topic this week.

The MindSide Episode 91 - How to Prevent Injuries in Gymnastics Before They Happen  

Dr. Sloan Beard attend Ball State University where she was a member of the gymnastics team. 17 years in the demanding sport led to numerous injuries.  In her professional career she began working with several gymnasts for injury-related care. Beard realized the need for interventions within a gymnast's program before injuries were to occur. With her background in TPI, Titleist Performance Institute, Dr. Sloan wanted something that could assist in gymnastics in the same manner that TPI works within golf. She designed a way to assess a gymnast on the front end, prescribe correctives that coordinated with the assessments and ultimately remove more variability in the injury process.  She founded  GymnastFix in the early months of 2016 and now assesses and teaches for different gymnastics programs implementing prehab protocols specific for their individual athletes. 

Dr. Sloan practices with her husband, Dr. Beau Beard, in Birmingham, Alabama at their clinic, The FARM: Functional Athletic Rehabilitation & Movement. She utilizes a very hands-on adjusting technique, and is well versed in myofascial release, kinesio taping, exercise prescription and sports rehabilitation.

The MindSide Episode 90 - Are You Allowing Ignorance in Your Life? Or Allowing People in Who Challenge You?  

Dr. Bhrett Mccabe is preparing for the release of his first book, The MindSide Manifesto.  In this week's podcast, he previews one chapter about the 5 people who should be in your life. Each of these people play a role that could help you grow, but don’t get these 5 confused with those who bring ignorance into your life.  Dr. Bhrett McCabe explains the difference in this week's podcast. 

The MindSide Episode 89 - Are You Going All in for Your Goals?  

In life many of us feel we are called for something. For some, it is to be a professional athlete, for others it might be leading a corporation. No matter what your calling is there are steps and sacrifices you must make to reach it. Chad Metcalf has learned that on his journey to reach two different callings. First becoming a Navy SEAL through the sacrifices it took in training and life to make that happen, and now  becoming a professional golfer. On this journey Chad says “the best trait I have learned is being an overcomer.” Listen to how he’s overcome the challenges along the way and about the lessons he has for those following a similar path.

The MindSide Episode 88 - Heart of a Champion  

Jeff Swarr became emerged into the goal to win with every team he coached.  But what he learned was he was missing one thing, the heart of the game and the heart of challenges.  After taking a step back and looking at how he was competing he learned to compete from the heart, something he says is a long process.  Learning this led him to write, A Competitor’s Heart: 369 Days of Development.

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