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Olympian Jonathan Edwards, CEO of AthleteSpecific.com and creator of the Athlete Breakthrough Blueprint Program transforms athletes into confident performers who accept every challenge and perform at their best.

Creating High Performance Athletes with Olympian Jonathan Edwards Olympian Jonathan Edwards

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Olympian Jonathan Edwards, CEO of AthleteSpecific.com and creator of the Athlete Breakthrough Blueprint Program transforms athletes into confident performers who accept every challenge and perform at their best.

    Jon Feinman and InnercityWeightlifting.org

    Jon Feinman and InnercityWeightlifting.org

    Jon Feinman is a cool dude. I first found out about him watching an ESPN video that got me so riveted I watched it twice. As someone who’s been in and around the world of strength and conditioning as an athlete, and then as a business, I know how hard it is to be in that business but how cool it is when you know you’re making an impact. Jon’s story is awesome. From his bio: Jon founded ICW in 2010, building upon his experience in Americorps and as a personal trainer. As CEO, he is focused on aligning the vision, strategy, culture, and growth of ICW to flip power dynamics, bridge social capital, and amplify the voice and agency of people who have been most impacted by mass incarceration and systemic racism. Over his 11 years at ICW, the company evolved from a weight training program to a workforce development track, to a social justice organization. What started as a gym, is now a community where people belong, together. Where people are valued as equals, and people with lived experience are listened to as the experts. It is a person-centric organization, where goals are determined by and driven by each individual. Rather than doing something “for” someone, ICW partners with and alongside each person to assist in empowering personal success. Jon received his MBA from Babson College in 2010 where he launched ICW. For his work, Jon has received awards from the Boston Celtics, Year Up, Good Sports, Bostinno, and Babson College. In 2014 he was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and in 2015 received the Ernst and Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year for Social Entrepreneurship. ICW has been featured on ESPN, CBS, NESN, and in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and NPR. You can check out the ESPN video that got me hooked here: Redefining Strength When you’re done with that be sure to follow Jon Feinman on Instagram here: InnerCityWeightlifting.org. Their Facebook Page is here if you do the Facebook thing: InnerCityWeightlifting and be sure to catch them on Twitter and Linkedin. Turns out Jon is a big Steve Carrell fan, and if you had to have him choose between cats or dogs...well...he’s a dog guy. When I asked him who his most influential coach or mentor was he said: Nathaniel Ogedegbe which I wasn’t expecting. He’s an ENTP Personality type but can be Introverted or Extroverted, as needed, which is an awesome trait to possess. And while it’s important to know your personality type (you can get a free assessment here) it’s also important to know that your personality isn’t permanent. Grab Dr. Benjamin Hardy’s book to find out why: Personality Isn’t Permanent And when he’s not changing the world by using personal training as a means for social justice, he surfs on the south shore of Boston. All-in-all, Jon Feinman is a good dude. Doing good things. With other really good dudes. It was a pleasure to get to know him. So head on over to www.InnerCityWeightlifting.org and make a donation or pick up some merch and wear it with pride. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Olympian Jonathan Edwards is the creator of the Athlete Breakthrough Blueprint. The premier mental performance program for aspiring athletes with big dreams. Do you have an athlete with big dreams? Maybe they want to compete in the Olympics. Or a Grand Prix. Or maybe they want to compete in college? Then The Blueprint may be just what your athlete needs. It’s a twelve-week program that helps an athlete understand EVERYTHING they need to understand in order to reach their goals in sports and life. Jonathan has become the pre-eminent voice helping young athletes achieve BIG dreams. To learn more about the program you can go to: https://www.athletespecific.com/blueprint Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyA-q7G_sreAEEHKaLdS4aA Do

    • 57 min
    When Good Coaches Go Bad: Maggie Haney and USA Gymnastics. Yet Another Coach Banned For Abuse

    When Good Coaches Go Bad: Maggie Haney and USA Gymnastics. Yet Another Coach Banned For Abuse

    There was disappointing news this week as USA Gymnastics announced that one of thir coaches, Maggie Haney, was suspended for 8 years amid allegations of verbal and emotional abuse of her athletes. While these are never great stories, I received an email from a concerned parent wondering how these things happen at the highest levels of an elite sport and if she should be worried about that sort of thing for her athlete. Listen as Coach Edwards dissects this rather touchy topic.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Olympian Jonathan Edwards is the creator of the Athlete Breakthrough Blueprint. The premier mental performance program for aspiring athletes with big dreams. Do you have an athlete with big dreams? Maybe they want to compete in the Olympics. Or a Grand Prix. Or maybe they want to compete in college? Then The Blueprint may be just what your athlete needs. It’s a twelve week program that helps an athlete understand EVERYTHING they need to understand in order to reach their goals in sports and life. Jonathan has become the pre-eminent voice helping young athletes achieve BIG dreams.
    To learn more about the program you can go to: https://www.athletespecific.com/blueprint Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyA-q7G_sreAEEHKaLdS4aA
    Do you have an athlete who struggles with Negative Thoughts? Did you know that even the best athletes struggle with negative thoughts even in their best moments? We have a free PDF guide to help athletes deal with Automatic Negative Thoughts and you can get your copy by clicking here: https://athletespecific.com/ant-download/
    For parents AND athletes Jonathan has put together a free course that reveals the Three Key Abilities every athlete must have in order to succeed: Get a free course http://athletespecifi.wpengine.com/3keys/
    And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes (Now apple podcasts) for more tips and tricks for your athlete. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/creating-high-performance-athletes-olympian-jonathan/id1460598505
    Be sure to join our Private Facebook Group: Raising High Performing Athletes by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/358243938245206/

    • 36 min
    More Is Not a Plan...Still

    More Is Not a Plan...Still

    When it comes to training during the coronavirus people are doing something that I warn people not to do...and that is to just do "stuff" in the effort to be doing "more".  More...is not...a plan.
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    Olympian Jonathan Edwards is the creator of the Athlete Breakthrough Blueprint. The premier mental performance program for aspiring athletes with big dreams.  Do you have an athlete with big dreams?  Maybe they want to compete in the Olympics.  Or a Grand Prix.  Or maybe they want to compete in college?  Then The Blueprint may be just what your athlete needs.  It’s a twelve week program that helps an athlete understand EVERYTHING they need to understand in order to reach their goals in sports and life.
     
    Jonathan has become the pre-eminent voice helping young athletes achieve BIG dreams. To learn more about the program you can go to:  https://www.athletespecific.com/blueprint
     
    Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyA-q7G_sreAEEHKaLdS4aA
     
    Do you have an athlete who struggles with Negative Thoughts?  Did you know that even the best athletes struggle with negative thoughts even in their best moments?  We have a free PDF guide to help athletes deal with Automatic Negative Thoughts and you can get your copy by clicking here: https://athletespecific.com/ant-download/
     
    For parents AND athletes Jonathan has put together a free course that reveals the Three Key Abilities every athlete must have in order to succeed: Get a free course http://athletespecifi.wpengine.com/3keys/
     
    And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes (Now apple podcasts) for more tips and tricks for your athlete. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/creating-high-performance-athletes-olympian-jonathan/id1460598505
     
    Be sure to join our Private Facebook Group: Raising High Performing Athletes by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/358243938245206/

    • 7 min
    How To Create an Athlete Mastermind

    How To Create an Athlete Mastermind

    In one of the most popular books of all time, Think and Grow Rich, Napolean Hill laid out the recipe for a mastermind. A mastermind is a group of likeminded people put together to help you reach your goal. Not everyone in the mastermind has to have the same goal, but they are all there to help each other reach their goals. My question for you is...do you have an "athlete mastermind"? If not, why not? In today's episode we talk about an athlete mastermind and why you need one.
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    Olympian Jonathan Edwards is the creator of the Athlete Breakthrough Blueprint. The premier mental performance program for aspiring athletes with big dreams.  Do you have an athlete with big dreams?  Maybe they want to compete in the Olympics.  Or a Grand Prix.  Or maybe they want to compete in college?  Then The Blueprint may be just what your athlete needs.  It’s a twelve week program that helps an athlete understand EVERYTHING they need to understand in order to reach their goals in sports and life.
     
    Jonathan has become the pre-eminent voice helping young athletes achieve BIG dreams. To learn more about the program you can go to:  https://www.athletespecific.com/blueprint
     
    Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyA-q7G_sreAEEHKaLdS4aA
     
    Do you have an athlete who struggles with Negative Thoughts?  Did you know that even the best athletes struggle with negative thoughts even in their best moments?  We have a free PDF guide to help athletes deal with Automatic Negative Thoughts and you can get your copy by clicking here: https://athletespecific.com/ant-download/
     
    For parents AND athletes Jonathan has put together a free course that reveals the Three Key Abilities every athlete must have in order to succeed: Get a free course http://athletespecifi.wpengine.com/3keys/
     
    And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes (Now apple podcasts) for more tips and tricks for your athlete. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/creating-high-performance-athletes-olympian-jonathan/id1460598505
     
    Be sure to join our Private Facebook Group: Raising High Performing Athletes by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/358243938245206/
     

    • 6 min
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    How Athletes Can Overcome Unexpected Hurdles

    How Athletes Can Overcome Unexpected Hurdles

    It always surprises me how easily some athletes are distracted by unexpected hurdles.  Yes, I understand...the word “unexpected” means “unplanned” for, but you must be prepared that there are situations that will come up in your athletic life that are...unplanned for.
    Being flexible of body and flexible of mind is a great trait for an athlete to have so today I’m going to talk about how athletes can overcome unexpected hurdles.  Enjoy!
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    Olympian Jonathan Edwards is the creator of the Athlete Breakthrough Blueprint. The premier mental performance program for aspiring athletes with big dreams.  Do you have an athlete with big dreams?  Maybe they want to compete in the Olympics.  Or a Grand Prix.  Or maybe they want to compete in college?  Then The Blueprint may be just what your athlete needs.  It’s a twelve week program that helps an athlete understand EVERYTHING they need to understand in order to reach their goals in sports and life.
     
    Jonathan has become the pre-eminent voice helping young athletes achieve BIG dreams. To learn more about the program you can go to:  https://www.athletespecific.com/blueprint
     
    Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyA-q7G_sreAEEHKaLdS4aA
     
    Do you have an athlete who struggles with Negative Thoughts?  Did you know that even the best athletes struggle with negative thoughts even in their best moments?  We have a free PDF guide to help athletes deal with Automatic Negative Thoughts and you can get your copy by clicking here: https://athletespecific.com/ant-download/
     
    For parents AND athletes Jonathan has put together a free course that reveals the Three Key Abilities every athlete must have in order to succeed: Get a free course http://athletespecifi.wpengine.com/3keys/
     
    And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes (Now apple podcasts) for more tips and tricks for your athlete. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/creating-high-performance-athletes-olympian-jonathan/id1460598505
     
    Be sure to join our Private Facebook Group: Raising High Performing Athletes by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/358243938245206/

    • 4 min
    Getting Quiet To Find Out What You Really Need

    Getting Quiet To Find Out What You Really Need

    As we go from day to day it’s really difficult to turn off the noise.  From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed, it’s a constant stream of inputs.  From parents to siblings, to your phone and any other inputs you may have during your day, it’s easy to lose your ability to hear your inner voice.  Your “gut”.
    In today’s episode we’re going to talk about why it’s so important to get clear.  To find some space to get quiet.  To hear that inner voice that will help steer you in the right direction and tell you what you really need.
     
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    Olympian Jonathan Edwards is the creator of the Athlete Breakthrough Blueprint. The premier mental performance program for aspiring athletes with big dreams.  Do you have an athlete with big dreams?  Maybe they want to compete in the Olympics.  Or a Grand Prix.  Or maybe they want to compete in college?  Then The Blueprint may be just what your athlete needs.  It’s a twelve week program that helps an athlete understand EVERYTHING they need to understand in order to reach their goals in sports and life.
     
    Jonathan has become the pre-eminent voice helping young athletes achieve BIG dreams. To learn more about the program you can go to:  https://www.athletespecific.com/blueprint
     
    Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyA-q7G_sreAEEHKaLdS4aA
     
    Do you have an athlete who struggles with Negative Thoughts?  Did you know that even the best athletes struggle with negative thoughts even in their best moments?  We have a free PDF guide to help athletes deal with Automatic Negative Thoughts and you can get your copy by clicking here: https://athletespecific.com/ant-download/
     
    For parents AND athletes Jonathan has put together a free course that reveals the Three Key Abilities every athlete must have in order to succeed: Get a free course http://athletespecifi.wpengine.com/3keys/
     
    And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes (Now apple podcasts) for more tips and tricks for your athlete. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/creating-high-performance-athletes-olympian-jonathan/id1460598505
     
    Be sure to join our Private Facebook Group: Raising High Performing Athletes by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/358243938245206/
     

    • 5 min

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