P23 Podcasts is a show about passion and how you can have a positive impact on someone else's life, changing it for the better. I'm your host Doug Parsons. I created this show to share stories of those who found their true calling, with three simple questions: what influenced you and your passion, what inspired you into action, and what is the motivation that keeps you going? I've spent every day since I was 8 years old, eating, sleeping, and breathing motocross. I was lucky enough to travel the world, doing what I love, but the biggest blessing of all is when I saw my love for riding, ignite someone else's passion. Stay tuned for new episodes and join us as we take a ride on this new journey.
Shawn Humphries Mindset Coach (Elite Performance Systems)
In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Shawn Humphries, who is a mindset coach, that works with riders like Justin Barcia, Michael Mosiman, Pierce Brown, from Team Gas Gas, and Star Racing Yamaha riders including Nick Romano, Justin Cooper, and rookie sensation Matthew Leblanc, as well as creator of the EPS Academy (Elite Performance Systems), where students come to learn and perform mindset training at the highest level.
If there's one subject that I find fascinating more than anything else, it is this, mindset training. For years, growing up racing and riding freestyle motocross, I can't tell you how many times I heard someone say that motocross is 90% mental, yet there was absolutely no emphasis on improving the mental game between the ears.
Sure, I knew how to motivate myself, talk myself through fear, but what was really going on up there? Shawn found himself asking the same questions 20 years ago, why is all the focus on technique and why can't I tell you why my athletes performed well and when they did not?
An opportunity with Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, led to working with one of the greatest coaches of all time, Bill Parcells, this led to access with athletes at the highest level of sport, and a doorway into the Olympics, sports highest pinnacle of performance. Countless hours of training students, 20 years of data acquisition, unheard-of success rates, from iconic players like Drew Brees, has culminated into the EPS Academy (Elite Performance Systems), a mindset training program where you can learn to master the steps and become a master of your craft.
Listening to Shawn's podcast Mind of a Champion, for the first time ever, I had the terminology to some of the stuff I used myself, but most of all, I heard a ton of new stuff, I had a framework to structure everything, I had boxes on the shelf to store the tools, I had a road map and an order of how and when to use those tools. Finally, I felt like I had organized my thoughts and my mindset game, so much so, that I saw myself gaining more confidence, knowing, I knew how to think, when to think, and what to think. I saw myself on competition day more relaxed, mind free of stressors, and the hard work I had put in during the week, becoming instinct.
If you're looking to improve your performance, gain more confidence, build a winning routine, I highly recommend you visit www.shawnhumphries.com and listen to his podcast, Mind of a Champion.
SX After Show With Austin White
This week on the SX After Show, Austin White joined us to talk shop about round 3 at San Diego. We talked about the track conditions, the Bogle vs Barcia incident, Roczen, El Hombre on the move until his bike gave out, Tomac, Cooper Webb, Ferrandis, and Cristian Craigs unfortunate luck in the 250 main but heroic comeback to land on top of the podium in 3rd place.
SX After Show With The Moto Lens
Joining me back on the podcast, Cullen Boswell and I talk shop about his Team Solitaire deal, A1 and Oakland SX, social media's influence on the sport, who's looking good on their new teams, A1 squabbles, track designs and a whole bunch of stuff in between.
Dale Spangler from The Dirt Buzz Podcast
Dale Spangler has over 30 years of experience in the Powersports industry. After growing up racing dirt bikes, he found himself at that fork in the road, so many of us have been in, do we continue on with what we love and find a job inside the industry or do we leave it in the dust for good for a regular 9-5 job. Figuring out that answer fairly quick, he began working for Cometic Gaskets doing technical stuff but soon found his lane in marketing, a chance opportunity to learn under Hook Taylor who ran Smith Goggles, Dale racked up a ton of experience creating and building programs for top companies like Smith and then onto giants like Tucker Rockey. Using the pandemic to start his own business, DAle put his college education in English to good use by offering writing services like CMS as well as authoring his own podcast The Dirt Buzz.
Sergio Guiducci Content Creator/Videographer for Grip Clean
In this episode of P23 Podcasts, I talk to Sergio Guiducci about how he found his love for using a camera to create content with photos and videos. A chance of opportunity put a camera in his sights and that camera would eventually become an extension of his arm. Cutting his teeth with just about every top freestyle motocross pro, he landed himself a dream job running Replay XD's motorsports program. Now creating content for X Games Gold Medalist Bryce Hudson's soap company Grip Clean, his days are spent blowing up glitter bombs for the ever-growing TikTok platform.
Cullen Boswell (The Moto Lens)
Cullen Boswell has had a passion for motocross since a young kid growing up in Georgia but it wasn't until a recent injury that he picked up a camera and found a new passion, melding his love for the sport with photography and videography, freezing those action moments in time. If you live in Arizona and ride ACP, you've definitely seen him out-perfecting his craft. For only a year's worth of experience, he's got some of the cleanest photos in the state, and no doubt is on his way to establishing himself as a main player in the game. Enjoy this episode as I talk to Cullen about the recent nationals, photography, who influenced him, what inspired him into action, and what is the motivation that keeps him going.