Welcome to The Pursuit of Perfection Podcast hosted by Tim Dixon and China McCarney. The POP Podcast is for those striving for something bigger no matter the arena. China and Tim lay out tools and concepts to implement in life to get closer to the best version of yourself. There will be no sugarcoating, no grey area and no fluff. If you are not ok with being challenged, being uncomfortable or being called out, the POP podcast is not for you. If you are ready to embrace the grind, battle each day, and ready to start feeling more fulfillment than you ever have before, you are in the right place. Tim and China will bring the ingredients to a more successful life based on years of education, professional athletics and working with clients in multiple professional fields. It is up to you on what you are going to do with those ingredients and what you are going to achieve. An average process yields average results. Embrace the journey on becoming ELITE. It starts NOW!
Episode 81 - Mitch Canham
In this episode Tim and China interview and hang out with Mitch Canham.
Mitch Canham burst onto the National scene as the catcher for the two time National Champion Oregon State Beavers. Back to back Champions in 2006-2007. Legendary and still head coach Pat Casey for the Beavers said Mitch was the best leader in the country.
Out of college he was a first round pick by the San Diego Padres and spent 9 seasons in the minor leagues with 6 organizations and 14 different teams.
Thinking the minor league life style was over this year he got a call from the Seattle Mariners to be the manager of the Clinton Lumberjacks (Single A team in the Midwest League). Here is the funny thing, Mitch has never managed or coached a game in in his life. His team goes on to win 86 games and come up one game short in the Midwest League Championship game.
He’s already been promoted and will be the manager for the Modesto Nuts in the 2017 season.
Episode 80 - Patrick Breen
Patrick is a singer song write out of New York and is on a pursuit to influence as many people as he can with his music.
I love how he talks about forgiveness early in the episode and going through different seasons in life.
You can find Patrick on the following platform’s:
Enjoy this conversation and the go check out his music!
Episode 79 - YSPN360
In this episode Tim and China sit down for an interview for YSPN360.com. YSPN360 is a company dedicated to providing proper youth instruction from elite level coaches and instructors. They also wish to prioritize the fun and enjoyment of the players while also teaching the fundamentals of athletics.
Tim and China dive into their observations of youth sports over the years and also the current scope of youth athletics. They dive into what parents should look for, how to empower the athlete, and many other tools and concepts that can help get the most out of an athlete’s youth sports experience.
At the end of the day it is all about making sure that the athlete is having fun. It is not about a championship at 9 years old. It is not about going 365 days a year on one sport alone. It is about an athlete having fun and developing both on and off the field. Enjoy!
Episode 78 - Self Competition
In this episode Tim and China discuss the concept of Self Competition. In this increasingly short attention span society, we have to hold ourselves accountable for what wee focus on. We have the power to control our actions and a lot of our thoughts and not much else. We must learn to live internally and compete to be the best version of ourselves every day.
Tim and China discuss Tim’s saying, “You are either an amateur or you're a professional.” Basically, every decision that you make you have an opportunity to be an amateur or a professional. If you are competing with yourself to be elite, and to be the best version of yourself, train yourself to make the professional decision. This could be something as simple as brushing your teeth before bed. The more small professional decisions you make over time, the more your standard will be professional and not amateur.
Be a professional tribe! Kick today’s ass one decision at a time!
Episode 77 - Showing Up and Solutions
In this episode Tim and China discuss the societal temperature on topics like loyalty, service and being there for others. They also talk about the power of seeking solutions instead of focusing on the problem or the drama in life.
In the modern world the attention span is rapidly declining. If we are not careful, our routine and the mundane will take over our lives. Tim and China challenge the tribe to reflect on their lives and take responsibility for what happens to them. We have so much more control of our lives than we give ourselves credit for.
Take control of your life and seek the solution rather than focusing on the problem and the drama. Simplify your life and define what it is that you want and go get it!
Episode 76 - Tell Your Story
In this episode Tim interviews China about the upcoming release of his second book, Tell Your Story. The book comes out Saturday, February 24th! 100% of the proceeds of China’s book will be donated to his foundation the Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression Foundation.
Tim asks China questions about his personal journey with Mental Health Issues and the inspiration behind the book.
Enjoy this episode and make sure you get China’s book when it comes out with the link below. Also, be sure to check out the foundation website and consider making a donation. Enjoy!
Get China’s book Tell Your Story Here:
Awesome, motivational content!
Tim and China have fantastic chemistry. Their conversations are easy to digest. They are real people who open up about their own struggles in their lives. As a baseball guy I found it very easy to relate to their high level content. These guys bring the fire!!!
Love this stuff! Tim is the man. Wish I had this when I was playing. Now using it to be a better coach and individual.