The Ryan Hanley Show

The Ryan Hanley Show


Through interviews, stories, and research, Ryan Hanley examines how insurance professionals reach peak performance in life and business. Why subscribe to The Ryan Hanley Show? CURIOSITY. I’m curious about how people get better at the business of insurance. I’m curious about how people find meaning in their life. I’m curious about how people overcome obstacles (most notably the ones they put in front of themselves). I’m curious about life, our planet, aliens, drugs, money, government, and a million other things and over the course of the life of this podcast, we're going to try and examine them all. If you’re curious too, then you're in the right place.

Hosted By

Hosted By

Ryan Hanley

Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author. At his core, he’s a performance coach with a passion for helping others change behaviors.

He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). Through his customized programs, he transfers his unique expertise to maximize both individual and organizational performance.

In his latest book, Sustain Your Game, Alan explains how high performers who want to learn how to maintain excellence across the short, intermediate, and long term. It assembles invaluable advice and lessons from successful athletes, entrepreneurs, social scientists, journalists, CEOs, motivational speakers, business coaches, and consultants, as well as my own unique personal stories.

Don’t miss this episode…

Episode Highlights:

  • Alan and Ryan talk about the incident that happened at the Oscars involving Will Smith and Chris Rock. (8:34)
  • Alan explains that Will Smith might only have been overwhelmed and it triggered a primal reaction. (20:01)
  • Alan shares that emotional regulation is associated with an individual seeing a certain situation or moment but admitting they are not seeing the whole picture. (26:18)
  • Alan explains that one of the tools of being an active listener is called “list back,” meaning listening back to what the other person said, but using the same language. (34:14)
  • Alan shares that he thinks that if there had been any other woman in that audience with a shaved head, Chris would have made the same joke towards them. (37:00)
  • Alan explains that the goal of his book “Raise Your Game” is to give people strategies to achieve optimal performance, and “Sustain Your Game” is about giving people tools to sustain that performance. (39:21)
  • Alan shares that he views stagnation as a kind of treading water that moves but isn’t going anywhere. (44:15)
  • Alan explains that a great portion of the things that we should look to tweak is in our daily routine. (49:16)
  • Alan shares an example of stagnating and tweaking in the form of powerlifting. (54:55)
  • Alan talks about how learning to detach from the outcome and learning how to just love the process is a great mindset to have. (59:50) 

Key Quotes:

  • “We all have the right to express ourselves however we’d like, but we also have the right to face the consequences of whatever that may be.” – Alan Stein, Jr.
  • “I’m a huge believer that you’ll never improve something you’re oblivious to, and you’ll never fix something that you’re unaware of.” – Alan Stein, Jr.
  • “‘Our perspective on the world and the way we view ourselves has a lot to do with what we consume, it has a lot to do with what we consume nutritionally.” – Alan Stein, Jr.

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