133: Chris Dickerson: Professional Baseball Athlete, Founder of “Players for the Planet” organization


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Tune in to today’s interview with Baltimore’s own outfielder, Chris Dickerson, as we discuss power habits of the pro-athlete, lessons learned playing Derek Jeter, handling tough injuries, and using your mindset to tune out the negatives (and boost your positives). Part MLB athlete, and part environmental-hero, Dickerson is a man on a mission with his co-founded organization, “Players for the Planet”. Check out more info below:

Players for the Planet was founded by former Major League Baseball players Chris Dickerson of the Baltimore Orioles and Jack Cassel. Players for the Planet believes the greening of the world must take place in all types of venues. Thus, the organization has dedicated its resources and the talents of the professional athletes who support its mission to educate all involved in youth, amateur and professional sports on how best to adopt environmental practices that will preserve the playing fields and stadiums where we all enjoy playing and watching sports. (via www.playersfortheplanet.com)

Episode 133 Time Stamps:

(2:10) Welcome, Chris!

(3:33) Baseball training camp

(6:00) Chris' life story: baseball wasn't first | Knee injury | World Religions Class (There's NO obstacle)

(20:57) People standing in the way of your success | Shirzad Chamine's, "Positive Intelligence"

(24:56) Dealing with the pressure of uncertainty | Phasing out the negative | "This opportunity, is a GIFT!"

(30:03) Reminding yourself of your TALENT, not the doubts

(31:27) "Live your life, so you do not have to be scared of the 'answer'"

(33:07) Mindsets of those who didn't last

(33:37) You gotta EVOLVE

(36:25) Life at the PRO level: You must truly LOVE the sport | Mental/physical exhaustion

(41:30) The environment of a losing-team's locker room | CONSISTENCY | #RE2PECT

(46:33) Playing in New York with Derek Jeter: Preparation. Grit. Short-term memory with a purpose.

(50:53) Baseball = 90% mental & 10% physical

(51:42) Power habits: Write. Meditate. Stretch. Adjust. Be positive. Eat well. Be thankful. Listen to podcasts. Time-manage! Stay CONSISTENT!!

(59:08) Game changing books:

Shirzad Chamine's, "Positive Intelligence"

Dalai Lama’s, “The Book of Joy”

"Bhagavad Gita" (Indian Spirituality)

(1:02:31) Tony Robbins: "Burn your boats" (via YouTube)

(1:06:26) "Players for the Planet" organization

(1:11:41) A dream conversation with the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu


'PFTP' Website: Players for the Planet

Twitter: @CDickerson_PFTP | @players4planet


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