In this week's Best of Episode, we welcome Molly Fletcher. Molly is a keynote speaker and former top sports agent who has represented over 300 high-performing athletes, coaches, and broadcasters. She’s also the author of several best-selling books, including The Energy Clock, The Business of Being the Best, and Fearless at Work. Molly’s mission is to lead, inspire, and connect with courage and optimism. She encourages people to find the courage to combat complacency, and through her recently released TED talk, her Game Changers podcast, and her in-person and virtual trainings, she helps others strengthen their resolve, maximize their potential, and develop a winning mindset.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Molly Fletcher on:
- (00:03:05) Navigating change. Molly emphasizes the importance of adapting to change and refers to the example of one of her former clients, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz, who successfully transitioned from starting pitcher to closer. She praises his ability to see his new role as an opportunity rather than a challenge and encourages everyone to view change as a chance to get curious, explore new possibilities, and fulfill their true potential.
- (00:06:53) Creating a Smile File. Molly recalls making a highlights reel for one of her athletes and using it to help him recover his form. She describes how she continues to apply this technique in non-sporting contexts and suggests compiling a ‘Smile File’ of appreciative emails, inspirational quotes, and words of wisdom to provide comfort and motivation when things get tough.
- (00:17:39) Conducting an energy audit. She explains how to live a more energized life by scheduling time on your calendar for the activities that light you up while making a conscious effort to minimize, delegate, or remove the tasks that leave you feeling exhausted and drained.
- (00:41:50) Molly’s morning workout. She talks us through her morning routine, which consists of hot yoga, cardio training, and strength conditioning, and she extols the benefits of walking, eating cleanly, and taking regular cold showers and plunges.
- (00:43:55) Cultivating a champion mindset. We discuss Molly’s recent TED talk, and she reveals how her time as a sports coach taught her that the most successful athletes concentrate on upping their own game rather than focusing on what their competitors are doing. She also recommends chasing constant improvement and fulfillment rather than recognition and achievement.