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Episode 170- Steve Nash on Get Better Every Day

May 25, 2023 • Athletes & Coaches
Steve Nash

Steve Nash’s Hall of Fame basketball career began with just one college scholarship offer. Born in South Africa and raised in Canada, Steve played multiple sports before focusing on basketball. It was his relentless drive that helped him transform from an unheralded recruit out of high school to a college mid-major star to a first round NBA draft pick. Steve went on to play 18 seasons in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Lakers. He earned two MVP awards, eight All-Star selections, and is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Steve has served as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, consultant to the Golden State Warriors, and General Manager of Canada’s Men’s National Team. Off the court, he continues to deliver assists through the Steve Nash Foundation and is making his mark as an entrepreneur. His new training app BLOCK is centered around enhancing your healthspan through movement and daily routines. On this episode, we talk about the drive to get better, the mindset of the best and maximizing your potential.

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Show Notes

  • Steve’s unlikely journey to the NBA after getting just one college scholarship offer (2:06)
  • How competing as a multisport athlete helped him excel at basketball (3:35)
  • The advice that changed Steve’s mindset and approach (6:53)
  • What Kevin Johnson told Steve that built his confidence as a young NBA player (8:57)
  • Three reasons why your kids should play multiple sports (10:57)
  • Get better every day (14:45)
  • Why parents should praise effort and intangibles, not results (19:00)
  • Find ways to win in the margins (20:46)
  • Leave no regrets (22:17)
  • Embrace the process with passion and detail (25:14)
  • Steve’s tactics for recovering from adversity faster (27:38)
  • The key to leadership: authenticity (30:17)
  • The difference in leadership as a player vs. coach (31:29)
  • How he gained a competitive edge through his holistic approach (35:40)
  • Never get too high or too low (38:00)
  • How drive can give us a more meaningful life (40:09)
  • What inspired him to start BLOCK Training (42:41)
  • His contribution through The Steve Nash Foundation (48:10)

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