Art of Baseball w/ Robert Greene on Mastery

Hands down the COOLEST thing I have ever posted here at Art of Baseball! Robert Greene has been a hero of mine for some time.

I started reading Roberts’ books while in college, starting with the 5oth Law and following it up with the 48 Laws of Power. Throughout that time I’ve grown to perceive his books as the “go to” resource for inspiration, motivation, and practical advice in today’s competitive  yet sometimes predictive society!

If you’re series about finding out what steps you need to take to MASTER your game of baseball by understanding the power of mentorship, training, practical experience through the power of story telling, LISTEN to this interview then grab your copy of MASTERY.

In this interview you will learn:

  • How to circumvent the many obstacles that fear and failure provide for baseball players
  • How to develop intuition and make better decisions.
  • The inspiration for Roberts’ new book Mastery

Enjoy!

 

Robert Greene(Author))

Powerseductionwar.com( website)

Mastery (Book)

 

You know the deal! Tell me your biggest take away from the interview in the comment box below and win a FREE copy of his new book MASTERY!


 

 

 

Comments

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  • Anonymous

    Mark, is amazing how much the mental part is part of the game, and still no enough practice towards the mental part itself.  Thx.

  • Perfectly put Blake! Thanks!

  • I assume it’s working now! Hmm I don’t know what that was!

  • Nathan 36

    You killed it Brooksie! Best interview yet!

  • Jason

    Mark, this was a fantastic post. I love Robert Greenes’ books! What i learned from listening to him was the value of finding what your purpose is. For me it’s realizing that i can use baseball as a way of becoming something important.

  • Ksans Kennedy

    Biggest take away………….literally the whole interview! I’m already listening toit again!

    • Ksans, 

      Agreed! This interview was definitely a highlight for AOB! Thanks for listening!

  • Blake Benedetto

    The biggest take away for me would have to be the importance of the mental aspect of the game. In essence, the “game inside the game.” If you ask anyone knowledgeable of the game, they will tell you baseball is 80% mental. If this is the case then why do so little of us work on it more?? MASTERing this aspect of the game is critical to the success of any player in this game. The older and more advanced a player gets, the greater this asset is required. I feel like this interview just reconfirms and  motivates me to continue to preach how important the mental side of the game is. You must have the ability to almost “become” the opposing pitcher/hitter and exploit their weakness. Whether it be the pitcher going to his changeup 2-0 everytime or the hitter cheating on a fastball 2-0. Its the game within the game, which is what makes baseball the greatest sport on earth!

  • Mike B

    My biggest take away was definitely the ability to take action after failing more than a few times. I tend to get discouraged! Thanks Mark and Robert! 

  • Thanks Mark, great stuff. My biggest takeaway was actually something you touched on… the idea of viewing failure as a feedback mechanism. A means to evaluate what works, what doesn’t, so you can then make necessary adjustments. Baeball is such a game of failure, it’s so important to embrace that fact, accept it so you can play loose rather than playing tight and full of fear.

    • Great point Phil. I think “acceptance” is a great place to start. Most baseball players tend to run away from that fact.

  • Noel

    My biggest take away was the part about intuition and being able to understand or get inside another person’s brain to predict what they are going to do. – Not something that can easily be explained, defined or taught. But I do think, that baseball players whether they are hitters or pitchers, do work harder to study their opponents tendencies whether it be through scouting reports or personal observation while in the dugout. This allows them to be able to make a more “educated guess” on what they’re opponent is going to do in a particular count or situation. Can just being more educated about a particular person or subject be considered having more or better intuition? – I don’t really know.
    I would have to say one of the best intuitive hitters that I’ve ever seen is/was Manny Ramirez.

    • Agreed! Manny had great instincts. I would say someone like Robinson Cano has this level of intuition as well!