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Trent and Theresa talk about winning the day. They share a key takeaway from their recent read -- Mark Batterson's Win the Day. And how that takeaway applies to both life and athletics. -Theresa's takeaway: “Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” -Thomas Carlyle *What would…
 
We all want to move on after a bad game. We all want to move on from 2020. ..But don't miss out on the lessons in the rush to what's next. This isn't about New Year's Resolutions. This is about intentionally revisiting what we just experienced. What are the biggest wins? What are the biggest losses? Where have you experienced the most growth? trent…
 
Trent and Theresa discuss the power of playing the long game. They breakdown the book, The Infinite Game, and how it applies to athletics, business, development, and more... The goal isn't to win. The goal is to continue playing. You can't win business or parenting or life. There is no finish line. People before profit. Decades not days. trentmeach…
 
What if we took lessons from the best coaches and teams and applied them to our families? What if we were intentional and passionate about creating a dynamic family team? Trent and Theresa talk: - All great coaches lead with purpose - Establishing a "love-tough" culture at home - Creating a clear mission for family - The importance of sacrifice - S…
 
Trent connects with former pro basketball player Josh Duinker, who's now leading a sports ministry organization in Maui! Trent and Josh talk: - Living where everyone dreams of visiting - The first time Josh saw a peer reading the Bible - Discovering purpose - Playing ball on 6 different continents - Finding community away from home - Why he retired…
 
Trent talks with longtime professional basketball player turned non-profit CEO, Marcellus Sommerville. Trent and Cellus discuss: - the importance of basketball to the city of Peoria, IL - consistency throughout a long career - living abroad with a growing family - leading The Friendship House, a non-profit that served his family while growing up - …
 
The "Game Day Mindset" series is an ongoing discussion between Theresa and Trent. These are thoughts, ideas, principles Theresa encouraged Trent with throughout his pro basketball career...and that are also applicable to life. In this episode T and T talk about the truth: You are divinely equipped to succeed right where you're at. - What is success…
 
Trent and Theresa talk about the benefit of differences -- in cultures, in a marriage, on a team, in a business, in thinking... T & T discuss: - Why we resist different - Why different can be difficult - Opposites attract, then attack - Seeking first to understand - Welcoming differences - Leading through questions trentmeacham.com…
 
Trent talks with former teammate and current coach in Japan Kyle Bailey. Kyle's a global citizen and deep-thinker. He shares his story, talks racism and provides some heady and practical things we can all do to fight racism and better our world. - growing up as a mixed kid in Alaska - learning from the German and Japanese cultures - racism in athle…
 
Trent talks with former professional basketball player Dane Watts. Trent and Dane were teammates on an AIA team during college and caught up to talk about... - playing with faith - high character regardless of circumstances - transitioning from the game of basketball - building relationships through the journey - marrying a teammate's sister - help…
 
Trent and Theresa talk how living with discipline leads to freedom in all aspects of life. T & T talk: - discipline is not just punishment; it's training - delayed gratification - boundaries are necessary to flourish - discipline is a process - driven by the vision, but daily led by the plan - discipline brings joy and more... trentmeacham.com…
 
Trent catches up with former teammate Jawad Williams. Jawad is a former national champion at UNC and has played professionally all over the world, including the NBA. Trent and Jawad discuss: - beating Illinois to win the NCAA Championship - Lebron's leadership in the locker room - writing & Jawad's children's books - not watching the scoreboard - i…
 
Trent and Theresa discuss what it means to live with pace -- on and off the court -- individually and within a team or family... T & T talk: - Pace is unique to everyone - Seeing the vision but living in the moment - Mindset over motor - Changing the pace - Trial and error - Goal isn't to "get there" but to continue playing... https://trentmeacham.…
 
Trent catches up with his former college coach, Bruce Weber. Coach Weber has been at the DI level for 40+ years and is a former National Coach of the Year. His authenticity and humility are evident in this conversation. Trent and Coach Weber talk: - why he got into coaching - learning from the legend Gene Keady for 19 seasons - adapting with the ga…
 
Trent talks with former teammate and opponent Jamar Wilson. Jamar's a member of the Finnish National team and just finished up his 13th season of professional basketball. Trent and Jamar discuss: - being where your feet are - the "sisu" mindset - love and basketball - the feeling of representing a country - lessons through sports and more trentmeac…
 
Trent and Theresa break down the book, "The Power of Moments," and discuss it's relationship with sports and how to create defining moments in our lives, work and relationships. T and T talk about... - how athletics naturally create defining moments in our lives - "duration neglect" and why we forget or ignore the length of time of an experience - …
 
Martin was the youth team coach during Trent's first pro season in Austria in 2009 and now the Head Coach for the Salt Lake City Stars. Trent and Martin discuss: - Getting started in basketball as a kid in Germany - Coaching in Europe vs. America - Going from an assistant to a head coach - Getting the right people on the bus - Emphasizing developme…
 
Trent visits with his friend and fellow Illini, Nate Scheelhaase. Nate was a quarterback at Illinois (most yards in school history and only QB to lead his team to consecutive bowl victories) and now an assistant coach at Iowa State. Nate talks about... - Similarities of playing PG and QB - The mental process and vision of a QB - Why he coaches and …
 
Trent talks with former teammate Karvel Anderson. Karvel shares why basketball is way more than a game to him. It was about overcoming. It was about survival. Karvel opens up about being homeless while in HS, playing at multiple junior colleges and how he's continuing to push himself on and off the court. Karvel just finished up his 6th season of p…
 
Trent and Theresa kickoff a new series "Game Day Mindset" -- It's a collection of notes stored on Trent's iPhone from conversations he and Theresa had throughout his pro career. Trent revisited the list before every game and also returned to before life decisions and challenges. These principles are applicable to anyone in their careers, relationsh…
 
All the way from Sydney, Australia - T & T talk with Theresa's brother, Kevin Lisch. Kevin shares his journey from competing on the driveway against his siblings to playing in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil with Australia. He's had an incredible career, including 2x MVP of the NBL (one of the top leagues in the world). The gold in this episode is Kevi…
 
Trent talks with his former teammate and friend David Lighty. David is an all-time teammate. A guy who comes to the gym EVERY DAY with tremendous enthusiasm and willingness to compete. In this conversation, David shares about his mother's passing and the influence she had on who he is as a man. Trent and David also share stories about winning an im…
 
Who are you when the ball stops bouncing? When the lights go out? Trent and Theresa share their experiences transitioning out of playing ball and discuss some of their struggles and lessons learned. Theresa asks Trent about his multiple(!) retirements and they both discuss why it's challenging for athletes to replace the intensity and passion athle…
 
Trent interviews his good friend and former teammate, Shawn James. It's an incredible story of someone that did not play any high school or AAU basketball - but then goes on to compete at the Division I level and have a 10 year professional career. He's an NCAA record holder (6.53 blocks per game), Euroleague champion and now a scout with the Utah …
 
In America, sports came to a sudden and complete stop a few weeks back due to the coronavirus. Trent and Theresa talk about following the virus through former teammates playing in Asia, Europe and Australia and how the cancellation of sporting events woke up many to the seriousness of this. They also talk about the future of sports and how this cou…
 
"Your greatest growth is going to come in your mental approach" - Theresa's advice to Trent his first year as a pro. Those words initiated a journey of personal growth and development. Theresa explains why she made that remark, including a story of how Joe Montana took her dad's starting position at Notre Dame. Trent touches on his multiple retirem…
 
First ever Greater Than a Game Podcast! Co-hosts Trent and Theresa take turns sharing how they got started in athletics as well as their families' involvement and influence in their careers. Enjoy a few of their stories from their high school, college and professional years....While Trent may have experienced. a longer career, it's no question Ther…
 
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