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NBA Star Mike Conley on Humility, Discipline and Getting Back Up

Find out how this athlete preps for games, recovers from losses and keeps focused on what is most important to him.

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If you grew up or have lived in the U.S., you know what a big deal basketball is.

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To make it into the NBA is extremely challenging. To win games consistently is even harder because the season is so long and the risk of injury is high. To make it to the top and land huge contracts is even harder because there’s so much talent out there to compete with.

But Mike Conley Jr. has done all of this while being a husband, father, family man and overall great guy.

How does he do it?

That was just one reason I was excited to have him on The School of Greatness.

Mike grew up seeing what a champion looks like (his dad was an Olympic gold medalist), but he has learned on his own how to craft a personal formula for success.

In our conversation we talked about the simple but effective ways he preps for games, recovers from losses and keeps focused on what is most important to him.

I had a ton of respect for this guy before I interviewed him but I have even more after meeting with him.

I’m proud to bring you this Episode 430 with NBA star Mike Conley.

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Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.