"Rook...you've gotta be able to laugh at yourself."

Steve Nash is one of the greatest on-floor playmakers in NBA history. He's won back-to-back MVP's, and modernized the way the 2-man game is played. Pretty amazing given his two favorite sports as an amateur were soccer and hockey.

Pre-social media era, Steve's one of the few athletes that ventured into entrepreneurship and media while he was still playing. Today, he's part of the Vancouver WhiteCaps and RCD Mallorca ownership groups, he's a consultant for the Golden State Warriors, GM for the Canadian Senior National Team, and architect of the Steve Nash Foundation.

On the podcast, Steve and I talk about why and how he became one of the game's greatest players, what he characteristics he looks for in the greatest competitors, and his secret sauce to success (...define "resilience").

His advice to any athlete or entrepreneur? "Declare your intention. Say it out loud and write it down. Then go for it." This is a great show.

Hosted by professional athlete and entrepreneur, Suiting Up Podcast is a show that explores the psychology, playbook of tools, and strategies of the most influential people in sports, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

NBA Star and Entrepreneur

Show Notes

2:00 Making Time
4:30 Nash's Philosophy As A Player
7:10 How Nash Ended Up Playing Basketball
10:10 What Motivated Steve Nash
16:10 Why Resilience Is The "It" Factor
19:00 Nash's Practice Mentality
21:00 Superstitions In Sport
24:55 The Free-Throw Mentality
27:00 What Defined Steve Nash As A Player
30:25 Why Preparation Is So Important
33:50 Recovering From Injury And Building Confidence
40:00 Contract Negotiations And The Modern Athlete
46:30 What Makes A Great Team
57:00 Nash's Post-Retirement Mentality
61:50 Nash's Investor Mentality
67:00 Advice To Athlete Activists
70:45 Where Nash Gathers His Information