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Erik Averill

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Advice From A 1st Round Parent | Erik Averill, Travis Chick | MLB Draft Podcast #10

MLB Draft Podcast

On this week’s episode, we’re honored to be joined by Todd Seigler, father of Anthony Seigler – first round draft pick with the New York Yankees. We get to hear from Todd on what the draft process was like from the perspective of family members and in working through these areas together as a family.As a parent going through the draft process, it can feel like everybody is painting a rosy picture about how perfect your son’s game is – it can be hard to sift through all the feedback using data to separate out sales pitch from reality. There are also challenges in setting good boundaries to maintain family bonds, and help to make intentional decisions about the long-term future that don’t rely solely on emotions or chasing shiny things.Todd offers a lot of helpful insight into this process and throughout the episode, he covers topics such as:Going through the draft process from scouting during senior year season to draft dayThe potential of getting distracted by the wrong things that can seem like really good thingsHow to have good family conversations to set healthy boundariesThe importance of staying faithful and committed to your routinesAvoiding “Draft intoxication”How they handled choosing the right people in their inner circleWhat draft day was like for familyWhat the transition to pro has been likeLooking back, what things he wishes he would have known going through the process as a parent


11 Feb 2021

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Selecting The Right Sports Agent | Erik Averill, Travis Chick | MLB Draft Podcast #3

MLB Draft Podcast

How confident are you that you chose the right agent?In a $10 billion industry, it brings a host of characters that want a piece of your business. It can be difficult to know who are the people that have the expertise and the experience to help you.Too often, the only advice you receive is to do your due diligence. But that assumes you know what questions to ask, which is largely untrue. So what ends up happening is families are trying to do the best they can, but end up asking the wrong questions, and when you ask the wrong questions, you're going to get an answer, it's just the wrong answer.In this podcast, we provide a framework and the right questions to ask when choosing your sports agent.What are the needs a player has?Who is qualified to meet those needs?What are the three types of employees of an agency that the MLBPA regulates?Is an agent worth paying 4-5% commission on your signing bonus?Can your agent get your drafted higher?Download this show's free resource ("Questions to ask a potential sports agent") HERE


11 Feb 2021

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The Science of Self-Talk | Athlete CEO: Peak Performance | Josiah Igono & Erik Averill

Athlete CEO

How can some players overcome mental hurdles and self-doubt to hit that game winning home run, make that difficult catch, or sink the perfect putt? Why do we see so many first-round draft picks ending up a bust? At AWM Capital, we believe one of the greatest drivers of your wealth is your human capital and one of the goals of the Athlete CEO podcast is to help you learn new ways of tapping into your full potential. That's why each month we’re joined by Josiah Igono, Ph.D. of Performance Psychology and founder of All Things Performance for our Peak Performance edition of the podcast to discuss concepts and tactics to help us improve our performance in all areas of our life. In this episode, Josiah and Erik discuss how we can redirect our words and emotions to improve performance through a practice called reframing. Josiah shares the science behind reframing, the power of hearing your own voice, and achieving one of the major keys to success: self-awareness. Episode HighlightsWhat is reframing? (1:38)How is this different than just “think happy thoughts”? (2:52)Finding what you can do vs what you can’t do (4:32)The power of your voice (5:42)Don’t lie to yourself (7:30)Defining psychology (8:00)Evaluating your current frame (9:45)The importance of self-awareness (11:01)“Everything boils down to self-awareness. Once you become self-aware, that is when change can happen because you know now that the problem exists.” – Josiah Igono Insightfulness during COVID (13:14)“I think that reverts back to your previous conversations: clarity, who do I actually want to become? Who do I want to be? How do I want other people, not to perceive me so that I can have some facade or to attain approval, but to genuinely have healthy relationships? How do I do that?” – Erik AverillThe limbic system response (15:08)“When you look at an individual and you see their performance, you see how they live. It's like seeing an apple or a fruit on a tree. When you see an apple or a piece of fruit hanging on a tree, that is not telling the full story. The full story is the root system, right? What is the root system? The root system can be things like beliefs. It can be things like memories, reactions, actions. It can be words. It can be memories. These things all feed into the trunk of that tree.” – Josiah IgonoModeling during childhood development and its impact today (16:46)Resources MentionedPermission to Feel by Marc Brackett, Ph.D.Extreme Ownership by Jocko WillinkTactical Field Manual by Josiah Igono


14 Jan 2021

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Erik Averill, Former MLB Player: Money Magnifies Mindset

Pro Mindset Podcast

Erik Averill is a former professional baseball player with the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners organizations. Erik played collegiately for Arizona State. During his career as an ASU Sun Devil, Erik earned honors as 2003 Freshman All-American Honors, 2004 & 2005 All Pacific-Ten, and Pitcher of the Year for the 2005 College World Series Team. Erik Averill is the co-founder of AWM and he is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®). He is the co-author of PAID: How To Maximize Your Signing Bonus, Simplify The Money Game and Secure Your Future and is the host of Athlete CEO podcast.Erik shares with Pro Mindset host Craig Domann the typical challenges and dysfunctions families and athletes face when money is involved. He shares there is potential dysfunction in the family circle when an athlete outpaces his parents and siblings in the money world and when they put the athlete up on a pedestal. He recommends that parents keep parenting their athlete child in order to maintain normalcy and harmony in the family circle.Erik also talks about how money is a magnifier as it tends to increase the natural disposition of the athlete. Generous athletes who gain riches tend to continue to give and give more, whereas, unhappy athletes tend to become more unhappy as they get more money.Erik talks about his mountain peak experience as an athlete as well as hitting rock bottom. In his valley experience he was let go by the Detroit Tigers farm director and he shares his shock, emotion, identity crisis and recovery from such.Erick applies his experience as an athlete to assisting athletes manage their money, develop a career plan and relationships. Erik is an excellent communicator and teacher and utilizes those skills to impact his clients’ understanding of the business of professional sports.Erik had a vision and a passion for providing financial advice to professional athletes. While most would consider the prospect of working with professional athletes as an exciting clientele, it was his experience as a former professional athlete and personal exposure to bad financial advice that fueled his desire to start AWM.


29 Sep 2020

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World Series Yankees Coach Dana Cavalea on Having a Champion's Mindset | Dana Cavalea | Athlete CEO with Brandon and Erik Averill

Athlete CEO

Athlete CEO Podcast How to Coach and How to Be CoachedWhat makes Derek Jeter who he is? What made him great? Coach Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. He joins Brandon and Erik Averill on Athlete CEO to discuss what goes into a “Championship Mindset” and why mental balance is a key for success regardless of business or profession. Guest: Dana Cavalea“Habits of a Champion”Twitterhttps://danacavalea.com/ 2:12Define what is performance and how Dana would define being a champion.Dana Cavalea “You need to be better tomorrow than you are today.”3:01There is no one size fits all. You have to know what works for you. You don’t enhance performance by taking a pill or vitamin once, you get better over time by doing the right things. 4:40“Performance Coach” or “Life Coach” seem to be modern buzzwords. Dana describes his journey and what led him to becoming a life coach, which starts with interning for free with the New York Yankees while in college at the University of Southern Florida.6:26After Dana figured out he wasn’t going to be a professional ballplayer, he followed his passion of training and getting ready for the season, and investigated ways he could make that into a profession.9:25When Dana learned how you can literally go from one side of the fence to the other side of the fence in 24 hours. He had to make some significant sacrifices at the age of 19 that many others that age wouldn’t be willing to make, in order to fulfill his dream of being involved with the New York Yankees.11:17How did Dana end up becoming the Yankees head performance coach at just 23 years old.12:45Dana says he didn’t really know anything about the job he had, that he was just getting started, but he did recognize the importance of truly knowing people and caring about people. Dana Cavalea “Life is bar it’s your job to tend it.”14:18Dana saw an opportunity after starting off as a trainer to become an asset manager of human capital and he came up with a “Player Profile” that became a screening process to identify risk16:19The idea of the growth mindset or a “Champions’ Mindset” and how Cavalea incorporates that into his training and evaluation. Dana Cavalea: “It requires you to do things that the average person doesn't do. It encourages you and forces you to be somebody that's different than everybody else, because champions are different than everybody else. You have to act different, be different, present yourself different, and when you do those things, you get different results than everybody else, which is what champions do, which is what high performers do.”19:20The championship mentality is not just effective for athletes either, it plays big in the business and investment world as well. So many of the people Dana works with in the business world have a life changing event, like a heart attack, or something, that forces them to work on the mental and physical side of their health.26:40The idea of work/life balance from the lens of Dana’s work. Dana believes it’s important to compartmentalize your day and own their schedules.Dana Cavalea: “Own your schedule, own your day, own your life.”  29:40What made Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera and the Yankees legends that Cavalea was working with different? Amazingly, it’s that they weren’t “overworking.”38:00 The identity crisis all professional athletes go through when they’re no longer professional athletes. What are Dana’s tips on trying to figure out the next stage of your life?39:10Don’t identify with a title, identify with a process. If you subscribe to that belief you are going to be defied by the processes you undergo everyday.41:28Dana Cavalea on the importance of values and processes.Dana: “When you get too attached or the title of what you do, it becomes really dangerous, because you lose the rest of you and without the rest of you, you lose your edge.”44:02As a coach you have to meet people where they are, because every person is different.48:09Dana has also written children’s books about raising championship families and how we have to understand that we are constantly growing as people. 50:02One of the most important lessons Dana learned about parenting and how to be a champion parent.Dana Cavalea: “You can override their difficulty through your own surrender. Don’t try to control and dominate. Release and surrender.”52:31A great story from Dana about his relationship with Mariano Rivera and what made him special in terms of elite performance in the biggest moments. Listen and Subscribe to the Athlete CEO podcast with Brandon and Erik Averill from Athlete Wealth Management on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever else you listen to podcasts.


3 Sep 2020

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Episode 6: Money Management 101 w/ Erik Averill, CFP®, CPWA®, CKA®

Fuel What Matters

Erik Averill is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA®). In today's episode we discuss how his career in Pro Baseball shaped his now passion for the financial sector. Averill provides sound advice on money management, student loan debt, and investing for your future!

24 Feb 2020

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Ep. 24 - Erik Averill, Co-founder & Partner Athlete Wealth Management

Leading by the Book

Erik Averill is the Co-founder and Partner of Athlete Wealth Management, an advisory company that caters to athletes and focuses on helping them wisely invest and manage capital. There is no shortage of stories as it pertains to athletes losing their hard-earned wealth in a variety of ways. As a former professional athlete, Erik understands the unique demands that athletes face, and provides them an avenue to live exceptional lives both during and following their playing careers.  Email: chris@leadingbythebook.com Web: https://www.leadingbythebook.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ChrisBook LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ChrisBook

1hr 19mins

5 Feb 2019