Episode 19

Deliberate Practice & Gaining Confidence with Dr. Nate Zinsser

Published on: 7th December, 2022

Today, Amy is welcoming Dr. Nate Zinsser to the podcast. She met Doc Z just a few months ago at the CREI Summit, and he was a keynote speaker. Doc Z has been at West Point for over 30 years and is a world-class sports and performance mindset consultant. His career has been spent training the top minds at the U.S Military Academy as they prepare to lead and perform when the stakes are the very highest. Doc Z has extensive experience in advising professional, Olympic, and D-1 collegiate athletes as well as surgeons, corporate team leaders, and military units.

Doc Z’s research has been published, and it helped him to launch a highly successful magazine--Sports Illustrated for Kids. He also has a new book out to discuss called The Confident Mind. Something he’s come to understand is that one key trait to success is confidence.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Doc Z’s background in sports, psychology, and how he landed a career at West Point.
  2. How technology has both helped sports and has also become a distraction over time, and what schools and sports organizations are doing to combat the effects of social media.
  3. What inspired him to write The Confident Mind, what the 10,000-hour rule is, and why practice must be deliberate.
  4. How you can implement effort, success, and progress (ESP) into your day in order to allow your experience to work for you and increase your confidence.
  5. Why the book Breathing for Warriors and using its techniques can help you access your unconscious capability.
  6. Doc Z’s final piece of advice for combatting your negativity bias.

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Connect with Dr. Nate Zinsser:


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Performance Mindset
Realizing Excellence in Business and Commercial Real Estate
After more than a decade serving business owners and investors, Amy Calandrino and the team at Beyond Commercial has discovered that our most successful clients have a performance mindset driving them to gain a competitive edge over others in the marketplace. Through helping our clients to execute data-driven decisions, we've found that it's about so much more than property in being successful. Often self-limiting beliefs coupled with lack of information can hinder one's performance in business and investments. By having the right support invested in your success and rigorous follow through by the entrepreneur, creating exponential wealth is possible. The objective of the Performance Mindset series is to not only share insights from our most successful entrepreneur clients and other thought leaders, but also share business and commercial real estate trends. If you want to grow, you're tuning into the right show!

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Amy Calandrino

Amy Calandrino, CCIM is the Founding Principal of Beyond Commercial, a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified commercial real estate firm. Amy leads a team of commercial real estate experts who deliver tremendous value to business owners and investors across all asset classes.

Amy’s clientele includes local, regional, national, and international companies in a wide range of industries and numerous private investors and family offices. Her reputation as a fierce, results-driven dealmaker in sales, leasing, and investment transactions helps to achieve her client’s goals through winning bidding wars or otherwise accomplishing what others often cannot.

Currently, Amy is the Immediate Past President of Florida CCIM Chapter's Central District, Immediate Past President of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Winter Park Alumni Council, Representative on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Associate Member of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF), and Board Member on Seacoast Bank’s Central Florida Community Board. Amy also supports many community organizations including Valencia College’s Foundation, the Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Easterseals Florida, and Inspire of Central Florida. Since Amy finds fulfillment helping others to achieve success, her philanthropic efforts are focused on organizations aligned with her personal mission.

Amy’s recent accolades include: 2021 “Winter Park Magazine” People to Watch; 2021 “Orlando Business Journal” Women Who Mean Business; 2021 #CREi Top LinkedIn Influencers in Commercial Real Estate; 2020 Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association (ORRA) Young Professional Network “20 Under 40” Rising Star; 2020 Globe St. Real Estate Forum “Fifty Under 40” Commercial Real Estate Professional; 2019 Connect CRE Next Generation Award; 2019 Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Winter Park Champion of the Year nominee; 2019 ORRA Good Neighbor Award Recipient; and 2018 & 2019 Central Florida Association of REALTORS® Circle of Achievement Award.

Amy lives in the Winter Park / Maitland area with her husband Phil who is a well-respected business attorney and CEO of Forward Law Firm, toddler son Giovanni “Gio”, baby daughter Giulietta “Giulie”, and Duke the whippet (@DukeWhippet). Amy enjoys cooking, knitting, traveling, reading, golfing, playing poker, and spending quality time with loved ones. For more information about Amy, visit www.amycalandrino.com