The GOLD Standard with Leah Amico

Major Media League

Ready to start showing up as your best self? The GOLD Standard podcast is here to help you achieve that next level in your life. We’re digging deep to unlock what it actually takes to build a foundation for greatness. If you are an ambitious person who has a big vision, but you feel like fear is holding you back, get ready for some major breakthroughs. Hosted by 3x Olympic Gold Medalist with USA Softball, 2x World Champion, National Softball Hall of Fame Inductee, and 3x National Champion at The University of Arizona Leah Amico as she shares the life-lessons that these major accomplishments have taught her. She’ll also be interviewing other high-achieving guests–from fellow gold medalists to top-tier athletes and finding out how they apply the GOLD Standard to their life. Everyone has something to learn from an Olympian! Each episode will leave you excited to push beyond your comfort zone, believe you can do more, and finally stop letting limiting beliefs hold you back.

My Olympic Journey: The Leah Amico Story
Jun 29 2022
My Olympic Journey: The Leah Amico Story
What does it take to become an Olympic athlete? Aside from possessing incredible talent, Olympians train daily for many years before they can compete in an Olympic sport where they play against the best of the best. Welcome to The GOLD Standard Podcast. Today, it’s Leah’s turn to tell her story while her husband, Tommy, plays the host. Leah is a USA Softball Hall of Fame honoree and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics. She played for the Arizona Wildcats from 1993 to 1997, winning three National Championships.Join us as we talk about what it takes to be an Olympic athlete and living life according to The GOLD Standard.“The GOLD Standard ultimately stands for being the best of the best.”- Leah AmicoIn This Episode:- Leah talks about the critical moments in her life, from playing college sports leading to becoming an Olympian- What does The GOLD Standard mean for Leah?- What does goal setting look like for Leah as she decided to be an Olympian?- Overcoming obstacles during the Sydney Olympics and pushing forward after losing 3x- Examples of leadership and accountability in different roles and difficult situations- Leah speaks fondly about Coach Mike Candrea, his coaching style, and how he helped her become a better athlete.- Why did Leah decide to play again after having a child?- Leah’s tips for someone who wants to become an Olympic athlete- What else can we expect from Leah? Exciting things are happening for sure.And more…Resources:Major Media League AppConnect with Leah Amico:WebsiteInstagramFacebookFacebook GroupTwitterLinkedInTikTokYoutube
From Fear to Love with Bryan Post, CEO of Major Media League
Jun 22 2022
From Fear to Love with Bryan Post, CEO of Major Media League
How do you move past your fears to reach your potential? It has so much to do with taking the first step even when you are afraid. And once you take that first step, the path becomes clear. Welcome to The Gold Standard Podcast. Today’s guest is Bryan Post, an adopted and former foster child and one of America’s Foremost Child Behavior and Adoption Experts. Bryan is the founder of the Post Institute and the sponsor of this podcast. A renowned clinician, lecturer, and best-selling author of From Fear to Love, a former college football player, and entrepreneur for over 25 years, Bryan has the heart to share how others can be successful as their own boss. Bryan is also the founder and CEO of Major Media League, which aims to be the most influential, inspirational, and impactful social media platform where athletes and brands intersect.Join us as we talk about taking action, exploring diverse interests, and living life according to The GOLD Standard.“Don't be afraid to take the first step. Sometimes, the first step is just a symbol of writing down the vision of what you want to do.”- Bryan PostIn This Episode:- Meet Bryan Post, Clinician, Lecturer, and Best Selling Author- Bryan talks about his childhood, his sister, and his family life- What advice can you give a parent raising a “difficult child”?- How did Bryan end up playing collegiate football?- What is the impact of goal setting in someone’s life?- How would you encourage someone to turn their dreams into reality?- What core principles does Bryan live by?- Bryan shares what sparked the idea behind the Major Media League- How crucial is perseverance in overcoming obstacles and achieving your goal?- What’s the most critical thing for Bryan as a leader?- Bryan’s daily discipline for success- Book recommendation: Out of Control by Thomas Hollywood HendersonAnd more…Resources:Major Media League AppConnect with Bryan Post:Personal WebsiteMajor Media League WebsiteConnect with Leah Amico:WebsiteInstagramFacebookFacebook GroupTwitterLinkedInTikTokYoutube
Wisdom from a Young Marine & Athlete with Riley Compton
Jun 15 2022
Wisdom from a Young Marine & Athlete with Riley Compton
How do you juggle different responsibilities and excel in all of them? What gives you the fire to move forward in the face of adversities?Welcome to The Gold Standard Podcast. Today’s guest is First Lieutenant Riley Compton, an active duty Marine, and Team USA Bobsledder.Riley was born in San Diego and grew up in Indiana. She was always into sports and played college softball at George Washington University. After college, Riley joined the Marine Corps and has been on active duty as a logistics officer for the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 39, Marine Aircraft Group 39, and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. She successfully combined military life and playing sports and was recently named Camp Pendleton's Female Athlete of the Year. Not a small feat for a young Marine and athlete. Riley loves bobsledding, a sport she was first introduced to while playing softball at George Washington. She competed in the United States and Europe with Team U.S.A. Her goal is to make it to the US Olympic team in 2026. Riley's ultimate goal is to empower women in all walks of life.Join us as we talk about pushing yourself beyond the limits, being on fire for God, and living life according to The GOLD Standard.“Don't let you or someone else tell you NO before you even try.” - Riley ComptonIn This Episode:- Meet Riley Compton, a young Marine, and an amazing athlete- Riley talks about her passion for sports - Has it always been Riley’s goal to play sports in college? How was the experience?- How can women break free from society's limitations on what a woman can and cannot do?- Riley recounts how she became a Marine - Obstacles Riley had to overcome and her advice to those who think they have failed - How did Riley get introduced to bobsledding?- What qualities should a good leader have? - Riley shares how she raises support and manages her finances as an athlete.- On fire for God: How Riley’s faith has enabled her to do great things- A day in the life of Riley Compton…- Riley recommends David Goggins’ book: Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds. - What does The GOLD Standard mean for Riley? And more…Resources:Major Media League AppConnect with Riley Compton:InstagramConnect with Leah Amico:WebsiteInstagramFacebookFacebook GroupTwitterLinkedInTikTokYoutube
How to Win the Game Every Time with Mike Candrea
Jun 8 2022
How to Win the Game Every Time with Mike Candrea
Coaching and leading a team is a challenging yet rewarding role. There’s no greater satisfaction in life than leading your team to greatness and seeing how each inexperienced team member grows into a winner. Welcome to The Gold Standard Podcast. Today’s guest is Retired Coach Mike Candrea, legendary Arizona Softball coach. Coach Mike changed the game not just at the collegiate level but also internationally, and he has done so for the last three decades. He led his teams to win game after game. Although he has officially hung his coaching hat, Coach Mike will still be working behind the scenes, serving as a Special Advisor to the head coaches.Join us as we talk about learning from failure, the importance of taking the time to listen, making people believe in themselves, and living life according to The GOLD Standard.“When you stop listening, you stop learning.”- Coach Mike Candrea In This Episode:- Meet Mike Candrea, the legendary Arizona Softball Coach- How did Coach Mike discover his passion for coaching and teaching?- How important is it for a leader to always be willing to listen and to learn?- Coach Mike talks about how to make people believe in themselves- Is there anything that Coach Mike would do differently if he could go back in time?- What does The GOLD Standard mean for Coach Mike?- How do you help someone prepare for the goal? The importance of understanding the process.- How do you define failure?- How does Coach Mike know if an athlete can be a strong leader?- What does Coach Mike have to say about Leah? And more…Resources:Major Media League AppConnect with Mike:InstagramFacebookConnect with Leah Amico:WebsiteInstagramFacebookFacebook GroupTwitterLinkedInTikTokYoutube
How to Bounce Back from Failure Part 1 with Crystl Bustos
Jun 1 2022
How to Bounce Back from Failure Part 1 with Crystl Bustos
Being injured is an inevitable part of an athlete’s life. A serious physical injury that limits your mobility and threatens your ability to play again is a nightmare that most athletes never want to wake up from. But not this phenomenal athlete. She did not let an injury stop her from playing and winning! Welcome to The Gold Standard Podcast. Today’s guest is Crystl Bustos, nicknamed The Big Bruiser. She is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist who holds the world record for home runs during an Olympic series. Crystl is a member of the 2008 US Olympic Softball Team, which won the Silver medal after losing to Japan in the Gold-medal game, the first loss for the US women in 23 straight Olympic games. But that didn’t make the team lose heart. On the contrary, they were determined to bounce back. Among Cryst;’s achievements is the Most Valuable Player in the WPSL for the Orlando Wahoos in 1998.Join us as we talk about bouncing back from failure, giving your best in whatever role you are in, and living life according to The GOLD Standard.“You play wherever the Coach puts you. You give your team whatever you can do.”- Crystl BustosIn This Episode:- Meet Crystl Bustos, also known as The Big Bruiser- Crystl shares how she started playing sports as a child until someone asked if she could play softball- Did playing baseball first help Crystl excel as a softball player?- What's the difference between boys and girls who play softball?- How did Crystl become a powerhouse hitter?- The school was a struggle for Crystl at first. How did she thrive as a student-athlete?- Has it always been Crystl’s goal to play in the Olympics?- What was the average pay for a softball player? How much did Crystl get as a rookie?- Crystl had an injury that limited her mobility, but that didn’t stop her from playing and winning!- Giving your best no matter what your role is - What can we learn from Crystl’s experience playing in that first international competition?- Crystl talks about her creative side that most people are not aware of And more…Resources:Major Media League AppConnect with Crystl Bustos:WebsiteInstagramTwitter Connect with Leah Amico:WebsiteInstagramFacebookFacebook GroupTwitterLinkedInTikTokYoutube
How to Leave a Lasting Legacy with Natasha Watley
May 27 2022
How to Leave a Lasting Legacy with Natasha Watley
What example are you setting for the younger generation? How can you inspire young girls to follow a path that was previously not available to them? Thankfully there are people who made it their personal goal to support and equip these young girls in the pursuit of a better future.Welcome to The Gold Standard Podcast. Today’s guest is Natasha Watley, a legendary athlete, brand ambassador, speaker, and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Natasha Watley Foundation (NWF), a nonprofit organization that champions young girls through character, community, and competition. Natasha’s accomplishments include winning the Olympic Gold and Silver Medal, three World Championship titles, two Pan American Games Gold Medals, and an induction into the Hall of Fame.Join us as we talk about teamwork, supporting young athletes, managing a nonprofit and a business, and living life according to The GOLD Standard.“Things don’t happen on your own by yourself. For every great accomplishment that we’ve achieved, there’s a whole team behind us. ”- Natasha Watley In This Episode:- Meet Natasha Watley, Olympian, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur- What's the story behind the Natasha Watley Foundation?- Natasha fondly remembers the greatest success stories from her league- How important is Black representation in sports, especially for young athletes?- Natasha talks about her real estate venture and how her Olympic training helped her manage a successful business- What does The GOLD Standard mean for Natasha?- Natasha talks us through how she takes each step with The GOLD Standard in mind- What were the hardest obstacles and challenges Natasha faced in playing softball and in business?- Which mentor impacted Natasha the most? In what way?- Daily habits that made the difference in Natasha’s life as an athlete and an entrepreneur- Natasha talks about her most anticipated new role – motherhood (looking forward to seeing her baby girl!)And more…Resources:Major Media League AppConnect with Natasha Watley:WebsiteInstagramConnect with Leah Amico:WebsiteInstagramFacebookFacebook GroupTwitterLinkedInTikTokYoutube