Episode 34: Tony Graziani, former NFL QB, “The Next Man Up Mindset”

Tony Graziani, former NFL QB talks about the importance of “The Next Man Up Mindset” and how he prepared himself to be ready at a moments notice. He shares how he dealt with “being the man”, not “being the man”, and then “being the man” throughout his career. What he attributes to his next man up mindset is having a healthy inner dialogue. It’s not about listening to your thoughts, but talking to them and staying in control. He stresses that an athlete shouldn’t let themselves get demotivated and focus on the wrong things due to a lack of playing time. It’s in those moments where you get better and focus on getting prepared for that moment, because it could change your career in the most positive way.

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