The #AskASocerPro show is a Live video podcast where 11 year MLS vet and Mental Strength Coach Quincy Amarikwa dives into the mentalities of highly successful individuals both on and off the pitch. In this weeks episode Quincy Amarikwa discussed about Updates on the Perfect Soccer Life, Updates on the AASP Show, information about perfect soccer and more.
0:00-9:39 Welcome to the 98th episode of the #AskASoccerPro Show!
9:40-13:31 Updates on the Perfect Soccer Life
13:59-19:19 Updates on the AASP Show
19:20-26:24 More information about perfect soccer
26:56-32:07 What was it like for Quincy on his debut? @yoshi.ccc
33:30-36:25 Does Quincy’s sisters help out with Perfect Soccer @theoneknownasanthony
39:30- 49:07 How does Quincy think American clubs can compete with European clubs @yab_96_
50:35-55:10 Turning the AASP into a classroom session
57:35-1:00:04 Quincy’s thoughts on shea becoming the all time assist leader for the Quakes @anisjaouad
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Quincy Amarikwa (00:00:00):
We're all here to ride the MSL waves. You've mentioned the strength lead. I'd like to welcome you to another episode of the hashtag ask a soccer pro Oh, John,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:00:13):
Uh, send of all seven. What's going on baller, Jacob. 10 what's up Epic soccer. Shannon. Hello, fly guy. What's up? Connor Johnson, 2028. What up everybody? How is everybody doing? You can see up on my screen. They're trying to flip it. Let me cool. If you could drag and move that around a little bit better. Uh, fly guy. I think I said what up flight guy? What's going on? What up everybody? How you doing? Um, yeah, my screen, you see the, the guys over at 90th minute sub dropping some funny, perfect soccer content, MSL content, uh, what it's like shooting the perfect soccer ball, especially getting ready for them. The holiday season, the Christmas season. Sure. You get your perfect soccer MSL merge if you haven't already. And if you haven't make sure you guys can follow those guys. Uh, they've uh, over on Tik TOK and Instagram, and I'm also supposed to remind you guys to go follow our, uh, Tik TOK account towed, or, um, has been helping us get that up and running and managing that as you guys would probably also noticed Connor has, um, taken over the perfect soccer Instagram account and has been helping us, uh, PO post more frequently and have a bit more fun.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:01:38):
And, um, and, uh, highlight the previous pros that we've had on the, on the show. Um, memes, skits. I'm thinking of all this stuff that we're working on and all the, the perfect soccer team is working hard to, uh, pull together and get everything back up to the level and caliber. We all know and expect out of the perfect soccer team. You'll live ripple, drop it in the I'm in your head emojis, uh, Tony dropped nine and you had emojis, uh, baller said, I love your IgE stories and posts. Thank you very much. I appreciate that. A big shout out to Connor on, uh, managing the account and, and, um, getting things back up and running and more consistent. I know we've been dropping that, that awesome soccer knowledge, uh, MSL knowledge, and I'm just creating a lot of high level deep content. Um, yeah. Yeah. It's making me think. We've been sharing a lot of stuff for a long time. We've been doing this for a really long time. Right? Perfect soccer launched in 2013. And, um, we've just been hyper-focused and optimized on improving and creating some of the best most in-depth, um,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:03:01):
Um, accurate, um, content perspective, stories, insights, um, skills, drills, tactics, philosophies, critical thinking. Um, yeah, self-assessment, self-reflection, uh, private training center back like everything, and we're, we've been here working very hard for a long time to create the tools and resources necessary to disrupt and improve, um, the pay to play system. And, uh, I know there, there are many people who've been working hard in the background to, to work on that. And, um, and we have been doing that for quite some time. So starting to see a lot more people enter the space a lot more attention coming into the, the soccer world. And I'm realizing that, uh, we can do a much better job of hopefully organizing our content and, and making, making the experience and kind of navigating everything, uh, more streamlined. You guys know what it is. MSL mentality is we, we figured out that the true MSL rider dies rider dies, have been, uh, figuring it out, uh, building their own, creating their own infrastructure, their platform, their systems, and processes, and, um, really executing and implementing the MSL mindset and mentality.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:04:25):
But we also know that we've received a lot of value in and positivity out of the MSL mindset. So we want to do the best we can to, uh, share that mentality with as many people who are open to accomplishing their goals as possible. And to do that, you know, getting dialed in on, on navigating all of our content, all of our tools, all of our resources. I mean, we've been over delivering value, having left every exchange, given more than we've received for well over a decade now. So when you're providing value like that for over 10 years, there's a lot of just, there's a lot of gems. There's a lot of, there's a lot of high level high value content that some people charge tens of thousands of dollars for, and you get access to that for free by just creating your own free perfect soccer team membership account, you know, and I think the amount of value we pack into not only this show and all of our content and, and tools and resources and training center is so massively dense in just high level, pure quality, just amazing that people can't even wrap their heads around it.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:05:43):
They can't even believe that there could be so much value wrapped into this platform, our philosophy, our mindset, and how we approach approach things buts, as everybody knows, 2020 is about the vision. And it takes, it takes some longer to see than others, but I, uh, I hope and feel and think that we just we've turned a corner. And, uh, yeah, they usually tends to be the, that usually tends to be the results out of going through a really difficult time. And I know everybody's been going through a very difficult time and I know many people are still in difficult times. Um, I'm one of those individuals, but we still find, um, we find the bigger picture. Um, yeah, we find and think through and understand our, why, why we got started, um, what motivated us in the first place, why we want to do this and what we're here for.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:06:42):
And sometimes you forget, but the MSL mentality, the three S's of self-awareness and the perfect soccer team, the MSL Legion, the MSL army, the MSL community, um, is the team, right? Is the teamwork makes the dream work. And we're here to remind each other of who we are, why we're here and what we're doing this for. And, um, no, I that's my long long-winded way of saying I appreciate, I appreciate you guys. I appreciate the community. I appreciate, um, this show, this opportunity, the platform, just the experiences, um, your willingness to show up to apply what you're learning to try new things, to make mistakes, to take risks, to take personal responsibility for where you are and where you want to go. And, um, you know, it's not going to be sunshine and rainbows. It's not going to be easy. Um, but that's what makes it fulfilling in the end.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:07:45):
And, um, when it gets really difficult and hard, it that's when it can, that that can make it something you wonder why you're doing. And, um, you know, in those moments, that's when you got to lean on your community, you got to lean on the, on, um, on the work and trust and faith in what it is that you're doing. So, yeah, that was, uh, that was obviously from the heart kind of just, uh, yeah, been focused on moving things forward and trying to make progress and trying to let go of other things and, and, um, be fair, but also, um, stand strong in what you believe in and what you feel is worth fighting for, and not allowing your ego to get in the way and balancing that with knowing that ego is sometimes necessary to,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:08:57):
To, um, is necessary, right. Kind of a necessary evil or necessary. Good. Just depends on the time it's knowing when and where and how, and that all comes with experience. And, um, these last couple months have been quite an experience, um, for me. And, uh, yeah, I'm just appreciative of the group in, in, and you guys tuning in Karen to hear what I have to say. Let's see what we got here, but today. So today, uh, the, the, the thought or idea around today was kind of to maybe give you guys just kind of a life update what's been going on. What's happening. Obviously answer a couple of questions if they come through, but, uh, take things a little bit more lighter hearted, um, as we restructure, uh, the perfect soccer company, um, organization, um, and how we're, how we're operating and who's sitting in which seat.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:10:06):
So I talked a little bit about it. Um, just a moment ago, Connor's taken over the Instagram account and he's, uh, he's applying some new ideas and thoughts that we, that we've, we've come to as a result of feedback from the community, as well as, uh, things that have worked well with us in the past and things that, um, we just fell flat on and fell, fell short on. Um, we're working to get the Twitter account up, uh, the Tik TOK account up and running and putting some like exclusive content on different platforms. So there's an incentive and reason to follow on one platform versus another, or following them all and staying up to date on the things that you like most, uh, that obviously takes quite some time. Um, you know, we've, uh, we've had a few team members move on to other industries and other job opportunities, which is part of, you know, growth and, and, um, th the, the bittersweet, uh, part of, kind of our platform, like we're here to grow and develop and to learn new things, gain new experiences.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:11:13):
And sometimes that leads us to moving on to other things. So, um, you know, a few team members have, have moved on, which now means we've had to, uh, reassess the processes we didn't have in place, which were, um, how to, how to better transition out and replace people when they move on. And they eventually move on. I think in my, in my mind, I have a very idealistic, um, naive, uh, view of the world at, at times of thinking, you know, if, uh, nothing's going to change and everyone's going to stay on board forever, and that's the goal, right? That's what you're trying to create. That's what you want
Quincy Amarikwa (00:11:54):
To, to facilitate. But at the same time, you know, that that's not completely possible. I know we've got perfect in her name. We're striving for perfection, but we realize and understand that that is something we cannot achieve, um, which is always kind of a, that carrot at the end of the, at the end of the stick. Right. So, um, you know, self-reflecting understanding where we're at practicing those three S's of self-awareness. Like I said, everybody, I practice what I preach. Um, uh, we, we, and I realized that I just didn't do a good enough job of documenting our systems and processes and creating, um, creating a, a more easy transition for those who joined the team, as well as making things more easily navigatable. Um, yeah, so that's where a lot of my time and focus and thinking on the perfect soccer side of stuff has been, and as a result, we've, uh, we brought on Elsie and we've brought on Chardonnay.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:12:55):
Um, there are two rock stars who are helping, uh, reset the many, the many things that we are in need of, and, um, getting things organized while also helping the team, uh, the current perfect soccer team members, um, yeah, clean things up, get stuff, restructured. That's what it is. It's just a restructure to rethink, right? Like this year has been a crazy one. Um, and a lot of experience, a lot of data, a lot of stuff to reflect on and a lot of things to analyze and improve upon. And that's where we're at. And that's where I'm at, um, in the process. So just kind of share with you guys, that's kind of an update as to where things are at on the perfect soccer side of stuff. Um, I know that, uh, what was it? So that's been difficult just personally has been just difficult, you know?
Quincy Amarikwa (00:13:56):
Um, but what was, what was the there's there's no real point, actually. That was the point. The point is there, isn't a point, that's the point? Um, I, uh, I was under the belief that we were on. Uh, that's what I wanted to share now. What was the point? What did I want to share? I was under the belief that today would be, was episode 99 and it would have been, but last, what was it? Thanksgiving week? I hopped on to just wish everybody a Thanksgiving said that we would, uh, pick things up the following week and COVID, yes. COVID is not fun. Uh, Anthony, um, and because of the whirlwind, I feel like, yeah, Thanksgiving was just last Thursday. So that was last week. So I was thinking today was going to be episode 99. And what I was going to do was I wanted to, uh, give everybody a heads up one, an update of what's going on, kind of what I did right now, as well as maybe answer any other questions, uh, uh, that you guys had specific to like perfect soccer, what, where we're at, what, what we're thinking of things you feel that we could do better, or haven't been great or things you like, or don't like.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:15:03):
So I kind of wanted to use it as an opportunity to give, gather more feedback from you guys and, and improve things, um, as you can see, or have you heard now that we're in a restructuring of stuff? And, um, yeah, my point was, I thought it was episode 99 and I wanted to really plan for episode 100. I know we talked in the past that, Hey, w episode one hundreds around the corner, what do we want to do? How are we going to do it? And then just, just more life and everything kind of hit in, uh, in waves. So planning for episode 100 kind of got away from me. What I wanna do is, is, um, take a break for a few weeks so that we can properly reassess everything gathered that day. They gathered the feedback and, um, plan for 2021 and the next hopefully hundred episodes of the asset soccer pro show, but also a plan for kind of a, a big celebration.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:16:05):
So I'm not sure what that will look like. Well, maybe we're going to do like, um, a show, uh, an, uh, uh, uh, an exclusive show on zoom or something like that. I was thinking of like, everyone can join in on a, on a, on a zoom party. We could have people pop in, we can do some giveaways, maybe we're extending it. So that episode or show would be, you know, an hour, the a hundred episode would be a two hour episode. People could call in. Who've been a part of the community four times. So like really getting the word out and everybody who's ever attended the show or everybody who's ever listened or watched the show, uh, shows up for the zoom, uh, hundredth episode, uh, of the, of the show. Um, that's kinda where I'm thinking, that's what I want to do. And I want to plan for that and that'll take time to promote and let people know about it and let everyone get all done up and, you know, maybe put, put some nice clothes on, or I don't know, makeup or none or whatever.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:17:03):
Uh, but I, I want to, I want to do the a hundred episode, right. Um, and in order to do that, we need to take a break from the show so that we can properly have this conversations and plan and, and, and do that. Now, having said that today was in my mind supposed to be episode 99, but told her, let me know that technically last week, we, we, uh, that wasn't an episode and it wasn't. So, um, today's episode 98. So what I was wanting to do, and now maybe then I'm thinking you guys can hear me thinking through the process of how I'm coming, what I was wanting to do. I was thinking of going, okay. Um, we do next week show, and then I give everybody an additional reminder that the plan is to take a few weeks off and plan for episode 100, and then we'll let everybody know.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:17:54):
Um, and it'd be good to get on the email list and create your perfect soccer team membership account if you haven't already. So you can get a notification in an email for when episode 100 will, uh, when we'll, we'll plan for that and links to that and how we'll set that up and how it'll go. Um, but yeah, thinking of either 98 is giving everyone a reminder. We take the next couple of weeks off. Uh, then we do episode 99 and episode 99 is talking about prepper, another episode preparing and letting everybody know about 100 and then having the a hundred episode. So that probably makes, makes more sense. You know, doing today's episode, we'll take a few weeks off from what we're on 99, or we're at 98 right now.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:18:41):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:18:47):
And that's what I'm thinking. I'm thinking 98, 98 or episode 98. We'll do episode 99 next Thursday. Um, which is, that's where I'm looking at. So let's see right here, what we do.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:18:58):
Yeah. Just a December. Maybe we'll do.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:19:05):
Yeah. Um, episode 99 will be Thursday, December 10th. And then we'll take one, two, three, probably four weeks off for the holidays and everything. And then do a big episode, 100, uh, start a new year, 2021 zoom ask the soccer pro show century club celebration. How's that sound? So let's see. We got here. I know it just dropped a lot and I know you guys are hearing me talk through it and all that kind of stuff. Um, that's where I'm at. That's where I was thinking. I just wanted to get you guys an update on where everything was at kind of document where we're at, uh, where my mind's at, where my mind's been a little bit of what's been going on where we're at with perfect soccer. Like there's a lot happening. And I want to, I want to do a better job of giving you guys updates in a more consistent, concise manner and, um, planning, planning for stuff.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:20:06):
The MSL, man, I guess what it is, is I know the MSL mentality and mindset is figuring out how to make a plan on the fly and how to make the best out of what's sitting in front of you right now, and how to critically think and build some type of foundation and platform for yourself to, to elevate and make yourself, uh, uh, make yourself accountable to yourself and create a path to your goals, which is great. But there's also a point in the process where you've, you've gathered some experience, you've gotten some perspective, you have new understanding, and now that's the time where you need to now look, you've oriented yourself. You now need to look collect the data, analyze the data and, and really, um, uh, restructure how you're thinking and how you're gonna approach and how you're going to re-engage. And that's where I'm at in the process.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:20:56):
And that's where I believe we're at in the company and as a community. And, um, I want to always provide feedback and, and, and as, as accurate of information as possible. So everyone can be in alignment and on the same page, because like I said, we're, we're pioneers in this space. We've been doing this for a really long time. And, you know, uh, a lot, a lot of people understand that, understand us, support us, publicly support us. And, um, and, um, are down with SL. Uh, many other people are not necessarily down with the MSL, um, publicly, but they are privately or they're privately trashing the MSL. But we like knowing that we're in your head MSL, we're in your head. If you talking about us positive or negative, at least you're talking about us. Um, and eventually we'll get our credit. The problem is how long will it be before you give us any credit?
Quincy Amarikwa (00:21:54):
Are you going to wait until it's the end of the line? No other options, that's it. And now you have to just give credit. Well, that's not very much, that's not very fun, right? That's not fun. We're trying to make a positive experience for everybody. And, um, in order to do that, you got to admit when you're wrong. And, uh, you gotta understand that you're not gonna be right about everything. And sometimes it's not going to look how you want it to look. It's not going to sound how you want it to sound, but it doesn't mean it's terrible and horrible. And, and, um, you can't find things that you enjoy or like about it. Um,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:31):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:32):
That's just facts. Truth is true, whether you believe it or not, and you guys know,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:36):
Well, 2020 is about the,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:41):
It's definitely not about me becoming a better singer, but I'll do it anyway.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:48):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:50):
Yeah, we're just riding that. We're riding the MSL wave right now. I'm riding the wave. I'm just giving you guys just updates as they're coming to me and what I'm, what I'm thinking about and how, how we're To, to move forward. Um, and I guess Sharon, Sharon and showcasing you guys say, um, um, um, I'm a practitioner of what I preach and, um,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:23:21):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:23:22):
Try my best to show all those stages and parts of the process and doing so in a, in a, in an organized manner. That was the point of what I was talking about. Cause it was like, Hey, I was just riding that wave. And that tangent took myself off of my own topic and then had to figure out what the point of that was, was really saying like, it's a process. You don't know everything always. And you're not, you
Quincy Amarikwa (00:23:46):
Got to question your own assumptions, QA Quincy, AmeriCorps, right. Q and a questions and answers got the questions in the answers. Sometimes taking the questions, given the answers, questioning my answers, QA. I mean like there's, I don't know if it's a coincidence or it's [inaudible] or it's just quince beration whatever it is, it's in your head. That's what it is for sure. That's the one thing that, you know, for sure towed, or you got to clip that. I think that was a bar clip that and turned that into like a, uh, a beat someone's a music producer. Take that, take that hot four bars or verse and make something flames out of that. We need to get like a number one trending light
Quincy Amarikwa (00:24:30):
Soundbite. That'd be good.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:24:37):
Yes. Come on. I know you've got so many guys are creative where my tick talkers out there. Tick tick tock, um, creators, music, creators, musicians, producers, um, need more content like, like my boys over here, like my boys over here at 90th minute sub, if you haven't checked out their, their accounts, make sure you go and do so. They're fun. Good times. Um, Oh yeah. Rode, rode the wave again, rode myself away from, from the point of that was, um, yeah, taking breaks is necessary. Taking breaks is good and I'm rethinking re-looking and reanalyzing what we've done. Um, not only for ourselves here, uh, as the organization myself, individually, um, as a human and as a person and I, and I would share and encourage the community to do that as well. And, um, yeah, hop on the email list so that I can, I can, uh, stay in contact with, with you and give you updates as to kind of the exclusivity of, of things in content that we're, that we're working on and putting together because I, yeah, that'll be the easiest way to, to do that until we get the perfect soccer app done.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:25:57):
Speaking of apps, if you're a developer and you know how to do that, you want to make the perfect soccer app and help us, uh, do something like that. Yeah. Reach out to email@example.com and let us know, like I said, we're just trying to take, we're going to take, not trying, we're going to take the perfect soccer community to the next level. So let me, uh, let me scroll back up here and see some of the comments and things that have been dropped so far. Uh, bollard, Jacob said he is his ear. Um, Liverpool fan page said that MSL mindset drop the I'm in your head. Emojis, uh, Kendall Cox, uh, soccer dropped
Quincy Amarikwa (00:26:44):
The smiling I'm in your head emojis. Uh, John Hollinger, what's going on, brother dropped the I'm in your head emojis as well to Yoshi dot CCC. Uh, Quincy, when you made your debut, was it pure excitement or was it like, all right, let's do this kind of thing. Um, when I made my D debut back for the quakes is more of a, let's do this kind of thing and a total focus in on what the coach had told me to do at the time, which was like, hold the ball up in the corner and make it, make it a nightmare for the opposition. And I, I took those orders, those marching orders all the way to the end. Um, and, uh, at the end of my rookie season, I realized and learned that the though I listened to the coach and did exactly what he told me to do for the year that did not set me up well for my end of the year meetings, because what I learned, uh, what I learned at that time was, you know, the professional game is much different than college in college.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:27:53):
It's all about the team and, and, um, no one player is bigger than the team and you just want to win. And that was my approach. And my thought, my mindset from college, like, um, I didn't take penalties for our team. I draw a lot of penalties, but I, I wouldn't take them because there's other guys on my team who were better at that. And it was more important that we score a goal and win the game. And it was that I get the staff for scoring the goal. That was my mentality and mindset. That's still my mentality mindset, but I took that same mentality to the pros. And when I, when I did that, you know, when I did that, I thought, okay, you just do exactly what the coach says, you execute on that. And, and, and that's what works and that's how it works.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:28:38):
And at the end of the year, I realized like, Oh, no, like it's a Catamount pro the pro game is you gotta find the balance between the two helping the team win, providing for the team, but also getting the, what you're needing in terms of stats, goals, appearances, the things that you need to build your resume and have the experience and the track record for P other people to think that, you know, what you're doing or give you an opportunity. Um, that's not necessarily something I, I fully agree with. And I like, that's just what it is and how it worked. I don't know if you caught that, how it worked through those experiences and those things that I learned, what we did is we worked to patch that system, that pay to play system that, um, does not necessarily, and did not necessarily create a very positive experience for, um, me, I can speak about, I'll speak about myself. Um, uh, I only speak to my experience specifically. There are, there's a lot of amazing
Quincy Amarikwa (00:29:42):
Experiences that I've loved about my, my soccer career, both, you know, youth and professional. Um, but there's a lot of difficult to not fun experiences as well too. And, and those are the experiences that you use to learn the lessons, to,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:29:59):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:01):
It differently the next time. And you hope to learn from those mistakes and learn from those experiences and improve and, and elevate over time. But as you do that, the stakes get higher and the cost of making mistakes gets greater and greater and greater. And that's why it is very, very few individuals ever make it to the goat status. You know what I mean? That goat mentality, that MSL mentality, that MSL mastery, it's difficult to get there, but everyone is capable of doing it. And, um, yeah, it's basically just patching the system of negative experiences and seeing if we can build, uh, a process that doesn't make that necessary to get to the same outcome, which is, you know, becoming a better human, um, and hopefully becoming a better player as a result and, um, having an opportunity to pursue something you're passionate about and, and, um,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:56):
Have a community
Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:57):
And, and, and feel valued and participate and contribute, and also, uh, enjoy the fruits of your labor and be rewarded and elevated and amplified in and advocated and pushed for, um, yeah, that's what it is. Yeah. Whether people understand you or not, that's so cool. That's the goal. And I think that's what we're doing and that's what we've done. And I think there's a lot of people who are, who are, who are, and have gathered and gained a lot of positive experiences as a result of, of, uh, applying that MSL mentality and mindset. And I, I hope we can continue to, uh, amplify that and, and, um, encourage others to do the same.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:57):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:58):
That was my debut. Remember my debut, remember what I learned as a result of that mentality and mindset. And it served me well, uh, the one known as Anthony said, sometimes being egotistical can benefit your motivation if you use it to put other people down. That's where we draw the line. I like that assessment.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:19):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:22):
Uh, John had said, of course, Quincy, you know how it is? We can't do it alone. Remember teamwork makes the dream work. That is correct. That is correct. Um, Joseph said love the big words.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:41):
Uh, okay. Yeah.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:42):
Yeah. It's interesting. The messages that are starting to come through now.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:49):
Very interesting, huh? This journey is, it is, yeah, it's a trip. It is literally a trip.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:33:03):
Uh, Joseph said you were very inspirational. Thank you very much. I appreciate that. Um, live ripples said I'll probably be back in the States next month. So heads up for me dreams
Quincy Amarikwa (00:33:14):
When I'm back at you. Uh,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:33:20):
I got to go, but keep preaching. Thank you very much. Thanks for stopping by joining
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Uh, James said good night, good night.
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Oh, uh, the one known as Anthony said, I don't know if it was considered, but have you thought of having your sister help with perfect soccer? Well, one of my sisters Haley, um, uh, helps and she's been with the company for, what are we on like four years now, almost four years she's helped. And she helps to manage the Amazon, um, our Amazon platform. And, um, our, um, we're now we're using ShipBob as well to you. And we're trying to get that up and running. Amazon has been an experience in, in difficult, in so many ways. Um, I think they're finally figuring it out, but at the expense of a lot of good sellers and resellers on their platform and we'll probably have to go into that at a different time. But my point is Haley, one of my sisters has been with us for four years and she, she focuses on that.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:34:26):
She's, uh, one of our team leaders, we've got our leadership team, our team leaders, and then our team, our team members. And, um, yeah, she's been a team leader for maybe two and a half years now, two and a half years now. And then I think the sister you're referring to you for those of you who don't know, I have three sisters, I'm the eldest of four, um, is Kristin and Kristin, um, plays soccer. She played four years at, uh, San Jose state university and just signed her first professional contract should be going overseas here, uh, early next year. And, uh, yes, I've talked with her about having her help with the perfect soccer account. I think she's dialing in and figuring out how she would like to do that or thinking of her on the content creation side. Um, if she wants to kind of log her, her pro soccer journey and where she's at in that. So if you guys aren't, or haven't seen some of her stuff and followed her, uh, make sure you guys could follow her on Instagram. I don't know if she has tick-tock yet, but I know she's got Twitter and she probably does. And I just don't, I'm not following it because I'm getting older,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:35:32):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:35:33):
Trying to stay up to date on all that stuff. And two kids and a pandemic and perfect soccer and not even talking about just the, the, all the work on the BPC side. Oh man. Applying for jobs, coaching course license, trying to make money, trying not to lose all of it in the middle of a pandemic. Yeah. There's a lot, there's a lot of stuff, but I got the MSL lesion, the MSL army. What do you guys like better the MSL Legion or the MSL army? Um, uh, Luca's mother, Christina had me on her podcast and she, she says, she says the lesion. I kind of liked that. And, uh, you know, I was like, you know what I mean? We transitioned to that. The Legion. Um, yeah. Um, let's see. But yeah, Elijah, what's going on increased football, said I'm still using the perfect soccer time management on Google sheets and it makes my days way more productive.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:36:48):
Thank you for making the time management thing. Wow. That is that's awesome to hear. So in increased football, can you, or could you shoot me a link to your, your time management sheet so I can see how you've been tracking and what you've been working on and for how long I'd love to? Um, I'd love to see that even specifically, if you could kind of do like a screen share of how you've used it, what you're doing, how it's worked out for you and kind of like your results from it. Um, and email that over to us and send us over, send us that way. I'd love to send you, um, you know, a perfect soccer match ball for that, because I love that initiative. I love that self initiative and, um, holding yourself accountable. And I think a lot of team members would love to see that, um, and see, and hear the results that you're hoping it's it's, um, it's provided you. Um, let's see what we got here. If I just say you're a God, thank you. Uh, thank you for that. Uh, live ripples that I still haven't created my account yet, but I'm going to, Hey, listen to every day that you wait is just giving another day to someone else to get ahead of you. And if you're okay with that, then don't, then don't create your account. Don't start going through that stuff. Don't read the books and all that, you know, you just given someone else your opportunity, that's all you're doing.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:38:17):
Um, and others will thank you for it. Um, Anthony said I'm all for zoom chat with us. Yeah, same. Okay. Uh, Trevor said same tactic. Yes. Okay, cool. Yeah. So I'm thinking we'll sit, we're going to
Quincy Amarikwa (00:38:36):
Do the, you know, episode 100 big. Um, and as of right now, and this is for Totara, as of right now, I'm of the thought that we'll be back next week, we'll do one more episode next week, which is episode 99. And then we'll take, you know, uh, the next four weeks off from the show to plan for episode 100. So that's what I think we're going to go, uh, go with rather than go the next four weeks off, then do episode 99 and then 100, I think we'll do that. It could could change, but let's, let's stick with that for now. And if someone has a better solution or idea or something in between, then we can adjust
Quincy Amarikwa (00:39:21):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:39:22):
Uh, John said adapter die. That is facts, speak spinned. None of the facts out here, uh, yabba 96 said I'm from England. [inaudible] welcome.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:39:37):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:39:39):
And it looks like he asks a question. Okay. He also asks the question, Hey, what do you think America can do to compete with the European countries in terms of producing talent? I think what they've been doing, to be honest with you, there's been some amazing American talent that is that it has been produced. I think the real issue is bringing proper attention to that, right? Like I just want to prescribe it like on date, on, let's say you're the greatest talent of a player ever. And it's day one, right? How many days do you have to be at that level and per, and, and, and, and maintain that level before everyone else realizes that you're an amazing talent and values, what you do in your approach and how you play the game, right? Like 10 days, 10 months, 10 years, how long does that take?
Quincy Amarikwa (00:40:39):
So I think we've been producing amazing talent. I just think a lot of our amazing talent is overlooked because it doesn't look how people want it to look. It doesn't sound how people want it to sound. Um, and that really comes down to a complete, um, analization of people's process of thought and how people have come to the conclusion of what is talent and what isn't talent in the first place. And I think that's what the pandemic has allowed people the time to be able to do. Now, not everybody has spent that time wisely, which is what I've seen. And, uh, I think has disappointed me most about this whole quarantine and pandemic is just, um, how little, many people use this time to their advantage. I didn't, I would, I would, I definitely got wrong and underestimated was how much time people were willing to waste because they didn't think this time would last very long.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:41:46):
And, and like what people do once they realize or think that they, they missed the boat, you would think that people would realize, Oh, I made a mistake. I'm not going to make that mistake again. Let me jump on the boat. Now, let, let me, let me, let me make up for my past mistakes and kinda, you know, I'm a little bit behind the eight ball, but it's okay. We can make up. And now most people just triple, quadruple quintuple down and just like, it moves farther and farther and farther and farther away. And we're talking about, you know, bridging the gap and closing that gap. And, uh, and
Quincy Amarikwa (00:42:22):
Yeah, maintaining that connection
Quincy Amarikwa (00:42:27):
Because it's important. You don't necessarily have to value everyone's opinion and think that everybody, uh, you know, think highly of everybody and you know, and all that. But you, you gotta know that people's opinion has value. You might not value it highly, but understand that it has value. And then if enough people have that opinion, it can be very influential and very powerful. And, um, and not to be dismissive of others, just because you don't understand them, or you don't agree with them or, or you don't like them, or you don't like what they stand for or what or other. Um, and I think when I'm, when I'm talking, I'm just kind of talking about everything. Cause that's what the Amazon mentality is about. And this idea, this philosophy, this mindset, it's, it's accounting for everything, uh, and trying your best to account for the, all the things that you don't know. Cause there's a whole lot more that you don't know then than you do, you know, and, um, and trying to remain mindful of that while living in the moment, but not allowing the moment to cost you
Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:35):
Everything. Tai Chi
Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:38):
You know, balance Ethan Yang, um, ebbs and flows,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:45):
Ride the wave.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:48):
I mean, it's a, it's a good question. I understand the question. I think the question,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:54):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:57):
Relative to what time you're referencing is in is important. So context is everything. And I think specifically what America is doing to compete with European countries
Quincy Amarikwa (00:44:17):
Is, is, is allowing them to compete with European countries,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:44:26):
Right? And that's, uh, the, the lack of acknowledgement of the talent here, lack of, of, of promotion. Um, the lack of, uh, respect shown the American player for so long, forced the American player to figure out ways to get it done, to figure out ways to improve in spite of being seen as less than not good enough insert, whatever negative negativity that you could provide. Right? So it's a, it's a double-edged sword. It's, it's, it's negative. And this one, I think, talks earlier when I was talking about like, um, I'm grateful for the negative experiences, because it's what, it's, what has allowed me the opportunity to come to this understanding and to, to challenge myself and to find fulfillment in and to, um, to, to grow. But I also know that many of the experiences, I would not wish on other people nor would I want that to be required to, To be successful or to, um, enjoy your life or to feel value or to feel self-worth, uh, I'm just, I'm not a, I'm, I'm more, you know, an eye for an eye. The whole world goes blind. You know, I may have been abused or hazed or, you know, mistreated, I'm not of the mindset that I have to reciprocate or that, you know what I mean? Like that's just,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:46:04):
That's me now today. And we're talking about relativity and time, right? My life experiences have led me to not want to be the type to, uh, do that. But I do understand that in professional sports, you're competing against people who do not have that same belief and they see that as a weakness and they try to exploit that and take advantage of that and what I try to do and what I've done my best to do is to figure out a way to create a system and process of thought and execution and philosophy that accounts for that and overcomes that. But that takes time. And that's what we're talking about here. And that's where I can get really difficult to talk about it because it's time it's relative, how you experienced time at, you know, seven years old, nine years old is different than how you experienced it at 12 or 13 and 17 and 30 and 33. And I'm sure 60, 70, 90, right. Um, cause it's also tied to your personal experiences. And then it's also tied to you, your mentality and your state of mind at the time of the experience And then how you processed it and how you maybe, or repressed it and how it's manifested itself in some form or fashion at some time in the future
Quincy Amarikwa (00:47:27):
Or in the moment, then being able to self
Quincy Amarikwa (00:47:30):
Reflect and assess that in real time and then devise a plan in your mind and, uh, have some level of emotional control to prevent a reaction that can be perceived positively or negatively from someone else who can then impact or influence the outcome on your end. Like we're all connected. And bridging that gap through communication is a skillset that takes a very, very, very, very long time to develop
Quincy Amarikwa (00:48:00):
And a lot of experiences and perspectives. And I feel that that is valuable information that should be accessible to all. And that's what we do here on this platform. That's what I do here on the show. And I'm, I'm grateful for the questions that you guys ask and your willingness to listen and participate. Because a lot of time you gotta have mental, mental strength to get through an episode and to, um, self-reflect you got to do some work. You know what I mean? It's not all just handed to you on a platter or it is, but you still got to pick it up and chew and eat it and then digest it and process it. Like what I mean, like, even if it's handed to you on a platter, you still got to do work. And if you want, you don't want to do any work, then you got to do even more work to do less work. Yeah. The less work you want to do, the more work you gotta do. Yeah. Less work you want to do the more work you've got to do. You put that on a bumper sticker as well to make more smart merchant stuff.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:49:08):
Yeah. That's where Matt
Quincy Amarikwa (00:49:11):
It's feeling like I'm starting to get into some new mental space who, and you guys know mental. The mental space is infinite.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:49:22):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:49:26):
Infinite space in infinite space,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:49:31):
Which is why the rent's free stays free will always be free.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:49:41):
Uh, okay. Elijah, we got from, from, from Honduras, you're Jordan dropped out and you had emojis, Trevor dropped them in your head emojis. Thank you. Thank you. Uh, let's see. Yeah. Seeing you guys speaking in the comments, uh, John, John Hollinger said 90 minutes sub is unreal high level. Okay. Luca, what's going on, brother? I wasn't sure if you had joined in yet. Welcome Joe Jackson joined in what's up. Uh, uh, Joe Jackson had homework. No apologies, brother. Can we get that homework done?
Quincy Amarikwa (00:50:26):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:50:33):
Oh yeah. Well, I fell behind on the, on the feed eliminate, uh, Anessa, can someone type what Quincy just said about the quote? Yeah. Got it. And to find a place like where you guys take, Oh, you know what, I like this as good. What I, what needs it? What I need to do, I'll talk to Elsie about this or, or toad, or please make a note of this because you know, this will get lost in the ether. Um, somewhere where everyone can collectively take notes on the episode. So I'm almost thinking like, you know, doing this, like almost like almost like a, an active class where we'll put like a link to a Google doc. And then as we're saying things or ideas and thoughts and, and feedback, um, everyone can just, uh, collaboratively drop them in that, in that document. I'd like that idea. So that then, then, then we can put the replay and the training center and then everyone can go back and look at the notes and we can, we can do that. Yeah. I'm liking this. I want to really dial in on this show. I want it to make it more, um,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:42):
More involved, more engaging,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:45):
More valuable, uh,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:50):
Documented better. I know, you know, people try to attend every Thursday. Um, life gets in the way, you know, I know people rewatched the replays on podcasts and stuff. That's dope, but I'd also like, like, um, a training center, um, interactive piece to it kinda like downloadables notes, uh, feedback from the group. And then we can even share that in the, in the replace, in the replays. Right? So like, if, if you're joining in and you're taking notes and your ideas, and you're doing summaries and condense of the episode in your takeaways, that'd be good. I like that. Then you put that in the document. Now, when we're republishing on our website and platform, we can put your summary and your takeaways with your name and links to, you know, your highlight tapes, your, or your website or whatever within your summary. So you don't, it is teamwork makes the dream work.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:38):
I'm looking and want ways to promote the community. I want to promote those of you who are showing up every week, you're participating, you're sharing your feedback, you're coming with ideas. And I'm, I was trying to figure out ways where we can kind of package that up and make every single show, every single piece of content that we do more powerful by adding our collective voice. And I think that would be a great way to do it. So I think for the first version of this, and this would like, so could someone please type firstname.lastname@example.org so I can pin it to the page so we could see, um, you know, think of this episode or even now taking notes, type up your summary of the episode, your takeaways, your thoughts, things that stood out to one liners, uh, uh, ideas, feedback, whatever it is, write it up, spend like five minutes at the end of the show.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:53:32):
Um, five, 10, 20, however long you want at least like five minutes draft up your summary of the day's episode, and then email that over to email@example.com. Um, and I'll talk with Elsie about collecting that feedback and then integrating that into, um, our content strategy and what we're sharing and promoting and include, make sure to include your, you know, your full name, your Instagram, your tick talk, your, um, website address, contact information when you send it. Um, yeah. Like, yeah, your Instagram and all that kind of like whatever account you're wanting to promote. So I can make sure that that's included when we put posted on our social. Cause I'd love, I'd love to do that. So like, let's say we're episode 98 right now. Right. Um, you know, let's see, uh, in this let's say, um, you, you write your summary. It's a great summary condensed version.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:54:32):
We liked that what I do. And then maybe we make a social media graphic out of your, uh, your summary and your assessment, your takeaway of episode 98 of the asset soccer per show. And then we can, we can make some graphics and stuff and, and post that and tag you in it. Right. And, uh, you know, that gets you some promotion that shares that showcases and highlights the work that you're doing. Um, it, it builds our community. It gives us feedback shares with us a better understanding of like, you know, what your takeaways are and, and how, how we can just be better. I liked that. I liked that actually a lot. Okay. There we go. B, B two. Okay. So Tony was first, so we'll get Tony the pin. I love that. Thank you for the, thank you for the support, Joe and Anthony just missed it,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:55:22):
But let's see,
Quincy Amarikwa (00:55:28):
Um, a yo, what up, less work you do, the more you have to do the more work you do, the less work you do. I mean your head.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:55:39):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:55:39):
The less work you do, the more work you have to do. And the more work you do, the less work you do
Quincy Amarikwa (00:55:48):
Living in the head. Exactly.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:55:59):
Uh, Anthony said, I can relate to the state of mine. I had some serious mental health issues as a teenager, and it definitely affected my confidence in soccer I've since regained it. Yep. Um, you know, speaking of context, right? Like that experience though, was a negative experience. It's a positive experience now because it allows you to maybe connect with and relate to players who are going through difficult time and know what to, and how to say it and how to help and how to build and grow. So, um, though negative experiences aren't necessarily fun and they don't feel amazing. Um, one, the thing that's true is it will pass. You will get through it. And, uh, when you do, you can now choose to see that as a positive, as a strength, or you can choose to see that as a negative and something that, that holds you back.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:56:46):
But you know what we choose here in the MSL, uh, J pro skills, thanks for stopping by athletic 11, joined in Eli Tristin, uh, Kofi joined in from Nigeria. Welcome. Uh, and they said, do you think you will make a return to the MLS at some point, if you can, uh, if so, can the union be an option agent and this on duty? Yeah, no, I mean, Hey, I'm a free agent again. Uh, you know, I think I was in, I was in the process of talking with a few MLS clubs, but then obviously COVID happened and everything just kind of went, uh, topsy turvy and, you know, we'll see, Oh, speaking of speaking of MLS, um, signings, yo shout out to you, uh, Shay Salinas, uh, she just resigned with San Jose earthquakes, a new new deal. Um, so congrats to him. Um, I thought that was, that was some great news.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:57:53):
And, um, and then, uh, shout outs to Tommy Thompson for also signing a multi-year contract. So Tommy, uh, Tommy joined, did Shawn, Tommy joined Tommy joined the perfect soccer podcast. And Tommy also joined, uh, Earl Edwards. Um, the season goes on, uh, earlier during, you know, you know, when the pandemic really started kicking off there and then, um, shade she had did, um, she did some interviews locally. Um, uh, when was that? I mean, that's what I'm saying. There's a lot that's been going on these last couple of months, but yeah, the two of them just signed new contracts, so congrats to them and let's see, let's see what we got here. We've got like a few more minutes here and then we'll be calling it an episode I'm scrolling up here. Cause like I said, I fell behind on the, on the feed, uh, six soccer joined, uh, from Toronto. What's going on? Anthony got bars. Uh
Quincy Amarikwa (00:59:29):
Quincy Amarikwa (00:59:31):
Oh, Shannon. Okay. So Shannon had say, what do you think of Shea becoming the case all-time assist leader that is not an easy feat that takes a long time, a lot of focus in, you know, when you're, you're setting people up for ASIS. Um, I won't say it's harder than score a goal, but I think the, the, the worst, the most disappointing thing about setting people up for an assist is like, if they don't score, you don't get it. So even if you made it really, really simple and they missed the tap in or whatever, you don't get that assist. But I think there's some times though, too, where you, you give a, you give the guy a ball at the midfield and he dribbles it all the way and then in scores a banger and then you get the assist for that. So like I'm not complaining, but no, I mean, that's awesome.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:00:12):
Shaman. She works really, really hard. I always respected how, how hard she was willing to work and how focused and dedicated he was and in what he believed in. I didn't always agree with Shea as I'm sure he'll let you know. Um, and we had a lot of great conversations in the locker room in the past and just individually and, uh, I think I can always and have always respected, um, individuals who have strong self belief or belief in something, you know, um, I might not agree with what you believe in or think, um, I don't even think, I just think everyone has the right to believe kind of what they want to believe. And, um, and I think in believing that people tend to think that I'm very, very difficult because I stand strong in my beliefs. I can stand strong in my beliefs and very much highly respect you for standing strong in your beliefs.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:01:11):
And most people aren't able to see that there's a there's nuance to that. And that became an experience of that. I had to learn the hard way, but I think what, what shade has done is something very few people have ever done, which is why he's the all time leading assist guy for earthquakes. And I understand what it takes to do something that nobody else has ever done. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, focus, and sacrifice, and you know, you, you, not all the sacrifices great. And not all of it is a sunshines and rainbows, like I said, but, um, I, I, I respect, I can greatly respect that and I respect even more when, when people are able to have that drive, have that ambition, have that belief and also be able to self-reflect and realize the ways in which they could, um, have gotten it wrong or were taken away in which they weren't intended. You know, but that's, I mean, that's literally everyone,
Quincy Amarikwa (01:02:20):
Everyone does that in some capacity, but not everyone acknowledges that or recognizes that. And that's something that I think, uh, you know, I respect a lot from Shea is let's see, uh, John said, let's get to that goat level. Yeah. Uh, term say Quincy already at that goat level thing. Thank you very much.
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Quincy Amarikwa (01:02:52):
Uh, live ripples that I got my learner's driver, my learner's license for driving on Tuesday. Congratulations. Uh, MSL army Legion. Okay. Uh, and it says MSL army Anthony says Legion is better, uh, rolls off the tongue better. And army is cliche. That's fair. Yeah. M M MSL lesion. Okay. We're seeing more on the lesion. Um,
Quincy Amarikwa (01:03:16):
Let's see. Let's see. All right.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:03:24):
Okay. Okay. Joe said, I got a tournament this weekend college showcase dropped in my, in your head emojis. Uh, good luck with that. Um, also, also, yes. Come to union. We need another Stryker. Uh, also I know we're almost okay. Also. I know we're almost done here, Quincy, so have a great week and I can't wait until episode 99. Oh, thank you very much, Joe. Appreciate that. Um, you know, this is great. Um, just love seeing the engagement and you guys, uh, having conversations and helping each other and everything in the comments, which is cool for girls. You get to adopt adopter. All right. I already got Anthony. Oh, nice. Okay. No, I'm, I'm loving that. And uh, maybe, um, let me give you, I mean, we'll give you guys like the life update on the personal side of stuff, but Ben getting super deep into it, the farming and learning all about that and solar and everything.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:04:31):
And we're working on, uh, getting this off grid solar system, um, which is pretty dope. So maybe we'll talk more about that, um, come next week. Uh, but yeah, I think we'll, we'll, uh, wrap up the episode here, uh, with all of that. I appreciate it, everybody joining in and the, the, the questions and riding the wave and just the commitment and, um, the feedback and, uh, looking forward to seeing kind of like your condensed, you know, summaries of this, uh, sent over to the, to the contacted perfect soccer skills.com email account, uh, make sure you guys sign up for the email list. If you haven't already by creating your account, Liz Lincoln, a by owner on all of our accounts and platforms. And, um, yeah, uh, like I said, I'll see everybody here next week for episode 99, and then we'll be taking about four weeks off to, uh, finish up everything, tying up everything and, um, you know, just have fun.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:05:36):
We'll still be on the account. Uh, Connor will be still to be doing posts and poles and giveaways and stuff, but, uh, we'll take a, take a break from the show and probably start doing, um, a lot of like throwback content, uh, re highlighting previous show guests, um, some of our, the best moments from 2020 and, um, yeah. Uh, perfect soccer podcast episodes. So yeah. Thank you guys very much. And Joseph we'll definitely take notes. Okay. Awesome. Love that. Thank you very much. Uh, live, say can't wait for episode. 100, a hundred. Joe Jackson dropped on him in your head emojis and you guys are spamming that heart button, everybody. Thank you very much for joining this week. I will see everybody next Thursday. Same time, same place, 6:00 PM. PST 9:00 PM EST as all as always. I mean your head.