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00:00 – 04:20: Welcome To The #AskASoccerPro Show Ep 075
04:21 – 07:46: What’s Up With The 3 S’s Of Self-Awareness? 👁
07:48 – 12:10: What Has Quincy Been Up To?
12:11 – 15:16: 20/20 Vision Is Coming Into Focus
15:18 – 19:26: How To Stop Rushing Your Play ⚽️
19:28 – 23:11: How Far Back Are You Willing To Go To Move Forward?
23:12 – 26:36: Following Quincy’s Advice, Luka Gets 3 Offers After His Tryouts! @theluka_03
26:43 – 28:30: Finding A Way To Pro, Even With The Shutdown
28:33 – 31:29: Meet Dylan! @perfect_soccer ’s Newest Official Gamer @nocontex_dylan
31:33 – 34:37: Does Quincy Weight Train?
34:42 – 40:02: Can You Go Pro If You Don’t Have A Lot Of Natural Talent?
40:09 – 44:18: Getting Started On The Road To Pro @mohsinmalik14
44:28 – 48:31: How To Make It To D1
48:35 – 53:26: How To Cope With Being Overwhelmed
53:27 – 60:00 YOU Are Responsible For The Actions You Take (Or Don’t Take!)
55:29 – 60:00: They Don’t Want You To Win Part
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Quincy Amarikwa (00:00):
We're all here to ride the MSL waves. The Mental Strength League. I'd like to welcome you to another episode of the #AskASoccerPro Show ! Ali S a S a D Z. Joined in what's what's happening? George H T O for giving me a wave. What up, what up? E R O X a joined an, an Heather what's up Christian dropping in I'm in your head. Emojis loving that everybody Brahim welcome with the, with the, with the arms strong arm. Let's see, what's behind me here. My son's my son's board is behind me. Connor Johnson. Joining in what's happened in Connor, Julian. You you'll, you should use your tic talk more. You're right. I'm gonna start getting on that stuff here. More guys. These last couple of weeks have been crazy slammed. For me been helping with a pretty large scale project that I'll be able to announce your students.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:04):
So I'm excited to share that with you guys. But for those of you joining in drop down, let me know what's been going on on your side of the world. What's been new. What's been big. What's been happening. What's the Habs, a soccer dad for life joined in what's going on soccer dad. Good to see you. Ryan Johnson, a B pro general manager, Ryan Johnson, just joined in as well to you. Everyone give a wave to, to Ryan and Shannon is joining in as well. While you guys are letting me know what's going on on your side of the world, I'd like to welcome you to another episode of the hashtag ask a soccer pro shh, Oh, episode 75. I think we're episode 75 every week, I think. And then I don't know. And then I see that I was right. So we've got to come with some confidence.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:50):
I think we are episode 75. Welcome we're. What does that three fourths of a century club who we're well on our way to episode 100. John Hollinger joining in what's happened in S a L a underscore Sal underscore H joined in, Oh, it's going to be a good one. Like I said, these last couple of weeks have been slammed. Lots of work. Lots of progress happened in over on this side, especially here in the MSL. For those of you who are tuning in for the first time. Welcome, welcome to the community. Everybody say big shout out. Welcome to the new members of the community here on the #AskASoccerPro Show your hosts. That's me, Quincy America, 11 year MLS veteran, who is still currently in his free agency year. Well, maybe we'll cover that a little bit and see what that means here.
Quincy Amarikwa (02:39):
Going on breaks down the M S L Quincy. I thought you said you're in MLS. Yeah, I've been in the MLS for 11 years, but how did I survive? 11 years, which will hopefully be my 12th year when I signed a free agency contract. Sometime soon, once the quarantine is completely lifted and we're back to playing at the Orlando tournament. Well, that's a great question. The MSL is the mental strength league. And for those of you who know what I'm talking about, drop them in your head emojis in that bad boy and spam that heart button and let people know what it is. The Mental Strength League. It is, it is a game. It is a game that is being played. And either you are an active participant or you're steady getting played. It's four dimensional chess, and here in the perfect soccer community, we talk about the Amarikwa process, but more importantly, the three S's of self-awareness, perfect soccer skills.com/sss MSL, army members dropping them.
Quincy Amarikwa (03:33):
I'm in your head emojis. If you've gone and listened to the three S's of self-awareness talk, drop that down below a little jump, like three S's or something like that. If you've listened to the talk and let people know what we're all about with the three S's of self-awareness, but as most of you know, cause I'm seeing a lot of, a lot of regular regular individuals who were tuned in into the show. And I love seeing you guys we break down the MSL and breakdown, which is just the mindset you need to accomplish your goals. And it doesn't matter what your goals are. You need to have the right mindset to be able to accomplish your goals. And that's what we talk about here. That's what we share here. Every Thursday, 6:00 PM, PST 9:00 PM EST. That's what we've been doing for over 75 episodes now.
Quincy Amarikwa (04:21):
And I'm happy to have you guys here riding the MSL wave with me, Kendall dot Cox dot soccer's dropping the SSS in there. Reese puppy cups, SSS Pavoni dropping the SSS spiritual athlete MSL greater than MLS John Holland. You're dropping the SSS and then SSS, I love the S S S a R a H J just joined in. So triple S triple S Sarah speaking into existence, everybody I'm telling you, it's almost as if it's a conspiracy and 2020 must be all about the vision. We're here to open up that third eye, everybody
Quincy Amarikwa (05:11):
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John said I highly recommend the SSS talk.
Quincy Amarikwa (05:18):
Quincy Amarikwa (05:20):
Kayla, right? Oh, six drop the SSS. Happy to see many of you guys have made sure to check, check out that, that talk lesbian, honest, joined in on, Oh man. You're gonna be tested my, my thoughts here. I need to look that up. I'll look up and see which episode number that was. Let me guess. I want to say the episode. Let's see. I'm not going to guess. I'm not going to guess. I'm just going to look it up. Cause we're, we're up up our, our episode 70. There you go. Shout out at L E T S B E a n E S. If you guys haven't listened to that episode, episode 70 he breaks down how the three S's of self-awareness helped, helped him become a better coach and a better person. So like I said, a perfect, like I've said in the past, I didn't say so far on this show and investment in perfect soccer is just an investment in yourself.
Quincy Amarikwa (06:21):
And if you want to be a better version of you and the future version of you wants to thank the present version of you for investing in themselves and up level in that mental strength, then you're gonna want to make sure that you tune in every Thursday, 6:00 PM, PST 9:00 PM EST. But more importantly, you go check out and listen to you and watch that three S's of self awareness talk. You heard me say it, I'm saying it again because it is that valuable. Most people charge, charge lots and lots of money for something like that, but we're here to, to upgrade everyone's mental software for free. But as you guys know, we break down these ideas and concepts and every Thursday, I'm happy to answer questions that are sent in from the followers joining in on the live. And for those of you who would like to call in and get, you know, two minutes, three minutes to ask your question, please feel free to call in if not drop your questions in the, in the chat box below and in the community. As you know, pro players join in pop in, say what's up from time to time. And Ryan is in there helping answer your questions. Earl may be joining in, but I also know that he's visiting he's got family in town visiting him. He's usually in the comment section, they're answering you guys' questions and engaging in the community, but he might be with the family right now. So let's see what we got here.
Quincy Amarikwa (07:48):
Okay. So spiritual athletes said Quincy, our full interview is on my channel. MSL fans, go check that out after watching que yo, there you go. Yeah, go check that out. I did a interview with with those guys. Oh man. A couple of weeks ago. Happy to hear that you guys have released on the channel. I know we spoke about a lot of high level stuff and and share shared all the secrets, but they're not secrets when we release them to the public, then it just becomes knowledge, but you're going to download that knowledge. But yeah, make sure you guys go and follow a spiritual athlete over on YouTube. He is documenting his process on his way to go pro let's see what we got here.
Quincy Amarikwa (08:38):
Oh, Ryan said, can we see, sir, can we see sir, August? I think he's in the other room. If maybe towards the end of this I'll go and get him and tell him to come out here and check it out. I think you guys might've seen over on my Instagram you saw are the tick talks. Someone has said, I need to be on tape. Talk more. So we're going to we're, like I said, been working on so many things. I've been focused on a lot of stuff. Been trying to help a lot of people and a lot of initiatives and stuff that are going on, especially during these times. And looking forward to having a bit more fun, creating a lot more fun content here. And that first one that for my tech talk was one that we shared. I thought that was pretty, I thought it was pretty funny. Let's see. But yeah, let's see what we've got here. Chris Floyd soccer asked EAs eight for free Community members. What you guys let him, let him know, let him know. And for those of you who are listening, who cannot see the video replay right now, cause you're, you're, you're on your way to work or you're walking the dog or you're on a run or you're on a job. And you like listening to the #AskASoccerPro Show replays on perfect soccer radio on your favorite podcast, station of choice. You'll Jordan welcome.
Quincy Amarikwa (09:54):
While you're listening and increasing your mental, mental strength in investing in your self, you should know that all the information that we share on this platform is always free because everyone should have access to the information, the information we're in the information age, everybody. And I'm more than happy to share with you the experiences that I've learned over the course of my career. And especially all the things I've learned from all the mistakes that I've made, because I've made many of them I'll make many, many more, but it's because of the mistakes I've made that I've learned as much as I have. And that's what gets you and gives you experience. But like I've said, and will continue to say the information on our platform is, and will always be free. We always speak from our perspective and only share what we've learned from our own personal experience. And on this platform, we're here just to sell you on the idea that you and the team you build is all you need to get to wherever you want to be in life and soccer.
Quincy Amarikwa (10:54):
Quincy Amarikwa (10:55):
Do we have pay products? Yes, we do like this perfect soccer match ball here that you can go over. Perfect soccer skills.com/store right now and get yourself one of the updated, updated match balls with the lifetime warranty. But if you're an individual who might not have the money to buy the match ball, well, we've got our perfect soccer, weekly giveaways. So there's a chance for you to win a match ball for free. There you go. And if you join our influencer program or our intern, our intern division, that we're building out and we've got set up here, you have the opportunity to earn every single thing on our platform. So money is not, money is not the limiting factor to participating in this community. I've seen how the pay-to-play system has been detrimental to soccer here in America. And it is excluded many, many people from the beautiful game and our platform is here to, to completely disrupt that. And it is disrupting that. And it's more so waiting for everybody to come jump on this MSL train. Cause you guys know it's way more fun over here. Those of you who are on the MSL train drop into Miami, your head emojis, spam that heart button and, and let everybody know the MSL army is strong. The MSL army is strong.
Quincy Amarikwa (12:11):
Speaker 1 (12:13):
A group of 10 of us can, can accomplish what the average group of 10,000 people can because we believe we're invested in ourselves. In our future. We do something. We're doing it for reasons beyond our selfish needs for ourselves. Right now we practice delayed gratification. We love it. Loving that soccer dad for life dropping the I'm in your head. Emojis giving me the awesome shout. Jordan said I'm excited. Join the intern, the intern program. Yep. Just completed that. That inc completed that entire training for getting that on board that took quite a bit of time, but who is it worth it? Ooh. I'm juiced. We're primed. We're primed and ready for
Quincy Amarikwa (13:03):
Take off blessed off 2020 vision.
Quincy Amarikwa (13:07):
Shoot. I don't know, told her if you can do like some lasers out of my eyes, 2020 vision. It's acquaintance spirit CC and the embassy.
Quincy Amarikwa (13:16):
So I have, ms. Sal has been here, were in your head.
Quincy Amarikwa (13:21):
Wait, MSL. We're in your head. I'm in your head. I'm in your head mass journalists. Welcome to the live. Andy, welcome ballet, Bala something. I don't even know. I don't even know. Oh, but what I do know is that 2020 is about the vision
Quincy Amarikwa (13:45):
And everybody's gonna understand it soon.
Quincy Amarikwa (13:50):
Soccer dad said wishing you all the luck and free agency, and don't forget about us when you go back to the beautiful game. Of course not you guys. When I was under contract last year with DC United traveling, building the business out here, willing to deal in and networking. We were still going live every Thursday, 6:00 PM. PST 9:00 PM EST. This show started in my first bit of free agency in the, in the garage right there. So we're coming full circle. We just hit this the quarter century club, episode 75, we stay showing up. We keep showing up. We're not going anywhere. You can't stop us. You can't stop us. Yo, shout out all the MSL gifts. If you guys haven't been using your MSL gifts on Instagram and stuff, you're missing out. We got hella GIPHYs hella hella GIPHYs. Anyone dropping below. Has anyone been using the GIPHYs if you type in MSL?
Quincy Amarikwa (14:47):
I think someone else is starting to try to tag stuff under MSL, which is fine. But if you scroll up, you get all of our mental strength league stuff and make sure you guys are tagging the app. Perfect soccer account over on Instagram, on Twitter, Facebook, you following us over on YouTube. Get in the comment section. Yo, everybody, everything's about to jump off, jump off. We're coming. It's all coming together and I'm excited for I'm excited to share a lot of the other initiatives and things that we've been working on and contributing to, especially here in these last couple of weeks as well. So let's see. P D O G seven four seven. Ask Quincy, how do I stop rushing my play? Okay, let's break this down. How do you stop brushing your plate? Okay. So one I would ask you, do you know, in the moment that you're rushing your play or are you only realizing you rush the play after it's happened?
Quincy Amarikwa (15:38):
And the reason why this is important is because if you're not even aware of the fact that you're rushing your play, you first have to solve that problem first. So if you're only realizing afterwards, cause someone's telling you or you're seeing it on film or you realize it right after you do it. Okay. You're behind the eight ball to say, right? You're behind the ball, you're behind it. You want to get out in front. So in order to get out in the front, you got to think about it from your mind's eye, right? From your, from your third eye. So, so first you're wanting to say, okay, am I rushing? Because I'm panicking in the moment and then I'm rushing the past or am I rushing the past? Because I don't even know, understand that I'm not on the same page as my team and all that as if it's after the fact.
Quincy Amarikwa (16:24):
So let's, let's go from the, now that we've distinguished between the two, you already know where you fall on that. So if you're on the former, then you, now you can move into the next stage, which is going like, okay. I realize in the moment that I'm rushing and I'm panicking, I'm rushing is really just panicking. So you're freaking out because you're either scared. You're going to make a mistake. You're scared someone's behind you. Or someone's going to take the ball from you. You're just scared. You're playing scared. That's really what it is. You're rushing. Cause you're playing scared. You're not calm, right? You want to be the, I have this. You want to be the eye of the storm. You want to be calm while chaos is just happening around you. We talked about it before you want to be born in the darkness. You want to be comfortable in chaos. That's the goal.
Quincy Amarikwa (17:15):
And then it's to create the chaos. Cause then you're in control. So, so the main thing is you're panicking. You're freaking out, you're panicking. You're freaking out because you don't feel in control. You're not in control because I don't know. That's the question you gotta ask yourself. Why are you not in control? Are you not in control? When did you lose control? That's a better question to ask yourself. When did you lose control? Okay. You're panicking. Cause you don't feel in control of the situation. You don't understand what's going on. There's too much information. It's overwhelming you. We talked about this in episode. I want to say it was episode 74. I think it was last week where we were breaking down average players amateur player, average payor, elite player, super professional, super elite player. And the information overload is what we're talking about here.
Quincy Amarikwa (18:05):
So it's the same thing. So it's saying at what point in time did you lose control? You know, what's going on Joey, welcome in Stacie stack, stack, stay joining in. That's where you're wanting to find. So thinking in your mind's eye, where did I lose control? Did I lose control when I made a bad decision on the field here? Or did I lose control when I made a bad decision the night before, when I didn't when I didn't go to bed early enough to be mentally tuned in and ready for the game today or did I make my dis did I lose control a week before when I should have been doing the extra work to be more fit and more prepared for the game today? So what's important is saying, how far back will you go? How far back are you willing to go to realize when you lost control and how you lost control?
Quincy Amarikwa (18:54):
I think if you guys go look over at my Instagram account, when I was with Montreal impact, I there's a, there's a goal. I scored in training where I had shipped the keeper, but I believe this is the right, the right one, go read the caption under that post. And I think too, it was to the, within the vein of most people think and have heard two steps back for one step forward, drop down. If you've heard two steps back for one step forward before and spend that heart button, if you guys are like what I'm talking about and you're, you're, you're, you're wondering a little bit more
Quincy Amarikwa (19:34):
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A P P dog seven 47 said thanks bro. Lots to think about, we'll go back to episode 74. There you go. I mean, should go back to episode one and get caught up to 74, but you can, you can listen to any, in any order that you guys want. That's the beauty of the MSL hopping in the hop out.
Quincy Amarikwa (19:59):
Enjoy the ride.
Quincy Amarikwa (20:01):
Let's see. Okay. Yeah. T is saying yes, the Lucas is saying, yes, England 2130 joined in and you know, it's like three o'clock or two o'clock in the morning, over in England, loyal follower and understands the value that we're dropping here, which is why he comes in and shows up week in, week out. Cause he knows, he understands even though others don't understand yet, that's okay. It takes time to learn the MSL. Those it's most fruitful for those who are most committed and we appreciate having you. So I'm seeing spam heart button. So most people understand two steps back for one step forward. But on that post would I said, are you willing to take a steps back to make 101 steps forward?
Quincy Amarikwa (20:54):
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You realize you lost control a hundred steps ago. Not one step back as most people, most people, Oh, I made a mistake. Okay. I can go back one. Are you willing to go back a hundred steps when you realize you lost control and then re go through and do everything single step part of your process from the beginning, again, to get to step 101 which is just one step forward, are you willing to go all the way back? You went 100, you realize you messed up, you walk back 100, you walk forward 100 to go 101, most people are not willing to do that. And that's why most people are not willing to do what is necessary to reach and accomplish their goals. But that is a mindset that is a mindset increase football drop MSL. That is correct. That is correct. Joe Jackson just joined in welcome Joe, happy to see you.
Quincy Amarikwa (21:51):
Quincy Amarikwa (21:52):
That's what it takes. That's what we're here discussing. And if that's not what you're willing to do, that is okay. There's no problem with that because we practice the three S's of self awareness. The idea is to understand who you are and what you want for yourself, without anybody else's input. And anybody else's weighing in on what they think is best for you or how you can be open to that. And you should seek other people's advice or counsel or you know, feedback. Feedback is good. But decide who you are for yourself. And that can be scary for people. And the reason why that I believe that could be scary for people is because if you're the one who makes the decisions, you're the one who needs to take the blame when things don't go well. And that can be hard. A lot of people would rather outsource their responsibility that way, when things don't go well, they can blame everyone other than themselves.
Quincy Amarikwa (22:56):
And the goal here is to break that habit. We do not want to fall into the trap that most people tend to fall into because we want more for ourselves and we're willing to do the work to figure out how to do more for ourselves. Let's see. Oh, the Luka did you call, so Luka let's bring you on you. Do you have your tryouts? Luka call in again? Cause I think I just saw you there and you can give us an update on your tryouts. So Luka, I don't know. When did you call him what shows? Like I said, guys, there's a lot been going on and we meet every Thursday and I know you guys are up to you a whole bunch of dope stuff, but see,
Quincy Amarikwa (23:47):
Yeah. What up Paul! Welcome
Quincy Amarikwa (23:51):
Ah, there we go, Luca.
Quincy Amarikwa (23:55):
So let's see what we get Luka in here. I'll we can see some other ones.
Hey Quincy, yo, what's going on bro? Hey, I just had tryouts. I had just one, actually I just got back from one just showered in time for the show. I'm just letting you know. I tried out, I don't want to take too much time. A lot of other people that get some advice.
Quincy Amarikwa (24:15):
No, you're good, man. Let us know. So, so set a little context. What happened when, when did you last? What was going on? So everybody can be.
The last show. They called in last Thursday and to help me with some advice knowing, going in, you know, knowing I'm going to make mistakes. Yep. And so I went in, I had the trial the next day and they invited me back the next weekend, which I would consider a success means that they're willing to, you know, look.
And yeah, so I just came back. I had another child the next day and Oh, you know, I'm really sore now. Cause I had that trial and then I had, I had one, another one after that and I just had one tonight on top of team practice and individual practice. But I have offers from all three teams and now of course there are different teams levels as in, you know, ABC. So now I'm just waiting to see which team has the best, you know, future for me and thinking about what's gonna happen.
Quincy Amarikwa (25:20):
Awesome, man. Congratulations.
Kay. Just one drop in and say that, you know. Right. Thanks for the advice.
Quincy Amarikwa (25:28):
Yeah, no, of course. How did it help did it, what do you feel helped?
I felt like way more calm going in. Okay. So I think that that really helped just, you know, going in being more calm, not being as you know, nervous and fighting that got you.
Quincy Amarikwa (25:42):
And when you were on the field, how did you approach it differently than you were normally in that situation?
As in, you know, like all like today we were doing a drill where you got to like run, you're like stop it online. And it's one time I took too big of a touch and you know, it was like a race against like two other teams. So, you know, I did mess up, but instead of just giving up, you know, I got back [inaudible] I might, you know, get it back, get that ball back, you know, make that, continue that race so that I might be still behind, but still give it that best effort. And the coach will at least see something like that. You know, at least some kind of determination.
Quincy Amarikwa (26:22):
There you go, man. No, I love that though. Congratulations. you'll have to give us another update and let us know where you end up signing and everything comes together, but I appreciate you calling in man and giving everybody kind of an update. That's that? That's a quick turnaround. That's decent.
Alright, thank you Quincy.
Quincy Amarikwa (26:38):
Quincy Amarikwa (26:43):
All right. No, that was awesome. See, there's a community member called in last week. Need a little bit of advice for his tryouts and now has three teams that are offering him to join. So that's, that's awesome to see w a J E underscore J a F R E S. What's the best route to a, to a pro as a team with da shutdown. Cool. That is a, that's a difficult question to answer because I know that they're coming up with new initiatives and programs for how they want to attack it moving forward, but the, you don't know which one is going to be the best route. So this is the testing phase, which is unfortunate for some people, because you might be in the group that isn't the best, but what's important. Having said, that is what we talk about here is the MSL, the Amazon mentality, the mindset is saying, regardless of which group you end up with, if you have the right mentality, you develop the right mentality and you create the systems and processes that you need to have in place.
Quincy Amarikwa (27:49):
You can overcome your obstacles, your temporary obstacles, as we'd like to call them and figure out how to make, how to best make the pivot and how to not waste as much time as you would have otherwise moving forward. So tying to what I spoke about a little bit, are you willing to take a hundred steps back to go 101 steps forward? Right? Well, the goal is not to go a hundred steps before you realize that you made a mistake, right? So just as much as you can say, I'm willing to go a hundred steps. Like I saying, Hey, I'm willing to go a hundred steps back to go 101 steps forward. Well, how about let's just go one step let's only let's take one step and realize that let's not go a hundred steps before we realized we were off the Island, the reservation, but yo, what's going on, man?
Quincy Amarikwa (28:34):
Can you, can you let us know your name and say your Instagram handle?
Oh, I'm Dylan. Yep. And my instagram is no context dylan.
Quincy Amarikwa (28:45):
No context, Dylan. What's going on brother.
Yeah. PS4 is on the way. So the Twitch account will be going up there soon for the perfect soccer. You'll love loving that.
Quincy Amarikwa (28:56):
Yo. So we haven't even made the announcement yet, bro. We just talked about that, but it's all good. Exclusive exclude. Everyone's fair. That hard button dropped him off in your head emojis and welcome to a context Dylan, to the perfect soccer, bro. Dylan is going to be onboarded here to be the second official signing of the perfect soccer gaming division. Make sure you guys could follow him over on tick tock. No context Dylan, correct?
Quincy Amarikwa (29:24):
Yes. He will be going live over on our he'll be in live streaming here moving forward way more regularly.
Quincy Amarikwa (29:30):
So for those of you guys who have been tuning in for the hashtag, the season goes on with Earl Edwards he's been going live every Saturday to take on an MLS player around the league. Dylan will be coming on board to stream more regularly on the channel to keep, keep you guys engaged, doing giveaways, just having fun, having a good time. So I'm juice on juice to have Dylan, you know, Sirena as he was giving the shout out. Yo Dylan, call him then what up? No, but that's awesome, man. What's going on? What's going on?
Just getting some food today. Not much. I've just been practicing, you know, gaming stuff possibly.
Quincy Amarikwa (30:05):
So what do you, what do you got for the followers, man? What do you what are you most excited about?
Definitely be excited for weekend league for FIFA 20, 50, 21 coming out soon. Maybe some career modes definitely like a road, the glory type thing.
Maybe some skits on my Tik Tok and you might see some of them on perfect soccer, so yeah.
Quincy Amarikwa (30:33):
Yep. No, I'm loving that and this'll be, this'll be great. So for those of you who are interested in being involved with that more, make sure you guys send us some DMS and let us know. Dylan will be, like I said, they won't be going live live streaming regularly on the account. So I'm sure he'll be having a lot of followers join in play, play games and just having a good time.
Yeah, definitely some games versus fans and stuff like that too.
Quincy Amarikwa (31:01):
I'm loving that. Let's see. You got anything else for us brother or not?
I think that's it just call in and say hi and stuff.
Quincy Amarikwa (31:09):
Okay man. No, nah, I appreciate you stopping by. And I'm excited cause I was telling everybody, Hey, we got some news, we got a lot of different things that we're going to be sharing here over the next couple days and weeks. And Dylan's just one of those, one of those things and I'm glad you're able to come in and say hello.
Quincy Amarikwa (31:26):
Alright brother, I'll talk to you here soon.
Quincy Amarikwa (31:33):
Yeah. Shout out Dylan. Let's see. Did I finish what I was talking about on, on the best route to go pro with the da shutdown? I think I did. The main thing was just saying right now the best, the best advice that I could share with you guys, the best, the best I can help. The most number of people is to share with you how to, how to better critically think about your particular situation, your particular circumstances. Some, some of you have way more advantages than others. Some of you have way more disadvantages of others, but as I've expressed and talked about in the past with the MSL mentality, the more disadvantages you have, the more valuable that is for you in the future. So your disadvantages, your strength, and when you find a way to see that and when you find a way to make that true for you man, you can't stop us. You can't stop us. That's you know, our group of 10 can get more done than a group of 10,000 and people just don't understand that yet. But again, 2020 is the vision increased football. Ask Quincy. Do you do any weight training during this time, sir? Thank you.
Quincy Amarikwa (32:59):
Oh, as soon as you guys can maybe see my son, sir. No, I think he came to the door. He, he must have heard you guys say that you wanted to see him earlier. Yes, I do weight training during this time, but I do body weight training. So body weight all body weight stuff. I think, I think that's the best way to go. I guess for me personally, at least my body type and, and the game and how I want to be able to move and
Quincy Amarikwa (33:30):
Greatly decrease the chance of injury. I think last year was a good year for me in terms of really bringing it all together and understanding my I've always been pretty in tune with my body and understand my body, but really bringing it together from a perspective of, I didn't miss a single day of training. I didn't have a single injury that kept me out from anything in the entire year. So that was a full year of no injuries, no problems, no issues. So I think I've kind of dialed in on how to best go about doing that. And I would recommend body stuff for everybody. Hold on. There you go. Hey man, everybody wanted to say hello for a second. Do you want to say, Oh, you want to say hello? Okay. Yeah. You want to say hello? There you go. You got to wave and say hello? Hey, what's up? Yeah. Well what's up. What's up. What's up? Okay. Okay. You ready? You say you see them later. He said see you later. Okay. Good job. Alright. Get your water. You got it. Okay. There you go. That's a mom. He said hello to everybody.
Quincy Amarikwa (34:37):
Quincy Amarikwa (34:42):
He does go. He must have heard you and came over. Let's see. Oh, Joe Joe had asked. We still continuing hashtag MLS is black. Yes we are. That is ongoing. We're going to keep that campaign going all the way to MLS is back tournament in Orlando. So keep, keep doing that. And like I said, lots of beer, lots of conversations, working on a whole lot of things. I am very I'm optimistic, confident that in these coming weeks I'll be able to be more engaged in doing the shout outs for giveaway winners and all that kind of stuff. And you guys know what it is when I get swamped with stuff and I'm not able to get to the giveaways or get to those types of things. I always overdo it when I make up for it. So all you guys gotta do is remind me, Quincy, you said this Quincy, you said that self honesty, key pillar of perfect soccer.
Quincy Amarikwa (35:37):
If I said it, I meant it. We've got a whole self initiative, self accountability. So I try my best to hold myself accountable, but I also defer and rely on my community, help, help me stay on track. So I appreciate the feedback and I appreciate the reminders when you guys let me know when I'm getting too far off in the clouds and I'm thinking about the future and what we're going to do and this, that, and the other, you say like, Hey Quincy, but we still got to get done what we said needs to get done. So I appreciate that. Let's see.
Quincy Amarikwa (36:14):
Juan said I changed my name. Alright. an a R a L I E S Oh four at the set. Is that your son? Yes, that's my that's my first. That's my first born. My L my eldest. His name is sir. The other he just turned one a couple of weeks ago. His name is Lord. Maybe you guys will catch, catch a peek of fLord. In a future episode Josh, J O S H G E L F a N D 20 said I'm from Toronto. And do you think it's possible for someone who wasn't born with a lot of talent? Why soccer wise? But has a really good work ethic to make it pro yes. I do believe talent in the sense of how most people define talent. Yes. I would say if you're a height, you're an individual with a very, very high work ethic.
Quincy Amarikwa (37:14):
I think that is a talent. And I think that's a skillset. So I'm not going to get too in the weeds in terms of the subjectivity of the word talent, but the way in which you're asking, I understand what you mean. And yes it will be much, much more difficult to not have talents and to make it, you'll have to have an insane amount of work, that work ethic and, and dedication to it. You'll you, you, if you have no talent and you want to make it pro, then you're probably going to have to give up and sacrifice everything all your extra time, all your extracurriculars, a lot of your relationships, a lot of everything. And even that still might not be enough, but if you have the work ethic enough to have no talent and make it sacrificing everything, isn't something you wouldn't be willing to do.
Quincy Amarikwa (38:12):
Now, if that's not something you're willing to do, then I would say, okay, if you're someone who doesn't have any talent, I don't know if it's really worth taking the risk because chances are, it's not going to work and chances are, you're not going to make it pro and that's what you really got to understand. So is it worth taking the risk of sacrificing everything to, to hope, to potentially have a possibility of making it pro and understanding and knowing that if you don't make it pro though, you might be disappointed that you didn't make it. You will not regret your decision. That's what's most important. The most important thing is saying, Hey, if you're making a decision and it doesn't work out, we, we don't want to regret the decision that we make. If we think we'll regret the decision that we make, then we need to do more research.
Quincy Amarikwa (38:57):
We need to spend more time. We need to do do more self reflection. We need to do more work. If we're gonna regret making the decision, then we need to take a moment to self reflect, practice those three S's of self awareness, perfect soccer skills.com/sss. You don't know what I'm talking about to then before making that decision. All right. So in line with the questions from earlier, you're wanting to really understand at what point in time did you lose control and then how did you lose control? And then how can you put in place a process to make sure that doesn't happen again in the future? And how can you recognize when it's happening sooner? Right? These are all questions is the MSL mindset. I'm walking you guys through the questions that you're asking yourself and how to, how to go through all of it. So Joe said, we're all your account. Be accountability partners. My guy let's get it with the I'm in your head emojis. I'm seeing everybody's spamming that heart button. So I'm loving it. Let's see we've got here. We've got another caller coming in. Let's see what we got here.
Quincy Amarikwa (40:10):
Yo, what's going on, man? How are you doing? You want to let us know your name, your Instagram, and where are you calling from?
My name is Mohsin Malik. My Instagram is mohsin malik 14 and I'm in Colorado.
Quincy Amarikwa (40:27):
Okay. Colorado. I played for the Colorado Rapids back in 2010 when we won an MLS cup championship, man.
Quincy Amarikwa (40:35):
How old are you?
Quincy Amarikwa (40:39):
- So is that 10 years? 10 years ago. So you're four years old when we won an MLS cup championship. That's nuts. Alright. Well what's going on, man? How can I help? What's your question?
Yeah, so I was like, I'm moving in like two weeks to salt Lake city. Okay. And I just want like to Go Pro and I just need some advice to like, how can I make it there? And like, what league should I join?
Quincy Amarikwa (41:06):
Oh, okay. So those are big, massive questions, man. Those are massive ones. First I would say, so I'm going to, this is for you and everyone else who says that they want to do the same thing as you, cause there's a lot of kids who say they want to go pro, but I want you to understand very, very few will make it pro right now, the best way that I know I have can help assist in that process to give you the best chances first, go to perfect soccer skills.com/login, an account, create yourself a free account and you'll get access to all of our books, all of our training.
Quincy Amarikwa (41:40):
And everything's broken down back there for free. So create a perfect soccer team membership account. Now the other thing that I would recommend is going to perfect soccer skills.com and searching for my article on how how I went from thinking I'd never play soccer again to becoming a professional soccer player that will hopefully break down for you where I started, how I went about my process and how it worked for me. And that will hopefully give you some ideas on how to narrow down your question. Cause the question you asked is a really big one, right? There's there's many different ways, many different paths. I think the most important thing, and the reason why I speak to it so much on this platform is mentality. I wanna, I want to talk to you guys about how you can develop a, a critical, your own process for critical thinking.
Quincy Amarikwa (42:31):
I want you to learn how to think for yourself, and I want you to learn how to learn for yourself. So the main thing is to do the re do your research because the information is out there. You just got to do the work now, right? And then you have to spend the time you got to invest the time you got to read the books, you got to listen to the podcast, you gotta watch the, you gotta watch the webinars, you know? And then once you hear and see and learn everything, then you got to create your own program. Or you got to go and get the free programs that are in the training center and go apply it. And you got to do the work and you got to do it consistently. We can week out, even when things are going good, when things are going bad for years and years and years. So that's the pro that's the process, right? I'm breaking it down just to this, this level here, the website link you'd start on, but that's not enough. You got to read. Then he got to sign up. Then you got to show up. Then you got to process it. Then you got to do the work. You follow me.
Quincy Amarikwa (43:28):
So that's how you would do it. That's how you would do it. And you've got all the tools and resources you need to, to make it happen. I just, do you have the dedication to make it happen? That's my question for you.
Yeah, I do. Like I'm working my hardest right now. I've been working out for like four weeks now, five weeks, just straight every single day, just like, Oh, I got motivation and I just want to go pro and keep going.
Quincy Amarikwa (43:56):
All right, brother. Well, thank you very much for calling in. I'm looking forward to seeing you all in maybe six months or a year from now with with with all the new insights and all the new experience that you'll have.
Quincy Amarikwa (44:12):
Alright brother. Yep. Have a good one.
Quincy Amarikwa (44:18):
Cool. Mo thank you very much for calling in. I appreciate that. David dropping the fire emojis
Quincy Amarikwa (44:28):
I think every, I think everyone's loving it when when we've some, call ins asking their questions. Cause I'm seeing everyone's spamming that heart button. Okay. JJ, U S E F 10 said, I play at D three going to be a SOP, this senior, I'm assuming this fall. And I know I have to score 20 plus goals and make it far in national for me to get to be one. I feel pressured. How do I make sure I score 20 plus goals and get to D one?
Quincy Amarikwa (44:57):
I mean, you can do all the work you possibly can to try to make that happen, but how do you make sure. How do you make sure that it happens? That's a good question. I thought about that. Let's see. How would you make sure that you score 20 goals? Alright, well, if you understood the law, they came to a certain level. You could ensure that that happens. The question is, do you know, or do you have access to resources that can help you get to that level of understanding? And to be honest with you, I believe if you fully understood the MSL and how it works, like really understood. And I think you'd be good if Earl was in here. Cause Earl has, has been has been in adamant student of the MSL. And I think he is as far as I, as I've seen so far, he's made it the farthest in the MSL and really understands the ideas and philosophies.
Quincy Amarikwa (46:00):
So he could speak to this more than me, but I believe if, if you're at the D three level and you understood MSL to the level of degree that Earl does, you would easily score 20 plus goals, probably like 40 or 50. Like if being completely honest with you. So if you wanted to ensure that I, I would say like really doing research into understanding, understanding and examining the MSL mindset mentality. Cause that's going to help you fully learn how to break down the opponent and the other team so that you can hopefully ensure that you score in 20 plus goals. But that was, that was a unique question. I like that. You're making me think about it differently. Especially at the level that you're at the reason why I'm saying that I'm going like, okay. If I was that, if I was at the D three level with everything that I understand and know about the game now. Yeah. I'm for sure. Scoring maybe triple digit goals. Let's see. Okay. Yeah, he said he was a sophomore Joe dot Jackson, 11 asked Quincy, what do you think is better playing at a higher level in your age group or playing against older kids at the same level?
Quincy Amarikwa (47:16):
I would say, let's say playing against older kids. Okay. And the reason why I say that is because the assumption is that the older kids are bigger and stronger, faster than you. So even though skillful wise, they might not be as good as you, their of play should be a little bit faster than kids, the same age as you, but maybe on a higher level. Now that's an assumption. And if that assumption is wrong, then I'd say higher level at your level. If it's between the two I'm saying I would want to play at the level where the athletic ability of the players is higher and higher than mine. And the speed of play is higher. But if the younger group is a higher level team, their ability to move the ball around could be much faster than the older team on a lower level.
Quincy Amarikwa (48:00):
So hopefully you guys were following me when I'm, when I'm expressing that. So a lot of these things are contingent upon where you're at in the process and how good a high level team is compared to how low the average team is. Who's older than you, but I'm just saying a rule of thumb. I tend to play with older people because they tend to have more experience. They've seen more than you. They're stronger than you. They're faster than you. So if you can learn to compete with them and Excel with them, once you get to the higher levels at your age group, you should do a do better comparatively. Jamie said, I have eye surgery in 2000. I have surgery in 2015 surgery. I'm assuming you said you had eye surgery, not you have it in 2015, unless you know how to time travel, then we need to talk immediately.
Quincy Amarikwa (48:51):
Quincy Amarikwa (48:51):
We know how to time travel just only in our minds, not physically yet, but we're working on it. Let's see what we got here.
Quincy Amarikwa (49:08):
Quincy Amarikwa (49:08):
Let's see what we got here. Okay. John Hollinger MSL, mentee asks, what do you do when you start feeling overwhelmed? So the moments where I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. I first,
Quincy Amarikwa (49:22):
Quincy Amarikwa (49:24):
I first acknowledged to myself that I'm getting overwhelmed and I, I reassure myself that this is normal and this happens and it's okay.
Quincy Amarikwa (49:38):
Quincy Amarikwa (49:38):
I'm saying to myself why do I not feel safe? So typically when you're overwhelmed, it's because you feel vulnerable, you feel exposed, you feel naked, right. So it's really so, so then you really ask yourself, why am I scared with being naked in this moment? Why am I, why do I feel scared being vulnerable right now? And then you can say, well, I feel vulnerable because you know, I'm intimidated by the other player across from me, or I'm intimidated by the fans or the people or the things, or I'm intimidated by my ignorance or I'm intimidated. Because I'm you know, I don't want to make a mistake or whatever those things are. If you're not able to talk yourself down from it just specifically saying like, well, I overwhelmed and scared because of the person across from me. Okay. Well, what is something about the person across from me that I can focus on that that makes the idea of being scared of them, funny to me, Right? And then from there that, that gives you a little bit more control over the situation what's happening, what's going on. And if you're not able to focus on that and make that happen mentally, then you then you'd want to at least practice mental exercises before you get into those situations for which you tend to get overwhelmed and have something that, you know, to be true for you, that you can focus on when you get overwhelmed. So
Quincy Amarikwa (51:05):
For instance for instance, let's think if I'm, if I'm getting overwhelmed by the gravity of the situation and what's happening in the number of questions and feedback and projects and people and backstabbing and lies and deceit, all those things that comes with professional sports, right? You start to get overwhelmed with those things and the gravity of it. And just like, you're, you're in the middle of the chaos, then you can focus on what I can focus on is my, my children, right? That's what I focus on when I first was playing pro. So I was 20 was, I was 21 when I went pro. And I was looking at it as a, as a means for a lot of things. But my overall focus was the children I have yet to have. So when I'm on the field and I'm going into tackles, or I'm jumping for this ball, or I'm trying to score a goal, or I'm trying to create space for my teammate, or I'm not giving up on a play. My motivation was I'm working. I'm putting in this work right now for the children that I'm going to have in the future. And anytime I wanted to take a play off or give up or quit, I would just go like, would I be okay
Quincy Amarikwa (52:16):
With this play here? Being the reason why I couldn't look my future son in the eye and tell him, am I willing to look my future son? I tell him, Aw man, son, it was just too hard to get back on defense there. You know, like I didn't do that work for you then. And that's why we don't have what we need now. And when I think about it, that way I go, I, I would regret that. So we're talking about regret a little bit earlier. I would regret if I had to look my son who you guys just saw in the eyes and tell him and know that had I worked harder on that play a week ago, a month ago, a year ago, five years ago, six years ago, that might've been the difference between the coach and the stands offering me an opportunity or not. And I chose to take the play off because it's just like, it doesn't matter. Who cares as soon as you get to that point, who it doesn't matter. Who cares if it doesn't matter, do it. Who cares? You should care. Oh, someone else should care. You're someone make it real simple.
Quincy Amarikwa (53:25):
Hold yourself accountable. That's what I said, Hey, we're a community. We're here, we're working together. But the three S's of self awareness, I'll start with you. Self honesty, self initiative, self accountability, right? I can, I can lean on my teammates. I can ask my teammates for help. I can seek help. But at the end of the day, I'm responsible for where I end up. I'm responsible for the the actions I take or more importantly, the actions I don't take. Most people don't see the results of the actions they don't take. And because of that, they can dismiss things. A lot of the time they can say, Oh, this time doesn't matter. It's not a big deal. It doesn't matter. Okay. If that's true, then don't make it a problem for the person who sees it as a big deal, who cares enough to want to do this here?
Quincy Amarikwa (54:12):
And now you might say, Hey, it's just, it's just one play. Let's say, okay, well, if it's just one play and you're willing to take that, play off, go play somewhere else or step aside and let me take that spot. Oh, no, I don't want to do that. Okay. Then be quiet. Do your job and do it well and understand that. Not everybody has the same experiences. Not everybody has the same advantages as you, not everybody has the same talent as you disadvantages all of those things. And I think it's very in alignment with kind of like the state of the world what's going on and empathy, compassion, understanding. But more importantly, like, you know, if it's, if it doesn't mean anything to you and it's not important to you, and it's important to someone else, you need to look at yourself and ask yourself, why are you standing in that person's way? Why are you being the barrier to entry? Why are you the gatekeeper? Why do you feel that you need to do that? Because that's the question I asked myself as well, too. And when I get to that, then I stepped aside to say, okay, well, that's true. Let's see. But the body of work will speak for itself.
Quincy Amarikwa (55:29):
Because you guys know a lot of people have been denied our message for a long time. People don't want it to be true. Right. Was DJ Khalid used to say, they don't want you to win, right? They don't want you to win. But you know that when you started, you knew that when you started, so you knew something, you knew something, they didn't know when you started. So you built with that in mind. So 2020 is about the vision guys, 20, 20 vision, 2020 vision. I'm juice, MSL wave. It's building. But here's the thing. You gotta start paddling before the wave comes. I don't know if any of you guys are surfers. I know a lot of you are from California. I'm from California. You know, I'm not a big surfer, but I do know that if you want to catch the wave, you gotta paddle before the way it gets there. Okay. You got to start paddling. Who's paddling with me. You'll drop some mind and your head emojis, spam that heart button. If you're paddling with me, if you guys are, if you guys are down in the MSL, you're ready to ride the wave. You're ready to, to be down with us. I want to see it. I need to see, I need to see. I need to see
Quincy Amarikwa (56:42):
Cause we manifest this guys. We bring this into reality love in that scene. The Joe spam in the heart button drop the I'm in your head. Emojis, John dropping the I'm in your head. Emoji loving that heart button is going ham, burglars, Ryan 24 dropping like 20 I'm in your head at emojis loving that James or Highness. I don't know which one it is. I'm loving that everybody to look at dropping in I'm in your head. Emojis, spam that heart button. Oh, it's good. It's good. I'm excited for what is coming. And I'm happy to share we've got like two minutes left here, got two minutes left here on the live. You know, I want to make sure we're parting ways with this beautiful meme shared with us by shared with us by toad or shout out towed or in all the work he's been doing. Connor dot P O L I Q U I N. Dropping them in your head emoji. Thank you very much, brother. Underscore Pumbaa jr. Emilio, G 44. Whew. We love them. So army. Hmm. Joe gave me the, we, the boat. We wrote it together. Like I said, the meme is fire
Quincy Amarikwa (58:20):
Increased football. So how do you use momentum to your advantage? We use this momentum. It's like, I don't know if you guys know. I used to, I did. I did, you know, I almost stopped my soccer professional career to pro to pursue MMA with judo as my forte Judah is all about using momentum. The, the, your opponents momentum against them and leverage. I really loved it. It was awesome. But that's how we use the momentum. You know, we use the hatred, we use the negativity, we use the backstabbing, we use the predictable nature of those who want to tear us down to further our goals. And that's what the MSL mindset is. It's just a negativity recycling bin. So we just take that path. You know, energy can be created nor destroyed. It just transfers from one state to another.
Quincy Amarikwa (59:09):
So we just, we just take that negativity. We transfer it into positive vibes and then it propels us in to the stratosphere, but we got 30 seconds here. Ryan then MSL away from John. I appreciate that love. And seeing that Ryan said, can you sign something for me? Yes. If you guys send that in, I'll sign yourself with a pre pre address envelope. Jordan said knowledge, we've got 15 seconds left here again. I want to thank everybody for joining on the live. I'll see everybody next Thursday, 6:00 PM, PST 9:00 PM EST, and be on the lookout for some awesome news on across these platforms and channels. And these next couple of days, and as always, I mean, your head.