Welcome to the Robert Patton Global Podcast. Join SHEATH Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, as he sits down with talented, impassioned and determined individuals from all walks of life for a melding of the minds. This series' primary focus is to map out a systemic approach to peak human performance by exploring the fundamental attributes of motivation, creativity, optimization and well-being as crucial tools in the strife for success.
On this episode, Robert has a great conversation with Pro Baseball played Thomas Wilson. They discuss life in the MLB, quarantine life, visualization and much more.
1:25- Wilson is a Minor League Professional Baseball Player and is working on getting to the Major League. He explains there are many different levels, starting with A, he is currently double A, next is triple A, and the top is the Major League.
4:27- He finally embraced his own style as a pitcher in the middle of the season and has made great progress with doing what works best for him.
6:00- Wilson uses the technique of visualization before his games to focus and get in the zone with how he will pitch.
7:39- He went to St. Mary’s in Northern California for his Freshman year, then transferred to Los Angeles Pierce College for the next two years. Finally, he spent one year at California State Fullerton for Baseball.
8:46- Wilson had to warm up to the game, stating originally as a young boy he hated it because he did’t like to interact with his team mates. By High School, he had fallen in love with the game after realizing he truly enjoyed the sport.
9:13- Wilson used to have a Podcast that was created to help his fellow baseball players express themselves creatively and show them as more than sports players. After his laptop broke during the season, he stopped producing content. Wilson enjoys playing acoustic guitar, listens to John Mayer and when he’s about to hit the gym, he turns up the house music.
12:49- He is not obsessed with style, but likes to actually like what he is wearing.
15:40- Wilson is eager to get into MMA training because he believes it can improve his game.
18:00- Patton describes Comedians as ‘Thought Leaders’, Wilson enjoys listening to Joe Rogan and considers himself a big fan.
20:14- If the Major League doesn’t work out for Wilson, he still would love to work in the media side of the Baseball world. His degree is in Communications for Advertising. He enjoys working in social media with photography and videography.
22:39- After working for three months at an Italian restaurant in the summer while in Junior College, Wilson realized even more how he wanted to work for himself. Even though he is technically considered an employee in the League, he feels he has more control over where his career will go.
24:55- Wilson views Meditation as his time for visualization and has a neutral approach to it.
26:55- His best games are when his isn’t thinking and is letting his body do its thing. The worst games he’s had are when he is overthinking everything and isn’t locked in on the current pitch.
30:20- Even during the quarantine, he and his wife have made it to the beach about once a week. Sometimes he will surf, but mostly just lay out and relax and eat lunch.
32:09- Patton has been enjoying living in Colorado and describes it as a warm snow, not like the East Coast snow.
34:06- Wilson and Patton both reflect on enjoying talking about the mental game of sports and life. “Be Yourself” is Wilson’s parting piece of advice.