High Performance Mindset | Learn from World-Class Leaders, Consultants, Athletes & Coaches about Mindset

High Performance Mindset | Learn from World-Class Leaders, Consultants, Athletes & Coaches about Mindset

Do you want to develop the mindset of the World’s Best? Are you ready to unlock your true potential? Join Dr. Cindra Kamphoff each week, a national leader in the field of Sports and Performance Psychology, as she interviews thought leaders, executives, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs to help you get out of your comfort zone and after your goals. With nearly one million downloads and counting, Dr. Kamphoff provides insights into her personal work with the Minnesota Vikings, Fortune 100 companies, and other top executives and athletes to help you accomplish all your goals and dreams. Ready to launch your true potential? Buckle up and let’s go. Subscribe now and hit the play button.... Show More

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August 10, 2020 5 min

In this episode, Cindra talks about given all the changes we are experiencing right now that it is important to remember that it is okay to feel whatever you are feeling. A key to being resilient is to remember there is no reason to judge your emotions as good or bad. Instead, use how you are feeling as information and data about what is important to you. There are so many things we cannot control right now but we can look ahead an...

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August 6, 2020 6 min

Cindra talks about embracing a “new better” which helps you move forward despite the things in our world that you cannot control. It is easy to live in fear right now given the uncertainty in the world. Today, Cindra talks about what to do when you “amygdala gets hijacked” due to fear and how we can move forward embracing a “new better” instead. One way to embrace a "new better" is to consider what your vision looks like an...

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Sue is a registered psychologist with a specialization in sport psychology, and is an expert in flow and its application to performance excellence. Sue has been involved in the psychology of flow since completing a PhD on flow state in elite athletes in the early 1990s. Sue’s work in flow has helped to make this optimal psychological state understandable and more accessible to all levels of performers, from weekend warriors to Olym...

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Lauren is an athlete-turned-mental conditioning coach, who is highly motivating, and relatable with a passion for developing the minds of the elite. Lauren trains professional athletes, military personnel and business professionals through national speaking engagements, educational training workshops and consulting.

 

For the past four years Lauren has served as the Mental Conditioning Coordinator for the New York Yankees, where sh...

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High performers see the upside of stress. They realize it is their interpretation of the stress that matters the most. Dr. Kamphoff shares in this episode how a moderate level of adversity can lower depression and increase greater satisfaction in life. Remember it’s our interpretation of the stress that matters most and we can learn to embrace stress by remembering how we have grown after adversity or setbacks. 

 

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July 21, 2020 6 min

It’s easy to let your survival, fear-based part of your brain take over your daily actions and emotions. We can train our mind in two ways: 1) preventative mental skills and 2) daily present and presence skills. Training our mind in both ways helps your be your best every day and thrive. In this episode, Dr. Kamphoff talks about how to train both types of mental skills during times of uncertainty and change.

 

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Shannon Huffman Polson has worked with leaders in industries across the country and around the world on managing change, building leadership and grit, and planning for diversity. Shannon is founder and CEO of The Grit Institute, a leadership development organization dedicated to the whole leader approach to ethical and people centered performance in times of change and challenge. Shannon is the author of The Grit Factor: Courage, R...

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July 14, 2020 4 min

“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise Hay

Self-compassion, or the practice of being kind to yourself in times of failure, pain or when you notice something you don’t like about yourself, is key to practice right now. When we show self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness as we would to others recognizing that all humans suffer and we ar...

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Anne Grady is a bestselling author, two-time TEDx speaker and a truth-bomb dropper. Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent the last twenty years working with some of the largest organizations around the globe.

She has become known as a leading expert on communication, leadership, emotional intelligence, and resilience, contributing to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc. Magazi...

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July 6, 2020 5 min

Your “crucibles” are the moments of greatest adversity in your life. We have all experienced adversity and struggle. By connecting with your crucibles moments, you are able to reframe these adversities to consider how these moments led you to where you are today. This helps you see how these moments happened FOR you and not TO you. In fact, it’s not your experiences that have shaped your life, it is how you describe those experienc...

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Jack Canfield is the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He has developed 42 New York Times bestsellers, and holds a Guinness Book World Record for having seven books on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously.

 

Known as “America’s #1 Success Coach,” Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. Over the last 40 years, his compelling message, empowering energy and personable coa...

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June 29, 2020 4 min

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius

We are not born happy or unhappy. In fact, up to 40% of our happiness can be changed by engaging in daily, intentional activities that impact how we act and think (see Sonya Lyubomirsky’s cool studies!). We can try to be happier which elevates our mood, and when we are happier, we are more productive, creative, engaged, live longer, and enjoy t...

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Zach’s passion is studying human excellence and guiding others in pursuit of their own personal excellence. He serves as the Mental Skills Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks where he oversees mental performance services for players and staff across all levels of the organization. He is also the Founder/Director of MVP Mindset Consulting, a performance psychology business that consults with performers and leaders across discip...

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June 22, 2020 6 min

Two Harvard psychologists recently found in a study that 47% of the time our mind is not in the present moment. The amount of time our mind is not in the present moment is connected to our unhappiness. Staying in the present is so important because the present moment is also the ONLY place high performance happens and the only place we can be great leaders and parents. The key is to give up on nursing those grudges, or recalling th...

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Deirdre Van Nest is the go-to expert on the topic of speaking to groups. She is the creator of the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint, a system that teaches financial advisors, leaders and sales pros how to bring in business faster and impact more lives through the power of speaking. She is the host of Crazy Good Talks® TV and is called upon for interviews on podcasts and TV talk shows.

Deirdre is an international speaker and trainer, a C...

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In this time of change and uncertainty, there are many uncontrollables including when we will get a vaccine for COVID-19 or the restrictions in place. But we are in control of our attitude. In this episode, Cindra shares how your attitude impacts how you perceive events in your life which impacts your actions and the outcome. It’s helpful to remember we do have a negativity bias, but we can counteract that negativity by choosing ...

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Dr. Jim Afremow is a much sought-after mental skills coach, licensed professional counselor, and the author of The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive (Rodale, 2014), The Champion’s Comeback: How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite (Rodale, 2016) , and The Young Champion’s Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete (Rodale, 2018). 


He is the founder of Good to Gold Medal, PLLC, a ...

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June 9, 2020 5 min

In this time of uncertainty around the nation, we can show compassion with others by gifting others with kindness and understanding. As leaders, we can realize people are suffering and have an authentic desire to listen and understand. Showing compassion is essential for human survival. We can listen with an open mind without judgment, work to understand another person’s perspective, and show ourselves some self-compassion at the...

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Kirsten Peterson is a registered psychologist, endorsed sport and exercise psychologist and principal sole trader for Kirsten Peterson Consulting. Prior to her current role, Kirsten worked as a senior sport psychologist with the US Olympic Committee, and more recently headed up the performance psychology team for the Australian Institute of Sport.

Kirsten’s current practice consists of performance psychology and executive coaching ...

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If you don’t train your mind, you are letting your thoughts happen by chance. Chance thinking does not lead to success. Start today and reduce your negativity so you can thrive and reach your best more often. Reduce your ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) so you can reach your fullest potential. You can also put your thoughts through “The Truth Meter” and choose an I will….I can…or I am statement to give you a better chance of s...

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