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

The best mindset tools and strategies from podcast host, Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker, and Author, and her guests to help YOU gain the high-performance edge. We provide practical tools and strategies so you can embrace the passion and purpose in your life and reach high performance daily. Helping you achieve your goals and dreams through mindset training. High Performance Mindset is a community of people who know that behind every success is a person who has mastered their mindset. With two episodes weekly, we explore everything related to mindset. You can learn secrets from a world-class consultant, coach, speaker, entrepreneur, athlete or leader each week, or listen to Cindra provide a short powerful message to inspire you to be at your best consistently. If you know that your mindset is essential to your success, this is THE podcast for YOU.
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May 17, 2019

Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination, and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation.            

A professional speaker and the author of Your Winner Within and Write Yourself a Note, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so. 

Holly is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and travels the country speaking to schools and universities, healthcare organizations, women’s organizations, community leaders, and business professionals.  

A lifelong resident of America’s heartland, Holly graduated from her hometown high school in Eureka, South Dakota, and then attended Northern State University. Holly is the proud mother of three wonderful children and several grandchildren.  

In this podcast, Holly and Cindra talk about: 

  • The surprising person to helped her not give up on Survivor 
  • The life-changing advice she received from Jeff Probst, the host of “Survivor”   
  • How anyone can make a new ending 
  • Why your power is within 
  • And the 6 words that guided her during and after Survivor 

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/holly.

May 14, 2019

Finding Your Motivation from Within

“The biggest source of motivation are your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself from within.” Anonymous

High performers staying intrinsically motivated. They focus on the progress they make. They consider how they are part of something bigger and how they touch others. They consider what they do and how it is connected to others.

Power Phrase this Week: “I stay motivated from within. Each day I focus what fuels me and why my work matters.”

May 7, 2019
 
May 6, 2019

Mark J Lindquist has been on the hottest shows on television (LOST, Hawaii Five-O), he performs for the largest crowds in America (NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA) and he speaks for the largest crowds in America (Wal-Mart, McDonald's, Microsoft, IBM, Starbucks).

Mark is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, highly sought-after success coach, world-touring entertainer, US Air Force and Afghanistan war veteran, and author of the books, "Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours,” “Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours” and "Service! My Way of Life."  

Mark has performed live for over 3.5 million people in 22 countries and 46 states throughout his career.  He has performed for Grammy winning artists, Academy Award nominated actors, foreign dignitaries around the world as well as staffers at the White House. 

In this podcast, Mark and Cindra talk about:

  • Performance techniques to crush it in front of millions of people
  • Why people forget to make their passion a priority
  • The rocking chair principle
  • How to keep believing in your Superbowl
  • And 8 steps to reignite your passion

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/mark.

You can find Mark Linquist @MarkJLinquist on Twitter and www.markjlindquist.com/.


May 2, 2019

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates

 

High performers embrace change. They thrive off it. They realize they can choose how to think and feel. And the first step to do that is remember what you focus on determines how you feel about change. Anything can be viewed as a gift.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I embrace change. I see change as a gift.”

Apr 25, 2019

“Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to keep going  when you really feel like giving up.” 

 

High performers keep going. They stay the course and stay gritty and resilient. While doing so, they also remain humble knowing the can keep learning and growing.

 

 Phrase this Week: “I stay gritty and resilient. I stay the course.”

Apr 17, 2019

“Don’t focus on the difficulty. Focus on what can come from the difficulty.” Jonathan Zierdt

 

High performers focus on what can come from the difficulty. The look for what inspired them and let that move them. The live with urgency knowing and focusing on how they can make a difference today.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I don’t focus on the difficulty. I focus on what can come from the difficulty.”

Apr 14, 2019

Joining the Auburn family in October 2018, Dr. Adrian Ferrera provides individual mental health and performance counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach on clinical issues important to student-athletes. He also develops performance enhancement workshops for small groups, coaches and teams. 

Dr. Ferrera came to Auburn from the University of Washington, where he served as associate director of counseling and sport psychology. From 2014-17, he was a cognitive performance coach for U.S. Army Special Operations soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

After earning his master's in counseling with an emphasis in sport psychology from Boston University, Ferrera earned his doctorate in sport and exercise psychology, and an additional master's in counseling, from West Virginia University.

In this podcast, Adrian and Cindra talk about:

  • His journey to Auburn
  1. How he has approached “failure” in his own life as an opportunity
  2. Why you should protect your pin number to your confidence bank
  3. How to have difficult conversations
  4. Process focused - Key messages that lead to Auburn men’s basketball run to the Final Four

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/adrian.

You can find Dr. Ferrera at dradrianferrera@gmail.com

Apr 10, 2019

“When fear dies, you begin to live.” Stan Beecham

 

High performers play to win. They realize that fear of failure doesn’t help them in the long run. Instead, they listen to what they are fearing. Stay calm, present and go after what they want.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I play to win. I stay calm, present, and go for it!”

Apr 5, 2019

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

 

High performers cultivate their passion. They work to get and keep the good kind of passion – harmonious passion.  They work to keep their results separate from their identity and stay focused on improving their craft.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I stay passionate about my craft. I stay focused on the process and being the best I can be.”

Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Rick McGuire is the Director of the Missouri Institute of Positive Coaching. He recently retired as the Director of Sport Psychology for the Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Missouri, and Graduate Professor of Sport Psychology. For 27 years (from 1983-2010) he was Missouri’s Head Track and Field Coach. Under Coach McGuire’s tutelage, Missouri athletes earned 143 All-American recognitions, 110 Conference champions, 29 USA National Members, 3 collegiate records, and 5 Olympians. He is the founder and chairman for 27 years of the USA Track and Field Sport Psychology program, and served as a staff for 11 USATF National Teams, including the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta.

In this podcast, Rick and Cindra talk about:

  • His principles of positive coaching
  • Why demeaning never helps athletes
  • Ways to increase athletes’ self-worth and self-esteem
  • The most impactful way to motivate athletes
  • The importance of communication with your athletes and teams

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/rick.

 

Mar 19, 2019

“Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else’s life is a minute spent wasting yours.” Anonymous

 High performers reduce their FOMO. They change their focus because happiness is about attention. They focus on gratitude - what they have not what they lack.

Power Phrase this Week: “I change my focus. I focus on what I have not what I lack.”

Mar 15, 2019

Orlando Bowen is a former professional football player whose mission is to inspire people to be GameChangers in the lives of others. GameChangers influence the path, perspective or possibilities for others and inspire people to see beyond their circumstances as they pursue excellence.

Orlando has been motivating corporate audiences for years through keynotes and through his role of founder and Executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization. He equips people to get off the sidelines and become GameChangers in business and life.

Orlando has been recognized for his work by: Being awarded a Queen Diamond Jubille Medal, a national Harry Jerome Award, a national Canadian Youth Leadership Award, and is the feature of a nationally televised W-5 documentary entitled Personal Foul.

In this podcast, Orlando and Cindra talk about:

  • The night that ended his football career
  • His motivation for starting his non-profit
  • How pain is invitable but misery is optional
  • What you say to yourself matters especially when things don’t go your way

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/orlando.

Mar 12, 2019

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

High performers know they can develop their grit. They pursue what interests them, and focus on their purpose. They remain hopeful and optimistic that they can make it better.

Power Phrase this Week: “I am gritty. I cultivate my passion, perseverance and purpose.”

Mar 8, 2019

Marilyn Sherman, who just recently was inducted to the National Speaker Association’s CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is one of 182 members in the world who hold this designation. After starting her career in corporate America, she is now seen as the go-to motivational keynote speaker for corporate and association markets that want their people to improve their morale, teamwork, and communication skills and ultimately achieve more results. In the 25 years she has served her clients in the speaking industry, she has motivated audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life.

Marilyn is the author of four motivational books including “Is There A Hole In Your Bucket List? “, “Whose Comfort Zone Are You In?”, “Why Settle for the Balcony, how to get a Front-Row Seat in Life” and “Front-Row Service”. Marilyn is a graduate of Washington State University and after working for Chrysler First Financial Services, she was a contract speaker for one of the top seminar companies in the United States and Canada.

She has earned her Certified Speaking Professional designation, the highest earned designation in the speaking profession, held by less than 12% of professional speakers worldwide. Clients that have been inspired by her keynotes include Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, the F.D.I.C., and the US Post Office.

In this podcast, Marilyn and Cindra talk about:

  • What does it mean to be a front-row leader
  • The power of “acting as if…”
  • A powerful question to transform your self-image
  • The #1 roadblock to living and leading from the front-row

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/marilyn.

 

Mar 5, 2019

Fear is your brains way of saying that there is something important for you to overcome.” Anonymous

Power Phrase this Week: “I clear my fear and be here. I stay focused on the process and work to be my best one step at a time.”

Mar 1, 2019

Brock Thompson was named head coach of the South Dakota State women's soccer program on Jan. 31, 2017 after a nine-year stint as an assistant with the Jackrabbits. He just completed his second season at the helm. Under his leadership, the Jackrabbits have claimed back-to-back Summit League regular season championships in 2017 and 2018.

The 2017 Summit League Coach of the Year, Thompson has a 23-11-4 overall mark on the sidelines at South Dakota State with a 14-1 record in league games. Originally from Blair, Nebraska, he has coached 15 All-Summit League selections, including the 2017 and 2018 Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Year award winners.

He has been on board for all of SDSU’s Summit League titles, claiming four tournament titles (2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016) and six regular season crowns (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018). He is active in the local soccer community serving in various roles and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors for the Northeast South Dakota chapter.

In this interview, Brock and Cindra talk about:

  • His journey from a results-driven coach to a relationship-driven coach
  • How to create a relationship-driven culture
  • How love is a big motivator
  • His perspective on how outcome goals hinder performance
  • How he used mental training with his team

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/brock.

Feb 24, 2019

Beware of BCD behavior: Blame, Complain, Defend. These attitudes have never solved a problem, achieved a goal, or improved a relationship.” Urban Meyer

 

High performers don’t BCD. They decide and commit to eliminate it from their lives. They take 100% responsibility for everything in their life. They focus on solutions, and if it can’t be solved, they choose resilience. 

 

Power Phrase this Week: I choose to not BCD. Instead, I focus on the solution or choose resilience.

Feb 14, 2019

“Positivity is like a boomerang. The more we put it out there, the more it comes back to us.”  Jon Gordon 

 

High performers choose positive. They ask themselves, how is this happening FOR ME, remembering that when you are negativity, to change your focus, and then make a deliberate intention each day to be positive through your morning routine.

 

Power Phrase this Week: I choose positivity. I choose to bring positive energy each day and in each situation.

Feb 8, 2019

Dr. Karen MacNeill has the unique experience of having both competed and consulted on the World Stage.  She is a registered psychologist and performance consultant with over 18 years of experience helping Olympians, organizations and business leaders consistently bring their best in high pressure situations.

She has worked with athletes competing at the last 4 Olympic Winter Games, and competed herself at the international level for over a decade.

 Karen applied her knowledge and expertise in her capacity as Manager of Sport Psychology Services for Vancouver Olympic Committee’s medical team at the 2010 Olympic Games.  Most recently, she was the Lead Mental Health Counsellor for the Canadian Olympic Committee at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea.  At the 2018 Games, she was also the Mental Performance Consultant for Ski Cross Canada who had their best Olympic result to date capturing the Gold medal in the men’s event and Gold and Silver medals in the women’s event.

Karen has become a partner and Chief Product Officer with a digital health media company, Headversity, which offers innovative education through on-site and on-line programs to help people to build mental resilience and thrive.

In this episode, Karen and Cindra discuss:

  • Why you need a “mental fitness golf bag”
  • The rationale for giving 80-90% not 100%
  • The importance of considering your personal brand
  • Why we each need to “do the work” on ourselves
  • How resilience is proactive not reactive
Feb 6, 2019

“It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.” Marc and Angel

High performers dominate their APE. They focus on what they can control – their attitude, preparation, passion, purpose and effort and dominate their reaction to what they cannot control. They prepare full out use the 86,400 seconds in each day to their fullest capacity. They give their best day in and day out.

 

My High Performance Power Phrase: I dominate my APE. I am all in and focus on what I can control.

Jan 22, 2019

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.” Zig Ziglar

 

High performers realize that they can make or break a habit. They realize that small changes is the way to make a change – get 1% better each day. And when making a habit, they make it obvious, attractive, easy and satisfying.

 

High Performance Power Phrase: I am in the driver’s seat of my life. I can make any change I put my mind to.

Jan 15, 2019

“The triumph can't be had without the struggle.” Wilma Rudolph

High performers realize that a triumph can’t happen without the struggle. They make sure they aren’t listening to powerful voice inside their head telling them they can. They know their ability to overcome obstacles will lead to their best experiences. They do this by realizing mental toughness is a trait we can develop by living and letting go, training ourselves to be psychologically flexible, and staying in the present moment.

High Performance Power Phrase: I embrace the obstacles that come in my way. I adjust and adapt.

Jan 12, 2019

Bob Tewksbury is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher and current Mental Skills Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs.

Bob has a unique professional resume which combines an eighteen-year professional baseball career with a master’s degree in sport psychology and counseling from Boston University. Bob won 110 major league games pitching for six teams; the NY Yankees, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins and was a member of the 1992 National League All-Star team.

Bob is also a member of the Applied Association of Sport Psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. He is the author of the book “Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball.”

In this interview, Bob and Cindra talk about:

  • The struggles he experienced getting to the majors
  • Why it’s important to consider what your ultimate fear is
  • Why adding “so” can help to reduce future-based thinking
  • How positive anchoring statements can be helpful
  • What he means by 90% mental
  • The 3 domains of performance

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/bob

Jan 9, 2019

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis

High performers spend time thinking about what they want at the beginning of the year. They reflect back on the year consider their wins and challenges. Then, they write their goals down (3-4 goals), consider their why behind that goal, and then set a plan out. They consider who will be on their team because we all need a team for support and accountability.

High Performance Power Phrase: I go after my goals with passion and excitement. I know what I want, and every day I work toward my goals. I stay focused and gritty.

Jan 6, 2019

Judy L. Van Raalte, Ph.D. is professor of psychology at Springfield College, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, and listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Van Raalte has presented at conferences in 18 countries, published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as self-talk, transitions, and professional issues in sport and exercise psychology, and produced more than 20 sport psychology videos.

Her research has been funded by The National Institutes of Mental and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Dr. Van Raalte served as President of the American Psychological Association's Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology (Division 47) and as the Vice President of the International Society of Sport Psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the International Society of Sport Psychology. 

In this interview, Judy and Cindra talk about:

  • The latest research on self-talk
  • The connection between self-talk and self-esteem
  • The impact of too much thinking
  • Why we should consider what the negative self-talk is telling us
  • How to find the right self-talk for you and others you work with

To learn more about Judy’s work, you can visit SupportForSport.org for free evidence-based sport psychology materials) and vbvideo.com for sport psychology videos.

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/judy

Dec 30, 2018

Dr. Peter Haberl is a senior sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee. Through the USOC, he provides individual and team consultations and counseling sessions to various resident and national teams and athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Before joining the USOC in 1998, Peter served as the sport psychology consultant for the 1998 U.S. Women's Ice Hockey Olympic Team.  He also served as the sports psychology consultant for USA Triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. During the 2000 to 2004 Olympic summer quad leading up to the Athens Olympic Games, Peter worked mainly with US Diving, US Synchronized Swimming, USA Triathlon and the US Women's Volleyball team.

With the restructuring of the Performance Services Division of the USOC in 2006, Peter moved into the Team and Technical Sportfolio with a focus of providing services to team (USA Men's & Women's Water Polo, USA Women's Indoor Volleyball) and technical (USA Shooting, USA Archery) sports in their preparation for the Games.

Born in Austria, he received his undergraduate degree in sports science from the University of Vienna, Austria, and earned a master's degree in counseling and his Ed. D. in counseling psychology at Boston University. He is a licensed psychologist in Colorado.

 In his applied work, Peter has a specific focus on mindfulness based interventions. Peter played professional hockey in Europe for 10 years, also representing Austria at two World Championships.

In this interview, Peter and Cindra talk about:

  • Why attention is the currency of performance
  • How to deal with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings
  • What it looks like to have a flexible mind
  • Why it’s important to ask yourself, “What do I do with my attention?”
  • The difference between informal and formal mindfulness practices
  • His unique opinion on the topic of confidence
  • Why we need to decouple performance from our sense of self

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/peter

Dec 21, 2018

Dr. Doug Chadwick serves as the mental skills coordinator for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club.  He designs the curriculum, facilitates the mental skills education, and teaches the Rockies major league and minor league players and staff about the mental skills necessary for optimal performance under pressure.  Chadwick’s responsibilities cover hundreds of professional athletes and include seven professional teams in the United States and two in Latin America. 

Chadwick earned his BS in management and systems engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point) where he was also a multi-year letterman and starter on a nationally ranked Army football team.  He was commissioned as a field artillery officer and served in the Army for over 20 years before retiring as a faculty member at West Point.  While serving in the Army, Chadwick earned his MA in applied economics from the University of Oklahoma as well as an MSc degree in kinesiology and sport psychology from Cal State Fullerton.

After completing his PhD, Doug returned to West Point as the director of the Center for Enhanced Performance, a comprehensive student services center.

In this interview, Doug and Cindra talk about:

  • His unique journey to the field of sport psychology
  • What the best do differently
  • How various “Army slogans” are incorporated into this work in the MLB
  • Ways to get back in the moment and why that’s important
  • The importance of recovery in high performance
  • How the best learn from failure

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/doug

Dec 18, 2018

 “When you don’t feel like you’re competing with others, you compete only with yourself. You do it for you. And you do more, go further, and perform better.” Neil Pasricha – The Happiness Advantage

 

High Performers do it for themselves. They choose goals for intrinsic reason, not extrinsic like money, fame, or promotion. When you do it for you, you go further, and perform better.

 

Power Phrase:  “I do it for me. I go after my goals for my reasons.”

Dec 14, 2018

Dr. Katy Tran Turner currently serves as the Mental Performance Coach for the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills. Her primary role in this position is helping players and coaches optimize their performance by applying psychological skills and she supports the organization's efforts to optimize the performance environment.

Katy also worked with Soldiers and their families at Fort Bragg, NC as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. Katy earned her doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University, her master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University, and her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Exercise & Sport Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she played goalie for the varsity field hockey team.

Her areas of research interest are in performance enhancement techniques, team coordination, and leadership development.

In this interview, Katy and Cindra talk about:

* The differences she sees in the mindset between NFL and NHL athletes

* The importance of a pre-performance routine

* How the best implement the mental game

* What the best do different related to the mental game

* How to “park it”

* How her dissertation research informs her practice

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"One of the things that I've learned really from the guys that I work with is, it doesn't matter if you just made the best play ever, you can't dwell on that either. It doesn't matter if you just made the worst play ever, you can't dwell on that either. it's all about learning and moving forward and then preparing for the next play that's coming at you." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner 

"I'm just going to parking lot it and come back to it later, I'm just going to park it for now and revisit it later. And then the next important step is refocusing on something that is task relevant coming up in the next play." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner

"The social nature of sport changes the way that we think, it changes the way we make decisions, it changes the way we process information." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner

"The way an individual makes a decision or processes information is different when they are surrounded by their teammates." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner 

"What do you know about your teammates' preferences and tendencies? Because if you now those preferences and tendencies then you can help them process information and make decisions faster because you know what they are going to do. And likewise they know what you're going to do if you share that information really INTENTIONALLY." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner 

"If you're building something knew [culture] it has to be delivered from every angle...I have found that it is really helpful when it comes from everyone. Not just the head coach, not just form the leadership group, but also the support staff." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner 

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/katy

Dec 6, 2018

“There are 3 types of people: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.” Tommy Lasorda

High Performers are clutch. They can perform better-than-usual under pressure. They realize self-control – knowing they can handle the situation – is key in being clutch. They also have a high self-confidence, even if they are just getting started in the activity – the belief in themselves. 

Power Phrase This Week:  

I am clutch. I stay confident and in control when the heat is on.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Nov 30, 2018

“Happiness is not out there. It is in you.” Anonymous 

High Performers make a choice to be happy. They realize the importance and that up to 40% of our happiness can be changed. They realize they are in control of their lives, do work and have fun in things that engage them. They also give priority to their close relationships and work to express gratitude each day.

Power Phrase This Week:  

I choose happiness. I take control of my happiness.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Nov 25, 2018

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it…. It’s just easier if you do.” Bryon Katie

High Performers see obstacles and difficulties as happening for them not too them. They blame appropriately, not denying that is it difficulty, but use their cognitive appraisal to see the good that can come from everything.

Power Phrase This Week: 

I see difficulties as happening for me not to me. I see the gift in the difficulty.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Nov 7, 2018

“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves.” Richard Bach

High performers know they can lie to themselves. They realize that growing their mental strength is about learning to lie to themselves less! They remember that happiness doesn’t come from what they have, but from within. They think like a 60 year old instead of believing the lie that others will think they are silly. They celebrate what makes them unique. And they realize everyone is struggling with something.

Power Phrase This Week: 

I let go of the lies I tell myself to become the person I was meant to be.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Nov 3, 2018

Amy Baltzell is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Sport Psychology Specialization (of Counseling) at Boston University. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC).  She is a former US National (1989, 1990) and Olympic (1992) Rowing Team member, member of the All women’s America’s cup Sailing Team (1995), and Head Varsity lightweight rowing coach (1998-1999) at Harvard University.

Amy is the author of 3 books: The Power of Mindfulness, Mindfulness and Performance, and Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life.

Her research focus is on mindfulness and self-compassion in sport. Specifically, she is studying the impact of Mindfulness Meditation Training in Sport, an intervention designed to help athletes improve concentration, adapt while competing and increase their tolerance of distracting thoughts and emotions.

Amy received her bachelors from Wesleyan University and earned a masters and doctorate from Boston University. She taught the first course in Sport Psychology at Harvard University.

In this interview, Amy and Cindra talk about:

  • Her experience as an Olympic and elite athlete
  • The definition of mindfulness
  • The benefits of practicing mindfulness
  • Why self-compassion is important
  • Her research on mindfulness and her mindfulness protocol
  • How we can practice mindfulness

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/dramy

Oct 30, 2018

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” Jim Rohn

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Oct 25, 2018

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

High performers develop their resilience. They don’t suppress negative emotions. Instead, they manage them. They make adversity work for them not against them. They are relentless optimists – always believing something good is going to happen.

Power Phrase This Week:

"I am resilient. I make adversity work for me!"

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

 

Oct 22, 2018
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” Jim Rohn
 
High performers know they need to take 100% responsibility for everything in your life. They embrace E + R = 0. They ask themselves, how can I take just 5% more responsibility for my life. They realize its not what other people say to them that matters, it is what they say to themselves matters. They give up blaming and complaining. They take control of their life and drive it!
 
Power Phrase This Week: 
I accept 100 percent responsibility for my life. I own my power."
 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

 
Oct 15, 2018

Jen Schumacher, M.S., CMPC, is a Performance Psychology Instructor at the Center for Enhanced Performance at the United States Military Academy. She works with cadets and teams on the psychological aspects of elite performance. Jen works with cadets on the mental aspects of the Survival Swimming course, incorporating virtual reality training alongside workshops.

Jen operates a private consulting practice, providing individual training for elite and club athletes, marathon swimmers, and executives. She also runs mental skills seminars and team building retreats for athletic and corporate groups.

In addition to performance psychology, Jen’s other passion is marathon swimming. She has completed two Catalina Channel crossings, the 28-mile length of the LA Bay, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, the Strait of Gibraltar, Lake Tahoe, and several Catalina Channel relays. Jen credits much of her athletic success to her experiences working with and learning about the mental aspects of performance.

Jen earned her Master's Degree in Sport Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, studying under Dr. Ken Ravizza, and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University of Chicago.

In this interview, Jen and Cindra talk about:

  • How she became grateful while swimming with a shark
  • How she uses Ravizza’s “3 Rs” in marathon swimming
  • The difference between offensive and defensive self-talk
  • The 4Ps of self-talk
  • How to address your fear with “fear statements”

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jen

Oct 10, 2018
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs
 
High performers know they need to cultivate their intrinsic motivation. They need to keep focus on all of the reasons they love their work and keep it fun. They work to keep their language positive, focusing on giving positive energy and celebrating the small wins. They leave thinking about their job or sport with positive energy and focus.
 
Power Phrase This Week:
I celebrate the small things today! I focus on why I love to do what I do.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Oct 6, 2018

Penny is a genuine entrepreneur.  Founding the Tremblay Leadership Center, with relationship strategies training and keynotes internationally for 20+ years, thousands have benefitted with skills and confidence to be productive, play nice in the sandbox, and climb the ladder of success.

Her Advanced Mediation certificate from Harvard combined with years of conflict resolution facilitation in workplaces bring stories, experiences and guidance for productive, peaceful and profitable business.

In this interview, Penny and Cindra talk about:

  • What it means to “Play Nice in the Sandbox”
  • Why we need to resolve conflict at work
  • Her tips for resolving conflict at work
  • How we are all carrying around a suitcase
  • Why it’s important to look in your suitcase

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/penny

Oct 3, 2018
 High performers know it’s necessary for them to develop their grit. They engage in their daily grit session – thinking about where they want to go and why. They dream about their future like Olympians, golfers, and baseball pitchers. They imagine it with VICE . They claim their goals and dreams.
 
Power Phrase This Week:
I determine my success. I claim my goals and dreams.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Sep 29, 2018
“Be very careful what you say to yourself because someone very important is listening…YOU!” John Assaraf
 
High performers grow their consciousness. They catch their limiting or automatic negative thoughts. They take control of their life instead of letting life control them. They think in a powerful way – focusing on their dream each day and tell themselves powerful things about themselves and that their success will continue!
 
Power Phrase This Week:  
Great things are coming my way! I will reach my dreams!”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Marc Strickland works with professional, Olympic, collegiate and elite junior athletes including the Oakland Athletics. He has also spent time with the Chicago Cubs. He specializes in helping athletes improve their mental toughness by developing sound mental skills.

As the founder and CEO of Multisport Psychological Consultants, Dr. Strickland is trained in the use of Performance Physiology techniques, like Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, to help clients train their minds to overcome mentally challenging situations.

In this interview, Marc and Cindra talk about:

  • What the best do differently
  • How the best in the world take care of their emotional needs
  • His advice for others working in this field
  • Why mental health is a performance enhancement issue
  • The growth of sport psychology in professional baseball
  • His advice to coaches who are dealing with a mental health issue on their team

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/marc

Sep 20, 2018

“Nothing is impossible…the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” Audrey Hepburn

High performers turn “Impossible” to “I’m possible.” They believe that impossible is an opinion. They consider all of the ways they can make it happen. They continuously check in with themselves and their emotional needs. One way they do this is by reading. In other words, they develop the daily discipline to make their goals into reality.

Power Phrase:

I do the impossible because I am possible!”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Sep 12, 2018

“Checking in on yourself gives you awareness. Awareness is like feedback on what, if any, adjustments are necessary to improve your performance. The best excel at coaching themselves.” —Ken Ravizza and Tom Hanson

High performers focus on increasing their self-awareness. They are great at coaching themselves. This gives them power to choose how to respond not react. To help us do that, we can Recognize, Release and Refocus to help us stay in control of ourselves.

Power Phrase:

“I choose to respond with purpose and intention. I coach myself!”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Sep 6, 2018

Sue Halden-Brown is a former Olympic equestrian coach, multi-disciplinary mental skills coach, business mentor and executive coach from Australia. She is a businesswoman and internationally-published author whose published books include “Mistakes Worth Making: How to Turn Sports Errors Into Athletic Excellence” published by Human Kinetics. 

She launched Equestrian Coach Education International (ECEi) earlier this year, which is the world’s first online hub for equestrian-specific coach education and professional development resources. She is also a classically-trained equestrian rider who has coached in England, Ireland, and all over Australia.

In this interview, Sue and Cindra talk about:

  • What is mistakes-management and how it applies to all areas of life
  • The principles of mistakes-management
  • Why we need mistakes-management skills
  • The best mistakes-management strategies
  • The ideal way to correct a mistake
  • Coaching tips to help others deal with a mistake

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/sue

Aug 29, 2018
“If you think you can or think you can’t, your right.” Henry Ford
 
High performers focus on the possibilities. They think big and dream about their future. They do not put limits on their ability or achievements. Instead, they defy limits by using CAR!
 
Power Phrase: 
 
I choose to see the possibilities for myself and my future. I stay gritty, believing I can do the impossible.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Aug 22, 2018
You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”Marcus Aurelius
 
High performers help others develop their mental toughness. They help them build their confidence by showing unconditional love and support. They help them let go of mistakes after learning from them. They help them focus on improvement and the process – sharing ways they have improved themselves but not comparing themselves to others.
 
Power Phrase this Week: 
 
"I choose to build mental toughness in others. I model mental toughness for others."
 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Aug 20, 2018

Tom is a speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps leaders turn their communication “shortcomings” into competitive advantage.

Tom’s entire career has been about identifying, reaching and winning over audiences.  In his first career, he did that first as an advertising executive with Ogilvy, Grey and Hal Riney, and as a marketing VP for Sears and 3Com.  In Tom’s second career as CEO of Second City Works, the B2B arm of the famous Second City comedy theatre, he got whole new perspective on winning audiences.  There, he turned the company’s corporate entertainment side hustle into a groundbreaking communications and executive education consultancy.  Over Tom’s 14-year tenure, he and his team used comedy and improvisation to help tens of thousands of leaders improve creativity, communication and collaboration.  He also co-wrote the top selling leadership book: Yes, And How Improvisation Reverses “No But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration (Harper Business).

Tom just began his third career with the launch of Shyne Advisors, an innovative executive communication company that helps quiet, introverted leaders become confident, original communicators.

Tom is a past IncubatorEdu mentor and the proud father of two sons, one of whom is an IncubatorEdu alum.

In this interview, Tom and Cindra talk about:

  • The “Yes, And” Strategy
  • What gets in the way of communication
  • Why comparison is a roadblock in communication
  • How we can build our strengths into our communication
  • The big questions you should ask yourself when you don’t want to speak up
  • And how you speaking up impacts the culture of your organization

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/tomyorton

Aug 16, 2018

“Don’t let negativity win. When you rise above the negative energy, you raise the positive energy for everyone.”  Jon Gordon 

High performers develop positive teams. They realize that positivity makes a difference and they value it. They generate positivity on their team by working from their purpose. Knowing their vision. Working to get better each day. Having optimism and showing love and care. They show 1% more positive each day.

Power Phrase: 

"I choose positivity. I choose to bring positive energy each day and in each situation with my team."

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Aug 11, 2018

Dr. Andrea Becker is an Assistant Professor at Sacramento State where she teaches courses in sport psychology such as Psychological Aspects of Peak Performance and Sport and Exercise Psychology. She also serves as an Assistant Coach (the Sport Psych Coach) for the USA Men’s Volleyball and traveled to the Rio Olympics with the team.

Andrea completed her Ph.D. in Sport Psychology at the University of Tennessee and her dissertation was on the psychology of coaching. She has published research articles examining great coaches including legendary coach, Pat Summit.

In this interview, Andrea and Cindra talk about:

  • The uniqueness of the Olympic Games
  • The pressures of social media
  • Consistent themes related to the mental game of the elite
  • Why it is essential to focus on the process
  • The importance of being vulnerable on a team
  • Her research on the best coaches including Pat Summit

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/andreabecker

Aug 1, 2018

“Adversity causes some people to break; others to break records.” William Arthur Ward

High performers see the opportunity. They know everyone experiences adversity – but it’s how they respond to it that matters. They realize they have a choice in how they respond. Then, they see the opportunity – and ask themselves ‘What’s the opportunity here’ 3 times to make sure they think like the most successful.

Power Phrase:

“I am an optimist. I see the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jul 28, 2018

Widely considered the world's top expert on Sports Leadership, Jeff Janssen is the founder and president of the Janssen Sports Leadership Center. Jeff's pioneering work in launching and conducting college athletics' first Leadership Academies with student-athletes and coaches began over a decade ago. His groundbreaking work continues to be the gold standard today.

Jeff and his team's work has led to the creation of cutting edge Leadership Academies at Michigan, Illinois, Arkansas, LSU, Pitt, NC State, Colorado, Yale, Georgetown, South Carolina, Stanford, among others.

He has authored numerous books including The Team Captain's Leadership Manual, The Team Captain's Culture Manual, Championship Team Building, Jeff Janssen's Peak Performance Playbook, How to Develop Relentless Competitors, The Commitment Continuum™ System, and The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches.

In this interview, Jeff and Cindra talk about:

  • 6 key components in a championship culture
  • The characteristics of a high performance culture
  • 7 secrets of successful coaches
  • How and why he developed the leadership academies
  • How to build and sustain a championship culture[CK1] 
  • 10 step blueprint

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jeffjanssen

Jul 26, 2018

“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” Theodore Roethke

High performers believe that it is possible. Not that things are impossible. The find evidence on why they can do the impossible. They have big dreams they work towards and are pushing themselves consistently.

Power Phrase this Week: 

I defy limitations. I move boundaries. I do the impossible because I’m possible!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jul 23, 2018

Dr. Brett Haskell, Ph.D., was promoted to Director of Sports Psychology in July of 2018.

In her role, Dr. Haskell provides counseling, psychological services, mental skills training, teambuilding and leadership development services for each of Nebraska's 24 sports and more than 600 Husker student-athletes. Haskell works closely with student-athletes to help them develop skills and techniques that enhance personal well-being, address mental health concerns and optimize performance. She also works with coaches to provide team interventions that build student-athlete resilience and grow mental resolve.

Dr. Haskell came to Nebraska in September of 2014 after serving as a counseling and sport psychology postdoctoral counselor at Kansas. Along with obtaining her doctoral degree from Kansas in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Haskell provided counseling and performance enhancement training to Jayhawk student-athletes for five years.

Dr. Haskell earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Nebraska-Kearney in 2005 and her master's degree in sport psychology from North Carolina-Greensboro in 2008. While at UNK, she was a member of the Loper volleyball team. Dr. Haskell resides in Lincoln with her husband, Brian, son Ezra and daughter Parker. 

In this interview, Brett and Cindra talk about:

  • Why we should “live deep” in our lives
  • 4 levels of living deeply
  • The continuum of mental health
  • How understand neuroscience can help create a culture of thriving (training the 3rd branch of our nervous system – the social engagement system
  • How she worked with Nebraska Volleyball to create a culture of respect where they are calm and focused on a team
  • What it looks like when teams create an unsafe team environment

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/bretthaskell

Jul 12, 2018

Jim Thompson, founder and CEO of Positive Coaching Alliance, started PCA in 1998 to transform the culture of youth sports into a Development Zone™ with the goal to develop Better Athletes, Better People. PCA’s vision of youth sports as a Development Zone has attracted the support and involvement of many elite coaches, athletes, academics and business leaders in this country.

Jim received an MBA from Stanford where he was Director of the Public Management Program, named during his tenure as the nation's top non-profit business management program. He has written nine books on youth sports including: Positive Coaching, The Double-Goal Coach, Shooting in the Dark, Elevating Your Game and Developing Better Athletes, Better People.

Jim is on Stanford's Continuing Studies Program faculty where he teaches courses in coaching, leadership, and sport & spiritually.

In this interview, Jim and Cindra talk about:

  • Why he started Positive Coaching Alliance in 1998 and how they built a movement
  • How we can fill our emotional tank and the tanks of others
  • His ELM Tree of Mastery
  • The magic ratio of positive comments
  • The best way to respond to ensure our people know we have their backs
  • Why psychological safety is important to develop as a leader

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jimthompson

Jul 11, 2018

 “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” Unknown

 High performers train their thoughts. They follow and implement the 3 thought principles to take command over their thinking. They don’t believe everything they think. They talk to themselves not listen. And they think “I will…I can…I am…” to reach their potential.

Power Phrase this Week:

I talk to myself not listen. I talk to myself starting with “I will…I can…I am…”.

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jul 6, 2018

Jesse Michel is currently in his second season at the helm of Houston Astros Mental Skills Program.  As the Mental Skills Coordinator for the 2017 World Series champions, Jesse helps ensure the players, coaches, and staff are mentally prepared to compete at their best every single day. He has spearheaded the efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive Mental Training Program for the organization, and is an integral part of the player development staff for the major league and minor league teams. 

Prior to his role with the Astros, Jesse was the Lead Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert for Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) at Schofield Barracks in Oahu, HI. While in Hawaii, worked with Soldiers to develop the same mental skills and techniques that elite athletes and use to excel on and off the field.

Jesse has a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology and M.A. in Community Counseling from West Virginia University, a M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Ithaca College, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

In this interview, Jesse and Cindra talk about:

  • His approach to failure
  • What happens when we think about the wrong thing at the wrong time
  • How there is a mental component in everything we do
  • The bell curve of mental toughness
  • The science of performance enhancement

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jesse

Jul 3, 2018

“People think that focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means staying not to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.” Steve Jobs  

High performers train their focus. They know that busy doesn’t mean they are doing the most important work. They know their human nature is that you are not disciplined and nor have self-control. So, train your mind to focus on what’s most important for them given their mission and purpose. They decide to focus on one thing – put the distractions away. High performers say no so they can say yes to the most important things.

Power Phrase this Week:

I train my focus to stay lasered in on my purpose. I do what is uncomfortable not easy!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jun 29, 2018

Dr. Kensa Gunter is a licensed psychologist (Georgia) and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). 

In her Atlanta based private practice, she provides individual counseling, sport psychology services, and consultation services to various organizations. Dr. Gunter has worked with the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and the Atlanta Dream (WNBA) as well as athletes from a variety of levels (e.g., high school, collegiate, & professional) and non-athletic populations.  She also provides workshops and lectures both locally and nationally. 

She’s passionate about helping people and working to decrease the stigma around mental health that exists within society and particularly within athletic & African-American communities.  She serves in various professional organizations and is also listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

In this interview, Kensa and Cindra talk about:

  • The 3 prongs of her philosophy & how they are tied to her business name
  • How her biggest failure opened another world
  • How you can BRAND yourself
  • Why it’s important to maximize the present moment
  • What high performers do differently

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/kensa

Jun 27, 2018

“There is no passion to be found playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela 

High performers are say yes to vital work. They do the hard things first and stay focused on the work that supports their goals and purpose. They rid themselves of trival work – work that doesn’t support their goals and purpose, and drains their focus, energy and positivity. They say yes to the work that matters and no to the crappy stuff!

Power Phrase this Week:

I stay focused on my purpose and doing the vital work to support my mission. I say “yes” to what matters most!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jun 23, 2018

Keith A. Kaufman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the mental training of athletes and others who wish to improve their health and performance. He has operated his own private practice since 2008, and currently has two office locations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Dr. Kaufman is also a Research Associate at The Catholic University of America where he teaches undergraduate sport psychology, and co-developed the mindful sport performance enhancement (MSPE) program.  

His recently book, “Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement: Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches,” was the focus of this interview.

In this interview, Keith and Cindra talk about:

  • What is Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE)
  • The latest research on MSPE
  • The mental training paradox
  • The benefits of practicing mindfulness
  • Formal vs. informal practices of mindfulness
  • How to adopt MSPE to you and your team

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/keith

Jun 21, 2018

“If you leave your growth to randomness, you’ll always live in the land of mediocrity.” Brandon Burchard

High performers are intentional with their energy, time and focus. They choose to be courageous every day. They constantly seek improvement because uncomfortableness is how they grow and needed thrive. They show up as themselves – not trying to do more to be more. High performers are intentional with their mind, they choose to see the positive and feel positive emotions.

Power Phrase this Week:

I think, act and feel like a high performer. I am intentional with my thoughts, emotions, and actions!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jun 16, 2018

Dr. Vanessa Shannon is the Director of Mental Performance for University of Louisville Athletics and Norton Sports Health. As a former NCAA Division 1 volleyball player, she understands the challenges associated with balancing performance in the classroom and performance in sport.

Prior to Louisville, Dr. Shannon spent two years at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where she served as a mental conditioning coach, coordinated psychological test preparation for the NFL Combine Training Program, and served as a Vision Training Coach for the Major League Baseball Off-Season Training Program.

Dr. Shannon began her career in academia where she spent 3 years as Department Chair of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Tennessee Wesleyan University and 5 years as a faculty member in the Sport and Exercise Psychology Program at West Virginia University. She holds a PhD in Applied Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a MS in Exercise Psychology from Kansas State University, and BAs in Health and Human Performance and Psychology from Rice University.

In this interview, Vanessa and Cindra talk about:

  • Vanessa’s definition of culture and how she helps teams develop culture
  • Why we must consider behavior to build culture
  • Her 8 Principles of the Cardinal Mindset
  • How the best performers think
  • Why asking yourself the questions, “What do you want and what are you willing to do to get there?” are essential to consider

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/vanessa.

Jun 12, 2018
“Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” Tony Robbins
 
High performers know that they need to examine their beliefs. They pay attention to what they believe – examining if it helps them reach their potential or not. They ask themselves these important questions about beliefs – and remember that beliefs are a skill – they can be unlearned with practice and intention.
 
Power Phrase this Week:
 
I have the power to choose my beliefs! I choose empowering beliefs so that I can choose to reach my greater potential.
 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jun 7, 2018

“Spend less time following other people’s lives and more time leading your own life.” Darren Hardy

 

High performers know that they have to protect their attention. They pay attention to what they are focused on because that impacts what they think about, what they expect, and what they create in their life. They realize their attention is their sacred gift. They make decisions related to their phone and energy suckers so they can feed their mind with positive and stay focused on their goals and dreams. They stay focused leading their own life, not sucked into others.

 

Power Phrase this Week: 

I get in my life what I create. I spend time leading my own life and directing my attention to my goals and dreams.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jun 5, 2018

Mark McLaughlin, MD is a neurosurgeon on a mission to use the lessons he’s learned in his career to help others courageously engage and wrestle with stress.

Dr. McLaughlin believes everyone can take the core principles behind brain surgery and apply them to any of life’s problems. In his upcoming book, Outthinking Fear, Dr. McLaughlin discusses the lessons he learned in the operating room and how they can be utilized in everyday life to think and act move effectively.

He is a board certified neurosurgeon, currently practicing neurological surgery at Princeton Brain and Spine Care. He has published over 100 articles on neurosurgery and spoken internationally about his field. A former NCAA Division I wrestler, Dr. McLaughlin was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. He remains active in the wrestling world, coaching with the Princeton Wrestling Club.

Dr. McLaughlin also served as medical director for Princeton Brain and Spine from 2005 to 2015 before focusing in on teaching and inspiring others. 

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/drmark.

May 24, 2018

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Mark Twain

 

High performers know that being present is something we need to practice. Now is the more distracted time in our history and we must practice focusing on attention on what matters – the present. With phones and technology, we can be easily distracted and anxiety. To practice mindfulness, or staying in the present non-judgmentally, we can use a body scan – mental scan, environmental scan, or head to toe scan. This helps connect us with what’s going on right now so we can be the best we can be!

 

Power Phrase this Week: 

"I gently bring my attention to the present moment. Letting go of all worries or regrets. Instead, empowered to reach my best right here and right now."

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

 

 

May 20, 2018

Mackenzie Havey is the author of the new book published by Bloomsbury, MINDFUL RUNNING. She writes about endurance sports and mind-body health and fitness for a number of leading publications, including TheAtlantic.com, ESPN, Runner’s World, SELF, and Outside.

She holds a graduate degree in sport psychology, is a USA Track & Field-certified coach, teaches classes in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Minnesota, and has completed 14 marathons and an Ironman triathlon.

Mackenzie lives in Minneapolis with her husband, 20-month old daughter, and vizsla pup.

In this interview, Mackenzie and Cindra talk about:

  • What mindfulness is
  • The benefits of practicing mindfulness
  • How we can practice mindfulness
  • How mindfulness supports psychological skills training
  • How mindfulness changes our brain

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/Mackenzie. You can find more about Mackenzie’s work on twitter @mackenziehavey, www.mlhavey.com or www.mindfulrunningbook.com.

May 16, 2018

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off your bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

 

High performers know that confidence is a decision and a skill. It’s more important that they act in a confident way, and then the feeling of confidence come after. To build their confidence, and decrease their FEAR, they DARE. Defuse their negative thoughts, accept the discomfort, set realistic goals, and then embrace their values.

 

Power Phrase this Week: 

"I choose confidence. I act in a confident way, and my confident feelings follow."

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

May 14, 2018

Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. Don left Sports Illustrated in 2008 to pursue a public speaking career that has allowed him to share stories learned from the greatest winners of our generation with audiences as diverse as Fortune 10 companies to cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story.

More than a quarter-million people have heard his talks on “What Makes the Great Ones Great.” He is an award-winning Certified Speaking Professional, an executive coach and team culture expert.

In this interview, Don and Cindra talk about:

  • Characteristics of the great ones
  • How the great ones respond in moments of adversity
  • Habits of high performing teams
  • What separates the great teams from others
  • How successful teams use meetings

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Don at cindrakamphoff.com/don.

May 8, 2018

“When your brain says that you're done, you're only 40 percent done.” David Goggins, Navy Seal and Ultramarathoner

High performers know they have more in their reserve tank. They keep in mind the 40% rule which means they have up to 60 percent more to give. They embrace the suck, but don’t live there. They think and act like pros by welcoming and embracing the discomfort. They realize they need to stay the course, put their heads in the sand and stay gritty.

Power Phrase this Week: 

I have a reserve tank that hasn’t even been tapped. I put my head in the sand, stay the course, and remain gritty.

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

May 4, 2018

As the founder and CEO of business growth consultancy, Progress Performance International, Catherine has spoken in 14 countries.  She has trained and mentored many thousands of emerging leaders and business owners, including many professional speakers.

Catherine is a Certified Speaking Professional and Global Speaking Fellow. She is a Past National President, Member of the Hall of Fame and Life Member with the Professional Speakers Australia. She was also a President of the Global Speakers Federation.

Catherine speaks from her own rich life and business background sharing stories of survival and strategies for growth.   She inspires, encourages and enables her audiences to rethink their world, expand their visions, and reach their goals and dreams.  

In this interview, Catherine and Cindra talk about:

  • How to make sure your vision and purpose still excite you
  • Why it’s important o remember we have authority over ourselves
  • The difference between a vision and purpose
  • Why it’s important to ask ourselves “What are the possibilities?” and consider them from the parent, child, and adult perspectives
  • The best advice she has ever received when she was diagnosed with cancer as a young age

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Lennie at cindrakamphoff.com/catherine

To receive the Free Download: “Aligning Purpose, Power and Possibilities,” go to: http://www.catherinepalinbrinkworth.com/

May 1, 2018

“Sometimes you have to get out of the way of yourself so you can be yourself.”

Amy Cuddy

High performers know they may experience the Impostor Syndrome. When they do, they realize they are in good company. Then, they catch the thoughts causing it. They remind themselves they are enough.  They focus on the value they bring and own their successes. They remember they didn’t get lucky by chance. They reframe their limiting thoughts and remind themselves, they were meant to be here!

My High Performance Power Phrase:

"I am enough. I own my successes and remind myself, I am meant to be here!"

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Apr 25, 2018

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” Richardo Parente

High performers find the next level by putting in the work. They realize they won’t feel great all of the time, but stick with it knowing they will feel better in a mile. They help others because they know that doing so releases positive endorphins and they generally care for others. They adjust their goals when needed – and stay focused on the process of being at their best – not the outcome.

My High Performance Power Phrase: 

“I put in the work necessary for success. I stick with it knowing it will feel sweet at the end!”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Apr 19, 2018

Lennie Waite is professional track athlete in the 3000m steeplechase and a sport psychology consultant. Waite attended Rice University from 2004-2009, where she played soccer and ran cross country and track.

Waite left Rice as a school record holder, a two-time All-American, an Academic All-American, and a top 10 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. After her career at Rice, she pursued her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Houston which she completed in 2012.

A few months after earning her PhD in 2012, she competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials, finishing fourth and narrowly missing a spot on Great Britain’s Olympic Team. In 2016, she achieved her dream of becoming an Olympian and represented Great Britain in the 3000m steeplechase at the Rio Olympics. Lennie is currently preparing for her third Commonwealth Games for Scotland and raced in the 3000m steeplechase in the Gold Coast, Australia on April 11th.  

Lennie is also a Certified Mental Performance Coach (CMPC) and an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. She is passionate about developing athletes to their fullest potential.

In this interview, Lennie and Cindra talk about:

  • The best mindset for her to race well at an elite level
  • What the world’s best do differently
  • A signature technique she uses with the athletes she works with
  • Her experience at the Olympic Games
  • How to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Lennie at cindrakamphoff.com/lennie.

Apr 17, 2018

“When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation. Change the situation or accept it. All else is madness.” Eckhart Tolle

High performers dominate their APE. They focus on what they can control – their attitude, preparation and effort and dominate their reaction to what they cannot control. They choose a positive perspective. They prepare full out and are all in to their pursuit of their long-term goals. They use the 86,400 seconds in each day to their fullest capacity. They give their best day in and day out.

My High Performance Power Phrase:

"I dominate my APE. I give my best attitude, preparation, and effort day in and day out."

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Apr 12, 2018

“If you change the way you look at things, the thing you look at change.” Wayne Dyer

High performers choose positivity in a negative world so they thrive. They use reframing daily which is the process of recreating alternative frames or looking at their life, sport, or the world. They see how the obstacle is helping me. This helps them feel unstoppable and excited about their life, sport, and job.

My High Performance Power Phrase: 

"I choose positivity. I choose to bring positive energy each day and in each situation. I choose to focus on what is great in my life and on my team."

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Apr 9, 2018

Dr. Colleen Hacker has served as a member of the United States coaching staff for five Olympic Games as a Mental Skills Coach and Performance Psychology Specialist. Dr. Hacker began her National Team service in 1995 working with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. They won the first Gold Medal awarded in women’s soccer at the 1996 Olympic Games followed by a dramatic overtime victory over China in the 1999 World Cup that year.

She has been named on the coaching staff for more than 10 World Championship and has been named Olympic games Coaching staff for women’s soccer, field hockey and ice hockey. She helped the US women’s hockey team win gold this year at the Winter Olympics.

In addition to her work with National Teams, Dr. Hacker serves as the mental skills coach to professional, international and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports.

With more than 30 years experience in higher education, she is currently a Professor in Kinesiology specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Hacker has received numerous professional awards including the Distinguished Professional Practice Award from AASP (the first woman to do so) and the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (the highest teaching honor awarded by the University). ESPNW named Dr. Hacker as one of 30 women in the country who "change the way sports are played." 

Catch Them Being Good (Penguin Books and Viking Press) a collaboration with champion soccer coach Tony DiCicco, was released in 2002.

In this interview, Colleen and Cindra talk about:

  • Why it’s important to do good work where you are at
  • How she got involved with Olympic Teams
  • Why people in the field should be scholars first and practitioners second
  • How the best of the best can perform on demand
  • The 4-step progression of mental skills development

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Colleen at cindrakamphoff.com/colleen.

Apr 3, 2018

“Comparison with myself bring improvement, comparison with others brings discontent.” Betty Jamie Chung

 

High performers focus on their improvement and reaching their standard of excellence instead of comparing themselves to others. Comparison is the quickest way to let you, your team, your family, or your individual performance suffer. Instead, high performers celebrate others and their accomplishments and ask themselves, “What can I learn from this person?”

 

Power Phrase this Week:

 "I work to be my best me. I know the less I pay attention to others around me, the happier and higher performer I will be!"

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Mar 30, 2018

What do highly successful people actually do to succeed? For 35 years as entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach, Don Hutcheson has experienced and studied the proven career-building strategies that people around the world have used for literally decades to create lives of success, satisfaction and freedom. Several times a week, he interviews individuals and experts from every career category and profession on his podcast “Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love” which he started in 2015 and has over 630 episodes. Don is the co author the book” Don't Waste Your Talent: The 8 Critical Steps to Discovering What You Do Best.”

He has published two magazines and built a career planning company based on his concept, The Whole Person Technology, which Dr. Stephan Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effect People) describes as "Brilliant, powerful and practical."       

In this interview, Don and Cindra talk about:

  • Why 87% of people worldwide do not enjoy the work
  • His Whole Person Technology
  • Why you should start with “you who” not “your why”
  • How we can find our purpose and do what we love
  • The difference between systems and our true self

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Don at cindrakamphoff.com/don.

Mar 28, 2018

I'm doing something crazy!

We just got the Beyond Grit eBook up on Amazon....

And right now, it's only 99 cents on Amazon.

 (and I'm including 5 awesome bonuses after you order on Amazon!)

 We'll be increasing the price soon so here's the link to go get it right now: BeyondGrit.com/eBook

 

P.S. Here's the list of those bonuses you'll get for FREE:

 

* BONUS 1: The Beyond Grit Audiobook

(Narrated by yours truly, this is a perfect companion to Beyond Grit for you to listen while you're on the go.)

 

* BONUS 2: The 10 Practices of The World's Best PDF

(This is what the world's best do consistently to achieve high performance.)

 

* BONUS 3: 10 Decisions to Increase Confidence PDF

(Practical and easy-to-apply, these ten decisions are proven to increase confidence.)

 

* BONUS 4: Discover Your Purpose Worksheet

(Includes two of my favorite exercises that will give you increased clarity!)

 

* BONUS 5: The 4 Fear Facts

(Fear can paralyze you if you let it. Here are four important distinctions to understand.)

 

All you have to do is order the Beyond Grit eBook on Amazon right NOW for 99 cents!

Mar 27, 2018

We just got the Beyond Grit eBook up on Amazon....

And right now, it's only 99 cents on Amazon.

 (and I'm including 5 awesome bonuses after you order on Amazon!)

 We'll be increasing the price soon so here's the link to go get it right now: BeyondGrit.com/eBook

 

P.S. Here's the list of those bonuses you'll get for FREE:

 

* BONUS 1: The Beyond Grit Audiobook

(Narrated by yours truly, this is a perfect companion to Beyond Grit for you to listen while you're on the go.)

 

* BONUS 2: The 10 Practices of The World's Best PDF

(This is what the world's best do consistently to achieve high performance.)

 

* BONUS 3: 10 Decisions to Increase Confidence PDF

(Practical and easy-to-apply, these ten decisions are proven to increase confidence.)

 

* BONUS 4: Discover Your Purpose Worksheet

(Includes two of my favorite exercises that will give you increased clarity!)

 

* BONUS 5: The 4 Fear Facts

(Fear can paralyze you if you let it. Here are four important distinctions to understand.)

 

All you have to do is order the Beyond Grit eBook on Amazon right NOW for 99 cents!



 

 

 

 

 

Mar 27, 2018

“When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you invincible. ―Anonymous

 

High performers can perform on demand. They don’t just “hope” they have a great day. They make it a great day.  They realize the self-awareness is key to leading yourself and they have a deep clarity of who they are. They don’t suppress emotions, but embrace is and get back to the present moment.

 

Week’s Power Phrase:

"I am aware of my focus. I don’t hope I have a great day – I make it a great day!"

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Mar 23, 2018

Richard Gordin is an emeritus professor in sport psychology at Utah State University. He has been at the university for 37 years. Dr. Gordin has authored 100 articles and book chapters.

He has been a sport psychology consultant for numerous athletic teams at his university, USA Gymnastics, USA Track and Field, US Ski and Snowboard Association and several professionals on the PGA and Champions Tours.

He was the sport psychology consultant for the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team in Seoul in 1988 and a sport psychology consultant for the USA Track and Field Team for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He recently served as the consultant for the USA Nordic Combined Ski Team in Vancouver in 2010 and in Sochi 2014.

In this interview, Rich and Cindra talk about:

  • His lessons learned attending several Olympic Games as a sport psych professional
  • What the best do to succeed at the Olympic Games
  • The mental skills that the best use on a daily basis
  • Two concepts: Scripts of Excellence and Scripts of Connection
  • Why acceptance is the first thing you must do

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Rich at cindrakamphoff.com/rich.

Mar 20, 2018

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” ―Jim Rohn

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about how high performers are aware of the energy they bring to conversations and situations. They notice the energy they bring and make adjustments as necessary. They decide to be an energy generator. They celebrate others. And they keep their positive energy high, so their or other people’s negativity can’t leak in.

This Week’s Power Phrase:

“I generate energy. I am full of enthusiasm, purpose, and a positive perspective.”

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

 

 

Mar 17, 2018

Tonya Johnston is an equestrian mental skills coach, author, and hunter-jumper A-circuit competitor with a master’s degree in sport psychology. Tonya travels to give mental skills workshops and works individually with clients and teams all over the world.

Tonya’s clients include riders and trainers at top A-circuit, regional and local barns; international grand prix riders; national medal final winners; NCAA Division I athletes; teams such as the Stanford and USC equestrian teams; and IEA teams throughout the country.

Tonya has a monthly “Inside Your Ride” podcast. Her book, “Inside Your Ride: Mental Skills for Being Happy and Successful with Your Horse” is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book formats.

In this interview, Tonya and Cindra talk about:

  • The uniqueness of equestrian sport psychology
  • Her “Two Positive Rule”
  • What she sees separates the world’s best from the rest
  • How to review your highlights as part of your “Post Ride Notes”
  • Why and how you can write your own Motivational Statement

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Tonya at cindrakamphoff.com/tonya.

Mar 14, 2018

“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” ―George Lucas

Summary: High performers determine where they shine their focus. Their mental spotlight is focused on what gives them energy, and what is good in a situation. They notice where their focus is, and gently get it back to what determines their success. They use “cue words” to bring their focus back on what leads to success.

This Week’s Power Phrase:

I determine where I shine my focus. I keep focused on what leads to my success. I focus on the good and what gives me energy!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Mar 8, 2018

Katherine Reutter-Adamek is an American record holder, World Champion, and two-time Olympic medalist in short track speedskating. She is an Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist.

After several injuries and surgeries following the 2011 season Katherine was forced to retire. She moved to Milwaukee to coach for three years before deciding to make a comeback for the 2018 Olympia Games. Coaching, along with a few great sports psychology consultants, has widened her perspective and helped her embrace a growth mindset. Through out the next two seasons she learned lessons from both triumph and failure that led her to pursue a career in public speaking and share her experiences about the mental game.

In this interview, Katherine and Cindra talk about:

  • Her journey to the Olympic Games
  • How the best handle failure
  • What her sport psychology consultants taught her about the mental game
  • How you can fight pressure with gratitude
  • Why she applies concepts like SEE and Expect the Expected (see Episode 162)
  • How to handle disappointments

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Katherine at cindrakamphoff.com/katherine.

You can find Katherine at katherinereutter.us and on Twitter at @katreutter.

Mar 7, 2018

“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” ―James Cook

High performers challenge their limiting beliefs.  They know that moving beyond our limiting beliefs is a critical first step in our success. We attract more of what we need in our life. Every day, they are working to believe in their potential.

This Week’s Power Phrase: “I challenge my limiting beliefs! I choose empowering beliefs to keep me excited and passion about my life, work and sport.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Mar 1, 2018

Russ Rausch is the Founder of Vision Pursue or VP. VP helps individuals and organizations create a Performance Mindset through their training and mobile app. Before founding Vision Pursue, Russ was the COO at the hedge fund Emil van Essen. Before that he was part of the executive team that took the trading software firm, Trading Technologies, Inc. (TT), from a 20-person startup to a 650-person global company as CFO, CIO, and EVP of Global Buyside Sales. Russ lives in Chicago.

In this interview, Russ and Cindra talk about:

  • His motivation and pursue behind Vision Pursue
  • The SEE Model (Separate, Embrace and Evaluate)
  • What it means to “Expect the Expected”
  • How “New Eyes” can help us see the world and our relationships with curiosity
  • When and why we need to break the pattern
  • How sport psychologists and other consultants can use Vision Pursue in their work

You can contact Russ Rausch at rrausch@visionpursue.com or on twitter at @visionpursue and find more information about Vision Pursue at visionpursue.com. 

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Russ at cindrakamphoff.com/russ. 

Feb 28, 2018

“You can have all the talent in the world, but it takes a special person with the right attitude to succeed.” Olympian Brenda Martinez

High performers mentally prepare. They spend the majority of their time in the present – not in the past or the future. They accept what they can’t control instead of fighting it. They interpret their nerves as excitement and fly their butterflies in formation.

Week’s Power PhraseI accept what I cannot control instead of fight it. I gain control by keeping my mind in the present.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Feb 22, 2018

Dr. Eric Bean is the Director of High Performance for HigherEchelon, Inc. As a high performance and leadership consultant, Eric has worked with Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, surgeons, business professionals, and athletes. After receiving his PhD, Eric worked with various Soldier populations, including Special Forces, intact infantry squads, and Wounded Warriors. Eric also created a comprehensive program for surgical and non-surgical residents at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Following his work with the Army, Eric was recruited to work with the Navy SEALs at the Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWC) in Coronado, California. He provided mental skills training to Navy SEALs and candidates, as well as leadership development for the cadre. Dr. Bean is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (AASP) and works with individuals and teams to strengthen their ability to lead others, maximize team functioning, perform at an elite level under high-pressure conditions, and maintain consistency despite changing circumstances.

Eric is a published, peer-reviewed author who lives in San Diego with his wife, two young sons, and two dogs.

In this interview, Eric shares with us:

  • What separates the world’s best from the rest
  • Why an understanding of self and our values is at the foundation of high performance
  • The difference between meditation and mindfulness
  • Why we need to separate self from our thoughts
  • How to identify our mission statement and our shadow mission
  • The difference between our absolute best and relative best

You can contact Eric on Twitter at @GetaStrongMind and at www.GetAStrongMind.com

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Eric at cindrakamphoff.com/eric.

Feb 20, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about the Winter Olympic Games using a world-class skier, Mikaela Shiffrin, as an example.

Summary: High performers feel the fear, but don’t let it keep them from doing what they want to, have to, or designed to do.  They know it’s natural to have negativity – but they are aware of it and talk back to build their confidence. They don’t beat themselves up when they fail – but embrace the beauty of the emotions.

Week’s Power PhraseI keep a calm and clear mind. I tell myself anything is possible RIGHT NOW!

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Feb 15, 2018

Dr. Amber Selking is a mental performance consultant and founder of the Selking Performance Group. She works to emphasize the power of Mindset and Leadership to drive lasting change in businesses, on athletic teams, and in individual lives.

Amber received her PhD in applied sport psychology, with an emphasis in positive psychology and the effect of brain functioning on performance.

She currently serves as the Mental Performance Coach and Consultant to Head Coach Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Football team, and an adjunct professor in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

In this interview, Amber shares with us:

  • Her “Do, Better, How” exercise
  • Why visual cues and reminders are helpful
  • When to tell yourself, “I got this.”
  • What separates the world’s best from the rest
  • How “Wonder Woman” is a mindset

You can contact Amber on Twitter at @DrSelking and at www.selkingperformance.com

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Amber at cindrakamphoff.com/amber

Feb 14, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about how to be a great teammate.

The 10 Practices are featured in Cindra's book, Beyond Grit, and you can find a PDF of the 10 practices of the world's best at: https://www.beyondgrit.com/bonus/.

Magic Johnson once said: “Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for teammates.”

High performers are a good teammate. They work to support and help others on their team and in their family. They praise others but give honest feedback. They celebrate others and assume whatever role is necessary. They check their ego at the door – instead, are humble and always growing.

This Week’s Power Phrase"I support and celebrate my teammates. I put We before Me!"

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Feb 6, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about how to crush it in the world’s biggest game.

The 10 Practices are featured in Cindra's book, Beyond Grit, and you can find a PDF of the 10 practices of the world's best at: https://www.beyondgrit.com/bonus/.

Summary: High performers are in control of themselves when they are on the world’s biggest stage. They stay in the moment, dominate the controllables, and master their thinking. They are able to performance at their best because they practice thinking like the world’s best every day.

Week’s Power PhraseI choose to respond with purpose and intention. I master my mindset daily!

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Feb 4, 2018

Ian Warner is a Canadian track athlete specializing in the 100 meters. On June 30, 2012, he finished second behind his brother, Justin, in the 100 meters at the 2012 Nationals Track & Field Championships in Calgary to make his first Olympic team.

He is the founder of Kho Labs, which is a mobile technology that connects injured athletes with local health care providers. Ian is also a self-published author, an avid reader (he read 100 books in 2017), and runs a website called athleticcourage.com.

In this interview, Ian and Cindra talk about:

  • His keys to success and making it to the Olympics
  • Ian’s disappointment at the Olympic Games
  • How his experiences with injury led him to develop a new APP for athletes
  • Why we should approach everything with a long-term mindset
  • And his recommendations after reading 100 books in 2017

You can contact Ian on Twitter at @Kho_Labs and by email at ianw@kholabs.com

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Ian at cindrakamphoff.com/ianwarner

 

Feb 2, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about the 9th practice of the world's best: they live and let go.

The 10 Practices are featured in Cindra's book, Beyond Grit, and you can find a PDF of the 10 practices of the world's best at: https://www.beyondgrit.com/bonus/.

Summary of the episode: High performers let go of mistakes and tough things so they are not heavy or weighed down. Mistakes and disappointments can teach us a lot about ourselves. It’s important when we do experience failure that we see it as learning tool – perhaps motivating us to improve and get better. The best: learn, burn and return. 

This Week’s Power Phrase:

I see failure and mistakes as opportunity to learn and grow. I will get it next time!

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Jan 21, 2018

Scott Welle is a #1 international best selling author, speaker, peak performance strategist and founder of Outperform The Norm, which trains high achievers and athletes to remove their self-imposed limitations, increase confidence and accomplish more than they ever thought possible.

He has authored 8 books, has a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology, practices what he preaches– completing five Ironman triathlons, 27 marathons and a 100-mile ultramarathon. 

In this interview, Scott and Cindra talk about:

  • What it means to outperform the norm
  • Why we should play to win instead of play not to loose
  • How your self-limiting beliefs are a governor of your potential
  • Why you must do it now to build momentum
  • His insights after doing the unthinkable – completing a 100-mile race!

We'd love to hear from you on Twitter - find Scott @scottwelle and Cindra @Mentally_Strong.

 

Jan 16, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about the "Minneapolis Miracle" and the mental processes that support a moment like that.

Summary: High performers choose to always believe. They take time to train their perspective and mind each day. They realize their response may be an automatic negative thought about the reasons it’s not possible. But, instead they CAR IT! – Catch it, Address it, and Refocus it. They believe “Anything is possible.”

This Week’s Power Phrase: I will always believe. Even when the odds are against me or my team, I will believe anything is possible!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Jan 12, 2018

High performers spend time at the beginning of the year reflecting on where they want to go. They write their goals down and keep their goals posted where they can see them. This increases their chances of success and keeps them going for the year to come.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Jan 2, 2018

Brian Miles recently transitioned into the role of Mental Performance Coordinator for the Cleveland Indians after being a Mental Performance Coach for their minor leagues for the past two and a half years.

In his role with the Indians, Brian works to enhance the mental and emotional development of players, and works to ensure collaboration of the mental domain amongst other disciplines within the organization.

Prior to joining the Indians, Brian worked for the United States Army as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program both at Fort Bliss (TX) and Fort Drum (NY). Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Montclair State University, NJ where he played four years of college soccer. He then received his Master of Education in Psychology: Athletic Counseling from Springfield College, MA along with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Clinical Mental Health. 

In this interview, Brian and Cindra talk about:

  • What separates the world’s best
  • What it means to work on the edge of your capacity
  • How and why to take the ego out of your work
  • How acceptance and then moving on is key to staying in the present moment
  • Why routines lead to consistency
  • How the best approach obstacles

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Brian at cindrakamphoff.com/brian.

Jan 1, 2018

High performers know that fear lives in the future and is self-created. High performers choose to feel the fear, flex their courage muscle, and stay engaged in the present moment to stay gritty, grow and learn. They do things that are scary to reach high performance.

This Week’s Power Phrase: I choose courage over fear. I flex my courage muscle, take a deep breath in and go for it!

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Dec 24, 2017

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” Melody Beattie

High performers intentionally practice gratitude daily. They know gratitude is the perfect antidote to negative emotions because it’s impossible to feel gratitude and fear, anxiety, worry, envy or anger at the same time. They use tools to increase their gratitude to thrive during the holiday season.

Power Phrase This Week: I choose to intentionally practice gratitude daily. I focus on what I am grateful to stay in the present moment.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Dec 22, 2017

Dr. Jermaine M. Davis is Founder & CEO of Jermaine M. Davis Seminars & Workshops, Inc., a personal and professional development company that creates customized presentations, learning resources, and educational materials. Top organizations such as 3M, Penn State, Best Buy, Caterpillar, Sam’s Club, Prudential, West Point Military Academy, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car regularly seek out Dr. Jermaine’s expertise.

As a teenager, Dr. Jermaine began studying principles of success, and with the encouragement of mentors and teachers, he enrolled in college.  After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Elmhurst College, he became the first person in his family to graduate from college! He continued his education by earning a Master’s in Speech Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University.

Dr. Jermaine has authored and co-authored ten books on topics of academic success, diversity and inclusion, leadership.

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Jermaine at cindrakamphoff.com/jermaine.

In this interview, Jermaine and Cindra talk about:

  • His lessons learned growing up in the Henry Horner Housing Projects in a single parent home
  • What he learned from the death of his brother Greg
  • Why honesty and vulnerabililty matters
  • His C + R = Success or Failure formula
  • How to build your SWVs
  • 3 benefits of a crystal clear vision
  • The differences between your PVGs – purpose, vision and goals
Dec 19, 2017

High performers see their greatness. They know they have greatness inside of them and each day they work to show their greatness. They let go of suffering. They don’t believe the doubt, anxiety or anger. They decide to tell themselves the truth about who they are and what they can become.

High Performance Power Phrase: I see greatness inside of me and others. Each day I realize my greatness.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Dec 8, 2017

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” William Arthur Ward

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about how high performers imagine past and future success regularly. They create in their mind first, and then they live it. They imagine accomplishing their goals with VICE – vividness, intensity, controllability, and emotions.

High Performance Power Phrase: I imagine success. I create success in my mind first, and then I make it happen.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Dec 4, 2017

Dr. Graig Chow is an Assistant Professor of Sport Psychology at Florida State University where he is the Program Coordinator and Director of Supervision and Practicum. Dr. Chow is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, and Research & Practice Division Head of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

In this episode, Graig and Cindra discuss:

  • How the best in the world stay excel and stay driven
  • The best way to reflect post event
  • How to identify your core values
  • How he uses mindfulness and motivational interviewing in his practice
  • How he helps athletes address the yips

You can find a full description and contact information for Graig at cindrakamphoff.com/graig.

Dec 2, 2017

“In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” Shalane Flanagan

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about Shalane Flanagan, the recent New York Cities Marathon Winner. We use her as an example of how high performers go after their big goals with grit and patience. They dream one step above their comfort zone. They stick with their goals despite adversity, and setbacks. They remind themselves what they are going after each day. They build support of people around them and celebrate others successes.

High Performance Power Phrase: I go after my goals with passion and excitement. I know what I want, and every day I work toward my goals. I stay focused and gritty.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

 

Nov 19, 2017

High performers choose to make a decision to show up as themselves and be real instead of trying to be someone else or someone they are not. They consciously practice authenticity. They own their story, let go of comparison and work to “do you” no matter where they are at.

High Performance Power Phrase this week: The world needs me and my gifts. I will show up as myself and let me true self be seen. I will “do me.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

Nov 8, 2017

Rob is a mental coach who works with Indy Eleven Pro Soccer and teams at the University of Notre Dame. He speaks often to businesses, universities, and corporate athletes including Marriott, Walgreens, Morgan Stanley, and PGA of America. He’s been a mental coach to multiple winners on the PGA Tour, a medalist at the Rio Olympics, the 2013 USTA National Champion and have caddied on the PGA Tour. He has been a certified consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology since 2006. Rob has authored six books including: No One Does it Alone, The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness, Mental Toughness Training for Golf, NO FEAR: A Simple Guide to Mental Toughness, & Don’t “Should” on Your Kids: Build Their Mental Toughness and 50 Ways to Win: Pro Football’s Hinge Moments.

Rob was also an assistant professor of Sport Psychology for six years, publishing over a dozen research articles on the “Yips” in Golf, and effectiveness of sport psychology interventions. He has completed a 1/2 Ironman, two marathons, and numerous other road races.

You can find a full description of the podcast and contact information for Rob at cindrakamphoff.com/rob.

Oct 31, 2017

High performers develop their resilience - their ability to adapt despite difficulties. In this episode, we talk about 3 ways to develop your resilience.

1) Have a short-term memory and see failure as helpful.

2) Develop the ability to regulate their emotions and choose positive emotions such as gratitude.

3) And be a tenacious optimist – always believing something good is going to happen.

High Performance Power Phrase this week: "I am resilient. I have the bounce back factor. I can adapt and recover."

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com 

 

Oct 26, 2017

Cristina is a highly experienced sport psychologist with over 20 years of experience in teaching, counseling and sport administration. Her clients include Olympic Medalists and World Champions as well as professional and national soccer teams. One professional team she works with is the soccer team Philadelphia Union where she works directly with first team athletes.

She was the Sport Psychologist for several teams in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games including Synchronized Swimming, Track and Field, Modern Pentathlon, Swimming, Diving, Archery, Taekwondo and Soccer. Cristina competed in two Olympic Games (Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992) and held the Mexican High Jump Record with a 6’4” jump for 22 years.

Find a full description at cindrakamphoff.com/cristina.

Oct 21, 2017

“Trust the process. We always end up right where we’re meant to be. Right when we’re meant to be there.” Anonymous

High performers focus on the process to be successful. They execute the process daily and stay focus on the fundamentals. They give their best effort in the present moment. Trust themselves and their plan.

High Performance Power Phrase: I trust the process. I put in the work necessary for success.

Oct 11, 2017

Gene and Jeff Zannetti developed Wrestling Mindset to help wrestlers reach their full potential in wrestling, school and life. 
 

Gene Zannetti graduated with a Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has two masters degrees; one in Sport Psychology and the other in Clinical Psychology. Gene is a certified School Psychologist, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. His masters degree thesis (Perfectionism & Anxiety) has been published in the International Journal of Wrestling Sciences.  Gene was a nationally ranked All-Ivy League wrestler at UPenn. 

Gene has studied the best wrestlers, coaches & experts in the world to learn the secrets of performance success. This led to the development of a one of a kind, trademarked Wrestling Mindset program. Since 2008, Wrestling Mindset coaches have worked with thousands of wrestlers, teams, coaches & clubs. The Wrestling Mindset program has been used by the Men's & Women's USA National Team, top college and high school teams & wrestlers, as well as youth and rec programs throughout the country. 

A full description can be found at cindrakamphoff.com/gene.

Oct 4, 2017

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

In a study published in the New York Times, Google studied 180 teams, conduct 200-plus interviews, and analyze over 250 different team attributes.

They found these 5 attributes to be in common in high-performing teams. In today's episode, we focus on #5.

1. Dependability. - Team members get things done on time and meet expectations.

2. Structure and clarity. - High-performing teams have clear goals, and have well-defined roles within the group.

3. Meaning. - The work has personal significance to each member.

4. Impact. - The group believes their work is purposeful and positively impacts the greater good.

5. Psychological Safety. - the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake.

My High Performance Power Phrase: I see failure and mistakes as an opportunity to learn and grow.  I help others around me be their true self and feel comfortable going for it!

 

Sep 29, 2017

Dr. Traci Statler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton.

She has been providing sport and performance consulting services for over 15 years, and currently serves as a consultant for USA Track and Field, USA Volleyball, USA Pole Vault, and a variety of additional collegiate programs. She furthermore conducts individual performance enhancement sessions with professional and junior elite athletes, medical practitioners, and police officers in southern California.

She is the upcoming president for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and also has served as the Vice President of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP).

She had the privilege of attending the Rio Olympics with USA Track and Field as their sport psychology consultant.

You can find the full show notes at cindrakamphoff.com/traci.

If you enjoyed today's episodes, tag Traci @TraciStatler and Cindra @Mentally_Strong on Twitter.

Sep 27, 2017

“If you say, I can’t, you are restricting what you can do, or will ever do.” Michael Phelps.

High performers are intentional with their self-talk. They talk to themselves in a powerful way. Reminding themselves that I can, I am, I will…

My High Performance Power Phrase: I talk to myself, not listen. I think “I will . . . I can . . . I am . . .” to help me reach my wicked awesome potential.

Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Ken Ravizza is back! In his second interview on the podcast, Ken talks about his new book and coaching program, Heads Up Baseball 2. Ken has spent over 40 years as a sport psychology educator, and over 20 years working in Major League Baseball, including most recently with the Chicago Cubs.

In this interview, we talk about:

  • Why today we need to be taught how to compete
  • What he means by "working the mental game"
  • His RAMP-C Concept from the book
  • As a parent, what to do on the car ride home
  • How Heads Up Baseball is not just for sport, but for life
  • Joe Madden’s Respect 90 concept

Find Ken on Twitter @KenRavizza1 and Cindra @Mentally_Strong.

To get a copy of Ken's new book or join his coaching program, visit: HeadsUpBaseball2.com.

Sep 18, 2017

High performers intentionally practice gratitude daily. They know gratitude is the perfect antidote to negative emotions because it’s impossible to feel gratitude and fear, anxiety, worry, envy or anger at the same time. They use tools to increase their gratitude and express gratitude even despite difficulties.

Power Phrase today: I choose to intentionally practice gratitude daily. I focus on what I am grateful for to stay fueled and excited for my life, sport and business.

Sep 13, 2017

Maddie, the feature story in Chapter 15 of Beyond Grit, is a former gymnast who overcame an ACL injury to competed in the State Meet in the vault and beam. On the night of the state meet right after accomplishing her dream goals, she was hit head on by a drunk driver. She broke both of her legs and could no longer compete in the sport. Despite these hardships, she says she is “lucky.” Listen to hear why.

BeyondGrit.com

Sep 7, 2017

During this Facebook Life event, Josh Lifrak, Director of the Mental Skills Program with the Chicago Cubs, and Cindra talk about working in Pro Sport, her new book Beyond Grit, and the 10 Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performing Edge.

To order a copy of Beyond Grit, go to BeyondGrit.com. Order by Thursday, Sept. 7th at 11:59 EST and you will receive $5 off, free shipping, free audiobook, and free ebook.

www.BeyondGrit.com

Aug 31, 2017

Cardiff D. Hall has a passion for life and helps individuals transform their self being so they reach and sustain achievement. He is a relentless optimist and has over 25 yaers of experience in marketing and sales.

Cardiff’s book Tide Turners - The Practical Guide To Help You Feel In Control, Experience More Joy and Sustain Achievement In Life earned a #1 new release on Amazon in January 2017. He coaches individuals who seek to achieve and delivers weekly inspiration and practical advice in his Tide Turners newsletter.

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/Cardiff

High Performance Mindset listeners can get a FREE copy of his #1 New Release at cardiffdhall.com/hpmindset

Aug 29, 2017

 “Nothing will work unless you do. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of being.” – John Wooden

In this episode, Cindra reveals her Top 10 Practices of the World’s Best which is the structure of her new book, Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High-Performance Edge.

You can get a free download and PDF of the 10 Practices and take part in the Beyond Grit Workshop at beyondgrit.com.

Summary: High performers work to develop 10 key practices that help you overcome the odds, live with purpose, and live a big life that you were intended to live. They go after their big dreams, stay gritty, but master their mindset so they can getting out your own way.

Power Phrase Monday: I master my mindset. I own my dreams. I think and act like the world’s best.

Aug 20, 2017

"Confidence isn't walking into a room thinking you're better than anyone, it's walking in not comparing yourself to anyone at all." LiveLifeHappy.com

Summary: High performers are confident – they believe and trust in their ability. They have certainty that they will be successful. They work to be fully prepared, give their best effort and are their own best friend.

Affirmation this Week: I choose confidence. I choose to believe and trust in my ability.

Aug 13, 2017

Dr. Carmen Tebbe Preibe spent 9 years at the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department. At OU, she provided counseling, performance enhancement, leadership, and team-building services for all OU student-athletes. 

While we loved life in Oklahoma, her and her husband wanted to raise our children closer to family and moved to Ankeny, Iowa in August 2015.  She worked for the Iowa State University Student Counseling Services for 9 months and then started in her current role as a part-time sport psychologist for the University of Iowa Athletics Department.  In addition to serving the Hawkeyes, she has a consulting and private practice business, Upside Down Performance, with Dr. Angie Fifer (Episode 40: Confidence is a Decision).

Carmen and Angie have over 25 years combined experience and offer on-line courses for student-athletes in transition. To learn more about their course, go to upsidedownperformance.com where High Performance Mindset listeners get 25% OFF any on-line course with the coupon code: TRANSITIONS.

Find the full show notes at cindrakamphoff.com/upsidedown.

Aug 10, 2017

“Life is available only in the present moment.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

High performers know that their mind can be in three places: the past, present or future. Next time your focused on the past or future in a negative way, remember that these are the places where negative emotions live. Your success is determined by your ability to stay in the present moment. To stay focused on the here and now, commit to staying aware of your focus, moment by moment. It’s all about awareness first, choice second.

What is this week’s affirmation?

"I live and play in the moment. I can do anything and be anything right here, right now."

Aug 4, 2017

Dr. Alan Zimmerman is the author of two books: Pivot: How One Turn In Attitude Can Lead To Success and The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work. He has delivered more than 2000 programs, in 49 states and 22 countries. 

Recently, Alan was awarded the CSP by the National Speakers Association (NSA), an award given to the top 5% of all speakers nationwide. And in 2003 was awarded the CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence) Speaker Hall of Fame - a designation that less than 1% of the NSA speakers hold.

On the personal side, Alan Zimmerman is a husband, a father, a biker and a hiker who has explored everything from the jungles of Thailand to the cold chill of the Arctic Circle. 

Get a full description and summary of the podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/alan.

Jul 29, 2017

“Goal setting is critical in performance but the key is what are you focused on TODAY to get better? The time is now the place is here.” Ken Ravizza

In this episode, Cindra shares 4 take-aways she got from interviewing Ken Ravizza.


Summary: High performers constantly work on themselves. They are in constant evolution. They focus less on how they feel. They enjoy the people that they are around and learn to love where there feet are.

Affirmation this Week: “Today, I will enjoy where I’m at, learn where I’m at, and really immerse myself where I am at.”

 

Jul 21, 2017

Dr. Ken Ravizza was a professor for over 40 years at Cal State Fullerton and has become a legend in professional baseball where he helps teams and athletes master the mental game. He has worked in professional baseball for over 25 years, and has worked closely with Joe Madden, the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Over the years he has worked with Madden at the Angels, Dodgers, Rays, and now at the Cubs. He has been involved in over eight Olympic Games where he has helped athletes master the mental game.

You can find a full transcript of Ken's interview and the show notes at cindrakamphoff.com/ken/.

 

Jul 17, 2017

“No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.”— Denis Waitley

Summary: High performers live on purpose. They know their purpose. They are committed to something greater then themselves.

This week's affirmation: "I live and play on purpose. My purpose is greater than myself. I have a unique purpose and live that purpose."

Jul 12, 2017

Jason Selk is considered to be one of the premier performance coaches in the United States. He helps numerous well-known professional and Olympic athletes as well as Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 executives and organizations develop the mental toughness necessary for high-level success. While serving as the Director of Mental Training for the St Louis Cardinals, Dr. Jason Selk helped the team win their first World Series in over 20 years.

Dr. Selk’s second book, Executive Toughness, is a best-selling business book and his first book, 10-Minute Toughness, is on pace to be one of the best-selling sport psychology books of all time. Dr. Selk’s latest book Organize Tomorrow Today was ranked by CEO READ as the 13th best-selling business book of 2016.

In this interview, Jason and Cindra discuss:

  • How he helps his clients create an “attack mentality”
  • How working in sports and business compare
  • Why focusing on the process is key to success
  • The channel capacity
  • How elite performers differ from the rest
  • His definition of mental toughness
  • How his clients use success logs
  • And his advice for people interested in going into the field of sport psychology

You can find the full show notes at cindrakamphoff.com/jason.

Jul 7, 2017

“There is no passion to be found playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

High performers find and follow their passion. They turn that passion into their purpose – knowing that their purpose makes them uniquely you. They cultivate that passion – work to grow their passion. They keep trying new things until they find it. So, they can be one of the 11% of people in the world doing what they love!

Affirmation this Week: I find and live my passion. I remind myself every day what I am passionate about.

Jul 4, 2017

Gregory Dale, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics at Duke University. He is also the Director of the Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs for Duke Athletics.

In addition to his work with Duke athletes and coaches, Greg consults with numerous college and professional athletes/teams as well as organizations and corporations around the world. Greg has written four books related to leadership, performance, and parenting.  

In this interview, Greg discusses:

  • The difference between winners and champions
  • Secrets of successful coaches
  • How coaches and leadership is an art
  • Why coaches should let athletes compete through mistakes
  • Why service is essential to keep center as a coach and leader

For full show notes, visit: cindrakamphoff.com/greg

Jun 29, 2017

High performers are gritty. They don’t give up on their goals. They stay the course by owning their why and  remember that difficulties happen for them. They imagine the finish line to keep them going, and then take the next step toward what they want.

My Affirmation this Week: “I am gritty. I don’t give up. I stay the course.”

Jun 24, 2017

A world-renowned psychologist and Author of several books including the recent New York Times Bestseller Performing Under Pressure, Dr. Hank Weisinger has also written several other books including Emotional Intelligence at Work, The Power of Positive Criticism, The Genius of Instinct, the New York Times Bestseller Nobody’s Perfect.

He has spent three decades helping individuals and organizations enhance their personal and work effectiveness through innovative applications of clinical, counseling, social, organizational, and evolutionary psychology. He is a popular blogger for PsychologyToday.com, Huffington Post, Execunet.com, and Lifehack.org.

To help more people deal with pressure, Dr. Weisinger has transformed Performing Under Pressure into a state of the art empowering E-Course Workshop Experience.

You can get $5 off the $97 price with the COUPON CODE: MINDSET:

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In this interview, Hank discusses:

  • What is pressure and when we experience it
  • What is choking and why we choke under pressure
  • How our natural tools inside our body help us deal with pressure

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/hank.

Jun 23, 2017

High performers work to understand themselves. They are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and actions in the present moment. They are an observer of themselves and they use the ABCs to stay aware.

My Affirmation this Week: “I work to understand myself and my tendencies. I master myself to reach a new level.

Jun 18, 2017

Dr. Wendy Borlabi is currently working with the Chicago Bulls and is founder of Borlabi Consulting, a performance psychology firm. She is an independent consultant with the National Basketball Association, and worked for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) at their training center in San Diego for six years (two Winter Olympic and one Summer Olympic Games). 

She co-founded Acumen Performance Group along with six current and ex-Navy SEALs, and spend five years at James Madison University where she began the sport psychology services for the student-athletes, coaches and athletic department. She received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Sport Psychology and Exercise Psychology at Argosy University/Phoenix.

In this interview, Wendy discusses:

  • What distinguishes the elite from the super elite
  • The psychological attributes of the world’s best athletes
  • The mental skill she teaches all of the athletes she works with
  • How self-awareness it like body odor (love it!)
  • How she addresses barriers to mental training
  • 7 ways to address anxiety
  • Her recommendations for those interested in studying sport psychology or want to learn more about it

Get a description and tweets/quotes at cindrakamphoff.com/wendy.

Jun 13, 2017

“So many years of school and getting degrees yet nobody ever taught us how to love ourselves and why it’s so important.” Lewis Howes

High performers are self-compassionate – they practice kindness. They work to not beat themselves up. They know this leads them to greatness, fulfillment and a high performance. They talk to themselves like their best friend would.

Affirmation this Week: I am kind to myself. I love myself. I am enough.

Jun 10, 2017

A runner since age 11, Dr. Jason Karp is one of America’s foremost running experts, entrepreneur, and creator of the Revo2lution Running certification. He owns Run-Fit, LLC, the premier provider of innovative running and fitness services.

A prolific writer, Jason is the author of eight books including: The Inner Runner, Run Your Fat Off, 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts, Running a Marathon For Dummies, Running for Women, and 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners.

As a private coach, he has helped many runners meet their potential, ranging from a first-time race participant to an Olympic Trials qualifier. A competitive runner since sixth grade, Dr. Karp is a nationally-certified running coach through USA Track & Field, has been sponsored by PowerBar and Brooks.

Jason discusses in this interview:

  • Why we run
  • How running through discomfort is a transferable skill to life
  • The changes in our body after a run
  • How effort can become effortless
  • How running can help us gain self-acceptance

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/jasonkarp.

Jun 5, 2017

“You must learn a new way to think before you can learn a new way to be.” Marianne Williamson

High performers live and teach. They see their problems as gifts – as puzzles to solve. They see their difficulties as opportunities. They channel their inner Gabe and are thankful for their experiences, people and moments. When they do this, they increase their performance, happiness and grit.

This Week's Affirmation: I master my mindset. I grab a hold of my goals. Nothing is too hard or impossible for me!

May 30, 2017

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the decision that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon

High performers know that growth happens in their Courage Zone. They act with courage and bravery. They play big! They take risks and try new things. They live a life continually pursing their dreams.

Affirmation this Week: I choose my Courage Zone. I will play big, try new things, and act with courage and bravery.

May 21, 2017

Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident.

JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.

In this interview, JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event taught her to tap into an indomitable mindset, trust her instincts and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son’s life…and her own.

She also discusses:

  • How to develop your own Miracle Mindset
  • 7 Mindsets of the Miracle Mindset
  • The Mindset Score Card and how you can get it
  • Why taking imperfect action is essential for your success
  • How she discovered why mindset is important

You can find JJ on Twitter @jjvirgin, on Facebook HERE, and at www.jjvirgin.com. You can also find the Miracle Mindset Score Card HERE.

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/jjvirgin.

May 20, 2017

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” William James, psychologist

High performers understand that happiness is a choice. They realize happiness doesn’t come from what they do or accomplish, it comes from a decision. High performers choose to focus on the 3 Ps of Happiness – pleasure, passion and their higher purpose.

Affirmation this Week: I choose happiness. I focus on what I love to, my passion, and my higher purpose.

May 15, 2017

James Leath joined IMG Academy in 2015. As Head of Leadership Development, James develops and delivers curriculum for IMG Academy student-athletes across 8 sports and presents to visiting teams, companies, and professional athletes.

James attended Fresno State University where he received his B.A. in Communication. During college, when he wasn't playing football, he was best known for being the beloved mascot of Fresno State, Time Out. After graduation, James went on to play quarterback for a semi-pro team in Fresno, CA. With over 15 years of coaching experience and a M.A. in Performance Psychology, James is passionate about teaching athletes the tools they need in order to be successful in life and in sport. 

Some gems James provides in this interview include:

  • How you are a leader
  • James’ definition of leadership
  • Why Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz is James’ favorite leader
  • The characteristics of a great leader
  • Why adversity is essential to leader
  • 5 areas of great leadership
  • 3 people you need in your life

 

You can find James on Twitter @JamesLeath or follow his blog at jamesleath.com.

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/james.

May 12, 2017

“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted.” Max Lucado, Best-selling author

High performers are confident – they believe and trust in their ability. They learn and let go when they make a mistake, knowing that failure is just feedback. They end their day building their confidence. And they imagine their future with excitement and picture greatness.

Affirmation this Week: I choose confidence. I choose to believe in myself. I picture my future with excitement!

May 6, 2017

As an engaging and inspiring speaker who mixes humor with a powerful message, Barbara Churchill has been mentoring working women for over twenty years. Having built and run three successful businesses herself with revenues in seven-figures, she has learned what it takes to create the kind of work/life balance that is meaningful and sustainable. Barbara has lead sessions on self-confidence and leadership for Fortune 100 companies. She also speaks on communication, work/life integration, employee engagement and coaches clients on a one-on-one basis or small group format.

Topics we discuss in this episode include:

  • The characteristics of our thoughts
  • How to be more aware of your thoughts
  • Why deep breathing and mediation clear your brain
  • And the thought wheel
  • And how to choose the wise thoughts

You can find Barbara at: www.barbarachurchill.com, on Twitter @BarbChurchill and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/barbaraburnschurchill.

May 5, 2017

Mark Twain once said that: “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.”

High performers, or people who are working to reach their greater potential, live on purpose. They know their purpose. They know why they get up in the morning. They are committed to something bigger then themselves.

This week's affirmation: I live and play on purpose. No one else has the same experiences, knowledge and gifts as I do. I have a unique purpose and live that purpose.

May 1, 2017

In this interview, Brett Bartholomew, provides us a preview of his new book, Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In which achieved “Best Seller” and was ranked in the “Amazon Top 100 Books Overall.”

Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, Bartholomew Strength. His experience includes across 23 sports at levels ranging from youths to Olympians. He’s supported Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters, including those competing in the UFC.

Topics we discuss in this episode include:

  • The difference between exposure and experience
  • 3 things world-class athletes do differently
  • Ways that he had dealt with critics and how he helps his clients do the same
  • 3 stages of internal identification (reflection, inspection, and progression or questioning who you are, examining who you are, and owning who you are)
  • How to own who you are
  • His journey to get out there with your message

You can find Brett and more information about his book at ConsciousCoachingBook.com

You can also find Brett on Twitter and Instagram at @Coach_BrettB.

Apr 28, 2017

“If you think you can or think you can’t, your right.” Henry Ford

High performers focus on the possibilities. They think big and dream about their future. They do not put limits on their ability or achievements. Instead, they defy limits. They don’t settle for average.

Today's Affirmation today:

I choose to see the possibilities for myself and my future. I stay gritty, believing I can do the impossible. I see all the ways I can make it happen.

Apr 20, 2017

Dr. Kay Porter owns Porter Performance Systems, a sports and organizational counseling firm in Eugene, Oregon. She teaches mental training techniques to athletes, teams, businesses, and school districts. She has also worked as a sport psychology consultant to the University of Oregon Athletic Department, USA Track and Field, and the U.S. Tennis Association. She is the author of The Mental Athlete: Inner Training for Peak Performance and Visual Athletics (my favorite imagery book!).

In this interview, she talks extensively about her philosophy of using energy psychology within the framework of mental training. She also shares her refocusing technique which includes 3 parts: 1) blinking, 2) 3 deep breaths, and 3) looking left to right.

You can follow Kay on Twitter @KayPorter or find her at thementalathlete.com.

Apr 13, 2017

Gritty people know what they want. In the face of adversity and setbacks, they go after their goals with deep commitment. They have passion, perseverance and purpose that drives them toward long-term goals.

Are you gritty? In this episode, Cindra talks about 3 Signs to know if you are gritty!

This week's affirmation: "I am gritty. I have a deep commitment to my long-term goals. I put in the hours necessary for success."

Apr 10, 2017

Dr. Vernice Richards is the Director of Mental Conditioning and Peak Performance at the Evert Tennis Academy. She is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. She is a certified by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP-CC #505), received her Masters in Counseling specializing in Sports Psychology from Boston University and her PhD in Sport Psychology from Florida State University.

In this interview, she discusses her pyramid of success, how she teaches breathing and mindfulness, and how we can "compete" to be the best we can be.

Full shownotes are available at cindrakamphoff.com/vernice.

 

Apr 6, 2017

Last weekend I went to an event called “Unleash the Power Within” with Tony Robbins. This episode is about 3 things I learned.

High performers don’t believe their 2 million year brain. They choose to condition themselves to be happy and grateful. What is wrong is always there, and so it what is right. They focus on love, gratitude and appreciation when they are fearful. And they hang around with outstanding people to raise their game.

Today's affirmation: "I raise my game. I step up. I master myself to create the future that I want."

Apr 1, 2017

Dr. Larry Lauer is the Director of Player Development for the US Tennis Association. In this role, he is also a mental skills specialist working with the most elite tennis players in the U.S. to help accelerate them from juniors to pros. He works with athletic coaches to help them support and develop their athletes.

In this interview, he talks about how three things separate the best in the world: 1) an unbelievable work ethic focused on always getting better, 2) a commitment to the process that doesn’t bear fruit for some time, and 3) passion for what they do.

We talk about how the best are almost solely focused on the process (about 95% of the time), but they check in with their outcome goals periodically throughout the season – perhaps every quarter, he suggests. Or, they use their outcome goals to stay motivated and pushing themselves during training.

Other topics discussed:

  • His “Breath and Believe” Strategy
  • 3 Steps to Command the Moment
  • 3 Things the Best Coaches Do

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/Larry.

You find Larry on twitter at @LarryLauer or email him at Lauer@usta.com.

Mar 28, 2017

High performers break free of mental barriers. They dream big. They play big. They continuously push themselves and their limits. They realize fear will always be there if they are growing and learning. They choose to stay present moment focused and make a decision to be confident.

This week's affirmation: "I dream big. I play big. I continuously push myself past my limits to find a new level."

Mar 24, 2017

High performers don’t play small. They play big. They continuously push themselves and their limits. They go after their big dreams. And each day, the work to reach their best and their greatest potential. They ask themselves, “what would the best in the world do right now?”

This week's affirmation: I play big. I move forward towards my dreams and goals with passion. I do what the world’s best do!

Mar 21, 2017

Gloria Balague is a sport psychologist who currently works with the elite athletes and teams including the Chicago Bears, USA Gymnastics and USA Track and Field. She taught at the University of Illinois, Chicago starting in 1988 and retired just a few short years ago. Gloria has attended several Olympic and World Championships helping athletes with the mental game. 

She says that the world’s best have two distinguishing characteristics: 1) they have a clear picture of where they are right now and 2) have an unshakeable belief in themselves and belief they can get there.

She describes the unique environment of the NFL and how this creates difficulties in helping athletes with the mental game. The NFL is the only environment where new athletes can be signed throughout the season. She also talks about her experiences as a female working in the NFL.

You can find a full description and summary at Cindrakamphoff.com/gloria.

Mar 19, 2017

“All stress begins with one negative thought.” Rhonda Byme

High performers take control of their thinking. They notice their ANTS and talk back to their ANTS (automatic negative thoughts) in a powerful and productive way. They drive their CAR by catching it, addressing it, and releasing it.

This Week’s Affirmation: “Successful people don’t believe everything they think – so I don’t have to either.”

Mar 17, 2017

Negative Thoughts stick around because we believe them, not because we want them or choose them.” Andrew Bernstein

High performers recognize that their thoughts are the most important factor in reaching their greater potential. But they don’t believe everything they think! They decide to reduce their ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) and take command over their thinking.

This Week’s Affirmation: I don’t believe everything I think. I talk to myself in a powerful and productive way.

 

Mar 13, 2017

Duncan Simpson, Assistant Head of Mental Conditioning at IMG Academy, is passionate about working with people to maximize their potential and help them accomplish what they haven’t. In this interview, he talks about how focus, not confidence, is the most important mental skill. The best focus on the right things at the right time. The key is to detect distractions and dial in for 1 minute.

Duncan describes that confidence is a belief state. Confident is not an emotional state. It doesn’t matter how you feel. When we are performing, there is no reason to change how we feel. Instead, he suggests we move on and shift our focus.

Towards the end of the interview, he describes that motivation is a lie. It is discipline that is key to high performance.

Other gems that Duncan discussed include:

  • His “Time Machine” exercise
  • 4 parts of a routine: physical, technical, tactile, and mental.
  • How to layer imagery
  • His epic failure that helps him get to where he is today.

Head over cindrakamphoff.com/Duncan for a description and summary.

You can follow Duncan on Twitter @SportPsychDunc or email him at duncan.simpson@img.com.

Mar 7, 2017

“Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” Mia Hamm

High performers have a burning desire to be at their best. They have high standards for themselves and others around them. They are driven to succeed and get satisfaction from pursuing their goals. They take their mistakes in stride, however, remembering that not everyone is perfect.

My High Performance Affirmation: I have a burning desire to be at my best. I am driven to succeed. I focus on why I love to do what I do.

Feb 25, 2017

“If you change the way you look at things, the thing you look at change.” Wayne Dyer

High performers use reframing daily which is the process of recreating alternative frames or looking at their life, sport, or the world. They don’t ignore the injury, difficulty or pain, but instead see a different perspective and how the obstacle is helping me. This helps them feel unstoppable and jazzed about their life, sport, and job.

My High Performance Affirmation: I use reframing regularly to keep me passionate and charged for my goals and my life. I see a setback as a comeback.

Feb 11, 2017

If you think you can or think you can't, you're right.” Henry Ford.

High performers choose powerful, possibility-oriented, process focused and positive thoughts regardless of the situation and what is happening around them. They know this type of thinking leads to success. High performers address weak, negative, restrictive and outcome-focused thinking which does not lead to reaching their greater potential.

My High Performance Affirmation: I make a commitment to not believe everything I think! I talk to myself not listen.

Jan 30, 2017

High performers know that how they interpret their failure greatly determines their success. They approach failure as an opportunity. They see failure as essential for them to grow, learn, get better, understand themselves. They see failure as helpful in reaching their full potential.

Week’s Affirmation:  I see failure and mistakes as opportunity to learn and grow. I know failure is a  learning tool so I embrace it instead of fight it.

Jan 29, 2017

Dr. Mark Anshel talks about his new book, In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and Life, in this podcast interview. Dr. Anshel has written 12 other books, and over 145 research articles. He has applied his concepts with college athletes and coaches, law enforcement, exercisers, sports rehabilitation settings, performing artists and corporate leaders.

Mark came to study failure from his own experiences failing. He says we are taught to see failure as harmful, but failure should be viewed as feedback. Failure is a perception, meaning failure to one person is success to another.

As leaders, coaches, parents and teachers, Dr. Anshel suggests that we should criticize behavior, not character when discussing failure. When giving feedback, we should praise first, and then discuss what the person did wrong by focusing on only 1 or 2 things. The key is to give people hope – that is what we all need, he suggests. 

You can reach Dr. Anshel at Mark.Anshel@mtsu.edu.

* Tweet this: “Failure is a stepping stone to something better.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong

* Tweet this:  “You need to experience failure to appreciate success.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong

* Tweet this: “We don’t learn unless we fail. Failure is feedback.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong

* Tweet this: “We need failure to learn and continue to be self-motivated.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong

* Tweet this: “Give yourself a break once in a while. Don’t be so self-critical.” Mark Anshel via @Mentally_Strong

 

To order, Dr. Anshel’s book, In Praise of Failure you can visit Amazon HERE. He also mentions a few other books in this interview including Between Parent and Child by Haim Ginott and Teacher & Child by Haim Ginott. 

Jan 23, 2017

High performers are confident – they believe and trust in their ability. They wear their confidence armor so they don’t take comments and actions of others personally, but can still learn and grow. They appreciate their experiences that they have led them to where they are today. They choose confidence!


Affirmation this Week: I choose confidence. I choose to believe and trust in my ability to be at my best for myself and my team.

Jan 19, 2017

JF Menard, a performance psychology specialist, joined the internationally acclaimed entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil at the age of 25, fresh out of graduate school. “They didn’t hire me for my experience. They hired me for my passion.” In this interview, he talks about how being around the best athletes in the world helped him elevate his game. He provides several lessons learned (one from a clown) and how his work at Cirque lead him to start Kambio Performance in 2013.

Over the years, he is helped athletes win gold medals in the 3 biggest major sporting events:  Commonwealth, PanAms and Olympic Games. He discusses how he helps his athletes handle pressure, perform their best at the Games, and how he prepared himself as a sport psychologist to go to the Games in Rio. He also shares what he sees as the mental attributes of the World’s best one of those attributes being that  “World champions are not fearless – they just fear less.” 

You can reach JF Menard at kambioperformance.com as well as on Twitter @JFMenardKambiop and on Facebook. 

Jan 16, 2017

High Performers have clearly written goals that are slightly difficult to stay hungry and excited for their sport, business and life. They work hard every day to reach their goals and are deliberate with their daily activities. They go the extra mile to achieve their goals because they are gritty.

 

Week’s Affirmation: I know what I want and every day I work towards my goals. I go after my goals with passion and excitement. I stay focused and gritty.

Dec 22, 2016

In this interview, researcher and lecturer, Dr. Mustafa Sarkar, describes his powerful and cutting-edge findings on resilience with high achievers and Olympic champions. He defines resilience as the “the ability to use personal qualities to withstand pressure.” He discusses 6 personal qualities that resilient people have which include: 1) positive and proactive personality, 2) experience and learning, 3) sense of control, 4) flexibility and adaptability, 5) balance and perspective and 6) perceived social support. Dr. Sarkar provides practical tips including “learning your ABCs” on how to build resilience in yourself, your clients, or your team.

Dec 15, 2016

Dr. Dave Yukelson, the Sport Psychologist at Penn State for 28 years, discusses how mental toughness is not something we are born with. Instead, it is an inner drive that we learn. He describes that the best athletes are mentally tough and have an ability to have a growth mindset and stay composed in the game. To do this, Yuke talks about letting go of the “mental gu” and “flipping the channel.” He also discusses the skill of focus which includes being “right here, right now,” positivity, composure and a choice to be confident. Other topics he discusses includes trying too hard, focal points, and the importance of the breath in performance.

Nov 29, 2016

High performers know consistent high performance happens when they reduce their judge. High performers can connect and lead more effectively when they reduce their judge. When they experience their judge, they notice it, talk to it, and ask themselves, “What is really real here?”

Affirmation this Week: I see the good in myself, the situation, and in others. I talk to my judge and reduce it’s power.

Nov 24, 2016

Sean McCann, Senior Sport Psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), has traveled to the last 12 Olympics to work with the nation’s best athletes. In his work for the USOC, he works directly with teams and coaches, from mental skills seminars and workshops about Olympic pressure, to individual sessions with athletes. 

In this interview, he talks about how the best mentally prepare for a competition that only happens every four years. Sean describes that one key factor is to overbuild mental skills so that the athlete can perform when the conditions are not perfect. He suggests to focus on behavior and to ask: 1) What does it mean to do my job well? and 2) What does it look like to not do my job well?

Dr. McCann says that mental skills are the bedrock to performance which athletes use to self-regulate themselves, but there is an extra layer. This extra layer is the 3-step process: 1) Get your questions answered (i.e., logistics, strategy, doubts, etc.), 2) Find a focus of 3-4 things that are process focused (“To perform well, I will…”) and 3) Perform with certainty.

You can reach Sean @sportpsychone and at sean.mccann@usoc.com.

Nov 15, 2016

High performers work to understand themselves. They work to be aware of their thoughts, feelings, and actions in the present moment. They use their ABCs to stay in control of their thoughts and emotions, and consider the ripples they want to make.

My Affirmation this Week: “I check in with myself and breathe. I channel my inner CUB and master the deep breath. I take control of myself to reach a new level of performance.”

 

 

Nov 4, 2016

High performers surround themselves with people that help them be great. They know that attitude and energy is contiguous. They surround themselves with the right people who support and encourage their vision. Because the people around you can either elevate your game or bring you down.

Affirmation this Week: I choose carefully the people I spend time with. I surround myself with optimistic, confident people that are jazzed about their future. I choose people who elevate my game and life.

Nov 1, 2016

High performers work to understand themselves including their thoughts, feelings, and actions in the present moment. They work to be nonjudgmentally aware in the present moment. They know this mindful practice allows them to improve their performance, happiness, and reduce the stress they experience.

My Gritty Affirmation this Week: I work to notice my thoughts, emotions and body in the present moment. I free myself of the habits that don't allow me to reach my greater potential. I quiet my monkey mind by staying in the present moment.

Oct 11, 2016

High performers are confident – they believe and trust in their ability. They have certainty that they will be successful. They are confidently humble – they have inner arrogance but don’t brag. They are constantly nurturing their confidence because they know confidence can be fragile.

Affirmation this Week: I choose confidence. I choose to believe and trust in my ability. I constantly nurture my confidence with my daily decisions to be at my best for myself and my team.

Oct 6, 2016

High performers imagine past and future success regularly. They create in their mind first, and then they live it. They imagine coming back from setbacks stronger and imagine dealing with adversity while staying in control of their body and mind. They use imagery to prepare to perform and get in their flow zone.

Affirmation this Week: I imagine success. I create success in my mind first, and then I make it happen. I follow the lead of elites and use the most powerful performance weapon I have – my mind.

Sep 29, 2016

In this interview, Kevin King, Owner of Premier Teambuilding Solutions, Lecturer, and Leadership Development Consultant, discusses culture, trust and leadership. He shares with us three levels of trust and what they could mean for you: competence, interpersonal and character. Kevin also describes what great leaders do and how they are students of their leadership – they are constantly learning about themselves and growing as a leader. He describes that the best leaders control the controllables and how controlling what you can control is an intentional practice. He also discusses how to create culture and how physics informs how to build culture.

Sep 27, 2016

High performers adopt a growth mindset. High performance happens because of hard work and dedication.  They we see challenges as exciting and the find optimistic ways of explaining adversity. They take failure as feedback and continuously seek to improve and help others do the same. They take a “yet” mentality and believe they will figure it out.

Affirmation this Week: I see challenges as exciting. I see mistakes as helping me learn.  When I get frustrated with my progress, I will remind myself I just haven’t done it “yet.”

Sep 23, 2016

High performers focus on their improvement and reaching their standard of excellence instead of comparing themselves to others. They stay focused on their race. High performers know that people who focus on others struggle to reach greatness. Comparison is the quickest way to let your team’s and your individual performance suffer. Instead, high performers celebrate others and their accomplishments and ask themselves, “What can I learn from this person?”

 

Affirmation this Week: I pursue my standard of excellence. I stay focused on my lane and my progress. I work to be my best one step at a time.

Sep 20, 2016

Erika Carlson, CEO and Certified Mental Trainer at Mental Training Inc., discusses the importance of playing carefree and present. She describes that playing “carefree” means to not care about the outcome. The best train their mind to be present moment focused. When we overthink, we are focused on the past or future, not the present. She describes that many athletes have outcome goals but no process to achieve them.  The key to reaching your BHAG’s, Erika says, is to “focus on your process today.” Erika also discusses the importance of failure, understanding “patterns” and the emotional wheel.

 

  • “I have not met a person that cannot improve on their self-talk.” @SportPsycher via @Mentally_Strong
  • “There are always patterns pre-game, after mistakes, and post-game to help bring awareness.” @SportPsycher via @Mentally_Strong
  • “The quicker you can learn from a mistake, the more valuable it is. The mistake then is a blurb not a mountain.” @ SportPsycher via @Mentally_Strong
  • “A key to performance is to be calm from the neck up and relaxed from the next down.” @ SportPsycher via @Mentally_Strong
  • “When you focus on what’s right, you acknowledge an additional source of confidence.” @ SportPsycher via @Mentally_Strong

 

To reach out to Erika, you can find her at erikacarlsonsports.com or on Twitter @SportPsycher.

Sep 15, 2016

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt

Comparison makes us feel like we are never enough. We are never good enough. Smart enough. Powerful enough. Thin enough. Athletic enough. Successful enough. Strong enough. Certain enough. Extraordinary enough. Perfect enough. Fast enough. Comparison is trap. Comparison can spin us into a tail-chasing frenzy of self-doubt. Comparison negatively impacts our motivation at work and in sport and decreases our passion and zest to go after our goals. Comparison interferes with our ability to be and stay gritty.

In this episode, Cindra talks about what to do instead of comparing our self to someone else, and why it’s so important to stay focused on “your lane.”

Affirmation this Week: I pursue my standard of excellence. I stay focused on my lane and my progress. I work to be my best one step at a time.

Sep 10, 2016

In this interview, Dr. Jim Taylor talks about what it means to think like a champion. He discusses that we need to strive for excellence instead of perfection, and how the need to be perfect can get in our way of peak performance. Perfection leads to an unwillingness to take risks, fear of failure, and pressure. It is never attainable. He describes how peak performance is complex. He also talks about how failure is like a mountain lion that can eat you!

You can find Jim at @drjimtaylor or drjimtaylor.com where you can find information about his online courses and services.

"A key is to fully realize your potential – that is where your mind comes in!"

"There is no other option than to give it your all. Throw yourself into it."

"If you take your shot, good things will happen."

"Performance is a complex activity just like humans are complex creatures."

Sep 2, 2016

When it comes to commitment, 99% is hard, 100% is Easy. When you are 100% committed, you don’t let excuses get in the way. The 100% commitment keeps you focused. It frees up energy so you don’t have to decide in the moment. Your decision is already done. You reduce the stories, excuses, and don’t allow the reasons you can’t creep in your mind. You don’t play mind games, and don’t go half-way. You are all-in. In this episode, Cindra describes how to be 100% committed.

 

Affirmation this Week: I am 100% committed and all-in. I don’t make excuses. The next level is calling me and I hear it.

Aug 30, 2016

A Brain-Friendly Workplace with Dr. Erika Garms, Speaker, Consultant & Author

Are you always looking for ways to better understand yourself and others? Would you like to hear what tremendous impact a few big ideas from brain science hold for you? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these, you’re going to be glad you’re here.

Dr. Erika Garms is a workplace effectiveness expert with a gift for translating powerful scientific theory to everyday workplace practice. She has been a consultant with management consulting firms -- local startups to global. She has also been a teacher, professor, internal OD consultant, unit manager, and now runs her own firm.

In this interview, Erika describes a brain-friendly workplace and includes three components: calm, confidence, and doing what you are good at. She describes the outcomes of developing a brain-friendly workplace and her model that guides her work with clients.

Erika also talks about her powerful experience that lead her to study and understand the topic which included a heart attack and post-traumatic stress.

You can find more about Erika and her company, Working Smarts, at workingsmarts.com and connect with her on Twitter @Erika_Garms. Her book, The Brain-Friendly Workplace: 5 Big Ideas from Neuroscience that Address Organizational Challenge” is also available on workingsmarts.com.

Aug 23, 2016

In this interview, Tom Dillard, a retired Navy Seal shares with us the Seal mindset and how we can apply it to our lives. Tom spent 20 years in the Navy and the last 15 years as a Seal. He shares with us how Seals “earn their trident everyday” while maintaining a sense of brotherhood knowing it is a privilege and honor to represent the Seals. Tom describes the importance of controlling your emotions and how a Seal does that. In times of adversity, Seals find the opportunity to grow from it because “resilience gets you through.” He shares with us how goal setting, mental rehearsal, and present moment focus helped him as a Seal and how we can use them too. You can reach Tom at tdillardiv@gmail.com.            

Aug 19, 2016

 

High performers know that their mind can be in three places: the past, present or future. They also know their flow zone can only happen in the present moment. They can do anything they want to in the present moment. High performers make a moment-to-moment nonjudgmental commitment to be aware of their focus and then make the choice to change their focus in the present moment. The present moment is where a focus on the process occurs and high performance happens.

 

Affirmation this Week: I live in the moment. I take one play at a time. I can do anything and be anything right here, right now.

 

Aug 12, 2016

“Live in the moment. Take one day at a time. One play at a time.” That’s great advice from the Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver who went from small town Detroit Lakes, Minnesota to Special Teams Player of the Year last year for the Minnesota Vikings. In this interview, Adam talks about the keys to his success including his experience trying out with the Vikings, then making the roster, and now being a key player for the team. He talks about mindset principles he learned during mental training in college and how he applies the principles. He talks about staying in the present moment, letting go of mistakes, and not dwelling on the past. He shares what he sees separate the best in the NFL from the rest, and the role of mindset in performance. A must-listen-to interview for anyone that wants to step up their game and understand how. You can follow Adam on twitter @athielen19 or on Istagram.

Aug 5, 2016

Patrick Cohn, Mental Game Coach, tells us that focusing on the process over the outcome leads to the results we desire. He explains his formula for success which is no exceptions + high confidence + manageable objectives. He shares 4 things that separate the best from the rest: they have a strong base of physical skills, high motivation, an incredible work ethic, and confidence/trust in themselves. The 3 things that most likely get in people’s way of performing at their best is a fear of failure, perfectionism, and the fear of disappointing others. When athletes experience perfectionism, he encourages them to focus on embracing the imperfection and focusing on getting the job done instead. You can find Patrick on Twitter @ PeakSports. To get your free Ebook, visit peaksports.com, where he has a wealth of resources and products.

Aug 3, 2016

High performers know that growth happens outside their Comfort Zone – in their Courage Zone. They act with courage and bravery. They play big. They do things that are uncomfortable. They are comfortable being uncomfortable. They take risks and try new things. They are okay standing out. They live a life with grit and continually pursing their dreams.

 Affirmation this Week: I choose my Courage Zone over my Comfort Zone. I will play big, try new things, and act with courage and bravery. I get comfortable being uncomfortable.

Jul 29, 2016

Ben Newman, Performance Coach, has shared the stage with Ray Lewis, Jerry Rice, and assisted the record setting 5-straight Division I National Football Champion North Dakota State Bison. In this inspiring and energetic interview, he talks about what separates the best from the rest. He says the best do two things: 1) they have a deep connection to their purpose, and 2) they have the daily discipline to reach high performance. Ben explains that the best have the Power of the Reframe and are always focused on solutions not problems. They attack the process, even though we naturally focus on results, and take adversity in real-time. They stay humble and hungry always focused on what they can control – their attitude, effort, and belief. You can find Ben on Twitter @ContinuedFight. To get your free Mental Toughness Playbook, visit freeplaybook.net and learn more about Ben Newman at bennewman.net. You can also find information about his group coaching at iwantgroupcoaching.com.

Jul 27, 2016

High performers know they have more in their reserve tank. They keep in mind the 40% rule which means they have up to 60 percent more to give. They embrace the suck, but don’t live there. They think and act like pros by welcoming and embracing the discomfort. They realize they need to stay the course, put their heads in the sand and stay gritty.

Find the shownotes at: cindrakamphoff.com/owning-40-rule

Jul 22, 2016

Jonathan Zierdt, President and CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, talks about his journey battling kidney and prostate cancer. At first he tried to “tame” cancer, but has realized to embrace cancer he must “take what the defense gives him.” In this inspiring interview, Jonathan talks about how he stays positive and how he sees cancer as a “tremendous blessing.” His mission is to change the way we see cancer and be open to the blessings that come from cancer. To stay positive, he encourages people to: 1) find what inspires you and grab ahold of it, and 2) remember that life is not a spectator sport – we must get in the game! To connect with Jonathan, you find him on twitter  @JonathanZierdt  or email him at jzierdt@greatermankato.com.

Jul 7, 2016

In this interview, David Horsager, the world-leading expert on trust, talks about how a lack of trust is your biggest expense. He describes his 8-pillar framework (clarity, compassion, character, competency, commitment, connection, contribution and consistency). Developing trust takes time - there is no quick fix. The best think about trust bigger and take responsibility for developing trust. He describes his “90 day quick plan” and the importance of asking “How?” “How?” “How?” when thinking about trust. Towards the end of the interview, he describes that we cannot provide anything of long-term value without sources of strength and provide several examples in his own personal life.

 

You can find more about David’s work including his certifications atwww.trustedge.com or learn more about his speaking athttp://www.davidhorsager.com/.  Buy his products including his best-selling books The Daily Edge and The Trust Edge here: http://www.davidhorsager.com/store/

Jul 6, 2016

In his book The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz said, “Nothing people do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dreams.” When we take things personally, we let criticism and negativity eat at us. We can overreact, get offended, and hold grudges. We create conflicts that can impact relationships long-term.

When you take things personally, you allow the words of others to poison you. You get further away from your goals and dreams. You cannot be a high performer – or reach your full potential – when you take things personally.

In this episode, Dr. Kamphoff provides several strategies you can do instead of taking what others do or say personally. You can reach Cindra at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com or on Twitter @Mentally_Strong.

Jun 28, 2016

In this interview, Dr. Michael Sachs starts by talking about the importance of countering excuses and his passion to help people become more active. He talks about the importance of making exercise a lifetime endeavor and finding an activity that you love to do. The keys to the #1 excuse people give to not exercising (which is time) is to: 1) prioritize exercise, and 2) multitask if needed. He also provides us with the 2% solution and question us: “Is your health worth the 2% needed each day for physical and mental health benefits?” Towards the middle of the interview, he shares other wisdom such as a story about Dr. Seuss failing, how success is a journey not a destination, and how high performers “Carpe diem or Seize the Day.” To connect with Michael, you can email him at msachs@temple.edu

Jun 23, 2016

“Don’t spend a lot of time imaging the worst-case scenario. It rarely goes down as you imagine it will, and if by some fluke it does, you will have lived it twice.” Michael J. Fox

Neurologists have found that when your brain expects something to happen, it works to achieve it at a subconscious level. Your expectation creates it. Your brain takes over the job of accomplishing what you see – what you expect. If you expect the worst, you will get the worst. If you expect the best, you are more likely to get the best. In this podcast, we talk about what to do instead when you think about the worst-case scenario and how to turn your attention to the best-case scenario or what Cindra calls the my-case scenario.

This week's affirmation: I focus on what I want to happen. I CREATE IT IN MY MIND FIRST, AND THEN I MAKE IT HAPPEN. I think like a high performer and believe the sky is the limit for me.

 

Jun 16, 2016

Andy Murphy, the host of the popular podcast Mindset by Design, shares that the best of the best are great problem solvers and make decisions fast. They are searching for flow, happiness, trust and calmness. He talks about his training in NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and the importance of how our conscious and unconscious mind impacts us every day. Andy talks about how we don’t have to believe everything we think, and when we fail, we should use it as feedback. Towards the end of the interview, he discusses how we should build the behaviors that we want to become already. He quotes Bruce Lee at the end of the interview: “I don’t fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times” emphasizing that the consistency and the basics work every time. To contact Andy and to learn about his work, visit: www.mindsetbydesign.co or send him a tweet at @AndyMurphyTV.

Jun 13, 2016

“Nothing is impossible…the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” Audrey Hepburn

Nothing legendary has ever happened without someone believing it was impossible at one time.  In this podcast, Cindra provides examples that impossible is temporary. Impossible is brief. Impossible is short-lived. Impossible is not permanent. As Muhammad Ali said, “Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. It is not a declaration. It is a dare!” She describes how high performers – or those to work to reach their greater potential – view the impossible. She shares a strategy for you to consider what you think is impossible for you to change the impossible to I’m possible. To reach Cindra, send her a tweet @Mentally_Strong or an email at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com

Affirmation this Week: I defy limitations. I move boundaries. I do the impossible because I’m possible!

Jun 9, 2016

Dr. Jack Lesyk, Director of the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology and Sport Psychologist with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sees that the best are gritty – they have passion and perseverance for their long-term goals. They are resilient and don’t let poor performance linger. They have a short-term memory. Jack describes there are two different types of perfectionists: dysfunctional and functional. Functional perfectionists strive for excellence and are always looking for what went great. Dysfunctional perfectionists overreact emotionally and focus on what went wrong. Jack describes a mindfulness practice he does with his clients to help them change how they feel with their words and images. His final advice for high performers – or those who work to reach their greater potential – is to enjoy the moment. Close your eyes, scan your body and make positive self-talk a practice. To contact Jack, visit sportpsych.org or send him a tweet at @sportpsychOH.

Jun 7, 2016

John Maxwell said: “Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.” Most of us are conditioned to blame someone else for our suffering. We blame our parents. We blame the weather. We blame our spouse. We blame our boss. We blame our teammates. We blame our genetics. We blame our education. We blame ownership. We blame our kids. Every time we blame someone or something, we dwindle our chance of success. In this interview with TJ and Lisa, Cindra talks about how high performers create the life and performance they desire. They think and act like a victim.

To connect with Cindra, you can email her at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com or send her a tweet @Mentally_Strong.

 

May 31, 2016
Dr. Nicole Detling, Professor in Kinesiology with the University of Utah and Mental Skills Coach with multiple Olympic Teams (US Speed Skating, US Snowboarding Team, US Freestyle Aerials Ski Team), sees that the best are resilient and deal effectively with adversity. 1) They “get their rookie on” and are always growing and learning. In the podcast, she describes one of the phrases she uses frequently: 2) “Embrace the suck, but don’t get stuck in the suck.” She provides 3 of the 10 protective factors of resilient leaders which are optimism, social support, and failure is feedback. Nicole outlines a popular equation, E + R = O (Event + Response = Outcome). Her point is that you have no control over the events in your life or sport but have full control over your response. She believes it helps to plan to fail at something every day because 3) “failure is a possibility and a probability.” Her final advice for high performers – or those who work to reach their greater potential – is to be with who you are with right now – to be fully present with the person right in front of you. To contact Nicole, visit: www.headstrongconsulting.com or send her a tweet at @HeadStrongDoc. 
 
May 25, 2016

High performers, those who work to reach their greater potential, understand what leads them to high performance. They recognize and find their MVP level to perform at their best more often. They put strategies and tools into place to keep their mind working for them not against them. In this episode, Cindra talks about how to find your personal best, or your OWN MVP Level, and how to get there consistently. 

May 17, 2016

Dr. Stephen Walker is a sport psychologist and consultant in the Denver and Boulder, Colorado area. For the last 34 years, he has been helping Olympians, professional athletes and peak performers compete at the highest level. He is the editor of Podium Sports Journal, a mental training journal that has been recognized as one of the Top Sport Psychology Websites.

In this interview, Steve talks about how the best adopt a growth mindset – they understand the only way to grow is to make mistakes. He shares a technique called the Confidence Journal which he uses with his Olympic athletes. Steve shares strategies to stay in the now to increase performance in any field including sports, business, customer service, and public speaking. Towards the end of the interview, Steve talks about his own journey battling cancer. He shares his model for overcoming the odds and how this helped him maintain a positive mindset during chemotherapy and a 12-hour surgery. Every moment is a choice, Steve tells us. It is our choice what we do with that moment!

Connect with Steve at drstephenwalker.com or on Twitter @sportpsychcoach.

May 15, 2016

In this bestselling book, A Man's Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl wrote: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” In this episode, Cindra talks about how to respond not react and shares a strategy called the Power Response Strategy. She talks about how responding not reacting applies to sport, business and life and allows us to be at our best more often.

We'd love for you to share the podcast with your friends and connect with Cindra at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com or on Twitter @Mentally_Strong.

May 10, 2016

Dr. Eddie O’Connor is a public speaker and clinical sport psychologist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this interview, Eddie talks about how the best have a total acceptance of the barriers in front of them. He describes how perfectionists can become "Perfect Perfectionists" and how to embrace mistakes. He suggests that when we receive a compliment to "marinate" on it - take it in, feel it in your heart, and appreciate it. Lastly, Eddie discusses the importance of mindfulness and how to pay attention on purpose without judgment.

To connect with Eddie, find in on Twitter @SportsDrEddie or at www.dreddieoconnor.com

May 6, 2016

Your why is your purpose, a cause, or a belief you are fighting for. It is why you do what you do. When you know your why, it gives YOU the push to keep going. But OWNING your why is a little different. It is a daily practice you can use to stay fueled about your life, work and sport. Dr. Kamphoff talks about how to find and own your why in this episode.

Connect with Cindra @Mentally_Strong on Twitter or at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com.
 

May 4, 2016

Kristi Schuck, founder and co-owner of WYSIWYG Juice Company, shares her story of resilience and how to see the opportunity in every difficulty. It was through her husband’s diagnosis with Stage 4 Colon Cancer that they both discovered the power of juicing. Wes was given only 4 short months to live, but thrived in this life for over 3 years because of juicing and a caring and loving environment. In this powerful interview on the one-year anniversary of Wes’ passing, Kristi talks about how to thrive in difficult situations, choose love over fear, and develop a practice to maintain an optimistic and resilient mindset.

 For more information about WYSIWYG Juice Company, visit: www.wysiwygjuice.com, connect on Facebook at: facebook.com/wysiwygjuice or on Twitter @WysiwygMkto.

Apr 25, 2016

There is ample amount of research and evidence that it is not someone’s talent that leads to success, it their grit. It is their persistence and passion that drives them to commit to the hours and hours needed to experience success. It is a person’s grit that leads to success, not the talent or gift they were born with. Grit over gift.

In this episode, Dr. Kamphoff provides two strategies you can use to improve your grit. As always, you can email her at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com or find her on Twitter @Mentally_Strong.

Apr 14, 2016

Nothing needs to happen for us to be positive. In fact, research indicates that only 10% of our happiness is determined things outside ourselves. 10%!!! That means 90% of our happiness is up to us. Our positivity is determined by our focus and how we choose to feel each day. Dr. Kamphoff shares with us three strategies to improve our positivity percentage. You can find Dr. Kamphoff on Twitter @Mentally_Strong or at cindrakamphoff.com. You can also reach out to her at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com.

Apr 11, 2016

High Performers are optimistic. They see obstacles and difficulties as happening for them not too them. They find the opportunity in every difficulty. They stay the course committed to their goals and dreams. They are gritty! In this episode, Cindra describes why we should expect the journey to reach our goals and dreams to be difficulty, but see the opportunities in every difficulty. She shares a strategy she calls “3 OPP” to help us do that.

Apr 8, 2016

Angie Fifer, Performance Excellence Trainer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, talks about all things performance. In this interview, she describes how confidence is a decision we make every moment and she shares ways to be more confident. Angie shares how athletes should have a mechanism to “let their mistakes go” which provides “unbelievable power.” Angie describes about how and when to change your attention from the outcome to the process, and how to do that. Finally, she talks about her journey to be “100% comfortable with who she is and what she brings to the table” as she crosses gender boundaries working with Army West Point Men’s Basketball, Men’s Gymnastics, and the Men’s Boxing teams. Angie also practices performance excellence herself as a marathoner, ultra marathoner, and Ironman triathlete. You can reach out to Angie on Twitter @afifer1 or email her at afifer1@gmail.com.

 

Apr 4, 2016

Limiting beliefs are beliefs that constrain us in some way. Limiting beliefs are often about ourselves, others, and the world. They are typically broad statements that exist only in our head. Unfortunately, many of our limiting beliefs feel so normal that we don’t even notice them. These limiting beliefs feel like facts, but they are not. Moving beyond your limiting beliefs is a critical first step in your success. In this episode, Dr. Kamphoff talks about how to address your limiting beliefs that are holding your back from reaching your greater potential.

Mar 30, 2016

Ruth Brennan Morrey’s triathlon sporting history is certainly a nontraditional one! As a former Division I soccer player, Ruth “mistakenly” qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials where she finished 34th out of 210 qualifiers. She took 10 years off from racing and competing due to burnout. In 2011, she took a dare to compete in her first half-ironman and a few years later at age 37, she turned pro. She has been unstoppable ever since!

In this inspiring interview, Ruth talks life balance (oh, she also has three kiddos – ages 11, 8 and 6), competitive drive, and staying fueled with purpose and passion. She described her worst race as also her best race where she learned a new level of suffering and how “difficulties and roadblocks are part of our plan.” She talks about how she uses mindfulness to control her mind which she learned as part of her PhD in Counseling Psychology. Prepared to be inspired to go after any goal or dream you have after listening to this interview!

We’d love to hear from you! Tell us what stood out to you about this interview, by sending a Tweet to Ruth at @RBrennanMorrey and Cindra at @Mentally_Strong. For more information about Ruth, visit: http://www.ruthbrennanmorrey.com.

Mar 23, 2016

Stephen Spielberg once said, “I don't dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I dream for living." Most of us are not movie directors like Spielberg, but we can follow his lead and dream about our future for a living. To become a high performer or champion at sport, business and life, we need to dream every day.

To contact Cindra with your questions or topics to address on future episodes, email her at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com or find her on Twitter @Mentally_Strong.

Mar 18, 2016

In this episode, Cindra talks about how high performers and the most successful people see obstacles, difficulties, and problems. They see them as "happening for them, not too them" and see them as puzzles they can solve. High Performers are persistent and gritty. They are persistent. They stay the course committed to their goals and dreams. You are a high performer!

This Week’s Affirmation: I am persistent. I am committed to my goals and dreams. I see difficulties as happening for me not to me. I solve my problems like puzzles.

Mar 14, 2016

In this interview, Jonathan discusses several factors that separate successful pro athletes, leaders, and high achievers. He believes the practice of enjoyment is at the center of high performance. One suggestion he provides the pro athletes he works with is to ask: “What did I enjoyable the best about today?” within 60 seconds of finishing the game. He describes how the best have an optimal “mental climate” and how they keep their “fish tank clean.” The best of the best are also hungry for success, adopt a growth mindset, and remain process focused. You can preorder his new book, Life as Sport, on Amazon, and find more information about Dr. Fader on his website.

Mar 8, 2016

In this interview with radio hosts, TJ and Lisa, Dr. Kamphoff talks about how to have desire, passion and hunger for your goals and dreams. She talks about how if you don’t have desire, you won’t work towards your goals and dreams. Getting clear on our desire is the one of the factors that leads us to success and reaching our potential. She provides 3 strategies for us to use to connect with our desire. You can connect with Cindra at cindra@cindrakamphoff.com or at Mentally_Strong.

Mar 4, 2016

In this live interview on 93.1 with TJ and Lisa, Dr. Kamphoff talks about how fear is part of the human experience. We can let fear take over our body and mind, or we can command it. In this interview, Cindra talks about 3 types of fears that we all experience and provides 4 steps to command your fear. She provides a personal example to illustrate how to command your fear.

Mar 2, 2016

In this interview, college football coach Aaron Keen talks about implementing mental training into the game of football. Coach Keen talks about the importance of going 1-0 each week which helps his team stay in the present moment and take one game at a time. He describes how to develop a ‘family atmosphere’ as a college coach and the importance of keeping relationships front and center. Towards the end of the interview, he provides his classic Find the Pony story and describes that a positive mental attitude is ‘everything’ in football. You can reach Coach Keen on Twitter @CoachAaronKeen.

Feb 26, 2016

Being self-critical means that you are critical of yourself for your failures and weaknesses. We become our own judge and jury when we self-criticize. Some typical expressions of self-criticism include: “I don’t have enough talent.” “I’m just too old, slow, short, heavy…” “I guess I am just not meant to be a runner, athlete, author, vice president, manager…. (you fill in the blank).” Your self-criticism is important to examine because your mind determines your identity, your belief about yourself, and your self-image. In this live episode from 93.1 with TJ and Lisa, Dr. Kamphoff teaches us 3 ways to reduce our self-criticism.

Feb 23, 2016

In this interview with Mental Skills Coach, Carrie Cheadle, she talks about the need for failure in our lives and athletic careers. We should learn how to embrace failure and seek it out. In her words, "You have to risk failure in order to risk success." She describes how showing up as yourself and bringing 100% of yourself to your work leads to success, happiness, and reaching your best. To learn more about Carrie's work, you can visit her website www.carriecheadle.com or on Twitter @FeedtheAthlete.

 

Feb 9, 2016

Payton Manning, the Denver Broncos quarterback said, “Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what you're doing.” In this episode, we explore Payton Manning's quote and discuss the 3 specific ways to deal with pressure the next time you experience it.

 

 

Jan 27, 2016

Bernie Holliday is a master of the mental game. At the heart of his interview, is a phrase he has adopted from this work with West Point Cadets: “embracing the suck.” Bernie described how professional baseball players must embrace the suck, but also describes how he has used the phrase in his life and career. He believes there are 3 ways people approach times that are difficult: 1) by evading, 2) by enduring, or 3) by embracing. The best of the best approach times that are difficult in the 3rd way: embracing the difficulty. His mantra “BE BOLD” will inspire you to get out there with your work and take risks. He believes that a growth mindset and love is what separates good performers from great performers. Bernie also provides several other strategies you can use in your work, play and life including: 1) his 3 ups, 2 downs, and 1 takeaway strategy, 2) how he helps others “focus on the process,” and 3) the importance of redefining success and failure.

Jan 18, 2016

Success takes something more than a talent and skills. Success takes the willingness to keep going even when the odds are against you or your enthusiasm has waned. Success takes persistence. It takes continuing your course of action despite difficulties, adversity or opposition. The great thing is that persistence is learnable. In this episode, Cindra talkes about successful people that have persisted as well as 3 strategies to develop your persistence.

 

Jan 6, 2016

In this episode, award-winning international speaker, business leader, best selling author and professional musician, Manley Feinberg talks about how to reach your next summit. Using a mountain climbing analogy, he discusses how we must expect to fall, how to refocus after the fall and how to get out of your comfort zone in the process. Points to listen for include tips he provides to consciously practice authenticity and how to make space between "the stimulus and response." Post a tweet about what stood out to you about the interview and tag @manleyf and @Mentally_Strong for a good discussion! You can find Manley at: http://verticallessons.com

Dec 31, 2015

To finish 2015 with a BANG, Cindra provides 5 questions for us to consider as we reflect on the past year. She recommends we answer these questions before setting goals for 2016 to ensure our 2016 goals align with our priorities and values. The 5 questions include:

1. If you had to describe 2015 in 5 words, what would they be?

2. What one event, big or small, made the biggest impact?

3. What new things did you discover about yourself?

4. What was your biggest ha-ha moment this year?

5. What one thing would you do differently and why?

Dec 16, 2015

Dr. Ian Connole, Director of Sport Psychology for Kansas State Athletics, teaches us how to keep our focus and the importance of engaging in the now. He motivates us to be authentic and when we do so, this allows our success to come much easier and more likely. He says that a life worth living is being in the present moment, and a life worth sharing is about being authentic and showing up as yourself. So good!

Dec 16, 2015

In sports, parents impact their children in at least three ways. First, they influence the type of sports they play by creating opportunities to try different sports. Second, they provide financial support by purchasing equipment and driving them to and from practice and games. But probably the least recognized way that parents influence their children is how they “interpret” the event. What parents do or say — and what they don’t do or say — impacts how invested and involved their children will be in sport. In this episode, we talk about 6 tips related to how we can best support our children as parents.

Dec 11, 2015

Justin Su'a is a Mental Performance and Leadership Coach who is currently a Mental Skills Coordinator for the Boston Red Sox. In this interview, Justin talks about how elite athletes and high performers have a unique relationship with failure. He talks extensively about that in this interview as well as other insights he has had working as the Former Head of Mental Conditioning at the IMG Academy and with the US Army. Justin is the author of two books: Parent Pep Talks and Mentally Tough Teens. He has his own daily podcast called "Increase Your Impact Podcast" which is also available on Itunes.

Dec 8, 2015

High achievers and successful people have big visions. They know what they want and every day they work towards that vision. If you don’t have a clear vision, you will most likely feel trapped by your own limitations. But a clear vision can unlock your power. You become what you envision yourself becoming! In this episode, Cindra explores what a compelling vision includes and how to write one for your future.

Dec 4, 2015

In this episode, Elani Kelakos discusses what it means to stop playing small. Instead, we must play big and she describes exactly what that means to play big. She shares tips you can apply the next time you speak in front of an audience as well as her 5 principles of high performance that you don't want to miss. Throughout the interview, Elani provides strategies and tips to embrace your authenticity and be more confident in who you are.

Nov 30, 2015

Gratitude is like a muscle – the more you use it, the stronger that muscle gets. In this episode, we talk about the power of saying thank you and being gratitude. We discuss the "gratitude effect" and 4 gratitude practices you can do regularly. When you express your gratitude, you are in one of the best possible emotional states possible. Be grateful for everything you have today – even the difficulties.

Nov 19, 2015

Our thoughts direct everything we do. They are the most important factor in our success and in our failure. I can make this bold statement because everything starts with a thought. EVERYTHING! Successful people talk to themselves in a powerful and productive way to keep them on task and believing in their future. They use statements such as "I will..." "I can..." and "I am...".

Nov 9, 2015

Ceci Clark, the first woman to be hired full-time in Major League Baseball working in mental training, talks about beating the odds in this inspiring interview. That is exactly what high performers do, she says. They are among the 1-3% that beat the odds and dream big! Ceci discusses how life begins at the end of your comfort zone and how "fear keeps your sharp." Ceci also talks about her experiences as a female working in predominantly male populations including in Major League Baseball and in her previous role with Special Forces.

Nov 4, 2015

To create more success, you need to acknowledge your successes. You brain does not naturally do this, so you MUST program it to remember your successes. When you do this, you are programing your subconscious to remember your desire to be successful and it will be more likely to happen!

Oct 20, 2015

Gabriele Grunewald is an Olympic hopeful who competes for the USA in the 1500, 3000 and 5000 meters. Gabe is current ranked 19th in the world in the 1500 and is the 3rd American on that list. She is an US Indoor Champion in the 3000 meters. Gabe is a 2-time cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with cancer twice while competing at the University of Minnesota. During this interview, is she talks about how cancer made her stronger mentally. She has learned to be resilient - bouncing back from races that don’t go like she expected and working to not sweat the small stuff. She provides incredible high performance mindset nuggets today including finding your best runner self, reframing pressure as important for performance, and faking it until you make it.

You can follow Gabrielle in her quest to become an Olympian at @gg_runs and http://www.gabrielegrunewald.com/.

Oct 9, 2015

We can overthink anything - our athletic performance, our success, our failure, our family, our appearance, our career, our health...Thank goodness for family, friends and teammates who help us out of this rut. But, we need to catch ourselves when we get in this terrible mindset. Why? Because overthinking is NOT our friend. In this episode, Cindra share's a personal story when she got stuck in the overthinking rut and why overthinking is so dangerous for you. Then,  she share 3 ways YOU can use to snap out of the overthinking rut.

To find out more information about our Master Your Mindset for Athletes online course and community mentioned in this podcast, visit cindrakamphoff.com and click on the Master Your Mindset for Athletes logo or visit HERE.

Oct 5, 2015

In this interview, the Director of Mental Training for the Chicago Cubs, Josh Lifrak, discusses the winning mindset and his CUB acronym which guides his work with the organization. His interview is full of passion and energy as he discusses the importance of choosing every day to be the human being that YOU want to be and how to stay awake and aware to be your best. If you are anything like me, you will be cheering the Cubs Organization on in their quest to the World Series after this interview!

To follow Josh, check out his active twitter page at @lifrakattack.

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Oct 2, 2015

In this episode, Cindra discusses 3 proven ways supported by research to increase your happiness through gratitude. She starts the episode describing her experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon and why she is grateful for that experience even though it was difficult.

Sep 27, 2015

Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on four continents and the author of nearly 50 sports books. He’s spent the better part of the past 20 years studying the DNA of championship teams. Ross and his books have been featured on thousands of television and radio programs over the years including CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and “CBS This Morning,” as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. In this interview, Ross provides numerous golden nuggets of wisdom to help you step up your game in sports and business. For more information on Ross, visit www.rossbernstein.com.

Sep 25, 2015

Do you ever wonder how to deal with that voice inside your head? Do you ever doubt yourself for what seems like no reason at all? Do you have big dreams that seem scary so you don't go after them?? Dr. Kamphoff discusses how the most successful people are a master of their thoughts. This is a daily process that can make all the difference in your career success, athletic success, happiness and satisfaction with your life.  You can find this list of the top 10 traits of high performers at www.cindrakamphoff.com.

Sep 18, 2015

It all started back in 2001 when Angie and her husband, Dan, bought a kettle online and began popping corn at local events to teach their kids the importance of hard work and to earn extra income for their college funds. Now, Angie's BoomChickaPop is one of the fastest growing popcorn brands in the world. In this interview, Angie discusses the growth of her business, the importance of getting comfortable being uncomfortable, and how everything you have done creates what you need in the moment. Plan to be inspired!

Sep 16, 2015

As Theodore Roosevelt said, "Comparison is the thief of joy." Research suggests that comparison breeds feelings of depression, low self-confidence, anxiety, separation and loneliness. We are less likely to reach our goals because comparison zaps our motivation and energy. In this podcast, Cindra talks about why we compare ourselves to others, and what to do instead. Plan to be inspired!

Sep 12, 2015

Focusing on the process, not the outcome is the key to success, says professional baseball pitcher, Jason Hoppe. Jason holds the collegiate record of pitching the most consecutive scoreless innings, 55 1/3 innings, which takes mental strength, consistency, and staying in control of your mind and body. This All-American pitcher knows the mental side of sport and performance and discusses the importance of not getting too high or too low, knowing your why and who you are, and working hard every day to follow your big dreams. Follow Jason on twitter @becuz_im_hoppe (or happy - you will know what we mean after listening to the interview!).

Sep 10, 2015

Have you ever felt “stuck” in your life? Have you ever wanted a reason to get up out of bed in the morning? Have you ever felt unfulfilled in what you were doing? We’ve all had times like this in our lives. Considering your “why” or purpose will help propel you and move you forward. In this episode, we review the 2nd trait of High Performers: They understand their purpose and keep their “why” front and center. We review 4 questions you can answer to help you understand your “why”?

Sep 4, 2015

Dr. Angus Mugford discusses how to train the high performance mindset. As Director of the IMG Institute, Angus works with elite athletes, corporate leaders, and US military populations. He has provided mental training to 2 #1 NFL draft picks, a #1 WTA pro, and too many other grandslam, NFL players, and elite athletes to even count! In this episode, he provides numerous applications to high performance in sport, business and in life.

Sep 2, 2015

GRIT is having passion, perseverance and purpose for your long-terms goals. In this episode, Cindra shares a time she was gritty and discusses what grit is during an interview with radio hosts, TJ and Lisa. Then she provides 4 tips that will help you cultivate your grit.

If you liked this episode, please share it with your friends. Cindra also sends free weekly mental tools, strategies and videos via email. You can subscribe at cindrakamphoff.com or by texting "Mentallystrong" (all one word) to 22828.

Music provided by Bensound.com.

 

Aug 26, 2015

Carrie Tollefson is an Olympian, elite middle distance runner, and ESPN2 analyst who is all about "getting after it." She is a 5-time NCAA Champion and national record holder. She started C Tolle Run, www.ctollerun.com, and inspires athletes of all ages with her regular videos and authentic spirit. Carrie reveals her big dream that scares her and provides insight into the high performance mindset. Her passion and authenticity is contagious. 

Aug 26, 2015

In this episode, Cindra discusses the high performance mindset, what it is and how anyone can reach high performance. She also uses her experience dancing dub-step in front of 3,000 people as an example of how to apply the high performance mindset in your life.

Aug 26, 2015

Kevin King interviews the host of the podcast, Dr. Cindra Kamphoff. She is in the "hotseat" in this episode as Kevin interviews her using the same questions she will use to interview her guests on the show. Cindra gets real as she reveals her dreams as well as provides essential habits and traits of high performers.

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