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

Do you want to develop the mindset of the World’s Best? Are you ready to unlock your true potential? Join Dr. Cindra Kamphoff each week, a national leader in the field of Sports and Performance Psychology, as she interviews thought leaders, executives, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs to help you get out of your comfort zone and after your goals. With nearly one million downloads and counting, Dr. Kamphoff provides insights into her personal work with the Minnesota Vikings, Fortune 100 companies, and other top executives and athletes to help you accomplish all your goals and dreams. Ready to launch your true potential? Buckle up and let’s go. Subscribe now and hit the play button.
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Dec 7, 2021

High performers see stressful situations as a challenge they can overcome instead of a threat to their performance or confidence. This improves their health and their performance. They talk to themselves powerful when experiencing stress – reminding themselves they can handle anything. 

Quote of the Week: “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. — Joshua J. Marine, Author 

Power Phrase of the Week: I see stress as a challenge I can overcome. I can handle anything that comes my way.” 

Dec 2, 2021

High performers in sport, business, and life use pressure to be at their best. They use natural tools inside of them to see pressure as a privilege. In this episode, Cindra talks about how the best POP the Pressure they feel.  

Power Phrase of the Week: “ I see pressure as a privilege. Pressure leads me to greatness.” 

Quote of the Week: “Don’t be afraid of pressure. Pressure is what transforms a lump of cool into a diamond.” Nicky Gumbel, Author 

Nov 25, 2021

Gratitude is connected to better health, more optimism and resilience. This week, you could start using a scientifically proven tool to make you feel more grateful. Three tools we discussed are starting your day with gratitude, using gratitude language, or ending your day with confidence. Choose gratitude! This perspective is always available. 

Power Phrase this Week: “I choose to intentionally practice gratitude daily. I focus on what I am grateful for to stay fueled and excited for my life.” 

Quote of the Week: “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward 

Nov 22, 2021

Three-time Olympian A.G. Kruger III took over responsibilities as the University of South Dakota's throws coach in 2015. He enters his seventh year with the team this year.

In his own competitive career, A.G represented the United States at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Olympic Games in the hammer throw. He competed on a total of five World Championship teams and qualified for 15 U.S. National Championships. He holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.

In 2014, A.G. broke American records in the 35-pound weight throw and 56-pound ultra weight throw. He also holds the 35-39 age group World record for the throws pentathlon, a combined event consisting of the hammer throw, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw and weight throw.

A.G. is a graduate of Morningside College where he was a NCAA Division II national champion and NCAA DII National Outdoor Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Fun fact, he went to the same high school as Cindra, the host of the podcast.
 

In this episode, A.G. and Cindra discuss:

  • How to achieve success on the big stage
  • How the best respond to adversity
  • Why hard work will always pay off
  • How the mindset of always getting better is key to success
  • What to do when you feel like you don’t belong

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/467

FB COMMUNITY FOR THE HPM PODCAST: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancemindsetcommunity

FOLLOW CINDRA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cindrakamphoff/

FOLLOW CINDRA ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mentally_strong

TO FIND MORE ABOUT PETE AND HIS WORK: www.drkcoaching.com

Love the show? Rate and review the show for Cindra to mention you on the next episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-performance-mindset-learn-from-world-class-leaders/id1034819901

Nov 18, 2021

Staying gritty and reaching high performance requires adopting the mindset of constant and never-ending improvement. Showing self-compassion is key to adapting and bouncing back quickly after setbacks, adversity, and mistakes. Self-compassion is also a powerful antidote to stress, anxiety, and perfectionistic thinking, which can lead to poor performance. When we practice self-compassion, we are able to live and let go. 

Power Phrase this Week: “I see failure and mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow. I am kind to myself.” 

Quote of the Week: “Learning to Live is Learning to Let Go.” Sogyal Rinpoche, Bestselling Author  

Nov 13, 2021

As a top-performing business leader, entrepreneur, or salesperson, it is good to strive for success and have high expectations. These high standards keep you going, striving to be your best. When you strive to be your best, you help others around you do the same. But perfection is unattainable. In this episode, Dr. Kamphoff describes what to do instead. 

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

Power Phrase of the Week:“I am kind to myself when things don’t go perfectly moving on quickly to protect my confidence.” 

Nov 8, 2021

Pete has worked with a wide range of high performers, including athletes, first responders, military units, and performing artists. Prior to his current role as the mental performance coach for the Chicago Blackhawks, he held academic positions at both Western Colorado University and Boston University. In line with his goal of being a lifelong learner, he started the Mental Training Lab podcast in order to have fun conversations with brilliant people in the field of performance psychology. At the core of it, Pete's purpose on this planet is to help people learn the mindsets and mental skills that empower them to live a life of deep meaning, and to enable them to take good care of themselves and others along the way.

In this episode, Pete and Cindra discuss:

  • The importance of being uncomfortable on purpose
  • The purpose of suffering
  • How failure is the thing that activates growth
  • Ways to have grace under fire
  • How to start your own Suffer Club

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://www.cindrakamphoff.com/429-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

FB COMMUNITY FOR THE HPM PODCAST: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancemindsetcommunity

FOLLOW CINDRA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cindrakamphoff/

FOLLOW CINDRA ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mentally_strong

TO FIND MORE ABOUT PETE AND HIS WORK: www.drkcoaching.com

Love the show? Rate and review the show for Cindra to mention you on the next episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-performance-mindset-learn-from-world-class-leaders/id1034819901

Nov 2, 2021

Bryon Katie said, “Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late.” 

A key factor in our success is to consciously choose the meaning we give to situations. In this episode, Cindra talks about how you can choose a meaning that empowers you, that makes you better, and serves you. We can choose a meaning that acknowledges that the events happened for you, not to you. 

Phrase this Week: “I see the opportunity in every difficulty. Life is happening for me not to me.” 

Oct 31, 2021

John G. Miller is the author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability, Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional and co-author of Raising Accountable Kids. He is founder of QBQ, Inc., an organizational development firm based in Colorado dedicated to “Helping Organizations Make Personal Accountability a Core Value.” A 1980 graduate of Cornell University, John has been involved in the training and speaking industry since 1986. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Karen. 

In this episode, John and Cindra discuss:

  • The story behind QBQ
  • Why moment-to-moment discipline with your thoughts is important
  • 3 guidelines for powerful questions
  • 3 ways blaming negatively impacts organizations
  • Powerful questions to ask yourself instead

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://www.cindrakamphoff.com/429-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

FB COMMUNITY FOR THE HPM PODCAST: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancemindsetcommunity

FOLLOW CINDRA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cindrakamphoff/

FOLLOW CINDRA ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mentally_strong

TO FIND MORE ABOUT JOHN AND HIS WORK: https://qbq.com/

Love the show? Rate and review the show for Cindra to mention you on the next episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-performance-mindset-learn-from-world-class-leaders/id1034819901

Oct 28, 2021

Successful people know how to say “no.” In this episode, Cindra talks about why it is difficult for us to say no, and how to say yes to the right activities and events in our life. She also suggests we make a “Stop Doing List” and provides other strategies for us to be intentional with our time and energy. 

 

 Power Phrase this Week: “I say no to things that are good so I can say yes to what lights my soul on fire.”  

Oct 18, 2021

As humans, our default is to focus on the uncontrollables. It is much easier to blame, complain, and make excuses than to take a close look in the mirror and examine ourselves and our actions.  In this episode, Cindra talks about the foundation of performance – focusing on what you can control and how to do that.  

Power Phrase of the Week: “I dominate the controllables.” 

Quote of the Week: John Maxwell said, “Life is 10% of what happens to me, and 90% of how I react to it.” 

Oct 10, 2021

Today on the podcast we hear from Tina Van Steenbergen who is a keynote speaker with a passion and purpose for working with women. She helps women tear down the walls built between us. Her speaking style gives women permission to open up, have honest conversations, and connect. With a combination of authenticity, storytelling and humor, she has helped hundreds of thousands of women build relationships with one another, believe in themselves and take up space at companies, campuses and organizations.

In this episode, Tina and Cindra discuss:

  • Her life-changing question to build your confidence
  • Why this conversation also pertains to men
  • How confidence is a team sport
  • What makes you badass
  • Ways to not sacrifice your authenticity
  • Her Persist Conference online on November 6 and 7th

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://www.cindrakamphoff.com/429-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

FB COMMUNITY FOR THE HPM PODCAST: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancemindsetcommunity

FOLLOW CINDRA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cindrakamphoff/

FOLLOW CINDRA ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mentally_strong

TO FIND MORE ABOUT TINA AND HER WORK: https://www.tinaraevan.com

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TINA’S PERSIST CONFERENCE: https://www.tinaraevan.com/persist 

 

Love the show? Rate and review the show for Cindra to mention you on the next episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-performance-mindset-learn-from-world-class-leaders/id1034819901

Oct 7, 2021

Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”  

Today on the podcast we explore the power of our thoughts. We all have automatic negative thoughts (or ANTS) and our ANTS can seem very real. We want to notice our ANTS and take a step back to diminish their power. You shouldn’t believe everything you think because your brain’s purpose is to keep you safe, watching for negativity.  

Power Phrase this Week: “I level up my thoughts to level up my life.” 

 

Sep 30, 2021

Knowing doesn’t create change; it’s the doing that creates change. You may know about why we have negativity as humans, but you must put it into action to see the results. In this episode, Cindra talks about how negativity isn’t always bad – it can help us make good decisions and protect us. But many times too much doesn’t serve it. Savoring is one way to train your mind to see the good and the possibilities. 

 

Power Phrase of the Week: “I savor the good to combat my negativity bias.” 

 

Quote of the Week: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”  Willie Nelson 

Sep 28, 2021

Today on the podcast we hear from David McNally who has a cutting-edge, life changing topic he speaks on related to leaving your mark and finding your purpose in the world.

David has spent a career studying the attitude and behaviors that drive personal and professional success. McNally is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame and through his best-selling book, films and work with many of the world’s most successful companies, he is recognized as a foremost thought leader on what motivates and inspires people.

David is the CEO of Transform Corporation based in Minneapolis. Transform is a business consulting company focused on developing purposeful leaders, inspired organizations, and iconic brands.

In this episode, David and Cindra discuss:

  • How your life is unique
  • How to better understand your purpose
  • The two benefits of considering the past
  • Ways the desire to contribute is in our DNA
  • Strategies to connect with the mark you are leaving

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:https://www.cindrakamphoff.com/429-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

FB COMMUNITY FOR THE HPM PODCAST: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancemindsetcommunity

FOLLOW CINDRA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cindrakamphoff/

FOLLOW CINDRA ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mentally_strong

Love the show? Rate and review the show for Cindra to mention you on the next episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-performance-mindset-learn-from-world-class-leaders/id1034819901

Sep 24, 2021

In this episode, Cindra shares how we can overcome adversity and the research that supports the importance of looking for the opportunity in setbacks. She describes that practice “benefit finding” and how we can use the practice to stay strong in adversity. 

 

Quote of the week: “The most successful people see adversity not as a stumbling block, but as a stepping stone to greatness.” Shawn Anchor 

 

Power Phrase of the week: “I see the opportunity in the difficulty. I seek the positive perspective.” 

Sep 12, 2021

Today on the podcast we hear from Scott Burrows who has an unforgettable, life-changing story that proves that Limits Can Be Exceeded, Barriers Broken and that No Circumstances Can Ever Destroy the Power of the Human Spirit.

By the age of 19, Scott was playing football at Florida State University and was a Top-Ranked kick-boxing Black Belt champion, having his last fight broadcast by ESPN. That same year, however, his life changed dramatically.

He was involved in a horrendous automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic. Despite his grim diagnosis, he refused to be sidelined.

Today, as an Author, Motivational Speaker, Wheelchair Athlete and Successful Business Entrepreneur, he travels the world inspiring organizations to Stand Up to Any Challenge. He also wrote a book, Vision-Mindset-Grit, which details his journey.

In this episode, Scott and Cindra discuss:

  • The life-changing advice he got from his dad in the hospital
  • The power of forgiveness
  • Why “letting is happen” is important
  • Why we all need impossible goals to pursue
  • How to improve our vision, mindset and grit

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://www.cindrakamphoff.com/429-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

FB COMMUNITY FOR THE HPM PODCAST: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancemindsetcommunity

FOLLOW CINDRA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cindrakamphoff/

FOLLOW CINDRA ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mentally_strong

TO FIND MORE ABOUT IRIS AND HER WORK: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iriszimmermann

Love the show? Rate and review the show for Cindra to mention you on the next episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-performance-mindset-learn-from-world-class-leaders/id1034819901

Sep 9, 2021

Today on the podcast we discuss the importance of leading ourselves first before leading others. Growing our self-awareness is crucial to become a better leader, yet few people are self-aware. Dr. Cindra shares with as a “Finding Your Best Self” exercise to help you connect with your best and gain self-awareness to lead yourself each day.  

 

Power Phrase this Week:” I choose to lead the hardest person first—myself. I choose to find my best self today.” 

Quote of the Week: “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey 

Sep 3, 2021

On the podcast today, we discuss how the stories about the events in our life shape our reality and our identity. To cultivate more empowering emotions, it’s important to tell yourself more empowering stories. You can do this by seeing the story from various lens. 

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I choose an empowering meaning to the stories in my life in order to reach my potential.” 

Quote of the Week: “People can cultivate positive energy by learning to change the stories they tell themselves about the events in their lives.” Tony Schwartz 

Aug 27, 2021

This week on the podcast we discuss the importance of responding with intention and how the PCR Strategy (Pause, Consider, Respond) can help us do that.  

Power Phrase this Week: I choose to respond with purpose and intention.”  

“When you react, you are giving away your power. When you respond, you are staying in control of yourself.” Bob Proctor 

Aug 20, 2021

In this episode, we talk about getting clear on your own vision and then deciding the beliefs you need to adopt about yourself to make that vision happen.  

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I think “I am…” to help me reach my goals and dreams.” 

Quote of the Week: “You have the power to change your thoughts and your thoughts have the power to change your life.”— Ron Willingham 

Aug 17, 2021

Grit has been described as the number #1 predictor of long-term success. We all need to develop our grit to be successful. To do so, you can consider what are you working towards long-term? What will take years and years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice to develop? And then, remember you will experience plenty of obstacles and setbacks – both external and internal obstacles. The key is to focus on the gains, and find an empowering meaning even in the difficulty. 

Power Phrase this Week:” I am gritty. I am passionate and have a clear vision of the life I am building.” 

Aug 8, 2021

James Robilotta is a author, professional speaker, personal coach, and entrepreneur that's trained in stand-up and improv comedy. He has been speaking professionally to willing and unwilling audiences for years and have found that quality humor — not your slapstick, dad-joke humor — is the secret to hosting powerful conversations and making a real impact.

He works with colleges, corporations, associations, and individuals with a focus on authentic leadership. He focuses on something other authors and speakers won’t touch: imperfection.

In 2015, he published his first book, Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings. The concepts of authentic leadership and leading imperfectly are the driving forces behind conversations about giving/receiving feedback, rapport building, engagement, increased productivity, retention, promoting memorability, life balance, and more.

In this episode, James and Cindra discuss:

  • How to lead imperfectly
  • The values of authentic leadership
  • Where love fits in the workplace
  • And strategies to provide feedback that sticks

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://www.cindrakamphoff.com/429-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

FB COMMUNITY FOR THE HPM PODCAST: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancemindsetcommunity

FOLLOW CINDRA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cindrakamphoff/

FOLLOW CINDRA ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mentally_strong

TO FIND MORE ABOUT JAMES AND HIS WORK: https://jamestrobo.com/

Love the show? Rate and review the show for Cindra to mention you on the next episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-performance-mindset-learn-from-world-class-leaders/id1034819901

Aug 5, 2021

Today we talk about when we can be too gritty. We discuss Simone Biles, the USA gymnast, who withdrew from the Olympic All-American competition. As Simone said, our “physical health is mental health.” To ensure we are not pushing too hard, we can listen to our mind and body, care for ourselves, and engage in good self-care.  

 

Power Phrase this Week: I listen to my body and mind in order to reach my potential.” 

Aug 1, 2021

Most people dream too small or lose the ability to dream as they age. They let limiting beliefs get in the way, or they listen to other people’s disbelief in their goals and dreams. A key factor to keep in mind when you are setting goals is that the power of setting goals is who you can become in the process. Make connecting with your goals a daily mindset practice. 

 

Power Phrase this Week:” “I dream big to help me reach my best and my potential.” 

Quote of the Week: “Believe in your dreams and anything is possible.” Usain Bolt 

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