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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 

Jul 22, 2021

On the podcast this week, we discuss how to thrive on “the big stage” in the moments that are important to us. It is natural to feel pressure in these moments. We feel pressure when the outcome is important to us and the outcome is uncertain. You can’t live a life without pressure. The key is to manage your reactions to it. Notice your thoughts and emotions. Focus on what you can control – which is only you and your response to the situation.  

Power Phrase this Week:” I focus on what I can control. I trust myself today.” 

Quote of the week: “Everything negative – pressure and challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” Kobe Bryant 

Jul 17, 2021

Today we are talking about the power of our own self-talk and how to overcome our own inner critic. What you think about yourself, you become. You can train your mind to level up your belief in yourself. Dr. Kamphoff shares with a powerful strategy we can use to level up our thoughts called The Truth Meter.  

Power Phrase this Week:” I talk to myself powerfully and tell myself the truth.” 

Quote of the Week: “Work harder on yourself than you do your job.” Jim Rohn, American businessman and self-made millionaire 

Jul 10, 2021

Several years ago, Google undertook a massive two-year study on high-performing teams, calling it “Project Aristotle.” They sought to answer the question “What makes a high performing team?” After conducting over 200 interviews, they surprisingly found a top ingredient for high-performing teams was psychological safety—in fact, it was the most important ingredient in high-performing teams. Today on the podcast, we talk about how we can apply this idea to building a thriving culture at work, home, or any other place we lead.

 

Quote of the Week: “If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.” Tom Watson, CEO of IBM 

 

Power Phrase of the Week:” I see failure and mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow.” 

Jul 4, 2021

Today on the podcast we have Chris Benard, a two-time Olympic triple jumper, who just made his second Olympic team. He will be competing at the Tokyo Olympics in a few short weeks. He holds a personal record of 17.48 m (57 ft 4 in) in the triple jump. He has represented the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics along with multiple World Outdoor and Indoor Championships. Bernard is an eight-time NCAA All-American where he competed for Arizona State University. He trains in Chula Vista at the Olympic Training Center.

In this episode, Chris and Cindra discuss:

  • His Olympic Trials performance two weeks ago that landed him on his second Olympic Team
  • Strategies he uses to deal with pressure
  • How he avoids being victim to his thoughts
  • Why having joy in the process is essential
  • Ways mindfulness and meditation has changed his life and performance, and
  • His meditation practice

 

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

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 FOLLOW CHRIS: https://www.instagram.com/flyylikechrisb/?hl=en https://twitter.com/FlyyLikeChrisB

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

Jul 2, 2021

Today in this episode, Dr. Cindra who works with several Olympians, talks about how we each need to train our mind like an Olympian. Training your mind like an Olympian includes believing in your potential, and believing anything is possible. Research also confirms that importance of preplanning our self-talk for moments we feel pressure. What do you want to say to yourself when you want to step into your potential?  

 Power Phrase this Week: I train my mind like an Olympian believing anything is possible.” 

Quote of the Week: “Failure, I can live with. Not trying is what I can’t handle.” Sonya Richards Ross, Gold-Medal Track and Field Athlete 

To Learn More about Cindra visit: https://www.cindrakamphoff.com/

Jun 27, 2021

Today on the podcast we have Jon Lokhorst, who is a leadership coach, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of the new book, Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions. He works with organizations to develop leaders everyone wants to follow, build teams no one wants to leave, and deliver exceptional results.

Before launching Lokhorst Consulting LLC, Jon enjoyed a 30-plus year career as a CPA, CFO, and organizational leader. He has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and is recognized by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach. He also serves as adjunct faculty in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management at North Park University. Jon is a member of the National Speakers Association and serves as President-Elect of the Minnesota chapter.

In this episode, Jon and Cindra discuss:

  • The 4 directions of leadership
  • How leadership skills are “power skills”
  • Why the “mission-critical leader” is different from other perspectives on leadership
  • The critical behaviors that someone needs to lead in all 4 directions
  • His TIES acronym to use to develop your leadership skills

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

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 JON AND HIS WORK: https://lokhorstconsulting.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

Jun 25, 2021

Today on the podcast Dr. Cindra talks about the importance of using our emotions as data to regulate our emotions. We are not born regulating our emotions instead we learn this skill. Our emotions direct our actions, decisions, relationships, performance, and health. The RULER acronym can help us consider our emotions and Cindra shares how the “Meta-Moment Strategy” can help us regulate our emotions (from Dr. Barckett's book, Permission to Feel). 

 

Power Phrase this Week: I notice how I feel and use my emotions as data.” 

Jun 20, 2021

Today on the podcast we have Iris Zimmerman, an American Olympic fencer turned Performance Coach. Iris is an Olympian, Mother, and Performance Coach. At 14 years old, she became the first Fencing World Champion from the United States. Over the next 21 years, she had a successful fencing career -- becoming a NCAA Champion for Stanford University and making the 2000 Olympic team. Her accomplishments and career in fencing eventually earned her a place in the United States Fencing Hall of Fame. After she retired from fencing, she became the co-owner of the Rochester Fencing Club with her sister and fellow Olympian, Felicia Zimmermann. Iris is currently the Director of Client and Coach Experience and Performance Coach for Valor Performance. Through her work at Valor, she has coached leaders from Salesforce, Akamai, Brigham and Women's Hospital. She also owns her own consulting and coaching business that specializes in working with business owners and entrepreneurs.

In this episode, Iris and Cindra discuss:

  • Her lessons learned from her journey to the Olympics
  • The top traits of high performers in sport and business
  • The impact of negative self-talk and the Imposture Syndrome
  • Why you are your greatest enemy and what to do about it
  • Why it is important to “take a step back to thrive forward.”
  • How having joy in the process is essential

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://www.cindrakamphoff.com/category/podcast/

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

Jun 15, 2021

Today on the podcast, Dr. Cindra talks about the importance of when you feel stress or pressure to interpret that as “I am excited” instead of trying to calm down. We all experience moments of stress and pressure in our lives. We cannot live a life without stress and pressure. Seeing your stress or pressure as excitement will help you feel more confidence and perform to your potential. 

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I am excited for anything that comes my way.” 

Quote of the Week: “When you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress.” Kelly McGonigal 

Jun 13, 2021

Today on the podcast we have Cindra’s own speaker coach, Jane Atkinson! Jane Atkinson has been helping speakers catapult their careers for more than 30 years. She is the author of The Wealthy Speaker 2.0, The Epic Keynote, The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, and her latest book, Scaling Your Speaking Business – 10 Strategies for Earning More While Doing Less.

Prior to coaching, Jane worked as an agent for several speakers whose careers skyrocketed. She also served as Vice President of a Speakers Bureau in Dallas where she represented several celebrities, best-selling authors and business experts.

Jane’s Wealthy Speaker School offers online courses, masterminds and private coaching programs for speakers at all levels, helping them position for higher fees and to build the business of their dreams. (Note: NSA National has negotiated a special price for members to Jane’s School).

In this episode, Jane and Cindra discuss:

  • Where our beliefs about money come from and how they limit us
  • A powerful thought model we can use to examine our limiting belefs
  • How she has personally conditioned her mindset about money and her value
  • The impact of COVID on our beliefs about money and our potential
  • And how you decide the thoughts that you will have about money!

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

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 JANE AND HER WORK: https://www.wealthyspeaker.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

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