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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

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."

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 where High Performance Mindset listeners get 25% OFF any on-line course with the coupon code: TRANSITIONS.

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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. 

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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


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

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

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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, Huffington Post,, and

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

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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

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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

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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 You can also find the Miracle Mindset Score Card HERE.

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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

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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:, on Twitter @BarbChurchill and on Facebook here:

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.

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