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Jul 22, 2023

Dr. Cassidy Preston is a Mental Performance Coach that works with elite athletes, teams, & high-performing executives. Cassidy is also the founder of CEP Mindset and is dedicated to shifting the culture of sport from results first to mindset first. 

Cassidy specializes in creating relatable and practical strategies by combining his personal experiences as a former OHL & PRO hockey player, with the current research in Sport & Performance Psychology. He continues to expand the CEP team of Mental Performance Coaches to help as many athletes and high performers as possible optimize their performance and well-being. 

 

In this episode, Cassidy and Cindra talk about: 

  • 7 mental skills that are necessary for success 
  • Why we need internal validation and not external 
  • His “Be-Do-Have Model” 
  • How to reduce the “Yo-Yo Confidence” 
  • And why doubt is a healthy thing 

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/551  

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

TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CASSIDY: https://cepmindset.com/ 

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

Jul 14, 2023

In this week's podcast, Dr. Cindra shares the ABC method to better understand yourself. You can use the ABC method to increase your self-awareness and change your thoughts, emotions, and actions when needed. Consider what people or situations push your buttons. What can you do to stay in control in those situations? When you feel pressure or stress, you can pay attention to what led you to feel that way. 

Quote of the Week: “I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” —Billie Jean King 

This Week’s Power Phrase: “I master myself to reach a new level.”  

 

Jul 10, 2023

The World’s Best choose courage instead of fear. They feel the fear, but don’t let it keep them from doing what they want to, have to, or were designed to do. High performers know that when they feel fear, it means they are doing something important and meaningful. 

Quote of the Week: Tiamo de Vettori said it best, “Fear is the only thing in the world that gets smaller as you run towards it.” 

This Week’s Power Phrase: “I embrace my fear and choose courage.” 

Jun 28, 2023

In this episode, we discuss the difference between showing yourself self-compassion vs. being self-critical. Self-compassion is a practice we can work towards each day and there are numerous benefits. The practice of self-compassion is giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. When you are kind to yourself,  you can also be kind with others.  

Quote of the Week: “Learning to embrace yourself and your imperfections gives you the resilience needed to thrive.” - Kristen Neff 

This Week's Power Phrase: “I am kind to myself. I know I am doing the best I can.”  

Jun 22, 2023

We can feel like a fraud or fear that someone will “find us out” despite real concrete evidence that we should be confident in our ability, our future, and ourselves. In this episode, we talk about The Imposter Syndrome and what you should do when you doubt yourself and your ability. 

Quote of the Week: Dr. Valerie Young said, “I think at the core of so much of these impostor feelings is these unrealistic, unsustainable expectations that we have for ourselves.” 

This Week's Power Phrase: “I choose confidence today.” 

Jun 21, 2023

In this episode, we talk about the secret of thriving as a team and as a person. In general, we can thrive to experience the 3 to 1 ratio which predicts us thriving. And in the workplace, we should strive for more of a 6 to 1 ratio if we want to build a high-performing team. Dr. Cindra explains both ratios.

Quote of the Week: “When you think positive, good things happen.” – Matt Kemp 

This Week's Power Phrase: “I choose empowering emotions and a positive perspective today.” 

Jun 14, 2023

In this episode, we talk about the Power of Grit at an individual level and organization level. Grit can be developed at the organizational level of your business. To build a gritty team, start by selecting and hiring gritty people and developing the grit of the people you already have. Gritty organizations have the same traits as gritty people: they are clear about their goals, keep their purpose front and center, choose positive and empowering energy, are compassionate with one another and themselves, have a desire to work hard, and persevere despite adversity and setbacks.

Quote of the Week: "Grit is having the courage to push through no matter what the obstacles are because it’s worth it.” Chris Morris 

This Week's Power Phrase: “I am gritty. I am passionate and have a clear vision of the life I am building.” 

 

May 19, 2023

We all have the need to matter. How does what you do help, inspire, and provide for others? We achieve our deepest satisfaction when we desire to make a difference in the world. When we understand and express our gifts in the interest and for the sake of others, we feel fully alive. In this episode, we talk about how to find that uniqueness. 

Quote of the Week: “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Mark Anthony

This Week's Power Phrase: “I live with purpose and in my Ikigai each day.”  

May 1, 2023

High performers in sport, business, and life use pressure to be at their best. Awareness is the first step to reducing pressure. They use natural tools inside of them to see pressure as a privilege. They POP the Pressure. 

Quote of the Week: "Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise." - Kobe Bryant  

This Week's Power Phrase: “I see pressure as a privilege. Pressure leads me to greatness.” 

Apr 24, 2023

You’ll have more energy to sustain you and your goals over years and decades when you cultivate your grit. Success is about sustained performance over time, and cultivating your grit each day is necessary to do so. In this episode, Cindra shares what it means to have grit over gift. 

Quote of the Week: “Grit is sticking with your future day in, day out and not just for a week, not just for the month, but for years.” - Angela Duckworth, Professor at University of Pennsylvania 

 

This Week's Power Phrase: “I am gritty. I am passionate and have a clear vision of the life I am building."

Apr 17, 2023

When you decide to protect yourself and not to take things personally, you avoid needless suffering. You cannot be hurt by others. Your anger, irritation, jealousy, frustration, and conflicts with others lessen. You are happier and at your best more often.  

Quote of the Week: “Quit worrying about what other people think and follow your heart.” —Jack Canfield 

This Week's Power Phrase: “I don’t take what other people do or say personally. I decide to protect my confidence and grit.” 

Apr 10, 2023

Self-compassion is a practice; it is not a switch we can just flip on. Self-compassion is a habit we form by practicing kindness in the moment many times throughout our day. When you are kind to yourself, then you can be kind with others. As the Dalai Lama said, “One must be compassionate to one’s self before external compassion.”    

Quote of the Week: “A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” —Christopher K. Germer

This Week's Power Phrase: “I am kind to myself. I am doing the best I can. I got it next time!” 

 
Apr 3, 2023

Jake Thompson is a keynote speaker and Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day, a brand he started in 2011 by first selling t-shirts out of the trunk of his car. 

Jake works with organizations and individuals around the country, teaching how they can develop the focus, habits, and culture in order to grow their businesses and their individual lives. 

It’s through his entrepreneurial sales experience, client work, and research that he’s built a proven CE³ Model to help people build their grit, better block out distractions, and create more influence as an impactful leader. 

Jake is a third-generation entrepreneur, the youngest strategic advisory board member at the University of Dallas’ College of Business, and a graduate of both Texas Christian University (B.S.) and University of Dallas (M.B.A.). He lives in Dallas/Fort Worth with his wife, Elena and their three dogs, Sugar, Biscuit & Donut. 

 

In this episode, Jake and Cindra talk about: 

  • What it means to Compete Every Day 

  • His “CE3 Model”  

  • How our choices determine our fate  

  • How we can “Outwork our Talent”  

  • His “Midnight Rule” 

  • Why Discomfort Comes Through Growth 

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/539  

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 

Mar 27, 2023

Erik Westrum is a former professional hockey player, author, motivational speaker, leadership coach, and entrepreneur at heart.  

 

During his hockey playing years, he faced daily challenges to make it to the top. By implementing the tools and strategies discussed in his book, Becoming Elite, he was able to consistently perform at the top of his game.  

 

After retiring from hockey and trying to figure out the next step in life, Erik struggled with finding out what success looked like being off the ice. He shortly realized the steps and tools he used as a high-performing athlete could transfer to many other areas of life. And once again, his life changed dramatically. 

 

After coaching hundreds of people over the past 22 years, Erik has helped people break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back. Through this process, he has established the principles and processes of Becoming Elite and what it takes to transform your life using 4 proven pillars of performance. Life’s too short to not try and become elite. 
﷟HYPERLINK "https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BSXQKGFQ" 

In this episode, Erick and Cindra talk about: 

  • What it means to “Becoming Elite” 

  • How to take failure in stride 

  • The 4 shifts to develop to become elite 

  • Why it is important to fall in love with the process 

  • His “reset strategy” 

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/538  

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

TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIK: https://erikwestrumbook.com/  

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 

 

 

 

Mar 20, 2023

We all experience automatic negative thoughts because our brain’s role is to keep us safe, not to help us perform well or be happy. To reduce our automatic negative thinking, we first must notice our thoughts. An important part of reaching your greater potential is recognizing that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear—you want to recognize the ANT, label the ANTs, and then question your ANT. 

Quote of the Week: Rick Hanson, PhD said: "Our brain is like Velcro for bad experiences and like Teflon for good ones.” 

This Week's Power Phrase:  "I am not my thoughts. I will not believe everything I think!”  

 

Mar 14, 2023

We are meaning making machines and we create stories around events all day long. The important point for today is that we can intentionally choose the stories we create. When we do that, we have more energy, creativity, and passion to keep going.  

Power Phrase of the Week: “I intentionally choose the story I am creating today.”  

 

Quote of the Week: “Changing your story is as simple as choosing better stories to tell yourself.” Kindra Hall 

Mar 6, 2023

We all experience automatic negative thoughts because our brain’s role is to keep us safe, not to help us perform well or be happy. To reduce our automatic negative thinking, we first must notice our thoughts. Question those thoughts you have and ask yourself, "What data do you have to support your interpretation?" 

Power Phrase of the Week: "I am not my thoughts. I will not believe everything I think!” 

Quote of the Week: “You are not your thoughts. You are the OBSERVER of your thoughts.” Amit Ray 

Feb 12, 2023

In 2015, Joe Ehrmann and Jody Redman, with a grant from the NFL Foundation, implemented a statewide pilot program in partnership with high school athletic associations, educational leadership associations, and the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. Since that time, the InSideOut Initiative has partnered with 20 NFL teams in 17 states. With the support of the NFL Foundation, the InSideOut Initiative is creating a national movement to transform interscholastic athletics. 

 

Joe Ehrmann, All-American football player played professional football for 13 years and was the NFL’s first Ed Block Courage Award Recipient. Joe is the author of the highly influential and popular InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives which provides the basis for purpose-based athletics: connecting student-athletes to transformational coaches, in a nurturing community for their social, emotional and character development. 

 

Jody Redman is a nationally recognized speaker, facilitator, author, and thought leader on strategic planning, organizational design and transformation, and leadership development. She is a former collegiate basketball stand-out, high school teacher, head coach, and Athletic Administrator at both the high school and collegiate levels. During her nineteen-year tenure as an Associate Director for the Minnesota State High School League, Jody authored, developed and produced cutting edge online education that supports the social-emotional and character development of school community stakeholders.  

 

In this episode, Joe, Jody and Cindra talk about: 

  • Why it is important to be purpose-driven 

  • What it means to be an inside-out coach and leader 

  • How leaders can become transformational 

  • What healthy masculinity looks like 

  

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/534  

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 

 

 

 

Feb 8, 2023

Your inner critic is your disempowering inner voice that can sound scared, angry, or judgmental. We want to be aware of our inner critic to reduce it. We all have an inner critic inside of us. Remember our inner critic tends to lie to us. We want to respond to our inner critic by challenging it, and choose a more empowering and truthful statement to tell ourselves instead. 

This Week's Power Phrase: “I talk to myself powerful instead of listening to my inner critic.” 

This Week's Quote of the Week: “It is not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it is what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.” Robert Kiyosoki  

 

Jan 27, 2023

You’ll have more energy to sustain you and your goals over years and decades when you cultivate your grit. Success is about sustained performance over time, and cultivating your grit each day is necessary to do so. 

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

Quote of the Week: “Grit is sticking with your future day in, day out and not just for a week, not just for the month, but for years.” Angela Duckworth, Professor at University of Pennsylvania 

Jan 19, 2023
This week on the podcast, we talk about various ways to adopt a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. When we adopt a growth mindset, we see challenges as exciting and find optimistic ways of explaining adversity. A growth mindset has been linked to achievement, more happiness, healthier relationships, and a higher motivation.
 

“Quote of the Week: "I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”  Michael Jordan

 

Power Phrase of the Week: "When I get frustrated with my progress, I will remind myself I just haven’t done it yet.”

Jan 9, 2023

In this episode, we encourage you to think about what you really want in 2023. High performers set goals because it gives them direction and focus. They write their goals down. They follow through with their goals and keep them in mind during the year. They write down the steps to reach their goals, and then are flexible along the way. 

Power Phrase of the Week: “I am focused on my goals in 2023.”  

Quote of the Week: “Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” Les Brown 

Jan 3, 2023

Angie Bastian, along with her husband, Dan, are the founders of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, one of the most successful homegrown snack food stories in the 21st century. 

 

Angie and Dan Bastian were looking to put aside some money for their kids’ college fund when they started a small kettle corn business out of the family’s garage. They sold the popcorn at festivals and sporting events, eventually becoming the official popcorn of the Minnesota Vikings after delivering several free bags of popcorn to the players to eat while they watched film during training camp. Eventually, Angie retired from her work as a nurse practitioner and Dan from teaching history to run their company full-time. 

 

The ultimate game changer took place when Angie’s Kettle Corn became BOOMCHICKAPOP, and the rebranding took place. Several years later, Dan and Angie, sold the business in the fall of 2017 as a part of a $250 million dollar buyout by Conagra Brands.

 

In this episode, Angie shares with us:

  • How the popcorn company started,
  • The behind-the-scenes story of the naming of BOOMCHICKAPOP,
  • The strategies they used to overcame setbacks to build the company, 
  • Why we should not discount our own unique perspectives, and 
  • Her personal passions driving her today.

 

“Don’t discount your own unique perspective.” Angie Bastian

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/529

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

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TO READ ANGIE’S PREFACE IN DR. CINDRA’S BEYOND GRIT FOR BUSINESS BOOK: https://www.beyondgrit.com/

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Dec 28, 2022

Our negativity bias keeps us safe, yet it can prevent us from leading ourselves and others, forming relationships, and taking risks in the pursuit of our dreams. In this episode, we talk about why we have the negativity bias, and how we can handle negativity from others.

 

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

Quote of the Week: Willie Nelson said: “We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.”  

Dec 22, 2022

Gratitude is connected to better health, more optimism, and an increased in resiliency. This week you could start using a scientifically proven tool to increase your gratitude. Three tools we discussed are starting your day with gratitude, using gratitude language, or trying the Grateful Flow exercise. 

 

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

 

This Week's Quote of the Week: “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle 

 

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