When I first started the podcast, Power Up Your Performance, I did it with a mission of learning more about how high achievers think. If someone is a champion in their personal life, their work or sport, what are the thought processes that drive them? What do these people have in common? And what can we learn from them that we might be able to try in our own lives?
At the end of each podcast, I ask the question, "What three traits do you believe all champions possess?" In this episode (embedded above), you can listen to seven high achievers talk about three traits they believe are important.
Here, I'm going to elaborate on a few of those traits (but listen to the podcast because you'll want to hear it in their own words):
This episode contains clips from the following people and episodes. You can listen to the full episodes by clicking on the links below.
Linda Mitchell is an author, podcaster, and fitness studio owner all under The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T. brand. Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.
Laura Schmidt is the Chief Positive Person at notes to self. Laura started notes to self to put her belief in the power of positive thinking into action -- (and on people’s feet!). Laura’s hard work and a positive attitude have resulted in success in the corporate world, in direct sales, and as a dedicated mother of three in Prairie Village, Kansas.
Nick Symmonds is a two time Olympian. He competed for the U.S. in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He focused on the 800 meters for the majority of his career, and now in retirement, has set a personal goal of beating 11 seconds in the 100 meters. Nick is also cofounder of Run Gum, and has a wildly-popular YouTube channel where he shares the wisdom he acquired over his 20 year running career.
Meredith Atwood is a 4 x ironman triathlete who some of you might know better as Swim Bike Mom. She is a recovering attorney, motivational speaker and author of the newly released, Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You. She is also the host of the podcast, The Same 24 Hours. Her next book, The Year of No Nonsense, will be released December 2019.
Delice Hofen is a breast cancer survivor and the founder of Braden’s Hope for Childhood cancer, named after her son, Braden Hofen who was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma when he was three years old. She started Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer to try to insure no other family would hear the words, “No Known Cure”.
Kathrine Switzer is the first woman to register for and run the Boston Marathon. Her entry revolutionized the sports world and she has spent the majority of her career creating change for and empowering women. She is also the founder of 261 Fearless, a global running organization that empowers women
Deena Kastor is the 2004 Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist and the American record holder in the marathon. She is also the author of, "Let Your Mind Run. A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory." Training your mind to be more optimistic is one of the best things you can do for your running, your career, your marriage… anywhere you want to be more successful.
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