Greg Harden on Coaching Tom Brady & Michael Phelps to Become Champions in Sports & Life


How can you build a champion’s mindset and love yourself unconditionally? Greg Harden, peak performance and mental coach, motivational speaker, author, and executive consultant never planned that he would coach pro athletes like Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, and Desmond Howard to their fullest potential. He shares the biggest lessons in his new book, Stay Sane in an Insane World, like how to be the world’s greatest expert on yourself, give 100% 100% of the time, stop being afraid of being afraid, and make your life amazing no matter the outcome.

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  1. Your first purpose is to pursue your purpose.
  2. Make a commitment to becoming the world’s greatest expert on yourself. The best friend you have in life is in the mirror. That self love and self acceptance will overrule whatever has happened in your life.
  3. Human beings are the only creatures who have been given the ability to decide, “I am not going to be the same today as I was yesterday. I’m not gonna be a victim anymore. I’m not going to be a slave to my own fears and anxiety and fear.” If you’re no longer afraid of being afraid – that’s a game changer.
  4. You’ve got to decide your life’s going to be amazing. It means that when you win, you’ll be great at it. When you lose, you’ll be great at it. When it doesn’t work, you’ll recover faster than the average person. You’ll know that even if it’s not working, how you feel about yourself doesn’t change.
  5. We all have blind spots that we can’t see. There’s no shame in needing help. Take advantage of someone who’s trained to help you see things you cannot see.
  6. One is a whole number. All you need is at least you. If you can love yourself, flaws and all, you just changed the game.
  7. Courage is not the absence of fear. It’s facing fear. Stop being afraid of being afraid. Fear is part of life that makes it a grand adventure.
    8.The thing that gets you to finish a race when you’re behind is your spirit. It’s something inside you that gives you that extra gear, that takes you to the next level of performance. There’s something extra in all of us that we can tap into.
  8. Give 100%, 100% of the time at everything you do. Compete at everything, including self mastery. Learn to master your thoughts, commit to your dreams, and not just dream big, but believe big in order to become big. You don’t have to be a mega star, but you’re going to be a star at everything you do.

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