The last edition of the Community of Competitors Newsletter for January will focus on building a mindset that allows us to RESPOND. Our responses are programmed into us based on what we have placed into our mind. Our bodies are fueled by the food we take in, our minds are nourished by what we process. If you want to be a positive, confident, competitive, and trusting teammate, you must associate with positive, confident, competitive, and trusting people. The Heart of a Competitor is built around creating associations and having inputs in our lives that build up the traits we want to express and live out.
This is based on pieces from the best-selling book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, and a quote that originally came from Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
So, look around at whom or what are you associating with and look at the impact these associations are having on you. Whether you are a coach, a parent, an athlete, or businessperson reading this post, your associations are impacting your performance.
As a leader, if you desire to be a person who is continually motivating your players, maintaining a positive attitude toward developing your players, look at what you are bringing into your life.
What are you reading?
How are you developing the positive mindset that will translate to your players and program?
What podcasts are you listening to?
Personally, I do not watch or listen to the news, 99% of the news has no bearing on the goals that we are pursuing or those that are around me are pursuing. There are two podcasts that nourish my mind and I wanted to share them with the Community of Competitors, so you can fill your emotional and spiritual tank:
These two podcasts provide constant reinforcement and connection to the mindset of continuous improvement and high performance. The format for each of these podcasts is conversational and allows for you to connect to Dr. Gervais and Dr. McCabe. This connection creates a link into these experts as one of the five people that you spend time with.
In this day and age of technology, with increased information and idea sharing, we are able to create a circle of five associations that can dramatically impact our lives and those that we come in contact with or those that we mentor. The associations the Heart of the Competitor creates in their life impacts the way we the RESPOND.
Players, the same is true for you. Look around at those that you spend the most time with. Your attitude is the average of your five closest friends. Evaluate these influences and determine which are healthy and building you up to achieve your goals. If they are not healthy, find a way to change it.
As you attack this week with energy and enthusiasm, look around at your associations and what is put into your Heart of a Competitor. Be aware of these influences and the impact they have on your RESPONSE. Nourish your mind with that which will build your masterpiece.