Michal’s steps to the mindset of champions!

The mindset of champions is a state of mind, that makes top world athletes to be on the top in their sports disciplines. The mindset of champions can also build success in others areas of life.

1. Defining your purpose

What is your purpose? You might say it’s the “mindset of champions”, however, that’s how you achieve your goals, not the goal itself. Tell me, what makes you want to wake up and get out of bed every day? What motivates you to go about your life? It could be happiness and contentment; doing the things that you enjoy and creating unforgettable memories. Having no regrets, as those things shaped you and made you who you are today. Find the motivation to wake up every day and be a better version of yourself than you were yesterday. Making others smile and knowing that you can positively impact someone else’s life, makes your own life worth living.

Everyone has their own version of happiness. We strive to support them and give them a foundation to achieve this happiness. We are driven by values that we believe encapsulate happiness, integrity, honesty, and empathy. This enables us to further grow and improve ourselves alongside others.

Your life vision is how you see yourself, finding your purpose, you will achieve your life vision through your life mission, ensuring to follow the values that drive you. You will look back and be proud of who you’ve become and what you’ve achieved. The mindset of champions is how you do it.

For some it’s to be satisfied; satisfied with themselves, their work, and their relationships, and satisfied with what they have. If you set yourself realistic, short-term goals you will get to your vision. Whether it is academic or physical health and well-being, you will find that these plans/goals will make you strive to exceed expectations. Take charge of your own happiness and success. Be someone that inspires others to be better.

2. Define your role

We all have roles; some appear more apparent than others. I am a daughter, sister, cousin, friend, colleague, student, and employee. Here also the mindset of champions plays important role.

Speaking to Michal will make you realise how important the roles we play in our relationships are, and the importance of understanding our roles in different situations. Understanding your roles will help you achieve your goals. For example, a role as a student will help you learn new things that will help your career and help you grow as an intellectual. Michal is not just a service provider, he is also a mentor, teacher, and friend. 

Roles do not define a relationship, but they contribute a lot to the healthiness of the relationship and are important to think about. During coaching sessions with Michal, you may discover that some relationships that we have, may not be as healthy/ good as the ideal templates for them. For example, sometimes you cannot both be each other’s therapists, or when it is an older family member with more life experiences and problems that are on a different level to yours, then you cannot be that someone’s person to talk to as it may make things difficult and hard to deal with.

3. Success plan

There is no quick and easy route to success. We all need patience, passion, programming, and perseverance. They build the mindset of champions. In a success plan it is important to have a routine that works, one where you can fit both your needs and wants, one that is flexible to spontaneity but still keeps your head in the game. In the crucial 12 months, you need to find enough motivation that keeps you determined no matter how big the setback. You will focus on personal development and should take every opportunity you are given to expand your horizons in knowledge and life experiences.

Above all  physiological and safety needs to survive, you need to further work on love and belonging, finding the right workplace, relationships, and things that further empower you. Aim to reach self-fulfilment needs whether it is in education and career, relationships or health and well-being, you will achieve a thought process that focuses on life skills like happiness, health, discipline, honesty, and dedication (only positivity). We aim to achieve novelty, try new things without fear of failure and need to learn to take risks where the benefits outweigh the costs of them. To eventually reach self-actualization.

Strategy and time frames are key factors in a succession plan. Strategies and targets approached with a mindset of champions should be S.M.A.R.T; specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. Make a specific plan to help you work towards and achieve the goals you set for yourself. Track and evaluate your progress towards my goals. My goals are achievable, challenging but achievable. They are also realistic, I know my strengths and capabilities as well as my limits so my goals are within reach and suited to myself, they will not be a setback long term. I am going to achieve each goal within a time frame that suits my pace but a good pace.

First stage of achieving the Mindset of champions!

Journey to “Mindset of champions” – part 1

Those 3 points, also explained in the video, that’s just the first part of the journey to the Mindset of champions. Become familiar with it and reach all the goals along the way.

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4. Successful business skills

Being the best of the best equals solving problems with a mindset of champions. Problem-solving is a key skill to have not just in business but also life in general, moving around a problem is not moving forward. To progress, the problem needs to be solved and overcome. Simply going around, it will make it resurface later on. We need to learn to face problems no matter how fearful we may be.

The best way to measure effectiveness is by managing objectives; setting them periodically and then reviewing them at the end of the target period can help score progress made towards each objective and help set new targets. This way you can diagnose professional growth. Talking to Michal about your targets and progress will help you gather feedback on these goals, and it is important to understand the feedback so that you can use it to apply for further improvement.

5. Successful personal skills

Responsibility is the power to deal with something or be in control. We are responsible for our own lives and it’s more effective the mindset of champions. To an extent, we account for what happens in our life and change the things we do not like. Responsibility involves self-support, honesty to yourself, habit forming, accepting limitations, and turning them into development steps, allowing yourself to be ‘imperfect’ but also knowing your ‘cut-off’ point. Stopping to feel sorry for yourself. Rather than complaining about the things you are unhappy about, learn to take control of it and change it.

We all have setbacks; the important thing is to rise up and overcome them. Learning to not shy away from them will help you achieve personal growth. Setbacks are clues that something we are or are not doing is not working. Learn to make a setback an opportunity to change the things that are not working, hence taking control.

People overcome procrastination in different ways, for most the best thing to do is have a to-do list, and sort the tasks you need to complete into high and low priority, completing the high-priority ones first. Making a schedule that you can stick to and minimizing distractions are also key ingredients to preventing procrastination, rewarding yourself after each task is also useful to keep yourself focused and committed. Whichever method you choose, it’s the mindset of champions that keeps you going.

Self-sabotage happens when your inner critical voice holds you back from your efforts and progresses. Understanding and recognising your self-sabotaging habits is the first step to overcoming them. Removing negative thinking, procrastination and perfectionism can help you overcome self-sabotage and increase personal growth instead.

6. Self-mastery

Motivation drives you towards a goal, keeps you working through tasks and keeps you determined to succeed even when things get hard and there are setbacks. Positive motivations focus on the positive things that will happen once you complete a task (reward) whereas, negative motivations are actions to stop “backlash” – to avoid a negative outcome.

The pillars of lasting motivation and mindset of champions include attention, goal commitment, feedback, and rewards. It will not be easy at the start but by following those pillars, you will learn to get into the habit of staying motivated. A habit can be defined as something you do subconsciously, without making the conscious choice to do it. Once we replace our bad habits with our good ones, we can achieve our goals sooner. Learn to shape your habits because habits shape you.

Motivation is a “psychological force that enables action” (Carver & Scheier, 1998). It can be argued that to a certain extent, motivation can be measured through observation of behaviour. Looking back at your patterns, the timeframe of achieving goals and your past successes is one way to see how much your motivation has evolved. Seeing the difference in you at the start, to where you will be at the end. Self-mastery never ends, learn to do it well with a mindset of champions.

The second step to the “Mindset of champions” is the know-how.

To give you a bit more insight on what we do here on the journey to the mindset of champions I have another LinkedIn article for you.

This part is more about practical skills you need to succeed in each and every profession, as well as personal life.

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Second step to achieve the Mindset of champions.

7. Time mastery

For a people with a mindset of champions time is a universal concept. We build and plan our lives around it, it constrains us with deadlines and flies by when we enjoy life most. We in life must come to terms with how long tasks take us and accept the time that we must set aside to complete tasks and reach deadlines, this will allow us to truly understand time.

Mastering the time that we have can be as simple as building our lives around a routine that is governed by time so that we get used to meeting deadlines, which in turn will allow us to build a long-term time strategy by remaining in this familiar routine so that we do not stray too far away from our goals.

Time travelling techniques are a useful part of time mastery as every experience has its own rightful place and we can use this as a way to deal with both positive and negative experiences. Negative experiences can be left behind in our minds, yet positive experiences can be revisited as we can identify the experience and relive the positivity to help us manage time in the future as we have done in these past experiences. You are the maker of your own future; take control of the time you have left.

8. Emotional mastery

We all have needs and they vary from person to person. People with a mindset of champions also hove the same needs! Understand that what you really need may be different to what you think you need. Freud suggested that people make choices to avoid pain or increase pleasure. Our decisions are based on pain avoidance and pleasure seeking. Our beliefs, values, actions, and decisions are based on this principle.

Balance of body, emotions, mind, and soul makes you healthy. Physical health does not mean you are healthy, your mind and soul are interlinked and have a great impact on each other. There are several ways to reach this balance including meditation, a healthy diet, spending time outside, opening your mind to new possibilities, fuelling your passions, letting go of the little things and so on. You want to find what is best for you and what helps you reach that balance.

Once that balance is reached, you can have your emotions working for you. It will be easier to control your thoughts and actions and hence your emotions. Emotions may be hard to control in difficult times; take a deep breath, know when and how to express yourself, understand the impact of your emotions and learn to express them instead of repressing them. Remember, more responsibilities come with success and with a mindset of champions you will be able to handle those emotions well.

The mindset of champions is where your life starts. You know what you want and you are getting there by having a positive influence on people along the way. Do it with Coach Michal Miodonski.

9. Impact

The ability to inspire and influence are essential leadership skills both in life and workplace settings. Michal inspires and influences us to better our lives and become better versions of ourselves. You can build your mindset of champions and you can learn how to be equally influential through your personal growth. We all have a need to improve our lives and sometimes that need comes alongside the need to improve the lives of others around us. Effective influencers have substance and style and they want to better others.  

A progress trap is a new idea that could improve your life but might end up making things worse due to failure to manage risks or fear of short-term losses in different aspects of life, it is a setback that should be worked on to avoid and/or overcome. Avoiding change is another setback, change isn’t always bad, and it is important to consider the long-term effects.

We all have someone we influence in our lives; we want to be there for our loved ones and our family and friends that we care about. We also want to be there in business, be there for ourselves, have a positive impact and be remembered for the good we have brought into someone’s life. The more you learn and grow, the more influence you can have. Your mindset of champions can be contagious and passed on to people around you. Actually, the most satisfying part of this journey is to lead by example and see how people around you develop the mindset of champions and succeed.

Third step to achieve the Mindset of champions.

The final phase of the journey to the Mindset of champions.

What’s characteristic for those with the mindset of champions is that they constantly grow and contribute to the society. It obviously requires skill and determination, and I’ve got it covered.

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