Episode #140

Tim Grover

What It Takes to Win in Life

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Have you ever wondered how elite athletes like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are able to be so successful?

I’m not talking about their physical feats because we all know they’re incredibly athletic.

I’m talking about their mindset.

What does the mindset of an elite athlete look like?

My special guest today, Tim Grover, best-selling author, speaker, and personal trainer to many top athletes, not only has a peek into their mental state, he also helps shape them and creates a victory mentality and he comes on the show to share all about this.

Tim dives into what a victory mentality looks like, the definition of winning, the victim mentality and how to overcome this, and how to stack momentum.

Tim also shares tips for how you can change your life, why you should focus on the uncontrollable things that come at you, using routines, and the huge difference between trying your best and doing your best.

You’ll also hear Tim’s thoughts on finding balance, the separation between emotions and performance, and what to do if you’re in a rut. 

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If you don’t know Tim Grover, he’s a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and personal trainer who has worked with incredible athletes such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and more.

He’s created his Relentless System for helping people reach unimaginable heights personally and professionally so that they can be their absolute best.

As for his background, he earned a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and he was a former NCAA Division I basketball player.

He’s also been inducted into the UIC Hall of Fame with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

You may have even seen him on the docuseries The Last Dance.

Tim’s a super great guy who knows what it takes to achieve a victory mentality and he comes on the show to share this and dissect how he works with top athletes and more.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Tim Grover’s background and how he found himself training elite basketball players and top CEOs
  • Defining what it means to win
  • Has winning changed for Tim now that he’s been at it for so long?
  • How the steps of winning look different than traditional frameworks
  • What to do if you’re in a rut
  • The problem with burning yourself out in an attempt to win
  • Getting past a victim mindset and how to uncover what that looks like
  • Trusting your instincts as it relates to winning 
  • Having routines and focusing on uncontrollables
  • How to respond to uncontrollable things that come up in life
  • How to respond to failure and how elite individuals differ in their response
  • The separation between emotions and performance and what that looks like in action
  • The reality of trying to achieve balance
  • What happens when you achieve your goals but find you’re still miserable and unhappy?
  • What keeps Tim going now that he’s achieved so much

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