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The Warrior Mind Podcast is created to assist you in creating the mental strength of a warrior, the mindset of a champion and the grit of a peak performer to achieve success in life, business and sport.

Warrior Mind Coach Gregg Swanson

    • Self-Improvement
    • 3.9 • 52 Ratings

The Warrior Mind Podcast is created to assist you in creating the mental strength of a warrior, the mindset of a champion and the grit of a peak performer to achieve success in life, business and sport.

    Developing an Intense Focus: Warrior Mind Podcast #520

    Developing an Intense Focus: Warrior Mind Podcast #520

    Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

    In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast, I’m going to discuss some tips on developing an intense focus to achieve peak performance.

    Developing an Intense Focus

    We all have a tendency to become sidetracked. We may want to complete an important task, yet many distractions poke and prod us away from our goals. How can we keep our focus on the task as hand?

    Distractions may be hard to ignore, especially when it’s a chatty coworker, a ringing phone, a demanding spouse, or many other things. Thankfully, there are some tried and true strategies we can use to put the distractions on hold and place an intense focus on our task.

    Try these techniques to develop an intense focus:

    * Remove distractions. You can’t focus if you’re constantly checking your email, Facebook, or other time-stealers! You’ll get more done if you allow your mind to get in the groove with some peace and quiet.* Turn off your email, close your web browsers, shut off your phone off or forward it to voicemail, and put on headphones to avoid loud noises. You’ll be glad you did!* Remain committed. You know that you have something you should finish, but are you one hundred percent committed to seeing it through to completion? This is where you need to be honest with yourself.

    * If you’re not fully committed to your task, you’re more likely to allow distractions to overtake your mind. More often than not, you’ll use distractions to create excuses and exceptions that try to justify your lack of focus.

    * If you are committed, it will be easier to ignore distractions and keep your focus. This is something only you can decide.

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    * Set a time limit. Even if the task itself doesn’t have a time limit, assign one anyway. If you have a deadline, you’ll be more apt to complete your task in a timely manner.

    * Rather than giving in to the surrounding distractions, you’ll be competing against the clock to get things done on time.

    * Take frequent breaks. This may sound contradictory, but it actually makes a world of difference for the workaholic. If we work too long at one time, not only do we become physically tired, but our minds tire as well. This makes us more susceptible to distractions and shatters our concentration.

    * Work intently for an hour and then allow yourself a 10-minute break. When you return from the break, you’ll be more focused, your mind will be clearer, and you’ll be more likely to work for another hour without losing focus.

    * This strategy allows you to get more work done in a shorter time.

    * Use a list. Lists are wonderful tools that help you accomplish your work quicker and easier. Before beginning, write down everything you need to accomplish and then cross out each task as you complete it.

    * The process of crossing things off your list is a great motivator to keep you working without distractions, plus it helps to build the momentum to get everything done.

    * Reward yourself for a job well done. When you’re able to stay focused on an important task,

    • 16 min
    Raising Your Standards: Warrior Mind Podcast #519

    Raising Your Standards: Warrior Mind Podcast #519

    Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

    In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast, I’m going to discuss how raising your standards will have a dramatic impact on your success and happiness. 

    Raising Your Standards is the Key to Personal Progress

    If you’re not as successful as you’d like to be, your standards are probably too low. If being 20 pounds overweight is acceptable to you, you’re probably 20 pounds overweight. If living in your mom’s basement is okay with you, then you’ll likely be down there until you’re 40.

    Most people believe they’re being reasonable, or non-selfish, when they set low standards. But you get what you tolerate in life.

    Having high standards is a way of respecting yourself and getting the most out of your life. Life will rarely give you more than you demand from it. Ensure you’re demanding enough.

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    Try these ideas:

    * Identify the area of your life you’d like to change. Of course, you could raise all of your values. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, your short-term success will be greater if you focus your attention on a single part of your life. It might be finances, relationships, health, or any other category.* Set a new minimum. Let’s imagine that you want to improve your finances. You might need new standards for your income, rate of savings, and spending. Take a look at all the items that are related to your area of focus and set a new minimum for what you’re willing to tolerate.* Do you think Tony Robbins would be satisfied with only earning $250,000 per year? Do you think Warren Buffett would be satisfied with a 2.2% return on his portfolio? Of course not, and that’s a big part of the reason they’re wealthy.* Begin making changes. New standards are a starting point. Now, you have to make actual changes to your life and behavior to meet those new minimums. If you need to increase your income to meet your new standard, it might be necessary to look for a new job or to create a business you can run on the side.* A standard is really just a goal. What do you need to do in order to reach that goal?* Incorporate those changes into your identity. You can force yourself to go to the gym a few times, or to save an extra $200 each month, but it’s not easy to make those changes stick. You have to believe that it’s part of who you are. Here’s how you can accomplish that:* If you’re beginning a gym habit, make a note of each time you set foot in the gym. Say to yourself, “See that? I’m the type of person that goes to the gym. I go even if I don’t feel like going. That’s who I am.”* It sounds silly, but it works over time. Keep proving to yourself that you’re the type of person that does that behavior religiously.

    * Monitor yourself. Measure your progress and congratulate yourself for it. Give yourself a verbal reward. Jump up and down and smile. Ensure you’re enjoying your progress. You’ll be more likely to stick with the changes you’re making.* Keep going. You’ll probably raise your standards many times over your life. Pick a new area of your life to address and go for it. You’re turning yourself into a more successful person with each iteration.

    Raising your standards is the first step to improving the quality of your life. Most people don’t consider their standards at all or have standards that are far too low to live...

    • 12 min
    9 Secrets of Peak Performers: Warrior Mind Podcast #518

    9 Secrets of Peak Performers: Warrior Mind Podcast #518

    Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

    In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast, I’m going to discuss the 9 Secrets of Peak Performers for business, life and sport.

    9 Secrets of Peak Performers

    What are the secrets of success? Do you need to be born with unique talents or special gifts? Luckily, success is rarely the result of anything you can’t acquire in your adulthood.

    You can develop the daily habits, resiliency, and motivation you need to achieve your goals. These are all things that can be learned if you’re willing to put in the time and effort.

    Peak performers have many traits in common:

    * Have goals and review them daily. If you’re like most people, you don’t have a set of concrete goals, and you don’t review them regularly. Never underestimate the power of knowing what you want and reminding yourself on a daily basis.* Surround yourself with the right people. Peak performers have people who support their goals on their team and in their social network. If you want to be successful, realize that you can’t do it alone. Hang out with other successful people.* Read regularly. Those who are highly successful are constantly upgrading their knowledge and skills. For example, Mark Cuban claims to read three hours each day. You don’t have to read for three hours, but it’s important to make reading a daily habit.* Work toward your goals even when you don’t feel like it. If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never do anything. You can make progress each day, regardless of everything else that may be going on. To get started, force yourself to work for just 10 minutes. Let momentum keep you going.

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    * Get up early. Peak performers are usually early risers. The early morning is quiet and a great time to work, plan, or create. Get a head start on the day while everyone else is still sleeping.* Minimize distractions. At times, the most successful people isolate themselves from the rest of the world to get things done. You might not have investors and fans knocking on your door, but you do have the internet, TV, and kids. Keep distractions to a minimum when it’s time to work.* Be consistent. Peak performers don’t work sporadically. They are consistent in their efforts. Make success a daily exercise. Have a list of things you’re going to accomplish and ensure that you do them.* Take setbacks in stride. Those that struggle tend to be easily sidelined by obstacles and setbacks. High achievers aren’t bothered by such challenges. Peak performers have resiliency and maintain a balanced perspective. The more challenges you can handle with poise, the more success you’ll enjoy.* Make things happen. Successful people don’t sit around and wait for the world to pick them. They pick themselves and make the most of their abilities. Be assertive if you want to be a peak performer.

    Success is within reach. Anyone can become a high performer with a positive attitude and habits that support their goals. A few lucky people naturally acquire an effective attitude and habits. The rest of us must cultivate them. Pick a few of these “secrets” and begin implementing them in your life. Success is bound to come your way.

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    • 14 min
    25 Tips for Success: Warrior Mind Podcast #517

    25 Tips for Success: Warrior Mind Podcast #517

    Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

    In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast, I’m going to discuss 25 Tips for Success in life.    

    25 Tips for Success

    Achieving your goals builds your self-confidence and brings feelings of success and happiness, right?

    Thankfully, you can easily establish daily habits that bring you the success you desire.

    Review these tips for inspiration:

    1. Embrace your failures. The road to success is paved with your failures along the way. Your failures encourage you to try something different or to exert more effort into something. Decide to be okay with failure and to learn from it.

    2. Ask questions. Never be afraid to ask questions about how someone is successful.

    3. Define what success means to you. For example, you might see becoming the Vice President of your company as success. Alternatively, your primary desire might be to raise a happy family. Neither one is better than the other!

    4. Have clarity. Is your success within your reach? If you put in plenty of time and effort, will you achieve it? How? What’s your plan?

    5. Stay focused. Keep working toward your goals, one moment at a time.

    6. Surround yourself with successful people. You’re more apt to achieve success if you hang out with others who are successful.

    7. Never give up. Keep trying to achieve.

    8. Keep your eyes open for unexpected gems. You might encounter wonderful things that you weren’t anticipating. Discover the beauty along your path to success. You’ll then be inspired to continue.

    9. Be proactive. Think in advance about what needs to happen in order for you to surpass a milestone on your journey.

    10. Plan. Consistently allow time in your schedule to work toward your desired goals.

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    11. Expect delays and challenges. If you do, you’ll be less distracted when they occur.

    12. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Avoid letting minor issues deter you from your goal.

    13. Have fun with it. In order to be successful, your chosen field/career should be something that appeals to you. This way, you’ll enjoy yourself along the way.

    14. Find a mentor. When you can pattern your behavior and actions after someone who’s successful, you’ll likely achieve success, too. Select a mentor you can look up to.

    15. Use the mini-goals strategy. Rather than setting your goal as, “I want to save $100,000 over the next 10 years,” divide up your larger goal for success into segmented goals. In this example, a mini-goal could be, “I will save $10,000 this year” or “I will save $833 per month each month this year.” This way, you’ll experience frequent successes.

    16. Set up weekly goals. Along your path to success, you’ll need plenty of momentum. When you establish projects to do each week that relate to your goals, you’ll build the momentum to succeed.

    17. Apply visual imagery. Close your eyes and imagine what it will look and feel like when you accomplish success on your own terms. Visualize your success every single day.

    • 17 min
    The Psychology of Goal Setting: Warrior Mind Podcast #516

    The Psychology of Goal Setting: Warrior Mind Podcast #516

    Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

    In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast, I’m going to discuss the psychology of goal setting and why goal setting is essential for your success.

    Psychology of Goal Setting

    There are many things that people do in order to stay motivated and reach their goals. One of the most powerful ways to do this is not one that many people consider, but it has proven to be extremely important in this process. That method is to write your goals down and it is known to be extremely beneficial for this purpose.

    The power of written words is undeniable

    It can be incredibly powerful to write something down and to know that what you wrote is going to have a major effect in your life. The simple act of writing something already tells your brain that this is more important than anything that is not written.

    This works at a subconscious level and it helps us keep our goals more palpable and real in every possible way. The main reason why setting your goals and making them official is that you are going to experience a level of commitment that is extremely useful in their journey.

    Letting others know your plans

    We are no saying that you should have your plans printed on a poster for everyone to see in your office or home, but you could tell those who are close to you about your plans. This is a great way to add motivation because you don’t want to be the person who quits before they reach their goals.

    Some people would argue that this is unnecessary pressure, but you should see it from the glad half full angle instead of the glass half empty. Think of it as the perfect way to keep you focused and driven to succeed.

    One of the things that everyone needs to remember at all times is that letting people know about your goals has nothing to do with telling them how you plan to accomplish them. For example, someone who plans to become a bestselling author does not have to share what kind of book they are planning to write. The simple act of letting people know that you are pursuing a career as an author is more than enough.

    When you tell supportive people of your plans, they may even help keep you encouraged when things seem to be most difficult. This type of support is always good and it’s also the reason why you should only share your goals with people you trust.

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    The statistics of success

    Most people who set out to achieve any kind of goals are going to fail and that is an undeniable fact, but the reasons why they fail are mostly something they can control and improve. This means that failure to achieve goals is largely related to how we perceive the challenges and not something that is out of our control.

    Just like success is the outcome for a minority of people with their goals, statistics also show that only 3% of people who have plans and goals actually write them down. This provides great insight into how many people don’t take their goals seriously enough to write them down and to give them more relevance in their lives.

    It would seem like everyone wants to achieve success in life and for the most part this is true.

    • 15 min
    8 Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence: Warrior Mind Podcast #515

    8 Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence: Warrior Mind Podcast #515

    Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

    In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast, I’m going to share 8 Activities to Build Your Self-Confidence for personal success and achievement.  

    8 Ways To Build Your Self-Confidence

    Everything becomes easier when you’re brimming with self-confidence. As soon as self-doubt enters your mind, your ability to act is compromised. Self-confidence might seem to rise and fall in a random fashion, but there are steps you can take to increase the level of confidence you experience on a regular basis.

    Enhance your self-confidence and accomplish more with these techniques:

    * Achieve a goal. Start small. Your goal might be to arrive to work on time every day this week or to eat a piece of fruit each day. Easy goals are easy to accomplish. When you accomplish something, you feel more confident. Choose easy goals that make a difference. The accomplishment of many, small goals will change your level of confidence.* Make a list of your accomplishments. It’s interesting that our failures are easy to list, but our accomplishments require a little more pondering. Make a list of your accomplishments and review them each day. Remember how great you felt in that moment.* Groom yourself to a higher standard. Get a better haircut. Spend a little more time and attention on your grooming each morning. Learn how to apply your makeup more effectively. Trim your beard in a more attractive manner. Trim those stray ear and nose hairs. You’ll be surprised how much better you look and feel.

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    * Be assertive. Having more control over your life results in greater self-confidence. One of the quickest ways to increase the level of influence you have over your life is to be more assertive. Give yourself small tasks to accomplish that require assertiveness. A few examples you might consider:

    * Walk into a fast-food restaurant and ask for a cup of water without ordering anything else. It doesn’t matter whether your request is granted. Just ask.* Tell your boss one thing you’d like to change about your job or your work environment.* Make one suggestion to your significant other that would enhance your relationship.* Dress nicer. We all feel more confident when we’re dressed well. Up your game and put the “nice clothes” in your closet to work for you. Think of your friend or coworker that dresses the best. Shoot for a similar level of clothing while maintaining your own style. It takes the same amount of time to put on a nicer shirt.* Practice. Practice breeds confidence. You’ll be much more confident if you practice your speech ten times instead of five. Whether you practice your flirting skills or your ability give presentations, your confidence will increase with practice.* Drop one thing from your life. The odds are high that you’re currently stuck with an obligation in your life that you don’t enjoy. While there are some things in life you have to do, there are just as many that you don’t. Take control and drop one of these non-essential activities that you prefer not to do anyway.* Find a mentor. The right mentor can make all the difference. Knowing that you have an expert on your side is sure to boost your confidence. A good mentor will provide the support and guidance necessary to reach your goals. Good mentors aren’t easy to find, but well worth the effort to locate.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

crutonic ,

Great podcast but please ditch that beginning sample.

I like having this on in the background when I’m working from home. I just wish he’d ditch the 300(?) sample in the beginning. Even something new agey like the sound of flowing water or something would do the trick…I’m usually calmed down once listening but when it automatically goes to the next podcast that intro totally throws me off and sets me off balance.
Also maybe I haven’t heard enough but maybe he needs a guest to create some rhythm and to mix it up a little.

katerose8 ,


Gregg has an astounding energy that lights this show on fire. He is direct and energetic yet understanding and vulnerable. I love the fast-paced nature of this show. Perfect for a short car ride to get my gears going. Inspiring, thought-provoking, and I definitely recommend.

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