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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.

    10 Reasons to Practice Persistence: Warrior Mind Podcast #512

    10 Reasons to Practice Persistence: Warrior Mind Podcast #512

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    In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to share 10 essential reasons why is important to practice persistence for success and happiness.  







    10 Reasons to Practice Persistence







    Do you have persistence? Persistence is the act of working hard and trying again and again until you achieve what you’ve set out to achieve.







    As long as you persist, you can’t fail!







    Consider these benefits of persistence:







    * You’ll become an expert. Chances are that the first time you try something you might not be good at it. However, once you’ve completed the same task multiple times, you’ll soon become better and better, becoming an expert at the task in the process.







    * Persistence will motivate you to try harder. When you try and try, you’ll move a little closer to your goal with each attempt. This will help motivate you as it will show that this effort makes a difference.







    * Persistence is a sign of ambition. Only those who are truly ambitious are able to bring persistence into their daily lives. This is why the most successful people you know are also those who are most persistent.* Most successful people have failed at least once, but this did not stop them from achieving success. With each failure, they learned what they needed to do differently the next time they tried.* Eventually, they succeeded, which would never have happened had they become discouraged at the first sign of failure.







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    * You’ll set a good example. Whether you’re setting an example for your work colleagues or your children, if they see that you’re not willing to give up when you face adversity, they’ll be more inclined to try harder at their own challenges.* Become a role model and those around you will become more consistent and hard-working too.







    * Persistence teaches you the value of success. Being successful takes time and effort. No one ever became successful without making sacrifices and being persistent with their time and efforts.







    * Persistence gives you vital experience. When you’re persistent, you learn that each failure gives you another opportunity to learn. With each failure, you’ll become more resilient. You’ll also learn how you can overcome any challenge.







    * You become more aware of your weaknesses. To achieve success at anything, it’s important to understand your weaknesses. When you look at your failures, you’ll discover your faults and learn what you need to work on to become successful.







    * People judge you on your consistency. When you’re persistent, you also develop consistency. Many people look for this skill, whether in the workplace or in your personal life. They want to know that you’ll work hard to do what needs to be done on a regular basis.







    * You’ll learn that things that come easy bring little reward. Harder tasks may require a little work and consistency, but they offer much greater rewards. Is it not worth making that little extra effort to achieve greater rewards?* Most importantly, you’ll be able to create the life you desire. With persistence, you’ll be able to sail through life’s setbacks. You’ll seek solutions to overcome your challenges and keep moving forward to build a life that satisfies you.







    Persistence is important, as rarely anything worth having in life comes without it. Most often,

    • 14 min
    8 Ways to Supercharge Your Motivation: Warrior Mind Podcast #511

    8 Ways to Supercharge Your Motivation: Warrior Mind Podcast #511

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    In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to share 8 ways to supercharge your motivation to achieve your goals and personal success.  







    8 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Motivation Every Day







    If you try to do something great, you’ll inevitably encounter obstacles. The more obstacles you encounter, the more difficult it is to keep your motivation at a high level. In these moments, you need techniques to fuel your motivation engine. Here are 8 simple ways you can supercharge your motivation.







    * Focus on the things you can control. The more you focus on things out of your control, the less motivated you’ll feel. When you focus completely on things you can control, you’ll realize that you can quickly and easily change your situation. Every day, focus on the things right in front of you. Don’t waste your time or energy on things out of your control. 







    * Constantly remember your purpose. Why are you pursuing a goal or dream in the first place? What is the big, audacious purpose that motivated you to embark on the journey? More time with your family? More money? Getting the dream job? To keep your motivation high, constantly keep your purpose in front of you.







    * Celebrate the small wins. It’s important to keep the big picture in front of you, but it’s also crucial to celebrate the small wins. Remember, you climb a ladder one rung at a time. You’re reaching your goal one step at a time. Celebrating the small wins will allow you to see the progress you’re making and increase your motivation.















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    * Act first, feel later. One of the best ways to get your motivational juices flowing is to simply take action. If your goal is to read fifty books in one year, sit down and read a book for five minutes. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds, go for a 10 minute walk. It’s common for motivation to follow action. Once you take the first step, you’ll feel motivated to keep going.







    * Do visualization exercises. By visualizing your goal, you bring the future into the present. As you visualize your dream job and all the benefits it will bring, you’ll feel your present motivation skyrocketing. As you think about what it will be like to double your income, the obstacles you’re facing will melt into the background.







    * Break your big goal into small goals. Depending on your ability to focus, it might be necessary to break up the goal into segments that last anywhere from one week to 12 weeks. This way your brain can experience success and logically see a positive long-term outcome. You’ll procrastinate if the path looks too challenging.







    * Repeat affirmations daily. Affirmations help you believe that you’re going to achieve your goal. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or low on motivation, saying things like, “I AM on my way to a healthy body,” can help you keep going.







    * Surround yourself with people who motivate you. One of the most effective ways to boost your motivation is to surround yourself with other people who are motivated. If you’re building a business, spend time with other passionate entrepreneurs. If you’re working toward a goal weight, join weight loss support groups. You need encouragement and support as you pursue your goals.







    These ideas may be simple, but they’re profound.

    • 16 min
    Become More Fearless: Warrior Mind Podcast #510

    Become More Fearless: Warrior Mind Podcast #510

    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 ways to become more fearless to achieve personal success.  







    How to Become More Fearless







    Your life would be a lot more interesting and rewarding if you could just be a little more fearless. Staying in your comfort zone is strangling your life. Just a tad more courage will help your self-esteem, too.







    You don’t have to just wish you were bolder, you can be bolder. There is a fearless person lurking inside of you!







    Use these ideas to build your bravery:







    * Avoid worrying what others will think of you. Unless you can find a way to put yourself into the history books, it won’t be too long until there’s no one left that remembers you. So, what are you afraid of?* Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Unless you’re in danger of falling to your death or losing a limb, there probably isn’t too much to worry about. When you’re feeling fearful, figure out the worst possible outcome. If you can live with that, there’s nothing to worry about.







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    * Deal with smaller stressors and fears. The key to managing big fears is to deal with the smaller ones. Your mind will become accustomed to your new patterns of thought and action. Plus, the skill and confidence you gain by overcoming smaller fears will give you the ability to dominate larger ones.* Learn to relax. The best way to overcome a fear reaction is to relax.  You can train yourself to automatically relax when you first feel fear. Relax your muscles, think peaceful thoughts, and breathe deeply. Again, practice with smaller upsets first.* Play the odds. How many of your fears actually come true? Some studies suggest the number is about 20%. So, there’s an 80% chance your fears won’t come true. If you can deal with the worst possible outcome, and there’s only a 20% chance it will even happen, you have little to worry about.* Realize that fear only happens between your ears. Almost all fears are unique. You might be afraid of snakes, but your friend isn’t. You might be afraid of heights, but your sister finds them exhilarating. In most instances, you are the source of your fear.* Focus on the positive possibilities. Rather than thinking about every little thing that might go wrong, consider what might go right. Allow yourself to feel excited about the possibilities. Imagine how much more exciting your life would be if you give yourself the chance to have something amazing happen each day!* View fear as a challenge. Think of fear as the beginning of a game. See if you can get yourself to take an action that makes you afraid when you think about doing it. Of course, be smart and challenge yourself to do things that can actually improve your life.







    You can live a fearless life and experience many more rewarding adventures than you do now. Your fears are manufactured inside your head. You can let them go and be bold.







    Start today by doing something you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t quite have enough courage. Just relax and do it. Show yourself that there’s nothing to fear.







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    • 14 min
    Personal Reflections About Mental Strength: Warrior Mind Podcast #509

    Personal Reflections About Mental Strength: Warrior Mind Podcast #509

    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 my personal experiences and personal reflections about the importance of mental strength.  







    Personal Reflections On Mental Strength







    1998 – Avalanche on Mt. Rainer: Survived with torn PCL and broken hand.







    2016 – CrossFit Open: Finished top 20 in the world (in my age bracket).







    2017 – Orthoscopic knee surgery: Removed meniscus, no cartilage left, PVNS, basically bone on bone







    2018 – Double pneumonia and Empyema: Lost 25 lbs. in less than a month







    2020 – Knee replacement surgery: Looking forward to the come back!







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    Mental Strength is comprised of:







    * Challenge* Confidence* Commitment* Control







    This results in the development of:







    * Grit* Resilience* Positivity* Inner Strength







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    • 17 min
    15 Ways To Empower Yourself: Warrior Mind Podcast #508

    15 Ways To Empower Yourself: Warrior Mind Podcast #508

    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 15 ways to empower yourself for personal success.







    15 Ways To Empower Yourself







    Anyone can attain personal empowerment. It depends more on your actions than on the size of your bank account or the title on your business card.







    Do you want to be successful and experience more control over your life? Learn more about the meaning of true empowerment and run down this list of 10 simple things you can start doing today to build your competence and confidence.







    GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF SELF-EMPOWERMENT:







    1. Set realistic goals. Small victories provide motivation. Aim for targets that are within your reach. If losing 50 pounds seems overwhelming, start with one diet tweak at a time, like putting less sugar in your coffee.







    2. Strengthen your skills. If you’re willing to keep learning, you can expand your potential. Read self-help books and take online courses on communications or coding. Talk with others about their areas of expertise and teach them what you know.







    3. Manage your emotions. Going beyond your comfort zone can be scary. Acknowledge your feelings while making decisions that serve your long-term interests. When your emotions are intense, think them through or talk with others who can help you sort things out.







    4. Believe in yourself. Challenge the assumptions that have been holding you back. Think positive and focus on what you have to gain.







    5. Gather support. Empowering yourself can enhance your relationships with others. Surround yourself with family and friends who boost your self-esteem. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and ask for help when you need it.







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    SIMPLE WAYS TO EMPOWER YOURSELF:







    1. Respect your time. Treat your time like a precious resource. Clarify your top priorities and devote your energy to them. Limit distractions that would pull you off track.







    2. Protect your privacy. How do you handle intrusive questions? Set healthy boundaries and be assertive about maintaining them. Give yourself permission to end conversations that make you uncomfortable.







    3. Meditate daily. Self-knowledge makes it easier to empower yourself. Observe your thoughts through meditation or other methods like keeping a journal. You could also take personality quizzes online and ask others for feedback.







    4. Practice self-care. Honoring your needs is an important part of valuing yourself. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and aim for at least 7 hours of sleep each night.







    5. Follow a budget. Putting your finances in order will help you to feel more secure and increase your capacity to take on meaningful projects. Create a sound plan for your savings, spending, and investments. Consult a professional advisor if you need more guidance.







    6. Share housework. Are you satisfied with how you and your partner divide household chores, as well as parenting responsibilities? If you want to achieve more balance, initiate a conversation about making some changes and track your progress.







    7. Gain recognition at work. It may take more than excellent performance to make you visible at work. Keep your boss updated on your achievements and s...

    • 24 min
    9 Ways to Build Resilience and Grit: Warrior Mind Podcast #507

    9 Ways to Build Resilience and Grit: Warrior Mind Podcast #507

    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 9 ways in which to build resilience and grit personal success.







    9 Ways to Build Resilience and Grit







    You might be skilled, talented, educated, and brilliant. But, if you’re not resilient, persistent, and gritty, you’ll never make the most of those other attributes.







    Think about the five most successful people you know. On the average, they’re probably not that talented. However, they know how to get things done and persist.







    Resilience and grit might be the missing ingredients in your quest for success.







    Try these techniques to build your resilience and grit:







    * Stay in contact with others. When times are tough, it’s natural to crawl into a hole and be by yourself. This is a mistake. You’re more capable with a support system. Give up the idea that strong people take on the world by themselves. You’re stronger when you have help and support. Maintain your relationships.







    * Have high hopes. It’s easier to stand strong when you expect things to improve. Consider every bad time in your life. Haven’t things gotten better every single time? When you know better times are ahead, grit and resilience are easier to demonstrate. Focus on a positive outcome.







    * Know that the most successful people are those with the most resilience. It might be easy to be wealthy and successful but becoming wealthy and successful is anything but. The most successful people were willing to take on challenges that the average person would avoid like the plague.







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    * Take excellent care of yourself. No matter what is going on in your life, you still need food, rest, love, exercise, and fun. Take good care of yourself and you’ll be in a better position to weather challenges. Most people ignore their needs during difficult times, but this is a huge error.







    * Be active, not passive. It’s easier to last when you’re doing something to make progress. Rather than passively waiting for things to get better, take steps to improve the situation. If there is something constructive you can do, do it.* Give yourself mental breaks. No matter how resilient you may be, take regular breaks to recharge your batteries. What is your favorite way to take a mental break? You could watch a movie, read a book, or go play horseshoes with a friend. Do whatever works for you.* Remind yourself of all the adversity you’ve overcome since childhood. No one’s life is smooth sailing 100% of the time. You’ve already overcome many obstacles. Remind yourself of your past successes during challenging times. You’ll have the fortitude and motivation to continue.* Live a life that revolves around your interests. If you have a job you hate, it’s hard to have a lot of grit and resilience. It’s much easier to have perseverance while doing something you love. Find a career and hobbies that you love. The need for grit is much lower!* Hang around with resilient people. You become more like the people you spend the most time with. Choose your friends wisely. You’ll become a stronger person if you hang out with strong people. Find some people you want to be more like.







    What could you do with your life if you were the most resilient and gritty person you knew? You’d be unstoppable!

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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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 ,

MEANINGFUL + ACTIONABLE

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.

Cellopoet ,

Always actionable

Each episode has something to do to gain mastery over you mind and program you life.

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