6 Ways Champions Shift Their Mindset

Have the mindset of a Champion!

Have the mindset of a Champion!

We hear a lot about 10X your life, 10X your business, and 10X your being. I think this is tremendous.  The problem is that most people cannot sustain that level for very long without burning out. It’s human nature. And let me tell you what I have learned. Misusing or misguiding the application of the 10X principle to the wrong things will not get you where you need to go either. What if you just 3X your mindset? That is, instead of doing ten times more,  do three things consistently. I didn’t say it was easy, I said it was simple.”


To succeed, it really takes three simple things. If it were easy anybody could do it and if were complicated, too few would try. Do what champions do consistently.

1. Simply have an unbelievably big goal, and have an unbelievable focus attaining it.

2. Simply have a strategic plan to achieve that goal, and stay strategically focused on the plan.

3. Simply have an incredible amount of action in the plan, and stay incredibly focused on it’s execution.

I was listening to Darren Hardy, the editor of SUCCESS Magazine. Hardy outlined some interesting insights given by super achievers and the super successful. After years of interviews, Hardy stated that people like Jack Welch reminded him that the super-successful are in constant growth mode. Welch states, “Everybody is a mentor and everyone can teach you something. If there are eight people seated at a table, keep your eyes open, your ears open and your mouth shut.”

I summarized my notes from Hardy’s talk. Apply these mindsets to yourself as you read through them. To be a Champion, you must think like a Champion!

Please comment and tell me what you will do to change your mindset.

Champion Mindset #1 – Dream Big Dreams

The size of your life will be determined by the size of the problems you solve.

Donald Trump says, “If you are going to do something, do it big.”

What problems are you going to solve and what are problems 2X, 3X, and 10X that size?Can you solve them? If your success depends on solving bigger problems, You must not only find bigger problems, you must provide better solutions. Some one once told me, “Travis, we get paid to solve problems and provide solutions.” Solving bigger problems and providing better solutions will produce bigger and better results.

Champion Mindset #2 – Build a great team

You can’t do it alone. You must have a team of dedicated and talented people as you go higher. You must grow into the next level. The first person you must develop is you.

Richard Branson said, “The difference between companies are not the products; it is the people.”

Bill Gates said, “The key is building the right team.”

What kind of environment or culture are you going to create to attract the type of people who will crush it with you and for you? I ran a dealer group in Central Virginia. In one dealership, a Ford store, the General Manager said this about his number one salesman. “He may not be the brightest or the smartest, but he will go through a brick wall headfirst for you if you ask him to!”

 Champion Mindset #3 – Hard Work Pays Off

Barbara Corocur advises, “Champions must punch through, and work their buns off.”

Donald Trump once again stated what golfer Gary Player once told him. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

Elon Musk, the electric car manufacturer says you must, “Work like heck 80-100 hours per week. Be tenacious and work like heck.”

Howard Schultz of Starbucks admits his drive comes from this thought, “I cannot take a breath. My competition wants to take food off my table.”

My favorite is by Will Smith. “Talent is natural, but skill is developed from hours and hours and hours of a ridiculously sickening work ethic.”

 Champion Mindset #4 – Focus

Steve Jobs states that, “Focus is about saying no.” (No to competing commitments.)

Dave Ramsey believes, “Stop doing a little bit of everything. Focus on one thing at a time.”

Michael Dell says that, “You have to concentrate on the point of impact.”

Joel Osteen says, “Work is never done, be disciplined to say no. Prime your life.”

Richard Branson once again says that, “Delegation is important. Find someone better than yourself and allow them to focus on their thing.”

And Will Smith states that, “He has a desperate obsessive form of focus.”

 Champion Mindset #5 – Take Risks

Sara Blakely states, “If you are not failing, you are not trying.”

Richard Branson says, “80% of people fail. Don’t be embarrassed by failure. Most people fail 2 or 3 times.”

Isn’t that great to know? The successful people expect to fail, even demand failure. It is a part of their culture. The super successful know when they overcome failures, they win big. Don’t be afraid to fail. It is a part of the game.

Michael Dell accepts risks to grow.

Skateboarder Tony Hawk sees adversity as a challenge. “Embrace it as a challenge. When things get rough. When you figure out what it is like to fail, then you will know how to succeed. Celebrate failure.”

Champion Mindset #6 – Constant Growth

Joel Osteen claims, “If you are not taking enough risks, you are not growing. If you are not growing how can you break through barriers?”

Michael Jordan says, “I never feel I am at my best. I am not complacent about what I have achieved or expect from myself.”

Tiger Woods advises, “Try to get better, because there is someone always better than you.” (Tiger did not automatically become the best Jr., the best Collegiate, and the best Professional. Someone was always there better than he was. He had to become better.)

Warren Buffet states “Make yourself better.”

And Tony Robbins asks you to, “Invest in yourself and your growth.”

So, what are you going to do with this? Heed to it of course! These are the best of the best telling us how to deal with the six most important mindsets to success.

Our biggest threat to our own success is distraction.  Technology is the biggest distraction. It is easy to be pacified by the mundane when effort, focus and energy are needed. The more overwhelmed we are the more we search for convenient distractions. The most important skill to learn is to control your attention. This is called “Competing Commitments.” That is, anything that will take your focus away from What’s Important Now. (W.I.N.)

Here’s My Point!

A. Stay focused on your focus

B. Stick to your priorities

C. Prevent distractions

D. Produce more in fewer hours

E. Stress less

F. Work hard

G. Balance your life (Not evenly divided, but proportionately distributed)

H. Find the few things that matter

I. Gray everything out

J. Have a system a daily strategy and sustain your passion.

K. Model someone successful

There you have it;

3X your mindset. Bigger Goals Bigger Plans and Bigger Focus.

Six ways Champions Shift their mindsets from the super successful.

11 Points Champions share to W.I.N. (What’s Important Now!)

Please comment or share. If I can serve you or your team, I would love to help. Contact, call me and I can provide you with free resources, free training and free coaching.

Make Difference, Make it Happen, LetsGO!



About Travis Snow

CEO/Coach, Speaker, Author, Trainer. Become more efficient and effective, productive and profitable by measuring, managing, adjusting and controlling, I train and motivate you and your team through speaking engagements, coaching or consulting, books, DVD series training or online training, we deliver your SUCCESSNOW! Call 703.231.0286 or click tsnow@travissnow.com Let'sTALK!
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