A champion mindset is an approach to thinking that enables your dreams to be attainable and approachable instead of overwhelming. Having a positive mindset leads to positive behaviours  Here is a “champion process” broken down into seven steps. 

Step 1: Awareness of Self

Having awareness of self comes first because it enables you to know what you truly want. To gain awareness of self, start meditating five minutes a day and focus on your breath and let go of everything else. 

Step 2: Beliefs

Gone are the days when we lived our lives thinking we had to see it to believe it. Now we’re moving into the quantum field where you have to believe it to see it. This is known as Quantum manifestation.

To understand this, be mindful of what you believe. Check that your beliefs are in line with your goals, rather than opposing them, as that way you will move towards them.

Step 3: Daily Consciousness

Daily consciousness practices keep you in your champion mindset and include practising gratitude, exercise, and asking yourself important questions like, “What one thing can I do today, that will make a massive difference to my life?” 

For example, a typical morning routine for me looks like this: 

  • Meditate and practice yoga. 
  • Take a walk while repeating ‘I am statements’ (who I declare myself to be), my gratitudes, my affirmations.
  • I always ask myself, “What one decision or action can I do today that will massively improve my life?” 

Other useful questions to ask yourself are: is this the best use of my time right now? Is this where my expertise lies? Is this what will drive my business forward? 

I love asking myself, “How can my life get any better?” As your subconscious mind will always try and answer it with a better way forward.

Step 4: Unlock and Transform Self-limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are often deeply imprinted from our childhood. Get started by becoming aware of what yours are. For example, look at when something you’ve tried to achieve hasn’t worked out (in any area of your life). You might need to gain more awareness. 

It is useful to listen to your self-talk, as our limiting beliefs often show up there. Change this inner talk to be kind and supportive of your goals and self. You might need help, such as from a coach, or a counsellor. Once you pinpoint and transform your self-limiting beliefs, you are on your way to freedom!

Step 5: The One Percent Rule (Tiny Improvements Daily)

The Japanese principle of Kaizen is the philosophy and science of constant and never-ending improvement (CANI), or betterment or refinement. It’s the idea that nothing is ever finished or declared perfect; there is always room for improvement. Naturally, a series of small incremental improvements over time adds up in the long run. 

You just need to make the tiniest improvement that takes no effort. Ask yourself, “how can I improve what I’m doing by one percent?” John Wooden, who’s considered one of the greatest NCAA basketball head coaches of all time, got his players to do this, and they went on to win many of their championships!

For example, do just one more sit up, do your five minutes of meditation a day or listen to audiobooks in the car. If the dream seems big, chunk it down to five minutes a day, as this removes the overwhelm and makes it easier to achieve. Then start to see the transformations in your life.

Step 6: Raising the Bar to Ridiculous Heights

We are far more powerful than we imagine and because a champion mindset is not linear or logical, rather quantum and instant, we can raise the bar to immense heights. 

Often, we set the bar so low that we achieve it — rather than listening to our inner champion and reaching higher to a goal we perceived as big, when in fact it is just a series of moments.

I implore you to take small steps towards your big goals, regularly (five days a week); doing that one percent more; and remember to consciously harness the self-talk, tools, and beliefs of your champion self. 

As Muhammad Ali stated, “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it — then I can achieve it.”

About the author
Rhiannon Rees is a human behavior expert and international high-performance coach helping CEOs, businesses, elite athletes, coaches and celebrities to redefine their level of success. Rhiannon is a best-selling author, thriving entrepreneur and a global speaker, whose personal sufferings led her to search for answers and into a 30-year study of human behavior. Compelled to help others, she has continued to invest in education in the fields of self-development, neuroscience and business. Rhiannon is founder of the Conscious Coaching Collective and has demonstrated success in creating champions. An accomplished expert in her field, Rhiannon was awarded Global Visionary of the Year 2021 by IAOTP.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about living a purpose-driven life, and being your authentic self which, in my opinion, is something that’s long overdue, especially in the Western World.

But, what does that all really mean? As a child it’s likely that you had some burning desire to be “something”. And, whatever that something was, it was a deep-rooted desire that filled you with excitement. Over the years, this burning desire gets slowly washed away through compartmentalised education and the pressures of family and what society expects of you.

As a child it’s likely that you had some burning desire to be “something” … Over the years, this burning desire gets slowly washed away …

I grew up as the child of migrant Asian parents, who had to start from nothing, worked 364 days of the year and always instilled in me the need to be wealthy, and that having no money was a terrible thing. I pursued a design career and ran my own business for 19 years before deciding that this was not fulfilling that burning desire within me, despite having been successful financially.

So, after selling my business and moving to the country, these are the three things I’ve discovered about living on purpose and being your authentic self and letting it flourish.

1. Live a purpose-driven work life

Although we may do something we love every day, there can come a time that being good at what we do, getting great feedback and making good money from it simply isn’t enough. When you reach this point you need to add more meaning and purpose to what you do to be able to continue getting pleasure out of your work life.

Finding a deep meaning to what you do is one solution. Examine your core values and assess whether your work aligns with that. If not, look for ways that you can introduce a deeper meaning, perhaps by providing pro-bono services or introducing a giving program as a direct result of people working with you. When you do this, instantly you gain a deeper connection to how you spend each day, knowing that you are making a difference beyond your profit.

… There can come a time that being good at what we do, getting great feedback and making good money from it simply isn’t enough.

2. Live through purpose in your community

In days gone by family, extended family and community were everything. With the advent of globalisation and increased use of technology, ironically we seem less connected than ever. We go to work, come home and seem to keep ourselves shut off from our neighbours and wider community. Finding ways to engage with other people in your community can be so rewarding and give greater purpose to your life outside of work, enhancing your family experiences in the process.

When you connect with something that has meaning to your life, whether that’s getting involved in a community garden project, volunteering at your children’s sporting clubs, helping out with voluntary clean-ups or any other community action group, your sense of well-being and purpose soars. You become connected and fulfilled beyond your own needs by helping others and using your skills and talents to do so.

Finding ways to engage with other people in your community can be so rewarding and give greater purpose to your life outside of work …

3. Look after your well-being in a purposeful way

We’re bombarded by the latest exercise and diet information in the media and online, and we’re encouraged to take regular trips to the doctor, join the gym or take up the latest exercise fad.

But, your well-being is more than just following a diet and turning up to pump iron once a week. There are so many more ways to look after your well-being as whole, physically, mentally and spiritually. All three aspects are important to your overall happiness and, when you align your well-being activities with your life goals your perceived success in life increases dramatically.

But, whatever you practice for your well-being, whether it’s meditation, yoga, cross-fit, jogging by the ocean, it needs to be driven by a purpose that is meaningful to you. Accepting that it isn’t all for you or doesn’t feel right for you is paramount to the success you achieve in getting balance for your well-being. And, the rewards across all areas of your life of deciding to look after you on your own terms are immeasurable.

… When you align your well-being activities with your life goals your perceived success in life increases dramatically.

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Kathy-Wong-Leaders-in-Heels-MoelocoKathy Wong
Kathy Wong, founder of Soul Republic and Moeloco, has a burning passion to inspire a community of individuals, encourage them to hope, to live their dreams, to create change and take meaningful action in the world around them. After many years running her own highly successful design business, Kathy felt unfulfilled and knew that she needed to reassess her daily work and life.

Through her social enterprise, Moeloco, Kathy is not just inspiring others to make a difference in the world, she is facilitating it through her buy one, give one business model. Every product sold by Moeloco directly benefits a child in need through the Hope Foundation. Visit www.moeloco.com for more details and inspiration.