Think Like a Champion (ft. Amber Selking, VP, Leadership & Culture Development, Lippert + Founder, Selking Performance Group)
Think Like a Champion (ft. Amber Selking)
An expert on winning mindsets gives us a peek at her own
“Ask yourself questions and sit with those questions as long as you need to, to find answers. And little by little, as you start to find answers to those, action creates traction.”
Along with serving as VP of leadership and culture development at Lippert, a $4 billion global manufacturing company, Amber Selking founded the Selking Performance Group whose mission is to help individuals, sports teams, and business organizations unleash performance excellence by tapping into the power of mindset and leadership.
Amber speaks with organizations around the world and has served for years as a mental performance consultant to the Notre Dame football team. She is also author of the newly released and highly acclaimed book, Winning the Mental Game: The Playbook for Building Championship Mindsets, and hosts a podcast of the same name.
CORE TOPICS + DETAILS:
[3:36 ] - Proteins & Electricity
Understanding thoughts and the mindsets they create
Amber believes we should all approach our thoughts scientifically— they’re not vague concepts floating in the ether, they’re the result of proteins and electric signals. Thinking this way helps us develop a change mindset about our own mind— we can methodically alter those signals and proteins until we’ve created not only a mental change, but a physical one within our own brains.
[6:42 ] - The Inside-Outside Game
Winning in the locker room and on the field
Amber stresses the importance of winning both in culture and in the bottom line. This can be represented in many ways, and in many areas. In basic terms, it boils down to feeling joy while getting the results you’re seeking. When you can align your pursuit of both those external goals with your internal ones, you’ll find a championship mindset.
[17:52 ] - The Friend Inside the Helmet
Grace is a key part of championship mindsets
For too many people, a championship mindset means a relentless, unforgiving slog toward success where any failure or misstep is unacceptable. But true champions know that sometimes things won’t go their way, and they don’t let their confidence become derailed by these failures.
[22:44 ] - Finding Intrinsic Motivation
Nothing gets you motivated like you
For all of the motivational tools and tips out there, nothing will motivate you like your own inner voice. Finding satisfaction in your own small victories, even if they’re invisible to anyone but you and don’t come with some external ‘prize’, is essential to developing your championship mindset.
[31:56 ] - Confidence is a Choice
Make your confidence independent of circumstances
Confidence doesn’t come from achievement. It comes from knowing what you’re capable of. For some, that knowledge is bolstered by their achievements. But you don’t have to have already found your success to have confidence— just ask athletes who have missed every shot in a game but still have the guts to take that game-winner.
- [0:00 ] Paul Epstein’s Website
- [1:20 ] Winning the Mental Game
- [12:25 ] The Power of Playing Offense
- [14:55 ] About Brian Kelly
- [40:11 ] Purpose Summit
- Keynote Speaking Website
- Playmakers Podcast
- The Power of Playing Offense
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Paul Epstein may not be a hard charging running back on the actual football field, but his list of high-profile wins in the world of sports will have you thinking that he could be.
Paul has spent nearly 15 years as a pro sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office. He’s transformed numerous NBA teams from the absolute bottom in league revenue to top-two in financial performance. He’s broken every premium revenue metric in Super Bowl history as the NFL’s sales leader. He opened a billion-dollar stadium, helped save the New Orleans NBA franchise, and founded the San Francisco 49ers Talent Academy.
He's since installed his leadership and high-performance playbook with Fortune 500 leaders, Founders and CEOs, MBAs, and professional athletes.
Now, as a global keynote speaker, #1 bestselling author, personal transformation expert, turned senior leader and advisor to PurposePoint and the Why Institute, and host of the Playmakers: On Purpose podcast, Paul explores how living and working with a focus on leadership, culture, and purpose can transform organizations and individuals anywhere to unleash their full potential.
Learn more about Paul at PaulEpsteinSpeaks.com
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