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Keeping Your Edge Today, Episode #59

Champion's Mojo

Release Date: 04/14/2020

Caroline Burckle: Self-Worth Not Based on Productivity, Episode #75 show art Caroline Burckle: Self-Worth Not Based on Productivity, Episode #75

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A person’s self-worth has nothing to do with what they produce or their perceived success by others. Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle talks with Kelly and Maria about how reflecting on her swimming career -- as well as pursuing other talents and passions -- has strengthened her belief in her inherent worth.  

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Jeffrey Ritter: Broken Neck to World Champion, Episode #74 show art Jeffrey Ritter: Broken Neck to World Champion, Episode #74

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Endurance cyclist Jeffrey Ritter had to take small steps and set big goals to reach full recovery from a broken neck. He talks with Kelly and Maria about finding inspiration within to conquer each moment and how to “embrace the day.”

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Jason Lezak: Importance of Self Belief, Episode #73 show art Jason Lezak: Importance of Self Belief, Episode #73

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Believing in yourself and committing to learning more about your passions is what Olympic champion Jason Lezak says has brought him success throughout his career and life. He talks with Kelly and Maria about turning negative energy into positive thinking and what that pivotal moment at the 2008 Olympics taught him about self-belief. 

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Use Mental Rehearsal for Success, Episode #72 show art Use Mental Rehearsal for Success, Episode #72

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Visualizing new habits or future successes before actually attempting them can help make them a reality. Tune in to hear Kelly and Maria’s tips on using mental rehearsal to improve your performance in all areas of life. 

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Sarah True: Olympian to Ironman Triathlete Talks No Fear, Episode #71 show art Sarah True: Olympian to Ironman Triathlete Talks No Fear, Episode #71

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Choosing gratitude over fear is what helps Olympian triathlete Sarah True embrace the tough moments and reach heightened success. In this exclusive interview with Kelly Palace and Maria Parker, Sarah discusses training, mindset and warding off depression. Tune in for inspiration from this world-class athlete. 

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Stopping Self-Sabotage, Episode #70 show art Stopping Self-Sabotage, Episode #70

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Why do we sometimes do the opposite of what we know we should? What is self-sabotage? How does it keep us from achieving our goals and how do we recognize it and use it for positive change? If you’ve ever found yourself hitting the snooze button despite your intention to get up and work out or, going for the second piece of pie just when you’ve started to get traction on your weight loss goals, you’ll want to tune in. 

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Jon Rudd: International Olympic Gold Coach, Episode #69 show art Jon Rudd: International Olympic Gold Coach, Episode #69

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Coaching the individual, and paying attention to every detail and person involved in the training process, are keys to international success, according to elite swimming coach Jon Rudd who joins hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker in this exclusive interview. Jon shares his thoughts on training Olympic swimmers and how the lessons from the pool translate into the rest of life.  

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Markos Papadatos: Power Journalist with Passion, Episode #68 show art Markos Papadatos: Power Journalist with Passion, Episode #68

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Living passionately, gaining the trust of others and helping them along their journey is an important component of experiencing success, according to this exclusive interview with power journalist Markos Papadatos. He shares the routines, practices and philosophies that drive his productivity and interviewing style.

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Ryan Murphy: Talks Dealing with Pressure, Episode #67 show art Ryan Murphy: Talks Dealing with Pressure, Episode #67

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What is the best way to productively deal with pressure? Olympic gold medal backstroke swimmer Ryan Murphy joins hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker to talk about how he deals with pressure in his life, both in and out of the pool.

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Honoring Hunger and Fullness, Episode #66 show art Honoring Hunger and Fullness, Episode #66

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Eating without mindfulness can lead to overeating but with some planning, people can honor when they are hungry and when they are full. Kelly and Maria share tips on how to truly know when to fuel your body and when it is time to push away your plate.

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Need a positive, uplifting message? Kelly and Maria discuss how to keep your edge during the time of the COVID-19: mentally, physically and emotionally. You'll get coaching on how to keep your edge with what's available to you, right now.

Contact Kelly and Maria at hello@championsmojo.com.

Episode Topics and Mentions

Goal setting

Motivation

Coronavirus

COVID-19

Eddie Reese

University of Texas swim team

NCAA

Janet Carbin

Running

Zwift

Routine

Absolute Beginner’s Knitting

Kelsi Dahlia

Madisyn Cox

Andrew Seliskar

Zane Grotheg

Gratitude

Tips for Keeping Your Edge

Physical

  • Switch it up. Figure out something new to break out of your patterns and habits. 
  • Take it easy if you need rest. Switch to something more moderate if needed. 
  • Kelly’s action item: Commit to running a half marathon (with Maria).
  • Maria’s action item: Keep running and work towards the goal of running a half marathon (with Kelly).

Mental

  • Create a routine for yourself, even if you don’t have to do it.
  • Attack a project you’ve been putting off to feel productive.
  • Sleep and eat well to keep your body strong and healthy.
  • Read material that challenges you or uplifts you, not related to the pandemic.
  • Gamify your challenges with a reward system.
  • Take an online class, webinar or another small educational module.
  • Maria’s action item: Find something challenging to read and learn from.
  • Kelly’s action item: Keep knitting. 

Emotional

  • It’s okay to feel sad or disappointed sometimes.
  • Remember that there is meaning in difficulty - even if we don’t see the answers right now.
  • Connect with people you have not spoken with in awhile.
  • Avoid media - write the news headlines for the future you’d like to see.
  • Maria’s action item: Create her news headlines for the future. Look for signs of meaning in the difficult time.
  • Kelly’s action item: Charge listeners to touch base with Kelly and Maria on their emotional well being.

Quote of the Week

“If you're going through hell, keep going." -- Winston Churchill

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