Polarity exists in this world; it’s not black and white. Because of that, having an adaptable mindset and practicing useful self talk may prime you better for success than being focused solely on positivity. That’s one of the messages from this week’s guest, fellow host, mentor, and personal coach Brian Levenson, of the Intentional Performers podcast. Levenson has spoken and worked with many leaders, executives, athletes, and more and shares tips on creating a practical framework for personal success and living an intentional life.
When a person clarifies for themselves the order of their own values and then develops a game plan to take action toward living those values, they’re giving themselves the opportunity to reach their full potential. It’s the inner game running the outer game, Levenson says. With values in the lead and intentionality at the helm, you can be ready to face whatever may come.
What You’ll Learn:
- Take intentional steps to prime yourself for success
- Find ways to think and act usefully
- Understand how you will approach a goal, even if you don’t know why
- Be humble enough to prepare and confident enough to perform
- Utilize the performance, preparation, and practice mindsets appropriately
“Success leaves clues and if you really have meaningful conversations with people that are doing some special things you’ll learn they have some intentional actions that are priming their mind or priming their bodies to get them where they need to go.” -Brian Levenson
“I think ‘how’ doesn’t get enough credit — developing a philosophy for how I want to be in this world and how I want to show up. Once you can start to think about how you want to show up, the ‘why’ might start to appear, as well.” -Brian Levenson
“I really believe that character is about the order of your values and then how you live those values, how you breathe those values, how you bring those values into action.” -Brian Levenson
“I love polarity. I don’t think the world is black and white.” -Brian Levenson
“Instead of being perfectionist in performance, what if we try to be adaptable? What ways can you be adaptable, adjustable? How can you leverage your self talk? How can you use the tools of sports psychology to shift out of that perfectionist mindset and into an adaptable mindset? How can we shift out of this fear of failure and into fearlessness?” -Brian Levenson
His website is blevenson.com. You can also check out his Intentional Performers podcast wherever you get your podcasts or follow it at IntentionalPerformers.com or on Instagram @Intentional_Performers.