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Canelo Álvarez

Boxing Legend Canelo Álvarez: How Meditation Changed My Life & Helps Me Win!

"If you're walking with love you're going to be good everywhere. No matter what. If you're walking with love you're going to be good in life."

Welcome to The School of Greatness! Today, we’re stepping into the ring with none other than Canelo Álvarez, a true titan of the boxing world. Canelo joins us to share the wisdom gained from nearly two decades in the ring, discussing everything from the evolution of his training routines to the deep personal growth spurred by life’s challenges. Whether you’re a boxing aficionado or seeking to learn about perseverance and resilience, this conversation promises powerful insights into what it means to truly pursue greatness. Stay tuned as Canelo Álvarez reveals the lessons of his illustrious career, his ongoing journey of personal development, and his vision for life beyond the ropes.

"For the entirety of my career, I have taken the fights that no one wanted because I fear no man." @Canelo  

And now let’s jump into episode 1609 of The School of Greatness! 

"I’m the kind of person who visualizes things before doing them." @Canelo  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Is there a difference in how you trained in your teens versus how you train now?
  • What are the 3 biggest lessons boxing has taught you in almost 20 years of doing it?
  • What’s the lesson you would say to your younger self with all of the wisdom you have now?
  • How do you continue to keep the hunger inside of you year after year after becoming a champion?
  • How do you manage fear? Did you have any growing up fighting and do you have any today?
  • Whenever you’re preparing for a fight do you ever consider the possibility of losing?
  • What is the process like for you mentally and emotionally on the day you’re preparing to have a fight?
  • How much energy does it take from you to visualize what you’re going to do in the ring?
  • When you win a fight, and you’ve prepared for months and the whole world is watching, how does it make you feel?
  • Did you ever doubt yourself growing up?
  • Do you have any insecurities outside of boxing?
  • Do you ever feel pressure to make your fans from Mexico proud?
  • What do you love about Mexico and Mexican people the most?
  • What changed for you in boxing when you had kids?
  • What is the biggest thing you learned from your grandmother, your mother and your father?
  • Have you always had love in your heart or have you ever had anger or resentment?
  • Did something switch in your mind when you had your daughter at 17?
  • How were you able to focus on your fight when you heard the news that your brother got kidnapped?
  • What has being a father taught you about life?
  • What has meditation done for you in preparing for your fighting?
  • What is your definition of success versus greatness?
  • Has the risk of head injury and trauma as a boxer ever worried you?
  • Who do you think would be a harder fight for you right now, Mike Tyson or Jake Paul?
  • What excites you most about business and entrepreneurship?
  • What is your vision for your future after boxing?
  • How do people learn to believe in themselves if they don’t have it?
  • When you’ve fought your final match and you’re standing in the ring as a champion years from now, what do you want your legacy to be?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Explore the evolution of Canelo Álvarez’s training methods from his early days to his current status as a boxing champion.
  • Learn about the significant life lessons Canelo has acquired from his extensive career in professional boxing.
  • Understand Canelo’s strategies for managing stress and maintaining focus during high-stakes competitions.
  • Examine the role of family in shaping Canelo’s personal and professional life, highlighting the influence of his upbringing and his experiences as a father.
  • Delve into Canelo’s plans for the future, including his interests in business and his thoughts on legacy-building post-boxing.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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