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Tim Grover

The Mindset of World Champions (Part One)

Are you a winner or a loser?

What does a winner look like?

Is it someone who succeeds at everything they do, whether it’s becoming a millionaire, performing better than anyone in their sport, or being the best parent possible?

While winning has a lot to do with success, it’s not all about external rewards. In fact, I’ve seen a lot of people who look like they’re at the top, but it turns out they’re actually at the bottom. They’re not happy with their lives, they don’t feel fulfilled, and they don’t have a healthy mindset.

Winners work for what they have. They’re also familiar with failure and even losing at times.

But what makes them winners is that they get back up again, discovering what they’re capable of. Winners have mental toughness – the ability to survive any challenge and become stronger for it.

Today on the podcast, I have the honor of interviewing someone whose mission is to teach people how to be winners. He’s taught athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Dwyane Wade how to be winners in their sport, and in this episode, he’ll teach you how to be a winner in life.

Please welcome Tim Grover to The School of Greatness!

“You don’t find balance; you create it.” @ATTACKATHLETICS  

 Tim S. Grover is the CEO of ATTACK Athletics, Inc., founded in 1989. World-renowned for his legendary work with elite champions and Hall of Famers, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of other NFL, MLB, NBA, and Olympic athletes, he is the preeminent authority on the science and art of physical and mental dominance and achieving excellence.

Tim earned his Master’s degree in Exercise Science and his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at University of Illinois-Chicago. As a former NCAA Division I basketball player at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Grover was inducted into the UIC Hall of Fame with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Author of the national bestseller RELENTLESS: From Good to Great to Unstoppable and creator of digital training platform The Relentless System, Tim appears around the world as a keynote speaker and consultant to business leaders, athletes, and elite achievers in any area who want to know how the best can get better in anything they do, teaching the principles of relentless drive, result-driven performance, and mental toughness. A featured columnist at and, he also appears on ESPN, FoxSports, and other media outlets.

And tomorrow, on May 18, 2021, he’s releasing a new book: Winning: The Unforgiving Race to GreatnessIn it, Tim shows why he is one of the world’s most sought-after mindset experts. Drawing on three decades of work with elite competitors, Tim strips away the cliches and rah-rah mentality that create mediocrity and challenges you to embrace reality with single-minded intensity. The prize? Massive success.

This interview was so good that I had to split it up into two parts, so check back on Wednesday to hear more of Tim’s wisdom!

But for now, join me on Episode 1,111 to learn about the mindset of world champions with Tim Grover!

“When you have fear, you play to win. When you have doubt, you play not to lose.” @ATTACKATHLETICS  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What do people misunderstand the most about success?
  • Do you think anyone can become a winner?
  • What does winning look like?
  • Who was the hardest person for you to train?
  • Is it possible to win at everything if you want to be the best at something?
  • How do we learn to negotiate with our own minds when things get hard?
  • How should we respond to our negative thoughts?
  • How do we remove self-doubt from our lives?
  • How do we not allow other people’s doubt to get in the way of our own success?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why we sometimes think we’re at the top when we’re actually at the bottom.
  • The reason Kobe Bryant was Tim’s most demanding client.
  • When Tim learned the skill of how to think.
  • Tim’s story of meeting Michael Jordan and how thirty days turned into 15 years.
  • The three greatest lessons he learned from Michael Jordan.
  • How to create balance in your life the right way.
  • The truth about obsession.
  • How Lewis came up with The School of Greatness.
  • Plus much more…

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