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Maria Sharapova

Unstoppable In Tennis, Business, and Life

She is an unstoppable champion and ready for her comeback.

Chances are you already know a lot about today’s guest on the show.

Especially if you are a tennis fan, or a fan of top world athletes, you know Maria Sharapova as one of the best tennis athletes in the world.

Not only has she won a silver medal at the Olympics, she has been ranked number 1 in the world multiple times, won 5 Grand Slams, and achieved so many other accolades it’s hard to keep track.

However, none of that kept her from getting suspended from her sport 2 years ago due to a failed drug test (for a drug that she in good faith had taken on doctor’s orders.) While her suspension was shortened due to the circumstances, she made the most of her suspension by developing herself in business, launching a company, and writing a personal memoir.

That book is the reason I wanted to bring Maria back on the show for her second episode.

"I know what focus is able to do for me when I work hard."  

Her success is massive, but it has come through an entire life of focus, hard work, and overcoming huge challenges.

As we discussed the points of her journey that could have gone another way, I was amazed at what she has accomplished because she chose to make the best of the opportunities she had.

I am especially inspired by Maria’s optimism, dedication, and hope that her future will be as bright as her past. If the US Open she just competed in is any indication, it will be.

Prepare to hear the truth about what it takes to be a world champion in Episode 535.

"Repetition led to discipline."  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you stay committed to a winner’s mindset after so many years of hard practice? (8:02)
  • Was there ever a time where you realized you didn’t love tennis? (10:20)
  • What does it take to be number one in the world at anything? (16:55)
  • How do you stay at the top mentally once you’re there? (19:12)
  • How do you keep your team inspired if you aren’t clear on your long term vision? (29:40)
  • What would you tell parents to focus on when cultivating their children’s minds? (33:00)
  • What are you most proud of in your life? (45:30)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why focus gets greater results than hard work (17:15)
  • Maria’s tennis plans going forward now that she’s back in the game (27:20)
  • The difference between good enough and great enough (34:30)
  • Plus much more…

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Music Credits:

Music Credit: Cloud Ten by Fareoh

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