Mindset Tips For Maximum Performance - Chris Everingham
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Mindset Tips

Chris Everingham shares his mindset tips to align your focus, skills and awareness for maximum performance.

In the following blog article episodes you’ll find some of the most useful mindset tips to improve your performance including:

  • Motivation
  • Success tips
  • Mindset skill
  • Mindset Awareness
  • Perspective

I hope you can learn, grow and contribute with these mindset tips!

Enjoy!

Chris also answers your health, fitness and nutrition questions on The #AskEvro Show.

Episode 161 – Mental recovery from a physical injury

Episode 161 – Mental recovery from a physical injury Q: How do I mentally recover from a physical injury (in other words, what should be my ‘return from injury’ mindset? Imagine this, you’re a top rank athlete – everyone loves you, wants to be like you, your fit as a fiddle and of course, you’re…

living is amazing

Episode 130 – Remember Living is Amazing

Episode 130 – Remember living is amazing “Living is amazing. Sometimes we forget that…tomorrow morning when you wake up and you’re aware of that possibility… everything changes.” Nature is rough like a stormy sea. It doesn’t care about you (99% of the time). It cares about itself first – that’s the Darwinian truth. Survival of…

excuse killers

Episode 129 – 6 excuse killers

Episode 129 – 6 excuse killersEveryone has the same amount of time. It’s what we do with it that matters.”“I’m too busy.”What a lame, BS excuse.Every loser in their loser life uses this excuse.They may not say it out aloud but they do say it to themselves – often subconsciously.Is this you?It’s time for some…

become mindful in complete presence

Episode 128 – Become mindful in complete presence

Episode 128 – Become mindful in complete presence “Enjoy this… we are in process, a constant evolution…” I was speaking recently at a keynote event. We had a mix of millennials and young parents in the room who were in need of some direction with enhancing their performance by finding their rhythm. I spoke about…

how to be successful

Episode 127 – How to be successful

Episode 127 – How to be successful “…That like a tree, if you want a really big tree, you also gotta have big deep roots….your “whys”…so you can hold or withstand all the darkest and hardest and heaviest storms. And here you’ll continue doing what you need to do no matter what.” Social media is…

achievement truths

Episode 126 – Real Achievement Truths

Episode 126 – Goal achievement truths “What is my goal and what is it for? Why are we doing this? And if we can work out why we are doing it, you will stick to it. It will stick to you.” When I was a primary school as a child, I used to think that…

health and fitness lifetime commitment

Episode 124 – Health and fitness lifetime commitment

Episode 124 – Health and fitness lifetime commitment “Rhythm is about finding health and fitness that you can do for life. Maybe that scares you!? Commit anyway.” Are you unhappy with the state of your health and wellbeing? Here’s a quick thought… The level of happiness with your health is directly related to your ability…

aware of the awareness

Episode 123 – Being present: aware of the awareness

Episode 123 – Being present: aware of the awareness “Be aware of the awareness. That you’re in the present moment. And then when you’re there…you’re just being. I challenge you to find it tomorrow morning.” I’ve always longed to travel and explore breathtaking locations around the world. Perhaps you know a place I’m talking about.…

make time for your joys

Episode 122 – Make time for your joys

Episode 122 – Make time for your joys “Alright. How many hours do spend reading about other people’s lives? How much time do you work on your story? Your joys? And getting rid of things you don’t like. Do you even spend one day per year?! That’s what my challenge is to you. When was…

imagine it

Episode 121 – Limitless: you have to imagine it

Episode 121 – Limitless: you have to imagine it “You have to imagine it. You have to believe it and you have to go do it. Then you achieve it.” Have you ever wanted to be limitless? Of course, there are a few rules you have to follow to fit within the confines of reality.…

love the process

Episode 120 – Mantra: Love the process

Episode 120 – Mantra: Love the process “Whenever you’re building something you start… brick by brick up. You do the work; you love the process.” It’s human to resist change. It’s in your biology. In fact, the whole basis of human physiology is homeostasis, which is latin for “same status” or keeping you the same.…

Edge of Tomorrow

Episode 119 – Edge of Tomorrow

Episode 119 – Edge of Tomorrow “every day has an ending…and every day is also an opportunity to begin again” Have you ever watched the movie “Edge of Tomorrow” starring Tom Cruise? He’s a military officer who obtains the ability to reset time amongst an alien invasion of earth. Every time he dies, the whole…

What is your story

Episode 118 – What is your story?

Episode 118 – What is your story? “What’s your story…what are you gonna work on?” “All the world’s a stage…” Take a moment to think back to all of your most wonderful memories… What were they? What was happening in those wonderful times? Who was there? How did it feel to be amongst it all…

Episode 117 – You can transform! an important message for those who forgot

Episode 117 – You can transform! an important message for those who forgot They say that most people die at 25 – and that they only make it official at 75. During that time between 25 and 75, they get stuck in a rut, a repetitive routine of thinking and of course, keep their lifestyle…

Episode 116 – Simple strategy to create a positive life

Episode 116 – Simple strategy to create a positive life Want to create a positive life and yet things never seem to go your way? Can’t catch a break? Struggling to keep it together despite your efforts? I feel ya. Sometimes that’s the way life’s dice roll. But I don’t let it get me down.…

Episode 114 – Staying accountable in health and fitness

Episode 114 – Staying accountable in health and fitness   Do you find yourself flaking out on your own goals? Whatever happened to the dream of being the lone wolf (or lion) and pursuing your ambitions behind the scenes? Was stealth mode destroying your #beastmode vibe? Can’t get outta bed to exercise? Maybe it’s time…

Episode 113 – Keep fit forever with this pro life hack

Episode 113 – Keep fit forever with this pro life hack To “keep fit forever” is something that I struggle(d) to sustain for many years because, I love to continually achieve whatever I set my mind to It’s hard to be satisfied – which is either the relentless “cleaner” side of me (Tim Grover –…

Episode 112 – 3 effective health and fitness reminders

Episode 112 – 3 effective health and fitness reminders   Do you have a health and fitness goal you want to achieve and yet you’re often described as one of these types of people: Forgetful Easily distracted Aloof or “happy go lucky” I know what you’re thinking. “How will I ever achieve that health and…

Episode 111 – Why most people fail to achieve their health and fitness goal

Episode 111 – Why most people fail to achieve their health and fitness goal Failed again? Hurts so bad huh?! I get it. I don’t often fail but when I do, it’s a kick in the stomach. A knife to the heart. It’s a terrible feeling. But you (and I) gotta move on, particularly with…

Episode 110 – The best way to grow positivity in your life

Episode 110 – The best way to grow positivity in your life   You can grow positivity in your life. It doesn’t need to be a grandiose scheme or elaborate plan. The best transformations never are. Instead… Start with simple transformational questions like, “What did I love about yesterday (last week, last month, etc.)?” “How…

Episode 109 – There’s more to the law of attraction…

Episode 109 – There’s more to the law of attraction…   The law of attraction is a really cool phenomenon which originates from science. It’s based on the observer effect that happens in scientific experiments. In fact, one of the most famous science experiments was a debate about the nature of atoms – whether they…

Episode 108 – Don’t know when to set your fitness goals? Try this…

Episode 108 – Don’t know when to set your fitness goals? Try this… Are you a CEO, C-suite boss or business owner/operator? Do you have too much going on in life that you forget to look after yourself? Don’t know when to set your fitness goals? I know how you feel. You’ve worked your way…

fitness goals with action words

Episode 107 – Goals with action words will make you fit

Episode 107 – Goals with action words will make you fit   “I keep having problems achieving my goals” “I can never achieve my goals. I always fail despite doing all the right “proper” planning” Hmmm… Perhaps you’ve written your goals wrong?! It is possible you know. Check this out. Goals written without any clear…

cell phone addiction

Episode 106 – Your cellphone addiction could make you healthy

Episode 106 – Your cellphone addiction could make you healthy   Feeling guilty about your cell phone addiction? Want to work on your health and fitness but get distracted looking at your phone screen all the time? Here’s quite possibly the most remarkable and positive use of your mobile phone that I’ve come to notice…

new way to think about health and fitness

Episode 105 – Rhythm – the new way to think about health and fitness

Episode 105 – Rhythm – the new way to think about health and fitness   Have you ever been known to be “too extreme?” How does this happen? Well, maybe for a moment you’ve forgotten the big picture – the rhythm of your life. Health and fitness is really about stepping back and looking at…

rhythm in your health and fitness

Episode 104 – Why no rhythm in your health and fitness will make you fat and sick

Episode 104 – Why no rhythm in your health and fitness will make you fat and sick   Why would I say something like this? Well, there’s a good analogy to explain it. Alan Watts was a professor and philosopher who was regarded as one of the first people to bring the eastern philosophy to…

Ideas to boost your nutrition goals

Episode 101 – Here’s an idea to boost your nutrition #goals

Episode 101 – Here’s an idea to boost your nutrition goals   Too busy for healthy cooking? Running out of healthy meal and snack ideas? Need to step up your nutrition and diet game? Well, it’s time to skyrocket your healthy living through the clouds! And you want to know how to do it? Boost…

Reasons Why You Need a Fitness Buddy

Episode 100 – 4 reasons why you need a fitness buddy

Episode 100 – 4 reasons why you need a fitness buddy To all those who are on their health and fitness journey and are: Lonely Fearful Lazy Easily distracted You need to find a fitness buddy. A fitness buddy is a friend, colleague, workmate, or coach who is with you on your health and fitness…

Episode 99 – Feelin’ busy? Ask yourself these 2 questions

Episode 99 – Feelin’ busy? Ask yourself these 2 questions “Everyone has the same amount of time, it’s what do we do with it that counts…“ It’s a popular quote but what does it mean? Let’s go deep for a New York minute, shall we and discuss goal setting for busy people. First off, Time…

Episode 98 – Why most people fail in their health and fitness

Episode 98 – Why most people fail in their health and fitness   I often get the old, “I’m just too busy!” excuse I love this one because it’s a BS non-excuse. That’s right. NON-excuse. Everyone has the same amount of time, but why most people fail in their health and fitness and, more importantly,…

Episode 97 – The perfect time to build your health and fitness program

Episode 97 – The perfect time to build your health and fitness program   This is a classic excuse. Wait for it. Excuse: “I never have enough time…to sit down and plan my health and fitness” Me: “Really.” *insert sarcastic facial expression here* What about now? Now is a good time to build your health…

Episode 96 – 4 key questions for total health awareness

Episode 96 – 4 key questions for total health awareness   Ever had these excuse thoughts bubble into your conscious mind? Excuse 1: “I’ll never be able to do it, it looks too hard.” (Me: “Give it some thought and then act on it.”) Excuse 2: “I hate it. I keep failing.” (Me: “Don’t be…

Episode 95 – Do you need help finding the best exercise routine?

Episode 95 – Do you need help finding the best exercise routine?   “Coach Chris, what’s the best exercise routine I should be doing?” Immediately I’d reply, “How often CAN you train that’s sustainable?” That’s the most important thing. Yes, the ideal answer is likely to be between 2 and 4 times a week –…

Episode 94 – The best time to grow your awareness

Episode 94 – The best time to grow your awareness “If you fail, try, try again.”“Never give up because that could be the exact moment the tide will turn.”—The friend I mentioned in “Episode 93 – when you notice this you’ll change your life,” got back in touch with me because he struggled with the creative…

Episode 93 – When you notice this you’ll change your life

Episode 93 – When you notice this you’ll change your life   Ever thought you were stuck in your life? Like, you could never change your life? Well, despite what many think – your past doesn’t equal your future! You too can change. In fact, just today a friend of mine was chatting to me…

Episode 92 – You have a rhythm to your life

Episode 92 – You have a rhythm to your life   Have you ever felt like this? I was at work the other day when one of my clients (who was newly starting out) dropped me a phone call. While normally a fresh, energetic and bubbly type of person, she sounded “down and troubled” in…

Episode 91 – This is what finding your rhythm is all about

Episode 91 – This is what finding your rhythm is all about   Are you new to health and fitness? Maybe you’re trying to kickstart a new health and fitness routine but feel overwhelmed? Here’s a quick tip to simplify your new journey: Health and fitness is about finding your rhythm so that you can…

Episode 90 – Why finding your deep seeded need will make you succeed

Episode 90 – Why finding your deep seeded need will make you succeed   I know how to make you succeed. First off you need to know something.   Motivation is a myth.   And this is definitely true for long term success and mastery. I know, I know, this goes against the very essence…

Episode 89 – Create action in your life – transform your feelings into meaning

Episode 89 – Create action in your life – transform your feelings into meaning   Have you ever had a gut feeling and…AND… you were right?! Something was a “bit off, a little iffy”, hey! I know I have. I often use this instinct to help guide me in my health and performance. And you…

Episode 88 – Foolproof process to success

Episode 88 – Foolproof process to success   Wanna have a foolproof process to success? Well here’s a hot tip I give to all my clients and athletes: Success is about action. To create action, you can’t set goals like your writing a wishlist. Instead, take your goals to the next level with verbs –…

Episode 87 – Why reflecting on your performance is critical for health

Episode 87 – why reflecting on your performance is critical for health   I’m a big fan of taking action! Action, in a nutshell, is success. But what if that action was in the “wrong” direction? They say that a ship that sails only 1 degree off course can end up hundreds of miles away…

Episode 86 – How to think differently about meditation

Episode 86 – How to think differently about meditation   Meditation doesn’t need to be something big and elaborate. Back in the day, before I started meditation in 2010 I always thought it had to be special – meaning, I thought we had to go to the Himalayas with the monks and sit for a…

Episode 85 – How reminders will achieve your goals

Episode 85 – How reminders will achieve your goals   Every day is full of distracts. In fact, you are on the back foot as soon as you wake up making it nearly impossible to achieve your goals! Don’t believe me?! Let’s have a look at what usually happens when you start your day. Once…

Episode 84 – A gentle reminder that life is amazing

Episode 84 – A gentle reminder that life is amazing   Hi How are you today? Busy huh?! STOP for a second… did you know life is amazing? As an athletic performance manager, I have to deal with more than on-the-field performance hindrances. Often I coach my athletes through their lives off the field as…

Episode 83 – Visualise success with this simple analogy

Episode 83 – Visualise success with this simple analogy   I’ve been quite lucky. After spending a good part of a decade as both an international athlete and now an international coach, I‘ve started to confirm some observations I always intuitively knew when I was working with my successful personal training and nutrition clients. One…

Episode 82 – Why Pain is Good

Episode 82 – Why pain is good   “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi — One of the funny things about Australian’s is we have the “it’ll be right” type of attitude – – which is ironic when there are some alarming health and fitness issues going on at the…

I'm Flat-footed What Should I do

Episode 78 – I’m Flat-footed What Should I do?

Episode 78 – I’m Flat-footed. What should I do?   You’ve been doing leg exercises and it has been difficult. Not only are you wobbly, can’t keep your balance. What about your feet? They’ve been aching since day one! I know what you’re thinking, “I’m flat-footed what should I do?”   After a visit to…

Supercharge Your Happiness

Episode 76 – How To Supercharge Your Happiness

Episode 76 – How To Supercharge Your Happiness: Quick Guide   At the heart of all the happiest people that have come across my path, there seems to be a certain set of traits that stand out amongst them. Happiness can be something that’s quite subjective to a lot of people, perhaps that’s because many…

Overcoming Barriers In Health And Fitness

Episode 75 – What no one tells you about overcoming barriers in health and fitness

Episode 75 – What no one tells you about overcoming barriers in health and fitness Have you found yourself stumbling at a roadblock recently? Perhaps you’re struggling to overcome a health and fitness plateau right now?! While it’s common to look for the so called “quick fix shortcut,” you’ll notice that most health and fitness roadblocks…

Add More Self-Confidence

Episode 74 – How To Add More Self-Confidence To Your Life!

Episode 74 – How to add more self-confidence to your life!   When it comes to knowing how to add more self-confidence to your life, there are a lot of small action steps you can take to truly transform the way you go about your day. Self-confidence affects your everyday activities from asking for a…

Think About Good Nutrition

Episode 69 – More Ways To Think About Good Nutrition

Episode 69 – More Ways To Think About Good Nutrition   Healthy eating is important but it is not always an easy transition to make if you are used to eating whatever you want, whenever you want.  Sometimes it is easiest to start by making small changes in your diet and lifestyle until you have…

tips to avoid portion distortion

Episode 63 – Amazing tips to avoid portion distortion

Episode 63 – Amazing tips to avoid portion distortion   If you’re looking to lose weight or improve your health and fitness then it’s important to be aware of the food portions you consume.   Although portion size is often confused with serving sizes, the two terms are actually quite different. Portion size refers to…

top 5 motivational quotes

Episode 44 – Think you know motivation? Take a look at these top 5 motivational quotes

Episode 44 – Think you know motivation? Take a look at these top 5 motivational quotes   Humanity is entering the Age of Wisdom.   It can be easy to get lost or even overwhelmed with the amount of information now available on the Internet but you can always count on wisdom to be your…

inspire you to be fit and healthy

Episode 43 – How these 5 rules will inspire you to be fit and healthy

Episode 43 – How these 5 rules will inspire you to be fit and healthy   While there’s a million ways to say it, the essence of the message remains the same.   When it comes to anything in life, you gotta want what you’re striving for, you gotta put in the time and most…

secrets to a healthy, happy pregnancy

Episode 28: Three secrets to a healthy pregnancy

Episode 28 – Three secrets to a healthy pregnancy   Being pregnant is one of the most magical things a woman can experience – you are literally growing life inside.    Miracle of life As magical and mind-blowing as that maybe it is also incredibly hard on your body physically and mentally. Physically, your body…

snap out of a negative mindset

Episode 27: Two little known ways to snap out of a negative mindset

Episode 27 – Two little known ways to snap out of a negative mindset   How often do you find yourself feeling low on energy, down on yourself or even worse – nothing seems to be going right for you? The bottom line is this: how you think ultimately shapes your reality. It’s time to snap…

Guide To Improve Your Habits

Episode 26: Kick The Habit – A Guide To Improve Your Habits

Episode 26 – Kick the habit: a guide to improve your habits   While today’s article is quite broad and can be applied to most, if not all habits, let’s use this article to both discuss basic health and fitness habit loops and as a guide to improve your habits overall.   1.  What’s a…

Guide To Meditation And Mindfulness

Episode 23: A Beginner’s Guide To Meditation And Mindfulness

Episode 23 – A beginner’s guide to meditation and mindfulness Meditation is showing potential in the sciences as being healthy for you. Meditation is a subjective experience so depending on your philosophy about life and beliefs, meditation could be either of these views or even a completely different one altogether. Way to connect with God (or…

Secrets To Keeping Motivated

Episode 16: Secrets To Keeping Motivated For The Long Term

Episode 16 – Secrets to keeping motivated for the long term I love seeing transformation photos on the internet! Don’t you?!   Every day, you’ll be able to see an inspirational post or video on social media that will inspire you to get up and change your life. However, without the proper motivational strategies in…

Focus Mindset Tips

Episode 14 – Focus Like A Champion – Focus Mindset Tips

Episode 14 – Focus like a champion: focus mindset tips Un-productivity traps are everywhere. For example, take your mobile phone.   Do you frequently find yourself reaching for your mobile device feeling distracted and uninspired?   While they may make it difficult to pay full attention to your work, there are things you can do…