For this first podcast of the new year, I’m going to share with you an interview I did back in the fall of 2011 but saved for now because the timing works so well. Maybe you’re among the millions of people who use the new year as a catalyst to make some sort of resolution about their physical health, whether it’s to be more active or take up a sport, or to learn how to relax and not go full throttle all the time.
Physical activity is key to our overall health, and my guest today takes that truth even further by sharing with us the mental game that contributes to our health, for better or for worse. He calls it “the athlete within,” and it’s not just about being able to run around the track and not collapse when you’re done… it’s about taking care of yourself, body, mind and spirit, so that you can have energy for all of things that you want to accomplish.
Athletes from all over the country have been seeking out Mike Margolies for close to thirty-five years for his expertise in helping them live up to their potential. They have sought his counsel and unique teaching style to learn about the game within the game. His new book is called “The Athlete within You,” and it’s intended for athletes and non-athletes working to achieve more in life.
In this interview, you’ll learn:
- What it means to have an “athlete within”
- The power of being AMPed up and finding your real motivation
- Why internal motivation – an introvert strength – is key to long-term success
- How to express yourself “on the field”
- Why being active requires relaxation