This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome George Mumford, author of The Mindful Athlete and Mindfulness & Elite Performance Expert. We dive into why sports are so important in teaching life-lessons, how to get buy-in from players, and the most important lesson to teach athletes for peak-performance. Named Phil Jackson’s ‘Secret Weapon’ to winning eight NBA Championships, George’s passion is teaching mindfulness to high profile sports, business and academic teams alike; from the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks, to senior global executives and systems. You can connect with George on Twitter or on his website at Be sure to check out his great book, The Mindful Athlete.

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Highlights from the Podcast:

  • George talks about his transition from athlete to coach
  • What helped George change his life for the better?
  • Why are sports so important for learning things about life?
  • Why does Phil Jackson call George his “Secret Weapon”?
  • What is the most important lesson George can teach his athletes/coaches?
  • What is the Readiness Principal?
  • How do you get buy-in with players?
  • What did George teach Kobe?
  • What is George’s definition of meditation?
  • The illusion of separateness

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