How To Develop A Champion Mindset After 40 | Ava Diamond | Episode TML136

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Developing a champion mindset at any age is difficult especially if you were not taught that from an early age.

Champion mindset and pro athleteThere are so many stigmas and anxieties that gets in the way the older you become.

Not only are you dealing with the aging process, but also the fear of the outside noises – family, friends and foes.

You are limited in other ways as well especially if you are still parenting younger children. Your financial, physical, emotional and mental state is a huge factor.

These are some of the excuses that a number of people give for not pursuing a champion mindset. This was not the case with our guest.

In this episode, our guest – Ada Diamond – shares how she was able to compete as a professional body builder at the age of 47 years old. Most of what she shares happen within the stage of life we refer to as midlife.

She is on a quest to inspire others to live out their passion and not being afraid to take the plunge.

You will discover what it was that led her to “just start” and how you too can do the same.

Past episode:

Discover your purpose in less than 7 days – Episode TML127

About Ada:

Ava Diamond earned her Masters in Clinical Social from Columbia University over twenty years ago.

She continued to pursue academic excellence through intensive trainings in addiction and trauma recovery, emotional intelligence, family systems, motivation, and mentalization.

With her pioneering approach and entrepreneurial bent toward professional development, Ava has persevered in obtaining recognition for her expertise in creating uniquely effective programs to empower people and organizations.  

She has honed an expertise in adult development and offers her Masters of Midlife: turning Midlife Crisis into Midlife Creation with a whole self emphasis: physically, mentally, professionally, and in relationships.

Ava Diamond has been honored to teach at Yale University School of Medicine, write articles for addiction treatment magazines and websites, fitness and women’s magazines, speak in community forums, and co-host radio shows.

After taking her athletic pursuits in bodybuilding to the stage and earning her Pro card at age 47, Ms. Diamond merged her two worlds by developing a Mental Fitness Coaching program that has been utilized Nationally for those striving for the true mind:body wellness.

What sets her Mental Fitness Coaching apart from life coaching and therapy is that, while it is a very strategic approach, it is also grounded in research-based clinical theory and decades of experience in helping hundreds of individuals and families develop their healthiest selves.

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[Tweet “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vision ― Mahatma Gandhi”]

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Books Books I Recommend:

Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There ~ Richard Fenton

Louder Than Words: Harness The Power Of Your Authentic Voice ~ Todd Henry

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results  ~ Gary Keller

Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of less ~ Greg McKeown

The Big Leap ~ PhD Hendricks Gay

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  • H. Grenier (afithwrangler)
    January 26, 2016

    thanks for this great interview, it was very interresting

      January 27, 2016

      Glad you found it interesting. Thanks for your feedback.

  • Meenupathak
    January 26, 2016

    Ava thx for all this . It is true dat after forty we find ourselves in the same situation that u hve described . but if someone wants to do anything he or she cn do at any age .

      January 27, 2016

      Thanks for taking the time to respond to the interview. I’m glad you found it helpful and you’re right, we can make changes at any age.