#434: How to Allow Things To Be Simple with Courtney Thompson

Season #23

I am thrilled to once again welcome everyone’s favorite co-host Courtney Thompson!

I LOVE sitting down and chatting with Courtney; she is a fountain of wisdom and has lived out everything I teach when it comes to Mental Training - on the BIGGEST NATIONAL stages. Courtney is a 2-time Olympic medalist with a professional resume that goes on for miles. She’s also an advocate for mental training, a natural teacher, and she credits mindset work for a lot of her success, on and off the court.

I am so excited to announce that Courtney has agreed to join me as a regular co-host on this podcast. That’s right, you’ll be seeing a lot more of her here in 2023!

Today, Courtney and I are asking the question: “How can we allow things to be SIMPLE?”

As high achievers, we take a lot of pride in working hard. For many of us, it’s our comfort zone; It makes us feel good to work hard. And, don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of pride to be had in working long hours, training hard, hustling. After all, as Courtney puts it, “If you’ve never been burnt out, or trained too hard, or crossed that line, are you actually pushing yourself?”

But oftentimes we take it too far.

The problem comes when we become so accustomed to working hard that we make things harder than they need to be.

In today’s episode, Courtney and I talk about the “dark side” of working hard.

We talk about:

  • What it means to “allow” things to be easy
  • How self-sabotage masquerades as hustle
  • Why the thing you SHOULD be doing is often the thing you avoid the most.

From Courtney’s experience in setting up her new business to my new-and-improved approach to family laundry, this concept is so applicable to everyone in so many different parts of life. In this episode, both Courtney and I have real breakthroughs, and we’re confident that you will too.

Let’s dive in!

Follow Courtney Thompson

Courtney teaches athletes and teams to condition their minds through mental training workshops and on-the-court training. You can follow Courtney on Instagram @cthomp_3.


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