The Unapologetic Entrepreneur

Amanda McKinney

How would it feel to unapologetically chase YOUR definition of success? I’m on a mission to do this and I want you to come along with me in becoming an Unapologetic Entrepreneur. This is someone who has defined or is on the path to defining success on their terms and is committed to setting boundaries and making progress towards achieving that success…without any apologies. Pop in those earbuds so we can explore topics such as success, goals, mindset, marketing and money. You will walk away inspired through stories and ready to take action through clearly defined steps. Let’s dig in! Success Goals Mindset Marketing Finance read less
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Ep. 242 - [Paul Schmidt] Flip The Script: Visualize Success Instead Of Critiquing Yourself
5d ago
Ep. 242 - [Paul Schmidt] Flip The Script: Visualize Success Instead Of Critiquing Yourself
In this episode, we're flipping the script on self-critique and diving into the power of visualization for entrepreneurial success. Join me and guest, Paul Schmidt, as we chat about letting go of self-doubt and embracing the mindset of visualizing success instead of critiquing ourselves. Paul shares practical tips and insights on how to harness the magic of visualization to propel your entrepreneurial journey forward. We also talk about entrepreneurship failures and how to use these tough experiences as learning lessons while not beating ourselves up about what happened. You'll be inspired by this conversation and ready to tackle your goals!  Takeaways: Discover the tool of visualization and how it can help your path to success  Stop beating yourself up about failures and instead use it for personal and business growth  Ensuring you have accountability will help you apply these lessons and see the results  Resources Mentioned:  Website: https://vopro.pro Podcast: https://vopro.pro/podcast YouTube: https://youtube.com/@vo-pro Work with Paul: https://vofreedommasterplan.com Amanda's Interview on the VO Pro Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw7uh8JmTX8 ConvertKit: https://partners.convertkit.com/c8dlwcu14lkj   Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free What's Your Productivity Personality (Free Quiz): https://www.amandamckinney.com/quiz All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 241 - [Gwen Tinsley] Selling With Confidence
06-05-2024
Ep. 241 - [Gwen Tinsley] Selling With Confidence
If the idea of selling feels gross or scary to you, this conversation was recorded for you. As soon as you step into entrepreneurship, most people run into the discomfort when selling something they've created. But in order to have a successful business, you have to sell your products or services and that's why I brought on this guest today. Gwen Tinsley is a sales coach that helps you uncover the value of your offerings so you can sell with confidence.  Takeaways:  Reframe selling as highlighting an outcome to attract the right clients. Most sales are related to: saving time and money, increasing sales and revenue, and reducing risk. Feature vs benefit analysis helps businesses highlight the value of their offerings. Surround yourself with supportive communities and coaches to overcome imposter syndrome. Resources Mentioned:  Website - https://www.gritandtenacityconsulting.com/ Free Sales Audit: https://gritandtenacity.myflodesk.com/hkwgfnar21 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gritandtenacityconsulting/ Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free What's Your Productivity Personality (Free Quiz): https://www.amandamckinney.com/quiz All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book Smart Brevity (book recommendation) - https://bookshop.org/a/81920/9781523516971  Do Hard Better (Kara Lawson Video) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDzfZOfNki4
Ep. 240 - [Laura Sinclair] It's Okay To Desire (& Make) More Money
29-04-2024
Ep. 240 - [Laura Sinclair] It's Okay To Desire (& Make) More Money
Have you ever felt ashamed of wanting to make more money? If so, this episode is for you! My guest, Laura Sinclair, captured my attention quickly when I saw this on her website: "be unashamed to desire more money". I invited her onto the show ASAP so we could dig a little deeper into this topic in hopes that you walk away feeling more confident in your aspirations because in order to make a bigger impact, you'll need to push through this discomfort. Takeaways: Take risks and have the confidence to figure things out along the way. Be unashamed about the desire to make money and price services based on their worth. Address and overcome shame and negative beliefs surrounding money. Practice open communication in navigating money dynamics within relationships. Resources Mentioned:  Website: https://www.laura-sinclair.com/opt-in-dac07540-db10-4901-bc59-859324fa2eb9 Podcast: This Mother Means Business: https://thismothermeansbusiness.buzzsprout.com/ Instagram: Business and Marketing Mentor - @itslaurasinclair Instagram: Podcast - @thismothermeansbusiness  Instagram: Social Media Agency - @theljsocialagency  TIKTOK: @itslaurasinclair FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ljsocial  Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free What's Your Productivity Personality (Free Quiz): https://www.amandamckinney.com/quiz All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 239 - What's Your Productivity Personality?
22-04-2024
Ep. 239 - What's Your Productivity Personality?
Today we're talking about productivity and how you can be more effective with this in your life and business. There's a big difference between being busy and being productive so I'm sharing my definition of both and how you can be productive and achieve your goals. I share my personal struggle with this as I'm a person who enjoys being busy and how I've taken action to mitigate this. I also share the 3 productivity personality types: the busy bee, the adaptable achiever, and the focused finisher. I outline them all and you can find out which one you are by taking my free quiz at amandamckinney.com/quiz. It only takes a few minutes and by doing this you're able to play to your strengths and be more productive.  Takeaways Busy = constant action while Productive = intentional action  There are three productivity personality types: the busy bee, the adaptable achiever, and the focused finisher.  Understanding your productivity personality type can help you play to your strengths and find what works for you.  Being productive requires slowing down and being intentional, even if it feels uncomfortable. Resources Mentioned:  Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free What's Your Productivity Personality (Free Quiz): https://www.amandamckinney.com/quiz All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 238 - [Ernesto Mandowsky] 5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Customer Experience
15-04-2024
Ep. 238 - [Ernesto Mandowsky] 5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Customer Experience
If you're looking to grow your business, one place to focus on is your customer experience. It's likely that you're thinking of creating a new offering but instead you could amplify your experience and gain more clients. My guest today, Ernesto Mandowsky, shares how his experience in the restaurant industry has influenced his approach to customer experience and he has 5 specific tips for you. Throughout the conversation he shares these specific ideas with you that you can implement today and why they matter. You'll walk away inspired to upgrade your customer experience, impact more lives and create scalable systems all along the way.  Takeaways: Entrepreneurship is a journey of self-development and personal growth. Creating a connection with customers and understanding their needs is crucial for a great customer experience. Small gestures, such as welcome gifts, can make a big impact on the customer experience. Implementing effective systems and processes is key to scaling your business and ensuring smooth operations. Resources Mentioned:  Ernesto's Website: www.startingwithsystems.com Ernesto's Free Call: www.freesystemscall.com  Ernesto's Instagram: instagram.com/ernesto_cpd  Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free What's Your Productivity Personality (Free Quiz): https://www.amandamckinney.com/quiz All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 236 - [Charelle Griffith] Entrepreneurial Loneliness: Navigating & Strategies To Overcome This Challenge
01-04-2024
Ep. 236 - [Charelle Griffith] Entrepreneurial Loneliness: Navigating & Strategies To Overcome This Challenge
Does entrepreneurship feel lonely to you? If so, you're not alone in this feeling and we're talking about it this week on the podcast. Charelle Griffith shares her journey into entrepreneurship and the challenges of loneliness in the business world. From hesitating to start her business all the way to being featured on BBC, Charelle shares the details about how she's navigated loneliness as well as visibility as an entrepreneur as well. We get into all the feelings and ups and downs along the way. Charelle also shares the many approaches she tried to combat the loneliness and how you can try different things to see what works for you. It's not a one-size-fits-all solution but this conversation will give you actionable tips to support you.  Takeaways: Navigating Loneliness as an Entrepreneur Strategies to Combat Loneliness Overcoming the Fear of Failure The Impact of Personal Development on Business Success Resources Mentioned:  Website: https://www.charellegriffith.com    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charellegriffith   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charellegriffith Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free What's Your Productivity Personality (Free Quiz): https://www.amandamckinney.com/quiz All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 235 - [Ruthie Sterrett] Embracing Uncertainty & Navigating The Hard Realities of Entrepreneurship
25-03-2024
Ep. 235 - [Ruthie Sterrett] Embracing Uncertainty & Navigating The Hard Realities of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is hard, yet rewarding but we need to talk about the hard stuff so you know you're not alone. In this conversation, Ruthie Sterrett and I talk about the hard things we've encountered that we didn't know was coming our way as an entrepreneur. From revenue changes to emotions, we share it all and we do it while we are both experiencing hard things. Instead of waiting until we were on the other side of it, we share while we're in the messy middle so you know you're not alone. In the end the reality is that things in life and in entrepreneurship don't get easier, but you get better at handling the hard things that come your way. You've got this and we hope this conversation is something you come back to anytime you need it.  Takeaways: Entrepreneurship often involves taking action and embracing uncertainty, even without having all the answers. Making hard decisions, such as cutting expenses or ending coaching relationships, is necessary for the long-term success of the business. Balancing business and personal life requires effective time management and the ability to compartmentalize different aspects of life. Finding work-life integration is more effective than striving for work-life balance. Social media comparison can negatively impact mental health, so it's important to remember that everyone has their own struggles. Taking time to feel and reflect on emotions is an important part of personal growth and learning. Resources Mentioned:  Ruthie's Website - https://www.theconsistencycorner.com/decide Ruthie's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theconsistencycorner  Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free What's Your Productivity Personality (Free Quiz): https://www.amandamckinney.com/quiz All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 234: [Josh Haynam] Beyond Quizzes: From 1 To 7,000 Clients - Nurturing Entrepreneurial Success
18-03-2024
Ep. 234: [Josh Haynam] Beyond Quizzes: From 1 To 7,000 Clients - Nurturing Entrepreneurial Success
In this episode, Josh Haynam, co-founder of Interact, a quiz software company, shares openly about the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship. Josh was on the podcast in 2020 and we talk about all that's changed at Interact including how they've built a team (with no investment), continued to focus on not just results for customers but also a culture of the team as it's grown and how "egolessness" was at the heart of it all. We talk about the iterative process of evolving a business, intrinsic motivation and the significance of cherishing the early days of business. Plus we talk about the new product interact has: InteractAI which allows you to create a quiz in under 2 minutes!  Takeaways Focus and continuous improvement are key to success in entrepreneurship. Leaders should foster an egoless culture and guide their teams towards their goals. Iterative processes are essential for implementing new technologies and improving products. Intrinsic motivation and valuing internal growth are crucial for long-term success. Cherishing the early days of iteration and being adaptable are important for building a strong foundation. How you can build a quiz to grow your email list (and business) in under 2 minutes!  Resources Mentioned:  Create your free quiz: https://www.amandamckinney.com/interact  Interact Website: https://tryinteract.com/ai  Josh Haynam Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jhaynam/  Interact Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryinteract/ Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 232: [Matt Gerlach] Surrendering To Success: Trusting The Process & The Pivots of Entrepreneurship
04-03-2024
Ep. 232: [Matt Gerlach] Surrendering To Success: Trusting The Process & The Pivots of Entrepreneurship
In this episode, Matt Gerlach shares his journey of stumbling into entrepreneurship and working with entrepreneurs in the baby product industry. He discusses the challenges and lessons he learned along the way, including the importance of self-care and setting boundaries. Matt emphasizes the need to trust the process and surrender to the unknown. He also highlights the significance of focusing on results and prioritizing actions that lead to success. Matt encourages entrepreneurs to avoid the trap of busyness and instead focus on what truly matters. Overall, his story serves as an inspiration for those navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Takeaways Stumbling into entrepreneurship can lead to unexpected opportunities and personal growth. Starting a business during challenging economic times requires resilience and adaptability. Believing in your worth and setting boundaries are essential for success in entrepreneurship. Focusing on results and prioritizing actions that lead to success is more effective than being busy with non-essential tasks. Resources Mentioned: Website: mattgerlach.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-gerlach/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iammattgerlach  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iammattgerlach/  Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 231: [Book Review] Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink
26-02-2024
Ep. 231: [Book Review] Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink
In this episode, I share my overview of the book 'Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us' by Daniel Pink. The book is focused on motivation and especially highlights the importance of intrinsic motivation as it relates to following through and staying focused on a specific outcome. As an entrepreneur, this content will help you understand how to set meaningful goals and continue to stay motivated through tough times. I also emphasize the concept of mastery and how you can apply this in your business to see longterm success and fulfillment.  Takeaways: Intrinsic motivation is more effective than extrinsic motivation. The three components of intrinsic motivation are autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Mastery is a mindset, a pain, and an asymptote. Identifying what you want to master can help you stay focused in your business. Setting goals with intrinsic motivation and assessing actions can lead to greater progress and fulfillment. Staying motivated requires tapping into your intrinsic motivation and embracing the journey of mastery. Resources:  Drive by Daniel Pink -  https://bookshop.org/p/books/drive-the-surprising-truth-about-what-motivates-us-daniel-h-pink/587231?ean=9781594484803 Mindset by Carol Dweck - https://bookshop.org/p/books/mindset-the-new-psychology-of-success-carol-s-dweck/7841782?ean=9780345472328 Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 230: Erika Lucas (Part 2): When Is It Time To Close Your Business?
19-02-2024
Ep. 230: Erika Lucas (Part 2): When Is It Time To Close Your Business?
In this episode, Amanda McKinney and Erika Lucas discuss the topic of knowing when to shut down a business. They emphasize the importance of listening to customers and being receptive to their feedback and also checking in with yourself to ensure the business is still connected to your values. They also discuss failure, adaptability and getting support from other entrepreneurs. The combination of understanding data (revenue, product-market fit, etc.) as well as your capacity and willingness to continue are the keys to understanding if it's time to shut your business down or address burnout. Throughout this conversation they both share personal examples and highlight that all entrepreneurs have moments of doubt so you're not alone if you're feeling this way.  Takeaways: Listen to your customers and be receptive to their feedback. Failure is a natural part of the entrepreneurial journey and should not be attached to personal identity. Adaptability is crucial for success in entrepreneurship. Self-evaluation is important to determine if your business is still aligned with your values and goals. Seek support and guidance from other entrepreneurs who have experienced similar challenges. Resources Mentioned:  StitchCrew: https://www.stitchcrew.com/ VESTHer: https://www.vesther.co/  VESTHer Podcast: https://www.vesther.co/podcast  Erika's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erika-lucas-51207911/ Erika's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erika_lucas07/ Erika's Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@erika_lucas7?lang=en Erika's Threads: https://www.threads.net/@erika_lucas07 Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 229 - Erika Lucas (Part 1): 5 Mistakes To Look Out For As A New Entrepreneur
12-02-2024
Ep. 229 - Erika Lucas (Part 1): 5 Mistakes To Look Out For As A New Entrepreneur
In this episode, Erika Lucas shares her insights on the 5 mistakes that new entrepreneurs often make. As an investor who works with startups, growth phase and mature companies, she's seen it all and boils it down into 5 things to watch out for. All entrepreneurs fall into these traps but once you know what to look out for, you can prevent staying in them. Both Amanda and Erika share personal examples of each of the mistakes to ensure you don't feel like you're the only one navigating the tough times in entrepreneurship.  *This conversation led to a part 2 that will be released in the next episode on this podcast.  Takeaways Avoid falling into the trap of focusing on vanity metrics instead of metrics that really matter Spending money before making money is not a good option, you need organic growth first Remember that there will always be challenges in entrepreneurship, no matter your level of success  Detach your personal identity from professional roles and find your core values and purpose. Be aware of the fear of missing out and prioritize activities that align with your goals and values. Resources Mentioned:  StitchCrew: https://www.stitchcrew.com/ VESTHer: https://www.vesther.co/  VESTHer Podcast: https://www.vesther.co/podcast  Erika's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erika-lucas-51207911/ Erika's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erika_lucas07/ Erika's Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@erika_lucas7?lang=en Erika's Threads: https://www.threads.net/@erika_lucas07 Amanda's Free Resources: https://www.amandamckinney.com/free All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 228 - 7 Questions To Ask When Nothing Seems To Be Working In Your Business
05-02-2024
Ep. 228 - 7 Questions To Ask When Nothing Seems To Be Working In Your Business
In this episode, I share what to do when it feels like nothing is working in your business because these times are tough when you're an entrepreneur and feel alone and like you're the only one dealing with the hard times. I share my approach that helps me and my clients navigate the tough times and come out stronger on the other side. I share my step-y-step process (which includes 7 questions to ask yourself) for assessing the stressful situation and creating a focused and intentional plan to move forward. All along the way we also check in with your mental health to ensure that you're taking care of yourself as well as your business.  Takeaways You are not alone in experiencing challenges in your business. Entrepreneurship is inherently hard and will always have ups and downs. Do not take setbacks personally; focus on your business rather than yourself. Assess the situation by pausing, checking in with your mental health, and identifying points of stress. Focus on what you can control and take intentional action. Find accountability and support to stay focused and navigate tough seasons. Remember the lessons learned from tough seasons for future growth. Resources Mentioned:  Free Follow Thru Workshop: https://www.amandamckinney.com/workshop Blog Post: Questions To Check In With Your Mental Health: https://www.anandacounselingandwellness.com/blog/7-daily-questions-to-support-mental-health  All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book
Ep. 224: 3 Steps To Create Your Sustainable Business
08-01-2024
Ep. 224: 3 Steps To Create Your Sustainable Business
In this episode, I discuss how to create a sustainable business that integrates into your life instead of taking it over. There are four steps to achieve this: identifying your definition of success, determining financial sustainability, designing your ideal schedule, and overcoming the comparison game. By understanding what success means to you, setting financial goals, creating a schedule that aligns with your desired lifestyle, and avoiding comparison, you can build a business that supports the life you want to live. Define your own definition of success as an entrepreneur to guide your business and set achievable goals. Determine what financial success means to you by tracking your expenses, knowing your salary, and saving for taxes. Design your ideal schedule as an entrepreneur to avoid overworking and prioritize your well-being. Stop comparing yourself to others and focus on your own journey to create a sustainable business. Resources Mentioned:  Free Workshop: https://amandamckinney.com/workshop  All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book Episode #194 (Goal Setting): https://www.amandamckinney.com/post/step-by-step-process-of-defining-success-on-your-terms-as-an-entrepreneur Profitable Business Blog Post (with Free Financial Tracker): https://www.amandamckinney.com/post/how-to-create-a-profitable-small-business
Ep. 223: You're 95% More Likely To Hit Your Business Goals In 2024 With This Process
01-01-2024
Ep. 223: You're 95% More Likely To Hit Your Business Goals In 2024 With This Process
New year, new business goals. But what happens when your mind plays tricks on you and says "but you didn't follow through last year, why try this year?". It's time to kick those thoughts to the curb and re-write your story for 2024 because just because you didn't follow through before, doesn't mean you can't this time around. In this episode I'm sharing:  My Follow-Thru Framework that ensures progress on your goal.  Set clear and meaningful goals that you truly want to achieve. Visualize what success looks and feels like to stay motivated. Develop willpower and exercise it like a muscle. Track your progress and celebrate small wins along the way. Find accountability through tools, connection, or payment to ensure follow-through. 2024 is your year! You've got this and I can't wait to see what you achieve after taking these steps.  Resources Mentioned:  Free Workshop: https://amandamckinney.com/workshop  All podcast episodes: https://pod.link/1473751874 Amanda's Website: https://www.amandamckinney.com/ Amanda's Coaching Options: https://www.amandamckinney.com/coaching Amanda's Book: https://www.amandamckinney.com/book University of Bristol Research (8% stat): https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/heres-why-only-8-people-achieve-new-years-resolutions-wallwork#:~:text=In%20fact%2C%20a%20study%20by,set%20unrealistic%20goals%20for%20themselves. Mel Robbins Podcast Episode: https://www.melrobbins.com/podcasts/episode-126 Florida State University Research (willpower): https://raywilliams.ca/why-new-years-resolutions-fail-and-what-to-do-about-it/ Oxford Research Encyclopedias Psychology Article (visualization): https://oxfordre.com/psychology/display/10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.001.0001/acrefore-9780190236557-e-228  Michael Phelps (visualization article): https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/the-power-of-the-mind-through-visualization/   Michael Phelps (visualization video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-mm90LFPqU Science Direct Research (decision making): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0166432819313889?via%3Dihub#  10-Year Old National Champions: https://www.chronicleonline.com/weeklies/riverland_news/local_news/tiger-youths-win-pop-warner-national-championship/article_d27c80f6-e207-5707-a41e-6dc9024df516.html#:~:text=The%2010U%20Pop%20Warner%20Dunnellon,York%2021%2D6%20on%20Dec. Harvard Business Review (Progress Principle): https://hbr.org/2011/05/the-power-of-small-wins American Society of Training & Development Research: https://stellapop.com/youll-be-95-more-successful-with-this-one-simple-leadership-trick/#:~:text=Accountability%20is%20a%20well%2Dknown,accountability%20to%20a%20third%20party.