“Champions believe in themselves even when nobody else will.” – Anonymous

We all know the basics; work hard and good things will happen. What I have learned over the last 12 years of competing at a high level both in college as a Division I wrestler and now a professional MMA fighter is absolutely invaluable. The competitor and overall man that the sports of wrestling and MMA have turned me into is one of the greatest blessings of my life. The lessons I have learned, the pain I have endured, the heartbreaks I have suffered and the absolute bliss I have encountered are all treasures that I keep near and dear to my heart. You see, most of the growth I have experienced is through things that would be universally considered by most as negative – immense pain, physical exhaustion, dehydration, lack of nourishment, lack of sleep because of lack of nourishment, missing out on Read more


Life is all about how you respond to setbacks and obstacles in your life.  How you bounce back from losses and bad performances will determine how much you achieve.  Life is a journey and its all about success, not perfection.  Your favorite world leaders, icons and movers and shakers throughout history have responded to setbacks as learning experiences and not let themselves get discouraged.  In the face of adversity, down in the valley, where most would lose hope, they found a way to make it out of the fog and into the light.  So can you, but its all about how you come back from a loss!


To Your Success,

Michael Chandler


I ask this one question to myself daily and it has really helped me see life in a new light.  This is my take on why I think so many people don’t achieve their full potential and I give tactics on how to change that.  These talking points and practices will hopefully take your game to a new level and help you get the most out of life in your constant pursuit for greatness.


To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

Entrepreneur Advice

This quick video has small snippets of extremely important advice from some of the most influential entrepreneurs today.  If we are going to start thinking bigger and be ready to innovate and influence the world like so many of the leaders in this video, we are going to have to start thinking like them.  If you can spot it, you got it….now watch this video, NO, STUDY this video and let a few of these nuggets resonate with you.  All of the men and women in this video have something to share with us, and I’m not just talking about the product or service they created, I am talking about the invaluable advice straight from these wealthy horse’s mouth.  Make today great!


To Your Success,

Michael Chandler


A few years ago, I met a man named Chris Patterson who is now my mentor and great friend.  My life has dramatically changed for the better since the first day we met.  Most of the content of this video including the importance of self education are principals he has instilled in me.  Find someone who is smarter than you, more motivated than you and works harder than you do and then try to emulate their every move.  That’s what I have done and I hope that one day I can make an impact like he has.

To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: Improve Confidence With A Mental Highlight Reel

“You have to be a legend in your own mind before you can be a legend in your own time.” -Jack Nicklaus

A mental highlight reel was first introduced to me by the book Mind Gym by Gary Mack. I have made it a habit to make sure I keep one and keep adding to it. I used it in my Division I college wrestling career and in my Professional MMA career. IMG_5341 Read more

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: Build Yourself Up Daily – Resource List

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar

This may seem like a funny comparison(motivation and bathing), but at its core it is absolutely relevant. Just like the clean smells of soap, shampoo and body wash fade within a day of showering, so does motivation if we don’t re-apply it into our minds. In order to stay built upIMG_7091 Read more


We all have different things that make us “tick,” what inspires one person may not necessarily move the next.  We have to find out what motivates and inspires us so we can continue to stay built up daily.  Being built up daily and continuing education is a sure-fire way to increase your likelihood of reaching your goals. Inspiration; get some!!

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