I Am Prepared To Lose…

I am prepared to lose. I am prepared for the pain and anguish that goes along with falling short. I am prepared to look back and have regrets. But, with that being said, I have never been more confident that I am going to win in my life. I have never been more ready to be locked into a cage with another Read more

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: MINDSET TO BE A CHAMPION – LIST

“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

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: COMING BACK FROM A LOSS

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

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION

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

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: TIPS FOR ASPIRING MMA FIGHTERS

I have been in the MMA game for a while now and I get asked questions about MMA all the time.  Here are a few tips I have for aspiring MMA fighters.  I am sure I am biased in a lot of ways, but take bits and pieces of my advice and others to navigate your course through the hard, yet rewarding game of MMA.  I hope you enjoy, and always, make sure you comment on things you would like me to talk about next.

To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: Priming The Pump

Zig Ziglar, in my opinion is the single greatest symbol of leadership, excellence and integrity this world has ever seen.  There are hundreds of hours of resources that Ziglar has published and put out there for you and I to meditate on.  His audio and DVD series was given to me by my mentor Chris Patterson a few years ago and from the first minute of the first CD I felt myself growing dramatically.   I promise if you spend a few min a day, a couple hours a week, watching/ listening to/reading some of this man’s stuff, your life will be changed for the better.

Priming the pump is a metaphor for one of life’s greatest challenges: working hard enough, for long enough and enthusiastically enough so that you will achieve your goals.  I have found that it’s not that people don’t do the right things, it’s that they don’t do them for long enough.  Stay the course my friends…everything you have ever wanted to accomplish is right on the other side of hard work and perseverance.

To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

Bellator MMA: In Focus with Michael Chandler

WATCH!! This #infocus piece by BellatorMMA is one of a kind. It gives me goosebumps and gets me so pumped up to compete for you guys!!!  This is an in depth look at where I came from, my college wrestling career at Mizzou and what really makes me tick.  I appreciate all your guys support!

 

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: FINDING INSPIRATION

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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