TMM141 In The Driver’s Seat With Alex Cormont.
How to be focused and motivated to follow your dreams, and why mindset is crucial for success.
How did a budding pro basket baller from Paris turn into one of the worlds leading relationship experts?
I interview Alex Cormont, a Paris-born relationship-coach who mentors all around the world in the ways of love and relationships.
This episode follows Alex’s life and his constant drive and tenacity to be authentic. From his original determination to be the best at sport, then at university and the underlying interest in human behaviour and psychology that has shaped his career and purpose today.
We talk leadership, the “wins and grins”, growth processes, and much more.
“Getting in the driver’s seat” was Alex’s life priority.
As a child, Alex learned the value of self-awareness from a young age, Cormont sought the ability of reinvention, particularly in the face of adversity.
With two incredibly supportive parents, Alex was still the pioneer by opting for an unorthodox choice of study and career after an injury put his budding pro career in basketball off the ‘core option’ for his future.
Mindset and being in the driver’s seat
Having to make a direct 180 degree turn in his dreams post injury, Alex knew education had always been a core parallel to sport.
He reflects the ability to receive personal development coaching on mindset and mental approach during his junior camps as an athlete, was a major benefit when dealing with setbacks and loss.
Emphasising the value of self-confidence, awareness, and adaptability.
How, wherever we are in our personal growth, the impact of internal fears can have a fierce hold on of self worth, perspective and our willingness to make courageous decisions in life.
Whether this is the limitations placed upon you by others, the weight of their expectations, or even the impossible standards set by the world, Alex encourages you to push through it.
Echoing my sentiment of the importance of a fresh perspective and curiosity rather than fear, Cormont reiterates that though the “voids” in our lives may seem impossible.
To instead have confidence in yourself and your path forward, however ambiguous to navigate it.
Being Self Aware and in the driver’s seat
An important lesson throughout this interview is the importance of connection to “self”. Whether this is inner passions, confidence, alignment, or accountability.
It’s crucial to understand the critical role that mindset plays. Plus the follow through that it requires to truly stay in alignment.
Understanding yourself will allow you to nurture your individualised path forward and give you the confidence in your given journey.
You are in charge of your thoughts and what we think about we bring about. Pay attention to how you treat and talk to yourself first. This is so crucial for achieving success, happiness and alignment as we evolve through careers and choices in life.
– Once the self can be realised, the inner magic and power can truly be utilised.
– Understanding yourself will allow you to nurture your individualised path forward and give you the confidence in your given journey!
Circling the importance of the “self”, we agree that the “The worst person to play mind games with is yourself” . Further affirming the major role that mindset plays in the growth journey.
First, prioritise good environments – they are crucial to fostering a positive lifestyle.
Second, visualisation is your fuel, constant sight of what is important influences your attitudes and actions.
Third, Positive sentences, establish habits of positivity and repeat them to yourself serving as reminders to yourself.
Have trust in your goals and passions, “surrender”. Put faith into them and the path forward will be filled with success.
Follow Through and in the Driver’s Seat
We further encourage you to not only get in the driver’s seat but commit and follow through with it!
The phrase “put yourself in the driver’s seat” means also not just getting behind the wheel, but have a clear destination. Be willing to find alternative routes if there are unforeseen roadblocks.
ALWAYS find a way to enjoy the journey not matter how many times you are forced to pull over.
It what you learn along the way that makes the destination that much more magical.
Recap: Getting in the driver’s seat and maintaining your momentum
- Prioritise good environments – they are crucial to fostering a positive lifestyle.
- Visualisation is your fuel, constant sight of what is important influences your attitudes and actions.
- Positive self talk and affirmations – core repetition of vital sentences, establish habits of positivity. Repeat them to yourself serving as reminders that your inner mindset must reflect your outward goals.
- Be aware of and avoid dream stealers – Surround yourself with the right people. Be prepared to back your own ideas with courage and conviction.
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