Mindfulness Mode

127 Become A Champion By Mindfully Focusing On The Process With Business Coach Greg Faxon

August 1, 2016

Greg Faxon is a coach who works with high-achieving entrepreneurs and converts them into champions. He believes these individuals are the multipliers of society. Greg has a background as an athlete, first a wrestler and then Obstacle Course Racing where mud and trail runs present mental and physical challenges. Greg is intent on changing how the world tackles poverty, so he’s making his own difference through a non-profit organization called Acumen. Greg’s goal is bold; he says: “By the end of my life, I want to have helped more people unleash their full potential than any other person in the world.

Contact Info

Most Influential Person

  • Tara Brach

Effect on Emotions

  • I think it's helped me with that roller coaster that we mentioned. It's helped me create less high highs and less low lows, and have them be not so dependent on outside circumstances. Have me be the agent of how those emotions play out. For example, in the past, I would get really excited if I got a new great client and really bummed out if someone said no, but now there's no attachment, emotionally, to that process. I'm good ether way emotionally. There's maybe things strategically that I can change or improve, but I think that's been one of the biggest ways, helping me have not such big fluctuations in them.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I really do mindful meditation, so it's all focused on the breathing. I don't do mantra based stuff so I think it's all through breath. To me, breathing is huge, breathing is the center of everything.

Suggested Resources

  • Book: Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
  • Book: Don't Let the Fear Win by Greg Faxon
  • App: Insight Timer

Advice for Newbie

I would say, to do the 60 second thing for a week. Set a really low bar for yourself. 60 seconds, focus on your breathing, count your breath. It's like with habit formation, people talk about it, if you want to form a new flossing habit, just floss your front teeth for a week. That's so easy, you have to do it.  Then eventually you feel, that's kind of silly, I need to floss more than that and so you've do it on your own when you have those quick wins. I would say commit to a week of 60 second breathing.