TCF389: #TooStrong with Mike Claudio

Winning is a choice you have to make for yourself. Tom’s guest today is Mike Claudio, founder and CEO of Win Rate Consulting, founder of the nonprofit A Champion’s Shoes, and the author of the new book #TooStrong. Mike explains why he almost ended everything and how he’s made the choice to win in every aspect of his life, and is here to remind everyone you are #TooStrong to let life’s challenges define you! 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Struggling with the input of your closest network and what to do when others don’t value the same things as you
  • Listening to your body—especially when it’s screaming at you
  • What pulled Mike away from ending his life
  • Building your social proof through vulnerability, authenticity, transparency
  • Understanding winning is a choice
  • Believing that no matter what you are dealing with, you are #toostrong to be defined by it
  • Tom’s experience of suicidal thoughts and the power of self-talk, learning how to coach yourself and securing a supportive network
  • Mike’s Steps to Winning:
  1. Control your routine and make the best of the rest
  2. Fuel yourself appropriately—that includes your body and your brain!
  3. Track everything, especially your progress, wins and losses
  • Why Mike believes you must make your goals bigger than your excuses 
  • Details about Mike’s nonprofit A Champion’s Shoes



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