SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan's Trainer on Building an UNBEATABLE MINDSET | Tim Grover

Last updated: Jun 2, 2023

The video is an interview with Tim Grover, a trainer who has worked with athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, discussing the importance of building an unbeatable mindset and the concept of winning and losing.

The video features an interview with Tim Grover, a renowned trainer who has worked with basketball legends such as Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Grover discusses the importance of building an unbeatable mindset, which involves controlling anger and turning it into controlled rage. He also talks about his new book, Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness, and emphasizes the importance of learning from losses and staying down for a moment to understand why you lost before standing back up stronger and more resilient. Grover's insights provide valuable lessons for anyone looking to achieve greatness in their personal or professional lives.

  • Anger creates an emotion that can be turned into controlled rage.
  • Winning is about the grind, obstacles, challenges, and pain endured along the way.
  • Knowing how to lose is necessary to know how to win.
  • Weaknesses should be acknowledged and used to an individual's advantage.
  • Mindset is everything and separates the good from the great.
  • Winning and losing are about the process and mindset, not just the outcome.
  • Individuals should recognize their weaknesses and find others who have them as strengths to learn from.
  • The process is what defines success and separates the great from the average.
  • Mindset and attitude are crucial for success.

SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan's Trainer on Building an UNBEATABLE MINDSET | Tim Grover - YouTube

SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Dark Side and Winning

  • Anger is a reaction to what someone else said to you.
  • Anger creates an emotion.
  • The dark side turns your anger into controlled rage.
  • You're in control now.
  • You need to know how to control it and place it in the right places.
  • You can't win that war with only light.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

Defining Winning

  • Winning is not about the trophy and the accolades.
  • It's about the grind, obstacles, challenges, and pain that you endure along the way.
  • For that 30 seconds of being able to either stand on the platform or be acknowledged by individuals that are close to you.
  • When that happens, your mind has to immediately shift back because now you've felt and tasted something that you could only get through winning.
  • Are you willing to do it again over and over and over?
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Unforgiving Race to Greatness

  • Tim Grover knows so much about winning because he's had to deal with so much losing.
  • In order to know how to win, you have to know how to lose because you're going to lose more than you're going to win.
  • Every time you lose, what do you gain from it?
  • After you lose or when you get knocked down, stay down there for a minute.
  • Understand why you lost, what were the reasons why you are down here, why did you lose, why did you get knocked down.
  • If you just jump right back up, you're going to lose again and again and you continue to lose the same way.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan's Trainer on Building an UNBEATABLE MINDSET | Tim Grover - YouTube

The Importance of Losing

  • Every time Tim Grover lost, he stayed down for a second, minutes, hours, days, weeks.
  • When he stood up, he was different, smarter.
  • When he lost again, he stayed down, stood back up, and was stronger.
  • When he lost again, he stayed down, stood back up, and was more confident.
  • Lost again, stood up, and was more resilient.
  • Now you start putting the pieces together.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Importance of Losing

  • Losing is necessary to learn and truly know the unforgiving race to greatness.
  • Jumping right back up after a loss without changing means you won't learn from it.
  • Winning and losing wants to know what's inside of you, your desires, ego, limitations, and mindset.
  • Winning does not lie, and you cannot lie about what's going on inside.
  • Winning requires going deep inside yourself, beyond the surface and internal.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

Acknowledging Weaknesses and Flaws

  • People don't want to acknowledge their weaknesses, work on them, or face them.
  • People confuse weaknesses with flaws, which are actually gifts that allow them to stay in the race.
  • Michael Jordan's competitive problem and Kobe Bryant's obsession were initially seen as flaws but allowed them to win repeatedly.
  • Winning requires you to be different and speak its own language.
  • Difference is one of your greatest flaws that allows you to stand out.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Importance of Mindset

  • Mindset is everything, and it's what separates the good from the great.
  • Winning requires a mindset that is willing to do whatever it takes to win.
  • Winning requires a mindset that is willing to go beyond what is comfortable.
  • Winning requires a mindset that is willing to face and overcome obstacles.
  • Winning requires a mindset that is willing to be obsessed and focused.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Concept of Winning and Losing

  • Winning and losing are not just about the outcome but also about the process.
  • Winning and losing are about the mindset and the willingness to do whatever it takes.
  • Winning and losing are about acknowledging weaknesses and flaws and using them to your advantage.
  • Winning and losing are about being different and standing out.
  • Winning and losing are about going beyond what is comfortable and facing obstacles.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

Recognizing Weaknesses

  • Michael Jordan recognized his weakness and wanted to turn it into a strength.
  • Individuals should recognize their weaknesses and not just focus on their strengths.
  • Some weaknesses cannot be turned into strengths, but individuals can find others who have their weakness as their strength.
  • People often deny their weaknesses and get defensive when they are identified.
  • The best way to turn a weakness into a strength is to find individuals who have that weakness as their strength and learn from them.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

Process-Driven Strategy

  • Tim Grover's strategy is process-driven and focuses on being relentless in getting results.
  • He counts steps and analyzes games to tailor workouts to balance out an athlete's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Being obsessive and doing the process is non-negotiable for success.
  • Emotions should not get in the way of doing the process to the best of one's abilities.
  • The process is what defines success and separates the great from the average.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

Winning and Losing

  • Winning is not just about the end result, but also about the process and the mindset.
  • Winning is about being relentless and doing whatever it takes to get the result.
  • Failure is a part of the process and should be embraced as a learning opportunity.
  • Individuals should not be afraid to take risks and make mistakes in order to achieve success.
  • Winning is not just about beating others, but also about beating oneself and constantly improving.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

Mindset and Attitude

  • Mindset and attitude are crucial for success.
  • Individuals should have a winning mindset and believe in themselves and their abilities.
  • Attitude is a choice and individuals should choose to have a positive attitude and not let external factors affect them.
  • Individuals should not make excuses and take responsibility for their actions and results.
  • Success is not just about talent, but also about mindset and attitude.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Importance of the Process

  • The process is a non-negotiable thing.
  • Winning has no loyalty to any of us.
  • People who don't work as hard may end up getting the win.
  • Continuing to get more maniacal with the process is important.
  • There's so much information out there that people lose their ability to think.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Non-Negotiable Process

  • The process is non-negotiable.
  • It's necessary to go through the steps to get the end result.
  • It's important to do the process correctly to get the best result.
  • There are a lot of routines in the morning that people go through, and it's a process.
  • The process is a way to get closer to winning.
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The Entity of Winning

  • Winning is an entity that is fickle and has no loyalty.
  • Greatness is table stakes for winning.
  • There's an element of obsession to win.
  • It's mental illness not to pursue winning.
  • An illness takes away your health, livelihood, and ability to see things.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Importance of Greatness

  • Greatness is an unforgiving race.
  • Greatness has huge demands of people.
  • There's an element of obsession to win.
  • It's mental illness not to pursue winning.
  • An illness takes away your health, livelihood, and ability to see things.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Importance of Winning

  • Winning is not just about financial success, but also about personal achievements.
  • Every day, there are wins that we can process and understand.
  • These wins keep the mind sharp and focused.
  • Winning can come in many forms, such as raising children or being a teacher.
  • The illness is not to be obsessed with winning or to be focused on material things.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

The Physics of Being Human

  • The human mind rewards the pursuit of improvement and the manifestation of potential into usable skills.
  • There is a subconscious routine in the brain that compels individuals to pursue their potential.
  • If individuals fail to pursue their potential, they will be subconsciously punished with feelings of emptiness and lack of purpose.
  • Winning is a pursuit of victory that aligns with the human experience of pursuing improvement.
  • Winning gives individuals a feeling of confidence that continues to rise with every win.
SECRETS from Kobe Bryant’s & Michael Jordan

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