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How to Cultivate an Elite Mindset with Curtis Mitchell, “Mr. 200”

We’re all in this world to be the best version of ourselves. But it’s a long and bewildering journey. It’s hard to know where to start, let alone how to succeed. 

But, we can learn a very valuable lesson from athletes. Elite athletes all have one thing in common: an elite mindset. The way elite athletes thinks about themselves and their goal helps them achieve greatness at whatever they do. They’re the ones who seem to have it all—the drive, the mental toughness, and the will to win that is so strong it’s almost inhuman.

We don’t need to be an athlete to develop this mindset. We just need to develop our own unique set of beliefs to help us improve ourselves and reach our goals as well!

In this episode, Daniel sits with the 2014 USA National Champion, “Mr. 200”, Curtis Mitchell. Unlike other athletes, Curtis didn’t have a scholarship so had to practice harder than the others to prove himself. And finally all the hard work and discipline he put in paid off as he bagged medals after medals in his running career. 

Listen in as Daniel and Curtis discuss what having an elite mindset means and how to develop it. They also talk about how champions are made: loving the process, putting together the right team, training your mental powers, overcoming challenges, and how to stay grounded in your chosen path. 

“Keeping that elite level mindset keeps me elite as a person.” -Curtis Mitchell

Episode Highlights
  • 03:08 Where the Elites Begin
  • 07:59 Fall in Love with the Process— How? 
  • 12:26 Put the Right Team Together
  • 17:47  Train Your Mental Powers
  • 21:34 Keep the Elite Mindset
  • 25:22 Appreciate Your Blessings
  • 30:42 No Challenge Too Big






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Curtis Mitchell, aka “Mr. 200” is an entrepreneur, private money lender, and real estate investor. He is most known for his contribution to the sports world. Curtis is an American track athlete, who specializes in both the 100m and 200m events. He turned professional in 2011 and joined the training group of two-time World Champion, Tyson Gay. He was given the chance to compete in the 200m worlds Moscow2013 and became a bronze medalist behind Usain Bolt. In 2014, Curtis was able to bag the title of USA National Champion.  


03:09 “It starts with that burning desire to want to be the best and take on a challenge.” -Curtis Mitchell

04:46 “It’s literally a playground if I have an opportunity to do what I love to do by putting in the work. Discipline is rewarded.” -Curtis Mitchell

07:28 “When you take responsibility for yourself, the results will show up.” -Daniel Gomez

08:08 “Having a support system is key in falling in love with the process.” -Curtis Mitchell

09:05 “You cannot run away from the hard work; you must fall in love with whatever you’re doing.” -Curtis Mitchell

14:17 “The ultimate goal is a blessing. If you truly want to live a blessed life, you have to be mindful and be around the right people that are speaking the same type of language.” -Curtis Mitchell

16:01 “There’s power in your dream. But if you let other people put the flame out of your dream, you’re never going to be who you were truly created to be.” -Daniel Gomez

17:37 “Those days that break us are the days and make us.” -Daniel Gomez

19:42 “The strongest muscle in our body is our brain. You have to control that.” -Curtis Mitchell 

24:04 “Keeping that elite level mindset keeps me elite as a person.” -Curtis Mitchell

24:43  “Whatever you take for granted eventually leaves you.” -Daniel Gomez

28:10 “Stay on your path to becoming the best version of yourself. Stay on your path to be the ultimate version of [you].” -Curtis Mitchell

29:28 “We have that potential that we don’t use and it poisons us … You feel unhappy. You feel unfulfilled because you know inside your heart that you were born for more.” -Daniel Gomez

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