Her post fight talk with Joe Rogan left all who listened in, moved as she told him":
“I want to be the first UFC champ that’s a mom!”
And here’s the thing; Michelle Waterson has EVERYTHING it takes to actualize that vision.
Her mental framework is as powerful as her karate kicks.
She has the heart of a champion- a woman that makes NO excuses, chooses to continue learning and growing herself into her best self by embracing the challenges that arrive on her unpaved path towards her desired victories.
I LOVED hanging with Michelle and having this talk; she is sooo much fun, so present and so authentic.
Her story and process throughout it is absolutely inspiring. It proves that listening to your authentic, inner voice to direct your path in life, despite what anyone else thinks and the adversities that arise on it, will make you a better version of yourself and lead you into some incredible, heart filling, outstanding- dream come true- WINS.
In this episode you will learn:
How her husband Josh’s level headed influence compliments her mental framework
Why it’s important for Michelle to keep her family and career life as one unit
Michelle’s experience + mindset going into her fight on the UFC 229 card
The difference between grappling + MMA grappling and how she utilizes MMA grappling it in her fights
How she got started fighting MMA
Why she decided to start fighting MMA
The impact of her instructor/mentor as a young girl
The value of appreciating the “small progress” that we make along the way to the bigger ones
Her journey from being in school + working to pay for it, to then deviating that path + starting her fight career
Deciding to listen to your inner voice/true desires + not being swayed by external voices/opinions
How she + Josh came to name their daughter Araya and why it’ so special
How she approaches Araya’s martial arts journey + teaching her daughter the importance of commitment to any martial arts disciplines she takes on
Her view on being a martial artist + teaching her daughter the values that come with being a true martial artists
The importance of moving towards your fears + not avoiding them
The mental aspect of being a pro fighter
The power of embracing venerability
What happens when you don’t allow failure to prohibit you from moving forward
The value of appreciating adversity + using it to grow you
How growing up with a tough love mother really supported her advancements in life
The bravest things she’s ever done
What she does when she feels nervous
Her friendship with Holly Homes and the positive impact it has on her
The importance of having authentic friendships + how she teaches her daughter to approach her friendships
Her view on bullying + what we face today with less genuine communication
Her relationship with her sister growing up + how they grew into best friends
How she trains her mind and the power of mental rehearsal WITH hard work
Her love in exploring creativity
Her idea on “balance” + how she’s incorporating it into her life
How recovering is just as important as training
Her relationship to Self Love + the importance of it
Her thoughts on what makes a woman beautiful
What makes her feel beautiful
The importance of eating healthy + its effect on external beauty
What she teaches her Araya about beauty + confidence
I am confident in saying this episode is going to elevate your mind greatly and I would LOVE to hear you thoughts!