Nuno Pinto e Costa: How to Build a Strong Mindset

Our guest is Nuno Pinto e Costa, a Portuguese Professional Taekwondo Athlete, who won the EU Championships under 21.

About Nuno

Nuno Pinto e Costa is 28 years old and integrated into the Portuguese Olympic Committee program to Tokyo 2020 with the aim to qualify for the Olympic Games. Nuno is passionate about Martial Arts and Fighting Sports, and their ability to craft strong-minded individuals that are capable of facing the hard challenges of life. He is also interested in personal development and he’s an advocate of sports as a fundamental educator in today’s world. Nuno Costa is hard-working, intrinsically motivated, and enthusiastic about what he does. He is also an Architect and loves everything that’s creatively stimulating, thought-provoking, and culturally disruptive.

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In this episode we talk about:

  • How Nuno began his journey as a professional taekwondo athlete, combining training & school.
  • How Nuno lost his place on the national team right after winning the EU championships.
  • Why you learn more with your losses than winning.
  • The fun fact of building an anti-curriculum and why this a great growth tool.
  • The importance of having great people and a supportive team around you.
  • How to build a strong mindset and why showing up is the only thing that counts.
  • What to do to prevent yourself from sabotaging your own dreams.
  • What makes journaling and meditation a key factor for high performance.

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