Learn the secrets of what it takes to build your discipline and success

Thoughts by Shane Gregory

4 STEPS for a BULLETPROOF MINDSET! Incorporate these into your life and reap the benefits!

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Its ok to be OCD 

When I was in my athlete mode I used to obsess about MMA. I used to watch DVDs, YouTube, read books, buy magazines and expand my training, by training at other gyms. It was on my mind at all times. I didn’t think about much else – and look at me now.

A weekly training schedule for me included:

  • Boxing
  • Kickboxing
  • Wrestling
  • Brazilian Jujitsu
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Running, cardio, sprints
  • Mindset coaching
  • Recovery – massage, ice baths, chiro etc.
  • Nutrition
  • Supplements

When I was training full-time I used to plan my whole training week from Monday morning to Saturday afternoon –  in 15-minute increments! This included my training sessions, which were both physical and mental, my nutrition and my supplements, in regard to timing, what I was eating and amounts.

I believe, the more OCD you can become with your training the easier it is to reach your goals, and this is why I encourage all my clients to book in their sessions – it has to be done regularly, and it has to become a habit for you if you want to reap the benefits.

You don’t know everything – Get a coach

I went through a process of working with lots of coaches until I found one that made sense to me, and I could relate to. I also worked, and still sometimes visit, a Strength and Conditioning coach, a Mindset coach, a Nutrition coach, etc.

My full time MMA coach was Vincent Perry.  I still train with him to this day – check him out at www.pumma.net. Having said that, I still travel to other gyms for sparring and to learn new techniques and styles.

You don’t know everything in life and going through the MMA process has its own challenges. I find the only way to learn is to open your mind and learn and listen to experts and experienced people. But be careful, don’t take everything in.

My coach Vincent once gave me a pearl of wisdom:

“Watch everything, listen but realise that you are always  going to learn. Sometimes you learn good things but also you will learn WHAT NOT TO DO”

That statement still sits with me to this day.

With Brendan (one of my trainers here at Beyond), I try and teach him good technique in all he does at the gym. We don’t do these classes to look like a dance class: the class is haphazard as everyone learns the techniques at their own pace – we have some shooting stars, and some black holes…

Enjoy the Pain

Success is a grind. PERIOD.

Anything that you want out of life that is out of the norm will always be hard. There is a saying in Wrestling/MMA: Embrace the grind, enjoying the pain, the DOMS, early mornings is the ultimate. It’s all about the journey.

Most people give up as the journey doesn’t go their way, it gets tough, something gets in the way. This is when I really start to enjoy the process. Learning this is a fundamental part of success.


Dream!! It will take you places.


I used to dream about being a UFC world champion.

I used to dream about being in the Ultimate Fighter house.

It was a part of my visualisation process.

It motivated and drove me to do the extra mile.

It drove me to get up at 5am. Drove me to not party.

Dreaming and planting that goal into your head via visualisation is a fundamental part of success – it bullet-proofs your mind against challenges and obstacles you will constantly face in the rest of your life.

I hope this helps!!

At Beyond, we will work with you constantly to help you visualise your goals so that no matter how many challenges and obstacles you come across, you will continue to work to achieve them. We are here to help you achieve and reach your potential.

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