DiscoverHow'd It Happen PodcastClifford Starks, Who’s the Person in Your Mirror? (#233)
Clifford Starks, Who’s the Person in Your Mirror? (#233)

Clifford Starks, Who’s the Person in Your Mirror? (#233)

Update: 2022-01-05


Here's another great episode with an ex-UFC fighter turned into a transformational coach. Clifford is also a leadership development consultant and motivational speaker. We talked about his life experiences as a child, teenager, and UFC fighter in this episode. He also shared The Power of 6 Leadership Development System and the concept of perfect practice. You will enjoy this episode, so make sure you tune in.

Clifford Starks graduated in Kinesiology in 2005 and became a personal trainer. He also became a professional fighter in 2009-2017. It has always been more than just transforming the body though, the mind and spirit play key factors in one’s success. Which he definitely learned through his journey as a fighter and a coach. He has been honored to be given the opportunity to work with many clients on their mind, body, and spirit. Helping others live happier, more fulfilled lives. He realized just how important the mind was in the process of accomplishing any real success. He became extremely fascinated with psychology and had his personal life experience to pull from. He is constantly learning and growing. He loves the saying if knowledge was all it took everyone would have 6 packs and be Millionaires. Knowledge is good to have, but applied knowledge is better, so he takes action. To grow as a person and a leader is the same as health: you never stop.

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Some MMA fight videos of Clifford:
Clifford Starks vs Krasimir Mladenov | WSOF 23, 2015 -
Clifford Starks vs Mike Kyle | WSOF 22, 2015 -

Show notes:
[2:29 ] How'd it happen for Clifford Starks?
[5:40 ] What Clifford remembers about his dad and seeing his grandfather in a coffin
[10:48 ] Clifford's life as a teenager
[14:17 ] On his athletic journey
[17:45 ] The Power of 6 Leadership Development System
[20:20 ] On public speaking
[26:05 ] How it should be in sports
[32:04 ] Internal - external - internal
[33:02 ] Mindset: born with or developed
[36:09 ] The masks that people wear
[40:50 ] What is perfect practice?
[42:20 ] Dealing with people who have "war in their head"
[46:48 ] The courage game
[55:39 ] Clifford's family dynamic
[57:57 ] Clifford's victory in his transformational coaching
[1:00:35 ] Where to find Clifford
[1:02:13 ] Outro

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Clifford Starks, Who’s the Person in Your Mirror? (#233)

Clifford Starks, Who’s the Person in Your Mirror? (#233)

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