10 Day Mental Toughness Program
MTNTOUGH Mindset is a groundbreaking new program wholly designed to give our community practical, powerful tools to build mental toughness and make meaningful impact in their lives. This 10-day Mental Toughness Program was built in partnership with our good friend Phil Kornachuk.
The program will be built off three pillars: mental toughness, mindset, and leadership. Each day is back-to-back with sessions lasting 20 minutes or less. You’ll have access to a library of resources to build your own mental toughness playbook. Plus, it’s interactive so you'll be able to interact with Phil and be training with an entire community of people dedicated to getting better every day. As Phil says, “We’re looking at mental toughness as something that can be learned, practiced, sharpened, and applied.”
We are still dedicated to specialized workout programs designed for the mountain athlete, but without mental toughness our physical strength can only take us so far. When we can be holistically strong in our mind, body, and soul, we can truly unlock our potential to be extraordinary every day of our lives.
After serving in the Canadian Military, Phil gained dual citizenship status in the United States and started a career in the U.S. Army that would take him around the world. From peacekeeping operations in eastern Europe to active combat in multiple hotspots, Phil risked his life to serve others as a Special Operations soldier in the Rangers, Green Berets and other units. After retiring with honors from the U.S. Military, Phil began the next chapter of his career by starting StoneWater Training to help others to forge purpose-driven, principle-based elite performance in multiple arenas.
Phil’s approach to mental toughness meshes perfectly with MTNTOUGH’s. He is also a certified trainer specializing in functional fitness, executive health programs, tactical group fitness and the overlap between physical well-being, outdoors and leadership. He is an ideal partner for our groundbreaking new program — MTNTOUGH MINDSET: a 10-day Mental Toughness Program
While Phil understands we are all on our own journey and face our own challenges, he is a believer in doubling down on actively choosing what mindset you will face every day of your life with: “No shortcuts. Do the right thing and don’t quit.”
Meet Phil & Program Overview
From his days working as a kid on a rural Ontario dairy farm to over two decades of elite service in the Canadian and U.S. Militaries, Phil Kornachuk understands what it means to rely on your inner grit to get through life’s most challenging times.
After serving in the Canadian Military, Phil ga...
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Welcome to the 1st of 10 sessions on Mental Toughness. These 10-20 minute presentations are designed to help you better develop your own mental toughness resources and routines in a meaningful way. If you follow along, complete and apply the exercises you will develop mental toughness whether you...
Purpose – your “why” – is the most critical part of mental toughness. It’s also a work in progress as we wrestle with existential questions like “what is life about”, “why am I here” or “what am I supposed to do with the time and talents I have been given”. Purpose impacts every facet of your lif...
When we define our values and principles, we have a playbook for our everyday actions. Instead of letting the environment determine our attitude and performance measures when things get gritty, we can refer back to principles to guide our actions whether we feel like it our not. All you have to d...
We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act but a habit. This quote is often attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle in 300 BC or the Englishman Will Durant in 1926. Regardless of who wrote it or when, it is one of the time-tested keys to unlocking mental toughness.
Your mindset is absolutely critical to being mentally tough. In its simplest form, mindset can be defined as a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. Your mindset if the lens through which you perceive reality. It determines if you view something as a threat or an...
We already touched on how your brain and mindset shape your Mental Toughness. Today we flip that paradigm and look at some ways that your body, specifically general fitness, breathing, stance and temperature can help build mental toughness.
Today’s training is on adversity and challenge as an incredible, but sometimes costly, tutor to build mental toughness. I deeply value experiential learning. You can study, master theories, read histories and plan all you like but all that academic learning is only put to the test when you actual...
Today, we talk about the importance of rest, reflection and recharging to ensure sustained, deepening mental toughness over time. Rest is defined as ceasing work or movement in order to relax, refresh and recover strength. I want to acknowledge the irony that our last session was focused on chall...
If you are watching this as the last in the series on Mental Toughness, then well done, you are the example of mental toughness today. You had the discipline and persistence to go through each of these sessions, do the exercises and build your own playbook for mental toughness.
If you are watchi...