Episode 19

Published on:

18th Sep 2023

R is for Recovery

This week on the Building Championship Mindsets podcast, Dr. Selking discusses the importance of recovery in achieving high performance. She emphasizes that recovery is not a sign of weakness or laziness, but rather a necessary part of the performance process. Recovery allows individuals to return to a state of health, mind, and strength, which enables them to perform at their best. Dr. Selking shares how recovery can lead to inspiration, motivation, and having a creative and problem-solving mindset. She shares how you can embed recovery strategies into daily life to maintain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

About Building Championship Mindsets

Welcome to “Building Championship Mindsets. | the Podcast!” From the LockerRoom to the BoardRoom, our purpose is to help individuals, teams, and organizations understand and leverage the power of Mindset and Leadership to drive results and achieve sustainable performance excellence. 

As a leader in the field of sports and performance psychology, Dr. Amber Selking has been fiercely devoted to optimizing human performance in people and systems throughout her entire career.

Dr. Selking is the founder of Selking Performance Group, a leading performance consulting practice that helps individuals, companies, and sports teams achieve sustainable results. She has served as the Mental Performance Coach for the Notre Dame Football team and as the Vice President of Leadership & Culture Development for Lippert, a global, publicly-traded manufacturing company whose corporate vision is to change the model of work, demonstrating that business can and should Be a Force for Good in our World. She has also served as an adjunct professor in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

Dr. Selking holds a Ph.D. in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver, and an undergraduate degree in Management Consulting from the University of Notre Dame. At ND, Amber played soccer for the Fighting Irish before an injury ended her career, after which she founded Notre Dame Christian Athletes (NDCA) in the ND Athletic Department. She currently resides in South Bend, Indiana, with her husband, Aaron, and their Doberman Pinscher, Rockne.

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Embed recovery within your natural system and rhythm of life. What helps you recover physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? Weave those practices into your day to day life so that you can be the strongest, most influential version of yourself.


  • “Recovery is part of the performance process. We have to weave it into our process, to the natural rhythms of our day-to-day life and training so that we can always be in this state of health, which again allows us to then train and prepare with even more intentionality and more vigor." -Dr. Amber Selking [04:22]

  • “We can actually work too hard. We can break our bodies down and in doing so, not only do our bodies start to get broken down, but our minds, our emotions, our love, and our passion for the sport, for the game, for what we're doing, also get broken down. ” -Dr. Amber Selking [06:04]


02:21 R is for Recovery

05:10 The importance of recovery for inspiration and motivation

06:04 More work isn’t always better

07:02 Midweek Mental Rep

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Building Championship Mindsets
Building Championship Mindsets the Podcast is hosted by Dr. Amber Selking, and features guests from the athletic and corporate worlds who share how they leverage the mental game to drive performance excellence. In each episode, Dr. Amber shares insights on how the brain works and coaches listeners to continue Building their Championship Mindset. Coach Lou Holtz, a friend, mentor, and colleague of Amber’s, not only proudly endorses “Building Championship Mindsets. | the Podcast” but also serves as a featured guest in upcoming seasons. Featured guests will share their experiences, applications, and performance impact of Building Championship Mindsets, and the importance of training the mind for sustainable success.