About the Book

The Champion Mindset: An Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughness is a long overdue look into how to program a competitor’s mind to achieve optimal success. Changing behaviors and ways of thinking are never easy, but the chapters in this book aim to simplify this process to make it manageable and achievable. Joanna chronicles her journey with chronic pain; she shares how the tools she used to become a successful athlete guided her through the process of dealing with her condition. This book presents unique concepts (e.g. racing syzygy, confidence cycle, hourglass of hope) and fun ways to identify your mental toughness strengths and weaknesses (quizzes to determine your mental toughness and your levels of perfectionism and hope).


  • Chapter 1. The Mental Game Exposed
  • Chapter 2. Proper Goal Setting
  • Chapter 3. Building your Team
  • Chapter 4. Taking Ownership
  • Chapter 5. Intention
  • Chapter 6. Developing Confidence
  • Chapter 7. Racing
  • Chapter 8. Mind/Body Cohesion
  • Chapter 9. Overcoming Obstacles
  • Chapter 10. Finding Meaning