What’s the secret to winning in Muay Thai? Iman Barlow can shed some light!
In this episode, Iman Barlow shares valuable insight into what it really takes to take your childhood dreams all the way.
Part of the first generation of child nak Muay outside of Thailand, and with a competitive career spanning 25 years and counting, Iman knows a thing or two about what it takes to reach the top and stay there in arguably the most ferocious striking sport there is.
Few fighters start out as early as Iman Barlow, even fewer remain in the game as long she has, and fewer still achieve the kind of long-term success she has while she continues to grow!
She’s been incredibly successful, rarely losing. But here comes a paradox…
The greatest opportunities to level up are exposed when you fall short. And with fewer opportunities to learn this way, Iman has evolved a system of incremental gains designed to stay ahead of the competition.
At the heart of this is the open-mindedness to accept there are always things to improve, and even small things add up to make a huge difference. Adopting an incremental progress mindset means even fighting at the One Championship is Iman’s new normal!
The secret is not one thing, it’s constantly chasing the challenge level a little higher, having the eye to gleam small wins from every opportunity, and the mindset to see yourself as a continuous work in progress.
Child or adult, beginner or advanced, there’s a lot to learn from Iman Barlow’s journey so far. What are the small wins you’re taking away from this episode?