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True freedom means taking responsibility for your life, your choices, your reactions, and your energy. I can show you how.





True freedom means taking responsibility for your life, your choices, your reactions, and your energy. I can show you how.

Taking Responsibility: For Your Life, Choices, Reactions, and Energy

The Mindful Athlete Course Fall 2022 Study Group

“Look at the word responsibility — response-ability — the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feeling.”
-Stephen Covey”

We live in extraordinary times. Faced with an ever-shifting set of “problems”, you might be looking to others for answers or solutions to the challenges that seem to be “out there.” That includes aspects of life that you really want to change or perform at a higher level… but you can’t seem to make the breakthrough you desire.

But what if instead of looking outside for help, the answers were already inside you? How would you access them? Start by asking the following question:

“Who do you have to BE to get what you want?”

Notice that I didn’t ask, “What do you have to DO?” Because it’s not about doing anything in particular. It’s about being. That comes first.

And then taking responsibility… for your life, your choices, your reactions, and your energy.

That’s true freedom and the ripple effects of answering that question will change your inner and outer life. I know that to be true from my own experience.

To guide you along that path, I’ll teach you the Five Superpowers — Mindfulness, Concentration, Right Effort, Insight, Trust —that I outlined in my book The Mindful Athlete, which I adapted to create this online course.

I’ll break down, in simple terms, what each of these concepts actually means, how you might have struggled with these areas in the past, and how to take each one and put it into practice yourself. Every day.

The effects on your work, your relationships, your health and wellness, or your sport will be profound.

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Taking responsibility for our choices and our reactions begins by developing a greater level of self-awareness and then accessing the quiet place within amidst the swirl.

I call that place of calm the Eye of the Hurricane. And you can learn to go there any time you need. From there, you’ll be able to see the whole picture and slow down and respond consciously with choices that serve you better instead of simply reacting to situations/others/ feelings on auto-pilot.

Those are concepts I’ve taught to Michael Jordan and Kobe and athletes of all stripes and sizes around the world – as well as business people, parents, students, and prisoners. I can teach you too.

And all the while, you’ll become part of a growing and active virtual community that I’ve been building. People in the 6-Week Intensive (Study Group) learn how to create that space between stimulus and response. To access that Eye of the Hurricane. To get comfortable being uncomfortable. To be at rest or ease in spite of any challenges that arise.

Why is this inner work so important right now? Philosopher Martin Buber wrote about embracing the ‘still small voice’ within, which many of us drown out. “If a man makes peace in himself, he can make peace in the world.”

Do you have the courage to embark on that journey?

The Mindful Athlete Course Includes:

  • The 7 Core Modules of the Mindful Athlete Course
  • Access to “Taking Responsibility”, the upcoming 6-Week Study Group that runs from October 12 to November 16, 2022
  • Recordings from the five previous 6-Week Study Groups (30 Zoom calls)
  • An Independent Study Guide PDF
  • Ongoing Q&A Coaching Calls with George
  • Guided Meditation and Exercises
  • Bonus Videos & Content
  • Private Facebook Group
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Benefits of The Mindful Athlete Course

You know there’s something amazing inside you.

You’ve been chipping away at it for years, uncovering new layers, but never quite reaching the core.

You’ve devoted hours to practice, you’ve read a ton of books on self-motivation, you’ve worked your ass off to get there. You’re dedicated to performing your best, and even more than that, being the very best version of yourself you can be.

But stuff gets in the way.

You get caught up in your own head, you self-sabotage, life throws you a curve ball … there’s always something that stops you going all the way.

Your inner masterpiece is ready to be let loose — what you don’t know is that you’re the only person who can make that happen.

But that doesn’t mean you’re on your own.

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For athletes, and those wanting to perform at their highest level in any capacity.

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“An extremely mind-blowing soul-searching course, which might not be for those who are hunting for quick fix and instant skills, yet very beneficial for those who are seeking wisdom and identifying the thought processes of becoming a better being, in life and in sports.”

– 2020 Course Participant 

“George’s teachings on trust were transformative for me.”

– 2020 Course Participant 

“I have really developed my focus in slowing down the time between stimulus and response. This has helped me destress and get through hard time. It has all so been helpful in achieving my goals.”

– 2020 Course Participant 

George Mumford
I’m George Mumford, and I’m here to teach you how to be resilient and unlock your masterpiece with the Mindful Athlete course.

The culmination of years of working with some of the most dedicated, challenging people in the world, this course teaches you practices and mindset you need to push through the stuff that’s distracting you: the life stuff, your knee-jerk reaction to external stress, and even the unconscious attachment you have to your suffering.

Sign up now for lifetime access.

“George has ‘Mumfied’ the teams I coached over the past 20 years. He has a style of mindfulness that goes beyond ‘just sitting/breathing’ to focusing while in action. For anyone needing to perform at the highest level, this book is for you.”

Phil Jackson, 13-time NBA Champion, on George’s book The Mindful Athlete


Here’s the thing nobody understands:

The secret to unlocking them is simple yet profound. It’s about mastering the space between stimulus and response.

Just one problem: you’ve been trained not to do that.

It goes against everything you’ve learned from society, it goes against the habits you’ve spent years creating. Heck, it even goes against your own biology. Our very nature as humans is reflexive.

This leaves you disempowered and reactive, at the mercy of the external. Powerless against those curve balls that stuff that life keeps throwing at you.

But what if you could take back control of your own responses?

What if you could knock down the barriers you’ve created and eliminate those moments of self-sabotage?

What if you could push past that final hurdle that’s stopping you from reaching your peak performance?

I’ll teach you how.

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“I had the extraordinary opportunity to sit in on George’s The Mindful Athlete course. For me, it was the perfect way to end my demanding and busy work days. In it he creates a simple yet profound sacred space for blending and absorbing practical, useable life lessons with sagely ageless wisdom that improves your performance not only in sports but in all of life.

He is at the top of his game as a teacher, mentor and guide. He is currently the best version of himself and as a life-long learner, he continues to improve his effectiveness as a coach and leader in the Mindfulness movement. George is a wise and trusted friend who continues to have a positive effect on me and my work. Take this course if you would like to explore new and exciting refreshing dimensions of consciousness.”

– 2020 Course Participant

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My story: from the locker room to the board room.

Elite athletes make peak performance look effortless. You see the intense concentration they have when they’re on the court or on the field. You see them tune out the crowds, the noise, even the opposition as they perform fully in “the zone”. You see them work miracles!

What you don’t see is all of the work going on in the background. But it’s there.

I know because I’ve been lucky enough to coach some of the most revered athletes in the world, from NBA champions to Olympians, working with them to level-up their performance on and off the court, the field, or the track. I’ve helped them create new habits and new mindsets and develop new practices that let them act from that space between stimulus and response.

The practices that have helped them stay in “the zone” under the scrutiny of the fans, their coaches and, at times, the world.

But it’s not only high-level athletes who can benefit from these practices; I’ve worked with everyone from Yale to jail, from stressed-out boardroom executives to artists who’ve hit a block in their creativity.

I’ve shown each and every one of them that everything is connected.

That who you are in the world at large is who you are on the court, on the field, on the yoga mat, in the boardroom.

And whatever challenges you’re facing, or whatever you want to achieve, if your mind is constantly filled with thoughts and emotions, if you’re focusing on how you’re doing instead of what you’re doing, you’re no longer in that flow state that’ll carry you to your optimal performance.

The flow state that’ll help you unlock your masterpiece.

Join me in the Mindful Athlete Course and learn the secrets to peak performance I’ve taught Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal.

I’m going to prove that you’re the only one who can release that divine spark within you to start filling your life with more peace, more joy, and more creativity.

Sure, you’re the one that needs to do the work, but don’t worry, you’re not alone…

With the Mindful Athlete Course, you’ll have access to practices you can implement daily to start changing your life. I’ll invite you to join me and other like-minded people in a private Facebook group so you can learn from those who are taking the same path to uncover their masterpieces.

Plus, you’ll be able to learn from me directly with quarterly group Q&A calls.

(This is the ONLY way to have live access to me, aside from working with me 1:1 which is a significantly larger investment.)

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The Mindful Athlete Book

“Full of wisdom and heart, both a moving story and powerful practices from a very fine teacher. George Mumford shows how to find freedom in a game fully played and a life well lived.”

– Jack Kornfield, acclaimed author of more than 20 best-selling book on mindfulness


What you’ll learn:

When you sign up to the course you’ll automatically get lifetime access to all of the modules.

Module 1:

Why You Absolutely HAVE TO Have Your Ass on Fire

Why is is to important to have your ass on fire?

Module 1 will reveal all — it’ll help you determine whether your ass is on fire and what you can do if it isn’t.

It’ll also show you how to get the most bang for your buck as you move through the course, how to join in with our community of mindful athletes, and why it’s so important that you have the support of others as you start chipping away at that inner masterpiece.

Modules 2-6:

The 5 Superpowers

In modules 2 – 6, I’ll teach you the 5 superpowers that will keep you at the top of your game, no matter what: concentration, right effort, insight, trust, and mindfulness.

Forget the jargon though, I’m going to break down, in simple terms, what each of these actually means.

We’ll look at how you’ve struggled with these areas in the past and how other athletes are making the most of each superpower in their own practice. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to take each concept and put it into practice yourself.

Module 7: Practice!

By the time you hit module 7, you’ll know what it’s going to take to unlock that divine spark inside you.

But knowing and doing isn’t always the same thing! So I’m still in this with you…

In this module I’m going to show you:

  • How to take these ideas and use them to develop a daily practice
  • How to create new habits that’ll help you live more creatively
  • How to respond rather than react
  • How to make a daily commitment to excellence

We’ll look further into the support you can get from those around you, whether that’s our Facebook community or a community near you. We’ll show you how to connect with an accountability partner and how to continue your study (there’s always more to learn!).

And I’ll help you find new ways to connect you to your masterpiece, through nature, through music, through community — whatever works for you — and how to incorporate them into your life every day.


Access to “Taking Responsibility”, the upcoming 6-Week Study Group that runs from October 12 to November 16, 2022

Recordings from the five previous 6-Week Study Groups (30 Zoom calls)

Quarterly Q&A Coaching Calls with George

Guided Meditation and Exercises

Bonus Videos & Content

Private Facebook Group

Special Opportunities and Meetups

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You already know right now whether this course is right for you. If it is, it’s time to take the plunge.

Why now? Because now is all you have.

It’s all any of us has. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, and yesterday is gone. That leaves today. This moment.

You’ve spent too long chipping away at your masterpiece, now is the time to uncover those final layers. It’s time to prove to yourself what you can achieve.

You need this now, but more importantly, the world needs this NOW.

The world is crying out for more people who know themselves, and who can express themselves. The world needs people who have found joy and peace and who’ve found a way to connect with others, through connecting first with themselves.

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The world needs you and it needs your divine spark. It needs you to finally break through to that inner core of your masterpiece.

I really hope you will.

Ready to unlock your inner masterpiece and finally start living your lit-up life?