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Mayito Minutes

Mayito Minutes

By Mario Arroyave
This podcast centers on Mindset and how it relates to performance. Your mindset is the main determining factor of how far you can go. Come explore great content geared to challenge, grow and educate you on how powerful the mindset you employ really is. Hear practical tips and key takeaways from pro athletes in every arena as well as from your host, Mario Arroyave. Mario is a Category 1 Cyclist and owner of Utmost Performance where he coaches athletes to perform to their utmost potential. Mario has new episodes out every Tuesday. Come explore what goes on inside A Champion's Mind!
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Mayito Minutes

Belgium Race Recaps
A run through of the races I got to participate in while I was in Belgium.
July 29, 2022
Should versus Want
Results are the product of doing what you should do versus what you want to do.
July 05, 2022
Confidence is Bred by Action
Would you be surprised that even elite performers have periods where they lack Confidence?
July 01, 2022
Guilt Sabotages Consistency
You cannot focus on the past and the present at the same time. Where you choose to place your focus will lead towards consistency or inconsistency.
June 15, 2022
Self Fulfilling Prophecy
The self-fulfilling prophecy exists and works. Listen to find out why.
May 17, 2022
When "Bad" Days come for you
I had a very interesting bike ride yesterday. It wasn't ideal but it was reality...and the way I dealt with it really made me better.
May 05, 2022
Are we there yet?
The Destination is always 2 miles away for every mile travelled.
May 04, 2022
Level up yourself
Successful individuals are Intrinsically motivated.
April 25, 2022
Become a Better Risk Taker
Your most satisfying performances will be the ones where you take the most risk. Note: satisfying performances are not always necessarily the ones we like the most.
April 20, 2022
The Plateau
Most of your journey towards reaching your goal will be spent on a Plateau. If you can't spend the required time on the Plateau then you will not see your goals become reality. Unfortunately our society does not encourage us to hang in there when we are in the difficult season of being on a Plateau.
April 14, 2022
The high price of success
We put the work in and remain consistent so we can be successful right? What can happen when that success comes about?
April 08, 2022
Get Exposed
You cannot feed your Ego and Progress towards your Full Potential at the same time. One eats while the other starves.
April 05, 2022
Resist the Urge to Quit
Resisting the Urge to Quit is a skill that successful endurance athletes possess. It is NOT however a toughness or grit thing, it is very simply focusing on the right thing when you are faced with these urges during your training and competitions.
March 30, 2022
Make your Mind an Asset
Your Mind can either work for you or against you.
March 26, 2022
How to know you're a Believer...
Many of us claim to Believe in certain things about ourselves and/or the world around us. How do we know if we truly Believe in these things?
March 18, 2022
3 to 6
Elite athletes claim to have 3 to 6 days per month where they feel off during their training for some reason or another. How did they become Elite if they have these kinds f training sessions so often? 
March 15, 2022
Mental Toughness
What is Mental Toughness? Is it a Genetic Trait? Can it be improved? How so?
March 14, 2022
Nothing stays the same. How does that make you feel? In this episode I discuss how the principle of Impermanence can work for you.
March 04, 2022
Do you even workout?
When we don't achieve a goal or perform at an expected standard we often go to the body and see what went wrong. This is a cycle many athletes repeat over and over until they finally think to themselves that perhaps the mind has something to do with falling short of their goals and expectations. A lack of mental fitness cannot overcome being physically fit to achieve your goals.
February 25, 2022
Let's dispel a false doesn't take Extraordinary people to do Extraordonary things.
February 20, 2022
Studies that have larger samples sizes by and large give us better information and data. This is NOT true however when we are looking to see what things we should be doing in order to become the best version of ourselves.
February 18, 2022
Building Mental Fitness
The process of Building Mental Fitness is hard and never ending.
February 15, 2022
The Choosing of Our Thoughts
We have the ability to choose one thought over another. Now that's freedom!
January 24, 2022
Level Up!
Are you leveling up your Habits? What does the leveling up of our Habits prove is going on within us?
January 18, 2022
What we Resist Persists
In the words of Carl Jung, what we resist persists.
January 07, 2022
You Will Miss
Success is achieved by being Consistent Over Time. We all need to ingrain this truth deeply into our Minds as we enter the New Year and look to execute on instilling new and better Habits.
January 03, 2022
What awaits you in 2022
2022 will be your best year yet in terms of your performance. How can I make such a bold statement for some of you?
December 31, 2021
Set Price
The Price we must pay for Success is equal for everyone.
December 20, 2021
We are all out of control
There are more things we have no control over than things we do have control over. Allowing this universal fact to sink into our psyche can unlock the level of performance you've always thought possible but never achieved.
December 14, 2021
Compound Interest
Your Habits are the Compound Interest of your Self-improvement. -James Clear
December 09, 2021
Viable Solution?
The goal of a Habit is to solve a problem or obstacle that we face on a consistent basis.
November 12, 2021
Don't try to Hack it
Hacks are Gimmicks
November 08, 2021
Repetitive Beingness
Identity- your repetitive beingness. Sounds a lot like our habits doesn't it?
November 01, 2021
Start Here...
We do what we do because of what we believe about ourselves
October 29, 2021
Chicken Soup
TRIGGER your mind to see EVERY moment as an OPPORTUNITY.
October 26, 2021
Quality of Thoughts
Similar to our dietary habits, the choice we make regarding the quality of our thoughts will affect our performance.
October 22, 2021
Control your thoughts or they will control you
October 14, 2021
Today go and do something about that something you know you can do something about.
October 06, 2021
3rd Option
Saturday was the first time in history that the women had their own version of Paris Roubaix, which is termed the Queen of the Classics. True to form the race did not disappoint to deliver a really neat narrative at the hands of the winner Lizzy Deignan.
October 04, 2021
WHEN you do WHAT you do
Timing during a performance is critically important. Most athletes are ready and able to perform at a higher level but if their timing is off they will continue to fall short of their expectations.
September 27, 2021
Good or Bad?
I got the idea for this episode as I was riding this morning and listening to an audio book (Three Ring Circus).
September 24, 2021
I don't really want to ride
I was kitted up. My bottles were full. My shoes and helmet were on. But I didn't go ride my bike today. Listen to find out why.
September 23, 2021
How long will you wait?
You have a level for your performance in mind that is higher than the one you are currently at. How long will you wait to reach that level?
September 22, 2021
There is no such thing as a break through.
September 17, 2021
The Same Yesterday, Today and Forever
They might be asking someday where you came from? Be ready to tell them you've been here all along.
September 15, 2021
You become what you focus on most intently.
September 13, 2021
Air Ball!
In this episode I share some insights on one of Kobe Bryant's first playoff games in the NBA.
September 06, 2021
Seizing the Moment
There will come a time where you will get the opportunity to compete right alongside a rival that you held in high regard. Make sure you seize that opportunity!
September 02, 2021
Don't Go Telling Your Business
You should set goals. You shouldn't tell everyone about it though.
August 30, 2021
We have all been afraid of it happening. We have also likely had it happen to us. What causes Choking and how can we not fall victim to it?
August 27, 2021
Set your Sights
Aiming not to Lose is not the same as Aiming to Win. We have all done the former from time to time and it cost us.
August 26, 2021
You're gonna get distracted
On your way towards achieving your goals you are going to get distracted. Be graceful with yourself in these moments.
August 24, 2021
Present Chapter
Why is it that we choose to add more stress and anxiety to the Present Moment?
August 23, 2021
Being Liked versus Being Respected
Aim to be Respected. You've got way more control over that than being Liked.
August 20, 2021
Mental Savings Account, pt. II
In this episode I continue with what I discussed last episode. Our Mental Savings account is the primary limiter of our performance. We can choose to bulk up our savings account to perform at a higher level.
August 12, 2021
Mental Savings Account
We all have a Mental Savings Account. Each time we train or compete we will need to draw funds from it. How big is your account? If it isn't big enough it really doesn't matter how many goals you set; you will continue to fall short of reaching them.
August 09, 2021
Make the Reps Count
Have you ever seen an athlete perform and thought "that looked natural and automatic"? This is how they did it.
August 06, 2021
Turn the Lights Out 💡
If you want to perform at the level that you know you are capable of then you must spend a significant amount of time in the dark.
August 05, 2021
A solid Predictor of Performance
August 02, 2021
Simone Biles
My take on all of it.
July 29, 2021
The Humbling Present Moment
If you are able to get your focus to the Present Moment and keep it there you will feel empowered. You will be humbled time and time again however as you attempt to do this.
July 26, 2021
Get back to Breathing
Meditation is a skill that can be developed. How do you know you are improving in your meditative practice? Listen to find out!
July 23, 2021
Fail better
Try again. Fail again. Fail better. -Samuel Beckett
July 21, 2021
Shame on you...
If Shame is a powerful Motivator in your Performance that is not a good thing.
July 20, 2021
Race Recap: Texas State Criterium Championships
Held in Corsicana, TX on a 0.8 mile course with 8 turns. Saturday was P/1/2 race of 70 minutes. Sunday was 40+ race of 45 minutes.
July 12, 2021
Some things about Mark Cavendish
The obvious thing everyone is talking about when it comes to Mark Cavendish is that he is winning. I want to discuss 2 other things that aren't getting as much press but are a huge part of the reason why he is crossing the line first.
July 09, 2021
Tell me about your bad days
Your bad days are a better reflection of what you are capable of than your best days.
July 07, 2021
Why Winning is Important
Our aim when we compete should be to win. Aiming to win allows us to do something that cannot occur if we are settling for anything less.
July 06, 2021
That's Becoming of You
YOU BECOME who you are. What you have done in the past has made you who you are today. What you choose to do today will make you who you will be tomorrow. 
July 01, 2021
You done? Do tell.
The Olympics come around every 4 years (for this go around it was 5). What can we learn from the athletes that are vying for spots in order to compete on the Worlds biggest stage?
July 01, 2021
Let's improve the quality of our lives. Here's how. It's so simple even kids do it.
June 21, 2021
Liked by Few
Our innate need to be accepted by everyone is hurting our performance. Until we deal with this issue we will never realize our full potential.
June 10, 2021
Belgium Blues
I got some news about how I will be spending my July.
June 09, 2021
White Belt Mentality
What does it take to achieve greatness?
June 08, 2021
The Loco Graveler
Today I share how one of the athletes I coach via the William's Racing Academy used the pandemic to become a much better cyclist. This episode is also a semi recap of his Gravel Locos race experience this past weekend.
May 26, 2021
A Tale of 2 Dogs
Have you ever felt like you have 2 dogs within you? One of them is the Positive Dog and the other the Negatove Dog? Which one do you think will win when they get into a fight?
May 25, 2021
Race Recap: Texas State Time Trial Championships
The Texas State Time Trial Championships were held in Hempstead, TX (west of Houston). This year we took on the ITT (individual time trial) and TTT (Team time trial) on the same day! Both races were 40k so this was a brutally tough day. I forgot to mention it in the episode but AMP Human PR Lotion was a huge part of my preparation/recovery in my training leading up to and my races this past weekend. Visit the link to find out more about PR Lotion and what it can do for your performance. Use the code Mario20 to save 20%.
May 24, 2021
From the Bus
Today I bring us a little something from the book The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. He presents a simple equation (E+P=O) that is easy to remember and can really help us improve the quality of our lives.
May 21, 2021
All for those fleeting moments
Why do we train? Why do we invest so heavily in a process that we apply consistently through our days?  Link to podcast episode on John Wooden's first block in Pyramid of Success:
May 20, 2021
But Mr. Arroyave...
The way you do something is the way you do everything.
May 18, 2021
Remember the Last Time?
Sins of Omission make us feel worse than Sins of Commission
May 14, 2021
The Giro made me do it!
I had an absolutely amazing ride today but I totally expected it. In this episode I tell you how you can come to expect these kinds of performances from yourself as well.
May 11, 2021
Race Recap: Beat the Streets for Little Feet
Sweetwater, TX. 71 miles. 3500 ft of climbing. This race saw me have to make a couple of pivotal tactical decisions
May 10, 2021
Let the man speak!
What happens when one person is hurling insults and berating another person but the victim is choosing to stay silent and not engage with the abuse? 
May 06, 2021
No you don't just get over it
Sport psychology, and really all psychology in general, used to have a pretty harsh approach when it came to overcoming certain emotions. It has changed and we are in a much better place now.
May 05, 2021
As we age, get injured, and life...
One of the biggest points of tension for an athlete is what we should do as we get older or come off an injury or have to endure periods of reduced training.
May 04, 2021
Race recap: High Hill TT and RR
Race recap from this past weekends High Hill TT and RR.
May 03, 2021
On Social Media 📲
I have a question in here I guarantee you'll answer yes to or I am calling you a liar... Link to purchase PR Lotion (use code Mario20 to save 20%):
April 30, 2021
Race Recap: Crockett Stage Race
Trust me...this is not my normal race recap.
April 28, 2021
We have the Power! ⚡
Do you consider yourself a Powerful individual?
April 21, 2021
Change the Algorithm
There's all kinds of content we can interact with on social media. What kind of content are you getting fed to you? What does this content say about you?
April 20, 2021
Now that you know....
If we are involved in meditating or some form of mindfulness training we should go beyond the time we spend in this habit.
April 19, 2021
Well if I had nothing to do but ride all day...
I've heard it so often where an athlete says that if all they had to worry about was riding their bikes all day because that's what they got paid to do that they could be professional too.
April 16, 2021
Overdo it!
We often here about elite athletes overdoing it in terms of their training. If they are being looked over by professional coached and trainers how does this happen and why are they doing it?
April 15, 2021
Competitions shouldn't get easier
If your competitions are getting easier then you're doing something wrong.
April 14, 2021
Race Recap: Hamilton GP 🚴‍♂️💨
2 laps. 78 miles in Hamilton, TX. The warmer temps are back! Here's the link for the AMP Human PR Lotion:
April 12, 2021
2 + 2 = 4
Why does the winner of one of the biggest bike races in the world say he is rarely nervous or anxious before his competitions? He understands simple math.
April 09, 2021
Hop on the Seesaw!
We do not rise to the level of our expectations but rather fall to the level of our training. -Archilochus. I agree with some but not all of this quote. Listen to why.
April 07, 2021
You're a Fork!
We spend so much time training to become something only to stray from what we've become when it is time to compete. Let's stop doing that...
April 06, 2021
Be like lil baby junior chimp
Look. Listen. Observe.
April 01, 2021
How to Guage your Performance
Being able to guage your level of satisfaction with your performance in training and competition is critical. Doing so properly will allow you to be consistent and perform at a higher level.
March 31, 2021
Who are you becoming?
Our pursuit of our passion does much more than we think. If we aren't mindful we could sacrifice becoming a better version of ourselves in regards to that passion while forsaking the bigger picture of who we are as people.
March 30, 2021
Race Recap: Rogers GP
It's been a year since I did one of these for a real race! Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as i did experiencing it.
March 29, 2021