Tale of the Tape: Kevin Ross
Kevin “The Soul Assassin” Ross is an artist and a pioneer in American Muay Thai. Throughout his career, he has won the super-lightweight WBC International title, the welterweight WBC USA National title, the FIDAM welterweight title of Mexico, and the United States Muay Thai Federation welterweight title. He is also the current Bellator Kickboxing featherweight champion.
I am truly honored to have Kevin on this episode of The Eight Count. “The Soul Assassin” unlaces the boxing gloves and touches on a lot of subjects that interest me right now, particularly mindset strategies.
If you’ve been pushing aside the life you want because of fear, Kevin’s “eight count” will make you think twice about giving up, no matter where you are in life.
2:35 – The things you never knew about Kevin before his life as a fighter
7:50 – How losing his best friend turned Kevin’s life around (but why it wasn’t an immediate change)
11:30 – Kevin breaks down how to face your fears and overcome crushing excuses
15:00 – Why you need a strong, positive support system to succeed
17:30 – Chris and Kevin throw the one-two on why you need to accept your reality before you change your reality
20:00 – Kevin compares life to sailing, and why you need to be the captain of your own ship
21:30 – Stuck in a rut? Kevin suggests doing what you like…until you find what you love
23:15 – Chris and Kevin breakdown how to make your passion your purpose
27:00 – Kevin explains why, with a little bit of gratitude, setbacks don’t always have to set you back
33:26 – The powerful and course-changing habit of going for small wins
36:00 – How to shift your mindset according to your circumstances
43:30 – Why you need to (positively) talk to yourself more often – and more importantly, why you need to avoid those who talk negatively to you
47:45 – Kevin breaks down the one piece of advice he’d give to his younger self (and his answer is not what you think)