Coaching the Athlete Mindset: Ben Mayfield Smith

In this episode, Paul is joined by Ben Mayfield Smith.  Ben is the Founder and Head Coach at Matter Athletica, host of the Matter Mentality Podcast and a competitive bodybuilder.

Paul and Ben discuss:

  • Ben’s journey to this point
  • Complacency and accepting mediocre efforts
  • Lack of self-mastery
  • Finding purpose
  • Striving for more in terms of business and life
  • Building lives is the same as building physiques
  • And more

Find Ben:

Instagram: @matter_athletica

Personal Instagram: @ben_mayfieldsmith_

Youtube: Matter Athletica



Ben Mayfield-Smith is the Director, Head Coach, Educator & Content Creator at Matter Athletica.  He is certified in personal training, strength and conditioning, behaviour change, motivational interviewing, and sports nutrition (ISSN-SNS). Ben is currently completing his undergraduate degree in Behavioural Science (Majoring in Clinical Psychology).


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