Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

When a leader changes his life, the implications can be great. With fifty pounds shed in five years, Ric Urrutia now sets an example for his 550 employees and for his family. His company, Taos Mountain Software, has been growing for twenty-five years and his clients include all the biggest names in Silicon Valley. What makes for a successful employee? What are the secrets to running such a successful company for so long? The answers are not what you’d expect.  

Lessons:  

1. The best employees are those who are gritty and hungry, not necessarily the ones with prestigious degrees.


2. Get out of your comfort zone and expand your career horizons.


3. Lead by example, you affect more people than you realize.


 

CREDITS Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2017 Spartan


Direct download: 145_SUP_EDIT_Ric_Urrutia_LIBSYN_R.mp3
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Knowing your opponent wins championships. For Olympic fencer Jose Luis Abajo this has been paramount to his success. Self-knowledge too, knowing what will bring out the best in himself. It's what's in the mind that wins the match. This has meant being prepared for the unexpected, for just about anything that comes his way. How do you get ready for unfathomable circumstances? Abajo has a few secrets you can follow.

Lessons:
1. We’re still animals and have the survival instinct; discovering that part of ourselves can be transformative.

2. Let “no” motivate you.

3. The moment you are prepared to lose is also the moment you start to win.


CREDITS
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2017 Spartan


Direct download: 144_SUP_Jose_Luis_Abajo_LIBSYN.mp3
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Paradigms are made to be broken. Question everything. But do it in such a way that is data driven and informed by the best possible research. That means question the gut instincts, question what you’ve “always done,” and question the ideas you see on social media. This is the way Jack Easdale has maintained the prominence of a billion dollar business. How can you apply this to your life? Find out on this week’s podcast.

Lessons:

1. The two most dangerous statements are--that’s the way we’ve always done it and that’s just the way it is. Always challenge the existing paradigm. 


2. Utilize good, vetted research.


3. Winging it is not going to suffice when there’s a lot at stake.


CREDITS Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2017 Spartan

Direct download: 143_Sup_edit_Jack_EASDALE-LIBSYN.mp3
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Kombucha, heard of it? If you have, GT Dave is the reason. He says Kombucha, and restores an essential balance to your body. The Kombucha King dropped out of high school to spread his love of this drink after seeing it’s positive effect on his mother’s recovery from cancer. In the process he created a $600 million category--one that he still dominates. In this episode you’ll hear the story behind his love of Kombucha, and how he blazed his own path.

Lessons:

1. Gradual, organic growth can yield authentic and powerful results.


2. Health is often about restoring balance in your body, not about the total eradication of threats.


3. If it feels true, focus on your particular journey without being unduly swayed by outside pressures. 


CREDITS Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2017 Spartan

Direct download: 142_SUP_edit_GT_Dave_LIBSYN.mp3
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This mountain warfare instructor accepts no excuses; just learn and do. He speaks with the same force of confidence that he hopes to instill in others. First growing up gaining woodsman skills in Maine and then later through a 36 year tenure in the military, Smith always sought and found strong role models from who to learn. That learning soon transitioned into leadership and mentoring. His methods are deceptively simple, but are you strong enough to see them through?

Lessons:

1. In order to see yourself in new ways you need to change your exposure.


2. Give one tool at a time; don’t overwhelm them with the whole kit.


3. Do the job; do your best; pay attention.


CREDITS Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2017 Spartan

Direct download: 141-SUP-Jared_Smith-LIBSYN.mp3
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