Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

Internal emotional boundaries refer to the boundaries that are required for you to set in order to avoid absorbing and taking on the emotions of other individuals. It’s important for us to set these boundaries so that we don’t become overwhelmed by the other people’s emotions and then become overregulated ourselves. We often need to become intentional with these boundaries and develop an internal coach that can remind us that we do not need to bring in feelings that are not our own.   


LESSONS:

Internal Emotional Boundaries are important to set so that we reduce the risk of taking on the emotions of other people.

Develop an internal coach that reminds you that you do not need to absorb other people’s feelings.

Use a mantra to assist in setting these internal emotional boundaries. Something like this could be helpful:

That’s their feelings, it doesn’t have to be my feeling.

Those are their emotions, not mind.

Dr. L’s favorite: That’s their crazy, it doesn’t have to be my crazy.


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Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/


CREDITS:


Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence


© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 010_SPARTAN_MIND_INTERNAL_EMOTIONAL_BOUNDARIES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48am EDT

An adaptive professional athlete, veteran,and Adaptive Athletes Liaison for Operation Enduring Warrior he has been “Lopezing” friends, comrades and racers sparking their passion and fortitude to conquer the obstacles of life and on the course - over walls, up the ropes and on extended endurance challenges, all with one arm and a ceaseless smile on his face. The excuse destroyer knows you can do more than you think you can! In this interview Lopez gets honest about the difficulties he faced, even considering suicide at one point, and how he found the passion to get others moving.

Lessons:
• You decide how you define yourself

• It’s important to clearly define your mission  

• No matter what, just keep walking 

• Make someone’s day better, be a “spark” in their life

• Always put things in perspective 

• Learn what hard work actually means 

• Love the fear of a new direction 

• Use what bothers you as fuel 

• Your story is not who you were, but who you are and want to BECOME 

• Be better today then you were yesterday 

• Don’t be afraid of the “hurt”


LINKS:
Spartan Elite Para Heat https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/4011/overview?filter=para
Operation Enduring Warrior https://www.enduringwarrior.org/
Jonathan Lopez https://www.instagram.com/lopez.oew/
Spartan Agoge https://www.spartan.com/en/race/endurance-events/endurance-events-overview?article=29031

This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

Time Stamps:
0:00 host intro
0:33 Athletic Greens special offer
1:00 interview begins
1:40 does injury define you?
3:00 don’t take no for an answer
4:00 what is your mission?
6:00 inspiring strangers
7:40 athletic greens break
11:50 Elite Spartan Para Race info
12:27 interview continues
13:55 turning what bothers you into fuel
14:14 attempted suicide
15:00 you story as who you want to become
16:00 Spartan’s contribution to the adapted athlete community
17:45 Obstacle course racing as confidence building courses
19:00 Sefra, Angle, Johnny & Joe discuss the interview
24:15 Athletic Greens close

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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 217_SUP_EDIT_Jonathan_Lopez_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What’s the most common excuse for not exercising? I don’t have the time! Well, we’re about to show you that you DO have time. Not only do you have time, but there are more options than you know to exercise with just your bodyweight or in your backyard. Opportunity is knocking, as always!


LESSONS:

You can train in your backyard, in your house or just take a simple 10 minute walk. You don’t need to travel to the gym.
Pick 1 exercise a day. 1 exercise is 100% more than zero.
You can do 1 exercise for 1 set in the morning and again at night, now you’re 200% ahead of doing nothing.
Action always beats inaction!

 


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


SUBSCRIBE:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh
Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1


CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY__EP9_V2exp_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

As a Spartan, resting your body is part of the training program. You rest to reduce the risk of injury, increase performance, and avoid burnout. Your mind, like your body, deserves the same level of attention and mental rest is essential for the very same reasons you rest your body. Resting your mind with intention and purpose gives your mental faculties greater clarity and availability for focus when you return to the task at hand.
 
LESSONS:
• Your mind needs rest so you avoid burnout and have greater clarity and focus.

• Remember that resting your mind is not ‘doing nothing’ - it is doing something purposeful and effortful that moves you towards the goal of mental toughness.

• Use these three tactics to help rest your mind:

1. Plan your rest with intention.

2. Get out of this world with a book, movie, art or other creative medium.

3. Inform someone of your intention to rest so they can help keep you accountable.

 
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Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/
 
CREDITS:
 
Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence
 
© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 009_SPARTAN_MIND_RESTING_YOUR_MIND.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am EDT

Imagine 24 hours locked in isolation in a completely dark shipping container competing to see who can run the furthest on a TrueForm treadmill.  Retired United States Marine, Major Brian Chontosh (aka “Tosh”) and three others (John Witzing, Josh Chessman, and Isaiah Vidal ) accepted this challenge to raise awareness around mental health with the Whiteboard Project’s LL24h ( https://www.thewhiteboardproject.com/24-hours-of-isolation ). The recipient of one of the highest military honors: the Naval Cross- Tosh, has shown unmatched fortitude in combat and combating the stigmas around post traumatic stress. Jump in the shipping container with us as we learn how to “suck a little less each day.”

 

In this episode, Joe Desena interviews Tosh before he enters the shipping container, and then all 4 athletes the moment the box is unsealed.



 

Lessons:

  • You are what you advertise
  • Do a lot with very little
  • Surround yourself with great people
  • Want “in” on the hardest things
  • Do things you don’t want to do
  • Identify your limits and expand your horizons
  • Prove things to yourself, know your limits & strive beyond them
  • Measure your effort, but against the right things
  • Always do the BEST that you can in EVERY moment
  • PTS vs PTSD: traumatic stress as a normal reaction vs a disorder
  • Don’t believe your own bullsh*t
  • Walk humbly, absorb, think, question..
  • it's not about having the right answers - it's about having the right questions
  • Take ownership - kill the excuses !
  • Rationalizations are just excuses in a fancy package
  • Break down big problems to small problems & utilize small solutions
  • Stay process oriented
  • Focus on the task at hand and that will lead you to the target
  • JUST BE HAPPY WITH YOU
  • Suck less today then you did yesterday :)



LINKS:

LL24h ( https://www.thewhiteboardproject.com/24-hours-of-isolation

 

On Instagram

The Whiteboard Project https://www.instagram.com/the_whiteboard_project/

John Witzing https://www.instagram.com/johnwitzing/

Josh Chessman https://www.instagram.com/joshchessman/

Isaiah Vidal https://www.instagram.com/isaiahvidal/

Brian Chontosh https://www.instagram.com/tosh.crookedbutterfly/

The Reveille Project https://www.instagram.com/thereveilleproject/

Wound Warriors Canada https://www.instagram.com/woundedwarriorscanada/

 

This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

 

Time Stamps:

0:00 intro to episode

1:18 Athletic Greens

1:48 Interview begins

2:00 Marine background

3:00 The Navy Cross

3:40 shipping container challenge | Whiteboard Project

4:45 What is a strong mind

5:40 The need to do things you don’t want to

6:00 Dr. L’s advice

7:10 The burden of command

8:30 Truth of looking yourself in the mirror

9:15 Competitions in life

11:00 Mental Health Awareness

12:00 PTS as normal & natural - not a disorder

12:40 Athletic Greens break

16:27 Interview continues

16:45 barriers of knowing & bullsh*t

17:30 Not about answers- It’s about questions

20:00 Rationalizations are just excuses in a fancy package

24:00 Reductionism: breaking big problems down to have small solutions

26:00 How to suck a little less

28:00 Keep your eye on the task at hand

29:18 The panel gets ready to break them out of the shipping containers

29:35 Shipping containers opens   

29:50 Tosh’s reaction to 24 hrs in darkness

32:00 The four Whiteboard Challenge participants men’s reaction

41:00 Sefra, Angle, Johnny & Joe discuss the interview

47:30 AthleticGreens.com/Spartan  

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 216_SUP_BRIAN_TOSH_CHONTOSH_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Whoever said you must CLIMB the ladder of success was wrong! You can JUMP the ladder of success thanks to technology and the speed of access you have to information and people who have already achieved what you want to achieve.


LESSONS:

Learn from the best of the best by finding a mentor.
Learn from prior episodes of Spartan UP!
Change your environment by attending a Spartan Race or a Spartan event to learn from others and get inspired.
How to be a great mentee if you want to be mentored by someone who is already doing what you’d like to do.

 

LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh
Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP8__V2exp_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

When we overgeneralize, we tend to create statements and stories that are based on a single event rather than a reasonable amount of evidence. We take one instance and string it out, cutting out possible counter evidence and leaving us tethered to a single moment. Unfortunately, this can lead us to believe things about ourselves that just aren’t grounded in truth. We need to become more aware of when and where we are overgeneralizing and effortfully engage in thought processes that refute the faulty conclusion.

LESSONS:
Overgeneralizing occurs when we draw a faulty conclusion from a single event or instance.
To combat overgeneralizing, develop intention around seeking out evidence that refutes the general story that you have drawn from that one experience.
Ask yourself, What is the truth? And then gathering all the evidence and your current experience in the present and see if the story still holds.


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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 008_SPARTAN_MIND_OVERCOME_OVERGENERALIZING.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

A man who needs little introduction is Paul Teutal from Orange County Choppers. This week we learn how he literally built his business out of the ashes, spent years overcoming obstacles with alcohol abuse and how strong bending steel really makes you. Many may wish for overnight success, but would you be ready to handle the consequence?


Lessons:

Be a man of your word
If you make a commitment stick to it- no matter the adversity
It's all about perseverance
You can be successful even if those around you don't believe in you
Don't be afraid of work: work HARD
Never give up what you're doing
Lead by the power of example
Make decisions that will give you a healthier life
How can you change people, places and things for the better?



Teeter has a special offer just for our listeners. Get the Teeter with bonus accessories and a FREE pair of Gravity Boots by going to https://teeter.com/spartan/


Time Stamps:

0:00 intro to episode

0:33 Teeter link

1:30 Paul’s father’s influence

2:20 Starting his own business

3:00 welding and finding opportunity

3:50 rough road of startup

4:20 working hard at whatever you do

5:00 A fire breaks out

5:40 keeping his commitments

6:40 dealing with alcohol abuse

7:15 getting sober

8:00 not willing to give up his business

8:50 Teeter Break

10:59 Interview Continues

11:45 Changing your habits

12:50 Starting Orange County Choppers

14:30 dealing with overnight success

15:40 Pauls lessons

16:27 Johnny Waite, Col. Nye, Sefra the Seed Huntress and Joe Desena discuss the interview



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty


© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 215_EDIT_PAUL_TEUTAL_FULL-LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Many of the most “successful people”in the world have a tough back story. They experienced tough times and instead of allowing those experiences or circumstances to define them, they chose to use those tough times to DRIVE them to greater heights.

Lessons:

Use your tough times to empower you vs over power you
Remember that people who are achieving success often times had the odds against them, but they chose strength & success over giving up
There are other people out there sharing their stories that you can relate to. Find 3 other podcasts to learn from and give them a listen today.
Sometimes you simply need a reminder that it can be done and your situation is not unique.
Change you frame of reference as Joe always says. Listen to another Spartan UP podcast episode and you’ll hear someone who has used their tough times as fuel for success!

 


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh
Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1


CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP7_V2exp_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

When presented with both positive and negative feedback, why is it that we tend to focus on the negative? Ninety-nine positive comments followed by a single negative one, can lead us feeling determined to zoom in on the one rather than relish in the glory of the ninety-nine. This is called Filtering and it’s a common way of thinking that has the propensity to increase negative thoughts, decrease self-esteem, and exacerbate anxiety or depression. Recognizing when you are engaging in filtering and purposefully paying attention to the positive can help in preventing this mindset trap.

LESSONS:
Filtering occurs when we filter out the positive and bring in the negative.
Though some believe that focusing on the negative makes them stronger and better, it actually does the opposite, decreasing self-esteem and increasing negative thinking patterns.
When you catch yourself filtering, make an effort to bring in that which is positive as well. For each negative point that you focus on, try to focus on at least three positive ones.


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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 007_SPARTAN_MIND_FIX_YOUR_FILTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Can eating only raw fruits and vegetables improve your performance, health and recovery in racing? This week Myriam and Jacky explain how eating raw vegan has enhanced every aspect of their life - from a decade adventure racing to now conquering the obstacle courses at Spartan. Where can you find protein and what is your body really craving? … maybe they are onto something drinking seawater each day!

Lessons:
• Eating raw may help reduce the chance of injury and inflammation 
• A healthier diet can potentially alleviate allergies and asthma 
• You have to push your body hard to know it well 
• To change from a normal diet to a vegan diet should be done in steps 
• Put more vegetable juice into your diet by drinking it before meals
• Your body is craving minerals and vitamins 
• Watermelons are great for the end of hikes 
• Juicing the night before a race may help you feel lighter and ready to go 
• Protein can be found in fruits, vegetables and juices 
• Palm syrup and a little seawater may be great for you?!  


This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

Time Stamps:
0:00 Joe intro to the Boisetts
0:52 Athletic Greens
1:22 Interview begins
3:00 eating raw vegan
4:00 It’s not about just performance but about health and recovery
5:00 healing asthma and allergies with a raw diet
6:00 how do you get protein? Myth vs. Fact
6:45 Spartan Race vs. expedition racing
7:40 Sleeping on a raw diet
8:38 Athletic Greens Break in an alpine lupine field
12:27 Interview continues
13:00 Yale study on protein consumption in athletes
14:10 we are not omnivores
15:00 how society normalizes a bad diet
16:00 winning adventure races: raw
17:00 pushing your body hard to know it well
17:30 race prep diet
19:00 advice to starting a raw vegan diet
21:00 bring a watermelon to the top of mountains :)
22:00 health benefits of seawater
23:00 Joe De Sena’s commentary on the interview and what’s coming up next!
24:00 Athletic Greens special offer for Spartan’s

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LINKS:
http://www.myriametjacky.com/

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 214_SUP_EDIT_MYRIAM_AND__Jacky_Boissett_LIBSYN_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Obstacles can stop you in your tracks or, with the right mindset, you can find the opportunities in these obstacles. Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach has a great quote, all those things that seem to oppose our goals are actually the raw material for achieving them.


LESSONS:

 

  • Write down a list of “obstacles” holding you back in any area of your life (Work / Career, Health, etc)
  • Get creative with these obstacles. What action can you take that will move you through the obstacle and turn this obstacle into an opportunity.
  • Take immediate action to transform your obstacles into an opportunity.




LINKS:

Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach https://strategiccoach.com

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP6_V2_EXP_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

We have a lot of power and control to change our own trajectories. We can pivot at any moment though we often get stuck in certain thinking patterns that become barriers to us shifting direction. One of these thinking patterns is something called all-or-nothing thinking. It is a tendency to think in extremes - I’m either all in, or all out. The problem with this type of thinking is that if you start walking down one path you can feel stuck on that path because your mindset makes you believe there is no turning back. Shifting out of all-or-nothing thinking by reminding yourself that you can pivot at any point is a useful tool and it can help you change course with greater ease.

 

LESSONS:

  • There are points of pivot available to you at any moment. You just have to be open.

  • All-or-nothing thinking is a pattern of thinking in extremes - All in, or All out.

  • Identifying all-or-nothing thinking can help you acknowledge that you have greater control to shift direction.

  • Remind yourself that points of pivot are everywhere. One step off course does not mean you have to keep headed down that path.



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Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 006_SPARTAN_MIND_POINTS_OF_PIVOT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53am EDT

What does it take to mentally conquer any challenge? This week Claudio Alessi, a man with a seemingly endless list of championships and achievements, tells Joe that all of it boils down to service.  Joe Desena talk with the Swiss Ski team’s team mental coach who has over 50 years of martial arts training and is a 7 time world champion - he even won the Arm Wrestling World Cup in 1996. The principles and tactics he’s learned he adapted to create mental and biomechanics martial arts training for people with disabilities to conquer their goals. If you want results you need to balance your mental and physical and most importantly have passion! And whatever your goal - just start NOW.

 

LESSONS:

  • Balance the mental and physical aspects of your life
  • You must have passion to have results
  • Align your mentality with your challenge
  • It’s all about perseverance, KEEP GOING!
  • Set a target and go for it, then surpass it
  • If you believe in yourself, it’s all possible
  • If you have an objective, start NOW
  • Do something bigger than you
  • Give without expecting anything back
  • Become one with the elements of the earth to be strong: move with them

 

Teeter has a special offer just for our listeners. Get the Teeter with bonus accessories and a FREE pair of Gravity Boots by going to https://teeter.com/spartan/

 

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Intro: listen overcome the obstacles of your mind!

0:18 Johnny Waite, Col. Nye, Sefra the Seed Huntress and Joe Desena introduce this week’s guest

2:00 Martial arts as a balance between the mental and the physical

3:00 How to teach people with handicaps to use martial art skills in everyday function

5:20 How to conquer any challenge

6:00 How to put your mentality to the race

7:45 Advice from the mental coach of the Swiss Olympic Ski Team

8:12 Teeter Break

10:47 More of the interview with Claudio Alessi

11:00 What it takes to persevere

12:35 Believe and it is possible

13:50 Becoming part of nature and the elements

14:30 Synchronize with the earth to be strong

18:48 Johnny Waite, Col. Nye, Sefra the Seed Huntress and Joe Desena discuss the interview



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Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 213_EDIT_Claudio_Alessi_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

I was 19 years old and had just started working at Price Club. I was working for less than a month and was awarded “Employee of the Month”. How did it happen? Simple. I went above and beyond “normal” effort. This is something you can apply to ALL areas of life, not just your work or career. Good enough is the death of greatness.

 

LESSONS:

  • Complacency is when you find yourself saying, That’s not my job.
  • To achieve more in life you must be willing to do more, even if the pay off is not immediate.
  • Normal actions = normal results. This is also known as average. You’re a Spartan and Spartans don’t do anything with average effort or intentions. Get out there and be AWESOME.




LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book




SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP5_V2_EXP_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Our values are a set of principles by which we choose to live our life. Values can not only help guide us towards what we want but they can also be used as a barometer for what truly matters to us. Sometimes, however, we lose sight of our values and find ourselves engaging in behaviors that are not in alignment with our values. This can not only create a general sense of discontent but can also lead to depression, anxiety, addiction, and other significant struggles. Evaluating whether or not our behaviors are in alignment with our values is a key step to ensuring that our integrity is intact and that we are being true to what matters to us.

 

LESSONS:

  • Values: A set of principles by which you choose to live your life.  
  • Evaluating whether or not your behaviors are in alignment with your values can help determine whether there may be internal conflict that is creating discontent.
  • Follow these three steps to evaluate whether or not you are in alignment:
  1. Identify three values that matter most to you.
  2. Ask yourself: Are my behaviors aligned with my values?
  3. If your behaviors are not in alignment with your values, get curious about what may need to change and start to make some shifts.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan


Direct download: 005_SPARTAN_MIND_ALIGNING_BEHAVIORS_AND_VALUES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), is the REI of Canada whose founder wants you to be part of the company, find your purpose and GET OUTSIDE! Raised in South Africa and served in active combat in Angola, his toughest challenge was actually finding a job once he moved to Canada. In this episode we will learn how to define ourselves in difficult moments, find our purpose and how going through tough situations actually fortifies you with a more full life to “suck the marrow out of every experience.”


LESSONS:

  • The worst thing you’re going through in your life turns out to be the best
  • Structure your organization to give customers what they need
  • Get off the couch and out the door!
  • Use your profits to give back and improve your community
  • Success is not necessarily measured in dollars
  • Evaluate yourself against who you were yesterday
  • Be better than you were yesterday
  • Come out of experiences with a positive frame of mind
  • As a young person seek a right of passage- embrace discipline and hardship
  • Be of value to your country community and family
  • It’s not about finding happiness, FIND PURPOSE
  • Don’t be too scared to fail
  • Learn how to define yourself in difficult moments
  • Be able to handle tough situations and stress to have a full life
  • Suck the marrow out of every experience
  • Be ready and open for the opportunity, it’s about timing and luck
  • Appreciate today
  • Design your company to caretake the environment

 

This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan


TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Joe Desena tells you why you need to listen

0:23 Athletic Greens

0:38 Sefra, Johnny, Col. Nye and Joe get you ready

1:28 Interview with David Labistour CEO of MEC

2:15 Customers as owners of the organization

3:30 What is  co-op structure

4:00 putting money back into the community to get people outdoors

4:50 stop evaluating yourself against other people

6:00 active combat in Angola

7:40 what is purpose?

8:20 how do you find passion?

9:40 how do you define yourself in difficult moments?  

10:00 how handling stress leads to a more full life

10:37 Athletic Greens Break

16:55 during hard time: gas in car or buy food? ?

18:35 be ready and open for the opportunity

20:45 designing your company with ecological values

21:04 Sefra, Johnny, Col. Nye and Joe De Sena discuss the interview


LINKS:

MEC https://www.mec.ca/en/

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod



CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 212_DAVID_LABISTOUR_FULL_EDIT_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

During an interview I heard with Yanik Silver and Gary Vaynerchuk MANY years ago, I learned a favorite lesson from Gary. It had nothing to do with how fancy your website looks, how awesome your logo is, etc. It’s ALL about genuinely caring. That is the foundation and overall essence of what you do . You can’t fake it. Never take for granted the work you do and the people you impact.


LESSONS:

 

  • Take the focus off yourself and focus on helping others.
  • Genuinely care. You can’t fake this so there is no trick to caring.
  • Don’t underestimate how much you can impact someone’s life simply by being kind. It’s always nice to be nice :)


LINKS:

 

Gary Vaynerchuk Interview https://youtu.be/UXALV1L3Gjs

Yanik Silver Interview https://youtu.be/AMWhfhKdpL4

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP4_V2_EXP_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Readiness is the state of being prepared to take on a new challenge at any given time. There are two key components of being ready, 1. Your capacity to manage change, and 2. Your willingness to try new things. In this episode, learn about the stories and beliefs that you have about yourself as it relates to these two things and how they may be creating a barrier to being ready.

 

LESSONS:

  • Readiness is built from two key components:
    1. Your capacity to manage change.
    2. Your willingness to try new things.  
  • Understanding the stories/beliefs that you have about yourself as it relates to these two components will help identify it there are barriers to you being ready.
  • You can easily shift your mindset about being ready by using more positive language about both change and trying new things.
    1. “I don’t do well with change” --> “I don’t like change but I can manage it.”

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

2018 Spartan

Direct download: 004_SPARTAN_MIND_UNDERSTANDING_READINESS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

She was run over TWICE & still runs with a smile, Amanda Sullivan will teach you to be the candle that banishes darkness.  Amanda is someone who runs into the fire, she has worked with little girls who have been sex trafficked, orphans and refugees from areas of natural disaster and conflict, and was hit by a car … twice. Her previous experiences fortified her with a remarkably resilient baseline, her infectious smile and enthusiasm reminds us to  “be the hero your waiting for,” and that we all must rise above our circumstances and reignite our inner flames.

 

LESSONS:

  • Stop waiting be be rescued, rescue yourself!
  • Don’t live in the glory days of the past, be present
  • Live on your own terms
  • You are in control of your attitude and what you fuel your mind/ body/ soul with
  • Fight back again adversity
  • Rise above your circumstances
  • Ignite your inner flame, fight the darkness
  • You’re capable of far more than you think
  • Train your soul by training your mind

 

Teeter has a special offer just for our listeners. Get the Teeter with bonus accessories and a FREE pair of Gravity Boots by going to https://teeter.com/spartan/

 

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Hosts intro

1:45 Being run over

3:00 Contemplating suicide

4:45 Living on her own terms

5:45 Signing up for a 5k

6:40 Teeter Break

9:00 Two accidents not one

10:30 Feeling desperate

11:00 Mom as her hero

11:55 You’re in control, fight back against adversity

13:00 Life is hard, when you accept that it becomes easier

14:00 Caretaking for her mother: through dying showed her how to live

15:45 Being capable of far more than you think- train your soul

16:20 Sefra, Johnny, Col. Nye and Joe De Sena discuss the interview

 

LINKS:  

Amanda Sullivan on Facebook www.Facebook.com/AmandaSullivanSmiles

Amanda Sullivan on Instagram www.Instagram.com/Crutching_Tigress

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 211_SUP_EDIT_AMANDA_SULLIVAN-FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Want to change your life? Books can, especially GREAT books. If you have the common thought of I’m too busy to read, try this simple rule: Just read 2 pages a day. I prefer reading at night but morning, afternoon or night is up to you. 2 pages takes less than 5 minutes and will calm you before going to sleep.


LESSONS:

 

  • Read daily or almost daily.
  • If reading at night, do not read books that cause you to overthink or stress. Choose books that are calming and help you fall asleep easily and more relaxed.
  • Set a goal of 2 pages minimum.
  • Don’t wait to take action only when you finish the book. Take action the next day if you read at night. If you read in the morning, take action that day.  




LINKS:

Education of a Bodybuilder  http://a.co/ehzOYOw   

Awaken The Giant Within  http://a.co/ey2VbHj

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP3_V2_EXP_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

We all carry around wounds, grievances, and past hurts. Some of these are from decades ago while others may be more recent. If we aren’t paying attention what these are they can weigh us down - impacting our choices, behaviors, and relationships. In this episode, learn how to take a look at what’s in your sandbag, understand and explore the wounds and grievances that may be impacting you the most, and identify ways to attend to them carefully.  

 

LESSONS:

  • Your past wounds and grievances can impact your choices and relationships in the present, especially if you are not paying attention and trying to ignore them.  
  • When you pay attention to these wounds and grievances they are less likely to weigh you down.
  • A good technique to use to understand what’s in your sandbag is to ask yourself these three questions:
    1. What wounds am I carrying around with me?
    2. Which wounds might I need to let go of?
    3. Is there someone I need to loop in so that I can begin to heal?

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 003_SPARTAN_MIND_WHATS_INYOUR_SANDBAG.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

7-7-7 World Marathon Challenge: Seven marathons, seven continents in seven days and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this sixty-six year old! Robert and Johnny talk this week about what it means to build a “win” into each day and when faced with struggles and challenges do you “suck your thumb, or suck it up?!” As a former Special Ops Pararescueman, Owens has lived his life for others and along the way has inspired everyone that the older you get the fitter you can be and the harder challenges you can conquer.

 

LESSONS:

  • You don’t have to age decrepitly
  • Who your friends are influences your future
  • A strong why keeps you going
  • Program a “win” into each day
  • Help people and let them help you
  • Have “encouragers” in your life
  • Everyday we have choices - ask: does it make you or break you?
  • Don’t run from the pain, it helps you grow. There is no victory without struggle.
  • Do you suck your thumb or suck it up?

 

This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

 

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Hosts intro

1:20 interview with Robert Owens begins

2:45 deciding to grow stronger as you age

4:00 strength training regimen

5:30 challenge accepted

7:45 the Seven, Seven, Seven

9:30 Antarctica to South Africa: 2 marathons in the same day

11:30 how your friends influence your future

13:00 what are you tired of? What do you want to change?

13:45 programming “wins” into your day

14:12 Athletic Greens break

18:11 who are the encouragers in your life?

19:00 helping people is as great as the win

21:00 the benefits of struggle

26:45 training for Pararescue

28:50 Sefra, Johnny, Col. Nye and Joe De Sena discuss the interview

 

LINKS:

Robert Owens https://www.roberthamiltonowens.com/

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 210_SUP_EDIT_AUDIO_ONLY_V2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

You’ve heard the phrase, You are the average of your 5 closest friends. Well, this isn’t news. It’s been implemented in the business world, the Military and even Presidents have used this “mastermind principle” to make one another better. Here’s how:

 

LESSONS:

 

  • Surround yourself with people who make you better and vice versa.
  • Invest in yourself. This creates “skin in the game” and you are more willing to take action with your new information.
  • Do a self audit. Is your environment supporting your goals and helping you achieve more in life?



LINKS:

Joe Polish Interview https://youtu.be/yDGu8k0XyHk

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book

 

“Think and Grow Rich” http://a.co/h3XqppW  

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP2_V2_EXP_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Failure is part of the human experience. We all fail. When we see failure as negative, we are not only less likely to challenge ourselves but we are also more likely to get weighed down by the experience. If you begin to consider failure as both purposeful and positive, you can gain extraordinary wisdom and growth. In this episode, learn which questions can help you flip failure upside down so that the experience works to refine you rather than define you.
 
LESSONS:
• Failure happens to all of us.  
• When you see failure as purposeful you can learn and grow from it.
• Ask yourself these three questions when you experience failure so that you can gain the most from the experience:
1. What wisdom can I gain from this?
2. What does this failure mean about me that I need to pay attention to?
3. How does this failure refine me?
 
SUBSCRIBE:
 
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay
 
FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
 
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
 
CREDITS:
 
Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence
 
2018 Spartan

Direct download: 002_SPARTAN_MIND_FLIPPINGFAILUREUPSIDEDOWN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Find out why Joe De Sena calls this executive coach, the Human Whisperer. Jason helps people to gain self-awareness, to discover blind spots and identify past traumas that are hindering that leap from being a 1 billion dollar company to a 5 billion dollar company. What simple adjustments can you make in your life and in your corporations to stop living in peaks and valleys? Here are some “recipes and anecdotes to avoid rock bottom,” and realize your true potential.

 

LESSONS:

Ask others to rate your relationships with them on a scale from 1-10
Note your external vs. internal scoreboard
Listening is as important as being heard
Try talking last in a meeting
Share, open up and interact with people
Trace back to time you didn’t feel “enough,” understand it.
Ask yourself, when your doing anything, why you’re doing it?
Get to “emotional core,” stop hiding, ask questions
The only bad workout is the one you don’t do
Take a leap of faith in your life

 

This episode of “Spartan Up!” is sponsored by Athletic Greens. Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

 

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Hosts intro

1:25 Interview begins

3:00 how to go from millions to billions

3:45 what do you do at rock bottom

4:45 how to be vulnerable as a CEO

6:20 phases of being broken as part of life

8:30 sustaining new patterns

9:45 how do you shift a paradigm

10:30 breaking bad eating habit patterns

16:00 recipes and anecdotes to avoid rock bottom

18:00 why Joe does burpees

23:20 Sefra, Johnny, Col. Nye and Joe De Sena

 

LINKS:

More about Jason https://jasontreu.com/

His Book https://www.amazon.com/Social-Wealth-Extraordinary-Relationships-Transforming-ebook/dp/B00N9CA1QY)

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 209_SUP_EDIT_AUDIO_ONLY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Joe and Zach get together to record the first ever Spartan Way episode while discussing a favorite topic at Spartan, Finding Your True North. Your True North is all about discovering your WHY? Why were you put on this earth? What is the 1 thing you are so passionate and excited about that you can keep doing for the next 25 years?

 

If you’re unsure what your True North is, don’t worry! Zach & Joe discuss the different ways you can discover your True North. Sometimes you find your True North and other times, it finds you. Enjoy the show!


LESSONS:

  1. What are The Questions & Lessons to ask yourself to help find your True North?
  2. What is Joe’s “shotgun approach” to finding your True North?
  3. Finding your True North requires getting out there and doing work, making mistakes and experimenting.
  4. What is the The BIG lesson Zach learned from Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach?
  5. Ask yourself the question, What will keep you excited for the next 5, 10 or 25 years?


LINKS:

Dan Sullivan Strategic Coach https://www.strategiccoach.com/

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP1_V2_EXP_01_REVISED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

As much as you may want to, you can’t actually control which emotions arrive at any given time. You can, however, control how you respond to them when you are tuned in and paying attention. Becoming more aware of your emotional state gives you greater agency over your choices, behaviors, and ways of relating. In this episode, learn a simple three-step process that can help you increase your emotional acuity and become more intentional with how you choose to respond.

 

LESSONS:

  • We must be increase our emotional acuity if we want to be intentional with our choices.
  • Tuning in to your emotional state is similar to tuning in to your physical state.
  • A three step-process can help to increase your emotional awareness:
    1. Where Am I Feeling? : a full body scan to check-in with the physical sensations of your emotions.
    2. What Am I Feeling? : expand your emotional vocabulary and use more descriptive words to identify which feeling is arriving.
    3. How Do I Want to Respond? : make intentional choices with how to move forward with greater awareness of the emotion that is at play.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 001_SPARTAN_MIND_EMOTIONALACUITY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What does it take to hunt an antelope barefoot in the Kalahari Desert? Run 3,100 miles around the same ½ mile block in Queens, New York for 52 days straight? Or become a Marathon Monk that must complete 1,000 days of consecutive running or be put to death? Find out how this inspired Joe to start Spartan and the persistence and perseverance witnessed through the lens of documentary filmmaker Sanjay Rawal who believes our “first form of prayer was with our feet- when we hunted, we followed animals, we tracked, we foraged…” learn from these cultures of endurance  how inner progress can lead you to transcendence.

 

LESSONS:

 

  1. Get joy from the pain
  2. Humans have a primal connection to the earth through movement- running, hunting, hiking was a part of everyday life- KEEP MOVING !
  3. Self transcendence comes through perseverance and persistence
  4. Track your inner patterns - choose trajectories to catch what your hunting for  
  5. “Happiness is solely dependent on your physicality - if you’re not challenging yourself physically you’re not challenging your mind and heart”

 

This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

 

TIME STAMPS:

3:00 What inspired Joe to start Spartan

5:00 find transcendence through movement

6:45 the San Bushmen of Botswana

8:00 how does man persistence hunt in the desert

9:30 how do you track antelope ?

16:30 what was humans original religion?

18:20 what is the transcendence run ?

 

LINKS:

3100 Run and Become Film https://3100film.com/

3100 Film on Facebook facebook.com/3100film

 

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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod



CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan

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Can you change the way you think? This week’s conversation is all about how to change the way you think about what is possible and how to create “the most empowering place on earth.” Joe on his perpetual QUEST to rip people off the couch, talks with Impact Theory’s Tom Bilyeu about creating a media platform that empowers people to leverage their behaviors. The idea is to meet you where you are - with your nutrition and your mind.  In this episode explore the “why” of suffering, the disruptive power of narrative and remind you that “you are what you do habitually.” Find out how Tom plans to make you better.

 

LESSONS:

  1. Dont be less of what you could be- work your way to success
  2. Utilize the Growth Mindset: learn, grow, get better and read a lot
  3. Impact takes time
  4. Intelligence isn’t a static unchangeable thing
  5. Build something you are all passionate about
  6. Building a community is the best marketing of all time
  7. Leverage people’s behavior rather than trying to change it
  8. IT’S ALL ABOUT MINDSET
  9. What you build your self esteem around really matters
  10. You are what you do habitually
  11. CRUSH A.N.T.S. (Automatic Negative Thoughts) - Dr. Daniel Amen

 

This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

 

TIME STAMPS:

2:00 if you work hard will your efforts be rewarded ?

4:00 how to change your mindset

6:20 being too stupid to quit

8:00 learning the ways of a startup

9:00 what is success?

13:00 does suffering break people?

17:00 how to meet people where they are at

 

LINKS:

Impact Theory https://impacttheory.com/

Quest Nutrition https://www.questnutrition.com/

 

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CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

 

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

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Feed your mind, shoot for the long odds, look for mentors and draw your ideas out with us at Dodgers Stadium. What does it take to succeed in the software industry? Peter thinks it’s “timing, tenacity, execution and when you’re getting out.”  We explore what an infinite blank canvas for intuitive collaboration on the cloud looks like with the founder of Bluescape.  It has revolutionized the way that the federal government, movie, real estate industry and nomadic remotely located entrepreneurs all over the world collaborate digitally. Like Peter said, “when your an entrepreneur you have to think like your going to the majors- get up earlier than everyone else and come home later!”



LESSONS:

  1. Learn how to read people using ALL your senses
  2. It’s all about timing, tenacity, execution and demand
  3. You are the brand of your organization
  4. Feed your mind to be a good leader
  5. Design your business to decrease turnover
  6. Collaboration is key - technology can help when working remote
  7. You need mentors
  8. Think like your going to the majors: get up early, come home late



This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

 

TIME STAMPS:

2:30 using all your senses to read people

4:30 techniques for emerging markets in software

5:45 surviving Kuwait

7:00 what does it take to succeed

9:00 feed your mind

10:00 how to design your business

14:30 what is Bluescape?

20:00 Mentor network and “pain stories”

24:00 lonely time in startup world

 

LINKS:

Bluescape https://bluescape.com

 

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CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

 

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

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Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine- Brian shifted the paradigm of “ordinary home services and turns them into exceptional experiences.” This week Joe discusses some shady junk removal of his own, learns the Painted Picture Method of envisioning your vision &  how a high school dropout stuck with his not so sexy business to disrupt a market and make it a multimillion-dollar franchise. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure !

 

LESSONS:

  1. Things take time !
  2. Be relentless
  3. Believe in a future vision
  4. Utilize free press
  5. Systematize, franchise & scale

 

This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

 

TIME STAMPS:

2:00 Do you take your dad’s advice?

5:20 How to systematize, franchise & scale

6:25 The Painted Picture

7:30 The Age of Storytelling

 

LINKS:

https://www.o2ebrands.com/

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianscudamore/#19e5588e70d3

 

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CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

 

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

 

Synopsis – Matt Baatz & Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

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From the art of the trade on Wall Street to the trade of art beyond canvas - Brendan Murphy entices you with his positive energy, imagery and outlook on life.  A prior professional basketball player in Europe and member of the elite Malibu Mob, he believes his greatest currency is his network of friends.

 

LESSONS:

 

  1. Don’t be afraid to pivot
  2. Think broadly
  3. Embrace the unknown
  4. LIFE IS LIQUID
  5. Get rid of devices and be in the moment



This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

 

TIME STAMPS:

2:50 The currency of friendship

9:00 A broad pivot: Wall Street to wall art

13:00 Jump in and take the next steps

15:30 To get clarity put your devices down

 

LINKS:

 

https://www.brendanmurphyart.com/



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CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

 

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

 

Synopsis – Matt Baatz & Sefra Alexandra

 

© 2018 Spartan



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One of the World’s Fittest Men, began his journey to health at 39. As a full-time ultra-endurance athlete, Wellness Evangelist & plant-based nutrition advocate- he believes we all must “be more audacious in our aspirations.” On this episode he allows us to rethink our relationship with nutrition, our obsession with protein and how to access our “vast reservoirs of untapped potential.”

 

LESSONS:

 

  1. Ask yourself what you want your life experience to be
  2. Always strive to maximize your potential
  3. Don’t let perfection be the enemy of progress to your fitness and nutrition
  1. Mood Follows Action: train yourself to be consistent regardless of your emotional state
  2. Don’t be afraid to set goals that scare you



TIME STAMPS:

 

6:30 : “Plant based diet isn’t just celery & carrots”

7:15 : How to promote longevity

11:00 : Are you a fan of moderation or prone to extremes?

12:20 : An existential crisis at 39 years old: being pudgy & a heart scare

12:45: Recalibrate your relationship with food, nutrition & fitness

13:15: Rehab for food: a seven day juice cleanse

14:25 Understanding the growth and evolution of plant based diets

 

LINKS:

 

Official website:

http://www.richroll.com/

Link to Rich Roll podcast:

http://www.richroll.com/category/podcast/

Rich Roll’s book Finding Ultra

http://www.richroll.com/finding-ultra/



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CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

 

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

 

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

 

© 2018 Spartan

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LESSONS:
1. You must be ready to receive help. Someone could be willing to help you, but if you're not ready to receive it you will miss it.
2. You never know when what you say may have a profound impact on someone.
3. Life is not linear.
4. Success is not something someone gives you, it's a feeling that comes from within.

 

This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan   



LINKS:

More ABout Frank Ferrante https://www.mayispeakfrankly.com/



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CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

 

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye with special guest this week Zach Even-Esh

 

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

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Just START, a message from boxing promoter Barry Hearn that can’t be emphasized enough. This episode deserved an encore because we cannot overemphasize the importance of not taking your life for granted. Life is a gift, you must not abuse it. Hearn wanted to be a heavyweight boxing champion, but his path lead him to be a promoter instead. His own passion seem harsh at times, but that’s only testament to how strongly he believes in the power of the individual to create a meaningful life.

 

Lessons:

  1. At first take a scattergun approach in life; don’t set limits and then hone in on your passion.
  2. Start an hour earlier and end an hour later.
  3. Champions are impressive, but the people at the back of the field who refuse to give in may be even more impressive.
  4. 4. Life is a gift, do not squander it!



Links: Matchroom Sport: Home  http://www.matchroomsport.com/





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CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

 

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

 

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 201-SUP-Bary-Hearn_Audio_01.mp3
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For 200 episodes Joe and the podcast team have been seeking the secrets to living the Spartan Way.  This week Col. Nye turns things around asking Joe what that process has taught him, and then he digs in and asks Joe’s wife Courtney if all this stuff is for real. Courtney doesn’t make many public appearances, so you won’t want to miss this one. Hear what happened when she spotted an eccentric barefoot runner in a wetsuit running in her direction.  Clearly, she’s a true Spartan!

 

This week’s show takes place at the scene of Spartan Agoge 009 in Pittsfield, VT. Joe, the Col. and special guest Zach Even-Esh talk about some of their favorite takeaways and how they inspired Joe’s new book The Spartan Way.

 

Lessons:

You were born with all the tools you need to get through life. You don’t necessarily need any new ones.

Practice adversity.

Be passionate, but have fun.



Links: The Spartan Way | Joe De Sena | Macmillan



This episode of “Spartan Up!”  is sponsored by Athletic Greens.  Get 20 travel packs FREE when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan   



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CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

 

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye with special guest this week Zach Even-Esh

 

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 200_SUP_JOE_DESENA_COURTNEY_DESENA_01.mp3
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“Lucky” to have cerebral palsy? That’s what Zach Anner says in what is unexpectedly our funniest podcast episode yet! Most people work all their lives to become comfortable asking for help and showing the world their true selves, weakness and all. Zach Anner skipped all that. Using what he’s learned he created and stars in his own YouTube show “Workout Wednesdays,” in which he shows how spectacularly he can fail and shares what he calls “inspirational jokes.” It’s disarming, inspirational, genuine and really funny! He has parlayed his compelling voice into a memoir, If at Birth You Don’t Succeed, and as a writer on an ABC sitcom “Speechless.” Anner may fail at many things, but he is masterful at being himself.

Lessons:
1. A visible disability can be a gift in that it’s a route to greater authenticity.

2. With the right perspective, terrible experiences can be transformed into great stories.

3. Failure blazes an alternative route to success.


LINKS:
If at Birth You Don't Succeed http://ifatbirthyoudontsucceed.com/
Workout Wednesdays https://www.youtube.com/user/ZachAnner
Zach on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zachannerfanpage/
Zach in Instagram https://www.instagram.com/zach.anner/


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

 

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What makes a true warrior? SEALFIT founder Mark Divine brings mindfulness, strength and a holistic perspective to success. Joe and Mark talk about the value of ritual as a means to shed distractions and turn inward. It’s a way to reach your higher self, to feel oneness with the world and live according to your principles. Humanity needs each person, so it is your human obligation to take the best possible care of yourself - mentally and physically. What steps to Joe and Mark suggest? Listen and learn.

Lessons:

1. A meditation practice elevates your perspective.

2. Physical, mental and spiritual growth should not be separated.


 

Links:
SEALFIT https://sealfit.com/
BURPEES FOR VETS www.couragefoundation.net
UNBEATABLE MIND https://unbeatablemind.com/
Mark Divine’s Book “The Way of the Seal” https://www.amazon.com/Way-Seal-Mark-Divine/dp/1621454037/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528125646&sr=8-1&keywords=way+of+the+seal


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 198_SUP_EDIT_Mark_Divine_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

To hear “Come on down!” on the Price is Right isn’t just about luck or persistence, it’s also about a secret. That secret is the third door. When Alex took a hard left turn in life, leaving the path through medical school that his family had anticipated since his birth and started working on a book about the underpinnings of success, he found that door. He set out to write the book he needed to read. The irony is that he figured out as much on his JOURNEY to interview successful people as he did from the luminaries themselves. Though there is no substitute for first-hand experience, Banayan has a lot of wisdom to share about hacking success.

This is a great story and features a guest appearance from our friend Cal Fussman.


Lessons:
1. The writing’s on the wall; you just don’t think it’s for you.

2. Go knock on people’s doors. Literally.

3. There are three doors in life: the one you wait in line for hoping to get in, the VIP entrance for the privileged, and the third door. There’s always a way in if you look for it.



Links:
More about Alex Banayan and “The Third Door” http://www.alexbanayan.com/
Alex on Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexBanayan
Alex on Instagram instagram.com/alexbanayan/


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 197_SUP_edit_Alex_Banayan_ASSEMBLY_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Star volleyball player Gabby Reece’s is one half of a power couple with husband Laird Hamilton. The wisdom she’s gained as a public figure, a pro & Olympic athlete, a sports model, a mother, and as partner to an alpha guy like Laird caused our podcast team to nickname her “Yoda.” Gabby has an unexpected message of accepting and nurturing people as they are and how they choose to define their objectives. She may have even shifted Joe’s paradigm, but we doubt it, yet there’s a good chance she’ll adjust yours.

Although we would have loved interviewing her husband Laird too, serendipity had him rescuing Hawaiians from floods brought on by torrential rainfall and that meant we received “Yoda’s” wisdom uncut.


Lessons:
1. It can be a show of strength to let someone else take the lead.

2. Your kids are not hearing you or listening to you, but you can be certain that they’re watching you.

3. Another interpretation of “the meek shall inherit the earth” is that they all had swords, they just didn’t unsheath them. 


LINKS:
More about Gabby Reece http://www.gabriellereece.com/
XPT Life xptlife.com
Laird Superfood Creamer https://lairdsuperfood.com
Gabby Reece Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGabbyReece
Gabby Reece Twitter https://twitter.com/gabbyreece
Gabby Reece Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gabbyreece/

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 196_SUP_edit_Gabby_Reece_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

The Ice Man, Wim Hof, is crazy for life. He embodies Spartan values: becoming comfortable being uncomfortable, changing your point of reference and finding your true north with passion. Not surprisingly, he shares Joe’s enthusiasm for cold showers, though he suggests to start with a 30 second one. His methods are unique even as his message is conventional, still it cannot be stressed enough: Nature is our ultimate mentor. If this is the first time you’re hearing Wim Hof’s theories, prepare for a rush.

Lessons:
1. Real comfort is achieved through gradual exposure to the elements and letting the body adapt.

2. Breathe fully and believe you are the master of yourself.

3. You need to optimize both your body and mind to reach your true potential. One doesn’t work effectively without the other.



LINKS:
The Wim Hof Method https://www.wimhofmethod.com/
Wim Hof Facebook https://www.facebook.com/icemanwimhof
Wim Hof Twitter https://twitter.com/Iceman_Hof
Wim Hof Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iceman_hof


AFTERSHOKZ:
This episode is brought to you by AfterShokz open-ear headphones. Visit http://spartan.aftershokz.com/ for $30 off a wireless pair.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 195_SUP_EDIT_WIM_HOF_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What do you want to do with your time on this planet? Yanik Silver has taken this question and applied it to his business, Maverick 1000, harnessing entrepreneurial energy to make a difference in the world. But you’d be mistaken to think it’s only outcomes that matter. Silver has researched and discovered methods to find joy scrubbing the burnt in grease from a pot and direction in a world full of “self help” gurus. He bases his life and work on an experimental approach which includes study, meditation, games, journaling and some inspired doodling. How can you better focus on the journey and true north? This Spartan Up episode provides a map. Can you name the 6 big lessons in this episode?

Lessons:
1. Find your center of balance in which you take action but still allow things to happen.

2. Experiment: try things on long enough to see of they fit into your life.

3. Journal: to add coherence to your life, to help you focus your monkey mind, to make you happier. 


 

Links:
Maverick1000 https://maverick1000.com/
Evolved Enterprise www.EvolvedEnterprise.com


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 194_SUP_edit_YANIK_SILVER_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

How can lacrosse build a strong sense of self and propel young women to a winning attitude? Lukas Cash, in his extensive and successful lacrosse and leadership camps has found a way. He has a simple, straightforward but effective message to impart to young people. The key is to get them asking the right questions consistently so that they can resist the constant lure of peer pressure. What exactly are those questions that will raise you to the top of your game? Find out this Spartan Up episode. How can lacrosse build a strong sense of self and propel young women to a winning attitude? Lukas Cash, in his extensive and successful lacrosse and leadership camps, has found a way. He has a simple, straightforward but effective message to impart to young people. The key is to get them asking the right questions consistently so that they can resist the constant lure of peer pressure. What exactly are those questions that will raise you to the top of your game? Find out this Spartan Up episode. 

Lessons: 

1. Find out what your scare point is and start there.


2. Develop of strong sense of yourself and check in frequently to ensure you stay the course.


3. Start building a sense of confidence early in life since it’s more difficult to change later on. 


Link: Revolution Lacrosse http://www.revolutionlacrosse.com/

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 193_SUP_EDIT_Lukas_Cash_LIBSYN_aftershokz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Luis Escobar has made a life around distance running. He has run with the Tarahumara who run as a way of life and with homeless people using running to get “back on their feet.” If his name sounds familiar, he’s also the ultrarunning photographer featured in Born to Run, by Chris McDougall. In this episode we ask him what it is about ultra running that draws him, about his trip to Copper Canyon, Mexico, about the Tarahumara, and about the obstacles we all face in life.

Lessons:
1. Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

2. When it feels like it’s over and you get up and keep moving, that’s when the magic happens.

3. People who still live steeped in tradition and culture and who don’t espouse material values are not poor. They often live a rich life. 



Links:
Back on My Feet https://www.backonmyfeet.org/
All We Do Is Run http://www.allwedoisrun.com/
Luis Escobar on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/luis_escobar/


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

 

Direct download: 192_SUP_edit_Luis_Escobar_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What’s the connection between Mark Rampolla, Joe De Sena & Coconut water? It begins with dysentery, giardia and an ultra race in Fiji. Joe experienced all three and coconut water saved him.  Mark Rampolla, founder of Zico, was introduced to coconut water in the Peace Corps and Coconut water changed his life too when he decided it would be the vehicle for his next chapter in life.  Why coconut water? In this episode hear how he found his true north, stayed the course, and about the natural power of coconut water. Is it possible to create a life that includes great family, a successful business and a positive impact on the world? Let us know what you think after this episode.What’s the connection between Mark Rampolla, Joe De Sena & Coconut water? It begins with dysentery, giardia and an ultra race in Fiji. Joe experienced all three and coconut water saved him.  Mark Rampolla, founder of Zico, was introduced to coconut water in the Peace Corps and Coconut water changed his life too when he decided it would be the vehicle for his next chapter in life.  Why coconut water? In this episode hear how he found his true north, stayed the course, and about the natural power of coconut water. Is it possible to create a life that includes great family, a successful business and a positive impact on the world? Let us know what you think after this episode.

Lessons:

1. If you’re doing something you love, making a positive impact on the world and meeting your definition of success, then you a win.


2. Burn your ships: when you’re doing something big, don’t allow a way to back out.

3. To overcome fear write your limiting beliefs down then refute them one by one.



Links: Mark Rampolla & PowerPlant Ventures http://powerplantvc.com/about/mark-rampolla/“High-Hanging Fruit” by Mark Rampolla https://www.amazon.com/High-Hanging-Fruit-Build-Something-Great/dp/0399562125Zico http://zico.com/get-to-know-us/

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 191_Mark_Rampalla_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What does it mean to be a man? Ryan Michler, creator and host of the “Order of Man” Podcast, is studying that question. He’s not doling out advice from a pedestal, but from a near decade long struggle to get his life, and marriage, in order. One thing he discovered was that the best men don’t put up a front of invincibility. Do the things that scare you, not to convince yourself that you’re brave and valorous, but because this is the fast track to growth and self knowledge.  Find out exactly what it takes to be a great human, this Spartan Up! What does it mean to be a man? Ryan Michler, creator and host of the “Order of Man” Podcast, is studying that question. He’s not doling out advice from a pedestal, but from a near decade long struggle to get his life, and marriage, in order. One thing he discovered was that the best men don’t put up a front of invincibility. Do the things that scare you, not to convince yourself that you’re brave and valorous, but because this is the fast track to growth and self knowledge.  Find out exactly what it takes to be a great human, this Spartan Up! 

Lessons: 1. If you want to help others, start by getting your own house is in order.
 2. The position of strength is  one of humility: knowing what you don’t know, admitting it, and being eager to learn.
 3. Give yourself permission to experiment, to fail and grow through the process.

Links: Order of Man - http://www.orderofman.com/

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 190_RYAN_MICHLER_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

With eight thousand characters in Marvel Comics’ universe, even if you’re a rabid comic fan, you probably haven’t scratched the surface of their offerings. We talk with Mindy Hamilton, the SVP of global partnerships at this time honored brand, now under the mega company Disney. She started on her career track at a very young age when she assumed the editorial responsibilities of a newspaper she started with her friends. That love of collaboration and a passionate curiosity, helped drive her on the meandering and unexpected path to her current position. She shares what she’s learned along the way:

Lessons:
1. To effectively connect to your work, get tactile with it.

2. Don’t live in shame; move on.

3. Be a receptive listener; don’t always try to push your agenda, a common mistake.

LINKS:
Link:
Marvel.com

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

 

Direct download: 189_SUP_EDIT_Mindy_Hamilton_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Will OCR be an Olympic sport? Ian Adamson wants to change lives and he approaches the Olympic initiative as an “incredible opportunity”, not as the “insurmountable Everest” it could appear to be. As Adamson is also one of the most successful adventure racers of all time, the challenge is in capable hands. This week, we ask Adamson what it takes to be exceptional, why some are driven to be, how a team can exceed the ability of its weakest member and more. It’s not in the genes. It’s not in the stars. It’s something within everyone’s reach. Find out what this week.

Lessons:
1. A good team is FASTER than its weakest link.

2. Excelling at sport is about summoning the innate abilities that make you human, and not exceptional.

3. Mastering a sport is a kind of path to enlightenment: the journey starts out physical but evolves into emotional and, at its highest level, spiritual. 


LINKS:
About Ian Link: https://ianadamson.com/
About World OCR https://worldocr.org/


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 188_SUP_EDIT_IAN_ADAMSON_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

In sports and energy drinks Lance Collins is the top of the heap. How did he get there? By being fast, funded, cutting edge, and well branded for the last three decades. And, critically, by being passionate enough to have a near single minded purpose. He has made great fortunes and launched successful products time and again. What keeps him coming back for more?  Listen and learn what makes Lance tick this week on Spartan Up! 


Lessons:

1. It’s not the big that eat the small, it’s the fast that eat the slow.


2. Whatever your million dollar idea is, it must be disruptive. Don’t be a me too.


3. Above all, if a product isn’t eye catching the rest doesn’t matter. 


 

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 187_SUP_Lance_Collins_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

He sailed around the world, twice; the second voyage with his young family in tow. And in spite of starting a crabbing business in his teens and several other ventures throughout his adulthood, his expeditions are where Caspar Craven learned, along with his family, some of the most vital lessons in life, not the least of which is how to be alive. The most important skill they learned on the high seas through their many adventures is emotional resilience. Hear how they cultivated that resilience and how you can too on this episode of Spartan Up.

Lessons:
1. Teach resilience by modeling resilience.

2. Integrative learning through following a passion through all its aspects (math, science, humanities, etc.) can be a more effective teaching tool than learning each discipline in isolation and without context.

3. Talk about what you want to do all the time until it becomes vivid and real to you, then figure out how to do it. 



Link:
Caspar Craven http://www.casparcraven.com/
READ his book”Where the Magic Happens” : http://amzn.to/2GnlmCh
Caspar Craven on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CasparSpeaking/
Caspar Craven on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/casparcraven/
Caspar Craven on Twitter https://twitter.com/casparcraven


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
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Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 186_SUP_edit_Casper_Craven_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

At age 70 she tried her first Spartan Race. At seventy two years old, 16.7 miles, five thousand feet of climbing at nearly two miles above sea level, she crossed the Lake Tahoe Spartan Race Championship finish line. For Marla Sweeney, this was the twenty third time in almost as many months of crossing that line. She started this endeavor while still managing pain from a head on car accident. Is that inspiring enough for you? Marla doesn’t consider herself special and will crush all your excuses. We celebrate her and all other strong women on International Women’s Day on March 8th!


Lessons:
1. Compartmentalize. Find a way to break down big goals in tiny ones and tick them off one by one. Repeat.

2. There’s always a way to adapt but you won’t find it sitting down.

3. Get your whole family involved. You’ll strengthen bonds and have a support system. 



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye AND guest host this week Amelia Boone

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 185_SUP_MARLA_SWEENEY_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Want to find your purpose? Go outside! That’s the sage advice from Steve Lulek, wilderness survival expert and adventure guide. Are we meant to live the bulk of our lives cloistered in cubicles, driving in steel boxes and staring at screens? How can we reverse these cultural norms in order to reconnect to the outdoors and ourselves in the process? This week Joe and Steve explore our true natures. 
Lessons: 1. When you find who you are, it’s easy to let go of the things that don’t fit.
 2. Reframe adverse outdoor conditions into something to enhance the adventure.  There’s no excuse not to go outside.
 3. Feel overwhelmed? Sit silent in nature and observe to reground yourself. 


Links: Green Mountain Rock Climbing http://www.vermontadventuretours.com/
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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 184_SUP_EDIT_STEVE_LULEK_LIBSYN_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Just move! That’s the bottom line for these three members of Oscar Mike and Operation Enduring Warrior, both organizations designed to get wounded veterans on the move! “Oscar Mike” means “on the move” in military parlance. These three adaptive Spartans, Jonathan Lopez, Noah Currier, and Earl Granville, have sought out the race as a way of eradicating any perception that they are victims. They are, instead, comrades in the human wide struggle to help one another excel at life. According to one of the athletes the greatest thing he witnessed during the race was not the elite athletes crushing the course or even adaptive athletes and veterans doing the improbable; it was seeing someone fall down face first and be picked up by his teammates, showing that Spartans fall, bleed and find the strength to go on, “just like us.”

Lessons:
1. Seek out the obstacle, the struggle, for the valuable lessons it can teach you.

2. More or less visibly, we’re all adapting to and trying to overcome something.

3. Accomplishment and happiness can be dependent on finding a strong community. 


Links:
Oscar Mike https://www.oscarmike.org/
Operation Enduring Warrior OEW https://www.enduringwarrior.org/


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 183_SUP_EDIT_OSCAR_MIKE_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

From house arrest to the NFL pro bowl in seven years, retired 49er Brian Jennings transformed his life in dramatic fashion. Then, after thirteen years of football success, like all star athletes, he was forced to start over again. As Jenning describes, “athletes are the only people that die twice.” With a podcast, as an inspirational speaker, and through his work with veterans he has proved himself more than equal to the challenge. What, for Jennings, were the keys to finding his true north not once but twice? Listen, watch and learn.

Lessons:

1. To become irreplaceable, not only do you need to handle your business, you need to help the people around you.


2. Harness the “screw it” moment in your life, when you’ve realized your worst fear that in turn liberates you to ”go for it.” 


3. The transitions in your life are times to take stock of the wisdom and skills - decide what to take with you and what to leave behind.

Links:

The Brian Jennings Experience Podcast http://mindwellmed.com/the-brian-jennings-experience-podcast/ 


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 182_SUP_edit_BRIAN_JENNINGS_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Manufacturing socks in a small town in Vermont, especially in the 80s and 90s when most companies were sending this work offshore, is hardly your standard business plan. Still, as of 2016, Darn Tough Socks was a 40 million dollar business. The name “Darn Tough” is a brilliant pun. The socks, like the CEO, are resilient (carrying a lifetime guaranty,) and relentlessly and thoroughly vetted and improved to strengthen them further. When asked for business advice Ric’s was simple “never, ever, give up.” What he’s found is that the hard way turned out to be the best way.

Lessons:

1.When things seem impossible, sometimes the answer is to double down on your strengths.

2.There is no such thing as negative feedback; it’s all valuable information that can steer you towards improvement.

3.Doing things the hard way can reap its own rewards.

4.Success is holistic - making the extra effort to support the community pays back in loyalty, quality and branding.


Links:

Darn Tough Socks https://darntough.com

Darn Tough Story https://darntough.com/pages/made-in-usa

Darn Tough Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DarnToughVermont/

Darn Tough Instagram https://www.instagram.com/darntoughvermont/

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 181_SUP_EDIT_Ric_Cabot_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Why do you work out? Why don’t you? How do you think about how much you eat? Mind Pump podcast host Sal Di Stefano challenges a lot of hardened conventions in the fitness world. He discovered the route he took to health as an insecure teenager was leading to disaster, but fortunately he had an epiphany when he reached adulthood that lead to paradigm shifts he describes in this episode.

Lessons:

1. Don’t exercise and eat based on hatred of your body; exercise and eat to love your body.


2. Meet your body and mind where they’re at and move forward from there.


3. Make new connections to the healthy (and unhealthy) things you do.


 

Links:

Mind Pump Media https://www.mindpumpmedia.com

Mind Pump Facebook https://m.facebook.com/mindpump/

Mind Pump Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mindpumpmedia/

Sal’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mindpumpsal/

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 180_SUP_Sal_Distefano_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Katrin Davidsdottir, two-time CrossFit world champion Icelandic born, is happiest when she is working. She loves work - whether making progress or failing then moving forward again. How has she achieved so much so young? The attitude and the mindset that nurtured throughout her life. Kristin’s secret may be that she has no secret at all. Her methods are straightforward and that they work so well is surely due to her indomitable consistency and drive.

Lessons:

1. Extreme success requires extreme sacrifice.


2. Hard work brings joy and reward.


3. Use your abilities and talents to build something that goes beyond your ego. 


Links:

Katrín Davíðsdóttir on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/katrindavidsdottir/

Katrín Davíðsdóttir on Twitter https://twitter.com/katrintanja

Katrín Davíðsdóttir on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katrintanja/

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 179_SUP_EDIT_Katrin_Davisdottir_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Have you seen the iconic photos of Iceland's Blue Lagoon? On the way back from the Spartan Ultra World Championship we found Grimur Saemundsen, the doctor, and entrepreneur who founded the Icelandic spa visited by more than half of the country's tourists.

Use his exceptional business success story as a parable to guide your own success. The indigo tint of the water comes from naturally therapeutic substances including silica and blue-green algae. Saemundsen worked with existing strengths in his environment, the natural volcanic springs and rugged landscape, to create something new. Even as the spa grows the new architecture follows the natural landscape. Do that yourself by identifying and adapting to the strengths in yourself and your environment. Make them work for you. Iceland took what many might see as negative, the attention a volcano brought to them by stopping air travel worldwide and made it a positive. The used the attention to springboard for their tourism campaigns.

Is it something in the water? We’re willing to check for you ...

Lessons:

1. To build success use and emphasize existing strengths - in this case adapting to the local ecology and environment. 


2. Create a passion around what you’re doing and others on your team will follow suit.


3. To succeed you ned three keys: vision, endurance, and to remain open to outside opinion. 


Link: Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa http://www.bluelagoon.com/

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye.

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 178_SUP_EDIT_GRIMUR_Saemundsen_FULL_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What would you pay for a 10x improvement to everything in your life?  One small change to improve your health, your relationships, your career.  Ruari Fairbarns has found that ONE simple thing, and now he's sharing it with us!What would you pay for a 10x improvement to everything in your life?  One small change to improve your health, your relationships, your career.  Ruari Fairbarns has found that ONE simple thing, and now he's sharing it with us!Is it dropping sugar? Burpees? Quitting carbs? Daily cold showers? Fasting? According to Fairbairns, creator "The Ultimate Social Challenge," it's one simple thing: dropping alcohol. He used his own abstention as a case study and experienced dramatic improvements in every aspect of his life, including his career, family, friends as well as his mental and physical health. But, how, exactly, do you drop a habit that is so deeply conditioned? Fairbairns shares concrete tips and tricks to try the challenge for 30 days, 90 days, a year or a lifetime.   
Want proof? We interviewed his wife Jennifer too!
Lessons: 1. If the results of abstaining from alcohol were sold as a pill, it would be a billion dollar business.
 2. You’re not giving up anything if you are, in fact, replacing it with something better.
 3. Bad habits don’t need telling off; they need replacing.


LINKS:One Year No Beer www.oneyearnobeer.com One Year No Beer on Facebook facebook.com/oneyearnobeerOne year No Beer on Twitter https://twitter.com/oynbuk
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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye. with special guest host Jennifer Fairbairns
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 177_SUP_EDIT_Ruari_Fairbairns_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Has fear been a problem in your life? Do you use terms like “overcome” or “suppress” in your relationship with fear? pioneering extreme skier Kristen Ulmer talks with guest host Amelia Boon about learning to love fear. They teach you a new way to relate to your own fear. Embrace it. If you want to live a full life of creativity, vitality, adventure, and success, it’s what you must do. Most people don’t and fear manifests itself in the forms of anxiety, anger, boredom, and mental exhaustion. What can we do to transcend this suffering and live rich lives? Ulmer achieved great successes but equally potent anguish repressing her fear until she found a better way. Learn her methods in this life-changing, podcast of the new year.Has fear been a problem in your life? Do you use terms like “overcome” or “suppress” in your relationship with fear? pioneering extreme skier Kristen Ulmer talks with guest host Amelia Boon about learning to love fear. They teach you a new way to relate to your own fear. Embrace it. If you want to live a full life of creativity, vitality, adventure and success, it’s what you must do. Most people don’t and fear manifests itself in the forms of anxiety, anger, boredom, and mental exhaustion. What can we do to transcend this suffering and live rich lives? Ulmer achieved great successes but equally potent anguish repressing her fear until she found a better way. Learn her methods in this life-changing, podcast of the new year.
Lessons: 1. Suffering equals discomfort times resistance.
 2. Feel your fearfully without trying to get rid of it.
 3. Your relationship with fear is the most important relationship of your life because it’s the relationship you have with yourself at your core. 


Links:

Kristen Ulmer www.kristenulmer.com

Kristen on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ulmer.kristen/

Kristen on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kristen.ulmer/

“The Art of Fear”  http://a.co/0lN5ds9 


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with guest host this week Amelia Boone. Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye.
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2017 Spartan

Direct download: 176_SUP_EDIT_KRISTEN_ULMER_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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