Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

We often hear others talking about focusing on one thing. In fact, you might be doing this yourself. You’re focused on work? Focused on family? Instead of just focusing one area of your life, simply apply excellence to ALL areas of your life. A Spartan exercises discipline and excellence to ALL areas of life.

LESSONS:

  • It’s easier to apply excellence to ALL your areas of your life.
  • Change your mindset. Stop saying that you’re only focused on 1 area. Instead, apply excellence to ALL areas of your life.
  • You build more momentum by applying excellence to all areas of your life.
  • Life is complicated enough. Don’t complicate it more by only focusing on one thing and being “good enough” at the rest.



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



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

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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_EP16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We all have a set of coaches that reside in our head at any given time. Many of these are a compilation of past individuals who have influenced us and their past messages have now become our own internalized voice. Many of these are helpful but some of them may be harmful because their messages are negative in nature or bring us down rather than lift us up. Learning how to differentiate between the helpful coaches and harmful ones is an important step in weeding out what doesn’t serve us.

 

LESSONS:

  • Be aware not only of what messages you send yourself internally but also where these messages might be coming from.
  • Differentiate between which internal coaches are helpful and which are harmful. Which ones make you feel good about yourself?
  • Quiet the harmful coaches by calling up the helpful ones and giving them more air time in your head.



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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: MD016_PICKINGRIGHTCOACH.mp3
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What does it take to become an Olympian and do those things carry over into success in other endeavors? If anyone knows it’s Mike Miller. He’s CEO of the World Olympian Association, which brings together the 120,000 living Olympic alumni. How do these athletes transition into the business world? Will Spartan become an Olympic sport? The Olympic spirit is strong in SPartan’s international competitions!

LESSONS
Set a plan. Work hard to achieve the plan.
Be motivated by your values.
Push yourself in training.
Be curious.
Keep positive people around you.
GO FOR IT - don’t overthink.
If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying.
Approach life the way you would approach training for the Olympics.
Be a part of someone else's success


LINKS
World Olympians Association https://olympians.org/

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TIME STAMPS
00:00 Introduction with Johnny, Sefra and Col. Nye
00:47 Powerful Foods shop.spartan.com/powerful code SpartanPower
1:17 Interview with Mike Miller
2:45 Transitioning from being an Olympian
4:00 How athleticlic skills translate to business
5:15 Who are you after retirement
6:30 Mentoring programs
7:25 Pushing yourself in training
8:45 Olympic games as a platform to bring people together
10:00 Spartan in the Olympics?
10:32 Powerful Foods break
13:00 Mike Miller Interview continues
14:30 Believe in yourself
15:15 Be determined in life
18:00 Help others to succeed
20:20 Everyone has skills
21:40 Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye discuss the interview.
26:43 Performance Foods close


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

© 2018 Spartan

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Adaptogens are a special class of herbs that have been used around the globe for centuries by many different cultures. These herbs support your body’s stress response, immune system, and can help pre- and post-workout for both endurance and exercise recovery.

WHAT WE COVER:
a. Simply put, adaptogens are great. They are a particular Class of Herbs that have been linked with helping the body adapt to stress (psychological and environmental, this includes physical or endurance related stress as well).
b. In general, they’re considered rejuvenators or tonics and have been assoc with helping cognitive performance as well
c. Some examples: these herbs come from across the globe but they have similar effects on the body. You’ve likely heard of some of them:
Ginseng
Ashwagandha
Holy Basil
Rhodiola
...used for centuries by many different cultures around the globe. They are different herbs yet share some similar characteristics.
d. One of the best researched is Rhodiola (I chat about this in another podcast so stay tuned)….literally hundreds of studies on it use and application for helping the body respond to physical and psychological stresses.
e. Another adaptogen, Ashwagandha it is a much-revered herb in Indian, Ayurvedic medicine and has been used in that culture for conditions such as nervousness and anxiety, insomnia, to promote memory and improve GI (gut) health.
f. Most of these adaptogens come in capsule, liquid, powder and herbal tea form and are typically very well-tolerated. There has been quite a bit of research on the various adaptogens and they are generally considered safe, non-toxic, and to have a normalizing effect on the body in terms of stress response and cortisol release.
g. Ahhhhh. Cortisol..what is that? It’s one of our main stress response hormones. It kicks into gear during our “flight or fight” response and at times of stress whether it be a physically demanding race, a work project deadline, or a school exam. What matters, is that your cortisol level increases when your body demands require it but that it returns to baseline once that stressor, whatever it might be, is mitigated or gone. And that’s where adaptogens come in.
h. Adaptogens support your HPA axis. That stands for Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. What on earth is that? That is a subsystem in your body that forms a communication loop between two structures in your brain (the hypothalamus and your pituitary gland) and your adrenal glands (one those are located above each of your kidneys). Cortisol plays a big role in activating that system and your stress response.
I. Adaptogens have been associated with supporting that HPA axis, maintaining a healthy stress response. But, the HPA axis is an important neuroendocrine system in the body because it also regulates other body processes like our immune system, digestion, mood, and energy storage.
J. Remember, always check with your health provider before starting any herb and if you’re in the “all clear” then adaptogens can be a great addition to your health routine!


KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

Adaptogens: support body’s stress response, cognitive health, endurance, and exercise recovery
A few adaptogenic herbs: Ginseng, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, and Holy Basil
Growing body of research to support their use
Cortisol and Adaptogens: Cortisol is one of our main stress response hormones and adaptogens help maintain a healthy range or level
HPA Axis (Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis): cortisol activates this body system and your stress response
Adaptogens support HPA Axis: helps regulate stress, immune system, energy, mood and more
Adaptogens can help pre- and post- workout

LINKS & RESOURCES:
Follow Nada on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https:// www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

“Evidence-based efficacy of adaptogens in fatigue, and molecular mechanisms related to their stress-protective activity” Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2009 Sep;4(3):198-219.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19500070
“Body Weight Management in Adults Under Chronic Stress Through Treatment With Ashwagandha Root Extract: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial” J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2017 Jan;22(1):96-106.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27055824

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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD
© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 2_ADAPTOGENS_EDIT_FULL_v2_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Are you always thinking about HOW to achieve more, be it in fitness, health, life, business or any other area of interest? Instead of thinking about HOW, you really should be thinking about WHO.


LESSONS:

 

  • Who do you already know that has achieved 1 of your goals?
  • Instead of thinking about how you can achieve certain goals, learn to collaborate, work with and learn from others who have already learned the how.
  • It’s WHO you can work with instead of learning the how on your own. Somebody else has already learned the how!
  • Take action today! Who do you know in your network that would be great to team up with for your goals?
  • Make it a win - win relationship. NEVER be a taker. Give first.



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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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_EP15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Accepting responsibility and taking ownership of your mistakes is key for not only self-reflection but also behavior change and modification. Because owning our mistakes can be painful and uncomfortable, we tend to offload responsibility onto other things or other people. We can always find a reason for why something is not our fault but engaging in this behavior pattern restricts our capacity for change and growth. When you accept responsibility you are opening yourself up to an opportunity to examine how things went awry in the first place and what might need to change next time.

 

LESSONS:

  • Taking responsibility and owning your mistake may be painful but it is critical for growth.
  • When you accept responsibility you have an opportunity to learn from your mistake and gain wisdom around what could be different.
  • Your mistake is not a reflection of your character, rather a point of reflection and opportunity for gaining self-awareness.



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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: MD015_ACCEPTING_RESPONSIBILITY.mp3
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Mind Pump host and fitness/wellness guru Sal Di Stefano sits down with Spartan Race founder Joe DeSena to talk about the state of the fitness industry and what you can do today to be stronger and healthier.

You may be fast at something, but are you efficient? Repetitive frequency of proper skills builds effective health and wellness regiments - getting you to your maximum potential. This week we have Sal Di Stefano back on the podcast, discussing the platforms of “new media” and their role in shifting the “big ship” of fitness.

 

LESSONS

  1. Podcasts are like the new “Guttenberg Printing Press,” causing a communication revolution.
  2. Fitness Vs. Wellness:  address mental, physical and spiritual to solve the US health epidemic.
  3. Most chronic disease can be solved by changes in lifestyle and attitude.
  4. Fitness and health are empowering.
  5. The internal “locus” of control is knowing you can do something for yourself to improve your situation.
  6. Speak your message in a way that empowers people.
  7. If you do one form of exercise, Sal says make it resistance training.
  8. Weights are the most modifiable form of resistance training.
  9. Change bad patterns by repeating good patterns frequently and often.
  10. Frequency is important when it comes to movement and health.


LINKS

MInd Pump https://www.mindpumpmedia.com/  

 

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TIME STAMPS

00:00 intro

00:58 FitAID

1:30 Interview begins

2:00 Spartan Tea: “He of the Iron”

4:30 Mind Pump comes to Spartan

5:30 Podcasts as “new media”

7:20 Why “old media” is dying

8:00 An overlying purpose of fitness

9:00 Wellness as a solution to the health epidemic

9:40 Spartan women

10:45 Chronic disease and the need to change your lifestyle

11:00 Internal “locus” of control

11:25 Empowerment through speech

11:45 shifting the big ship of fitness

12:25 FitAID break

13:50 Interview continues

14:00 Recommendations for getting started in exercise

15:20 Significance of resistance training

16:30 Weights as a modifiable form of resistance training

18:00 Joe’s non-negotiable exercises

19:40 The human body and efficiency

21:00 Pattern interrupt

22:00 Frequency in movement and health

23:30 Problems with training to fatigue

26:22 Sefra, Angel, Johnny & Joe discuss the interview

30:00 FitAID 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, Col. Tim Nye  and guest host Angel Sanz.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 222_SUP_SAL_DESTAFANO_WITH_JOE-FULL_01.mp3
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NEW SERIES: Spartan HEALTH with Dr. Nada Milosavljevic every Sunday

Your five senses are your body’s most direct connection to the outside world. They take in information 24/7 whether you know it or not. Harnessing any one of your senses can be a powerful way to stimulate the brain to achieve optimal results.

WHAT WE COVER:

  1. What are essential oils, often abbreviated as EO’s? Essential oils come from plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs. Essential oils are the essence of the plant and in those oils you’ll find the plants hormones, neurotransmitters, and growth factors. Some potent stuff to be sure.
  2. EO’s can be inhaled, diffused in the air or applied topically. The interesting thing about using your sense of smell and inhaling them it that it’s one of the most direct connections to the brain for a natural but rapid response.
  3. If you apply them topically know that they should be blended in another oil or water-based mixture so they don’t irritate the skin. But, EO’s are small enough molecules they can pass through the pores and enter the body.
  4. What EO’s can help with your workout and give you that extra boost and spring in your step?

          Three words: Citrus, citrus, citrus. The citrus family includes, grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime and they are central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. They upregulate, activate and energize your brain!

The two I’m focusing on today are grapefruit and lime.

          First up, Grapefruit: While it has grown in the West Indies since at least the 18th century, it wasn’t widely known in the US until the 20th century. Today, there are at least 10 different varieties of grapefruit. Its essence or oil is prepared from its flowers and its powerfully fresh aroma can energize your senses!

          The other EO I’d like to tell you about is Lime: If you only use it in the kitchen to add some tanginess to your tacos or flavor a margarita, you are really missing out! Lime has important health and energy-boosting properties and can be combined with grapefruit for a wonderful 1 to punch to stimulate your mind and give your work out a boost!

How to use them? You can use a towelette, wipe, tissue, gauze add a few drops of the energizing oils and inhale for 1-2 minutes. Repeat as needed and amp up your workout routine…naturally!

KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

  • Essential Oils: E.O.s
  • Eo’s: plant hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors
  • Sense of smell/olfaction one of the most direct sensory connections to the brain
  • Application: inhaled, topical, diffuser
  • EO’s: Citrus fruit family - stimulate/upregulate the C.N.S. (central nervous system)
  • Citrus family: Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, and Lime
  • Pre-workout: Inhale for 1-2 min or apply topically to energize your workout


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/

Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com

Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

.com/sagetonic/

“Holistic Health for Adolescents” http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Holistic-Health-for-Adolescents/   

“The potential of positive places: senses, brain, and spaces”

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3763/inbi.2010.0042      

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

 

© 2018 Spartan


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Are you always 1 step shy from finishing your “mission”? 1 step short of achieving your goals? Today Zach Even-Esh tells you how you can make it over the finish line.  Listen, then start taking pride in the challenges while turning your obstacles into opportunities.

 

LESSONS:

  • View your obstacles as opportunities
  • You don’t have to like it, you just have to do it - Dick Marcinko, Creator of SEAL Team 6
  • Take pride in the challenges which will inspire you rather than defeating you
  • Excellence and Convenience are rarely, if ever, found on the same road


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_EP14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Setting goals is an important way to keep us accountable to the dreams and desires that we have for ourselves. Goals are an effective way to keep us on track and give our movement structure. Sometimes, however, we fall into the trap of setting insane goals - goals that are unreasonable for our current position and end up hurting us in the long run. Pushing yourself is important but you have to set goals that are achievable so that you gain confidence and keep moving in the right direction.

 

LESSONS:

  • Be realistic about what you are capable of when you set a new goal.
  • Set yourself up for success by setting goals that are tough but reasonable.
  • Remember that each time you succeed in meeting a smaller goal it will add up and get you closer to your larger goal.



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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: MD014_INSANEGOALS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Watch 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year puts Joe DeSena in his place.  First Sergeant Melissa Solomon has a deep understanding of what it takes to motivate.  She should, she’s a top professional.She knows fitness too! 1SG Solomon leads trainings in the Army Master Fitness Course to “create personal trainers in each company of 150 soldiers, to have them perform in optimal health.” Trained in how to master resiliency, she gives you tools for when “things aren't going your way- don’t quit- find another way and problem solve!” In this episode, wasting time and potential are not tolerated!

 

LESSONS

  1. If your message isn’t getting across, regroup and rethink
  2. To do your job well empower others
  3. Give tasks that people are likely to fail to establish a baseline
  4. Find alternate solutions and don’t quit
  5. Be a sponge: coachable and teachable
  6. Test your limits  
  7. Relinquish some of the comforts of home, embrace stress
  8. Find your core resilience
  9. Be mindful of your time, don’t waste it!
  10. Find what motivates you - surround yourself with a “personal board of directors”
  11. Write down what you want - set dates to achieve those goals
  12. Have the tools you need - remove the excuses
  13. Be a part of something bigger than “just you”
  14. React to obstacles in a productive manner
  15. Don’t make monsters out of challenges - just face them

 

LINKS

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 Introduction

1:30 Athletic Greens special offer

1:56 Interview begins (you won’t want to miss this!)

2:40 how to become a drill sergeant

3:15 getting your message across

4:05 how do you tell a good recruit?

4:30 don’t quit

5:15 facing the brink of failure

5:45 pushing beyond limits

6:20 where does core resilience show up ?

7:30 how do you reach your goals

8:25 what are you motivated by ?

9:45 tips and tricks

11:00 ditch the excuses

12:40 drill sergeant burpees

13:00 Athletic Greens break

14:50 interview continues

15:30 Army Master Fitness Course

17:40 go out and get what you want

20:00 the Master Resilience Training Course

22:25 Sefra, Johnny, Joe and Joe Di discuss the interview

26:17 Athletic Greens special offer: AthleticGreens.com/Spartan


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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, Col. Tim Nye  and guest host Joe Di

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 221_SUP_MELISSA_SOLOMON_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Today Zach talks about the secret to pushing through when -willpower doesn't seem to be enough.

-

I came across a great book gifted to me by fellow Spartan Up Friend, Joe Polish of The Genius Network. This book is Willpower Doesn’t Work. It made me rethink how self-discipline can be taken to the next level and beyond by changing your environment!


LESSONS:

 

  • Change your environment to change your life.
  • Your environment can change by place and or people.
  • Surround yourself with other high achievers so you are never the smartest Person in the room
  • Publicly announce your goals so you are accountable to people that you don’t want to let down



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_EP13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Fear is one of those emotions that can significantly impact our choices, behaviors, and ways that we engage with the world. We all have our own set of fears and the intensity to which we feel fear about different things varies as well. One trap that we can all fall into though is the misbelief that the intensity of our fear is a measure of our capacity to handle the challenge that is ahead of us. When we connect fear with ability we are more at risk of becoming immobilized and opting out of what it is that we are afraid of instead of moving onward.  

 

LESSONS:

  • The intensity that we feel fear is no measure of our capacity to handle the challenge ahead.
  • We can be very afraid of something and incredibly capable of conquering the challenge at the same time.
  • We must deconstruct the belief that the intensity of our fear is somehow associated with our abilities.



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

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CREDITS:

 

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

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

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34% of his body was burned when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine in Iraq. Do you define yourself by your scars or do you conquer all obstacles with mindset, tenacity and humor. This week we speak with Dancing with the Stars champion JR about the art of adversity and about Joe dancing to Donna Summer.

 

LESSONS  

  1. Do you follow? Do you to break off lead? Don’t be a sheep.
  2. Obstacles in your way? SO WHAT - just do it.
  3. You will regret the things NOT done, rather than the other way around.
  4. ASK: Are you happy where you are at? If not, change it.
  5. Always show up your best self.
  6. Control the reaction to your environment.
  7. Your life is a book - be the author!
  8. Bring people into your circle that challenge you.
  9. Pay attention and enjoy the small details of life- the learning moments
  10. Ask yourself what’s your legacy: take the path less traveled.

 

LINKS

 

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

00:00 intro

00:58 athletic greens intro

1:27 interview begins

2:00 34% of JR’s body burned - understanding identity

2:45 Mindset vs. physical appearance

4:00 Joining the army

5:55 Giving back to the country

7:00 How life shapes you

8:45 Heading to war

10:00 Not giving up

11:55 Athletic Greens break

14:17 Interview continues

15:00 Joe dancing to Donna Summers

17:00 The tale of Shackleton

20:00 Reacting to triggers

22:00 Don’t become stuck in rut

23:00 Who do you bring into your circle

25:00 How to find inspiration in everything

26:00 Journey not the destination

26:16 Sefra, Angel, Johnny & Joe discuss the interview

31:41 AthleticGreens.com/Spartan

 

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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, Col. Tim Nye  and guest host Angel Sanz.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

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Ben Franklin has a famous quote that speaks volumes: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

What does your day look like? Do you get to bed too late and in turn, your morning is a struggle? Lack of sleep will negatively affect your health, relationships, energy levels and career! Listen to this episode to hear what successful people do.

 

LESSONS:


How working late to get more work done eventually negatively affects your productivity.
How to slowly begin waking up earlier than your normal routine.
How to “put points on the score board” first thing in the morning.

 

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_EP12_V2exp_01.mp3
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