Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind! (general)

Guest host Patrick Sweeney, the Fear Guru, is back for week 3. How can you own your day, every day? With a morning routine. In this episode Patrick shares the morning routine he’s optimized since learning some of the basics at the US Olympic training center when he was a world-class rower training for the Olympics in the single scull. His first step alone will help you sleep better, think clearer and actually live longer. He also gives you the science why his routine works – this isn’t bro science this is the latest cutting edge research put into daily practice.

Learn More:
Patrick’s latest book at www.FearIsFuel.com
Patrick on Instagram @TheFearGuru
Spartan Up Podcast on Instagram @SpartanUpPodcast

Take Patrick Sweeney’s “Fear as Fuel” course on the Spartan Edge educational platform FREE because you listen to the Spartan Up podcast! Go to Learn.Spartan.com then click REDEEM in the top menu, enter the code PODCAST and create a new account.

SUBSCRIBE:
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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams
Host: Patrick Sweeney

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: FEAR_3_REVISED_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

When you’ve got something big on the horizon that matters to you - a race, a presentation at work, a meeting with your boss - it’s important to go into it with a strategy in mind so that you can be as successful as possible. The Three C’s of Success are one way to enter into the arena of an experience with confidence, courage, and clarity. Each principle will give you that extra edge that you’re looking for as the nerves and insecurity begins to stir. LESSONS: Moving into something that matters to you with a strategy is always an important tactic to consider. Try these 3 C’s to Success: Confidence : Building confidence through a positive affirmation or mantra. Courage : Try to imagine you’ve completed the task and the primary gain that you will experience. That will help you have courage and not let fear hold you back. Clarity : Clearing your mind of those negative thoughts and insecurities is key. Imagine that they are clouds drifting by or cars zooming past on the highway. Don’t get too attached!

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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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 78_ThreeCs.mp3
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Jen Welter became the first female coach in the NFL. How do you achieve a goal when there is no roadmap? A commitment to greatness in each moment. “ if we can change football, we can change the world.” says Dr. Jen Welter.  She never listened to the doubts of others and at 5’ 2” went toe-to-toe on the field and got up after every tackle. She broke the glass for female athletes in this sport and as she said - breaking glass is contagious. Earning a Masters in Sports Psychology and PhD in Psychology, she has pioneered communications strategies that has her players leaning-in. Hips, wrap & drop the mic on this awesome episode.  

 

LESSONS

  1. Hips, wrap & drop 
  2. Step up to every challenge that is put in your way 
  3. Believe in yourself- it keeps you going 
  4. Don’t let dollars define you 
  5. Don’t listen to what others tell you you shouldn’t/ couldn’t do 
  6. When you're tackled in life- get back up! 
  7. Commit to being great in every moment 
  8. Diversity is strength: pure muscle to pure hustle 
  9. Unify your vision & goals
  10. Communication is a choice: lean-in 
  11. Own who you are- love your brand of crazy

 

SpartanX Leadership is a one-day event where masters of industry meet to collaborate, connect, and learn resiliency skills for optimal team performance.  https://www.spartanxleadership.com

 

LINKS

https://www.jenwelter.com

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe De Sena introduces this week’s episode about carving your own path 

1:15 Interview begins with Dr. Jen Welter- 1st female NFL coach

3:00 Learning her fathers mentality of how to face fear- playing rugby 

4:30 Hips, wrap & drop

6:00 Playing pro football for 15 years- stepping up to the challenge 

7:00 The strong belief that keeps you going- not letting dollars define you 

8:00 There’s no game a women cannot play 

9:00 People will always think an undefined path is crazy 

10:00 Going head to head with the males in training camp- shifting her destiny 

11:00 What you learn from getting tackled- scratching to get back up 

12:45 Catching the former Dallas Cowboys coaches attention

13:45 Learning about herself & being offered a coaching job  

14:35 Being drop-kicked to success 

16:00 Contacting the Cardinals & getting invited to OTAs 

18:00 SpartanX Leadership break 

18:30 Interview continues with committing to being great in every moment 

19:45 Diversity is strength- pure muscle to pure hustle 

23:00 Learning to communicate in a different way: lean-in 

24:00 Own who you are

25:30 Loving your brand of crazy 

26:50 Joe recaps this awesome interview & how to fill in the gaps 



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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

The Colonel, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are off at spring training 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 288_Jen_Welter_PAUDIO.mp3
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Guest host Patrick Sweeney, the Fear Guru, is back for week 2.  Now that you know that the survival instinct is driven by the amygdala, our 2 million-year-old operating system and anytime we feel a threat it tries to take over, what can you do about it? Learn the two ways that we make decisions in life – the one that leads to shame, regret and failure, and the other way, the Spartan way, that leads to growth, happiness, success and fulfillment. To know when those critical decision points present themselves you’ve got to find out what your fear tells are – that’s what Patrick shows you in this episode. 

 

Learn More: 

Patrick’s latest book at www.FearIsFuel.com 

Patrick on Instagram @TheFearGuru

 

Take Patrick Sweeney’s “Fear as Fuel” course on the Spartan Edge educational platform free because you listen to the Spartan Up podcast! Go to Learn.Spartan.com and use the code PODCAST

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams

Host: Patrick Sweeney

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: FEAR2_MIX_REV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Host Dr. L says: Undoubtedly, you will be asked in your lifetime to give advice. This may come from a family member, a friend, a colleague, or perhaps even a stranger. What’s important to remember is that giving good advice isn’t always considering what you might do in that situation and then providing feedback. The best advice is actually given when you consider the source - who are you giving the advice to, what is their history, and what experiences in theif life might shape how they move forward? We need to drop our own ego when we are in an advice-giving position and really step in THEIR shoes. Not live in your own.

LESSONS:
Advice isn’t always easy to give because we are often projecting our own experience onto that which we provide.
Considering the source of who is requesting the advice and what might be a good step for them to take is considerably different than what might be what you would do.
Drop your ego, try to really put yourself in their shoes, and encourage accordingly.

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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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 77_GivingAdvice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

How do you go from being the worst kid on the team to a 2018 Olympic silver medalist and two time XGames Gold medalist? Freestyle skier Alex Ferreira tells Joe De Sena and Johnny Waite the secret: unfaltering dedication, relentless training, infinite repetitive practice and truly believing in yourself are the keys!  Alex walks us through how his visualization process, it includes running every turn and every second of his runs 100’s of times through his mind before he even puts his skis on. Alex takes us right to the start of his Olympic run, drops in, and takes us on a mental journey of those glorious Olympic runs. Everyone in the room was on the edge of their seats, we felt as if we were peering through his own goggles. You’ll feel the snow on your own skin!  

 

A truly humble, extraordinary and eloquent athlete, Alex believes that when you put in every single ounce of energy: love, heart, passion into what you’re doing and don’t leave a single thing on the table... that’s when you can sleep easy at night. Believe in what you are doing and Get It Done! 

 

LESSONS

  1. Believe in what your doing 
  2. Do the hard work and be positive 
  3. Be humble and when it’s time to compete be ruthless 
  4. Do right by yourself 
  5. Visualize successful outcomes
  6. 100x repetition is key 
  7. Your either ready or your not
  8. Don’t take anything to seriously or personally 
  9. Enjoy every second 
  10. Put EVERYTHING you’ve got into your goal 
  11. Train as if you were an Olympian
  12. Believe in yourself until the end!
  13. You learn more from failure than success 
  14. Once you start winning the politics go away 
  15. Read as much as you can 

 

LINKS

More information about USANA https://www.usana.com/

More about Alex https://alexferreiraski.com

Spartan EDGE

Go to learn.spartan.com and click REDEEM in the navigation then enter the code PODCAST for our special offer to Spartan Up podcast listeners.



TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe introduces gold medalist Alex Ferreira 

1:50 Interview begins with Johnny and Alex 

2:30 The journey to become a professional halfpipe skier

4:15 It’s all about hard work and your mentality

5:15 Being humble and being ruthless 

6:15 Practicing: visualization and repetition 100’s of  times

7:45 Perfecting multiple tricks over many years to win the contest 

8:45 The moment at the gate when your either ready or not 

10:20 Eating, sleeping, training: doing everything he can to prepare 

11:11 Taking us step-by-step to the lead up to his Olympic run

13:00 Run one: everything comes down to this moment 

14:45 Run two 

15:55 Run three- flow state 

16:40 Putting it ALL on the table

16:55 USANA.com break

18:15 Joe jumps into the interview 

19:30 Learning more from failure than success 

21:20 Once you start winning all the politics go away 

23:00 Filling his intellectual capacity 

25:00 Hot & cold therapy 

26:30 Who you are is what you eat 

28:55 Joe debriefs what he learned from Alex



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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite and Sefra Alexandra 

The Colonel is off on a winter expedition 

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 287_alex_ferreira_01_PUBLISH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Guest host Patrick Sweeney, the Fear Guru, answers the questions: are you hardwired to respond to threats with a fight, flight or freeze reaction? How does that survival instinct affect your decision-making and happiness? In this introductory episode, you’ll find out what the amygdala (a MIG da la) is and how it impacts our life. You’ll also find out if we a courage center to counter-act that fear center and if so how we can access it. This is the first in a series of four mini Spartan Up podcast episodes exploring fear.

 

Learn More: 

Patrick’s latest book at www.FearIsFuel.com 

Patrick on Instagram @TheFearGuru

 

Take Patrick Sweeney’s “Fear as Fuel” course on the Spartan Edge educational platform free because you listen to the Spartan Up podcast! Go to Learn.Spartan.com and use the code PODCAST

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams

Host: Patrick Sweeney

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: FEAR1_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Like many of the concepts we discuss on Spartan MIND, self-doubt is one that we can all relate to because we ALL have elements of self-doubt. Some of us struggle with more self-doubt than others but we can all use similar strategies to work through the self-doubt. Implementing an internal dialogue that observes where the self-doubt may be coming from can be a useful tactic. Evaluating the intensity of the self-doubt and knowing that, to some degree, we all experience a little can also give you some perspective.

LESSONS: Self-doubt is part of the human experience. Building resilience to self-doubt is your best weapon. Try asking yourself, “Where is this self-doubt coming from” to help you gain more self-awareness. Work on reality testing to help you close the gap on how you feel vs. reality. Use positive affirmations and optimism to assist in moving you through it. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L: 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 © 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 76_Battling_Self_Doubt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Melissa Hartwig Urban created the WHOLE30. What you may not know is the story behind it. At a young age Melissa experienced trauma that later fueled an addiction to drugs. Later she found sobriety but replaced her addiction with a craving for fitness. When challenged by a friend to experiment with a 30-day clean diet, she realized she had a complicated relationship with food. Soon after, the WHOLE30 was created. Her journey is one of self-reflection and she shares her story with a refreshing frankness. Her observations on food dispels myths around dieting and utilizes the concepts of elimination to truly become whole and find the best version of yourself.

LESSONS
Adopt a growth mindset
Be in healthy relationship with your food
Observe how food groups affect your body
Shame grows in the dark- speak your trauma
Individualize your own treatment plan
Recognize the emotional relationship with eating
Find what works for you

LINKS
This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.trueformrunner.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10%

https://whole30.com/about/

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Sefra, Dr. L, Dr. Johnny & Col. Nye introduce this week’s guest
1:00 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN intro
1:30 Interview begins with Melissa & Joe
2:40 Dealing with sexual abuse at an early age
4:00 Turning to drugs as a way to deal with trauma
6:00 Deciding to choose a different path
8:00 Changing everything in her life
9:00 Adopting a growth mindset
10:10 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN break
11:30 Interview continues with getting fit
12:45 Starting the first 30 day diet
14:00 How she was using food the same way as drugs
16:00 Eliminating food then reintroducing it back to your diet
17:40 First group Whole30 and writing her first book
19:00 Processing trauma effectively
21:33 Johnny, Dr. L, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra discuss their takeaways
29:00 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN close

 


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

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite, Col. Nye, Sefra Alexandra and guest host Dr. Lara Pence


Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 286_Melissa_Hartwig_Urban_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Dr. L says: Keeping yourself accountable is a skill that many people often have to practice and refine over time. There are a few steps that you can take to ensure that you hold yourself accountable. Remember first and foremost to set realistic goals for yourself. Yes, they can be lofty and seemingly difficult but let’s not make impossible goals. Setting reminders for yourself can be a useful and simple way to ensure that are consistently checking in with yourself. Also, asking yourself why your goal is there in the first place can help reveal why accountability may not come so easily. We are less likely to hold ourselves accountable if the goal is not intrinsically motivating. And finally, rope in some support. Accountability doesn’t mean doing it all on your own. Calling up your friends to be your army of support can be incredibly useful.

LESSONS:
Holding yourself accountable is a skill that needs practice and refinement.
Do these four things to aid in building this muscle:
Set realistic goals.
Set reminders to check in with yourself.
Ensure that the goal is coming from YOU - not an external factor.
Rope in your support team for help.


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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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 75_KeepAccountable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Jeff Vernon learned grit and perseverance as a kid in the family business. Those lessons carried him through a series of entrepreneurial successes and brought him where he is today - disrupting the fitness industry with a treadmill that makes you work harder and run better.   In the sport of OCR or Crossfit coaches work on perfecting a series of skills training, but overlook proper running form. As humans understanding our gait and how to properly propel ourselves is imperative! Not only to prevent injury but to improve performance! As Joe De Sena says, “performance always wins.” Whether you’re pruning grapevines in snowy blizzards in upstate New York or disrupting an industry of millions - one thing is clear - you have to hammer through all the obstacles and just keep treading on. 

 

LESSONS

  1. Nothing is achieved without hard work 
  2. Hammer through the obstacles
  3. Perfect practice makes perfect
  4. Be aware of opportunities you chance upon 
  5. Learn how to run properly to avoid injury
  6. Being a disrupter takes fortitude 
  7. Success is never a straight line- it’s bumpy 
  8. Adapt & overcome 
  9. Improve pace, speed, distance & time 

 

LINKS

www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN

use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10%



The Whiteboard Project

LL24H Podcast with Brian “Tosh” Chontosh 

 



TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe introduces Jeff’s interview 

1:45 Interview begins on the treadmill 

2:45 The 24 hour shipping container challenge: LL24H 

4:35 Isiah Vidal jumps in at last minute to support The Whiteboard Project

6:30 Creating a running program with SGX

7:30 Tending a vineyard in western New York

9:00 Mitigating challenges of mother nature

11:00 Learning repeatability, scalability & best practices

13:20 Running a vineyard in Connecticut 

15:00 The treadmill as a tool for training proper form

17:20 Helping people walk & run better 

18:30 Disrupting the industry 

20:00 Dealing with lawsuits & challenges 

21:30: Takeaways 

23:25 Pay attention to opportunities 

24:40 Prevent injury by practising proper running techniques 

26:00 Success is not a straight line 

27:15 Skills acquisition can be intuitive with the right tools

29:00 Performance always wins

30:34 Joe debriefs lessons learned & running in his garage 



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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Dr. Johnny Waite, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off finding their TRUEFORM 

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 285_JEFF_VERNON_FULL_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Dr. L says: Life is short. It’s important to get the most out of life that you can and dive into all the adventure and awesomeness that sits at your feet. AND it’s critical that along the way we are weaving in a layer of compassion when things don’t go our way. When we fail, fall short of our goals, or come up short against our expectations, yes, learn from that but also make sure that you are bringing in some humor and not weighing yourself down with criticism.

LESSONS: Weave self-compassion into various endeavors to ensure that you remain afloat. Make sure that you use humor to your advantage and don’t take life so seriously. Cut yourself some slack sometimes!

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CREDITS: Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Dr. Lara Pence Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence © 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 74_GiveYourselfCompassion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Kara Goucher is a true legend of the running world, from competing in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, to a bronze medal at the 2007 World Athletics Cross Country Championships (formerly IAAF), to the women’s fastest-ever half marathon, and third overall at the 2009 Boston Marathon! In this interview she discusses the importance of being vulnerable, challenging yourself, leaning into things that make you feel anxious and how much you can learn from something you’re not good at. Kara Goucher also talks about aging, transitioning as an elite athlete, and entering the new exhilarating realm of trail running. Try to keep pace with this awesome woman and a great interview! 





LESSONS 

  1. Find out how good you can get 
  2. Be ready to pounce
  3. Appreciate each experience 
  4. Be vulnerable and challenge yourself
  5. Never be too afraid to try
  6. Lean into things that make you anxious 
  7. It’s good when your not good 
  8. Not winning doesn’t mean it isn’t worth doing
  9. Don’t be afraid to age
  10. Do scary things
  11. Try a trail run! 

 

LINKS

http://www.karagoucher.com

https://www.spartan.com/en/trail

 

This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10% 



The Spartan World Media Fest was made possible by ATP Science 



TIME STAMPS 

0:00 Johnny and Joe De Sena introduce Olympian Kara 

1:05 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN special offer 

1:40 Interview begins with Dr. L and Kara Goucher 

2:15 Starting running with her grandfather 

3:30 Why she fell in love with running 

4:45 Running as a profession 

5:30 Finding out how good she could get 

6:30 Going through the transition 

7:30 Finding something new, fun and scary 

8:30 Appreciating each experience- the nuance of the trail

9:45 Getting to the podium and finishing what you start 

10:55 Shifting her athletic identity 

12:00 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN break

13:45 Interview continues with how we challenge ourselves

15:00 Challenging yourself and being vulnerable 

16:30 The athletic journey as you get older away from the Olympics

18:00 Product versus process

19:00 Good to not be good- being humble and having humility 

20:30 Three lessons of wisdom

22:15 Johnny and Joe De Sena debrief this great discussion 

27:27 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN close



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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite and guest Dr. Lara Pence 

Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off on winter sojourn  

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 284_Kara_Goucher_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Dr. L says: It’s important that you are consistently and frequently checking in with yourself, and there are a couple of different areas, in particular, that might need attention. First, checking in with your own emotions is key because in order for you to make the next right choice you need to understand how you are feeling. Second, checking in with how you are feeling about your relationships is important. What are the ways that you feel either connected or disconnected? And lastly, checking in with your own momentum in life - how do you feel about the speed and course of where your life is going? Once you start doing consistent check-ins around these three areas you can make more intentional choices in order to get your needs met and remain grounded. 

 

LESSONS: 

  • Checking in with yourself on a consistent basis is important for your mind.
  • Ask yourself, how am I feeling emotionally right now? Make sure you give yourself permission to be honest with your current feelings. 
  • Next, am I feeling connected with others?
  • And lastly, how do I feel about the momentum of my life - the course and path that I am currently on? 



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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

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 73_CheckingInWithMind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mike Bledsoe walked away from the success he earned in the fitness industry as part of Barbell Shrugged to look inward. He is now focused on how mindset influences your performance. By looking at language and how you view your own story, new revelations in your mental and emotional patterning can be revealed. What causes deep underlying pain in your body? It may actually be attributed to unresolved trauma from your past. In this interview, we discuss the benefits of breathing and the importance of being able to be patient and wait to achieve what you are aiming for.

LESSONS
Start with language
You can’t unknow
Injuries may originate from an emotional trauma
Fight, flight or freeze
Focus on your breathing
Deal with your past
Trust the process
You need space to be creative and change
Learn to be patient and wait
Impact with effective action
Understand your story and identity
BREATH
Look at your story

LINKS
https://thebledsoeshow.com
https://www.thestrongcoach.com
https://www.enlifted.me
Mike Bledsoe on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mike_bledsoe


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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Dr. Johnny & Joe De Sena introduce the guy who inspired our podcast
2:00 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN intro
2:30 Interview begins with Sefra and Mike
3:10 Mindset training in regards to language, emotional and spiritual development
4:10 Choosing your own path and overcoming setbacks through a lot of work
5:45 How previous life experiences influence your health and embodied pain
7:30 Injuries and how they relate to emotional trauma
8:30 Fight, Flight or Freeze
9:30 The key is in breathing
10:30 Are we avoiding feelings?
11:45 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN break
13:05 The interview continues with emotional work
14:05 Living your on auto-pilot and not dealing with your past
15:25 Working on patience and having trust
16:45 Learning to wait
19:30 What is effective action?
21:10 Understand language, story and identity
22:40 Breathing & looking at your story
24:24 Joe De Sena & Dr. Johnny discuss Mike’s interview
32:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN close

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra
Col. Nye is off on a bike expedition

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 283_MIKE_BLEDSOE_FULL_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Spartan Up co-host Dr. L says: Often, we look outside of ourselves for motivation and inspiration, but if we dig deep enough we typically have everything we need inside of ourselves to make changes and live the kind of life that we are looking for. We must become the hero in our own story - not wait for someone else to step into that role. In order to do so, it’s important to identify a few things, including who the villains are in your story, the ones who become barriers to you getting what you want. Also think about which characteristics are going to move you forward - what strengths do you own already that can help guide you down the path. And lastly, what about your guides? Those individuals that will support your ideas and push you to execute.

LESSONS:

Become the hero in your own life rather than wait for someone else to take on the role. Who are the villains? Who or what becomes a barrier in your story? Which individual characteristics and strengths help move you forward? Who are your guides, the people who will support your journey? And lastly, what does the end look like?

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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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 72_HeroInStory.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

What’s the one thing we could do to improve the future? Raise better young people. Facilitate better parenting. Our country faces an epidemic of “fatherlessness.” Whether due to a father figure not physically being in the picture or mentally being distant - it is a massive obstacle that Justin Batt has been working to overcome with Daddy Saturdays. It’s not just for dad’s and not just on Saturdays, his book and his programs create a paradigm shift about how we look at our free time, how we engage with our children and what being an intentional parent really looks like. As he says, let’s all raise good kids that become great adults!

Joe De Sena introduces this episode, and at the end of the interview, he talks about what he learned from Justin with co-host Sefra the Seedhuntress. Our co-host Johnny Waite sat down with Justin at the Spartan World Media Fest event by ATP Science.


LESSONS
Raise good kids that become great adults
Be intentional with your plans
Engage with your kids
More is caught than taught
Model what you want to see in your kids
Calendar everything
Take the time to really know your kids
Learn through observation
Be curators and content creators
Create a system to file your ideas
Don’t be a hero be a guide to your kids


LINKS
Daddy Saturday

This episode is brought to you by SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe + Sefra introduce this weeks guest
1:15 SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM intro
1:30 Interview begins with Dr. Johnny + Justin
2:00 working to end the “fatherlessness” epidemic
3:45 Intentionally planning your weekends with your kids
5:00 “Far more is caught than taught”
6:15 Mission , vision, values, goal setting & calendaring
7:30 A movement takes hold
8:45 Being a great father and helping others to do the same
10:00 Taking the time to really get to know your kids
11:45 Th mindset of being an intentional father everyday
12:50 SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM break
14:30 Building a community & platform while maintaining balance between work + life
16:15 Shifting to a paradigm of curation & content creation with tech
17:20 It’s a platform for single moms as well
18:30 The Daddy Saturday Foundation
19:50 Community coaches
22:50 “Wine” ideas- letting concepts percolate
24:30 How to get involved
26:00 ‘move toward’ your child
27:35 Don't be a hero to your kids be a guide
28:50 Bring other guides in to support kids passions
29:40 Joe & Sefra discuss Justin’s philosophy
34:30 SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM close


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra
Col. Nye is off on “Grandaddy Saturday” ;)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 282_Justin_Batt_FULL_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Dr. L, Spartan's chief Mind doc, says: This is the time of year when many of us dive quickly into the pool of New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you like the word resolution or not, it’s helpful to take stock of what you want out of the next 12 months to come - or even just the next month itself. Setting goals can be an important part of moving towards that which you want and it’s also important to keep a few things in mind, like being realistic and using your support system around you. Have a wonderful holiday and here’s to great things in 2020!

LESSONS:
Set realistic goals. Be honest with yourself about where you are in your own process and set a goal that is achievable.
Rope in your support system so that you have someone or some people to be accountable to, and make your goal public.
Remember that during this time of year, you’ve got everything you need inside of you to make the changes you’re looking for.

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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 71_New_Years_Resolutions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

It’s not about what happens to you - but what you do with what happens to you. Chris Waddell, injured in a skiing accident in college, went on to medal in the 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2002 Winter Paralympics and become a motivational speaker. He uses his positive perspective to shift the paradigm and concepts of “Nametags,” labels and limitations placed upon people with disabilities and challenges. His advice: In life, like in a ski race, race to the first gate! Always keep your skis pointed downhill- enjoy! Joe De Sena sat down with Chris at the Spartan World Media Fest event by ATP Science that took place at Spartan World Championships in Tahoe where Chris spoke at the Spartan X Leadership dinner.

LESSONS

Sport is a teacher Repetition is key Prioritize what’s important Surround yourself with a great team Find something to love It’s the tiny things that separate good from great You create when your having fun Rely on instinct Start behind the 8 ball Race to the first gate It’s not what happens to you, but what you do with it! Point your skis downhill Perfection is a mirage You have the ability to change your labels and limitations

LINKS

Chris Waddell One Revolution https://one-revolution.org/index.php?p=people/speakers/chris-waddell

This episode is brought to you by SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Sefra & Joe introduce this weeks guest- our keynote at the Spartan World Media Fest

1:30 this episode is brought to you by SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM

1:50 Interview begins in Lake Tahoe with some Spartan Tea

3:45 Sports as a platform and teacher

5:15 Repetition is key- skills build upon each other

6:30 Skiing at Middlebury College

7:30 An accident and life moving forward

9:00 Becoming the best of himself & prioritizing what’s important 10:10 Having a “athlete mentality”

11:15 Making the college campus accessible

12:15 Having a supportive group of friends

13:15 Starting monoskiing

14:15 Making nationals and the US Ski Team 1

5:00 Making it to the Paralympics

16:15 To recover from something- find something to LOVE!

16:40 SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM Break

17:10 Interview continues with the adaptation of the body

18:55 Becoming a full-time athlete and speaker

19:55 the relationship between winning and knowing

20:55 The “little things” that make the difference

22:00 Teaching your body instinct 24:00 Race to the first gate

25:30 It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens

26:15 Perfection is a mirage

27:00 One Revolution Foundation: changing the perception of disability

28:15 Nametags: shifting labels and limitations 30:10 Passion is in creation

30:40 Healing through body movement and dance- saying yes to everything

31:30 Yes… and

33:00 Sefra & Joe debrief after this awesome interview

36:15 SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM Close

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra Dr. Johnny Waite & Col. Nye are off finding our next guest Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 281_SU_Chris_Waddell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Although there might be some individuals who just seem more optimistic or positive, the truth is that we can all learn to practice optimism and weave some of the tenants into our life. The first element that was discussed includes shifting your perspective that sees things as permanent to seeing things as temporary. The second element is seeing events and painful experiences as singular, not pervasive.The last element of learning optimism is not taking things personally. Whether it’s insecurity or ego, when we take all things personally we bear the weight of other people’s judgments or opinions on our shoulder. We must not attach our own ego to all experiences.

LESSONS: Optimism can be learned and if you practice certain elements of optimism routinely, you can weave a more optimistic perspective into your world. Remember, not everything is permanent or pervasive, and you can weave in more hopeful thoughts when these ways of thinking are challenged. Don’t take things personally. Remind yourself that not all choices or decisions are about YOU. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L: 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 © 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 70_Optimism_Part3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

When winning isn’t enough, try working to improve the “MOD,” or Margin of the Day. That’s the margin by which you win. One of Joe De Sena’s favorite quotes: “will it make the boat go faster?” Josh Crosby, world champion rower and co-founder of BDY SQD, attacks life with a voracious appetite. Dedicated to constant improvement and pushing himself farther, his perseverance, persistence and passion led him to success as a rower, in adventure racing, and to be a pioneer in the realm of rowing in modern fitness. Don’t just win the day - win by a large margin!

LESSONS

Focus on a shared goal and give 100% It’s all about perseverance, persistence and passion

Always go back to the team

Margin Of the Day (MOD) - how much can you win by?

Make your personal scores the best they can be

Utilize your expertise and passion

Find a moment of pause to refocus

Find your direction Pursue that direction with ultimate voracity: Attack & commit

LINKS

BDY SQD https://gobodysquad.com/about-us/

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 Sefra & Joe introduce this week’s interview (and Joe’s kids shake the van to wake Josh up!)

1:30 Interview begins in Josh’s beauty of a blue van: The Body Squad Mobile

3:25 Starting out as rower, coming from a long lineage of rowers

4:30 Being trained by a “quiet leader”

6:30 Moving the oar and training the body and mind

7:30 Everyone focusing on the same goal and giving 100%

8:45 Perseverance, persistence and passion

10:50 Setting the rhythm for the boat- getting to the junior World Championships

12:45 Getting recruited to Brown University

14:15 Margin of the Day (MOD) - how much you can win by 1

6:15 Making your personal scores the best they can be

17:15 Getting as fit as possible for the National Team

18:20 Shooting for the Olympics

20:30 Reevaluating and starting Indo-Row

22:25 Key Rowing Advisor to Orange Theory & starting Body Squad

23:25 Benefits of the Body Squad myofascial modality & infrared technologies

26:30 Attach & Commit

27:15 Sefra & Joe have a tête-à-tête about what they learned

 

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra Dr. Johnny Waite & Col. Nye were off rowing on the river Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 280_Josh-Crosby_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Spartan's "Chief Mind Doc" Dr. L says: Although there might be some individuals who just seem more optimistic or positive, the truth is that we can all learn to practice optimism and weave some of the tenants into our life. The first element that was discussed in the last episode included shifting your perspective that sees things as permanent to seeing things as temporary.

Another way of thinking that can be helpful for you in building optimism is limiting your language and views around things as being pervasive - that if they happen in one arena, they happen in all arenas. If you think of certain events as singular, you can approach each experience with a fresh, new perspective.

LESSONS:

Optimism can be learned and if you practice certain elements of optimism routinely, you can weave a more optimistic perspective into your world.

Reminding yourself that painful events and even failures are singular events can help you feel and be more hopeful.

Develop an internal coach that reminds you that not all things are pervasive and that you have agency to see each event as new.

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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 © 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 69_Optimism_Part2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Who has created your idea of success? Are you on the path you want should be on? Laura Gassner Otting, author of “Limitless” talks with Joe De Sena about carving your own way and revisiting what it is that ignites your passion. Don't be afraid of change, get comfortable being uncomfortable. Push yourself beyond what you thought was feasible, making the peaks & possibilities of life ahead of you Limitless!

Joe is joined by Marko Cheseto, a Kenyan runner who lost both legs while on a running scholarship in Alaska who now holds the world marathon speed record for a double amputee.

LESSONS

Stay in your center of competence & excellence

Failure is not a finale it’s a fulcrum

Lean out over your comfort zone

You ultimately make you own decisions Confidence to do big things comes from competence

Never settle for mediocrity

Define success for yourself

Consonance: calling, connection, contribution & control Remember that you GET to do this!

 

FIND OUT MORE:

Laura & her Book “Limitless:” https://lauragassnerotting.com/limitless/

SpartanX Leadership https://www.spartanxleadership.com/

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe & guest host Marko Cheseto introduce this episode and SpartanX

1:30 Interview begins at Fenway & Laura’s origins in Miami

3:00 Experiences in Law School leading to the White House

3:45 Working in the Clinton Administration

4:30 Becoming a headhunter & starting her own advisory group

5:55 Growing a business, becoming a professional speaker & author

7:00 Listening for eight motivating factors

8:00 Does success equal happiness?

9:30 Making decisions with the frontal lobe

11:00 Staying in a center of competence & excellence

12:45 Leaning out over your comfort zone

14:00 Pushing yourself to a place you haven’t been before

15:15 Competence & confidence 17:45 Never settle for mediocrity

19:00 Consonance: what is calling you?

21:45 What trajectory do you want?

23:15 Weekly family meeting

25:00 Reaching new heights

26:00 The blur of past & present

28:00 Challenging others to see the best in themselves

31:00 Marko & Joe discuss what they learned from this Limitless interview

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Guest host Marko Cheseto Dr. Johnny Waite, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off climbing a mountain Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 279_Laura_Gassner_Otting-_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Host Dr. L says: Let’s move from 2019 into 2020 with a newly found practice of optimism! Although there might be some individuals who just seem more optimistic or positive, the truth is that we can all learn to practice optimism and weave some of the tenants into our life. One of the first ways that optimism can be more present in your life is by challenging the idea that painful things that happen in your life are permanent. If we begin to think of difficult times as temporary we are more likely to make better choices and feel more hopeful about the future.

LESSONS:

Optimism can be learned and if you practice certain elements of optimism routinely, you can weave a more optimistic perspective into your world.

Believing that things are not permanent can help you feel more hopeful.

Taking things as they come and using an internal dialogue that includes, “this is temporary”, is a helpful practice.

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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 68_Optimism_Part1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

This former NFL player remembers the day his mother handed him over to foster care, he went on to play in the NFL and now uses his “Identity Shift” program to help people move away from old programming that no longer serves them so they can reach their highest potential. He tells host Col. Nye about his method and walks you through a series of defined steps: See Shift Sustain, Accept Dissect Discover, Design Develop Deploy, Drive Hive & Thrive. This is a powerful roadmap that allows you to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be!

 

LESSONS

Make success your second nature Unpack the “programming” from your past

See, shift, sustain

Get unstuck & see where you want to go

Design, develop, deploy

Learn what you do wrong to get better

Take ownership Drive, hive & thrive

Do the work!

LINKS Anthony’s quiz www.sloworgo.co

More about Anthony https://www.anthonytrucks.com

Identity Shift https://www.anthonytrucks.com/identity-shift/

The Spartan World Media Fest was made possible by ATP Science

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Johnny & Joe introduce this event - resetting what you think “tough” is

1:22 Recorded at Spartan World Media Fest by ATP Science

2:40 Col. Nye’s interview begins with Tony’s origin story- growing up in foster care & football 3:35 Starting in the NFL & opening a gym

4:30 Overcoming hard times & helping people navigate shifts

5:25 Identity shifts & making success your second nature

7:30 Psychology, neuroscience & brain plasticity

7:45 See, shift & sustain

8:15 Roots & fruits: getting unstuck & where you want to go

9:20 Education in kinesiology

10:30 Design, develop, deploy

11:45 The reality of the debrief

13:15 Tough love vs. real love

14:00 Learning to be better is learning what you did wrong

15:40 Taking ownership

16:45 Thoughts actions & beliefs

17:15 Success as a natural flow

18:05 Drive, hive & thrive

19:10 Rising to the expectations of our peer groups & helping others

21:45 A partner a barometer of self worth

24:00 Being the best version of yourself

25:35 Slow or go identities

25:55 Johnny & Joe give their feedback on this interview

31:15 Do the work !

 

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite & Col. Nye Sefra Alexandra was off foraging in the mountains of Tahoe Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 278_FULL_SU_Anthony_Trucks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Host Zach Even-Esh and his guest Col. Tim Nye talk about tactics to end indecisiveness. It can stress you out and often cause you to miss out on amazing opportunities. Here’s how to avoid missing out and start taking control of your life.

LESSONS:

Always be open to new opportunities.

Avoid “Getting comfortable in your cage”.

Action Always.

Advance & Conquer.

Moving forward is the key to your success.

Staying in 1 place is stagnation.

Avoid stagnation at all times!

Most barriers are mental!

Surround yourself with other action takers.

Evaluate and assess your life.

Where are you settling?

Attack those areas where you are settling!

Take the next step to move forward!

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 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 © 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 59_Indecisiveness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Holidays are officially here! And with all the glitter, shimmer, and swanky bows comes stress, anxiety, and sometimes even a case of the holiday blues. So planning ahead for these emotional waves can put you in a position to better handle what’s ahead. There are a few key things to remember as we move into the holidays. Setting boundaries, keeping your priorities in line, and maintaining a routine are just a few ways that you can create a structure and sense of safety during the season. And start now so that you can practice these things as the intensity of the season revs up!

LESSONS:

The holidays can be a source of stress for many people, so don’t be surprised if certain painful feelings arise..

Setting firm boundaries with individuals (and yourself) is a good way to maintain a sense of safety and calm. Keep your priorities straight.

Make sure the energy that you have is invested where you want it to be.

Maintain a routine. Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean you throw your routine out the window.

Stick with the routine you’ve got in place in order to create certainty and predictability.

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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 © 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 67_TipsForHolidays.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

The founder of Optimize sits down with the founder of Spartan for a power-packed conversation on participating in excellence, actualizing your potential and being a hero! How can you “Optimize” your life to be your absolute best? What can we learn from ancient Greek philosophers? And what do the roots of words teach us? Brian Johnson scours the greatest books to bring you the core concepts through his digital ecosystems, on how to reach your highest potential.  Grab a pen Spartans, because this philosopher has much noteworthy wisdom to share.

Spartan Up Podcast interview episode 277

LESSONS

Live + participate in excellence Have emotional stamina

Use your energy efficiently Have a clear target + do what needs to get done

Pain can be a source of joy

Be willing to fail

OMMS: Obstacles make me (you) stronger

Be a hero- be a protector

Live for something bigger than yourself

Serve profoundly

Actualize your potential

Be a warrior of the mind

Live with virtue in service to the world!

LINKS

https://www.optimize.me

This episode is brought to you by www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.com

TIME STAMPS

00:00 Joe & Johnny introduce this week's guest

1:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM break

1:55 Interview begins with Joe’s “old buddy”

4:00 Thermopylae, Philosophy + ancient Greece

5:00 Hedonic happiness ?

6:00 Legacy + emotional stamina

8:00 Never compromise your values

9:00 Participate in excellence

10:45 Have a clear target

12:45 Pain as a source of joy

13:15 Being willing to fail

14:30 Efficiently using your energy

15:15 Getting out of your comfort zone

16:15 OMMS: Obstacles make me stronger

17:30 Optimize

18:15 Hero as protector

19:35 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM Break

21:10 Interview returns with Spartan Tea

24:15 Burning the monastery

25:30 Cultivating “soul force”

26:45 Actualizing your potential

27:30 Roles + goals + the “Big Three”

29:00 Putting it into practice

30:30 Joe & Johnny do their “omms” & discuss philosophical lessons learned

37:40 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM Close

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

 

CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off Optimizing in an undisclosed location Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 277_SU_Brian_Johnson_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed? Of course, you do! That is how MANY people feel nowadays in this world that never stops or slows down. Zach Even-Esh and COl Tim Nye share some simple solutions to your stress.

LESSONS:

Take a short exercise break to recalibrate your mind and body. Take a short 10-minute walk (outdoors if weather permits) for some fresh air.

Write down in a journal how you’re feeling and how you want to feel to help “release” your stress on paper.

What is your favorite “therapy”? Is it writing? Drawing? Yoga? Burpees? Gardening? Do what makes YOU happy!

There is nothing wrong with some alone time, even if it’s just a few minutes.

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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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 58_Overstressed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

With the holidays around the corner, Dr. L reminds us, the practice of gratitude and the importance of giving thanks becomes a part of the season. Gratitude is important because it allows us to shift into the present and observe what it is in the now that we are grateful for. Maintaining a gratitude practice helps to give us space to experience joy and to reflect on some of the more difficult experiences that also bring us wisdom. Work to weave in your own gratitude practice this season - it doesn’t need to be a 20-minute endeavor. A simple observation of what you are thankful for and how it is impacting you will suffice.

LESSONS:
Gratitude allows us to remain present by exercising our ability to be in the here and now.
Remember that we can be thankful for the difficult experiences in our life, not just those that bring us joy. Pulling wisdom and positive impact from failures is just as important.
Identify a person, place, thing, experience, and failure that you are grateful for this season. This will help you move into a gratitude practice.

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L:
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

Direct download: 66_Gratitude.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

When he was just 8 years of age, his friend accidentally lit him on fire. The impact was severe. Undergoing decades of surgeries to treat the 65% of his body now covered in scars, Shay is a true Phoenix. His inner spirit, and his joyful charm, have been forged like steel through fire. In spite of constant pain he became an undefeated boxer, an Ironman and multiple time World Champion athlete, and in Tahoe a Spartan. As he says, obstacles are merely opportunities in disguise, face everything in life with tenacity and perseverance… and most of all HUMOR!

Stay tuned at the end to hear Joe De Sena (Spartan founder and CEO) and Johnny Waite talk about what they learned from Shay and how you can integrate those lessons into your life.

 

LESSONS
Humor is powerful medicine- don’t take yourself so seriously
When your comfortable with you who are, those around you will be as well
People gravitate to inner strength
Have fun with the challenges you face
Be memorable
It’s all about tenacity & perseverance
Competition vs. athleticism
Don’t take your gifts for granted
Obstacles are opportunities
Find your “why”
Enjoy joyful suffering
Don’t be a victim
Never quit


LINKS
https://shayeskew.com
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc

This episode is brought to you by www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.com

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Johnny & Joe introduce Shay Eskew
1:50 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM break
2:20 Interview Sefra & Shay begins with getting set on fire
3:15 Shriners Hospital comes to the rescue!
4:00 Loving to compete
5:35 The emotional journey
7:00 Leading life with humor
8:30 being comfortable with who you are
9:30 turning fear into fun
11:00 being memorable
11:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM Break
13:20 Interview continues with thermoregulation
14:30 Tenacity & perseverance
16:00 Competition vs athleticism in Ironman’s
18:00 A lifetime of care at Shriners Children’s Hospital dealing with burns
21:00 Don’t take for granted the gifts you have
23:00 Tough love works - obstacles as opportunities
24:00 “What the Fire Ignited”
26:00 Three takeaway lessons
28:40 The joy suffering
29:45 Lose the victim mentality - never quit
30:45 Joe & Dr. Johnny discuss Shay’s awesome perspective

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

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. Johnny Waite
Col. Nye is off in a secret location
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 276_SU_Shay_Eskew_Shriners_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Zach Even-Esh and Joe De Sena (Spartan founder & CEO) ask: Who’s in charge? You or your cell phone? People drive cars looking at their phone instead of the road. People look at their phones while crossing the street instead of looking where they’re going. Here’s how to control the cell phone vs your phone controlling YOU.


LESSONS:
Does your phone control you or do you control your use of the phone?
Start controlling your cell phone by eliminating the first and last 15-20 minutes of your day with a ZERO technology rule
Progress towards 1 day a week of no cell phone use.

 

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
Joe De Sena @realJoeDesena


CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 55_CellPhone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Ben Greenfield is a longtime friend of the Spartan community and is one of the most well recognized and respected names in the health, fitness & nutrition sectors. On this episode of Spartan Up podcast Joe De Sena sits down with him at Spartan Media Fest by ATP Science in Tahoe. Ben “is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life.”” They discuss his methodology “unschooling” his children with his wife, the great learning opportunities in building Fort Chipmunk, the latest science and trends in biohacking, and his daily routine and the core practices he incorporates. If you want to learn the science behind the trends you hear about - he is your guy! (also you get to see he & Joe kiss!).

LESSONS
Be able to creatively adapt & create
Find your passion & let free play emerge
Model as a parent the tactics you want your kids to learn
Learn how to soak, sprout & ferment your food properly to get optimal nutrition
Expose your body to mild stressors to build strength
Support the natural morning cortisol rise
Understand your reactive verse productive work
Your body is a battery: keep it charged!
Grounding, earthing, light, heat, cold & hydration every day!

This episode is brought to you by www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.com

LINKS
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com
https://getkion.com

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe & Sefra welcome Ben back to the podcast
1:20 this episode brought to you by TRUEFORMRUNNER.com
1:45 Interview begins with a kiss
2:45 Building company, writing books & coaching others
3:20 Ft. Chipmunk & kids being homeschooled: experiential learning
5:30 Ability to pivot with skill sets
6:15 Unschooling curriculum: identify & support passions
7:35 Parenting: be a model and mentor for your kids
9:15 Socialization for homeschooled children
10:40 Traveling for work as an ancient male archetype
12:30 Biohacking update: “grinders & wet-wear”
13:20 Peptides & amino acid sequences
14:45 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM Break
16:25 Episode returns with lectins (plants defense mechanisms)
18:15 Learn proper food prep to gain full nutritional benefit
19:45 Benefits of foraging to make your gut stronger
20:45 Ben’s “perfect day” schedule: starting with breathing, gratitude & oil pulling
24:25 “Eating the frog” & when to do the hard workout in your day
26:00 Circadian rhythms in relation to eating, sleeping & family dinners
27:30 Supporting natural cortisol rise in the morning
28:15 Science of the sauna & cold plunge
29:35 Mammalian dive reflex, nerve tone & fight/ flight mechanisms
30:55 reactive verse productive work & a 20 minute nap
32:00 pure family time
33:15 Your body is a battery
34:30 Sefra & Joe discuss the download from Ben
40:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM close

 


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra
Dr. Johnny Waite & Col. Nye are off on a biohacking expedition !
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 275_SUP_BEN_GREENFIELD.prproj.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

With this episode, we honor all veterans, and at the same time share the incredible lessons, valuable in all walks of life, this one leader has distilled from a life of service. In honor of Veterans Day for this special episode Joe De Sena sat down with Retired Command Sergeant Major Rick Lamb - among his significant military background a Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Joint Commendation Medal with V Device for valor, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with three Bronze Campaign Stars and Invasion Arrowhead, Master Parachute Badge, Ranger and Special Forces Tabs, and two awards of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Lamb explains the clarity with which mission, purpose and leadership can be conveyed and bestowed and talks about the essentials of a solid team. In the end it is about being able to trust the person to your left and right and mastering your profession. First step? Looking the part and be the part.

As a father, Lamb tells Joe how he was able to get his teen son back on track with a simple process because in the end if your not raising good humans, your not doing your job.

To all veterans out there, thank you for your service.


LESSONS
LOOK the part BE the part
Be a master of your profession
Know what is expected of you
Lead from the front
Leaders eat last
Build a team - Trust the person to your left and right
The Oatmeal test - raise good humans

LINKS:
Joe’s Instagram for giveaway on Veterans Day
https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena

 

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Starts with the oatmeal test
0:39 Intro to this episode with Sefra & Johnny
1:54 Interview begins with the art of storytelling
3:30 Joining the Rangers
4:20 Look the part- be the part
5:25 Being a master of your profession
6:15 The Ranger Creed
7:15 Knowing what’s expected of you
8:00 The orchestration of success
9:28 Reading it, studying it - knowing it
11:20 Lead from the front: follow me, do as I do
12:55 Getting after it
13:25 Building a high performing team
14:45 Styles of leadership
17:45 Tactics for landing
18:45 Jumping into Normandy
19:15 Special Veterans Day offer- ON VETERANS DAY @RealJoeDeSena on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena
19:30 Getting good sleep
20:15 Build camaraderie away from the bullets
21:45 Using succinct language
22:30 Dealing with your relationship when in special forces
24:45 Identifying your kids passions
26:15 Mapping your passions: Creating the “Man List”
28:30 Twelve years working towards goals
32:20 Join the conversation on Instagram
33:00 Johnny & Sefra discuss takeaways from this interview

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

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra
Col. Nye is off on a different expedition- thank you for your service sir !
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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

Hosts Zach Even-Esh and Joe De Sena talk with up and coming wrestler Ray Jaz about the difference between working smart and working hard. So many people talk about working smarter, NOT harder. Well, what we’ve realized is that when you’re working HARD, you are very often working SMARTER!

 

LESSONS:

Working smart is sometimes an excuse for people to avoid the work. Not at SPARTAN. The smartest worker IS the hardest worker!
You should SHINE when you’re working. Your actions should shine the brightest and speak louder than words.


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:
Ray Jaz https://www.instagram.com/ray__jaz/
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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 57_ActionsLouderWords.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Host Dr. L says: Though we often talk about endurance from a physical point of view, building mental endurance is just as important. It’s important that we stretch what we think we can do and work to increase our mental fortitude so that we can tolerate difficult experiences on the path of life. Building mental endurance is a practice - so getting yourself to practice this practice is one of the first steps. Using mantras and gathering data can also help in building this muscle.

LESSONS:
Build mental endurance by practicing. Put yourself in a position where mental endurance is required and see how you hold up.
Use a mantra - something you say repetitively - to help get your mind into a state of focus and attention.
Gather data from your own life that helps support your own sense of mental endurance.

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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 65_Building_Endurance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

What do these legends, some of the world’s top distance and trail runners, think about the growing adoration for the primal sport of trail running? Trail runners have always maintained an infamous degree of camaraderie and community, especially the Ultra runners who cover distances that can seem inconceivable.  Hear about incredible records, but also the simple joys of running and of sharing the joy of running with others. Panelists talk about running five marathons in five days on five continents, setting record times, running one hundred miles for the first time, and running around the rim of the Grand Canyon for a fun day of exploration. The key is just trying it out, finding your own flow and entering what Terry calls the “oasis of connectedness” on the trail.  

 

Maike Wardian - won the 2008, 2009 and 2010 US 50 km championship, the 2011 US 50 mile championship, the 2008  U.S. National 100 km championship and many others. Wardian is known for the vast number of marathons he participates in. 

 

Camille Herron - won the 2017 Comrades Marathon and holds several world best times at ultramarathon distances, along with the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in a Superhero costume.

 

Ian Sharman - a British ultramarathon runner, coach, he currently holds the record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning and is the winner of the 2013 2015, 2016 and 2017 Leadville Trail 100.

 

Kara Goucher - was the 10,000 meters silver medalist at the 2007 World Championships, represented her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics,  made her marathon debut in 2008 and finished third the following year at the Boston Marathon.

 

Terry Chiplin - from US Trail Running Conference

 

Peter Maksimow - from the American Trail Running Association. 

 

And our own Spartan Up host Johnny Waite as moderator.

 

 

 

LESSONS

  1. Support your athletic community 
  2. Have compassion in competition 
  3. Be present & connected 
  4. Find your favorite trail & keep exploring
  5. Get outside & enjoy being in nature 
  6. Don’t be intimated- just try it out 
  7. Define what it means to be out there to you 
  8. Run to explore & really feel what the world is like 
  9. Enjoy the experience 

 

LINKS

Spartan Trail Series https://www.spartan.com/en/trail

US Trail Running Conference https://ustrailrunningconference.com/

Camille Herron http://www.camilleherron.com

Kara Goucher http://www.karagoucher.com

Mike Wardian http://mikewardian.com

Ian Sharman https://www.sharmanultra.com

Amedican Trail Running Association https://trailrunner.com/

This curated group podcast was recorded at Spartan World Media Fest brought to you by ATP Science 

 

TIME STAMPS

0:45 Johnny Waite introduces the legendary panel of trail runners

1:30 Panelists introduce themselves 

5:45 Ultra running coming into the general consciousness

7:30 The sense of community amongst trail runners 

8:45 How they got started in trail running 

10:00 What keeps you running a hundred miles 

12:00 Loving the sport and adapting as they get older 

13:00 Organizing trail runs and welcoming new runners 

14:45 How the sport is evolving 

16:30 Their favorite home & international trails 

25:00 Favorite trail is like your favorite child 

27:30 Who is coming into the sport as it is growing

29:30 Male and female competition in the sport

31:00 What motivates you on the trails 

33:00 An accessible sport if you put in the time

34:30 The ancestral lineage of running 

36:00 Everyone runs their own trail 

37:30 The exploration and beauty of running 

39:45 Disconnecting with media and connecting with nature

41:45 The great people you meet 

43:30 All running is good running 

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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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: Moderator Dr. Johnny Waite, Guest panelists: Terry Chiplin, Kara Goucher, Mike Wardian, Ian Sharman, Peter Maksimow, Camille Herron 

Joe De Sena, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra were jogging along in the audience at the Spartan World Media Fest 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 273_ATP_STAGE_TRAIL-FINISHED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Why do we catch ourselves falling into negative talk or self-doubt at times? How do we fix this? In this episode, Zach Even-Esh talks with four-time NCAA All American Wrestler and Cornell Coach Gabe Dean about how to conquer self-doubt and negative head chatter.

LESSONS:
- Why are you falling into the trap of self-doubt or negative self-talk?
- Failure is actually a POSITIVE thing. Failure will speak change!
- Don’t be afraid to put yourself in new situations that challenge you and perhaps cause “failure” in a positive way!
- Don’t expect success to happen overnight. It will take time, trial and error and consistency.
- Hold yourself to a higher standard so you will push through the tough times.
- Sign up for something that scares you. Now you have a deadline and something to work for and work towards!

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:
Follow Gabe Dean https://www.instagram.com/dabegean
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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 60_NegativeSelfTalk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Dr. L says we are a culture obsessed with expertise. We are in a constant hustle of one-up-manship and forgetting that we can find tremendous wisdom in not being the best. Sometimes when we give ourselves permission to suck at things we actually come out on top because we learn from the experience, gain wisdom from the failures, and extrapolate a new tolerance of getting uncomfortable.

LESSONS:
Always looking to be the best and claiming your expertise can be a fool’s race.
When you do something that you know you’re not good at you creative a learning experience for yourself that is essential for growth.
Pick one thing every week to do that you know you’re not good at. Write down the ways that engaging in this experience gave you wisdom and new knowledge about yourself.

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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 64_Ok_To_Suck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

This special episode features a remarkable panel recorded at Spartan World Media Fest brought to you by ATP Science. Learn to create your own personal board of advisors, how to choose who influences you, AND how to use your own wisdom learned on life's journey to positively impact others. This rockstar episode features Spartan founder Joe De Sena, our buddy Anders Varner from Shrugged Collective, Jared Easley of Podcast Movement, Joe Polish of the Genius Network, Major League Baseball player and Ultrarunner Eric Byrnes, and Spartan legend Amelia Boone. Each of these individuals have a remarkable tale, and when put together this conversation about how to build your personal board of directors is a roadmap for how to traverse the bumps in the road which as Amelia says, “is what makes it fun!” Enjoy. 

 

LESSON

  1. Build your own personal board of directors
  2. Disruptors bring awareness- learn from them 
  3. Answer to the higher calling of the organization 
  4. Know your true north, what motivates you and listen to your gut
  5. Don’t let your secrets make you sick 
  6. Build your culture around your core values
  7. Put yourself in vulnerable positions and attack life
  8. Use your story to help others in need
  9. Don’t get wrapped up in “woundology” 
  10. Focus on the positive impacts your are creating 
  11. “Your winning or your learning” 
  12. Lead from a place of love 
  13. BE NICE 
  14. Don’t take your feelings too personally 
  15. The bumps in life is what makes it fun 

 

LINKS:

Joe Polish

https://joepolish.com

https://geniusnetwork.com

https://geniusrecovery.com

Eric Byrnes

https://www.ericbyrnes.com

Amelia Boone

http://ameliabooneracing.com

Anders Varner

https://shruggedcollective.com

Jared Easley

https://podcastmovement.com/

 

The Spartan World Media Fest was made possible by ATP Science 

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Marion introduces this special episode with an open panel 

1:58 Spartan Media Fest Panel intro’s: Joe De Sena, Anders Varner, Eric Byrnes, Jared Easley & Amelia Boone

5:30 Beginning of Amelia Boone’s Spartan journey in the snow at Joe’s

7:00 Joe De Sena on building his personal “board of directors”

11:30 Anders Varner on building a strong team

12:30 Disruptors and their benefit 

14:00 Answering the the higher calling of the organization 

14:45 Eric Byrnes on baseball and mental capacity in endurance 

16:45 Amelia Boone on being your own brand, friends and family 

17:45 Knowing your true north, what motivates you & listening to your gut 

18:45 Being prudent verse taking a chance 

19:15 Joe Polish intro,  the Genius Network and helping people in recovery

20:28 Viewing and treating addicts with compassion 

21:00 Joe Polish’s breaking point in life & how he got sober 

22:45 The Genius Recovery platform & fighting silent battles 

23:30 Not letting your secrets make you sick 

24:30 Establishing family and business culture with values 

26:00 Living your life with a sense of purpose  when you have influence 

27:35 Positives of being in the spotlight and making beneficial impacts 

28:45 Accumulating experience- being in vulnerable positions and attacking life

29:45 Amelia Boone on struggling with an eating disorder & the public’s response

31:00 having courage to speak out - “Disorder and shame thrive in silence and darkness”

32:45 not getting wrapped up in “woundology” 

34:00 “Your winning or your learning” 

37:00 This awesome panel ends with life lessons and final thoughts 

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Guest panelists: Anders Varner, Eric Byrnes, Jared Easley, Amelia Boone and moderator Joe Polish

 “Dr.” Johnny Waite Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra were cheering them on in the audience at the Spartan World Media Fest 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 272_STAGE_BOARD_OF.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Zach Even-Esh is joined by guest Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman to talk about keeping it simple! Do you ever feel overwhelmed? If you do, take a look at your desk / workspace. Take a look at your garage, bedroom, etc. Having too much “stuff” that you don’t need will stress you out and overwhelm you. Here’s how to declutter and get more productive while being less stressed.


LESSONS:

Once a week, clean and organize the areas of your life that you spend the most time in (work place / office desk), bedroom, living room, garage, etc.
Donate the clothing, books, etc that you don’t use but someone else can benefit from.
Simplicity helps you remove excuses. Get rid of the “stuff” that slows you down in LIFE.


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
More About Charlie https://charliespaniard.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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Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh
Guest: Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 56_Decluttering.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28am EST

Spartan's "Chief Mind Doc" Dr. L says: Teaching your children to tolerate distress is not an easy task. It requires clear boundaries and firm NOs. It’s not always easy to be firm when your kid’s have strong wants and desires that, at times, put you in precarious positions. But it’s important that your children understand that they cannot always have their way and learn to tolerate what this feels like. As adults, they will feel disappointment, experience heartache, and see sadness. Teaching them to tolerate such feelings and exposing them to the journey will help them along the way and give them a chance to build resiliency and grit.

LESSONS:
Firm NOs and strong boundaries are what children need to feel safe.
Teaching your children how to tolerate distress is a critical lesson that will translate into adulthood.
With friends and family, remember that you also need to set clear boundaries, say NO when you need to, and tolerate the distress that comes with it.

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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 63_Parenting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37am EST

Joe De Sena and his family visited the wrestling room at West Point to learn from the ultimate role models in mental and physical toughness. Kevin Ward, head wrestling coach, explains what it takes to build and maintain the culture of a team, whether that is a wrestling team, a family or a business. Motivation, says Kevin, is a byproduct of being passionate, and discipline is true freedom. Invite rigor and the right folks into your daily routine and you may revell in the results!

LESSONS
Finish what you start
Work hard
Be 100% dedicated to the team
Culture is defined by the worst behavior you accept
Discipline is freedom
Understand your expectations
Hold yourself to a high standard
Be devoted to what your doing
Create your passion

LINKS

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, Dr. Johnny and Guest Host Anders Varner introduce this weeks episode
1:15 Interview starts in the toughest room in the country
3:00 Growing up wrestling
4:45 Finishing everything you start
6:00 Importance of kids having a work ethic
7:30 Working with the best at West Point
9:00 Giving 100% to be on the team
9:45 Nurturing culture of the team
11:00 Teaching them how to think
12:15 Discipline is freedom
13:15 Expectations, standards and devotion
14:15 What do you praise, what do you punish?
14:45 Creating your passion
15:45 Joe, Dr. Johnny and Guest Host Anders Varner discuss what they learned from Coach Ward

 

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, “Dr.” Johnny Waite and Guest Host Anders Varner- Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 271_SUP_Kevin_Ward_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Zach Even-Esh and Joe De Sena answer a listener question “what would you have done differently starting your businesses?” The answer? Who cares! It’s in the past. Time to move forward.

On today’s Spartan WAY hear the strategies, tactics and philosophies the founders of Underground Strength and Spartan use to get things done and keep moving forward.

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LESSONS:

Fire. Ready. Aim
The past does not exist
Ask an expert to accelerate progress


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 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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 54_Over_Analyzing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Spartan MIND host Dr. L says: We tend to store up emotions in our body. These can be of any kind, the more painful ones like irritation, anger, sadness, or shame, or the more joyous ones like excitement, pride, and happiness. Although talking about feelings can certainly be useful, sometimes we need alternative forms of emotional expression so that we can release our feelings and the energy that goes with it. When we utilize different forms of release we make ourselves more available to other experiences and feelings that could bring us wisdom and joy.

LESSONS:
Give yourself various avenues of emotional expression such as physical release, like a Spartan race, or creative release, like artwork or making something with your hands.
Talk therapy is great but sometimes we need different outlets that can give us a vehicle to let go of certain feelings.
Take note of when you might need some emotional release - feeling overwhelmed is normally a good sign.


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 62_FindingRelease.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Recycled man is driven by the need to earn the heart, and second chance, he was granted. A diagnosis of cancer can change everything in your life - learning you need a new heart would cause many to give up. Derek Fitzgerald faced both of these challenges, even flat lining a few times before receiving a heart transplant. Yet he had the inner strength and drive to got from crawling to running to marathons to Ironman. This remarkable interview with our own Col. Time Nye is truly a testament to never giving up and to fighting for a life worth fighting for!

LESSONS
Know when your head hits the pillow, you’ve done everything you can in that 24 hour period
Anything is possible
Keep your head in the game
Take control of your life and be active
Fight for a life worth fighting for
Inspire others
Enjoy life

LINKS
https://www.recycledmanspeaks.com
https://www.recycledman.com

TIME STAMPS
1:30 Interview begins with the Colonel & Derek
3:00 Dealing with a cancer diagnosis
4:30 Learning how to walk again
5:30 7 years of heart failure from Chemo.
7:30 Hoping to stay alive after dying a few times
9:45 Given a second chance at life: a heart transplant
10:30 Starting racing during recovery
11:15 Thanking the donor family for his life
12:30 The training regiment
14:30 After effects of a transplant
16:45 Earning every heartbeat
19:00 Fighting for a life worth living
22:15 The Colonel, Joe and Sefra discuss the interview and lessons learned
27:45 Let us know what’s holding you back from getting uncomfortable?!

 

 

 

 

 

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Sefra Alexandra- “Dr.” Johnny Waite is off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 270_Derek_Fitzgerald_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Zach Even-Esh and Joe De Sena let you know what they think of your excuses. Can't afford the gym? Too long a drive? Don't have time to get there? F*** the gym, Joe & Zach have the answer.

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 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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 53_HomeGym.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Today on Spartan MIND host Dr. L Says: When hype begins to arise around an experience or event, doubt, insecurities, and excuses can settle in simultaneously. These serve as a protective barrier to our greatest fear - failure. But shying away from the experience or letting a list of excuses serve as a disclaimer is not the way to go. Lean in to the experience, no matter how much you want to pad it with ‘what ifs’ or ‘maybe’s.

LESSONS:
Remember that owning the experience in front of you - and the conditions that come with it - will serve you best.
Move forward by acknowledging what you are truly afraid of and then let yourself accept the possibility of failure.
Take responsibility for your future - no one will create it for you.


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 61_TakeAccountability.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41am EST

Jason believes that adversity is what builds opportunities to create trust. Whatever you are facing in life, let go of the past, lock-in to the mission in front of you and win the day!
Navy Seals go through some of the toughest training on the planet. Mental, physical and emotional limits are tested beyond what we can imagine. What key lessons are learned in these life or death experiences that can help you conquer the challenges in your life?

LESSONS
Trust helps you win the day
Shift focus away from anxiety to what you can affect
Attack the challenges in front of you
Never sacrifice character for talent
Learn to serve as a team
Lead with conviction and purpose
Think about what you want to produce
Be thankful you are where you are
Let go, lock in & win the fight in front of you

LINKS
https://www.swimwithamission.org/
https://www.stonewall-solutions.com/

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Intro to episode with the Colonel, Joe and guest host Josh Crosby
1:25 Interview begins at the Swim With A Mission Foundation event
2:30 Training that helps win the day as Navy Seal
4:30 Shifting focus away from anxiety to what you can effect
6:25 Purpose behind training as a team
8:15 Serve the team out of a motivation greater than yourself
9:15 Leaving a legacy
10:40 Trust and courage in combat
11:50 Surrounding yourself with the right people
14:00 Trust the process
15:50 Free yourself of the outcome
18:00 Training for worst conditions than you compete in
19:30 Letting go, locking in and attacking the mission in front of you
20:35 Joe, the Colonel and guest host Josh Crosby discuss lessons learned

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Josh Crosby. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 268_Jason_Kuhn_edit_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Spartan Way host Zach Even-Esh says: I was 19 years old working in a hospital fitness center. I came across a sign that STILL influences me and inspires me to this day! Watch the video so you can learn from this lesson I learned 20+ years ago!


LESSONS:

Often times simplicity is more powerful than complexity.
Take accountability for things. Did you open it? Then close it?
Did you make a mess? Leave crumbs behind? Clean it.
Did you break it? Then you must fix it and / or replace it.
Did you use it? Return better than you found it!


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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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 52_Accountability.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Dr. Lara Pence says: We are a society of human beings that engage in relationships, look for connection, and are looking for ways that we fit into the pie of community. So it’s no wonder that we can get activated in relationships and with the people that we come in contact with. Getting activated is often best identified by feeling irritable, angry, frustrated, or ‘hot’ when you're in connection with someone. We all get activated but understanding where the activation is coming from and how to work through it can be an important factor when trying to make the next best choice.

LESSONS:
We can all become activated in relationships and when we are in engagement with another person.
A few questions to ask yourself when you feel yourself getting activated:
Where is this coming from? (insecurity / fear)
Does this person remind me of someone?
How can I breathe, take perspective, and make the next best choice?
Do I need to circle back with this person (or myself) in order to get more clear on what was activated?


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 60_GettingActivated.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

How did a cigarette at a Spartan race spark a journey that led to an appearance on Shark Tank? Kressa Peterson talks about how she and her husband found Spartan, embraced the struggle but resisted the mud. From that the "Shower Toga" was invented.

How many of you have been joyful after a Spartan Race- but driven home filthy? Kressa’s life was changed after being almost broken at a race in North Carolina, where all she wanted was to get clean. The Shower Toga was born and after a stint on Shark Tank and partnering with Spartan- her “clean / dream“ is shifting the paradigm of the after race reality. 

 

LESSONS 

  1. Find what you love
  2. Figure out creative solutions
  3. Partner with force multipliers 

 

LINKS 

https://showertoga.com

 

TIME STAMPS 

1:00 Interview begins on the farm

2:45 Dealing with addiction and illness 

4:30 Starting to train for Spartan Race

6:00 Smoking and getting diagnosed with breast cancer 

9:45 Filming for everyday Spartans & climbing Mt. Fuji

12:30 Taking time to unplug 

13:30 Burpee Break 

15:45 The Shower Toga 

22:00 Making it happen & getting on Shark Tank 

29:00 To Burpee or not to Burpee? 

31:00 Companies that change lives 

33:55 Dr. L & Joe discuss the Kressa, Shower Toga’s & lessons learned from the hustle 



 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Sefra Alexandra, “Dr.” Johnny Waite & guest host Dr. L 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan


Direct download: Kressa-edit_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Zach Even-Esh says the way of the world shows that we are MORE connected than ever before thanks to technology, yet we are also FEELING more disconnected & lonely than ever before. Thank you technology!

For more on the subject of technology and distraction check out the Spartan Up episode with Nir Eyal.

LESSONS:

If you REALLY want to feel happier and more connected, put down that phone and connect with people in person!
Instead of a text message, go “old school” and CALL someone. Better yet, Face Time!
Challenge yourself to get away from the distanced type communication of text messages and take it to the next level: Do something IN person. Organize a gathering or meet up in person.


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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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 51_Technology_Disconnection_V2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Dr. L says - We are a society that is filled with distractions. And we aren’t very good at taking accountability for our own role in this absent-minded behavior. Time management matters when we’ve got so much happening AND when distractibility is so available to us. But you’ve got to be able to integrate some time management skills into your daily life in a way that supports all of your busy activities rather than restricts them.

LESSONS:
Time management is important in order for you to execute on choices that move you forward.
Use these steps to help you manage your time:
Prioritize
Say No
Commit
Write this process down!


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 59_TimeManagement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Host Joe De Sena interviews “Fear Guru” Patrick Sweeney on Joe’s Vermont farm during the 2019 “Death Race.”

What are the fears you face in your life? Is it possible that they are holding you back from what your true gifts actually are? Sweeney shifted from a life bounded by terror to one led through courage. There is immense power in fear and if you can learn to harness it as fuel - your true superhuman qualities can be unlocked. Find your authentic self and start by doing something every day that scares you!

LESSONS
Become aware of your defense mechanisms
Learn to make decisions based on opportunity not fear
Recognize triggers and how you react
Understand when the amygdala is trying to take over
Do something that scares you every single day
Don’t let fear lock away your true passions & gifts
Discover your authentic self
“Live big & remember your death”
Fear is Fuel

LINKS
http://www.thefearguru.com
https://www.pjsweeney.com

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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, the Col and guest host Josh Crosby intro the “Fear Guru”
0:50 Luminox.com sponsor break- use code SPARTAN10 FOR 10% off
1:20 Interview begins with the fear frontier…
2:30 Semantic verse emotional memory
4:00 Learning your defense mechanisms
5:00 Decision making based on fear or opportunity
6:00 Fight, flight or freeze
9:00 A paradigm shift after almost dying in his 30’s
10:15 Luminox.com-sponsor break- Official timing partner of Spartan Race
10:30 Episode continues- with learning how to live after almost dying
12:15 Finding your authentic self
13:05 Courage as a superpower
14:20 Understanding the mapping of your brain
16:00 Scare yourself everyday
17:25 Crossing the atacama desert
18:20 The fear cocktail and superhuman powers
19:30 Am I going to die a good death?
20:55 Joe, The Col and guest host Josh Crosby discuss their fears & how to overcome

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Josh Crosby. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 267_PAT_SWEENEY_FULL_mixdown_01.mp3
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Host Matt B Davis talks to Spartan ATHLETE Leigh Anne Wasteney about training for elevation, diet and pre and post race meals.

 

LESSONS:

• Learning to train for elevation

• Elevation prep on hills or treadmills

• Her plant based diet helps her feel lean and mean

• Everybody is different when it comes to nutrition


 

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Leighanne Wasteny on Instagram http://instagram.com/leighanne_wasteney

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Editing: Marion Abrams

© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: Leigh_Anne_Wasteney_mixdown_01.mp3
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Host Zach Even-Esh says: 1 night during the Summer I went out for a family stroll and we got some ice cream.
It fired me up SO much because I felt that I was ending my day on a WEAK note.
NO good!


LESSONS:

No matter what happens between the morning and night time, you can ALWAYS start AND finish the day with something Strong & Positive.
Choose something that Benefits YOU & Betters YOU.
It can be 1 set of push-ups, squats or burpees.
Maybe it’s some stretching.
You can also write in a gratitude journal.
Put your phone away during the start and end of the day, this ensures you will do something for YOU!


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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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 50_SPARTAN_WAY_Start_and_Finish_Day_Strong.mp3
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Life is filled with tough choices, especially if you are looking to challenge yourself and elevate your own life. We are wired to look for comfort but sometimes the tough choices put us in a position of discomfort no matter which you choose. Keep in mind that avoiding tough choices is never going to benefit you - but rather leave you unfulfilled and pining for more, despite the ease of being unchallenged.

LESSONS:
Tough choices will exist and sometimes there is no “good” choice.
Tap into your value system to help you make a choice that is in alignment with what matters to you.
Remember, no matter the choice - if you are open to it - there will be wisdom gained.
Trust in yourself - if you focus on values and are open to learning - you will win.


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 58_TrustTheToughChoices.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Are digital devices, coworkers or social media distracting you? What does it take to channel you action into traction? Nir Eyal works at the intersection of psychology, technology and business teaching you how to avoid triggers and make pacts with yourself to actuate your intentions. Don’t blame phones social media or your corporate or personal culture. Learn how to build beneficial habits and stop getting distracted from the life you want.

LESSONS
Master internal triggers
Make time for traction not distraction
Hack back external triggers
Make pacts: effort, price & identity
Acknowledge the dizziness of freedom
Spend time according to your values
Learn tactics to cope with discomfort
Plan ahead with intent: create a time box calendar
Values define you
Take time to reflect not react
Address the three life domains

LINKS
NirAndFar.com/Indistractable
The schedule maker tool I mentioned is here: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/
Distraction guide here: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/
Habits vs routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/


TIME STAMPS
1:15 Interview begins with distraction vs traction
3:00 Pre-commitments & “dizziness of freedom”
4:45 External vs. internal triggers
6:00 Time management is pain management
7:45 Spend time according to your values
9:30 Tactics based on peer reviewed studies
10:30 Reacting verse reflection
11:00 Myth of multitasking vs. multi-channeling vs. task switching
13:30 The three life domains
16:00 Common source of distraction is other people
18:00 Reducing prescription mistakes
20:00 The pacts: keeping distraction out & yourself “in”
27:45 Being busy & getting it done
28:15 Building an in-distractible workplace: expectations vs. control
30:00 Psychological conditions of not being distracted
33:00 What’s the cost of screen time? The answer is “It Depends”
35:00 Kids, competency & autonomy
39:30 Joe & guest Kressa of Shower Toga discuss what they learned in how not to get distracted


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Host Kressa Peterson. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 266_Nir_Eyal_FULL_EDIT_1_01.mp3
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Ashley grew up playing sports and competed at the highest levels in track and cross country during college. She’s been on several podiums in the last couple of years, and consistently finishes in the top 10 against the top competition. Today she joins Matt B Davis on Spartan Up to discuss training, nutrition and more.


LESSONS:

• Learning to embrace what you don’t want to train.

• What her workout routine consists of.

• There’s always something to improve upon.

• Fueling early and often during longer races.


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Matt B Davis at Obstacle Racing Media on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracingmedia/
Ashley Heller on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ashmillost22/

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Editing: Marion Abrams

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: Ashley_Helley_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Many people equate being alone with loneliness. But they are not one and the same. We can be alone - with our self and by our self - and still feel very connected to others around us and our support system. We need to practice being alone more so that we can learn how to be with our own thoughts and feelings. Too often we are looking to others to fill up the white space when we could be getting more in touch with our own sense of self and practice gaining greater self-awareness.

LESSONS:
Being alone is not synonymous with being lonely.
In order to get to know yourself better, you may want to spend time doing things alone so that you can tune into how you are feeling and what you are thinking.
Being alone is not a measure of your worth and value. You are worthy and valuable regardless of who is in your presence.
Learning how to tolerate your own thoughts and feelings is a lost art, as we are constantly busy on our phone or distracted by various notifications. Learn solitude and you’ll inevitably feel more connected to yourself.


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 57_Be_Alone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

When we think of strength and power, how often do we include the magnetic and influential force of positivity? Pete Cohen has a long and successful track record of turning around some of the best known sports teams and business with his positive, motivational coaching style. In life it’s important to look for mentors, role models and leaders- but, at some point we need to become our own. Never stop pushing and #DoTheWork !

LESSON
Life’s purpose is to grow
Become a warrior of your own life
Get out of your comfort zone everyday
Eat less
Democratize education
A leader is someone people WANT to follow
Begin with the end in mind
Without nature there is nothing
Take the lead in your own life & push through

LINKS
https://petecohen.com

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Col Nye & Joe introduce this interview : separating winners from losers
1:45 Interview begins on the Spartan Farm
3:00 Inviting a million people to Vermont
4:00 The Burning Couch annual event :)
6:00 Being consumed by information
8:00 Taking things to another level with Spartan education
10:00 Finding leaders & becoming a leader
12:00 How can I help? & Doing the work…
15:00 Focusing on legacy?
15:55 Burpee Break
16:00 Interview continues
17:00 Living with the seasons
19:00 Flying with the kettlebell, learning roles & leopard print dresses
21:00 How to take the lead in your life
22:40 Getting the best out of people & being an energy giver
24:00 Pushing through & fighting for your life
25:00 The Colonel & Joe discuss what they learned from Pete


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye, Guest Hosts Josh Crosby & Lonnie Mayne. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 265_PETE_COHEN_LIBSYN.mp3
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Lindsay Webster has won more obstacle racing titles than anyone. She is beating everyone in the field, and usually by several minutes. We talk about her skiing and mountain bike racing background, what she loses sleep over, and how she stays on top year in and year out.


LESSONS:

 

  • Staying consistent year in and year out.
  • What she’s improved the most in recent years.
  • How she balances run and obstacle training.
  • What’s in her homemade gym.

 

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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Lindsay Webster on Instagram :https://www.instagram.com/lindsaydawnwebster/

 

CREDITS:

Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)

Show Notes: Matt B Davis

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Editing: Marion Abrams

 

© 2019 Spartan

 

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Feeling insecure, struggling with self-esteem, and being unsure of whether you’re good enough are all common issues that can arise in your lifetime. It doesn’t make you broken, it just makes you human. But working hard to cut off the parts of yourself that you don’t like isn’t the best way to go about building up your self-esteem and certainly flies in the face of self-acceptance. Embracing those elements of yourself that you wish were different is a more effective tactic and, in the end, leaves you feeling more confident and whole.

LESSONS:
Wanting to avoid, ignore, or push away altogether the parts of yourself that you don’t like is a common, though ineffective tactic.
Try to embrace and accept the parts of yourself that you don’t like, rather than push them away.
Use a mantra to help yourself embrace who you are.
Integrate positive affirmations into your routine and begin to acknowledge how these parts of yourself actually make you unique and special.


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 56_Ok_To_Be_You.mp3
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When you sit at home in the evening and watch horrific recountings of violence happening around the world, have you thought about who is doing the reporting? One must remember the brave souls risking their lives to shed light on these realities, in an effort to bring global awareness and balanced reporting to these issues. Lara Logan, an Emmy award winning television and radio journalist / war correspondent, has had a career that has brought her to the front lines of numerous civil wars in Africa, coup’s, Afghanistan, living in the Red Zone during the Iraq War and the uprisings in Egypt to name just a few. She has endured unspeakable assaults and witnessed deaths and destruction on many continents. Through all of these events she exudes the utmost resilience and teaches us to hold true to our principles, that everything has a price and that no one can take away the freedom that lives within you.

Warning The interview in this episode includes the recounting of violent events and may not be suitable for all audiences.


LESSONS
Principles mean nothing if their just slogans
Be consistent
Kindness and respect are paramount
Listen to what people say - inhale information
Don’t take no for an answer
When you are knocked down- get back up
Everything has a price
Stay true to yourself
No one can give or take away your freedom - it’s within you

LINKS

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, Colonel Nye & guest host Josh Cosby introduce this episode
1:11 Interview begins with Lara Logan & Lonnie Mayne
2:00 Knowing what you believe in- growing up during apartehied in South Africa
4:00 Consistency as an imperative quality
5:00 Life is for the living
7:00 Parenting pointers and family sacrifices for believing in the mission
9:45 A different notion of balance
10:30 Inhaling information and learning as much as you can all the time
12:00 Her first assignment
15:00 Going to war as a reporter for the first time
16:45 Tales from the front lines
18:35 Don’t take no for an answer & always get back up
19:12 Break
19:57 Interview continues with horrifying events in Egypt
22:00 Imprisoned in Egypt
24:00 Attacked and sexually assaulted by a mob
26:30 Fighting for dignity or die fighting
30:00 The hope of possible survival
33:00 Unimaginable horrors
34:15 Dealing with news of cancer
37:00 Deciding “how much” “ you give your abusers each day
38:00 Staying true to yourself
39:45 Joe, The Colonel and guest Josh discuss this remarkable interview


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye, Guest Hosts Josh Crosby & Lonnie Mayne. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr. Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 264_LARA_LOGAN_LIBSYN.mp3
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Alyssa burst onto the OCR scene by winning her home race in Seattle, WA in the fall of 2015. Since then she has seen 40 plus podiums, including 3rd best in the world at the Spartan Tahoe World Championship in 2017. On today’s episode she talks with Matt B Davis about coming back from injuries and switching up her training and coaching to become a better athlete.

LESSONS:

 

  • Coming back from injury.
  • How manual labor can prepare you for OCR.
  • High intensity workouts that work for her.
  • Focusing on “Quality Running”.
  • Choosing the coach that's right with you.



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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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Alyssa Hawley on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/alyssahawley14/

 

CREDITS:

Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)

Show Notes: Matt B Davis

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Editing: Marion Abrams

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: Alyssa_Hawley_athlete.mp3
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Having hard conversations are part of life. Not the part that we always enjoy or look forward to but essential and unavoidable nonetheless. Because of the discomfort associated with hard conversations, we like to avoid them or engage in unhelpful practices that actually don’t serve communication or intent. Learning how to have a difficult conversation is something that many of us have to do if we want to elevate our relationships and move towards that which makes us more resilient.

LESSONS:
Having hard conversations is part of being human, especially if you are looking to build distress tolerance skills and effective communication styles.
Remember the following when you go into a difficult conversation:
Ask yourself what your intention is behind the conversation.
Remind yourself that difficult conversations often help relationships, not harm them.
Breathe and be calm.


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 54_HARD_CONVERSATIONS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mixed Martial Artist and UFC Champion Keith Jardine, known as the Dean of Mean talks about his relentless spirit in fighting his way to infamy in and out of the ring. Famous for some legendary takedowns, a reality tv show and now a successful paleo business venture- learn what it takes to be a heavyweight in business and battle.

LESSONS
Find your purpose
Be relentless in achieving your goals
Know when to pivot

LINKS
https://cavemancoffeeco.com/


TIME STAMPS
0:00 Intro with Joe, the Colonel & Guest Host World Champion rower Josh Crosby
2:40 Interview begins drinking Caveman coffee & the “Dean of Mean”
4:25 Growing up playing football & wrestling in Oregon / California
6:25 The strange man nobody wanted to mess with
7:30 Training for sports as a way of life
9:00 Outlets for testosterone & proving yourself nonverbally
10:00 showing up “unattached” to world class wrestling tournaments
11:00 Starting MMA training & the drive to be a boxer
14:00 The joy of the fight
14:15 Burpee Break
15:35 Fighting internationally
18:30 Overcoming the struggle
20:45 Reality T.V. & the UFC
23:00 Training regiment
24:30 Getting in control of food
27:00 Col Nye, Joe & Josh discuss lessons learned


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Host Josh Crosby
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 263_Keith_Jardine_EDIT_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We don’t always have the time to do a deep dive to uncover what might be impacting us negatively. Nevertheless, we need to pay attention to the things that are bothering us so that we can understand the way that we operate more intimately. It doesn’t take a whole lot of time to ask yourself a few easy questions that might pinpoint what needs your attention and remediation. Tuning into your hunger level, angry feelings, lonely experience, and whether or not you are tired can easily check off a few regular triggers.

LESSONS:
If you don’t have time for a deep dive to discover what’s
bothering you, ask yourself these easy four questions to
help uncover the answer:
a. Are you hungry?
b. Are you angry?
c. Are you lonely?
d. Are you tired?
If you answer yes to any of those questions, see what you can
do to address your needs and get yourself back on track.

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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 053_HOW_DO_YOU_CHECK_IN_WITH_YOURSELF.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

He’s not the first to tell Spartan founder, Joe De Sena, he made it to the pro level of soccer, or that an injury changed his trajectory and set him on a new path. Like many there were successes and failures along the way, challenges to overcome and great rewards. But Andy Ramage is not here to talk about that. He’s with us to talk about the discovery he made that changed EVERY aspect of his life for the better. It sounds like a late-night TV ad, but it’s true. There’s one simple change you can make in your life that will make you happier, more successful, healthier and improve your relationships - and Andy is on a mission to teach you about it.


LESSONS
One lesson. There’s an easy way to improve your life.

LINKS
O.N.Y.B. https://youtu.be/NKSzxY8SFVw
Interview with O.N.Y.B.Ruari Fairbairns VIDEO https://youtu.be/Ckwgpxiqswo AUDIO https://podcasts.apple.com/fi/podcast/177-one-thing-to-10x-everything-ruari-fairbairns/id952870930?i=1000399421715
Interview with Chris Herren VIDEO https://youtu.be/P7JK21-15zs AUDIO https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/238-chris-herren-the-truth-about-addiction-interview/id952870930?i=1000431598065


Are you a podcaster with a message of resilience - mental or physical? If you talk about nutrition, fitness, self improvement, leadership, wellness, running or OCR join us on our mission to rip 100 million people of the couch and give them the tools to keep going at Spartan World Media Fest brought to you by ATP Science! https://www.spartan.com/en/2019-tahoe-spartan-podfest

 

TIME STAMPS
00:00 Joe De Sena introduces the interview & the secret pill
01:14 Joe De Sena interview Andy Ramage
01:50 Andy’s Roots
02:25 Andy’s journey to Pro Soccer
03:35 Joe teaches Andy the Fist Bump
03:50 The Injury that Changed his Path
06:45 Travelling the World - What he loves about Ireland
07:15 How do you define excessive drinking?
08:10 Travel to Australia
09:00 Becoming a Broker
10:45 Success vs Happiness
11:20 Starting a New Business with a Unique Advantage
13:00 The How to Be Your Absolute Best
14:40 BREAK - Hear about Spartan World Media Fest, and event for podcasters and content creators who share our mission of resilience for mind and body.
15:05 Health Issues in the Face of “Success”
17:15 How Andy Reversed his Health Issues
18:40 Starting ONYB
22:50 The Social Pressure
24:20 Kryptonite
24:50 Seeing Behind the Matrix
27:25 We miss you Sefra, Johnny and COl Nye.
27:35 Joe De Sena wraps up: are you sleepwalking through life?
28:05 Give Credit to those that make Healthy Choices
28:15 Check out the interview with NBA player Chris Herren about addiction and recovery
28:54 The Rewards
29:30 Another way to Overcome Fear
29:40 Tell us what you think on Instagram at @SPartanUpPodcast

 

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

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & guest Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 262_ANdy_Ramage_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Everyone has a valuable contribution to make and everyone gets stuck. It’s part of what makes us human. Sometimes what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone. Which is why we’ve brought the Spartan Up podcast family together to ask what works for them when they feel stuck, Sefra the Seedhuntress, retired Col. Tim Nye and "Dr" Johnny Waite. Each answer is unique - a testament to each of us having our own unique journeys. The key here is to try each tactic out and see which one works for you. From remember the power of family, grounding yourself in the bite of ice cold water, or waking up each day with an intention - there’s lots to choose from to move you from feeling stuck to free.

LESSONS:
We can all benefit from hearing how others cope when they feel stuck.
Try the following practices to get you on track:
Reconnect with family and use the power of your tribe to get you grounded.
Immerse yourself in a cold bath to reinvigorate the senses and get you grounded.
Set an intention in the morning, taking into consideration how you want the day to go and let YOU be the driver of how the day starts.
Use a mantra to facilitate momentum.
Check in with your values to ensure that you are in alignment with what matters to you.

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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

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This week Joe sits down with Jim Gregory a former Green Beret & Olympian (with an asterisk.) Jim didn’t always reach the ultimate goals he set for himself, but he always persisted with confidence and a positive attitude. The result is a life of incredible accomplishment. How can you grow from disappointment? What can you learn from failure? Does tough training in youth give you the foundation to withstand these trials? All these are questions Joe and Jim discuss. Learn what the asterisk next to Olympian means and the secret to a life without regrets.

LESSONS
Make pain your friend
Find opportunities for growth in disappointment
Take chances & throw yourself out there!
Get uncomfortable
Push as hard as you can
Don’t give up

LINKS
https://f3nation.com


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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, Sefra, Johnny and guest Host Dr. L introduce interview
1:30 DukeCannon.com Sponsor Break
2:00 Interview with Jim Gregory at Westpoint
3:15 Becoming a friend to pain
4:30 Joining the Army
5:45 Inspired by Apache helicopters after Desert Storm
7:15 Entering Ranger School
9:15 The Pentathlon team
12:00 Recycling Ranger School … twice
14:10 DukeCannon.com Sponsor Break
16:00 Entering World Class Athlete Program
18:20 Wins National Championship for modern Pentathlon
19:45 Ranked tenth in the World
21:00 Shaking off disappointment
23:00 Training during 9/11
25:00 Taking chances & putting yourself out there
26:00 Pushing as hard as you can
27:30 Never giving up & taking life as it comes
28:45 F3: Fitness, Fellowship & Faith
31:05 Joe, Sefra, Johnny & guest host Dr. L discuss what they learned from Jim
35:40 DukeCannon.com Sponsor close

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Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & guest Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 261_SUP_JIM_GREGORY_EDIT_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Ryan Atkins is the current Spartan Race Ultra World Champion and the winningest obstacle racer of all time. Ryan talks to Matt B Davis about a winning mindset, how he approaches his weaknesses, and how he mixes his training up to keep it fun and enjoyable.

LESSONS:

• Adding fun training like mountain biking or stand up paddleboarding.

• What he eats.

• Making workouts can be intense AND fun.

• Getting better at running uphill has improved his performance.



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CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Editing: Marion Abrams

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: Ryan_Atkins_ATHLETE_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EST

Stress is a part of life. It’s nearly impossible to avoid. So the goal shouldn’t always be reducing the stress in your life but instead integrating ways to manage your stress and lower the intensity. Some of us are better and managing stress than others but the good news is that all stress management skills can be practiced and learned. First and foremost, we need to consider what we are putting into our body and the attention that we are giving our mental faculties. We must nourish our bodies the right way and treat our whole being with a level of respect and care.

LESSONS:
We all experience stress. So sometimes the best goal is stress management not stress reduction.
To manage stress you must take inventory on what you are putting into your body food wise and whether or not you are fueling appropriately.
Practice your stress management skills regularly for the best crystallization.

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CREDITS:

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© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 52_STRESS_MANAGEMENT_TOOLS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

If you could be any superhero who would you be? Todd Herman is a mental performance coach that utilizes the strategies inherent with embodying an alter ego to be successful as an athlete on the field or as an executive in the boardroom. Find out what role identity, clothing and mental preparedness can play in your success. Imagination is a powerful tool that can be practiced and honed to overcome perceived limitations and obstacles you never thought that “you” could overcome.


LESSONS
Mastering the self is our greatest challenge
Preparation, routine, planning, relaxation & breathing skills are keys to success
Seek mentors & apprenticeships
Move forward & level up
Alter Ego means a trusted friend or ally
Utilize your imagination to reach your goals
Act with intention

LINKS
More about SpartanX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhvIba0mXsE
More about Todd Herman www.toddherman.me/live2019
Todd on Facebook facebook.com/toddhermanconnect
Todd on Instagram instagram.com/todd_herman
Special Ops Survivors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhvIba0mXsE

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Spartan Up panel with guest Lonnie Mayne discusses SpartanX
1:30 Interview begins with Todd Herma & Joe De Sena
2:30 Coaches role in pushing you to your personal best
3:45 Mastering the self
4:45 Childhood trauma and its effects on his life
5:45 Mental game strategies and alter egos
7:15 Preparation, routine and planning
8:15 Mentorship & apprenticeship
10:00 Getting into flow state & a cold call
11:45 SPECIALOPSSURVIVORS.ORG break
13:30 Interview continues
14:20 Moving forward & leveling up
16:00 creating a “shield” around the athlete before a game
18:00 quickly shifting mental paradigms
19:00 Utilizing “Alter Egos’”
21:00 The power of imagination
23:00 Finding superhero qualities that inspire you
25:50 In-clothed cognition
31:00 What attributes do you take with you in competition?
32:45 The panel Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & guest Lonnie Mayne discusses how to integrate alter egos into your practice

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CREDITS:
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Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & guest Lonnie Mayne
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 260_Todd_Herman_FULL_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

This week Joe De Sena fills in for Zach Even-Esh and talks about commitment. Who do you quit? How can you game your own mind and emotions to stay on track and achieve your goals?

Zach will be back soon with more of the great SPartan WAY episodes you love.


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

 

CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 49_Commitment_SPARTAN_WAY_JOE_EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Considered one of the world’s top sales trainers & real estate investors, Grant is playing in the big leagues. Joe walks with his kettlebell to his castle in the middle of London to talk about life and business with a guy who has made it his business to 10X yours. Hear Grand and Joe compare origin stories and at the end Joe’s behind the scenes take on his time in the “Cardone Zone.”

LESSONS
Make yourself invaluable
When you meet someone, figure out how you can help them
Take potential clients & do something challenging with them
Happiness is wanting what you already have
Let’s change the world together

LINKS
https://grantcardone.com/podcast/

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Shady Rays Polarized shades you can afford to lose or break - because they’ll replace them for free. Go to www.Shadyrays.com and use code SPARTAN for 50% off 2 or more pairs.

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe De Sena introduces interview with Grant Cardone of the Cardone Zone
1:00 Shadyrays.com intro “Built for Adventure”
1:25 Interview begins in the Cardone Castle outside London
4:00 getting “graded” in your marriage
5:25 the theme of disappointment
6:30 growing up around women
7:45 searching for male mentors
9:30 learning the real estate business
11:00 Joe’s fathers real estate endeavors & downfall
14:00 Shadyrays.com break “Built for Adventure”
15:05 Lessons from Joe’s pool cleaning days
18:00 making yourself invaluable
19:30 How Joe gets into Cornell
23:00 Joe’s introduction to Wall Street
25:45 Joe starts his own firm and “makes it,” but feels like sh*t
27:00 Joe starts racing & buys his farm in Vermont
29:30 getting close to quitting
32:00 persevering even when people doubt you
34:30 The world of investing
36:00 Homeschooling kids & living around the world
41:00 changing lives
42:15 Joe De Sena reflects on interview & gives his take aways
46:00 Shadyrays.com close “Built for Adventure”


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Joe De Sena and co-hosts Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Johnny Waite
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 259_SUP_Grant_Cardone__FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We make thousands of choices in just one day. What we wear, choose to eat, and decide to do are just a tiny few. Micro-decisions are made constantly and it’s important to understand one of the phenomena that informs our choices. Something called confirmation bias is often behind many of our decisions and also behind the way that we develop a view of ourself. Confirmation bias occurs when we pay attention to and focus on information that confirms a pre-existing belief, value, or assumption. For example, let’s say you don’t think you’re very smart. Because of confirmation bias, you will naturally, though sometimes without awareness, look for information that confirms this belief. So you may pay attention to that one critique that you got on a project review instead of the fifty positive statements that came your way. It’s important to understand confirmation bias and bring into awareness how this may be impacting your beliefs and subsequent choices.

LESSONS:
Understanding why certain beliefs are held and decisions are made is an important step in getting to know yourself better.
Confirmation bias occurs when you pay attention to information that confirms pre-existing beliefs or assumptions.
Pay attention to what information you focus on and what beliefs you may be looking to confirm or validate.

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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 51_UNDERSTANDING_CONFIRMATION_BIAS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

When life gets busy and tough, we can sometimes focus on what we don’t have. Instead, we need to be grateful for everything we have, including the “obstacles” which are opportunities in hiding.

Start writing down what you are grateful for in a gratitude journal. Start your day with a gratitude journal. Tony Robbins inspired me to do this around 2001.


LESSONS:

Write down 3 things you are grateful for, including the most simple things such as seeing the sun or the moon.
Be grateful for everything, including the challenges that you’ve been stressing over.
Make your gratitude journal part of your core morning ritual.
Write in your journal every day, 7 days a week. It only takes 2 minutes MAX!


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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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 48_GratitudeJournal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Let’s face it. We all experience being overwhelmed. It is a common human experience. But the thing is, there are ways to manage being overwhelmed if you turn your awareness inwards. First, think about how you can use the work of the breath to calm yourself down. Try using the box method. Next, set your priorities. Think about what requires your attention next and where would your energy would best be utilized. And lastly, try and plan for what comes next. These tools can help ground you and create space for you to manage the feeling and the experience.

LESSONS:
Being overwhelmed is part of the human experience so don’t beat yourself up when you feel it.
Try these strategies to overcome feelings of being overwhelmed:
Remember your breath.
Set your priorities.
Make a plan.

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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 50_OVERCOMING_BEING_OVERWHELMED_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Born in the fields of Ireland, Mo was a guide, teammate and mentor when Joe began adventure racing 20+ years ago. Her ethos are deeply steeped in the foundation and inspiration for Joe to build Spartan Race. Have you heard him say “if your not cold, your wearing too much. If you're tired, your sleeping too much. If you're not hungry, your eating too much.”? That and other great lines like “ Quit moanin & get goin!” originated with Mo. This is a great conversation, where we learn were many of Joe’s battle cries of grit hail from!

 


LESSONS
Visualize the things you want to happen
Have a point in the distance to go towards
Quit your moanin & get goin!
Learn & practice patience
Try things - don’t get stuck!
Use fear as fuel
Be cold, tired & hungry
Soak up life - don’t wait for another
Help those around you

LINKS

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Shady Rays Polarized shades you can afford to lose or break - because they’ll replace them for free. Go to www.Shadyrays.com and use code SPARTAN for 50% off 2 or more pairs.


TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe De Sena introduces Maureen’s interview
0:55 Shadyrays.com intro “Built for Adventure”
1:20 The women who inspired Spartan Race’s foundation
2:30 Growing up rugged in Ireland
4:00 Mountain biking to work and starting adventure racing
5:00 Don’t tell me not to do it- cause I’ll do it!
6:00 Joe’s adventure race “babysitters”
7:00 learning terrain of the World & every aspect of yourself
8:45 Joe visualizing the farm before it existed
9:45 Working with foster kids- surviving & adapting
12:00 Quit your moanin & get goin!
13:30 Shadyrays.com break “Built for Adventure”
15:00 Children are our future- dealing with “broken” children
17:00 Can you push kids too hard?
19:30 Joe’s Wall Street buddies joining races
21:00 Fear of entering the art world
22:50 Soaking up life
24:05 Joe reminisces about racing with Mau, that quitting is forever & being wired differently


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CREDITS:
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Host: Joe De Sena
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 258_maureen_monaghan_FULL_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Glutathione is not a word that trips off the tongue, but it’s very much worth remembering. It’s a substance that combats the problems related to oxidative stress. Let’s learn more about it.

First, let’s describe oxidative stress in a little more detail. This happens when substances called “free radicals” and “oxidants” start to grow in number in our bodies. We need some of these radicals because they can act as “signaling” molecules that trigger important processes (like the heart pumping more blood during stressful moments). But if you have too many free radicals, this results in an unhealthy imbalance leading to cell damage.

“Free radicals” might be understood as roaming individual atoms of oxygen that are desperately looking to pair up with other atoms (because atoms like to exist in pairs). This means that they’re pretty indiscriminate about where they pair up (sort of like a person who is “on the rebound”), which results in a variety of bad outcomes when this “outsider” settles down with some random cell in the body. That settling causes damage to individual cells, eventually causing cell membranes to break and altering what a cell normally allows to enter and exit its boundaries.

One way to understand glutathione’s benefits is that it helps to repair or counteract the breakage and unraveling of cells that free radicals and oxidants tend to cause. For instance, glutathione repairs the “caps” (known as telomeres) that are found at the end of chromosomes. If that cap is broken, DNA can unravel! And there are many other ways it keeps cells healthy – from fighting nerve damage caused by Lyme disease to repairing cell damage that happens during chemotherapy. Its broad usefulness in the repairing of damage caused by free radicals explains why it’s also referred to as the “master” antioxidant.

One thing to know about this substance is that it’s hard to maintain healthy levels of glutathione through supplements. It’s mainly produced in the body. Unfortunately, with aging comes a reduction of the production of glutathione. When people reach 40, they produce around 30 % less glutathione. By age 65, that reduction can reach 50 %!

You can help whatever levels of glutathione are in your body by what you’re eating. Eliminating sugar, grains and processed foods from your diet is a great way to lessen oxidative stress. And you can find ways to raise the levels of glutathione. Both aerobic training and weight training – individually and in combination – have been found to increase the body’s production of glutathione.

So remember: keep your free radicals under control by reducing oxidants in your diet and by using exercise to keep the amount of glutathione in your body as high as possible. The positive impact on processes that contribute to aging and chronic diseases could be impressive!


KEY TERMS & IDEAS
Glutathione is a substance primarily produced in the body that helps to ward off the effects and potency of free radicals and oxidation in our body’s cells. It’s effectiveness across a broad spectrum of body processes that can be affected by free radicals has made it known as the “master” antioxidant.

Oxidative Stress: “Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to cell and tissue damage. Oxidative stress occurs naturally and plays a role in the aging process.” (Medical News Today)

Free radicals: Free radicals might be understood as roaming individual atoms of oxygen that are desperately looking to pair up with other atoms (because atoms like to exist in pairs).


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Jamie Eske, “How does oxidative stress affect the body,” Medical News Today, April 2, 2019, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324863.php, accessed April 2019.

Nicole Galan, “What are the benefits of glutathione?” Medical News Today, December 10, 2018, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323936.php, accessed April 2019.

“Free radicals may be good for you,” ScienceDaily, March 1, 2011, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110228090404.htm, accessed April 2019.

Terry Lemerond, “Fighting free radicals with glutathione,” Chiropractic Economics, June 2, 2016, https://www.chiroeco.com/glutathione-benefits/, accessed April 2019.


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CREDITS:
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Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 37_Spartan_HEALTH_Glutathione.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

The first 2 minutes of something new is often uncomfortable, perhaps scary! Waking up earlier than normal = uncomfortable. But it’s just those first 2 minutes you gotta get through!


LESSONS:

Comfort is the enemy
The discomfort goes away after only a few minutes
Remind yourself that you CAN build momentum that works in your favor.
Make an internal deal with yourself to just do 1 thing moving forward.
Remember, doing 1 thing is 100% more than zero!


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 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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 47_SPARTAN_FirstTwoMinutes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We all blame. Your spouse gets an earful when you forgot your kids lunchbox, the customer service agent becomes the punching bag when you accidentally deleted your photos from your iPhone, or your supervisee gets a talking to when you forgot to check your schedule. Blaming is never really a useful tactic but we do it because we struggle with difficult feelings. So we offload them. Feelings of disappointment, especially in yourself, can spawn lots of blaming because we struggle to tolerate that feeling. Reminding yourself that even painful feelings can be tolerated and worked through can help you move away from blaming behaviors. 

 

LESSONS: 

  • Understand and remind yourself that blaming is one tactic that we use to offload difficult and painful feelings. 
  • Build up some distress tolerance around those feelings by sitting when them, breathing, and using positive affirmations. 

 

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CREDITS:

 

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

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: 49_WhyWeBlame.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

The Death Race. Its name alone can be enough to undermine your confidence. An old friend of the podcast, Don Devany has taken the nickname of the Death Race “Taskmaster.” A decade long veteran of the infamous Death Race, he has inspired legions while they perspired to heroic feats of greatness. Joe De Sena sat down to talk with Don days after he cycled cross country east to west & back again! 9145.5 miles of riding to raise funds for DECA Journey for the One Step Ahead Foundation for kids with mobility issues. What is it that makes one athlete complete the Death Race and another fail? Did those lessons influence Don in his cross country journey? He shares lessons learned from not quitting and falling into the proverbial ditch. Is there a secret to success? Is it “burning the boats”?. To Joe Don is a “testament to what resilience is all about and understands what makes people tick & what makes them break!” There are some people that are simply from another era. Don oozes from every pore the archetype of a medieval knight / renaissance henchman with the mind of a grand philosopher. As Don is famous for saying: GET IT DONE!


LESSONS
Feed the engine
Food / shelter/ water is what truly matters
Maintain your “machine”
Reduce your options- don’t have a plan B
Burn the obstacles in your mind before you begin
Reframe your points of reference
Don't go into challenges with preconceived notions
Pedal On!

LINKS
https://onestepaheadfoundation.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/deca-journey/
The Death Race https://life.spartan.com/post/worlds-toughest-race

 

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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe De Sena introducing the one and only Don Devany
0:57 Shadyrays.com intro “Built for Adventure”
1:20 Interview begins as Death Race is about to start
3:25 “Feeding the engine” to be on the bike 12+ hours a day
4:30 A thousand reasons to fall in the “ditch”
6:15 Being grateful and appreciative for “anything more”
7:15 The bottom of Maslow’s pyramid
8:25 Biking across America… both ways! “tasting & drifting the Country”
10:15 An I-Beam in the icy river- just move forward!
13:00 Masonry and getting it DONe.
14:30 Teaching kids to earn their dollars & “learn life”
15:47 Shadyrays.com break “Built for Adventure”
17:08 Interview continues with “maintaining your machine”
18:05 Lessons from a decade as a Taskmaster
20:00 Challenges to overcome on the road
22:00 Perspective and frame of reference of the struggle
27:00 Taking away the option of a Plan B
28:50 Survive the here & now: “pedal on
29:30 Joe De Sena reflects on the interview with Don the Taskmaster
33:55 Shadyrays.com close “Built for Adventure” - special offer for Spartans!

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Like magnesium, zinc is a mineral that’s present in many of the body’s functions. We talked about Magnesium in another episode and if you remember it’s important because it’s involved in many different ways in your body’s cellular activity. Well zinc is another much needed mineral and let’s talk about why!

EPISODE SCRIPT

Zinc might not be as ubiquitous as magnesium, but it’s still very important to pay attention to in your diet. Why? Because the body lacks a specialized zinc storage system!

Zinc has a lot of benefits, but three in particular can have a big impact on your daily health.

First, zinc supports your immune system. While you only need a little zinc to have your immune system work well, a deficiency could have dire consequences. That’s because zinc is the ingredient necessary to activate T-cells, which are important for two reasons: 1) T-cells attack infected and cancerous cells and 2) they help to control and regulate immune responses. A measure of how important T-cells are for the immune system is that some of the worst aspects of HIV result from the virus’s attack on T-cells.

Second, zinc has an impact in the process of healing wounds. Specifically, it’s important because of the way it interacts with collagen. Collagen is a protein that maintains the structure in skin and other kinds of connective tissue. Zinc, in turn, helps in the production and remodeling of collagen, which is a key property that boosts tissue growth in and around a “wound bed,” thus promoting healing.

Third, zinc has great properties that can help you with the common cold. Many people find that zinc lozenges can help cut down on the severity and duration of a cold. One study found this zinc remedy could cut down on the length of a cold by 40 percent! The theory is that zinc helps to reduce inflammation in and around the mouth and throat, where much of the cold virus resides.

So, now that you know that you need zinc, where can you find it? Oysters are a great source, so if you’re at happy hour, have a few to make up for that beer! Red meat, lobster and poultry are also good sources. For vegetarians, beans, nuts, dairy products and especially whole grains help with zinc intake.

Since zinc isn’t stored in the body, people who are prone to zinc deficiencies either have trouble absorbing it, take in too little, or use up too much. In the first case you’ll find people with digestive disorders or diseases associated with metabolism, like liver disease. In the second case, vegetarians who aren’t eating oysters and red meat could become zinc deficient without some compensating strategies. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding use a lot of zinc for their baby’s needs and may also run low.

Remember, because your body can’t store this important mineral, don’t take it for granted. Think zinc.


Key Terms and Ideas:

The only source of zinc comes from what we eat (either from food or supplements) because the body lacks a specialized zinc storage system.

T-cells are a “type of white blood cell that is of key importance to the immune system and is at the core of adaptive immunity, the system that tailors the body's immune response to specific pathogens. The T cells are like soldiers who search out and destroy the targeted invaders.” (MedicineNet)

Collagen is a protein that maintains the structure in skin and other kinds of connective tissue.

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Cathy Thomas Hess, "Monitoring laboratory values: zinc, copper, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E," Advances in skin & wound care 22.5 (2009): 240, https://journals.lww.com/aswcjournal/Citation/2009/05000/Monitoring_Laboratory_Values__Zinc,_Copper,.12.aspx, accessed April 2019.

Joseph Nordqvist, “What are the health benefits of Zinc?” Medical News Today, December 5, 2017, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263176.php, accessed April 2019.

William S. Shiel, “Medical Definition of T Cell,” MedicineNet, https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11300, accessed April 2019.

“Zinc: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals,” National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements, March 13, 2019, https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/, accessed April 2019.



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We’re afraid to tell others what they need to do. We’re afraid to tell others to step up and stop being lazy, stop being a clock puncher, stop being average!


LESSONS:

There is nothing wrong with telling others that the standard of excellence is NOT being met by them. Tell them to step it up and tell them how to do it!
Challenging others might be scary at first, but you will be helping the individual and yourself by expressing why you are demanding excellence.
You have achieved more in your life by pushing yourself. Perhaps a Coach or mentor pushed you as well. Someone is waiting for you to push them!


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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Yes! There actually is a right way to plan! Whether you are planning to run errands, planning to change your relationship with food, or planning to start a new workout routine, knowing what works and what doesn’t can help. A phenomenon called the planning fallacy can get us into trouble when it comes to planning because here we tend to overestimate our abilities because we assume perfect conditions and ignore past data. When we assume perfect conditions, we disregard all of the things that could make the road more rocky and the path more of a struggle. And when we ignore past data, we take the approach of this being the ‘first time’ and leave all of the great wisdom from past failures in the past.

How do you get around this? First, assume imperfect conditions. Assume struggles and mud will slow you down and plan for it! And next, take wisdom that you’ve gained from the past in regards to what you’re planning for and use it in the present.

LESSONS:
Understand the planning fallacy: the tendency to overestimate your abilities because you assume perfect conditions on your route and you ignore data from the past.
When you start out, consider what struggles and roadblocks you might encounter and plan accordingly.
Bring with you data from the past in terms of what’s worked and wasn’t hasn’t, and use it in the present.

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What do cage fighting and gluten free waffles have in common? Vince Nance. Vince and Joe De Sena cook up a great interview that discusses operational leadership, the rigors and rewards of Brasilian Jiu Jitsu and the importance of women’s self defense. Anarchy has never tasted so good! 

 

LESSONS

  • Don’t punch unless you mean it (always act with full intention
  • Start where you are!
  • Adjust as needs change 
  • Leave deep tracks 
  • Designate mental real estate to your commitments 
  • Legacy = people, love and action 
  • You can’t make excuses and learn at the same time



LINKS

https://anarchywaffles.com

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TIME STAMPS 

0:00 The Col, Johnny & Dr. L introduce episode

1:15 Dukecannon.com sponsor intro

1:40 Vince & Joe De Sena begin by making waffles

4:30 Battling with the pancake tycoons  

5:30 Growing up with martial arts 

8:30 Lessons from the cage

11:30 Dukecannon.com sponsor break

15:00 Efficiency of living where you work 

16:00 Women’s self defense training 

18:15 Leaving your tracks 

19:00 The illusion of starting at the end

21:00 The keys to Brasilian Jiu Jitsu 

23:00 Letting go of your own preconceived notions 

25:00 Importance of women learning self defense

26:00 Organizational leadership 

27:00 Keeping the ego in check 

30:15 The Colonel, Johnny & Dr. L discuss how to apply these lessons to your life 

37:55 Dukecannon.com sponsor close

 

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Brian "Tosh" Chontosh says: Defining what Initiative is seems fairly easy. Now, let’s discuss it from a lack of and where we are responsible for others lacking it. When I find myself frustrated with others I like to ask myself what guidance or information or incentive am I not providing to excite initiative from them.

On another vein, I also find myself getting frustrated with others who are acting with hyper or too much initiative. Again, it could be a function of many things, but I like to ask myself the same questions of what am I not doing or providing?

Then, I always put myself in check to make sure I don’t ever take too much or not enough when I am supporting others’ causes.

LESSONS:
Ask yourself what your responsibility is in helping others take appropriate initiative
Check in and identify if you are taking too much or not enough when supporting others


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Dr. Nada Milosavljevic MD says: Kidneys take a beating during times of extreme, extended exertion; there are natural ways to give them a bit of support. There's a host of beneficial foods, nutrients, and herbal teas and drinks that can aid in kidney cleansing, detox and optimal functioning.

Hydration. Kidneys need water to create the urine that flushes out the majority of the waste in our bodies. So what happens when you don’t drink enough water? Essentially, waste starts backing up in your kidneys – and that can lead to kidney stones.

Foods. In recent studies, brown seaweed has been shown to help reduce kidney damage from diabetes. Eating cranberries has been associated with a drop in urinary tract infections. And foods that have lots of calcium, like tofu or fortified cereals, help to reduce the possibility of kidney stones. Calcium binds with a compound called urinary oxalate that contribute to kidney stones. When it’s combined with calcium, that oxalate can be more easily excreted from your system.

Beverages / Herbal Teas. A variety of drinks and herbal teas have attributes that can cleanse kidneys or reduce kidney damage. Examples of these are stinging nettle, sambong (an herb often used in the Philippines and Asia) and hydrangea. In the case of hydrangea, a recent study showed hydrangea given three days to mice could help to mitigate aspects of kidney disease.

Nutrients. Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil can be very beneficial to kidneys. Because Americans tend to have more Omega 6 oils that can contribute to kidney stones, taking a fish-oil supplement can add more beneficial Omega 3. In addition, Omega 3s actually slow down the metabolic processes of Omega 6s! Also, taking Vitamin B-6 can reduce the oxalates that can help create kidney stones.

Our kidneys work really hard to rid waste, help with fluid balance, and they even make some hormones. After a tough race they need a little TLC.

KEY TERMS & IDEAS
Kidney stones: “These are hard, pebble-like pieces of material that form in one or both of your kidneys when high levels of certain minerals are in your urine. Kidney stones rarely cause permanent damage if treated by a health care professional. Kidney stones vary in size and shape. They may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pea. Rarely, some kidney stones are as big as golf balls. Kidney stones may be smooth or jagged and are usually yellow or brown.” (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Oxalates “are a natural substance in many foods. They bind to calcium during digestion in the stomach and intestines and leave the body in stool. Oxalate that is not bound to calcium travels as a waste product from the blood to the kidneys where it leaves the body in the urine. If there is too much oxalate and too little liquid in the urine, calcium oxalate fragments create creates. As the crystals begin to increase in number, they stick to one another to form a larger crystal known as a kidney stone.” (National Kidney Foundation)



LINKS & RESOURCES:
Cindy Kuzma, “No, Marathon Runners, You Don’t Have to Worry About Your Kidneys,” Runners World, April 18, 2017,
https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a20853413/no-marathon-runners-you-dont-have-to-worry-about-your-kidneys/, accessed April 2019.

“Definitions & Factors for Kidney Stones,” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, May 2017, https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/kidney-stones/definition-facts, accessed April 2019.

Mahsa Motshakeri, et al., "Effects of brown seaweed (Sargassum polycystum) extracts on kidney, liver, and pancreas of type 2 diabetic rat model.]," Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine 2014, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3910465/, accessed April 2019.

Jessianna Saville, “What Are Oxalates and Why Are They a Concern for Kidney Disease Patients?” National Kidney Foundation, September 5, 2018, https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/what-are-oxalate-kidney-stones, accessed April 2018.

Sen Zhang et al., "Total coumarins from Hydrangea paniculata show renal protective effects in lipopolysaccharide-induced acute kidney injury via anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities." Frontiers in pharmacology 8 (2017): 872, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5735979/, accessed April 2019.


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Zach Even-Esh says: Sometimes, the very thing that you love is also the very thing that can break your heart. Ultimately, you must live your truth.

 

LESSONS:

It’s OK to be vulnerable if you’re following and living your truth
Focus on giving. Giving and helping others.
Live your truth.
Support people are doing good for other but can use your help.
Do something for someone who can never repay you


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


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Before you head into a race, or any event that means something to you - a job interview, a first date, a meeting with the boss - it’s important to mentally prepare. When you are more mentally prepared, you can set up an outcome in your mind that works for you, walk into the event with greater confidence, and use mindfulness tools to keep yourself calm. There are a few questions that you can ask yourself to set yourself up in such a way and thought they may take a few minutes to answer, the outcome will make it well worth it.

LESSONS:
Getting yourself mentally prepared for an event that matters to you can help you experience the event in a more positive way and may even impact the outcome.
Ask yourself the following three questions:
What does success look like here?
What do I need to ensure confidence going in?
What do I need to do to remain calm?

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Host: Dr. Lara Pence
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This week’s guest is full of ideas and has surrounded herself with the best minds for decades. At the time of this interview she was the Executive Editor at Harvard Business Review - hosting the IdeasCast podcast for over a decade and more recently the Women at Work Podcast. She and Joe talk at Fenway about actionable advice on how success can be achieved through small wins & conquering proverbial mountains each day. Be consistent, track your time & celebrate your progress!

LESSONS
Power of Small Wins: making progress each day keeps you motivated
Accept the risk in achieving your goals
Set a goal: be specific & concrete- make yourself accountable!
Be consistent: climb a small “mountain” everyday
Keep a “time-diary:” track what you spend time doing- celebrate progress

LINKS

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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Intro to episode with the Col., Joe, Johnny & Dr. L
1:50 SHADYRAYS.COM “Built for Adventure”
2:35 Interview begins with Sarah: The HBR IdeaCast
3:30 The “Power of Small Wins”: tangible progress
4:30 Rick Ridgeway’s summit of K2 without oxygen: acceptance of risk
7:00 Weekly podcasts & summiting peaks
8:45 “Women at Work” Podcast
10:30 Competition in the workplace
12:05 SHADYRAYS.COM Sponsor Break
13:45 Interview continues with: take the best forget the rest…
14:45 Setting goals- committing to it publicly
16:55 Creating a “time diary”
17:45 Why we podcast?
19:30 The panel discusses how to integrate Sarah’s takeaways
27:40 SHADYRAYS.COM close

 

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Brian "Tosh" Chontosh says this is just another way of saying don't be an emotional based decision maker, don't be impulsive, or think about what you are doing / not doing. For me, phrasing it this way simply invites engaging about what it means to not allow a transitory feeling or emotion to rule on my actions.

I start to introduce the power of feedback mechanisms and discipline. When we give in to mood we have an often temporary high followed with a low of sorts. [ It doesn't always have to be the pleasure & guilt dynamic. ] What happens is the decision to arrive at the immediate high receives the connection to a response from mood and the further down the road low just gets labeled as a new mood that needs to be placated. The opposite is true where discipline to do an uncomfortable thing now yields a down the road high where if we can remember to associate that feeling of high as a reward to the decision to deny comfort (in this example) we can modify behavior and decisions.

LESSONS:
Anytime you say to yourself “I don’t feel or I’m not in the mood…” check in
Let your mood have an appropriate vote along with a handful of rational informatives

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It can be a big help for achy joints and general inflammation in the digestion tract and respiratory system as well. The use of BOSWELLIA resin dates back thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. But, more recently, medical science has begun to research its full potential and extensive anti-inflammatory properties. Most notably, scientific studies have suggested that boswellia can also block what is known as “5-LOX inflammation,” which has great therapeutic possibilities.

Boswellia is an herbal extract derived from Boswellia serrata, a densely-leaved tree (that looks like a beautiful over-sized shrub) found across India, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia. The extract’s name comes from old French and means “high quality incense.” It’s gathered from the resin of five varieties of Boswellia trees.

It’s healing properties have been noted for centuries and has been used for a variety of illnesses and ailments, including: asthma, cerebral edema, chronic bowel diseases, arthritis and cancer.

In the case of arthritis, for instance, boswellic acids – the active components of Boswellia – seem to have very strong anti-inflammatory properties. People who have rheumatoid arthritis as well as osteoarthritis may respond well to boswellia because it may also help to reduce cartilage loss and hinder the autoimmune process that contribute to these conditions.

As scientists have looked more deeply into this traditional medicine, they’ve found that boswellia has some additional properties: specifically, its potential to block what’s known as 5-LOX inflammation (which is short for the more scientific term, “5-lipoxygenase inflammation”). 5-LOX is an enzyme that can interact with fatty acids to create leukotriene, which is linked to very strong pro-oxidant and pro-inflammatory activities. (If you saw my earlier podcast on glutathione, I discussed how dangerous an overabundance of oxidants in your system can be!)

5-LOX can impact both the cardiovascular system and the neural system. Its impact on cardiovascular health is often concentrated in the aorta, coronary and carotid arteries. For the neural system, it’s especially localized in the hippocampus and the cortex. In both the cardiovascular and neural systems, the presence of 5-LOX increases considerably as people get older. Luckily, integrating boswellia herb in your diet is pretty easy. You can find it an extract, herbal supplement or powder.

As we all know, frankincense had great value in ancient times. Modern science has confirmed that it’s properties are not just stuff of legend and story. Its anti-inflammatory properties have been proven to be very effective in dealing with some significant health problems like inflammation and they can help ease post race joint aches and pains.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS

Boswellia (or Indian Frankincense) has had a centuries-long reputation for reducing inflammation of all kinds, like arthritis and asthma. More recently, scientists have confirmed this property through studies and have discovered its ability to block 5-lipoxygenase inflammation.

Boswellia: an herbal extract derived from the Boswellia serrata tree, which is a densely-leaved tree (that looks like a beautiful over-sized shrub) found across India, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia.

5-lipoxygenase inflammation: 5-lipoxygenase (also known as “5-LOX”) is an enzyme that can interact with fatty acids to create leukotriene, which is linked to very strong pro-oxidant and pro-inflammatory activities.



LINKS & RESOURCES:

Jin Chu, and Domenico Praticò, "The 5-lipoxygenase as a common pathway for pathological brain and vascular aging," Cardiovascular psychiatry and neurology 2009 (2009), https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cpn/2009/174657/, accessed 2019.

“Indian Frankincense,” Arthritis Foundation,
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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

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Having a team is powerful, but, sometimes, you will be alone, without the team. You must learn to exude strength even when in solitude.


LESSONS:

If you’re following the common path but your gut instinct says NO, then it’s time to live your truth in solitude.
Do not fear starting alone. Do not fear progressing alone.
Look inward to find your truth.
You will and can find strength when you follow the path you were meant to be on.


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

 

CREDITS:

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

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Sometimes you can get so caught up in the daily grind and the day-to-day routine that you forget to slow down, pause, and ask yourself, “how does this serve me?” When it comes to our mental energy, resilience, and toughness, we have to clear our head of all the junk so that we can make room for that which improves our mental clarity. It’s important for you to reflect on whether the things you are reading, listening to, and watching are filling your mind engine with helpful and use information, or stuff that makes clogs it all up.

LESSONS:
It’s important to take time and evaluate if you are creating space in your mind so that it is more clear and available to wisdom, knowledge, and constant working flow.
Ask yourself the following:
Does what I’m listening to serve me?
Does what I’m reading serve me?
Does what I’m watching serve me?
It’s okay to listen, read, and watch things for fun. Just make sure you are also leaving space and time for your mind to rest!


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CREDITS:

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

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Bruce lives where fighting and business converge. With a background as an executive level headhunter and a youth spent in the boxing gym, he’s translated those tactics into building champions. The renowned boxing coach sits in the podcast ring this week with Joe De Sena and discusses the keys to coaching to glory, rebuilding them after loses, and the importance of vulnerability. What it comes down to is the Law of Outcomes: “ the amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice you make must be equal to the goal you wish to achieve.” Bruce is the guy you want in your corner!

LESSONS
Work hard, pay attention & listen
Be an active observer
Keep notes!
Follow your passions
The key to coaching is connection
Humility and empathy are worthy traits
“Deserves” got nothing to do with it
Be vulnerable in life
“Law of outcomes: the amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice you make must be equal to the goal you wish to achieve”
Have a vision for yourself- success is an exclusionary process
There is no easy path- be willing to suffer for your dream

LINKS
https://www.yourcornerman.com


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TIME STAMPS
1:20 Interview begins with Joe & Bruce
1:50 A passion for boxing & fighting
3:30 A history of coaching
4:30 The warrior spirit
6:30 Working hard & paying attention
7:30 An informal apprenticeship
9:00 Balancing the office & the gym
10:00 Becoming a warrior in business & the ring
11:00 Keeping notes on what you learn
12:00 Boxing as a tool in coaching
13:00 Importance of connection in coaching
14:20 How to keep humility
15:40 Shady Rays Sunglasses break with Zach Even - Esh of the Spartan Way
17:25 Interview continues with tears & temper
19:00 The repercussions of “losing”
22:20 Rebuilding an athlete
25:45 “Deserves” got nothing to do with it
26:55 Going through the grieving process- can you bring an athlete back from the brink?
28:00 Dealing with being in the public arena
31:10 Being vulnerable in life
32:00 Law of Sacrifice
33:00 The exclusionary process of success
34:30 Doing the thing that is “true” to you
36:10 The panel discusses the great Babashanisms
43:45 Shady Rays Sunglasses close


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & guest host Isaiah Vidal
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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It takes more energy to catch up than it does to simply keep up. This extra expenditure of energy ends up creating a greater deficit which in turn feeds the loop to fall behind yet again.

This is simple physical conservation of energy theory.

What happens with individuals on a psychological level is an entirely different story. The tendency is to attempt finding shortcuts rationalized as improved techniques, greater efficiency, or new moves etc…

Where in our lives are we creating shortcuts to catch up when we should have been playing keep up?

LESSONS:
Gradual loss of capacity creates dangerous thought patterns to look for shortcuts
Spend the time and energy now keeping up before you have to spend more catching up later

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.
Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh
Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

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