The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

“That’s a culture that not everyone’s cut out for, and that’s okay, right? So that happens in organizations. Not everyone’s cut out to be, necessarily, in this particular culture. But let's talk about it honestly and you know just keep everyone's dignity intact along the way,” says Ralph Rajs, COO of Forma Gym, and long-time friend and business partner of JC.

We’re back with part 2 of our interview with Ralph. Today he talks about the lessons he’s learned and the legacy he wants to leave. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The returns you get in life from being respectful
  • Importance of leaving people motivated and keeping their dignity intact
  • Being “graciously direct”
  • Recognizing people’s efforts and having more humility


If you’d like to reach out, you can find Ralph:

Instagram - @RalphRajs

On Twitter and LinkedIn - @ralphrajs

And check out Forma Gym -


Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT


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Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


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