The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Being left behind at a young age by parents searching to create a better life might be what drove Raul Villacis to become a real estate millionaire… but with that success came new challenges. When life finally became comfortable, he lost his edge. Raul has covered a lot of ground. For him the solution starts with his unique morning ritual and the decision to live every day like a hunter. Those are the secret oil and sharpening stone that keep his razor-sharp edge.


What about balance? For Raul it’s a myth. In this interview, he explains to Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena how he integrates everything 100%, how he takes life 100 days at a time and why digging deep into emotional pain is so important! Want to win and bring it to the Next Level? You must be willing to make sacrifices! That's what you'll learn in today's episode of Spartan Up Podcast.



  1. Create a system for your life
  2. Build habits
  3. Be on the hunt- go out there and get it 
  4. Rituals is what creates who you are 
  5. Be willing to sacrifice to win 
  6. Live your life 100 days at a time 
  7. Adapt, adjust & execute 
  8. 100% integration into  everything you do 
  9. Find your edge 
  10. Find people that push you & hold you to a higher standard 
  11. Find motivation through the pain 


SpartanX Leadership is a one-day event where masters of industry meet to collaborate, connect, and learn resilience skills for optimal team performance.




0:00 Joe introduces this episode with resharpening your edge  

2:00 Interview begins with creating a system for your life 

3:15 Entrepreneurs as modern day hunters 

3:45 How rituals create who you are 

5:00 The willingness to sacrifice to win 

6:30 The inner drive that lets you know you can do anything 

7:45 The morning ritual 

9:00 The power of visualizations & letting go 

10:00 Compartmentalizing your life into 100-day blocks 

11:00 Adapting, adjusting & executing 

12:15 The myth of balance vs. integration 

13:25 SpartanX Leadership break 

14:00 Interview continues with Next Level Experience 

16:30 Sharing deep emotions & finding your edge 

18:00 Having people that push you & hold you accountable 

19:50 Finding motivation through the pain 

20:45 Hitting the buttons of emotional pain

21:45 Joe recaps how Raul helps put the edge back into your life 


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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

The Colonel, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are off sharpening their edge 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty


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