The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

“You don’t want it to just be challenging for the most capable person in your formation, because then you’re going to crush everybody below them and they’re gonna feel awful. And you don’t want to just make it challenging for the less capable folks in your formation, because then you’re not going to challenge the folks up high. You have to consistently work to identify how you can make the experience one that elevates everyone, hopefully simultaneously,” says Chandler Smith, former Army Captain, 4-Year West Point Wrestler, and 3x Crossfit Games athlete.


Today Yancy and Jarod talk with Chandler Smith about trying to find balance in life, finding the right environment, and elevating yourself and other people along the way. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Just because you’re having a bad day doesn’t mean you should make it bad for someone else

- You’re open to more pain when dedicated to something

- There’s no losses in life if you believe in what you’re doing

- The power of remembering someone’s name


You can check out Chandler’s Instagram @blacksmifff



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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