“It’s the START that stops you” says the electric Eric Byrnes who launched his Major League Baseball career with a 22 game hitting streak. Byrnes was a player who relied on his speed and hustle, and he brings the energy of a fast ball to this interview. Drafted out of high school by the Dodgers, he went on to play for the Oakland Athletics, the Colorado Rockies, the Baltimore Orioles, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Seattle Mariners. He was living the dream. After “retiring” Eric discovered new outlets for his drive - triathlons & ultras, and for his voice - as a broadcaster on ESPN, in his book “the F*ck It List” and his podcast. If that’s not enough - On April 22/23, 2019, Byrnes set a new Guinness Book of World Records mark for most holes of golf in a single day, 420 holes.
It’s a power packed convo about not taking your feelings too personally, living in the now, and seriously maximizing your days! Get after it Spartans!
1. To succeed immerse yourself
2. You get out what you put into life
3. Create luck with your attitude & effort
4. MAXIMIZE your days
5. It’s the start that stops us!
6. It’s not about what’s next, it’s about what’s NOW.
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00:00 Dr. Johnny, Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra & The Col. Nye intro Eric’s episode
01:05 Gone Rogue offer
01:25 Interview begins with Johnny & Eric
03:12 Kids need for free play
04:30 Being drafted to the big leagues
06:30 22 game hitting spree
08:00 Starting with ESPN Radio
10:00 Entering the triathlon world with a beach cruiser
12:30 His first IRONMAN
12:55 Gone Rogue break
14:30 Western States
19:20 Iron Mike & 90 mile an hour hits
24:25 Hard times in life
28:00 The F* IT List & writing about lessons learned
35:00 Have perspective on life & don’t take your feelings too personally
37:00 The Hustle Podcast
38:20 The panel discusses lessons learned from Eric’s interview
44:27 Gone Rogue close
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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye & Johnny Waite
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty
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