Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

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
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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
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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
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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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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

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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: 69_Optimism_Part2.mp3
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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
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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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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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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: 68_Optimism_Part1.mp3
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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
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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
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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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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: 67_TipsForHolidays.mp3
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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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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
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