Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

You may be feeling the challenge. This interview with Dan Crowley, Bataan Death March survivor, will remind you that we must as a culture reframe our frame of reference. Yes, this time has limited our freedoms, invoked fear and changed the paradigm of our daily life as we know it…. Yet, there are elders in our midst that have dealt with truly unthinkable horrors and come out on the other end even more resilient.

This week we revisit one of the most important interviews in Spartan Up history. Dan Crowley’s is a 98-year-old WWII POW, survivor of the horrific Bataan Death March, and a delightful man. Faced with unfathomable torture, he is truly one of the most resilient, remarkable and optimistic human beings we have had the privilege to meet. This extended episode tells a dark tale in the world’s history, yet, his smiling jovial face shows the true and utter strength, grit and resolve of our species. It was our honor to be able to capture this important story and share it with all of you.

In this time of personal confinement, find the hope and positivity to keep your spirits high and inspire those around you! We will get through this- march on.


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye Dr. L & Marion Abrams… Sefra is planting a victory garden in the face of current obstacles…
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 296_SUP_EDIT_DAN_CROWLEY_REPUBLISH_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

During times of stress and unpredictability, there is often no more important value than the value of interdependence. Interdependence is the recognition that I can rely on you and you can rely on me. For whatever reason, many of us have come to believe that reaching out to others for support is weakness or a demonstration of incompetence. In truth, using the support around you and offering support in return is a huge measure of strength and courage. Give yourself permission to reach out for help, ask for something that you need, and benefit from the value of interdependence. LESSONS: Interdependence is the acknowledgement of reciprocity in support - I need you, you need me. Utilize your support system by reaching out and expressing your needs. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need. There is strength in being able to lean on others for help and also being strong when others need to lean on 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 © 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 83_Interdependence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07am EST

Marko Cheseto is one of the happiest people I've ever met! He came from Kenya to Alaska on a running scholarship, but while he was there he lost both legs to frostbite. Today Marko holds the record for the fastest Marathon by a double amputee - he's fast! In this episode he tells his story, but also shares some really great advice for making the best of difficult times.

Let me know what you think!

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are doing immunity burpees & washing their hands :)   

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: 295_SUP_MARKO_CHESETO-rev_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41am EST

Obstacle immunity is a credo of this community and together we will adapt and overcome! Now more than ever we need to be positive and beacons to those around us. We must be solution focused and not fall into the traps of fear. You’ve got this Spartans. Together we are Spartan Strong and will overcome this invisible obstacle. Now is the time to be of service and retrain yourself in the new skills needed. 

 

In this special episode we will hear advice from 10 EXPERTS in medicine, mindset, food, business, community preparedness and mindfulness. To the Spartan Community, globally we are facing an obstacle like never before and never has it been more important to remember and implement all the resiliency lessons we have learned over the five years of doing this podcast. In this special episode we check back in with experts across the fields of physical, mental and medical wellness to give you the best tools for your toolbox to accept and adapt to this challenge. The overarching message is to stay informed, but still stay productive! 

These experts have excellent advice that will give you great strategies to implement a healthy and productive response to this pandemic. 

 

Don’t be scared, be prepared! And don’t forget to breathe! 

 

EXPERTS & TOPICS FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE:

EXPERTS & TOPICS FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE:

- Dr. Paul Kilgore - Infectious Disease specialist // Medical info for Spartans
- Joe Polish - founder Genius Network & Genius Recovery // 4 tools to stay balanced + book recommendations
- Corinna Coffin - Spartan Pro Athlete & Registered Dietician // Easy healthy recipes you can make even if you have limited access to ingredients.
- Dr. Stephen Cabral - Board-certified doctor of Naturopathy // De-stress protocol
- Nada Milosavljevic MD host of Spartan Health //Natural Immunity boosters
- Jesse Levin - Founder of Tactivate // Community action & the Readiness Collective - Your responsibility
- Zach Even-Esh - Underground Strength // workouts anywhere
- Lonnie Mayne - Red Shoes Living // putting things in a positive light
- Amy Swift Crosby - Co-Founder Body Squad and Host of State of the Universe // Suggestions for Small Businesses navigating a Complicated Time
- Johnny Waite - Spartan Up co-host // What next?

 

Stay Strong. Stay Positive & Wash Those Hands! 



LINKS:

 

Dr. Paul Kilgore http://quantitative-health.com/

Genius Recovery https://geniusrecovery.org/

Corinna Coffin https://www.instagram.com/cscoffin13

Dr Nada mentioned these episodes

ZINC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBseaQTBh3E&t=84s

Natural Treatments to Boost Immunity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8mCc5nwcyE&t=3s

Dr. Stephen Cabral  https://stephencabral.com

Jesse Levin - Tactivate https://www.tactivate.com/

Zach Even-Esh https://www.instagram.com/zevenesh/

Lonnie Mayne https://lonniemayne.com/

Amy Swift Crosby http://www.smartypeople.com/



Stay Strong. Stay Positive & Wash Those Hands! 

 

Thank you for listening. Let us know what you think, should we do more episodes like this? We’re easy to find on twitter @SpartanUpPod and instagram at @SpartanUpPodcast



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Twitter @SpartanUpPod

Instagram @SpartanUpPodcast

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are doing immunity burpees & washing their hands :)   

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: Spartan_Up_Special_COVID_Episode2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am EST

Dr. Lara Pence says: Stress is something that we all encounter and learning how to be resilient to stress can be one of your most important skills. It’s important to remember and consider that stress isn’t going away anytime soon. Often we imagine that “life will get easier” but sometimes it just doesn’t. What does get easier? Our ability to manage and become more resilient. How do we do that when it comes to stress? It all starts with acknowledging and accepting stress. It’s not going away so let’s embrace it. And then we move into physical and mental fuel that can keep you accelerating during stress.

LESSONS:
Move into a state of radical acceptance when it comes to stress. It’s not going away so develop a mantra around it.
Make sure your physical health is on point.
Fuel your mind with content that makes you feel resilient and more capable of handling the stress that is on your plate.

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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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 82_Managing_Stress_levels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Mark Pattison was catching touchdown passes in the last minutes of games to stadiums of 100,000 plus thousand people. Playing football at a high level taught him how to think big and step into fear. When his NFL career ended, what was next? It’s not easy to leave a job and identity like that. After a pivot to what became a successful marketing and import, export business - Mark Pattison decided that how things looked from the outside mattered less than how he felt on the inside. He wanted to truly follow his passion for the mountains. Here is where his Seven Summits mission began, to attempt to be the first NFL player to successfully hike the tallest mountain on each continent. Today he is 6 mountains in. He was preparing to summit Everest this summer, but just like many of us, COVID-19 changed his plans https://www.markpattisonnfl.com/category/blog/ . But he still knows preparation means opportunity! 



LESSONS 

  1. Shift your internal questions
  2. Be goal oriented
  3. Adjust, adapt, change and pivot 
  4. You can’t control mother nature 
  5. Your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness 
  6. Preparation means opportunity 
  7. Be authentic and true to what your going after 
  8. Step into your fear 
  9. Love the process 
  10. Fail to plan, plan to fail 
  11. Train, train, train 
  12. Hone your nutrition
  13. Always go after your dreams, never give up  

 

LINKS 

https://www.markpattisonnfl.com/category/podcast/

https://www.markpattisonnfl.com

 

TIME STAMPS 

1:38 Interview begins with a bear through his race 

3:00 Playing in the NFL 

6:00 Going off the cliff 

7:30 Rechanneling energy towards business 

10:00 Shifting your questions 

10:49 Adjust, adapt & pivot 

11:40 the Seven Summits mission begins 

13:30 Finding a mentor, mapping it out & flying to Africa 

15:00 Challenges, tragedies and joys of the many summits

16:20 Denali 

19:00 Greatest strength is also greatest weakness 

23:00 Antarctica 

24:30 His why. Step into your fear. 

25:30 Loving the process 

27:40 Summitt Fever 

28:50 Fail to plan, plan to fail 

29:40 Seven summits smoothie 

31:08 What’s next - The South Pacific & the highest point in every state 

34:50 Sefra & Joe talk about how you play to level of those with you in the room 

36:50 Push to exhaustion 

38:22 “Getting to the top is optional getting down is mandatory!” 

39:00 Let us know what your Seven Summits are! 

 

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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. Johnny Waite 

Colonel Nye 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 293_SUP_MARK_PATTISON_EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54am EST

Advice from 20 EXPERTS in medicine, mindset, food, business and mindfulness. To the Spartan Community, globally we are facing an obstacle like never before and never has it been more important to remember and implement all the resiliency lessons we have learned over the five years of doing this podcast. In this special episode we check back in with experts across the fields of physical, mental and medical wellness to give you the best tools for your toolbox to accept and adapt to this challenge. The overarching message is to stay informed, but still stay productive! Do the projects you have been putting off, celebrate this time with family and loved ones, harness new skills like cooking at home or designing your own home workout routine. 

 

These experts have excellent advice that will give you great strategies to implement a healthy and productive response to this pandemic. Don’t be scared be prepared! And don’t forget to breathe! 

 

EXPERTS FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE: 

Dr. Paul Kilgore,(Quantitative-Health) Jonny Waite, Anthony Trucks (Identity Shift), Mike Bledsoe (The Strong Coach), Sarah Lipton (Genuine), Dr. Lara Pence (Chief Mind Doc & Licensed Clinical Psychologist), Katie Jones (Food Heroes Podcast),Joe Polish (Genius Network), Ben Greenfield, Dr Danielle Roberts,MD, Dr. Jen Welter (First female NFL coach), Brian Johnson (Optimize), Sefra Alexandra, Anders Varner (Barbell Shrugged), Zach Even-Esh, Shana Lee (The Soul Frequency), Laura Gassner Otting (limitless), and Charlie Engle. 

 

Obstacle immunity is a credo of this community and together we will adapt and overcome! Help each other, protect yourself and Wash Those Hands! 

 

Thank you for listening, to Charlotte Miles for recording a message from Joe desena in Sparta Greece and to Carrie from Yaya podcasting for help with the edit. Thank you also to the experts whose tips we were not able to get into this episode and to all of you for listening and doing your part.  Let us know what you think, should we do more episodes like this? We’re easy to find on twitter @SpartanUpPod and instagram at @SpartanUpPodcast



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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Field Recording - Charlotte Miles

Additional Audio Editing - Carrie from YaYa Podcasting

Host: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are doing immunity burpees & washing their hands :)   

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_UP_HANDLING_CRISIS_EPISODE_Mixdown_1_luffed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

One of the best ways to build confidence is to utilize your fear of something and move through it with courage. Although some believe that courage is the absence of fear, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Courage is about being afraid but doing anyway - and from this we build confidence because we can reflect on that which we have accomplished and create a library of moments in which we see our greatness arise. Reality testing is another great way to build and tap into confidence that might already be there. By truly asking yourself questions like, What am I good at?, and seeking truth in our reflection we can create opportunities for us to have perspective on our strengths. LESSONS: Courage builds confidence, and courage is at play when we are afraid of something but we do it anyway. Try to use your fear as an opportunity for confidence building and use positive self-talk to get you through. Reality testing is a very healthy way to also build confidence. Reality testing includes taking a deep look at what you feel vs. what is fact. 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 © 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 81_MovingFearIntoConfidence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Have a question for Joe or anyone on the Spartan Up team? Here is your opportunity. Voice message or text 1.917.924.3002 and we’ll answer the best questions in another Q&A episode. This is a quick episode with some powerhouse advice from the gritty man himself. As Joe says, any day we get to wake up on this side of the dirt is a good day! Enjoy - smile - move that needle forward in your endeavors and send us your questions! Make them hard ones- Joe’s up for the challenge! 

 

LESSONS

  1. It takes a village: include others in teaching your children
  2. Spend time with those close to you in the present 
  3. Burpees get rid of anxiety
  4. Stick with the things that matter 
  5. Move the needle forward on a daily basis
  6. Spend your time going after the big “game” 
  7. Cash is king
  8. Investing: wait till there is “blood in the streets” 
  9. Involve customers in funding your product/ service 
  10. In a difficult challenge: dust off & move forward 
  11. Make sure to smile 

 

LINKS

Want to ask Joe a question yourself?!

Text or Voice message 1.917.924.3002

 

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS 

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 

TIME STAMPS 

0:00 Joe wants your questions! 

1:30 How do you get your kids to listen to you? 

2:10 What would you change from the past? 

2:30 More countries in the Midwest? 

2:50 How do you deal with anxiety? 

3:00 How do you remain focused? 

3:50 Why did you join social media? 

4:30 Best financial advice? 

5:15 Don’t chase the ridiculous bubbles- wait till there is blood in the streets!

5:50 Creative ways of raising money?  

6:15 How to overcome bankruptcy? 

6:30 Send us your questions via voice texts: 1.917.924.3002




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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

The Colonel, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are there in spirit !  

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 291_SUP_JOE_DESENA_Q_AND_A_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Host Dr. L says: There is a saying that God Gave Us Two Ears and One Mouth for a Reason. The notion: That we were born to listen more than we were to talk. In today’s society, the ever-present social media platform has given many a vehicle to use their voice, put out their message, and be heard. And, at the same time, as a society we are losing the art and skill of listening when our focus becomes ‘what can i say?’ instead of ‘how can I listen?’ In order to building back up the skill of listening, we must practice listening by being mindful about how we relate with others, and through truly dropping our own ego when we are in a position of listening. LESSONS: Building the skill of listening requires a mindful approach, one in which we are paying attention and working towards true engagement. Try being present with whom you are listening to by avoiding thinking about what you are going to say next or how you might sound and just practice hearing what they are saying. Engage in perspective shifting and cognitive flexibility by listening to podcasts or other audio sources that challenge your own position. 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 © 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 80_Listening.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Doctor, Lawyer or failure - those were the 3 options David Meltzer's mother laid out for his future. After seeing his mother’s financial struggles, he picked a fourth - RICH. Straight out of the gate he was phenomenally successful, living the proverbial dream, until the walls came crashing down in 2008. He had lost his center. Lucky for him - his wife called him out. This shift had him reassess his values and shift his focus to 4 central principles: gratitude, forgiveness, accountability & inspiration. He realized that it’s all about attention to intention and the most important thing is to help others. His mission: make a lot of money to help a lot of people and have a lot of fun.

Direct download: 290_David_Meltzer_LIBSYN_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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