Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

When things feel really out of our control, we often move into a position of helplessness. We can operate from a victim mindset, throw our hands up, and believe that we’ve got zero power. The truth is, there are absolutely going to be times in your life when things happen outside of you that are not in your control. However, there are ways that you can shift your perspective to give yourself a sense of greater control. By considering the things that are in your control and implementing greater agency over your emotional response, you can put yourself in the driver seat again.

 

LESSONS: Sometimes there will be things in your life that you cannot control - when this happens perspective is key. Exercise self-agency by thinking of all the things that you can control, rather than what is out of your control. Remember, something that you can always control is your emotional response. So respond to your own emotions with clarity and strength.

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CREDITS: Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Dr. Lara Pence Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence © 2020 Spartan

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Entrepreneur, chess master and angel investor James has had a number of great successes, used his winnings and then found himself back at zero again. Each of these times he used his creativity and ingenuity to find another opportunity and make it happen. Life is like an ultra marathon with many peaks and valleys to ascend and descend. Enjoy it all! Sometimes it's not even about being the smartest, but about being the most agile.

LESSONS
90% of communication is non-verbal
Be able to play with possibility not certainty
Three skills to money: making it, keeping it, growing it
Investment decisions and deciding correctly
Combine skill sets to create something unique
Podcasts are the wild west of radio
When you get knocked down, keep getting up
Take “two steps back” to observe your situation
Exercise your creativity muscle daily | write 10 ideas a day
Enjoy difficult situations
You don’t have to be the smartest, be the most agile


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LINKS
The James Altucher Show https://omny.fm/shows/the-james-altucher-show

TIME STAMPS
1:25 GONEROGUESNACKS.COM intro
3:15 Changing behaviors
6:00 The backdoor into the Ivy Leagues
10:00 College Card start-up
12:00 Changing business climates in quarantine
13:30 Shifting to the remote landscape
15:00 Owning a comedy club
16:15 HBO & building websites for Fortune 500
18:15 Three skills to money
20:15 Going broke & 9/11
21:05 GONEROGUESNACKS.COM break
22:20 Software to model the stock market
23:30 Writing financial books
25:20 Combing skill sets to forge something new
27:00 The Wild West of radio
28:45 bad economy & uncertainty
30:34 Taking two steps back
31:30 Exercising creativity & 10 ideas a day
36:00 How to start a podcast
39:45 Cultural ultra marathon runner


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena. Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are at his comedy club, social distance of course.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty
* 300 is a number we honor here at Spartan ;)

© 2020 Spartan

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Do you ever sit and wonder if the elite among us experience self-doubt? I know I do and on this episode we talk with 2008 Olympian Andy Hrovat about a trying 14-month period of his life leading up to the 2008 Olympic trials. During that time Andy lost and regained his place on Team USA. The big takeaway for me is that we all experience self-doubt and by battling through those fears and insecurities, we become a different person in the process. 

 

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© 2020 Spartan



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Kristen Ulmer knows a lot about fear. As one of the top extreme skiers in the world, Kristen has stared at death and dropped in anyway. But she says her scariest time ever was when she thought her marriage was over, and that the prospect of starting a speaking career was as terrifying as any mountain. In this episode, Kristen shares experiences and lessons that appear in her bestselling book “The Art Of Fear : Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What To Do About It” and personal stories from her extraordinary life. She also says “Smart people learn from their experience. Really smart people learn from people who have learned from their experience, and I have a LOT of experience!”

 

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CREDITS:
Zoom Session producers – Marion Abrams & Johnny Waite
Hosts: Johnny Waite, Marion Abrams, Sefra Alexandra & Colonel Nye

© 2020 Spartan

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We train our bodies and focus on flexibility so that we prevent injury, recover better, and perform at our optimum. But we must also build mental flexibility for the same reason: It prevents us from getting stuck, helps to build resilience, and allows us to perform better in life. There are a few ways that you can work on building this cognitive flexibility. First, challenge the norm. Certain ways of thinking may be in place because “it’s always been that way.” Challenge this by exposing yourself to new ways of doing and thinking. Practice tolerating the discomfort you feel by doing this more regularly and your capacity for mental flexibility will increase!

LESSONS:

Mental flexibility is important because it allows you to shift perspective and tolerate that which feels different.

Increase your mental flexibility by doing things a new way and putting yourself in a position of challenge.

The more exposed you are to situations that challenge your current line of thinking the stronger your cognitive flexibility will be. .


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2020 Spartan

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The world is facing a new paradigm and as a global events / racing company we at Spartan have had to pivot and pivot quickly to adapt. Today Joe De Sena, our host & the CEO of Spartan, speaks with Spartan’s Chief Marketing Officer Carola Jain and our host Col. Tim Nye speaks with Spartan’s VP of Merchandise Mike Lunardeli. We ask how Spartan as a company and a culture is stepping up to face its current business challenges.  We have been learning & talking about resilience, performance under pressure, and facing up to difficult challenges for years on this podcast - now we get to see Spartan put these lessons into action. What has been going on from the inside and how as a company and global community we are forging forward and taking on obstacles as they arise. Until we can race again, the trends have shifted to online content, home gyms and a massive surge in the desire to own your own equipment. Spartans will come back from this, a stronger community than ever. Take care of eachother, take care of yourself and keep moving! Aroo. 

 

LESSONS

  1. Pivot quickly 
  2. Take care of your community 
  3. Be creative with content 
  4. Try new things 
  5. Build a good team 
  6. Train where you are 
  7. Find the best version of yourself
  8. Keep moving! 
  9. Give it your all 

 

LINKS

https://shop.spartan.com/

This episode is brought to you by WINE4RUNNERS.COM/SPARTAN

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 The pod team introduces this special episode via zoom 

2:35 WINE4RUNNERS.COM/SPARTAN intro 

3:05 Interview begins with Spartan CMO Carola Jain 

3:55 the reality for Spartan 

5:05How to keep a largely furloughed staff motivated 

6:40 How kids are understanding this situation 

7:40 How do we take care of our community 

8:55 A 50,000 ft view of what’s going on at Spartan

9:05 Shifting to online content & demand for equipment 

13.55 Spartan at the forefront of social media reframing 

15:40 Assessing the “new normal”

17:25 Two areas Joe feels like he “failed”

19.25 WINE4RUNNERS.COM/SPARTAN break

20:25 Part 2 begins with Colonel Nye & VP of Merchandise Mike Lunardeli

19:25 Getting people to find a better version of themselves 

21:55 How Spartan Merch began & developed

23:55 Positioning Spartan as a global fitness brand 

25:55 Best sellers - and providing global access 

27:25 Shifting landscape with the shutdown

28:55 New trend of creating home gyms  

33:55 working overtime and giving it our all 

35:55 discounts & race deals- optimism & hope 

38:05 The Colonel, Johnny, Marion & Sefra discuss the interview 

42:35 Spartan Up community leaning in everyday at 2pm EST on zoom : 510-734-9695

44:25 WINE4RUNNERS.COM/SPARTAN Close

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

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Learn how to build and define your personal philosophy with the Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence. James completed 50 Ironman distance races in 50 states in 50 days.  As a kid, James wrestled throughout high school and into college before embarking on a life as a world-renowned ultra-distance athlete.  

Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/

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From our Live Zoom chat: There is a reason Mark Divine is one of the rare podcast guests we have featured twice! He is “an expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership and physical readiness” and a powerful communicator with awesome lessons for all of us. A retired Navy Seal, he has created SEALFIT, The Unbeatable Mind, written several bestselling books and is a much sought after speaker and teacher.
His wisdom and bulletproof demeanor are especially reassuring in this crazy time, and he shares immediately applicable techniques and strategies to stay healthy and productive.



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CREDITS:

Zoom Session producers – Marion Abrams & Johnny Waite

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Marion Abrams, Sefra Alexandra & Colonel Nye 

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

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Social isolation can lead to some super unhealthy patterns that we have to be careful of falling into. It can always have a profound impact on our mood and our willingness to engage socially in the future. When you find yourself isolating it’s important to remember that at some point you will need to step out of isolation in order to better serve your mental health. Taking that first step can be hard but it is necessary to say YES to that invitation that you would prefer to avoid (rather this is through an e-meeting or in-person). It’s also an important step to consider what led you to isolating in the first place.

 

LESSONS: 

  • Social isolation can lead to decreased mood and greater experiential avoidance of connectedness.
  • In order to move away from being socially isolated you must sometimes take the first step of saying ‘yes’ to gathering that you would prefer to say ‘no’ to. 
  • Evaluate and dig into why you isolated in the first place in order to understand what systems were at play caused the social avoidance. 

 

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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2020 Spartan

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Legendary ultra-runner Mike Wardian is back on Spartan Up! Last time he had just broken the fastest 50K on a treadmill while on the Spartan Cruise. He holds the record for the fastest time for 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days; fastest marathon and 50K on an indoor 200-meter track; fastest Marathon as Spider-Man & Elvis; fastest Leadville 100 mile and Pike's Peak marathon double and ran the grueling Marathon des Sables-appx 150 miles in the Sahara desert in Morocco more than once. This is a great interview that digs into the mindset necessary to push through these remarkable challenges. Mike says he went to depths he never thought possible and says once you “come out the other side of that, your not the same person and that’s special.” Enjoy 



LESSONS

  1. Design your training to be more difficult then the challenge you are facing
  2. Obstacle immunity informs every facet of life
  3. There is always something positive you can get from any experience 
  4. Persevere & overcome 
  5. If at first you don’t succeed- try again & dig deep 
  6. There’s always a way 
  7. Always keep growing 
  8. Learn lessons from adversity 
  9. Don’t silo your experiences 
  10. Get out there & run 
  11. Do something hard everyday

LINKS

http://mikewardian.com/

 

TIME STAMPS

1:05 Interview begins with tales of the Spartan Cruise

2:20 Clip of Spartan Cruise 

3:15 Round two & breaking a world record

4:50 Running the major marathons 

6:00 Embarking on a 50 miler 

7:30 THE MARATHON DES SABLES

10:30 A once in a lifetime experience- twice 

11:30 World Marathon Challenge 

13:20 break

14:30 Training regiment- making marathons hard
16:30 overcoming a challenge 

19:00 Making it on the podium of Marathon Des Sables 

20:00 Coming back to work to a hijacked ship 

22:30 Insights from difficult situations 

24:00 Running across Israel

26:45 Joe gives a recap of the interview 

29:30 Do something hard everyday & tell us about it! 



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra -Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye were off training for an ultra

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

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We are all feeling isolated right now - but that will end. Mark tells Joe De Sena about the tools he used to change his trajectory. As a young boy Mark moved to the U.S. with his family from Egypt and found he was very socially isolated. For the next decade his diet and behaviors fostered an unhealthy lifestyle that fueled his social anxiety. After a certain point he had had enough and did the deep work to  get over what was limiting his life. At only 22 years old he's now sharing what he learned. In his podcast Humans 2.0 and his new book “Screw Being Shy,” he gives us the tips and tricks we need to crawl out of our shell and into a confident social paradigm that fits you.

Lessons
1. Don’t mind uncertainty
2. Have discipline around technology
3. Surrender your ego
4. Eat healthy it will change your brain
5. Address social anxiety
6. Address the hardware of the body
7. Vocal tonality and body language give off social cues
8. Exposure therapy
9. Tackle life one bit at a time

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Made with organic honey and delicious ingredients, Use code HSSpartan2020 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off and Sweeten the burn.

LINKS:
Mark Metry https://www.markmetry.com/

Join the Spartan Up team on our Zoom chats, details on Spartan Up Podcast Instagram and Twitter

Time Stamps
0:00 Joe introduces
0:55 Honey Stinger break
1:20 Interview begins
3:00 Manufactured adversity
4:30 Entrepreneurial from a young age
5:30 Engaging a young audience
6:30 Using phone as a coping device
7:15 Forgotten art of boredom
8:15 Flow state mimicked with technology
9:45 Discipline and frameworks around phone etiquette
11:17 Spartan Up! Zoom everyday 2-3pm
12:17 Honey Stinger break
13:13 interview continues with upbringing
14:30 Dealing with health issues
16:00 A decade of social
Isolation
17:00 Surrendering your ego
18:00 Changing health and diet
19:00 Mental health consequences of processed food
20:00 Food industries marketing ploys
21:20 Addressing social anxiety
23:30 Growing up as group creatures
24:20 Spartan Race creates collective shared experiences
25:30 Advice for social anxiety
27:00 Joe discusses the mind body connection

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Communication is so important in getting our own needs met and effectively assisting others. When we experience stress or during times of uncertainty, our communication can be one of the first thing that suffers. We are often flooded with emotions which make it difficult for us to dial in on effective communication. There are a few key things to keep in mind in order to maintain good levels of communication. Being clear with the ones around you is always important in delivering a message, as is creating steps along the way. And lastly, try to keep a clear and calm tone in the way you communicate.

 

LESSONS: 

  • Communication can often suffer during times of stress and chaos.
  • Dial in on your communication and work on building these skills through the following:
    1. Be clear.
    2. Provide steps in your communication.
    3. Avoid curse words or intense tones - remain calm. 

 

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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

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