The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

“I looked in my rearview mirror and said to myself ‘you made $4k today but you hate your job.’ The next day I moved to Arizona and enrolled in radio school,” says Shane Sparks, hall of fame broadcaster and former wrestler.  


Spartan Up Combat Series host, Ryan Warner, talks with Shane about taking risks, how to evaluate risk taking and when to pull the trigger.  In this episode you’ll learn: 


-The right time will never come: You have to seize the opportunity and take a leap of faith

-Fake it until you make it: Even if you lack experience, use your passion and long-term goal to push you through uncomfortable moments

-Cross the Rubicon: If you want something, you have to take it 

-What happens if you don’t take risks


About Shane: 

Shane Sparks is a hall of fame broadcaster. He’s appeared on ESPN, Big 10 Network and numerous regional wrestling outlets.  



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