The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Bruce Babashan, former senior-level corporate executive turned professional boxing trainer, says, “And if you stay lonely and you don't reach out, at least this is the way it is for me, I become drained. When I bring them in and I spend my time mentoring them, that's how I get my juice, but that's how I stay connected. But when I'm just grinding every day, I disconnect over time, and I tend to move towards the cynicism side of that continuum.”

Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Bruce about avoiding being a cynic in your life and in doing the things you love, and making sure you have a romantic relationship with what you do. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- If you’re at your highest level, your greatest outcomes will naturally follow
- You’re not going to win off of schemes and plays, you need to have passion to push to the next level
- You have to work hard enough to feel bad about losing

Coach Bruce Babashan is a “master storyteller” who teaches others his knowledge based on the concept of GRIT and self-leadership.

Check out Bruce at:

Instagram - @yourcornerman

Twitter - @BruceBabashan

Facebook -


Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



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Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

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