Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind! (general)

Patrick was 10 when his family fled Iran as refugees, and now owns one of the biggest privately held insurance companies there is. Patrick Bet-David and Joe De Sena talk today about the value of working hard and making your own way. After a stint in the 101 Airborne, he began his search for the right opportunity. He employed the “Blue Ocean” strategy and created PHP one of the fastest-growing companies in the financial marketplace. He has also become a powerful motivational voice with his Valuetainment YouTube channel taking complex leadership, management, and entrepreneurial ideas and converting them into simple life lessons.

Toward the end of the interview, Bet-David shares his advice for getting through the current economic turmoil.

He gives Joe a preview of the guidance in his upcoming book “Your Next 5 Moves.”

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LESSONS
Don't live as a victim
Plan your next five moves
Identify not just a good idea, but the BEST ideas
Lack of movement creates overthinking

LINKS
https://yournextfivemoves.com/
https://www.patrickbetdavid.com

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 305_SUP_patrick_bet_david_PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Andrew Huberman, PhD runs a neurobiology lab at Stanford University and talks today with Joe De Sena about the brain science behind many of our moods and behaviors. How can you trigger the chemical releases, naturally with behaviors, that will help you sleep better, control stress, and achieve more?  It turns out napping is great for memory, recovery, and health, that a simple breathing technique can immediately reduce stress, and dopamine can help you achieve your goals.  Dive into what your brain chemicals are actually doing and how to control your internal reward mechanisms. This episode is full of invaluable tips! 

 

LESSONS

  1. Biology is a process not an event 
  2. Rest is what rewires your brain
  3. Napping makes you better 
  4. Slow wave sleep = deep recovery 
  5. Nervous system instructs the immune system 
  6. Behavior, diet + supplementation are key 
  7. Get sun in your eyes in the morning 
  8. Avoid bright lights at night 
  9. Exercise early in the day
  10. Learn what works best for you 
  11. understand internal reward mechanisms
  12. Learn how to toggle internal switches 
  13. Gratitude is a power tool of effort 
  14. Laughter is powerful medicine 
  15. View the horizon once a day

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Visit Honeystinger.com and use code: HSSPARTAN2020 to save 30% off.

 

LINKS

Instagram: @hubermanlab

http://www.hubermanlab.com

 

TIME STAMPS 

0:00 Sefra + Joe social distance intro this episode 

1:15 HONEYSTINGER.COM intro

2:30 Neuroscience of napping 

3:30 changing your brain & 3 types of rest 

5:00 Slow wave sleep + deep recovery 

6:00 Carwash for the brain 

7:20 How to sleep better 

8:20 Behvaior diet + supllemnation 

9:20 Setting biological timers 

11:40 why to avoid bright lights at night 

14:30 benefits of evening light 

16:20 patterns of 24 hour cycles 

17:20 how diet effects sleep 

19:20 Is melatonin good?

23:20 Fasting + it effects on sleep 

24:45 Yoga nidra + respiration patterns 

26:30 HONEYSTINGER.COM break

30:30 Working with military communities

34:00 Neural burn rate + neuro-chemicals  

36:30 internal reward mechanisms 

38:40 The how. 

40:45 Gratitude vs. compliancy

43:30 Dopamine Reward Prediction error 

47:15 Stress mitigation + horizon viewing 

48:30 Optical flow 

50:00 De-stress breaths 

51:15 Joe + Sefra debrief about neural lessons learned 

56:45 HONEYSTINGER.COM close



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 304_Andrew_Huberman_assembly_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:43am EDT

Anthony Constantino is the co-founder of Sticker Mule, one of the fastest growing internet companies. They count Microsoft, Netflx and Twitter among their clients.  In this episode, Anthony talks about how to use principles to guide decision making.  Enjoy it folks!

 

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

 

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Direct download: Constantino_-SC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Fitness entrepreneur Hannah Eden, founder of PumpFit, arrived in America with a wild, dark destructive party streak. When she found CrossFit she was able to translate that obsessive behavior into something healthy and positive. Later she created her own program, accessible to all, called PumpFit. Hannah used painful events in her life to fuel her, pushing her limits in challenges like a human-powered 828 mile trip around Iceland. Today she is determined to help people become their best by using their energy effectively to attract attention positively and NEVER QUIT!

How do you get started? Find a protocol - make a plan the night before for the day ahead, structure will change your life! Enjoy this episode, forget excuses, and always take time to focus on you!


LESSONS
Become who you are
Attract attention positively
Don’t quit
Use your energy effectively
Transition negatives to positives
Power through pain
Find protocol , structure and a plan
Always keep moving
Take time to focus on you

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Visit Honeystinger.com and use code: HSSPARTAN2020 to save 30% off.

LINKS
https://heftraining.com
https://www.pumpfitclub.com

TIME STAMPS
0:15 Social distanced intro
1:05 HONEYSTINGER.COM Intro
1:30 Interview begins with Hannah Eden
2:45 Hannah’s road from rebel to fitness
4:45 Photography & a dark streak
5:45 Saved by CrossFit- the pivot
6:50 Negative attention vs. positive attention
9:00 Spartan & CrossFit as modern religions ;)
9:45 Transference of energy
11:25 Starting a functional fitness training space
12:00 HONEYSTINGER.COM Break
13:15 Creating a digital platform & training app
15:00 Running around Iceland’s Ring Road
18:20 Using a negative to fuel positive action
19:50 Putting pain in a different place
23:15 Finding immense productivity during this “pause”
25:00 Stepping up to the plate and taking on new roles
26:00 Tips & tricks to stay motivated - forget the excuses!!
26:30 Sefra & Joe social distance discuss this great interview

 

 

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 303_Hannah_Eden_Assembly_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Gene Zanetti is the founder and CEO of Wrestling Mindset, a mindset training company that works with wrestlers of all ages (youth - Olympians) to fine-tune the conversation that goes on between the ears. The focus of our conversation is how to avoid common mental pitfalls, such as self-pity, negative self-talk, and judging success based on wins and losses.  Enjoy it, folks!

 

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© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: gene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Our society really struggles with comparison. We scan and we scroll through the social feeds of others and often wind up putting ourselves in a position of comparison. If insecurities within us get activated, which normally happens, we can wind up feeling pretty poorly about ourselves. There are a few things to do that can help you move away from comparison, including understanding it’s root and really asking yourself what you’re looking for when you find yourself going down that rabbit hole.

 

LESSONS: 

  • Comparison can be a huge struggle for many of us and activate deep insecurities.
  • Remember that comparison can be rooted in the initial need for belonging. If you are comparing, might you want to be connecting? 
  • Take a good look at your behaviors. You may need to hit the pause button on those that exacerbate comparing behaviors.
  • Ask yourself, What am I really looking to find when I compare? 

 

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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

Direct download: 89_PathologyofComparison_Mind_AthleticBrew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25am EDT

Dan Gable is the most popular American wrestler of all time. As a wrestler, he was undefeated through high school and college before losing his last collegiate match. He rebounded to win a world title in 1971 and the Olympics in 1972 without surrendering a single point. He was the head coach at the University of Iowa for 21 years and during that time, won 21 straight Big 10 titles and 15 NCAA titles. In this episode we focus on Gable’s loss to Larry Owings and how that shaped and molded the rest of his career. 

 

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© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: SC-Gable-Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

On this special Mother's Day episode Joe De Sena talks with Janine Shepherd. She was training with the Australian Ski Team, positioned to be headed towards the Olympics, when a tragic accident sent her to a spinal ward for 6 months. She was forced to shift everything she thought defined her. She has led her life by the concept that a broken body is not a broken person. Through her dedication to Hope Theory- where hope is a cognitive skill- based on goals, pathways and agency- she guides us to cultivate resilience within ourselves. At the end of the episode hear what Joe De Sena and the rest of the Spartan Up team learned from their mothers!

What does Janine advise to thriving in the difficult times we are facing? One way is to create goals with soul. You want to be striving towards something that you really look forward to and that has you racing out of bed. Be optimistic and have gratitude towards the work that you GET to do. Remember, those around you especially your kids are learning their models of resilience by watching you. 

Next - start your day with a gratitude practice. Morning is best because it sets your day on the right track EARLY. Then ask - what would make today great?

An last, strength is not just about the body, it’s truly about the mind. It’s important to practice “self-compassion” breaks and realize that with dedication and positivity you can Accomplish anything. Janine has become a mother of three, an extremely accomplished pilot and a true shining beacon of resilience. 

Refrain your brain, develop a ritual of gratitude - especially for the mothers out there on this special Mother's Day episode!  

 

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LESSONS

  1. Strength comes from the body and MIND 
  2. It’s about what is inside
  3. Hope is a cognitive skill 
  4. Children learn resilience from those closest to them 
  5. Cultivate resilience within yourself 
  6. Gratitude works 
  7. Take self-compassion breaks 
  8. It’s about goals, pathways + agency 
  9. Have things that you looking forward to 
  10. Have a goal wit soul 
  11. Social distancing is a privilege 
  12. It’s about optimism, positivity + gratitude 
  13. If you can’t change your situation- change your attitude! 




LINKS

Save 20% on her course "Build an Unshakable Core” with code SpartanUp

https://www.schoolforresilience.com/courses/building-an-unshakable-core




LINKS

https://janineshepherd.com

 

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Team introduction to this special Mother’s Day episode

0:40 ATHLETICBREWING.COM intro 

1:30 “Janine the Machine” + the Australian Ski Team

3:00 surrendering to the accident + seeing a sign 

4:00 What is strength? 

5:00 The mind + creating a resilient life

7:00 Hope Theory 

8:00 Ritual of gratitude 

11:15 The importance of self-compassion breaks 

11:45 ATHLETICBREWING.COM break

12:55 Interview begins with tree huggin’

15:00 Becoming a pilot 

16:00 Goals, pathways + agency 

18:00 Goals with Soul 

21:00 The richness of painful times

22:30 social distancing as a privilege 

23:30 Optimism, positive + gratitude 

25:30 The podcast team discusses Janine’s interview 

29:00 The podmates discuss the greatest lessons from their moms

36:50 ATHLETICBREWING.COM close 




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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 302_Janine_Shepherd_mothers_day_assembly_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

Each and every one of us is on this planet for a reason, and we all have a unique contribution to make. In today’s climate of comparison, we can often get caught up in what others are doing and attempt to emulate them, whereby ignoring what our own contribution might be or how our individuality matters. It is important that we all recognize that it IS the uniqueness of each of us that matters and in order to meet your own purpose you must show up fully for who you are rather than attempt to be someone else.

LESSONS: We each have a unique contribution to make in this world. When you compare ourselves to others and attempt to be like someone else, the world not only loses out on who you are but you also lose out on the benefit of true authenticity. During these times, remember that your contribution matters - no matter how small you think it might be. We need to you to show up for yourself so that you can show up for others.

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Direct download: 88_SpartanMind_Sponsor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50am EDT

At 13 years of age Logan lost his arm in a wakeboarding accident - has that limited his life? Nope- not at all! You may not be able to control the adversity you face, but that doesn't mean you don't control your destiny! In this interview, he discusses how he will never accept the expectations of others and is dedicated to spreading awareness and opportunities through education. Logan says you have to accept the reality of the situation, be grateful for the abundance that you have, be mindful what you focus on, and always keep learning. As he states, “the deterrent or the interest (of what I do) does not come or stem from having one arm or what I'm capable of doing- it’s just what I'm interested in and I will figure out the rest later.” As his mom said right after the accident- “Logan, it’s just an arm.” You are more capable than you believe and can conquer any obstacle on the course or in life. 

 

LESSONS

  1. Accept the reality of the situation
  2. Be mindful of the words you use 
  3. Be grateful for abundance 
  4. Be mindful what you focus on 
  5. Live in a “growth mindset” 
  6. Always keep learning 
  7. Don’t accept the expectations 
  8. You're more capable than you believe 
  9. Conquer obstacles on the course and in life 

 

This episode is brought to you by 5.11 Tactical https://www.511tactical.com/

 

LINKS
- Adaptive and Inclusive Training Certificate Course
https://www.adaptivetrainingacademy.com/adaptive-inclusive-training-course/
- Adaptive Training Academy homepage
https://www.adaptivetrainingacademy.com/
- ATA Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/adaptivetraining/
- My personal Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/aldridgelogan/

 

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Sefra Alexandra introduces this episode at Bob Ross’s lake 

0:34 5.11 TACTICAL intro 

1:00 Joe introduces this weeks guest 

2:00 Losing his arm at 13 

3:15 Accepting the reality of the situation 

4:30 Dealing with initial disbelief 

5:45 It’s just an arm 

7:45 Having a supportive community 

9:15 Fixed versus growth mindset 

11:15 Adaptive athletes in competitions 

12:20 5.11 TACTICAL Break 

13:40 Weight training & corporate America 

15:00 Starting a 3D printing company with prosthetics 

16:00 Working to inspire others around health & wellness  

17:00 Functional training for quality of life 

19:00 Spreading awareness and opportunity for adaptive education 

20:40 Demonstrating what’s possible & motivation 

22:30 Believing in your capabilities

24:00 A tale from Normandy beach  

25:30 Unstoppable ambition 

27:00 Adaptive Training Academy goes online 

29:50 Sefra the Seed Huntress reviews lessons learned 

31:30 5.11 TACTICAL Close 




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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra 

...Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are social distance canoeing

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 301_Logan_Aldrich_Spartan_up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Mike Barwis is a strength and conditioning guru. He’s trained Olympic athletes in over 40 sports, works with pro teams such as the Red Wings and Mets, and is the CEO of Barwis Performance Centers.  On this episode, we focus on the work Mark did with Brock Mealer.  Brock was involved in a car accident in 2009 and was paralyzed from the waist down.  After 2 years of physical therapy, Brock was unable to walk. Then he met Mike Barwis.  Tune in to hear the full story.  

 

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Direct download: Barwis_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Kwame Christian is a master negotiator, and he is all about helping you become one too. He is the bestselling author of "No One Will Play With Me - Finding Confidence in Conflict", and host of the #1 negotiation podcast in the world, "Negotiate Anything". We cover much more than just business negotiation in this episode, focusing on family and personal dynamics that may be especially challenging in current times.



This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Wine 4 Runners, learn more at Wine4Runners.com/spartan

 

Key Takeaways

 

We are always negotiating

Generosity is on of the best negotiation techniques

Listening is so important

Unarticulated expectations lead to disappointment

Negotiation skills can be learned ad practiced

Shifting from Fear of Failure to Fear of Regret

Best Things in Life are on Other Side of Difficult Conversations



Time Stamps...

1:20 Interview starts

3:00 What drew Kwame to negotiation

4:00 What is Negotiation

5:07 Negotiation skills

6:31 Kwame's Podcasts - A FREE resource, including one specifically for women

7:30 How to recognize a negotiation situation

8:43 How to best approach a negotiation

9:18 Why generosity is one of the best negotiation techniques

10:34 Importance of listening

12:10 How to build reciprocity

14:30 Everything is a negotiation

15:20 Family negotiations during lockdown

16:06 UNARTICULATED EXPECTATIONS

16:45 #1 Reason for Breakdown of Relationships

17:58 Best way to initiate sensitive conversations

19:01 Different communications styles and needs

21:07 Giving somebody something they can't give themselves

21:55 What is empathy and why it matters

25:00 Ike's Question : mistaking my kindness for weakness

27:15 Framing the conversation

29:35 Two Parts of Negotiation : Value Creation and Value Dividing

31:10 Marion's Question : elaborating on how to approach value dividing part

32:08 Example of sticking to your position while still being curious

36:28 How to Practice Your Negotiation Skills

37:30 Asking for Feedback after difficult conversations

39:30 Being successful without being articulate

40:42 Shift from Fear of Failure to Fear of Regret

42:13 Viewing Conflict as Opportunity

44:00 Biggest myth about body language

45:55 Letting go of a bad opportunity to find the right opportunity

47:00 Best things in life are on other side of difficult conversations

50:20 Importance of perspective and space

53:18 Recognizing our patterns of conflict and pre-negotiating challenging situations

54:10 Jen Goodman book : "Freeing Yourself From Conflict"

55:24 Kwame's contact info and resources



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CREDITS:

Zoom Session producers – Marion Abrams & Johnny Waite

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

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: SUP_ZOOM_KWAME_CHRISTIAN_EDIT_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

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

Direct download: 87_87_control_mind_PGR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EDT

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


This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount

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

Direct download: 299_James_Altucher_interview_Edit_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

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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Direct download: Hrovat_Spartan_2._Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

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

Direct download: SUP_ZOOM_ULMER_EDIT_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52am EDT

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

Direct download: 86_mental_flexibility_W_W4R.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am EDT

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

Direct download: SUP_CAROLA_LUNAR_AUDIO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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.  

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Direct download: Lawrence_James_2_4-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

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

 

Direct download: ZOOM_SUP_Mark_Divine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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

Direct download: 85_Spartan_Mind_getting_Isolated_W_Sponsor_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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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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

Direct download: 298_wardian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am EDT

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

Direct download: 297_Mark_Metry_Assembly-EXP_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44am EDT

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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CREDITS:

 

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

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 84_communications_mind_FMP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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.


LINKS:
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Code: spartan50

 


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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 EDT

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.

 

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

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 EDT

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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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 EDT

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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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 EDT

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! 

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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 EDT

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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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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 EDT

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 EDT

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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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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

 

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Guest host Patrick Sweeney, the Fear Guru, is back for week 4. Now it's time to use neuroscience for peak performance. It doesn't matter if your career is on the line, or you're playing for the club tennis championship - choking is part of competition. It's your body's biological response to stress that can all too often derail you from your ultimate goal. Patrick explains the neuroscience behind why this happens and gives you several proven strategies you can put to work today to help use fear as fuel for your peak performance. #FearIsFuel


Learn More:
Patrick’s latest book at www.FearIsFuel.com
Patrick on Instagram @TheFearGuru
Spartan Up Podcast on Instagram @SpartanUpPodcast

Take Patrick Sweeney’s “Fear as Fuel” course on the Spartan Edge educational platform FREE because you listen to the Spartan Up podcast! Go to Learn.Spartan.com then click REDEEM in the top menu, enter the code PODCAST and create a new account.

SUBSCRIBE:
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams
Host: Patrick Sweeney

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: FEAR_4_REVISED_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

The morning is one of the most important times of the day. It’s when we set our intentions, decide what tasks require our time and energy, and establish a foundation of perspective that will guide us throughout the next 12 hours. So doesn’t it make sense to treat this time with care? We think so. There are three things to keep in mind when your eyes open and you step out of that bed (on the right side that is!). First, what can you do for your body? How can you activate the physical parts of yourself that will be called upon during the day and awaken your body? Next, what do you plan to do for your brain? How will you activate a mindset that can hold for the entire day? And lastly, what is the best next step that you plan to take to move your decisions and responsibilities forward?

LESSONS:
Morning time is critical for you to set intentions for the day and start off on the right foot.
You have the ability to control your response to the day so begin my controlling your actions in the morning.
Keep these 3 areas in mind:
Body - plank pose, wall sits, stretching, burpees? How will you awaken your physical being in the morning?
Brain - journalling, favorite podcast, excerpt from a book? How will you awaken your mind?
Best Next Step - you’ve got a bunch of decisions that will need your attention so what is the best next step that you can take so ensure you are making the right choices?

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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: 79_SettingUpRoutine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Being left behind at a young age by parents searching to create a better life might be what drove Raul Villacis to become a real estate millionaire… but with that success came new challenges. When life finally became comfortable, he lost his edge. Raul has covered a lot of ground. For him the solution starts with his unique morning ritual and the decision to live every day like a hunter. Those are the secret oil and sharpening stone that keep his razor-sharp edge.

 

What about balance? For Raul it’s a myth. In this interview, he explains to Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena how he integrates everything 100%, how he takes life 100 days at a time and why digging deep into emotional pain is so important! Want to win and bring it to the Next Level? You must be willing to make sacrifices! That's what you'll learn in today's episode of Spartan Up Podcast.

 

LESSONS

  1. Create a system for your life
  2. Build habits
  3. Be on the hunt- go out there and get it 
  4. Rituals is what creates who you are 
  5. Be willing to sacrifice to win 
  6. Live your life 100 days at a time 
  7. Adapt, adjust & execute 
  8. 100% integration into  everything you do 
  9. Find your edge 
  10. Find people that push you & hold you to a higher standard 
  11. Find motivation through the pain 

 

SpartanX Leadership is a one-day event where masters of industry meet to collaborate, connect, and learn resilience skills for optimal team performance.  https://www.spartanxleadership.com

 

LINKS

http://www.nextlevelexperience.com/edge

https://raultheedge.com



TIME STAMPS 

0:00 Joe introduces this episode with resharpening your edge  

2:00 Interview begins with creating a system for your life 

3:15 Entrepreneurs as modern day hunters 

3:45 How rituals create who you are 

5:00 The willingness to sacrifice to win 

6:30 The inner drive that lets you know you can do anything 

7:45 The morning ritual 

9:00 The power of visualizations & letting go 

10:00 Compartmentalizing your life into 100-day blocks 

11:00 Adapting, adjusting & executing 

12:15 The myth of balance vs. integration 

13:25 SpartanX Leadership break 

14:00 Interview continues with Next Level Experience 

16:30 Sharing deep emotions & finding your edge 

18:00 Having people that push you & hold you accountable 

19:50 Finding motivation through the pain 

20:45 Hitting the buttons of emotional pain

21:45 Joe recaps how Raul helps put the edge back into your life 



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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

The Colonel, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are off sharpening their edge 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 289_Raul_Villacis_MIX_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Guest host Patrick Sweeney, the Fear Guru, is back for week 3. How can you own your day, every day? With a morning routine. In this episode Patrick shares the morning routine he’s optimized since learning some of the basics at the US Olympic training center when he was a world-class rower training for the Olympics in the single scull. His first step alone will help you sleep better, think clearer and actually live longer. He also gives you the science why his routine works – this isn’t bro science this is the latest cutting edge research put into daily practice.

Learn More:
Patrick’s latest book at www.FearIsFuel.com
Patrick on Instagram @TheFearGuru
Spartan Up Podcast on Instagram @SpartanUpPodcast

Take Patrick Sweeney’s “Fear as Fuel” course on the Spartan Edge educational platform FREE because you listen to the Spartan Up podcast! Go to Learn.Spartan.com then click REDEEM in the top menu, enter the code PODCAST and create a new account.

SUBSCRIBE:
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay


CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams
Host: Patrick Sweeney

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: FEAR_3_REVISED_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

When you’ve got something big on the horizon that matters to you - a race, a presentation at work, a meeting with your boss - it’s important to go into it with a strategy in mind so that you can be as successful as possible. The Three C’s of Success are one way to enter into the arena of an experience with confidence, courage, and clarity. Each principle will give you that extra edge that you’re looking for as the nerves and insecurity begins to stir. LESSONS: Moving into something that matters to you with a strategy is always an important tactic to consider. Try these 3 C’s to Success: Confidence : Building confidence through a positive affirmation or mantra. Courage : Try to imagine you’ve completed the task and the primary gain that you will experience. That will help you have courage and not let fear hold you back. Clarity : Clearing your mind of those negative thoughts and insecurities is key. Imagine that they are clouds drifting by or cars zooming past on the highway. Don’t get too attached!

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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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 78_ThreeCs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Jen Welter became the first female coach in the NFL. How do you achieve a goal when there is no roadmap? A commitment to greatness in each moment. “ if we can change football, we can change the world.” says Dr. Jen Welter.  She never listened to the doubts of others and at 5’ 2” went toe-to-toe on the field and got up after every tackle. She broke the glass for female athletes in this sport and as she said - breaking glass is contagious. Earning a Masters in Sports Psychology and PhD in Psychology, she has pioneered communications strategies that has her players leaning-in. Hips, wrap & drop the mic on this awesome episode.  

 

LESSONS

  1. Hips, wrap & drop 
  2. Step up to every challenge that is put in your way 
  3. Believe in yourself- it keeps you going 
  4. Don’t let dollars define you 
  5. Don’t listen to what others tell you you shouldn’t/ couldn’t do 
  6. When you're tackled in life- get back up! 
  7. Commit to being great in every moment 
  8. Diversity is strength: pure muscle to pure hustle 
  9. Unify your vision & goals
  10. Communication is a choice: lean-in 
  11. Own who you are- love your brand of crazy

 

SpartanX Leadership is a one-day event where masters of industry meet to collaborate, connect, and learn resiliency skills for optimal team performance.  https://www.spartanxleadership.com

 

LINKS

https://www.jenwelter.com

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe De Sena introduces this week’s episode about carving your own path 

1:15 Interview begins with Dr. Jen Welter- 1st female NFL coach

3:00 Learning her fathers mentality of how to face fear- playing rugby 

4:30 Hips, wrap & drop

6:00 Playing pro football for 15 years- stepping up to the challenge 

7:00 The strong belief that keeps you going- not letting dollars define you 

8:00 There’s no game a women cannot play 

9:00 People will always think an undefined path is crazy 

10:00 Going head to head with the males in training camp- shifting her destiny 

11:00 What you learn from getting tackled- scratching to get back up 

12:45 Catching the former Dallas Cowboys coaches attention

13:45 Learning about herself & being offered a coaching job  

14:35 Being drop-kicked to success 

16:00 Contacting the Cardinals & getting invited to OTAs 

18:00 SpartanX Leadership break 

18:30 Interview continues with committing to being great in every moment 

19:45 Diversity is strength- pure muscle to pure hustle 

23:00 Learning to communicate in a different way: lean-in 

24:00 Own who you are

25:30 Loving your brand of crazy 

26:50 Joe recaps this awesome interview & how to fill in the gaps 



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Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

The Colonel, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are off at spring training 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 288_Jen_Welter_PAUDIO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Guest host Patrick Sweeney, the Fear Guru, is back for week 2.  Now that you know that the survival instinct is driven by the amygdala, our 2 million-year-old operating system and anytime we feel a threat it tries to take over, what can you do about it? Learn the two ways that we make decisions in life – the one that leads to shame, regret and failure, and the other way, the Spartan way, that leads to growth, happiness, success and fulfillment. To know when those critical decision points present themselves you’ve got to find out what your fear tells are – that’s what Patrick shows you in this episode. 

 

Learn More: 

Patrick’s latest book at www.FearIsFuel.com 

Patrick on Instagram @TheFearGuru

 

Take Patrick Sweeney’s “Fear as Fuel” course on the Spartan Edge educational platform free because you listen to the Spartan Up podcast! Go to Learn.Spartan.com and use the code PODCAST

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams

Host: Patrick Sweeney

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: FEAR2_MIX_REV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Host Dr. L says: Undoubtedly, you will be asked in your lifetime to give advice. This may come from a family member, a friend, a colleague, or perhaps even a stranger. What’s important to remember is that giving good advice isn’t always considering what you might do in that situation and then providing feedback. The best advice is actually given when you consider the source - who are you giving the advice to, what is their history, and what experiences in theif life might shape how they move forward? We need to drop our own ego when we are in an advice-giving position and really step in THEIR shoes. Not live in your own.

LESSONS:
Advice isn’t always easy to give because we are often projecting our own experience onto that which we provide.
Considering the source of who is requesting the advice and what might be a good step for them to take is considerably different than what might be what you would do.
Drop your ego, try to really put yourself in their shoes, and encourage accordingly.

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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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: 77_GivingAdvice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

How do you go from being the worst kid on the team to a 2018 Olympic silver medalist and two time XGames Gold medalist? Freestyle skier Alex Ferreira tells Joe De Sena and Johnny Waite the secret: unfaltering dedication, relentless training, infinite repetitive practice and truly believing in yourself are the keys!  Alex walks us through how his visualization process, it includes running every turn and every second of his runs 100’s of times through his mind before he even puts his skis on. Alex takes us right to the start of his Olympic run, drops in, and takes us on a mental journey of those glorious Olympic runs. Everyone in the room was on the edge of their seats, we felt as if we were peering through his own goggles. You’ll feel the snow on your own skin!  

 

A truly humble, extraordinary and eloquent athlete, Alex believes that when you put in every single ounce of energy: love, heart, passion into what you’re doing and don’t leave a single thing on the table... that’s when you can sleep easy at night. Believe in what you are doing and Get It Done! 

 

LESSONS

  1. Believe in what your doing 
  2. Do the hard work and be positive 
  3. Be humble and when it’s time to compete be ruthless 
  4. Do right by yourself 
  5. Visualize successful outcomes
  6. 100x repetition is key 
  7. Your either ready or your not
  8. Don’t take anything to seriously or personally 
  9. Enjoy every second 
  10. Put EVERYTHING you’ve got into your goal 
  11. Train as if you were an Olympian
  12. Believe in yourself until the end!
  13. You learn more from failure than success 
  14. Once you start winning the politics go away 
  15. Read as much as you can 

 

LINKS

More information about USANA https://www.usana.com/

More about Alex https://alexferreiraski.com

Spartan EDGE

Go to learn.spartan.com and click REDEEM in the navigation then enter the code PODCAST for our special offer to Spartan Up podcast listeners.



TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe introduces gold medalist Alex Ferreira 

1:50 Interview begins with Johnny and Alex 

2:30 The journey to become a professional halfpipe skier

4:15 It’s all about hard work and your mentality

5:15 Being humble and being ruthless 

6:15 Practicing: visualization and repetition 100’s of  times

7:45 Perfecting multiple tricks over many years to win the contest 

8:45 The moment at the gate when your either ready or not 

10:20 Eating, sleeping, training: doing everything he can to prepare 

11:11 Taking us step-by-step to the lead up to his Olympic run

13:00 Run one: everything comes down to this moment 

14:45 Run two 

15:55 Run three- flow state 

16:40 Putting it ALL on the table

16:55 USANA.com break

18:15 Joe jumps into the interview 

19:30 Learning more from failure than success 

21:20 Once you start winning all the politics go away 

23:00 Filling his intellectual capacity 

25:00 Hot & cold therapy 

26:30 Who you are is what you eat 

28:55 Joe debriefs what he learned from Alex



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite and Sefra Alexandra 

The Colonel is off on a winter expedition 

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 287_alex_ferreira_01_PUBLISH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Guest host Patrick Sweeney, the Fear Guru, answers the questions: are you hardwired to respond to threats with a fight, flight or freeze reaction? How does that survival instinct affect your decision-making and happiness? In this introductory episode, you’ll find out what the amygdala (a MIG da la) is and how it impacts our life. You’ll also find out if we a courage center to counter-act that fear center and if so how we can access it. This is the first in a series of four mini Spartan Up podcast episodes exploring fear.

 

Learn More: 

Patrick’s latest book at www.FearIsFuel.com 

Patrick on Instagram @TheFearGuru

 

Take Patrick Sweeney’s “Fear as Fuel” course on the Spartan Edge educational platform free because you listen to the Spartan Up podcast! Go to Learn.Spartan.com and use the code PODCAST

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams

Host: Patrick Sweeney

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: FEAR1_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Like many of the concepts we discuss on Spartan MIND, self-doubt is one that we can all relate to because we ALL have elements of self-doubt. Some of us struggle with more self-doubt than others but we can all use similar strategies to work through the self-doubt. Implementing an internal dialogue that observes where the self-doubt may be coming from can be a useful tactic. Evaluating the intensity of the self-doubt and knowing that, to some degree, we all experience a little can also give you some perspective.

LESSONS: Self-doubt is part of the human experience. Building resilience to self-doubt is your best weapon. Try asking yourself, “Where is this self-doubt coming from” to help you gain more self-awareness. Work on reality testing to help you close the gap on how you feel vs. reality. Use positive affirmations and optimism to assist in moving you through it. 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: 76_Battling_Self_Doubt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Melissa Hartwig Urban created the WHOLE30. What you may not know is the story behind it. At a young age Melissa experienced trauma that later fueled an addiction to drugs. Later she found sobriety but replaced her addiction with a craving for fitness. When challenged by a friend to experiment with a 30-day clean diet, she realized she had a complicated relationship with food. Soon after, the WHOLE30 was created. Her journey is one of self-reflection and she shares her story with a refreshing frankness. Her observations on food dispels myths around dieting and utilizes the concepts of elimination to truly become whole and find the best version of yourself.

LESSONS
Adopt a growth mindset
Be in healthy relationship with your food
Observe how food groups affect your body
Shame grows in the dark- speak your trauma
Individualize your own treatment plan
Recognize the emotional relationship with eating
Find what works for you

LINKS
This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.trueformrunner.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10%

https://whole30.com/about/

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Sefra, Dr. L, Dr. Johnny & Col. Nye introduce this week’s guest
1:00 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN intro
1:30 Interview begins with Melissa & Joe
2:40 Dealing with sexual abuse at an early age
4:00 Turning to drugs as a way to deal with trauma
6:00 Deciding to choose a different path
8:00 Changing everything in her life
9:00 Adopting a growth mindset
10:10 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN break
11:30 Interview continues with getting fit
12:45 Starting the first 30 day diet
14:00 How she was using food the same way as drugs
16:00 Eliminating food then reintroducing it back to your diet
17:40 First group Whole30 and writing her first book
19:00 Processing trauma effectively
21:33 Johnny, Dr. L, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra discuss their takeaways
29:00 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN close

 


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite, Col. Nye, Sefra Alexandra and guest host Dr. Lara Pence


Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 286_Melissa_Hartwig_Urban_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Dr. L says: Keeping yourself accountable is a skill that many people often have to practice and refine over time. There are a few steps that you can take to ensure that you hold yourself accountable. Remember first and foremost to set realistic goals for yourself. Yes, they can be lofty and seemingly difficult but let’s not make impossible goals. Setting reminders for yourself can be a useful and simple way to ensure that are consistently checking in with yourself. Also, asking yourself why your goal is there in the first place can help reveal why accountability may not come so easily. We are less likely to hold ourselves accountable if the goal is not intrinsically motivating. And finally, rope in some support. Accountability doesn’t mean doing it all on your own. Calling up your friends to be your army of support can be incredibly useful.

LESSONS:
Holding yourself accountable is a skill that needs practice and refinement.
Do these four things to aid in building this muscle:
Set realistic goals.
Set reminders to check in with yourself.
Ensure that the goal is coming from YOU - not an external factor.
Rope in your support team for help.


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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

Direct download: 75_KeepAccountable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Jeff Vernon learned grit and perseverance as a kid in the family business. Those lessons carried him through a series of entrepreneurial successes and brought him where he is today - disrupting the fitness industry with a treadmill that makes you work harder and run better.   In the sport of OCR or Crossfit coaches work on perfecting a series of skills training, but overlook proper running form. As humans understanding our gait and how to properly propel ourselves is imperative! Not only to prevent injury but to improve performance! As Joe De Sena says, “performance always wins.” Whether you’re pruning grapevines in snowy blizzards in upstate New York or disrupting an industry of millions - one thing is clear - you have to hammer through all the obstacles and just keep treading on. 

 

LESSONS

  1. Nothing is achieved without hard work 
  2. Hammer through the obstacles
  3. Perfect practice makes perfect
  4. Be aware of opportunities you chance upon 
  5. Learn how to run properly to avoid injury
  6. Being a disrupter takes fortitude 
  7. Success is never a straight line- it’s bumpy 
  8. Adapt & overcome 
  9. Improve pace, speed, distance & time 

 

LINKS

www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN

use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10%



The Whiteboard Project

LL24H Podcast with Brian “Tosh” Chontosh 

 



TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe introduces Jeff’s interview 

1:45 Interview begins on the treadmill 

2:45 The 24 hour shipping container challenge: LL24H 

4:35 Isiah Vidal jumps in at last minute to support The Whiteboard Project

6:30 Creating a running program with SGX

7:30 Tending a vineyard in western New York

9:00 Mitigating challenges of mother nature

11:00 Learning repeatability, scalability & best practices

13:20 Running a vineyard in Connecticut 

15:00 The treadmill as a tool for training proper form

17:20 Helping people walk & run better 

18:30 Disrupting the industry 

20:00 Dealing with lawsuits & challenges 

21:30: Takeaways 

23:25 Pay attention to opportunities 

24:40 Prevent injury by practising proper running techniques 

26:00 Success is not a straight line 

27:15 Skills acquisition can be intuitive with the right tools

29:00 Performance always wins

30:34 Joe debriefs lessons learned & running in his garage 



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Dr. Johnny Waite, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off finding their TRUEFORM 

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 285_JEFF_VERNON_FULL_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Dr. L says: Life is short. It’s important to get the most out of life that you can and dive into all the adventure and awesomeness that sits at your feet. AND it’s critical that along the way we are weaving in a layer of compassion when things don’t go our way. When we fail, fall short of our goals, or come up short against our expectations, yes, learn from that but also make sure that you are bringing in some humor and not weighing yourself down with criticism.

LESSONS: Weave self-compassion into various endeavors to ensure that you remain afloat. Make sure that you use humor to your advantage and don’t take life so seriously. Cut yourself some slack sometimes!

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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

Direct download: 74_GiveYourselfCompassion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Kara Goucher is a true legend of the running world, from competing in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, to a bronze medal at the 2007 World Athletics Cross Country Championships (formerly IAAF), to the women’s fastest-ever half marathon, and third overall at the 2009 Boston Marathon! In this interview she discusses the importance of being vulnerable, challenging yourself, leaning into things that make you feel anxious and how much you can learn from something you’re not good at. Kara Goucher also talks about aging, transitioning as an elite athlete, and entering the new exhilarating realm of trail running. Try to keep pace with this awesome woman and a great interview! 





LESSONS 

  1. Find out how good you can get 
  2. Be ready to pounce
  3. Appreciate each experience 
  4. Be vulnerable and challenge yourself
  5. Never be too afraid to try
  6. Lean into things that make you anxious 
  7. It’s good when your not good 
  8. Not winning doesn’t mean it isn’t worth doing
  9. Don’t be afraid to age
  10. Do scary things
  11. Try a trail run! 

 

LINKS

http://www.karagoucher.com

https://www.spartan.com/en/trail

 

This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10% 



The Spartan World Media Fest was made possible by ATP Science 



TIME STAMPS 

0:00 Johnny and Joe De Sena introduce Olympian Kara 

1:05 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN special offer 

1:40 Interview begins with Dr. L and Kara Goucher 

2:15 Starting running with her grandfather 

3:30 Why she fell in love with running 

4:45 Running as a profession 

5:30 Finding out how good she could get 

6:30 Going through the transition 

7:30 Finding something new, fun and scary 

8:30 Appreciating each experience- the nuance of the trail

9:45 Getting to the podium and finishing what you start 

10:55 Shifting her athletic identity 

12:00 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN break

13:45 Interview continues with how we challenge ourselves

15:00 Challenging yourself and being vulnerable 

16:30 The athletic journey as you get older away from the Olympics

18:00 Product versus process

19:00 Good to not be good- being humble and having humility 

20:30 Three lessons of wisdom

22:15 Johnny and Joe De Sena debrief this great discussion 

27:27 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN close



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite and guest Dr. Lara Pence 

Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off on winter sojourn  

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 284_Kara_Goucher_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Dr. L says: It’s important that you are consistently and frequently checking in with yourself, and there are a couple of different areas, in particular, that might need attention. First, checking in with your own emotions is key because in order for you to make the next right choice you need to understand how you are feeling. Second, checking in with how you are feeling about your relationships is important. What are the ways that you feel either connected or disconnected? And lastly, checking in with your own momentum in life - how do you feel about the speed and course of where your life is going? Once you start doing consistent check-ins around these three areas you can make more intentional choices in order to get your needs met and remain grounded. 

 

LESSONS: 

  • Checking in with yourself on a consistent basis is important for your mind.
  • Ask yourself, how am I feeling emotionally right now? Make sure you give yourself permission to be honest with your current feelings. 
  • Next, am I feeling connected with others?
  • And lastly, how do I feel about the momentum of my life - the course and path that I am currently on? 



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CREDITS:

 

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

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 73_CheckingInWithMind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Mike Bledsoe walked away from the success he earned in the fitness industry as part of Barbell Shrugged to look inward. He is now focused on how mindset influences your performance. By looking at language and how you view your own story, new revelations in your mental and emotional patterning can be revealed. What causes deep underlying pain in your body? It may actually be attributed to unresolved trauma from your past. In this interview, we discuss the benefits of breathing and the importance of being able to be patient and wait to achieve what you are aiming for.

LESSONS
Start with language
You can’t unknow
Injuries may originate from an emotional trauma
Fight, flight or freeze
Focus on your breathing
Deal with your past
Trust the process
You need space to be creative and change
Learn to be patient and wait
Impact with effective action
Understand your story and identity
BREATH
Look at your story

LINKS
https://thebledsoeshow.com
https://www.thestrongcoach.com
https://www.enlifted.me
Mike Bledsoe on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mike_bledsoe


This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10%
The Spartan World Media Fest was made possible by ATP Science

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Dr. Johnny & Joe De Sena introduce the guy who inspired our podcast
2:00 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN intro
2:30 Interview begins with Sefra and Mike
3:10 Mindset training in regards to language, emotional and spiritual development
4:10 Choosing your own path and overcoming setbacks through a lot of work
5:45 How previous life experiences influence your health and embodied pain
7:30 Injuries and how they relate to emotional trauma
8:30 Fight, Flight or Freeze
9:30 The key is in breathing
10:30 Are we avoiding feelings?
11:45 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN break
13:05 The interview continues with emotional work
14:05 Living your on auto-pilot and not dealing with your past
15:25 Working on patience and having trust
16:45 Learning to wait
19:30 What is effective action?
21:10 Understand language, story and identity
22:40 Breathing & looking at your story
24:24 Joe De Sena & Dr. Johnny discuss Mike’s interview
32:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM/SPARTAN close

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra
Col. Nye is off on a bike expedition

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 283_MIKE_BLEDSOE_FULL_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Spartan Up co-host Dr. L says: Often, we look outside of ourselves for motivation and inspiration, but if we dig deep enough we typically have everything we need inside of ourselves to make changes and live the kind of life that we are looking for. We must become the hero in our own story - not wait for someone else to step into that role. In order to do so, it’s important to identify a few things, including who the villains are in your story, the ones who become barriers to you getting what you want. Also think about which characteristics are going to move you forward - what strengths do you own already that can help guide you down the path. And lastly, what about your guides? Those individuals that will support your ideas and push you to execute.

LESSONS:

Become the hero in your own life rather than wait for someone else to take on the role. Who are the villains? Who or what becomes a barrier in your story? Which individual characteristics and strengths help move you forward? Who are your guides, the people who will support your journey? And lastly, what does the end look like?

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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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 72_HeroInStory.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What’s the one thing we could do to improve the future? Raise better young people. Facilitate better parenting. Our country faces an epidemic of “fatherlessness.” Whether due to a father figure not physically being in the picture or mentally being distant - it is a massive obstacle that Justin Batt has been working to overcome with Daddy Saturdays. It’s not just for dad’s and not just on Saturdays, his book and his programs create a paradigm shift about how we look at our free time, how we engage with our children and what being an intentional parent really looks like. As he says, let’s all raise good kids that become great adults!

Joe De Sena introduces this episode, and at the end of the interview, he talks about what he learned from Justin with co-host Sefra the Seedhuntress. Our co-host Johnny Waite sat down with Justin at the Spartan World Media Fest event by ATP Science.


LESSONS
Raise good kids that become great adults
Be intentional with your plans
Engage with your kids
More is caught than taught
Model what you want to see in your kids
Calendar everything
Take the time to really know your kids
Learn through observation
Be curators and content creators
Create a system to file your ideas
Don’t be a hero be a guide to your kids


LINKS
Daddy Saturday

This episode is brought to you by SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe + Sefra introduce this weeks guest
1:15 SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM intro
1:30 Interview begins with Dr. Johnny + Justin
2:00 working to end the “fatherlessness” epidemic
3:45 Intentionally planning your weekends with your kids
5:00 “Far more is caught than taught”
6:15 Mission , vision, values, goal setting & calendaring
7:30 A movement takes hold
8:45 Being a great father and helping others to do the same
10:00 Taking the time to really get to know your kids
11:45 Th mindset of being an intentional father everyday
12:50 SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM break
14:30 Building a community & platform while maintaining balance between work + life
16:15 Shifting to a paradigm of curation & content creation with tech
17:20 It’s a platform for single moms as well
18:30 The Daddy Saturday Foundation
19:50 Community coaches
22:50 “Wine” ideas- letting concepts percolate
24:30 How to get involved
26:00 ‘move toward’ your child
27:35 Don't be a hero to your kids be a guide
28:50 Bring other guides in to support kids passions
29:40 Joe & Sefra discuss Justin’s philosophy
34:30 SPARTANXLEADERSHIP.COM close


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra
Col. Nye is off on “Grandaddy Saturday” ;)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 282_Justin_Batt_FULL_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Dr. L, Spartan's chief Mind doc, says: This is the time of year when many of us dive quickly into the pool of New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you like the word resolution or not, it’s helpful to take stock of what you want out of the next 12 months to come - or even just the next month itself. Setting goals can be an important part of moving towards that which you want and it’s also important to keep a few things in mind, like being realistic and using your support system around you. Have a wonderful holiday and here’s to great things in 2020!

LESSONS:
Set realistic goals. Be honest with yourself about where you are in your own process and set a goal that is achievable.
Rope in your support system so that you have someone or some people to be accountable to, and make your goal public.
Remember that during this time of year, you’ve got everything you need inside of you to make the changes you’re looking for.

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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 71_New_Years_Resolutions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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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Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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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 & 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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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.

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: 69_Optimism_Part2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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.

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: 68_Optimism_Part1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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 !

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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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

 

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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.

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: 67_TipsForHolidays.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

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

 

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
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed? Of course, you do! That is how MANY people feel nowadays in this world that never stops or slows down. Zach Even-Esh and COl Tim Nye share some simple solutions to your stress.

LESSONS:

Take a short exercise break to recalibrate your mind and body. Take a short 10-minute walk (outdoors if weather permits) for some fresh air.

Write down in a journal how you’re feeling and how you want to feel to help “release” your stress on paper.

What is your favorite “therapy”? Is it writing? Drawing? Yoga? Burpees? Gardening? Do what makes YOU happy!

There is nothing wrong with some alone time, even if it’s just a few minutes.

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

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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

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: 58_Overstressed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

With the holidays around the corner, Dr. L reminds us, the practice of gratitude and the importance of giving thanks becomes a part of the season. Gratitude is important because it allows us to shift into the present and observe what it is in the now that we are grateful for. Maintaining a gratitude practice helps to give us space to experience joy and to reflect on some of the more difficult experiences that also bring us wisdom. Work to weave in your own gratitude practice this season - it doesn’t need to be a 20-minute endeavor. A simple observation of what you are thankful for and how it is impacting you will suffice.

LESSONS:
Gratitude allows us to remain present by exercising our ability to be in the here and now.
Remember that we can be thankful for the difficult experiences in our life, not just those that bring us joy. Pulling wisdom and positive impact from failures is just as important.
Identify a person, place, thing, experience, and failure that you are grateful for this season. This will help you move into a gratitude practice.

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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

Direct download: 66_Gratitude.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

When he was just 8 years of age, his friend accidentally lit him on fire. The impact was severe. Undergoing decades of surgeries to treat the 65% of his body now covered in scars, Shay is a true Phoenix. His inner spirit, and his joyful charm, have been forged like steel through fire. In spite of constant pain he became an undefeated boxer, an Ironman and multiple time World Champion athlete, and in Tahoe a Spartan. As he says, obstacles are merely opportunities in disguise, face everything in life with tenacity and perseverance… and most of all HUMOR!

Stay tuned at the end to hear Joe De Sena (Spartan founder and CEO) and Johnny Waite talk about what they learned from Shay and how you can integrate those lessons into your life.

 

LESSONS
Humor is powerful medicine- don’t take yourself so seriously
When your comfortable with you who are, those around you will be as well
People gravitate to inner strength
Have fun with the challenges you face
Be memorable
It’s all about tenacity & perseverance
Competition vs. athleticism
Don’t take your gifts for granted
Obstacles are opportunities
Find your “why”
Enjoy joyful suffering
Don’t be a victim
Never quit


LINKS
https://shayeskew.com
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc

This episode is brought to you by www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.com

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Johnny & Joe introduce Shay Eskew
1:50 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM break
2:20 Interview Sefra & Shay begins with getting set on fire
3:15 Shriners Hospital comes to the rescue!
4:00 Loving to compete
5:35 The emotional journey
7:00 Leading life with humor
8:30 being comfortable with who you are
9:30 turning fear into fun
11:00 being memorable
11:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM Break
13:20 Interview continues with thermoregulation
14:30 Tenacity & perseverance
16:00 Competition vs athleticism in Ironman’s
18:00 A lifetime of care at Shriners Children’s Hospital dealing with burns
21:00 Don’t take for granted the gifts you have
23:00 Tough love works - obstacles as opportunities
24:00 “What the Fire Ignited”
26:00 Three takeaway lessons
28:40 The joy suffering
29:45 Lose the victim mentality - never quit
30:45 Joe & Dr. Johnny discuss Shay’s awesome perspective

SUBSCRIBE:
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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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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
Col. Nye is off in a secret location
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 276_SU_Shay_Eskew_Shriners_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Zach Even-Esh and Joe De Sena (Spartan founder & CEO) ask: Who’s in charge? You or your cell phone? People drive cars looking at their phone instead of the road. People look at their phones while crossing the street instead of looking where they’re going. Here’s how to control the cell phone vs your phone controlling YOU.


LESSONS:
Does your phone control you or do you control your use of the phone?
Start controlling your cell phone by eliminating the first and last 15-20 minutes of your day with a ZERO technology rule
Progress towards 1 day a week of no cell phone use.

 

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


SUBSCRIBE:
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
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
Joe De Sena @realJoeDesena


CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 55_CellPhone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Ben Greenfield is a longtime friend of the Spartan community and is one of the most well recognized and respected names in the health, fitness & nutrition sectors. On this episode of Spartan Up podcast Joe De Sena sits down with him at Spartan Media Fest by ATP Science in Tahoe. Ben “is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life.”” They discuss his methodology “unschooling” his children with his wife, the great learning opportunities in building Fort Chipmunk, the latest science and trends in biohacking, and his daily routine and the core practices he incorporates. If you want to learn the science behind the trends you hear about - he is your guy! (also you get to see he & Joe kiss!).

LESSONS
Be able to creatively adapt & create
Find your passion & let free play emerge
Model as a parent the tactics you want your kids to learn
Learn how to soak, sprout & ferment your food properly to get optimal nutrition
Expose your body to mild stressors to build strength
Support the natural morning cortisol rise
Understand your reactive verse productive work
Your body is a battery: keep it charged!
Grounding, earthing, light, heat, cold & hydration every day!

This episode is brought to you by www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.com

LINKS
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com
https://getkion.com

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe & Sefra welcome Ben back to the podcast
1:20 this episode brought to you by TRUEFORMRUNNER.com
1:45 Interview begins with a kiss
2:45 Building company, writing books & coaching others
3:20 Ft. Chipmunk & kids being homeschooled: experiential learning
5:30 Ability to pivot with skill sets
6:15 Unschooling curriculum: identify & support passions
7:35 Parenting: be a model and mentor for your kids
9:15 Socialization for homeschooled children
10:40 Traveling for work as an ancient male archetype
12:30 Biohacking update: “grinders & wet-wear”
13:20 Peptides & amino acid sequences
14:45 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM Break
16:25 Episode returns with lectins (plants defense mechanisms)
18:15 Learn proper food prep to gain full nutritional benefit
19:45 Benefits of foraging to make your gut stronger
20:45 Ben’s “perfect day” schedule: starting with breathing, gratitude & oil pulling
24:25 “Eating the frog” & when to do the hard workout in your day
26:00 Circadian rhythms in relation to eating, sleeping & family dinners
27:30 Supporting natural cortisol rise in the morning
28:15 Science of the sauna & cold plunge
29:35 Mammalian dive reflex, nerve tone & fight/ flight mechanisms
30:55 reactive verse productive work & a 20 minute nap
32:00 pure family time
33:15 Your body is a battery
34:30 Sefra & Joe discuss the download from Ben
40:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM close

 


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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 & Col. Nye are off on a biohacking expedition !
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 275_SUP_BEN_GREENFIELD.prproj.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

With this episode, we honor all veterans, and at the same time share the incredible lessons, valuable in all walks of life, this one leader has distilled from a life of service. In honor of Veterans Day for this special episode Joe De Sena sat down with Retired Command Sergeant Major Rick Lamb - among his significant military background a Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Joint Commendation Medal with V Device for valor, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with three Bronze Campaign Stars and Invasion Arrowhead, Master Parachute Badge, Ranger and Special Forces Tabs, and two awards of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Lamb explains the clarity with which mission, purpose and leadership can be conveyed and bestowed and talks about the essentials of a solid team. In the end it is about being able to trust the person to your left and right and mastering your profession. First step? Looking the part and be the part.

As a father, Lamb tells Joe how he was able to get his teen son back on track with a simple process because in the end if your not raising good humans, your not doing your job.

To all veterans out there, thank you for your service.


LESSONS
LOOK the part BE the part
Be a master of your profession
Know what is expected of you
Lead from the front
Leaders eat last
Build a team - Trust the person to your left and right
The Oatmeal test - raise good humans

LINKS:
Joe’s Instagram for giveaway on Veterans Day
https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena

 

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Starts with the oatmeal test
0:39 Intro to this episode with Sefra & Johnny
1:54 Interview begins with the art of storytelling
3:30 Joining the Rangers
4:20 Look the part- be the part
5:25 Being a master of your profession
6:15 The Ranger Creed
7:15 Knowing what’s expected of you
8:00 The orchestration of success
9:28 Reading it, studying it - knowing it
11:20 Lead from the front: follow me, do as I do
12:55 Getting after it
13:25 Building a high performing team
14:45 Styles of leadership
17:45 Tactics for landing
18:45 Jumping into Normandy
19:15 Special Veterans Day offer- ON VETERANS DAY @RealJoeDeSena on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena
19:30 Getting good sleep
20:15 Build camaraderie away from the bullets
21:45 Using succinct language
22:30 Dealing with your relationship when in special forces
24:45 Identifying your kids passions
26:15 Mapping your passions: Creating the “Man List”
28:30 Twelve years working towards goals
32:20 Join the conversation on Instagram
33:00 Johnny & Sefra discuss takeaways from this interview

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra
Col. Nye is off on a different expedition- thank you for your service sir !
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: SUP_EDIT_Rick_Lamb_FULL_MIX_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Hosts Zach Even-Esh and Joe De Sena talk with up and coming wrestler Ray Jaz about the difference between working smart and working hard. So many people talk about working smarter, NOT harder. Well, what we’ve realized is that when you’re working HARD, you are very often working SMARTER!

 

LESSONS:

Working smart is sometimes an excuse for people to avoid the work. Not at SPARTAN. The smartest worker IS the hardest worker!
You should SHINE when you’re working. Your actions should shine the brightest and speak louder than words.


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 SPARTAN UP & Zach:
Ray Jaz https://www.instagram.com/ray__jaz/
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
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: 57_ActionsLouderWords.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Host Dr. L says: Though we often talk about endurance from a physical point of view, building mental endurance is just as important. It’s important that we stretch what we think we can do and work to increase our mental fortitude so that we can tolerate difficult experiences on the path of life. Building mental endurance is a practice - so getting yourself to practice this practice is one of the first steps. Using mantras and gathering data can also help in building this muscle.

LESSONS:
Build mental endurance by practicing. Put yourself in a position where mental endurance is required and see how you hold up.
Use a mantra - something you say repetitively - to help get your mind into a state of focus and attention.
Gather data from your own life that helps support your own sense of mental endurance.

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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 65_Building_Endurance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What do these legends, some of the world’s top distance and trail runners, think about the growing adoration for the primal sport of trail running? Trail runners have always maintained an infamous degree of camaraderie and community, especially the Ultra runners who cover distances that can seem inconceivable.  Hear about incredible records, but also the simple joys of running and of sharing the joy of running with others. Panelists talk about running five marathons in five days on five continents, setting record times, running one hundred miles for the first time, and running around the rim of the Grand Canyon for a fun day of exploration. The key is just trying it out, finding your own flow and entering what Terry calls the “oasis of connectedness” on the trail.  

 

Maike Wardian - won the 2008, 2009 and 2010 US 50 km championship, the 2011 US 50 mile championship, the 2008  U.S. National 100 km championship and many others. Wardian is known for the vast number of marathons he participates in. 

 

Camille Herron - won the 2017 Comrades Marathon and holds several world best times at ultramarathon distances, along with the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in a Superhero costume.

 

Ian Sharman - a British ultramarathon runner, coach, he currently holds the record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning and is the winner of the 2013 2015, 2016 and 2017 Leadville Trail 100.

 

Kara Goucher - was the 10,000 meters silver medalist at the 2007 World Championships, represented her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics,  made her marathon debut in 2008 and finished third the following year at the Boston Marathon.

 

Terry Chiplin - from US Trail Running Conference

 

Peter Maksimow - from the American Trail Running Association. 

 

And our own Spartan Up host Johnny Waite as moderator.

 

 

 

LESSONS

  1. Support your athletic community 
  2. Have compassion in competition 
  3. Be present & connected 
  4. Find your favorite trail & keep exploring
  5. Get outside & enjoy being in nature 
  6. Don’t be intimated- just try it out 
  7. Define what it means to be out there to you 
  8. Run to explore & really feel what the world is like 
  9. Enjoy the experience 

 

LINKS

Spartan Trail Series https://www.spartan.com/en/trail

US Trail Running Conference https://ustrailrunningconference.com/

Camille Herron http://www.camilleherron.com

Kara Goucher http://www.karagoucher.com

Mike Wardian http://mikewardian.com

Ian Sharman https://www.sharmanultra.com

Amedican Trail Running Association https://trailrunner.com/

This curated group podcast was recorded at Spartan World Media Fest brought to you by ATP Science 

 

TIME STAMPS

0:45 Johnny Waite introduces the legendary panel of trail runners

1:30 Panelists introduce themselves 

5:45 Ultra running coming into the general consciousness

7:30 The sense of community amongst trail runners 

8:45 How they got started in trail running 

10:00 What keeps you running a hundred miles 

12:00 Loving the sport and adapting as they get older 

13:00 Organizing trail runs and welcoming new runners 

14:45 How the sport is evolving 

16:30 Their favorite home & international trails 

25:00 Favorite trail is like your favorite child 

27:30 Who is coming into the sport as it is growing

29:30 Male and female competition in the sport

31:00 What motivates you on the trails 

33:00 An accessible sport if you put in the time

34:30 The ancestral lineage of running 

36:00 Everyone runs their own trail 

37:30 The exploration and beauty of running 

39:45 Disconnecting with media and connecting with nature

41:45 The great people you meet 

43:30 All running is good running 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Moderator Dr. Johnny Waite, Guest panelists: Terry Chiplin, Kara Goucher, Mike Wardian, Ian Sharman, Peter Maksimow, Camille Herron 

Joe De Sena, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra were jogging along in the audience at the Spartan World Media Fest 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 273_ATP_STAGE_TRAIL-FINISHED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Why do we catch ourselves falling into negative talk or self-doubt at times? How do we fix this? In this episode, Zach Even-Esh talks with four-time NCAA All American Wrestler and Cornell Coach Gabe Dean about how to conquer self-doubt and negative head chatter.

LESSONS:
- Why are you falling into the trap of self-doubt or negative self-talk?
- Failure is actually a POSITIVE thing. Failure will speak change!
- Don’t be afraid to put yourself in new situations that challenge you and perhaps cause “failure” in a positive way!
- Don’t expect success to happen overnight. It will take time, trial and error and consistency.
- Hold yourself to a higher standard so you will push through the tough times.
- Sign up for something that scares you. Now you have a deadline and something to work for and work towards!

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 Gabe Dean https://www.instagram.com/dabegean
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
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: 60_NegativeSelfTalk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Dr. L says we are a culture obsessed with expertise. We are in a constant hustle of one-up-manship and forgetting that we can find tremendous wisdom in not being the best. Sometimes when we give ourselves permission to suck at things we actually come out on top because we learn from the experience, gain wisdom from the failures, and extrapolate a new tolerance of getting uncomfortable.

LESSONS:
Always looking to be the best and claiming your expertise can be a fool’s race.
When you do something that you know you’re not good at you creative a learning experience for yourself that is essential for growth.
Pick one thing every week to do that you know you’re not good at. Write down the ways that engaging in this experience gave you wisdom and new knowledge about yourself.

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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 64_Ok_To_Suck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

This special episode features a remarkable panel recorded at Spartan World Media Fest brought to you by ATP Science. Learn to create your own personal board of advisors, how to choose who influences you, AND how to use your own wisdom learned on life's journey to positively impact others. This rockstar episode features Spartan founder Joe De Sena, our buddy Anders Varner from Shrugged Collective, Jared Easley of Podcast Movement, Joe Polish of the Genius Network, Major League Baseball player and Ultrarunner Eric Byrnes, and Spartan legend Amelia Boone. Each of these individuals have a remarkable tale, and when put together this conversation about how to build your personal board of directors is a roadmap for how to traverse the bumps in the road which as Amelia says, “is what makes it fun!” Enjoy. 

 

LESSON

  1. Build your own personal board of directors
  2. Disruptors bring awareness- learn from them 
  3. Answer to the higher calling of the organization 
  4. Know your true north, what motivates you and listen to your gut
  5. Don’t let your secrets make you sick 
  6. Build your culture around your core values
  7. Put yourself in vulnerable positions and attack life
  8. Use your story to help others in need
  9. Don’t get wrapped up in “woundology” 
  10. Focus on the positive impacts your are creating 
  11. “Your winning or your learning” 
  12. Lead from a place of love 
  13. BE NICE 
  14. Don’t take your feelings too personally 
  15. The bumps in life is what makes it fun 

 

LINKS:

Joe Polish

https://joepolish.com

https://geniusnetwork.com

https://geniusrecovery.com

Eric Byrnes

https://www.ericbyrnes.com

Amelia Boone

http://ameliabooneracing.com

Anders Varner

https://shruggedcollective.com

Jared Easley

https://podcastmovement.com/

 

The Spartan World Media Fest was made possible by ATP Science 

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Marion introduces this special episode with an open panel 

1:58 Spartan Media Fest Panel intro’s: Joe De Sena, Anders Varner, Eric Byrnes, Jared Easley & Amelia Boone

5:30 Beginning of Amelia Boone’s Spartan journey in the snow at Joe’s

7:00 Joe De Sena on building his personal “board of directors”

11:30 Anders Varner on building a strong team

12:30 Disruptors and their benefit 

14:00 Answering the the higher calling of the organization 

14:45 Eric Byrnes on baseball and mental capacity in endurance 

16:45 Amelia Boone on being your own brand, friends and family 

17:45 Knowing your true north, what motivates you & listening to your gut 

18:45 Being prudent verse taking a chance 

19:15 Joe Polish intro,  the Genius Network and helping people in recovery

20:28 Viewing and treating addicts with compassion 

21:00 Joe Polish’s breaking point in life & how he got sober 

22:45 The Genius Recovery platform & fighting silent battles 

23:30 Not letting your secrets make you sick 

24:30 Establishing family and business culture with values 

26:00 Living your life with a sense of purpose  when you have influence 

27:35 Positives of being in the spotlight and making beneficial impacts 

28:45 Accumulating experience- being in vulnerable positions and attacking life

29:45 Amelia Boone on struggling with an eating disorder & the public’s response

31:00 having courage to speak out - “Disorder and shame thrive in silence and darkness”

32:45 not getting wrapped up in “woundology” 

34:00 “Your winning or your learning” 

37:00 This awesome panel ends with life lessons and final thoughts 

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Guest panelists: Anders Varner, Eric Byrnes, Jared Easley, Amelia Boone and moderator Joe Polish

 “Dr.” Johnny Waite Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra were cheering them on in the audience at the Spartan World Media Fest 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 272_STAGE_BOARD_OF.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Zach Even-Esh is joined by guest Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman to talk about keeping it simple! Do you ever feel overwhelmed? If you do, take a look at your desk / workspace. Take a look at your garage, bedroom, etc. Having too much “stuff” that you don’t need will stress you out and overwhelm you. Here’s how to declutter and get more productive while being less stressed.


LESSONS:

Once a week, clean and organize the areas of your life that you spend the most time in (work place / office desk), bedroom, living room, garage, etc.
Donate the clothing, books, etc that you don’t use but someone else can benefit from.
Simplicity helps you remove excuses. Get rid of the “stuff” that slows you down in LIFE.


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
More About Charlie https://charliespaniard.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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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
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
Guest: Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 56_Decluttering.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

Spartan's "Chief Mind Doc" Dr. L says: Teaching your children to tolerate distress is not an easy task. It requires clear boundaries and firm NOs. It’s not always easy to be firm when your kid’s have strong wants and desires that, at times, put you in precarious positions. But it’s important that your children understand that they cannot always have their way and learn to tolerate what this feels like. As adults, they will feel disappointment, experience heartache, and see sadness. Teaching them to tolerate such feelings and exposing them to the journey will help them along the way and give them a chance to build resiliency and grit.

LESSONS:
Firm NOs and strong boundaries are what children need to feel safe.
Teaching your children how to tolerate distress is a critical lesson that will translate into adulthood.
With friends and family, remember that you also need to set clear boundaries, say NO when you need to, and tolerate the distress that comes with it.

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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: 63_Parenting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37am EDT

Joe De Sena and his family visited the wrestling room at West Point to learn from the ultimate role models in mental and physical toughness. Kevin Ward, head wrestling coach, explains what it takes to build and maintain the culture of a team, whether that is a wrestling team, a family or a business. Motivation, says Kevin, is a byproduct of being passionate, and discipline is true freedom. Invite rigor and the right folks into your daily routine and you may revell in the results!

LESSONS
Finish what you start
Work hard
Be 100% dedicated to the team
Culture is defined by the worst behavior you accept
Discipline is freedom
Understand your expectations
Hold yourself to a high standard
Be devoted to what your doing
Create your passion

LINKS

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, Dr. Johnny and Guest Host Anders Varner introduce this weeks episode
1:15 Interview starts in the toughest room in the country
3:00 Growing up wrestling
4:45 Finishing everything you start
6:00 Importance of kids having a work ethic
7:30 Working with the best at West Point
9:00 Giving 100% to be on the team
9:45 Nurturing culture of the team
11:00 Teaching them how to think
12:15 Discipline is freedom
13:15 Expectations, standards and devotion
14:15 What do you praise, what do you punish?
14:45 Creating your passion
15:45 Joe, Dr. Johnny and Guest Host Anders Varner discuss what they learned from Coach Ward

 

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, “Dr.” Johnny Waite and Guest Host Anders Varner- Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 271_SUP_Kevin_Ward_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Zach Even-Esh and Joe De Sena answer a listener question “what would you have done differently starting your businesses?” The answer? Who cares! It’s in the past. Time to move forward.

On today’s Spartan WAY hear the strategies, tactics and philosophies the founders of Underground Strength and Spartan use to get things done and keep moving forward.

.


LESSONS:

Fire. Ready. Aim
The past does not exist
Ask an expert to accelerate progress


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


SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
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: 54_Over_Analyzing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Spartan MIND host Dr. L says: We tend to store up emotions in our body. These can be of any kind, the more painful ones like irritation, anger, sadness, or shame, or the more joyous ones like excitement, pride, and happiness. Although talking about feelings can certainly be useful, sometimes we need alternative forms of emotional expression so that we can release our feelings and the energy that goes with it. When we utilize different forms of release we make ourselves more available to other experiences and feelings that could bring us wisdom and joy.

LESSONS:
Give yourself various avenues of emotional expression such as physical release, like a Spartan race, or creative release, like artwork or making something with your hands.
Talk therapy is great but sometimes we need different outlets that can give us a vehicle to let go of certain feelings.
Take note of when you might need some emotional release - feeling overwhelmed is normally a good sign.


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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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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: 62_FindingRelease.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Recycled man is driven by the need to earn the heart, and second chance, he was granted. A diagnosis of cancer can change everything in your life - learning you need a new heart would cause many to give up. Derek Fitzgerald faced both of these challenges, even flat lining a few times before receiving a heart transplant. Yet he had the inner strength and drive to got from crawling to running to marathons to Ironman. This remarkable interview with our own Col. Time Nye is truly a testament to never giving up and to fighting for a life worth fighting for!

LESSONS
Know when your head hits the pillow, you’ve done everything you can in that 24 hour period
Anything is possible
Keep your head in the game
Take control of your life and be active
Fight for a life worth fighting for
Inspire others
Enjoy life

LINKS
https://www.recycledmanspeaks.com
https://www.recycledman.com

TIME STAMPS
1:30 Interview begins with the Colonel & Derek
3:00 Dealing with a cancer diagnosis
4:30 Learning how to walk again
5:30 7 years of heart failure from Chemo.
7:30 Hoping to stay alive after dying a few times
9:45 Given a second chance at life: a heart transplant
10:30 Starting racing during recovery
11:15 Thanking the donor family for his life
12:30 The training regiment
14:30 After effects of a transplant
16:45 Earning every heartbeat
19:00 Fighting for a life worth living
22:15 The Colonel, Joe and Sefra discuss the interview and lessons learned
27:45 Let us know what’s holding you back from getting uncomfortable?!

 

 

 

 

 

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Sefra Alexandra- “Dr.” Johnny Waite is off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 270_Derek_Fitzgerald_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Zach Even-Esh and Joe De Sena let you know what they think of your excuses. Can't afford the gym? Too long a drive? Don't have time to get there? F*** the gym, Joe & Zach have the answer.

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 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: 53_HomeGym.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Today on Spartan MIND host Dr. L Says: When hype begins to arise around an experience or event, doubt, insecurities, and excuses can settle in simultaneously. These serve as a protective barrier to our greatest fear - failure. But shying away from the experience or letting a list of excuses serve as a disclaimer is not the way to go. Lean in to the experience, no matter how much you want to pad it with ‘what ifs’ or ‘maybe’s.

LESSONS:
Remember that owning the experience in front of you - and the conditions that come with it - will serve you best.
Move forward by acknowledging what you are truly afraid of and then let yourself accept the possibility of failure.
Take responsibility for your future - no one will create it for you.


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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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 61_TakeAccountability.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41am EDT

Jason believes that adversity is what builds opportunities to create trust. Whatever you are facing in life, let go of the past, lock-in to the mission in front of you and win the day!
Navy Seals go through some of the toughest training on the planet. Mental, physical and emotional limits are tested beyond what we can imagine. What key lessons are learned in these life or death experiences that can help you conquer the challenges in your life?

LESSONS
Trust helps you win the day
Shift focus away from anxiety to what you can affect
Attack the challenges in front of you
Never sacrifice character for talent
Learn to serve as a team
Lead with conviction and purpose
Think about what you want to produce
Be thankful you are where you are
Let go, lock in & win the fight in front of you

LINKS
https://www.swimwithamission.org/
https://www.stonewall-solutions.com/

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Intro to episode with the Colonel, Joe and guest host Josh Crosby
1:25 Interview begins at the Swim With A Mission Foundation event
2:30 Training that helps win the day as Navy Seal
4:30 Shifting focus away from anxiety to what you can effect
6:25 Purpose behind training as a team
8:15 Serve the team out of a motivation greater than yourself
9:15 Leaving a legacy
10:40 Trust and courage in combat
11:50 Surrounding yourself with the right people
14:00 Trust the process
15:50 Free yourself of the outcome
18:00 Training for worst conditions than you compete in
19:30 Letting go, locking in and attacking the mission in front of you
20:35 Joe, the Colonel and guest host Josh Crosby discuss lessons learned

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Josh Crosby. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 268_Jason_Kuhn_edit_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Spartan Way host Zach Even-Esh says: I was 19 years old working in a hospital fitness center. I came across a sign that STILL influences me and inspires me to this day! Watch the video so you can learn from this lesson I learned 20+ years ago!


LESSONS:

Often times simplicity is more powerful than complexity.
Take accountability for things. Did you open it? Then close it?
Did you make a mess? Leave crumbs behind? Clean it.
Did you break it? Then you must fix it and / or replace it.
Did you use it? Return better than you found it!


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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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
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: 52_Accountability.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Dr. Lara Pence says: We are a society of human beings that engage in relationships, look for connection, and are looking for ways that we fit into the pie of community. So it’s no wonder that we can get activated in relationships and with the people that we come in contact with. Getting activated is often best identified by feeling irritable, angry, frustrated, or ‘hot’ when you're in connection with someone. We all get activated but understanding where the activation is coming from and how to work through it can be an important factor when trying to make the next best choice.

LESSONS:
We can all become activated in relationships and when we are in engagement with another person.
A few questions to ask yourself when you feel yourself getting activated:
Where is this coming from? (insecurity / fear)
Does this person remind me of someone?
How can I breathe, take perspective, and make the next best choice?
Do I need to circle back with this person (or myself) in order to get more clear on what was activated?


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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 60_GettingActivated.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

How did a cigarette at a Spartan race spark a journey that led to an appearance on Shark Tank? Kressa Peterson talks about how she and her husband found Spartan, embraced the struggle but resisted the mud. From that the "Shower Toga" was invented.

How many of you have been joyful after a Spartan Race- but driven home filthy? Kressa’s life was changed after being almost broken at a race in North Carolina, where all she wanted was to get clean. The Shower Toga was born and after a stint on Shark Tank and partnering with Spartan- her “clean / dream“ is shifting the paradigm of the after race reality. 

 

LESSONS 

  1. Find what you love
  2. Figure out creative solutions
  3. Partner with force multipliers 

 

LINKS 

https://showertoga.com

 

TIME STAMPS 

1:00 Interview begins on the farm

2:45 Dealing with addiction and illness 

4:30 Starting to train for Spartan Race

6:00 Smoking and getting diagnosed with breast cancer 

9:45 Filming for everyday Spartans & climbing Mt. Fuji

12:30 Taking time to unplug 

13:30 Burpee Break 

15:45 The Shower Toga 

22:00 Making it happen & getting on Shark Tank 

29:00 To Burpee or not to Burpee? 

31:00 Companies that change lives 

33:55 Dr. L & Joe discuss the Kressa, Shower Toga’s & lessons learned from the hustle 



 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Sefra Alexandra, “Dr.” Johnny Waite & guest host Dr. L 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan


Direct download: Kressa-edit_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Zach Even-Esh says the way of the world shows that we are MORE connected than ever before thanks to technology, yet we are also FEELING more disconnected & lonely than ever before. Thank you technology!

For more on the subject of technology and distraction check out the Spartan Up episode with Nir Eyal.

LESSONS:

If you REALLY want to feel happier and more connected, put down that phone and connect with people in person!
Instead of a text message, go “old school” and CALL someone. Better yet, Face Time!
Challenge yourself to get away from the distanced type communication of text messages and take it to the next level: Do something IN person. Organize a gathering or meet up in person.


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: 51_Technology_Disconnection_V2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Dr. L says - We are a society that is filled with distractions. And we aren’t very good at taking accountability for our own role in this absent-minded behavior. Time management matters when we’ve got so much happening AND when distractibility is so available to us. But you’ve got to be able to integrate some time management skills into your daily life in a way that supports all of your busy activities rather than restricts them.

LESSONS:
Time management is important in order for you to execute on choices that move you forward.
Use these steps to help you manage your time:
Prioritize
Say No
Commit
Write this process down!


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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 59_TimeManagement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Host Joe De Sena interviews “Fear Guru” Patrick Sweeney on Joe’s Vermont farm during the 2019 “Death Race.”

What are the fears you face in your life? Is it possible that they are holding you back from what your true gifts actually are? Sweeney shifted from a life bounded by terror to one led through courage. There is immense power in fear and if you can learn to harness it as fuel - your true superhuman qualities can be unlocked. Find your authentic self and start by doing something every day that scares you!

LESSONS
Become aware of your defense mechanisms
Learn to make decisions based on opportunity not fear
Recognize triggers and how you react
Understand when the amygdala is trying to take over
Do something that scares you every single day
Don’t let fear lock away your true passions & gifts
Discover your authentic self
“Live big & remember your death”
Fear is Fuel

LINKS
http://www.thefearguru.com
https://www.pjsweeney.com

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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, the Col and guest host Josh Crosby intro the “Fear Guru”
0:50 Luminox.com sponsor break- use code SPARTAN10 FOR 10% off
1:20 Interview begins with the fear frontier…
2:30 Semantic verse emotional memory
4:00 Learning your defense mechanisms
5:00 Decision making based on fear or opportunity
6:00 Fight, flight or freeze
9:00 A paradigm shift after almost dying in his 30’s
10:15 Luminox.com-sponsor break- Official timing partner of Spartan Race
10:30 Episode continues- with learning how to live after almost dying
12:15 Finding your authentic self
13:05 Courage as a superpower
14:20 Understanding the mapping of your brain
16:00 Scare yourself everyday
17:25 Crossing the atacama desert
18:20 The fear cocktail and superhuman powers
19:30 Am I going to die a good death?
20:55 Joe, The Col and guest host Josh Crosby discuss their fears & how to overcome

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Josh Crosby. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 267_PAT_SWEENEY_FULL_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Host Matt B Davis talks to Spartan ATHLETE Leigh Anne Wasteney about training for elevation, diet and pre and post race meals.

 

LESSONS:

• Learning to train for elevation

• Elevation prep on hills or treadmills

• Her plant based diet helps her feel lean and mean

• Everybody is different when it comes to nutrition


 

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Leighanne Wasteny on Instagram http://instagram.com/leighanne_wasteney

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Editing: Marion Abrams

© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: Leigh_Anne_Wasteney_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Host Zach Even-Esh says: 1 night during the Summer I went out for a family stroll and we got some ice cream.
It fired me up SO much because I felt that I was ending my day on a WEAK note.
NO good!


LESSONS:

No matter what happens between the morning and night time, you can ALWAYS start AND finish the day with something Strong & Positive.
Choose something that Benefits YOU & Betters YOU.
It can be 1 set of push-ups, squats or burpees.
Maybe it’s some stretching.
You can also write in a gratitude journal.
Put your phone away during the start and end of the day, this ensures you will do something for YOU!


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: 50_SPARTAN_WAY_Start_and_Finish_Day_Strong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Life is filled with tough choices, especially if you are looking to challenge yourself and elevate your own life. We are wired to look for comfort but sometimes the tough choices put us in a position of discomfort no matter which you choose. Keep in mind that avoiding tough choices is never going to benefit you - but rather leave you unfulfilled and pining for more, despite the ease of being unchallenged.

LESSONS:
Tough choices will exist and sometimes there is no “good” choice.
Tap into your value system to help you make a choice that is in alignment with what matters to you.
Remember, no matter the choice - if you are open to it - there will be wisdom gained.
Trust in yourself - if you focus on values and are open to learning - you will win.


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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 58_TrustTheToughChoices.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Are digital devices, coworkers or social media distracting you? What does it take to channel you action into traction? Nir Eyal works at the intersection of psychology, technology and business teaching you how to avoid triggers and make pacts with yourself to actuate your intentions. Don’t blame phones social media or your corporate or personal culture. Learn how to build beneficial habits and stop getting distracted from the life you want.

LESSONS
Master internal triggers
Make time for traction not distraction
Hack back external triggers
Make pacts: effort, price & identity
Acknowledge the dizziness of freedom
Spend time according to your values
Learn tactics to cope with discomfort
Plan ahead with intent: create a time box calendar
Values define you
Take time to reflect not react
Address the three life domains

LINKS
NirAndFar.com/Indistractable
The schedule maker tool I mentioned is here: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/
Distraction guide here: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/
Habits vs routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/


TIME STAMPS
1:15 Interview begins with distraction vs traction
3:00 Pre-commitments & “dizziness of freedom”
4:45 External vs. internal triggers
6:00 Time management is pain management
7:45 Spend time according to your values
9:30 Tactics based on peer reviewed studies
10:30 Reacting verse reflection
11:00 Myth of multitasking vs. multi-channeling vs. task switching
13:30 The three life domains
16:00 Common source of distraction is other people
18:00 Reducing prescription mistakes
20:00 The pacts: keeping distraction out & yourself “in”
27:45 Being busy & getting it done
28:15 Building an in-distractible workplace: expectations vs. control
30:00 Psychological conditions of not being distracted
33:00 What’s the cost of screen time? The answer is “It Depends”
35:00 Kids, competency & autonomy
39:30 Joe & guest Kressa of Shower Toga discuss what they learned in how not to get distracted


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Host Kressa Peterson. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 266_Nir_Eyal_FULL_EDIT_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Ashley grew up playing sports and competed at the highest levels in track and cross country during college. She’s been on several podiums in the last couple of years, and consistently finishes in the top 10 against the top competition. Today she joins Matt B Davis on Spartan Up to discuss training, nutrition and more.


LESSONS:

• Learning to embrace what you don’t want to train.

• What her workout routine consists of.

• There’s always something to improve upon.

• Fueling early and often during longer races.


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Ashley Heller on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ashmillost22/

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Editing: Marion Abrams

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: Ashley_Helley_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Many people equate being alone with loneliness. But they are not one and the same. We can be alone - with our self and by our self - and still feel very connected to others around us and our support system. We need to practice being alone more so that we can learn how to be with our own thoughts and feelings. Too often we are looking to others to fill up the white space when we could be getting more in touch with our own sense of self and practice gaining greater self-awareness.

LESSONS:
Being alone is not synonymous with being lonely.
In order to get to know yourself better, you may want to spend time doing things alone so that you can tune into how you are feeling and what you are thinking.
Being alone is not a measure of your worth and value. You are worthy and valuable regardless of who is in your presence.
Learning how to tolerate your own thoughts and feelings is a lost art, as we are constantly busy on our phone or distracted by various notifications. Learn solitude and you’ll inevitably feel more connected to yourself.


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CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 57_Be_Alone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

When we think of strength and power, how often do we include the magnetic and influential force of positivity? Pete Cohen has a long and successful track record of turning around some of the best known sports teams and business with his positive, motivational coaching style. In life it’s important to look for mentors, role models and leaders- but, at some point we need to become our own. Never stop pushing and #DoTheWork !

LESSON
Life’s purpose is to grow
Become a warrior of your own life
Get out of your comfort zone everyday
Eat less
Democratize education
A leader is someone people WANT to follow
Begin with the end in mind
Without nature there is nothing
Take the lead in your own life & push through

LINKS
https://petecohen.com

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Col Nye & Joe introduce this interview : separating winners from losers
1:45 Interview begins on the Spartan Farm
3:00 Inviting a million people to Vermont
4:00 The Burning Couch annual event :)
6:00 Being consumed by information
8:00 Taking things to another level with Spartan education
10:00 Finding leaders & becoming a leader
12:00 How can I help? & Doing the work…
15:00 Focusing on legacy?
15:55 Burpee Break
16:00 Interview continues
17:00 Living with the seasons
19:00 Flying with the kettlebell, learning roles & leopard print dresses
21:00 How to take the lead in your life
22:40 Getting the best out of people & being an energy giver
24:00 Pushing through & fighting for your life
25:00 The Colonel & Joe discuss what they learned from Pete


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye, Guest Hosts Josh Crosby & Lonnie Mayne. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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