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Episode: #21 Joe De Sena on how you can Spartan Up to race through obstacles in your life

Who: Today’s guest is CEO and co-founder of the Death Race and the Spartan Race, Joe De Sena. A Spartan race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances including fire jumps, barbed wire, monkey bars and so much more. He is also the author of ‘Spartan Up: A Take no-prisoners guide to overcoming and achieving peak performance in life’. In this episode, we discuss why you need to take part in and the benefits of the Spartan Race, why you need to learn to be uncomfortable again and How you can use the obstacles in the race to overcome the obstacles in your life.

 

 

 What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • What a Spartan Race is
  • What competing in a Spartan Race does to improve your life and mindset
  • Have men forgotten how to be physical?
  • How you can learn to be a real man again
  • What makes a good man
  • What can you do right now to replicate the successful men of old
  • Why we need to manufacture adversity in our lives
  • How do modern men compare to past generations
  • Who he looks to in his life as a real life model
  • Why he idolises Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
  • Is there a general reason why the majority of people undertake Spartan Race’s
  • The ‘real’ benefits to a Spartan Race you might not have thought of
  • How you can learn to become uncomfortable again to succeed in life
  • How you should start training for a Spartan Race
  • What you face when you undertake a Spartan Race
  • How you can use the obstacles in the race to overcome the obstacles in your life – how they are metaphors for life
  • Who is best suited to doing a Spartan Race (if you are breathing, it includes you)
  • The main issue with the way kids are growing up and how you can help your children develop
  • Why you should check out his new book
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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Episode: 002

 

Who: Brent Smith, Lifestyle Coach

 

 

 

What we cover:

  • What is ‘changing your story’ and how it can change your life.
  • How he helps people and the exercises he uses
  • What he wanted to be as a kid and how he became a lifestyle coach.
  • Where his interest in relationships comes from.
  • Who he looked up to as a kid for his role models.
  • His take on dating apps
  • How anyone can build a social life regardless of their current situation.
  • How to shape your days for maximum benefit with some new rituals and habits.
  • How important Gratitude is to improving your life.
  • How anyone can remove anxiety, no matter how bad a situation you find yourself in.
  • What he has coming up in the future in terms of content and products.
  • How to sign up for his coaching programmes.
  • What he would say to all men if the chance arose.
  • Consistency and how it can better your life.
  • How to keep in touch with him.

 

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Something to reflect on:

How are you going to change your story to live the life that you want to have?

 

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Episode: 001

Who: Gary Vaynerchuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why should you care about this: This interview is awesome. Gary gives the listener a very direct and much needed kick in the ass. Gary lays down some great advice about how you can find your passion, why you need to build your own ‘Personal Brand’ and how you can start living an awesome life by living your passion and even start making money from it! In a world of amazing A-List bloggers and business owners, Gary is in a league of his own. If you listen closely enough, you can actually hear me fist-pump the area at various times at how good I thought Gary’s answers were!

This was recorded back in 2013 but a lot of what Gary say’s is very valid and helpful today. As I listened to the advert a few times during the edit, I kept taking small diamonds from it and applying it to my next email, or my plan for promotion for new jobs, to benefit the site etc. In some cases, Gary has replied using an example for me, but it allows the listener to see an example of how to do it and they can use this as a template for their own life.

I did cringe though at some of the awkward gaps and how my questions didn’t flow as well as I wanted but Gary is a role model to me and I was shy back then. However, one of my fears is recording myself and doing this podcast will help eliminate this so it is good to show the baseline of where I started. Like Gary, I am aiming to develop my skills and keep moving on.

 

Find out more

  • Gary’s Wine-a-pedia can be found here.
  • His kick-ass personal website is located here.
  • Follow him on Twitter here.
  • Buy Gary’s ‘Crush It’ book here below (Affiliate Link).

 

Somethings to reflect on

  • How will you start to live a passionate life?
  • What is your passions in life?
  • How could you work towards getting everyone you meet to attend your funeral when it comes?

 

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If you enjoy the podcast, please help me by posting a review on iTunes! I thoroughly enjoy doing the show and would love to hear what you think. Also click those social media buttons to stay in touch for updates on the latest posts, affiliate deals, virtual hugs and what not!

 

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