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The epitome of Grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

The epitome of Grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.
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The epitome of Grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

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Episodes

Mental Focus in 5 Easy Steps - SPARTAN HEALTH ep005

12/16/2018
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On Spartan Health we’ve talked about how important your senses can be in terms of your cognitive function and physical health. In this episode, we take a deep dive into how you can tap into your sensory system as a powerful tool for optimal mental and physical performance. SImple techniques that can get you ready and set for you next Spartan Sprint, Super, or Beast! WHAT WE COVER: We all experience it now and then. You want to focus, get in “the zone” but you’re having a tough time....

Duration:00:05:12

The Cure for Burnout - Spartan WAY 018

12/13/2018
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No matter how passionate you are about what you do, there will always be a time where you feel like you’ve hit a wall and need a break. The BIG reason I’ve seen others experience burnout including myself, is often times because we get busy looking at what others are doing and we lose our OWN True North! LESSONS: Don’t waste time watching what others doFocus on YOUR passion, not what others are passionate aboutReconnect with your True North on the regular. Ask yourself WHY you started...

Duration:00:02:11

Why Curiosity Improves Performance - SPARTAN MIND ep 018

12/12/2018
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Getting curious is the unsung hero of mental toughness. Sometimes our ego likes to play first man and we close ourselves off to the wisdom, expertise, and knowledge of others. But the truth is, when we do this we are actually closing ourselves off to growth, expansion, and enlightenment. The more available we are to learning and taking in what others have to offer the more we can fill our mind with the ‘good stuff’ and rid ourselves of the junk. LESSONS: Getting curious and becoming...

Duration:00:01:54

225: KWAME CHRISTIAN |The Art of Negotiation

12/11/2018
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Kwame Christian, Director of the American Negotiation Institute, says any time two people are in a conversation and one of them wants something it’s a negotiation. The best things in life often lie on the other side of difficult conversations. We are negotiating all the time! In this interview, he shares a series of tools to help you negotiate anything, then puts Joe through a negotiation sparring session to demonstrate. Kwame believes using “compassionate curiosity” and understand the value...

Duration:00:32:56

Sleep and Your Brain - Spartan HEALTH ep 004

12/9/2018
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What is sleep? Why do we sleep? And what does sleep really do? Even though sleep is a fundamental part of of our daily routine the scientific community still debates many topics about our sleep. But, a few things are clear: we need it and can’t function without it. And, it’s a powerful way to support mental and physical health. Our brains do a lot when we sleep. In this episode, we’ll talk about why you need your Zzzzzz’s! WHAT WE COVER: Low energy, poor memory, irritability, and...

Duration:00:02:00

Learn The SPARTAN Way - Spartan WAY 017

12/6/2018
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Adversity and obstacles are always going to be there. Once you accept this, your obstacles can no longer control you. You begin to view obstacles as opportunities. You begin to thrive under adversity because adversity builds your Character! LESSONS: Obstacles are Opportunities.Your mindset towards challenges will determine your outcome.Injuries are not a green light to sit on the couch and sulk. Work around your injuries and find a way instead of finding an excuse.Think about all...

Duration:00:03:38

Momentum That Sparks Motivation - SPARTAN MIND ep. 017

12/5/2018
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We often wait to get started on projects or activities until we are motivated. But the ‘I’ll start when I’m motivated’ is leaving us stuck and stagnant. That’s because it’s momentum that builds motivation - not being still. Stillness stifles. Momentum motivates. Once you get going on your next project or new activity the motivation that you’ve been looking for will build as you grow the muscle of your work. LESSONS: Stillness stifles. Momentum motivates. Don’t wait on getting motivated to...

Duration:00:01:51

224: LIFEAID Founder Aaron Hinde and his Bottomless ATM

12/4/2018
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Aaron Hinde, Co-Founder & President of LIFEAID, tells us how he has used his Universal ATM: Alignment, Trajectory & Momentum to build a huge brand organically and in the process has gathered a super loyal and positive community. He put everything into the creation of a healthier alternative to sodas and energy drinks, living on a frugal diet of canned tuna until the ATM paid off. The advice this week is as refreshing as the “Performance Beverages.” LESSONS: Universal ATM: Alignment,...

Duration:00:29:09

How Much Caffeine is Too Much? - Spartan HEALTH ep 003

12/2/2018
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Caffeine in one form or another is used by about 90% of Americans every single day. How much caffeine you consume can have a direct effect on your health. Know your limits and the signs and symptoms of too much caffeine. WHAT WE COVER: We’ve all been there…you’re dragging and have a busy day ahead…you need a quick boost. Many of us turn to caffeine. First of all, I’ve never known of anyone to die from caffeine overdose. Although death by caffeine sounds unlikely…can it occur and how...

Duration:00:02:08

Be GREAT at Everything - SPARTAN WAY 016

11/29/2018
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We often hear others talking about focusing on one thing. In fact, you might be doing this yourself. You’re focused on work? Focused on family? Instead of just focusing one area of your life, simply apply excellence to ALL areas of your life. A Spartan exercises discipline and excellence to ALL areas of life. LESSONS: It’s easier to apply excellence to ALL your areas of your life.Change your mindset. Stop saying that you’re only focused on 1 area. Instead, apply excellence to ALL areas...

Duration:00:03:06

Picking the Right Coach - SPARTAN MIND ep 016

11/28/2018
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We all have a set of coaches that reside in our head at any given time. Many of these are a compilation of past individuals who have influenced us and their past messages have now become our own internalized voice. Many of these are helpful but some of them may be harmful because their messages are negative in nature or bring us down rather than lift us up. Learning how to differentiate between the helpful coaches and harmful ones is an important step in weeding out what doesn’t serve...

Duration:00:03:02

223: Mike Miller | What 100,000 Olympians Can Teach You

11/27/2018
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What does it take to become an Olympian and do those things carry over into success in other endeavors? If anyone knows it’s Mike Miller. He’s CEO of the World Olympian Association, which brings together the 120,000 living Olympic alumni. How do these athletes transition into the business world? Will Spartan become an Olympic sport? The Olympic spirit is strong in SPartan’s international competitions! LESSONS Set a plan. Work hard to achieve the plan. Be motivated by your values. Push...

Duration:00:27:10

Are Adaptogens to Good to Be True? - SPARTAN HEALTH ep 002

11/25/2018
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Adaptogens are a special class of herbs that have been used around the globe for centuries by many different cultures. These herbs support your body’s stress response, immune system, and can help pre- and post-workout for both endurance and exercise recovery. WHAT WE COVER: a. Simply put, adaptogens are great. They are a particular Class of Herbs that have been linked with helping the body adapt to stress (psychological and environmental, this includes physical or endurance related stress...

Duration:00:03:25

Friends: The Key to Success? - SPARTAN WAY ep 015

11/22/2018
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Are you always thinking about HOW to achieve more, be it in fitness, health, life, business or any other area of interest? Instead of thinking about HOW, you really should be thinking about WHO. LESSONS: Who do you already know that has achieved 1 of your goals?Instead of thinking about how you can achieve certain goals, learn to collaborate, work with and learn from others who have already learned the how.It’s WHO you can work with instead of learning the how on your own. Somebody...

Duration:00:03:30

Accepting Responsibility - SPARTAN MIND ep 015

11/21/2018
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Accepting responsibility and taking ownership of your mistakes is key for not only self-reflection but also behavior change and modification. Because owning our mistakes can be painful and uncomfortable, we tend to offload responsibility onto other things or other people. We can always find a reason for why something is not our fault but engaging in this behavior pattern restricts our capacity for change and growth. When you accept responsibility you are opening yourself up to an opportunity...

Duration:00:02:47

222: Mind Pump meets Spartan Up - a conversation with Sal Di Stefano

11/20/2018
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Mind Pump host and fitness/wellness guru Sal Di Stefano sits down with Spartan Race founder Joe DeSena to talk about the state of the fitness industry and what you can do today to be stronger and healthier. You may be fast at something, but are you efficient? Repetitive frequency of proper skills builds effective health and wellness regiments - getting you to your maximum potential. This week we have Sal Di Stefano back on the podcast, discussing the platforms of “new media” and their role...

Duration:00:30:47

2 Essential Oils For a Natural Workout Boost - SPARTAN HEALTH ep 001

11/18/2018
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NEW SERIES: Spartan HEALTH with Dr. Nada Milosavljevic every Sunday Your five senses are your body’s most direct connection to the outside world. They take in information 24/7 whether you know it or not. Harnessing any one of your senses can be a powerful way to stimulate the brain to achieve optimal results. WHAT WE COVER: What are essential oils, often abbreviated as EO’s? Essential oils come from plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs. Essential oils are the essence of the plant and in...

Duration:00:03:00

Stop Setting Insane Goals - SPARTAN MIND ep 014

11/14/2018
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Setting goals is an important way to keep us accountable to the dreams and desires that we have for ourselves. Goals are an effective way to keep us on track and give our movement structure. Sometimes, however, we fall into the trap of setting insane goals - goals that are unreasonable for our current position and end up hurting us in the long run. Pushing yourself is important but you have to set goals that are achievable so that you gain confidence and keep moving in the right...

Duration:00:02:42

221: What Drill Sergeants Can Teach You About Motivations - 1SG Melissa Solomon

11/13/2018
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Watch 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year puts Joe DeSena in his place. First Sergeant Melissa Solomon has a deep understanding of what it takes to motivate. She should, she’s a top professional.She knows fitness too! 1SG Solomon leads trainings in the Army Master Fitness Course to “create personal trainers in each company of 150 soldiers, to have them perform in optimal health.” Trained in how to master resiliency, she gives you tools for when “things aren't going your way- don’t quit- find...

Duration:00:27:38

When Will Power is NOT Enough - SPARTAN WAY 013

11/8/2018
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Today Zach talks about the secret to pushing through when -willpower doesn't seem to be enough. - I came across a great book gifted to me by fellow Spartan Up Friend, Joe Polish of The Genius Network. This book is Willpower Doesn’t Work. It made me rethink how self-discipline can be taken to the next level and beyond by changing your environment! LESSONS: Change your environment to change your life.Your environment can change by place and or people.Surround yourself with other high...

Duration:00:03:33