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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

Setting Internal Emotional Boundaries SPARTAN MIND ep 010

10/17/2018
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Internal emotional boundaries refer to the boundaries that are required for you to set in order to avoid absorbing and taking on the emotions of other individuals. It’s important for us to set these boundaries so that we don’t become overwhelmed by the other people’s emotions and then become overregulated ourselves. We often need to become intentional with these boundaries and develop an internal coach that can remind us that we do not need to bring in feelings that are not our...

Duration:00:02:46

217: The Excuse Destroyer | Jonathan Lopez

10/16/2018
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An adaptive professional athlete, veteran,and Adaptive Athletes Liaison for Operation Enduring Warrior he has been “Lopezing” friends, comrades and racers sparking their passion and fortitude to conquer the obstacles of life and on the course - over walls, up the ropes and on extended endurance challenges, all with one arm and a ceaseless smile on his face. The excuse destroyer knows you can do more than you think you can! In this interview Lopez gets honest about the difficulties he faced,...

Duration:00:25:04

Exercise Anywhere SPARTAN WAY 009

10/11/2018
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What’s the most common excuse for not exercising? I don’t have the time! Well, we’re about to show you that you DO have time. Not only do you have time, but there are more options than you know to exercise with just your bodyweight or in your backyard. Opportunity is knocking, as always! LESSONS: You can train in your backyard, in your house or just take a simple 10 minute walk. You don’t need to travel to the gym. Pick 1 exercise a day. 1 exercise is 100% more than zero. You can do 1...

Duration:00:02:48

Resting Your Mind SPARTAN MIND ep 009

10/10/2018
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As a Spartan, resting your body is part of the training program. You rest to reduce the risk of injury, increase performance, and avoid burnout. Your mind, like your body, deserves the same level of attention and mental rest is essential for the very same reasons you rest your body. Resting your mind with intention and purpose gives your mental faculties greater clarity and availability for focus when you return to the task at hand. LESSONS: • Your mind needs rest so you avoid burnout...

Duration:00:03:18

216: Locked and Loaded 24 Hours in a Box - Brian “Tosh” Chontosh

10/9/2018
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Imagine 24 hours locked in isolation in a completely dark shipping container competing to see who can run the furthest on a TrueForm treadmill. Retired United States Marine, Major Brian Chontosh (aka “Tosh”) and three others (John Witzing, Josh Chessman, and Isaiah Vidal ) accepted this challenge to raise awareness around mental health with the Whiteboard Project’s LL24h ( https://www.thewhiteboardproject.com/24-hours-of-isolation ). The recipient of one of the highest military honors: the...

Duration:00:48:59

JUMP The Ladder of Success! SPARTAN WAY 008

10/4/2018
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Whoever said you must CLIMB the ladder of success was wrong! You can JUMP the ladder of success thanks to technology and the speed of access you have to information and people who have already achieved what you want to achieve. LESSONS: Learn from the best of the best by finding a mentor. Learn from prior episodes of Spartan UP! Change your environment by attending a Spartan Race or a Spartan event to learn from others and get inspired. How to be a great mentee if you want to be...

Duration:00:03:36

Overcome Overgeneralizing SPARTAN MIND ep 008

10/3/2018
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When we overgeneralize, we tend to create statements and stories that are based on a single event rather than a reasonable amount of evidence. We take one instance and string it out, cutting out possible counter evidence and leaving us tethered to a single moment. Unfortunately, this can lead us to believe things about ourselves that just aren’t grounded in truth. We need to become more aware of when and where we are overgeneralizing and effortfully engage in thought processes that refute...

Duration:00:03:36

215: Orange County Choppers and Chopping Bad Habits: Paul Teutal

10/2/2018
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A man who needs little introduction is Paul Teutal from Orange County Choppers. This week we learn how he literally built his business out of the ashes, spent years overcoming obstacles with alcohol abuse and how strong bending steel really makes you. Many may wish for overnight success, but would you be ready to handle the consequence? Lessons: Be a man of your word If you make a commitment stick to it- no matter the adversity It's all about perseverance You can be successful...

Duration:00:23:18

Success is a Choice! SPARTAN WAY 007

9/27/2018
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Many of the most “successful people”in the world have a tough back story. They experienced tough times and instead of allowing those experiences or circumstances to define them, they chose to use those tough times to DRIVE them to greater heights. Lessons: Use your tough times to empower you vs over power you Remember that people who are achieving success often times had the odds against them, but they chose strength & success over giving up There are other people out there sharing their...

Duration:00:02:21

Fix Your Filter SPARTAN MIND ep 007

9/26/2018
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When presented with both positive and negative feedback, why is it that we tend to focus on the negative? Ninety-nine positive comments followed by a single negative one, can lead us feeling determined to zoom in on the one rather than relish in the glory of the ninety-nine. This is called Filtering and it’s a common way of thinking that has the propensity to increase negative thoughts, decrease self-esteem, and exacerbate anxiety or depression. Recognizing when you are engaging in filtering...

Duration:00:05:18

214: What do these top ranked racers eat? Myriam and Jacky Boisett SPARTAN UP

9/25/2018
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Can eating only raw fruits and vegetables improve your performance, health and recovery in racing? This week Myriam and Jacky explain how eating raw vegan has enhanced every aspect of their life - from a decade adventure racing to now conquering the obstacle courses at Spartan. Where can you find protein and what is your body really craving? … maybe they are onto something drinking seawater each day! Lessons: • Eating raw may help reduce the chance of injury and inflammation • A healthier...

Duration:00:24:35

SPARTAN WAY 12

9/20/2018
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Duration:00:03:19

Obstacles are Opportunities SPARTAN WAY ep 006

9/20/2018
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Obstacles can stop you in your tracks or, with the right mindset, you can find the opportunities in these obstacles. Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach has a great quote, all those things that seem to oppose our goals are actually the raw material for achieving them. LESSONS: Write down a list of “obstacles” holding you back in any area of your life (Work / Career, Health, etc)Get creative with these obstacles. What action can you take that will move you through the obstacle and turn this...

Duration:00:03:06

Points of Pivot SPARTAN MIND ep 006

9/19/2018
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We have a lot of power and control to change our own trajectories. We can pivot at any moment though we often get stuck in certain thinking patterns that become barriers to us shifting direction. One of these thinking patterns is something called all-or-nothing thinking. It is a tendency to think in extremes - I’m either all in, or all out. The problem with this type of thinking is that if you start walking down one path you can feel stuck on that path because your mindset makes you believe...

Duration:00:05:19

213: Samurai is service - Claudio Alessi and the Martial Arts Mindset

9/18/2018
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What does it take to mentally conquer any challenge? This week Claudio Alessi, a man with a seemingly endless list of championships and achievements, tells Joe that all of it boils down to service. Joe Desena talk with the Swiss Ski team’s team mental coach who has over 50 years of martial arts training and is a 7 time world champion - he even won the Arm Wrestling World Cup in 1996. The principles and tactics he’s learned he adapted to create mental and biomechanics martial arts training...

Duration:00:24:53

Are You Just a Clock Puncher? SPARTAN WAY ep 005

9/13/2018
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I was 19 years old and had just started working at Price Club. I was working for less than a month and was awarded “Employee of the Month”. How did it happen? Simple. I went above and beyond “normal” effort. This is something you can apply to ALL areas of life, not just your work or career. Good enough is the death of greatness. LESSONS: Complacency is when you find yourself saying,That’s not my job.To achieve more in life you must be willing to do more, even if the pay off is not...

Duration:00:03:10

Aligning Behaviors and Values SPARTAN MIND ep 005

9/12/2018
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Our values are a set of principles by which we choose to live our life. Values can not only help guide us towards what we want but they can also be used as a barometer for what truly matters to us. Sometimes, however, we lose sight of our values and find ourselves engaging in behaviors that are not in alignment with our values. This can not only create a general sense of discontent but can also lead to depression, anxiety, addiction, and other significant struggles. Evaluating whether or not...

Duration:00:04:39

212: Be better than yesterday - Joe DeSena and David Labistour, CEO OF MEC

9/11/2018
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Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), is the REI of Canada whose founder wants you to be part of the company, find your purpose and GET OUTSIDE! Raised in South Africa and served in active combat in Angola, his toughest challenge was actually finding a job once he moved to Canada. In this episode we will learn how to define ourselves in difficult moments, find our purpose and how going through tough situations actually fortifies you with a more full life to “suck the marrow out of every...

Duration:00:26:08

Why Care? SPARTAN WAY ep 004

9/6/2018
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During an interview I heard with Yanik Silver and Gary Vaynerchuk MANY years ago, I learned a favorite lesson from Gary. It had nothing to do with how fancy your website looks, how awesome your logo is, etc. It’s ALL about genuinely caring. That is the foundation and overall essence of what you do . You can’t fake it. Never take for granted the work you do and the people you impact. LESSONS: Take the focus off yourself and focus on helping others.Genuinely care. You can’t fake this so...

Duration:00:02:51

Are You Ready? SPARTAN MIND ep 004

9/5/2018
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Readiness is the state of being prepared to take on a new challenge at any given time. There are two key components of being ready, 1. Your capacity to manage change, and 2. Your willingness to try new things. In this episode, learn about the stories and beliefs that you have about yourself as it relates to these two things and how they may be creating a barrier to being ready. LESSONS: Readiness is built from two key components:Your capacity to manage change.Your willingness to try new...

Duration:00:02:15