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Learn the Spartan mindset. Founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders. It 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 Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena Joe De Sena

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Learn the Spartan mindset. Founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders. It 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.

    Take Back Control of Your Life Now: Hal Elrod and How to Beat the Odds

    Take Back Control of Your Life Now: Hal Elrod and How to Beat the Odds

    Tired of just getting by each day without making progress toward your goals? Learn how one man used an unconventional morning routine to overcome a near-death experience, beat cancer against all odds, and write a bestselling book impacting millions.
     
    Hal Elrod shares his strategies for developing resilience in the face of adversity, finding peace within through acceptance, and taking back control of your health and wellness. Discover the simple daily practices that comprise Hal's Miracle Morning ritual and how you can start your own ritual today to see positive changes in 90 days.
     
    This inspiring episode with Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena will give you practical tips to develop a growth mindset, overcome obstacles, and finally start living the life you want.
     
    Highlights:

    00:00 Intro
    01:00 Moving from California to Texas
    04:11 Hal’s childhood and his first job
    05:23 A car crash and 6 minutes of death
    07:18 Accepting reality and having faith
    11:22 A cancer diagnosis at 37 and a healing mindset
    13:48 Doing everything in your power to succeed
    16:22 The Miracle Morning book
    18:09 Hal’s decision to run a marathon
    20:07 How can people find Hal?
    22:06 S.A.V.E.R.S - 6 practices of Miracle Morning

    • 25 min
    Spartan Mindset in Modern Business | Joe de Sena and Kevin Kaiser

    Spartan Mindset in Modern Business | Joe de Sena and Kevin Kaiser

    Kevin Kaiser has an unconventional approach to business that was shaped by his roots growing up on a farm in Canada. As a professor at Wharton, one of the top business schools in the world, Kaiser is challenging the status quo.
     
    In this fascinating podcast episode, Kaiser shares the philosophies that have made him an outlier - treating companies like living organisms that must constantly adapt to survive. He believes success breeds complacency if you don't disrupt yourself.
     
    You will learn Kaiser's unique strategies for avoiding complacency and staying motivated through unpredictability. You'll discover why he argues against giving employees clear goals and instead pushes them outside their comfort zones.
     
    Kaiser also dives into mindset, explaining how to "own" your thoughts and emotions rather than identify with them. For business leaders and entrepreneurs, this podcast provides an invigorating fresh perspective on value creation, leadership, and turning assumptions on their heads.
     
    Highlights:
    00:00 Intro
    01:01 Kevin Kaiser’s background
    02:08 Business as a living organism
    03:55 Who decides how to deploy resources?
    06:03 Students at Wharton and fragility
    09:44 How do big companies like Kodak fail?
    13:18 Staying relevant as a company
    15:33 Don’t listen to evolutionary wants
    19:26 Challenges and the example of Toyota
    22:26 Being the manager of your mind, body, and emotions
    24:58 How can people find Kevin?

    • 28 min
    The Shocking Truth About Fitness That Will Change Your Life

    The Shocking Truth About Fitness That Will Change Your Life

    Dr. John Jaquish discovered a revolutionary way to build strong bones that goes against everything you've been told.
     
    In this insightful conversation with Joe De Sena, Dr, John reveals how he cured his own mother's osteoporosis and created a $100 million business - all by ignoring conventional wisdom.
     
    He will also open your eyes to why workouts like weightlifting don't work, and share his portable home gym that packs serious muscle-building power. By the end, you'll be left wondering what other "facts" about health and fitness are actually dead wrong. Dr. John will change what you think you know about building muscle and strength.
     
    Don't miss this eye-opening conversation that just may transform your health forever. Tune in now!
    Highlights:

    00:00 Intro
    01:15 Dr. John Jaquish and his biomedical company
    02:49 Dr. John’s childhood, college, and entrepreneurship
    06:32 OsteoStrong - a medical device that treats osteoporosis
    11:13 Exposure to cold and health benefits
    14:19 The importance of hip joint strength
    16:07 Joe’s accident and dislocation of hip joint
    18:55 Bone density, weight lifting, and the X3 System
    26:24 Veganism and ancestral animal-based diet
    33:54 Where can people find Dr. John?

    • 33 min
    Lessons on Continuous Learning and Pushing Yourself with Peter Frintzilas

    Lessons on Continuous Learning and Pushing Yourself with Peter Frintzilas

    In this episode, Joe se Sena is having an insightful conversation with TeamSnap CEO Pete Frintzilas. Pete shares how facing challenges as a child of immigrants built his resilience and success. He discusses lessons learned on instilling a strong work ethic in kids without spoiling them.
     
    Joe and Pete also discuss how continuous learning and seeking guidance from mentors fueled their growth and empowered them to overcome obstacles. Discover actionable advice on prioritizing your career early, developing an immigrant work ethic, and showing appreciation to accelerate your success from scratch.
     
    Tune in now!
     
    Highlights:
    00:00 Intro
    01:01 Pete Frintzilas's background and childhood
    03:55 Raising resilient children
    07:31 Overprinting of the first child
    09:05 Challenges of being a CEO of a big company
    10:56 Hard work, mentors, and professional growth
    13:24 Communication, gratitude, and working hard
    15:55 Regret for not starting a business earlier
    17:54 Where can people find Pete?

    • 18 min
    The Sales Engineer: Victor Antonio's Winning Strategies

    The Sales Engineer: Victor Antonio's Winning Strategies

    Victor Antonio knows what it's like to struggle. Growing up in poverty-stricken Chicago housing projects, he faced an uphill battle. But through grit and determination, he climbed his way to the top.
     
    In this fascinating episode, Victor pulls back the curtain on his amazing success story. From food stamps as a child to writing bestsellers, he shares the pivotal moments that changed his trajectory.
     
    Learn Victor's unorthodox tactics for understanding customers on a deeper level. Discover how he trains sales teams to minimize objections and build lasting relationships. You'll be inspired by the man who turned adversity into advantage through education, hard work, and never giving up.
     
    Highlights:
    01:01 Victor Antonio’s childhood and family
    03:45 Family dynamics and education
    06:28 Culture shock of going to college
    08:35 Fundamental attribution error and personal growth
    13:31 The value of an engineering degree
    16:01 Leaving his job and writing a book
    18:53 Sales Ex Machina book and understanding AI
    22:38 Data is the new oil
    24:06 Sales engineer: Pre-internet and post-internet sales
    27:23 The latest book Relationship Selling
    28:36 Life or Debt reality show

    • 28 min
    Building Reebok: Finding the Right Space at the Right Time | Joe Foster

    Building Reebok: Finding the Right Space at the Right Time | Joe Foster

    In this episode of The Hard Way podcast, Joe De Sena interviews Paul Foster, the founder of the iconic fitness brand Reebok.
     
    Tune in as Foster recounts growing up in a family shoe business plagued by infighting, and his risky decision to break out on his own with his brother. Listen how this small startup found its big break by pivoting to capitalize on the aerobics craze just starting to sweep the nation.
     
    Foster shares the story of how resilience, innovation, and an openness to new opportunities allowed Reebok to outmaneuver giants and become the #1 brand in women's fitness worldwide. De Sena and Foster also discuss invaluable lessons around turning obstacles into opportunities and how perseverance can pay off big for entrepreneurs willing to work hard and think outside the box.
     
    Highlights:
    00:00 Intro
    00:49 How did Reebok start?
    04:16 Selling Reebok and going into aerobics
    06:24 Surviving and thriving in business
    08:07 Working with family members
    09:23 Why do most companies fail?
    10:43 The role of luck in success
    11:28 The importance of sports
    12:55 Writing a book - Shoemaker
    15:42 How can people find Joe?
    16:08 Preparing the second book
    17:53 Just keep going

    • 22 min

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