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.
Achieving Your Big Hairy Audacious Goals, Mark Pattison Pt 1 / DEKA
“The original goal was to try to become the first NFL player to ever climb the Seven Summits, and when that got pushed out a year, I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to double down. And I’m going to not only go up and climb Mt. Everest, I’m going to come back down, and then I’m going to go up the other side,’ which is Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. And, at the end of the day, that didn’t happen because I would have died on Lhotse,” says Mark Pattison.
Coming Back from Failure / Joe De Sena & Gordon Caplan Joe De Sena & Gordon Caplan Part 2
When it feels like all hope is lost, how do you come back? Heard of the "Varsity Blues" college admission scandal? Have you asked yourself what happened next? How a family recovers? What’s next after jail after losing his career? That’s what Joe De Sena and Gordon Caplan talk about in this second half of their interview.
Uncharted Territory, with Levison Wood and Shannon Galpin / ENDURANCE
“There are fishermen…that go out swimming, with nets, they don’t even have a boat. They’ll go out with nets in crocodile infested waters. And they’re like, ‘Well, we don’t have a choice, I can’t afford a boat, I need to eat, my family needs to eat,’” says Levison Wood, explorer who walked almost the entire Nile River in one go.
Why The Fitness Community Needs to Unite, Paul Bedford Pt 2 / DEKA
“You know, if you think, every member that you’ve got in the gym knows three people, they know at least three people, who they’re friends with, that don’t exercise. Be a friend, bring a friend. That would be my message,” says Dr. Paul Bedford.
Paul Bedford, the Retention Guru, is a fitness industry authority on retention, attrition and member experience.
Every Parent With High School-Aged Kids Needs to Hear This / Joe De Sena & Gordon Caplan
Heard of the "Varsity Blues" college admission scandal? Maybe you've asked yourself "what were those people thinking?," or maybe you thought "does everybody do that?," or maybe you asked yourself "how far would I go if I thought it would help my kids?"
Gordon Caplan was one of those parents, and he tells Joe De Sena (CEO & Founder of Spartan) exactly what he was thinking, and what he learned from the experience and the deep thinking he did in jail. Every parent of a high school-age kid, and grandparents ... and anyone who works with them in school needs to listen closely to the lessons here. In part one of this interview, you'll hear what exactly happened, how it happened, why it happened, and what is wrong with the way 90% of the parents out there are thinking about their kids. Next week we publish part two, that's where you'll hear you can come back from even the most devastating blow.
Read more about Gordon Caplan’s story https://www.spartan.com/blogs/unbreakable-kids/gordon-caplan
Joe De Sena’s Parenting book “10 Rules for Mental Toughness for Families”
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What Are Your Ultimate Limits? / ENDURANCE
“Well you know, this was a man who, at the time, I was contemplating, ‘How do I stop today? I can’t move on, I can’t get to the end. I have a fractured leg, something’s wrong. I’m in so much pain. How can I possibly get to land’s end?’ And then you get this card… what do you do? I did what anybody else would do and I made a promise to that lady that I would get to the other side,” says Tony the Fridge.
The Gordon Caplan interview
First, I want to say thank you for this podcast. It has helped motivate me every week for the last couple of years. I’m running the Boston Marathon this year, my first official marathon (got in with a charity and was at the finish line in 2013 25 feet away from the second bomb blast).
Second, I’m looking forward to the book on raising kids. I have a son. The more I listen to these podcasts the more I feel I’m doing the best for him by not making things easy (trying to make this thought concise for this post).
Third, I completely agree with Joe when he says this is probably his most important interview. What an Amazing look into humanity.
Thank you Spartan Up!
Joe, host of the Spartan Up! Podcast, highlights all aspects of greatness, growth and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Just Started Over
I just started listening a few days ago. Loving the topics and interviews. Tons of great information that anyone can apply to their own lives.