62 episodes

If you're tired of hearing fluffy and shallow motivational talk skims the surface and does not do anything for you then we can relate.
On the Upward Spiral Podcast Davin Marceau (Army Ranger turned COO) and Cody Strate (Sales and Marketing Guru) set their egos aside, and openly discuss their professional and personal failures and success stories. They take on difficult topics and bring a no BS attitude in directly addressing what people really need to hear. Achieving meaningful growth is not an easy process, and Cody and Davin are not selling any quick fixes here. Rather, they focus on helping people form the foundational mindset needed to accept failure with grace, learn from your mistakes, recalibrate your approach, and redeploy with greater wisdom, grit, and determination to achieve transcendent growth on the professional and personal level.
The Upward Spiral Podcast is just real stories and unmitigated truth being delivered so you can effectively pursue meaningful growth. After all, in the game of life there are no participation trophies.

A WORD OF CAUTION | We are not for everybody, and that’s okay with us.

The Upward Spiral Cody Strate, Davin Marceau

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

If you're tired of hearing fluffy and shallow motivational talk skims the surface and does not do anything for you then we can relate.
On the Upward Spiral Podcast Davin Marceau (Army Ranger turned COO) and Cody Strate (Sales and Marketing Guru) set their egos aside, and openly discuss their professional and personal failures and success stories. They take on difficult topics and bring a no BS attitude in directly addressing what people really need to hear. Achieving meaningful growth is not an easy process, and Cody and Davin are not selling any quick fixes here. Rather, they focus on helping people form the foundational mindset needed to accept failure with grace, learn from your mistakes, recalibrate your approach, and redeploy with greater wisdom, grit, and determination to achieve transcendent growth on the professional and personal level.
The Upward Spiral Podcast is just real stories and unmitigated truth being delivered so you can effectively pursue meaningful growth. After all, in the game of life there are no participation trophies.

A WORD OF CAUTION | We are not for everybody, and that’s okay with us.

    Why Your Squeaky Clean Sales Pitch Is Hurting You & How to Change It

    Why Your Squeaky Clean Sales Pitch Is Hurting You & How to Change It

    You know that feeling when things are likely too good to be true? Yeah, that's a universal human feeling and your prospects and clients have it as well, and when your sales presentations are too squeaky clean it runs the risk of them looking at you with a side eye. Here's how to avoid that and strategically program reality into your pitch for the advantage.

    • 39 min
    How High Performers Plan and Set Goals

    How High Performers Plan and Set Goals

    In this world you've got high performers and pretty much everyone else, and it begs the question: what makes high performers different? In this episode we're going to look at how high performers self-reflect in order to look ahead and plan their goals.

    • 54 min
    The Mindset of Blame and Apology vs Taking Responsibility

    The Mindset of Blame and Apology vs Taking Responsibility

    Are you living a life of blame and apologies or a life of responsibility and accountability. Do you look to the circumstances that have happened to you and willingly take your hands off of the steering wheel of your life, or do you take responsibility and assert yourself to drive your life where you want it to go? Either way, the most important thing to realize is that you have a choice in the matter.

    In today's episode, we discuss mindset as it pertains to taking responsibility and finding fault externally. You will walk away with a mindset shift that you can use to take your life over and start steering towards where you want it to go, rather than constantly apologizing for how things turn out.

    • 38 min
    The Skill of Getting Back On Course & The Importance of Mentors

    The Skill of Getting Back On Course & The Importance of Mentors

    In this episode of the The Upward Spiral podcast, Cody discusses with Davin how he recently lost his direction for his business. They discuss what it's like when you know what you want to achieve and then find that after some time you've veered way off course. You peek your head up and don't recognize where you are or how to get back on track. We'll talk about mentors, which will be essential in helping guide you back on course so that you can accomplish what it is that brought you here in the first place. Mentors also help you recognize the greatest threat that faces you which is letting the world guide your direction too much. If you let the world have too much control of where you're going then you're only ever going to be mediocre. You're not going to be that unique person with the unique value that brought you here in the first place.

    • 30 min
    Adnan Hamid - Regional CIO CommonSpirit Health Pt. 2 | The Clash of Assimilation vs. Embracing One's Own Differences

    Adnan Hamid - Regional CIO CommonSpirit Health Pt. 2 | The Clash of Assimilation vs. Embracing One's Own Differences

    Adnan Hamid is a Regional CIO for CommonSpirit Health, which is the 2nd largest health system in the US with over 200 hospitals and $30B in revenue, and a board member for Rock Steady Boxing. This is the 2nd installment of a two-part podcast with Adnan, where the first episode was dedicated to the strategic benefits corporations can reap if they approach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the proper manner. However, in this episode we get personal with Adnan. We talk about his own journey being a 1st generation child to grow up in the US from a Middle Eastern family of the Muslim faith. Adnan, spent most of his life bridging two worlds. One world was immersed in his family, faith, and culture. The other world was spent navigating Southern California American culture, and trying to fit in while being different. Adnan, became wired to adapt, assimilate, and fit in, but one day as an adult he was told it's okay to be different. He was encouraged to lean into those differences as something that should be celebrated. However, when you've spent your entire life trying to fit in purposely presenting yourself in a manner that's different from the cultural norms of your community can be quite scary. In this episode Adnan tells his story of what happens when is two independent worlds collide.

    • 31 min
    Adnan Hamid - Regional CIO CommonSpirit Health Pt. 1 | Diversity + Equity + Inclusion & It's Strategic Advantage

    Adnan Hamid - Regional CIO CommonSpirit Health Pt. 1 | Diversity + Equity + Inclusion & It's Strategic Advantage

    Adnan Hamid is a Regional CIO for CommonSpirit Health, which is the 2nd largest health system in the US with over 200 hospitals and $30B in revenue, and a board member for Rock Steady Boxing. Adnan is a leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and in this Part 1 of a 2 part series we talk about the strategic advantages of DEI. In addition we also talk about the hallmarks of organizations that do DEI all wrong.

    • 33 min

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