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My mission is to be your guide as you make your way through life getting better 1% every day. I believe that life is lived, truly lived, through adversity.

Nothing easy is ever worth it in the end. I believe in the warrior ethos and support those that choose to walk that path.

Live an epic life, fight an epic fight, love with epic love. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/warriormindset/support

Warrior Mindset Gene Crawford

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

My mission is to be your guide as you make your way through life getting better 1% every day. I believe that life is lived, truly lived, through adversity.

Nothing easy is ever worth it in the end. I believe in the warrior ethos and support those that choose to walk that path.

Live an epic life, fight an epic fight, love with epic love. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/warriormindset/support

    Thomas Crawford: Discussing the Blackbelt Journey

    Thomas Crawford: Discussing the Blackbelt Journey

    Talking through what it takes to get from beginner to Blackbelt with my son Thomas. It' surreal to have shared the journey with him both through his own accomplishments and my own. What a great conversation we had here.

    Thomas doesn't know this but he has become one of my heroes. He works hard to be the best version of himself he can be every day. We have a shared experience with both of our journey's to Blackbelt as we share the same teacher (Sensei.) This discussion is about that.


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    • 52 min
    Debrief 26: Musashi vs. Kojirō & Showing Your Appreciation

    Debrief 26: Musashi vs. Kojirō & Showing Your Appreciation

    Have you ever heard about Musashi’s last duel before he wrote the Book of 5 Rings? Then the second half talking about showing appreciation for those that support you and help you grow.

    Miyamoto Musashi vs. Sasaki Kojirō

    Musashi’s final duel before he sequestered himself in a cave to write his Book of 5 Rings is a thing of legend. I think it’s definitely worthy of study and reflection.

    Via WIkipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasaki_Kojir%C5%8D

    Story From WikiPedia:

    According to the legend, Musashi arrived more than three hours late and goaded Sasaki by taunting him. When Sasaki attacked, his blow came so close as to sever Musashi’s chonmage. He came close to victory several times until, supposedly, he was blinded by the sunset behind Musashi, who struck him on the skull with his oversized bokken, or wooden sword, which was 110 centimetres (43 in) long. Musashi had supposedly fashioned the long bokken, a type called a suburitō due to its above-average length, by shaving down the spare oar of the boat in which he arrived at the duel with his wakizashi. Musashi came late on purpose in order to psychologically unnerve his opponent, a tactic he had used on previous occasions, such as during his series of duels with the Yoshioka swordsmen.

    Another version of the legend recounts that when Musashi finally arrived, Sasaki shouted insults at him, but Musashi just smiled. Angered even further, Sasaki leapt into combat, blind with rage. Sasaki attempted his famous “swallow’s blade” or “swallow cut”, but Musashi’s oversized bokken hit Sasaki first, causing him to fall down; before Sasaki could finish his swallow cut, Musashi smashed Sasaki’s left rib, puncturing his lungs and killing him. Musashi then hastily retreated to his boat and sailed away. This was Musashi’s last fatal duel.

    Among other things, this conventional account, drawn from the Nitenki, Kensetsu, and Yoshida Seiken’s account, has some problems. Kenji Tokitsu discusses a number of obscurities and counterintuitive claims that have been identified in the account by him and previous scholars. Would Musashi only prepare his bokuto while going to the duel site? Could he even have prepared it in time, working the hard wood with his wakizashi? Would that work not have tired him as well? Further, why was the island then renamed after Sasaki, and not Musashi? Other texts completely omit the “late arrival” portion of the story or change the sequence of actions altogether. Harada Mukashi and a few other scholars believe that Sasaki was actually assassinated by Musashi and his students – the Sasaki clan apparently was a political obstacle to Lord Hosokawa, and defeating Sasaki would have been a political setback to his religious and political foes.

    The debate still rages today as to whether or not Musashi cheated in order to win that fateful duel or merely used the environment to his advantage. Another theory is that Musashi timed the hour of his arrival to match the turning of the tide. He expected to be pursued by Sasaki’s supporters in the event of a victory. The tide carried him to the island, then it turned by the time the fight ended. Musashi immediately jumped back in his boat and his flight was thus helped by the tide.

    Jadi Tention: On Appreciation

    If anyone has invested in you with their time and energy,make sure you DEMONSTRATE your appreciation for their time.

    Coach Talk

    My own post reflecting on these thoughts:

    https://medium.com/the-warrior-mindset/never-quit-from-a-coachs-perspective-f2c24fadea48

    “I really hate seeing people not get what they want out of life because they can’t stick with the work long enough and can’t fight through the pain long enough to achieve it. Average people do that, they start along a path and then when it gets tough they quit. They walk away.”


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    • 18 min
    Debrief 25: Powerful Habits That Could Help You Grow

    Debrief 25: Powerful Habits That Could Help You Grow

    Discussion on this post titled Powerful Habits from the World’s Top Achievers about the following habits you can create for yourself;The 5 Hour Rule, The Power of Doing Nothing, The High-Five Habit, No Electronics at Bedtime, Flow State Ritual

    Powerful Habits from the World’s Top Achievers @elonmuskthing

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cipb7LcvJIG/

    The 5 Hour Rule

    Spend 1 hour a day for the 5 working days in a week on consciously learning or practicing something new.

    The Power of Doing Nothing

    Give your mind the space it needs to process your thoughts and feelings - this will help you to actually solve problems in with your brain’s “down cycles”.

    The High-Five Habit

    Do something, a self affirmation or whatever, that helps to improve your relationship with yourself.

    No Electronics at Bedtime

    There are a lot of reasons and studies done on why you should not be staring at your phone before bedtime… Google it

    Flow State Ritual

    Optimize your ability to enter your flow state by creating work rituals. Steven King sits in the same place, the same way at the same time each day to write.


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    • 17 min
    Fiona Martin - Training and Living a Life of Sharing the Environment With Others

    Fiona Martin - Training and Living a Life of Sharing the Environment With Others

    Fiona joins me a discussion on Triathlons, Ultras, her training and making her way through a world that doesn't exactly support an outdoor fitness lifestyle when it comes to sharing the physical environment we all live in.

    There is so much to Fiona's approach to life that honestly It can't all fit into just one episode. She is a multi-faceted athlete who enjoys Triathlons, Ultras and just about any type of outdoor training  and living you can think up. She is a champion for those that want utilize the outdoors for their mental and physical fitness endeavors.

    Fiona Martin
    Fiona is a competitive age group triathlete (DOB: 9/10/1982) who resides close to Columbia in Lugoff, SC. She is driven to “always to her best”, which translates into her drive to compete at the highest level in triathlon, her decision to convert to a whole foods, plant-based diet (vegan), doing her part for the environment by growing her own food and reducing her consumer waste, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and praising and promoting strong women near and far. Outside of triathlon, Fiona runs her own digital marketing consulting firm, FGM Internet Marketing, and hosts the podcast The Eco-Interviews. Fiona’s time on the podium puts her front and center at many events in South Carolina, Georgia, and further afield, and she’d love the opportunity to use and promote brands that align with these values. Fiona and husband Lance also travel abroad to compete, visiting Havana, Cuba in 2017 for the Gran Fondo Tour de Cuba; Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015 for the Edinburgh Half Marathon; and Lausanne, Switzerland in Aug/Sep 2019 to represent Team USA in the ITU Age Group World Championships.


    Personal: www.fionagmartin.com
    FGM: www.fgminternetmarketing.com
    Eco-Interviews: www.eco-interviews.com
    https://www.facebook.com/FionaGMartin
    https://www.facebook.com/fgminternetmarketing
    https://www.facebook.com/ecointerviews


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Will Weatherly – Thoughtful + Soulful approach to work & life

    Will Weatherly – Thoughtful + Soulful approach to work & life

    Will has a really great thought process and approach to how he balances his work and life. Taking a sabbatical and focusing on personal growth has helped pave the way to being prepared for the things to come in his life so far.

    I’m joined by Will Weatherly to talk about how he planned and took at sabbatical from his 9-5 career to better himself and prepare for the “things” to come. We wound up talking about many things, mostly how to thoughtfully and soulfully approach your work & life to find balance and fulfillment. I always love my conversations with Will and thought it would make for an enlightening episode. Enjoy!



    Find him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/willweatherly/

    Hire him or his team at https://www.digitaldonesmart.com/


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    • 55 min
    Michael Brazell - Coaching & Connecting

    Michael Brazell - Coaching & Connecting

    We are joined by Coach Michael Brazell (Facebook & Instagram). CrossFit Coach, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, intuitive heale Grief Companion, and Death Doula as well as being a long time Martial Artist.

    Some of Coach Mike’s competencies and spaces:


    CottonTown Crossfit Coach – Level 2 CrossFit Trainer (working on L3)
    Yoga & Meditation Teacher
    intuitive healer
    Grief Companion
    Death Doula
    Veteran
    Martial Artist
    http://www.michaelbrazell.com/
    https://wildheartfitness.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/mbrazell
    https://www.instagram.com/mikebrazell/


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    • 1 hr 6 min

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