Consequence of Habit Podcast explores how habits relate to happiness and success, or lack there of. I pull the curtains back on my own habits, good and bad, and talk to others who have made massive changes in their lives by changing their habits. hope you all can join me on the journey.JT
CoH Episode 46: Jared Shaw from Recovery Strong
This week on the podcast we welcome Jared Shaw, founder of Recovery Strong. The idea behind Recovery Strong was born 6 months into Jared’s own recovery process and is based on a sober and healthy lifestyle branded towards individuals either in recovery, or affected by the disease. Jared’s desire to affect change within the recovery community doesn’t stop there…he also owns a contractor business with approximately half of the employees in the recovery process.
I’m always extremely impressed when someone makes an honest assessment of their life and does the necessary work required to become a better version of themselves. What I find even more impressive about Jared’s story is his desire to motivate and empower others to make the same positive change. Jared does this first by talking openly about his own battle with addiction and all the consequences it had in his life. He then demonstrates the power of change by living a healthy and examined life, while empowering others in their own battle with addiction. An example of this was when he and his team recently supported past guest Taylor Spike as he ran the absolutely absurd Cocodona 250-mile ultra-marathon, with Jared joining Taylor for 40 miles to help pace. Both of these men are shining examples that we are capable of amazing things, no matter how dark our pasts may look. Please help support Recovery Strong by purchasing some of their gear at https://recoverystrong.com/.
CoH Episode 45: Jason Hardrath
This week I had the opportunity to talk with teacher, professional mountain guide, adventure athlete, Stoic philosopher, and all-around motivational guy, Jason Hardrath. I initially asked Jason to come on to discuss his goal of completing 100 Fastest Known Time (FKT) records, but as you’ll hear, our conversation wanders into topics much deeper. We discuss the effects of ADHD in our lives, the habits that’ve facilitated his success, Stoicism, and how a car accident almost ended everything. To learn more about Jason and his FKT attempts, check him out at https://maps.findmespot.com/s/8B7M#history/assets and on his IG at https://www.instagram.com/jasonhardrath/.
CoH Episode 44: Brian Walton
Joining us this week is Brian Walton, a highly decorated cyclist and three-time Olympian. Brian raced professionally for fourteen years on Team 7-11, Motorola Cycling Team and Team Saturn, as well as for the Canadian National Team. During his cycling career, he achieved a great amount, such as a silver medal at the Olympics and three Pan American gold medals. In 2006, Brian was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame for his many accomplishments. After his racing career, he pivoted to coaching, where he developed Team Snow Valley into one of the top-ranked amateur teams in the US. His efforts earned him the USA Cycling Developmental Coach of the Year award in 2003. After that, he went on to coach other teams and athletes, from Olympians and US cycling teams to U.S. Marine Corps National Triathlon and Marathon teams, utilizing his talents to propel them to excellence.
In 2012, Brian co-founded Walton Endurance, which is an organization that specializes in building trust, teamwork and cultural change by facilitating cycling events that provide a once in a lifetime experience. With Brian’s leadership as CEO, they seek to change the dynamic of corporate culture and facilitate team bonding through fostering collaboration and improving employee morale, all while coaching their clients to a higher level of fitness.
Listen along, as we discuss Brian’s cycling past and what he’s up to now. Our conversation gets pretty emotional towards the end while we talk about his wife’s diagnoses. For more about Brian and his work, visit http://waltonendurance.com/wp/.
CoH Episode 43: Freddy Shegog
This week’s guest, Freddy Shegog, is a man of excess. For the past couple years that excess has been in positivity, compassion, education and motivation to help the community around him…but that hasn’t always been the case. There was a time in Freddy’s life when the excess was in alcohol, drugs, and symptoms associated with mental illness. The consequences of these excesses left Freddy homeless and a shell of his current self. That is until Freddy got the help he desperately needed, and over time developed the tools and mindset that has allowed him to turn his story into one of hope. He has gone on to become a keynote speaker, helping others understand the power of change. The quote below demonstrates the power of Freddy’s words.
“I no longer count the days, I make the days count. I attack life with hunger and determination to spread hope. We are each unique with special gifts to offer. I realize my identity will forever change but only in an upward climb as I build upon the foundation of my truth. Like a student who achieves the highest level of education with more degree titles to his name, I want an identity with multiple initials indicating I have helped to change the world in an extremely positive manner.” – Freddy Shegog
For more about Freddy, check out https://www.themessagellc.com/
CoH Episode 42: Pat Cunnane
One of the things I enjoy most about hosting a podcast is that sometimes I get the opportunity to interview people who’ve found something they're passionate about, and they turn that passion into a career. This week’s guest, Pat Cunnane, is a prime example of someone who’s done just that.
Pat and I have few things in common, we both love bikes, and we’ve both spent our formative years turning wrenches as bike mechanics at a local bike shop (not the same bike shop). What we don’t have in common, is how we envisioned our future working in the bicycle industry. Where I never saw much of a career path, Pat saw an opportunity to build a career doing something he absolutely loved. And that vision took him from a poorly paid bike shop mechanic, to president of arguably one the biggest bike companies in the world. Pat has played an interracial part in the world of cycling and was an absolute pioneer in the development in modern day mountain biking. We discuss Pats' rise through the ranks in the cycling industry and some of the trials and tribulations, personally and professionally, along the way. For more information about Pat’s is current project, check out Yuba Bikes.
CoH Episode 41: Taylor Spike, Part 2
This week we welcome back a CoH OG, Taylor Spike! Taylor revisits the podcast to discuss his sobriety, future plans to honor his son at K2, and why the hell he would want to enter a 250-mile foot race. Taylor’s first episode (episode 6) is one of the most downloaded episodes for a reason. The man has battled with depression, addiction and tragedy and doesn’t shy away from sharing lessons learned along the way…no matter how good, bad or ugly that may look. He’s turned obstacles into motivation and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Next week Taylor embarks on his newest adventure, the Cocodona 250. This ultra-marathon is a 250-mile foot race from The Rock Springs Café in Canyon City, Arizona to Heritage Square in Flagstaff, Arizona. And in case you’re wondering if the course is flat…the estimated cumulative elevation gain is 42,313”! For more about Taylor Spike check him out on IG @tspike2, and be sure to listen to our first conversation at CoH Episode 6: Taylor Spike.
I listened to one episode, and I’m hooked! I’m now staring at Episode 1 and will listen all the way through. Keep them coming because it won’t take me long to catch up!
Great podcast. Well done!!!
Sean Kelly won 193 races... how many races was he second , third or fourth...?? The point is that People should know that Sean raced in an era when he was expected to compete in every race. If he could focus on just the Tour de France he would ha very won it....
Sean was a great talent like the one of the Belgian greats....one of the greatest Irish sportsmen...
Engaging conversation to change your life
This is a great podcast for people that want to hear real life stories about how to improve their life. JT brings a lot of value out of his guests through a clear structure and engaging conversation, and adds a lot through his own vulnerability, consistency and drive to make this show standout. I see this being a top podcast in the very near future for entrepreneurs, vets and anyone out there trying to better themself and the world around us.