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Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind! on Smash Notes

Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind! podcast.

December 28, 2019

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.



Episodes with Smash Notes

When do you take risks, when do you play it safe?  It turns out it's not one or the other.  Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talks with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena about the importance of risk-taking, and suggests using a series of choices...

“It's not wrestlers that have done well in MMA or are doing well in MMA. That is historically false. It is American wrestlers. Specifically because of the takedown. Knowing to hold a man down against his will, or vice versa, you get taken down,...

“I really look at Leadville as being a reminder of how to live. Conserve, preserve, stay connected, stay happy. Don’t be worn down early on,” says Ted McDonald, aka Barefoot Ted, from “Born to Run” and founder of Luna Sandals.   Spartan...

Does fasting sound like another new and confusing health trend? According to Dr. Will Cole, author of “Intuitive Fasting,” and Joe De Sena, founder & CEO of Spartan, fasting was a part of regular life for our ancestors who did not always have...

“You know, the whole basis of this is like, Hey, I didn't make it as a professional athlete. Right? But when it came to my job and it came to my life, you know, including climbing, you know, climbing has been so important to me my entire life. It...

As a kid did you run around for the fun of it? You were probably stronger than you think. Can you get back in touch with that feeling? Who needs motivation when you are just having a great time? Barefoot Ted was one of the unintentional stars of...

In 2014 this conversation with Richard Branson was one of Joe De Sena's first Spartan Up interviews. Branson explained why he had the vision to travel to space.  At the time he expected to make the journey by the end of that year. We all know a...

“Stop worrying about what other people think about you. You know, those very first steps you take, as a runner, when you feel stupid, when you feel you have no right to be there, you’re maybe feeling...you’re in kind of baggy running kit, and...

“Usually, everything that I’ve done, someone’s probably done before me, and I would like to be the person that sets the bar for the next one. I know, every time I put a weight on my back, that somebody has lifted that before. I’m not the first...

He played in the NFL as an offensive lineman for 6 years, but transition came hard for Marques Ogden. But through the lows and highs, he learned how to make it work.  Today he shares accountability and constant motion. Still-  through the...

“When things wrap around in our head all the time, and it’s not something we write down, it can play mind games with us. I mean, talk about bumping up your mental game, right? It’s why journaling can be so useful. Because when you take what’s...

“...You’re just getting super super good at one capacity, and if you’re lucky, and you ride the razor of cutting your diet down and doing your training right, you will be the champion of that. But, as soon as you take off your bike helmet, and...