Everywhere you turn it seems we as a society are continuing to look for a life of ease and comfort. And, while there are certainly merits to finding more efficient ways of doing things, my guest today, Joe De Sena, Founder of Spartan Races, shares with us why a life of pushing, discomfort, and pain helps us become the men we are meant to be.
“You have to put yourself in situations where you’re forced to do the good things.” Tweet That— Joe De Sena
Meet Joe De Sena
Joe De Sena is the CEO and co-founder of the Spartan Races, which is a series of high endurance obstacle courses.
If you haven’t participated in them, I don’t know what you are waiting for. They will literally change your life.
Not only is he the founder, Joe is a man that leads from the front. He competed in 20+ Ironman competitions, 50+ Ultra Marathons, and even completed the Iditarod Trail on FOOT.
He’s a new York times best-selling author of Spartan Up and has his own podcast, Spartan Up.
And, on top of all that, Joe has another event, The Agoge 60, which he personally calls me out on in this episode. Let’s get to it!
“The ability to remain resilient is to create guardrails in your life.” Tweet That— Joe De Sena
What You’ll Be Learning
- Why you should consider the Spartan way of life
- Why men are craving pain and discomfort in their lives
- How to maintain consistency in doing the things you know you should be doing
- How to develop more grit
- The biggest mistake most entrepreneurs make when getting started
- How to build new levels of commitment and follow-through
- How to identify and eliminate excuses
“I stumbled upon adventure racing as a way to get away from the training desk.” Tweet That— Joe De Sena
- Angela Duckworth- TED Talk Grit
“Everybody wants to be part of something.” Tweet That— Joe De Sena
The Agogo 60 is NOT AN EASY EVENT. But, you heard Joe say, “You will come out a changed man.”
If you’re interested in competing with me and some of the guys, please read through the attached articles first and see if this is something you’re still interested in. If so, you can then shoot me an email at [email protected] and I’ll get you the details. Hope to see you at The Agoge June 17th, 2016!
“Just because it’s uncomfortable, doesn’t mean you should quit.” Tweet That— Joe De Sena
Connect with Joe De Sena
- Website: www.spartan.com
- Podcast: Spartan Up Podcast
- Twitter: Spartan Race
Since Joe De Sena decided to talk politics during your Spartan Race podcast, I will do so as well. Its insulting to people when you say “by in large” people are asking for too much stuff from the government when in fact the reason why that happens is because as you well know the top 20 people have more wealth than the bottom half f Amercans. The “pendulum” has gone too far you say???? You must still living in Spartan times and that is fine, but stay off of 21st century politics. It is interesting because pehaps you liked your construction job better than your desk job because you got to collect unemployment during the winter/slow months of the year. And sorry but putting a few Spartan races a year does not put you in the hardest working American group. One more thing, consider tuning down the arrogance and inmaturity a notch, this is a real man’s podcast.