Grit. Determination. Perseverance. Are these qualities you can build, or are you just born with them? In today’s episode I interview the founder and CEO of The Spartan Race Joe De Sena. We discuss his background starting several businesses (including being a pool boy for the mob as well as making women’s clothing), why and how he started the Spartan Race, and most importantly, how to build obstacle immunity and apply it to anything in your life to become more successful.
Even if you have no interest in obstacle course racing, this interview can and will inspire you to make changes in your life to better yourself and perhaps push you out of your comfort zone.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
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Useful Resources Mentioned:
Christopher Rush, “The Ultimate Spartan”
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Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race, Inc. De Sena has been an entrepreneur since his pre-teens. From selling fireworks at age 8, to starting a t-shirt business in high school, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena is a living definition of “entrepreneur.” De Sena is the New York Times bestselling author of SPARTAN UP! A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life and SPARTAN FIT! 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit. He is also the host of the Spartan Up! Podcast, available on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. For information about a Spartan Race in your area, visit www.spartan.com.
This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared and published by Jakin Rintelman. Special thanks to Krystle Penhall and Sarah Furie for helping to spread the love!
The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet).
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