Patrick Bet-David: How to Overcome Adversity

Patrick Bet-David: How to Overcome Adversity

Patrick Bet-David: How to Overcome Adversity

Podcast - The Daily Edge

On this episode of the Daily Edge, Patrick Bet-David shares his story, and tells us the keys to being a successful entrepreneur, overcoming adversity, developing emotional intelligence, both at home and at work. In our conversation, we discuss everything from world history to raising children to reading books. This is another episode you don’t want to miss.

show notes:

0:25 Intro/How David started as an entrepreneur
1:39 David’s story (briefly)
3:25 Raul asks David about “The Tunnel.”
6:03 In the tunnel, you hide and deny
7:00 How did David get through the tunnel?
7:25 David tells his children the four things we do as a family
8:02 The four things David’s family prays for
8:25 David’s boot camp story
9:57 David’s friend and partner Jose, and the gift and curse of improvement
11:39 How did Patrick keep from burning everything to the ground when times were tough?
12:48 outwork, out-improve, outlast, out-strategize
15:40 Do you seek opportunities or seek to blame?
16:50 Musings on marriage
21:35 A strong partner makes you stronger
22:51 Cast the vision
23:38 The first 20
25:40 What’s the smartest thing you can do if you’re a student?
27:47 How do you teach your children to be disciplined?
31:22 What is David’s morning ritual?
33:50 What is David doing next?
36:20 Outro

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Tapping into Flow State With Steven Kotler

Tapping into Flow State With Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler: How to enter flow state (Daily EDGE: emotional intelligence podcast)

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How do you get into flow consistently? This is the question that Steven Kotler and his writing partner, Jamie Wheal, first asked in Rise of the Superman, and continued to explore in Stealing Fire. Steven sits down with Raul Villacis to discuss what inspired him to study flow, and what he’s learned.

You can explore these different sides of yourself if you have a partner who is accepting of who you are and is able to communicate his or her needs.

By watching this episode, you’ll learn how to tap into the different sides of yourself and make a deeper connection than you’ve ever had before.

What did Conor McGregor learn from Tony Robbins to strengthen his Emotional Intelligence?

What did Conor McGregor learn from Tony Robbins to strengthen his Emotional Intelligence?

What did Conor McGregor learn from Tony Robbins to strengthen his Emotional Intelligence?

Podcast - The Daily Edge

I did a training call for my clients, and at the end, we touched on some of the insights I got from watching Conor McGregor beat Cowboy Cerrone and make his UFC comeback. People are speculating that Tony Robbins had a lot to do with this transformation and Emotional Intelligence upgrade.

One of the hardest things to do is to make a comeback. I remember when the market crashed, 90% of my peers never made it back after losing everything.

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Ryan Blair: From Gang Member to Multimillionaire

Ryan Blair: From Gang Member to Multimillionaire

Ryan Blair: From Gang Member to Multimillionaire

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What does it take to go from the lowest and most forgotten dregs of society to the top of the world? Ryan Blair went from a gang member and a high school dropout to the CEO of a company worth $600 million at its peak. Hear his incredible life story in my interview with him.

His autobiography, “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur” was ranked 3rd in The New York Times Best Seller list for August 2011 and was a number one New York Times Hardcover Business Book bestseller in September 2011. Ryan Blair was named by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. He took lifestyle and weight loss company ViSalus (Now known as Vi) from $60 million in debt to $150 in revenue. At its peak, ViSalus was valued at $600 million.

But all that money is meaningless if you waste it on self-destruction. Find out how Ryan learned to appreciate what he had in life and take care of himself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. All that and more, in this video episode of the Daily Edge.

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How SnapFitness Founder Peter Taunton Creates Energy

How SnapFitness Founder Peter Taunton Creates Energy

How to overcome a Victim Mentality | 5 Traps to avoid

Podcast - The Daily Edge

Although there is a lot about this current crisis that is beyond your control, that doesn’t stop you from taking ownership of the things that you can control, because there is no upside to complaining. In fact, the victim mentality is one of the biggest ways you can sabotage your growth. Instead of letting other people’s victim mentality dictate your behavior, you need to stand strong and remain a leader.

Here are ways to avoid the victim mentality:

1- Comparing yourself to others
The moment you compare yourself to others, you lose. The only person you are competing with is you from yesterday.

2- Doubting your value.
Every time you second guess yourself, you lose certainty. Stop basing your value on what other people think.

3- Trying to please everyone
It’s impossible to please everyone. If you try, you’re only going to end up not pleasing yourself. When you bend for others you will blame them for the choices you made. That’s what happens when you start pleasing everyone else, you blame them when you’re unhappy with the results.

4- Letting your pride rob you from asking for help.
Don’t let your ego stop you from raising your hand and admitting you don’t have all the answers. Humility kills the victim mentality when you own your shit. The moment you think you’re going to do it all by yourself, you’re going to lose.

5 – Don’t be a savior unless you want to be crucified
Being a savior feels good, but eventually, you will become the victim when you don’t get the credit you think you deserve. You have to feed the King first. Instead of giving joy to others and draining yourself, fill yourself with joy until you are overflowing with it.

The victim mentality is as contagious and dangerous as any virus. Playing the victim card is easy. Leading and taking ownership is hard. The only way to find the solution is to take responsibility. There is zero upside to being a victim.

You were made for times like this. This is when you rise up and become the leader you were meant to be.

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How Spartan Race Founder Joe Desena found his PURPOSE | Daily EDGE: Emotional intelligence Podcast

How Spartan Race Founder Joe Desena found his PURPOSE | Daily EDGE: Emotional intelligence Podcast

How Spartan Race Founder Joe Desena found his PURPOSE | Daily EDGE: Emotional intelligence Podcast

This week, it was my honor and privilege to have Joe Desana, the founder of the Spartan Race, as my first guest on the Raul Villacis Experience, a long-form companion podcast to The Daily Edge. Joe has been a best-selling author, a key note speaker, and of course the founder and organizer of the Spartan Race.

Joe grew up on what many of us would call “the wrong side of the tracks.” He essentially grew up as a background actor in a real-life mob movie. But his mother made sure he wouldn’t follow that path, and set him up for later success in life. Several times in life, he became successful, then risked everything he had to start over and pursue greatness. His interest in physical fitness and his desire to test his own toughness lead him to create the Spartan Death Race. In this interview, Joe tells me how and why he chose the life he has now.

Show Notes:

0:40 Intro

1:14 What is Joe’s story? / Origin story

6:15 Joe met a guy at Cornell…

8:32 Joe takes a big risk by taking a new job

11:2 2 Many of Joe’s friends ended up in jail, but Joe stayed straight

14:12 “Was I tough enough?”

10:06 When was the threshold?

21:27 Bird discussion

22:48 Joe talks about the transition from wall street to organizing races.

25:32 You can find your purpose. You can also find a new purpose as you grow

28:57 The tunnel

31:15 Money can fuel purpose until your purpose is profitable

32:34 You better figure it out…

34:42 Married bliss

36:54 What attitudes are necessary to succeed?

38:38 What is the next step?

Joe shows off his kettle bells and home gym

43:20 Joe promotes his favorite tea

44:44 When is the next race?

47:00 end

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