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Let It Be Easy with Susie Moore
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone With Sanni McCandless Honnold

Let It Be Easy with Susie Moore

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 66:43


I first encountered Sanni probably the same way you did - watching the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo.Dating legendary climber Alex Honnold, Sanni struck me as a beautiful and brave soul as she supported the man she loves as he climbed El Capitan (2.5x as tall as the Empire State Building!) with NO ROPE. I've since had the joy of becoming friends with Sanni in real life, and she's a woman who inspires me to push my limits and get out of my "But I'm a city girl!" box. In this intimate conversation, we discuss:Celebrating stepping out of our norms and comfort zones.How Sanni deals with fear in a relationship and regulates fearful emotions.Dealing with negativity and feedback effectively.Top communication tips, including the "failure bow" and four strategies to deal with any situation.Coping with changing relationship dynamics after having a baby.Sanni is a transition coach for outdoor-focused individuals who want to create more tailored, intentional lifestyles and find agency in their own lives. In her work, she helps people overcome the doubts and concerns that get in the way of living fearlessly and feeling fulfilled.You can learn more about her incredible company Outwild, here. And be sure to follow her on Instagram @sannimccandless.If you like this episode, please consider rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy this episode! This helps to get the message out to more people just like you. And be sure to click the "Follow" button to get notified of updates. Also, I'm hosting a free workshop to show you how to coach yourself through life's challenges. Check it out here. 

The Struggle Climbing Show
Tommy Caldwell

The Struggle Climbing Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 70:43 Very Popular


Elite climber Tommy Caldwell shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game.  - Tommy Caldwell is quite possibly the greatest all around rock climber of this generation... and perhaps of all time. He has five first free ascents on El Cap alone, including the Dihedral Wall which went unrepeated for 12 years, and of course the Dawn Wall, widely considered the hardest big wall climb ever. Tommy was also the first person to free The Nose in under 12 hours and free two El Cap routes in a day. With partner Alex Honnold, Tommy freed the Yosemite Triple Crown, bagged the first ascent of the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia, and holds The Nose speed record at under two hours. But can he sport climb? Yep, he can. Tommy put up the FA on Flex Luthor, which he didn't even bother giving a grade because he's Tommy, it went unrepeated for 18 years… and now has been suggested at 15b which would make it the first 9b in the World. Beyond climbing, Tommy is a rad dad and a tireless activist for environmental causes. There's so much good stuff in this 60 minute chat you're going to want to listen to it 10 times.  - PhysiVantage is the official climbing-nutrition sponsor of The Struggle. Visit www.physivantage.com/discount/STRUGGLE15 to receive 15% off your full priced nutrition order.    Petzl is the official gear sponsor of The Struggle. Check out their amazing products, including the Sirocco helmet, at your local gear shop and learn more at petzl.com. - The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.  - Want to be a podcast hero and score yourself some rad limited edition swag? Support the show and the climbers who make it by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow - SHOW NOTES: Struggle: 0:07:48 Training: 0:14:25 Nutrition: 0:26:24 Tactics: 0:32:52 Mental Game: 0:42:18 Purpose: 0:53:04 Takeaways: 1:08:36 - Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow, and @tommycaldwell - Still reading? You deserve a free sticker: Please rate and review the show -- it really helps us to reach a wider audience! Snap a pic of your review, post to IG, and tag @thestruggleclimbingshow so that we can find you, and we'll send you a sticker just because you're rad. - This show is produced by Ryan Devlin and Mary Mathis, and is hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.  - Let's climb hard and do good things in the world!    

Late Bloomer Living Podcast
EP 111: How Do You Climb a Mountain? with Dierdre Wolownick

Late Bloomer Living Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 59:35


Dierdre Wolonick is an accomplished woman who speaks 8 languages, is a professor, published author and speaker, plays several instruments, founded and conducted the West Sacramento Orchestra.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  She raised 2 ultra athletes, but never thought of herself as an athlete.  Funny enough, a simple walk with her dog and conversation with her son, Alex Honnold, changed her life. At 55, she began running, and has since done marathons, half-marathons and other races. At 59, she began rock climbing, and at 66, she became the oldest woman to climb Yosemite's iconic El Capitan. Last year, she celebrated her 70th birthday by going up El Cap again and camping on the summit. Whenever we feel that fear that's stopping us from getting what we want we can remind ourselves that our reaction to that fear is a choice… and that we never climb the mountain all at once… we do it 3 feet at a time… Babysteps are the key to doing anything you want to do.

Off the Books
Amplifying the Future of Transparency

Off the Books

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 22:44


On this between-seasons bonus episode, ESG Talk's Mandi McReynolds joins Steve and Catherine to recap Workiva Amplify, the annual conference for ESG, finance, and risk folks. Hear how Amplify 2022 went all in on the bold future of transparency, plus listen to a clip from two keynote speakers: professional rock climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell!

WorkLife with Adam Grant
How free solo climber Alex Honnold faces fear

WorkLife with Adam Grant

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 43:01 Very Popular


In 2017, Alex Honnold did what even the world's best rock climbers thought was impossible. He climbed to the top of El Capitan– a granite rock mountain more than 3,000 feet high– without a rope, harness, or net. His audacious feat was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo,” and it left Adam with some burning questions about what we can learn from his unique approach to managing fear. Alex opens up about how he regulates his emotions when he's hanging on by just a few fingers, what still scares him, and how he stays motivated to pursue ambitious goals. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/RWAG2

WorkLife with Adam Grant
Introducing Re:Thinking with Adam Grant

WorkLife with Adam Grant

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 1:28 Very Popular


Great news WorkLifers! You told us you wanted more episodes of Taken for Granted, and we listened. We've renamed the show Re:Thinking with Adam Grant, and we'll be back with more episodes, all year round. In every episode Adam will host lively discussions and debates with the world's most fascinating thinkers, creators, achievers, and leaders to figure out what makes them tick. Adam will bring curiosity and science to conversations with people like entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban, death-defying rock climber Alex Honnold, novelist Celeste Ng, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, Nobel Prize-winning Saul Permutter, the physicist who discovered the expansion of the universe, and many more. How do they think– and what do they challenge us all to rethink? Find out on Re:Thinking with Adam Grant on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.

The UncD Fiasco
217: A Fallen Free Solo Alpinist

The UncD Fiasco

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 34:56


Marc André Leclerc, Alex Honnold, and 2 girls on a 2000ft tower in the desert. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Nugget Climbing Podcast
EP 131: Ryan Devlin — Life as a TV Actor, Progressing From 11b to 12c in a Year, and How Pro Climbers Relate to Struggle

The Nugget Climbing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 169:38


Ryan Devlin is a television actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, rock climber, and host of his new podcast The Struggle Climbing Show. We talked about parallels between climbing and being a TV actor, the role of chemistry in dating, how to deal with rejection, progressing from 11b to 12c in a year in his 40s, and biggest takeaways from interviewing top climbers on his podcast.Listen to more top episodes!thenuggetclimbing.com/top-listsCheck out Arc'teryx!arcteryx.comArc'teryx Presents: Free as Can BeCheck out Petzl!petzl.comOr shop for Petzl quickdraws at your local climbing shop!Check out Crimpd!crimpd.comOr download the Crimpd app! (Available for iOS and Android)Check out PhysiVantage!physivantage.com (link includes 15% off coupon)Use code "NUGGET15" at checkout for 15% off your next order!Check out Feals!feals.com/NUGGETUse this link to get 50% off your first order and free shipping! We are supported by these amazing BIG GIVERS:Leo Franchi, Michael Roy, David Lahaie, Robert Freehill, Jeremiah Johnson, Scott Donahue, Eli Conlee, Skyler Maxwell, Craig Lee, and Mark and Julie Calhoun Become a Patron:patreon.com/thenuggetclimbingShow Notes:  thenuggetclimbing.com/episodes/ryan-devlinNuggets:0:07:15 – My Parent's Basement Productions0:09:35 – Junk food0:12:20 – Returning to the Midwest0:17:59 – How far Midwesterners commute to climb at the Red River Gorge0:20:36 – The TV show ‘Are You the One?', and why you might recognize Ryan in the grocery store0:30:08 – A question from Allison Vest, and the role of chemistry in dating0:37:20 – Similarities between the climbing world and the TV/acting world, and creating your own luck0:43:20 – How Ryan deals with rejection, and building happiness that is not based on outcomes0:49:19 – Being afraid of falling, Ryan's first-ever trad lead, and how climbing has impacted his acting (and his life)0:56:05 – How Ryan got into climbing, and his first day climbing at Tahquitz1:07:25 – Getting into sport climbing and training in his 40s, and progressing from 11b to 12c in a year1:16:50 – Early lightbulb moments in Ryan's training journey1:23:11 – Getting more days in at the crag1:29:44 – Why Ryan decided to create The Struggle Climbing Show1:38:00 – How the pros relate to struggle, and what the rest of us can learn from that1:48:39 – Drinking from a firehose of information, and letting go of finding “the best way” to train1:55:21 – Mental game, fear, gratitude, and Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay's mental approaches2:00:01 – Hollywood love scenes, and being starstruck by Lynn Hill and Harrison Ford2:07:53 – Podcasting and community2:10:17 – Starting a Forest School, and looking at the world through kids' eyes2:14:56 – Camping, van windows, and blackout curtains2:18:33 – Vanlife, and climbing with Jordan Cannon and Alex Honnold2:30:24 – The climbing experience scales2:31:29 – Ryan's hopes and dreams as a rock climber2:37:50 – Ryan's plans for Season 2 of The Struggle Climbing Show2:44:30 – Wrap up

Faith Community Bible Church
The Christian's Seeking, Setting, and Seeing

Faith Community Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 45:00


Good morning Church! My name is Trent Houck, and it's my joy to be one of the Pastors here at FCBC. I want to invite you to turn in your Bibles to Colossians 3:1- 4 and have that open in front of you as we set this passage up. Here is my main point today: Jesus is the Focal Point of the Christian Life. Because Jesus is the focal point: God calls Christians to seek Christ, set the mind on Christ, and to see Christ. 1. Seek Christ (Colossians 3:1) 2. Set the Mind on Christ (Colossians 3:2-3) 3. See Christ (Colossians 3:4). Jesus saves us into a life of singular focus. Our argument today is set against the backdrop of the human condition. That is, living with multiple focal points. For example, we want flourishing families. So, we try to center our lives on family. We want flourishing bodies. So, we focus ourselves on happiness and health. We want financial stability. We want to be relieved of our stress. So, we adopt practices that minimize strain. We track our sleep, see a counselor, or become minimalists. Our hearts are crowded by the objects of desire. The more we want something, the more we focus on it. I want to begin this morning by asking a few simple questions: What do you want? What do you desire? What motivates your affections? What is the focus of your life? My argument this morning is that we want whatever it is that takes up the imaginative space of our hearts. It's what we think about when we have nothing else to think about. We want those things that we are sure to keep an eye on. We want those things to which we pay closest attention. Let me just illustrate this by the idea of a focal point. What is the focal point of this first image? The obvious answer is the single air balloon. Your eye is drawn to the center of this picture. You probably feel a sense of peace. The lake is serene and placid. The sky is monochromatic. The trees are all aligned. The horizon is linear. It's beautiful. This is what it's like to have a single focus. 2 However, if I show you a contrasting image. What is the focal point of this second image? The answer is debatable. There may be no focal point. Maybe it's the largest balloon. Maybe it's the nearest. Maybe it's the one in the center of the picture. Your eye moves around, rather than staying focused on a single point. You might feel a sense of stress, unease, or crowdedness. I am personally anxious about the balloons running into each other and seeing people fall from their wicker baskets. The Old Testament is a single story about competing focal points. God commands that his people "have no other gods before me", and he warns that those who construct idols, or take on false gods, become like them. This is not because God feels threatened, or wants to steal our joy, but precisely because he knows that he alone is the source of our highest joys. He proscribes a life of singularity. The Bible teaches that what we want, desire, or pursue eventually becomes the object of our affections. Our pleasures become our pressures. God knows that we are habitual creatures, and that whatever we take pleasure in becomes precious to us. This generation is characterized by the disembodied, absent presence of unchecked desires. We are walking zombies. If you were to ask a sociologist what this generation of people wanted more than anything, I think the sociologist's answer would be: "Everything and Nothing." We are a distracted people, holding hands with God, while engrossed in finding satisfaction in this world. We are everywhere and nowhere at once. Jesus addresses us as the Martha generation: "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary" (Luke 10:41-42). This is a dangerous way to live. Cal Newport warns that, "[If you] Spend enough time in a state of frenetic shallowness and you permanently reduce your capacity to perform deep [focused] work." This concept also applies to deep worship. Even Winnie the Pooh once 3 famously said, "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." Little things become focal points. So, what do you want? What is the focal point of your life? As a Pastor, I am constantly wrestling with multiple objects of desire. I want our church to be unified. I want ministries to be flourishing. I want to preach well. I want to write. I want to administrate. I want to persuade. I want friends. I want clarity and precision in my thinking. I want to read. I want to feel. I want my marriage to thrive. I want my kids to excel. I want to leave this place better than I found it. I want to be missed when I'm gone. Which of these will become the focus? Well, it depends on the time of day! The Christian life, however, is one of singular focus. We need to know, more than any other generation that we cannot have everything, do everything, experience everything, see everything, be everything, or maintain everything without losing something. Jesus famously said: 24 “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? (Matthew 16:24-26). Echoing Jesus, the American Missionary to Ecuador, Jim Elliot, once wrote, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” And, C.T. Studd, once wrote, "Only one life, 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last." Or, to quote our very own Steve Walker: "In 70 years, none of this will matter." What do you want? What is the focus of your life? The Christian can only be about one thing. To say with the Psalmist, 4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple (Psalm 27:4). Are you ready to be about one thing? Do you want to be about one thing? We are learning that the Colossians were quite like us. They were at a spiritual set of crossroads. They were being tempted to engage in an infinite number of distractions that would cloud their vision and affection for Jesus. Their one life was threatened and assailed by "...philosophy and empty deceit" (Col. 2:8). Their lives were judged on the basis of what they ate and drank and how they organized their liturgical calendar (Col. 2:16-19). So, they were tempted to submit to regulations that were "...of no value in stopping the flesh" (Col. 2:20-23). The pressures were mounting. In short, they were being given a set of metrics to measure their sense of assurance or spiritual fitness. They were being tempted to regress to the spiritual shallows of multiple focal points. The false teachers were whispering, 'You can have it all!'" They were beginning to slide down the slope of self-righteousness. 'Holiness is this way. Follow us to Christ." Paul, having furiously warned of the dangers of succumbing to this kind of frenetic and chaotic life, now demonstrates in all of chapter three what the Christian life ought to be focused on. And, we can say plainly, that it ought to be focused on Christ alone. Jesus Christ is the single and solitary focal point of the Christian life. There is only one thing that should really matter to the Christian: Jesus Christ. Jesus is enough. There is only one road and only one way. So, we must ask: Why do other focal points crowd out our gaze on Christ? Isn't it astounding to think that Christians, who have come to know Jesus Christ, to 5 love "the glory of God in the face of Jesus" (2 Cor. 4:6), to be filled in Christ (Col. 2:8-10), to be born again to a living hope (1 Peter 1:3), could ever grow distracted by other things? Paul certainly thought so as he wrote to the Galatians, "I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel…" (Galatians 1:6). Why does this happen? You might remember that last week David challenged us to reflect on why we make human-centered rules to maintain our sense of self-righteousness. He said, "The answers to the deeper 'why' questions will reveal a reward you are pursuing or a pain you're avoiding." We start making rules when we get our eyes off of Jesus. Why aren't we growing in Christ? Why are we discouraged, or stuck? Maybe the answer is that we've made our growth the focus of our gaze, instead of Jesus. We're still, in some small way, focused on ourselves! To our surprise, our relationship with God may be about us, and not God. Our Bible reading may have become a vendetta to get something from God, rather than be with God. The problem for the Colossians is the same problem for us. They were tempted to add to Jesus. Ever since the Garden of Eden, we get spiritually stuck when we add something to Jesus. The human-focused way to get unstuck is to adopt idols. New rules. But, that only deepens our ruts. Our hearts are 'idols factories' and ruleproducing. Jesus shows us a better way. God calls the Christian to seek Christ, Set the mind on Christ, and See Christ. 1. Seek Christ (Colossians 3:1) 2. Set the Mind on Christ (Colossians 3:2-3) 3. See Christ (Colossians 3:4). Heavenly Father, we come before you again and ask that you would magnify your name. We want to seek the one thing that really matters. Your words divide between soul and spirit, joint and marrow, and we would ask that you would use it 6 to cut through our defenses. Show us our disordered desires and the ways in which we are inclined to make something or someone else central to our lives. Jesus, thank you that you not only show us what it means to live with a singular focus, but for the joy set before you, you endured the Cross. Your perfect righteousness is now imputed to us by faith so that we stand before you righteous and not guilty. We can now stand before you totally focused on you alone. Holy Spirit, we ask that you would apply these truths directly to the areas of our hearts that we most need them today. Cause us to be open to your ministry, available to your Word, and attentive to your voice. Cause us to be able and willing to lay aside those things that are not central to our purpose in you. In Jesus' name, I pray, amen. First, the Christian is called to seek Christ. Paul writes, If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. The statement "If then you have been raised with Christ…" draws us back to the arguments that Paul was making in Colossians 2:8-15. He writes, "...you were raised with him[that is, Christ] through faith by the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead" (Col. 2:12). While in English, the conditional 'if' seems to indicate doubt, (i.e. if you really love me, you will do the dishes) in Greek, this is what is called a 'first class condition'. That is, something that is assumed for the sake of the argument. So, Paul is saying: "If [as it is the case that] you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is…" He is not contradicting what he said previously. He is showing a connection between the reality of our resurrected state and the command in the second part of the verse. Essentially, he is saying: because you were raised from the dead with Christ, you now exist in a new sphere. You have been transferred into a new dimension, a new kingdom. You are now participating in the new creation. The Kingdom has arrived in Jesus, and it is now being made evident through the work of the Holy Spirit. You have a new identity. A new self. 7 Resurrections happen as people believe the Gospel. We need to pause here and express a sense of wonder. When did this resurrection happen? Paul indicates that this is a past tense, completed action. You "have been raised with Christ." Furthermore, this is something that took place while we were in a state of deathly passivity. He wrote earlier in chapter 2 "When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ (Col. 2:13). Illustration: maybe you have personally witnessed the unresponsiveness of a dead body. They are cold to the touch, immovable, and no matter how loudly you might address the body, he or she would not respond. That is, unless God was speaking. Have you been raised? How would you know? The New Testament reframes the Old Testament idea of resurrection. If you read the gospels, the disciples are consistently confused about when the resurrection will happen. In Jewish tradition, resurrection only happens at the end of the age, if at all. The New Testament, however, teaches that there are different types of resurrection. In Luke 7, for example, the gospel writer shows a physical, material resurrection in the here and now: 11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don't cry.” 14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. So, there you go: dead people can hear Jesus. That's why if any of you are spiritually dead in this room right now, the second that Jesus wants to, he can say, "Young man, or young woman, I say to you, get up!" 8 But, physical, material resurrection is not what Paul has in mind here. The resurrection that Paul has in mind is a resurrection with Christ. That is, the resurrection here is one that happens through faith. Paul writes, "...you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead" (Col. 2:12). Jesus died on the cross and was buried in the tomb. On the third day, Jesus was raised from the dead. When he was raised, Paul says, you were also raised! This outward, objective, historical reality becomes spiritually significant for you as you believe. It happens within you through faith. That is, the evidence of a spiritual resurrection is not physical, material change but spiritual alertness and responsiveness. Paul writes elsewhere, "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17). When Jesus speaks, those who have faith respond. This is describing what theologians call regeneration. That is, the new birth. When God speaks, he acts. And, as that action takes place, God calls into being something that was not previously there. God does not perform CPR on a nearly dead heart. He creates a new one. That is why Paul says that when you are buried with Christ and raised to walk in newness of life. You are a new creation in Christ Jesus. If you are a Christian, you are a walking miracle. This should never cease to amaze you! So, now that you are spiritually alive by the power of God, what are you supposed to be up to now? Paul says, If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. The Christian is called to be continually seeking the priorities of God's throne room. It is, as it were, that we continually rap on heaven's door. We are continually placing the priorities of Jesus on our calendars. One author writes, the things that 9 are above, "…include his[Jesus'] character, his presence, his heavenly joys. We are not to be seeking heavenly geography, but the One who dwells there.” Illustration: If you are familiar with the film Free Solo, you know that rock climber, Alex Honnold gives us a great example of this. The central aim of his life was to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite, CA: a 3,000 climb up sheer granite wall without a rope. To "seek" this mountain peak meant to daily, monthly, and yearly training, planning and preparation to scale this wall. Seeking this peak involved careful planning, meticulous placement of hands, feet, fitness, and food intake. The cost for failure was extremely high. El Capitan set the agenda. Alex Honnold conformed his life, his fitness, and his focus to El Capitan. In the same way the Christian's seeking the things that are above defines the Christian life. We are always climbing further up and further into the Person and Work of Christ. Do you have this kind of exalted picture of the living Christ? Jesus is glorious and unreachable, invisibly seated at the right hand of God. Underlying this text is Psalm 110:1, The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” The Father says to the Son, "Take the throne." Hebrews also speaks of this throne room in this way: 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. (Hebrews 1:3-4). To sit down at the right hand of God is to take up the kingly residence that the whole Old Testament anticipates. It is the highest place. Jesus is preeminent. There is no higher place with which to be preoccupied. 10 To the Christian, this text is saying: "Do that which you most enjoy, and never stop doing it." Seek Christ continually. Set your eyes on Christ. For the new creature in Christ, this is not drudgery. But, it requires total focus and devotion. It is upward and onward. Sermon Illustration: Shasta Fetching Illustration: we are blessed with an Australian Shepherd, Black Labrador Retriever who doesn't need to be told to "continually fetch a tennis ball." It's part of his nature. In fact, it's baked into his name as a retriever. However, if something compelling comes along as a distraction, like a squirrel, he does need to be reminded! In the same way Paul is reminding the Colossians to 'seek Christ.' How does the Christian do this? If Christ is high and exalted like this, how do we reach up to where he is? Those questions lead to the second point. Second, Christians are called to set their minds on Christ. The Christian is called to make their new creation lives about seeking Christ, and conforming your life to Christ is regulated by setting the mind on Christ. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Let me illustrate what this looks like first: Sermon Illustration 1: "Hold on!" Illustration: One of the keys to parenting is manufacturing fun things for your kids to do. We decided, when there was no snow, to take our kids sledding. One of the key commands in sledding is "Hold on!" Keep a tight grip on the sled. While my kids are clinging on for dear life, I am moving them forward. In the same way, the Christian advances in the Christian life by clinging to the cross, by keep our eyes fixed on the Gospel. Rather than advancing on the strength of our moral efforts, the Christian is pulled forward by the strength that the Spirit provides because we have already been seated as Sons and Daughters with Christ. 11 So, what does 'clinging' or 'setting' our minds on Christ look like? First, we need to be clear that the physiological brain and spiritual mind are not the same thing. When Jesus rebukes Peter for misunderstanding Jesus' purpose he says, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man” (Matthew 16:23). Jesus is not saying that Peter has made an intellectual error, though the intellect is a part of the mind. Jesus is not mainly saying, "You marked A instead of B; you failed the test!" He's saying, "The whole way you think about things is actually Satanic, Peter." Whoa. Your mind is framed with Satanic presuppositions. You don't have the right priorities. Further, when Paul uses this word in Philippians 2, "Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus," Paul is not saying: "Have a single brain" though surely he wanted them to think about things similarly. In this text: 1. This is the new, resurrection 'mind'. This is the mind that has been raised from the dead. The mind that responds in faith, trust, and hope. The mind that is unified to Christ by the Holy Spirit. This is the mind that is powered by the Gospel. This is your whole way of thinking now that you are alive in Christ. It's not just the brain. That's why our application can't just be "Memorize Scripture, read your Bible, or Say your prayers." Scripture memory ninjas might have strong brains, but weak minds. 2. This new mind is yours. When a person becomes a Christian, God does not rob them of agency. You are not made less yourself when you become a Christian, but a new self in Christ Jesus. Everything you do, and everything 12 you are is now in relationship to the living Christ. So, the new you has a unique mind. Your God-centered perspective is still yours. 3. This mind makes choices. It is possible for the new mind in Christ to either be fixated on things above or things that are on the earth, but not both at the same time. a. Illustration: A few years ago, due to some health issues, I began eating gluten-free. This involved a change of mind, or a change of heart. I left the world of pizza, pasta, and sourdough bread for a world of rice, meat, and salads. Once I had tasted and seen the new world of new energy, new emotional stability, I didn't want to go back. a. Application: by setting our minds on things above, we are going with the grain of our newly created selves. Sin, for the Christian, is actually a weariness, not a joy. Following Jesus, empowered by the Spirit is the gravitational pull toward Christ and not away from him. b. Connection: this is what is so silly about adding rules to Christ. We don't grow by making life harder on ourselves. We grow by taking on Christ's easy yoke. The truth is that being singularly focused is surprisingly way easier than having multiple foci. So Paul says, 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. So, what is this new hidden life like? Illustration: we play hide and seek quite a bit in my house. When Sam is "hidden with Damaris in the closet", they are usually pretty loud and easy to find. On the 13 other hand, if I go play hide and seek in the Boise National Forest, the tragic headline might read: "Man lost, hidden with dog in the forest." Verse 3 is perplexing. It requires us to exercise our imaginations. Paul says, "Set your minds [that is, the new mind that is united to Christ's mind] on things that are above…FOR [reason] you [that is, the old mind and heart that was crucified with Christ] have died, and your life [the totality of your new selfhood] is hidden [invisible] with Christ in God. One commentator writes, “…[Christians'] lives are now securely hidden with Christ in God and thus belong to the invisible realm. Their sphere of being, action, and enjoyment is therefore now totally different from that of their former situation.” So, setting your minds on what is above is the natural outflow of your new nature. Do you see what this means? If you are a Christian, you already live in heaven. Hebrews 12 puts it this way: 22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. The Christian lives spiritually in the City of God. "Your life is hidden with Christ in God." So, your participation in the Kingdom of God is the natural outflow of your new citizenship in heaven. But, you might say, that's not mapping onto my experience. That leads us to our last point. 14 Third, are called to see Christ. Even though the Christian participates in all of this through faith now, they cannot yet see the things for which they hope. What we see is only partial. Though this is the true reality: "Your life is hidden with Christ in God," we live in the here and now where we are still learning how to put on our new selves. Hebrews puts it this way: 13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city (Hebrews 11:13-16). However, even though we cannot see all this yet, we are assured of a promise in this next verse: 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. God has appointed a date for the return of Christ. It will certainly happen. As sure as we are that August 8th is coming, we can be sure that Christ will return. For the Christian, this is not a day to be fearful, but a day for which we long. This is good news for two reasons. First, Because Christ will appear, we will appear too. We need to rest assured that when he comes, we will see him. Whether we are living or dead, we will all see the living Christ when he comes. This is a moment planned in history. Illustration: The simultaneity, or singularity of this event is quite like when someone knocks on our door: the kids run to the door, the dog barks, the parents finish cleaning. It's a simultaneous event to which we all respond. We will not miss it! Second, Because Christ appears, we will appear in his glory. This verse is an invitation to meditate on heaven. 15 Activity: Look around you for a moment. How glorious does the person who is sitting next to you appear? Don't answer that. The truth is that if the person next to you is in Christ, they will one day be absolutely radiant. 1 John 3 says it this way, See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure (1 John 3:1-3). The Psalmist, anticipating this day says, As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness (Psalm 17:15). Romans 8:28-30 says, 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[h] for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Would you like to spend 30 minutes in heaven? Ladies and gentlemen, through faith you just did! One day, our faith will be sight. And, we will finally realize that our time in the Word, our fellowship with one another, our worship in this place was closest we ever came to heaven in this mortal life. To close, in C.S. Lewis' The Weight of Glory, he writes, “It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light 16 of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.” In 100 years, when this generation is dead and gone, what will really matter is Christ. He is, therefore, the only single focal point worth living for. Let us live for him! Let's be rooted in him. Summary: God calls Christians to seek Christ, set the mind on Christ, and to see Christ. 1. Seek Christ (Colossians 3:1) 2. Set the Mind on Christ (Colossians 3:2-3) 3. See Christ (Colossians 3:4). Because Jesus alone sought things above, set his mind on things above, he fulfilled the law. But for our sake he was treated as someone who failed to seek what is above, and to set his mind on things above, so that by his death, burial and resurrection, we might be counted as righteous before God. When he was raised, our justification, sanctification, and glorification were all assured by Christ. So, we are safe with Christ in God. This is good news! 1. Make a List. List your identities and rank them in order of their importance to you. How could the Gospel be applied to each identity? How would the Lord re-rank them? 2. Give. Give something [material, talent, time] away this week that takes your focus off of Christ. Instead of engaging with a distraction, pray. 3. Memorize. Memorize Colossians 3:1-4. Post it somewhere in your home. 4. Read. Read Richard Chin's Book Captivated by Christ with a few people in your Life Group. 17 5. Calendar. Schedule 30-45 minutes each day to read your Bible and pray. Instead of just checking the box: ask the Lord to increase your delight in Him. Focus on Jesus in your reading. 6. Teach. Teach some of the concepts in this text to your kids. Play hide and seek and explain how our true lives are invisible to us, but will be visible one day. Hide in a particularly hard spot and explain that the tension we feel when we can't find a person is a lot like when we can't see Christ right away. Even in the hard times, we can be assured that we will see him. 7. Purge. Sift through your possessions. Ask "Does this matter to Jesus? Or, just to me?" Give or throw away things that are distracting. 8. Plan and re-prioritize. If you knew the date of Jesus' return, or the endpoint of your life, what would take up time in your near-term schedule? 9. Pray and share the Gospel with someone using this resource. https://twowaystolive.com/ 10.Think Deeply. Watch Tim Keller and John Piper discuss the nature of sanctification. Why are we so inclined toward distractions? How can this happen? I think the answer has something to do the cross pressures that assail our identity. For example, by my count I have at least ten identities: I am a 1. Human Being 2. Christian 3. Husband 4. Father 5. Son 6. Brother (friend) 7. Pastor 8. Citizen of the US 9. Suburbanite (i.e. home owner, pet owner, car owner, etc.) 10.Student I would argue that we grow distracted because we can't keep our desires or our identities in proper order in relation to Christ. For me to grow in Christ, the Gospel must be applied to all ten of my competing identities. Everything must be seen in relationship to the single focal point. If you have to balance all these 18 identities, you can see why it might feel necessary to make rules and regulations to keep yourself in order! Sin splits our identities and disorders our priorities. Why is the human heart so inclined toward stagnation? The answer is: We get distracted by multiple focal points. We lose track of ultimate, eternal goals. We age. We grow accustomed to our shortcomings. We leave problems unaddressed. We settle into our self-knowledge, and we begin to repudiate change. We fall into ruts. We begin to make it about us. In short, we get our eyes off of Jesus. Illustration: My wife Lauren has planted sunflowers for the past two years in our backyard. They are now over 10 ft. tall. Imagine one day if I walked out into the backyard and said, "Lauren, why isn't this sunflower growing?" She would respond, "It is." "Oh," I might say, "I can't see it." Precisely. Our Christian growth cannot be measured in daily metrics, experiences, or moments but over a lifetime. In fact, in most cases, we cannot see it. The human tendency to measure things can only give an account for what's happening on the human plane. So, when it comes to spiritual growth (i.e. how much is your soul being stretched right now?), we can't answer those questions, except through the revealed word of God. The ultimate answer to this "Why?" questions are found just inside the gates of the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 3, Eve took of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge good and evil, which Adam had been commanded not to eat from "...and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate" (Genesis 3:6). Later, God's curse is grounded on the fact that "...You[Adam] listened to the voice of your wife…", implying that Adam had failed to listen to the one voice that truly mattered: God's voice. His gaze was distracted. He failed to stay focused. He took on two focal points: obedience to God and Eve. Jesus shows us a better way than Adam. John Piper writes that sin is to fail to recognize the centrality of God to our identity. He says that sin is, ● The glory of God not honored. 19 ● The holiness of God not reverenced. ● The greatness of God not admired. ● The power of God not praised. ● The truth of God not sought. ● The wisdom of God not esteemed. ● The beauty of God not treasured. ● The goodness of God not savored. ● The faithfulness of God not trusted. ● The promises of God not believed. ● The commandments of God not obeyed. ● The justice of God not respected. ● The wrath of God not feared. ● The grace of God not cherished. ● The presence of God not prized. ● The person of God not loved. The answers to the why questions of our rule making, the pressures of our responsibilities and identities reveal that our hearts are 'idols factories.' Why is the human heart so inclined toward stagnation? The answer is: We get distracted by multiple focal points. We lose track of ultimate, eternal goals. We age. We grow accustomed to our shortcomings. We leave problems unaddressed. We settle into our self-knowledge, and we begin to repudiate change. We fall into ruts. We begin to make it about us. In short, we get our eyes off of Jesus. The ultimate answer to this "Why?" questions are found just inside the gates of the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 3, Eve took of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge good and evil, which Adam had been commanded not to eat from "...and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate" (Genesis 3:6). Later, God's curse is grounded on the fact that "...You[Adam] listened to the voice of your wife…", implying that Adam had failed to listen to the one voice that truly mattered: God's voice. His gaze was distracted. He failed to stay focused. He took on two focal points: obedience to God and Eve. Jesus shows us a better way than Adam. God is calling us today to seek Christ, set our minds on Christ, and to see Christ. This is the key to reordering our lives around God and the Gospel, and not ourselves or our multiple identities.

Lindzanity with Howard Lindzon
Will Ahmed of WHOOP is on a Mission to Unlock Human Performance and Save Lives (EP.213)

Lindzanity with Howard Lindzon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 49:47


Today's guest is Will Ahmed, founder and CEO of WHOOP, a wearable technology/fitness company that fits smack in the middle of what I like to call ‘fashology' – technology meets fashion. The device tracks and measures strain, recovery, and sleep. The brand is well received by pro athletes like LeBron James, Michael Phelps and over half of the PGA Tour; but can it help Howard? Those who have followed me for a while know I'm fascinated with sleep fitness and I have a WHOOP, but there are difficult customers, and then there's me. We discuss what it would take to have Howie back on the WHOOP wagon.  Will started the company in Boston right after graduating from Harvard – his first company, and his first full time job. Ten years later the brand continues to unlock human performance and save lives. Some of the smartest people I look up to on things like fitness, brains, and style are super bullish on WHOOP; to include Arizona Cardinal Kelvin Beachum, Jr., Brad Feld, and Ryan Spoon.  Guest - Will Ahmed, Founder and CEO at Whoop  howardlindzon.com, whoop.com  Here's the WHOOP Podcast  Twitter: @howardlindzon, @PanicwFriends, @whoop, @willahmed, @knutjensen  linkedin.com/in/willahmed #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance  Show Notes: Introduction (00:42) Welcome Will (05:48) Starting WHOOP in Boston (06:32) Star athlete investors (07:05) Celebrity users (07:39) Physiology research at Harvard (08:45) Raising capital (09:23) 10 years 600 employees later (09:41) Big name venture investors (10:01) Bet the business transition (11:16) Differentiating WHOOP (12:53) Behavior change and improving health (13:43) Early star athlete adopters (14:30) Making health monitoring cool (15:40) Bringing Howard back into the fold (16:59) Becoming a source of accountability (18:30) A/B testing yourself (19:31) The next frontier for WHOOP (19:43) Apple Watch - the elephant in the room (20:54) Sensors in your boxers (23:13) Whoop on the PGA tour (25:27) What's the magic with WHOOP? (27:38) Wearable's - A uniquely difficult space (29:02) Being mentored as a founder (31:31) Improving live, saving lives (33:56) Two types of customers (35:03) Smart people bullish on WHOOP (36:18) The WHOOP Podcast (37:06) Free Climber Alex Honnold (39:18) Alex's REM sleep advantage (41:06) Closing thoughts (45:54) Wrapping up (48:02)  Related: Free Solo climber Alex Honnold on eliminating fear and accomplishing greatness Kelvin Beachum Jr, Offensive Lineman for the Arizona Cardinals & 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee, on Investing, Leveraging your Network, and Parenting with Intention Ryan Spoon, COO of Sorare on the Intersection of Fantasy Sports, Blockchain, and Community

Feminine Roadmap
FR Ep #279 The Sharp End of Life with Dierdre Wolownick

Feminine Roadmap

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 53:17


Today on Feminine Roadmap we are talking to the amazing Dierdre Wolownick about the sharp end of life. Dierdre is the mother of famed free solo climber Alex Honnold. In part one of our two part conversation Dierdre lays the groundwork of her own story of finding out what she was capable of by testing the beliefs she has about herself. As a mother of two extreme athletes, she has encouraged and watched her children achieve extraordinary things. In her own life she's been a writer, author, symphony orchestra conductor, linguist, traveler, professor and much more. This story brings us to her latest accomplishments of becoming a runner and a climber after the age of 60. Dierdre challenged not only the media view of women of a certain age but her own beliefs about what she “could” do. After a brief but seemingly insignificant interaction with her son about a one mile run she had just completed, she was faced with the idea that she could do more. If you can run one mile, you can run one and a half was all he said. This one minute exchange became the turning point to her life and unbeknownst to her, her future of becoming a rock climber. Tune in to hear the first [art of Dierdre's inspiring story of what one woman found herself capable of a little beyond midlife when others are winding down. Grab a cuppa something wonderful and hear this inspirational story!

First Ascent Podcast
Magnus Midtbø's Nerve Wracking Solo with Alex Honnold + The Evolution of Climbing Media

First Ascent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 39:35


Magnus Mitdbø recently shared a video where he free solo-ed for the first time -  seemingly against his better judgment - with Alex Honnold. Jay and Lee share their thoughts on why the video, and ones like it, set a dangerous precedent when it comes to climbing safety. Plus, listen to these two aging climbers do a shallow dive on how much climbing media has changed since they were coming up in the pre-internet era. Youtube: “Magnus Midtbø: Climbing with Alex Honnold **Insane Experience**”https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Cyya23MPoAI&feature=emb_titleFollow along with First Ascent on Instagram at  @firstascentpod. Jay and Lee can be found at @jayknower and @xxleeweexx 

Eric Hörst's Training For Climbing Podcast
Episode #77: Climbing Tactics & Pro Climber Analysis

Eric Hörst's Training For Climbing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 61:27


Fast-paced and content-rich, this episode features Coach Horst's analysis of pro climber tactics and strategies as featured on The Struggle Climbing Show #14. Eric discusses vital tactics used by pros including Emily Harrington, Alex Megos, Jordan Cannon, Alex Honnold, Kevin Jorgeson, Justin Salas, and more! This is the third-in-a-series of podcasts on things you can do to climb harder at the boulders and crags this summer…when during this performance season, it's really the mental, technical, and tactical skills that matter most. Listen, learn, apply, be inspired....and then go send your project! RUNDOWN 0:40 - Intro to this episode on climbing tactics 2:00 - Eric remarks about Ryan Devlin's new podcast, The Struggle Climbing Show. 3:08 – My analysis episode of The Struggle on “Tactics of the Pros”. 3:40 – Backstory on my enduring interest in climbing…and training for climbing! 6:50 – My personal struggles… 10:00 – Generally, some of the most vital tactics of the pros involve strategies to acquire higher efficiency in their climbing. 11:25 – Using “reframing” as a mental tactic to overcome their struggles. Mental toughness is a superpower of these pro climbers. 13:00 – Developing “mental agility” is central to the goal pursuit of top pros. 15:20 – Recreational climbers share many of the same struggles as the pros! 16:26 – Analysis of Emily Harrington's comments on free climbing El Capitan's Golden Gate. Efficiency is everything! (Well, almost.) 19:00 – Learn one way to train climbing efficiency at the gym… 21:10 – Pursue efficiency (and recovery!) when climbing outdoors! 23:15 – Analysis of Kevin Jorgenson's epic struggle—and win!—on the crux pitch of Dawn Wall. 24:40 – Problem solving tactics that we can apply to our climbing… 30:20 – Sometimes it takes a one-off novel tactic to send! (Emily Harrington adapting to the Monster Offwidth!) 32:00 – More gym training tactics for boulderers… 36:00 – The importance of taking breaks from project boulders/routes…to experience more “wins” and to remember the joy of climbing successes! 37:00 – View difficult days—the struggle—as both part of the process…and a “tuition” of sorts paid to become a better climber. 37:50 – Alex Megos projecting process often includes a route-specific training block. Perhaps, so should yours! 40:55 – Eric's comments on the Alex Honnold interview…and his different approaches to sport climbing and trad (or solo) climbing. 42:35 – When it's safe…become fully unbridled and climb until you fall…or send! 44:40 – Learning climbing tactics comes with experience--be patient and frequently challenge yourself with diverse climbing experiences, and you will become a master climber! 48:00 – Some of the common traits/strategies of the pros… 48:38 – 1. They have struggles—more than you may think! 49:35 – 2. Mental agility. Make a game out of problem solving and the process of sending. 50:30 – 3. Trust the process. Learn every day, act with intention, and believe in the end game! 51:20 – 4. Route-specific training…especially for long-haul projects. 52:00 – 5. Build a sport team…and remember to pay it back (or pay it forward)! 54:20 – Final comments about Eric's multi-decade journey to have an impact on climbers around the world! PhysiVantage Nutrition for climbers is the capstone of Eric's climbing career. Save 15% off full-priced PhysiVantage Nutrition with checkout code PODCAST15. here >> 58:20 – Wrap-up of this T4C podcast. PLEASE write a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and SHARE this podcast with a friend! SUPPORT THIS PODCAST! Visit PhysiVantage.com and get a 15% discount on full-price items with checkout code: PODCAST15 SAVE on La Sportiva shoes here >> Thank you! La Sportiva, Maxim Ropes, DMM Climbing, Friction Labs Music by Misty Murphy Follow Eric on Twitter @Train4Climbing Check out Eric's YouTube channel. Follow Eric on Facebook! And on Instagram at: Training4Climbing

Sports Business Radio Podcast
SBR Vault - Conversations with Alex Honnold, Danica Patrick & Tim Howard

Sports Business Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 115:37


We step into the Sports Business Radio Vault to look back on past conversations with Alex Honnold (@AlexHonnold), world renowned rock climber and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo”, Race car driver, entrepreneur and podcaster Danica Patrick (@Danica Patrick) and U.S. soccer legend and world-class goalkeeper Tim Howard (@TimHowardGK). Listen to the award-winning Sports Business Radio podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music or at www.sportsbusinessradio.com. Follow Sports Business Radio on Twitter @SBRadio and on Instagram @SportsBusinessRadio. This week's edition of Sports Business Radio is presented by @UnderdogFantasy. Underdog Fantasy is the Official Gaming Partner of Sports Business Radio and the fastest growing fantasy app ever released with investors that include Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, Adam Schefter and Jared Goff. The Underdog Fantasy app is available at Underdogfantasy.com, on iOS, and on Android. We've got a SPECIAL OFFER FOR SPORTS BUSINESS RADIO LISTENERS: New users get up to $100 matched on their first deposit when they use the code SBR. So download the app at underdogfantasy.com and then enter the promo code SBR to get up to $100 to play with.  Sports Business Radio is also brought you by @Rhone. Rhone makes the absolute highest quality, best fitting and most comfortable performance driven clothing for men. Rhone is offering a 15% discount to Sports Business Radio listeners when you enter the promo code SBR15 at checkout.  Sports Business Radio is produced by Griggs Productions (@GriggsProd) and powered by Malka Sports (@MalkaSports). #SportsBusiness #Business #AlexHonnold #DanicaPatrick #TimHoward #FreeSolo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Red Bulletin Podcast
Mein erstes Mal: Kletterin Barbara Zangerl

The Red Bulletin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 38:24


Für Alex Honnold ist sie die beste Kletterin der Welt, das National-Geographic-Magazin wählte sie zur Abenteurerin des Jahres: Im Interview mit Jeanne Drach erzählt die 34-Jährige, wie sie über eine Verletzung zu ihrer Leidenschaft fand, wie man 12 Tage in der Wand überlebt und was sie vom Bergsteigen fürs Leben gelernt hat.

Master of One Network
PCR 468: Andrew's Variant - Huion Lightbox, Lightyear & The Sandman

Master of One Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 83:27


DocLomography Photos: https://shop.lomography.com/us/filmIndie Film Lab: https://www.indiefilmlab.com/Huion Lightbox: https://store.huion.com/Procreate Brushes, MattyB: https://mattyb.gumroad.com/Creative Process & The Business of Design: https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Strategy-Business-Design-Douglas/dp/1440341559LaurenMax Rebo Tribute contest: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce1We_rr5wH/Game of Thrones: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Umbrella Academy Poster: https://www.etsy.com/listing/837238672/umbrella-academy-posterThe Sandman: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1751634/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWJTB6FPVaAPatrickClimbing with Alex Honnold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyya23MPoAIFree Solo: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7775622/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0Lightyear: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10298810/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Twitch - Live Every Monday at 7pmhttps://www.twitch.tv/mof1podcast

Life Lessons: From Sport and Beyond
Bitesize: Free Solo climber Alex Honnold - Fear and how not to be ruled by it

Life Lessons: From Sport and Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 10:09


"When you feel afraid, ask yourself - are you actually in danger?"Alex Honnold is the Oscar winning Free Solo climber who scaled El Capitan, a sheer rock face twice as high as the Empire State building, without ropes or safety equipment. Alex therefore knows a thing or two about fear and consequence. Alex explains how often when we feel afraid we are not in danger, it just feels like we are. We are simply experiencing a cluster of thoughts in the mind and sensations in the body. If we can recognise what's going on, we can stop being ruled by fear when we are in fact safe. Alex explains the power of preparation, and how his approach to climbing El Cap - a gradual expansion of your comfort zone - can be applied to things like social anxiety.**Follow/message me:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/Twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring three of the best Life Lessons from three years and 200 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.com (where you can also drop me an email)Please do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. It makes a big difference and is hugely appreciated. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Marketing Unplugged
Erin Blaskie — A Multi-Passionate Marketing Leader

Marketing Unplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 54:43


Erin Blaskie is a fractional CMO, a mom, a mental health advocate, an entrepreneur, a TEDx speaker, a travel blogger, and more. In 2004, when she was just 21, Erin started a marketing consultancy business. Since then, she has worked with the leading brands, improving their digital presence and branding. She's passionate about helping her community and she's a firm believer that something amazing can be created from nothing. Host, Mark Emond, and Erin talk about their humble upbringings that helped create the drive, hunger, and grit that they both have, why employee amplification is the most important aspect of a corporate social media program, how to do story-telling well, raising kids who are not entitled, and the three diverse guests at Erin's fictional dinner table.   Key Takeaways: [1:30] Mark welcomes Erin Blaskie to Marketing Unplugged. Erin's multi-passionate! She tries recently not to monetize every hobby! She's focusing on her bringing her business to a niche. [3:19] Erin's schedule is structured around her children's day. Erin works with clients on software product launches, branding, communication, and in her Fractional CMO roles. [5:28] If Erin has more work to do, she finishes it before 5:00; the rest of the day is for family. [5:46] Erin is going through a brand exercise about niching down in terms of her offers and maybe the clients she works with. [6:16] Erin describes the variety of work she may do in two hours. It's chaotic and she likes it! [7:08] When Erin was young, if she wanted cool clothes, she had to figure out how to buy them. That inspired her entrepreneurial nature. She became very creative and resourceful. [9:41] Erin continued with bake sales, lemonade stands and selling roses to romantics at a bar, all from the necessity of providing money for her wants. [10:25] Mark's family's financial struggles bred a hunger and grit in him. He and his wife are financially secure; how do they create that hunger and desire to strive in their children? [11:44] Erin's children want for nothing, but she doesn't buy them everything they ask for, and she sets clear boundaries for them. She sets an example of working openly in front of them. [13:34] Mark taught his daughter the most important word that parents can say to their child. She still doesn't love the word! [14:14] Erin teaches children to prioritize self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mental health; how to talk about those things, get in touch with feelings, and realize their impact on others. [15:09] Erin teaches her daughter to set boundaries for herself. [16:26] According to the Small Business Trends Alliance, in 2020, only 27% of small businesses were owned by women. Erin is happy about her privilege of being able to pick her clients. [18:39] Erin went back into the tech corporate workforce and it opened her eyes to the opportunity disparities between men and women, especially women with children. [20:38] Erin is encouraged by the growing rate of female CEOs coming into tech startups. [21:55] Are organizations authentically implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? It doesn't work to say “We can't find anyone diverse!” Network more! Reach our farther! [25:55] How can organizations do better at connecting with customers and engaging hearts and minds? Marketing is talking to people about problems and solutions. People relate to stories. [27:50] Companies go wrong by not spending the time to understand deeply the customer and the customer's problem. You have to understand the customer before selling your features. [29:03] Ditch the idea that the business is metrics alone. It's people talking to people. Make them feel seen and heard and that their problems are being solved. Also, inspire and educate. [30:13] A lot of startups are started by product people. They need to focus on the market and the people. Erin helps founders get closer to the market by having them talk to the customers. [32:39] Erin works a lot with startup accelerators and the startup founders are more focused on the technical side than on marketing. Often they resist her expertise until they see they need it! [33:36] Erin gives suggestions for corporate social media. Focus on the voices in your company. People follow people! The C-Suite and others can champion the product on social media. [36:05] When you share content, it is useless to just leave it there without interacting with commenters. Engage! The secret sauce is getting the C-Suite invested in social media. [37:35] You've got to understand your culture and what your people will champion on social. Break down corporate walls and be very human. [38:06] Mark and Erin discuss individual anxiety, depression, overwhelm, and mental health. Erin has worked hard to prioritize self-care in the last few years and cut her work hours. [41:13] What changed for Erin was to get very clear on what was important. It wasn't accomplishments and accolades. She wants her work to enable the life she wants to have. [42:40] If Erin starts to feel anxious, stressed, or burnt out, she immediately cuts back. There's only one of her. She also credits therapy for helping her. [44:53] Erin defines her success. For Erin, it's not expensive cars or mansions, it's work she loves, family time, and getting out and hiking. Don't try to keep up with the Joneses. [45:35] Erin discusses her travel blog, Fearless Travels. The pandemic has been hard on travelers! Travel pulls Erin out of her routine! She goes off-grid and doesn't bring her laptop. [47:01] Ireland is a place on Erin's travel bucket list, but if she could go anywhere right now, it would be Zion. She recommends the Angels Landing hike. [48:03] Legos or video games? Erin has a Lego photography Instagram page, but for now, she picks video games: World of Warcraft on PlayStation or gaming PC. [48:59] Winter or Summer? Summer, but really Fall! Summer is really hot for hiking. [49:20] Speaking or Writing? Speaking, because Erin really likes the connection to the audience. [40:30] Running or yoga? Yoga. Erin has a story about that! She has run a 10K once. [50:21] Avocados or chocolate? Avocados! [51:00] Blogs or vlogs? Vlogs. Erin likes what you can convey in a video, [51:32] The three people Erin would invite to dinner. Her family! Or, Elon Musk (about Twitter), rock climber Alex Honnold (about El Capitan), and Erin's grandfather, (an OG entrepreneur.)   Mentioned in This Episode: Erin Blaskie, Fractional CMO Erin Blaskie on LinkedIn Fearless Travels Zion National Park  

The GearJunkie Podcast
Alex Honnold: Full Send to Fatherhood

The GearJunkie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 46:51


The world’s most renowned climber stays grounded and talks about his new objective — world’s greatest dad. Climbing legend: Check. Oscar: Check. Dirty diapers, sleepless nights, and lullabies: Check, check, check! “Free Solo” star and the biggest name in climbing, Alex Honnold takes a (quick) break from fatherhood to talk about … well, everything. The newly christened dad shares the scary first moments of baby June’s life and how it’s impacted travel, work, and his approach to risk. And now, a year out, Honnold also weighs in on what climbing got right in its Olympic debut, and what it can do better in 2024. Plus — does he have a future as television’s premier climbing commentator? We also just had to ask: How does the world’s most famous climber get paid, and how hard are his taxes?! All that and a lot more — enjoy!

WHOOP Podcast
Advice from the masters of mindset: Insights from the WHOOP Podcast on mindfulness, meditation, and mental performance

WHOOP Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 28:34 Very Popular


Unlocking human performance isn't just about tapping into the potential your body has – it's about harnessing the power of the mind. We're taking a look back at some of the learnings and insights we've covered on the WHOOP Podcast related to mental performance. In this episode, you'll learn from some of the masters of mindset on how to improve your mindfulness, meditation, and visualization practices, including Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe (2:35), world-renowned sports psychologist Dr. Jim Loehr (4:38), Free Solo rock climber Alex Honnold (6:21), 2-time PGA Champion Justin Thomas (11:59), Olympic legend Michael Phelps (14:13), former Navy SEAL Mark Divine (17:11), Steve-O from Jackass (21:12), and Stanford Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman (24:37).Support the show

Live Wide Awake - Sustainability & Conscious Leadership
#050 Alex Honnold & Dr Bruce Means: “Explorer: The Last Tepui” - a crazy mission to explore islands in the sky with one of the boldest climbers in the world

Live Wide Awake - Sustainability & Conscious Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 23:51


It's episode 50! A special episode for today - I got to speak with one of the most recognised and followed rock climbers in the world, Alex Honnold (you may have seen the wild documentary about him called Free Solo), alongside Dr Bruce Means, a biologist specialising in herpetology and a National Geographic Explorer. This was a really special conversation about a new National Geographic documentary, airing on Disney+, both Alex and Bruce star in, called “Explorer: The Last Tepui”. It's time to live wide awake. Watch the film: Disney+: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/explorer-the-last-tepui Stay connected with Alex: Website: https://www.honnoldfoundation.org/ Social media: https://www.instagram.com/alexhonnold/ | https://twitter.com/AlexHonnold Stay connected with Bruce: Website: https://www.coastalplains.org/ Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/d-bruce-means-17baa411/ Stay connected & support the show Instagram: http://instagram.com/livewideawake Support: If you enjoyed the show do consider making a contribution so we can keep having conscious conversations - https://www.patreon.com/livewideawake Reach out: hola@stephldickson.com

Christ 2R Culture Podcast
1 Samuel 14:1-23 - Faith That Dares

Christ 2R Culture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 49:40


In June of 2017, Alex Honnold climbed El-Capitan in Yosemite park using a style of climbing known as free-soloing. Climbing the 7,573 granite rock without safety equipment was a feat most considered impossible. His astounding climb was filmed with cameras and drones to produce the stomach-churning movie “Free-Solo”. Daunting rock cliffs and fearless climbers are nothing new. This weekend, as we study 1 Samuel 14, we find a daring free-solo rock climb in the Bible.

Boz To The Future
The Future of Visual Storytelling in Sports: With Guests Alex Honnold and Jon Griffith

Boz To The Future

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 50:49


In Episode 9 of Boz To The Future, Meta CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth speaks with photographer, filmmaker, and alpinist Jonathan Griffith and professional adventure rock climber Alex Honnold about virtual reality documentary Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR.They discuss how immersive media like VR can advance unique sports narratives. They also talk about how advances in media technology have also expanded access to extreme sports, giving people an unprecedented view of elite sports that require tremendous skill, practice, and talent. While historically these challenging adventures have been exclusive to a small subset of athletes, VR lets anyone with a headset take a proverbial walk on the wild side.For more on the series, visit facebook.com/boztothefuturepod. For feedback and suggestions, drop Boz a message @boztank on Instagram or Twitter

Raise Your Game Show with Alan Stein, Jr.
Bonus Episode: A Lesson on Preparation from Alex Honnold

Raise Your Game Show with Alan Stein, Jr.

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 3:55


This entire season, including these 8 bonus episodes, are entirely focused on sustaining both individual and organizational excellence, which not coincidentally, is the theme of my new book, Sustain Your Game: High Performance Keys to Manage Stress, Avoid Stagnation, and Beat Burnout. This season will highlight several of the top lessons and strategies directly from the book. I sure hope you enjoy!What makes the best the best? Ultimately the best are where they are because of the mindset, habits, and rituals they have—both in their respective “arenas,” but also in private, during the unseen hours. Success isn't something that happens to you. It's something you attract and you create. Successful people do the little things better than everyone else because they know all the big things arise from them. The highest performers in all walks of life have taken full ownership. They got to where they are and have stayed there because they have chosen to establish, tweak and repeat positive habits. They understand that you can't be selective when it comes to excellence, that how we do anything is how we do everything.Sustain Your Game teaches you how to bring your A game to every area of your life. With advice from top CEOs, journalists, social scientists, and more, you'll learn the framework for how to beat stress, stagnation, and burnout. Sustain Your Game will help you be the best in your arena, wherever that may be.Sustain Your Game is now available at http://www.SustainYourGameBook.comPlease make sure to join the conversations at @AlanSteinJr on all major social platforms, go to AlanSteinJr.com to subscribe to my Full Time Out, 30 Second Time Out, and Overtime monthly emails.Additionally, you can order the audiobook of Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best at http://www.Audible.com or wherever audiobooks are sold. You can also order paperback or hard copies, for you or your entire team or organization, at http://www.RaiseYourGameBook.com. I've been in the lab the past several months reorganizing and revamping my content. The result? Four standalone keynote programs that address four separate audiences:INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE (RAISE YOUR GAME)LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE (RAISE THEIR GAME)ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE (RAISE OUR GAME)SALES PERFORMANCE (RAISE YOUR SALES)For more information on each program, please visit AlanSteinJr.com or reach out directly to Michelle Joyce (my amazing Director of Events): Michelle@MichelleJoyce.com or 704.965.2339

Coffee with Karina
Season 3 Episode 1 -Rock Climber Alex Honnold - Disney's "Explorer: The Last Tepui "

Coffee with Karina

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 10:49


Listen to Karina and Alex talk everything rock climbing...! The Disney+ Earth Day special "Explorer: The Last Tepui,” from National Geographic, follows elite climber Alex Honnold (“Free Solo”) and a world-class climbing team led by National Geographic Explorer and climber Mark Synnott on a grueling mission deep in the Amazon jungle as they attempt a first-ascent climb up a 1000 foot sheer cliff. Their goal is to deliver legendary biologist and National Geographic Explorer Bruce Means to the top of a massive “island in the sky” known as a tepui. The team must first trek miles of treacherous jungle terrain to help Dr. Means complete his life's work, searching the cliff wall for undiscovered animal species. The one-hour special is the newest installment of National Geographic's long-running "Explorer” series. This Earth Day, learn why the tepuis – much like the Galapagos – are a treasure trove of biodiversity worth protecting. The one-hour special streams on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd.

Baker Street with Thom Pollard
Earth Day 2022 - Dr. Bruce Means, Modern-Day Darwin, Discovers Five New Species in South America

Baker Street with Thom Pollard

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 39:08 Transcription Available


The ultimate Earth Day observation:  following is a conversation with a modern day Charles Darwin, biologist, herpetologist, Adjunct Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University Dr. Bruce Means. We discuss a March 2021 expedition in which Means and writer/climber Mark Synnott traveled to a virtual Shangri-la in the deep, mysterious and ever dangerous jungles of Guyana to study an unclimbed tapui, where new species were discovered. American climber Alex Honnold is featured in the National Geographic film and article, both released in April 2022.This is the Happiness Quotient. Please subscribe wherever you are listening or watching Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehappinessquotient)

Saturday Morning with Jack Tame
Alex Honnold: Free solo climbing legend takes on the Amazon

Saturday Morning with Jack Tame

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 9:52


Alex Honnold doesn't experience fear like the rest of us.  The free solo climbing legend shot to fame following the first ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite with no ropes.  His latest project is called The Last Tepui. It follows Alex and a world-class climbing team deep into the Amazon jungle on a first-ascent climb up a 1000-foot sheer cliff. Along for the ride is biologist Bruce Means who's on a mission to discover new species in a relatively untouched part of the world.  LISTEN ABOVE

The Struggle Climbing Show
Alex Honnold

The Struggle Climbing Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 47:42 Very Popular


Elite climber Alex Honnold shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game.  - Alex Honnold is the biggest name in rock climbing and has tackled some of the sport's biggest climbs. He's the only human to free solo El Cap, a feat that is just mind boggling. He holds the El Cap speed record of the The Nose with his bromance Tommy Caldwell, with whom he's completed numerous envelope-pushing adventures such as the Fitz Traverse, the Yosemite Triple Crown, and the CDUL. He is so skilled, controlled, and dominant on big walls and heady climbs, one wonders if he even knows what struggle is. Well you're about to find out. Beyond climbing, Alex is the founder of the Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to support solar energy for a more equitable world. Alex shares the non-profit's humble beginnings, where its heading, and why we should embrace solar now. - CHAPTERS: Struggle: 0:03:58 Training: 0:5:03 Nutrition: 0:13:19 Tactics: 0:16:28 Mental Game: 0:21:53 Purpose: 0:28:44 What's Next: 39:27 Takeaways: 0:43:45 - This season is supported by PhysiVantage, the official climbing-nutrition sponsor of The Struggle. Visit www.physivantage.com/discount/STRUGGLE15 to receive 15% off your full priced nutrition order.  - The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.  - Want to be a podcast hero and score yourself some rad limited edition swag? Support the show and the climbers who make it by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow - Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and @alexhonnold - Please rate and review the show -- it really helps us to reach a wider audience! If you'd like to score yourself a free sticker (and obvs you do), rate/review the show and snap a pic of that, then post to IG and tag @thestruggleclimbing show so that we can find you, and we'll send you a sticker just because you're rad. - Let's climb hard and do good things in the world!    

Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change.
Ep83: Alex Honnold "Free Solar"

Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change.

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 63:48


Alex Honnold is one of the world's best rock climbers, famous for his free solo ascents of big walls, including his 2017 first free solo of El Capitan in Yosemite. Alex began studies in engineering at the University of California-Berkeley but dropped out to pursue his passion for climbing, living out of his van. He first attracted attention within the climbing community in 2008 when he became the first climber to free solo Half Dome in Yosemite. In 2012 he established the speed record for the Yosemite Triple Crown, climbing three big walls in under 19 hours. With Hans Florine, Alex climbed the popular Nose of El Capitan, a nearly 3,000-foot granite wall, in a record time of two hours 23 minutes and 51 seconds – a feat National Geographic described as perhaps " the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport." Alex has been profiled by 60 minutes and the New York Times, appeared on the cover of National Geographic and starred in numerous adventure films. In 2015, together with professional climbing writer David Roberts, he authored Alone on the Wall, the story of seven of his greatest climbing feats up to that year. In 2012 Alex founded the Honnold Foundation to provide solar power to some of the disadvantaged communities he was coming across in his climbing career. In 2021 the Foundation supported 44 communities across 17 countries with its brand of community-centered innovation catalyzed by solar energy. Further reading: Free Solo - trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ4SW7WU Free Solo – websitehttps://films.nationalgeographic.com/free-solo The Ascent of Alex Honnold – CBS special report with Lara Loganhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1jwwagtaQEduro Corner – the most exposed move of Alex's Free Solo climb of El Capitanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blfR33DUqsgHonnold Foundationhttps://www.honnoldfoundation.org/ Project Bohttps://www.projectbo.org/ Project Bo - lessons learnedhttps://www.liebreich.com/project-bo-saving-lives-in-sierra-leone-with-solar-batteries-and-twitter/

Rebel Buddhist
Rebel Purpose

Rebel Buddhist

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 13:11


Are you confused about what your purpose is – your soul purpose? If so, this Episode is for you, because confusion about one's purpose is often a sign of something more insidious going on.I noticed a pattern in my Adventure Mastermind groups when people are confused about their purpose. It seems so...legit to say we are confused.We can think, “I am so confused about what I'm supposed to be doing! I want to be clear first so that I don't waste time, money and energy on the wrong thing. If only I was clear, I'd be able to take action and have the courage to take those risks you talk about.”“If only I was clear.”And it seems innocent enough. Of course we don't want to waste time, money and energy on the wrong things.People agree with us wholeheartedly: don't quit the job, leave the relationship, start the biz, go back to school until you are absolutely clear.But the sneaky truth is that when you get clear, then yeah – you will then need to start taking action and taking risks and – very likely – making people uncomfortable, disappointing some people, fail a few times, risk embarrassment or humiliation.Hard things.Remember: our brain evolved with the motivational triad of seeking pleasure, avoiding pain, and doing what's easy. And living one's soul purpose is often none of the above.So being confused actually helps us stay comfortable and seemingly safe – even when we are also regretting we are not living our true purpose and authentic life.Usually, my clients DO know what their purpose is. They just can't believe that it's worthy or that it is a viable way to live life.Or they are very afraid of what would happen if they actually claimed their purpose because it is too...rebel of them.You may know that I called this podcast Rebel Buddhist because learning how to free our minds so we can free our lives – instead of seeking freedom through something outside of us – is inherently a rebellious act. Siddhartha Guatama was a rebel of his time – going against what culture was encouraging, what his family was encouraging.It is completely counter culture. Completely NOT what advertising and marketing and the consumer-based culture wants us to do and believe.And when you look at most people who are living their purpose – which I totally get off on, BTW – it is often not something society is giving out any awards for in a widespread way.The artists whose parents are always encouraging them to have a backup plan or maybe major in something else. The dirtbag climbers. The dancers. The documentary filmmakers. The writers.Sure, at the highest echelons people give awards for these things. But in general, it's not like culture at large jumps for joy when the announcement is first made of I am going to be a dirtbag climber or ski bum or tightrope walker (you have to watch Man on Wire).Alex Honnold in the documentary The Alpinist, about the soul-driven alpinist Marc-Andre Leclerc, said something to the effect of people think free soloing is crazy. They think you're a daredevil and dumb and an extreme risk taker but when it goes really well, you're a hero.Exactly.So we often resist being clear about our purpose because what I've seen is that we realize we have a Rebel Purpose.We have a kind of knowing about what it means we'll need to do if we get clear about it. The risks we will have to take. The possible rejection. The likely failures along the way. The people we will disappoint and the difficult conversations we will need to have.It's scary AF.And this is why confusion about purpose is often an indulgent emotion. It keeps us safe in harbor, but as John Shedd said, that is not what ships are built for.That is not what you were built for.Confusion keeps us from committing and taking action and doing scary shit.Have you been confused about your purpose for a long time? I'm willing to bet you DO know your purpose but it's a bit more rebellious than your brain is comfortable with – and what your family or society is comfortable with.I know this was true for me. Graduating college – which my immigrant mother and disabled father had hoped would bring me a life of ease and abundance – to then work as a climbing guide starting at $55 a day and live out of my car. Not popular at first. But I was blessed that they didn't argue with me to stop. (Thank you oodles, mom and dad!)Later, leaving a full-time position at a lucrative healthcare practice to be a... life coach and altered states guide??!!!!!But listen – culture is meant to evolve, and we are each are a key part of that.I believe that this is why we each have our own soul purpose – to contribute in whatever way we are meant to to the evolution of culture expansion, of culture being more kind, compassionate, loving, creative, inclusive, diverse, exciting! For new ways of being in the world. Paradigm shifts. Radically new ways of being.So if you're finding your confused about your purpose – you're not alone. I've been there. Many of my clients (maybe all?) have been there.Ask yourself, maybe, just maybe, am I actually clear, and it's a Rebel Purpose that will make me – and everyone around me – uncomfortable when I claim it?And listen to that still, small voice when it whispers, “Yes.”In this episode you'll learn:// How to spot if confusion is an indulgent emotion (spoiler alert - it almost always is)// Why we'd rather be confused than clear// The price we pay when we don't claim our soul purposeResources:// Episode 71: How to Find Your Purpose// If you're new to the squad, grab the Rebel Buddhist Toolkit I created at RebelBuddhist.com. It has all you need to start creating a life of more freedom, adventure, and purpose. You'll also get access to the Rebel Buddhist FB group, and tune in every Wednesday at 11:30am PST as I go live.// Want to dive into this work on a deeper level? To study it and practice it together? Check out Freedom School – the community for ALL things related to freedom, inside and out.It's also where you can get individual help applying the concepts to your own life. It's where you can learn new coaching tools not shared on the podcast that will blow your mind even more, and it's where you can connect over all things freedom with other freedom junkies just like you and me. It's my favorite place on earth and it will change your life, I guarantee it. Come join us at JoinFreedomSchool.com. I can't wait to see you there.

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
NBA Mock Draft With Kevin O'Connor, the Truth About Jimmy Butler, Plus 'Free Solo' Climber Alex Honnold

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 108:59


Russillo shares his thoughts on the spat between Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and Jimmy Butler, and examines Butler's NBA career and exits from his former teams (0:41). Then Ryen talks with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about his latest NBA mock draft and his 14 lottery projections (14:05). Next, Ryen is joined by mountain climber Alex Honnold to discuss the making of the documentary ‘Free Solo,' in which he completed the first free-solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (49:50). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:05). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Alex Honnold Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Raider Report
Raider Report V3, EP 19: Extreme Sports and Wheels versus Doors

Raider Report

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 23:08


The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig and Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In this episode, the trio is amazed by free solo rock climber Alex Honnold and the feats he has accomplished. The crew also discusses the very popular wheels versus doors debate. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raiderreport/support

Zestful Aging
Dierdre Wolownick -- The Oldest Woman to Climb El Capitan

Zestful Aging

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 36:06


The mother of extreme climber Alex Honnold, star of the Oscar winning documentary “Free Solo”, decided to take up extreme sports in her sixties. At age 66, Deirdre Wolownick set a record of her own on El Capitan – becoming the oldest woman ever to climb that sheer rock face. A multi talented woman in her own right, she proves that determination and grit can bring you to places that you've never imagined and even help heal a life that was full of emotional challenges. Find out more at DiedreW.us. Check out https://copenotes.com/zestful for an innovative app that supports mental health. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ZestfulAging.com

First Things First
Alex Honnold

First Things First

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 23:53


Alex Honnold is a rock climber best known for his ropeless ascents of the world's most forbidding rock walls. You might recognize him from the 2018 documentary Free Solo, which awed viewers with his forethought, tenacity, and focus. These qualities drove him to the top of his sport and now underpin the Honnold Foundation, his nonprofit devoted to promoting solar energy for a more equitable world. In this episode of First Things First, we talk about designing your life to achieve your goals, maximizing your impact, and the importance of “delicious” ideas to inspire change.   First Things First is produced as part of Frontier Media. Learn more at www.frontier.is Host: Paddy Harrington Producer and Editor: Max Cotter and Heather Ngo Frontier Media Director: Brian Sholis This episode features an edited version of “Go the Distance” by The Sound Room. The original can be found at https://stockmusic.net/royalty-free-music/track/go-distance/TRA-MAS1441 This episode features an edited version of “Dreaming Floating” by The Sound Room. The original can be found at https://stockmusic.net/royalty-free-music/track/dreaming-floating/TRA-MAS0199 This episode features an edited version of “Humble Pie” by Podington Bear from the album “Uplifting.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Uplifting/Humble_Pie This episode features an edited version of “Triumph” by Jon Luc Hefferman from the album “Production Music.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/20170730112628821/Triumph This episode features an edited version of “Lorca” by Thorn1 from the album “The Leave of Leaves.” It was sourced from the Free Music Archive. The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Thorn1/The_Leave_of_Leaves/02_-_Thorn1_-_Lorca This episode features an edited version of “Bumble” by Podington Bear from the album “Daydream.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/Bumble_1908 This episode features an edited version of “Vittoro” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album “Aeronaut.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Aeronaut/Vittoro_1103 This episode features an edited version of “Upbeat” by Jon Luc Hefferman from the album “Production Music.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/20170730112628821/Upbeat

The RunOut Podcast
RunOut #76: Cool Shoes, Jordan Cannon

The RunOut Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 88:18


Friend of the pod and crusher of granite Jordan Cannon returns to the show with an update from his life on the road. We dive into a range of topics across the climbing spectrum, while trying not to be old-shamed by our young friend. But first, tragedy strikes in Patagonia as the climbing world loses one of its best: Corrado “Korra” Pesce, who died while descending Cerro Torre on January 28th. His partner Tommy Aguilo experienced serious injuries and attempted to descend alone, and was ultimately rescued in a completely heroic effort by some of the best climbers in the world. We discuss the story itself, and pay homage to the noteworthy successes and climbing accomplishments that were sadly overshadowed by the tragedy that ensued. Finally, we end on happier note, as Dylan Taylor, aka “Climberisms” on Instagram, imagines a conversation between Adam Ondra and Alex Honnold about baby diapers. Show Notes “Corrado 'Korra' Pesce dies after climbing new route on Cerro Torre with Tomas Aguilo” A crowdfunder to help Korra Pesce's daughter. Description of Tommy and Korra's new route. Follow Jordan Cannon Follow Dylan Taylor Become a RunOut Rope Gun! Support our podcast and increase your RunOut runtime. Bonus episodes, AMA, and more will be available to our Rope Guns. Thank you for your support! http://patreon.com/runoutpodcastContact us Send ideas, voicemail, feedback and more. andrew@runoutpodcast.com // chris@runoutpodcast.com

Talks & Sips
2.11.1: Peaks of Wanderlust

Talks & Sips

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 52:21


On this week's episode of Talks and Sips, we'll be looking into the lives of some adventurous people! We'll be talking about climbers: Alex Honnold, Marc Andre Leclarc, and some lady climbers. We'll also give you some of the world's highest peaks if you'd like your shot at climbing them, or just admiring them from afar! Then we'll end off with looking into the lives of Lexie Alford and James Asquith, two people who've held the Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to travel to all countries on Earth! *For this week's Patreon we'll be joined by an avid climber and coach, Veronika Hair! Make sure to tune in to hear some awesome stories, learn some tips, or just learn more about climbing through someone passionate!* Social Media: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talksnsips Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talksnsips/ https://www.instagram.com/cecy.encizo/ https://www.instagram.com/jayfoxx__/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Talks-Sips-105205538366787 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalksNSips TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@talksnsips?lang=en * For the list of our resource links please visit: talksnsips.com/peaks-of-wanderlust * --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The GOAT Consulting Podcast
Ep. 56: Free Solo...Expensive Preparation.

The GOAT Consulting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 26:38


We unpack the expensive preparation in being a GOAT with a peek into the life of Alex Honnold, free solo climber of El Capitan! Why didn't Alex view this incredibly dangerous climb as risky? This extreme sport represents the combination of preparedness, passion, love, and risk taking...which sounds a lot like what we find in life, business and relationships. After so many hours of work, can we get to the point that we have mastery and it no longer feels risky to go after things that once seemed unattainable? Only room for one GOAT in this episode - ALEX. We serve it up in a way you can get it!

The All Things Risk Podcast
Ep. 172: Eva Holland - Adventures in the Science of Fear

The All Things Risk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 54:41


Today, we talk about the science of fear. Fear is a theme that unsurprisingly comes up a lot on this podcast, as it is so closely associated with risk and uncertainty. We get to discuss fear in a great way with our guest Eva Holland, author of the book Nerve – A Personal Journey Through the Science of Fear. Eva is a freelance writer based in Whitehorse in the Yukon territory of Northern Canada. She is a correspondent for Outside magazine and has had her work published in the likes of Wired, Bloomberg and National Geographic News. In 2015, Eva was forced to face her greatest fear when her mother sadly passed away suddenly from a stroke. After her grief subsided, Eva began to explore how her fears may have limited her, and whether or not it was possible to move past them. This led to a deep dive into the science of fear, including where phobias come from, how they differ from trauma or anxiety, and whether we can find better ways to feel afraid. We get into all of that in this episode. We discuss the different types of fear, what Eva learned, some insights into what happens to people who have a rare disease that prevents them from feeling fear, how people like rock climber Alex Honnold process fear, and much more. Show notes: Nerve: A Personal Journey Through the Science of Fear (in N America “Adventures in the Science of Fear”) Eva's website Eva on Twitter The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne Alex Honnold Patient S.M. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Like what you heard? Subscribe and/or leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1PjLmK Subscribe on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/all-things-risk/the-all-things-risk-podcast Subscribe on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ben-cattaneo Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiskThings Drop us a note: allthingsrisk@gmail.com  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Our free course module “How to Set Up Any Decision for Success” from our upcoming course How to Make Decisions With Calm and Confidence

Two Journeys Sermons
Fishers of Men (Mark Sermon 4) (Audio)

Two Journeys Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022


Mark 1:17 is a message from the Holy Spirit to us to move us, provoke us, challenge us, equip us to become fishers of men - evangelizing the lost. - SERMON TRANSCRIPT - Well, take your Bible and turn to Mark chapter 1. And, today we're going to zero in on just one verse. It's not common for me to do this, to preach an entire sermon on one verse, but we're going to zero in on verse 17. Last week, we walked through the whole section that you just heard Dave read, but we're going to zero in on verse 17, in which Jesus says, "Come follow me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." And as I do, I want to give you my sense of the context. I've been here since October of 1998. So in my 22nd year, there is no church I would rather pastor than this church. It's a delight to be in this church. I love this church. This is a healthy church. There is such a joy that we all have of benefiting from one another's spiritual gifts, benefiting from the grace that's at work in each other's lives, to have that rich fellowship that we have, and to enjoy the excellent worship music that we just had. So good. And then the friendships that we make in our home fellowships, all of these things are a delight. But, friends, we are surrounded every day, in this community, in this part of the world, by people who are perishing in their sins. And I believe that this church should do more about that than we're doing. I yearn to see more baptisms in this church, in which the people stand in this baptistery and they testify along this basic pattern. "I was lost. I met a member of this church, and now I'm here today, to testify to my faith in Christ." That basic pattern. I yearn to see lots of those. Don't you? I mean, aren't those times when we get those baptisms, aren't they incredible? The joy that's involved in being part of this eternal work that God is doing, that we actually are co-laborers with Almighty God in building an eternal kingdom, there is nothing like that. The joy is incredible. And I want to be part of that. I want to be part of that joy, that the Father says he shows in the presence of angels over one sinner, whoever repents, he just throws a heavenly feast of joy. "Come celebrate with me because what was lost is now found." And he's actually committed to us the ministry and the message of reconciliation. We have an eternally consequential work to do. And I don't want us, at First Baptist Durham, I don't want us to be complacent. I don't want us to stay within that comfort zone, of being in a healthy church, surrounded by good Christian people and just being happy with that. And so there's a delight there, but there's also a fear for me, as a pastor, that we're going to have to give Christ an account for failure as well as for success. And I just don't want our church to fail. I don't want our church to have to give him an account for numerous gospel opportunities that he went ahead of us and prepared, and we missed it because we were self-focused. So I want to zero in on this one text, "To follow me, come follow me, and I'll make you to become fishers of men." I consider this providential, that we're here now, in this time, in the history of our church, that we get to talk about this now. Now first, I want to give a clear caveat to all of you. Some of you just know the truth about me, but I know almost nothing about fishing. I mean, really, I think in my entire life, I've caught one fish. It was a sun fish in a little pond across the street in Massachusetts. It was not impressive. And no one took a picture of it. So I've never enjoyed, when it comes to fishing, either the process of fishing or the product of fishing. I mean, what do you get after all that work? You get a fish. It's just not impressive to me. I don't like seafood. I'm not going to eat it. Now some of you, however, are hugely into fishing. So I'm a little intimidated by you. I'm going into uncharted waters, so to speak. Sorry about that. Some of you have been out in the open sea. You've done big game fishing—tuna, marlin, swordfish, something like that. Others of you do more of that freshwater fishing where you go out in those shiny sleek boats. And, you fish for freshwater bass or something like that. Others of you, now this is an art form, is that trout fishing with fly fishing, where you tie, you spend like six hours tying a knot that looks like a fly. And apparently, trout are incredibly intelligent. They can tell the difference, so you got to do a good job tying that fly. And then you just get this rhythm going with your wrists. And you kind of just lay the line down just on the surface of the water and the trout strikes and you land a trout. I know nothing about any of that, right? That's just not my area of expertise. But the men that Jesus was calling, in the text that Dave just read, they were professional fishermen. It's what they did, all the time. Now their manner of fishing was using nets, and, apparently, they were kind of circular nets with weights that they would throw out into the Sea of Galilee. And the weights would sink down and someone would dive down and tie them off at the bottom, and then they'd pull up the nets. And this is how they were fishing. And so, he's using a language that they would've understood. he's using basically a daily life parable, perhaps. And he's inviting them into his training school to teach them how to do a different kind of fishing, a fishing with a far greater eternal consequence. "Come follow me and I'll make you to become fishers of men." Now, just before Jesus left the surface of the Earth and went up to heaven, where he will stay until the second coming of Christ, just before he left, he gave in each of the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke and John—and then also in the book of Acts, a version of what's generally known as the Great Commission, commanding the church that he left behind to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations and to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and the Spirit, and to teach them to obey everything that Christ has commanded, and that he would be with them, empowering them and enabling them to be witnesses. All four Gospels and the book of Acts. So the questions in front of us, as we look at verse 17, for us to stand under this verse as though he's talking to us and we would hear him say, "Come follow me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." So how do we do that? I. First, Follow Christ And the first step is to follow Christ. "Come follow me," and Jesus said, "and I'll make you to become fishers of men." Jesus is walking beside the Sea of Galilee, as we've said. Peter as Simon and his brother, Andrew, were casting their nets into the lake. Further on, you've got James and John. They're brothers there. All four of them professional fishermen. And Jesus wanted them to become fishers of men. Now essential to their training, as fishers of men, was first be with him. To "Come follow me, be with me." Everything that we're going to see in the Gospel of Mark, if God gives us time to continue through this whole incredible Gospel, 16 chapters, will help us and prepare us to be also what Jesus was, a fisher of men. All of Jesus' healings show his overwhelming compassion for the miseries of our sinful human race. All of Jesus' teachings were, in some sense, ultimately focused on the salvation of souls from sin. All of Jesus' encounters give us some pattern that we can follow. He is our role model in saving souls. He is our mentor in saving souls. He's our teacher and our coach and our trainer and our commanding officer in saving souls. He is the general who leads from the front in saving souls. He is the shepherd who sends out his sheep as among ravenous wolves to save souls. And he's not the hireling that runs away at the sight of the wolf. But he goes out in front and he's willing to lay down his life for the sheep, that they would be so saved. "All of Jesus' healings show his overwhelming compassion for the miseries of our sinful human race. All of Jesus' teachings were, in some sense, ultimately focused on the salvation of souls from sin." And so he's saying, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." And he says, "I will make you to become fishers of men." Not all the translations keep the word become, but it's in there. It's in the Greek. It's in the ESV. And that is, it's a strong statement. "I will make you to become what you are not." So they have to first realize, first and foremost, their own deficiency. This is a key spiritual principle in the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are the spiritual beggars, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." For us, just to be honest and say, "God, I'm not a fisher of men. I really am not. I'm not an evangelist. I don't really lead people to Christ. It's not something I'm doing, God. I'm just not winning lost people." He knows. So zero in on that word become, "I will make you become something you are not." He has that power to do that. And that was true of these four. Simon and Andrew, James and John were not fishers of men at that point. And as the story unfolds, as the Gospels unfold, you see this more and more. They're really not on the same page with him. A clear example of this is in John chapter 4. Take a minute and go over to John 4, if you would. Put your finger here in Mark 1:17 and we'll come back to it. But, if you look at John chapter 4, Jesus is going up, after his Judean ministry, at the beginning of his ministry there, and it says he had to go through Samaria. Well, Jews did everything they could to not go through Samaria. Why did Jesus have to go through Samaria? Well, he had an evangelistic encounter there that had been set up by Almighty God with a Samaritan woman. The disciples separate from Jesus and go into the Samaritan village to buy food, buy provisions. Meanwhile, Jesus has this incredible conversation with a Samaritan woman at the well. It's a paradigm example of evangelism. It's one of the greatest in the Bible. So, if you want to know how to become a fisher of men, look at Jesus' technique with the Samaritan woman. He begins, first, he strikes up a conversation, and he starts talking to her. And she's shocked. She didn't expect him to say anything. It's kind of awkward. Jewish man, she's a Samaritan woman who didn't expect anything. And he spoke to her and asked her for a drink, and she's surprised. And then, Jesus says, in John 4:10, if you look at it, I've called this before, when it comes to being fisher of men, this is a lure with four hooks on it. All right? A lure with four hooks. It's one statement he makes. And it's very provocative, and it's very fascinating. So one basic lesson on evangelism is be interesting. Draw people in to conversation. And so he says to her this, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is who speaks to you, you would've asked him and he would've given you living water." She's never heard anything like that in all her life. What in the world? So she deconstructs it. And she ends up going through each of the four points in different ways in their ensuing conversation. First of all, "What is the gift of God? What does that mean? And who are you? What's so special about you? You don't look special. So why should I be so impressed with who it is that's speaking to me? And thirdly, why should I ask you for anything? You have nothing. You don't have a rope. You don't have a bucket. You don't have anything. So how could you give me anything? And finally, what in the world is living water?" And so she's drawn into this conversation. And by the time they get done, she is 100% convinced that he is the Messiah, the Promised One sent from God. And she leaves her water jar there and runs into the Samaritan village. And by a few things she says, the entire village comes out to meet Jesus. Now meanwhile, the disciples. Oh, here we go. What were they doing? Well, they were buying food. Mission accomplished. Good job. They come back with food. And they say, "Alright, we're here. Let's eat." I wonder what those food buying opportunities were like for them. Like, "What are we doing here? We're in Samaria. We're buying food from Samaritans. Can we just get this done and get out of here?" But they come back and they say to Jesus, "Rabbi, eat something." And he says, "I have food to eat you know nothing about." And in my exegesis and understanding that statement, I stick in an extra word in there—"apparently." So it sounds like this to me, "I have food to eat that you apparently know nothing about." Oh, could someone have brought him food? Oh, no. "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and finish his work. That's my food." Then he said this, "Do you not say four months more and then comes the harvest? I tell you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields. They're ripe for harvest. Even now the harvest is going on." And that woman brought that whole Samaritan village in, and they ended up believing in Christ. Now, I've been convicted by that passage for a long time. I've thought, "How many such empty trips have I made to the supermarket, or my workplace setting or all kinds of things, where God had set up some evangelistic opportunities and I just missed it?" So when it says, "Follow me, and I'll make you become fishers of men," so go back to Mark 1:17, that word become, just be honest, be honest, and say, "Lord, would you make me be something I'm not? I am like the disciples. I don't care about souls. I want to be a fisher of men, but that's what I'm not." Now, before we go on in this whole topic, I think, in order to be a fisher of men, you need to be certain first that Christ has landed you, that you have been caught by Christ's gospel, that you're a Christian, that your sins are forgiven, that you have trusted in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. You can't be a fisher of men unless you yourself have been caught by Christ's Gospel. So be certain that you are born again. And then if you are, then you can come to him and say, "Would you make me like you are? Would you make me like yourself? Make me passionate for souls. Give me, Lord, the same passion for souls you have. Make me single-minded in this matter." Jesus was single-minded. He had to go through Samaria because there's a woman there, and through her, there's a whole village of Samaritans that he wants to save. That's the way Jesus was. Remember that occasion with Zacchaeus, where he is going along and Zacchaeus was the chief tax collector. And he's a short man, remember? And so he climbs up in the sycamore fig tree to get a better view of Jesus. And Jesus stops below the tree and looks up and says, "Come down, Zacchaeus, for I must eat at your house today." There's a must. There's an obligation. "We're going to have a meal together, Zacchaeus." And He ends up leading him to faith in Christ. He ends up saving him. And Jesus said, in Luke 19:9-10, he said, "Today, salvation has come to this house, for the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." Is that why you have come to every place you come to, to seek and to save? You should. Every encounter, to seek and to save, to seek and to save. That's what Jesus came to do. Luke 19:10, purpose statement. What about us? Do we have anything like the same passion for the lost? I truly believe the central lack in my heart, and it may be yours as well, is a lack of genuine love for and compassion for lost people in their lostness, a sense of brokenness over what is going on in their lives because of their sins, a sense of weeping over it and grieving over it. I naturally don't have that feeling. I would say that's true of all of us. Naturally, apart from Christ, we don't really care that sin is shredding the lives of the people around us. It's ruining them from the inside out. It's corrupting them. It's destroying their marriages. It's destroying their family life. It's destroying them through addictions, hidden addictions, or even open addictions. We don't care like we should. So, only as we follow Christ will we be fishers of men. II. Fish Who Delight to be Caught Now, this parable, this analogy, what is simile, metaphor, whatever, "fisher of men," has its limitations. All parables have limitations. And this one does too. Ordinarily, it is disastrous for the fish to be caught. I mean, what happens to the fish? I mean, when the fishermen lands it, in some cases, they get a club and beat its brains in, and then they gut it and eat it. So, Jesus, is that what's going to happen to the fish we catch? No, actually, quite the opposite. They're already getting their brains bashed in, and they're getting gutted and eaten by sin. Jesus is coming to free them. He's coming to give them life and give it abundantly. These are fish who, in the end, will be delighted that they were caught. They're going to spend eternity celebrating that they were caught by the fisher of men. So it's just good for the fish to be caught. III. Basic Fishing Technique Now let's talk of about some basic fishing technique. Fundamentally, we need to understand what evangelism is. Evangelism is tied to the Greek word for the good news, euangelion, the good message, the good news. As Jesus said in Mark 1:15, "the good news of the kingdom." So what is the good news? Well, we, years ago, kind of outlined the gospel message in four main headings: God, Man, Christ, Response. If you're going to evangelize, you need to know the gospel. And these four headings are key. You got to say some things about God. You got to say some things about the human condition. You got to say some things about Christ. And you got to call the people to respond. That's what evangelism is. So what are you going to say about God? Say that he's the Creator of all things, heaven and earth. He made all things. And as the Creator, he is a king. He rules over all things. This is his stuff because he made it. And as the king, he is able to be the law giver. He gives laws and rules by which his empire, his kingdom, should be run. And as the law giver, he is the judge. He evaluates his subjects to see whether they obey his laws or not. And the laws are the Ten Commandments, which we know. Or even easier, the two great commandments which, he has said, summarize all the law and the prophets. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself." So that's the God section. The man or humanity section is, we are created in the image of God to have a relationship with him, a love relationship with him, and be subjects of his kingdom. But we have violated the king's laws. We have broken the laws. And if you're going to evangelize, you need to know the law and do law work on the people and show them, so that they understand that they have sinned. For example, Jesus said, "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not murder.' But if you're even angry in your heart, you're in danger of the fire of hell. And you've heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But if you even lusted at a person, you've committed adultery in your heart and you're in danger of the fire of hell." So you do law work. Talk about the two commandments saying, "Do you love God with every fiber of your being? Do you love your neighbor the way you love yourself?" And, in the end, I've had people say this again and again, "Well, you're expecting people to be perfect." No, I'm not. God is. "You must be perfect as your Heavenly Father's perfect." And wherein you're not, you have sinned and broken God's commandments. And that's our condition, we are under the judgment of God the King, and we couldn't save ourselves. So thirdly, God sent his son, Jesus Christ. He was born of the Virgin. He was fully human, but he was also the Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, so he’s fully God, fully man. He lived a sinless life. He did amazing miracles. He taught amazing teachings. But most of all, he came to die on the cross in our place. He took the wrath of God and the judgment of God that we deserve on himself. On the cross, he died in our place, the death we deserve to die, so that he could give us a perfect righteousness in which we could stand on judgment day and survive. So you got three points, God, man, Christ. Now you got to call them to respond. And there is no better call than right there on the same page you're looking at, look at Mark 1:15. "The time is at hand. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the gospel." That's what you're calling them to do. They got to turn from their sins, acknowledge that they're sinners, turn from it, and believe the good news, this gospel message. Alright. So that's what this fishing is, that you are sharing that message in the power of the Holy Spirit, and calling on people to repent and believe. Now what fishing isn't, is you don't need to land the fish. You don't have that power. To use another analogy, as he said to Nicodemus, "You must be born again." The landing of the fish into the boat or on the shore is that they're born again. They're made a new creature through the power of the Holy Spirit. You do not have that power. It's not your task. But our task is to proclaim this message, God, man, Christ, response, in the power of the Spirit and leave the results to God. IV. Fishing Equipment Now let's talk a little about our fishing equipment, fishing tackle. And common to all fishing tackle, that fishing equipment, is force. There's a force that the tackle puts on the fish, to take it out of its watery surroundings, and land it, put it on the boat, put it on the shore. There's a force to all fishing tackle. Now the central text for me, on this concept of force on the fish, is in John 6:44. Don't turn there, just listen. Jesus said, in John 6:44, "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day." Now that word, "draws," is a forceful word. It's used for a drag net, that fishermen draw through the water. They're pulling it strong through the water. It's also used for drawing a sword out of a scabbard. There's a force being put. Jesus said in John 6:44, "No one can come to me if the Father doesn't draw them, put a force on their souls." No one up and comes to Christ unaided. That never happens, ever. They have to be drawn by the invisible force of the Holy Spirit, of God through the Holy Spirit. He puts a force on their souls and he draws them. And we use the expression that they are coming to Christ. They're coming. It's not a geographical physical movement from point A to point Z. But they are coming spiritually to Christ. Jesus says that cannot happen unless the Father puts a force on you, draws you. "No one up and comes to Christ unaided. That never happens, ever. They have to be drawn by the invisible force of the Holy Spirit, of God through the Holy Spirit. He puts a force on their souls and he draws them." Now, that doctrine is commonly, by some theologians, called the doctrine of irresistible grace. Because again, in John 6:44, it says, "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day," meaning you'll be saved. So when the Father puts his force on you, you're going to get saved. No one can say no. Do you not see the good news of that? We are going to fish, and we're going to land fish. It's going to work. Satan is such a liar in this. He's saying, "Ah, it's not going to work. Nobody's going to come," and so many do not come. But we're going to land some fish. Because when the Father puts his force on somebody, Jesus is going to raise him up from the dead on the last day. They're going to get saved. And so, I don't like the term irresistible grace. It gives the picture of people being dragged kicking and screaming into the kingdom. Now I know C. S. Lewis was the most reluctant convert in all England. That was his problem. But he was a convert and he was delighted to come to Christ in the end. No one gets dragged kicking and screaming to Christ. They all want to come. And so I prefer, instead, the term effectual calling. It's more, it's better, effectual calling. So when God puts his force on a soul, it is effective. It's effective. It's like when he says, "Let there be light," there's light. God is powerful. Now, we have some fishing tackle, though, by which we can put force on people's souls and bring them to Christ. So I want to zero in on four in particular. I could have called them the line, like a fishing line, but I'm going with net. So either way, net or line is okay. But there are four: the net of truth, the net of love, the net of fear, and the net of delight, these four. These four are powerful on people. First of all, the net of truth. By this I mean biblical truth, Scripture. First and foremost, the scriptures of the gospel. When Paul says in Romans 1:16, "I'm not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes." The gospel truths, in the Scripture, put a force on people. They can't shake the truths they've heard. It weighs on them, and they think about it. Think about Stephen, who was a tremendous evangelist, in Acts chapter 6, and he's reasoning and debating with some opponents. And it says in Acts 6:9-10, "These men began to argue with Stephen, but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke." So there's a powerful logic and reasoning and truth to the Scriptures, and it's irresistible. It's powerful. Same thing with the Apostle Paul. In Acts 17, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days, he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that Christ had to rise from the dead. And it was immediately effective. Some Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent women. So this is a powerful Word. The Scripture has converting power. When Peter, on the day of Pentecost, under the power of the Holy Spirit, preached a whole bunch of Old Testament prophecies predicting the resurrection of Christ and all that, and making the gospel plain, by these scriptural truths. It says in Acts 2:37, "When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart," cut to the heart, "and said to Peter and the other apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?'" The Scriptures can stick in someone's mind and they can't shake them. I heard a story, from the 18th century, of a man who was a hundred years old. He was a healthy hundred year old farmer, in Colonial New England, around the time of George Whitfield, around the time of the Great Awakening, maybe around the year 1770. But he, at age a hundred, had not trusted Christ, but he's still healthy. He was sitting out in a field, under a tree, and he was thinking about his childhood, long life in his childhood. He went back to his boyhood years in Dartmouth, England, before he sailed for the New World, before he sailed for America. And at the age of 15, he had heard a sermon preached by an English Puritan pastor named John Flavel. And the text was 1 Corinthians 16:22, "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. Come, Lord Jesus." One text. 85 years ago, and he's thinking about it and the sermon and the exposition. And Flavel, in that sermon, focused on the horror of dying apart from Christ, and facing the curse and the wrath of God. And sitting under that tree, 85 years later, this man, Luke Short, came to faith in Christ. Now, I think it's best that they not wait 85 years. 85 years of not being a Christian is a long time to waste your life. But at least he came. I've been on the airplane, sharing the gospel. And I get done, and we're preparing to land. We're in that landing pattern. And we've had a good conversation, but the guy hasn't come to Christ yet. And I said to this man, I said, "I'm going to pray tonight, that you will not be able to sleep, and you'll be thinking about the scriptures we've talked about." Now I never find out. They never call that, "Oh, by the way, I wasn't able to sleep. And I came to Christ." Until heaven, I won't know. But I've prayed for that, "Keep them up, Lord. Keep them awake. Make them think about the scriptures that we've talked about." So that's the first, the force or the net of truth. Secondly, the net of love, the net of love. Christian love is a powerful apologetic for the gospel. This world of sin is vicious in its wickedness, vicious. Titus 3:3-5 talks about this kind of viciousness. It says there, "At one time, we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy," listen to this phrase, "being hated and hating one another," being hated and hating one another. "But, when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us." So, into this mass, this pit of viper world that Jesus came into, we were hating and hating each other, being hated and hating one another, and where we lived in malice and envy. And then the kindness and love of God appeared in Christ. Says in Hosea 11:4, "I led them with cords of human kindness." Think about that. Isn't that good for my fishing analogy? Cords of human kindness. So, wrap them up with cords of kindness and love, with ties of love. No one did this better than Jesus. No one ever loved the way this man loved. And his followers did the same. You remember Stephen at the end, when he's being stoned to death, and he's dying under their wrath and malice? Do you remember what he said? He said, "Lord, please do not hold this sin against them." Now, if you're Saul of Tarsus in an unconverted state, and you watch that man die like that, that puts us, the Lord later said, goads into Saul's soul, pushing him to Christ. And so the church should be a community of love, first within ourselves, that we would be a loving community. You walk in here and you feel the love. You walk into a home fellowship and you feel that the people really actually love each other. Jesus said, "By this will all men know that you're my disciples, if you love one another." So that FBC would be a community of love, just because we love each other. But also, it has converting power. Because the people out there, they don't see love like this. They don't know what it's like to be loved like that. Tertullian, a Christian apologist, around the year AD 200, was talking about the effect of that love on lost people. And he said, "These unconverted Romans are watching us, and they're saying, 'Behold, how they love one another. Behold, how they love one another.'" But then, secondly, the love we show to them in particular. Christians have led the way in felt needs ministries, in establishing hospitals and clinics and benevolent ministries all over the world, in the pattern of Jesus, meeting temporal needs, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, caring for orphans and widows. It's just something that Christians have done all along. In the early Roman era, they would go and find babies that had been exposed. They used to just leave them under bridges. And they would pick them up and raise them as their own. All the way to the orphanages established by George Müller and Charles Spurgeon in Victorian England, 19th century England. Or even in that same era, William and Catherine Booth, who ministered to the poorest of London in the early days of the Salvation Army, Christians have displayed sacrificial love. What is God? What needs is God leading our church to meet here in Durham that we're presently not meeting? There are some that we are, but what are some new ministries that God might be laying on your heart, or your heart, or your heart, someone's heart, that could meet a felt need for the purpose of leading lost people to Christ? The nets of love. Thirdly, the net of fear. The net of fear. "'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved." Fear of judgment, fear of wrath, leads people to Christ. They flee the wrath to come. They should be afraid. They should be more afraid of hell than they are. I think that we evangelists, we can fear death and hell on their behalf, because they're not afraid of it. Jesus talked more about hell than anyone that had ever lived before him. In Matthew 10:28, he said, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Yes, I tell you, fear him. I was watching the movie Free Solo, about Alex Honnold. Have you seen this movie, where he's climbing the Yosemite rock face with no equipment, just his hands? And he's hanging by fingertips on the side of that rock, thousands of feet up in the air. And I know, from what I've read, that he's an atheist. I know that he's lost, while he's hanging by his fingers by the side on the Yosemite wall. So, I was watching that differently than just a watcher of the movie. It's like, "Do you understand what you're hanging over?" This image was first put in my mind by reading the historical circumstances of Jonathan Edward's sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," that he preached in Enfield, Connecticut, 1741. On the text, "In due time, their foot will slip." And he basically used the fact that the revival had passed Enfield by, and up to that point, most people hadn't been changed by it at all, to say, in a very kind of straight way, "It could be the gospels passing all of you by. And you're under the wrath of God, and you don't understand that you're basically walking on a rotten plank across the open pit of hell." And by the time he got done, the people were crying out, "What must I do to be saved?" They were in terror. Now I know that it's not an easy ministry, that we would stimulate people to be afraid to die, stimulate people to be afraid of hell, but that's part of the job. That's part of the task. And it is one of the reasons it makes evangelism difficult to do. But you think about Pilgrim's Progress, and what was it that caused Christian to begin his pilgrimage? He realized, by reading in the book that he was reading, that he lived in a place called the City of Destruction and he didn't know it. And he knew that he has to get out of town. He's got to get out of the City of Destruction. So the net of fear. And then, finally, the net of delight. Where did Christian flee to? Well, he fled to a place called the Celestial City. The Celestial City, heaven, is a beautiful place. You don't want to miss it. You don't want to miss it. And so the delights of heaven. One of his neighbors, Pliable, runs with him for a little while. I don't know if you remember this. And he says, "Well, tell me the beautiful place you're going. I've heard good things." He's like, "Well," Christian said, "there's an endless kingdom to be enjoyed and everlasting life to be given us, and that we may live in that kingdom forever. And there are crowns of glory to be given us, and garments that will make us shine like the sun in the sky. And there'll be no more crying nor sorrow, for he that is the owner of the place shall wipe all tears from our eyes." And Pliable says, "I'm in. I want to be part of that." It's the ultimate fear of missing out, friends. You don't want to miss this one. But best of all, is the delight in being with Christ, being with Christ, just being with him. I remember, I was sharing the gospel with one individual, and we had been meeting multiple times, going carefully through the book of Romans. There was nothing more to say. We'd gotten through the whole thing. And I was talking to him about the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. And it ends, remember, they're sitting with Jesus and they're sharing a meal. And he's talking to them about the kingdom and all that. And then he breaks bread and disappears from their eyes. And they said, "Were not our hearts burning within us when he opened the scriptures to us?" And this man that I'd been meeting with multiple times said to me, "I wish I had been there." I was like, "All right, stop. You can actually be there forever. What do you say?" "What do I do?" I said, "Ask Jesus to be your Savior." "Like how?" I said, "Ask him, now. Ask him, and he'll save you." And he did. Delight. I want Christ. I want to be with Christ. And I want to be with him forever. And I want to be in that beautiful world. The net of delight. These are the four, these four powerful nets. John Bunyan himself, this is one of the great stories from church history, Bunyan himself was converted, in part, when he overheard the conversation of a couple of unnamed women. He was a tinker, which means he went from place to place, sharpening knives and repairing pots and pans. And he overheard some women. And this is what he said, "I thought they spoke as if joy did make them speak. And they spoke with such pleasantness of scripture language and with such appearance of grace in all they said, that they were to me as if they had found a new world." They didn't even know he was listening. They were just so filled with joy at what their life was going to be like in heaven. He's like, "I'm on the outside looking in. I want in." So do you see these four nets? The net of truth, Scripture truth. The net of love, of cords of human kindness, showing people hospitality, meeting felt needs, doing ministries, the net of love. And the net of fear, that they would understand what will happen if they do not trust Christ, that they're under the wrath of God, and judgment is coming soon and they don't know when. And then the net of delight, the delights of heaven, but especially the delight of being with Jesus. Use that fishing tackle. V. Finding the Fish Now you may say, "Where are the fish? How am I going to find the fish?" Veteran fishermen among you will tell you, "Look, you can have the best equipment and you can be out there. You can go to the same place you’ve been before. You can have the expensive sonar thing that tells you definitely where the fish are, and you can still catch no fish." That happened twice to Peter. You know that? Peter went out and fished all night long and caught nothing. Twice. In Luke 5:5, "We’ve worked hard all night and haven't caught a thing." And then again in John 21:3, they went out, got into the boat, but that night, they caught nothing. Let me tell you something. Jesus knows where the fish are. And better than that, not only does he know where the fish are, he actually has secret power over their little fish brains, to make them make a strong left hand turn and swim into Peter's net. What in the world's going on with that? You remember what happened. He caught so many fish that the boat began to sink. So they're swimming in the Sea of Galilee, just swimming, just living their fish lives. And then, suddenly, they turned and went right into the net. Jesus has the power to make the fish swim into these nets. He has that kind of power. Throughout church history, again and again, God, through the Holy Spirit has led his messengers to go to specific places and do specific ministries, because there are some unconverted people ready to come to Christ. In the Muslim world, you see this with dreams, where people have dreams, and they're told to go to a certain city and a man who will be wearing a red coat and have a certain hat. These kinds of things happen. And God sets up that occasion and they come to Christ. But think about Philip. And an angel of the Lord appeared to him in Acts 8, and the angel told him where to go, "Go south to the road, the desert road, that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." So he goes down there, and what does he find? An Ethiopian eunuch who's reading the book of Isaiah the prophet, but doesn't understand. "Can you explain it to me?" Oh my goodness. Oh, God, give me an opportunity like that. If I can't land that fish, something's wrong with me. "I'm reading Isaiah 53, is the prophet talking about himself or someone else?" "Oh, God," pray that, say, "God, would you give me this week somebody who wants me to explain Isaiah 53 to them?" But that was orchestrated by God. He set it up. He brought Philip to where of the fish were. And along with this, dear friends, we need a single-minded devotion to fishing. Single-minded devotion. Paul said in Acts 20:24, "I consider my life worth nothing to me, my only aim is to the finish race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me, the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Single-minded. My life is for this purpose. We're distracted by so many things. We're into so many things that have no eternal consequence. Ask God to make you a fisher of men. George Whitfield, who's one of the greatest evangelists in history, speaking before thousands of people, he also was into individual personal evangelism too. And he said, "God forbid that I should travel in a carriage or anywhere else, with anyone for a quarter of an hour and not speak to them about Christ." God forbid. If he gives me 15 minutes with somebody, I'm going to talk to him. D. L. Moody, another traveling evangelist, spoke to thousands of people, made a personal commitment to not go to bed every day if he had not spoken, individually and personally, to somebody about Christ. Many times, he was just about to go to bed and forgot. And he got up and went out in the street and found somebody to talk to. D. L. Moody. VI. A Direct and Urgent Appeal So I'm going to finish by making to you a direct and urgent appeal. I'm going to ask you to hear, in this text today, Mark 1:17, Christ calling on all of us to make us become what we have not been up to this point, fishers of men. That you would realize we have a tremendous opportunity here. Estimates show us that the Triangle region of North Carolina will double in population over the next 25 years. It's already just growing. You can see it. You can see the condominiums that are going up, the houses that are being built. These are commercial developers that think that people are going to pour into this area. Many of them, most of them, will be lost, will be unchurched. It's opportunity for us. It's an opportunity. And for us, I think it begins with the power of the Holy Spirit that comes on us, in answer to prayer. "You'll receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you'll be my witnesses." So I am calling on all of you, the elders are calling on all of you, to join us in prayer for four consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30, or longer if the Holy Spirit wants us to stay longer. You'll know at the time. If you're there, you'll know we're supposed to stay. But for four weeks, to pray for evangelistic fruitfulness. It's going to start on February 23rd, and it's going to go through March 16th, from 6:30 to 7:30. We'll have childcare as we always do. That's a slot I usually teach the Bible in. We'll be right here in this sanctuary and we'll pray for an hour, for four weeks, for evangelistic fruit and power. Close with me in prayer. Father, thank you for the time that we've had to study your word today. I pray that you would just do a supernatural work in us, to make us fishers of others, fishers of human beings, of people, that we can see the gospel work mightily in this Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. God, give us grace, give us fruit, give us power, give us a heart for the lost. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.

Corey's Secret Stories on Mental Health
Why Acceptance Isn't Giving Up | Awareness | Book Therapy with Anthony De Mello by Corey Bennett Boardman CLIP

Corey's Secret Stories on Mental Health

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 2:21


Let's talk about depression and understanding, grief and character building events (Alex Honnold), and the "Smoke Monster" from Lost. Awareness | Book Therapy with Anthony De Mello by Corey Bennett Boardman CLIP

Living Philosophy
Hans Florine on the Virtue of Speed, Climbing, and Learning How to Fail in Order to Succeed

Living Philosophy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 49:34


Hans Florine is a world-renowned climber, best known for holding the record for the fastest ascent of the Nose on El Capitan (Yosemite) with Alex Honnold in 2012. The record remained until 2018. Hans has spent his life learning from competition and the application of different models of thinking in order to problem solve and be as efficient as possible. Listen to him reflect on the roles of learning how to fail in order to become better, cooperative competition, and his own motivational wisdom and ideas.Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.Host:Dr Todd MeiSponsors:Philosophy2u.comHillary Hutchinson, Career and Change Coach at Transitioning Your LifeHermeneutics in Real LifeGeoffrey Moore, author of The Infinite Staircase     Links Related to this Episode:Hans Florine (www.hansflorine.com)On LinkedInOn Twitter (@hansflorine)On the Nose (Amazon)On the Nose (Audio Book)Do Hard Things Challenge (www.dhtchallenge.com)Birthday Challenge (http://www.birthdaychallenge.com/whatis.html)Eric Weihenmayer (Wikipedia)Obituary for Steve Edwards, Outside Magazine (by Hans Florine)Brian Tracy (Wikipedia)Photo: Falcon PressMusic: www.bensound.com

Elements of Adventure
Ep. 2 - Jon Carman: Hunting as a renewable and sustainable resource, standing where no other human has stood before, and beating Alex Honnold's fastest time on El Capitan.

Elements of Adventure

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 108:20


Jon Carman was the first person that I befriended at Berea College when we both pursued our education there and was the driving force behind me becoming more outdoorsy and adventurous. He's had a profound effect on my life and the lives of many others, and I was excited to be able to pick his brain on how he thinks about the very subject that he helped me to embrace. We talk about his views on how hunting is a sustainable and renewable resource and why he doesn't consider it to be a sport, why Americans eat the meats that we do, how caving is one of the final frontiers and what it's like to stand where no other human has set foot before, and how he beat Alex Honnold's fastest time to the top of El Capitan. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed creating it. Stick around at the end for ideas on how to support the podcast. Thanks! 

Honestly? Hell Yeah
Free Solo (2018): Vertical Horizon

Honestly? Hell Yeah

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 53:38


In the eleventh hour, when few thought we could and most thought we shouldn't, we have managed to exhibit an act of bravery so daring that it's guaranteed to send shockwaves through communities far and wide: We actually recorded a second episode for November! We aren't the only daredevils in this story, though. In National Geographic's documentary, Free Solo, we follow a gentleman named Alex Honnold who, for some reason, insists on repeatedly climbing thousands of feet into the air on the face of many mountains without any ropes, clips, carabiners, parachutes, nets, or anything that would prevent certain death should his little tootsie slip. It's a dangerous, dirty, lonely, albeit high-paying job but somebody's gotta do it! Right? SOMEBODY has to get paid to wear Patagonia and commit extremely perilous and unnecessary acts of athleticism...right, guys? Right?? Tune in! 

Cutting For Sign with Ron Cecil and Daniel Penner Cline
39 Babsi Zangerl - World Class Rock Climber

Cutting For Sign with Ron Cecil and Daniel Penner Cline

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 91:07


SUPPORT Babsi Zangerl is widely regarded as the best female climber in the world, as well as National Geographic's 2019 Adventurer of the Year. She found climbing as a teenager and soon completed an ascent of Pura Vida, the hardest boulder climbed by a woman at the time. At age 19, she herniated a disc in her back. A doctor said she's never climb again. However, she quit bouldering and switched her focus to rope climbing. Since then she has become the first woman to complete the famed Alpine Trilogy, and completed five of El Capitan's hardest big-wall free climbs, including just the second free ascent of Magic Mushroom. On top of that, to balance her life, she works a part-time job as a radiology assistant. Her contemporaries describe her as relentless and tenacious but also humble, low-key and unassuming. Alex Honnold, the famed free soloist said of her “She's so mellow that it's hard to think of her as ‘the best.” Babsi believes in genuinely embracing process and adversity, in holding herself to strict climbing ethics, that it's more memorable when one has to work extra for a route, and just diving into adventure because people might not know what they're capable of. EPISODE LINKS National Geographic article: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/article/babsi-zangerl-climber CONTACT BABSI ZANGERL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babsizangerl/ CONTACT RON CECIL Website: https://www.roncecil.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rcecil/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ron.cecil CONTACT DANIEL PENNER CLINE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dpennercline/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1498866808 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cutting-for-sign/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cutting-for-sign/support

The Line to Mastery with Cam Nelson
47. Transitioning into Purpose with Joe Hawley (SELF MASTERY)

The Line to Mastery with Cam Nelson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 93:30


Joe Hawley is a former NFL athlete turned entrepreneur, podcast host, and Founder of The Härt Collective, a community built exclusively for former male professional athletes. After 8 seasons in the NFL, he retired in 2017, donated his belongings, bought a van, and traveled the US for nearly two years. During his time on the road, Joe realized the unique challenges that come from transitioning out of professional athletics like the feeling of isolation and loss of identity. He knew that a community of like-minded, high-achieving former athletes who are focused on reaching their highest potential outside of sports was what he deeply desired to surround himself with which led him to create The Härt Collective in November of 2020.In this episode, we drop into the esoteric, the paradoxes of the human experience, and how what seems like a challenge always ends up being for us. This was one of my favorite conversations I have had on the podcast and it's an honor to share it with you!  Athletic Performance Accelerator is my signature elite 90 day mindset transformation program. It is for athletes and performers ready to tap into the potential of their minds, be able to regulate their nervous system under high stress performances, and align to the level 99 version of themselves. Everything in the program I  have used to transform my life into a highline professional, entrepreneur, and podcast host. It's the cultivation of my life's work and what I will be offering in the world for years to come. Shoot me a dm on Instagram if you are interested in joining or know of any athletes that could use this transformation. This is my signature program and how I will be serving clients for the next few years.Connect with JoeWebsite |www.joe-hawley.comWebsite | The Härt CollectiveLinkedIn | Joe Hawley Instagram | @joe.hawleyYouTube | Joe HawleyClubhouse | @joe.hawleySlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkAlex HonnoldAlex Honnold is a incredible climber. Alex Honnold's discipline and dedication to climbing inspires me. One day Alex Honnold will be on this podcast.Go watch Alex Honnold climb in the movie Freesolo. Alex Honnold is a legend.SlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkAubrey MarcusAubrey Marcus created Onnit and FFS. Aubrey Marcus believes in being a better person to better the planet. Aubrey Marcus inspires me to become a better person. Aubrey Marcus is a leader and role model. It is inspiring when Aubrey Marcus shares his ethos. Aubrey Marcus says para el bien de todos. Aubrey Marcus Onnit Aubrey Marcus Onnit Aubrey MarcusSlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkErick GodseyErick Godsey is a legend. Erick Godsey studies psychology. Erick Godsey loves Carl Jung. Erick Godsey is one of the greatest minds of our time. Erick Godsey has a podcast called the Myths that Make Us. Erick Godsey will remind you to journal. Erick Godsey will encourage you to follow your dharma Erick GodseySlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkKyle Kingsbury Kyle Kingsbury is a retired MMA fighter. Kyle Kingsbury is an optimized human. Kyle Kingsbury is an embodied

The RunOut Podcast
RunOut #68: Chasing the Alpinist

The RunOut Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 78:07


RunOut #68: Chasing the Alpinist Marc André Leclerc was one of the most reticent and enigmatic figures in climbing—a guy who few knew much about other than what what we learned from the second-hand reports emanating out of the alpine and describing his latest solo. Even the perpetually nonplussed Alex Honnold shuddered in fear and awe upon hearing some of what Leclerc had managed to climb. On today's podcast, we are joined by the director and filmmaker Peter Mortimer, whose new film is The Alpinist, which tells the definitive and long-awaited story of Marc André Leclerc. Peter reveals some of the behind-the-scenes details about making this film, the honor of getting to know one of the most beguiling and talented figures of our sport in recent years, and ultimately, the pain of losing him to an avalanche right as the film was supposed to be wrapped. But first, we dive into a bolting debacle on Pike's Peak and consider whether we're in the final throes of these debates, or if we will continue to see the invocation of the Bachar-Yerian Fallacy as a way to perpetuate climbing's most depressing pissing match. For our final bit, Aaron Glasenapp has a total eclipse of the heart. Show Notes The Alpinist film homepage and where to get tickets. Sender Films “From Climbing Partners to Bitter Enemies: In the Trenches of the Pikes Peak Bolt War” by Corey Buhay for Climbing.com Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance survey results The Case of Ten Sleep on Evening Sends. Watching the eclipse on the Grand Teton. Become a RunOut Rope Gun! Support our podcast and increase your RunOut runtime. Bonus episodes, AMA, and more will be available to our Rope Guns. Thank you for your support! http://patreon.com/runoutpodcastContact us Send ideas, voicemail, feedback and more. andrew@runoutpodcast.com // chris@runoutpodcast.com

Harvest Phase
The Annals of Lawrence Longstring and His Feast For Odin

Harvest Phase

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 147:24


Another super fast week sees us playing a handful of new games and breaking out some old classics. We attempt to deduce why I am so successful at finding Planet X, wonder how to mind slip through the work week, realize that our prowess at a board game about cooking does not translate into the kitchen, and wonder why we should make wine when you can give tours of a barren wasteland and still achieve a commendable score. In addition, a legend is created while using sand timers to create A Feast for Odin. Off Brand is a long winded conversation about our Marvel movie fatigue, before making no argument beyond, Aerosmith, a cymbal crash, and muscle cars, for why Dazed and Confused has the greatest opening scene in cinema history, and we beg you to watch Free Solo and marvel at Alex Honnold. Also, there is a theory that Adam Driver and Alex Honnold in one room breaks international hunkiness laws. Fresh Plays:07:20 Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage (Jay Cormier, Sen-Foong Lim, Off the Page Games)20:45 Kitchen Rush (Vangelis Bagiartakis, David Turczi, Pegasus Spiele)34:06 Viticulture (Jamey Stegmaier, Alan Stone, Stonemaier Games) Featured Game:55:53 A Feast for Odin (Uwe Rosenberg, Z-Man Games)Off Brand - Unabashed Nonsense About The Movies (Watch Free Solo)1:42:00 

The Line to Mastery with Cam Nelson
46. Balance and Showing Up with Anthony Roumell (SELF MASTERY)

The Line to Mastery with Cam Nelson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 85:28


Anthony Roumell is a student of life, balance, and becoming the best he can be. He owns the Center for Balanced Training in San Diego, CA. Has been a personal trainer for almost 20 years and loves helping people move better. He holds space for people of all age ranges to discover the power they have in their body and the transformation they are capable of experiencing.  In this conversation, Anthony shares his movement journey from body building, to jiu jitsu, yoga, slacklining, hand balancing, and becoming a movement master. He shares his view on Instagram as a training journal, developing the habit of showing up, living a meaningful life, being a father, and being consistent in your life. It was a gift to record this podcast with Anthony and to share this conversation with you. Anthony has been an inspiration for me in whats possible as we age and to continue pursuing your gifts at each stage of your life. Enjoy with joy!Athletic Performance Accelerator is my signature elite 90 day mindset transformation program. It is for athletes and performers ready to tap into the potential of their minds, be able to regulate their nervous system under high stress performances, and align to the level 99 version of themselves. Everything in the program I  have used to transform my life into a highline professional, entrepreneur, and podcast host. It's the cultivation of my life's work and what I will be offering in the world for years to come. Shoot me a dm on Instagram if you are interested in joining or know of any athletes that could use this transformation. This is my signature program and how I will be serving clients for the next few years.Recorded in  Austin, TXAnthony Roumell : https://www.instagram.com/anthony_balance_/Intro produced by: https://www.instagram.com/coopmahndala/?hl=enGraphic by: https://www.instagram.com/sammilee.art/Podcast Host: https://www.instagram.com/slackcamnelson/?hl=enSlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkAlex HonnoldAlex Honnold is a incredible climber. Alex Honnold's discipline and dedication to climbing inspires me. One day Alex Honnold will be on this podcast.Go watch Alex Honnold climb in the movie Freesolo. Alex Honnold is a legend.SlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkAubrey MarcusAubrey Marcus created Onnit and FFS. Aubrey Marcus believes in being a better person to better the planet. Aubrey Marcus inspires me to become a better person. Aubrey Marcus is a leader and role model. It is inspiring when Aubrey Marcus shares his ethos. Aubrey Marcus says para el bien de todos. Aubrey Marcus Onnit Aubrey Marcus Onnit Aubrey MarcusSlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkErick GodseyErick Godsey is a legend. Erick Godsey studies psychology. Erick Godsey loves Carl Jung. Erick Godsey is one of the greatest minds of our time. Erick Godsey has a podcast called the Myths that Make Us. Erick Godsey will remind you to journal. Erick Godsey will encourage you to follow your dharmaErick GodseySlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkKyle Kingsbury Kyle Kingsbury is a retired MMA fighter. Kyle Kingsbury is an optimized human. Kyle Kingsbury is an embodied

The Line to Mastery with Cam Nelson
45. Sacred Union and Connection with Ian Mills (MUSIC)

The Line to Mastery with Cam Nelson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 68:18


Ian Mills is a free spirit, Fit for Service brother, musician, and powerful embodiment of the mature masculine. This episode begins with some musical medicine from the man himself. An original song that leads way to the cosmic connection behind the lyrics having evolved into a fortuitous ode to his future wife, Cecilia. We connect on the profound story of his release of his former self, into the materialization of his transcendent love story, and the synergy forged by the interdependence they embody together. This is his story of the manifestation to his highest power and in turn, finding eternal love through the amalgamation of mind, body and soul to another. This podcast is a privilege to share with you all, it is vibrant, enlightening, and will make a fervent impact on the partnerships brought to life into the future.Athletic Performance Accelerator is my elite 90 mindset transformation program. It is for athletes ready to embody a fearless mindset, be able to control their nervous system under high stress performances, and become the version of themselves that they dream of. Everything in the program I embody and have used to transform my life into a highline professional, entrepreneur, and podcast host. It's the cultivation of my life's work and what I will be offering in the world for years to come. Shoot me a dm on Instagram if you are interested in joining or know of any athletes that could use this transformation. This is my signature program and how I will be serving clients for the next few years.Recorded in  Austin, TXIan Mills : https://www.instagram.com/_ianmills/Intro produced by: https://www.instagram.com/coopmahndala/?hl=enGraphic by: https://www.instagram.com/sammilee.art/Podcast Host: https://www.instagram.com/slackcamnelson/?hl=enSlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkAlex HonnoldAlex Honnold is a incredible climber. Alex Honnold's discipline and dedication to climbing inspires me. One day Alex Honnold will be on this podcast.Go watch Alex Honnold climb in the movie Freesolo. Alex Honnold is a legend.SlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkAubrey MarcusAubrey Marcus created Onnit and FFS. Aubrey Marcus believes in being a better person to better the planet. Aubrey Marcus inspires me to become a better person. Aubrey Marcus is a leader and role model. It is inspiring when Aubrey Marcus shares his ethos. Aubrey Marcus says para el bien de todos. Aubrey Marcus Onnit Aubrey Marcus Onnit Aubrey MarcusSlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkErick GodseyErick Godsey is a legend. Erick Godsey studies psychology. Erick Godsey loves Carl Jung. Erick Godsey is one of the greatest minds of our time. Erick Godsey has a podcast called the Myths that Make Us. Erick Godsey will remind you to journal. Erick Godsey will encourage you to follow your dharmaErick GodseySlacklineSelf MasteryHuman Optimization MusicBreathworkKyle Kingsbury Kyle Kingsbury is a retired MMA fighter. Kyle Kingsbury is an opti