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Toxic A$$ Friends Podcast
Episode |38 " American Ninja Warrior Training Day 1"

Toxic A$$ Friends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 36:45


On this weeks episode they touch on the super acts, shows like 90 day fiancée, Love on a spectrum and much more --- 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/toxicassfriends/message

Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast
News Minute: Woodstock Teen on American Ninja Warrior

Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 1:08


A teenager from Woodstock marked his return to the “American Ninja Warrior Junior” competition last week, marking his third appearance on the show #NinjaWarrior #WoodstockGA #CherokeeCounty #Georgia #LocalNews           -          -          -          -          -          -          The Cherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast is local news for Woodstock, Canton, and all of Cherokee County. Register Here for your essential digital news.             This podcast was produced and published for the Cherokee Tribune-Ledger and TribuneLedgerNews.com by BG Ad Group on 10-21-2021.   For advertising inquiries, please email j.southerland@bgadgroup.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Optimize Yourself
Ep166: How a Near-Death Experience Turned Massive Failure Into Growth | with Chinna Balachandran, ANW

Optimize Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 65:54


“Your obstacles don't care about what you've been through.” - Chinna Balachandran Fail is a four letter word that most of us avoid like the plague. We live in a society that is obsessed with achievement, yet has no tolerance for failure. But any successful person will tell you that regular and consistent failure is not only part of the path to success...failure IS the path. Without embracing failure, you'll never learn how to overcome obstacles or become resilient in the face of adversity thus never achieving your goals. You don't get to choose your obstacles, so when obstacles choose you, you have to be ready. That was certainly the case with today's guest, Chinna Balachandran. In 2019 Chinna was suddenly and unexpectedly afflicted with an acute subdural hematoma, or in layman's terms, a slow brain bleed with a mortality rate of 50%-90%. The brain bleed was so severe that his brainstem compressed into his spinal cord. When he awoke from emergency brain surgery, he found himself paralyzed on the left side of his body, unsure of his cognitive abilities, and incapable of taking care of himself. Now just two years later Chinna is back to work as a school psychologist, an advocate for neuro-trauma survivors, newly married, and has competed on American Ninja Warrior two times. His recovery, on paper, is nothing short of miraculous. But when you hear him talk, he tells it as a simple practice of accepting where he was day after day, taking tiny steps forward, and celebrating the small wins. Failure was simply a stepping stone on the road to success. Though I sincerely hope you never have to endure a traumatic brain injury, the lessons learned from this conversation apply to any obstacles you might encounter. Prepare to be inspired and armed with practical strategies to take on your own road to success. Want to Hear More Episodes Like This One? » Click here to subscribe and never miss another episode   Here's What You'll Learn: Chinna's life before his traumatic brain injury. The events that led up to his brain injury. What led Chinna to become a school psychologist working with deaf and blind children. The details of his brain injury and the awful prognosis he received. The list of side effects and symptoms that he was plagued with after leaving the hospital. The thoughts that Chinna had when he was in the hospital and recovering. How he decided to train for American Ninja Warrior. KEY TAKEAWAY: The first step to any challenge is accepting where you are now. Gratitude and celebrating small wins was essential in his recovery. The secret formula for success in three steps. Chinna's strategy for being prepared for setbacks. The shift in mindset he made between year one and two of ANW to improve his performance. KEY TAKEAWAY: Do not ignore the psychological aspect of any performance or skill you are trying to perform or learn. How the lessons learned in ANW can be applied to your own life. Chinna's advice to his younger self. (I'm stealing this and putting it on a t-shirt!) Useful Resources Mentioned: Dr. David Fajgenbaum: What 5 Near-Death Experiences Can Teach Us About Living Continue to Listen & Learn Ep165: How to Overcome Doubting Yourself When You Know You're Meant For More | with Sandy Zimmerman, ANW Ep143: Mastering the “Chess Mindset” to Achieve Any Difficult Goal (and Get Really Good at Failing Along the Way) | with Misha Tenenbaum Ep105: Ramit Sethi on Forging The Path Towards Your Own ‘Rich Life' Ep86: How to Become ‘Indistractable' | with Nir Eyal Ep98: P90X Creator Tony Horton on Covid-19, Staying Healthy During Quarantine, Boosting Immunity, & More Ep120: The Ninja Warrior Mother-Daughter Dynamic Duo, Part 1 | with Ginny MacColl, ANW Ep121: The Ninja Warrior Mother-Daughter Dynamic Duo, Part 2 | with Jessie Graff, ANW Ep06: Defining Your Purpose and Living Large | with Tony Horton Ep68: How to Go From Couch to the (Spartan) Course | with Rose Wetzel, ANW Ep60: Getting 1% Better Every Single Day | with Westley Silvestri, ANW Ep49: Mastering The Mental Game of Focus | with Kevin Bull, ANW Ep67: How to Be 'Better Than Yesterday' | With Jimmy Choi, ANW Our Generous Sponsor: This episode was brought to you by Ergodriven, the makers of the Topo Mat (my #1 recommendation for anyone who stands at their workstation) and now their latest product. New Standard Whole Protein is a blend of both whey and collagen, sourced from the highest quality ingredients without any of the unnecessary filler or garbage. Not only will you get more energy and focus from this protein powder, you will notice improvements in your skin, hair, nails, joints and muscles. And because they don't spend a lot on excessive marketing and advertising expenses, the savings gets passed on to you. Guest Bio: Chinna Balachandran works to support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach as a school psychologist in Southern California. He currently works in a Level 14 locked psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents. He has worked in residential settings that specialize in low-incidence disabilities and typical public schools throughout the last decade. In addition to practicing school psychology, Chinna was also once a hobby boxer. After driving home from a spar in early 2019, he began noticing signs of neurological dysfunction. He had unknowingly sustained an acute subdural hematoma, a slow brain bleed. He was incredibly fortunate to awake from surgery at all, but he suddenly found himself paralyzed on the left side of his body, unsure of his cognitive abilities, and entirely incapable of taking care of himself. He has since recovered and resumed his school psychologist responsibilities in full while also learning a new sport to compete on NBC's American Ninja Warrior, in the hopes that his journey can help others suffering like he was. Show Credits: This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared by Debby Germino and published by Glen McNiel. The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet).

The Daily Dose w/Pastor Chad Reisig
Episode 274 - Grip Strength

The Daily Dose w/Pastor Chad Reisig

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 2:58


“From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.” ~ Isaiah 43:13 (NLT) There is a show that has been airing for several seasons on TV called American Ninja Warrior. The concept is that contestants must navigate a series of obstacles and hit the button at the end of the course to proclaim their victory. One of the things that I marvel at about these contestants is their grip strength. Many of the obstacles involve the contestants hanging from ledges only an inch deep – just enough for their finger tips to grab on. Other obstacles require them to leap from bar to bar while dangling 10-15 feet off the ground. It is amazing how they are able to hang on, not just for one obstacle, but for the five or six different obstacles that they must complete to reach the end – all without falling off once (which disqualifies you). While we may marvel at the strength of these elite athletes, their grip can't compare to the one who laid the foundations of the universe and formed man from dust. The nail-pierced hands of our Lord and Savior are the strongest that ever have been and ever will be. However, unlike our Ninja athletes, God isn't hanging on to possessions or objects. His grip strength is reserved for those whom have claimed Jesus Christ as their Savior. You see, when we accept Jesus, and enter into that eternal relationship with Him, He grabs us by the hand and leads us through this life and into eternity. And, as our verse today states, “From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand.” In other words, there is no force anywhere, including all the powers of hell, that can rip us away from God. God doesn't ever lose His grip. No matter what Satan and his minions may throw at you, know that your salvation rests secure in the hands of your Creator and Savior. They can't defeat his grip on you. No matter what mistakes you've made, the guilt and shame you've endured, or the sins you've committed, God won't let go as long as you ask Him in all sincerity to hang on. So today, and every day, praise God for His grip strength. Praise Him for hanging on to you no matter what happens in life. Praise Jesus for inviting you into a relationship with your Eternal King. And, here's the kicker, recommit to Him that you will never let go.

Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon
Last Ninja Standing Kaden Lebsack Takes A Beyond The Mic Short Cut

Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 6:12


Kaden Lebsack loathes math, but enjoys everything but Stage 4 on American Ninja Warrior. Time for a Beyond the Mic Short Cut. Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon is the conversation series where actors, artists, authors, and more go deeper than a traditional interview. They go “Beyond the Mic”.

Leadership Excellence Podcast
Fail Proof: Become the Unstoppable You with American Ninja Warrior Alex Weber

Leadership Excellence Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 48:02


What would you do if you couldn't fail? Who might you become? What might you lead? How might you help your team members become unstoppable? In this episode, we talk about how to be unstoppable with five-time TEDx Speaker and American Ninja Warrior, Alex Weber.Alex talks about the six-step system to becoming the unstoppable you, which he also shares in his upcoming book, “Fool Proof: Become the Unstoppable You”. He also talks about his journey towards becoming an American Ninja Warrior, how he motivates himself to stick to his goals, how to manage your emotions and be more confident, and more!Topics covered in this episode:In this episode, we discuss:[08:46]  6-Step System to Becoming the Unstoppable You[13:24]  Two obstacles to fulfilling your dreams and goals[15:09]  Claiming the goal…[16:44]  …and making it real[29:07]  Finding the boldness to achieve your goals[31:26]  Learning to manage your emotions[36:03]  Identifying areas where we can do better[39:30]  How to be more confident[42:46]  What true positivity isClick here for the transcript.Follow Danny Langloss on LinkedIn as he breaks down leadership tools, strategies, and concepts throughout the week.Have you heard about  Danny's "Ownership" concept?Ownership is a team members extreme emotional and psychological connection to the goals of the organization, their team and the organization as a whole. Owners do things because it is important to them, not because they are told to do it.  Owners are constantly looking to get 1% better every day, always looking for ways to add layers of greatness to the organization, and proactive solve problems as they arise.In Season 2, Episode 27, Danny breaks down Ownership and the 7 Pillars leaders can use to create it.ABOUT ALEXAlex Weber is an in-demand keynote speaker, five-time TEDx Speaker, and award-winning host, competing alongside elite athletes on American Ninja Warrior. Alex has been awarded US Lacrosse Coach of the Year honors, holds a World Record, and competed in the World Championships of lacrosse finishing as a Top Scorer in the world.But he also knows what it feels like to hit setbacks, self-doubt, pressures, uncertainty, and failures — and overcome them.  It's his sincere understanding of peak performance and peak challenges, mixed with unforgettable stories and actionable strategies that make Alex connect so well with audiences.Alex knows what it takes to summon the best of ourselves in the moments we need it most – for ourselves, and for the people who need us to lead the way forward.His new upcoming book, “Fail Proof: Become the Unstoppable You” is set to be released on October 26, 2021. A direct link to pre-order the book will be linked in the podcast description.To purchase the book, click here.Connect with Alex Weber:WebsiteLinkedIn

Relationships & Revenue with John Hulen
Episode 72 Identity Shift with Anthony Trucks

Relationships & Revenue with John Hulen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 39:56


In this episode, John talks with Anthony Trucks - author of the book Identity Shift: Upgrade How You Operate to Elevate Your Life, host of two podcasts called Aww Shift and Shift Starter, an international speaker, coach, former NFL player, American Ninja Warrior, husband, and dad. Anthony was the first guest of the Relationships and Revenue podcast. Listen to this episode to learn more: [01:38] - About Anthony [02:55] - Why shifting your identity is so important [05:30] - John talks about voiceover work [07:08] - Why Anthony wrote the book [09:02] - Who he wrote the book for [12:39] - How to make the shift with a proactive approach [18:36] - Creating a discipline system that keeps you dialed in [23:32] - Anthony's definition of success [27:33] - Why Anthony started the Shift Starter podcast [30:58] - How he chooses guests for the Aww Shift podcast [33:08] - Anthony's impact on his significant relationships [34:29] - How his relationships impact his business [36:04] - Anthony explains “Fall in love with the day, not the destination.” [38:46] - Anthony's future plans NOTABLE QUOTES: “Pathway to having success is not what you know, but it's who you are with what you know.” “Curiosity creates awareness, and the awareness creates that desire for more so that you can progress up.” “A lot of people have a dream but they do not have a vision.” “What gets success is discipline.” “If you understand how to navigate emotions and conversations in relationships that are primary and intimate, then it's easy to carry over the relationship.” “Relationships are all about understanding people.” “Fall in love with the day, not the destination.” PODCAST MENTIONED: Audio Branding by Jodi Krangle USEFUL LINKS: https://anthonytrucks.com/  https://www.instagram.com/anthonytrucks  https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyTrucks  https://twitter.com/AnthonyTrucks  https://www.youtube.com/user/AnthonyTrucks  https://tinyurl.com/IdentityShiftBook  CONNECT WITH JOHN Website - https://thejohnhulen.com  Clubhouse - https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@johnhulen  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/johnhulen  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/johnhulen  Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/johnhulen  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhulen  YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLX_NchE8lisC4NL2GciIWA  EPISODE CREDITS Intro music provided by Tony Palacios - https://www.instagram.com/tonytonedog/  Outro music provided by Jeff Scheetz - https://jeffscheetz.com/ 

Optimize Yourself
Ep165: How to Overcome Doubting Yourself When You Know You're Meant For More | with Sandy Zimmerman, ANW

Optimize Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 71:52


 "I've literally failed in front of a million people, and something magical happens when you're willing to do that." - Sandy Zimmerman Have you ever had a nagging feeling that you were meant to be doing something different with your life? Maybe you feel as though you're capable of doing more and you're not living up to your full potential, or maybe even if you're successful, the thought of being “comfortable“ is beginning to feel like you're locked in a prison of your own creation? But as much as you want to break out, do you find yourself trapped by the limiting beliefs and voices in your head telling you that you're just not good enough, you don't deserve it, or simply that you just can't? In today's conversation I have the pleasure and privilege of introducing you to an amazing and unique individual - Sandy Zimmerman - who is a Physical Education teacher, speaker, mother of three, a five-time American Ninja Warrior competitor, and the 1st mom in 11 seasons to hit an ANW buzzer. Given her chaotic upbringing going from one foster home to the next (often on welfare), on paper Sandy is one of the least likely to succeed at the level she has, but when you hear about the struggles she's endured and the limiting beliefs she's overcome, you'll realize every challenge she's faced has perfectly led her to where she is today. As Ryan Holiday would say...the obstacles for Sandy are the way. Sandy is no stranger to trauma, adversity, and loss, and in our very deep and honest conversation you will hear that even today Sandy still battles the voices (which she gave a name, btw), and I even put her on the ‘Hot Seat' to help her not only identify what's holding her back right now but also what comes next for her (and potentially even how to accomplish it). Want to Hear More Episodes Like This One? » Click here to subscribe and never miss another episode Here's What You'll Learn: The trauma and difficulties Sandy endured in her childhood was immense. The saving grace that benefited Sandy throughout her life. American Ninja Warrior became therapy for Sandy to work through her traumatic past. Why she continued to do something that she kept failing at and getting hurt doing. KEY TAKEAWAY: There is always a purpose to the voices in our head...even the negative ones. How she came to have the courage to share her story and listen to her inner voice. How gratitude has helped her stay positive through incredible adversity. KEY TAKEAWAY:  Failing is a necessary step in any story of success and growth. Why so many athletes cry when they finally hit the buzzer in American Ninja Warrior. What Sandy did after her first failure on the ANW course to get herself back on track. Why Sandy doesn't set timelines for accomplishing her goals. The story of my friend who became the first quadriplegic scuba diver. What motivated Sandy to keep trying when life seemed to be against her. What Sandy was like as a child and how she struggled in school. The impact of the teacher Sandy had who didn't feel sorry for her. Why Sandy believes the bar should be kept high regardless of how hard you have it in life. How Sandy knows that she is being called to leave the comfort of the teaching job she loves and share her story. What Sandy does to calm her nerves before speeches. Sandy gains clarity about what she is meant to do beyond teaching. Sandy's advice to her younger self and where she sees herself 10 years from now. Useful Resources Mentioned: American Ninja Warrior Obstacles | Sandy Zimmerman | United States Film - The Happy Movie | The Happy Movie Continue to Listen & Learn Ep120: The Ninja Warrior Mother-Daughter Dynamic Duo, Part 1 | with Ginny MacColl, ANW Ep121: The Ninja Warrior Mother-Daughter Dynamic Duo, Part 2 | with Jessie Graff, ANW Ep06: Defining Your Purpose and Living Large | with Tony Horton Ep68: How to Go From Couch to the (Spartan) Course | with Rose Wetzel, ANW Ep60: Getting 1% Better Every Single Day | with Westley Silvestri, ANW Ep49: Mastering The Mental Game of Focus | with Kevin Bull, ANW Ep114: Breaking Into (and Making It) In the Industry as People of Color | with Mirra Watkins, Ariel Brown, and Isaiah Cary Ep67: How to Be 'Better Than Yesterday' | With Jimmy Choi, ANW Ep64: [CASE STUDY] Overcoming Burnout and Imposter Syndrome | with Chryss Terry Ep47: The Ugly Side of Depression, Burnout, and Imposter Syndrome | with Gen Malone Our Generous Sponsor: This episode was brought to you by Ergodriven, the makers of the Topo Mat (my #1 recommendation for anyone who stands at their workstation) and now their latest product. New Standard Whole Protein is a blend of both whey and collagen, sourced from the highest quality ingredients without any of the unnecessary filler or garbage. Not only will you get more energy and focus from this protein powder, you will notice improvements in your skin, hair, nails, joints and muscles. And because they don't spend a lot on excessive marketing and advertising expenses, the savings gets passed on to you. Guest Bio: Sandy Zimmerman is a Physical Education teacher, speaker, mother of 3, five-time American Ninja Warrior competitor and 1st mom in 11 seasons to complete the ANW course. She is a former national judo champion and played basketball at Gonzaga University. When she's not teaching, she runs ninja classes in her own backyard where they have over 40 obstacles. She was also involved in several different speaking events, local fundraisers, charities and events offering private ninja lessons. Show Credits: This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared by Debby Germino and published by Glen McNiel. The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet).

Transformation Talks
Conquering Your Pull-Up Goals with Angela Gargano

Transformation Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 56:18


On today's episode of Transformation Talks, we're joined by Angela Gargano, a four-time American Ninja Warrior, three-time cover girl, and Pull-Up expert.Here's what we got into during the interview:Angela's unconventional path into the fitness industry (00:45)What Angela's most excited for in the coming months (09:30)How she fell in love with Pull-Up coaching (10:44)Everything you need to know about doing your first Pull-Up (16:56)Angela's experience on American Ninja Warrior (24:52)Appreciating your body and mind for all of its capabilities—and not just how it looks (30:02)How ANY of us can develop grit and mental toughness (31:21)Angela's “Strong Feels Good” program (34:21)Why tracking your workouts NEEDS to become non-negotiable (38:29)How to find a community of people who make you better (43:00)Angela's Quick 6 answers (51:36)Here's where you can connect more deeply with Angela:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angela_gargano/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelaGarganoFitnessYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AngelaGarganoFitnessWebsite: https://www.angela-gargano.com/ FREE Pull-Up Guide: https://www.angela-gargano.com/free-pullup-challenge———You can apply for a spot in the VIP Nutrition Coaching program here: https://herculesperformance.com/coaching/

The Ninjababes Podcast
Eating Disorder, Ninja, and Body Image with Emerson Muise

The Ninjababes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 39:32


Emerson's first exposure to ninja was when she had her 11th birthday party at a ninja gym, and she was instantly hooked. Inspired by the likes of Jessie Labreck and Kacy Catanzaro, she's been training consistently for the last two years and was selected for ANW junior this year.  Her ninja name is Food is Fuel: which has been her motto since her struggle with anorexia.  ANW Junior announced another season, and she used that as motivation to get healthy so she could compete and share her story. Eating disorders are still taboo, especially among athletes, and ninja is no different. Emerson wants to end the stigma and open the dialogue to encourage the ninja community to talk about eating disorders more openly, and encourage healthy attitudes about food (because food is fuel!).  

Age is Irrelevant
Meet 69 yr. old Ginny MacColl! Dancer, Actress, Swimmer and Oldest Female American Ninja Warrior!

Age is Irrelevant

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 74:44


69 year old Ginny MacColl's motto is "Strength is Ageless" and she has exemplified this through out her life! Ginny is a prime example of how movement is so beneficial to an active, productive life. As a Broadway dancer, competitive swimmer and actress she was always active and always on the go. Life took a dramatic turn when she stepped into a gym for the first time at 63! She got incredibly strong, mastered the pull-up and became America's oldest female Ninja Warrior! She continues to get stronger, compete and advocates lifting weights and exercising to live a long, healthy life!  

Armchair Ninja Podcast
ANP270 – ANW13 Finale

Armchair Ninja Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 72:28


Rich and Bijan complete their coverage of American Ninja Warrior season 13 with the Vegas Finale! Music produced by Matt Bold (AKA Gods M80) with “Christian Hip Hop Hits Just […]

Midlife Male by Greg Scheinman
Episode 161 - Re-Air - Joel "Thor" Neeb - President of Afterburner Inc. & Former F-15 Mission Commander USAF

Midlife Male by Greg Scheinman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 52:07


This is a re-air of episode 39 with Joel Neeb, which was originally released September 14th, 2018. Joel ‘Thor' Neeb is a former F-15 fighter pilot, the president of Afterburner, and a stage four cancer survivor. In his days as a fighter pilot, Joel was often deployed to fly on presidential escort missions. He was in the process of auditioning for the Thunderbirds Air Force Demonstration Squadron when doctors discovered he had a cancerous tumor in his abdomen. After successful surgery and chemotherapy, Joel made a conscious decision to get the most out of his life. In the past few years, he's climbed Kilimanjaro, competed in an Ironman triathlon, and appeared on American Ninja Warrior. He also became a partner in Afterburner, a company that employs ex-military professionals to teach leadership skills to corporate organizations.

The Jeremiah Show
S1 | Ep3 - - The Sports Lounge with Big Lou - Kaden Lebsack - American Ninja Warrior SN13

The Jeremiah Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:17


Big Lou's Special Guest today is Kaden Lebsack The "Last Ninja Standing" American Ninja Warrior SN13 - WINNER! Kaden Lebsack (Super K WakeNinja) was born in Castle Rock, Colorado. Wakeboarding was his first passion starting at the age of 2. At the age of 10, he was the youngest member of the Mile High Wakeboarding Team. In the summer of 2016, is when Kaden discovered Ninja! Since then it's been nonstop training and competing. He has been across the US competing and is currently the back-to-back UNAA World Champ. Which stands for Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association Kaden Lebsack - ANW 13 Last Ninja Standing & Season 13 WINNER! He's also the CEO of Bucket of Chalk On IG: @kadenwake Bucket of Chalk on IG: @bucketofchalk www.bucketofchalk.com

The Jeremiah Show
SN8 | Ep408 - Kaden Lebsack - American Ninja Warrior SN13 - Last Ninja Standing

The Jeremiah Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 49:06


Our special guest today is Kaden Lebsack "Last Ninja Standing" - American Ninja Warrior SN13 - WINNER! Kaden Lebsack (Super K WakeNinja) was born in Castle Rock, Colorado. Wakeboarding was his first passion starting at the age of 2. At the age of 10, he was the youngest member of the Mile High Wakeboarding Team. In the summer of 2016, is when Kaden discovered Ninja! Since then it's been nonstop training and competing. He has been across the US competing and is currently the back-to-back UNAA World Champ. Which stands for Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association At the heart of “American Ninja Warrior” is the Great American Obstacle Course, and its obstacles, like those of American life, are meant to teach us lessons. Plan your route through the rope jungle carefully. Never be afraid of the mini-trampoline, because it will sense your fear and punish you for it. Momentum is crucial on the spin cycle. Hesitate and you're done. Watch your forerunners carefully. One ninja's mistake is another ninja's education. American Ninjas are plumbers and dentists and stove cleaners and computer programmers and farmers who leap hay bale to hay bale, defying gravity and frightening the livestock. The show proudly boasts contestants from all fifty states. Ninjas are pro athletes and ex-Olympians and underdogs. Every season—we just wrapped the 13th season—follows the same arc. Each contestant must pass through the six obstacles of a city qualifier course—always culminating in a straight run up the infamous fourteen-foot Warped Wall to hit a buzzer on top—and then a Finals course in the same city, with four new obstacles beyond the Warped Wall, in order to qualify for Mount Midoriyama: a four-stage mega-course in Las Vegas that concludes with a seventy-five-foot vertical rope climb. The obstacles are a brutal parade of inanimate objects: Dancing Stones, Spinning Log, Floating Boards, Jumping Spider, Rumbling Dice, Monkey Peg, Cargo Crossing, Salmon Ladder, Double Salmon Ladder. On courses temporarily constructed, like pop-up playgrounds, in a series of curated urban locales—along the Venice beachfront, around Indianapolis's Monument Circle—contestants support and propel their bodies in feats of unthinkable exertion. They swing on ropes, grip onto pegs suspended high above safety pools, brace their bodies between parallel walls, hold onto rolling logs, hold onto spinning wheels, run across tilting tables and wobbling perches. To make it onto the show, they have to submit audition tapes— The show also brings back popular contestants year after year, a kind of American Ninja aristocracy. The hosts of the show are Matt Iseman, a “bro host” comedian, and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, a former N.F.L. defender and unrepentant pun addict. “American Ninja Warrior” is based on a Japanese obstacle-course show called “Sasuke,” named after the mythic ninja Sarutobi Sasuke. And yet I find that the moments when the show seems to illuminate something crucially American don't live in its stories of by-your-own-bootstraps or anyone-can-do-it success but, rather, in the rupturing of these myths. The ninjas were competing not against the course and not even, ultimately, against one another. They were competing to make history. From an Article by Leslie Jamison - The New Yorker Kaden Lebsack - ANW 13 Last Ninja Standing & Season 13 WINNER! He's also the CEO of Bucket of Chalk On IG: @kadenwake Bucket of Chalk on IG: @bucketofchalk https://www.bucketofchalk.com

Optimize Yourself
Ep162: Stop Waiting For Permission to Make Sh*t Happen | with Mark Gantt

Optimize Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 86:11


 “I want to make sh*t happen, but it can't happen at the cost of the people around me.” - Mark Gantt Working in Hollywood as a creative professional can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand the freedom to express yourself and tell stories that motivate, inspire, and entertain others can be a dream come true. But on the other hand the pressure of having to create on a grueling daily schedule can lead to doubts, insecurities, imposter syndrome and perfectionism (especially the days when you're just not feeling it), all of which lead to feeling out of balance and out of control. (Been there. Done that. Still living it.) There is no one who knows this dichotomy better than my guest today, Mark Gantt. Mark is a multi-medium visual and performance artist who has worked in the industry as a graphic artist, a painter, a prop master, a photographer, an actor, a producer, and a director. He is best known for co-creating, writing, producing, and starring in Crackle's groundbreaking, Streamy award-winning series The Bannen Way. (And if you are a long time listener, you may recognize that title because it is where I got my start in editing scripted television.) But it wasn't an easy ride to success by any means (and if you ask Mark, he still struggles to call himself “successful”). There were many moments he wanted to give up on his passions and quit. And there were more moments when he wasn't even sure what his passion was after veering so far off the path (a path which includes countless drinking benders and cocaine). This episode is a conversation about persevering in times of doubt and failure. We candidly discuss how it really feels to fail and what it takes to dig deep, forge ahead, and make sh#t happen in your career - no matter the obstacles - and most importantly without sacrificing the most important people in your life along the way. Want to Hear More Episodes Like This One? » Click here to subscribe and never miss another episode Here's What You'll Learn: How Mark answers the question, "What do you do for a living?" How he came to have a multi-hyphenate career. The reason behind Mark's drive to do all the different jobs he does. Mark has been sober for 33 years. The story of how Mark and I met. What the "woo woo" factor is and the significance of The Secret. How Mark wrestled with limiting beliefs in his acting career. What fears come from imposter syndrome and how to confront them. My story of why I failed in my first season of American Ninja Warrior. KEY TAKEAWAY: Failure is just a bump on the road to success. How saying yes to an uncomfortable opportunity saved Mark's career and led to new doors opening. Mark's battle of negative thinking goes back to his childhood. KEY TAKEAWAY: Letting go of fear allows space for better decision making to happen. The dark story behind Mark's drinking and deceptions. Mark learned that drinking was only a symptom of his real problems. KEY TAKEAWAY: Sometimes getting out of balance is necessary to appreciate being in balance. The phone call that changed my life and how I'm still trying to make it happen again. Mark's pivotal moment when he knew he had what it took to be successful in Hollywood. Why perfectionism leads to unhappiness and burnout. The importance of learning to enjoy the process so you can bring your full talents to the project you're working on. Useful Resources Mentioned: Ep161: Managing Limiting Beliefs, Imposter Syndrome, and all the “Chatter” In Our Heads | with Ethan Kross Mark Gantt - Writer | Director | Producer The Bannen Way (2010) - IMDb Continue to Listen & Learn Ep113: The Importance of Setting Boundaries, Advocating For Yourself, and Asking For Help | with Janace Tashjian Dear Hollywood...We Create Entertainment For a Living. We're Not Curing Cancer. Dear Hollywood: We Don't Want to “Go Back to Normal." Normal Wasn't Working. Ep128: How to Have a Successful Career Without Sacrificing Family | with Farrel Levy Ep143: Mastering the “Chess Mindset” to Achieve Any Difficult Goal (and Get Really Good at Failing Along the Way) | with Misha Tenenbaum Ep106: On the Vital Importance of "Being Nice" | with Jesse Averna, ACE Ep112: On Signing COVID Waivers, Kit Rental Fees, and Working Humane Hours | with Cathy Repola, MPEG National Executive Director Ep126: On the Importance of Building Relationships, Asking Questions, and Never Giving Up | with Andi Armaganian Ep04: The Zen-like Art of 'Getting Things Done' | with David Allen Ep144: Redefining What It Means to Be “Productive” (and Aligning Your Values With Your Time) | with Tamara Torres Ep136: Promoting Mindfulness, Well-Being, and Sanity In the Edit Bay | with Kevin Tent, ACE Tired of Holding it Together All the Time? Here are Five Basic Needs to Get You Back On Track Ep55: How Tiny Changes Can Create Remarkable Results | with James Clear Ep132: How to Pursue Fulfilling Work and Find Your ‘Calling' | with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar Ep75: The Four Tendencies' (aka ‘The Matrix' For Understanding Yourself & Others) | with Gretchen Rubin Ep105: Ramit Sethi on Forging The Path Towards Your Own ‘Rich Life' Ep64: [CASE STUDY] Overcoming Burnout and Imposter Syndrome | with Chryss Terry Ep47: The Ugly Side of Depression, Burnout, and Imposter Syndrome | with Gen Malone Our Generous Sponsor: This episode was brought to you by Ergodriven, the makers of the Topo Mat (my #1 recommendation for anyone who stands at their workstation) and now their latest product. New Standard Whole Protein is a blend of both whey and collagen, sourced from the highest quality ingredients without any of the unnecessary filler or garbage. Not only will you get more energy and focus from this protein powder, you will notice improvements in your skin, hair, nails, joints and muscles. And because they don't spend a lot on excessive marketing and advertising expenses, the savings gets passed on to you. Guest Bio: Whether he's working on commercial or feature films, award-winning director Mark Gantt is in the business of authentic, creative visual experiences. With a diverse, 25-year career in the industry, he has learned the business from the ground up and had the good fortune of collaborating with top directors, including Steven Soderbergh, David O. Russell, Sam Raimi, and Robert Rodriguez. A multi-medium visual and performance artist, Mark integrates his talents as a painter, photographer, actor, and graphic artist into each production's look and style. He utilizes technical expertise, a keen eye for detail, and a genuine love of storytelling to transform words from concepts into visual realities. As one of the early pioneers of the digital era, Mark is best known for co-creating, writing, producing, and starring in Crackle's groundbreaking, Streamy award-winning series, The Bannen Way. Mark's feature directorial debut, Murder In Mexico, was based on the actual events of Bruce Beresford-Redman, premiered on Lifetime. Last year, he directed Model Citizen and The Surrogate, both premiered on Lifetime in 2020. For two years running, Mark has created successful spots for ESPN and Nissan's Heisman House campaign and popular and effective branded campaigns for GMC, AOL, Capital One, Kohl's, Fox and Lifetime. As a writer, Mark's upcoming Audible Original True Crime books, Injustice Collector and A Devil in the Valley, will be released in the fall of 2021. He is currently pitching two tv-series with his wife, actress, writer, and director, Brianne Davis. The two produce the popular personal journals podcast, Secret Life. They live in Los Angeles with their son Davis. Show Credits: This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared by Debby Germino and published by Glen McNiel. The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet).

THE ANYTHING SHOW WITH JON FRANCOIS
Serious Gaga Ninja Jewels!

THE ANYTHING SHOW WITH JON FRANCOIS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 59:20


Jon Francois and co-host Andrew Vandertunt go through moments you realized your relationship was serious,

Arroe Collins
Kaden Lebsack Winner Of American Ninja Warrior Season 13

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 7:53


Ater timing out on the Stage Four rope climb, 15-year-old Kaden Lebsack is the American Ninja Warrior season 13 Last Ninja Standing. During the finale episode, Kaden performed sheer art on Stage Three. He gracefully and stoically swooped through all seven of the seemingly impossible obstacles. Kaden was the only of the final four competitors to reach the buzzer. Austin Gray was the season's runner-up with his time to Eyeglass Alley. Kaden has impressed us all season long. Ahead of his run in the Qualifiers, Kaden's dad told us something that turned out to be a warning in regards to what Kaden was capable of: "I don't think many people in the world have a drive like Kaden does. When he finds something he wants, he pushes it really hard until he gets it." Right after that, Kaden put up the fastest course completion of the night. In the Semifinals, Kaden tore through the course again, taking the third spot on the leaderboard. After a run on Stage One of the National Finals that left him in the fourth spot on the leaderboard, Kaden faced Stage Two. Here's where we all really started to understand the level of talent we were dealing with. Of the 27 Ninjas who took on Stage Two, only four stayed dry. And Kaden came out with the fastest time to the buzzer. "It was crazy watching Stage Two," Kaden told us. "All of these insane athletes not being able to finish. I definitely think the cold had a big part to play. It was super hard to warm up. I ran non-stop for 10 minutes before my run and I was still freezing. It was very cold and I think that played a huge part in people not having the performances they would have liked." The make-or-break moment of Stage Two was the blind grab of the Falling Shelves. The move took out competitors like Jake Murray, Sean Bryan, and Adam Rayl. Kaden, a rookie, had a different approach that got him through. "My strategy was to not get a huge backswing on it. Just kind of relax on the swing I was releasing off of. I saw a lot of strong Ninjas get a huge swing and I think that messed them up." The smart strategy moved Kaden to the buzzer, a big enough moment in and of itself. "I could not believe I hit the Stage Two buzzer. It was crazy. I'm still in shock. I have no words for it. It's absolutely mind-blowing," Kaden said just hours before he'd stand at the bottom of Stage Four. "I was definitely nervous (prior to Stage Three). I tried not to think about it too much until they brought us over to do rules. Stage Three looked brutal the first time I saw it. Everyone who was with me on Stage Three was capable of clearing. I thought all of them could. Seeing all of them go down was shocking to me. It was absolutely crazy to be a part of it as well." But Kaden, in a testament to his maturity as a competitor, didn't let those falls get into his head. As he put it, "You gotta go out there and do your own thing." The Stage Three obstacles slid by him in a blur, but Kaden recalls one standout moment, "I remember the last Flying Bar cradle. Thinking about how long I've been wanting this. It's finally coming true. I couldn't believe it." We spoke to Kaden ahead of his Stage Four climb, but at this point, we all knew he was the Last Ninja Standing for season 13. That's a massive accomplishment for anyone, let alone a rookie. "There are so many emotions," Kaden said. "I can't believe I cleared Stage Three. It's been a dream of mine forever. To actually do it, it's awesome. I really can't believe it. It hasn't sunk in yet. I'm so shocked to be the Last Ninja Standing. Hopefully, I can be the ANW season 13 champion." The $1 million prize was just beyond Kaden's reach as he timed out on the rope climb. But that outcome only gives him a goal for the future. And he still earned $100,000 for his trouble. He might even share the riches with his fellow teen Ninja Warriors. "I owe Max Feinberg a trip to Disneyland. He bought me a smoothie once and I said if I won ANW, I would take him to Disney. To close out our season, we asked Kaden to share his "Oscars moment speech." Who does he want to thank for this year? "I'd thank my coach John Maul. I've trained with him every single day forever. For the past five years. I couldn't ask for a better coach and training partner. This season is more than I could ever ask for. I've been working so hard for this. And for it to start paying off, it's crazy." Kaden Lebsack, a 15-year-old rookie, accomplished almost everything there is to accomplish on American Ninja Warrior in just one season. What could that mean for future seasons of the show? It means fans better buckle up.

Sweat It Out
Anthony Trucks | Making The Shift That Changes Your Life

Sweat It Out

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 46:23


#178 – On today's episode, Anthony & Josh are joined by a former NFL Athlete, American Ninja Warrior on NBC, international speaker, host of the Aww Shift podcast, and the founder of Identity Shift Anthony Trucks. Anthony Trucks was 3 years old when his mother surrendered him to foster care. Shuffled from home to home, the Antioch resident and former NFL pro says he experienced years of mental and physical abuse in the system before being adopted at the age of 14. Trucks gets into how he transitioned from high school to eventually becoming a player in the NFL, how he changed his mindset, and making shift happen to find the solutions in life.

The Awareness of Success Podcast
Anthony Trucks: Making Shift Happen with Former NFL Athlete

The Awareness of Success Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 51:51


If you are someone who has read all the personal development books and taken all the courses only to realize your life hasn't really changed much… You don't want to miss this Episode of Awareness of Success Podcast with Gilad Hanina and special guest Anthony Trucks. Anthony is an NFL Athlete, American Ninja Warrior and International Speaker who has been featured in Success, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Most importantly he is a loving father, husband, and man of faith, as well as a passionate dog dad. After facing a career ending injury and the loss of his mother, he suffered a life changing identity crisis which forced him to dig deeper than he ever knew possible to find out who he really was.  This is how he created “The Shift Method”, a life altering program that helps people close the “Identity Gaps” that are responsible for the shortfalls on their path to success.  Tune in to discover the details of Anthony's powerful 3 step Shift Method that takes you from buying information books and courses to successfully implementing that knowledge in a way that is specific to you.    Resources:Identity Shift BookAnthonyTrucks.com Follow Us!• Anthony Trucks on Instagram• Awareness of Success on Instagram• Awareness of Success Facebook Group• Gilad Hanina on Instagram

I Am Refocused Podcast Show
KADEN LEBSACK, winner of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Season 13

I Am Refocused Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 2:40


KADEN LEBSACK WINS SEASON 13 OF AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (FROM AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NATION.COMAter timing out on the Stage Four rope climb, 15-year-old Kaden Lebsack is the American Ninja Warriorseason 13 Last Ninja Standing.During the finale episode, Kaden performed sheer art on Stage Three. He gracefully and stoically swooped through all seven of the seemingly impossible obstacles. Kaden was the only of the final four competitors to reach the buzzer. Austin Gray was the season's runner-up with his time to Eyeglass Alley.Kaden has impressed us all season long. Ahead of his run in the Qualifiers, Kaden's dad told us something that turned out to be a warning in regards to what Kaden was capable of: "I don't think many people in the world have a drive like Kaden does. When he finds something he wants, he pushes it really hard until he gets it."Right after that, Kaden put up the fastest course completion of the night.In the Semifinals, Kaden tore through the course again, taking the third spot on the leaderboard.After a run on Stage One of the National Finals that left him in the fourth spot on the leaderboard, Kaden faced Stage Two. Here's where we all really started to understand the level of talent we were dealing with. Of the 27 Ninjas who took on Stage Two, only four stayed dry. And Kaden came out with the fastest time to the buzzer."It was crazy watching Stage Two," Kaden told us. "All of these insane athletes not being able to finish. I definitely think the cold had a big part to play. It was super hard to warm up. I ran non-stop for 10 minutes before my run and I was still freezing. It was very cold and I think that played a huge part in people not having the performances they would have liked."The make-or-break moment of Stage Two was the blind grab of the Falling Shelves. The move took out competitors like Jake Murray, Sean Bryan, and Adam Rayl. Kaden, a rookie, had a different approach that got him through."My strategy was to not get a huge backswing on it. Just kind of relax on the swing I was releasing off of. I saw a lot of strong Ninjas get a huge swing and I think that messed them up."The smart strategy moved Kaden to the buzzer, a big enough moment in and of itself."I could not believe I hit the Stage Two buzzer. It was crazy. I'm still in shock. I have no words for it. It's absolutely mind-blowing," Kaden said just hours before he'd stand at the bottom of Stage Four."I was definitely nervous (prior to Stage Three). I tried not to think about it too much until they brought us over to do rules. Stage Three looked brutal the first time I saw it. Everyone who was with me on Stage Three was capable of clearing. I thought all of them could. Seeing all of them go down was shocking to me. It was absolutely crazy to be a part of it as well."But Kaden, in a testament to his maturity as a competitor, didn't let those falls get into his head. As he put it, "You gotta go out there and do your own thing."The Stage Three obstacles slid by him in a blur, but Kaden recalls one standout moment, "I remember the last Flying Bar cradle. Thinking about how long I've been wanting this. It's finally coming true. I couldn't believe it."We spoke to Kaden ahead of his Stage Four climb, but at this point, we all knew he was the Last Ninja Standing for season 13. That's a massive accomplishment for anyone, let alone a rookie."There are so many emotions," Kaden said. "I can't believe I cleared Stage Three. It's been a dream of mine forever. To actually do it, it's awesome. I really can't believe it. It hasn't sunk in yet. I'm so shocked to be the Last Ninja Standing. Hopefully, I can be the ANW season 13 champion."The $1 million prize was just beyond Kaden's reach as he timed out on the rope climb. But that outcome only gives him a goal for the future. And he still earned $100,000 for his trouble. He might even share the riches with his fellow teen Ninja Warriors."I owe Max Feinberg a trip to Disneyland. He bought me a smoothie once and I said if I won ANW, I would take him to Disney.To close out our season, we asked Kaden to share his "Oscars moment speech." Who does he want to thank for this year?"I'd thank my coach John Maul. I've trained with him every single day forever. For the past five years. I couldn't ask for a better coach and training partner. This season is more than I could ever ask for. I've been working so hard for this. And for it to start paying off, it's crazy."Kaden Lebsack, a 15-year-old rookie, accomplished almost everything there is to accomplish on American Ninja Warrior in just one season. What could that mean for future seasons of the show? It means fans better buckle up.Kaden Lebsack in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpCr2-vzbXg&t=127s

Greg & The Morning Buzz
9/16/2021 - American Ninja Warrior Winner and Cooking on Budget

Greg & The Morning Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 15:43


A Daily "Buzz 24/7" feature from Greg & The Morning Buzz

Arroe Collins
Kaden Lesack Winner Of American Ninja Warrior

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 7:47


Arroe Collins
Kaden Lebsack Winner Of American Ninja Warrior Season 13

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 7:53


Ater timing out on the Stage Four rope climb, 15-year-old Kaden Lebsack is the American Ninja Warrior season 13 Last Ninja Standing. During the finale episode, Kaden performed sheer art on Stage Three. He gracefully and stoically swooped through all seven of the seemingly impossible obstacles. Kaden was the only of the final four competitors to reach the buzzer. Austin Gray was the season's runner-up with his time to Eyeglass Alley. Kaden has impressed us all season long. Ahead of his run in the Qualifiers, Kaden's dad told us something that turned out to be a warning in regards to what Kaden was capable of: "I don't think many people in the world have a drive like Kaden does. When he finds something he wants, he pushes it really hard until he gets it." Right after that, Kaden put up the fastest course completion of the night. In the Semifinals, Kaden tore through the course again, taking the third spot on the leaderboard. After a run on Stage One of the National Finals that left him in the fourth spot on the leaderboard, Kaden faced Stage Two. Here's where we all really started to understand the level of talent we were dealing with. Of the 27 Ninjas who took on Stage Two, only four stayed dry. And Kaden came out with the fastest time to the buzzer. "It was crazy watching Stage Two," Kaden told us. "All of these insane athletes not being able to finish. I definitely think the cold had a big part to play. It was super hard to warm up. I ran non-stop for 10 minutes before my run and I was still freezing. It was very cold and I think that played a huge part in people not having the performances they would have liked." The make-or-break moment of Stage Two was the blind grab of the Falling Shelves. The move took out competitors like Jake Murray, Sean Bryan, and Adam Rayl. Kaden, a rookie, had a different approach that got him through. "My strategy was to not get a huge backswing on it. Just kind of relax on the swing I was releasing off of. I saw a lot of strong Ninjas get a huge swing and I think that messed them up." The smart strategy moved Kaden to the buzzer, a big enough moment in and of itself. "I could not believe I hit the Stage Two buzzer. It was crazy. I'm still in shock. I have no words for it. It's absolutely mind-blowing," Kaden said just hours before he'd stand at the bottom of Stage Four. "I was definitely nervous (prior to Stage Three). I tried not to think about it too much until they brought us over to do rules. Stage Three looked brutal the first time I saw it. Everyone who was with me on Stage Three was capable of clearing. I thought all of them could. Seeing all of them go down was shocking to me. It was absolutely crazy to be a part of it as well." But Kaden, in a testament to his maturity as a competitor, didn't let those falls get into his head. As he put it, "You gotta go out there and do your own thing." The Stage Three obstacles slid by him in a blur, but Kaden recalls one standout moment, "I remember the last Flying Bar cradle. Thinking about how long I've been wanting this. It's finally coming true. I couldn't believe it." We spoke to Kaden ahead of his Stage Four climb, but at this point, we all knew he was the Last Ninja Standing for season 13. That's a massive accomplishment for anyone, let alone a rookie. "There are so many emotions," Kaden said. "I can't believe I cleared Stage Three. It's been a dream of mine forever. To actually do it, it's awesome. I really can't believe it. It hasn't sunk in yet. I'm so shocked to be the Last Ninja Standing. Hopefully, I can be the ANW season 13 champion." The $1 million prize was just beyond Kaden's reach as he timed out on the rope climb. But that outcome only gives him a goal for the future. And he still earned $100,000 for his trouble. He might even share the riches with his fellow teen Ninja Warriors. "I owe Max Feinberg a trip to Disneyland. He bought me a smoothie once and I said if I won ANW, I would take him to Disney. To close out our season, we asked Kaden to share his "Oscars moment speech." Who does he want to thank for this year? "I'd thank my coach John Maul. I've trained with him every single day forever. For the past five years. I couldn't ask for a better coach and training partner. This season is more than I could ever ask for. I've been working so hard for this. And for it to start paying off, it's crazy." Kaden Lebsack, a 15-year-old rookie, accomplished almost everything there is to accomplish on American Ninja Warrior in just one season. What could that mean for future seasons of the show? It means fans better buckle up.

Arroe Collins
Kaden Lebsack Winner Of American Ninja Warrior Season 13

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 7:53


Ater timing out on the Stage Four rope climb, 15-year-old Kaden Lebsack is the American Ninja Warrior season 13 Last Ninja Standing. During the finale episode, Kaden performed sheer art on Stage Three. He gracefully and stoically swooped through all seven of the seemingly impossible obstacles. Kaden was the only of the final four competitors to reach the buzzer. Austin Gray was the season's runner-up with his time to Eyeglass Alley. Kaden has impressed us all season long. Ahead of his run in the Qualifiers, Kaden's dad told us something that turned out to be a warning in regards to what Kaden was capable of: "I don't think many people in the world have a drive like Kaden does. When he finds something he wants, he pushes it really hard until he gets it." Right after that, Kaden put up the fastest course completion of the night. In the Semifinals, Kaden tore through the course again, taking the third spot on the leaderboard. After a run on Stage One of the National Finals that left him in the fourth spot on the leaderboard, Kaden faced Stage Two. Here's where we all really started to understand the level of talent we were dealing with. Of the 27 Ninjas who took on Stage Two, only four stayed dry. And Kaden came out with the fastest time to the buzzer. "It was crazy watching Stage Two," Kaden told us. "All of these insane athletes not being able to finish. I definitely think the cold had a big part to play. It was super hard to warm up. I ran non-stop for 10 minutes before my run and I was still freezing. It was very cold and I think that played a huge part in people not having the performances they would have liked." The make-or-break moment of Stage Two was the blind grab of the Falling Shelves. The move took out competitors like Jake Murray, Sean Bryan, and Adam Rayl. Kaden, a rookie, had a different approach that got him through. "My strategy was to not get a huge backswing on it. Just kind of relax on the swing I was releasing off of. I saw a lot of strong Ninjas get a huge swing and I think that messed them up." The smart strategy moved Kaden to the buzzer, a big enough moment in and of itself. "I could not believe I hit the Stage Two buzzer. It was crazy. I'm still in shock. I have no words for it. It's absolutely mind-blowing," Kaden said just hours before he'd stand at the bottom of Stage Four. "I was definitely nervous (prior to Stage Three). I tried not to think about it too much until they brought us over to do rules. Stage Three looked brutal the first time I saw it. Everyone who was with me on Stage Three was capable of clearing. I thought all of them could. Seeing all of them go down was shocking to me. It was absolutely crazy to be a part of it as well." But Kaden, in a testament to his maturity as a competitor, didn't let those falls get into his head. As he put it, "You gotta go out there and do your own thing." The Stage Three obstacles slid by him in a blur, but Kaden recalls one standout moment, "I remember the last Flying Bar cradle. Thinking about how long I've been wanting this. It's finally coming true. I couldn't believe it." We spoke to Kaden ahead of his Stage Four climb, but at this point, we all knew he was the Last Ninja Standing for season 13. That's a massive accomplishment for anyone, let alone a rookie. "There are so many emotions," Kaden said. "I can't believe I cleared Stage Three. It's been a dream of mine forever. To actually do it, it's awesome. I really can't believe it. It hasn't sunk in yet. I'm so shocked to be the Last Ninja Standing. Hopefully, I can be the ANW season 13 champion." The $1 million prize was just beyond Kaden's reach as he timed out on the rope climb. But that outcome only gives him a goal for the future. And he still earned $100,000 for his trouble. He might even share the riches with his fellow teen Ninja Warriors. "I owe Max Feinberg a trip to Disneyland. He bought me a smoothie once and I said if I won ANW, I would take him to Disney. To close out our season, we asked Kaden to share his "Oscars moment speech." Who does he want to thank for this year? "I'd thank my coach John Maul. I've trained with him every single day forever. For the past five years. I couldn't ask for a better coach and training partner. This season is more than I could ever ask for. I've been working so hard for this. And for it to start paying off, it's crazy." Kaden Lebsack, a 15-year-old rookie, accomplished almost everything there is to accomplish on American Ninja Warrior in just one season. What could that mean for future seasons of the show? It means fans better buckle up.

Optimize Yourself
Ep161: Managing Limiting Beliefs, Imposter Syndrome, and all the “Chatter” In Our Heads | with Ethan Kross

Optimize Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 84:45


“People are embarrassed to even articulate out loud what they say to themselves silently.” - Ethan Kross Do you ever wonder why some people excel under intense pressure while other people fold? How is that an Olympic athlete can train for four years honing their skills with exact precision and in the final moment make a crucial mistake to blow their shot at gold? Maybe you've had the experience of preparing for hours for your dream job interview and when you finally sat down to talk, you froze up and forgot everything you prepared. Or maybe you had an argument with a friend, co-worker, or partner and said something you instantly regretted, then spending the rest of the night ruminating over what you did wrong and wondering why no one likes you? Or how about that noise you hear late at night as you lie in bed, convincing yourself that it's a serial killer coming to murder you? If you've experienced any of these situations or anything similar, then you've experienced “chatter.” Chatter is the dark side of our inner voice (and trust me, we all have it). My guest today is bestselling author Ethan Kross, a Professor of Psychology and Management, father of 2, and the bestselling author of Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It. He defines chatter as "getting stuck in a negative thought loop" and it is often the reason behind our successes or failures in high pressure situations. Chatter is what feeds into imposter syndrome, limiting beliefs, and the worries that we consciously and unconsciously obsess over. The good news is there are tools for harnessing your chatter (and even making it your ally). In this conversation, Ethan will share the research he's uncovered and the numerous strategies he's discovered to befriend your chatter in any situation you encounter. I only wish I had discovered his book 3 weeks before I ran the American Ninja Warrior course instead of the month after. If you want to hear how my own chatter disrupted my performance on the course and how you can apply my failures to your future successes, you won't want to skip today's conversation. Want to Hear More Episodes Like This One? » Click here to subscribe and never miss another episode Here's What You'll Learn: How Ethan began his journey to investigating the chatter in our minds. What exactly is chatter and what does it mean? Not all forms of the voice in your head are chatter. Some forms of our inner voice are helpful and beneficial. The dark side of the inner voice is chatter. How much time we spend each day using our inner voice. How the message of mindfulness has been distorted and how it should be revised. Why awareness of our thoughts is so key to making change in our lives The origins of our self talk. The physical effects chatter has on our bodies and overall health. Using a piano metaphor to understand how our genes are expressed and how chatter influences gene expression. How chatter effects our telomeres and the way we age. The two pieces of self control and how you need both of them to achieve your goals. How to target imposter syndrome so it doesn't hold you back. The story of the limiting belief script that defeated me on the Ninja Warrior course. The mechanism behind chatter breaking down performance and how it affects executive function. Why athletes engage in rituals before games and performances. The physical symptoms of a threat response vs. the symptoms of a challenge response and how they help or hurt our response to experiences. Tools for how to illicit the challenge response rather than the threat response. What distanced self talk is and how to use to coach yourself through stressful situations. Useful Resources Mentioned: Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It Ethan Kross - Author of Chatter and Acclaimed Psychologist Continue to Listen & Learn Ep136: Promoting Mindfulness, Well-Being, and Sanity In the Edit Bay | with Kevin Tent, ACE Tired of Holding it Together All the Time? Here are Five Basic Needs to Get You Back On Track Ep55: How Tiny Changes Can Create Remarkable Results | with James Clear Ep132: How to Pursue Fulfilling Work and Find Your ‘Calling' | with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar Ep75: The Four Tendencies' (aka ‘The Matrix' For Understanding Yourself & Others) | with Gretchen Rubin Ep120: The Ninja Warrior Mother-Daughter Dynamic Duo, Part 1 | with Ginny MacColl, ANW Ep121: The Ninja Warrior Mother-Daughter Dynamic Duo, Part 2 | with Jessie Graff, ANW Ep06: Defining Your Purpose and Living Large | with Tony Horton Ep68: How to Go From Couch to the (Spartan) Course | with Rose Wetzel, ANW Ep60: Getting 1% Better Every Single Day | with Westley Silvestri, ANW Ep49: Mastering The Mental Game of Focus | with Kevin Bull, ANW Ep67: How to Be 'Better Than Yesterday' | With Jimmy Choi, ANW Ep03: The Science Behind Success and Creative Burnout (And Why You're Approaching Both Mostly Wrong) | with Eric Barker Our Generous Sponsor: This episode was brought to you by Ergodriven, the makers of the Topo Mat (my #1 recommendation for anyone who stands at their workstation) and now their latest product. New Standard Whole Protein is a blend of both whey and collagen, sourced from the highest quality ingredients without any of the unnecessary filler or garbage. Not only will you get more energy and focus from this protein powder, you will notice improvements in your skin, hair, nails, joints and muscles. And because they don't spend a lot on excessive marketing and advertising expenses, the savings gets passed on to you. Guest Bio: Ethan Kross is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor in the University of Michigan's top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. Ethan has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed about his research on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR's Morning Edition. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Science. His book, CHATTER: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It, is a National Bestseller and was chosen as one of the best new books of the year by the Washington Post, CNN and USA Today and the Winning Winter 2021 selection for Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain and Dan Pink's Next Big Idea Book Club. Show Credits: This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared by Debby Germino and published by Glen McNiel. The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet).

Armchair Ninja Podcast
ANP269 – ANW13 Finals 1

Armchair Ninja Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 65:20


Rich and Bijan continue their coverage of American Ninja Warrior season 13 with the Vegas Finals – night 1 in Vegas! Music produced by Matt Bold (AKA Gods M80) with […]

Leading Yourself
83: Identity Shift with Anthony Trucks

Leading Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 28:18


Last week we hosted the Thrive 2021 Conference, a personal growth and leadership virtual conference completely free. This was my way to celebrate my milestone birthday and kick-start a new decade doing what I am most passionate about: investing in personal growth and sharing it with others. His story is so inspiring and he shared a lot of amazing insights with all the participants of the conference around the topic of Identity Shift, which is also the name of his most recent book. Anthony grew up a Black adopted boy in a poor White family to beat the odds to become the man he is today: NFL athlete, American Ninja Warrior, and international speaker who has been featured in Success, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and many more. He is also the host of the Aww Shift podcast, and founder of Identity Shift coaching Today I want to share with you the conversation we had with Anthony as part of Thrive. Get ready to get inspired and find tons of amazing practical advice on how you can upgrade how you operate so you can upgrade your life. Grab a copy of the new book here: https://amzn.to/3E6qSH3 _______________________________________________ LET'S CONNECT:

Armchair Ninja Podcast
ANP268 – ANW13 Semifinals 3 and 4

Armchair Ninja Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 77:19


Rich and Bijan continue their coverage of American Ninja Warrior season 13 with the Semifinals episodes 3 and 4. Great moments from talented ninjas and shameful injuries on a brand […]

Finding Brave
192: Making A Powerful Identify Shift That Will Elevate Your Life, with Anthony Trucks

Finding Brave

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 41:36


Thank you for listening to our Finding Brave show, ranked in the Top 100 Apple Career Podcasts! “I don't think that anybody should tell you how to run the race, until they've crossed the finish line. There is something about having a mess, but the biggest thing is that if you're going to have this mess, you've got to cross the finish line before you make it a message.” - Anthony Trucks Have you set out down a path to acquire things, attain skills and check off accomplishments, only to wind up overwhelmed, stuck or stagnant in the process? If so, you're hardly the only one. Today's Finding Brave guest reveals the most important tool to use to achieve your dreams, and that is your identity. Anthony Trucks is a former foster child, NFL Football Player, competitor on American Ninja Warrior, author, life coach and entrepreneur. From foster care to the NFL, to successful business owner, Anthony has accomplished what statistics would say is impossible. As a speaker and success coach, Anthony teaches people how to design and build better lives and businesses by learning how to access the power of their identity to tap into their full potential and make shift happen. After being given away into foster care at 3 years old, being adopted into an all white family at 14, losing his NFL career to injury and more, he learned how to shift at a very young age, and now his life mission is teaching others how to Make Shift Happen in their lives. Anthony's new book, Identity Shift: Upgrade How You Operate to Elevate Your Life, shares key secrets to success, but not in the gimmicky way that readers are used to. Innate within all of us lies the ability to shift into the identity that enables us to unlock a new level of power, perspective, passion, productivity and to be successful in life. This book is the concept and process of making an identity shift that will change your life. In today's episode, Anthony shares the ways that you can begin to shift your identity and how to address the internal messages that hold you back, in order to design a better life and business by tapping into your full potential. For more information on today's guest, visit: https://anthonytrucks.com/ 

Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
Laura Kummerle on Ninja Warrior Training, Bodyweight Workouts, and Rehabbing Injuries

Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 68:25


In this podcast, I chat with physical therapist, Dr. Laura Kummerle, about a variety of subjects, including Ninja Warrior Training, the benefits of bodyweight training, how to train around repetitive stress injuries (and when to see a physical therapist), and more. In case you're not familiar with Laura, she's a former collegiate gymnast turned full-time orthopedic physical therapist who received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. She also completed an orthopedic residency, making her an OSC (orthopedic clinical specialist). Laura not only has the educational background, but she competed in season 11 of American Ninja Warrior, so she knows a thing or two about the practical application of calisthenics, as well. Beyond that, she posts her unique, gymnastics- and ninja-inspired workouts on her Instagram, and we're happy to have her on the team as a Legion Athlete. So without further ado, if you want to learn how to train like a Ninja Warrior (and what that even is), what bodyweight exercises you should be doing, how to train around repetitive stress injuries, and a whole lot more, you're going to like this podcast! Timestamps: 9:40 - How do you train for ninja warrior? What does ninja training look like? 10:51 - How do you program the training for Ninja Warrior? 12:09 - What's commonly used for grip training? 12:30 - How common are ninja gyms? Where can you find them? 14:26 - How much training is required to be a Ninja Warrior? How quickly can you become "good" at Ninja Warrior? 17:41 - Who can benefit from bodyweight exercise? 19:50 - What are the benefits of focusing on mobility, control, and strength at end ranges of a movement? 20:42 - What bodyweight exercises should you include in addition to strength training? 22:52 - What should you do if your knees move inward while squatting? 26:25 - What cues have you found helpful for correcting form issues? 27:28 - What upper body bodyweight exercises do you recommend? 27:45 - What are the benefits of handstands? 31:13 - What is "end range" of an exercise? 31:43 - What other bodyweight exercises should people consider doing? 32:58 - How do you program cossack squats? 40:18 - The benefits of mirrors and taking video of your sets 44:50 - How do you work around repetitive stress injuries? 48:18 - When should you go see a physical therapist? 56:16 - How do you address knee pain? 58:40 - What should you do when you get an RSI? 1:00:23 - Should you train a non-injured side to maintain muscle? 1:00:38 - What are neurological crossover effects? Mentioned on the Show: Books by Mike Matthews: https://legionathletics.com/products/books/ Laura's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paradigmofperfection/ Laura's website: https://paradigmofperfection.com/

Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight for Thursday, September 2, 2021

Entertainment Tonight

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 20:24


Prince Harry, Rege-Jean Page, Paul Bettany. Only ET is backstage at the “GQ Men of the Year” awards. Inside Dog The Bounty Hunter's wedding day.The “American Ninja Warrior” star that just joined “The Talk.” We're running down the contestants headed to the “Dancing with The Stars” ballroom.Ryan Murphy, Monica Lewinski, Sarah Paulson. The team behind “Impeachment: American Crime story” reveal what it took to bring the real-life story to the screen.Treat Yourself! The new Season of Entertainment Tonight Premieres September 13th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Strictly Business
Big-Budget TV in a Bubble: How Arthur Smith Kept ‘American Ninja Warrior' and ‘Titan Games' in Production Despite COVID

Strictly Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 41:05


Prolific producer Arthur Smith discusses the explosive growth of the content marketplace and the many challenges COVID has created for production. The industry veteran, who is also chairman of Tinopolis Group U.S., explains why he loves the high-wire act of large-scale unscripted TV shows. And while he marvels at the spike in global demand, Smith misses the days when series deals were sealed on the basis of a title and a handshake. "The business has become more business-like," he observes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Strictly Business
Big-Budget TV in a Bubble: How Arthur Smith Kept ‘American Ninja Warrior' and ‘Titan Games' in Production Despite COVID

Strictly Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 41:05


Prolific producer Arthur Smith discusses the explosive growth of the content marketplace and the many challenges COVID has created for production. The industry veteran, who is also chairman of Tinopolis Group U.S., explains why he loves the high-wire act of large-scale unscripted TV shows. And while he marvels at the spike in global demand, Smith misses the days when series deals were sealed on the basis of a title and a handshake. "The business has become more business-like," he observes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Green Light with Chris Long
SHAQ! Shaquille O'Neal On WynnBET, His NBA Career & Rap Concerts In Montana. Shawne Merriman! On Paul vs Woodley & Future of Celebrity Boxing. Chris & Dr. Fax Review Donda.

Green Light with Chris Long

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 86:08


(01:54) - Hello, Layup Line and Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley. (17:49) - Shaq on Becoming a Brand Ambassador for WynnBET, Rap Concerts in Montana, Current NBA Landscape, Similarities Between Penny Hardaway and Kobe Bryant and Football Being His First Love. (46:33) - Good, Bad, Ugly: College Football Turn Over Props, Donda and Texans' Justin Reid Handling Kick Off Duties on Special Teams. (1:09:40) - Shawne Merriman on Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul's Next Fight, Popularity of Celebrity Boxing Matches, American Ninja Warrior and His 'Lights Out' Nickname Origin Story. Green Light Spotify Music: https://open.spotify.com/user/951jyryv2nu6l4iqz9p81him9?si=17c560d10ff04a9b Spotify Layup Line: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1olmCMKGMEyWwOKaT1Aah3?si=675d445ddb824c42 Green Light with Chris Long: Subscribe and enjoy weekly content including podcasts, documentaries, live chats, celebrity interviews and more including hot news items, trending discussions from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA are just a small part of what we will be sharing with you. http://bit.ly/chalknetwork Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Breaking up with yo-yo dieting | Binge Eating | Nutrition | Motivation | Self-Love | Mindset

An affair is like having a grenade go off in your marriage. Shockwaves stun you, the smoke makes your eyes water, while the shards tear apart your heart. Eventually, the smoke and dust settle, and you are left to pick up the pieces. Sometimes affairs end in healing and healthy relationships if the couple takes the time to clean up their relationship and rebuild. Other times, couples decide there was too much destruction, so they move on. If you've wondered if you can heal after an affair, or if your marriage can succeed after an affair, listen to this podcast. Anthony Trucks courageously shares how an affair shattered his marriage, and what he and his wife did that allowed them to build an even better relationship. About Anthony Trucks: Anthony Trucks is a Former Foster Child, NFL Football Player, Competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Author, Life Coach and Entrepreneur. From foster care to the NFL, to successful business owner, Anthony Trucks has accomplished what statistics would say is impossible. As a speaker and success coach, Anthony teaches people how to design and build better lives and businesses by learning how to access the power of their identity to tap into their full potential and Make Shift Happen! IG: https://www.instagram.com/anthonytrucks/?hl=en New Book, Identity Shift: https://identityshiftbook.com/ This is not specific relationship advice and an assessment has not been done, so be sure to see a therapist in your area for specific advice for you. This podcast is for informational purposes only.

Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano
BFT SHOW: Caiden Madzelan, Evan Spencer

Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 137:31


John Canzano talks with American Ninja Warrior contestant Caiden Madzelan about what it's like participating in the show. Former Ohio State WR Evan Spencer joins the show to talk about his time with the Buckeyes and what he expects when they face Oregon on Sept 11. We also play The Big Splash, Punch It! Audio, the 2@2, and more. Subscribe NOW to this podcast for more great content. Follow @JohnCanzanoBFT on Twitter

Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano
BFT Interview: Caiden Madzelan

Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 16:59


John Canzano talks with Caiden Madzelan, a teenage competitor in American Ninja Warrior who is representing Troutdale, Oregon. Canzano asks Caiden how he got involved in American Ninja Warrior, what he does to train for competition, how does he prepare and what is his process like, how unique the sport is compared to others, what the comradery is like within the sport, the difficulty of filming the episodes in Las Vegas at midnight in 90 degree weather, and much more. Subscribe NOW to this podcast for more great content. Follow @JohnCanzanoBFT on Twitter

The Ninjababes Podcast
How to Mentally Prepare for a Ninja Competition

The Ninjababes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 28:45


Megan Budway shares her insights and practice for getting her mind ready for the ninja season! Megan describes what she has learned from “With Winning In Mind” by Lanny Bassham.  She journals and mentally prepares for each competition by following the Mental Management System.  Today Cara and Megan discuss how to follow this technique and how it has helped Megan compete at her best.  Cara and Megan also discuss the upcoming National Ninja League season.  Read "With Winning In Mind" for yourself! Amazon Link here: https://amzn.to/3gx6SDd

The Burn Podcast by Ben Newman
Anthony Trucks, Former NFL Player, American Ninja Warrior, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur

The Burn Podcast by Ben Newman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 24:17


Anthony is a foster child, former NFL player, America Ninja Warrior, Entrepreneur, speaker and so much more…Through his own challenge and adversity he's mastered the different SHIFTS that life threw at him (and they were big shifts!)His brand new book Identity Shift launched this week! In this book Anthony outlines those exact shifts that he made and how we can all do the same shifts if our own lives!WIN FREE SIGNED COPIES OF IDENTITY SHIFT!And get the Identity Shift Workbook for Free

My Favorite Mistake
An NFL Player's Business Struggles and His Identity Shift: Anthony Trucks

My Favorite Mistake

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 46:29


NFL athlete, American Ninja Warrior, and entrepreneur. Show notes and more: https://www.markgraban.com/mistake97 My guest for Episode #97 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Anthony Trucks, a foster kid turned NFL athlete. This is the first time I've interviewed somebody who was on American Ninja Warrior. Anthony is the author of the new book, released this week, titled Identity Shift: Upgrade How You Operate to Elevate Your Life. Visit the show notes page for a chance to enter to win a copy of the book! Anthony's also an international speaker, host of the Aww Shift and Shift Starter podcasts, author and founder of Identity Shift coaching. He's a serial entrepreneur with one serious super power: Making Shift Happen, no matter what, by accessing the power of identity. In today's episode, Anthony shares his “favorite mistake” story about the first business he started after the NFL, a personal training business with a huge lease in the economic downturn of 2009. How and why did he seek out help and why was “being forced to figure it out” his favorite mistake? Other topics and questions: “When you drop your ego, past mistakes, flaws, and fear of failure, you can find your internal fire to catapult you into the life that you want and deserve.”EGO – Everybody's Greatest Obstacle Fear of failure? —> How did you view the possibility of making mistakes on the field as a football player? 6 levels of failure – above or below the learning line“Version failure” – learns from the mistake “Predictable failure” – knowing we can't be perfect What is identity? — we have different identities at different timesIt's who we are when we're not thinking about who we are What does it mean that your survey says I'm a “slow dreamer”? How did you find you new identity after your NFL career ended suddenly? Identity shift? Find Anthony on Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube LinkedIn --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/favorite-mistake/support

BFFs featuring Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy
DDG IS NOT A YOUTUBE RAPPER — BFFs EP. 45

BFFs featuring Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 56:46


DDG joins this week's pod to talk about not wanting to be labeled as a YouTube rapper, his experience with the TikTok vs YouTuber fight, and whether or not he'd get in the ring again. We talk about the demise of the Sway House, the potential Met Gala seating chart, and Josh's experience on American Ninja Warrior. Support Our Sponsors GO TO https://barstool.link/PPVShowtime TO ORDER NOW!

Adventures In Venueland

This episode we chat with industry legend Kim Bedier, Director of Venues & Events for the City of Tacoma, including the iconic Tacoma Dome, one of the largest wood domed structures in the world. Hear about Kim's passions of promoting women in leadership roles, the importance of mentoring, and the value of career advancement through IAVM, the International Association of Venue Managers. From hunting for penguins at small venues in northern Canada, to opening Air Canada Centre (now Scotiabank Arena), Kim's career adventure has been lead by her willingness to embrace challenges, “say yes a lot,” and chase the next great adventure.Kim Bedier: LinkedInTacoma Dome: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship
264: Do Hard Things to Get Stronger, How to Shift Your Identity and Live Into It with Anthony Trucks

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 53:25


This week's Misfit Entrepreneur is Anthony Trucks. Anthony is a former NFL player, American Ninja Warrior, Best-Selling Author, and Founder of Anthony Trucks Industries and the Shift Method. He's been featured everywhere from NBC, FOX, Netflix, WSJ, Success and INC. Anthony has a heck of a story from starting in the foster care system to realizing and then seeing his NFL dream collapse, to starting his own business, losing it, losing his marriage, and almost his life, but then finding his redemption through a shift. Since the shift, Anthony has become one of the most sought-after speakers, coaches, and consultants out there today. And I've brought him on to further share his story, what he learned and now teaches from his shift, and to get his best wisdom and advice on how to succeed and live a great life, not just as an entrepreneur, but a person in this world. @AnthonyTrucks on Instagram www.IdentityShiftBook.com promo code ME Anthony was and his 3 siblings were given away when he was 3 years into foster care. It was 1986 and it was not a great situation. He was starved in some homes, beaten in others, and put through a lot of very rough stuff. By 6 years old, he was a sad little kid who was angry. At 6, he was placed into the family which is now his family today. He was with them for 8 years and they adopted him. But, they were poor and he grew up poor. His adoptive mom got diagnosed with MS. He tried out for football and was terrible. He checked out and was becoming a statistic. Most people don't know that 75% of in-mates in prison are former foster care cases. As Anthony says, “He beat the odds.” He had an adoptive mom who “loved him past his crazy.” At 15 he made a choice that he didn't want to be a loser. To start, he didn't want to suck at football. He learned to do the things that he didn't want to do or weren't in his current character and he transformed himself into a great ballplayer in 7 months. His biggest shift came from the inside and had this ferocious drive that he had done too much in the dark to get better and transform himself that no one was going to take it. This manifested in him being a top ballplayer and ultimately getting a scholarship to play at Oregon. He made it to the NFL and tore his shoulder out in his 3rd year. He was a dad at 21 and had a family, but no paycheck. At this point, he had a massive identity crisis. Things came tumbling down. His marriage fell apart. The businesses he started failed. Then his adoptive mom passed away from MS. This was a wake-up call. It took him another 2 years to really wake up and change his life, but his mother's death was the seed that grew into it. At the 11:30 mark, Anthony talks about the moment before his mom passed away and his friend put things in perspective. This also was a seed that helped him in the future. A friend told him “This is your reality.” Those 4 words unlocked everything he had been experiencing. He cried and just drove to the middle of nowhere not telling anyone and his family and friends got worried. The police found him and brought him home. The next day he went to the gym and a friend he had since childhood told him, “Never do something like that ever again. When I found what happened, I thought I lost a hero.” This made Anthony realize life is worth living and gave perspective. All of the craziness of his life had meaning. How does someone choose their identity? And how do they develop their life's vision and know they have it right? We either assume or survive into our identity. A lot of people set goals for other people's dreams. You have set your own scale and truly answer the question of what you really want. Once you have decided – let know tell you it cannot be done, or it is not what you want. You need to then align your identity with what you want. Who is the person you must become to get what you want? What does that person need to do live into that? What habits must you start or develop or stop? What actions do you need to take each day? At the 24:30 mark, we talk about Simone Biles as an example of someone who may have lost her identity or being out of alignment with it in her exit from the Olympics (It was not revealed until much later that she had a death in her family which did impact her). It's best to just listen to our discussion. Do hard things to get stronger… The Shift Method has 3 steps, what are they? See: This is where you find your optimal zone. Find your specific areas that you need to work on. Shift: Action ends suffering. Put a plan in place of the action items you need to do to improve in the areas you need to work on. Sustain: Discipline. When you begin to shift, it will feel out of character and thus lends itself to quitting before you get your breakthrough. You must be disciplines to do the actions. You must do what needs to be done to become the person you know you should be. You must not stop. ​ What are some of the biggest lessons you've learned from your entrepreneur journey? It's a journey of predictable failure. Fail and learn, fail and learn, etc. Entrepreneurship is an identity in itself. It is incredibly difficult and incredibly rewarding. Entrepreneurship helps you find what you are truly meant to do.   Best Quote: There are two types of people in this world: Those that work and those that watch. Make sure you bow for your audience.   Anthony's Misfit 3: The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement. Fall in love with the day, not just the destination. Enjoy the journey. There are two types of people in this world: Those that work and those that watch. Make sure you bow for your audience. Show Sponsors: Check Out Freshbooks' "I Make a Living Podcast" www.Freshbooks.com/podcast 5 Minute Journal:  www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com/Journal

Teen Wolf ReWolf Podcast
Episode 83: Sundowning (Feat: Will Wallace)

Teen Wolf ReWolf Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 61:53


On this very special episode of the Teen Wolf ReWolf, Christian and Julia welcome back Teen Wolf writer Will Wallace to discuss his time working on season 6. They then move on to their regularly scheduled programming to talk about S6E3, Sundowning, through the theme of arrogance. Along the way they also chat about their corporate jobs, American Ninja Warrior, and Christian's crush on Michael Phelps. It is what it is, Wolf Pack!

Armchair Ninja Podcast
ANP267 – ANW13 Semifinals 2

Armchair Ninja Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 42:35


Rich and Bijan continue their coverage of American Ninja Warrior season 13 with the Semifinals episode 2. Will the Weatherman be able to keep those pesky ninja teens off his […]

Rotating Reels
Episode #32 - Free Guy Review

Rotating Reels

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 49:35


Rotating Reels has a Patreon! rotatingreels.comBecome a Patron at a rate of $5 per month to gain access to exclusive reviews and conversations!In the thirty second episode of Rotating Reels, hosts Keegan Tran and Hank Showalter discuss and review Shawn Levy's latest film: Free Guy (available in theaters). Join us next week for our review of Train to Busan!In this week's what we've been watching:Hank: Wellington Paranormal, American Ninja Warrior, Ted Lasso, Evil, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Yakuza 3Keegan: Eight Legged Freaks, Insomnia, One Cut of the Dead, What If, Jujutsu KaisenContact us at: RotatingReelsPodcast@gmail.com

Cleared Hot
Episode 193 - Rob and Dana Linn Bailey with Matt Vincent

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 154:33


Dana Linn Bailey is an American IFBB Pro fitness and figure competitor (physique category). She is the winner of Joe Weider's Olympia in 2013. Dana Linn was recruited to play soccer for West Chester University, as a starting defender and help lead her team to NCAA's and playoffs. When she graduated from college, she made the transition to lifting. She entered her first figure competition in 2006 at the Lehigh Valley Championships and competed in figure up until 2010. She taught Physical Education at Conrad Weiser Middle School in Robesonia Pennsylvania until 2007, when she retired to focus on her career. In 2010, she decided to participate in the very FIRST Physique show, which was 2011, JR. USA's in Charleston, SC. She won overall, received her IFBB pro card, and became the first women's physique pro in the NPC/IFBB. Dana has made countless appearances since competing in events such as the Fit Expo and guest poses at the Flex Lewis Classic. Alongside these guest appearances, DLB has taken up several other competitions like the American Ninja Warrior, has gotten to Nationals and The Arnold Classic for Powerlifting, and lastly participated in the Brute Showdown Women's edition alongside Brooke Ence, Maddy Forberg and Mattie Rogers. Rob Bailey defines the term entrepreneur. He developed an interest for sewing at the age of 7, and by the time he was in high school, he was designing, creating, and selling his own clothing. In college, he shifted his pursuits from football to becoming an executive chef at a Michelin restaurant, then a career at QVC. He founded his brand and clothing line Flag Nor Fail in 2008 out of his garage, while simultaneously pursuing music, releasing his first album in 2012. In 2015 he founded a supplement company called Run Everything Labs and currently is building a real estate business of unique Air BnB's, warehouses, and real estate. Matt Vincent is known for being a two-time Highland Games World Champion and strength athlete. He spent more than 10 years competing in powerlifting, strongman, weightlifting and Highland Games. Although his knee injury caused him to have a total knee replacement and remove himself from competing completely, Matt will continue to share his fitness passion through seminars, book writing, fitness apparel and podcast. In Matt's first book, Training Lab, he spelled out the philosophy of “The HVIII,” and tried to capture the spirit of self-improvement through self-loathing. This idea would serve as the spark that led to HVIII Brand Goods and a ton of adventures. Matt chronicles his travels and conversations with people in the strength game and beyond on his podcast UMSO. https://www.shipstation.com https://www.betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://www.feals.com/clearedhot https://www.mtntough.com/clearedhot  

Your Mom's House with Christina P. and Tom Segura
615 - Bill Burr - Your Mom's House with Christina P and Tom Segura

Your Mom's House with Christina P. and Tom Segura

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 111:56


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The Viall Files
E293 The Bachelorette Recap With Zuri Hall

The Viall Files

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 82:38


Today we are recapping The Bachelorette with one of our favorite television personalities, the one and only Zuri Hall. First Nick and Zuri give their thoughts on the cast of Paradise and what they are looking forward to the most with some of their favorite cast members. Then we break down this weeks episode, covering everything from Greg's second one on one, thoughts on fantasy suites, Andrew's exit, and those amazing group date paintings. Get ready for a full analysis of this weeks episode and where we think the season will go from here.  You can see more Zuri Hall on Access Hollywood and on American Ninja Warrior on Monday Nights on NBC.  “Is Katie an F-Boy? ” Please make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode and as always send in your relationship questions to asknick@kastmedia.com to be a part of our Monday episodes.    For merch please visit www.viallfiles.com today!   Don't forget to nominate The Viall Files for a People's Choice Podcast Award: https://www.podcastawards.com/   THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:   The Zebra: http://www.thezebra.com/VIALL Save time and money, compare quotes for free today    Each & Every: http://eachandevery.com/VIALL use promo code VIALL30 to get 30% off your first purchase.  Shipstation: http://www.shipstation.com enter offer code VIALL to get a 60-day free trial.  Canva: http://www.canva.me/VIALL to get your FREE 45-day extended trial.  Chime: http://www.chime.com/VIALL to apply now.    Episode Socials:  @viallfiles @nickviall @zurihall See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.