Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Joe de Sena - ‘Slo Mo’ vs. ‘Fast Joe’ and How to Calm the Mind through the Body

December 05, 2020 Mo Gawdat and Joe de Sena Episode 70
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Joe de Sena - ‘Slo Mo’ vs. ‘Fast Joe’ and How to Calm the Mind through the Body
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Joe de Sena - ‘Slo Mo’ vs. ‘Fast Joe’ and How to Calm the Mind through the Body
Dec 05, 2020 Episode 70
Mo Gawdat and Joe de Sena

Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race, Inc. De Sena has been an entrepreneur since his pre-teens. From selling fireworks at age 8, to starting a t-shirt business in high school, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena is a living definition of "entrepreneur." De Sena is the New York Times bestselling author of SPARTAN UP! A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life and SPARTAN FIT! 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit. He is also the host of the "Spartan Up! Podcast", which I'm honored to be a guest on as well.

I didn't intend for this to be a debate about the beliefs of "Slo Mo vs. Fast Joe", but the conversation began with seemingly fundamental differences; however, it quickly became apparent that we're talking about achieving the same result - a clear, present, and peaceful mind. Joe's focus on achieving this through the body will be fascinating - and motivating - for anyone wondering if they should invest time in their physical health. And for those that do, listen for the benefits you may not have even thought about.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Slo Mo and Fast Joe - different, but same?
  • Toughening up and the Spartan lifestyle
  • Our lives are relatively not that hard
  • The body is like a swimming pool that needs clean filters and working pumps
  • How life experience prepares you for the worst, as it did for Joe
  • Why being able to work hard is a privilege
  • Why do people quit?
  • Fire, Ready, Aim
  • How do you get of your own mind?
  • The Spartan Lifeline, an amazing practice for cultivating gratitude
  • How can non-athletes prepare for a Spartan Race?
  • Joe's advice: Run 1 mile a day,  do 30 burpees and 30 pullups
  • How the food industry is rigged for sales, not for health
  • The power of fasting and practicing poverty
  • Joe's upbringing in an organized crime neighborhood
  • My newfound motivation to beat Joe in a race, eventually!

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Joe de Sena on Instagram @realjoedesena, Facebook @realjoedesena, on Twitter @realjoedesena, and on her website, joedesena.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Show Notes

Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race, Inc. De Sena has been an entrepreneur since his pre-teens. From selling fireworks at age 8, to starting a t-shirt business in high school, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena is a living definition of "entrepreneur." De Sena is the New York Times bestselling author of SPARTAN UP! A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life and SPARTAN FIT! 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit. He is also the host of the "Spartan Up! Podcast", which I'm honored to be a guest on as well.

I didn't intend for this to be a debate about the beliefs of "Slo Mo vs. Fast Joe", but the conversation began with seemingly fundamental differences; however, it quickly became apparent that we're talking about achieving the same result - a clear, present, and peaceful mind. Joe's focus on achieving this through the body will be fascinating - and motivating - for anyone wondering if they should invest time in their physical health. And for those that do, listen for the benefits you may not have even thought about.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Slo Mo and Fast Joe - different, but same?
  • Toughening up and the Spartan lifestyle
  • Our lives are relatively not that hard
  • The body is like a swimming pool that needs clean filters and working pumps
  • How life experience prepares you for the worst, as it did for Joe
  • Why being able to work hard is a privilege
  • Why do people quit?
  • Fire, Ready, Aim
  • How do you get of your own mind?
  • The Spartan Lifeline, an amazing practice for cultivating gratitude
  • How can non-athletes prepare for a Spartan Race?
  • Joe's advice: Run 1 mile a day,  do 30 burpees and 30 pullups
  • How the food industry is rigged for sales, not for health
  • The power of fasting and practicing poverty
  • Joe's upbringing in an organized crime neighborhood
  • My newfound motivation to beat Joe in a race, eventually!

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Joe de Sena on Instagram @realjoedesena, Facebook @realjoedesena, on Twitter @realjoedesena, and on her website, joedesena.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.