Eliot Andrew Marshall is a martial artist, business owner, podcaster, and author. He was the first American to win the BJJ Pan American championship at blue, purple, and brown belt. After transitioning to MMA, Eliot fought on The Ultimate Fighter, earned a UFC contract, and fought for 4 more years. Upon retirement he became the co-owner of Easton Training Center, one of Colorado's leading martial arts schools, with 7 locations across the Denver area. Through his podcast, The Gospel of Fire, Eliot will help you realize that you have the power to do and be whatever you want.

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Some Understanding in Difficult Times: Jamal Patterson Ep 122

Jamal Patterson comes back on for the second time.  Jamal is Asian and African American, and we discuss the racial and societal topics that are going on now.

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Memento Mori

The last part of the Hemingway quote, “It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”, is reminding us that we are going to do.  So my question is, how do you want to live?

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But Those it Does Not Break it Kills

This is the second part of the Hemingway quote we are going to look at today.  How does it kill you?  Is this literal or figurative?

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The World Breaks Everyone

This week we are going to look at the Ernest Hemingway quote, “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

 

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Perfectionism is a Double Edged Sword – Mike Goldberg (E121)

Mike Goldberg an original MMA analyst and Joe Rogan’s commentating partner in the UFC up until 2017. We discuss the evolution of MMA, his role in the UFC, his friendship with Joe Rogan, and more.

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The World Breaks Everybody – Amanda Buckner (E120)

Amanda Buckner is one of the pioneers of women’s MMA, a BJJ black belt, and breast cancer survivor. Amanda is no stranger to hardship. We discuss her career at the start of women’s MMA, managing depression, alternative relationships, and more.

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The Man in the Arena Part 3

Last day looking at The Man in the Arena quote.  “at least fails, while daringly greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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The Man in the Arena Part 2

Continuing to dissect The Man in the Arena quote for Roosevelt.  Today looking at the section “who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes up short again and again;”

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MEET ELIOT MARSHAL

Eliot Marshall is a former professional mixed martial artist and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Amal Easton. Coming through BJJ’s belt system Eliot was a prolific competitor, becoming the first American to earn IBJJF Pan American titles as a blue, purple and brown belt. It was also while climbing the ranks of BJJ that Eliot decided to enter the world of mixed martial arts in 2006, eventually competing in TUF and then signing for the UFC, the most prestigious MMA promotion in the world. In 2011, after a few ups and downs with his MMA career, Marshall decided to hang up his gloves and open Easton Training Center in Denver along with his coach Amal Easton.

In addition to being the co-owner and head instructor at Easton Training Center, Eliot became the head coach of Elevation Fight Team, one of the country's most highly regarded MMA teams. Despite his success as a business owner and coach, in the summer of 2015 Eliot suffered through a bout of severe anxiety, insomnia and depression, which he hadn't experienced since his adolescence. Relying on support from his friends and family in conjunction with on-going therapy, Eliot has been able to overcome his anxiety and now seeks to help others who may be suffering from a similar affliction. Eliot returned to the BJJ competition scene in 2016 and began tallying wins against some of the best jiu-jitsu competitors in the world while donating his entire purse to help Easton students, who might be struggling with anxiety or depression, receive the care and therapy they otherwise couldn't afford.

In his book "The Gospel of Fire," Eliot shares his story of breaking down and learning to build himself back up by acknowledging his shortcomings, accepting his challenges, freeing himself from fear, and maximizing his opportunities. Sharing the experiences and tools that helped him battle back from the edge of despair, Eliot shows you how to discover your own “why” and refocus your days on “how” to achieve it.

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The Gospel of Fire: Strategies for Facing Your Fears, Confronting Your Demons, and Finding Your Purpose

Eliot Marshall has always been a fighter—from overcoming bullies and bigots who targeted his half-black, half-Jewish heritage to using his martial-arts prowess to become part of the UFC. But beneath his badass exterior, Eliot struggled with severe anxiety, until he learned to live a life of true purpose.

In The Gospel of Fire, Eliot shares his incredible story of breaking down and learning to build himself back up by acknowledging his shortcomings, accepting his challenges, freeing himself from fear, and maximizing his opportunities. Sharing the experiences and tools that helped him battle back from the edge of despair, Eliot shows you how to discover your own “why” and refocus your days on “how” to achieve it.

You past doesn’t define you, and your present can set you free. With Eliot’s example, you can find your path and the power to remake your life.

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