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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PODCAST

The Art of Coaching – Casey Halstead (E130)

Casey Halstead is one of the world’s top MMA coaches, a 10th Planet jiu jitsu black belt, and a martial arts instructor. We discuss how coaching changed his life, the importance of establishing order in every aspect of one’s life, allowing others to make mistakes, and more.

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Do You Want It

I am going to do my best to lose the phrase “I don’t have time.”  This is not a true statement.  The truth is I don’t want it.  If i really wanted it then I would find the time.

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Light a Candle

How do we start to reclaim our time.  Take a second.  Light a candle and take a breath.  You just owned 5 seconds of your time now!!

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Are You a Slave or an Emperor

I ask this question about one thing.  Time? Are you slave to your time or an emperor of it

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Winning is Self-Defined – Jay Acunzo (E129)

Jay Acunzo is a content creator, an author, and a podcaster who helps people find their own voice. After what many would consider a successful professional career working for top companies like Google and ESPN, Jay was not satisfied and decided to pursue his true passion. We discuss his career choice, his book, and more.

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Losing Makes You Better – Jason Rau (E128)

Jason Rau is a BJJ black belt, an elite grappling competitor, and a member of the famous Danaher Death Squad. We discuss his experience training with John Danaher, how to progress faster in jiu jitsu, his competitive aspirations, and more. 

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What Happens When Winter Comes

My 10 yr old started a lawn mowing business this summer.  He did a great job and made a couple hundred dollars.  However, winter is coming so what is he going to move to then?  Is he planning for that now?

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Can You Change a Restaurant Into a Market

My friends Josh and Jeff had a food hall at the beginning of Covid.  Now they have a market.  They knew they couldn’t win with the food hall because it got closed.  They decided to survive with the market

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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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