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Own the Future – Noah Kagan (E79)

Own the Future – Noah Kagan (E79)

Noah Kagan is an entrepreneur, a marketing expert, and, as of recently, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiast. Noah worked for Facebook and other major companies and eventually decided to start his own projects. We discuss managing anxiety episodes, teaching and coaching techniques, intentional business tactics, and more.

 

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Getting Offended Is A Choice (Short Hitter #25)

I recently encountered a situation in my neighborhood that I could have easily been offended by, but instead it helped me realize how amazing of a neighbor I have. The story itself isn’t the important part, but rather the idea that I can look at one situation in two very different ways and thus CHOOSE how it affects my day.

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Pain Is Inevitable – Amy Fidelis (E78)

Amy Fidelis is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt, an instructor at Easton Training Center, and a full-time public relations executive. Amy started training at 33 and has been on the mats for over ten years. We discussed her coming up in BJJ, developing a growth mindset, listening to one’s body in training, and more.

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Goal-Crushing Mindset (Short Hitter #24)

I like to think of January as the time to develop the mindset to crush my goals year-round, not just for the first few weeks of the year. Set goals, develop a mindset to crush them, and watch your actions align with the resolutions you made at the start of the year.

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Training for the Unknown – Jason Khalipa (E77)

Jason Khalipa is a world-class professional Crossfit athlete and entrepreneur. A seasoned competitor, he participated in the CrossFit Games on 8 separate occasions, taking 1st place in 2008, as well as several other competitions. We discuss CrossFit and BJJ business practices, how competition shapes people, his daughter’s leukemia diagnosis, and more.

 

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Finding Success In Our Worst Days

It’s impossible not to have bad days, weeks, or even months. What I like to do on those days is find success as soon as I start my day through habits I practice daily.

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Confronting the Mind – Mike Tousignant (E76)

Professor Mike Tousignant grew up in Chelmsford, MA, and moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Boulder. He has been the General Manager of ETC Boulder since 2009, and received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Professor Amal Easton in June of 2014.  We talk about the meaning of BJJ, managing relationships, and Easton’s community and growth as a company.

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Boss Up On Resolutions (Short Hitter #22)

It’s easy to make a New Years resolution and stick to it on Jan 1st, Jan 2nd, maybe even Jan 10th. But how many people are sticking to their resolution in the middle of March? How about at the end of June? Only those that boss up and commit to their goal. Let’s get after it.

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Be a Victor, Not a Victim – Felicia Oh (E75)

Felicia Oh is a BJJ black belt under Jean Jacques Machado and the 6th woman outside Brazil to achieve the rank in this martial art. Felicia is an accomplished competitor, having medalled in the Pan American Championships, the World Championships, and ADCC, to name a few.

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Why Wait For The New Year? ( Short Hitter #21)

I talk about new years resolutions and how to tackle them head on, not in the new year but now.

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