In Is The Only Way Out – Jamal Patterson (E73)

Jamal Patterson is one of the very best American grapplers to emerge from the second generation of Americans to do the sport. He is a black belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie and currently has his own school in Northern New Jersey.

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Notice The Present Moment (Short Hitter #19)

I was talking to a friend and came to the conclusion that one of the ways we both improved our lives is by realizing the temporary nature of life and then living every single moment in the present. It’s something I’m still working on, but here are some tips on how to be a little more present in your life.

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Everything is Temporary — Ian Lieberman (E72)

Ian is a BJJ black belt and VP of Easton Training Centers. Ian is one of Eliot’s very best friends. We talk about our relationship and how it has grown over the years, how he helped save my life and what Easton means to us

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Why You Need To Train (Short Hitter #18)

I don’t think there’s a single thing in life that can improve your existence more than BJJ. Regardless of where you come from, your athleticism, your job, etc. BJJ has something to offer you.

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Entrepreneurship Is Making An Impact— Shawn Anthony (E71)

This week I was joined by podcaster and entrepreneur Shawn Anthony. Shawn is one of the top podcasters in the world and the host of the “School’s Over…Now What?” podcast, where he helps entrepreneur-minded individuals start the career or business of their dreams. At the early age of 14, he became a serial entrepreneur by hosting his own events, making thousands along the way. His ability to collaborate and facilitate allowed him to succeed in the corporate world and eventually led him to devoting his full time to helping people reach their goals.

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Strategies for Constant Personal Growth

Setting goals is an important first step to live a better life, but actively moving to accomplish those goals is the hardest step in the process. Learn how to let go of your ego and make room for personal improvement. It takes practice, discipline, and brutal honesty with yourself. It may not be fun, but it will get you closer to where you set out to be.

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BJJ Saves Lives— JJ Martinez

Easton BJJ black belt JJ Martinez joins the podcast and discusses the life-changing effects BJJ had on his life. JJ joined the gangs in New Mexico in his late teens and eventually hit rock bottom and decided he needed a change. BJJ took JJ off the streets, got him clean, and gave him a second chance at life.

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What Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids (Short Hitter #16)

Every parent wants to raise strong, confident children; however, we’ve all made the mistake of making things too easy for our kids. Let them struggle. Let them work for things. We’re never not going to want to help them or make things easier for them, but we can’t let that instinct deprive them of the personal growth that comes through hard work and perseverance.

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Concussions in Sports — CTE, Subconcussive Blows, “Independent” Doctors (E69)

Sports neurology and concussion expert Dr. Allison Gray joins the podcast to discuss brain trauma in contact sports, including topics on the dangers of CTE, training protocols in contact sports, concussion protocols, and the many factors that contribute to permanent brain damage. Dr. Gray has extensive experience in the treatment of concussion, both in non-athletes and in athletes at all levels of play (professional, collegiate, and high school and currently has two podcasts on brain trauma education: “Heal My Concussion” (for patients) & “Concussion Care” (for doctors).

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Be Present & Enjoy Your Time

It’s not uncommon for us to get caught up with what’s to come, or when things are going to end. Why not just enjoy the moment? Why allow ourselves to ruin the present by obsessing over a future that we can’t control? Let yourself enjoy the present. It’s all you have.

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