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S.H.I.N.E. in 2017 and Leave All of the Excuses Behind

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Welcome to 2017! You made it. Let the happy dancing commence. Your vision board is made and prominently placed to be seen daily. You’ve made your New Year’s resolutions and are full of confidence that you will accomplish them all. You vow to be your best self yet. Better health. Advance in your career. Save more money. All doable but what is your exact game plan? I suggest you S.H.I.N.E.! I wrote an Amazon bestselling book, S.H.I.N.E. and WIN: 5 Keys to Conquer the Fear of Failure. In it, I reference the S.H.I.N.E. and WIN blueprint I created to demystify the 5 keys to get you from where you are today, to where you want to be tomorrow. S.H.I.N.E. is…

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Spartan Up! Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling on Motivation and Leadership

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Leading by example is exactly what Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling has always tried to do. In order to motivate others, Darling has learned that he must first “redefine what is possible” and then you’ll see those around you will begin to mark their own path. The CrossFit fanatic sat down with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to discuss leadership, motivation and the importance of dreams. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off…

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Spartan Up! How Bart Yasso Turned Tragedy into Triumph

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Typically, those that have reached the top are no stranger to being at the bottom. Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World Magazine Bart Yasso happens to be the perfect example. After a tragedy in his personal life left him questioning everything, Yasso knew the only option he had was to make a life change and go after everything he’s ever wanted. Here, he talks to Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about accepting new experiences, being smart about the people you choose to have around you and how running saved his life. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New…

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Spartan Up! Outside Magazine’s Mike Roberts Shares Lessons from World-Renowned Athletes

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Having access to some of the most successful athletes in the world is a perk of the job for Mike Roberts, editor for Outside Magazine. But for Roberts, the best part is not only getting the chance to understand and examine how these athletes have pushed past injuries and setbacks, but also listening to them talk about their experiences and the knowledge they’ve gained about their sport over the years. Here Roberts tells Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, the lessons he’s taken away from talking to the world’s top outdoor athletes. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times…

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Live Interview with Alex Sheshunoff and A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise

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So You Too Can: – Move to a South Pacific Island – Wear a Loincloth – Read a Hundred Books – Diaper a Baby Monkey – Build a Bungalow And Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love! * * Individual results may vary. The true story of how a quarter-life crisis led to adventure, freedom, and love on a tiny island in the Pacific. From the author of a lot of emails and several Facebook posts comes A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise, a laugh-out-loud, true story that will answer your most pressing escape-from-it-all questions, including: 1. How much, per pound, should you expect to pay a priest to fly you to the outer islands of Yap? 2. Classic slumber party stumper:…

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Elle Luna Finds True Calling at the Crossroads of Should and Must

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Are you a poet trapped inside a lawyer? A stay-at-home parent who yearns to travel? An executive who wants to devote herself to helping the needy? Each one of us has struggled at some time or another to find our “true calling.” Some of us struggle with that every day. We’re standing, in the words of author Elle Luna, at the crossroads between what we should do (what we feel we ought to be doing, what is expected of us) and what we must do (what we dream of doing, the thing that’s our heart’s desire). Luna first addressed this conundrum in an online essay she published that absolutely blew up the Internet—it was tweeted to more than five million…

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Tidying doesn’t have to be tyranny: A better way to declutter for 2015

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For a while now, I’ve been ranting to myself about what I call the tyranny of neat people. It happens whenever I stumble on one of those New Year’s articles about de-cluttering your home and transforming your life. You’ll feel better, work more productively and become a more perfect human being, they say, if only your house is tidy. Here’s what I say: maybe the neat people have simply done a better job of public relations for their decidedly limited comfort zone. What if it’s the slobs of the world (including me) who are more flexible, more tolerant and more able to be happy and productive in any environment? I can function in your pristine sanctuary or my own mess;…

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