CEO (Chief Executive Octopus) of Goodr, Stephen Lease has truly created something out of nothing. After a humbling realization that his athletic style had gone too far, Stephen set out to simplify the athletic eyewear space for the better... err Goodr.
Stephen and Bryan talk openly about the importance of being true to who you are and more importantly, finding a community that supports and celebrates that. Stephen spells out his secrets to finding a niche in business and creating perpetual success.
Sebastien retired in 2015 from a 15 year professional basketball career and life was good. On the morning of March 22, 2016, Seb’s world changed forever. Terrorists bombed the Brussels airport where Seb was traveling through. Nearly losing both of his legs, Seb committed to a life of overcoming perceived limitations and spreading his message that fear is an illusion we can all break down.
Bryan and Seb talk openly about what goes through the mind when you’re breaths away from death, the happiness that comes from focusing on quality over quantity and loads more. Enjoy these profound lessons from Sebastien Bellin.
Winter races usually mean cold water swims, so acclimation is key. The Swim Mechanic breaks down the process and explains how we perceive cold is both mental and physical. Acclimating to cold water is mind over matter and of course, practice. Bryan gives practical tips about how to prepare and practice for cold water using visualization, breathing, ice baths, and open water swims. Hint: visualize all the warm things!
Stefanie Bishop is a modern day renaissance woman and the true embodiment of adventure. Having left a full-time career on Wall Street, Stef took a leap of faith to embrace her passion for adventure and ultra endurance racing. Everything she does is with a massive smile and all of her heart. Stefanie has won some of the most difficult endurance races ever, including Worlds Toughest Mudder and The Death Race (3x)!
This conversation is all about listening to your gut and living from a fearless place of gratitude. Stef uniquely articulates the undeniable power of smiling and finding joy in every opportunity life delivers.
With hundreds of suits to choose from these days, selecting the perfect suit can be overwhelming. It's most important to understand what makes a great wetsuit and what makes a great fit for your body. The Swim Mechanic details what to look for and the features that matter most.
Meet Tommy Cassano, an explorer and researcher in the areas of longevity, vitality and movement. He’s an executive coach, an uber outdoor adventurer and has run several 50 and 100 mile races around the country. Tommy created an incredibly successful proprietary detox program, helping people transform their lives; mind, body and soul.
Today Tommy and I talk about quieting the “critic” and bravely moving in the direction of your life’s unique purpose. We talk about overcoming debilitating fear that can compromise your entire quality of life, and much more. Connect with Tommy at www.tommycassano.com !
Tempo is king in open water! The long, gliding stroke of pool swimmers sadly has little value for an open water swimmer and the swim mechanic will teach you how to dial in your ideal stroke rate. This locomotive, higher cadence will create greater efficiency and power in your freestyle.
From decorated Marine to family man to America’s Most Wanted in three simple steps. Cain’s story is truly one of a kind; a transformational story of a man who turned his life around after a career in bank robberies and heroin addiction.
On this episode of SMOGcast, Bryan asks Cain’s advice to other’s on how to truly look in the mirror and face the deeply-rooted fears from childhood. Today Cain mentors incarcerated men, is a motivational speaker and a spiritual advisor at the Agape International Spiritual Center.