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Through detailed and personal interviews, the podcast aims to shed light on the traits that are found and evolve through high-level sport participation that remain relevant in the pursuit of success in careers outside of sport. Furthermore, from listening to real life accounts of successful professionals, listeners will be provoked to reflect on their greatest personality traits and inspired to apply them within their careers.
 
Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider ...
 
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Barbi is a loving mother to five kids and is happily married to her husband of twenty years. When Barbi was six-years-old, she was exposed to pornography by an uncle. She didn’t understand what it was, but she knew how it made her feel and she quickly understood what it would lead to, which was him sexually abusing her. Barbi didn’t fully recognize…
 
On this show we welcome in highly established health & fitness professional, Katie Chung Hua to the show who today is helping people across the US build a greater version of themselves through exercise & nutrition insight. A former Ice Hockey player, Katie is a competitor in the purest sense as she relishes the chance to prove her value to clients …
 
Welcome to the 3rd and final part of my series on a "checklist" approach to competing at your optimal level. This last chapter in this short series is all about setting yourself apart with an ever-evolving checklist that allows you to constantly build off the moments when you satisfy an objective or complete a part within your process. There is no …
 
We welcome a first to the show today in that of Olympic and World Championship medalist Wrestler, James Green who joins us to tell us all about his preparations for the Olympic Trials that commence today. Our discussion is filled with great content on the power of remaining present in performance, how our hardworking approach behind the scenes can …
 
Trigger Warning: Graphic descriptions of sexual assault are discussed during this conversation. Listener discretion is advised. Dr. Kim Farrington has been a sexual assault physician for over 18 years, primarily in the area of sexual assault in adolescents and adults. In that time, she’s seen over 500 cases of sexual assault from individuals who ha…
 
In the 2nd part of this series on "checklists" we establish the need to know exactly who we are establishing this minimum standard for. When we are trying to satisfy the expectations we put on ourselves it is easier to establish a personality of that of a "doer"; we allow our actions to be based upon our process no matter how small or significant a…
 
We welcome to the show an incredible story in that of Johnny Quinn who despite reaching his ultimate goal in life of competing in the NFL saw that dream taken from him due to injury, and in a moment of potential collapse, he was available for the greatest "unexpected opportunity" he didn't even know would be perfect for him! Today, this now US Wint…
 
Starting the week off right with a COMPETITIVE CALL to challenge you on a level of honesty you might not be ready for!!! Are you some one who checks the boxes of standards expected of you each day and that's it? Do you simply show up on time, complete assignments, and do enough to avoid punishment? I believe we can all be guilty of this and I want …
 
We welcome in a historic figure in Indian sports history to the show today as Shikha Tandon - the first Indian person to represent her country swimming multiple events at an Olympic Games - joins us to share her story and provide fascinating perspective on some of her competitive qualities. Working in her role today with Silicon Valley Exercise Ana…
 
Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the guest in this episode references religion, Fight the New Drug is not religiously-affiliated. Kathrine Lee is a life coach, business strategist, and anti-trafficking advocate. After having several experiences in her life that highlig…
 
On this episode we welcome in an absolute legend of the Bike world as 4x Mountain Bike World Champion, Brian Lopes joins Steve to discuss the highly competitive level of performance he has maintained for over 3 decades. A born competitor, Brian emphasizes often within the interview how he invests himself fully into everything he is a part of and ho…
 
New week and here we go with a new take on how to best approach the competitive journey's you are setting out on. I define toughness as one's ability to see things through to the end and I know we all have the ability to demonstrate such toughness, we just have to be disciplined enough to not over-commit to things we maybe are not ready or willing …
 
Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the guest in this episode discusses religion, Fight the New Drug is not religiously-affiliated. Eddie Capparucci is a licensed professional counselor and certified sex addiction specialist. For over 10 years, Eddie has worked as a licen…
 
Today I have the pleasure of speaking with one of Rio 2016 greatest Paralympic stories in McKenzie Coan as we learn all about the competitor behind the 3-time Olympic champion from 4 summers ago. Occasionally this show presents someone who demonstrates a holistic lifestyle approach to competitiveness and McKenzie certainly applies 100% of herself t…
 
Some thoughts I wanted to share on the power of "acceptance" and how it can be the determining factor in your ability to perform at optimal levels when in a competitive arena. Whether it be a race, competition, presentation, test, or maybe a job interview, there is a strength that comes from accepting you have done enough, which results in surrende…
 
On this episode we welcome a true global Track & Field star in Tianna Bartoletta who has earned 3 Olympic Gold's across 2 Games (4x100 Relay in London 2012, Long Jump & 4x100 in Rio 2016) and is currently in preparations for her 3rd trip to the Olympics in Tokyo later this summer. A competitive career that has spanned over a decade at a world class…
 
Lynne was first exposed to pornography when she stumbled upon it on the family computer when she was 8 years old. She didn’t seek it out again until she was a teenager, when at the age of 16, she experienced a traumatic event that resulted in her turning to porn as a coping mechanism. Her porn consumption escalated throughout her years in college w…
 
Here with a new Competitive Call early in the week to present a concept called "competitive rejuvenation" that proposes the need to take time on building a better version of ourselves in order to deliver DAILY rejuvenation to our careers. Imagine if you could deliver a rejuvenated competitive approach every single day?!?!? Well I am here to challen…
 
This week on the show I welcome in a veteran of the game of Soccer here in the United States, Jonny Bornstein who was a member of the generational US National Team that attended the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Over his 15 year professional career, Jonny has represented his country 37 times, played in both in Major League Soccer and the Mexican …
 
Welcome into a brand new work week with a Competitive Call that should help establish greater expectations for yourself when it comes to performing during times when you don't quite feel it is possible. As a coach I frequently have athletes tell me "I feel like shit" which in my professional opinion is rarely a reason or excuse to not perform, usua…
 
We welcome to the show a true competitor within the photography industry, Alex Palombo who over the past 17 years has established himself amongst the best out there and delivers a unique perspective on what it means to establish success within the most intense of careers. In addition to covering his career to this point we discuss his most recent p…
 
Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While our guest on this episode discusses religion, Fight the New Drug is not religiously-affiliated. Trigger Warning: Graphic descriptions of sex trafficking are discussed during this conversation. Listener Discretion is advised. If you’re a…
 
We welcome Olympic Champion and Long-time friend of mine, Cullen Jones to the show to discuss the incredible work he is doing today in regards to diversifying the sport of swimming, along with his Make-A-Splash foundation that empowers black children across the United States to learn to swim. In addition to the many things he has going on today, Cu…
 
Starting the week off with a thought on a term I heard recently when a former teammate of Tom Brady referred to him as having "incredible competitive stamina". When you look at the great athletes of all time they have this innate ability to SUSTAIN their competitive spirit in pursuit of further glory. So many of us had our competitive stamina teste…
 
We welcome on World Track & Field Sprint star, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake to the show to talk about the finite details that allow him to compete with the worlds best. He has established a professional career for himself through his purpose-driven lifestyle where today, he finds himself training alongside some of the worlds best in order to keep his c…
 
Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the individual in this interview discusses legislatively-related issues, Fight the New Drug is non-legislative. Trigger Warning: Graphic descriptions of sex trafficking, abuse, rape, child sexual abuse materials, drug use, and suicide i…
 
Happy Monday to you all and here is a slice of what I hope to be accountability for you to start the week as I empower you all to analyze closely the community within which you compete daily. To those of you that are well-established success stories, now is not the time to rest on your laurels, now is the time to actually analyze new ways to compet…
 
On this episode we welcome in the founders of TAGALONG, Nick Karwoski and Scott Del Vecchio who herald from careers in pro triathlon and rowing, respectively. They have spent most of the past couple years creating an exciting platform to aid those pursuing sports like running, cycling, and swimming to connect with pro’s that can coach them up to re…
 
Here we go with a Competitive Call that will force you into analyzing how committed you truly are when it comes to your New Years Resolution. Stop with this soft approach of acting like you are ready to make some massive commitment, it is time to face the music and highlight the problems you have and the habits you are willing to implement in order…
 
Trigger warning: Graphic descriptions of sex trafficking, abuse, and attempted suicide are discussed during this conversation. Listener discretion is advised. Born and raised in Germany, Coco spent the first 15 years of her life as a victim of familial trafficking. For the majority of her youth, she was trafficked, abused, and raped by different pe…
 
On this episode we are joined by former Baseball player, turned entrepreneur and owner of an extremely unique franchise – the Savannah Banana’s Baseball Team – Jesse Cole who delivers a blast of energy that just about any of us can benefit from. With his own brand of customer service, bullet proof approach to handling adversity, and immense ability…
 
We welcome to the show former NFL kicker turned Commercial Real Estate professional, David Treadwell who talks us through his career story while connecting his former athletic competitive nature to the career he is in today. An advocate for highlighting the ways athletes can transfer their traits and skillset to a career beyond sports, David provid…
 
Trigger warning: Graphic descriptions of sex acts and porn videos are discussed during this conversation. Sebastian is a Fighter from Madrid, Spain, who has been struggling with pornography from a young age. He was eight when he was first exposed to porn when he and his friends searched for it out of curiosity, and by the time he was 12 years old, …
 
We welcome in one of the top 10 surfers of the 20th century, successful businessman, and professional speaker, Shaun Tomson to the show who today is inspiring people the world over the establish purpose within their life using “the code”. This episode provides insight for just about everyone from current athletes trying to handle competition better…
 
So happy to be bringing on a friend and former teammate of mine to the show today, Kal Jhugroo who over the past decade has built himself an ever-growing and already very successful record label and agency in Underground Artists. This episode will certainly make you more enthusiastic to go and work for a career or opportunity that you may have alwa…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss mainstream internet porn, porn addiction, porn-induced erectile dysfunction, sexuality, suicide ideation, and some graphic language is used. Listener discretion is advised. Like most adolescents in the world today, Gabe was exposed to hardcore porn well before the age of 18. What started as a hab…
 
On this episode we welcome in Mike Brcic, Founder of the company Way-finders and former owner and founder of the company Sacred Rides. An entrepreneur with 2.5 decades of success to show for it, Mike is an example of what it means to put value on a customer’s experience above everything else thanks to his commitment to human connection. This interv…
 
This episode is a special extended edition that not only brings to light some lessons courtesy of the Founder of Black Girls Surf, Rhonda Harper, but also provides an opportunity to educate you on some important black history. There has understandably been an enormous representation of support for change throughout our communities in the wake of th…
 
Meet Annie, Fight the New Drug’s 2019 Fighter of the Year. Annie has one of the coolest and most impactful backstories of getting involved with our organization that we’ve encountered to date. As a junior in college, Annie did some incredible things on her campus to start important conversations about the harms of porn and take away the stigma of s…
 
We welcome on Hannah Heusman to the show who has a fascinating career as a Mental Skills and Performance coach, and today is working with the Philadelphia Phillies in Major League Baseball. Hannah grew up on the sports of Basketball and Softball before her education took over in her senior year of college and she discovered the world of mental perf…
 
The Associate Commissioner at Conference USA, Tre Stallings join us for this episode as we hear from this former Offensive Lineman at Ole Miss in College who was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL, before heading into a career in sports administration. A man whose entire career was built upon taking pride in work ethic and details, Tre of…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss betrayal trauma, sex addiction, and child sexual abuse materials. Listener discretion is advised. Maddie Corman started her career as a child actor in the 1980s, growing to become an American film and television actor appearing in over 25 films. But Maddie’s world was rocked when her television d…
 
We welcome the Manager for Player Engagement and player programs with the NFL, Darrel Young to the show today who has a story of inspiration to share with us. A competitor that has experienced the best and most difficult parts of the professional game, Darrel was a football player within the NFL for many years before heading to the league office to…
 
On this episode I sit down with Minor League Baseball Player, Jeremy Randolph who joins us for a slightly different spin on the show. As a current professional athlete in a very difficult current climate, he finds himself at a crossroads within his life, trying to decide between remaining with baseball or starting life after the game. This episode …
 
Meet Canadian activist Sathiya. After facing his own struggle with pornography, Sathiya created DeepClean, a program build to help men experience long-term freedom from pornography through a systematic process. Sathiya talks with podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, about his own struggle with pornography, how it negatively impacted different areas of hi…
 
Keely Cat-Wells joins us on the show today to discuss her work as a disability activist in relation to her career role as the Founder & CEO of C-Talent, Zetta Studios and Zetta Finance. Keely got her start in the competitive world of the arts as both a dancer and actress in England and was on a path to great success until an illness derailed her pr…
 
Rue Mapp, the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro joins the show today to discuss her career and the rise of her incredible organization from beginning as a passion project to becoming a national movement with 40,000+ members. As a competitor, Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connecti…
 
Think pornography consumption is just a “guy” problem? Meet Emma, a 19-year-old cosmetology student who was just 11 when she was first exposed to pornography. By the time she was 12, she says she consumed it multiple times a day on the iPod Touch her parents gave her. Her uncontrollable porn habit was also accompanied by feelings of shame and worth…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking, abuse, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Jose has experienced so much in his life that would be unimaginable for many. While growing up in a small town in Texas, Jose was terrified to come out as gay to his family—particularly his physically and mentally abusi…
 
On this very special bonus episode of Career Competitor we welcome back to the show highly acclaimed author and champion of women the world over, Samantha Ettus. Having closed our 10-part series on Women changing the World, Sam joins us to add her perspective to some of the key talking points from the series through expert explanations and some add…
 
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