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Five step morning routine for success & courage in 2018

Here are the five things I do each morning, and the neuroscience behind why I do them. Start your morning off right, don't be addicted to the dopamine fix of getting right to your phone. You have a small window each morning when your brain and body are completely clean slates - a proper morning routine will set you up for success, curiosity, happiness, courageousness and great leadership throughout your day. 

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Topics: How-to, Reflection, Training, Videos, fear, fear as fuel, patrick sweeney, video

Olympic Sports Psychologist Shane Murphy

I sat down with my former Sports Psychologist Shane Murphy - he was the first director of sports psychology for the U.S Olympic Training Center and helped me greatly improve my performance.

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Topics: Reflection, Training, Elite Only, fear as fuel, fear guru, video

TAME Fear and Live the life of your dreams

There are many levels of anxiety, fear and terror - learning the science behind what is happening physiologically is critical to making the most of the incredible energy fear can generate. The first step is to adopt the B.A.S.E. method  when you feel your body or mind getting scared - increased heart rate, faster breathing, sweaty palms, dry mouth - all are signs your body is changing for a fight, flight or to freeze. Having a reliable tool to channel that force is the key to greatness and heroism.

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Topics: How-to, Reflection, Videos, Fear Frontier Media

Great advice from the coolest place on earth

Happy Paddy's day! My Grandfather Charlie Sweeney gave me this great piece of advice over 20 years ago - it changed my life and might change yours as well. 

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Topics: How-to, Reflection, Travel, Videos

5 ways to fix career burnout (and save your life)

“I’ll get plenty of sleep when I’m dead,” I boasted, over the din of clinking glasses and the general cacophony of a busy bar.

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Topics: How-to, Reflection

The 5 habits of happy people

My face hurt and I was speechless. I looked up; sweat dripping off the end of my nose, and felt my breaths rasping in with short pulls. The granite pillars that materialized in front of me as I crested the hill had a dusting of pink tinted snow from the autumn sunset. I stopped pedaling and let my toes grind into the muddy trail. I dove into the moment, floating in the beauty of everything around me, this was a familiar mountain biker's high. After a couple of minutes, I realized my cheeks were sore from smiling.

I had two thoughts: “I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I wish everyone could feel like this.”

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Topics: How-to, Reflection

The one trait All Star-athletes, top CEOs and Navy SEALs share

I could feel the hand reach inside my stomach and start fingering a piano concerto, digits going up and down a mile a minute. I sat at the starting line of the US Olympic trials in the single scull (one man rowing) and recognized that familiar feeling. I had long ago learned to turn the butterflies in my stomach into a fuel more potent than an entire case of Red Bull. I closed my eyes to channel adrenaline, excitement and fear response onto the handles of my oars.

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Topics: Reflection, Elite Only

Lesson 3 - A white out in the Alps, danger, fear and this lesson

I'm deep in the Mount Blanc massif - dozens of deaths a year tragically occur here and it reminds me of a great lesson that can change your life. You need to learn it without nearly dying so take three minutes and find out this secret to being happier than you ever have been.
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Lesson 2 - After 48 hours riding & 2 hours of sleep; I've got advice

From the middle of the Italy Divide 500 mile self-supported bike race between Rome and the Swiss-Italian border I get a deep thought. Sleep deprivation forces me to take a few minutes to get it out, but it's a good one especially in times like that!
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Three ways fear can help you create a dream life

Show my wife a picture of a clown and she’s running for the hills. Fear of failure, fear of spiders, fear of public speaking, fear of flying – you name it - there are thousands of known fears and everyone is susceptible to some of them. Fear keeps most of us from living an amazing life. I know, I was the biggest sissy in the world until I almost died, then everything changed.

The lesson I learned is that the way we deal with fear is what shapes our lives, our happiness and our success. I want to hep you create a new relationship with fear. 

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Topics: Reflection

Seven lessons we learned from the Olympics

Posted by Whitney James

This year’s Olympic Games might be over, but we’re far from done reliving our favorite moments. Records were set, tribulations were overcome, and history was made. And while most of us will never grace an Olympic podium, there are plenty of ways we can strive to emulate these incredible athletes. Make like an Olympian by following these seven life lessons learned from Rio.

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Topics: How-to, Reflection, Training, Friends

Business lessons from an ocean rowing adventure

An ocean rowing adventure that shows you how to succeed in business. That's finding the adventurer within! 
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Could Pokemon GO Save A Couch Potato's Life?

I never let my kids download games on my phone but even I have caught the Pokémon GO bug. Is this revolutionary mobile app inspiring people to exercise more? Could it save a couch potatoes life? It’s without a doubt the most innovative game I have seen in my lifetime.

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Topics: Reflection, Fearless Parenting, Training

A week in my life from Geneva to NYC

This is a pretty typical adventurous week in my life - what do you think? 
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Topics: Reflection, Videos

Creating a habit that lasts using nueroscience

Three incredibly simple steps you can take today to create a new habit that will stick using the latest research from neuroscience...yeah...in fact this is brain surgery. 

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THE THREE HEALTHIEST HABITS THAT DRIVE AN ADVENTUROUS LIFESTYLE

You don’t have to be a full time adventurer to live an adventurous lifestyle, but you do have to search for your adventurer within. Learn to develop healthy habits on a day-to-day basis, and you’ll find yourself in the right physical state and mind-frame to reach your fullest potential. That balance of passion for adventure and healthy mind and body will make you the best partner, parent and professional you can be.

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Topics: How-to, Reflection

Lesson 1 - For Rock climbers and Managers who want to climb ahead

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