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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

St. Patrick's Lessons in Courage 

St Patrick was a slave around 400 AD who used fear as fuel to power a daring escape from slavery and eventually to change the world. There are some things about his courage, bravery and intelligence you might not know, and at least one thing about St Patrick's day you can use to win a pint at your local this march 17th!

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Topics: Travel, Fearless Parenting, Videos, keynote speaker, fear as fuel, motivational speaker, patrick sweeney, fear guru

Riding a Fat Bike Across Alaska is Terror at -35 degrees

People often as me if I get scared at all. Many of you 

Here's the five webisode series that received over 5 million views on EpicTV world wide - enjoy!
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Topics: Expeditions, Videos

Risk vs Fear motivational keynote speech

Here's a six minute excerpt from Patrick's keynote speech to 1,000 real estate professionals at the Realty ONE summit in Las Vegas, May 2017. 

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Topics: How-to, Fearless Parenting, Videos, Fear Frontier Media

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

An Adventure Weekend in Portugal

Betty Boop wanted to take me someplace I'd never been before - so we went to the birthplace of Brazil - Portugal. It was a fun-filled weeknd of surfing, drinking, and lots of food...and a workout from Shape magazine for middle aged moms that kicked my ass after the flight!

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Topics: Travel, Expeditions, Videos

Adventure in your OWN backyard. plus 50 in 50

You don't have to travel to the Alps or Alaska to find adventure; everyplace on Earth has something fun and exciting to challenge yourself, your friends, and your family. Here's a great example as I tackle a new challenge over the next 50 weeks: 50 summits. Maximize your adventure time with these tips. 

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Topics: Travel, Videos

Four steps to getting great in less than 10,000 hours

Malcolm Gladwell popularized the 10,000 hour rule, and others claim natural ability and genetics trumps training. The truth is both are wrong according to the latest research. K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool have researched masters in many fields from Chess to Athletics and they found it's got nothing to do with talent. Watch the video then share it with a friend!

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Topics: How-to, Fearless Parenting, Videos, 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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Topics: How-to, Reflection, Training, Videos

a week in the life of patrick sweeney and howie mandel (optimized for iphone)

A week in my life, typical travel scene for once a month I go from Geneva to Portland, Maine, to Boston to Miami to New York City. I do some personal development, rock climbing, hanging out with Howie Mandel and finally speaking to a corporate retreat about using fear to gain strength. A pretty typical Sweeney week.

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Topics: Travel, Videos, Friends

Biking up & Down Kilimanjaro: African Adventure

Here's another great video from our #BikeKili project - produced by Red Bull Media house and shot on Red Epic cameras by some great videographers!

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Topics: Expeditions, Videos

Expedition Update Elbrus - the world's Most dangerous downhill on a fatbike

Here's the preview of what happened on Mt Elbrus in Russia. It's short and sweet, and gives you an idea of some of the amazing adventure we shared in the middle of nowhereski. 
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Topics: Expeditions, Videos

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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Topics: Reflection, Videos

Mental Training Techniques from US Olympic Training Center

Breakthrough to your best performance ever, by training your mind. Here are the secrets from the Olympic training center that can get you there!

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Topics: Training, Videos, Elite Only

Expedition update - cycling the 7 summits - russia

Europe's highest peak is next on our team's list. It's extra special becase my 11 year old son has been training all summer to join us. Here's our update from "training camp." Let me know what you think!

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Topics: Training, Expeditions, Videos

The key to raising Smart, Successful, Happy Kids

There is one quality that we can instill in our children that can helps ensure that they will be less likely to lie and cheat, that will help them avoid depression and is a primary trait of successful people everywhere. In this short video I show how triathlons can help you do that! Please SHARE IT and let me know what you think!

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Topics: Fearless Parenting, Videos

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

3 Ways to have an adventure in art

I took Shannon, my 13 year old daughter to Arrt Basel in Switzerland to see if we could find some adventure indoors for a change. We learned three great lessons along the way. 

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Topics: Travel, Fearless Parenting, 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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Topics: Reflection, Training, Videos

Lesson 4 - What to do when the weather is bad

Rain, wind, snow, what are you going to do when it's time to adventure?

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Topics: Training, Videos

Expedition Report - 2016 Italy Divide Unsupported Bike Race

Spring in Italy, what could possibly go wrong? Find out in this recap of the 2016 Italy divide 500 mile race. 

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Expedition Report - #BikeKili Cycling the 7 summits

This was an amazing adventure all the way to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro for the charity World Bicycle relief. My partner professional mountain biker Rebecca Rusch called it the toughest ride she's ever done. 

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

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Topics: Reflection, Videos