Five Reasons Why You Should Book a Motivational Speaker for Your Employees
June 3, 2021
The past 18 months have been a rollercoaster of challenges for any organization. Even the best companies are suffering leadership fatigue and employee burnout. Executives and managers are virtually keeping...
What makes a great virtual speaker?
May 11, 2021
Virtual ContentEngaging an Audience over ZoomTake-away value Virtual Content In 2020 the world changed for events and keynote speakers. We connected by Zoom, where looking at dozens of other people...
CEOs Most Influential Leadership Books of 2021
April 13, 2021
I'm a member of Young President's Organization (YPO) a global organization of CEOs, and as part of the Leadership Development Network I surveyed the 2,500 members and asked them what...
How to have difficult conversations at work
March 24, 2021
You’ve got to fire someone. Your consulting project is way behind schedule. The budget has to get cut. In any job you’ll have to have tough conversations where fear can...
Reckless Parents; Strong Kids
February 9, 2021
“If they were in France, Mr. Sweeney would deserve to have his children taken away,” stated the mayor of a small French alpine village in Le Figaro. a French online magazine. The...
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December 16, 2020
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Why you (and your kids) laugh at the worst possible time
December 2, 2020
I honestly thought my grandfather was going to kill me or my brother. We’d been sitting in a tiny aluminum row boat for about two and a half hours. Way...
How to use fear as fuel | TEDx Pearl Street
November 22, 2020
You know what sucks? Regret. Who wants to reach the end of their life and spend time thinking about what they wish they had done while they were still young?...
Election Day Anxiety? Turn that fear into fuel for good.
November 3, 2020
Today can be a great day if you want it to be - no matter what happens. Are you screaming at your friends? Maybe losing sleep or can’t focus on...
Kids with anxiety issues have stronger fear signals
October 28, 2020
Stanford Study breaks new ground with brain scanning of 10-12 year olds and suggests an effective remedy to raise courageous kids In a breakthrough study recently released by the Stanford...
Using Fear As Fuel – Patrick Sweeney Webinar at MIT’s Sloan School of Management
August 20, 2020
I'm very excited and honored to be the first non-faculty member ever to lead a webinar for MIT's Sloan School of Management's online webinar series designed to support ongoing professional...
“Stress in America at an All-Time High” – American Psych. Assoc.
July 24, 2020
Four science-backed cures that you can put to work today The American Psychological Association’s annual survey about the future being stressful is at an all-time high. The trifecta of uncertainty – a...
Patrick Sweeney with Marcus Luer – The Sports Entrepreneurs Podcast
July 21, 2020
Patrick Sweeney’s, fellow YPOer, recent best selling book “Fear is Fuel” and his life experiences are perfect for the current state and level of “Fear” globally. We take a deep dive into...
What is the root of Intolerance?
July 9, 2020
From a neuroscience perspective intolerance is driven by a primal fear response. This fear originates in a part of the brain called the limbic system. That's where the amygdala (which...
Eliminate Anxiety and Program Your Brain to Thrive in Uncertainty
April 17, 2020
Invest 40 minutes of your day and change your life: (more…)
Anxiety, stress or fear? Take Control of Your Mental Health During Coronavirus
March 12, 2020
How is your anxiety level amid all the coronavirus hysteria? If you are like most Americans, you are probably feeling stressed and confused. That’s normal from a neuroscience perspective, but...
Haven’t figured out how to use Fear as Fuel? Find joy First
January 22, 2020
ALL YOUR DREAMS ARE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR; NOW NEUROSCIENCE SHOWS WHY DELIGHT CAN BE TOO. The presentation went great! The guy at the gym said yes! The...
Mental & Physical Gymnastics – why you should do both
December 20, 2019
“Victor seven tango three one seven…no wait…three one nine…no one seven, one seven! It’s one seven for sure.” Spurted the tired athlete to the official. “Wrong! Thirty burpees.” demanded the...
Do you need something to worry about?
November 17, 2019
I met my climbing partner at the gym last Tuesday and he looked like he had endured a grueling overnight flight from Tokyo. (more…)
Goal Setting – How to make the Journey count
October 14, 2019
a simple routine that will change your life
October 2, 2019
If you want to maximize your success and happiness, there is one routine that should be the foundation for your entire day. It’s when you wake up. You have a...
Burn 30% more fat in half the time
March 6, 2019
Old adages are dropping like flies in the world of health optimization. The ketogenic diet has shown people it's not just calories in calories out. Now a new study from...
Fast way to fat burning
January 9, 2019
Many people are afraid of the "keto flu" or taking a full month or more to get in . state of nutritional ketosis. Well the good news is that you...
3 Proven Ways to Perform under pressure
December 20, 2018
There are times when we all have to perform under pressure, the threat of choking, of losing control, or of failing miserably can be a powerful force poised to ruin...
Catapult your career with Leadership Lessons from the 2018 World Champion Boston red Sox
October 31, 2018
Quite possibly the greatest baseball team of all time is touring the streets of Boston this morning in duckboats in front of hundreds of thousands of adoring fans. An entire...
A 16 Second Habit That Will Change Your Life
October 8, 2018
I first began using this technique when I was training for the Olympics. As I've studied neuroscience over the past five years for my book "Fear is Fuel", I realize...
The Simplest and most effective bio hack to do today.
August 30, 2018
Here's the deal - just about everyone is afraid of taking cold showers. Bear with me because it's a great place to practice using fear as fuel! What's the worst...
The Greatest Gift we can give our children
April 19, 2018
In his early 20s, the special operations officer had already served two tours of duty in a bloody war. Back then, people didn’t admit or even know anything about post...
Five step morning routine for success & courage in 2018
April 5, 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...
St. Patrick’s Lessons in Courage
March 16, 2018
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...
Lessons from Spring training – Fear & The Closer
March 2, 2018
There are two very intense and potential terrifying roles in baseball - the batter who can tie the game in the bottom of the 9th and the closing pitcher. David...
Olympic Sports Psychologist Shane Murphy
February 15, 2018
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...
Fear of Entrepreneurship? use that to win
January 30, 2018
Know your motivation It’s really hard to build a successful start-up, doing it just to make money rarely works. If you love your industry or a technology there’s a...
The Bravest Man Alive – I bet you don’t even know him!
January 15, 2018
I sat down with the world's bravest man, 89 year old Colonel Joe Kittenger (USAF RET) in Orlando, Florida to talk about what fear means to him, and what it...
How extraordinary leaders use Fear as Fuel
December 1, 2017
Talks at Google on Fear and Courage
November 2, 2017
Patrick was invited to the European HQ of Google in September and talk about the surprising power of fear. Here's the talk with a great Q&A at the end. (more…)
Change your future with the 5 Habits of Courageous Leaders
October 19, 2017
Do you know how the minds of the greatest leaders work? (more…)
Riding a Fat Bike Across Alaska is Terror at -35 degrees
June 26, 2017
People often as me if I get scared at all. Many of you have asked after my Keynote Speeches what it was like. Here's the five webisode series that received...
What every parent should learn about fear and the amygdala
June 21, 2017
Teenage terror and anxiety ended up being the hot topic last week in Hollywood when I was at Real Screen, an annual conference for reality shows. When I told...
How to turn business travel into a great adventure
May 16, 2017
As I sprinted through the airport, I could feel a demoralizing trickle of sweat cascading down my spine. I had just lost the battle to look composed. Now my armpits,...
Risk vs Fear motivational keynote speech
May 3, 2017
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. (more…)
TAME Fear and Live the life of your dreams
April 24, 2017
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....
Great advice from the coolest place on earth
March 17, 2017
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. (more…)
5 ways to fix career burnout (and save your life)
February 26, 2017
“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. It was last call at my...
An Adventure Weekend in Portugal
January 20, 2017
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,...
How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution from Failing Using Fear
January 13, 2017
2017 is a new year, and it's time to make a new you. Screw resolutions! Follow my lessons in this video and other resources on our adventure blog to create...
The 5 habits of happy people
December 15, 2016
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...
The World’s Top 10 Adventure Breweries
November 23, 2016
The most succulent, and texture rich red wine you could imagine can be bought a block from our place in Chamonix. In fact there are choices that would make the...
Adventure in your OWN backyard. plus 50 in 50
November 23, 2016
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...
An adventurer’s look at the Leadville 100 mtb race
October 18, 2016
What a great mountain bike adventure. @OutsideMagazine picked up anohter one of our productions about the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. This video is a great adventure story about one man's...
The one trait All Star-athletes, top CEOs and Navy SEALs share
October 10, 2016
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...
Four steps to getting great in less than 10,000 hours
October 3, 2016
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...
Lesson 3 – A white out in the Alps, danger, fear and this lesson
September 29, 2016
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...
Lesson 2 – After 48 hours riding & 2 hours of sleep; I’ve got advice
September 29, 2016
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...
My favorite summit of all time
September 27, 2016
i've had a lot of time on the top of mountains but this one stands above all the rest - it's a first effort for homegrown video so the quality...
Three ways fear can help you create a dream life
September 26, 2016
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...
a week in the life of patrick sweeney and howie mandel (optimized for iphone)
September 26, 2016
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...
How to Adopt High Fat Low Carb (HFLC) Diet today
September 20, 2016
Here's my interview with the producer of Cereal Killers with some of the basics around a high fat low carb (HFLC) diet. I've found it to be the best diet for...
Biking up & Down Kilimanjaro: African Adventure
September 20, 2016
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! (more…)
Expedition Update Elbrus – the world’s Most dangerous downhill on a fatbike
September 5, 2016
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...
Seven lessons we learned from the Olympics
August 22, 2016
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...
Business lessons from an ocean rowing adventure
August 21, 2016
An ocean rowing adventure that shows you how to succeed in business. That's finding the adventurer within!
Mental Training Techniques from US Olympic Training Center
August 17, 2016
Breakthrough to your best performance ever, by training your mind. Here are the secrets from the Olympic training center that can get you there! (more…)
Expedition update – cycling the 7 summits – russia
August 16, 2016
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...
Five steps to become as fit as an Olympian
August 16, 2016
The sweat was burning my eyes and I couldn’t wipe away the sting. I pushed the back of my hand harder into my eye to try and make it stop....
The key to raising Smart, Successful, Happy Kids
July 29, 2016
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...
prepare yourself to ride anything with these 6 training tips – Bicycling Magazine
July 23, 2016
When ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch and professional adventurer Patrick Sweeney decided to ride up Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit World Bicycle Relief this winter, both knew that training was going to...
Plyometric leg workout to crush your next mountain bike race
July 21, 2016
Here's some killer insight from my Olympic training days, using plyometrics to be powerful during your biking competition. Plyos are great for road cycling or mountain biking, especially in short...
Could Pokemon GO Save A Couch Potato’s Life?
July 18, 2016
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...
Can you drop your love handles playing pokemon go?
July 18, 2016
When I picked up my 13 year old daughter from acting camp she wanted to go for a 5k run. Why? To unlock an egg in Pokémon GO. It’s a...
Burn fat, increase energy, get smarter all before breakfast with MY adventure coffee
July 13, 2016
The woman spoke no English, but smiled unceasingly while she violated my personal space, nudging the steaming mug at me. I could only wonder about the void where her two front...
A week in my life from Geneva to NYC
July 11, 2016
This is a pretty typical adventurous week in my life - what do you think?
My partner in this summit was seven time world-champion professional mountain biker Rebecca Rusch also known as the Queen of Pain. She said this was the toughest ride she's ever...
3 Ways to have an adventure in art
June 24, 2016
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...
The best workouts on the go!
June 24, 2016
"Pain in the ass comes" in two types – good and bad. Bad is traveling through stuffy airports, hot, tired and sweaty; and good is the day after super-setting jump squats with lunges...
Creating a habit that lasts using nueroscience
June 15, 2016
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. (more…)
Hack your way to a 5% bump in VO2 Max
June 15, 2016
Sprinting for the finish line, driving up over a hill and resuming a torrid pace, or bouncing back from a hard dyno at 14,000 feet all require a great maximal oxygen...
Baker’s Dozen must-read adventure books
June 13, 2016
Thankfully nearly every great book has been converted to an audible format so you can do a 24 hour race and not get the same damn Miley Cyrus tune stuck...
Raise Adventurous kids…and get sent to jail
June 13, 2016
I am lucky enough to live in a small French village where 17-year-old girls, who could be strutting the runway during New York's fashion week, hitch-hike to school every day. My...
Lesson 4 – What to do when the weather is bad
June 5, 2016
Rain, wind, snow, what are you going to do when it's time to adventure? (more…)
Expedition Report – 2016 Italy Divide Unsupported Bike Race
June 5, 2016
Spring in Italy, what could possibly go wrong? Find out in this recap of the 2016 Italy divide 500 mile race. (more…)
Expedition Report – #BikeKili Cycling the 7 summits
June 3, 2016
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...
THE THREE HEALTHIEST HABITS THAT DRIVE AN ADVENTUROUS LIFESTYLE
June 1, 2016
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...
How to maximize your weekend adventure time
June 1, 2016
The majority of us spend endless hours in front of the computer or tending to other responsibilities, waiting for that moment when we’re able to punch out and head for...
Lesson 1 – For Rock climbers and Managers who want to climb ahead
June 1, 2016
The Great 8 Foods to Fuel Any Adventure
June 1, 2016
You might be reading a lot about athletes who are using a high-fat diet to uncover amazing athletic performance – from Lindsey Vonn to Tim Olson to our own Patrick...
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