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The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Learn the Spartan mindset. Founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders. It will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into yo...

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Recent Episodes of The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena


​​Too Much Comfort Kills | Joe de Sena and Zackary Paben

​​Too Much Comfort Kills | Joe de Sena and Zackary Paben

Joe and Zackary delve into the powerful symbolism behind carrying a couch through Spartan Races, a tribute to those struggling with addiction and a call to leave comfort for the community. Zach shares his personal story of overcoming addiction and physical challenges, emphasizing the importance of helping others, especially adaptive athletes, to conquer obstacles.
 
The conversation touches on modern issues like the dangers of fentanyl, the impact of simulated experiences on youth, and the need for real connections. With heartfelt anecdotes and practical wisdom, Joe and Zach inspire listeners to push beyond their limits and support one a...

Episode 4 June 2024 31m and 51s


How to Turn Challeges Into Triumph with Kristin Smedley

How to Turn Challeges Into Triumph with Kristin Smedley

When Kristin Smedley's young son was diagnosed as blind, she was devastated. But rather than accepting limits, she became fiercely determined to give him every opportunity. Tapping into creative problem-solving skills from her own athletic past, Kristin empowered her son to navigate life fearlessly.
 
Through using all available tools and relentless advocacy, her sons thrived academically against all odds. But Kristin's vision didn't stop there. She now inspires others through her nonprofit, proving disability is no barrier to success with the right mindset and support.
 
Hear Kristin's incredible story - from the shock of her so...

Episode 28 May 2024 28m and 6s


Take Back Control of Your Life Now: Hal Elrod and How to Beat the Odds

Take Back Control of Your Life Now: Hal Elrod and How to Beat the Odds

Tired of just getting by each day without making progress toward your goals? Learn how one man used an unconventional morning routine to overcome a near-death experience, beat cancer against all odds, and write a bestselling book impacting millions.
 
Hal Elrod shares his strategies for developing resilience in the face of adversity, finding peace within through acceptance, and taking back control of your health and wellness. Discover the simple daily practices that comprise Hal's Miracle Morning ritual and how you can start your own ritual today to see positive changes in 90 days.
 
This inspiring episode wi...

Episode 21 May 2024 25m and 54s


Spartan Mindset in Modern Business | Joe de Sena and Kevin Kaiser

Spartan Mindset in Modern Business | Joe de Sena and Kevin Kaiser

Kevin Kaiser has an unconventional approach to business that was shaped by his roots growing up on a farm in Canada. As a professor at Wharton, one of the top business schools in the world, Kaiser is challenging the status quo.
 
In this fascinating podcast episode, Kaiser shares the philosophies that have made him an outlier - treating companies like living organisms that must constantly adapt to survive. He believes success breeds complacency if you don't disrupt yourself.
 
You will learn Kaiser's unique strategies for avoiding complacency and staying motivated through unpredictability. You'll discover why he...

Episode 14 May 2024 28m and 41s


The Shocking Truth About Fitness That Will Change Your Life

The Shocking Truth About Fitness That Will Change Your Life

Dr. John Jaquish discovered a revolutionary way to build strong bones that goes against everything you've been told.
 
In this insightful conversation with Joe De Sena, Dr, John reveals how he cured his own mother's osteoporosis and created a $100 million business - all by ignoring conventional wisdom.
 
He will also open your eyes to why workouts like weightlifting don't work, and share his portable home gym that packs serious muscle-building power. By the end, you'll be left wondering what other "facts" about health and fitness are actually dead wrong. Dr. John will change what you th...

Episode 7 May 2024 33m and 30s


Lessons on Continuous Learning and Pushing Yourself with Peter Frintzilas

Lessons on Continuous Learning and Pushing Yourself with Peter Frintzilas

In this episode, Joe se Sena is having an insightful conversation with TeamSnap CEO Pete Frintzilas. Pete shares how facing challenges as a child of immigrants built his resilience and success. He discusses lessons learned on instilling a strong work ethic in kids without spoiling them.
 
Joe and Pete also discuss how continuous learning and seeking guidance from mentors fueled their growth and empowered them to overcome obstacles. Discover actionable advice on prioritizing your career early, developing an immigrant work ethic, and showing appreciation to accelerate your success from scratch.
 
Tune in now!
 
Hig...

Episode 30 April 2024 18m and


The Sales Engineer: Victor Antonio's Winning Strategies

The Sales Engineer: Victor Antonio's Winning Strategies

Victor Antonio knows what it's like to struggle. Growing up in poverty-stricken Chicago housing projects, he faced an uphill battle. But through grit and determination, he climbed his way to the top.
 
In this fascinating episode, Victor pulls back the curtain on his amazing success story. From food stamps as a child to writing bestsellers, he shares the pivotal moments that changed his trajectory.
 
Learn Victor's unorthodox tactics for understanding customers on a deeper level. Discover how he trains sales teams to minimize objections and build lasting relationships. You'll be inspired by the man who tu...

Episode 23 April 2024 28m and 30s


Building Reebok: Finding the Right Space at the Right Time | Joe Foster

Building Reebok: Finding the Right Space at the Right Time | Joe Foster

In this episode of The Hard Way podcast, Joe De Sena interviews Paul Foster, the founder of the iconic fitness brand Reebok.
 
Tune in as Foster recounts growing up in a family shoe business plagued by infighting, and his risky decision to break out on his own with his brother. Listen how this small startup found its big break by pivoting to capitalize on the aerobics craze just starting to sweep the nation.
 
Foster shares the story of how resilience, innovation, and an openness to new opportunities allowed Reebok to outmaneuver giants and become the #1 br...

Episode 16 April 2024 22m and 43s


Joe De Sena and Shawn Nelson Debate: Do we really need a couch?

Joe De Sena and Shawn Nelson Debate: Do we really need a couch?

The Lovesac founder Shawn Nelson started with a silly college project - giant beanbags. Now he leads the top-selling couch brand in America. How did he go from dorm room side hustle to building a business worth billions? Tune in as Shawn shares his wild journey of overcoming failures, bankruptcy and naysayers.   Plus, hear Shawn and Joe discussing the couch controversy and finding common ground in their philosophies of pushing limits. Get practical tips on developing grit, balancing work and rest, and achieving your potential through consistent effort and facing fears.   This inspiring conversation provides valuable lessons for entrepreneurs, parents, an...

Episode 9 April 2024 26m and 25s


Overcoming Obstacles Together: Tools for Elite Performers' Marriages | Amy Wine

Overcoming Obstacles Together: Tools for Elite Performers' Marriages | Amy Wine

When does pursuing your goals mean neglecting your relationships? For high-performing couples, maintaining intimacy may become hard and require intentionality.
 
In this episode, Amy Wine shares her strategies for helping elite athletes, entrepreneurs and busy professionals prioritize connection - even when life gets hectic. Learn a system for designing communication around each partner's unique rhythms and needs.
 
Learn about the "married roommate" trap and how to overcome it. Discover Amy's techniques for educating spouses on the elite mindset and scheduling meaningful moments together.
 
Whether you're training for the Olympics or building an empire, get...

Episode 2 April 2024 24m and 16s

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