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Motivation, Mindset, Positivity, Endurance, Adventure, Perseverance, and Possibility

Month: July 2019

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #155: Tyler Johnson — Elev8 Educ8 Rejuven8, Cultivating Young Leaders

This week I’m very excited to bring you a conversation with leadership coach and owner of Elev8 Educ8 Rejuven8 Tyler Johnson.

This year I get the opportunity to teach a 12 week leadership course to middle school students at my school.  I’m really excited for this opportunity because I feel like it plays right into my strengths and has the potential to be a really fun, effective class.  I wanted to sit down with Tyler because, after years and years of being a leader and absorbing lessons from some of the best pro athletes out there, he is now taking his wisdom and spreading it to the next generation.

Back in college Tyler grew into a leadership role as a defensive back for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers football team.  His passion for sports led him to work in the offices of pro baseball for the White Sox to the Positive Coaching Alliance and then to forming his own leadership program.

All that being said, Tyler is an outstanding person to nurture and grow young leaders.  He’s extremely positive, charismatic, intelligent and very well versed in leadership and the best practices for young people.

Wherever you are in life, you have the capability of leading.  You have people who look to you, see how you act and will follow your example.  This is power that each and every one of us have the capability to use.  How can we use this power to the best of all of our abilities?  How can we spread goodness to each other through our actions, our words, and our values?

I think you guys will love this episode and will take away some valuable insight.  I am extremely grateful for this conversation with Tyler! Big thanks to him for sharing his story and insights!

If you’re in Denver August 5th, be sure to check out his leadership summit:

MORE FROM ELEV8 EDUC8 REJUVEN8:

Blog: http://elevateeducaterejuvenate.blogspot.com

Leadership Summit (August 5th): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elev8-leadership-summit-tickets-62503160636

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elev8Educ8Rejuven8/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8educ8rejuven8/

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #154: Return to Desert RATS — Runners and Crew Share Tales from the Kokopelli

This week we are bringing you tales from my fellow Desert RATS racers and crew members for our final podcast about this year’s Kokopelli Stage Race!

I was lucky enough to share my time in the desert with these absolutely incredible people and I am honored to be able to share their experiences with all of you.  In this episode, runners Kayla Howell, Morgan Hall, Laurie Miller, and Theresa Zordan unfold all the highs and lows from their own desert journeys as we try to really pinpoint what the race so special.  Meanwhile, Gemini Adventures race director and race liaison Reid Delman and Kyla Claudell discuss what made this year’s event unique, what they get out of putting it on, and the adventures they have had through the 16 years of Desert RATS.

Hope you guys enjoy this episode as much as I did!!

To everyone involved in the race this year- thank you, thank you, thank you!! My time in the desert meant more than I can possibly express (even with nearly 4 hours of podcast about it ha ha ha!!)

Also if you’re interested in the event you can register at Ultrasignup (link below) and type in the code WARD for 25% off!! Get ’em!

MORE FROM DESERT RATS:

Gemini Adventures: http://www.geminiadventures.com

Desert RATS registration: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=69039

Last year’s recap (episode 100): https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/100-my-desert-rats-kokopelli-150-race-report

Last year’s recap (episode 101): https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/101-desert-rats-4

Last year’s recap (episode 107): https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/107-desert-rats-5

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #153: Return to Desert RATS — Phil Pinti & Chris Ward Race Reflections

Desert RATS.

It’s the race that I’ve completely been enamored by over the last two years.  The race that has taught me so much.

Why would any sane person want to run 140ish miles through the desert in June??

To push beyond self doubt to discover what your actually capable of?  To process life events, tragedies, joys?  To experience the solitary nature of the desert?  To explore areas unknown and discover “what’s around that corner?”  To enjoy a community of likeminded people and be reminded of the goodness of humanity?  To simply camp, get messy, bathe in rivers, smell of campfire smoke and body odor and avoid any semblance of the everyday?

For me, it is all of that and more.

Why we come to Desert RATS and what the experience teaches us is difficult to put down on words.  Only to say it’s special and you change.  It’s not just one factor that affects you.  It’s the people you experience it with, the places you see, the hardships you overcome and the moments in time when you are alone in the wilds, with no distractions, to hear and understand yourself at the most primal level.

Hope you guys enjoy today’s show! Phil Pinti and I sit down with my good friend Brady Manriquez to recount, recollect, and to unfold the saga that was this year’s Desert RATS.  It’s a long one, it’s a good one, and I really enjoyed recording this show!

Huge thanks to Gemini Adventures, our fellow nine runners who were all completely inspiring and wonderful, and to the crew who truly make this event exceptional.

If you’re interested in next year’s event, Gemini Adventures is giving 25% off (which would save you a significant amount of money) if you use the code: WARD.

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=69039

(Usually I don’t advertise on the podcast but I think after listening you will understand that I’m all in on helping others discover this event and in turn an amazing adventure in the desert)

MORE FROM DESERT RATS:

Gemini Adventures: http://www.geminiadventures.com

Desert RATS registration: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=69039

Last year’s recap (episode 100): https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/100-my-desert-rats-kokopelli-150-race-report

Last year’s recap (episode 101): https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/101-desert-rats-4

Last year’s recap (episode 107): https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/107-desert-rats-5

MORE FROM PHIL PINTI:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/macho_man_runneth/

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