Episode Number: 1080
Episode Guest: David Goggins
Original Airdate: February 19, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, MeUndies, Square Cash
Guest Bio: David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and former USAF Tactical Air Control Party member who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, and world record holder for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours.
Topics Discussed: David was working out in Joe’s studio before Joe got there; David talks about his journey that got him to where he is today; he talks about his abusive father; racism he dealt with as a child; he did poorly in school and needed a tutor to get his grades up to join the military; he gained weight and was nearly 300 lbs.; he left the military to work spraying for bugs; not facing his fears; he decided he wasn’t going to be scared anymore and wanted to work hard to become a Navy SEAL; realizing his potential was endless; he says he’s driven and obsessed; talk about running four miles for the first time; he was obsessed with the Rocky movie and talks about how it changed him; he is one of only 36 Navy SEALS who were black; getting angry at people who are lazy; Platoon movie; turning negative things in his life into positives; he spent lots of time riding a bike and swimming; he would tell himself that he’s going to make himself good enough; he messed up his body from excessive exercise and talks about his injuries; he wasn’t stretching before exercising; “yoga is a martial art you do by yourself”; he pushes his body beyond what it’s capable of; talk about qualifying for and running his first ultramarathon; he doesn’t close his mind by thinking something is impossible to do; talk about collapsing and pissing/shitting himself while running his first 70 miles; he signed up for a marathon before he could walk again after his last marathon; (1:00:00) more talk about qualifying for, training for, and running more marathons; losing weight from running; he used to need compression tape on his feet/ankles during marathons; he runs in regular running shoes now; Courtney Dauwalter; races he’s participated in; he says Hell Week was what messed up his body; people aren’t naturally flexible; more talk about stretching and flexibility; Joe talks again about how amazing yoga is; he had two heart surgeries because he was born with a hole in his heart; more talk about his heart issues and the recovery; he broke the world record for most pull-ups in 24 hours; more talk about training for and attempting the pull-ups record; quitting things and suffering in the past is what keeps him going today; he lived through hell so he is more qualified than others to talk about how to overcome challenges; the right mindset is important; it’s easier to accept that you’re not good enough to do something rather than just doing it; the worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilized; be uncommon among common people; personal sovereignty; put yourself in situations that suck to find yourself; don’t triple down on your strengths, triple down on your weaknesses; his life was a violent struggle to get where he is today; he’s happy but says he has a lot more shit today; there are too many people who just show up to life; what he’s doing today; he wants to be proud of who he is as a man; he appreciates self-discipline; we count on others too much to get through things; inspiration is important; fake motivation on social media; his new business; he says that he’s driven, not gifted; his commitment to authenticity; he doesn’t need much to be happy; he’s a patient guy; he doesn’t think he gets much out of inspiring people; he says he was a pathetic guy; (2:00:00) his 40% rule.
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