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Warrior Mindset

79 EpisodesProduced by Gene CrawfordWebsite

My mission is to be your guide as you make your way through life getting better 1% every day. I believe that life is lived, truly lived, through adversity.Nothing easy is ever worth it in the end. I believe in the warrior ethos and support those that choose to walk that path.Live an epic life, fight… read more

79 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Debrief 22: 7 Habits That Will Make You Attractive

November 29th, 2021

16:55

We will go over this great post from @liveyourimpossiblea covering habits you should start to cultivate to make you a truly 'attractive' and bad ass …

Debrief 21: Progress requires priorities & Dealing With Energy Vampires

November 15th, 2021

27:42

Progress requires priorities & Dealing With Energy Vampires

You’re Trying to Do Too Much

Progress requires priorities. We need to tackle projects one at a time — not try to juggle them all at once.

Those who focus …

Ichigo Ichie & Being a better listener

November 8th, 2021

31:48

The Japanese concept of Ichigo Ichie can be super helpful for us to learn to live in the moment and pull the most out of life. It can also help us …

Debrief 20: You are ready

November 1st, 2021

25:14

Are you afraid to start your next goal, thing, journey? Creating excuses for yourself that seem too dang reasonable. This episode may just be for you.

Three Common Excuses That Will Kill Your Dreams
No one is more …

Debrief 19: Things in life that aren't really worth it

October 15th, 2021

32:36

Things in life that aren't really worth it

Exploring some things in life that aren't really worth the time or things you should set aside for better …

Stoic Keys to Courage

October 3rd, 2021

25:48

Breaking down Ryan Holiday’s (@ryanholiday) Daily Stoic post on the 7 Stoic Keys to being Courageous.

Ruth Gordon 👏Courage is very important. Like a …

Hack your productivity

September 26th, 2021

16:36

Great article on hacking your daily and nightly productivity.

Connection
Movement
Visualization
Schedule

There is a great worksheet you can use to …

Matt Hux – Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

September 20th, 2021

48:25

Discussing how you cultivate a Growth Mindset and combat mediocrity in your life. Dr. Matt is one of the most positive minded people I’ve met and I …

Christian Griffith; Finisher on The Selection

September 7th, 2021

47:30

A great discussion about Christian’s adventure on the show The Selection as well as his history of extreme events and training. I’ve been a fan of this man for some time now ever since I saw him on the show. I had …

Old Interview

August 30th, 2021

45:57

This is an older interview I did for another podcast that was never launched. Reluctantly posting it but some of you have said to get it out there... …

Training for Courage & Being Present

August 2nd, 2021

50:59

How do you prepare to be “present” during an event or performance? Well, it’s not easy, but there are ways to get you ready one big one is to train your mind. Overcome fear and performance anxiety with Gene and Aaron as …

Stoic Ideas & How to Harness Them

July 26th, 2021

30:02

In his article Leo Zeballos ponders “4 Stoic Ideas That Are Changing The Way I Think and Live“. This one made me really think through some things and I wanted to share it with you.

Stoic Philosophy

Stoicism has been a …

Dan Jackson: Empathy and the Warrior’s Path

July 19th, 2021

56:33

In this episode Gene and Dan Jackson talk about what it means to have empathy for others, how to think about it in your daily life and how it can greatly affect change in your life.

Dan Jackson

M. Ed .Coach Education …

15 Productive Habits

July 12th, 2021

1:18:57

In this episode Gene and Aaron go through a post by Lukas Schwekendiek on 15 Productive Habits that you can have or develop. Some of these are obvious but as we say in the show, sometimes we aren’t doing the most …

Tony Blauer – “Know Fear”

June 28th, 2021

1:09:29

We are joined by Tony Blauer [@TonyBlauer] creator of the SPEAR System [@Spear.System]. With 40+ Years in martial arts, self-defense, defensive tactics, and the combatives industry he likely has more experience in …

Warrior of the Light

June 21st, 2021

46:16

In this episode Gene and Heather work their way through the book “Warrior of the Light” by Paulo Coelho and share some of the most impactful pages …

Debrief 18: Detachment & Cutting Ties with People

June 14th, 2021

22:14
Two types of people to cut personal ties with and ways to practice detachment. The 2 Types Of “Friends” You Should Cut All Ties With

Ingrates & …

Stu Brauer - Keeping a Strong Growth Focused Mindset in Business

June 6th, 2021

50:59

We are joined by Stu Brauer long time Fitness Professional , Gym Owner, Podcaster and Business Consultant in the "micro-gym" space on how he has …

Going AWOL

May 24th, 2021

56:45

Aaron and I go through what it means to go AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave) in the military, on your job, on your friends and in your personal life – and the costs associated with doing so.

AWOL/ˈāˌwôl/adjective

Passion, Purpose and Principles

May 16th, 2021

39:42

Reviewing a concept from Coach Mark Divine on figuring out what you stand for based on your “Passion, Purpose and Principles.”

MarkDivine – What do you stand for? ​


“Destiny favors the prepared in mind, body, and …

Michael Brazell on Coaching, Dealing with Grief and Death

May 10th, 2021

1:07:59

We are joined by Coach Michael Brazell (Facebook & Instagram). CrossFit Coach, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, intuitive heale Grief Companion, and …

Embrace the Suck

May 2nd, 2021

53:37
Embrace the Suck Fear

“Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

“Embrace the Suck”

The standard - GoRuck

https://www.thestandardfilm.com/

“The cucumber is bitter, throw it out. Brambles in the path, …

Debrief 17: Being a Great Leader, Goals, Failure, The Four Agreements & The Standard

April 25th, 2021

38:42

What are you doing with your time, are you mindlessly scrolling social media or are you searching to find meaning and usefulness…?


5 Uncommon Things …

Gaslighting and how to deal with it

April 19th, 2021

56:27

What is this term "Gaslighting"? How it is utilized and ways we can deal with it as a warrior should. Then we respond to a listener who posted back …

Moral Distress

April 12th, 2021

38:45

Discussing the problems we face with moral distress and how to build and utilize resiliency to combat it.

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Debrief 16: Little things that tell you a lot about a person

April 4th, 2021

1:21:17
7 Little Things That Can Tell You A Lot About Someone

We break down this great article that about 7 potent habits that can reveal a person’s character.

1. How they keep their commitments

2. How they treat people below …

Debrief 15: Goals vs Resolutions, Growth, Learning about people by what they say and do, taking action

March 29th, 2021

1:15:57

How to be mediocre every day

The 1-minute secret to forming a new habit | Christine Carter
You know how resolutions often go: you set a goal and …

Debrief 14: Ways to deal with fear, Pride > Arrogance

March 22nd, 2021

38:21
Ways to deal with fear, Pride > Arrogance Srong people break too. https://www.instagram.com/p/CK4u0yOlnd3/
Ways to deal with Fear https://www.instagram.com/p/CKUNQSKpVzD/
Pride > Arrogance

Debrief 13: Taking Breaks, Strong People Break

March 15th, 2021

43:17
The 3 Breaks You Need to Take Every Day & Srong people break too. The 3 Breaks You Need to Take Every Day

An easy strategy for being happier and more productive at work

Clever Investor - Srong people break too.

Debrief 12: Elon Musk, Iron Sheik, Unfair vs. Unjust & Effective vs. Ineffective Leadership

March 8th, 2021

52:31

Elon Musk, Iron Sheik, Unfair vs. Unjust & Effective vs. Ineffective Leadership


Elon MuskTo be totally frank, I think we’ll be fine. But as long as we don't behave as though we're going to be fine, we will be fine. …

Resiliency

March 1st, 2021

36:53

Discussing Resiliency and talking through the questions from our Warrior Mindset online chat about the same topic with special guest and fellow Martial Artist Heather Dughaish.

Q1: What does the word “resilience” mean …

Debrief 11: Routine, Resting Heart Rate, Acorns, Kaizen

February 22nd, 2021

47:00

Routine, Resting Heart Rate, Acorns, Kaizen. With co-host Aaron "Grizz" Griswold.

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Debrief 10: Becoming Exceptional, 20 Paradoxes that are true, Gratitude FTW

February 16th, 2021

1:03:07

Becoming Exceptional, 20 Paradoxes that are true, Gratitude FTW

People who actually become exceptional https://www.instagram.com/p/CK6cO7mLT2g/
20 Paradoxes that are true https://www.instagram.com/p/CK1BE2ULwwe/

Faces …

Debrief 09: The 80/20 Rule, Giving Advice, Your 30's, 3 Rules for Life, Honor in Defeat

February 8th, 2021

39:29

The 80/20 Rule, Giving Advice, Your 30's, 3 Rules for Life, Honor in Defeat

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Balance

January 27th, 2021

46:03

How do you find balance through flow state living as well as a discussion on Yan & Yang.

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Debrief 08: Trust, SURVIVAL, 2020 Lessons, Ego, How to start, Doing the right thing

January 19th, 2021

26:27

Reviewing some of the things that caught my eye over the past week or so on Instagram & the internet; Trust, SURVIVAL, 2020 Lessons, Ego, How to start, Doing the right thing

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Three States of the Warrior’s Mind

January 13th, 2021

26:29

These three states of the warrior’s mind are old world Zen based ways of looking at things. But they could quite possibly be secrets to understanding …

Debrief 07: Integrity, Show up, Fire & Ice, Your Attention, Cycles, Are you a Martial Artist

January 4th, 2021

45:49

Guest Hosted with Heather Dughaish: Integrity, Show up, Fire & Ice, Your Attention, Cycles, Are you a Martial Artist

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Debrief 06: Dunning-Kruger Effect, Fixed vs. Growth Mindset, Why do I coach, Brooke Wells, Competition, Defeats and Growth

December 21st, 2020

47:45

Guest Hosted with Heather Dughaish: Dunning-Kruger Effect, Fixed vs. Growth Mindset, Why do I coach, Brooke Wells, Competition, Defeats and Growth

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Shugyō

December 16th, 2020

24:03

Do you suffer for your own growth and improvement? On purpose no less?

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Debrief 05: Five Mountains, Anxiety, Be Coachable, Positive Self-Talk, Ego Warnings & CrossFit Bashing

December 10th, 2020

37:17

The Five Mountains of Personal Development, how Anxiety thrives in the uncertain, being the most coachable you can be, positive self-talk to push you across the goal line, warning signs your ego may be out of check and …

Fear & Being Courageous

December 3rd, 2020

30:01

Are you ‘Courageous” in your life? I don’t mean the; run into a burning building type of courage, but more the way you live your day.

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Debrief 04: Subconscious Mind, Find Happiness, Ichigo Ichie, Winners, I love you and i'm sorry

November 19th, 2020

34:33

Listening to your Subconscious Mind, Find and work for Happiness, Ichigo Ichie, Winners don't waste time on losers, Matthew McConaughey University of Houston Speech, Uriah Hall vs. Anderson Silva Fight - " I love you …

Green Lights - Review & Thoughts

November 12th, 2020

33:21

Thoughts and a review of "Green Lights" an auto biography/memoir by the Warrior Monk Matthew McConaughey.

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Working at Humility

November 5th, 2020

30:43

Humility is perhaps one of the most important secrets to success in life. But how do you cultivate a focus on it and not build your ego at the same …

Debrief 03: The Wolf Inside, Smartphone Addiction, Accountability and Purpose

October 29th, 2020

38:49

Courage vs. Fear Wolf, Mobile Device Addiction,  Accountability is HARD,  Negativity Bias vs. Something actually being and issue/problem,  Find your …

Debrief 02: Leadership, Negative to Positive, Elite Athlete Coaching

October 21st, 2020

38:49

Reviewing some of the things that caught my eye over the past couple of weeks or so on Instagram.

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Musashi: 9 Principles for a Warrior Mindset

October 13th, 2020

41:47

Digging into Musashi's "book of five rings" via a post about his 9 principles for a Warrior Mindset. 

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Debrief 01: Control, Fear, Coaching vs. Teaching

October 5th, 2020

28:05

In this solo episode of the Warrior Mindset podcast I do a social media debrief of things that caught my eye over the past week or so. 

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Way of The Seal: Bonus – Wrap Up

September 17th, 2020

22:13

Why do we love SEALFIT so much? Following up on our 8 part series at the WARRIOR MINDSET PODCAST about the book Way of the Seal Coach Gene & …

911 Episode

September 14th, 2020

1:13:45

911 Episode. Covering a full spectrum of topics; Control, Coaching, outrage, getting misunderstood

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Principle 08: Think Offense, All The Time

August 31st, 2020

46:27

In this episode of the Warrior Mindset Podcast we take a deep dive into a book that has changed my life. We go into Principle 07: Build Your Intuition of the Way of the SEAL book and review the things that make it work …

Championship Mindset

August 19th, 2020

34:31

What it means to have a championship mindset. How it’s different than just being a person who achieves their goals and what it’s like to be around someone like that.

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Principle 07: Build Your Intuition

August 11th, 2020

26:12

In this episode of the Warrior Mindset Podcast we take a deep dive into a book that has changed my life. We go into Principle 07: Build Your Intuition of the Way of the SEAL book and review the things that make it work …

Principle 06: Break Things

August 11th, 2020

44:18

This is a series of episodes where we explore a deep dive into a book that has changed my life. We will go chapter by chapter and review the things that make it work so well with hope that you will find inspiration to …

Principle 05: Forge Mental Toughness

July 20th, 2020

26:31

This is a series of episodes where we explore a deep dive into a book that has changed my life. We will go chapter by chapter and review the things that make it work so well with hope that you will find inspiration to …

Beginner's Mind & Your Need For Control

July 9th, 2020

26:52

Talking through "Beginner's Mind" the Zen concept of "Shoshin", then a deep dive into why you may need to constantly plan ahead to feel in control …

Fiona Martin - Business Owner, Triathlete, Podcaster, Warrior

July 6th, 2020

55:22

Discussion on training, approach to life and business with Fiona Martin. Often working in multiple warrior modes, she is someone we can all learn …

Principle 04: Do Today What Others Won’t

June 25th, 2020

33:06

This is a series of episodes where we explore a deep dive into a book that has changed my life. We will go chapter by chapter and review the things that make it work so well with hope that you will find inspiration to …

Principle 03: Bullet Proof The Mission

May 21st, 2020

28:50

This is a series of episodes where we explore a deep dive into a book that has changed my life. We will go chapter by chapter and review the things that make it work so well with hope that you will find inspiration to …

Sherard 'Shekeese' Duvall - Media Literacy & Emotional Intelligence

May 14th, 2020

51:23

Great conversation with Skekeese about how to treat and react to social media, how our own emotional intelligence can inform us and how we respond to the world online.

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WOS Principle 02: Front Sight Focus

May 5th, 2020

52:18

This is a series of episodes where we explore a deep dive into a book that has changed my life. We will go chapter by chapter and review the things that make it work so well with hope that you will find inspiration to …

Andi Graham - “Scars to prove it”

May 1st, 2020

52:27

Painful experiences. We’ve all done things (or had things done to us) that we’re not proud of. And yet, we’re here today to tell the story. Andi …

WOS Principle 01: Establish Your Set Point

April 22nd, 2020

45:30

This is a series of episodes where we explore a deep dive into a book that has changed my life. We will go chapter by chapter and review the things that make it work so well with hope that you will find inspiration to …

Talking about Code Switching with Reuben Johnson

April 17th, 2020

43:49

Reuben is a warrior in all accounts in my opinion. He has navigated the business world for a long time and has learned to be authentic and real at the risk of it hurting his business and well being. 

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Your Mindset vs. FEAR

April 9th, 2020

40:32

In this episode of the Warrior Mindset podcast we’ll go through 5 ways to help you control and combat fear like a warrior.

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J Cornelius - Shaping Your New Normal

April 3rd, 2020

39:18

Talking with J Cornelius about "Shaping your new normal" and what owning your business truly means.

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Rob Harr - Ownership and Leadership

March 26th, 2020

1:00:50

Discussion with Rob Harr, successful business owner about Leadership, ownership of your life and staying on the path.

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Dan Jackson - Coaching and Leading

March 20th, 2020

1:00:30

Discussion with Coach Dan Jackson about coaching and leading others through their own personal journey.

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Carl Smith - Leading and Industry

February 26th, 2020

37:33

Discussion with Carl Smith owner/operator the Bureau of Digital on leading and industry of leaders. 

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Nidan 2nd Degree Blackbelt Test

February 14th, 2020

34:24

What 2nd Degree testing weekend was like for me in the Mountains of North Carolina. TLDR; Epic!

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Male Body Standards

January 14th, 2020

18:12

How are we 'as men' affected by the social influence of the super hero body archetype?

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Why I Train Martial Arts

December 9th, 2019

24:01

Insight into what Martial Arts does for me in my life and why you can find the same things if you walk the path.

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Living a Meaningful Life

November 21st, 2019

18:44

A quick list of things that will help have a meaningful day or even life. A good code for living.

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Imposter Syndrome

November 12th, 2019

28:42

What is Imposter Syndrome and how can you effectively deal with it. We all have it at some level, so here are a few insights into how some deal with it.

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You are who you surround yourself with

October 31st, 2019

19:33

It's a bit cliché but you truly are made up of those that you surround yourself with. Dig into what's going on around you and audit those you call …

Just Start Moving

November 27th, 2018

5:40

Sometimes the secret to reaching a goal is to just start moving towards something and let the goal appear for you.

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Do you want to be a champion?

May 11th, 2018

3:59

What are you willing to do, willing to sacrifice to be a champion?

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Ego is the Enemy

March 15th, 2018

13:44

It’s all in the Attitude — ego is the Enemy.
Our Ego will try to defend us either consciously or subconsciously when it feels the need. When it feels like we might fail. When it senses that we are feeling stress. Or when …

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