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The Grit Show

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 29 episodes, 1 day, 2 hours, 47 minutes
On this podcast, we dig deep into all things grit! We search for the grittiest people we can find and discover why they are so different. Your hosts are James Lawrence, Iron Cowboy, and Tyrell Gray, Camo Cowboy.
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29. Elizabeth Smart: The Best Comeback Is a Life Filled With Joy.

Welcome to the Grit Show! In this episode, Elizabeth Smart talks about being kidnapped at knifepoint when she was 14, and her experience as she lived in hiding with captors who sexually abused her for 9 months until she was finally rescued. She shares her initial thoughts while being taken, and how the situation felt impossible and that it couldn’t be real. After realizing it was real, she had to shift her mindset to get through this experience. She shares where her mentality was during this time.  The number one question she gets is why she didn’t tell law enforcement what was going on when they asked, and she shares some insight into why she handled things as she did, including protecting her family.  After sharing her story, she explains how her mom taught her that her happiness was up to her and that these kinds of teachings, and growing up with brothers, are what helped her endure her time in hiding.  One of the things that stood out to her was how much the captors raged at each other, and this is one of the reasons that she didn’t dare to escape. She had never seen anger like this before. In this episode, she shares other specific experiences when they are without food and water, times when one of her captors had a short stint in prison, and her attempt to save herself through hitchhiking.  Throughout the rest of the podcast, Elizabeth talks about forms of therapy that she used to recover from her traumatic experience, and also how it has affected her outlook on life, how she parents, and a compassionate perspective on trauma. She has such a positive outlook and shares the blessings she has received, particularly from her family. And the power of intuition. The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for 9 grueling months. Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction. The Founder of the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation”, Elizabeth has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery continue to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. She emphasizes vigilance by "everyday" people and the belief that hope always exists to find every missing child. Smart attended Brigham Young University, studying music as a harp performance major. She married her husband Matthew in 2012, and they now have two beautiful children. Elizabeth’s example is a daily demonstration that there really is life after tragedy. Instagram My Story (Book) Where There's Hope (Book) Foundation Foundation Instagram Self Defense Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to embrace the grit!
11/22/202355 minutes, 46 seconds
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28. Tim Husereau: Discovering Hope and Resilience Amidst an Endless and Seemingly Impossible Journey.

Welcome to the Grit Show! In this episode, Tim Husereau shares his transformative experience at the Iron Grit Retreat with his wife. The retreat, an immersive and challenging adventure, proved to be a stark contrast to his normal day-to-day life. Climbing a mountain together, facing fear head-on, and witnessing his wife light up during the boxing session opened new avenues for connection and growth. However, the tone takes a serious turn as Tim recounts a time when he was gravely ill. Struggling to breathe, feeling like he was suffocating, and unable to stand, he faced a misdiagnosis of depression. Eventually diagnosed with long covid and an autoimmune disease, Tim embarked on a healing journey that would test his limits. In the depths of despair, unable to sleep for weeks due to medication, Tim found an unexpected source of strength – a hug from his four-year-old daughter. With doctors seemingly unable to provide answers, it was his mother who ultimately led him to a sleep solution. This leads Tim to focus on the importance of hope and the support of loved ones. Tim reflects on his journey toward faith, emphasizing the pivotal role played by a friend who reached out during his darkest moments. Eventually breakthrough came with a process that opened up blood cells, offering relief until another setback hit. Undeterred, Tim turned to swimming as a new form of medicine. The story takes an even more challenging turn as Tim contracts COVID again, and then his 12-year-old daughter experiences a terrifying health crisis. His focus shifts entirely to her well-being, and his own suffering becomes secondary. After numerous trials and tribulations, Tim and his daughter find a solution in exosomes. The healing journey that spanned several years finally came to a conclusion. Join us as Tim Husereau shares his story of resilience, faith, and the indomitable human spirit. This episode is a testament to the power of hope, the importance of support, and the strength that can be found even in the darkest moments.  Charity Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to embrace the grit!
11/15/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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27. Kelsey Lensman: Embracing the Unfamiliar to Find Your Strength and Confidence.

Welcome to the Grit Show! In this episode, Kelsey delves into her passion for relationships and the profound impact they can have on our lives. She shares her incredible experience with Mission 48, which is her journey of 48 fitness competitions in 48 states, all within 48 days. The mission aimed to encourage women and young girls to step out of their comfort zones and embrace challenges, sparking a ripple effect of courage and determination. Kelsey opens up about the pressures faced by young girls today, recounting a moment in college when she felt lost and disconnected from herself. Rediscovering her strength through fitness, particularly bodybuilding, became the catalyst for a transformative journey. She not only regained her confidence but also reshaped her life, launching a successful business along the way. Throughout our conversation, Kelsey emphasizes the importance of breaking free from your comfort zone, highlighting how stepping out of your lane can lead to newfound confidence. She shares her personal struggles with fear and self-doubt, revealing how she overcame these obstacles to pursue her passion project. Despite the challenges and messy logistics, Kelsey's determination and spark ignited a wave of inspiration, reminding us all of the power that lies within embracing our fears. During Mission 48, Kelsey discovered the beauty in smaller towns and the incredible sense of community that emerged from unexpected places. She also emphasizes the significance of acknowledging your emotions, allowing yourself to navigate through them, and the transformative impact of having a mentor and a strong support system. This episode is a testament to the strength within us all and a reminder that embracing challenges can lead to unparalleled growth and resilience. There is extraordinary power in stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing your true potential. Kelsey Lensman is a 27-year old entrepreneur, sports medicine specialist, sought-after speaker and self-proclaimed “normal girl on a big mission.” She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in sports medicine with original plans to attend physical therapy graduate school. However, during her senior year she felt a pull on her heart that she had a different mission. After a life-changing year of training to step on a bodybuilding stage, it led her to realize that our capability far surpasses what we imagine and that true transformation comes from all areas: nutrition, training, mindset, and community. Since then she’s challenged her own limits and became a 5x bodybuilding competitor, 4x powerlifting competitor, powerbuilder, olympic lifter, and has competed in many other events. Since then she’s founded EmpowHER Fitness that coaches women all around the country in their nutrition, fitness, and mindset, as well as EmpowHER Events. These events are online and in-person international strength events that challenge women to step out of their comfort zone and show themselves they're stronger than they think. Her unique approach to fitness has helped hundreds of women get results, grow their mindset, and become strong, confident versions of themselves. She’s ready to take on her next purpose driven mission, which is to complete 48 fitness competitions in 48 states in 48 days to raise money for ROX, a charity empowering young girls in confidence, body image, and communication in schools. Website Kelsey Lensman Instagram Kelsey Lensman Youtube ROX x Mission48 Donation Page Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to embrace the grit!
11/8/202350 minutes, 39 seconds
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26. Tej Gill : Finding Peace through Prioritizing the Right Things.

Welcome to the Grit Show! In this episode, Tej Gill shares his journey frrom childhood dreams of becoming a Navy SEAL, to real-world military missions, to changing his life through Ayahuasca. Tej's story is one of determination and transformation. Tej delves into his early aspirations, recounting how his lifelong ambition to join the Navy SEALs led him to rigorous preparation, making BUDS training feel manageable. He shares the grueling experiences of military life, carrying hefty gear and facing combat situations, highlighting the resilience of the human spirit. The conversation shifts to the nuances of perception and change. Tej explores the shifts in his mindset as he transitioned from military service to civilian life, recounting his ventures into various fields including teaching, contract missions, and entrepreneurship. He candidly discusses the challenges he faced, from the unexpected twists of his side hustle to finding success with his coffee company. Tej's journey took a holistic turn as he embraced alternative diets, experimenting with intermittent fasting, Keto, and eventually adopting a carnivore diet for mental clarity and overall well-being. He opens up about his profound experiences with Ayahuasca in Costa Rica, describing it as a spiritual awakening that reshaped his perspective on life. Tej passionately shares how plant-based medicines transformed his understanding of relaxation, leading him to a complete overhaul of his lifestyle. In this episode, Tej emphasizes the importance of personal victory as a means to help others. His story serves as a powerful reminder that self-improvement is the foundation for making a difference in the lives of others. Tune in for an inspiring conversation on resilience, transformation, and the pursuit of personal and spiritual growth. Tej Instagram Coffee The Mission Within Special Operations Care Fund Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to embrace the grit!
10/18/202349 minutes, 13 seconds
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25: Jennifer Hintenberger: Finding Inner Peace Through Trauma, Grief, and Life’s Other Trials.

Welcome to the Grit Show! In today's episode, Jennifer Hintenberger shares her evolution, from battling obesity and food addiction to becoming a multiple-time world record holder in the fitness industry. Through her candid narrative, she opens up about the heart-wrenching challenges she faced – from her brother's cancer diagnosis to growing up in an abusive home. In this episode, the focus shines brightly on the profound theme of finding peace after trauma. Jennifer's story illuminates the path from deep struggle to healing, offering listeners valuable insights into addressing trauma and seeking solace. She bravely discusses her own battles, sharing how she overcame her food addiction by embracing a healthier lifestyle rooted in self-love and care. Listen as Jennifer reflects on her own experiences as a trainer and the pivotal moment when she realized she needed to heed her own advice. Discover the transformative power of self-reflection, as she recounts the life-changing conversation she had with herself in the mirror.  Moreover, Jennifer imparts advice for those in abusive relationships, emphasizing the importance of surrounding oneself with positive influences. She shares her journey of curating a circle of influence that fosters growth, self-belief, and ultimately, peace. Jennifer Hintenberger, a Canadian athlete, stands as a true icon in the world of kettlebell sport. With a track record of six-time world champion titles and 18 world records, she showcases determination and grit. At 42 years, Jennifer embodies ageless vitality, embracing a vegan lifestyle for 15 years, underscoring her commitment to holistic well-being. In her 13-year journey in kettlebell sport, she has left her mark globally, competing and coaching in countries from Russia to Canada. Jennifer's expertise is backed by solid education, holding a Masters in Teaching focused on biology and physical education, alongside a Bachelor's in Kinesiology. She is a certified Kettlebell Sport Coach, Kettlebell Fitness Instructor, and Yoga Instructor. As a testament to her entrepreneurial spirit, she has owned a thriving training studio for nine years, drawing on her 20+ years of fitness coaching experience. Jennifer's story is one of triumph, illustrating not just her athletic prowess, but also her passion for empowering others on their fitness journeys. Instagram Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to embrace the grit!
10/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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24: Brandon Bartron: Thriving Through Perspective, Failure, and Building your Tribe.

Welcome to the Grit Show! In today’s episode, Brandon Bartron shares his belief that perspective is not just a way of seeing the world; it's a force that can shape us. In a world where many face hardships and emerge in the wrong direction, Brandon chose a different path. He understood that life isn't happening to us; it's happening for us. His story begins in Hawaii, where he chased his dream of playing football for BYU until a life-altering injury changed everything. Struggling and living in his car, Brandon was found by some friends who helped him pave a new path. Embracing this newfound knowledge, Brandon rebuilt his life, starting with working on someone's basement and eventually venturing into door-to-door sales. Throughout his journey, he emphasizes the significance of culture within a community and explores the profound impact of the law of attraction on our lives. Reflecting on his own experiences, Brandon expresses gratitude for the rollercoaster of his 20s – from making substantial wealth to losing it all. He advocates for paying it forward and advocates against sheltering children, believing that resilience grows best under parental guidance amid challenges. Join us as Brandon shares his formula for happiness: giving + growing. He concludes by detailing his current endeavor, managing the second-largest Turo business on the platform and empowering others to achieve similar success. Brandon Bartron is an American Entrepreneur, Patriot, and family man.  From living in the back of his car in 2003 to riches in his 20’s as a door to door salesman, Brandon went on to build America’s Security and grew it to the 5th largest Security company in the country with 300 sales reps, 8 offices and 8 figures in revenue.  Currently Brandon owns and operates Americas Motors, Arizona’s Largest Turo host and 2nd Overall in America.  He is the industries premier trainer in scaling a business the right way with the right people.  With a beautiful wife of 15 years and 2 daughters, family is vital.  Brandon has always been a student, eager to learn and grow and dedicated to personal development.     Turo Rental Turo Training Instagram Book Club (Coming Soon) Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to embrace the grit!
10/3/202354 minutes, 44 seconds
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23. Mark Owen: Surviving the Unthinkable: A Navy SEAL.

Welcome to the Grit Show! In this episode, we sit down with Mark Owen, a man who has seen it all. Mark takes us on a journey back to the day when he was onboard the helicopter during the Osama raid, recounting the harrowing experience of surviving the helicopter crash. The emotions ran deep, and upon returning home after the Osama raid, he found himself grappling with numbness. Mark's reflections lead us into the heart of his upbringing in Alaska, where he unearthed invaluable life lessons that would later guide him through the turbulent aftermath. Drawing parallels between his Navy SEAL training and the specialized regimen of SEAL Team 6, Mark sheds light on the unique challenges they face. From the very beginning, Mark embodied the unwavering mindset of "I AM going to make it through this," a mentality forged in the crucible of his rigorous SEAL training. He shares how his training not only equipped him for life's most demanding moments but also shaped the core of his identity, emphasizing the readiness for "game time." Venturing deeper, Mark delves into the grueling hooded box drills meticulously designed to push SEALs to their limits, ultimately revealing the indomitable resilience and unwavering determination required to emerge unscathed. Mark's most powerful insight lies in his refusal to succumb to the feeling of being broken. He recounts his strategy of channeling his focus into problem-solving, taking each challenge one step at a time, even when faced with the most daunting adversity. He shares a heart-pounding tale of confronting his fear of heights on a towering 300-foot rock climbing face, revealing the life-changing concept of the "three-foot world" that empowered him to conquer it. Mark fondly recalls the camaraderie of the SEAL community, a connection he deeply misses since leaving the team. He candidly discusses the challenges of transitioning out of the SEAL scene, offering valuable advice on how to persevere through life's harshest trials. Highlighting the importance of volunteering, Mark underscores the significance of giving back to society and providing support to fellow veterans. To wrap up on a lighter note, he leaves us with a humorous anecdote about an encounter with someone pretending to be a SEAL Team 6 member, while he himself was dressed as a crossing guard. Join us for this extraordinary episode as Mark Owen takes us through a life filled with resilience, determination, and an unyielding spirit to conquer life's most daunting challenges. Mark Owen is a former Navy SEAL who served his country for 14 years. During his career, he deployed over 13 times in support of combat operations and the GWOT. Owen received his bachelor's degree in 1998 and upon graduating from college, enlisted in the Navy to pursue his dream of serving his country as a Navy SEAL. Instagram No Easy Day (book) No Hero (book) Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to learn from more gritty people!
9/26/202358 minutes, 9 seconds
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22. Matthew Thomas: Chasing Cartel to Faith-Driven Transformation.

Welcome to the Grit Show! Step into the gripping world of Matthew Thomas, a former jail worker caught in the dangerous clutches of cartels and law enforcement. Experience his journey through adversity, redemption, and renewed purpose. As he confronts malevolent forces, he shares his transformational return to faith, reshaping both his outlook and those around him. Matthew's stories highlight the resilience born from connecting with fellow strugglers, fostering a positive shift within. Discover the transformative power of embracing faith, community, and growth for healing and evolution. His insight into sex trafficking controlled by cartels calls us to action, reminding us that collective efforts can illuminate even the darkest corners. Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of adversity, faith, and redemption with Matthew Thomas. This episode showcases the human spirit's strength and the potential for profound transformation. Tune in to gain fresh perspectives on battling cartels, the redeeming force of faith, and the incredible capacity of the human heart to heal and flourish. Matt, an Arizona native, boasts a 30-year career at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, progressing from Detention Officer to Chief Deputy. With roles spanning Detention, Patrol, Narcotics, and more, he's accumulated extensive experience. His 18-year tenure in the Pinal Regional SWAT team, leading over 700 missions, highlights his leadership. Matt excels as a law enforcement trainer, educating on leadership, tactics, and cartels. He's a recognized expert on Southwest border issues and combating Mexican cartels. As Sheriff’s Executive Officer, he supervises 650+ employees across a vast county. Notably collaborative, Matt fights organized crime at local, state, and federal levels, embodying dedication and leadership. Interceptors: The Untold Fight Against the Mexican Cartels Interceptors Book Trailer Instagram LinkedIn Website Sound of Freedom Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
9/11/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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21. Jared Browne : Trafficking, Going Under Cover, And Mental Health.

Welcome to The Grit Show! Do you want to know the difference between trafficking and drugs in TV/movies and real life? In today’s episode, Jared Brown, recently retired Special Agent for Homeland Security, shares what it’s like on the inside. As he’s worked border patrol, focuses on terrorism investigations, and busted traffickers by going undercover on social media as a 13 year old girl, he has experienced things that a regular citizen couldn’t comprehend. In additional to sharing stories, Browne goes over the psychological toll that these experiences took on him, including how it affected his family and parenting styles. Jared Browne retired in February 2023 after 26 years in federal law enforcement. He began his career in 1997 as a Border Patrol Agent on the southern border in AZ for 5 years. After 9/11 he became a Federal Air Marshal (FAM) assigned to the Denver, CO field office. He flew missions for 7 years then his last year as a FAM he was assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in Salt Lake City, UT conducting terrorism investigations. In 2009 he became a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and served in the Salt Lake City and Provo offices. During his 13 years with HSI he worked a wide variety of cases but specialized in Child Exploitation and Sex Trafficking investigations. For a 15-month period he was the case agent and primary online undercover agent (UC) for Operation Millstone where he posed online as a 13 year old girl. This was the most successful UC chat case in the county. During those 15 months he arrested 70 child predators and had a 100% conviction rate on his chat cases. He spent the last few years of his career focusing on sex trafficking investigations.  Jared holds a Master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and is also an Adjunct Professor for multiple Universities. For the last 13 years he has taught online undergraduate courses on the topics of Homeland Security, Terrorism, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management. Jared has been married to his wonderful wife Nicole for 25 years and they have three sons, two who are adults and one teenager who still lives at home. Jared is an avid cyclist and rode in 65 of the 101 rides during the Conquer100, including day 1, and the last 20 days straight. You can find his Instagram here: Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
5/29/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 36 seconds
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20. Joe Ingles : Behind The Scenes- What You Don’t See From The Arena.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today’s episode, Joe Ingles talks about what it’s like to be an NBA player, on and off the court. He emphasizes the importance of relationships with the people you work with, and how much Coach Quin Snyder shaped him as a player. There is a huge emphasis on fatherhood, and what it’s like to raise a child with Autism. Ingles shares the things that viewers don’t see, like missing his daughters first soccer goal because he is traveling, or landing at 3 a.m., only to drive his son to school at 7 am. Stay until the end to hear about his best and worst moments in basketball, and who he thinks is going to win this year’s NBA finals! Joe Ingles is an NBA (National Basketball Association) player for the Milwaukee Bucks, but is better known for his time on the Utah Jazz where he played for 8 years. He is married to Netball Gold Medalist, Renae Ingles, and together they have a cute family of five. In addition to his championships in other leagues and awards in the NBA, Ingles is a 4x Olympian. He is an Autism Advocate and KultureCity board member.  Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠Instagram⁠. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
5/21/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 25 seconds
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19. Renae Ingles : A Professional Athlete, Before And After Kids.

Welcome to the grit show! In today’s episode, Renae Ingles shares her story as a professional athlete, and the mental journey that this took her on. After ’Netball Player’ had become her identity, she became a mother, causing a bit of an identity crisis. All of this while being married to, and supporting, her husband, Joe Ingles, a professional basketball (NBA) player. We dig deep into family, mental health, authenticity, what it’s like raising a child with Autism, and the importance of giving back to the people in your community.  Renae Ingles is a Netball World Champion (and Gold Medalist) among her many other titles, some of which are; KultureCity & 4Asd board member, Autism Advocate, and most importantly, wife & mother. Renae and her husband, Joe Ingles, live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with their three kids, Jacob, Mills, and Jack. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, is ABA Therapy Certified, and has a Certification in Autism Studies. You can find her instagram here: You can find Kulture city here: Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through ⁠Instagram⁠. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
5/15/202359 minutes, 11 seconds
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18. Drew Manning : Motivate Yourself With Love And Have Empathy For Others.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today’s episode, Drew Manning shares his experience of going from fit to fat to fit, twice, and how he grew from that experience. With a huge focus on empathy, he also talks about identity, body image, and how much the challenge affected him mentally, not just physically. As you listen to this episode, you will learn to let go of past mistakes, use self-love as motivation, and gain knowledge about your ability to literally rewire your brain. Health and fitness expert Drew Manning is the New York Times best-selling author of Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose and has for years been a leading voice in the burgeoning Keto Diet movement. Drew is also the creator of the A&E Show Fit to Fat to Fit and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. With over a million social media followers, Drew continues to transform people’s lives all around the world. Known for his straightforward and empathetic fitness and health coaching, Drew has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View, and MSNBC, among other media outlets. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his daughters, who remind him every day not to take things too seriously. Drew's Instagram: Drew's Website: Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
5/8/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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17. Jack Nunn : Rowing, Parenthood, & Passion.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today’s episode, Jack Nunn talks about his experience in Rowing and Endurance racing, tied in with what it was like being raised by an Olympic Athlete. This includes struggle, mindset, and comparing the mindset of second and third-place winners. He talks about the importance of parents being involved in their kids’ lives and guiding them through life. The podcast finishes off with the importance of patience, hard work, and being present. You can find his Instagram here and his website here. Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
5/1/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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16. Ben Bunn : Being Grateful for Experiences That Make You Better.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today’s episode, Ben Bunn (former Green Beret, CrossFit gym owner, and performance advisor) talks about how the principles he learned and practiced in the military are what shaped him into who he is today. Almost hitting breaking points have turned him almost invincible, as grit and strength come from hard times. Today’s episode digs deep, and also touches on the importance of fatherhood, as nobody is too tough or too busy to be a good dad.  You can find his Instagram and other links here! Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
4/25/202351 minutes, 56 seconds
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Rebecca Zung : Narcissists, and How To Slay Them

Welcome to the Grit show! 15% of people are narcissists, so it’s likely that you are going to have one in your life. But, what is a narcissist? What do they want from you? How do you combat them? When it comes to this, today’s podcast is your newest playbook. Learn how to step away from defense and start playing offense. Step one is believing you can win- because if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody can help you. Rebecca Zung is a Narcissism Negotiation Expert, founder of the SLAY negotiation method, popular YouTuber (more than 20 MILLION VIEWS in less than 2 years) and one of the Top 1% of attorneys in the nation, having been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Lawyer in America”, as “Legal Elite” by Trend Magazine, and recognized by her peers and the judiciary as AV preeminent rated in family law, the highest possible rating for an attorney by Martindale Hubbell.  She is the author of TWO bestselling books, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.:  The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword by Robert Shapiro) and Breaking Free:  A Step-by-Step Divorce Guide for Achieving Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Freedom, and is a sought after major media contributor.  Her perspectives are in high demand by television and print outlets, as she has been featured in or on Extra, Forbes, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Time, Dr. Drew, NPR Talk Radio, Good Day New York and CBS Los Angeles among others.  Now, she is continuing to serve through her very popular YouTube channel, media appearances, podcast, articles and on-demand programs such as S.L.A.Y. Your Negotiation™ with a Narcissist, SLAY the Narcissist in Family Court, and Breaking Free™ Divorce Master Classes. Free Giveaway : Crush My Negotiation Prep Worksheet (Free Ebook to give away to listeners - 15 pages)   Slay Program Instagram Website Facebook Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
4/17/202351 minutes, 54 seconds
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Justin Prince : How To Become Your Most Positive And Successful Self.

Welcome to The Grit Show! Today’s episode talks about the most important factors when achieving success; self-talk, the people you surround yourself with, drive, and dreaming BIG! This episode is THE recipe that you are looking for if you are searching for change, growth, and big success.  Justin Prince is a family man, entrepreneur, author, international speaker, and network marketing leader. He went from selling out of a mall kiosk with no college education to building 4 different multi-million dollar businesses that have generated over $2 Billion dollars in total revenue and over 4 million customers. You can find his Instagram here and his website here. Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
4/10/202353 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bart Lee and Danny Jimenez : Go Crazy.

Welcome to The Grit Show! Have you ever been called crazy? According to Bart and Danny, that's how you know you are onto something! These two both had a front-row seat to the Conquer 100, and were both inspired to go crazy. If these two don't inspire you to seize your moment and take action, I don't know what will! You can find Bart's Instagram here and Danny's Instagram here. You can find the Go Crazy Instagram here and the Go Crazy podcast here. Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
3/27/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sonja Símonardóttir : Writing Your Own Story.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today's episode, Sonja shares her near-death experience and how she proved science wrong after waking up from her coma. Yes, you read that right, a coma! "You don't know me," she thought when the doctors gave her the recovery odds. Her story is as inspiring as it is shocking! And her Icelandic flair tops it off. 27-year-old Sonja Simonardottir is from Iceland, born in Reykjavik. She is a lawyer, working at Reykjavik University. Her triathlon journey began in the fall of 2020. In January 2021, she survived sepsis, ARDS, and multiple organ failures. With the timing of her medical issues lining up with the Conquer 100, she became the Iron Cowboy's biggest fan. If you want to follow along with Sonja, you can find her Instagram here! Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
3/20/202335 minutes, 53 seconds
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Dan Cerrillo : Seeing Hard Things Through Without Excuses.

Welcome to The Grit Show! Today's episode talks about Dan’s experiences during missions and training as a navy seal, including when he was lost in the ocean. He touches on preparation, vision, purpose, and mental preparation. He is bold and says everything how it is. If you are looking for a reality check, this is your episode! Dan Cerrillo served as a Navy SEAL with multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the Navy, Dan was selected as one of the founding members of the Paul Allen’s Executive Protection Team. Dan now serves on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Fund and is the Tennessee Ambassador for the Navy SEAL Foundation. Dan is also one of the founding members of Global Support and Development a privately funded humanitarian outreach team.  From 2008 - 2016 h e served as the Director of Training for and helped expand and develop the 50-hour Endurance Event Kokoro, SOF Immersion Academy and Turning Steel. You can find Spartan 7 inc here and Dan's Instagram here.  Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
3/13/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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Stuart McInnes : Managing A Worldwide Race Series.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today's episode, Stuart talks about the behind-the-scenes of managing a worldwide race series. He shares the toughest courses and the little things that make each race special and grueling in its own ways. These races are extreme, and it takes the most extreme people to make the cutoffs and earn the coveted black shirt.  You can find all information on Xtri races here and the social media here! Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
3/6/202339 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr. John Hatch : Changing The World Through Brain Rehabilitation.

Welcome to The Grit Show! "My passion, dedication, and drive come from a time in my life when I suffered a devastating brain injury. Nobody around me knew what I was dealing with and even I didn't realize how hard it was for me until I repaired the function in my brain. School was such a struggle and I was slower than most kids in reading and test taking. This experience gave me a genuine and sincere desire to help all those I can get through a difficult health crisis." - Dr. John Hatch. Today's episode is groundbreaking! Dr. Hatch shares stories of clients who gained mobility and changed their lives after learning about the brain and doing brain exercises. His drive to change the world, with no ulterior motive, is empowering. As long as he can see it, he can fix it.  You can find the app here, Dr. Hatch's website here, his clinic here, and his youtube channel here.  Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
2/27/202354 minutes, 50 seconds
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Lucy Charles-Barclay : Taking The Path Of Most Resistance & Reaching Your Dreams Against All Odds.

Welcome to The Grit Show! Lucy Charles-Barclay is an English professional triathlete. She is the World Triathlon long-distance champion, Ironman 70.3 world champion 2021, Ironman 70.3 European Champion 2021, and Ironman World Champs x4. Today's episode talks about the behind-the-scenes of becoming a world-class triathlete, starting with swim team. As she talks about her experience living in the pain cave, you will be inspired to take the path of most resistance. Lucy also shares with us the dynamic of her relationship with her husband as her coach, the pressure of having eyeballs on herself as a racer, and other aspects of how she became the professional athlete that she is today.  You can find her Instagram here. Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
2/20/202357 minutes, 23 seconds
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Chris Nikic : Defying the Limits of Experts, Talking Chipotle, and Making Deals.

Welcome to The Grit Show! Chris Nikic is the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon. This was accomplished in 2020, at age 21. For this accomplishment, Nikic was awarded the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance as part of the 2021 ESPY Awards In today's inspiring episode, Chris talks about how he changed his life and defied the limits that experts tried to put on him. I don’t have any other words to describe this episode, other than I love Chris! He is a ray of sunshine and makes some amazing deals. Tune in to brighten your day and shift your mindset on what is possible. You can find Chris' Instagram here and his website here.  Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
2/13/202316 minutes, 2 seconds
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Iron Cowboy, Part 2 : The Conquer 100

Welcome to The Grit Show! Today's episode talks about The Conquer 100, which is 100 Consecutive Full Distance Triathlons, done by James himself. It may not sound like it, but this journey was about teamwork, community, and the ripple effect. Listen in if you want to be inspired by people around the world! Here is the link to the Carbon Fiber Brace Company. Here is the link to the TYR. They have the swim caps that James wore. Use his code JAMES25OFF for 25% off. Here is a link to Eleve Health, the company that James uses for Red Light Therapy. Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
2/6/202356 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Iron Cowboy, Part 1 : The Beginning Of A Journey

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today's episode, you will better get to know your host, James Lawrence, The Iron Cowboy. James shares his story from the very beginning, which is when he was living in Canada. He digs into his move to the United States, the beginning of his journey to the American Dream. He talks about family, fitness, and even how to get sponsors for big events. In summary, this episode is about 'dumb decisions James has made to get himself to where he is today.' You can find the vibration machine here. As promised, here is James' current routine: Wake up, put hand on heart, and take a deep breath of air and express gratitude for one more day. Drink water, take supplements 1P and Marek Health 15 min yoga and mindfulness  10 min vibrations machine / 10 min read 5 brain therapy  Practice French  Minimum 1 hour workout Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
2/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Britnie Turner : Find Your Purpose, Stick To It, And Change The World.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today's episode, Britnie shares her story, which begins with living in her car and working for free. The story has a beautiful ending, and it's not because of her private island. It is because she has been able to fulfill her life calling. This episode will encourage listeners to find their purpose, and exemplifies true hard work and sacrifice.  Britnie Turner founded Aerial at the age of 21 with the mission of elevating people and places. Britnie has since formed multiple companies under the Aerial brand, all accelerating the mission of empowering people, sustaining the planet, and utilizing capitalism as a force for good. Through the success of her companies, Britnie is resetting the standard for what is possible for women and young people around the globe and has won several national and international awards for speed of growth, innovation, and trajectory. Aerial’s commitment to a triple bottom line approach is proving that conscious business is not only viable but the way of the future.  Her Business and Impact: Aerial Recovery, Aerial’s non profit, has rescued more than 7,200 people in the last 18 months.   The Aerial BVI, is her private island resort that heals and elevates you and your purpose. G-FORCE, her Force for good community of entrepreneurs that are dedicated to using their lives, businesses and resources as a “Force for Good” in the world.  Aerial Development, elevates people and places through mindful revitalization and real estate development.  Aerial Produced, her media production firm, promotes force for good causes, people and ideas.  Aerial Properties, forges communities where people can live, connect and grow. You can find Britnie and all of her projects through her Instagram or Other social media handles: My handles @theaerialbvi @aerialrecoverygroup  @gforcemastermind Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
1/30/202359 minutes, 1 second
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Tyrell Gray : Giving Up Is Not An Option.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In addition to revealing the secrets of his true entrepreneurial success, Tyrell shares the near-death experience he had during a grizzly bear hunt in Alaska. This heartfelt story will shift your perspective on mindset and intuition.  Tyrell is not on social media, but you can follow him through this podcast. Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
1/16/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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Geoff Speyrer : Your Life is Your Fault. Take Ownership and Shift Your Perspective.

Welcome to The Grit Show! In today's episode, we will dig into the life-altering experiences that shifted Geoff's perspective in life, many of which were experienced in the US Army and while in prison. There are no other words to describe this episode, as it left us speechless. We know that you will love him as much as we do.  You can find more information about Geoff here, which includes information about his events and charity. Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
1/9/202353 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Grit Show Begins

Welcome to The Grit Show! Today's episode introduces your hosts, Tyrell and James, and explains what this podcast is all about. Through telling stories that the best friends haven't heard about each other, it's impossible to find yourself with a straight face.  Please send your guest requests to [email protected] or through Instagram. Keep tuning in to learn about what grit is all about!
12/20/202215 minutes, 30 seconds