029: Joel Runyon, conversation 1: Discipline and resilience

February 26, 2018 by Joshua
in Podcast

If you’re here for leadership, especially personal leadership, you’re going to hear about one of the most important things you can do to improve.

What Joel talks about and how he lives are how you develop skills people think you can’t learn, such as integrity, discipline, and resilience. You can, but you have to act—specifically to challenge yourself, not just passively read about or watch.

We talk about cold showers, a big sidcha of mine, and one of the simplest ways to challenge yourself. If you’ve read about my cold shower practice and found it confusing, our conversation brings a couple experienced guys talking about it.

You are your habits. Joel turned his life around with his, which is what this podcast is about. From nothing, he lived world class accomplishments, including setting records running ultramarathons and starting schools in the process.

I recommend watching his TEDx talk to see how much you can change your life.

If you want to affect the environment, you will face “I want to act but if no one else does it won’t make a difference,” in others if not yourself. Joel’s life is the opposite and it looks like he loves his life more than the people who accept such lack of meaning, accepting the resulting complacency.

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