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Optimal Performance

Oct 16, 2017

Author of Burn Your Couch, Rick Alexander is human movement advocate, military veteran, and ultra endurance athlete. We talk about his book, why you seek adversity daily, choice architecture, mindset, and intentional lifestyle design.

If you refuse to settle for the status quo, then this episode of the OPP has your name all over it.

Rick is a human movement advocate, US Military Veteran, entrepreneur who owns 2 businesses, podcaster, author of the upcoming book Burn Your Couch and an ultra-endurance athlete, who recently finished the Tahoe 200, where he ran 205 miles in 76 hours.

Rick, like many of us, is intensely curious about the limits of our potential - both physical and mental. He's constantly pushing his own boundaries, documenting them through his podcast, articles, and now his book (and an upcoming project we discuss on the podcast) so that he can help others do the same in their lives.

This is fantastic glimpse into the mind and habits of one of the strongest-minded individuals you will ever meet. 

My Big 3 Takeaways

  1. Don't confuse comfort for happiness.
  2. Expose yourself to adversity as often as possible - even daily as Rick does.
  3. Take time to reflect. Many of us are committed to life-long growth and evolution, but it is the stillness between experiences that allows us to identify our gaps or blind spots that we need to strengthen in order to continue growing.

I hope you enjoy this show as much as I enjoyed recording it.