In my conversation with Charlie Brenneman, aka "The Spaniard", we discuss benefits within mentors, dealing with losses, the importance of reading, and coaching athletes that may seem to 'have it all'... yet still lack confidence. Also, as we feature his new Podcast, "A Fighter's Mind", Charlie insists to change that "I should" to "I did". Welcome the IMNOTYOU squad, Charlie!
Episode 86 Time Stamps:
(4:15) Charlie's background | "2x silver, aka 2x loser"
(7:37) How Charlie gained the courage to quit his job to pursue a fighting career
(10:48) The importance of a MENTOR | Shoutout to Frankie Edgar & Eddie Alvarez
(14:01) Post-teacher life | Sacrifice
(15:50) Commonalities within top athletes (opposed to your expectations!)
(17:00) How to deal with losses
(19:15) Systematic living | Charlie's "Elements of excellence" (5 principles of living)
(22:11) Coaching an athlete through identifying values
(25:21) "Awaken the Giant Within" by Tony Robbins
(25:40) How simplicity can make a GREAT day
(27:19) Charlie's philosophy on winning and losing | "If I could look across the cage and think, 'You're gonna get tired before I'm gonna get tired', that was the only thing I needed to know" -The Spaniard
(29:54) Advice for that specific athlete who seems to have it all, but still lacks confidence
(32:07) "Ego is the Enemy" by Ryan Holiday | "Sweeping the floor"
(32:31) Why Charlie reads, and you should, too!
(35:29) The Spaniard's favourite books | "The Slight Edge" by Jeff Olson | "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho | "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg | "Start with Why" by Simon Sinek
(37:58) Every day MUST's! -> Get up super early and drink a gallon of water
(43:14) What you can expect in Charlie's new Podcast, "A Fighter's Mindset"
(44:48) Cael Sanderson, Jordan Burroughs, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Charlie's Website: charlie-brenneman.com
iTunes Podcast: "A Fighter's Mindset"
YouTube: charliespaniard's channel
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