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#3 Living Beyond Comfort

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By Chad Shipley
Welcome to the Chad Shipley Show, where I work for you! I live for continuous learning and expansion and have had the greatest mentors in the world. I synthesize the invaluable insights and lessons learned that have had the most profound impact on my life. It may be a book, a blog, a speech or a video. It may be a life changing story. You may laugh and you may cry. The goal is to give you something meaningful. Something to help us grow. The topics range from Flow hacking for increased performance to Charity Water and the countless lives a young girl saved just by caring.
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#45 Steve Manns - Primal Health Coaching, Obstacle Course Racing, Ultimate Frisbee, Bird Watching, and Running sub 35 minute 10K's
The primal health coaching, bird watching, ultimate frisbee playing, and Level 2 spartan coach who ran a sub 35 minute 10K and was once ranked in the top 100 to 150 Spartan racers in the world. Steve Manns is currently building a course in the outskirts of Pittsburgh and launching The Steel City Showdown Race on September 22, 2019.  A race that I cannot wait for. Registration is now open! https://www.active.com/monroeville-pa/running/distance-running-races/steel-city-showdown-2019?fbclid=IwAR08E6N1cV61GQ9yvsdQXPxmU9Sz-bE8Tr18w0tN13jvnufqVqhXmTNn4Fc
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August 27, 2019
#44 Sweat Bar - Launching a Multi-Functioning Fitness Studio
The what, why, and all things strategy with our soon to be multi-functioning fitness studio. 
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August 18, 2019
#43 My Favorite Musician of All Time - The Amazing Mike Dunn
The life of an amazing artist and his profound insights and wisdom on life! This was a Friday night for me like no other!
1:31:20
August 9, 2019
#42 Law 5 from the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
This episode is a dive into Law 5 from the book 48 Laws of Power and the power that came with my personal reputation...even though that was not the intent. I hope that you enjoy! ChadShipley.com
15:05
July 18, 2019
#41 Toxic People Make You Look Good
In this episode, I bring emphasis to how bad toxic people disrupt a corporate culture, and how you can use these people to your advantage to quickly climb the corporate ladder. I outline the problem, provide reference points and personal experiences, and provide a set of tools that have personally helped me to quickly rise into a leadership position.  The goal of this particular episode is to help you discover simple insights and actions, that you can begin using immediately, to differentiate yourself from everyone else. I hope that you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening! The Chad Shipley Show can be found on all major podcast platforms. You can find more about me at chadshipley.com
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July 7, 2019
#40 Mark Bell From the Book "Tribe of Mentors" on Creating a Million Dollar Company and Investing in Yourself
I often tap into the amazing book Tribe of Mentors when searching for my own inspiration and motivation or to help stimulate ideas. I found many of the answers from Mark Bell very insightful and wanted to share with all of you. In this episode, I read most of his answers from the book and wrap my own commentary/personal experiences around it. I hope that you enjoy!
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June 28, 2019
#39 Andrew Wade - Part 1 - The Health and Wellness Prodigy
This interview with Andrew Wade BLEW me away. Andrew is a Registered Dietician and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.  His ability to simplify complex topics is truly remarkable and I enjoyed every minute of this conversation.  In this episode, we cover many fascinating topics including but not limited to... The Ketogenic diet - what is it and when is it good to use it Carb loading, how to do it properly Hydration and how much water we really need to be drinking, and how we should be drinking it His Projection and Reflection model for personal dieting The Rate My Day mobile App that he developed How to meal prep in a way to set you up for success Hormonal imbalances and the need for case specific nutrition Marathon running and how to prep Beyond nutrition and wellness, Andrew is building an empire. At the impressive age of 28, he has already grown his practice to four physical locations, one of which has a physical fitness center, developed a mobile application called Rate My Day, wrote a book entitled "Marathon Ready Runner's Nutrition Guide: A Quick Reference Tool", and in partnership, developed an online learning platform for nutrition and exercise that can be found at https://optilifeacademy.com/ for an extremely affordable price...$100 for both the exercise and nutrition modules. You can find more on Andrew via his website: https://casespecificnutrition.com/ I hope that you enjoy this fascinating conversation with the Amazing Andrew Wade
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June 20, 2019
#37 Negative People Are Anchors From Hell
A quick glance into a section of the book "The Magic of Thinking Big" which covers the three types of people in this world. Those who surrender completely, those who surrender partially, and those who NEVER surrender at all.  "Experts agree that the person you will be one, five, ten, twenty years from now depends almost entirely on your future environment." We also take a look at the different "buckets" of life and call question to whether or not you should be doing the work that you are doing.  I open up about my own struggles and career path and where I am going next.  I hope that you enjoy. You can find the book as well as all of my other recommendations at www.chadshipley.com/shiz Thanks,
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June 14, 2019
#36 The Magic of Thinking Big
This episode takes a dive into the amazing book "The Magic of Thinking Big" and highlights the power of the mind. If you are someone who desires more out of life, this is a must listen to episode. In the wise words of the Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius, ""Our life is what our thoughts make it." Shop the book at www.chadshipley.com/shiz
50:01
June 2, 2019
#35 Inside The Brilliant Strategic Mind of Marc Benioff
This podcast takes a dive into the framework used by Marc Benioff to leave a 7 figure income at Oracle to start Salesforce.com and then grow it to over $10B in revenue per year. Please note, Marc Benioff is not a guest on this show. 
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May 14, 2019
#34 A Dip in the Fire - The Power of Hell
Saunas, Marathons, Addiction, Performance and Pain. The majestical art of discomfort and the triumph that follows. WARNING: Explicit Language. 
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May 3, 2019
#33 Addiction, Suffering, Pain, and Recovery - with E.J. Hull
In this very raw episode, E.J. shares his very powerful journey from 10 years as a heroin addict to rock bottom to a man that works day by day to give his best to his family. This is one of the most revealing I've ever been as E.J. and I set out to burn the blanket of shame. It takes massive courage to share a story like this, but it's a story that has the power to change or save a persons life. We confront the "BULLY" epidemic and address the simple notion that we all have sh*t, we all have baggage, we all have demons, and we're all trying to figure it out.. You don't need to be an addict to take away some amazing pearls of wisdom that unfold in this conversation. If nothing else, I hope it's just a refreshing take on some really complex topics. Thanks E.J. for all your strength. 
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May 1, 2019
#32 Lindsey Hoffman Brooks - The Female Version of Me!
Lindsey Hoffman Brooks is one of the most inspiring and intelligent humans I know. She is extremely articulate and her philosophies on life are amazingly insightful. In this episode we dig into the art of showing up as your best, seeking discomfort, and the power of NO. We discuss Orange Theory Fitness, marathon training, parenting, and the importance of, as Lindsey says, "being kind to yourself & being kind to others". I hope that you enjoy this as much as I did!
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April 28, 2019
#31 Leaders On The Rise
An introduction to what Leaders On The Rise is all about and some of the exciting things that we have coming up!
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April 21, 2019
#30 Who is David Goggins
A short intro into David Goggins, whose "find suffering" mentality is catching on like wildfire. I highlighted David Goggins and Jesse Itzler in my episode entitled The Path of MOST Resistance and this is the promised follow up on the introduction of David's book "Can't Hurt Me" - The most powerful book I have ever read. Please note - David Goggins is not a guest on this episode. This is a cover of him and his book. 
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April 2, 2019
#29 Tribe of Mentors - Questions That Transformed My Life
A dive into the questions used by Tim Ferriss, in his book Tribe of Mentors, to extract wisdom from the worlds top performers. And a shoutout to those that have had a profound impact on my life, from C-Suite executives to long time performance coaches.  
53:08
March 25, 2019
#28 The Path of MOST Resistance
Themes in this episode include: Mental Toughness - Embracing Discomfort - Becoming Your Best I ordered two books back in January and had no idea that they were in any way related. Living with a Seal, 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler and Can't Hurt Me, Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins. These two humans have me doing things I never imagined, and I tried to surface up and tie together content from both books to give you a unique listening experience. I spent weeks reading and then developing the content for the show. The audio is not as great as I would have liked, but I don't have the luxury of fixing it at this point so I hope you can muster through it. Thanks for taking the time to listen. 
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March 1, 2019
#27 Bonus Material To Among Heroes
This is a very special follow up to the Among Heroes podcast featuring audio of Brandon Webb, former Navy Seal and Seal Sniper course instructor, and Mike Bearden from the book Among Heroes written by Brandon Webb. Brandon provides an introduction to Mike Bearden and then Mikes father comes on to talk about him. It is amazingly powerful and I hope it touches you in the same way that it touched me. 
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January 11, 2019
#26 Among Heroes - Everyone's Best Friend
The amazing power of friendship and what it means to be a great friend. This episode is a tribute to a person that I deeply admire and am inspired by. A role model that will help guide me for years to come. And, a special tribute to my best friend, a person who has given my life so much great meaning, and someone who I had the pleasure of sharing a wonderful childhood with. I hope this episode touches you as much as the content that inspired it has touched me. 
38:53
January 9, 2019
#25 Resolutions & Models of The World
This episode takes a look at the new way that I am thinking about new years resolutions. "Be the person you needed when you were younger" is the theme that I break down into various new year strategies. I touch on Real Estate Investing, Vacation Properties, Day Trading, Financial Investing, Physical Fitness and Transformation, Seeking Continuous Knowledge & Expansion, Helping Others in Great Need, Building a Model of the World for my daughter, plus much much more. I hope that you enjoy and best of luck in 2019 - May you be the best you!
43:05
December 31, 2018
#24 The Sandy Hook Promise
May we all remember the 20 beautiful children and 6 adult staff members that lost their life on December 14, 2012.
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December 14, 2018
#23 Man in the Arena - A tribute to You
It's not the critic who counts....The credit belongs to the man who actually is in the arena, who strives violently, who errs and comes up short again and again...who if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement, but who if he fails, fails while daring greatly. -Theodore Roosevelt
26:00
December 12, 2018
#22 Change Your Decisions - Change Your Life
A look at one of the most extraordinary men alive and his impact on my quality of life.
36:37
December 10, 2018
#21 Be Unstoppable - The Amazing Alden Mills
What would you write to your family in your "Just In Case Letter"? This episode is a featured look at the very impressive Alden Mills - A former Navy Seal platoon commander, co-founder of Perfect Fitness, Inc 500's fastest-growing consumer-product company in 2009 (with the wildly popular Perfect Pushup), and the author of "Be Unstoppable - The 8 Essential Actions to Succeed at Anything" - written as the just in case letter to his 4 boys.
22:23
December 2, 2018
#20 Tribe of Warriors
Two of the fittest people on the planet and all of those that have been so inspiring to me. Thanks to all of you!
33:02
November 30, 2018
#19 What is "The Chad Shipley Show"
This episode is a very quick overview of what it is and how it can be valuable to you. If you have yet to check out the show, I ask that you give this a quick listen to see if it's something that you may enjoy and find value in!
06:45
November 24, 2018
#18 My Life - From Prison Guards to Executives - The truth, the bad, & the ugly
This is by far the most vulnerable I have ever been publicly with various incidents that have happened in my life (i.e. multiple trips to jail). I decided that it was time to come out from underneath the curtain of shame and to tell my story - or stories. I hope that this finds and helps the people who need to hear it - and that it doesn't blow up my career.
1:48:46
November 23, 2018
#17 The Insight I Needed - Lessons from a Fisherman
The good life parable. A short (~1 minute) read of the time that the fisherman taught the businessman a powerful life lesson!
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October 18, 2018
#16 The Power in Saying Less
A quick reading from "The 48 Laws of Power" that I found highly entertaining and insightful. Law #4 - Always Say Less Than Necessary. For me, an insight into why I sometimes need to just shut up.
08:32
October 14, 2018
#15 Mothers, Musicians, & Marshmallows - Flow Finale
Where does prodigious talent come from? This segment a deep dive into The Rise of Superman with a focus on the three common ways of finding mastery and how Flow may supersede them all. www.meraki5.com
21:09
October 2, 2018
#14 The Gambling Experiment That Changed Everything
A short story of an experiment that was conducted with Horse Racing to better understand the effect information has on decision making. www.meraki5.com
10:14
September 19, 2018
#13 The Flow Mix
The components of flow that demarcate the state. A look at how flow increases productivity by 5 times, and movie scores as a potential trick for hacking into flow. www.meraki5.com/podcast
10:44
September 9, 2018
#12 The Power of Flow and Importance of Writing
This episode will be the first in a new series on Flow - the skill that makes us superhuman. It's a quick introduction that looks at content from the book The Rise of Superman. We also take a quick look at the importance of writing well....like, really well. www.meraki5.com www.merak5.com/podcast
31:44
August 22, 2018
#11 Dominance Within
A look at competition without the notion of winning and losing, rather the glory in the work - the process - the dedication. 3 Parts: Part 1 - A CrossFit athlete who brought a stadium to it's feet in celebration. Part 2 - The aftermath of one of Andre Agassi's greatest matches. Part 3 - My journey to absolute fitness "My Road to Sparta". https://meraki5.com/podcast/
23:10
August 5, 2018
#10 Rachel Beckwith
A powerful story that brought me to tears. A look at humanity and how a 9 year old girl with a special wish changed the world. https://meraki5.com/podcast/
12:51
July 31, 2018
#9 A Radical Question From Jeff Bezos
A speech from Jeff Bezos, the richest man on the planet, and a critical question that he rarely gets asked. www.meraki5.com/podcast
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July 25, 2018
#8 Why EQ is more important than IQ
Part 1: A look at a 75 year study that traces the roots of true health and happiness. Part 2:The power of EQ and why it's more important than in IQ. https://meraki5.com/podcast/
23:55
July 19, 2018
#7 The Gift of Death
Life, death and the miracles in between. This episode takes a deep dive into a book that has sold over 14 million copies because of it's profound lessons on life...given by a remarkable professor standing at deaths door. https://meraki5.com/podcast/
29:06
July 13, 2018
#6 Setting Baggage on Fire
The profound power in removing that one thing from your life that is weighing you down.
05:27
July 6, 2018
#5 Google Innovation and The Need for a Greater Life
Exploration of the book Bold which highlights Google's 8 Innovation Principles. A quick overview of the authors Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler as well as YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. And some quick ranting and raving on why Great Sex is better than being a billionaire.
16:55
July 4, 2018
#4 Restraint is Power
I had way too much fun in this episode. Shared a little riddle, took a moment to ponder some quotes, and examined the book "Ego is the Enemy" with a focus on Jackie Robinson and his ability to NOT fight back. Thanks for listening.
12:22
July 2, 2018
#3 Living Beyond Comfort
Thoughts on living a life above mediocracy and how empowering it can be to push the boundaries "normal"
07:38
June 30, 2018
#2 Letter to a Movie Star & Power of Flow
A short segment on the importance of creativity, following passions, and tapping into flow states
12:18
June 24, 2018
#1 Rogue Warrior
Lessons learned from the Rogue Warrior
14:18
June 23, 2018
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