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Intentional Wisdom

Intentional Wisdom

By Greg Campion
Successful people don't succeed by accident. They rely on systems, routines and habits.

On the Intentional Wisdom podcast, Greg Campion interviews high-performers in the worlds of sports, business, academia, and more, to understand the systems powering their success.

From morning routines to time management, Greg gets into the weeds with these luminaries to find practical, actionable lessons that you can apply in your own life.

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Ep.12 - Dan Go - Fitness After 40
If you don’t already follow Dan Go on platforms like Twitter and Instagram, you’re missing out! Dan is a well-known fitness coach to entrepreneurs and corporate executives. With over 200k followers on Twitter, Dan’s regular flow of content and ideas on living healthier lives has touched a chord with many. In this conversation, Greg and Dan focus specifically on the strategies and tactics that Dan uses himself and with his clients to get (or stay) fit. Specifically, they cover: · Why “how” you eat can be as important as “what” you eat – and why bringing awareness to our eating habits is so critical · Dan’s view that “what gets measured gets managed” and the key metrics he recommends we all track from our weight to our blood work · What a sustainable fitness routine can look like – including the mix of cardio and strength-training, along with specific must-do movements · They also get into sleep and talk about the specifics of Dan’s ERS sleep methodology, focused on Environment, Routine, and Supplements. And Dan also gives some insight into his recent experimentation with mouth-taping. Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/PH7VewyVX3t Make sure to follow Dan on all the platforms below: Twitter: @FitFounder Instagram: @DanFounder Podcast: High Performance Founder / The Dan Go Podcast -- Don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts.
01:15:10
August 23, 2022
Ep.11 - Teddy Mitrosilis - The Leadership Mindset
Teddy Mitrosilis knows a thing or two about mindset.  He was a D1 athlete in the ACC. He helped grow a start-up from 15 to 150 people. And, oh yeah, he's trained with Navy SEALS. Now, as an executive coach, Teddy helps teams and executives cultivate a winning mindset.  In this wide-ranging conversation, Teddy and Greg discuss: How lessons in adversity on the ballfield have shaped Teddy's mindset today The three of pillars of a healthy mindset: Be Patient. Be Present. Be Deliberate. The counterintuitive lessons Teddy learned from training with Navy SEALS and how you can apply them yourself The power of the spoken word and how you can use it to change your own mindset Teddy's three pillars of wellness: Nourish your mind, Nourish your body, Nourish your soul And finally, what Teddy has learned about growing an audience on Twitter and LinkedIn For more from Teddy, make sure to follow him on Twitter: @TMitrosilis Here's the link to a (very) raw transcript of the conversation: https://share.descript.com/view/I5rK0eb22ux -- Don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts.
01:03:59
August 02, 2022
Ep.10 - Jesse Pujji - The Power of Conscious Leadership in Business and in Life
Jesse Pujji is a seriously impressive guy. He’s a graduate of Wharton, and an alum of great companies like Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. But perhaps most impressively he is an incredibly successful entrepreneur. He built and successfully exited a multi-million dollar business in the digital marketing world  He started and runs a venture studio called Gateway X from which he has already launched three successful businesses  And in his spare time, he has a built a massive following on Twitter where he regularly shares insights on entrepreneurship.  In this conversation, Jesse and Greg go deep on topics like: Why finding a coach changed Jesse's life - and how you can find one for yourself What really motivates us - from fear to love (a Conscious Leadership framework) How to operate in your Zone of Genius.  Jesse also shares detailed tips on how he manages everything from his fitness to his inbox.  Make sure to follow Jesse on Twitter: @jspujji And a few other programming notes... Here is the Ric Elias (Red Ventures) TED Talk Jesse mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_zk2DpgLCs Here is the Conscious Leadership Group site Jesse mentioned: https://conscious.is/ - Don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/mDdgVuQdFjq
01:15:33
June 21, 2022
Ep.9 - Michael Girdley - The Simple Systems Powering a Leading Entrepreneur
Michael Girdley is an accomplished entrepreneur who has built an incredibly impressive career for himself, comprising roles across a diverse portfolio of companies. He is involved in 9 different ventures currently including serving as Chairman and co-founder of Dura Software, which specializes in so-called hyper-niche software products; he is also a partner at Geekdom Fund, a seed-stage tech venture capital fund, and he serves in leadership roles at a variety of companies and early-stage ventures including: CodeUp, Effectual Ventures, and Red Runner Coffee to name just a few. Michael is also a well-known personality on Twitter – his handle is @girdley, where you can find him sharing business and life insights and regularly professing his love for the casual dining restaurant, Chili’s. In this conversation, Michael talks about the systems that he swears by and implements across all of his companies – systems to handle everything from strategic planning to hiring. If you run a business, you should definitely check out his content. This thread of threads is a good place to start, or check out girdley.com where Michael shares much of his magic.  But the real focus of this conversation is how Michael has the time and energy to accomplish so much.  He and Greg talk about the systems he uses to manage his own life, things like:  sleep fitness time management  and making strategic and tactical plans for accomplishing life goals - Don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/a2FG2jXY6oa
01:10:32
May 10, 2022
Ep.8 - Josh Bonhotal - The Future of Fitness Coaching
"A great coach can help transform you from where you are today, to where you want to go." Josh Bonhotal is the VP of Performance at Future, a technology-enabled fitness company that is attacking the massive opportunity in 1 to 1 coaching.  Before joining Future, Josh served as Director of Sports Performance for Purdue University's men's basketball program, and prior to that, as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Bulls.  In the conversation, Greg and Josh discuss: How technologies like wearables, video conferencing and texting are opening up a new world of coaching models Why 1 to 1 coaching is so effective - from better knowledge transfer to accountability How Future's model is focused on bringing top-level coaching to the mass market How the industry may evolve and why companies like Future, Eight Sleep, Whoop, Peloton and others may end up "winning together" Make sure to follow Josh on Twitter: @jbonhotal Check out his new podcast: The Future of Human Performance And if you're interested in trying out Future, use this coupon code: future.co/josh - Don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/k6sjRgwKvYP
01:12:32
April 19, 2022
Ep.7 - Kat Cole - On a 'Vicious Mission' to Improve Foundational Nutrition
Kat Cole is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Athletic Greens, one of the pioneering companies advancing the foundational nutrition movement.  Kat's background, in a word, is IMPRESSIVE. From managing the international expansion of Hooters restaurants in her early-20's to overseeing brands like Moe's Southwest Grill, McAlister's Deli and Cinnabon in her time as President and COO of FOCUS Brands, Kat is one of the leading marketing and branding minds in the world today.  In this episode, Greg and Kat go deep on Athletic Greens. Specifically, they discuss: What it was about the company's founder, mission and potential that made her want to join How the Athletic Greens team thinks about the idea of "continuous improvement" when it comes to their hero product, AG1 The role of foundational nutrition in taking ownership of one's health How a premium product like AG1 may be able to make the leap to mass market The role that marketing and branding play in growing the Athletic Greens community Kat's philosophy of prioritizing energy management over time management To stay up-to-date with Kat, you can follow her on Twitter @KatColeATL and subscribe to her newsletter, Checking In with Kat Cole.  If you're interested in trying Athletic Greens, follow this link to receive 5 travel packs for free.  Finally, if you'd like more on Kat's personal background and story, check out the great podcast interviews below.  Where It Happens with Sahil Bloom and Greg Isenberg: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5taL1uRYQtJcDn9F8euW8s?si=LDA5GnWTQGmWHjyxsgphwg The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3uZEqO5xpmoC4ZGVp13Sns?si=onUZ2JtvRFe7KQe8hruCGA And be sure to check out this interview with Athletic Greens Founder and CEO, Chris Ashenden on The Pomp Podcast with Anthony Pompliano: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1tAp6MHWoUwoPsIb9q1JzA?si=jueqUuPWRde1CSlkQN3BbA -  Don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. Link to (very) raw transcript of Greg and Kat's conversation: https://share.descript.com/view/ya2WmOmNoKK
59:17
April 05, 2022
Ep.6 - Nathalie Rachel Sinyard - Four Ways to Avoid Burnout
Nathalie Rachel Sinyard is a behavioral economist most known for her work on identifying and avoiding burnout.  As an academic, entrepreneur, investor and consultant to corporate executives, Nathalie's work centers around the mind-body loop and how we can avoid the devastating effects of burnout by more intentionally designing our days, our environments, and ultimately, our lives.  In the conversation, Nathalie and Greg talk about: What burnout is and how it manifests itself Personal stories from both Nathalie and Greg on their experiences with burnout Strategies for avoiding burnout, including focusing on: Inspiration, Connection, Deep Work and Nature To check out more of Nathalie's work, please visit www.NoMoreBurnout.org and follow her on Twitter @NathalieRach.  Don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/LwLR15iYUGT
01:18:58
March 22, 2022
Ep.5 - Jon Finkel - The Sport of Creating Yourself
Jon Finkel has built a career (and a life) that is true to himself.  Jon is an accomplished writer whose work has appeared everywhere from Men's Health and GQ to The New York Times. An award-winning author, Jon has written a number of books both with and about athletes like Charlie Ward, Nate Robinson, Mean Joe Greene and many more. In this conversation, Greg and Jon discuss: Chasing down your dream and blazing a career path that is true to yourself Combatting imposter syndrome The art of asking great questions Why energy + preparation is a killer combination for success Staying motivated in your career and your fitness Being willing to change your mind You can learn more about Jon's work by visiting jonfinkel.com or by following him on Twitter @Jon_Finkel or Instagram @Jon_Finkel. Don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. -- Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/40COjVwHrBn
01:14:38
March 08, 2022
Ep.4 - Amir Hajizamani - How to Create a Personal Manifesto
Amir Hajizamani is a London-based, Cambridge-educated product management coach and consultant in the technology industry. He also happens to be an incredibly thoughtful and nuanced thinker in matters related to identifying one's purpose and attempting to live up to one's desired ideals.  In this open, honest, and at times, deeply personal conversation, Amir and Greg discuss the concept of a "personal manifesto" or a life document meant to help establish a set of guiding principles to live by. They dive into the rationale for creating such a life-governing document and also explore the benefits and challenges of attempting to live up to one's own high expectations.  SHOW NOTES Follow Amir on Twitter @amirhhz Read Amir's personal manifesto. Read Greg's The Year of Meaning. Follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. -- Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/InMaBh3jKyU
57:56
February 22, 2022
Ep.3 – Mac Lackey – NFTs & The Future of Fandom
Mac Lackey has started and successfully sold six Web 1.0 & 2.0 businesses. Now, he’s more fired up than he’s been in 25 years. Why? Because he sees the potential in Web 3.0 and NFTs. In this conversation, Greg and Mac discuss the basics of Web 3.0 and NFTs and get into detail on new and innovative ways that they can be used. Specifically, they discuss the concept of “digital seats” and how sports organizations from colleges to professional teams may be able to unlock economic value and usher in the next level of fan experience through the use of NFTs. Mac is at the forefront of this movement in the new business he and his team are building, Digital Seat Ownership. SHOW NOTES You can find Mac at www.maclackey.com and on Twitter @maclackey Make sure to get on his email list at www.DSO.co to be the first to hear about his new NFT-based sports business. In the conversation, Greg and Mac referenced a must-listen podcast on crypto/web3/NFTs with Chris Dixon, Naval Ravikant and Tim Ferriss, here is that link: https://tim.blog/2021/10/28/chris-dixon-naval-ravikant/ To hear more about Mac's background, check out this episode of the Mike Dillard Show: https://mikedillard.com/episodes/how-to-have-an-8-figure-exit-by-the-age-of-27-with-mac-lackey/ And here is Greg’s original article on NFTs with all the resources he has learned from: https://gregcampion.substack.com/p/you-cant-spell-non-fungible-without Follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. -- Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/GzAkUG3cxW7
01:10:40
February 08, 2022
Ep.2 - Dave Kline - How to be a Better Manager, Grow Your Career & Build Community
Dave Kline is the Career Whisperer.  He's spent the last 20 years helping some of the world's premier financial institutions hire the right people and get the most out of them.  In this conversation, Dave shares lessons from his decade at Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, known for their incredibly unique and "radically transparent" culture.  Dave and Greg talk: Recruiting the best talent Standing out in a crowded job market Delivering and receiving tough feedback Uncovering the root cause of major problems And believe it or not... how to grow Greg's Twitter following... Many listeners will be familiar with Dave's rapid ascent on the Twitter platform and he and Greg discuss how he's done it and what he's learned about online communities along the way.  You can follow Dave and his legendary threads on careers, management and leadership on Twitter: @dklineii   And be sure to check out his New Manager Accelerator Course: https://maven.com/dave-kline/new-manager-accelerator Follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. -- Link to (very) raw transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/0qiVry9pUeA
54:55
January 25, 2022
Ep.1 - Chris S. Cornell - Low Carb "Rules" & The Blueprint for Drastic Change
Chris S. Cornell's story is an impressive one.  At 53, he weighed nearly 300 pounds. Now, at 57, he finds himself 80 pounds lighter and accomplishing physical feats that would challenge men twenty years younger.  How has he done it? By creating rules for himself. Non-negotiable lines in the sand.  In this conversation, Greg gets into the specifics with Chris about what works and what doesn't when it comes to low-carb diets. But the concept of using rules can impact lives far beyond nutrition alone and Greg and Chris discuss why and how this is possible.  Resources To learn more about Chris S. Cornell, follow him on Twitter: @BiggestComeback  Link to Chris' nutrition rules: https://twitter.com/BiggestComeback/status/1455847846083768324?s=20 Link to Carb Manager app: https://www.carbmanager.com/ Link to transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/78vai5xTMcn Follow Greg on Twitter @gregorycampion and subscribe to his bi-weekly newsletter: https://gregcampion.substack.com/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing Intentional Wisdom wherever you get your podcasts. 
49:54
January 11, 2022
Intentional Wisdom Trailer
Intentional Wisdom, the podcast, is finally here! Well, almost. The first "real" episodes will be dropping soon, but here's your quick preview of what to expect.  Greg will be speaking with experts from the worlds of business, healthcare, fitness and technology about the steps they've followed to find success in their own careers and lives. He'll be diving into specifics to uncover the practical and actionable strategies that will help you improve your own career, motivation, habits and even physical and mental health.  Please remember to follow, rate and review the show on your favorite podcast platform.  And if you're not already subscribed to the bi-weekly Intentional Wisdom newsletter, you can do so here. And don't forget to follow Greg on Twitter: @gregorycampion Thanks for listening. We can't wait to hear what you think!
02:13
December 14, 2021