AOF:173 The guy behind Obstacle Racing Media.

This is one of those shows where you realize, there are people out there with similar lifestyles.  A passion for his business, hustle, and raising a family between it all.  Yep, we get that here at Athlete On Fire.

 

  • Learn how Obstacle Racing Media got started
  • What Matt is putting a lot of time in from a media standpoint
  • The physical skills more obstacle racers need to focus on to be more successful out there.
  • Who inspires him
  • What a typical day looks like

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AOF:168 AOF:168 Chicken of the Forest, the adapting athlete, and a podcast launch.

Margaret Schlachter of Dirt In Your Skirt joins us to talk edible forest food, saying goodbye to beast mode, and entrepreneurship.
 
Our guest has been in the world of OCR since it started, quite literally.  She competed in the first ever Spartan race and her life hasn’t been the same since.
 
Now, she reports on all things OCR as the Editor in Chief for Mud Run Guide and continues to grow her Dirt I Your Skirt brand for a resource for amazing women everywhere.
 
We settle in to talk about anything and everything about starting a podcast, how we always evolve as athletes, and her time unplugged in the Adirondacks.  Enjoy the show!
 

Mushrooms!

Margaret’s fiance trying to figure out if he will survive eating this mushroom!

Podcast

She recently launched Dirt In Your Skirt, the Podcast! Find it on her site.

 

Mushrooms

Chicken of the Forest. nom nom nom.

Mountains

Unplugged!

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AOF:163 “I’m Not You” and other mindsets for athletes of all levels.

Olaniyi Sobomehin got done playing in the NFL and started working with young athletes. The more he worked the more he noticed that is wasn’t the physical that the young athletes had issues with, it was the mental.
 
So, he dove in and figured out what really worked for him and other high level athletes when it came to mindset. Listen to his story and how mindset can help YOU in your pursuits.
 

 

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My name is Jim Harshaw. And I know where you’re at. You’re working hard and qualified for what you do but you aren’t getting what you want. You have plans on getting to the C-suite or launching a business but ultimate success seems as far away today as ever. You’re at the right place because you can get there from here.

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Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

I’ve been lucky.

I’ve learned the habits of successful people and guess what. You’re just like them. I know because I know your type. You’re programmed for hard work, which is a prerequisite for success, but you’ve never been shown how to use what you know to create the life you want with the tools you have.

I will show you how.

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You’ve worked hard to achieve success. You’ve set goals and maybe even set records. You’ve definitely failed and you’ve at some point found yourself questioning if you were on the right track.

You need to understand this: You are far more prepared to succeed than those who’ve not tried, competed, struggled and overcome like you have. That’s the value of your education as someone who aims high. You are prepared to be as successful as your wildest dreams will allow.

Here I will teach you, with the help of brilliant minds that have been shaped by failure, struggle and adversity, to be who you want to be. I sense that you want this because you have read this far.

To take the next step today, click here.

FOLLOW JIM

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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My name is Jim Harshaw. And I know where you’re at. You’re working hard and qualified for what you do but you aren’t getting what you want. You have plans on getting to the C-suite or launching a business but ultimate success seems as far away today as ever. You’re at the right place because you can get there from here.

And I can help.

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Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

I’ve been lucky.

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You need to understand this: You are far more prepared to succeed than those who’ve not tried, competed, struggled and overcome like you have. That’s the value of your education as someone who aims high. You are prepared to be as successful as your wildest dreams will allow.

Here I will teach you, with the help of brilliant minds that have been shaped by failure, struggle and adversity, to be who you want to be. I sense that you want this because you have read this far.

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Dre is a prolific social media icon and expert in all things media, marketing, empowerment, and basketball (how it all got started).

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Also, why is Dre launching his own podcast?  Come hang out on our newest weekly and only cohosted show on the Athlete On Fire network.

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  • Where Dre spends his time on social media
  • Why finding and bouncing ideas off people in a similar situation is so important
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When in doubt move….more than your body.

We have all been there.  Doubt creeps in.  Should I be here?  Doing this?
Have I wasted the last 5 years, months, weeks, hours doing this thing?  There are so many others doing it so well already, why should I even try.
 
It could be for a sport, a business, or a relationship.  The thought that we have invested time that we will never get back is scary.  This singular thought has paralyzed us often.  And it’s funny.  The fear of losing time to a thing causes us to freeze up and inevitably lose more of that time.
 
This website and podcast has created that doubt more than once.  Actually, more than 20 times.  Daily sometimes.  The passion that this thing that was created from the heart doesn’t fade but the confidence that it will turn into my vision does. It happens with runners.  It happens with athletes from every sport.  The doubt at the free throw line.  The lost confidence in a hitter in a slump.
 
Businesses change and pivot and figure it out. So do athletes.
 
Every day I wake up I know of 5 things that could make Athlete On Fire better.  The resources and media, the angles I haven’t taken yet. Marketing in certain ways.  I’ve been handcuffed from the fear of NOT failure.  It’s the fear of success.  This post will address this fear from this point on in less words than you have already read.  The fear of failure isn’t the thing.  The fear of SUCCESS is rooted in the subconscious.
 
Really think.   The fear of success might look like some of these thoughts, buried deep.

The Fear Of:

  • Being different(or seeming different) than family and friends you’ve been connected to forever.
  • The attention you just aren’t comfortable with for doing something great.
  • The work that comes with success.  Once you have something successful, it needs your attention.
  • Knowing you’ll have to lead, you have to lead as you grow.
  • Getting comfortable with the work. If you haven’t made it, it’s probably because the work hasn’t been done yet.

Here is the fix.

Move.

Write an article.

Sharing your thoughts on how to make it helps yourself and hopefully, others.

Do that thing that scares the hell out of you.

Sign up for a race.

Produce some videos.  The things in your gut you’ve wanted to do every day that you KNOW will help. Do them.

And do the small things.

They build your confidence by building a base of skill and character. Then again, you can just do what you have always done, settle in and be ordinary.  You ALWAYS have a choice.

 


When not trying to get others to move, Scott is moving with his young family, ideally in the mountains.

When not trying to get others to move, Scott is moving with his young family, ideally in the mountains.

Scott founded Athlete On Fire and knows a thing or two about getting people to move. With over 12,000 training sessions under his belt with people from all walks you get to see the fear of success and failure. This piece was an observation as much as a self reflection everyone should go through occasionally.

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