| EP 470 – TOUGH Talk with Greg Everett

Author / Cali Hinzman

2 hr 2 min listen

Shaping Toughness

This week Catalyst Athletics Greg Everett [@CatalystAthletics] joins us to discuss his new book, TOUGH.  While Greg is not a new guest to the show, he is bringing some fresh insight on a topic that is gaining momentum in the growth mindset realm. Here’s how he lays it out: Toughness is defined by four interdependent elements: Character—who are you and are you secure in your identity? Capability—what are you able to do? Capacity—what are you able to withstand? And Commitment—what are you willing to do? 

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What makes someone tough? Is it a relentlessly difficult upbringing? A certain sport or coach? How about physical hardship? While these things may contribute to toughness, Greg Everett believes that those stimuli are just vehicles for exposing one’s character, capability, capacity, and commitment. Better known for his founding of Catalyst Athletics [@CatalystAthletics]and coaching renowned Olympic Weightlifters, Greg is the author of “Tough: Building True Mental, Physical, and Emotional Toughness for Success & Fulfillment”. That’s a pretty tall order but with actionable steps provided, Greg believes most are up to the challenge.

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You can follow Greg Everett on IG at the handle @CatalystAthletics and his book, Tough, anywhere books are sold.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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