| EP 470 – TOUGH Talk with Greg Everett

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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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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