| Ep 506 – Leadership and Police Service with Jon Stephenson

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2 Hour 10 Min Listen

Be the type of person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning, the devil says ‘Oh crap … they’re up!

Traditionally, police officers have opted to maintain a level of anonymity and discretion when speaking about the daily operations and challenges of a beat cop. Times are a-changing though. The fact of the matter is, they are often just too traumatic to describe. As media continues to paint a picture of police and community relations, many officers are taking it upon themselves to tell their own story based on their own experience. Our guest and nearly 30 year police veteran, Jon Stephenson [@johnwaynereloaded], joins us this week to do just that.

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Negativity is a common theme in police work. Officers are constantly responding to traumatic, dangerous, and chaotic scenes and that stress becomes embedded in their psyche. Jon Stephenson talks about how a career in law enforcement nearly ruined his life until he chose to change his mindset and rid himself of the negative thinking addiction. The current political climate around police has also made it exponentially difficult to go on doing the work that others choose not to do. Get an insight into the mind of a dedicated officer of nearly 30 years. Listen NOW!

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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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