| Ep 596 – Shame is a Hell of a Motivator

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“Success comes down to two things; focus and effort. And we can control both.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

What motivates you? It seems to me that each athlete is motivated by driving forces that uniquely play to their greatest fears. While the experiences that shaped those fears may be as varied as the individual themselves, common themes can be observed across the board.

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Motivation can come in a lot of forms, some of it is as transparent and shallow as the carefully chosen filter used to promote it. When it comes to consistently driving performance, what sticks? What do the most proficient athletes feed on to commit to their training day in and day out? This week we dive into just that with a talk dedicated to motivation.

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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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