| PA Radio – Episode 266: Allen Gannett

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You’ve heard the debate: Is athleticism developed or innate? What role does talent play in the success of a an individual? Allen Gannett [@Allen] is here to shift the conversation to a slightly bigger picture. Massive businesses are seeking his expertise [@TrackMaven] to crush the competition with creativity, customer appeal, and marketing analytics. His approach is based on studies of the human brain AKA science…and if there are two things we love it’s not sucking and science.

The common misconceptions about talent and success can cripple the average person’s motivation to create something new. Allen Gannett [@Allen] is here to dispel the myths and empower your shit with the hardest of science. So, the next time someone encourages you to “follow your passion” don’t automatically think of the top three things that come easily to you. That’s not passion. It’s laziness. Hear Allen elaborate on this nugget of wisdom and many others that he gained from the research for his book, The Creative Curve. If you don’t know how to read or are too cheap to buy the book, get creative!


Remember to look for Allen’s book, The Creative Curve, anywhere books are sold. Visit TrackMaven.com to learn more about Allen’s work in improving return on investment for business large and small.

I mentioned last week that at the conclusion of each episode, I would be providing lesser known reasons for attending the Power Athletes Symposium in Texas on Dec 7, 8, and 9th. This week I present Reason #308: seeing John in real life. Not because of his impressive athletic career or creation of CrossFit Football and Power Athlete…nobody cares about that. But just seeing his size in person. You’ll no longer have to stare at a picture of him, searching for objects near him that you’re familiar with just to provide some idea of scale. The real shocker, he is incredibly petite. But don’t take my word for it, go to powerathletehq.com/symposium to get your tickets. Go ahead and bring your own dollar bill for scale.

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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.


  1. brianw64 on July 9, 2018 at 9:49 am

    When @john started talking about kobe bison & kobe buffalo I had to use the Google machine out of pure curiosity to see if someone had actually crossbred and made a kobe beefalo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beefalo), but I was immediately distracted by this chunk of internet gold instead; https://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/02/kobe-buffalomeat-jimmy-kimmel-live-college-football
    Now I’m also hungry and it’s not lunch time yet…damn.

  2. Tyler on July 9, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Great episode. Thanks guys.

    • Tex McQuilkin on July 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks, Tyler. This was definitely an info-taining episode! I highly recommend checking out Allen’s book, here is a review and some connections to the Power Athlete Methodology I laid out – PA Book Club: The Creative Curve.

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