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In his earlier day his first job was in a construcion business and afterwards he worked as a trader. During this time he did various outdoor activities like Iron Man races. When he moved to Vermont he became a ultramarathon runner. He wanted to push himself and se what he was capable of. Einstein had a great saying: "Adversity introduces a man to himself"."There is a point in someone's life where someone wants to find who they are and what they are made of. In his opinion you can not find it unless you have gone to a dark place and that only occurs when your are suffering, but in a healthy way, because there is a purpose behind it.When your mind and body are pushing Limits, that is the exact moment that you feel alive.
He is a business Person, respectively an entrepreneur and he loves to develop things. When he sees something that he loves, he suddenly thinks to turning it into a business. Sport is not his only passion, because his purpose is to change peoples live and pushing them into their limits. These are the reasons why he decided to create his own endurance race. Sometimes in business someone is succesful because there is no safety net. For 10 years he invested a lot of money but unfortunately he lost a lot of money, so he recognized that he has to make it work. He came up with the Name Spartan and at that time he made it work.Besides his success with the Spartan race he wrote three books. In 2014 he published the book called Spartan up: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peake Performance in Life. In 2016 he followed up that book with Spartan Fit! 30 Days. Transform your Mind. Transform your Body. Commit to Grit. No Gym Required. Both books where a New York bestsellers. Spartan is much more into races and the philosphy behind it, that is the main inspirations of these books. For sporty people he recommends a plant based died, because you will have more energy. Joe de Sena has also his one podcast called Spartan Up, where he interviewed various entrepreneurs, because he was interested of their success story. He interviewed more than 300 people. The 3. Book is about the 10 principle how to achieve success in business. Joe de Sena describes himself as a Workaholic and his mantra is not to waste any time and to always be productive.His advice for inspring entrepreneurs is to work really hard, because it is definitely rewarding, but you got to have the stomach for that.
This interview with Joe de Sena was really inspiring for me and he opened my mind to what is inportant in life.