Episode 179: Dan John - Life Lessons from the Hotel Room

This episodes guest is with the man himself Dan John.

Dan really needs no introduction. But here is a little background information, anyway:

Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.

Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.

His books, on weightlifting, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline as well as From Dad, To Grad. He and Josh Hillis co-authored “Fat Loss Happens on Monday.”

In 2015, Dan wrote Can You Go? on his approach to assessments and basic training. In addition, Before We Go, another compilation akin to Never Let Go became an Amazon Bestseller.

In early 2017, Dan’s book, Now What?, his approach to Performance and dealing with “life,” became a Bestseller on Amazon. Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge became available in September 2017, too.

On this episode Dan and I discuss:

  • Whats new with Dan
  • Why does Dan travel so much - whats his mission?
  • We discuss Dan's background in theology and religion
  • We discuss suffering and meaning
  • We discuss how adversity builds character 
  • We discuss the true meaning of competing
  • We discuss how important the enivronement is in shaping a human
  • We discuss the importance of perceptions
  • We discuss bookshops
  • We discuss have constraints can lead to creativity
  • We discuss Imposter Syndrome
  • We discuss Dick Notmeyer influnce on Dan
  • I ask Dan - How does he learn?
  • I ask Dan what is essential in his everyday life?
  • I ask Dan what are his top book recommendations
  • I ask Dan - if he only had 1 year left on earth - how would he send that year and why?
  • I ask Dan - if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite why?

 This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

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Man's Search for Meaning

 

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It Might Get Load

 

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