For the last few months friends and colleagues may have noticed I've been pretty busy, and on the road quite a bit. I can finally tell you why! This summer I started developing a podcast concept for my neighbor Joe Desena. Joe is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race and the NYT Best Selling Author of "Spartan Up!"
The idea of the podcast is to travel the world interviewing people at the top of their game - authors, executives, adventurers and athletes - to find out what makes them tick, then share those lessons with the Spartan audience. We've met amazing athletes like Tony the Fridge (runs Ultra Marathons with a Fridge on his back,) the author Steven Pressfield, the SEAL Team 6 member who shot Bin Laden, the World's Greatest Living Explorer Sir. Ran Fiennes, and one of the most adventurous CEOs in the world Richard Branson. This has been a great hands on project for me personally and I continue to enjoy the opportunity to build this project from the ground up as it morphs, grows and takes on a life of it's own. With 90+ interviews in the can we are really excited about the product. Right now we are rolling out our first promotional efforts, pulling key lessons from each interview to incorporate into the show notes, and shooting intro.s with our expert panel for the 90+ interviews.
Look for the series on iTunes in early January, or sign up now for updates at Spartan Up Podcast.
On March 27th I was envious of the "pause" to reassess and learn I kept hearing about. I was fortunate enough to still be working, so I committed to a more active blog. This is my chance to think out loud about podcasting, messaging, story, nature, family and life.
~ Marion Abrams