Go Be More Podcast

Go Be More Podcast

At Go Be More our philosophy is to be yourself, take small steps, and chase big dreams. Each week we interview inspiring guests and discuss strategies and mindsets to break out of your constraints, build positive momentum and pursue the life you were meant to be living.

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April 13, 2021 48 min

“We’ve been talking a lot about goals and especially North Star goals, big goals. The reality is if you’re trying to achieve a really big goal, you’re going to have to achieve some level of mastery, some level of expertise in order to achieve it.”—Bryan Green

Are you trying to master something? 

Jon and Bryan take a deep dive into the five levels of mastery, the importance of mental representations, and the power of purposeful practi...

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“It doesn't matter how passionate we are or how much desire we have if you're doing things in a very ineffective and inefficient way. It's hard to sustain the effort. It's hard to really make progress.”—Jon Rankin 

If you believe there’s value in collaborating and positive impact through conversation, then you’ll love this episode.

Jon and Bryan recount some of the “ah-ha” moments from recent episodes—thanks to compel...

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“I can say now, I was really trying to live with intention. That's what it comes down to.  Trying to make decisions based on what felt right, what felt good, and what I think is the right step to take.”

Many admire a life lived with intention, passion, and purpose, but few dare to figure out what that looks like—and pursue it.

Dani Reyes-Acosta left an envied corporate job with Nike to determine how her passions and skill sets co...

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“We're not just thought leaders, we're practice leaders. We practice what we teach. So you have to live it.”

Some podcasts have so many nuggets of truth that you commit to listening more than once. Geoff and Bryan’s conversation is one of these.

Geoff has a system for honing in on the one thing that will bring about the best results. 

He walks Bryan through the exact ...

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“I think ideas are nothing without that grind. And it's the same with running, you can have all the talent, but you have to be able to get through the setbacks that come. Whether that's injuries or poor performance. It’s just being able to keep pushing through.”

“Giving back” is a desirable achievement but something that is not always prioritized. 

Except with Nick M...

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“For whatever reason, I had some ability that was a little bit better than average at being able to put all my eggs into that basket and deliver on a consistent basis.” --Peter Gilmore

Admiration flows out effortlessly when a person’s success results from their work ethic, perspective, and consistent application. 

In this conversation, you’ll hear about Peter Gilmore’s caree...

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“If I can get myself physically and mentally ready to go, I know I'm going to beat a lot of people that maybe I shouldn't beat, even before I get to that starting line.”—Garrett Heath

There are times when you meet someone and think, what you see is what you get. Despite their “greatness” in a particular arena of life, they STILL are so down to earth.

That describes G...

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“I always keep thinking about high jump at some level, or the technique, and part of what drew me to the event was the analysis and the refinement and trying to settle and find what is the ideal, best way to do it.”—Amy Acuff

It’s always refreshing to meet someone who approaches life with a hunger to learn and a drive to find creative ways of connecting skills with passions...

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“The thing that was most important was how I approached it psychologically… And I didn't just kind of achieve those things. I blew them out of the water.”—Jon Rankin

When placed together, reflection and conversation have an uncanny way of bringing about clarity and NEW lessons learned.

After listening to Jon and Bryan discuss goal-setting, you’ll be compelled to view your goal-setting strategies through a different filter.

(2:30) ...

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“I think a lot of times people think, 'Oh, this guy was talented from the beginning. He was crushing and dominating from the very beginning.' And that's not true. You know, it takes time to be great, no matter what you do in sport, business, life. Whatever it is you're doing, it takes time. So, you know...you can still make it, even though you're not th...

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“A leap... is something that you can build systematically into your improvement cycle and your expectations.”—Bryan Green

In a results-focused world, we can sometimes lose sight of the powerful processes that impact our goals, and shape who we become along the way.

If you’ve ever wanted to get better at, well, anything...you’ll love this conversation about Bryan’s recently published book, Make the Leap: Think Better, Train Better, Ru...

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“Because of that level of commitment, to at least one aspect of the business, it made it so much easier to commit to other aspects of the business, even if it was just chipping away at it piece by piece.” —Jon Rankin

2020 may well go down as the year that everything changed. But not all change is negative. It’s often in these challenging times that you can grow the most.

In ...

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“I don't believe we'll ever recognize our need for the light until we've seen the depth of the darkness.”—Kirk Kellerhals

Kirk Kellerhals experienced a “full-circle” moment when a woman in an email said she thought he was her son. 

After living 50-years with a missing piece to his identity-puzzle, Kirk received the gift of learning about his biological roots. Here he shares how running and faith pulled him through dark ti...

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We talk with Tony about his journey as a runner who has 11 top 50 marathon finishes (and run 10 marathons with fewer than 50 participants)!

Beginnings
- Why Tony says he has fast twitch muscles but a slow twitch mind
- His joining the cross country team to avoid playing football and his quitting the cross country team to avoid getting arrested for running on the local golf course
- The connection between Martin Luther King Jr's ass...

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Jon and Bryan discuss some of the major events that have led Ben Auerbach to where he is today and how he's learned to focus his energy internally. Our topics cover:

- Growing up in a Jewish/Filipino bi-racial family, with a twin brother (who was better than him at basketball)
- How he chose his university, and why it was ultimately not the right choice for him
- How he went about deciding to transfer schools, and why he feels it ...

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We talk with Kara about the ups and downs of her career, how she's working to change the sport today, and the role that patience has played throughout her life:

Early Life and High School
- How Kara ended up in her mother's hometown of Duluth, Minnesota, after her father was killed by a drunk driver when she was 4 years old
- Growing up in a family with six kids and the benefits she got from doing a lot of sports where she was...

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“We decided to do this triathlon in his memory. And we would raise money from family and friends and donate it to St. Jude's.”—Matthew Bach

Every opportunity brings with it highs, lows, and lessons to be learned. Matt’s story of his triathlon journey points to common themes that endurance athletes face—practical approaches to training along with refueling and resting. 

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“My obsessiveness has led me to some wonderful places.”—Amby Burfoot

With a resume that includes a Boston Marathon win, author of many great books, and editor-in-chief for Runner’s World, you would think that Amby Burfoot is ready to “call it a day.” 

But this 70-something is still passionately pursuing “his projects,” taking advantage of life’s opportunities and inspiring t...

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“Don't just dedicate a few hours to it...have time where you do more intense focus, but I think immersing yourself into something and having things surrounding you, that has to do with that...you need to reprogram your mind that way.”—Mahdi Gilbert

Fooling Penn & Teller with masterful magic is no small deed. But once you hear this story you might NOT be surprised th...

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“You have to make mistakes. I mean, you have to learn the hard way.”

If you love “sitting at the feet” of a great storyteller, and you’re interested in some of the monumental movements and moments in running, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy this episode.

George colorfully recounts the details that defined the world of running as we know it now.

(2:30) Recounting the life of a go...

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