This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing the coach behind 6 CrossFit Games championships, Ben Bergeron. Ben trains some of the world’s fittest athletes including Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir. As he puts it, the secret to building a better athlete, is to start by building better people. In this episode we get into how to build character, the difference between happiness and achievement, and how to implement his 5 “L” philosophy - Live, Love, Learn, Lead & Leave a Legacy. We’ll also be discussing a few chapters of his new book, “Chasing Excellence” and pulling out some of the main ingredients for mental toughness. Enjoy the show!
02:20 - “Chasing Excellence”
06:26 - Happiness & achievement
17:36 - Building character
23:20 - Mental toughness
27:00 - Developing core values
35:05 - Committing to the path of excellence
Chasing Excellence - Bergeron
Man Search For Meaning - Frankl
Tribe - Junger
Mindset - Dweck
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey
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