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#63 – Inside The Mind w/ James Fitzgerald

Get my top 5 must reads for unlocking new perspectives. These unexpected selections will help your mind to think outside the box.



James Fitzgerald, founder/director of OPEX Fitness, is back on the show! We build upon the meat of our last episode (Ep. 40) — which was really about understanding how he organizes his thoughts, views the integration of systems, and structures high level thinking. This episode  gets a little more personal. We talk about fear, adversity, insecurities, higher purpose, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Show Notes:

  • (6:35) – Transition from being an athlete and what current training looks like
  • (11:57) – Relationship with food
  • (13:33) – Rhythm of a day
  • (18:10) – Leaving room for experimentation
  • (20:11) – Balancing effort with rest in a work setting
  • (22:30) – Fear and the inner narrator
  • (25:20) – The impact of coaching coaches
  • (30:00) – Spiritual views
  • (36:50) – Artful movement
  • (40:33) – Drawing parallels and inspiration from unrelated fields
  • (47:29) – Adversity from the early days
  • (51:52) – Being able to relate to coaches starting out
  • (1:03:00) – Insecurities
  • (1:08:04) – Top 5 Priorities and identifying high value action items
  • (1:14:00) – USA Functional Fitness
  • (1:20:30) – Essence of Sport


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