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5 Reasons Your Team Is Failing—and How to Fix it

5 Reasons Your Team Is Failing—and How to Fix it

I’ll be honest: This whole Spartan thing has been anything but easy. It’s been an obstacle course filled with barbed wire for 18 years. Starting a business, especially when it’s something that’s never been done before like Spartan, is a giant leap of faith. My team...
4 Signs You Have Integrity

4 Signs You Have Integrity

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when nobody’s watching.”   So said C.S. Lewis. That’s a pretty powerful definition, one that’s hard to argue with. But to me, integrity is all about committing. You do what you say you’re going to do, no matter what....
Communities Are the Driving Force of Change

Communities Are the Driving Force of Change

Through Spartan Races, I’ve been fortunate enough to help millions of people get off the couch and make a healthy change in their lives. But, I didn’t do it alone. I have the whole Spartan community to thank for that. Spartan truly is a global community. Our reach...
Stop Following Your Passion

Stop Following Your Passion

“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” – George Bernard Shaw Most of us were taught to pursue our passion, and we should. But that doesn’t mean you sit still waiting to find it. As Cal Newport says, following your passion is...
Fuck Maybe: It’s Either Hell Yes or No

Fuck Maybe: It’s Either Hell Yes or No

Warren Buffett says there are two things you can’t buy: love and time. Just like you can’t make someone weak at the knees with a snap of your fingers, you can’t convince the man upstairs to give you any more time on this earth. Stop wasting it. When I was a kid, I...