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Leah Smith, All-Out, #51

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Leah Smith Show Notes

Leah Smith: All Out and Having Fun, Episode #51

Do you have the guts to take an endurance race out hard and hold on? Leah Smith does. You'll love listening to Leah's tough mindset and her thoughts on racing and life.  An Olympic gold medalist, World Champion and multiple-time NCAA champion, Leah is known by her teammates as a joy to be around. You'll be inspired by this fun and genuine interview. 

ABOUT LEAH SMITH

Leah Smith is an Olympic gold medalist as part of the USA’s winning 800 freestyle relay team at the 2016 Olympics and the second-fastest US swimmer in the 500 freestyle. She has also won an individual Olympic bronze medal in the 400 freestyle event. Leah swam collegiately at the University of Virginia where she dominated the distance freestyle events and went on to win multiple conference and NCAA titles in the 1650 and 500 freestyle event. She is a professional swimmer for the LA Current and she is sponsored by TYR. 

Episode Topics and Mentions

University of VIrginia

Google Calendar

Alexa

Smith Performance Center

Strength training

Hiking

University of Arizona

L.A. Current Professional Swim Team, ISL

Augie Busch

Stephanie Peacock

Costco

Elizabeth Biesel

Steve Prefontaine

Without Limits (movie)

“Going all out” mindset

John Mayer

Takeaways and Action Items

Maria

Leah uses reflection to put stock in herself. She took two months off to reflect in 2017. People kept asking her “What are you going to do?” and she took her time and decided for herself. 

Leah is willing to embrace new adventures in life.

Action Item: Be willing to go all out and just put it all out there.

Kelly 

Leah pushes through excruciating pain and just hangs on -- she’s willing to put herself on the line.

Confidence and good inner self talk is huge for Leah.

Action Item: Be more adventurous.

Quote of the Week

"When your body and your brain are screaming at you, you can tap into that other voice that says, I've put in the training and I can do this." -- Leah Smith

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Nathan Adrian: Passion Project #49

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Show Notes: Nathan Adrian: Passion Project #49

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Nathan Adrian: Passion Project, #49 Show Notes

Learn why Nathan Adrian calls swimming his "Passion Project" and what he's planning for his next big challenge. This interview marks the one year mark since Adrian returned to the pool after surgery and treatment for testicular cancer. He shares what he's learned, how he's used marginal improvement to help guide his success and how he sees things very differently now. We guarantee you'll be inspired!

ABOUT NATHAN ADRIAN: Earning five Olympic gold medals and 27 gold medals in international competition, Nathan  is referred to by many as the swimming sprinting G.O.A.T.  His heart stopping Olympic victory in the 100 meter free in 2012, by 1/100th of a second, is still one of the most memorable races in Olympic history. Then in 2016 Nathan was on the podium again twice individually for the 50 and 100 meter free races. 

Adrian is a professional swimmer, swimming for the L.A. Current and his main sponsor is Speedo. Collegiately Nathan was a multiple time NCAA champion at Cal Berkeley and impressively was recently their Winter Commencement speaker in 2018. He has recently battled back to the top of the health podium after getting a testicular cancer diagnosis after early detection. 

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Episode Topics and Mentions

Michael Phelps

Katie Ledecky

Natalie Coughlin

Jason Lezak

Dara Torres

Gary Hall Jr.

L.A. Current

ISL, International Swim League

Tokyo Olympics

2020 Olympics

USA Swimming Foundation

Testicular cancer

Early cancer detection

Alter-ego

British cycling team

Marginal improvements

Block Doku

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Kelly and Maria’s Takeaways 

KELLY:  Takeaways - Use incremental improvements, pick small actions to pursue 

to add up to bigger successes.

Execution is the most important thing; take out the emotion and just 

execute.

MARIA: Takeaways - When shooting for an important goal, plan for future 

happiness and goals after the goal is met. 

How can you be the “shoulders” for other people?

Quote of the Week

"I definitely believe in those marginal improvements and maintaining a high level of integrity in everything that you do instead of trying to make one drastic jump from one to the next " -- Nathan Adrian

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Alter-Egos for Success w/ Zach Harting, #48

GINNY KING TalKs Raising start Lilly King, #6

SHOW NOTES GInny King, #6

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Today Kelly and Maria talk to Ginny King, mother of superstar gold medal swimmer Lilly King, Olympic champion, world champion and the greatest NCAA breaststroker of all time. Ginny shares her insight into how her daughter became the confident, outspoken, strong athlete she is today.

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Ginny talks about who she is outside being “Lilly’s Mom,” including that she has been a public school teacher for 26 years and teaches engineering and robotics at an urban middle school in Evansville, Indiana. She also coaches swimming to middle to high school students. She was a swimmer in college, with two years at Eastern Kentucky then transferred to Illinois State. Ginny and husband Mark have been married for almost 30 years. Mark is a teacher and coach as well. Ginny reveals that everyone in the King family, including son Alex (swimming at the University of Michigan), are athletes. 

There is some real wisdom in how the Kings parented their kids to having a balanced and intentional progression of their activities both in and out of the competition pool.  This episode also has great discussion on Lilly’s college selection, professional career and friendship with Cody Miller, fellow Olympic medalist breastroker.

More on Lilly King: Lilly King is an American swimmer who won the gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She also won a gold medal in the women's 4 × 100 m medley relay, in which she swam the breaststroke leg. She is the current world record holder in 100M and 50M breaststroke. Lilly grew up in Evansville, Indiana and is a current student at Indiana University.

Quote of the week: “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins

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CAROLINE ADAMS MILLER BEST SELLING AUTHOR, Getting Grit, #5

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EPISODE #5 SHOW NOTES

Getting Grit Author Caroline Adams Miller

What makes one person persevere through challenges, while another succumbs to them? The character trait of grit is only partially inherent; people can develop the grit they need to flourish in difficulties with the right mindset.

In this episode, hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker speak with best-selling author about her latest book GETTING GRIT  and how we can get grittier. You’ll love to hear great advice from  Caroline Adams Miller, who is one of the world’s leading experts on the science behind successful goal setting and the use of "good grit" to achieve hard things. For more than 30 years, she’s been sharing her research-backed, actionable strategies to help people cultivate more grit and dig deeper to clarify and achieve their toughest goals.

Caroline breaks down the idea of grit into several types: 

Good grit: This is the type of grit that is authentic, and that awes or inspires others.

Bad grit: Also referred to as "stupid" or "stubborn" grit, this type happens when the individual pursues personal goals at all costs. 

Selfie grit: The need to tell everyone about the difficult things the individual is accomplishing.

Faux grit: People who want the recognition of doing accomplishment without actually doing the hard work. 

Hear Caroline speak in person at the upcoming event: Creating Your Best Life --

How to Pursue Meaningful Goals and Live with No Regrets on April 26 to 29 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockton, Massachusetts. Learn more here.

Quote of the Week: "People with grit are renowned for setting hard—some would say unrealistic—goals. Because people with grit don’t go for easy, low-hanging fruit and have to work persistently for a long time to see success, their pursuit of tough goals, and often their success in achieving them, is what inspires other people to step out of their comfort zone, too." - Caroline Adams Miller

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CONFIDENCE COACH & FOrmer NCAA D1 SWIMMER Trish Blackwell

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Episode 20: Insecurity Detox, with Trish Blackwell

Insecurity Detox

Want to get rid of insecurities and feel empowered? Confidence Coach, author and top podcaster Trish Blackwell joins hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker to talk about ways to get rid of insecurity and feel empowered. Trish Blackwell shares her own journey of self discovery after overcoming an eating disorder and lack of self confidence.  Blackwell talks about how anyone can have a champion’s mindset through steps like prioritizing personal growth, quieting their minds and then showing up. 

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More About Trish Blackwell

Trish Blackwell is the leading Confidence Coach in the personal development space with a specialized niche within the Fitness Industry. Blackwell is particularly passionate about bringing hope to those who struggle with negative body image, eating disorders, or confidence issues. She is a personal trainer, author, podcaster, and app publisher, She is also featured on the nationally syndicated radio show, Keep the Faith. Blackwell’s newest book, Insecurity Detox: A Breakout Plan to Rejuvenate Your Body, Mind, and Spirit was released by Howard / Simon & Schuster in 2016. Learn more at TrishBlackwell.com.

Episode Topics and Mentions

Runner

Swimmer

Surfer

Snowboarder

Triathlons

Ironman

USA World Championship Team, Duathlon

Davidson College

Self esteem

Confidence coaching

Physical therapy

College swimming

Crisis of confidence in women

Self-doubt

Journaling

Going technology free

Decision fatigue

Podcasting

Action Items From the Hosts 

Maria: Quiet your mind. Making time for that quiet time in your life is just as important as making time to exercise. 

Kelly: Wear your pajamas to the grocery store (or do whatever thing that shows that you just don’t care what people think of you). 

Quote of the Week: “Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth. It’s a shield from being your true self.” --  Brené Brown

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MITZI KREMER: OLYMPIAN Talks returing after injury, #4