What a thrill to chat with Brad Wilson about keeping the energy high, the dangers of drinking absinthe in the Alps, and how a strong body builds a strong mind.
Listen to our conversation at the link below, or read the show notes.
Read more about keeping the energy high on my blog.
0:20 – I heard that you have an authentic cowbell from the Swiss Alps … can you tell me how you managed to get the cowbell?
10:25 – Adam’s guilt for letting down his team and feeling hyper-restricted by the high performance environment.
13:40 – The turning point in Adam’s Olympic aspirations.
15:25 – Dealing with a crushing defeat at the Athen’s Olympics after winning the world championships.
17:05 – What was different about the Beijing Olympics that allowed you to come away with the gold?
20:00 – Could you tell me a few of the advantages of having a world-class coach in your life and, secondly, how do you use and apply those lessons you learned in your life today?
24:05 – What’s something related to training that you used to strongly believe but you’ve recently changed your mind and what led to that change?
26:15 – How do you train in your daily life for energy?
29:20 – How do you keep yourself accountable when you’re on the road, in hotels, away from your circle of people?
33:38 – One concept that you talked about in your book is using the energy of stress in a positive way. Could you tell me more about that?
34:25 – The nerves and energy Adam felt before giving his TedTalk.
35:15 – Using deep breaths to do amazing things.
35:42 – Breaking down a state of flow.
36:25 – If somebody wants to breathe deeper and incorporate that habit into their life as a daily practice, what would you suggest very specifically they do?
38:20 – What’s something related to performance that people waste a lot of time on that doesn’t give them a lot of results?
40:15 – What software do you use on a daily basis to make your life easier?
41:55 – What does your daily food and supplement intake look like?
43:15 – What the determination as to those extra supplements?
44:48 – What does your evening routine look like?
47:00 – So you’ve touched on the kids. How do you maintain your daily routines, your daily stuff, keep up your output with the kids running around causing chaos?
50:05 Are you a rabid fan of any blogs or resources online and, if so, which ones specifically?
50:52 – Are there any books that you re-read every few years and, if so, which ones?
51:45 – If there’s one truth that you could help my listener’s understand about life, what would it be?
52:25 – What are some resources on suffering that they could look up?
53:50 – Where can my audience find you on the interwebs?