Psychological Motivation with Building the Elite

Sep 30, 2021

On this episode we have a very smart guests from Building the Elite Craig and Jonathan. This chat went very well for I have learned alot from talking with this guys.

Inside of this episode we dive into the truth about motivation, how it works and the science behind motivation: dopamine and the how the brain plays part of it.

Mental Skills the Segmenting and the Compartmentalization. Then we went to Responding to Stress from a coach and a client perspective and then Lastly we talked about Jaggedness. How unique we are us a human that we have to communicate and listen to our client and see if what we are doing to them is helping.

You'll hear:
1. The 2 types of motivation.
2. The science of motivation. Dopamine and brain
3. Difference between a desire and control base circuit
4. How Mental Skills like segmenting and compartmentalization works
5. Acting into feeling. Behavior can change your feeling. Action precedes motivation
6. Managing Stress Respond
7. The 2 steps in Appraisal Processes
8. 2 Ways how you respond to stress: Threat or Challenge
9. Jaggedness: Individual Variable

Craig Weller former USN SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant Crewman). He is also certified under the Department of State’s Worldwide Personal Protective Service-2, and spent nearly two years on the High-Threat Protection team for the U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad in Iraq.  In Special Operations and in subsequent private deployments, Weller held a variety of instructional and diplomatic security roles in locations including Kenya, the Philippines, Central America, South Sudan, and Iraq.  Along with Jonathan Pope, he co-founded Ethos Colorado Training Center, a full-service strength and conditioning facility based in Denver. Prior to that, he founded Barefoot Fitness in South Dakota, with two training facilities based on minimalist principles developed while training SOF personnel in austere locations. Craig is a Precision Nutrition Level Two certified nutrition coach, and works with Precision Nutrition as a writer and designs their exercise systems.
Jonathan Pope
Jonathan is a strength and conditioning coach based out of Denver, Colorado with over ten years of coaching experience and a BS in Exercise Science. Along with Craig, he co-founded Ethos Colorado Training Center in 2010, where he is the lead coach and oversees operations.
Jonathan also works with Precision Nutrition as a coach where he develops coaching strategies used with thousands of clients every year.
When not working he can be found chasing ski mountaineering objectives all over the world or competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
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