Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Spartan Up Book Review

I have an interesting self help book that helps you tackle your obstacles and achieve your peak performance in life. It is called Spartan Up! written by Joe De Sena.
Twenty-six point two miles isn’t enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done.  
From that philosophy, as played out first in his own life and now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, Spartan Race was born.
Now in Spartan Up! De Sena gives you a life strategy guide that takes you out of your comfort zone and into a combat zone. As he breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences, you will learn how to:

• conquer your greatest obstacle—your will
• embrace your greatest friend—discipline
• make limitations vanish and establish a new normal
• achieve the ultimate: obstacle immunity

Other events breed sheep; Spartan Race breeds wolves. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help anyone reach their full potential—in life, business, relationships, indeed anything one sets out to do. It is the blueprint that takes you right past Go to your finish line.
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My Review:

If you need motivation in your life to get you up and going, this book seems to be one of the ones that just might point you in the right direction. I haven't ever really been into sports or doing a whole lot of athletic stuff, but I know that there are LOTS of people who are and this might just be their ticket to figuring out where to go in life and how to get there.
Joe De Sena definitely has a lot of background experience from being a businessman and from playing sports. You can obviously tell by looking at him that he knows how to work out and enjoy life to the fullest. There isn't much more praise or advice I can give you especially with all of the Praise that I have listed below. The book Spartan Up! seems to have taken the world by storm!
Happy Reading!
Praise for Spartan Up!
"Joe DeSena is the real deal. His stories are believable, because his achievements and accomplishments are genuine. In Spartan Up! Joe delivers his message with the insight and candor that only an individual who has lived through such experiences can. A must read for anyone looking to take his performance to the next level, be it in athletics or in life." – Dean Karnazes, ultra marathoner and New York Times bestselling author of Ultra Marathon Man
"Have you ever wanted to be more, been stuck in a funk or simply wanted make life poignant? Look no further because Spartan Up! is your catalyst. Loaded with real life inspiration and lessons, Joe De Sena uses his supercharged success in life, business and sports to deliver the nuggets. This is an easy and juicy read; succinct, powerful and relevant." Ian Adamson, world champion adventure racer and author of  The Runner’s World Guide to Adventure Racing
"If there's anyone out there who has taken extreme to a new level, its Joe De Sena – in adventure racing, in business, and ultimately in the business of adventure!  Spartan Up! is must-read."  
Robyn Benincasa, world champion adventure racer and New York Times bestselling author of
How Winning Works
"Joe De Sena is the real deal in endurance sports and Obstacle Racing. Spartan Up! will guide you to train your body and mind for the arduous Spartan Race - while also giving you very practical insights to perform at your peak in all areas of your life." – Mark Divine, founder, SEALFIT and author of The Way of the SEAL and Unbeatable Mind
"Two words describe Joe De Sena and Spartan Up!.... Game Changer! Read this book and you will dramatically transform the way you think, lead, work, and live. This is the ultimate resource for personal and professional transformation. Spartan Up gives you an actionable blueprint to go beyond just adapting and surviving to excelling and thriving. If success is your goal, whether you're a Navy SEAL, Wall Street Exec, homemaker, teacher or doctor, you need this book." - John Brubaker, world renowned performance consultant and author of The Coach Approach: Success Strategies From The Locker Room To The Board Room

About the Author: 

Joseph De Sena, 44, has been an entrepreneur since his pre-teens. From selling fireworks at age eight, to starting a t-shirt business in high school, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena is a living definition of the word "entrepreneur." Currently he is a managing director for ICAP, a brokerage agency.

De Sena knows what it feels like to succeed outside the office, too - and that's the feeling he seeks to bring to the world's athletes with the Spartan Race series. Throughout his lifetime, he's competed in any extreme sports adventure he could find, testing his mental and physical endurance against nature.
Growing up in Queens, Joe's mother valued healthy eating and living and passed along that value system. It's been well-documented that he worked hard growing up and ultimately got to Wall Street, where he made his mark and made himself a small fortune.

He moved his family to Pittsfield, Vermont, and quickly entrenched himself and his family in the local landscape. Joe moved to Vermont in an attempt to get back to the way things used to be.
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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.