Today’s guest is a former world champion athlete, University coach, and martial arts instructor, college professor and best-selling author of 17 books with his 18th and final currently in the works. Millions have read his books, and they’ve been translated into more than 29 different languages. His TedX Talk has racked up more than a quarter million views. His seminal work, the tail that introduced us to the spiritual journey available to all of us, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, was so inspiring to people across the globe it was transformed into a major motion picture that starred Nick Nolte and received positive reviews from the likes of Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, and Eckhart Tolle.
While he’s undoubtedly best known for his writing and speaking, this man is a teacher, steward, and guide for anyone who seeks to recognize the treasure of the human experience. He’s dedicated his life to illuminating the ways we can all serve to connect with the unique, powerful and beautiful story that unfolds for each of us every day. It is my pleasure to introduce to Omni Athlete, the student of Socrates and Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman.
Today We’ll be Talking About:
What it means to be a warrior in Dan’s eyes (2:13).
“We often find it easier to understand by using metaphors, and sport can be a master metaphor.”
The translating moments of total clarity from the field of competition to everyday life (4:16).
“I do not suggest people dedicate their life to their sport, but rather dedicate their sport to their life.”
Finding a mentor who can both challenge and captivate (9:40).
“If we rely on just one person we only get one perspective. Just like people get second and third opinions in medicine sometimes, that can be the case in coaching.”
Dan’s journey from NCAA athlete & World Champion to renowned sports mentor, and how that’s shaped his view of athletics and coaching (14:38).
The power of finding personal value outside of sport and how to cultivate that value in everyday life (22:34).
“It really is dangerous and unfortunate when people put their sense of self in how well they do in competition if they’re an athlete and how much money they make in business as a businessperson.”
How an athlete can step foot for the first time into a yoga practice and achieve the most productive results possible (28:05).
What it means to Dan to be an Omni Athlete (31:07).
You can connect with Dan and all of his work at www.peacefulwarrior.com.