Chasing Excellence

Chasing Excellence is a show dedicated to exploring what it means to live a life of excellence. In each episode, we dive deep into an element of the Five Factors of Health and unpack the actions, strategies, principles, and practices that make us stronger, fitter, and more resilient.

01:37:55 2022-05-17
I recently chatted with Peter White of Coffee, Pods, & WODS, and wanted to share it here too. We covered a lot, including my ideal CrossFit Games athlete, the three decisions that dictate our future, reading books, and more. Find us on Social: CP&...
00:35:37 2022-05-10
Perfectionism is a curse amplified by highlight reels on social media. How can we learn to stop judging ourselves, develop hindsight in the present moment, and focus on our character? That’s what we’re unpacking this week. Find us on Social: Ben | Pat...
00:41:38 2022-05-03
This round of HopperTalk has us talking through life’s cheat codes, things that are criminally over-priced, lessons from the pandemic, and more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick Questions Answered: 01:05 - What are some cheat codes you’ve found in the...
00:48:29 2022-04-26
We’ve got your questions on tap this week. We’re talking about what a de-load week looks like, how to prioritize health when life is busy, choosing the best kind of bodywork, and more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick Questions Answered: 01:55 - Build...
01:02:49 2022-04-19
Stephen MR Covey has made a career of teaching people about trust. He joins us to talk about his new book, the difference between a trust & inspire leader vs. a command & control leader, shifting paradigms, & so much more. Learn more about Tru...
00:34:20 2022-04-12
We're talking about our top nutrition principles in this rebroadcast from one of our most popular episodes. We talk about avoiding sugar, eating more veggies, understanding good vs bad fats, and eating mindfully. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick 👉🏼 ...
00:48:54 2022-04-05
Your questions are back this week! We’re talking about goals versus purpose, whether anonymous leaderboards might work, how to think about Fran, buying a gym, and more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick Questions Answered: 02:50 - Working with a challeng...
00:55:12 2022-03-29
Dr. Nate Zinsser is the author of the book “The Confident Mind.” He joins us to discuss the mental toughness strategies he’s developed over 30 years of working with cadets at West Point and elite athletes at every level. Find us on Social: Ben | Pat...
00:27:08 2022-03-22
The 3x3 is back! This round, I’m giving some strategies you can use to improve your confidence levels, increase your earning potential, and leave a lasting legacy. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick 👉🏼 Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to...
00:44:47 2022-03-15
In this round of HopperTalk, Patrick and I give our thoughts on lies we tell to make other people feel better, why grades shouldn’t be taken so seriously, how to react when something bad happens, and much more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick 👉🏼 ...
01:10:29 2022-03-08
Mark England and Kimberly Kesting from Enlifted Coaches are back to continue our conversation about the victim mentality, should statements, soft talk, the imposter syndrome, writing down our scary thoughts, and much more. Find us on Social: Enlifted Coac...
01:03:25 2022-03-01
We’ve got Mark England and Kimberly Kesting from Enlifted Coaches in town this week to talk about the victim mentality, soft talk, owning your story, pressure language, and much more. Be sure to tune in next week for part two. Find us on Social: Enlifte...
01:04:55 2022-02-22
Your questions return this week! We’re talking about how making the most out of training solo, dealing with the challenge of injuries that keep coming back, prioritizing balance, and a whole lot more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick 👉🏼 Ben Berger...
01:50:41 2022-02-15
I recently had a chance to chat with Chris at the Modern Wisdom podcast. We talked about a whole bunch, including Castro’s exit from the Games, Katrin's decision to stay in Iceland, risk, flow, leadership, and a bunch more. Find us on Social: Chris | Be...
00:38:32 2022-02-08
Patrick & I pull together the last five books we’ve read, talk about how we picked them, what we’re getting from them, why reading with purpose beats reading at random, making connections, diving deep, and more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick ...
00:27:37 2022-02-01
How do we stack awareness, intention, and action to make the most out of this one life we’ve got? That’s what we’re talking about today in this short episode. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick 👉🏼 Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to ...
00:59:17 2022-01-25
HopperTalk is back this week! Patrick and I are talking about what we think are scams, why nothing should start before 10 am, integrity, generosity, little things that are signals that a person is good, and a lot more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick ...
00:50:20 2022-01-18
We're talking about the different areas of focus for a CrossFit Games athlete and someone who's chasing health, diving into maximizing your minutes, keeping the frisbee of life in balance, and developing a single-minded focus. Find us on Social: Ben | Pat...
00:51:14 2022-01-11
We’re unpacking the two most important things to get right in your business, talking about the marketing hourglass, creating a calm organization, distinguishing between coaching for development vs. performance, and more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick...
00:57:46 2022-01-04
We're revisiting our most popular episode ever to kick 2022 off right, diving into the 6 steps we need to take to develop more mental toughness, including becoming a learner, expecting adversity, and killing the critic. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick ...
00:48:52 2021-12-28
Your questions are back this week. We’re talking about what to do between double sessions to recover, dealing with family members who aren’t on the same nutritional page as you, training for a Spartan Beast, and more! Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick ...
01:07:31 2021-12-21
Multiple-times Games athlete Cole Sager joins us this week to talk about being a pro athlete, seeking solitude, being grateful, becoming a father, having curiosity, and a whole lot more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick 👉🏼 Ben Bergeron is a best-sel...
00:53:59 2021-12-14
We're talking this week about health as an integrated system and about how the 5 Factors are all essential inputs in that system. We dive into the knowledge/doing gap, kicking ass into our 90s, the age of abundance, and more. Find us on Social: Ben | Patr...
00:37:41 2021-12-07
In a (somewhat accidental) follow-up to our conversation about the Fulfillment Framework, we're talking about why pride looks selfish in the short term, making the right kind of difficult choices, why being joyful is brave, and more. Find us on Social: Be...
00:46:06 2021-11-30
We're rebroadcasting a conversation I had recently on the Keep Going Podcast. John and I talk about the hierarchy of mindset, why taking massive action matters more than anything else, how to work through bad days, and a bunch more. Grab the new book here...
01:02:08 2021-11-23
Dr. Amishi Jha is a researcher, professor, and author of the new book, Peak Mind. She joins us to talk about the work her lab is doing to uncover the power of mindfulness training on attention, focus, and resilience. Find us on Social: Amishi | Ben | Patr...
00:54:52 2021-11-16
We've got my co-writer on Unlocking Potential, Christine Bald, on to talk about the process of writing a book, getting things wrong until you get it right, balancing patience and ambition, and a bunch more. Find us on Social: Christine | Ben | Patrick ...
00:48:19 2021-11-09
For the last few years, I've been working on a new book. It's called Unlocking Potential, and it's about leadership, getting a team into group flow, the mistakes I've made, and a bunch more. Get a sneak peek in this episode. Find us on Social: Ben | Patri...
00:24:41 2021-11-02
In this throwback to 2018, we're rebroadcasting an episode all about the habits we have that we should finally kill - including hitting the snooze button, yelling at people in traffic, and using your phone while you eat. Find us on Social: Ben | Patrick ...
00:46:11 2021-10-26
Author Ron Friedman joins us this week to discuss his new book, "Decoding Greatness." We talk about the three ways to find success, the "scoreboard principle," and what it looks like to practice in three dimensions. Find us on Social: Ron | Ben | Patrick ...
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