Today features a LIVE recording of the Better Than Yesterday podcast. Ryan ‘Birdman’ Parrott, a Navy SEAL and Founder of Sons of the Flag, joined our June 10 "Smash Goals" workshop in Dallas. His determination and “don’t take no for an answer” attitude has helped him accomplish goal after ridiculous goal throughout his life.
With a tough upbringing and little motivation, Ryan struggled in school as a child. Ryan finally found his spark at 18-years-old when 9/11 hit and he decided joined the military. His ambition drive took him all the way to the Navy SEALs.
Ryan now runs a non-profit organization in Dallas called Sons of the Flag that is committed to supporting military, first responder, and civilian burn survivors. Find out how Ryan overcame the hard times and crushed every goal he put his heart and mind to in this episode.
Compete to be Mentally Tougher
Coach Jen Rulon of San Antonio is joining us today. She’s an 11-time Ironman triathlete and coach helping triathletes get to the finish line with a smile. She has been an incredible supporter of Compete Everyday and an awesome member of the community since we met years ago.
As a health and fitness expert, Jennifer “Jen” Rulon MS, has inspired, coached and motivated many athletes to get to their first sprint triathlon to their 3rd Ironman Triathlon. Jen guides her athletes to learn about themselves BEYOND the physical aspects of doing an Ironman Triathlon.
Jen joined me to discuss what she’s created as a coach, her personal development as an athlete, and her TED talk on the mental side of performance. It’s a deep conversation, but I think it’s one you’re going to be enriched by.
Combining Cancer and CrossFit
Sami Mansfield is a Cancer Exercise Specialist and runs an incredible program she calls, Build. It’s a functional fitness program for cancer survivors designed to reduce both the physical and emotional side effects from cancer diagnosis and treatments.
In the world of cancer fighters, competing daily is everything. Sami works on a clinical team during the day and runs Build in the evenings, devoting her life to the encouragement and rehabilitation of cancer patients.
We talk about how Sami came to work with cancer survivors, her plans for growing the program, the community of cancer survivors she’s built, and why you have no excuse but t
Leave the World Better
How do you leave the world a better place than you found it? That’s what we’re talking about on this episode with the great, Dr. Daren Martin. We were connected through a mutual friend, I’ve been a guest on his show, and now I’m excited to have him on Better Than Yesterday.
Known as the Culture Architect, Dr. Daren Martin is author of the bestselling book, A Company of Owners and that’s only the beginning of his literary accomplishments. After 20 years of running his own company, Daren consulted for Fortune 500 companies on leadership, company culture, and sales psychology.
Daren shares his perspective on grinding out new books, understanding how to leave the world a better place, why we must keep growing, and other thought-provoking points.