Randy Couture, MMA legend, Hollywood star, and retired U.S. Army Sergeant joins us for Episode #5. He has led a remarkable life and his most pivotal, "brink of midnight" moments were grounded in the faith that he was moving in the right direction and that things would eventually work out how they're supposed to. Hear how Randy's circuitous pursuit of his dreams in wrestling led him to the military, UFC, Hollywood, and beyond. Learn how, from the age of 12, visualization has been essential to his success as an athlete and human being and how the simple act of trying something new led to phenomenal opportunities he never considered.
Randy shares several life lessons, among others, how getting back to fun was the key to getting over his fear of failure. His perspective and true patriotism will move you and fill you with inspiration.
RANDY'S WORDS OF WISDOM
"Sometimes I feel like I'm a cat, and I have these nine lives. I haven't lived all of them yet, but I'm working on [life] six now."
"I realized that the winning was going to take care of itself. I was never going to be perfect. There's no such thing. I learned to relax, enjoy the journey, wherever it took me…"
"I embraced failing, but by God, I'm going down swinging…I got better as an athlete, and I got better as a person."
"MMA is kinetic chess…it's a series of 'if-then' scenarios."
"There's only a few things I think we as humans need: food, water, sleep, love, and struggle…if everything is easy, what's going to drive you and motivate you to get better and be better?"
"The Golden Rule is the golden rule for a reason."
"Start with humility, act with humility, end with humility."
RANDY'S CHARITABLE WORK AND PROJECTS
Randy's charitable work centers on giving back to and supporting women and men in uniform.
Xtreme Couture GI Foundation: 100% of all proceeds benefit military families in need.
MVP - Merging Vets with Players: Works to partner former athletes with military vets for shared community and support. If you are a vet you know might benefit from MVP's programs, there is a Thursday, 2pm MVP meet up in Las Vegas - workout, mental training, and fireside chat.
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Closing song "The Colors That We Fly" (Elvis Monroe)