250: Eric Byrnes | MLB to Ultra Runner


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“It’s the START that stops you” says the electric Eric Byrnes who launched his Major League Baseball career with a 22 game hitting streak. Byrnes was a player who relied on his speed and hustle, and he brings the energy of a fast ball to this interview. Drafted out of high school by the Dodgers, he went on to play for the Oakland Athletics, the Colorado Rockies, the Baltimore Orioles, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Seattle Mariners. He was living the dream. After “retiring” Eric discovered new outlets for his drive - triathlons & ultras, and for his voice - as a broadcaster on ESPN, in his book “the F*ck It List” and his podcast. If that’s not enough - On April 22/23, 2019, Byrnes set a new Guinness Book of World Records mark for most holes of golf in a single day, 420 holes.

It’s a power packed convo about not taking your feelings too personally, living in the now, and seriously maximizing your days! Get after it Spartans!

LESSONS 1. To succeed immerse yourself 2. You get out what you put into life 3. Create luck with your attitude & effort 4. MAXIMIZE your days 5. It’s the start that stops us! 6. It’s not about what’s next, it’s about what’s NOW.

LINKS https://www.ericbyrnes.com

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TIME STAMPS 00:00 Dr. Johnny, Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra & The Col. Nye intro Eric’s episode 01:05 Gone Rogue offer 01:25 Interview begins with Johnny & Eric 03:12 Kids need for free play 04:30 Being drafted to the big leagues 06:30 22 game hitting spree 08:00 Starting with ESPN Radio 10:00 Entering the triathlon world with a beach cruiser 12:30 His first IRONMAN 12:55 Gone Rogue break 14:30 Western States 19:20 Iron Mike & 90 mile an hour hits 24:25 Hard times in life 28:00 The F* IT List & writing about lessons learned 35:00 Have perspective on life & don’t take your feelings too personally 37:00 The Hustle Podcast 38:20 The panel discusses lessons learned from Eric’s interview 44:27 Gone Rogue close

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye & Johnny Waite Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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