"Life is resistance training." - Aubrey Marcus
Aubrey Marcus, Founder/CEO of ONNIT and host of the popular Aubrey Marcus Podcast joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus.
If you take a first glance at Austin, Texas native, Aubrey Marcus, and what he's been able to create with his company, podcast, new clothing brand, and forthcoming book, you immediately pick up on his mission of human optimization and vibe of living big every day. But that's only the half of it. As any top performer in sport, business, and life will attest, the mental and spiritual game is the foundation from which everything flows. Aubrey is no different and in this unique conversation, he graciously gets very vulnerable as we go on a journey inward through the darkness, struggle, transformation, and rise that he's experienced through intense self-study and helping others discover and optimize their unique gifts.
A gifted athlete and thinker with influences from family in the fields of business, homeopathy, and athletics, one might assume that Aubrey succeeded out of the gate. However, through a combination of circumstances, he found himself lost and spinning into the darkness of heavy partying and complacency. A key friendship with Olympic skier, Bode Miller, and the desire to turn his life around laid the foundation for his process-oriented "warrior ethos". ONNIT was born out of Aubrey's redefining the foundation of his life - one rooted in self-discovery, transformation, growth, optimization, and choosing to be one's best.
We explore Aubrey's orientation to the world, the universe, God, and transcendence. He also shares his powerful suggestions on how to shift perspective subtly so we can analyze our choices, thought patterns, and tap into what parts of us carry our highest wisdom.
Get ready for this spiritual and tactical download of ideas to, as Aubrey puts it: own your day and own your life!
AUBREY'S WORDS OF WISDOM
"I just went for it."
"The Warrior Ethos: Fight the internal forces and external forces and really go out on your shield, being responsible for who you are in the journey."
"I'm still making peace with the darkness…it still creeps in, but I'm now able to shorten the loop."
"I look at everything that exists as part of a unifying force that is 'unicity', or God. The substrate of that is love and love is truth."
"Life is resistance training."
"I've touched depths of emotion, darkness, lightness and I'm grateful for it all."
" 'Onnit' is a word I used to describe being at my best."
"I believe that your soul, your spirit, your consciousness exists in the dimension of what some call heaven, as we exist here now. As we are here, we are also there concurrently."
"We need to still our momentum and get quiet to open up to our possibilities."
"The ego only gets its identity from a relative position."
"Constantly feeding the drama doesn't help us."
"You don't want to borrow from tomorrow to live today."
AUBREY'S PROJECTS + CAUSES
- Listen to John's interview HERE
Aubrey's forthcoming book: Own Your Day-Own Your Life
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