Amelia Boone is an American obstacle racer. She used to be an attorney for the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
“Stay positive. Make a change for yourself. Tell others about your change. Feel good and hopefully, the message will spread.”Gemma NewmanWelcome to the 7th annual Best of the RRP Anthology — our way of taking a moment to reflect on the year, express gratitude and give thanks for taking this journey with us.To be honest, I didn’t think we could top 2018 -- but we did. It’s been an incredible year. I'm deeply indebted to all my extraordinary guests. And unbelievably proud of the library we dedicated ourselves to creating over the last twelve months.To prepare for the year ahead, it’s critical to pause. To reflect back. Celebrate the victories. Take inventory of the missteps. And visualize the goals you wish to self-actualize in the months ahead. I believe in this process. And I feel strongly that 2020 holds the potential energy manifest your aspirations.It is in this spirit that we created a tradition of closing each year with a look in the rear view with a 2-episode compilation of clips excerpted from many of year's best guests.Consider these next two shows as a love letter. My way of saying thank you. I see you. I believe in you. And I believe in the power we all have to do, be and live better. To step into our best, most authentic selves. And in turn, share freely what we have learned in service of others.For long-time listeners, the next two episodes are intended to launch you into 2020 with renewed vigor and intention. Lean in to the wisdom. Leverage it to clarify your 2020 goals.If you're newer to the show, my hope is that this anthology will prime you to peruse the back catalog and check out episodes you may have missed.Links to the full episodes excerpted in this anthology can be found in the below show notes.You can watch it all go down on YouTube (with the exception of the Gemma Newman, Jack Dorsey and Kevin Smith excerpts, episodes that we did not film). And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Here's to an extraordinary 2020. Join me, and let's make it the best year ever -- together.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJaybird: Pioneering audio for the active, Jaybird makes the most advanced and durable headphones I have ever tried. Their wireless Vista earbuds (my favorite) are not only waterproof and sweatproof with industry-leading battery life, they're the only true wireless headphones that meet U.S. military rugged compliance standards. In addition, Vista’s cutting-edge JBS1 wireless technology ensures crystal-clear, zero-lag stereo sound for music and calls, and a reliable connection that pairs easily with your phone. When you’re ready to expand the horizon of your active audio experience, go to The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when visit and use the offer code “RICHROLL” at checkout.Caldera Lab: Right now, the folks at Caldera Lab are even offering my listeners 20% off their first purchase of The Good. All you gotta do is go to or use discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".FULL EPISODES EXCERPTEDRRP #413: You Can’t Hurt David GogginsRRP #428: Nadia Bolz-Weber Is ShamelessRRP #416: Johann Hari On Lost ConnectionsRRP #417: Kílian Jornet Is The World’s Greatest Mountain RunnerRRP #449: Gemma Newman, MD Is The Plant Power DoctorRRP #425: Tom Bilyeu On Exiting The MatrixRRP #430: Jack Dorsey On Shouldering The Health of Global ConversationRRP #460: Annaka Harris On ConsciousnessRRP #433: Kevin Smith On The Heart Attack That Saved His LifeRRP #438: Lisa Damour, PhD On Parenting Teens Under PressureRRP #439: Colin O’Brady Is The First To Cross Antarctica Alone & UnassistedRRP #475: Amelia Boone Is A Human Being (And Still A Badass)RRP #472: Chase Jarvis: Creativity Is Our BirthrightThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannergift cards now available // give the gift of health this holiday! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". See for privacy and opt-out information.
This special episode features a remarkable panel recorded at Spartan World Media Fest brought to you by ATP Science. Learn to create your own personal board of advisors, how to choose who influences you, AND how to use your own wisdom learned on life's journey to positively impact others. This rockstar episode features Spartan founder Joe De Sena, our buddy Anders Varner from Shrugged Collective, Jared Easley of Podcast Movement, Joe Polish of the Genius Network, Major League Baseball player and Ultrarunner Eric Byrnes, and Spartan legend Amelia Boone. Each of these individuals have a remarkable tale, and when put together this conversation about how to build your personal board of directors is a roadmap for how to traverse the bumps in the road which as Amelia says, “is what makes it fun!” Enjoy.    LESSON Build your own personal board of directors Disruptors bring awareness- learn from them  Answer to the higher calling of the organization  Know your true north, what motivates you and listen to your gut Don’t let your secrets make you sick  Build your culture around your core values Put yourself in vulnerable positions and attack life Use your story to help others in need Don’t get wrapped up in “woundology”  Focus on the positive impacts your are creating  “Your winning or your learning”  Lead from a place of love  BE NICE  Don’t take your feelings too personally  The bumps in life is what makes it fun    LINKS: Joe Polish Eric Byrnes Amelia Boone Anders Varner Jared Easley   The Spartan World Media Fest was made possible by ATP Science    TIME STAMPS 0:00 Marion introduces this special episode with an open panel  1:58 Spartan Media Fest Panel intro’s: Joe De Sena, Anders Varner, Eric Byrnes, Jared Easley & Amelia Boone 5:30 Beginning of Amelia Boone’s Spartan journey in the snow at Joe’s 7:00 Joe De Sena on building his personal “board of directors” 11:30 Anders Varner on building a strong team 12:30 Disruptors and their benefit  14:00 Answering the the higher calling of the organization  14:45 Eric Byrnes on baseball and mental capacity in endurance  16:45 Amelia Boone on being your own brand, friends and family  17:45 Knowing your true north, what motivates you & listening to your gut  18:45 Being prudent verse taking a chance  19:15 Joe Polish intro,  the Genius Network and helping people in recovery 20:28 Viewing and treating addicts with compassion  21:00 Joe Polish’s breaking point in life & how he got sober  22:45 The Genius Recovery platform & fighting silent battles  23:30 Not letting your secrets make you sick  24:30 Establishing family and business culture with values  26:00 Living your life with a sense of purpose  when you have influence  27:35 Positives of being in the spotlight and making beneficial impacts  28:45 Accumulating experience- being in vulnerable positions and attacking life 29:45 Amelia Boone on struggling with an eating disorder & the public’s response 31:00 having courage to speak out - “Disorder and shame thrive in silence and darkness” 32:45 not getting wrapped up in “woundology”  34:00 “Your winning or your learning”  37:00 This awesome panel ends with life lessons and final thoughts    SUBSCRIBE:   Apple Podcasts: YouTube: Google Play:   FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram Spartan Up on Twitter   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Guest panelists: Anders Varner, Eric Byrnes, Jared Easley, Amelia Boone and moderator Joe Polish  “Dr.” Johnny Waite Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra were cheering them on in the audience at the Spartan World Media Fest  Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress  Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty   © 2019 Spartan
“I don’t want to be ‘the eating disorder recovery girl’, I don’t want to be ‘the athlete’. This is just me. I’m super flawed, I’m super complex, just like everybody else out there.”Amelia BooneToday's guest is lauded for her grit. And a preternatural ability to suffer.Her name is Amelia Boone. And she is the most dominant & decorated female in the history of OCR (obstacle course racing).Over the course of her storied athletic career, Amelia has amassed over 50 podiums and 30 victories. She is a Spartan Race World Champion and 3-time World's Toughest Mudder Champion. The ultimate weekend warrior, she’s done all of this while balancing a full time career as a corporate attorney — first at the prestigious Skadden Arps law firm in Chicago and currently at Apple in Silicon Valley.Dubbed ‘The Queen of Pain', it’s a career that’s landed her magazine covers, major publication features, national television gigs, and a legion of adoring fans across the world.But it's also a career that came with pressures that drained the fun out of competition. And a mask that obscured a deeper dysfunction lurking beneath the surface.Amidst the celebration of Amelia as an unbreakable champion, prodded for her daily habits, morning routine and training regimen, she privately battled an obstacle more daunting than any race she’d endured: an eating disorder she kept hidden for the better part of two decades.Today we celebrate Amelia not for her accolades, but for a different kind of courage — the vulnerability to face her disorder. Forge a path to wholeness. And change the way we talk about about a condition that debilitates millions.I first met Amelia a couple years ago. I freely admit my projection of her steely disposition intimidated me. But slowly she began sharing more openly and about her struggles, culminating in a vulnerable blog post that laid bare her protracted struggle. Her guilt. Her shame. Her honesty. Her courage.The facade gone, I fell for the human. I wanted to help amplify her powerful message. Today I have that honor.This is a conversation about the perniciousness and pervasiveness of eating disorders. And the path towards healing.More specifically, we discuss the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating. The distinction between anorexia and bulemia. And how Amelia's particular strain of this condition, known as ‘relative energy deficiency in sport' (red-s), led to the many bone injuries that sidelined her athletic trajectory skyward.We dive into the relationship between childhood trauma and eating disorders. The psychological consequences of starving one's self. The ‘shame spiral' that perpetuates the condition. The denial she compartmentalized with Pop-Tarts. The clarity and courage required to seek treatment. What is required to build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. And advice for those who currently suffer.A companion piece to my conversation with Dotsie Bausch (RRP 355), my hope is that this conversation — a must listen for anyone caught in the grips of this disorder — provides the necessary nuance and clarity to better understand an affliction that impacts over 30 million people in the US alone.You can watch it all go down on YouTube and as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.If you are struggling with an eating disorder and are in need of support, See for privacy and opt-out information.
Amelia Boone is known as the "Queen of Pain." Not only is Amelia a full-time corporate attorney for one of the largest corporations in the world, she's also a 4 time world champion & one of the most decorated obstacle racers in history. So she's doing both & very successfully. In this episode Amelia talks through that question we often ask "Can I do both?". She discusses social media & why we shouldn't put ourselves in a box. Also, why failure is not final & how you can define success for yourself.   Learn more about Amelia: Follow Amelia:     Get Amy Jo’s newsletter:   Join the Why Not Now? Private Facebook Group:   Follow Amy Jo… FB: Twitter: Why Not Now? Insta:   Buy Amy Jo’s Book:
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