Mark Pattison is a former American football wide receiver who played four seasons in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints.
Mark Pattison was catching touchdown passes in the last minutes of games to stadiums of 100,000 plus thousand people. Playing football at a high level taught him how to think big and step into fear. When his NFL career ended, what was next? It’s not easy to leave a job and identity like that. After a pivot to what became a successful marketing and import, export business - Mark Pattison decided that how things looked from the outside mattered less than how he felt on the inside. He wanted to truly follow his passion for the mountains. Here is where his Seven Summits mission began, to attempt to be the first NFL player to successfully hike the tallest mountain on each continent. Today he is 6 mountains in. He was preparing to summit Everest this summer, but just like many of us, COVID-19 changed his plans . But he still knows preparation means opportunity!  LESSONS  Shift your internal questions Be goal oriented Adjust, adapt, change and pivot  You can’t control mother nature  Your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness  Preparation means opportunity  Be authentic and true to what your going after  Step into your fear  Love the process  Fail to plan, plan to fail  Train, train, train  Hone your nutrition Always go after your dreams, never give up     LINKS   TIME STAMPS  1:38 Interview begins with a bear through his race  3:00 Playing in the NFL  6:00 Going off the cliff  7:30 Rechanneling energy towards business  10:00 Shifting your questions  10:49 Adjust, adapt & pivot  11:40 the Seven Summits mission begins  13:30 Finding a mentor, mapping it out & flying to Africa  15:00 Challenges, tragedies and joys of the many summits 16:20 Denali  19:00 Greatest strength is also greatest weakness  23:00 Antarctica  24:30 His why. Step into your fear.  25:30 Loving the process  27:40 Summitt Fever  28:50 Fail to plan, plan to fail  29:40 Seven summits smoothie  31:08 What’s next - The South Pacific & the highest point in every state  34:50 Sefra & Joe talk about how you play to level of those with you in the room  36:50 Push to exhaustion  38:22 “Getting to the top is optional getting down is mandatory!”  39:00 Let us know what your Seven Summits are!    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, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. Johnny Waite  Colonel Nye  Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress  Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty   © 2020 Spartan
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