S2: Episode 1: Martin Rooney | High Ten
Martin Rooney is on a mission to make a world of better coaches. In addition to being an internationally recognized coach, speaker and best-selling author Martin is also a former US bobsledder, Division I track athlete, Judo black belt, two-time Guinness World Record holder and the creator of Training for Warriors which is a fitness company running programs in 200 locations in 20 different countries around the world.
Martin has consulted Fortune 500 companies like Prudential, Hasbro, and Nike, major universities including Alabama, Auburn, Arizona State and Oregon State, professional sport teams such as the NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and NY Giants and military organizations of the Navy SEALs, Army Airborne and Army Rangers. Martin has also trained Olympic medalists, Super Bowl and UFC Champions and the contracts of the professional athletes he has personally coached have totaled an excess of 1 billion dollars.
The year was 2010 when I first discovered Martin Rooney. I was attending a Perform Better conference where I would also meet Todd Durkin for the first time. I had never seen world class presenters like Todd and Martin. They seemed like twins with the amazing amounts of energy that they imparted to their audiences.
More importantly Martin and Todd both had figured out what it meant to be a great coach and they were both teaching on it. I knew right then and there that these two men were going to be instrumental in my growth and later they became instrumental in the growth of Journey Fitness.
Over the years I have attended many of Martin's presentations, read his books, participated in his mentorships, taken his Training for Warriors certification and completed his Coaching for Greatness courses.
And not just me, I have also had many of the key people on our Journey TEAM go through the same curriculum. Martin is the reason we yell "Last Set Best Set" at Journey. Many of his quotes about caring for the people you work with are in the materials that I give to new hires. Our coaches know that if they are going to a conference that many sessions are optional but a Todd Durkin or Martin Rooney session is mandatory.
I share all this because I can't thank Martin Rooney enough for what he has meant to me and the TEAM at Journey Fitness. It was a true honor to have him on The Overcomer's Podcast.
I am confident that you are going to love learning from him the same way that I do.
In this episode you are going to learn
How to create culture.
The benefits of the pandemic
How to become a World Leader
Who is your biggest teacher
How to protect your mindset
And so much more...
My favorite part of the episode is where Martin gives the tough love as he reminds us that a problem with our company, the people we lead or even our family could really be a problem with ourselves. If you are not leading yourself well then you won't be able to lead anyone else well. We sometimes wonder why people are not getting along or going along with us but when you take a minute for self examination we can ask how are we getting along with ourselves and are we living our life in such a way that someone would want to come along for the ride. That is leadership.
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MORE ON THE EPISODE
2:56 - 4:05
Have you ever given a High Five. Of course you have! What's doubly better than a high five.... A High Ten. Learn to build a TEAM, connect and engage your people and improve family relationships just by reading the book High Ten. The world needs this book more than ever
7:09 - 9:23
Martin Rooney is on a mission to fill the world with better coaches. So we asked him how he thought the world would be different because he was here. In this clip Martin talks about throwing positive rocks with a ripple effect. He explains how this can be your legacy.
16:49 - 17:24
Do you have a culture where you work? Who is designing it? What's missing if your culture is not good. Listen to Martin Rooney as he shares parts of his soon to be best selling book on culture
27:31 - 28:18
Martin talks about the benefits of the pandemic. He also shares that the most important thing for your company is your family. Give a listen to these knowledge bombs.
31:59 - 33:56
Martin Rooney gives us an interesting perspective on the pandemic. He describes it as the opposite of school because you get the lessons after the test. Listen as he shares his perspective and lessons.
35:40 - 36:26
How would you like to go from feeling inadequate in a certain area of your life to being a World Leader. Listen here as Martin Rooney tells you how to do that.
36:38 - 37:53
Your biggest teacher is your own mistakes. Martin shares that his Judo black belt is a symbol of mistakes. Warning: If you listen to this, you might start to see your losses as lessons.
38:28 - 40:47
My translation of this clip is "A leader of one or a leader of many.... If you can't lead one then you can't lead any." This means before you can lead anyone else you have to lead yourself. Martin Rooney is serving up some tough love as he explains how the problem with your business or the people you are leading is sometimes in truth a problem with leading yourself.
42:47 - 44:53
If the last time your cell phone was turned off is when it died then you have to listen to this. We all share a power to protect our mindset and reduce our stress and this power is actually called the power button on your cell phone.
45:38 - 47:40
I am inviting you to be part of a special group. To qualify for this group then this quote from Charlie Tremendous Jones should resonate with you — 'You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.' Also it is important to understand that a single conversation with someone can be life changing. We just did a podcast episode with Martin Rooney and he made a special offer to me and my friends.
Martin Rooney, is an internationally recognized coach, speaker and best-selling author. Martin is also a former US bobsledder, Division I track athlete, Judo black belt, two-time Guinness World Record holder and the creator of Training for Warriors which is a fitness company running programs in 200 locations in 20 different countries around the world. Martin has consulted Fortune 500 companies like Prudential, Hasbro, and Nike, major universities including Alabama, Auburn, Arizona State and Oregon State, professional sport teams such as the NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and NY Giants and military organizations such as the Navy SEALs.
I share all that so you will know that he is someone that you want to learn from and the great news is that he has a new book coming out soon called "High Ten". He asked me to help with the preorders and in return he would host a special book club for me and my friends.
But that is not all. Listen to this clip and you will hear how you can get over $500 in bonuses.
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ABOUT TRAVIS BARNES
Before Travis Barnes became a best-selling author, international presenter, founder and franchisor of Journey Fitness 333 he spent a decade of his life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. Upon returning home to his wife and daughter he worked hard to grow himself in the fitness industry so he could buy his family a home of their own. 2 months after buying their home Tropical Storm Lee caused it to be flooded to the second floor. Approximately 1 year after the flood while still rebuilding their home and during the Christmas holiday season Travis was let go from his employment as COO for a local fitness company. After he and his wife spent 6 months as traveling trainers and while still living on an unemployment check and in a FEMA trailer, they began what is now a fitness franchise . Most recently and with the rest of the industry Travis has overcome the obstacles of the pandemic by redesigning his business. Travis has used the pandemic as an opportunity to instead of returning to business as normal, he has returned to business as better than normal. Travis is an Overcomer.
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