Before recording this episode with world-class human Logan Gelbrich, Dr. Cara Miller had some advice for me. She said, “Hold him steady with love – Push him deep with humility – and be willing to go there with him courageously.”
This episode is a journey into the man, not just the entrepreneur/coach. We learn how awareness is a good and bad thing, what the cost of seeking adversity is, and that strengths have shadows. Most people think the ability to endure is a good thing, but what are the consequences of that? Can you choose your way to happiness?
There is something about Logan that makes us want to get better. He is someone I admire as a friend and revere as a leader. On the inside he is an intuitive and introspective soul with deep and complex thoughts. On the outside he is a world renowned leader who is pushing us to “hold the responsibility of the space between your reality and the standard and that never ending pursuit of it.”
It is my humble honor to present this deeply personal interview with my friend, Logan, with love and respect.
Strength is a Choice,
Antonio Machado said: Traveler, there is no path. The path is made by walking.
“It would be a ridiculous coincidence if your life was like someone else’s.”
5:00 Asserting Yourself – Baseball story and a lesson from Dad.
10:00 Are you Happy?
“Grateful and very hurt simultaneously for that awareness.”
“Step into awareness with great vulnerability.”
14:55 Introverted and Introspection in regards to Happiness.
16:50 Does any of this really matter?
20:13 The Sisu Hammer
23:40 The ability to put things down. Meditation.
26:20 Death and Surrendering
32:00 Our greatest battles are waged within.
Strengths have Shadows
37:40 Lessons from College – Seeking Adversity & balance? Learning how to relax.
42:09 What do you do for fun? Solitude
52:30 Understanding depression and vulnerability
56:00 Beacon of Light
“Used my endurance as a crutch and that left me holding a lot of responsibility.”
1:05:13 Something about Logan that makes other people want to get better.
1:08:35 “My ability to endure has consequences, negative ones. Im aware, we all are aware, this is a project worth solving. Not just for my own own peace but for the on paper results that are required of me as a leader. And I like that accountability.”
1:09:08 Benefits and strength of therapy
1:13:20 Relationship with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Purpose and Utility
1:24:40 Personal relationships – “I seek relationships that allow me to help someone else grow or that help me to grow and that largely by definition is centered around the ability to give and receive the truth which includes negative feedback.”
The vulnerable ones who live with dissatisfaction.
1:37:20 What is Deuce Gym? Hold the Standard
Performance | Community | Lifestyle
1:44:18-:35 Fitness is the mechanism for teaching a host of bigger lessons, namely holding the responsibility or accountability of the space between your reality and the standard and that never ending pursuit.
1:52:28 Its chemically impossible to be a victim and happy at the same time. To take on a victim mentality is to relinquish all control of your life. You have a say.
Strength is a Choice
Challenge: Use it towards the first question.
He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times. – Friedrich Schiller, Playwright