The Mindset to Change Your Life’s Direction, w/ John Brontsema

My whole life was dedicated to baseball from an early time. People say, “Don’t put your identity,” or “You’re not a baseball player. That’s not your identity.” It really is though. While it’s not, it feels like it, because every decision I made, everything I was passionate about was baseball and achieving the next level.



The Painted Warrior Stephen Sinek | Episode 12 #theSKYLERIRVINEshow

“Art and racing. Racing and art. There is not one without the other. One in the same.” – A quote from Stephen’s book “The Painted Warrior.”  Stephen is a graphic designer, author, and obstacle course athlete who has set himself apart from the norm through his passion for art. He is known in the obstacle course racing community as “The Painted Warrior” as he stands out in the crowd with his upper body coated in amazing art specific to each race. Stephen has been featured in the documentary, “Rise of The Sufferfest” and has his own documentary in the making. He earned the “Trifecta Medal” in the Spartan Race Series and gained his rite of passage in the community. Stephen has brought the art and racing communities together through his expressions and has inspired individuals who share his passion for both.

Stephen brings a whole new meaning to the concept of “Going Hard in the Paint” – listen to learn more about the obstacles he faced as a new racer, and how he persevered and grew his brand. We dive into everything from where the painting began to how he prepares for each race.

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