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The Spartan Way

Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (177 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, the global health and wellness platform, leader in obstacle racing, and executive producer of NBC’s television show Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, challenges you to live the Spartan way.  

Determined to yank 100 million people off their couch cushions to start living instead of being passive observers of life, Joe De Sena has one ultimate goal: to help improve everyone’s physical and emotional health by teaching them the tenets of Spartan living from ancient Greece: simple eating, smart training, mastering resilience, and an all-out commitment to achieving a goal.  

Like Spartan training, living the Spartan way requires endurance to reach your finish line, the goal that inspires and drives you to succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown in your path. De Sena believes you can gain that endurance in just 36 days by following the 10 Spartan core virtues, timeless principles to help you embrace adversity and overcome any challenge, and making them a permanent part of your own personal core.  

The Spartan core values include:  

  • Self-awareness - know yourself 
  • Commitment - be dedicated 
  • Passion - discover your purpose 
  • Discipline - practice diligence 
  • Prioritization - put your house in order 
  • Grit - push your limits 
  • Courage - face your fears and your failures 
  • Optimism - look for the positives  
  • Integrity - act honestly  
  • Wholeness - live as a Spartan  

De Sena turned this philosophy into a lifestyle - and so can you. With The Spartan Way, you’ll discover your true north, unleash the warrior within, and transform your life to 10 times your maximum potential.

©2018 Spartan Race, Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Very thoughtful (and physical) book.

The book had me think about life in an expanded way. (As well , how i exercise in life and in gym)
A great listen for the professional coach in any genre.

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enjoyable and inspirational

well written (read). kept my interests well and was not distracted by selling a product (unlike other inspirational speeches and books).
excited I have it forever and will listen often.

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great book

Loved this book, very inspiring and motivational. I would recommend it to anyone not just fitness junkies. I plan on giving it as a Christmas gift to my children.

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Change your life and get off the couch today...

An absolutely incredible book. Heart warming and truly inspirational stories told to encourage and uplift you. Joe is an incredible author and put together some incredibly personal and helpful facts. If you are looking for positive motivation to help improve your life you found the right book. If your looking to trying a spartan race this the right book.. Trying to get off the couch and improve your physical fitness this the right book. Now I’m ready for his next book and my first Race in April 2019.
Thanks Joe
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worth the credit

this book was worth listening to. it had a lot of good points and was pretty motivating.

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Great motivation to get off the couch

This is an amazing book. I want to say more but I don't know how to put my thoughts and feelings into words. I no longer want to loathe in self-pity, I no longer allow myself to believe that being pathetic is acceptable. All I want to do is fight my chronic pain and get shit done... No complaining, just work hard.

I recommend this book to anyone that wants to be better,
no matter where you're at in your pursute. If you currently aren't doing anything to be better, this book can help you (as it did me) to start thinking where you can start. Even better, I would recommend listening to their Podcast after you finish the book, as it continues giving motivation to become better.

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Great book

This book is a keeper. I definitely will be listening to this book more than twice. It's a great motivational book with awesome quotes!

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Empowering

Joe De Sena has succinctly broken down the principles that will drive any human being to be a better version of themselves and I sincerely hope the culture of our landscape changes due to it. Well written and impactful.

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Do you want to be excellent???

Awesome book!!! If you need not only improve, but be the best in any area of your life...You will want to finish it ....in one day !!!!

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Very good, motivates you off the couch!

Good book, gets you motivated! In terms of information a personal trainer can use its worth a free token, but not the money.

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  • Mighty Morgan
  • 09-27-18

amazing book

this may very well have changed my life.
it fires me up and makes me want to be better

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  • Liz
  • 10-13-18

Some of this information was useful to me

I find this audiobook hard going
Some of the information was useful but for me I feel it lacked compassion
It came from the toughen up school which has its place but to me that is only one aspect of the way forward
Still it was useful
Would have liked it to give it 2 1/2 stars
Also the presenter was off putting for me