Built Not Born

Joe Ciccarone

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#125 - Javier Vazquez - Don't Give Up
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#125 - Javier Vazquez - Don't Give Up
CLICK THIS LINK -->>> SIGN UP FOR THE NEW BUILT NOT BORN BLOGJavier Vazquez is a 5th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, former professional MMA fighter and veteran of the UFC, WEC, ELITE XC, SHOOTO, KOTC, EBI, & ADCC.Javier is the creator of the groundbreaking JVOS curriculum. Javier discusses why his "The Master Plan" is a complete training system of self-defense that will revolutionize how BJJ is taught. Javier describes how JVOS addresses the limitations of traditional training, sharing insights into JVOS' inception and the impact its having in the BJJ community.Javier's story goes beyond the mats. He opens up about his fierce battle against stage 3 colon cancer and how he defied the odds by implementing Gerson Therapy, against his physician's wishes, and cured himself of stage 3 colon cancer. Javier and I discuss why he is on a mission to reshape Jiu-Jitsu as we know it. He discusses his vision for revolutionizing the art of BJJ, challenging the traditional norms, and inspiring practitioners to embrace innovation to "Change Jiu Jitsu Forever." The JVOS (Javier Vazquez Operating System) is at the forefront of this movement, and through Javier's stories and insights, we glimpse a future where BJJ evolves and empowers a new generation of fightersConnect with Javier Vasquez - JVOS:Website: JVOS Jiu Jitsu IG: @TheRealJavierVazquezIG: @JVJiuJitsuTwitter: @JavierShowtimeYouTube: JV Jiu Jitsu "Life is Built, Not Born."Joe Ciccarone#Episode125
#117 - Michael Lombardi:  Football Done Right -Setting the Record Straight on the Coaches, Players, and History of the NFL
#117 - Michael Lombardi: Football Done Right -Setting the Record Straight on the Coaches, Players, and History of the NFL
Michael Lombardi is a former NFL general manager, 3-time Super Bowl Champion, best selling author and host of the The GM Shuffle Podcast. Michael and I discuss his latest book, "Football Done Right -Setting the Record Straight on the Coaches, Players, and History of the NFL" where Michael tackles the almost impossible task of ranking the Top 100 NFL players of all time. Michael shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, during his three decades in the NFL.Michael's is also the author of,  "Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL". Which is the subject of Built Not Born Episode #62. Michael and I discuss the modern NFL, the coaches that changed the sport "from rugby to football" and the legendary players like Jerry Rice who Michael played a role in drafting. Michael is also the host of the "The GM Shuffle" and creator of the The Daily Coach with the legendary Coach George Raveling.Connect with GM Michael Lombardi:Book: "Football Done Right"Book:  "Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships."Podcast:  The GM ShufflePodcast: Built Not Born #62: Michael Lombardi - GridIron Genius Website:  The Daily CoachLinkedIn:  Michael Lombardi"Life is Built, Not Born."Joe Ciccarone#Episode117
#113 - Marco "The Professor" Perazzo: Conquering Imposter Syndrome, The Art of Coffee Making, Falling in Love with the Process, Evolving Your BJJ Game, and How to Live Like a Billionaire
#113 - Marco "The Professor" Perazzo: Conquering Imposter Syndrome, The Art of Coffee Making, Falling in Love with the Process, Evolving Your BJJ Game, and How to Live Like a Billionaire
Marco "The Professor" Perazzo returns to talk how to conquer imposter syndrome, brew the perfect cup of coffee, why we need to fall in love with the process to succeed in anything, evolving your BJJ game, lessons learned from 15 years owning his own small business / BJJ Academy, co-hosting the Ninja Rob Podcast and what COVID-19 taught him about business and life. Marco tells us how he how he lives like a billionaire while forgoing luxury and how his business and teaching practices have evolved over the years.Marco is a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, owner and head instructor New Jersey Marital Arts located in Maple Shade, NJ.  Marco is the  is co-host (or as he likes to say "the main cohost") of the popular Ninja Rob Podcast where he and former MMA fighter Tim Carpenter discusses all things MMA / UFC. Marco known in the BJJ community as “The Professor” has been cornerman for MMA fighters competing in the UFC and Bellator.Marco, a native of South Philadelphia, spent his early years between his home in South Philadelphia, Argentina (where his mother was born), and Italy (where his father was born). Marco and I met on the mats back in the day at Maxercise, when it was the first BJJ academy on the east coast. We both received our Black Belts in BJJ from the Migliarese Brothers of Balance Studios in Philadelphia. Connect with Marco "The Professor" Perazzo:Marco's BJJ Academy:  New Jersey Martial Arts (Maple Shade, NJ)Podcast:  The Ninja Rob Podcast:IG: Team New Jersey Martial ArtsIG: Ninja Rob Podcast "Life is Built, Not Born."Joe Ciccarone#Episode113
#111 - Nadine Kelly, MD - The YOGI MD (Archive)
#111 - Nadine Kelly, MD - The YOGI MD (Archive)
Nadine Kelly, MD. grew up on the South Side of Chicago as the eldest daughter to Haitian immigrants. Dr Kelly spent 7 years as a practicing pathologist before being diagnosed with major clinical depression.   She then reinvented herself, her career, and her mission.Dr Kelly started taking yoga, got her Yoga teacher certification and became an ACE Certified Health Coach. In 2018 she took up podcasting and became the host of the YOGI MD podcast.  Nadine had finally found her calling by empowering women through yoga, to maintain healthy minds and bodies so that they may live life on their own terms.   Dr Kelly's work also includes teaching yoga to special populations with physical and mental abilities, including dementia.Dr Kelly and I discuss why she believes that good health cannot be constrained by the simplistic formula of diet and exercise alone and why she helps her patients and podcast listeners to expand their definition of health to include not just physical, but mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. Dr Kelly and I also discus why we first have to first become the best version of ourselves, so we can be the best possible person for the people who rely on us most. We also discuss the power of podcasting, and how starting the YOGI MD podcast helped her let go of a lifelong struggle of perfection and become brave enough to share creative work with her community.Connect with Nadine Kelly, MD:Website: NPK Health IntegrationIG: NPK Health Integration LinkedIn: Nadine Kelly, MDFavorite Book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey) "Life is Built, Not Born."Joe Ciccarone#Episode111