Episode THIRTY-SEVEN: Promise

Episode 37_ Because.pngAlex Sheen wants you to take your promises seriously. When we say, “I promise…” we’re not just making a statement to someone, we’re making a statement of our own character.

Because I said I would. was born out of this concept, but the road Alex traveled to start this social movement was not smooth. In fact it to a massive life event and handing things over to the universe to get this noble movement going.

This is the story of a simple act that can change the world.



Episode THIRTY-SIX: Veraison

Episode 36_ Veraison.pngBrian McClintic is many things: a master sommelier, entrepreneur, movie star(-ish), and budding eco-warrior(-ish). Yet along the way, he’s gone through many trials and tribulations – some self-induced, others unfairly thrusted upon him – and has come out the other side a more mature and inner-looking version of his prior self. There’s a lot to learn from this purveyor of fermented grape juice!


Episode THIRTY-FIVE: Courage

Episode 35_ Courage.png“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brené Brown

Welcome to the story of Grace Presley.


Episode THIRTY-FOUR: Obsession

Episode 34_ ObsessionObsession is an important trait of filmmaker Jason Wise. Obsession allowed him to thrive when faced with some heavy shit. Obsession also drew Jason to the subjects of his hit documentary, SOMM. As for the rest of his story, you’re in for a captivating ride.


Episode THIRTY-TWO: Hungary

Episode 32_ Hungary.pngAthena Bochanis took a risk. Her road from NYU Law to Hungarian wine importer traverses periods of privilege, self-discovery, discomfort, and eventually authenticity. I had a lot of fun with this episode and I think you’ll get a lot out of hearing from Athena, the “Greek Goddess of Hungarian Wine”.


Episode THIRTY-ONE: R.A.D.

Episode 31_ R.A.D..pngBrionna Morse is inspiring. No, she hasn’t achieve some monumental athletic feat, nor has she overcome a life altering injury. Brionna is inspiring because she looked her life in the face, realized she was a mere bystander and after a series of emotionally charged events, decided enough was enough. Not only that, she now helps those she works with do the same. How R.A.D. is that?!


Episode THIRTY: Stoic

Episode 30_ AdversityMarcus Aurelius Anderson. The name says says it all. He’s been through the shit and came out the other side with a story and sense of purpose that that will inspire you, much like his namesake. But before you listen, let me ask you: if you woke up tomorrow paralyzed from the neck down, what will you wish you accomplished with your life?

Pick up a copy of Marcus’s book, The Gift of Adversity on Amazon.


Episode TWENTY-NINE: Balance

Episode 29_ BalanceMargaux Alvarez is a 6-time CrossFit Games athlete and vintner. She pushes her limits in everything she does, living life by a simple mantra – effort equals result. But as Margaux always says, “train hard, wine down”. So grab a glass of your favorite red, tune-in and be ready to be motivated to get shit done!

Be sure to check out Margaux’s winery, The Vine Yard!


Episode TWENTY-EIGHT: Domestique

Episode 28_ DomestiqueNate Brown is one relaxed hombre and talented pro-cyclist for Team EF Education First-Drapac. The last few years have thrown a lot at him and what he learned along the way will only help us persevere with our own struggles. So clip in and start pedaling, because this is a story that will leave you ascending your own personal mountain!