How to Outwork Everyone & Achieve Extraordinary Success

Presented by Spartan Training®

Isaiah Kacyvenski and his Secret to Success

Anything is possible when you let no one outwork you.  That’s the mantra of Isaiah Kacyvenski. This episode is  testament to the power of relentless determination. Growing up with a difficult childhood in poverty and bouts of homelessness - it was his dedication to studies, reading six hours every Sunday, and focusing on the words he taped to his ceiling “let no one outwork you today,” that led Isaiah to eight years in the NFL. 6 years with the Seattle Seahawks, and then the St. Luis Rams and Oakland Raiders.  But why stop there, next he won his MBA from Harvard business school and then on to success in venture capital. This is a story worth hearing. Hold yourself accountable for your own destiny.

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Spartan Up 227:  Lessons from Isaiah Kacyvenski

  1. You can control your own destiny
  2. Let no one outwork you
  3. Hold yourself accountable
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
  5. Always put yourself in someone else’s shoes
  6. Have a relentless attitude
  7. Stay positive, work hard and dream big!


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0:00 Our hosts Colonel Nye, Dr. L and Johnny Waite
1:53 Interview begins- how to overcome a rough childhood background
4:00 Controlling your destiny
5:00 Letting no one outwork you!
6:20 Holding yourself accountable
8:00 Working towards your goal- getting to Harvard
13:24 Interview continues
14:50 Getting into the NFL
18:30 Becoming a venture capitalist
20:30 Learning how to run businesses
22:50 Three takeaways

23:25 Dr. L, Colonel Nye and Johnny Waite discuss the interview and how you can apply some of the lessons we learned into your daily routine


Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye and Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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