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73. MAYCEE "THE FUTURE" BARBER: GOING ALL IN, GROWING THROUGH ADVERSITIES, BUILDING CONFIDENCE THROUGH EXCEPTIONAL WORK-ETHIC.

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Maycee "The Future" Barber is a 21-year-old highly skilled, Mixed Martial Artist from Wisconsin, who fights in the UFC. She holds 7 professional wins, no losses, and a powerful mental framework that has her on track to becoming a rising star. 

Her entrance into the UFC was officially made with her impressive win in the Octagon, featured on Dana White's Contender Series in 2018. She’s an exciting fighter with power and a relentless style. 

One of the first things that really got my attention with Maycee was her incredible confidence. She is not shy at all in letting the world know, that she will become a UFC Champion in her near future.  With that said, she is a growth-minded girl, who on the curious path developing her greatest potential in out and of the Octagon.

We had a lot of fun, as you will clearly hear in this episode, talking about her backstory to becoming a mixed martial artist, her adversities with weight cutting, rerouting metabolism issues, what she’s loving in her career right now and much more.

I love how focused and determined she is to actualize the vision she holds for her career and it’s to witness her process from mindset to action, towards it.  There are a lot of mindset gems in this talk that will elevate your mind. 

Enjoy

xRx

Instagram: @mayceebarber 

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UP2: EVE TORRES GRACIE: MOTHERHOOD, LIFE AGILITY, FACING YOUR SHADOWS + WOMEN EMPOWERED® .

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I got one of my closest girls back on the podcast, Eve Torres Gracie + I'm really excited about sharing this raw, unplugged talk with her. It’s a fun dive into Eve’s life and mental framework since our last podcastepisode a year ago.

It’s a rich conversation in:

  • The ins + outs of being a new mother again with the birth of her son Renson Gracie

  • Balancing her life by consciously choosing where invests her energy

  • How she navigates work with her husband Rener Gracie

  • The process + relaunch of Women Empowered® + creating the Women Empowered ®Instructor certification program

  • The vision behind her mission behind Women Empowered®

  • Eve’s emotional process of facing the experience of being sexually assaulted + being a survivor of rape with her online community.

  • Getting back into training after pregnancy + working around injuries

  • A few fun questions that give you more insight on what + who inspires Eve

It’s another epic episode to learn more about Eve with mindset gems that are supportive to anyone who is striving to live an Empowered life that is fueled by passion + vision.

Click on the link to reserve your spot for the upcoming free Women’s Self Defense seminar this Saturday, July 13th + to learn more about Women Empowered® + all other #JiuJitsu programs offered at Gracie University.

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Enjoy!

xRx


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51. MIKE SAFFAIE: LEANING INTO RESILIENCY, SEEKING CHALLENGE FOR GROWTH, EMPLOYING SHORT TERM GOALS VS RESOLUTIONS + EXPOSING YOURSELF UNDER STRESS.

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Mike Saffaie is an elite + highly revered Strength & Conditioning coach to high performing athletes with some names under his resume such as, UFC fighters Cara Esparza, Anderson Silva, Ferbricio Werdum, + Brain
”T-City” Ortega to name a few. In addition to training pro atheltes, he’s been an award winning private trainer for over two decades now.

His unique approach to training stems from the mental landscape of an engineer. He designs all of his training methods from a methodical and intelligent strategies that advance body mechanics, strength and speed- all of which have been proven to be effective.

Fitness in many facets has been a life long passion of Mike Saffaie.

It’s in his DNA and when you look at the physique of this life time athlete who is an ALL natural, IFBB PRO + PNBA competitor, it’s hard to disagree. Like his training skills, his abs have legitimately won their own awards too. No joke.

He’s been training Brasilian JiuJitsu for over 13 years and officially received his Black Belt under Ryron + Rener Gracie out of Gracie University in Torrance California.

Above all of those amazing accomplishments and high honors, what I am MOST proud of is that fact that I get to call Mike Saffaie MY brother.

Most know my brother for his passion for fitness + movement, his physical talents, competitive wins and his career status but the deeper you get to know Mike, you quickly learn he equally loves using his mind through philosophy, intellectual arguments/debates, critical thinking and logical reasoning.

He completely CRUSHES the usual perception of the “gym guy with muscles” who would prefer to listen to an intellectual argument on Free Will vs watch Sunday night football.

Aside from his love for body + mind, Mike is known as one of the realist + kindest guys around.

As his sister, one year apart in age (he’s my baby brother hehe) I can honestly say, he’s one of the most curious humans I’ve ever met, what you see is what you get with my brother: i.e. he’s as real as it gets and he has the biggest heart that is fiercely loyal that which he loves.

In this very special episode you will learn:

  • His competition mindset

  • What drives him to compete

  • The challenges in learning how to “get better and better”

  • Seeking challenges to discover more of himself and his capabilities to beat them

  • How he utilizes aggression for progress and why he believes leaning into it can support wins

  • Why he feels resiliency is essential to survival and how he tests his own levels of resiliency

  • Why he prefers short term goals over resolutions

  • His self-talk when training an being challenged

  • How his early childhood exposed his mind to it’s reaction ability

  • His views on” Life moving towards us” vs “Life happening for us”

  • Being hyper vigilant, growing up with ADHAD and dealing with anxiety

  • How his specific style of Jiu-Jitsu led him to create his patented grip strengthening device, The Grapple Grip™

  • What makes fighters and MMA unique to other athletes and his approach to training them

  • How he creates future videos taking to himself and why

  • The power of motivating yourself by speaking out loud as a performance tool

  • The bravest thing he’s done in his life to date

  • Why he does not carry negative emotional weight from his childhood adversities

  • The one constant in his life that gives him confidence

  • HIs “ALL IN” mentality + approach to his work

  • What’s inspiring him currently and projects he currently working on

  • What he loves especially about training women + how his upbringing influenced his relationship to empowered women

This episode will definitely pull you into deep thought and get your inner champion fired up at the same time.

Enjoy

xRx

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IG: @mikesaffaie + Facebook: Mike.Saffaie

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