Welcome to the Robert Patton Global Podcast. Join SHEATH Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, as he sits down with talented, impassioned and determined individuals from all walks of life for a melding of the minds. This series' primary focus is to map out a systemic approach to peak human performance by exploring the fundamental attributes of motivation, creativity, optimization and well-being as crucial tools in the strife for success.
On this episode, Robert has a great conversation with MMA Fighter and friend Isaac Stackhouse. They discuss the rigorous training of MMA, plant medicine, mind over matter philosophy and more.
1:25 Issac Stackhouse discusses his new approach towards the MMA lifestyle and preparing for his upcoming fight.
6:00 The awareness of pattern recognition breakdown to make minute changes is shared with Issac's MMA training and Robert's basketball playing experiences, where both enter into the "zone".
12:00 Robert mentions his recent Ayahuasca trip and how it purged him, including an intense vomiting session on the first night of the trip. After wanting to leave the following morning, he talked with the Shaman and he encouraged him the cleansing was necessary to get the full experience. He ended up throwing up again with the first cup in the morning, then decided to drink another cup. After not getting the full effects he realized it was because he didn’t properly prepare his diet because he ate BBQ earlier before the first trip.
18:00 There is a mutual agreement that regular exercise and clean diet and fasting (pre work) is essential to fully benefit from the psychedelic experience.
21:11 The importance of sleep is apparent after Issac has stated he has had an irregular sleep schedule for most of his 20's and has feelings of exhaustion after sleeping anytime over six hours. After ten years of horrible sleep apnea, Robert's doctor identified a severe case of Tonsillitis and a deviated septum. After his surgery, his sleep did improve but needed to break the habit of waking every three hours or so. Issac brings up his technique of sleep hypnosis that helped him while he worked as an EMT technician where he could fall asleep wherever he was at the moment, from the side of the road to a stretcher or standing, he could make himself fall asleep very quickly.
28:00 Robert had to check himself after micro-dosing Psilocybin early last year for a strong couple of months, beginning to feel like he wasn't focusing and optimizing with frequent use.
32:00 Isssac discovers Ju Jit Su in Montgomery, Alabama 7 to 8 years ago from a local group of guys that would meet up at a Taekwondo gym after the kids classes let out.
34:00 Recalling his high school swimming days where his coach would film the swims to improve technique, he adapted that strategy with his MMMA training. Studying the film and working on all details to get better.
37:27 "You have to lose over and over and over again in order to get better", discussing the positive side of losing and gaining strength over adversity.
39:44 Issac discusses his college football career start, being a walk on and observing the outlandish spending habits of the scholarship athletes who were given stipends.
43:08 Robert and Issac reflect that school seemed to be a thing of status but also gave them real value on how to run business in modern society.
44:56 Robert parallels how he used to be a scared and terrible public speaker while in college to his transition as a keynote speaker at an Inventor's roundtable convention, having a huge breakthrough after connecting with the audience and being on the verge of tears after telling the story of him not quitting on himself to become his best self.
47:30 Issac brings up the importance of self education and explains how he used encyclopedias and google searches to enhance his continued pursuit of knowledge.
49:27 Robert & Issac both agree that Joe Rogan is the "Oprah of Meat Heads".
51:47 Issac describes Podcasts as "eliminating echo-chambers" to promote fluid conversation.