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RPG Podcast #019 | Training Body, Mind & Spirit w/ Josiah Brooks

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 of RPG, Robert sits down with artist and body builder Josiah Brooks to discuss training, meditation, entrepreneurship, music and beyond.

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-Show Notes-

0:37- Patton is joined by guest Josiah Brooks, an entertainer, artist and SHEATH model.

1:35- Brooks considers himself a gym freak after being introduced to body building at a young age from his dad. His first gym was three blocks from his elementary school. Years later, he didn’t like who he was seeing in the mirror and decided to take his physique to the next level just like his father had.

4:15- Patton talks about when he was sixteen and making his dad cry because he had been arrested and couldn’t get his life together.

6:35- During his adolescence, Brooks talks about learning what his strengths and weaknesses were.

8:55- Patton considers himself a comedian at times, but his daughter will often bring up her SJW perspective as a way to remind him to be compassionate.

10:37- Brook’s father experienced racism growing up in 60’s as a young black man. He went on to become very well educated and earned a position as city councilman and pastor, all while being a body builder.

15:56- The introduction of white privilege and other racial stereotypes is looked into further review.

18:07- Brooks has made it a point to educate other young black men about how to not feed into negative stereotypes.

20:07- In the last six months, Brooks has created seven new songs for his latest music project.

24:00- Patton talks about meeting RiFF RAFF and getting to hang out on his tour bus where he listened to unreleased music.

27:12- Brooks is waiting for the right time to release his music.

29:20- Patton is a huge fan of Eckhart Tolle and talks about the power and philosophy of being in the now.

32:05- It took Brooks years to strengthen his mind and be able to control thought patterns, even after traumatic experiences.

33:58- Brooks works out every single day, for a minimum of 90 minutes. Through trail and error, he has developed his own training program and does a self check every week to see which muscles he wants to make more prominent.

36:06- For maximum results, Brooks talks about the benefits of strengthening the bond between the brain and muscles, which is why many people close their eyes to focus on the contraction in the movement.

40:22- Patton and Brooks both agree that you can get things done so much faster by having a mentor to coach you.

45:40- “You’re put in this bubble that’s projected on you by people that have false notations about you and at a certain point you get fed up.” (Brooks)

49:39- “We all need to look within, and we’re all so quick to blame something outside, or look for any enemy, whatever, look at yourself.” (Patton)

52:51- The gap between getting by and living your dream is looked into as something everyone goes through. Meditation and visualization helps with getting things done in life.

56:26- Patton believes his life is a little too easy and needs to add more healthy stress.

57:57- Brooks favorite part of being on the podcast was being able to be in a place that supports open mindedness and discussing his views without fear of judgment.

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