James Newbury - WWO Podcast Episode 23
SEEK OUT YOUR OBSESSIONS
I am absolutely pumped to sit down the 2017s fittest man in the pacific region, Adelaide’s own – James Newbury.
James is a man obsessed, not only obsessed with the success of his ventures, whether it be in CrossFit, his businesses or his relationships. He is also obsessed in the way that he seeks out help and the way that he endeavours to do things that make other people happy.
James’ specific essay question was:
“What place does obsession, be it good or bad, play in pursuit of your successes? And if not obsession, what is it?”
We talk about his self-belief and possible new ambitions, the decisions he has made this training season and the mental battle he faced coming home from last year’s CrossFit games dissatisfied with the result. We also dive down the path of James’ hobbies, current challenges and why balance is integral for his optimum results.
This was a humbling chat with one of the hardest workers you will ever hear from.
Enjoy the show.
00.00 : 02.21 - Introduction and Adverts
02.22 : 03.24 - WWO Intro
03.25 : 11.10 - The Mode Evolution
11.11 : 15.27 - The Essay Question
15.28 : 18.05 - Handling the Obsession
18.06 : 23.00 - Obsession to Success, The Origins
23.01 : 24.00 - Perfection and Interest
24.01 : 26.35 - The Method Now and Kayla's Influence
26.36 : 30.05 - Employee vs Employer
30.06 : 38.40 - Seek Out Progress
38.41 : 47.21 - The Benefit of Balance
47.22 : 49.19 - Hobby Time
49.20 : 50.15 - James' Inspirations
50.16 : 57.12 - Meaning to James
57.13 : 1.05.57 - New Challenges
1.05.58 : 1.08.33 - School Morning Mantra
1.08.34 : 1.10.10 - James' Secret Stories
1.10.11 : 1.12.34 - Oz' Takeaways
1.12.35 : 1.14.40 - Ambitious James
1.14.41 : 1.15.27 - Wrap Up and Thank You