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Martinus Evans on Why You Need to Set Audacious Goals

In this episode of the Passion Struck podcast, we’re delighted to host Martinus Evans, a dedicated runner and advocate for inclusivity in the sport. As the founder of the Slow AF Run Club, Martinus has created a global community that champions the idea that running is for everyone, breaking stereotypes along the way.

We dive into the pivotal moments that have shaped Martinus’s journey, from a doctor’s stark warning to his defiance and determination to challenge societal norms. Martinus shares valuable insights on the power of intentional choices, cultivating a positive mindset, and the importance of personal progress. His newly published book, “The Slow AF Run Club: An Ultimate Guide,” offers a blueprint for living with intention and pursuing one’s passion. Join us as we uncover Martinus Evans’ inspiring story and his mission to inspire change through intentional choices.

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“Embrace your uniqueness and set audacious goals—your story can inspire others to chase their dreams.”

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Race to Greatness with Martinus Evans: From Running Marathons to Conquering Life’s Challenges

Get ready to lace up your shoes and race to greatness with Martinus Evans, a dedicated advocate for inclusivity and empowerment in the running world. In this exhilarating episode, we’ll dive into the incredible power of mindset, determination, and resilience as Martinus shares his extraordinary journey from running marathons to conquering life’s most formidable challenges.

Experience the thrill of sprinting toward your dreams as Martinus defies societal norms and medical warnings to pursue his passions. His story serves as a testament to unwavering self-belief and the courage to shatter limitations.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The Champion’s Mindset: Explore the profound impact of mindset on achieving your goals and learn how to nurture a winning attitude in every facet of life.
  • Running as Liberation: Delve into the world of physical activity as a path to enhanced health, personal growth, self-discovery, and freedom.
  • Size Inclusivity and Empowerment: Martinus’s journey highlights that sports are for everyone, regardless of body size or perceived limitations. Learn how he champions inclusivity and inspires others to join the movement.
  • Resilience and Triumph Over Challenges: Uncover the strategies Martinus employed to defy the odds and surmount obstacles, both on and off the track.
  • The Slow AF Run Club: Learn about the mission behind the Slow AF Run Club and how it’s catalyzing a global community to proudly and passionately run in the bodies they inhabit today.

Join us for this electrifying conversation with Martinus Evans and experience the motivation and insights needed to chase your dreams, embrace a purposeful life, and unlock your true potential. Whether you’re an experienced runner or taking your first steps on your journey, Martinus’s story will inspire you to sprint toward a brighter future.

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Martinus Evans Encourages You to Name Your Inner Critic

“Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run” by Martinus Evans is a transformative exploration of the power of running to empower and inspire. Martinus’s personal journey defies societal norms and medical warnings, proving that anyone can embrace the liberating world of running.

One of the key takeaways from Martinus Evans’s interview is the concept of “naming your inner critic.” Evans shares his personal experience of dealing with self-doubt and negative self-talk and how he found a way to separate himself from these destructive thoughts by giving his inner critic a name and persona.

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Evans acknowledges that we all have an inner critic, that voice in our head that tells us we can’t do something or that we’re not good enough. He emphasizes that most of the time, this inner critic speaks in our own voice, making it feel like it’s us telling ourselves these negative things. By giving his inner critic a name, in his case “Otis,” Evans is able to create some distance between himself and these destructive thoughts.

Naming his inner critic allows Evans to reason with his thoughts and challenge them. Instead of internalizing the negative self-talk and believing it to be true, he is able to question the motives behind these thoughts. Is it fear? Is it doubt? By engaging in this dialogue with his inner critic, Evans is able to gain a better understanding of his own thoughts and feelings, and ultimately move forward in a more positive and empowered way.

Evans’s approach to naming his inner critic is a powerful tool for cultivating self-acceptance and overcoming self-doubt. It serves as a reminder that not everything we think about ourselves is true, and not everything we feel about ourselves is real. By externalizing these negative thoughts and attributing them to a separate entity, we can distance ourselves from them and gain a clearer perspective.

This concept of naming your inner critic can be applied to various aspects of life. Whether it’s in the pursuit of personal goals, facing challenges, or dealing with societal expectations, we all have that voice in our heads that tries to hold us back. By giving it a name and persona, we can better recognize when it’s speaking and challenge its validity.

In conclusion, naming your inner critic is a powerful tool for cultivating self-acceptance and overcoming self-doubt. Martinus Evans’s personal journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of this practice. By externalizing the negative thoughts and attributing them to a separate entity, we can gain a clearer perspective and challenge the destructive narratives that hold us back. By embracing our unique selves and rejecting societal expectations, we can create a more welcoming and inclusive world for everyone.

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About Today’s Guest, Martinus Evans

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Meet Martinus Evans, a seasoned runner, motivational speaker, and advocate for size inclusivity, mental health, and diversity in the world of sports. His journey is a testament to the transformative power of intentionality and resilience.

Martinus’s story is one of defying societal norms and overcoming challenges. Despite a doctor’s stark warning to “lose weight or die,” he not only survived but thrived as a marathon runner. His dedication to promoting an active lifestyle for people of all backgrounds has inspired countless individuals to make intentional choices and break free from the confines of societal expectations.

As a passionate advocate, Martinus is on a mission to create a more welcoming and inclusive world. His work serves as a reminder that every individual has the power to pursue their passions and unlock their full potential, regardless of their size or background. Martinus Evans is a true inspiration, motivating others to embrace an intentional life and chase their dreams.

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