E9 - Pocholo Cruz on Pankration Philosophy
The "Joe Rogan" of Seattle! We discuss Pocholo's experience as an MMA fighter and how this SUPERSET with stand-up comedy has developed his philosophy and his brand.
Podcast: Pankration Philosophy / Instagram: @pankrationphilosophy
00:54 Pocholo's studio & gym.
01:43 What is Pankration Philosophy?
04:31 How the Pankration Philosophy Podcast started.
05:19 How Pocholo & Colt met.
07:42 Human struggles are universal.
08:17 Eating disorders in male athletes.
13:56 Importance of incorporating your athletics & arts into your long-term lifestyle.
15:05 "Struggles aren't character-BUILDING; they're character-REVEALING."
21:30 Benefits of focusing on PROCESS vs. OUTCOME.
22:30 Why Pocholo started fighting.
22:40 Goal Driven vs. GROWTH-driven: Which is better?
24:43 Winning vs. Losing: Which is more beneficial long-term?
28:18 Parallels between stand-up comedy & MMA.
29:06 How Pocholo started stand-up comedy.
35:34 Do pursuing both stand-up and MMA simultaneously impede or enhance overall progress?
37:35 When to utilize singular focus to master a skill.
39:39 Structured planning & goal-setting vs. organic progress.