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The Art of Masculinity

Aug 25, 2022

On this episode, we talked about:

Understanding where I come from
Knowledge truly is power
Infuse self-worth and love
Thinking outside of the box
Growth is never linear
We attract who we are
Finding more opportunities to grow 
Being my best at delivering service to others
How Nike yoga was launched
Growth happens in the unfamiliar
It is okay to say I need help
Trusting our own self
Diving into a world of service
Show up and do the work
You deserve the best of the best


"I'm so grateful for the pain, I'm so grateful for the challenges, I'm so grateful for the lessons because that made me feel like I deserve more things"


"Allowing time to grow us, knowing that we have to go through the labels and the layers and each one needs the other one to become what it is and what's supposed to be"


"The first thing is to know yourself and the first step to really knowing yourself is getting quiet to really hear what you need"


About Branden: 

In 2002, Branden Collinsworth was broke, homeless, and a high school dropout. Destined for either prison or death, Branden instead made the decisive decision to change his life and also his heart.
After creating Real Results Fitness, an award-winning chain of high-performance gyms in Las Vegas, becoming an internationally renowned performance coach, and receiving his Master's in positive psychology from UPenn, Branden walked away from it all.
From 2016-2020, Branden lived in Peru, Bali, Thailand, and India, where he dove deep into the study of yoga, indigenous plant medicine, Osteo-Thai massage, and Muay Thai kickboxing.

Inspired by his travels, Branden became fiercely passionate about humanitarian work and giving back to the places that gave him so much. 

In 2016 he launched Warrior Retreats: An 16-day physical and spiritual rite of passage for leaders in Peru.
He also works as the global director for The Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association, a humanitarian nonprofit based in Peru that helps minority students get into medical school.
In 2018 he was chosen by the Indian government as the US ambassador of yoga, spending ten days in Kerala, India, learning about yoga and its origins.
In 2019 Branden collaborated with Nike to launch Nike Yoga - Nike's first yoga-inspired performance apparel. He also co-created the first comprehensive yoga program on the Nike Training Club app.
In 2020 he became one of the Founding Experts for Mined. The first digital emotional platform that is rooted in amplifying emotional wellbeing and human pathos.
He currently lives on the island of Oahu, where he is finishing his first book: Embodied Love - A 30-day Journey of Self Love


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Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser