Why The Obstacle Is The Gift: How To Hear Your Soul Contract’s Voice (Joseph Anew)

Joseph Anew is an international speaker, fitness expert, entrepreneur and lifestyle coach. During his 8 years as Head of Sport and Training at Spartan Race, Joe worked full-time with professional endurance athletes and taught seminars all over the world.

From there, Joe went on to found RUNGA, an experiential lifestyle brand empowering individuals through highly effective and sustainable practices that fuel health, wellness, and performance.

His talks and teachings focus on ingraining profound mindset shifts, giving audiences the courage and the tools to align their actions with their objectives throughout daily life.

After a traumatic brain injury, Joe dedicated his life to finding health again, stopping at nothing to regain his potential.
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This is episode 468 Joseph Anew | Becoming an Intuitive Warrior: Developing Courage to Face Obstacles + Why Vibrant Health Starts in the Heart (RUNGA).

Why Are So Many of Us Unhappy?

Earlier this year, I attended an event here in Austin called RUNGA, which was a foundational turning point in my own wellness journey, and I sense that if you're like me, it could be the same turning point in yours.

You see, this is a big moment in human history, right now here in America and across the world, because so many human beings have been already killed but they're walking around pretending to be alive.

Let me expand on this. Why do you think that so many people are unhappy and unfulfilled in this world? Maybe you feel that way yourself or you know someone who you can sense it in them?

Take a deep breath with me and ask yourself: When did I start to make choices or when did I start to walk down a path of ignoring my intuition, ignoring my soul, ignoring myself?

Maybe you put your dreams on the back burner or justify doing something that you don't like because you care so much and love the people you're providing for?

That's honorable, but at some point in life your soul starts to pay the price, and it's an unbelievable price.

Joseph's Exploration of His Own Soul Contract

Then one day you wake up and you’ve had enough, and this is exactly what my guest and my brother Joseph decided at some point this year.

He had had enough of carrying on the legacy of his previous first and last name, so he changed it. He had had enough of being wounded by his past so he committed to changing it.

And he had obstacles in his path and he chose to climb them, and I think this is going to inspire you at your deepest core and inspire you to potentially meet me live in Austin for the RUNGA event.

In this podcast, you're going to walk away with every single part of your Wellness Pentagon nourished: the mental, physical, financial, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

Once you've heard it from Joseph today, you can never unhear it, and you can begin to unlearn all the ways that your parents, God bless them, or your ancestors, potentially ingrained belief in you that blunted your own intuition that made you stop believing you were an intuitive warrior.

  • You'll understand Joseph’s Evolution at hero's journey from 3 near-death experiences
  • How to become the frequency of change
  • The cataclysmic event of Leon's birth, Joseph's son, that called something fourth deep inside of him that I've never been called forward before.
  • How to grow greater capacity for love.
  • Joseph’s top mental and emotional tool sets.
  • Why sometimes we don't need to keep processing energy but to use its fuel as a positive substrate.
  • Why the heart is the truest brain, why all health starts in the heart, and why HRV, otherwise known as ‘heart rate variability’, is a reflection of our mood and our overall health.
  • And why and how we choose our life partners, how Joseph's wife, Amelia, came into his life to help him do the end of work that transformed him into the man here today.

RUNGA: Kickstart Your Journey to Wellness

A lot of the conversation today is going to be centered around the RUNGA event. You can learn more, and I implore you, if you feel in your heart to the tug and the pull to join us that you follow it by heading over to joshtrent.com/runga.

RUNGA is for individuals seeking well-being and grounding amidst ongoing health challenges or a major life change. It's also for couples looking to deepen their connection and build a new foundation of health. It’s for health and wellness entrepreneurs looking for inspiration and connection with like minds. It's also for a corporate professional who's desperately in need of a complete mind and body reboot.

No matter what, you'll leave feeling like family and I would love to meet you in person so I can give you a hug, workout, and do some ice baths together.

Head over to joshtrent.com/runga.

And now take a deep breath and open your heart and mind to the wisdom and the wellness of Joseph Anew.


About Josh Trent

Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, daughter Nayah + a cat named Cleo. He is the host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath + Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 20+ years as a trainer, researcher + facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. Helping humans LIBERATE their mental, emotional, physical, spiritual + financial self through podcasts, programs + global community that believe in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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