Each week we shine a light on people looking, finding, and living their purpose. People who are making shifts in their lives towards what they love and away from what society deems as the path.
In the case of today’s guest, professional triathlete Ari Klau, the shift was radical. He quit his well-paid full-time job as a software engineer to pursue a calling to figure out how good he could be at endurance sports.
Ari is no stranger to competition, having been an NCAA runner, but as a rookie pro triathlete, he still has much to experience as he trains and races himself up the ranks.
Ari’s story comes with trauma and loss as his life intensely shifted overnight in January of this year. It was an event that catapulted him into a whole new reality and profession.
He shares his journey on his YouTube channel, and he doesn’t do it bashfully. We know you guys appreciate the open and honest conversation, and this guy brings it fully! We hope you enjoy the show.
In this episode, we discuss:
- the mundane life of a pro triathlete
- first pro race
- falling into the trap of limitation
- commit and give it everything
- the fickleness of motivation
- expecting to win
- strong spros only
- the events that shifted everything
- strug pro
- training with Lionel Sanders
- money is not enough
- risks are not a big as you think
- lessons of pain and grief
Podcast Production: Bares Records
Episode 283 Show Notes:
Ari’s YouTube community – Watch & Subscribe
Connect with Ari Instagram
Spencer Brown, professional runner
YouVideo – The Adventure of Ari and Ani Begins
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