Episode 408: Shadow Careers That Keep Us From Our Calling, A Chat With 1st Year Pro Triathlete Matti Weitz

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Professional triathlete Matti Weitz is our guest today, and he is living the example of what it looks like to answer a calling.

Thriving as an age group triathlete, Matti was also successful in business as a Sports Physiotherapy; he was on route to building an empire, and by all means, society would say he should have continued toward the professional and financial success that was inevitable, but that’s not what he did.

As his passion for triathlon was building, his fulfillment in his profession was falling, and he couldn’t help but wonder what life would look like if we put 100% of his focus into his sport.

In 2023, Matti took the leap despite his fears and stepped up into a role that he could no longer ignore. He’s been documenting his journey on his YouTube channel from mindset to frugality, workout sessions, and recovery; Matti is openly sharing his story.

He is embracing patience, facing fears, and putting himself out there for us all to see as he documents his patient pursuit of becoming the very best in the sport of triathlon. Jess and BJ were thrilled to connect with Matti and look forward to connecting in person this spring at Ironman Oceanside 70.3. Will you be there? Let us know.

In this episode:

  • Beginnings started with excelling at Judo
  • Not quitting this time 
  • Choosing passion over profession
  • Growing up in Germany and expectations of the culture
  • Shadow careers
  • Developing intuition 
  • 10-day training cycles
  • Having objective people around you for honest feedback
  • Living the monk lifestyle
  • The central governor system
  • Being in the moment
  • Journaling – 3 things I’m grateful for
  • How did martial arts form your current mindset
  • His first pro-race experience
  • Comparison is the thief of joy
  • Staying process-driven vs outcome-oriented
  • Feeling fear vs repressing it
  • Building community through Live Q&A on his YouTube
  • Staying frugal with triathlon expenses
  • What is the big dream and vision
  • Growing up in a culture that shares the same mindset
  • Learn to dream

Podcast Production: Bares Records

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