Podcast with Dan John
Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games, and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.
Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a senior lecturer for St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.
His books on weightlifting include "Intervention," "Never Let Go," "Mass Made Simple," and "Easy Strength," written with Pavel Tsatsouline as well as "From Dad, To Grad." He and Josh Hillis co-authored "Fat Loss Happens on Monday."
In 2015, Dan wrote "Can You Go?" on his approach to assessments and basic training. In addition, "Before We Go," another compilation akin to "Never Let Go" became an Amazon Bestseller.
In early 2017, Dan’s book, "Now What?" his approach to performance and dealing with life, became a Bestseller on Amazon. His next book, "HardStyle Kettlebell," is in the works.
In this podcast, Dan and I talked about goal settings. Some of the things we we talk about are:
Question 1: When people are setting goals, what is the biggest mistakes you see people make?
Question 2: You often talk about connecting goals and assessments, tell us more about that?
Question 3: What is the difference of setting goals for athletes compared to your average coaching client?
Question 4: What is the difference between achieving a goal and being successful?
Question 5: What is the take home message?