Greg Mcdermott Podcast

Synopsis

A Podcast for people who are looking to listen to inspiring stories from others taking action, working towards and achieving goals in their own lives. Whether its in health and fitness, business or life in general Greg aims to share with you their stories so you to can be inspired through action. Enjoy

Episodes

  • Episode 20 - Craig Percival

    Episode 20 - Craig Percival

    05/04/2016 Duration: 01h20min

    In this episode I talk with one of the most remarkable guys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, Craig Percival. Craig has just completed something that has never been even attempted before let alone completed. He has completed 8 full distance Ironman Triathlons, in the 8 states/territories of Australia in 8 days. WOW. My head still shakes even thinking about this undertaking. He has completed well over 20 Ironman Triathlons and has competed at the Ironman World Championships on 4 occasions. He has completed Ultraman Canada, qualified for and finished a remarkable second at the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii. Craig's message is simple and along the lines of a great sporting brand you may have heard of......JUST DO IT. Get up and get through the first 10 minutes of the training session, the race or even just the day and the rest will make itself happen. His other key message to take away from our conversation is to find YOUR WHY?? His drive and determination to inspire others to achieve their g

  • Podcast Episode 19 - Lincolne Innis

    Podcast Episode 19 - Lincolne Innis

    22/01/2016 Duration: 01h41s

    Welcome to 2016. This year will be the most successful year of your life to date. Take some time to set some big goals for yourself that you know will make you grow into a better, happier and more fulfilled person!! This week I sat down with and amazing young guy who through circumstances out of his control found himself in his young 20's having to stop and re-assess in which direction wanted his life to go. Lincolne has a passion for learning and growing like I've never before seen in someone of his age and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down and talking with him about his past, how he tackles everyday and I think most importantly what he plans to do in the future. Please send him an email and let him know your thoughts on the episode. lincolneinnis@gmail.com Until next week Keep moving Keep going forward and Keep kicking goals.

  • Podcast Episode 18 - Andrew Reidy Reid

    Podcast Episode 18 - Andrew "Reidy" Reid

    17/12/2015 Duration: 01h11min

    This week I had the pleasure of catching up with Andrew "Reidy" Reid. I've been following Reidy's amazing journey for a while now on Instagram and Facebook and after he cracked his 3 hour for the marathon for the first time he was true to his promise of coming on and having a chat. Reidy's story will sound familiar to a few others we've heard with losing a stack of weight and finding who he truly is through competing in endurance sports and following his dreams. Reidy is the perfect example for someone living with a purpose. He gets up everyday with a passion for what he is doing and has a crack. He now runs his own event, The Bondi Splash 'n' Dash, works in radio for 2GB in Sydney, works with the Lifeguards at Bondi and is a star on the hit TV series Bondi Rescue which is about to start filming its 11th season in Australia. He doesn't take himself too seriously which I think is awesome and that comes across really quickly. If you want to follow Reidy he's on twitter at @reidy__ and on Instagram @reidy__

  • Podcast Episode 17 - Tim Ford

    Podcast Episode 17 - Tim Ford

    26/11/2015 Duration: 01h14min

    I sat down with Tim Ford for a chat around all things triathlon, weight loss, healthy lifestyle, goals and the future. Tim's journey has many similarities with myself and I am totally inspired by what he is achieving in the sport. The quote on his webpage sums Tim up best I think, My Extraordinary, Ordinary Life. He just gets about chasing his goals and along the way inspires others to get up and have a go at a goal they have in mind. He now coaches athletes towards their goals along with studying law full time and travelling up to Thailand to his second home of Thanyapura as often as he can. www.thanyapura.com. You can contact and follow Tim on Instagram @tford14 and please follow his blog at his website www.oztriathlete.com. There's some awesome articles up there particularly for those at the beginning of their triathlon, running or multisport journey. Remember Temple Nutrition? These are the guys I am working with to help me to my goal of completing the 2016 Ultraman Australia Championships. Check them

  • Podcast Episode 16 - Luke Tyburski

    Podcast Episode 16 - Luke Tyburski

    23/11/2015 Duration: 02h01min

    This week I had the absolute privilege of chatting with Luke Tyburski. Luke's whole view on life and his amazing adventures could mean I could honestly talk with him for days on each of his individual adventures. We focus on his story of the Ultimate Triathlon that he recently completed and also touch on some of his other amazing achievements including the Marathon Des Sables, his first ever triathlon The Double Brutal Extreme Triathlon (yes this was his first ever triathlon) and his experience learning to surf by riding 400kms to reach the coast before learning to surf the very next morning. Like many of us Luke hasn't always this motivated, goal driven and generally happy. If you're in a bit of a spot right now where you're not totally happy then I'm sure Luke's story will help you to grow and overcome your struggles. Luke's Hula Hoop theory is one we can all take something from. Throw it where you can't see it anymore, find it and move yourself back into the middle again. The further you throw it the bi

  • Podcast Episode 15 - Annie Crawford

    Podcast Episode 15 - Annie Crawford

    14/11/2015 Duration: 01h05min

    This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Annie Crawford. Annie is the chair and founder of Can Too Australia, an organisation formed to help regular people achieve some seriously big goals and also fund the research of cancer. Annie lost her father to bowl cancer at the young age of 51 and she set out on a course to help fund the research of the disease along with inspiring others that the impossible is indeed possible. The organisation was born and has now trained over 11,000 people to achieve their goals and raised of A$16m for cancer research. It's remarkable that the organisation has achieved this is such a short space of time and I believe this is simply due to the drive and passion of Annie. This is a wonderful chat about Can Too, the goals for the future along with Annie's personal achievements in both running and swimming. You can find Can Too at www.cantoo.org.au and please have a good look at their program options if indeed you're looking at a running,swimming or triathlon event that's c

  • Podcast Episode 14 - Nathan Johnston

    Podcast Episode 14 - Nathan Johnston

    06/11/2015 Duration: 01h02min

    On this weeks show I talk with yet another inspirational athlete about his journey through adversity to achieving his dream of completing the Kona Hawaii Ironman World Championships. I first knew of Nathan in 2013 when standing in the crowd at the finish line of the Port Macquarie Ironman triathlon and I see out of the dark, a guy running down the finish chute tethered to his running partner. At the time I had started to lose a few kgs and harboured a dream of completing my first Ironman in Melbourne nearly a year later. The hair on my arms literally stood up and tears welled in my eyes as I watched this guy run through that finish line!! Bloody amazing it was. This was the first of 3 full Ironmans that Nathan would complete before heading to the big dance in Kona Hawaii this year. Fast forward a year or so and I met Nathan after he completed the Western Sydney 70.3 triathlon in 38 degree heat at Penrith NSW. Nathan is a remarkable guy. We often think when we see things happen that....I could never do tha

  • Podcast Episode 13 - Hershey Thompson

    Podcast Episode 13 - Hershey Thompson

    30/10/2015 Duration: 02h08min

    This week I sat down for quiet a while actually and had an amazingly inspiring chat with the most amazing young lady you'll ever hear from. Hershey Thompson grew up in the Philippines in what could be described as a turbulent upbringing and has overcome so much adversity to remarkably be where she is today. I'll let Hershey tell you the story through the episode. Her life revolves around the service of others, gratitude and fulfilling a promise she made as a very young girl to her Grandfather. You won't hear from a more motivating person. Her will to learn and grow is contagious and her passion for life and success can be heard clearly throughout our conversation. If you wanted to contact Hershey please feel free on Facebook by searching Hershey Thompson along with Instagram @hersheythompson and her amazing business @ohmagoshofficial Until next week Keep moving Keep going forward and Keep kicking goals

  • Podcast Episode 12 - Josh LaJaunie

    Podcast Episode 12 - Josh LaJaunie

    22/10/2015 Duration: 01h40min

    This week I sat down and had an amazing chat with one of the most inspirational guys you'll ever hear from. Josh LaJaunie weighed over 400 pounds (180kgs) in 2012 and decided it was time to make a change. However, not only did he drop a serious amount of weight but also took the next step of beginning to inspire others to lead a Vegan lifestyle. To make it all the more difficult Josh did this in his home town in South Louisiana which is one of the let's say more meat loving places throughout the USA. Josh has just recently completed his first 100km running event and has his sites set on a 100mile race in the next 12 months. He is an absolutely remarkable and inspiring guy who is looking to help others find their true purpose in life and move towards a healthier, more compassionate life free from meat and dairy products. You can catch Josh by simply searching him on google. His website is www.joshlajaunie.com Until next week Keep moving Keep going forward and Keep kicking goals

  • Podcast Episode 11 - Daniel Bodilly

    Podcast Episode 11 - Daniel Bodilly

    16/10/2015 Duration: 49min

    This week I catch up with an amazing 15 year old guy who has a dream to be the winner at the Kona Hawaii Ironman World Championships. Daniel is quickly establishing himself as an amazing athlete in Victoria and is driven by only one thing. To be an IRONMAN. Find Daniel on instagram @trainswimbikeruntrain or email trainswimbikeruntrain@gmail.com I also share my thoughts on some of the amazing performances in Kona this year and share some podcasts that I use to help me get through my long training days. Please give us a review on iTunes and if you have any feedback at all please send me an email at greg@zeal2u.com.au Until next week Keep moving, Keep going forward and Keep kicking goals

  • Podcast Episode 10 - April Gillies

    Podcast Episode 10 - April Gillies

    08/10/2015 Duration: 59min

    In this episode, I interview the one and only, April Gillies, who is not only my partner and co-founder of our Zeal2u health & wellness business, but a woman in her own right who has achieved some amazing things in her life, despite a childhood tragedy occurring when she was only 16. Today she is a 'newbie' age group triathlete, marathoner and up & coming holistic health coach with a passion for plant-based cooking and nutrition, who hopes to help & motivate others to better health. Her story will inspire you I’m sure, as she wasn’t always this person and had to continually push forward to get to where she is today. If you'd like to chat to April about anything health, fitness, wellness or nutrition related, you can contact April through Zeal2u on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/zeal2u, on Instagram @zeal2u or directly on email at april@zeal2u.com.au. Please also send any feedback on the podcast through to me at greg@zeal2u.com.au. Id love to hear from you. Until next week, keep moving, keep g

  • Podcast Episode 9 - Tim Pickering

    Podcast Episode 9 - Tim Pickering

    01/10/2015 Duration: 01h16min

    Tim Pickering simply has a remarkable story that you'll absolutely get something from. He was a super fit firefighter, ironman triathlete and father who was struck down by a serious rare illness known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. We talk at length about the disease itself but you can find out more here http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs His true strengths as a person have really shown in his fight to return to where he was prior to GBS and beyond in relation to some of the goals he has set for himself over the next 12 months. If you'd like to keep up to date with his progress or send him a message of support please contact him at themes@timpickering.com.au or find him on Facebook at this link https://www.facebook.com/TimPickering74 Thanks again for tuning in and I sincerely hope you get one or two new skills from each episode or are simply inspired to have a great day training, working, looking after family or what ever it is you do. Please also send any feedback through to greg@zeal2u.com.au. Id love

  • Podcast Episode 8 - Andrew Hancox

    Podcast Episode 8 - Andrew Hancox

    24/09/2015 Duration: 01h38min

    Welcome to Episode 8. This week I sat down (via Skype) with a guy that has an amazing story from overweight, binge drinker and lacking any sort of motivation to an Ironman Finisher inspiring others to achieve whatever dream they have. Anything is possible. I first met Andrew when he drove down to the Gold Coast to meet for a coffee and have a chat about his aspirations to do Ironman Melbourne this year. We dive deep into his race and the amazing outcome he had and his experience in Melbourne is a direct reflection of the guy he his. Goal driven, motivated and I'm sure he wouldn't mind me saying this.......a little bit mad!! He overcame what many would not even consider being in hospital literally 5 hours before his race was due to commence. Andrew's story is one that many people including myself can relate to and his hope is that one person will have a listen and decide to make a change in their lives for the better! If you want to contact Andrew he is more than happy to help anyone looking for a hand so

  • Podcast Episode 7 - Ironman 70.3 World Championships Race Wrap and Tim Ballintine

    Podcast Episode 7 - Ironman 70.3 World Championships Race Wrap and Tim Ballintine

    21/09/2015 Duration: 56min

    The Ironman 70.3 World Championships was my first international triathlon event and certainly won't be my last. In this episode I talk with Tim Ballintine not only about my experience but his that occurred on the same day at Ironman Vichy, France. We talk through the various lessons we both learnt from our corresponding experiences and touch on whats next for both of us which is quiet exciting to say the least. If you could leave us a rating on iTunes that would fantastic to help the show grow its audience. Please share it with a friend or two who you think might get something out of it and please if you have any feedback what so ever feel free to email me greg@zeal2u.com.au Until next time Keep moving Keep going forward and Keep kicking goals

  • Podcast Episode 6 - Damien Cooley

    Podcast Episode 6 - Damien Cooley

    17/09/2015 Duration: 01h06min

    This weeks podcast is with Damien Cooley. Damien is one of the main reasons I actually decided to embark on this journey. This is an amazing conversation with a guy that hits goal after goal and he shares his very own secrets to success. We talk everything from fundraising to the hit TV series on channel 9, The Block, Ironman Triathlon, Marathons and training at 6am in the morning with a couple of youngsters hanging around. Get your pen out and take some notes for this one as there is something in there for everyone. If you'd like to contact Damien the best way is by email at damien@cooleyauctions.com.au or follow his business on Facebook at Cooley Auctions. So until next time Keep moving Keep going forward And keep kicking goals.

  • Podcast Episode 5 - Ben Lehner

    Podcast Episode 5 - Ben Lehner

    14/09/2015 Duration: 01h07min

    This week I spent an hour or so chatting with Ben Lehner. He's a track cyclist a architectural draftsmen with a leading home builder, a triathlete and doesn't hold back on anything he sets his mind too. He expresses what he thinks and doesn't hold anything back when we talk about lifestyle choices and the need for society in general to change the way they eat and act. Bens an inspiring guy for anyone looking to make changes in their lives. From cigarettes and cars to a straight edge vegan lifestyle. I didn't get a chance to thank him for all the encouragement and support he constantly offers April and I on a regular basis so thanks Ben!! We really appreciate it. If you're interested in track cycling check out his Instagram account @benxlehner and contact him for all the info you need. If you want to contact him for anything at all his email address is benxlehner@gmail.com Remember, please give us a rating on ITunes and send us through some feedback to greg@zeal2u.com.au. So until next time Keep

  • Podcast Episode 4 - Tim Ballintine

    Podcast Episode 4 - Tim Ballintine

    20/08/2015 Duration: 01h15min

    Had an awesome chat with one of the up and coming superstars in Age Group Triathlon racing in Australia Tim Ballintine. This guy is a machine. His results in such a short time in the sport are not only a reflection of his obvious talent in the three disciplines but much more importantly show his total commitment to his training and the process of creating success. I really enjoyed it. Could've gone for another hour I think but we had to wrap it up somewhere. Tim embodies the spirit of the sport. He sets goals and knocks them over and I thought it was great he relates what he does in triathlon back to everyday life and achieving through adversity. Tim's motto: Don't take yourself seriously, take what you do seriously. He's off to Ironman Vichy on August 30 and is raising some much needed funds for an amazing cause close to his heart, Smiling for Smiddy. Check them out here. http://www.smiddy.org.au To support Tim and make a pledge to his particular cause follow this link. http://www.timballintine.com/s

  • Podcast Episode 3 - Craig Arnold

    Podcast Episode 3 - Craig Arnold

    12/08/2015 Duration: 57min

    In this episode I chat with a guy who I've known pretty much all of my life, Craig Arnold. Craig is the Co-Owner and creator of Million Dollar Fitness in Manly, NSW Australia and lives on the Northern beaches of Sydney. Craig fits the bill perfectly as an entrepreneur starting his business from the ground up and inspiring people every day to lead a happier, healthier life. He has a holistic look on life that should be looked at when looking for what happiness really is. We talk about his epic adventures both recently and what he has done over the past few years along with the future of where he'd like to take his business and talk about mental health, mindset and the way to set and achieve goals and success in life. You can find Craig at www.milliondollarfitness.com.au or Instagram by searching Million Dollar Fitness. He genuinely will get back to you with any questions you may have and is happy to help anyone who wants to take life to the next level. Enjoy

  • Podcast Episode 2 - Meg Gillmer

    Podcast Episode 2 - Meg Gillmer

    10/08/2015 Duration: 01h10min

    Our very first full length episode after our Intro episode and I talk with the one an only Meg Gillmer. Meg, also known as the Wholesome Athlete is an amazing human being. Always setting goals that challenge her and showing others that in fact you can lead a very fulfilled life through food and bikes!! We talk about a whole range of things including "Everesting", the Kona Ironman World Championships, the passion and belief to follow your dreams no matter how big they are and the focus to change your direction when needed to keeping kicking goals. Follow Meg on Facebook at The Wholesome Athlete and on Instagram at the_wholesome_athlete Let us know your thoughts by rating the show, sharing it with a friend and sending us some feedback to greg@zeal2u.com.au Enjoy

  • Podcast Episode 1

    Podcast Episode 1

    10/08/2015 Duration: 10min

    Introduction Podcast.

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